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China 2019 (For Families)

12 days with Adventures by Disney   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
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Day 1 - Hong Kong
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!
 
WELCOME DINNER AT THE PENINSULA HONG KONG
Enjoy a private dinner in the renowned restaurant of this elegant hotel. Meet your fellow Adventurers and listen to your Adventure Guides as they tell you more details about the adventures that lie ahead.
 
Day 2 - Hong Kong
BREAKFAST IN THE HOTEL
Wake up to a filling breakfast and get ready for a day of adventure 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 fun-filled locations surrounding you—including a playground, a relaxing garden and 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.
 
Day 3 - Hong Kong, Beijing
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 DUCK DE CHINE
Enjoy a scrumptious dinner at this restaurant in the 1949-The Hidden City dining and nightlife complex. Duck de Chine's industrial chic décor provides a laid-back ambiance while its menu features a variety of duck and non-duck delicacies with Chinese and French influences. Delight in the classic Peking Duck combo of slices of crisp roast duck rolled in soft pancakes with plum sauce, spring onion and cucumber.
 
Day 4 - Beijing
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! 
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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.
 
Day 5 - Beijing
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
Enjoy a Western-style lunch at this restaurant that boasts the best homemade ice cream in all of China! Take a motor coach to this converted village schoolhouse in the shadow of the Great Wall.
 
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. 
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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.
 
Day 6 - Beijing, Xi'an and Guilin
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 and fly 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.
 
Day 7 - Guilin
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
Begin with a delicious breakfast and get ready for the boat cruise ahead.
 
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 ONBOARD 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!
 
DISNEY MOVIE NIGHT
Settle in with your little ones for a private Disney movie presentation.
 
Day 8 - Guilin and Chengdu
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
Say goodbye to Guilin as you fuel up on breakfast, readying yourself for your day ahead.
 
MORNING ACTIVITY – TAI CHI
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.
 
FLY TO CHENGDU WITH LUNCH IN-FLIGHT
Take a motor coach to the airport and board the plane to Chengdu. Enjoy a boxed lunch during your flight.
 
CHECK-IN AT THE RITZ CARLTON, CHENGDU
As your Adventure Guides check you in and handle your luggage, make yourself at home in this 5-star luxury hotel with impeccable accommodations and amenities.
 
PRIVATE DINNER AT BA GUO BU YI RESTAURANT
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.
 
Day 9 - Chengdu
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 A LOCAL SICHUAN HOT POT RESTAURANT
Create your own variety of Chinese stew! Start with the stock that simmers in a metal pot at the center of the dining table. 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.
 
AFTERNOON AND DINNER ON YOUR OWN IN CHENGDU
The afternoon is yours to enjoy to the hotel’s amenities or explore Chengdu’s many attractions and fabulous restaurants on your own. Ask your Adventure Guides 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!
 
Day 10 - Chengdu and Shanghai
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.
 
EXPLORE SHANGHAI
Explore this city that's said to have a skyline that rivals New York's, filled with international influences that will surprise and delight you. Explore the historic Bund waterfront district around your hotel, which houses 26 buildings with Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classic and Renaissance architectural styles and look out at the skyscrapers of the financial district of Pudong.
 
DINNER AT DIN TAI FUNG IN XINTIANDI
Ride in a motor coach to the Xintiandi 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 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!
 
Day 11 - Shanghai
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
Start the day with a tasty breakfast and get energized for the fun activities ahead.
 
OLD SHANGHAI – YU GARDEN 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 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 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!
 
FIREWORKS AT SHANGHAI DISNEYLAND
Delight in a spectacular fireworks extravaganza, with the night sky over Shanghai Disneyland aglitter in celebration—creating an incredible send-off and one more unforgettable memory to take home with you from your Adventures by Disney vacation to China!
 
Day 12 - Shanghai
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!
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All This Included
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® at Shanghai Disney Resort!
  • 11 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches and 7 Dinners
  • The services of two Adventure Guides
  • VIP access and private events
  • Outstanding accommodations
  • Most meals during trip
  • Admission fees to attractions and performances
  • Cultural experiences with local experts
  • Family activities and special thrills just for kids
  • Transportation within your vacation
  • Luggage service
Highlights
  • Explore Hong Kong: Discover the vibrant harbor city with an iconic skyline, world-class shops and exciting street scene.
  • Hong Kong Disneyland & Shanghai Disneyland: Immerse yourself in Disney magic at China's Disney theme parks.
  • Great Wall of China Cable Car Ride: Reach new heights as you ride to Mutianyu for an amazing walk atop this iconic structure.
  • Victoria Peak: Be awed by panoramic views of Hong Kong’s stunning skyline and harbor from the top of the mountain.
  • Beijing's Ancient & Modern History Tour: Walk through centuries of history as you tour this modern city with a rich past.
  • Beijing's Temple of Heaven: Tour this massive temple built for emperors to worship the god of heaven.
  • Panda Visit: Get a rare peek at China’s cutest residents on a tour of Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.
  • Sichuan Opera: Enjoy music, acrobatics and the classic face changing act that has delighted audiences for centuries.
  • Shanghai Circus World & Acrobat Show: Experience the excitement of this acrobatic performance and live rock show.
  • Lijiang River Guilin Boat Tour: Cruise the Li River and take in the scenic landscapes, including the “gumdrop mountains.”
  • Terracotta Warriors & Horses in Xi'an: Marvel at this sculpted army created to protect China’s first emperor in the afterlife.
  • Explore Shanghai: Discover the sprawling skyline, classic architecture and waterfront district of this truly international city.
  • Tiananmen Square Walking Tour: Learn the rich history of this focal point of celebration and protest with a local guide.
  • Yu Garden Tour in Old Shanghai: Find peace and inspiration in this 300-year-old garden sanctuary in the heart of Shanghai.
Accommodations
Hong Kong: The Peninsula Hong Kong
Beijing: The Peninsula Beijing
Chengdu: The Ritz Carlton, Chengdu
Guilin: The Shangri-La Guilin
Shanghai: The Peninsula Shanghai
Notes
  • The following dates are Adult Exclusive departures geared toward travelers 18 and up: May 19, 2019; Aug 18, 2019; Sep 1, 2019; Oct 20, 2019.
  • Minimum age: 6; Suggested age: 8+. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Internal flights included. 
  • Please ask your Vacations to Go travel agent for more information.
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