Private Touring Discoveries

  • Our deluxe hotels keep you in the heart of the action – like Shanghai’s Le Royal Meridien, perfectly situated on bustling world-famous Nanjing Road.
  • Extensive sightseeing featuring all of Beijing’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites includes the Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace.
  • The remote Juyong Pass promises a more authentic Great Wall experience.
  • Stand before the vast Terra Cotta Army in Xian and explore thousands of years of China’s history and culture at the highly regarded Shanghai Museum.
  • Day 1 – Welcome to the capital!

    Check in to the 5-star Sofitel Wanda Hotel.
  • Day 2 – The best of Beijing

    Spend the day discovering the city’s Imperial sites at a leisurely pace with your own personal car, driver and guide. Stand in Tiananmen Square, one of the grandest public plazas in the world, and explore the palaces, courtyards, and pavilions of the Forbidden City c, once the exclusive domain of China’s Emperors. Marvel at the Temple of Heaven c, an extraordinary feat of Ming Dynasty engineering and design, and then tour the lovely Summer Palace c, erstwhile seasonal retreat of royalty.  Savor Peking Duck at tonight’s special banquet. Meals B,L,D
  • Day 3 – Excursion to the Great Wall

    The historic Juyong Pass is a bit more remote from the capital, but with smaller crowds, this lesser-visited section of the Great Wall c promises a more authentic and rewarding experience. Later, you’ll walk along the statue-lined Sacred Way to visit Changling Tomb, the most impressive of the Ming Tombs c. Meals B,L
  • Day 4 – Fly to Xian

    Transfer to the airport for your included flight to Xian, the ancient capital of China for 13 dynasties. Upon arrival, you’ll be met and chauffeured to the lovely Hilton Hotel, nicely located within the city walls. Meals B
  • Day 5 – Xian’s Terra Cotta Warriors

    Today’s Privately Guided sightseeing begins with the magnificent Terra Cotta Army c, China’s greatest archaeological discovery! At the excavation site, you’ll have ample time to marvel at this vast army, thousands strong, which was buried 2,000 years ago to guard the tomb of an emperor. Learn about centuries-old healing traditions at the Chinese Herbal Medicine Market and visit the ancient defensive walls of the city before returning to your hotel. Meals B,L
  • Day 6 – Onward to Shanghai

    You’ll be chauffeured to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, transfer by private car to the Le Royal Meridien, ideally located in the heart of this sophisticated and vibrant city. Meals B
  • Day 7 – Full-day private car sightseeing

    Your unhurried exploration of the city begins in tranquil Yu Yuan Garden, laid out by a Ming Dynasty Court Official. Then explore the Old City Bazaar before sitting down to a lunch of regional dishes. Continue your sightseeing at the Shanghai Museum, filled with a priceless collection spanning thousands of years of Chinese culture. Then drive along the Bund, Shanghai’s graceful waterfront boulevard, and explore Pudong, filled with the 21st-century skyscrapers which have come to define modern China. Tonight’s dinner is followed by a thrilling performance of Shanghai’s world-famous acrobats. Meals B,L,D
  • Day 8 – Farewell to Shanghai!

    Your tour program with us finishes today. Meals B

Extend Your Journey

  • Simply Affordable Japan

    7 days

    Explore Tokyo, ride the famous Bullet Train and be swept away by the charms of Kyoto! See page 54 for the complete itinerary of this Hosted Trip, which is easily added to your China tour. We can even assist with your international air between Japan and China.

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  • Sofitel Wanda Hotel

    With a central location in the Beijing, Sofitel Wanda Beijing offers easy access to the Exhibition Center, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. The hotel's striking design draws on Sino-French influences and accentuates the strong cultural links between France and China reflected in the overall theme and décor. The hotel features 417 luxurious rooms, 4 restaurants, a Grand Ballroom, Health Club and indulgent LeSpa. Guest accommodations include in-room safe, high-speed internet access, mini-bar and satellite television.

  • Hilton Hotel Xian

    Tang Dynasty artwork and contemporary style blend beautifully at this new deluxe hotel, ideally located downtown within the ancient walls of the city.

  • Le Royal Meridien Hotel Shanghai

    Located in the center of Shanghai on the historic Nanjing Road East, opposite the People's Square, and overlooking the Shanghai Museum and Shanghai Grand Theater, Le Royal Méridien Shanghai is one of the city's tallest landmarks at 66 stories high. The hotel is surrounded by superb restaurants, bars, shops, and museums. It's 761 guest rooms provide a 42" plasma TV, DVD/CD player, rain shower, wireless and High Speed Internet Access, and floor-to-ceiling/wall-to-wall windows and views of the Bund and the Huang Pu River, People's Square Park, or Shanghai's skyline. Ten restaurants and bars offer a variety of dining options. The property also includes currency exchange, fitness center and spa, safe deposit boxes, sauna, pool and gym.

Our Private Tour Value

  • In-depth sightseeing with your own private car, driver and guide, including all entrance fees
  • 13 meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 2 dinners
  • 7 nights accommodation in deluxe hotels
  • All on-tour transportation, including both internal flights
  • Luggage handling, hotel taxes and service charges, and airline taxes for included flights
  • GeneralAssist, our toll-free 24/7 emergency on-tour assistance

Trip Pricing

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4/1/2014 5/31/2014 $2899 $2649
 
6/1/2014 6/30/2014 $2899 $2649
 
7/1/2014 8/31/2014 $2799 $2549
 
9/1/2014 11/15/2014 $2999 $2749
 
11/16/2014 11/24/2014 $2999 $2749
 
11/25/2014 11/30/2014 $2999 $2749
 
12/1/2014 12/31/2014 $2799 $2549
 

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Extend Your Journey

  • Simply Affordable Japan

    7 days

    Explore Tokyo, ride the famous Bullet Train and be swept away by the charms of Kyoto! See page 54 for the complete itinerary of this Hosted Trip, which is easily added to your China tour. We can even assist with your international air between Japan and China.

Trip Pricing

  • Year of Travel

  • Traveling as a single?

Extend Your Journey

  • Simply Affordable Japan

    7 days

    Explore Tokyo, ride the famous Bullet Train and be swept away by the charms of Kyoto! See page 54 for the complete itinerary of this Hosted Trip, which is easily added to your China tour. We can even assist with your international air between Japan and China.

FreeStyle Travel Add-Ons

  • Tokyo

    4 Day FreeStyle Travel

    Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package includes a choice of fine hotels, daily breakfast, city sightseeing and airport transfers via the convenient Airport Limousine Bus.

  • Yangzi Explorer 4 Night Cruise

    5 Day Freestyle Cruise

  • Yangzi Explorer 3 Night Cruise

    4 Day Freestyle Cruise

    Step aboard China’s finest all-balcony Yangtze cruiser for this unforgettable voyage. Enjoy fine international dining, free-flowing wines every evening, and expertly guided shore excursions enhanced by our enriching shipboard program of culture and entertainment.

  • Yellow Mountain

    5 Day Freestyle Tour

  • Kyoto

    3 Day FreeStyle Touring

    Our 3-day FreeStyle Travel package includes a choice of fine hotels, daily breakfast and city sightseeing.

Trip Reviews

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(13 Traveler Reviews)

  • Floriza from NY gives this tour 

    The lunch in Xian tour was poor. Read More »

  • Eula from GA gives this tour 

    I was very impressed and pleased with the "Guided Tours" which made the trip exciting, enjoyable and educational. Read More »

  • Robert from PA gives this tour 

    More diversity of food Read More »

  • William from OH gives this tour 

    Mark was right when he assured us that we would not be disappointed with the tour. Read More »

  • Marvin from IN gives this tour 

    Private tour with excellent guide and/or guide and driver were a perfect one-to-one experience. Everything was handled expertly--pickups, check-ins,transportation, narratives. We could simply enjoy the trip without stress. All guides were excellent, on time, personable. Harry in Xian was superb. Read More »

  • Lynne from PA gives this tour 

    The tour guides were excellent! Always on time, helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and most accommodating. The drivers were also excellent. I would recommend the Private Tour -- go at our own pace(which is fast) and not having to wait for anyone. Read More »

  • Lee from WI gives this tour 

    I was able to strike two places from my "bucket list": the Great Wall and the Museum of the Terracotta Warriors. The guides were excellent and knowledgeable; transfers were without fail on time and without a hitch. General Tours eliminated the administrative and logistical vicissitudes of traveling, particularly where one does not speak the local language. Read More »

  • Susan from CO gives this tour 

    Hotels were wonderful. I was totally delighted with having a private tour with our guide and driver. Saved time, stress, and we packed a lot into every day. Read More »

  • Molly from CO gives this tour 

    Delighted by experiencing the county of China without a big group! Read More »

  • Delaney from CO gives this tour 

    I really enjoyed the entire trip. I liked the things we saw as well as our tour guides. It was very nice to be picked up by small vehicles and not have to worry about coordinating travel, transportation, and the language barrier. Read More »

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