Pick up at airport and transfer to hotel.
Free time for the rest of day, explore the city by yourself.
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!
Ride down Victoria Peak on the historic Peak Tram funicular railway and see Hong Kong’s natural wonders along the way.
Hong Kong Disneyland: Arrive at Hong Kong Disneyland by motor coach. Explore its 7 magical lands—Adventure land, Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point, Toy Story Land, Fantasy land, Tomorrow land 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!
Take a flight from Hongkong to Beijng, transfer from airport to hotel.
Spend the rest of the afternoon investigating Beijing. Ask your Adventure Guides for suggestions, since there are so many sites to see and things to do in this thrilling city where the ancient and the modern live side by side.
Temple of Heaven: 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.
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.
Forbidden City: 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!
Mutianyu Great Wall: 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.
Hutongs: Travel by pedicab through the narrow streets of Beijing’s ancient Hutong neighborhoods and play an interactive game involving family teams. At stops along the way, join in demonstrations of traditional crafts or watch other Guests as they participate at knot-tying, paper-cutting and making maximum use of a yo-yo! After a demonstration of knot-tying by a master, each Guest can take home a red silk bracelet with a Junior Adventurer bead. And after a paper-cutting master demonstrates how it’s done, receive a paper-cutting sample to remember your experience.
Take a flight to Chengdu, transfer from airport to hotel.
Giant panda research and breeding Base:
Meet some of the dedicated scientists at China’s premier institution devoted to the preservation of endangered pandas—the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Your privately guided tour includes a presentation by a biologist and 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!
Vist Chengdu by yourself during afternoon.
Ask your Adventure Guide for suggestions.
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!
Take a bullet train from Chengdu to Xian.
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 7000 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 of warriors and horses 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.
Take a flight to Guilin, transfer from airport to hotel.
Guilin Boat Tour – Cruise on the 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.
Yangshuo ancient town: 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!
Morning Activity – Tai Chi: Let the harmony of your surroundings inspire you. Spend an hour surrounded by the gumdrop mountains learning Tai Chi from a local master.
Take a flight to Shanghai, and transfer from airport to hotel.
Shanghai Circus World & Acrobat Show: Take a short drive to Shanghai Circus World Theater. There, be amazed by the show ERA-Intersection of Time—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 featuring 8 motorcycles and… well, we don’t want to give the surprise away!
Yu Garden: 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: 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!
Hotel-airport transfer is on your own arrangement. A pleasant onward trip!
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