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Adventures By Disney

China Vacation
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


    • June 5-June 16, 2016
    • June 12-June 23, 2016
    • June 19-June 30, 2016*
    • June 26-July 7, 2016*
    • July 3-July 14, 2016
    • July 10-July 21, 2016
    • July 17-July 28, 2016*
    • July 24-Aug 4, 2016
    • July 31-Aug 11, 2016
    • Aug 7-Aug 18, 2016*
    • Sep 4-Sep 15, 2016: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • Oct 9-Oct 20, 2016: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • Dec 18-Dec 29, 2016

    *= 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 - 2016


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 Rosewood Beijing.


Rosewood Beijing

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


Welcome Dinner

Settle into your deluxe hotel and meet the other families that are sharing the adventure. As is appropriate for a Welcome to China feast, a variety of delectable Asian dishes fit for an emperor will be amply featured.


Meal included: Dinner


Day Two - 2016


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 Chinese yo-yo master.


Lunch at the Noble House Restaurant

Enjoy lunch in the hutong at a relaxed lakeside setting in the city.


Welcome Dinner at Duck de Chine

Tonight, dinner is held at Duck De Chine, one of Beijing's top gastronomic draws, known as much for its industrial-chic setting as for its variety of duck and non-duck delicacies. Of particular note, the classic Peking Duck combo – slices of crisp roast duck rolled in soft pancakes with plum sauce, spring onion and cucumber – will be yours to savor.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Three - 2016

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 - 2016


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 Huajiayiyuan Restaurant

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.


Fly to Chengdu

After lunch you fly to Chengdu, the capital of the Sichuan province in western China. This 2,400-year-old city is famous for its center for breeding Giant Pandas.


Dinner at Ba Guo Bu Yi

Before settling in at The Ritz Carlton Chengdu Hotel, enjoy dinner at Ba Guo Bu Yi known for its exquisite Sichuan cuisine.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day Five - 2016


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 a Local Hot Pot Restaurant

Varieties of stew, consisting of a simmering metal pot of stock at the center of the dining table. While the hot pot is kept simmering, ingredients are placed into the pot and are cooked at the table. Typical hot pot dishes include thinly sliced meat, leaf vegetables, mushrooms, wontons, egg dumplings, and seafood. Vegetables, fish and meat should be fresh. The cooked food is usually eaten with a dipping sauce.


Afternoon On Your Own

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 The Ritz Carlton Hotel

Enjoy a grand buffet at The Ritz Carlton Hotel.


Sichuan Face Changing Opera Performance

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 Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Six - 2016

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 - 2016


Boat Cruise on the Lijiang

As you cruise along the lazy Li river, soak in the beauty of the stunning landscapes. 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.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Eight- 2016

Morning Activities

Let the harmony of your surroundings inspire you. Spend an hour surrounded by the gumdrop mountains learning Tai Chi from a local master.


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 - 2016

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 - 2016

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 - 2016

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 - 2016

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