12 Day China with Chengdu

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Is This Trip Right for You?

This active program covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking on some touring days. The pace is moderate, however, you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. The Great Wall requires a climb of approximately 300 steps, some of which have an incline. It is recommended to wear sturdy shoes, and people who have knee problems may want to carry a walking stick. Some tours require walking in the open air with no shade.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights Los Angeles-Beijing, Shanghai-Los Angeles
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-flights: Beijing-Xian & Chengdu-Shanghai
  • 10 nights First Class accommodations
    • 3 nights Beijing
    • 2 nights Xian
    • 3 nights Chengdu
    • 2 nights Shanghai
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • High-Speed Bullet Train from Xian to Chengdu
  • 23 meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 4 dinners with beer
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager (Days 2-10)
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • Visit the Forbidden City, once residence of Chinese emperors, and Summer Palace
  • Savor a famous Peking Duck Dinner with Wine
  • Visit the Great Wall, the World’s longest man-made structure
  • See the world famous archaeological site of the magnificent Terracotta Army
  • Explore the preserved Huanglongxi Village, with its stone paved streets and ancient wooden houses
  • Visit the Chengdu Panda Research Center
  • Explore the classical Yuyuan Garden and the Bund Riverside

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Is This Trip Right for You?

This active program covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking on some touring days. The pace is moderate, however, you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. The Great Wall requires a climb of approximately 300 steps, some of which have an incline. It is recommended to wear sturdy shoes, and people who have knee problems may want to carry a walking stick. Some tours require walking in the open air with no shade.

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Note: your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart. Click a day above to see what is included.

DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for China
Depart for China

DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, sprawling capital of modern China; meeting and transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate to your new surroundings
Overnight: Beijing

DAY 3, Tuesday - Great Wall of China & Summer Palace Tour
This morning travel to the extraordinary 2000-year-old Great Wall of China, one of the most amazing structures ever built by man, spanning nearly 4,000 miles of China's northern frontier. En route see an ultra-modern architectural site built for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics: the gigantic National Stadium and the Olympic Village. You will also stop at a local jade shop to admire wares crafted with one of China's most famous materials. After lunch at a nearby restaurant, continue to the fabled Summer Palace, former resort of the Empress Dowager and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a relaxing boat ride across the lake and enjoy the stunning scenery. Stroll along the sprawling palace with its lakes and gardens before returning to Beijing
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Wednesday - Forbidden City & Temple of Heaven
Your exploration of Beijing begins at huge Tiananmen Square, the largest public plaza in the world, built at the height of the Ming Dynasty. The square's Gate of Heavenly Peace was once used as a staging ground for imperial edicts and by Mao Zedong himself to declare the founding of the People's Republic in 1949. Enter the Forbidden City, once a residence of Chinese emperors from the Ming to the Qing dynasties. This extraordinary walled complex, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is truly a masterpiece of Chinese architecture; its complex consists of 800 buildings with more than 9,000 rooms. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant and visit a pearl shop to learn about the popular Chinese pearls. After, travel to the massive Temple of Heaven, a Ming dynasty complex where emperors held their ritual prayer ceremony, paying homage to heaven
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Thursday - Flight to Xian
Morning flight to Xian, ancient capital of eleven dynasties and an archaeological treasure trove. Lunch at a local restaurant upon arrival. Later this afternoon, trace the beginnings of Chinese civilization at the Shaanxi Provincial Museum, home to a wealth of historical artifacts and treasures dating back to the Han and Tang dynasties; view the remarkable Tang Dynasty murals dramatically depicting life in ancient China. This evening, an optional Tang Dynasty 6-course dinner followed by a historical dance performance by the Tang Dynasty Troupe
Optional: Tang Dynasty Dinner with Entertainment
Overnight: Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Friday - Xian and the Terracotta Warriors
Morning visit to Xingqing park, center of the city's lively activities, where you may have the chance to join the residents in their morning exercise, singing and dancing. Afterward, stop at a lacquer furniture shop to learn more about this ancient technique that is still used today. Lunch at a local restaurant. Then, an unforgettable experience! Visit the archaeological site of the magnificent Terracotta Warriors, a vast collection of life-size soldiers, horses and chariots that were entombed with China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. This world-famous site, discovered by local farmers in 1974, is still being excavated today, more than forty years since the time of its first unearthing. At tonight's optional dumpling banquet, you can sample 15 delicious varieties of dumplings
Optional: Dumpling Dinner
Overnight: Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Saturday - High-Speed Train to Chengdu
This morning, visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the most famous Buddhist pagodas in China, constructed during the Tang Dynasty. It was moderately damaged during the major earthquake in 1556 and still stands today as a compelling symbol of Xian. Lunch is at a local restaurant. Afterward, board a high-speed train to Chengdu, capital city of Sichuan Province with its distinctive culture and very spicy food. Tonight, dinner is at a local restaurant
Overnight: Chengdu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Sunday - Leshan Stone Buddha and Huanglongxi Village
This morning, visit Leshan, home of the famous stone Buddha which stands at nearly 230 feet high and dates back from 713 AD. Board a boat to approach the base of this impressive, larger than life statue carved into a cliff face along the river. Have lunch at a local restaurant and then travel back to Chengdu via Huanglongxi. Stop here to explore the stone paved streets and ancient, wooden houses of this traditional village, constructed during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Later attend the optional Sichuan Opera Show. Be swept away and mesmerized by a colorful Sichuan Opera as performers take the stage in elaborate costumes to enact various performances
Optional: Sichuan Opera Show (PM)
Overnight: Chengdu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9, Monday - Chengdu Panda Research Center
Travel to the Chengdu Panda Research Base of giant panda breeding, a facility dedicated to the preservation and protection of the pandas, to view and learn about Chengdu's most famous, furry celebrities. Due to many factors, including habitat destruction, pandas have become an endangered species. Housing more than 80 giant pandas, the center is one of the largest panda breeding facilities in the world. Visit the Giant Panda Museum to learn more about the conservation efforts conducted at the center. After lunch at a local restaurant, drive back into town and visit the peaceful and serene People's Park, a popular destination for the locals and their leisure activities. Afterward, stroll along pedestrianized Jinli street, one of the oldest streets that was once the center of Chengdu's thriving embroidery industry. The shops, tea houses and residences, now renovated, are modeled after an ancient architectural style dating back to the Qin Dynasty. Dinner together tonight at a local restaurant
Overnight: Chengdu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Tuesday - Flight to Shanghai
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to cosmopolitan Shanghai, the fastest growing city in Asia, with its dramatic ever-changing skyline. Have lunch at a local restaurant and spend the balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, perhaps explore some of the city's world-class international restaurants on your own. This evening, be sure to attend the optional Acrobatic Show with dinner. The Shanghai Circus death defiers will amaze and astound you with their high-flying versatility, fearlessness, and flexibility
Optional: Acrobatic Show with Dinner
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 11, Wednesday - Shanghai City Tour
This morning, experience the old world charm of the Bund, as you walk along the park-like waterfront promenade with gorgeous vistas of old and new Shanghai. Next, visit the classical Yuyuan Garden (Garden of Happiness) built during the Ming dynasty. This beautiful and serene sanctuary features pagodas, lakes, and magnificent pavilions. After lunch, stop at a local silk carpet and embroidery shop to learn more about this ancient Chinese craft and see some of the beautiful creations. Next, visit the Jade Buddha Temple, built during the Qing Dynasty to enshrine two beautiful jade Buddha statues given as a gift from Burma. These precious statues are rare cultural relics carved with sparkling and crystal-clear white jade, giving them an aura of sanctity and purity. The rest of the afternoon is yours to discover the rhythm of this vivacious city on your own. Tonight, gather together for a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12, Thursday - Depart China
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for China
Depart for China

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, sprawling capital of modern China; meeting and transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate to your new surroundings
Overnight: Beijing

DAY 3, Friday - Great Wall of China & Summer Palace Tour
This morning travel to the extraordinary 2000-year-old Great Wall of China, one of the most amazing structures ever built by man, spanning nearly 4,000 miles of China's northern frontier. En route see an ultra-modern architectural site built for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics: the gigantic National Stadium and the Olympic Village. You will also stop at a local jade shop to admire wares crafted with one of China's most famous materials. After lunch at a nearby restaurant, continue to the fabled Summer Palace, former resort of the Empress Dowager and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a relaxing boat ride across the lake and enjoy the stunning scenery. Stroll along the sprawling palace with its lakes and gardens before returning to Beijing
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Saturday - Forbidden City & Temple of Heaven
Your exploration of Beijing begins at huge Tiananmen Square, the largest public plaza in the world, built at the height of the Ming Dynasty. The square's Gate of Heavenly Peace was once used as a staging ground for imperial edicts and by Mao Zedong himself to declare the founding of the People's Republic in 1949. Enter the Forbidden City, once a residence of Chinese emperors from the Ming to the Qing dynasties. This extraordinary walled complex, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is truly a masterpiece of Chinese architecture; its complex consists of 800 buildings with more than 9,000 rooms. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant and visit a pearl shop to learn about the popular Chinese pearls. After, travel to the massive Temple of Heaven, a Ming dynasty complex where emperors held their ritual prayer ceremony, paying homage to heaven
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Sunday - Flight to Xian
Morning flight to Xian, ancient capital of eleven dynasties and an archaeological treasure trove. Lunch at a local restaurant upon arrival. Later this afternoon, visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the most famous Buddhist pagodas in China, constructed during the Tang Dynasty. It was moderately damaged during the major earthquake in 1556 and still stands today as a compelling symbol of Xian. This evening, an optional Tang Dynasty 6-course dinner followed by a historical dance performance by the Tang Dynasty Troupe
Optional: Tang Dynasty Dinner with Entertainment
Overnight: Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Monday - Xian and the Terracotta Warriors
Morning visit to Xingqing park, center of the city's lively activities, where you may have the chance to join the residents in their morning exercise, singing and dancing. Afterward, stop at a lacquer furniture shop to learn more about this ancient technique that is still used today. Lunch is at a local restaurant. Then, an unforgettable experience! Visit the archaeological site of the magnificent Terracotta Warriors, a vast collection of life-size soldiers, horses and chariots that were entombed with China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. This world-famous site, discovered by local farmers in 1974, is still being excavated today, more than forty years since the time of its first unearthing. At tonight's optional dumpling banquet, you can sample 15 delicious varieties of dumplings
Optional: Dumpling Dinner
Overnight: Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Tuesday - High-Speed Train to Chengdu
This morning, trace the beginnings of Chinese civilization at the Shaanxi Provincial Museum, home to a wealth of historical artifacts and treasures dating back to the Han and Tang dynasties; view the remarkable Tang Dynasty murals dramatically depicting life in ancient China. Lunch is at a local restaurant. Afterward, board a high-speed train to Chengdu, capital city of Sichuan Province with its distinctive culture and very spicy food. Tonight, dinner is at a local restaurant
Overnight: Chengdu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Wednesday - Leshan Stone Buddha and Huanglongxi Village
This morning, visit Leshan, home of the famous stone Buddha which stands at nearly 230 feet high and dates back from 713 AD. Board a boat to approach the base of this impressive, larger than life statue carved into a cliff face along the river. Have lunch at a local restaurant and then travel back to Chengdu via Huanglongxi. Stop here to explore the stone paved streets and ancient, wooden houses of this traditional village, constructed during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Later, attend the optional Sichuan Opera Show. Be swept away and mesmerized by a colorful Sichuan Opera as performers take the stage in elaborate costumes to enact various performances
Optional: Sichuan Opera Show (PM)
Overnight: Chengdu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9, Thursday - Chengdu Panda Research Center
Travel to the Chengdu Panda Research Base of giant panda breeding, a facility dedicated to the preservation and protection of the pandas, to view and learn about Chengdu's most famous, furry celebrities. Due to many factors, including habitat destruction, pandas have become an endangered species. Housing more than 80 giant pandas, the center is one of the largest panda breeding facilities in the world. Visit the Giant Panda Museum to learn more about the conservation efforts conducted at the center. After lunch at a local restaurant, drive back into town and visit the peaceful and serene People's Park, a popular destination for the locals and their leisure activities. Afterward, stroll along pedestrianized Jinli street, one of the oldest streets that was once the center of Chengdu's thriving embroidery industry. The shops, tea houses and residences, now renovated, are modeled after an ancient architectural style dating back to the Qin Dynasty. Dinner together tonight is at a local restaurant
Overnight: Chengdu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Friday - Flight to Shanghai
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to cosmopolitan Shanghai, the fastest growing city in Asia, with its dramatic ever-changing skyline. Have lunch at a local restaurant and spend the balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, perhaps explore some of the city's world-class international restaurants on your own. This evening, be sure to attend the optional Acrobatic Show with dinner. The Shanghai Circus death defiers will amaze and astound you with their high-flying versatility, fearlessness, and flexibility
Optional: Acrobatic Show with Dinner
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 11, Saturday - Shanghai City Tour
This morning, experience the old world charm of the Bund, as you walk along the park-like waterfront promenade with gorgeous vistas of old and new Shanghai. Next, visit the classical Yuyuan Garden (Garden of Happiness) built during the Ming dynasty. This beautiful and serene sanctuary features pagodas, lakes, and magnificent pavilions. After lunch, stop at a local silk carpet and embroidery shop to learn more about this ancient Chinese craft and see some of the beautiful creations. Next, visit the Jade Buddha Temple, built during the Qing Dynasty to enshrine two beautiful jade Buddha statues given as a gift from Burma. These precious statues are rare cultural relics carved with sparkling and crystal-clear white jade, giving them an aura of sanctity and purity. The rest of the afternoon is yours to discover the rhythm of this vivacious city on your own. Tonight, gather together for a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12, Sunday - Depart China
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for China
Depart for China

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, sprawling capital of modern China; meeting and transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate to your new surroundings
Overnight: Beijing

DAY 3, Saturday - Great Wall of China & Summer Palace Tour
This morning travel to the extraordinary 2000-year-old Great Wall of China, one of the most amazing structures ever built by man, spanning nearly 4,000 miles of China's northern frontier. En route see an ultra-modern architectural site built for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics: the gigantic National Stadium and the Olympic Village. You will also stop at a local jade shop to admire wares crafted with one of China's most famous materials. After lunch at a nearby restaurant, continue to the fabled Summer Palace, former resort of the Empress Dowager and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a relaxing boat ride across the lake and enjoy the stunning scenery. Stroll along the sprawling palace with its lakes and gardens before returning to Beijing
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Sunday - Forbidden City & Temple of Heaven
Your exploration of Beijing begins at huge Tiananmen Square, the largest public plaza in the world, built at the height of the Ming Dynasty. The square's Gate of Heavenly Peace was once used as a staging ground for imperial edicts and by Mao Zedong himself to declare the founding of the People's Republic in 1949. Enter the Forbidden City, once a residence of Chinese emperors from the Ming to the Qing dynasties. This extraordinary walled complex, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is truly a masterpiece of Chinese architecture; its complex consists of 800 buildings with more than 9,000 rooms. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant and visit a pearl shop to learn about the popular Chinese pearls. After, travel to the massive Temple of Heaven, a Ming dynasty complex where emperors held their ritual prayer ceremony, paying homage to heaven
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Monday - Flight to Xian
Morning flight to Xian, ancient capital of eleven dynasties and an archaeological treasure trove. Lunch at a local restaurant upon arrival. Later this afternoon, trace the beginnings of Chinese civilization at the Shaanxi Provincial Museum, home to a wealth of historical artifacts and treasures dating back to the Han and Tang dynasties; view the remarkable Tang Dynasty murals dramatically depicting life in ancient China. This evening, an optional Tang Dynasty 6-course dinner followed by a historical dance performance by the Tang Dynasty Troupe
Optional: Tang Dynasty Dinner with Entertainment
Overnight: Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Tuesday - Xian and the Terracotta Warriors
Morning visit to Xingqing park, center of the city's lively activities, where you may have the chance to join the residents in their morning exercise, singing and dancing. Afterward, stop at a lacquer furniture shop to learn more about this ancient technique that is still used today. Lunch at a local restaurant. Then, an unforgettable experience! Visit the archaeological site of the magnificent Terracotta Warriors, a vast collection of life-size soldiers, horses and chariots that were entombed with China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. This world-famous site, discovered by local farmers in 1974, is still being excavated today, more than forty years since the time of its first unearthing. At tonight's optional dumpling banquet, you can sample 15 delicious varieties of dumplings
Optional: Dumpling Dinner
Overnight: Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Wednesday - High-Speed Train to Chengdu
This morning, visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the most famous Buddhist pagodas in China, constructed during the Tang Dynasty. It was moderately damaged during the major earthquake in 1556 and still stands today as a compelling symbol of Xian. Lunch is at a local restaurant. Afterward, board a high-speed train to Chengdu, capital city of Sichuan Province with its distinctive culture and very spicy food. Tonight, dinner is at a local restaurant
Overnight: Chengdu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Leshan Stone Buddha and Huanglongxi Village
This morning, visit Leshan, home of the famous stone Buddha which stands at nearly 230 feet high and dates back from 713 AD. Board a boat to approach the base of this impressive, larger than life statue carved into a cliff face along the river. Have lunch at a local restaurant and then travel back to Chengdu via Huanglongxi. Stop here to explore the stone paved streets and ancient, wooden houses of this traditional village, constructed during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Later attend the optional Sichuan Opera Show. Be swept away and mesmerized by a colorful Sichuan Opera as performers take the stage in elaborate costumes to enact various performances
Optional: Sichuan Opera Show (PM)
Overnight: Chengdu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9, Friday - Chengdu Panda Research Center
Travel to the Chengdu Panda Research Base of giant panda breeding, a facility dedicated to the preservation and protection of the pandas, to view and learn about Chengdu's most famous, furry celebrities. Due to many factors, including habitat destruction, pandas have become an endangered species. Housing more than 80 giant pandas, the center is one of the largest panda breeding facilities in the world. Visit the Giant Panda Museum to learn more about the conservation efforts conducted at the center. After lunch at a local restaurant, drive back into town and visit the peaceful and serene People's Park, a popular destination for the locals and their leisure activities. Afterward, stroll along pedestrianized Jinli street, one of the oldest streets that was once the center of Chengdu's thriving embroidery industry. The shops, tea houses and residences, now renovated, are modeled after an ancient architectural style dating back to the Qin Dynasty. Dinner together tonight at a local restaurant
Overnight: Chengdu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Saturday - Flight to Shanghai
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to cosmopolitan Shanghai, the fastest growing city in Asia, with its dramatic ever-changing skyline. Have lunch at a local restaurant and spend the balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, perhaps explore some of the city's world-class international restaurants on your own. This evening, be sure to attend the optional Acrobatic Show with dinner. The Shanghai Circus death defiers will amaze and astound you with their high-flying versatility, fearlessness, and flexibility
Optional: Acrobatic Show with Dinner
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 11, Sunday - Shanghai City Tour
This morning, experience the old world charm of the Bund, as you walk along the park-like waterfront promenade with gorgeous vistas of old and new Shanghai. Next, visit the classical Yuyuan Garden (Garden of Happiness) built during the Ming dynasty. This beautiful and serene sanctuary features pagodas, lakes, and magnificent pavilions. After lunch, stop at a local silk carpet and embroidery shop to learn more about this ancient Chinese craft and see some of the beautiful creations. Next, visit the Jade Buddha Temple, built during the Qing Dynasty to enshrine two beautiful jade Buddha statues given as a gift from Burma. These precious statues are rare cultural relics carved with sparkling and crystal-clear white jade, giving them an aura of sanctity and purity. The rest of the afternoon is yours to discover the rhythm of this vivacious city on your own. Tonight, gather together for a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12, Monday - Depart China
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for China
Depart for China

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, sprawling capital of modern China; meeting and transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate to your new surroundings
Overnight: Beijing

DAY 3, Sunday - Great Wall of China & Summer Palace Tour
This morning travel to the extraordinary 2000-year-old Great Wall of China, one of the most amazing structures ever built by man, spanning nearly 4,000 miles of China's northern frontier. En route see an ultra-modern architectural site built for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics: the gigantic National Stadium and the Olympic Village. You will also stop at a local jade shop to admire wares crafted with one of China's most famous materials. After lunch at a nearby restaurant, continue to the fabled Summer Palace, former resort of the Empress Dowager and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a relaxing boat ride across the lake and enjoy the stunning scenery. Stroll along the sprawling palace with its lakes and gardens before returning to Beijing
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Monday - Forbidden City & Temple of Heaven
Your exploration of Beijing begins at huge Tiananmen Square, the largest public plaza in the world, built at the height of the Ming Dynasty. The square's Gate of Heavenly Peace was once used as a staging ground for imperial edicts and by Mao Zedong himself to declare the founding of the People's Republic in 1949. Enter the Forbidden City, once a residence of Chinese emperors from the Ming to the Qing dynasties. This extraordinary walled complex, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is truly a masterpiece of Chinese architecture; its complex consists of 800 buildings with more than 9,000 rooms. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant and visit a pearl shop to learn about the popular Chinese pearls. After, travel to the massive Temple of Heaven, a Ming dynasty complex where emperors held their ritual prayer ceremony, paying homage to heaven
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Tuesday - Flight to Xian
Morning flight to Xian, ancient capital of eleven dynasties and an archaeological treasure trove. Lunch at a local restaurant upon arrival. Later this afternoon, trace the beginnings of Chinese civilization at the Shaanxi Provincial Museum, home to a wealth of historical artifacts and treasures dating back to the Han and Tang dynasties; view the remarkable Tang Dynasty murals dramatically depicting life in ancient China. This evening, an optional Tang Dynasty 6-course dinner followed by a historical dance performance by the Tang Dynasty Troupe
Optional: Tang Dynasty Dinner with Entertainment
Overnight: Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Wednesday - Xian and the Terracotta Warriors
Morning visit to Xingqing park, center of the city's lively activities, where you may have the chance to join the residents in their morning exercise, singing and dancing. Afterward, stop at a lacquer furniture shop to learn more about this ancient technique that is still used today. Lunch at a local restaurant. Then, an unforgettable experience! Visit the archaeological site of the magnificent Terracotta Warriors, a vast collection of life-size soldiers, horses and chariots that were entombed with China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. This world-famous site, discovered by local farmers in 1974, is still being excavated today, more than forty years since the time of its first unearthing. At tonight's optional dumpling banquet, you can sample 15 delicious varieties of dumplings
Optional: Dumpling Dinner
Overnight: Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Thursday - High-Speed Train to Chengdu
This morning, visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the most famous Buddhist pagodas in China, constructed during the Tang Dynasty. It was moderately damaged during the major earthquake in 1556 and still stands today as a compelling symbol of Xian. Lunch is at a local restaurant. Afterward, board a high-speed train to Chengdu, capital city of Sichuan Province with its distinctive culture and very spicy food. Tonight, dinner is at a local restaurant
Overnight: Chengdu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday - Leshan Stone Buddha and Huanglongxi Village
This morning, visit Leshan, home of the famous stone Buddha which stands at nearly 230 feet high and dates back from 713 AD. Board a boat to approach the base of this impressive, larger than life statue carved into a cliff face along the river. Have lunch at a local restaurant and then travel back to Chengdu via Huanglongxi. Stop here to explore the stone paved streets and ancient, wooden houses of this traditional village, constructed during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Later attend the optional Sichuan Opera Show. Be swept away and mesmerized by a colorful Sichuan Opera as performers take the stage in elaborate costumes to enact various performances
Optional: Sichuan Opera Show (PM)
Overnight: Chengdu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9, Saturday - Chengdu Panda Research Center
Travel to the Chengdu Panda Research Base of giant panda breeding, a facility dedicated to the preservation and protection of the pandas, to view and learn about Chengdu's most famous, furry celebrities. Due to many factors, including habitat destruction, pandas have become an endangered species. Housing more than 80 giant pandas, the center is one of the largest panda breeding facilities in the world. Visit the Giant Panda Museum to learn more about the conservation efforts conducted at the center. After lunch at a local restaurant, drive back into town and visit the peaceful and serene People's Park, a popular destination for the locals and their leisure activities. Afterward, stroll along pedestrianized Jinli street, one of the oldest streets that was once the center of Chengdu's thriving embroidery industry. The shops, tea houses and residences, now renovated, are modeled after an ancient architectural style dating back to the Qin Dynasty. Dinner together tonight at a local restaurant
Overnight: Chengdu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Sunday - Flight to Shanghai
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to cosmopolitan Shanghai, the fastest growing city in Asia, with its dramatic ever-changing skyline. Have lunch at a local restaurant and spend the balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, perhaps explore some of the city's world-class international restaurants on your own. This evening, be sure to attend the optional Acrobatic Show with dinner. The Shanghai Circus death defiers will amaze and astound you with their high-flying versatility, fearlessness, and flexibility
Optional: Acrobatic Show with Dinner
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 11, Monday - Shanghai City Tour
This morning, experience the old world charm of the Bund, as you walk along the park-like waterfront promenade with gorgeous vistas of old and new Shanghai. Next, visit the classical Yuyuan Garden (Garden of Happiness) built during the Ming dynasty. This beautiful and serene sanctuary features pagodas, lakes, and magnificent pavilions. After lunch, stop at a local silk carpet and embroidery shop to learn more about this ancient Chinese craft and see some of the beautiful creations. Next, visit the Jade Buddha Temple, built during the Qing Dynasty to enshrine two beautiful jade Buddha statues given as a gift from Burma. These precious statues are rare cultural relics carved with sparkling and crystal-clear white jade, giving them an aura of sanctity and purity. The rest of the afternoon is yours to discover the rhythm of this vivacious city on your own. Tonight, gather together for a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12, Tuesday - Depart China
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Tang Dynasty Dinner & Show

Dine on Imperial set menu of 6 courses. All while you enjoy the beat of Chang' an music. After dinner, enjoy the celebrated Tang Dynasty show, a one-thousand-year-old dance performed by the passionate Tang Dynasty Troupe. This historical performance is a national art, reflective of the glory and richness of China's Tang Dynasty. Transfers to and from your hotel included.

Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #5 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Mar 2020 $59.00
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Dumpling Dinner

This evening, enjoy a delicious dumpling banquet featuring different varieties of jiaozi, or dumplings, stuffed with an assortment of vegetables, meats, and seafood. The traditional banquet also includes rice wine and bronze hot pot soup. Transfers to and from your hotel included.

Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #6 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Mar 2020 $15.00
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Sichuan Opera Show

Be swept away and mesmerized by a colorful Sichuan Opera as performers take the stage in elaborate costumes to enact various performances. Traditional performances include theatrical dance pieces, opera solos, a :"rolling oil lamp" sequence, hand-shadow play, stick puppets, and the famous Bian Lian (face changing performance) where actors can imperceptibly swap vividly colored masks in the quick swipe of a fan. Transfers to and from your hotel are included.

Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #8 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Mar 2020 $45.00
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Acrobatic Show with dinner

Having undergone thousands of years of evolution, the Shanghai acrobatic arts has now blossomed into a unique style. The Shanghai Circus death-deifiers will amaze and astound you with their high-flying versatility, fearlessness, and flexibility. This evening, enjoy a world-class performance that includes dance, magic, acrobatics and beautiful music after dinner at a local restaurant. Transfers to and from your hotel included.

Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Please note: This tour may be canceled locally by the theater and refunded upon your return.

Day #10 01 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2020 $29.00
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Tang Dynasty Dinner & Show

Dine on Imperial set menu of 6 courses. All while you enjoy the beat of Chang' an music. After dinner, enjoy the celebrated Tang Dynasty show, a one-thousand-year-old dance performed by the passionate Tang Dynasty Troupe. This historical performance is a national art, reflective of the glory and richness of China's Tang Dynasty. Transfers to and from your hotel included.

Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #5 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Mar 2020 $59.00
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Dumpling Dinner

This evening, enjoy a delicious dumpling banquet featuring different varieties of jiaozi, or dumplings, stuffed with an assortment of vegetables, meats, and seafood. The traditional banquet also includes rice wine and bronze hot pot soup. Transfers to and from your hotel included.

Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #6 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Mar 2020 $15.00
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Sichuan Opera Show

Be swept away and mesmerized by a colorful Sichuan Opera as performers take the stage in elaborate costumes to enact various performances. Traditional performances include theatrical dance pieces, opera solos, a :"rolling oil lamp" sequence, hand-shadow play, stick puppets, and the famous Bian Lian (face changing performance) where actors can imperceptibly swap vividly colored masks in the quick swipe of a fan. Transfers to and from your hotel are included.

Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #8 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Mar 2020 $45.00
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Acrobatic Show with dinner

Having undergone thousands of years of evolution, the Shanghai acrobatic arts has now blossomed into a unique style. The Shanghai Circus death-deifiers will amaze and astound you with their high-flying versatility, fearlessness, and flexibility. This evening, enjoy a world-class performance that includes dance, magic, acrobatics and beautiful music after dinner at a local restaurant. Transfers to and from your hotel included.

Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Please note: This tour may be canceled locally by the theater and refunded upon your return.

Day #10 01 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2020 $29.00
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Tang Dynasty Dinner & Show

Dine on Imperial set menu of 6 courses. All while you enjoy the beat of Chang' an music. After dinner, enjoy the celebrated Tang Dynasty show, a one-thousand-year-old dance performed by the passionate Tang Dynasty Troupe. This historical performance is a national art, reflective of the glory and richness of China's Tang Dynasty. Transfers to and from your hotel included.

Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #5 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Mar 2020 $59.00
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Dumpling Dinner

This evening, enjoy a delicious dumpling banquet featuring different varieties of jiaozi, or dumplings, stuffed with an assortment of vegetables, meats, and seafood. The traditional banquet also includes rice wine and bronze hot pot soup. Transfers to and from your hotel included.

Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #6 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Mar 2020 $15.00
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Sichuan Opera Show

Be swept away and mesmerized by a colorful Sichuan Opera as performers take the stage in elaborate costumes to enact various performances. Traditional performances include theatrical dance pieces, opera solos, a :"rolling oil lamp" sequence, hand-shadow play, stick puppets, and the famous Bian Lian (face changing performance) where actors can imperceptibly swap vividly colored masks in the quick swipe of a fan. Transfers to and from your hotel are included.

Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #8 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Mar 2020 $45.00
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Acrobatic Show with dinner

Having undergone thousands of years of evolution, the Shanghai acrobatic arts has now blossomed into a unique style. The Shanghai Circus death-deifiers will amaze and astound you with their high-flying versatility, fearlessness, and flexibility. This evening, enjoy a world-class performance that includes dance, magic, acrobatics and beautiful music after dinner at a local restaurant. Transfers to and from your hotel included.

Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Please note: This tour may be canceled locally by the theater and refunded upon your return.

Day #10 01 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2020 $29.00
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Tang Dynasty Dinner & Show

Dine on Imperial set menu of 6 courses. All while you enjoy the beat of Chang' an music. After dinner, enjoy the celebrated Tang Dynasty show, a one-thousand-year-old dance performed by the passionate Tang Dynasty Troupe. This historical performance is a national art, reflective of the glory and richness of China's Tang Dynasty. Transfers to and from your hotel included.

Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #5 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Mar 2020 $59.00
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Dumpling Dinner

This evening, enjoy a delicious dumpling banquet featuring different varieties of jiaozi, or dumplings, stuffed with an assortment of vegetables, meats, and seafood. The traditional banquet also includes rice wine and bronze hot pot soup. Transfers to and from your hotel included.

Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #6 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Mar 2020 $15.00
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Sichuan Opera Show

Be swept away and mesmerized by a colorful Sichuan Opera as performers take the stage in elaborate costumes to enact various performances. Traditional performances include theatrical dance pieces, opera solos, a :"rolling oil lamp" sequence, hand-shadow play, stick puppets, and the famous Bian Lian (face changing performance) where actors can imperceptibly swap vividly colored masks in the quick swipe of a fan. Transfers to and from your hotel are included.

Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #8 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Mar 2020 $45.00
Sichuan Opera Show Thumbnail
Acrobatic Show with dinner

Having undergone thousands of years of evolution, the Shanghai acrobatic arts has now blossomed into a unique style. The Shanghai Circus death-deifiers will amaze and astound you with their high-flying versatility, fearlessness, and flexibility. This evening, enjoy a world-class performance that includes dance, magic, acrobatics and beautiful music after dinner at a local restaurant. Transfers to and from your hotel included.

Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Please note: This tour may be canceled locally by the theater and refunded upon your return.

Day #10 01 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2020 $29.00
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Amazing China with Tibet, October 2018
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My trip to China and Tibet was great. Our tour manager Ivy was exceptionally good and made this trip even more special. Her attention to details was amazing. This was the smallest group I have ever traveled with and I loved it as it allowed us to experience many things that wouldn't have been possible for a large group. Loved all the local guides as well. Loved the country, food and all the accommodations .. Would love to go back and experience more of this amazing country.

Agamani S. Lawrence, KS
14 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, August 2018
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Really interesting and eye opening. I found some of the preconceived notions I had about China were baseless and there were other things I had no idea about. I feel like I have a deeper understanding about life there, what they pride themselves in, and how they’re collectively working towards the future. Our tour manager Jason Yin was fantastic and did an amazing job at accommodating to individual needs and being as inclusive as possible. I look forward to doing it again in a few years to see how much has changed city-wise and culturally.

Mark V. Concord, NC
10 Day Classic China, July 2018
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All I have to say it was a amazing trip. Our tour guide was very nice. and he was very patient with us his name is Tom Tang. We also had another young lady in Xian and her name is Jennie. She was also amazing ... While in China Tom T. took care of everything from passports to airline tickets he went all the way with us until the end ... Its was a very nice experience in China and the Great Wall was amazing to climb it. So if this email is going to be published and anyone thinking about going to China do it. Don't think about it it is amazing and the service with Gate 1 is great to. I would not think about it twice to booked another trip with Gate 1.

Guillermina P. Chula Vista, CA
China & Tibet Discovery, June 2018
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Without a doubt, the China/Tibet trip that I participated in was FANTASTIC! ... I am recommending them to family and friends. Having been on larger trips over the years, I must say that accommodating so few travelers afforded us greater mobility, and many chances to interact with each other ... Special, special thanks to Jenny and Frank for answering my neverending questions, offering so many local tidbits and gems, and enduring my versions of the languages. This trip was one that I wanted to experience for years, and it was everything that I expected and more ... Thanks again to everyone for my Chinese/Tibetan memories.

Julianna B. Westerville, OH
15 Day China with Chengdu & 3 Day Yangtze River Cruise, June 2018
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This was our first trip with Gate1 and to China ... Getting a taste of China was a real eye opener for us and your company's service made it a very enjoyable experiance. Our main tour guide Ivy was fantastic and we really enjoyed Tom in Shanghai at the end ... Gate1 appears to have a very good service oriented corporate culture and employees we've interacted with appear to like working for your company. We thought the trip was a great value and will definitely look to Gate1 for our next tour. Keep up the good work.

David V. White Lake, MI
14 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, May 2018
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We had a wonderful time. I just wanted to commend our guide, Jason Yin, for his excellent management of our tour. He is very knowledgeable and friendly and he took excellent care of all our needs. But more than that, he is very creative and went beyond what is required of a tour manager by creating additional activities and providing information that allowed our group to better understand and appreciate the people and culture of China. He is a natural at this business and you should never let him get away.

Stephen S. Midwest City, OK
Amazing China with Tibet, May 2018
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I would like to add that EVERYONE on our trip to China was over-the-top crazy about our tour manager, Louise. She could not have been more professional or more caring ... She never seemed to tire of our endless questions! ... Another guide was taking us to the airport for our trip home, but when Louise's flight was cancelled, she made a point to find us in a very busy airport. I can't say enough wonderful things about her. I consider her a friend and tears were shed when we had to say good-bye!

Elizabeth G. McDonough, GA.
14 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, May 2018
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My trip to China with Gate1 was spectacular in every respect, especially because of our tour manager, Maggie Zhu. I have spoken to my fellow travelers on the trip, most of whom are very experienced travelers, and some of whom I feel will be lifelong friends...they unanimously agree that thanks to Maggie Zhu this was truly the trip of a lifetime. China is of course an incredible country to explore, but Maggie Zhu's people skills are phenomenal - she was always thorough, clear, patient, detailed, understanding, resourceful, meticulous, reliable, dependable, proactive, helpful and funny, and she possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of China, its rich history, people, traditions, culture, economy, society, customs, norms and values that she readily shared with us in spectacular English with great aplomb, humor, and clarity. Based on this trip I will definitely be further exploring the world and traveling with Gate 1 in the future.

Michael L. Berkeley, CA
Amazing China with Tibet, April 2018
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Trip was great - our guide Jason was fantastic - loved all of tour - only wish it would have included one more day in shanghai for individual time, shopping etc think everyone in our group felt like they would have liked to stay in shanghai one more day for some free time!! Love it - great accommodations, local guides, travel - very happy with trip - but especially loved our guide - he made trip fantastic!!

Ann B. Edmonds, WA
10 Day Classic China, April 2018
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It was wonderful. My daughter and I had the best tours of all the beautiful sites and on or about the cities. The hotel accommodations and the tour bus rides were very comfortable and the breakfast buffet were exceptional choices. Our tour guide Yuan is the best He made sure everyone is having a great time and exceptionally patient and kind. He was very entertaining and shared us all his knowledge about the country, its people and cultures. Yuan enriched our minds about China as a whole and we could not have been very happy and lucky to have him as our tour guide. I highly recommend him as a tour guide and this trip was well worth every dollar!

Vicky M. Cathedral City, CA
10 Day Classic China, April 2018
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It was wonderful. The trip was well organized and all have good time. China is a great Country, people are friendly and it is beautiful. It is a good experience for me and my wife.

Francis P. Philadelphia, PA
Amazing China with Tibet, April 2018
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The trip was excellent. We really got our money's worth. Tibet was a once in a lifetime experience.

Harvey R. San Diego, CA
14 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, April 2018
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Our trip was amazing! Melinda, our guide, was the best guide ever. She really needs to be promoted and recognized for her efforts and her professional, positive leadership. She really works hard to ensure the group has the best experiences, take care of her! She's very organized and knowledgeable about the history, culture, region, finds fun things to do, and keeps the group moving to get the most out of the time left in the day. Highly recommend her, very gracious person. George did a good job too, very interesting person and can tell he too loves his career. We loved Gate 1 and so does she. You all did a great job.

Pamela M. Seattle, WA
14 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, March 2018
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I am still telling everyone about how VAST China is: cleanliness, airports, underground, rail stations, countryside, Terracotta Warriors, the cities, the Bund, the Dam, the Gorges....and yet all so approachable with our excellent tour guide and the others who joined us along the way. It was a wonderful experience!

Julie S. Reno, NV
10 Day Classic China, March 2018
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Our trip was all we expected. We anticipated seeing the Great Wall, the Pandas, the Terracotta Warriors and experiencing the westernized look of Shanghai. All of those places did not disappoint us. We were completely amazed when we visited the park in Xian and joined in with local people as they celebrated their holiday. This stop was among the best memories of the trip. I have to say that the leadership and guidance we received from our guide, Jason, was the best we've had from our three trips with Gate 1. (The leadership of the men in the other two tours with Gate 1 we've taken were great, also.)

Alice R. Lewiston, ID
10 Day Classic China, March 2018
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The trip was excellent as all four of our Gate One trips. I can’t imagine getting better value from any other travel company. First our guide Jason was top notch. We give him our top rating. He was patient, knowledgeable, and an excellent leader. Second, the hotels we stayed at were beautiful and well located. We have never stayed in a hotel room as nice as the Golden Hotel. We are looking forward to our Gate One trip to Morocco, in June.

Jim G. Clarkston, WA
11 Day Affordable China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, March 2018
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I really enjoyed myself. Susan was great as a tour guide. She went above and beyond to help me out in a situation that came up.The trip to China was awesome! I already recommended several of my friends to check Gate 1 out. I’ll be taking another trip soon! Thanks for reaching out.

William B. Charlotte, NC
11 Day Affordable China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise , March 2018
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I just completed the online survey, but want to say more about our tour guide, Rosie. She was fantastic in every way. She made the value of this trip even greater by sharing her knowledge of local places to eat and shop.e m Shade sure each of our meals was more than delightful. Any question was answered in a friendly and competent way. It was like being in a family with our mother Rose to show us the way. She took a personal degree of attention to every aspect of the trip. Nothing we asked was beyond her. AMazing! I can not say enough good things about her. China is an amazing place, and the quality of Gateone showed through in every aspect. There we nice touches, like taking care of our luggage, and other little extras. Not only would we do another trip with Gateone, but would ONLY do trips with you in the future. Why go anywhere else when everything is taken care of so well.

George H. New Smyrna, FL
13 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, March 2018
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Thanks for your thoughts and followup. My trip was very enjoyable and an eye opener. Gate1's service and orginisation was the best. The trip was all the more enjoyable because of the thought and assistance put into the trip, from the excellent tour manager and very good local guides to the worry free transfers and flight connections. I feel I have a better understanding of China because of this. The trip has become the bench mark for assessing all my past and future trips. I have no hessitation in recommending Gate 1 to anyone that asks. Many thanks to Jack and all your staff for a terrific trip

Rick F. Orford, TAS, AU
13 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, March 2018
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The trip was terrific, we really enjoyed China and the itinerary that Gate1 provided, It was a bit hectic and we were on the go all the time but we really enjoyed it ,we have passed this on to all our inquiring friends, we told them a trip to China is a must. Jack our tour leader was also terrific, he was very informative and no problem was to trivial.

Ted C. Lake Macquarie, NSW, AU
14 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, March 2018
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The trip was very good. We enjoyed the program itinerary the whole time with Frank Wang the excellent tour manager. Will use and recommended Gate1 Travel again on next vacation.

Danny P. San Jose, CA
11 Day Affordable China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, February 2018
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My trip was lovely, my second trip with Gate 1. Wonderful introduction to the Chinese culture. Hotels, meals and activities all met expectations. A bit fast paced in certain areas and free time too limited. Our tour leader exceptional and very dedicated. Thank you and look forward to future trips with Gate 1.

Martha C. Forked River, NJ
14 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise , November 2017
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This is our second trip with Gate 1 and we’re not disappointed. Our tour guide Frank was beyond excellent. He was there for all our needs. He was very informative about China & it’s history. His choices in Food were awesome. He was helpful in the language barrier when we needed it. We can’t say enough positive things about the whole experience.

Kate F. Madison, WI
10 Day Classic China, November 2017
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Our trip to China was great! Our tour manager; Jason is excellent! He really showed us the history and culture of China! He really took care of us . We became a "family" in China!

Patricia S. Fremont, CA
10 Day Classic China , October 2017
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It was wonderful. We really enjoyed our vacation and I miss our tour group and tour guides. I want to take the time to express our gratitude and appreciation for the excellent service from our tour manager, Maggie, as well as our local tour guide in Xi'an (Jenny) and Shanghai (Alice). Our drivers were excellent as well.

Jennifer Jin K. Arlington
10 Day Classic China , September 2017
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We have safely returned from the China Tour. All the facilities were excellent and tour guides, Chen, Li and Andy were good at their works. Chen was excellent and she had all the organized works done very well. The walking and waking-up early was tiring but the tours were enjoyable.

Alexander S. Manchester, NH
10 Day Classic China , September 2017
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It was wonderful and I must compliment our guide Jessica. She was marvelous...she kept us safe, we'll feed and informed. I can't compliment her any higher. The other guides were great also. All in all I feel like I've really done China!

Charlene K. Atlanta, GA
7 Day Tokyo Vacation , August 2017
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Wonderful. Great value. Perfect for my goals- inexpensive and decent hotel/location. I do not need a full scale tour all the time. I am officially a fan!

Reid D. Calabasas, CA
14 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, August 2017
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The trip was amazing! It was my first trip with Gate1 Travel ! And after this journey to China, I would go with Gate 1 again and again... Everything was organized very well. We got to see so many interesting places... Our guide was with group every minute, taking care of everything!!

Olena K. Spring Valley, NY
10 Day Classic China , August 2017
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Our trip was excellent, all our expectation were met, our tour manager Frank gave us all his time to feel safe and comfortable.

Renee A. Port St Lucie, FL
9 Day Tokyo & Kyoto, July 2017
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Our trip was amazing!!! Everything was set up as expected. Japan was a wonderful country, people are so friendly and very clean. This was for my daughter's 16th birthday. Could not have asked for a better trip. Thank you!

Kathryn H. Venetia, PA
9 Day Tokyo & Kyoto, July 2017
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It was a wonderful trip, my son loved it. Japan was a great country to visit.

Sol T. Carteret, NJ
7 Day Tokyo Vacation , June 2017
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Thank you. My trip was amazing! I love Japan! I appreciated all of Gate 1's arrangements and hospitality. I didn't have to worry about getting to the hotel because everything had been arranged by your staff. The day tours and hotel accommodations were excellent. Thank you again for making my trip one to remember.

Alejandra L. Arleta, CA
10 Day Essential China, June 2017
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Excellent!!!! The tour and our tour guides were far beyond our expectation! We had a great time! We'll definitely travel with Gate 1 again!

Milena R. Alexandria, VA
12 Day China with Chengdu, June 2017
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We had very good time. All our tour guides had been excellent and tour manager Melinda exceeded all our expectations.

Mariya P. Fitchburg, WI
14 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, June 2017
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The trip was fantastic. My wife and I enjoined it very much specially with our outstanding tourist guide Jason. We are considering another trip with Gate 1 in the future.

Alfonso D. Walnut, CA
13 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise , May 2017
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We had a very good trip. Gate 1's organisation and service was excellent. No problems whatsoever. Mr Yuan, our tour guide in China was excellent and went beyond what we would have expected. I would gladly recommend Gate 1 to other prospective customers.

Trevor C. Westbury, Australia
13 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise , May 2017
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Our Gate 1 trip to china was absolutely amazing .... despite our group of four being the only Australians amongst many Americans. Everyone was really friendly and we all got on fabulously throughout the trip ... making many new friends across the globe. Maggie our tour guide was the ultimate host and tour guide!!! She was fantastic in every respect .... the perfect host with excellent communication and leadership skills. Without her knowledge, experience and dedication the holiday would not have been the same. She must be congratulated for her outstanding efforts above and beyond her role! The itinerary was fantastic and luckily for us the weather was perfect throughout. We visited some amazing places and seemingly Maggie had the ability to chose the right times to avoid the obvious crowds. The extra benefits provided for gate 1 passengers were much appreciated and added an extra touch to our great tour. Hotel accommodations could not be faulted with all modern, clean rooms provided. The cruise boat on the Yangtze also provided great rooms with lots of open decks to enjoy the scenery and a variety of things to do. The food was also outstanding throughout the trip... not only the great variety offered but always more than enough food for everyone. All in all ... A tremendous holiday and we will certainly be signing up for future holidays with Gate 1 Travel.

Helen B. NSW, Australia
10 Day Classic China , April 2017
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Our trip to China was amazing!!! Sam was an outstanding guide for a group of 38 people! He stayed calm and informative to our group throughout the entire trip!!! It was not an easy job but he handled everyone's Requests and questions with ease. He moved us through airports, hotels, temples, parks, short and long walks to excursions with no problems!!! Needless to say we have great memories of our trip to China due to our guides experience! We could not thank him enough throughout and it was sad to say good bye at the end! Thank you again Sam and Gate 1 for great memories!

Cinda B. Woodbury, CT
10 Day Classic China , April 2017
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Absolutely the best. China in and of itself is a beautiful country, but our Tour Coordinator, Yuan, made all the difference in creating the most memorable journey. He seemed to really care that his guests had the best time, and went extra miles to ensure that we did. He also provided rich context to our experience by sharing not only the history and cultural background but also his own candid perspectives. In all our travels, he is by far the best Tour Guide we have met and we truly feel privileged to have been among his guests.

Regina C. Irvine, CA
14 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, April 2017
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An experience of a lifetime that was both cultural & educational, another words awesome! Our guide Louise was the best in more ways than I can put words to. We will definitely be considering Gate 1 for trips in our future based on an outstanding & expectation exceeding first time.

John T. Weehawken, NJ
15 Day China with Chengdu & 3 Day Yangtze River Cruise , April 2017
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We had a great time. We saw everything we wanted to see and more. The hotels and food were excellent. The tour manager was outstanding. We look forward to taking another Gate 1 tour in the near future. Thanks for your help arranging the trip.

Roseann L. Shelton, CT
17 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise & Hong Kong , March 2017
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Had a great time. And Frank, our tour manager, was outstanding. Air quality was a challenge, but that was to be expected.

Butler B Jr. Detroit, MI
10 Day Shanghai, Xian & Beijing , March 2017
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My trip was excellent! It was more than expected and I was well pleased on how well everything was coordinated and handled. Each tour guide was great and Frank our main guide was perfect. He was well versed with American "lingo" and on China's history and culture. The restaurants we ate in were amazing. Please know that Frank was so supportive in everything we asked of him and made the trip 10 times better. Also the hotels were great!

Wanda F. Owens X Rds, AL
14 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise , March 2017
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The trip to China was great, we enjoyed it very much, and we recommend it. Jack, the tour guide, was fantastic as well as the bus drivers, the tour guide assistants, the park, the choice of tours was great, the food, the hotels, everything was great and first class. Thank you very much.

Alexander S Jr. San Diego, CA
14 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, March 2017
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Everything went well. The group had a great time and very impressed with Gate 1. Our tour guide Jason was excellent.

Ermelo C. Petaluma, CA
11 Day Affordable China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise , March 2017
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Our trip was amazing! We had a fabulous time, and our guide, Jason, was awesome. We couldn't have asked for a better guide, tour or group. We have traveled with another much more expensive tour company in the past so we weren't sure what to expect with Gate 1, but you far exceeded our expectations. We definitely will travel with Gate 1 again.

Dusty T. Elk Grove, CA
11 Day Affordable China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, February 2017
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Our trip to China was fantastic! Gate 1 surpassed our expectations. Stone, our tour manager in China made our trip very enjoyable as well as educational. I will definitely be checking future vacations with Gate 1.

Violeta P. Clifton, VA
11 Day Affordable China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise , February 2017
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Our trip was terrific. “Stone” was marvelous—articulate, knowledgeable, patient, well organized, upbeat/humorous at all times, attentive to everyone individually, and went above and beyond for us whenever possible. We saw so many amazing things. The river cruise was excellent, with great rooms, good food, and an outstanding staff. This trip was a super deal and we will certainly consider Gate 1 for future travel.

David R Jr. Centreville, VA
10 Day Beijing & Shanghai , November 2016
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The trip to China was excellent and enjoyable. The hotels in Beijing and Shanghai were in good locations and have provided good services. We were totally satisfied with your Gate 1 services. We will recommend to our friends and relatives for their vacations to use Gate 1 travel.

Ali F. New Castle, DE

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