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A BETTER WAY TO TOUR: To us, 'value' means making a better way to tour. We love to surprise our guests with unique experiences, top-notch service, hidden local delights, & memories of a lifetime. We include only the best highlights and leave out the tourist traps, making this one of the highest-quality tour experiences in China available. Travel with our world-class guides and explore highlights of China in-depth; perfect for first-time visitors.
Travel through time to relive the old Imperial era in Beijing, meet the famous Terracotta Warriors, unwind in one of China's most beautiful villages, and glimpse into the future with some of the most modern sights on the planet.
HIGHLIGHTS OF GOLDEN CHINA
Beijing: Waldorf Astoria – One of the best hotels in the city.
Great Wall: Dhawa Jinshanling Hotel – Nestled in the hills at the foot of the Great Wall.
Xi'an: Wyndham Grand Xian – Newly renovated, stay in the heart of Xi'an.
Qingchengshan: Mount Qingcheng Grand Hotel – Feel the beauty and nature at the foot of the mountain.
Chengdu: The Ritz-Carlton Chengdu – An oasis of luxury designed hotel in Chengdu city centre.
We take great pride in arranging and sharing great culinary experiences with you. Our development team samples each meal before presenting them to our guests. On this trip, you will have a chance to taste authentic Chinese delicacies including a local Beijing favorite for Peking Duck, mutton hot pot, Shanghai style dim sum, and much more.
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Charismatic and knowledgeable guide with extensive Super Value training.
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High quality headsets to hear our tour guide's presentation clearly.
Unlimited bottled water is provided throughout the entire trip.
Porterage service included at every hotel.
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Directly across the Forbidden City, Tiananmen (literally "Gate of Heavenly Peace") Square has been the site of several key events in China's history, and holds great cultural significance.
A half mile long and over a quarter mile wide, the gargantuan scale is hard to imagine for many people until they have a chance to see it in person. At maximum capacity, this famous square can contain over 100 million people simultaneously!
The Chinese Imperial Palace was the throne of power from the mid-Ming Dynasty (~1400AD) to the end of the Qing Dynasty (1920AD) from which the Emperors ruled for 500 years. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of ancient wooden structures in the world.
The Great Wall at Jinshanling was initially built from 1368 to 1389 during the Ming Dynasty. Later, under the direction of General Qi Jiguang, the wall was rebuilt from 1567 to 1570. It received its name because it was built on the Greater and Lesser Jinshan ('Gold Mountain') Ranges.
Jinshanling's Great Wall is in a mountainous area 80 miles northeast of central Beijing. This section of the wall connects the Simatai Great Wall section on the east, and Gubeikou Section on the west. Special features of this section are the 31 watchtowers. Because of the varied terrain, the watchtowers were built in different shapes: tall or short, rectangular or square, with three to five embrasures. A rare three-floor watchtower can be found at the west end of the Jinshanling section (currently a military restricted area).
This second palace served the Qing Dynasty as an imperial retreat from the stifling confines of the Forbidden City. The complex suffered two major attacks, one during the Anglo-French invasion of 1860 and again during the Boxer Rebellion in 1900. The surviving garden was rebuilt in 1886 and 1902, and became a UNESCO World Heritage site in December 1998.
The temple also known as Tian Tan, is one of the largest temple complexes in China and a paradigm of Chinese architectural balance and symbolism. The complex was visited by the Emperors in Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to heaven for a good harvest. Today, the park surrounding the Temple of Heaven has become a favorite gathering place for early morning practitioners of Tai Chi and other bustling social activities.
The life-sized Terracotta (clay) warriors and horses of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor who unified China, date back over 2,000 years (210BC) and were unearthed in 1974 by local farmers. The delicately carved figures include warriors, chariots, horses, officials, acrobats, strongmen, and musicians, each with different expressions and unique faces. A vast collection has been unearthed across 3 separate pits, but archeologists estimate the entire army consists of over 8,000 soldiers with a majority of the original warriors still buried in the pits.
Located 25 kilometers outside of Chengdu City, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is a popular tourist place where visitors can watch cute Giant Pandas. The institution has a huge facility that replicates the natural habitat of giant pandas. Its primary aim is to preserve and increase the population of the pandas to eradicate extinction. Locals and tourists have the chance to see the giant pandas as well as the raccoon-like red pandas.
Dujiangyan Irrigation System is honored as the 'Treasure of Sichuan', which still plays a crucial role in draining off floodwater, irrigating farms and providing water resources for more than 50 cities in the province. Dujiangyan is the oldest and only surviving no-dam irrigation system in the world; and a wonder in the development of Chinese science. The project consists of three important parts, namely Yuzui, Feishayan and Baopingkou scientifically designed to automatically control the water flow of the rivers from the mountains to the plains throughout the year.
Mount Qingcheng, located in the southwest of the Dujiangyan Irrigation System of China in Sichuan Province, is one of the most famous Taoist mountains in China. It is also a very attractive and intriguing scenic spot that is covered by luxurious and verdant trees. The mountain, which is surrounded by numerous peaks and shaped like a city, is dubbed 'the most peaceful and secluded mountain under heaven' and combines perfectly with its evergreen scenery.
Wu Hou Shrine, also known as Wu Hou Shrine Temple of Marquis, is dedicated to Zhuge Liang, the Marquis Wu (Wuhou) of the Kingdom of Shu in the Three Kingdoms Period (220 - 280). Zhuge Liang was an excellent politician, militarist, diplomat and astronomer. In addition, the Temple of Liu Bei, the emperor of Shuhan, and his mausoleum are well-known historical sites inside this large scenic spot.
Chengdu is a city brimming with leisurely ambience with Jinli Street as a great example. It is recorded that as early as the Qin Dynasty (221 BC - 206 BC), Jinli Street was the most famous place for finding baldachin - a rich, ornate cloth. It was also one of the busiest commercial areas during the Shu Kingdom (221-263). Hence, it is known as 'First Street of the Shu Kingdom'. In order to reclaim the prosperity of its former days, it was restored with contributions from the Wuhou Temple and opened to public in October of 2004. Ever since, visitors from all over China and abroad gather here to relax, admire the traditional-style buildings, and taste local snacks.
Sanxingdui Museum is located in Northeast of Three-Star Piles archeological site, west of the famous cultural city of Guanghan, on the bank of Jian River (commonly called Yazi River), 40 kilometers north of Chengdu City. This arcehological museum opened in October 1997, and boasts an exhibition area of 4,000 square meters, with excellent modern facilities. The cultural relics preserved here were mostly unearthed from the Sanxingdui excavation site.
Rich Chinese tradition and modern affluence flawlessly combine at Waldorf Astoria Beijing. This distinctive hotel is in the heart of the Wangfujing area, with 10 minutes walking distance to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.
Nestled in the hills at the foot of the Great Wall, Dhawa Jinshanling fuses cutting-edge design with China's rich cultural heritage. This stylish new resort merges seamlessly into its ancient surroundings. Accommodations feature classically designed exteriors paired with modern, yet undeniably Chinese, interiors. Our rooms are set around a large communal courtyard with outdoor seating. The main restaurant serves cuisine ranging from Northern Chinese dishes to contemporary Cantonese entrees, and there is also an indulgent bar that we're sure you'll appreciate.
Special Features: Excellent location (Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Downtown)
Located in the heart of the Tang Dynasty city of Xi'an, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, numerous scenic spots, and unique local shopping are within easy reach. The 3100-year history of Xi’an is a magnificent backdrop which inspired the design of the hotel itself. The exterior reflects the deep history of Xi'an while the interior has a smooth modern design. Guests staying here will feel exquisite Chinese hospitality and modern comfort.
Located in the Dujiangyan area, this hotel is a popular choice for travelers. From here, guests can make the most of all the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. Mount Qingcheng Grand Hotel offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Chengdu. The property offers access to a vast array of services, including 24-hour security, convenience store, 24-hour front desk, restaurant, safety deposit boxes.
Perched on the site of what was once an imperial palace, The Ritz-Carlton Chengdu pays homage to the historic splendor of the city's rich past as it heralds the future of luxury hospitality. This 5-star hotel welcomes visitors to China's Sichuan province with opulent accommodations and a serene spa, fine dining at Li Xuan and prime placement in Chengdu's lively downtown district, a short distance from landmarks including Tianfu Square.