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China's Imperial Cities (2018)

Marco Polo Journeys: Exclusive trips, accompanied by A&K's most accomplished guides

Limited to 18 guests
Days: 15  |  From: $9,295

Witness the art of kung fu where it originated, the Shaolin Temple; see the Terra Cotta Warriors alongside an on-site archaeologist; and take a leisurely bamboo raft ride down the Li River on a fascinating journey through China.

A&K Advantages

  • Visit many of China's most notable cities on one comprehensive journey, from bustling, futuristic Shanghai to tranquil Guilin, ending in Hong Kong
  • Witness a live, private demonstration of the martial art of kung fu in the place it originated, legendary Shaolin Temple
  • Ride Like a Local on a high-speed train through the countryside to Xian, where you discover the Terra Cotta Warriors alongside an on-site archaeologist
  • Embark on a leisurely bamboo raft ride on the Li River
  • Navigate the floating villages of the Tanka community in Hong Kong by sampan

Itinerary at a Glance

China's Imperial Cities

Day 1: Arrive Shanghai, China

Day 2: Shanghai | Ancient Traditions & Modern Art

Day 3: Shanghai | Walk Along the Bund

Day 4: Beijing | Discover the Great Wall

Day 5: Beijing | Tai Chi & Tiananmen Square

Days 6-7: Luoyang | The Birthplace of Kung Fu

Day 8: Luoyang/Xian | Buddhism Explored

Day 9: Xian | Magnificent Terra Cotta Warriors

Day 10: Chengdu | Cherished Giant Pandas

Day 11: Guilin | Picturesque Landscape

Day 12: Guilin | The Li River by Bamboo Raft

Days 13-14: Hong Kong | Victoria Peak & Floating Villages

Day 15: Depart Hong Kong

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5 Things That Will Surprise You in China | From Beijing to Shanghai, ancient and modern still collide in five magical places. Read more on A&K's blog

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