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Arrive in Beijing
Upon exiting customs, you will be met by an Adventures by Disney representative who will escort you to your transfer vehicle. Relax as the driver assists with your luggage and escorts you to the Peninsula Palace Beijing.
The Peninsula Beijing
Take the day to relax and settle into this elegant hotel, conveniently located near the Forbidden City and other historic landmarks.
Meet the other families that are sharing the adventure. You will begin with a traditional long-spout, tea-pouring ceremony, followed by a dinner of Asian fusion dishes. After dinner, you may choose to dress up in Chinese Imperial costumes and have your photograph taken. (Dinner)
Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
Join a privately guided tour of Tiananmen Square and discover Beijing's fascinating history. Afterwards, walk through the imposing Forbidden City— the palace complex where China's emperors ruled the Middle Kingdom for nearly 500 years.
Lunch at Ke Jia Cai
Gather with your fellow Adventurers at this inviting restaurant that specializes in Peking duck, taking traditional Chinese cuisine and firing it up with more modern flavors. Imagine what Imperial life was like as you sit in the traditional siheyuan-style courtyard beneath the open sky as the fountain trickles peacefully nearby.
After lunch, you may relax or take the opportunity to explore the sights of Beijing on your own. Visit quaint teahouses and fascinating temples, or look for bargains at one of the many markets. Ask your Adventure Guide for suggestions.
Before dinner, adults and Junior Adventurers create their own souvenirs with the help of a master kite maker, a master calligrapher and a master opera mask painter. After a dinner of Western dishes, you are treated to a short private performance of Beijing opera. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Stroll on the Great Wall
Ride a cable car up to the Great Wall at Mutianyu, one of the New Wonders of the World. Walk along the top of this incredible structure and admire the fabulous view!
The Schoolhouse in Mutianyu
Enjoy a western-style lunch at this converted village schoolhouse in the shadow of the Great Wall. Afterwards, a local chef demonstrates how to create perfect noodles, and an artisan creates whimsical glass figurines.
An Evening On Your Own in Beijing
Savor the flavors of Beijing during your final evening on your own in this vibrant city. Choose from an array of wonderful restaurants and night markets. Or attend a performance of a colorful Beijing opera or exciting acrobat show. Your Adventure Guides can help find the perfect activity for you and your family. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Hutong Pedicab Tour*
Travel by pedicab through the narrow streets of Beijing's ancient Hutong neighborhoods. At stops along the way, participate in demonstrations of traditional crafts like knot-tying and decorative paper-cutting, as well as a remarkable acrobatic display by a yo-yo master.
*The maximum weight per pedicab is 375 lbs.
Lunch at the Noble House Restaurant
Enjoy lunch in the hutong at a relaxed lakeside setting in the city.
Fly to Chengdu
After lunch you fly to Chengdu, the capital of the Sichuan province in western China. This 2400-year-old city is famous for its center for breeding Giant Pandas.
Dinner at Ba Guo Bu Yi
Before settling in at the Shangri-La Chengdu Hotel, enjoy dinner at Ba Guo Bu Yi known for its exquisite Sichuan cuisine. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Observe a variety of delightful pandas in an unforgettable visit to China's premier institution devoted to the preservation of these rare animals. Your privately guided visit includes a presentation by a biologist and a peek at the natural habitats that have been recreated for the pandas.
Lunch at Cafe Z at Shangri-La Hotel
Have lunch at this luxurious hotel, followed by a demonstration of classic Chinese stick-fighting. Adventurous Mulan fans are welcome to participate and learn a few handy moves.
Sichuan Face-Changing Opera
After an early dinner at the hotel, enjoy an evening of fun at the Sichuan Face-Changing Opera. This classic Chinese art form provides a variety of entertainment, including amusing acrobatic stunts, musicians, puppets and culminating with the amazing "face-changing" act. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Fly to Xi'an
Fly to this city where wonders of the ancient world await.
Lunch and Terra Cotta Warriors
A motor coach awaits your arrival at the airport to take you to this fascinating site. You will enjoy lunch at the Terra Cotta Army Complex Teahouse. The terra cotta warriors, dating from 210 BC, will leave you with unforgettable memories of your visit to Xi'an.
Fly to Guilin
Next, travel to one of the most beautiful regions in the world, near the ancient city of Guilin. Dinner will be provided prior to flight departure.
The Shangri-La Guilin
Travel by coach to your hotel in Guilin. The gorgeous Shangri-La Guilin is a contemporary luxury hotel with echoes of traditional Chinese architecture and design. Located in the heart of the city, this exceptional hotel offers stunning views of the Li River. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Let the harmony of your surroundings inspire you. Spend an hour surrounded by the gumdrop mountains learning Tai Chi from a local master.
Boat Cruise on the Lijiang
As you cruise along the lazy Li river, soak in the beauty of the stunning landscapes of soaring magical formations. See for yourself why so many Chinese poems and paintings celebrate these wonders.
Lunch and Market at Yangshuo
Enjoy a picnic lunch on the boat and then try out your bargaining skills at the bustling shops at Yangshuo.
Barbeque Dinner and Disney Movie
Gather for a delicious family barbeque at the hotel before settling in with your little ones for a private Disney movie presentation. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Fly to Shanghai
Today you travel to cosmopolitan Shanghai. Lunch will be served in-flight.
Welcome to Shanghai
Explore the city from the modern Peninsula Shanghai, fronting the historic Bund riverfront district. Shanghai's spectacular skyline is said to rival New York's and its international influences will surprise and delight you.
Dinner at "M" on the Bund
Dine at "M" on the Bund, one of Shanghai's premier restaurants. The Bund faces the city's vibrant waterfront district. Feast on European cuisine with an Asian flair, while taking in the breathtaking view from the terrace. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Fuxin Park Activities
Join the locals at Fuxin Park—designed by French émigrés to remind them of their beloved Parisian Parks—for demonstrations of fan dancing and martial arts.
Tour of Old Shanghai and Yu Gardens
Stroll the narrow streets of Old Shanghai, a colorful district known for its preserved classic architecture and lively open-air markets. Yu Gardens is the perfect place to unwind. This 300-year-old oasis offers a calm retreat in the heart of one of the world's busiest cities.
Lunch and Afternoon On Your Own in Shanghai
The afternoon is yours to enjoy the hotel's amenities or explore Shanghai's many attractions and fabulous restaurants on your own. Ask your Adventure Guide for suggestions.
Dinner at Din Tai Fung in Xiantandi
Meet your fellow adventurers at Shanghai's Din Tai Fung restaurant for a meal of classic Shanghai dumplings and assorted dishes artfully prepared and served. After dinner, be amazed by the ERA Show—a modern version of the classic Chinese acrobatic performance with a live rock band, dramatic lighting, and a breathtaking array of talented performers. The grand finale features eight motorcycles spinning inside a metal ball! (Breakfast, Dinner)
Museum or Morning Rest
It's your choice. Relax and take a break from organized activities and explore the city on your own. Or as an optional visit, hop on the coach for a complimentary ride to the Shanghai Museum,* which houses China's finest collection of art and relics.
* Additional charges will apply for entry.
Fly to Hong Kong
After the morning's activities, transfer to the Shanghai Airport via the maglev train and take a flight to Hong Kong.
The Shangri-La Kowloon
Welcome to Hong Kong! Unwind in the grand lobby as your Adventure Guides check you into the magnificent Shangri-La Kowloon hotel overlooking Hong Kong harbor.
Dinner and Evening On Your Own in Hong Kong
The evening is yours to explore the city's exceptional nightlife and dining. The hotel lobby is a great place to view "A Symphony of Lights," a spectacular laser light show that floods the Hong Kong Harbour with radiance and orchestral music each night at 8:00 p.m. Hong Kong time. Your Adventure Guide can suggest activities the whole family will enjoy. (Breakfast)
Morning in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is famous for its skyscrapers, expansive harbor, stunning views and world-class shopping. Take the morning to shop at Stanley Market and enjoy lunch at the Café Déco.
Lunch at Café Deco Bar & Grill
This restaurant perches atop Victoria Peak with beautiful Art Deco surroundings. Admire the stunning panoramic views of Hong Kong's skyline and harbor as you share tales over a meal with your fellow Adventurers.
Victoria Peak and Ferry Cruise
Following lunch, descend the hill on the historic Peak Tram funicular railway and ride the classic Star Ferry service across the famous harbor to Kowloon.
Join your fellow Adventurers for a private dinner at your hotel's elegant restaurant and celebrate an unforgettable trip to this amazing country! (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Breakfast at the Hotel
Say farewell to China—and your newfound friends—over a final breakfast.
Transfers to the Airport
Relax while we handle your luggage and arrange for transportation to the airport. (Breakfast)
* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package, at the price quoted.
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