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China Vacation

Enchanted China
12 Days / 11 Nights
Beijing, Chengdu, Xi'an, Guilin, Shanghai & Hong Kong

The China family vacation from Adventures by Disney threads across cities starting in Beijing and continuing to Chengdu, Guilin and Shanghai before winding up in Hong Kong. Stroll the Great Wall, visit the Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City and cruise past the breathtaking scenery of Guilin.

China Vacation with Adventures by Disney

Trip Highlights Include:

  • Terra Cotta warriors in Xi'an

    Take an excursion to Xi'an for a privately-guided visit to see the famous Terra Cotta Warriors.

  • Experience the History of Beijing

    Ride a cable car up to the Great Wall—one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Walk along the top of this incredible structure and admire the fabulous view! Then embark on privately guided tours of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.

  • Visit with Pandas

    On a privately guided visit, observe a variety of delightful pandas in an unforgettable visit to China's premier institution Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding devoted to the preservation of these rare animals.

  • Explore Hong Kong

    During your stay in Hong Kong, you'll visit the Stanley Market, ride down Victoria Peak on the historic tram and cross the harbor on the famous Star Ferry. Cap off your adventure with a lavish farewell dinner featuring exquisite Hong Kong cuisine.

  • Cultural Entertainment

    Enjoy traditional Chinese culture with a performance of the Sichuan Face-Changing Opera and then experience contemporary Chinese culture with a performance of ERA Intersection in Time. This exciting spectacle is an updated version of classic Chinese acrobatic shows; it features a live rock band, amazing performers, special effects and a finale that has to be seen to be believed!

Adventure Dates

 

  • 2014
    • May 11-May 22, 2014: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • June 1-June 12, 2014
    • June 15-June 26, 2014
    • June 22-July 3, 2014
    • July 6-July 17, 2014
    • July 13-July 24, 2014*
    • July 27-Aug 7, 2014*
    • Aug 3-Aug 14, 2014*
    • Aug 10-Aug 21, 2014*
    • Oct 12-Oct 23, 2014: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • 2015
    • June 7-June 18, 2015**
    • June 14-June 25, 2015
    • June 21-July 2, 2015
    • June 28-July 9, 2015
    • July 5-July 16, 2015
    • July 12-July 23, 2015
    • July 19-July 30, 2015
    • July 26-Aug 6, 2015
    • Aug 2-Aug 13, 2015
    • Aug 16-Aug 27, 2015
    • Sep 6-Sep 17, 2015: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • Oct 11-Oct 22, 2015: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)

    *= Guaranteed departures

    **= Multi-generational departure - These trips are great for grandparents, parents and children to take together.  Professional photographers will travel with the group, creating a personalized digital package of images for each family, at no additional cost.

Adventure Daily Itinerary

Day One (2014, 2015)

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 Penninsula Palace Beijing.

Penninsula Palace Beijing
Take the day to relax and settle into this elegant hotel, conveniently located near the Forbidden City and other historic landmarks.

Welcome Reception
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 classical Chinese dishes, with special options for Junior Adventurers. After dinner, you may choose to dress up in Chinese Imperial costumes and have your photograph taken.

Meal included: Dinner


Day Two (2014, 2015)

Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
Join a privately guided, family-focused 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
Enjoy a family style lunch as you enjoy Hakka cuisine.

Discover Beijing
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.

Welcome Dinner
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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Three (2014, 2015)

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. You have a choice 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.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day Four (2014, 2015)

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.

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 (flight time 2:40 hours), the capital of the Sichuan province in western China. This 2400-year-old city is famous for its brocade fabrics and as a center for breeding Giant Pandas.

Dinner at Ba Guo Bu Yi
Before settling in at the Shangri La Chengdu Hotel, enjoy dinner at at Ba Guo Bu Yi known for its exquisite Sichuan cuisine.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

*There is a maximum weight of 375 lbs per pedicab.


Day Five (2014, 2015)

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 Shangri La Hotel
Lunch at Shangri La 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.

Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Six (2014, 2015)

Fly to Xi'an
Set flight 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'ian.

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Seven (2014, 2015)

Morning Activities
Let the art and 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, then try out your bargaining skills at the bustling shops at Yangshuo.

Lakeside Barbeque Dinner and Disney Movie
Enjoy your final evening at this hotel with a family barbeque next to the park's lake. Following dinner, enjoy a private Disney movie presentation.

Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Eight (2014, 2015)

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.

Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Nine (2014, 2015)

Fuxing Park Activities
Join the locals at Fuxing 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!

Meals include: Breakfast and Dinner


Day Ten (2014)

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.

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.

Dinner and Evening On Your Own in Hong Kong
The evening is yours to explore the city's exceptional nightlife and dining. Ask your Adventure Guide for suggestions on activites that the whole family will enjoy.

Meals include: Breakfast
* Additional charges will apply for entry.

Day Ten (2015)

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.

Fly to Hong Kong
After the morning's activities, transfer to the Shanghai Airport via the Maglev Train for your flight to Hong Kong.

The Peninsula Hong Kong
Unwind in the grand lobby of Hong Kong's oldest hotel as your Adventure Guides check you into the magnificent Peninsula hotel, built in 1928 and known as the "Grand Dame of the Far East."

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 Harbor 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.

Meals included: Breakfast


Day Eleven (2014)

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 Peak Lookout Restaurant on Victoria Peak.

Victoria Peak and Ferry Cruise
In the afternoon, admire the stunning panoramic views from the Observation Center atop Victoria Peak, descend the hill on the historic Peak Tram funicular railway and ride the classic Star Ferry service across the famous harbor to Kowloon.

Farewell Dinner
Join your fellow Adventurers for a private dinner at your hotel's elegant restaurant and celebrate an unforgettable trip to this amazing country!

Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day Eleven (2015)

Morning in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is famous for its skyscrapers, expansive harbor, stunning views and world-class shopping. Take the morning to explore Stanley Market, the perfect place to pick up souvenirs and snap photos of bustling streetscapes.

Lunch on Victoria Peak
Share tales over a meal with your fellow Adventurers perched high atop Victoria Peak. In beautiful surroundings, admire panoramic views of Hong Kong's skyline and harbor.

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.

Visit Hong Kong Disneyland
Discover the thrilling attractions, beloved characters, terrific shops, exciting celebrations…and Disney magic that is Hong Kong Disneyland.

Special Farewell Dinner
Attend a special farewell dinner at Hong Kong Disneyland. It's a memorable way to end this unforgettable vacation!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Twelve (2014, 2015)

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.

Meals included: Breakfast

 

     


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