China Discovery Tour with the Proctors with optional Yellow Mountain Tour

Dates September 6-18, 2018
Destination Beijing, China; Xi'an, China; Chongqing, China; Yangtze River Cruise; Shanghai, China; Yichang, China; Huangshan Huangshan
Duration 13 days 12 nights
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Come join Meridian Magazine's Scot and Maurine Proctor on an unforgettable journey to China that will be a trip of a lifetime!  This tour has a unique itinerary you may not have been offered before. 

In addition to China highlights such as walking on the Great Wall, exploring the Forbidden City, seeing the Terra Cotta Warriors, cruising the Yangzte River and visiting the Bund, we are taking you to some fun and unforgettable–places that most tour groups don’t get to go.  We will show you remote sections of the Great Wall and have the opportunity to contribute to its restoration by personally adding your own brick!  We'll learn Tai Ji while visiting the Temple of Heaven,  experience a personal archaeological excavation in Xian and end the tour with a fun cooking class in Shanghai learning to make their famous Dim Sum.  

We highly recommend this economical and fabulous add-on at the end.  We will be taking a post-tour to the exciting Yellow Mountains, one of the most beautiful places on the planet. 

CASH DISCOUNT of $65.00 for final payment by check

Optional 5 day Yellow Mountain Tour $699

To Book This Tour, Contact:

Sarah WangsgardTour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6473
Email Sarah

TOUR ID#928I06

Day 1/2: Thurs./Fri. Sept 6,7, 2018

Depart USA to Beijing 

We will take flights from our various home cities, make transfers, and arrive the following day (Sept. 7)
 at the Beijing International airport.  

Day 3: Sat. Sept 8, 2018


In the morning we tour the Forbidden City; a huge complex of palaces, pavilions, courtyards and gardens. Walk through Tian’anmen Square, the site of many history-making events. After lunch, visit the Summer Palace, located in a park full of charming pavilions and scenic views. This evening watch the famous Beijing acrobatic show. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Sun. Sept 9, 2018


Today, you travel off the beaten track for a walk on a remote section the Great Wall. After climbing the wall with your guide, you have the unusual opportunity to contribute to its restoration by personally adding your own brick. After lunch, drive by the Olympic Village. Tonight you will have the famous Beijing Duck dinner.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Mon. Sept 10, 2018


After hotel breakfast, transfer to Temple of Heaven, The Temple itself is graceful and indeed impressive, and with the serenity of the grounds, this is among the most notable of temples in the city.  We will enjoy a Master Class and learn Tai Ji. Afterwards, head to Visit the Hutong neighborhoods. The Hutongs are an excellent look at the historic character that Beijing is trying their best to hold on to as you watch people play mahjong, see inside traditional homes, marvel at traditional Chinese buildings, and more. You will explore the hutongs on foot and by pedicab. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6: Tues. Sept 11, 2018


Fly to Xian in the morning. Upon arrival, transfer to visit Hanyangling Tomb, clients can experience archaeological excavation by personally on site. Then transfer to visit the Ming Dynasty City Wall, Tonight, you may wander around in the Moslem Street. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Wed. Sept 12, 2018


Visit the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, one of the world’s great archeological treasures. This afternoon you will visit Shaanxi History Museum, which boasts more than 370,000 rare cultural relics unearthed in Shaanxi. Tonight, you will be served a dumpling banquet and watch the Dances & Music of the Tang Dynasty. After the Show, clients can take photo with the King or Queen, acted by the actor. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8: Thurs. Sept 13, 2018


Fly to Chongqing in the morning, visit Erling Park, and the Three Gorge Museum. Board the deluxe cruise after dinner.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9: Fri. Sept 14, 2018

Yangtze River Cruise

Your shore excursion today visit Shibao Stockaded Village(Shibaozhai), which was built on a skerry named Yu’Ying. It’s form from three parts: gate, body and cockloft. With 56 meters high, it has 12 floors and is reputed as the one of eight ancient peculiar architecture. Return to the ship and set sail for Yichang. Tonight enjoy the captain’s welcoming dinner.   

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10: Sat. Sept 15, 2018

Yangtze River Cruise

Today your amazing excursion will take you on a drifting raft ride down the Lesser Three Gorges. You will enjoy the wonderful scenery of deep and quiet gorges, including waterfalls and magnificent peaks. Today’s cruise will pass through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge.  This is a day like no other and you will always remember it.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11: Sun. Sept 16, 2018


Today’s excursion is to visit the world’s largest dam–a project in process.Disembark in Yichang and fly to Shanghai. (B/L/D)  Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai Daning.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12: Mon. Sept 17, 2018


Today we tour the sights of Shanghai, China’s largest city, the 2nd largest mega city in the world and China’s most important commercial center. We will visit the Jade Buddha Temple, the bund, Yu Garden bazaar, a silk factory and City God plaza. We have arranged a cooking class for participants to learn how to cook dim sum.  The class lasts around 1 hour.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13: Tuesday, September 18, 2018


After breakfast, depart to the airport for your homebound flight.

*Please read to the end to see the details of the not-to-be-missed add-on tour of the Huangshan region and the stunning Yellow Mountains.

Meals : Breakfast
POST TOUR-Day 1: Tues. Sept 18, 2018

Huangshan Post Tour-Day 1 - Shanghai - Tunxi

Meet at hotel lobby and coach to Tunxi, visit the county Ancient City Wall en-route. Stay one night in Tunxi. (B/L/D)

Hotel: Huangshan International Hotel

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
POST TOUR-Day 2: Wed. Sept 19, 2018

Huangshan Post Tour-Day 2 - TunxiTunxi to Mt Huangshan

Today we travel from Tunxi to Mt. Huangshan.  We'll take a cable car up to the mountain, visit Beihai scenic area, Xihai scenic area, Flying Stone and Bright Summit. (B/L/D) Hotel: Beihai hotel 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
POST TOUR-Day 3: Thu. Sept 20, 2018

Huangshan Post Tour-Day 2 - Tunxi

This morning we will arise early in the morning to catch the Magical sunrise before taking the cable car back down the mountain.  We'll visit Hongcun village and then meet our coach to return to Tunxi and visit Old Street. (B/L/D) Hotel: Huangshan International

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
POST TOUR-Day 4: Fri. Sept 21, 2018

Tunxi - Shanghai

Today we will take our coach back to Shanghai and upon arrival meet and transfer to the hotel. (B)  Hotel: Four Pints by Sheraton Shanghai Daning.  

Meals : Breakfast
POST TOUR-Day 5: Sat. Sept 22, 2018

Huangshan Post Tour-Day 5 -Shanghai-departure.

Meet at hotel lobby and transfer to the airport, end of the tour. (B)

Meals : Breakfast


  • Accommodations 4/5 star/superior class hotels
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities as specified in itinerary
  • Hotel porterage - 1 bag per person
  • Whisper technology headsets to be used during tour
  • Experienced US guide traveling and Services of a bilingual licensed tour guide throughout tour
  • Transportation via deluxe air-conditioned motor coaches
  • Domestic flights within China
  • Destination study and informational details
  • Travel Day Bag and document package

Not Included:

  • Round-trip air from your home city. 
  • Tips & gratuities 
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Cancellation & Travel insurance * call for quote
  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Passport & China Visa

Optional Pricing:

  • Single rate $3169.00
    • ** Ask about our Single/Share Program **
  • Triple Rate same as double

Optional Tours:

  • Yellow Mountain 5 day Post Tour option $699 pp/based on 2 sharing a room

Payment Terms:

  • $500 per-person due at booking
  • Final payment due Jun 22, 2018
  • Terms & Conditions
  • •*A minimum number of 40 passengers is needed for the advertised tour price. If enrollment falls under a additional supplement my apply if tour is operated