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Adventures By Disney

China Vacation

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

Unlock the mysteries of China! Marvel at extraordinary sites that showcase its traditions, natural wonders and events including the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square. Discover how China has maintained its cultural identity for thousands of years while becoming a force in the modern world. And delight in Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and the new Shanghai Disneyland!

China Vacation with Adventures by Disney

Trip Highlights Include:

The History of Beijing

Explore Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City on a privately guided tour. Walk along the Great Wall—one of the Seven New Wonders of the World—and see the beautiful forests below.

 

Meet China's Pandas

Observe a variety of delightful pandas on a privately guided visit to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding—China's premier institution devoted to the preservation of these rare and beloved animals.

 

Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xi'an

Take an excursion to Xi'an for a privately guided visit to see the platoons of terracotta warriors and horses. Buried with China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang Di, these reddish clay sculptures are among the most significant archeological finds of the 20th century!

 

Explore Hong Kong

Be awed by the panoramic vistas of Hong Kong from atop Victoria Peak, shop at the world-famous Stanley Market and enjoy this city's excellent culinary offerings.

 

Cultural Entertainment

Enjoy traditional Chinese culture with a performance of the Sichuan Opera—featuring the magical art of face changing. Be amazed when you see actors changing more than 10 masks in under 20 seconds!

 

Visit Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and Shanghai Disneyland

Top off your visit to Hong Kong with the magical experience of Hong Kong Disneyland, which boasts 7 lands. And while you're on the mainland, thrill to Shanghai Disney Resort—the newest Disney Resort in existence—with a theme park featuring some attractions you can't find anywhere else!

 

Adventure Dates

2020

  • October 18-October 29, 2020: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)

2021

  • April 4-April 15, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • May 16-May 21, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • May 30-June 10, 2021
  • June 6-June 17, 2021
  • June 13-June 24, 2021
  • June 20-July 1, 2021
  • June 27-July 8, 2021
  • July 4-July 15, 2021
  • July 11-July 22, 2021
  • July 18-July 29, 2021
  • July 25-August 5, 2021
  • August 1-August 12, 2021
  • August 8-August 19, 2021
  • August 15-August 26, 2021
  • August 22-September 2, 2021
  • August 29-September 9, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • September 12-September 23, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • October 17-October 28, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)

Adventure Daily Itinerary

Day One

Hong Kong Arrival

Upon exiting customs, an Adventures by Disney representative meets you and escorts you to your transfer vehicle. Relax as the driver assists with your luggage and drives you to your hotel, The Peninsula Hong Kong.

The Peninsula Hong Kong

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

On Your Own in Hong Kong

The afternoon will be your own to explore all the amazing things to do in this vibrant city!

Dinner à la carte at The Peninsula Hong Kong

Enjoy dinner at your leisure as you adjust to the new time zone in the Peninsula Hong Kong.

Meals Included: Dinner


Day Two

Welcome Breakfast in the Hotel

Meet your fellow Adventurers and listen to your Adventure Guides as they tell you more details about the adventures that lie ahead.

Hong Kong Tour – Sightsee and Shop in Stanley Market

Explore the exciting city of Hong Kong—famous for its skyscrapers, expansive harbor, stunning views and world-class shopping. Visit Stanley Market, the perfect place to pick up souvenirs and snap photos of bustling streetscapes.

On Your Own at Victoria Peak

Enjoy panoramic views of Hong Kong from the highest platforms in the city on Victoria Peak. And take a peek at the surroundings—from a playground to a relaxing garden to the Peak Galleria, filled with wonderful activities and shopping opportunities!

Lunch at The Peak Lookout

Admire views of Hong Kong's incredible skyline and harbor as you enjoy a delicious lunch with fellow Adventurers at this restaurant near the summit of Victoria Peak—and feel like you're on top of the world!

The Peak Tram

Ride down Victoria Peak on the historic Peak Tram funicular railway and see Hong Kong's natural wonders along the way.

Journey from Victoria Peak to Hong Kong Disneyland

Board the Star Ferry for your trip across the famous harbor to Kowloon, where a motor coach will take you to your next destination—Hong Kong Disneyland!

Hong Kong Disneyland

Arrive at Hong Kong Disneyland by motor coach. Explore its 7 magical lands—Adventureland, Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point, Toy Story Land, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland and Main Street, U.S.A. Discover thrilling attractions, beloved Characters, terrific shops, exciting celebrations… and all the Disney magic that is Hong Kong Disneyland!

On Your Own Dinner at Hong Kong Disneyland

With a variety of delicious eateries to choose from at Hong Kong Disneyland, pick the right one for you and your family. And then set off for an evening of fun at Hong Kong Disneyland.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day Three

Breakfast at the Hotel

Enjoy a filling breakfast before you head to the airport for your flight to Beijing.

Flight to Beijing

Relax while we handle your luggage and arrange for transportation to the airport. Once onboard the plane, enjoy lunch and arrive ready for your visit to Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China.

Check-In at The Peninsula Beijing

Your Adventure Guides will help with your check-in and luggage as you explore this elegant luxury hotel. Combining tradition with contemporary style, The Peninsula Beijing is located in the heart of China’s bustling capital and offers superb comfort and a host of delightful amenities.

Dinner at Huang Ting at Peninsula Beijing

Celebrate the sophisticated flavors of Cantonese cuisine in the recreated setting of a Beijing nobleman’s courtyard home at the atmospheric Huang Ting. Delight in the classic Peking Duck combo of slices of crisp roast duck rolled in soft pancakes with plum sauce, spring onion and cucumber.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Four

Breakfast at the Hotel

Begin your day with a delicious breakfast and then meet your guide in the hotel lobby for an introduction to Beijing history and a description of the morning's activity.

Beijing Temple Tour – Visit the Temple of Heaven

Be driven by motor coach to the Temple of Heaven, accompanied by your local guide. Built in 1420, this huge structure is where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshipped the god of heaven and offered sacrifices to heaven to ensure a good harvest. It is now a cultural museum that chronicles the history of China through its architecture, art, music and more.

Lunch at Huajia Yiyuan Restaurant

Enjoy delicious Beijing duck and other traditional Chinese specialties at this popular restaurant with its classic atmosphere and beautiful décor.

Beijing Walking Tour – Tiananmen Square

Take a guided walk across Tiananmen Square, named after the Tiananmen Gate on its north side, which translates to "Gate of Heavenly Peace." Learn about the history of this historic gathering place for celebrations and protests. Your local guide will point out the Monument to People's Heroes, Tiananmen Tower, Great Hall of the People, Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao and the National Museum of China.

Forbidden City

Enter the Forbidden City on the south side through the Gate of Supreme Harmony. On this guided tour, learn details about the incredible Imperial Palace that's housed here and which was the seat of power from 1416 to 1911. Covering 178 acres and including 90 palaces with courtyards and over 10,000 rooms containing remarkable furnishings and art, the Forbidden City is a historical testimony to Chinese civilization during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Stroll through grand halls, courts and banquet rooms and visit pavilions and palaces with fascinating exhibitions. Be awestruck by the extraordinary Glazed-Tile Nine-Dragon Screen and the spectacular Imperial Garden!

On Your Own Dinner and Evening in Beijing

Savor the flavors of Beijing! Choose from an array of wonderful restaurants and night markets. 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 Five

Breakfast at the Hotel

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast to prepare for the Great Wall adventure ahead.

Hutong Pedicab Tour

Travel by pedicab through the narrow streets of Beijing's ancient Hutong neighborhoods on this tour where you’ll make stops to join in demonstrations of traditional crafts or watch other Guests as they participate in knot-tying, paper-cutting and calligraphy.

Private Lunch at the Schoolhouse in Mutianyu

Take a motor coach to this converted village schoolhouse in the shadow of the Great Wall where you will enjoy a Western-style lunch at this restaurant that boasts the best homemade ice cream in all of China!

The Great Wall of China Tour

Ride a cable car up to one of the most well-preserved sections of the Great Wall located at Mutianyu. Thrill to the Great Wall of China Tour, walking along the top of this incredible structure—one of the New Wonders of the World—that once served as the northern barricade to protect the capital city. Dotted with watchtowers, the Great Wall offers an incredible view of the woods below.

On Your Own Dinner in Beijing

Enjoy a delicious dinner at one of the fine restaurants in this exciting city. Ask your Adventure Guides to recommend the restaurant that's ideal for you and your family.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day Six

Breakfast at the Hotel

Enjoy a tasty breakfast before you begin today's adventures.

Fly to Xi'an

Take a motor coach to the airport and board a plane to Xi’an. Be assisted with your luggage along the way.

Xi'an Terracotta Museum

Explore one of the most spectacular wonders in China! A UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, the Terracotta Warriors and Horses were first discovered in 1974 in an archaeological dig where over 7,000 clay sculptures of warriors, horses and chariots were found buried alongside China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang Di—the protection he was going to take with him into the afterlife! The museum features these life-size terracotta figures in battle formations, representing the imperial guard of that era. Digging at this archaeological site is ongoing in the expectation of unearthing more monumental discoveries like these.

Dinner and Flight to Guilin

Ride a motor coach to the airport where you will have dinner before your flight to Guilin.

Check-In at the Shangri-La, Guilin

As your Adventure Guides check you in and handle your luggage, make yourself at home at this stunning hotel with distinct Chinese-style architecture that sits nestled between mountain and river views.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Seven

Breakfast at the Hotel

Enjoy an American-style buffet breakfast at your leisure during the early morning hours.

Guilin Boat Tour – Cruise on the Li (Lijiang) River

As you take a cruise along the lazy Li River—also known as the Lijiang—be surrounded by China’s legendary and interestingly shaped “gumdrop mountains” and terraced rice paddies. One of China’s most scenic areas, soak in the beauty of the stark cliffs, rolling hills and famous caves. Watch for water buffalo along the shoreline and fishermen riding by on bamboo rafts. And see for yourself why so many Chinese poems and paintings celebrate the wonders of this river.

Lunch On Board the Boat

Enjoy a boxed lunch on the boat and get ready to try out your bargaining skills at the shops in Yangshuo.

On Your Own in Yangshuo

Visit the lively, bustling market village of Yangshuo famous for its bargain shops along West Street, and staffed by friendly hawkers eager to negotiate prices. This is an ideal opportunity to find an item for the White Elephant exchange that happens after dinner tonight!

BBQ Dinner at the Hotel

Return to the Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin for a tasty Chinese barbeque. Show off your bargain souvenirs from Yangshuo while dining on a delectable feast!

White Elephant Gift Exchange

Prepare yourself for some laughs and fun with your fellow Adventurers. See what White Elephant gifts are given—and be surprised by what you get!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Eight

Breakfast at the Hotel

Say goodbye to Guilin as you fuel up on breakfast, readying yourself for your day ahead.

Fly to Chengdu

Take a motor coach to the airport and board the plane to Chengdu.

Lunch and Check-in at The Ritz Carlton, Chengdu

As your Adventure Guides check you in and handle your luggage, enjoy a dim sum lunch in this 5-star luxury hotel with impeccable accommodations and amenities.

Tai Chi Demonstration & Lesson

Let the harmony of this awe-inspiring area inspire you. Surrounded by the stunning gumdrop mountains, learn Tai Chi from a local master—and find your center.

Dinner at Local Sichuan Hot Pot Restaurant

Create your own variety of Chinese stew! Start with the stock that simmers in a metal pot in front of you. Choose the ingredients you want and put them into the pot—and watch them cook right there at the table! Typical hot pot dishes include thinly sliced meat, leafy vegetables, mushrooms, wontons, egg dumplings, and seafood, and they are usually eaten with a dipping sauce.

Sichuan Opera – Face Changing Performance

Delight in an evening of fun when you see the classic Chinese art form of face changing at the Sichuan Opera! This remarkable performance provides a variety of entertainment, including amusing acrobatic stunts, music and puppetry—and culminates with the amazing, classic face changing act that has to be seen to be believed!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Nine

Breakfast at the Hotel

Enjoy an American-style buffet breakfast at your leisure during the early morning hours.

Chengdu Panda Visit

See how dedicated scientists are devoted to the preservation of endangered pandas at China’s premier institution—the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Your private tour includes a peek at the natural habitats that have been recreated for the pandas. Watch a dozen or more big and little pandas at play in their park-like enclosures!

Lunch at Ba Guo Bu Yi

Delight in tasty Sichuan-style food as well as Western fare served family-style in this renowned restaurant that’s brimming with Ba Shu culture.

Afternoon and Evening On Your Own in Chengdu

The afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy the hotel’s amenities or explore Chengdu’s many attractions on your own. Ask your Adventure Guides for suggestions.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Day Ten

Breakfast at the Hotel

Begin your morning with a tasty breakfast.

Fly to Shanghai with Lunch In-Flight

Travel to cosmopolitan Shanghai. Lunch will be served in-flight.

Check-In at The Peninsula Shanghai

As your Adventure Guides check you in and handle your luggage, look around this luxury hotel on the historic Bund riverfront, which has twice been voted the Best Hotel in Asia by 'Travel + Leisure' magazine.

Dinner at Din Tai Fung in Xiantandi

Ride in a motor coach to the Xiantandi district and join your fellow Adventurers at Shanghai's Din Tai Fung restaurant for a meal of classic Shanghai dumplings and assorted dishes, artfully prepared and served.

Shanghai Acrobat Show

Be amazed by a modern version of a classic Chinese acrobatic performance with a live rock band, dramatic lighting and a breathtaking array of talented performers. Not to be missed is the grand finale!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Eleven

Breakfast at the Hotel

Start the day with a tasty breakfast and get energized for the fun activities ahead.

Old Shanghai – Yu Gardens Tour

Ride in a motor coach to the Old City of Shanghai. Stroll along the narrow streets of this colorful district, known for its preserved classic architecture and lively open-air markets with over 100 stores and shops in this area—some a century old! Then, unwind at Yu Gardens. This 300-year-old large Chinese garden beside the City Gold Temple offers "harmonious balance" and evokes peace, calm and poetic inspiration in the heart of one of the world's busiest cities.

Shanghai Disneyland at Shanghai Disney Resort

Take a motor coach drive to the newest, innovative Disney Resort and theme park—Shanghai Disneyland! Enjoy some of your favorite attractions. And discover some that are new to Disney Parks, including the Garden of the Twelve Friends, located in the Gardens of the Imagination, the Pirates of the Caribbean Battle for the Sunken Treasure in Treasure Cove and more!

On Your Own Lunch at Shanghai Disneyland

Explore Shanghai Disneyland's fabulous restaurants on your own or ask your Adventure Guides for lunch suggestions.

Farewell Dinner at Shanghai Disneyland

Relish this special and scrumptious dinner at one of the fine restaurants at Shanghai Disneyland! Share your stories of this trip with fellow Adventurers and enjoy a surprise or two!

Ignite the Dream, Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light at Shanghai Disneyland

See Enchanted Storybook Castle transformed when Disney Magic lights up the night with stunning special effects creating an incredible send-off and one more unforgettable memory to take home with you from your Adventures by Disney vacation to China!

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner


Day Twelve

Breakfast at the Hotel

Say goodbye to your newfound friends over your last breakfast in China.

Shanghai Departure at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)

Relax while we handle your luggage and arrange for transportation to the airport. And bid farewell to China— until you return again!

Meals included: Breakfast