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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Depart from North America
  • Take-off Board the plane and enjoy your overnight flight to Beijing.
Day 2 Arrive in China
  • Wheels Down Arrive in China and begin exploring its fascinating capital city.
Day 3 Explore Beijing
  • Guided Tour A local guide leads you through the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.
  • Hutongs Later today, take a walking tour of the hutongs (ancient city lanes).
  • Lunch with Locals Learn about the daily lives of Beijing citizens and have lunch with a local family.
  • Add on: Peking Opera Show Take in an optional Peking Opera show this evening.
  • LEAP Cook Chinese Cuisine
Day 4 Great Wall of China
  • Stroll the Wall Shake off your jet lag with a walk along the awe-inspiring Great Wall of China.
  • Ming Tombs This afternoon, visit the majestic Ming Tombs, burial place of thirteen emperors of the Ming Dynasty.
Day 5 Continue in Beijing
  • Temple Visits and Summer Palace Visit the Confucius Temple, the Lama Temple (home of the famous Yellow Hat Sect) and the Summer Palace.
  • Buddhist Lunch Savor lunch at a traditional Buddhist restaurant.
  • LEAP Tai Ji
  • Traditional Dinner Enjoy a Peking Duck Dinner this evening.
  • Travel to Xi'an Board an overnight train to Xi'an.
Day 6 Discover Xi'an
  • Terra Cotta Warriors and Bell Tower See the 8th wonder of the world, the life-size Terra Cotta Warriors. Later, visit the Xi'an Bell Tower located in the heart of the city.
  • LEAP Chinese School Visit
  • Wild Goose Pagoda Step inside the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, a Buddhist pagoda built in 652. It now stands 210 feet tall and offers views over the city of Xi'an from the top. A statue of translator and traveler Xuanzang greets travelers in front of the temple area.
Day 7 Tour Xi'an
  • Muslim Quarter Wrap up your stay in Xi'an with a stroll through the Muslim Quarter.
Day 8 Travel to Shanghai
  • Flight to Shanghai Board your plane to Shanghai, China's largest city.
  • Tour Shanghai This afternoon, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Shanghai, including the colonial Bund, the French Concession, and People's Square, a spectacular space in the heart of the city.
Day 9 Day in Shanghai
  • Shanghai Museum Spend your morning visiting the Shanghai Museum.
  • Enjoy the Show! This afternoon, marvel at an acrobatic show.
  • LEAP Chinese Calligraphy
Day 10 Depart for Home
  • Final Farewells... Board your flight home to the United States.
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