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TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Private talk with a conservation expert at the Terra Cotta Warriors museum in Xi’an


tauck value includes


On-Tour Air included (4 flights)


Visit to the Chengdu Panda Base, a conservation and breeding center for the vulnerable Giant Panda – with an opportunity to feed a panda


Insider experience in one of Beijing’s traditional hutong neighborhoods, including a rickshaw ride and a visit with a local family


Ancient “face-changing” Sichuan Opera performance in Chengdu and an excursion to the Giant Buddha of Leshan


Visit to the Han Yang Ling Underground Museum



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Experiences of a lifetime

The journey of a lifetime... exploring the best of China, filled with ancient treasures, a look at modern life, and discovering the world of the panda!

Spend three nights in both Beijing and Chengdu, and two nights each in Xi’an, Yangshuo, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, where travels take you from the Great Wall to the dynamic cities that define China today. Visit a breeding facility for giant pandas... enjoy a private talk with a conservation expert at Xi’an’s Terra Cotta Warriors Museum... go on a private tour, a rickshaw ride, and a visit with a family inside one of Beijing’s disappearing hutongs... and attend a magical “face-changing” Sichuan Opera performance. Featuring stays at world-class hotels throughout, your journey includes three nights in Beijing for a guided walk along the Great Wall and visits to the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, and the mausoleum of Mao Zedong; Xi’an, with visits to Han Yang Ling Underground Mausoleum and the Terra Cotta Warriors, as well as a dim sum lunch; Yangshuo, for a traditional boat cruise on the Li River and an interactive cooking demonstration; Chengdu, for a visit to Chengdu Panda Base, a hot pot lunch and an excursion to Leshan to see the 233 ft.-tall Giant Buddha; Shanghai, where you'll visit Yu Gardens, the Urban Planning Center and more, see historic shikumen homes, and view an acrobatic performance; and marvelous Hong Kong for rides on the Star Ferry, a private double-decker bus, and a funicular tram to the top of Victoria Peak.  Read Less

The Giant Buddha of Leshan

Day 8

A boat ride to Leshan's ancient Giant Buddha

Near the city of Leshan in China's Sichuan Province, at the confluence of the Min and Dadu rivers, sits a massive stone sculpture of a Maitreya Buddha, carved out of a cliff face. As you approach it by boat for your visit, you may find it almost too big to be believed. The world's largest stone Buddha statue, its construction was suggested by an 8th-century Buddhist monk in the hope that the shrine would calm the dangerous waters that threatened ships on the river. Completed within the next century, the statue's carving caused so much stone to be dropped into the river that its treacherous currents actually were alleviated, and it became safer to navigate!

The Great Wall of China

Day 2

A walk along the Great Wall

One of the only man-made structures that can be seen from space, China's magnificent Great Wall is indeed one of the world's wonders; its sheer size and length make its construction a remarkable human feat. Conceived as a protective barrier, the Great Wall influenced China's history and geography for centuries. On your visit, you'll walk along part of the wall's Badaling section, visit its massive watchtowers, and enjoy lunch at the adjacent Commune... and the spectacular views seemingly stretching on forever...

The Terra Cotta Warriors

Day 5

A 2,000-year-old army of statues

While digging a well near Xi'an in 1974, a Chinese farmer stumbled upon what turned out to be the 3rd-Century BC burial site of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi... where archaeologists soon discovered an army of more than 8,000 life-sized terracotta statues of warriors – each with distinctive physical features – that have been guarding their Emperor for over 2,000 years! And with Tauck, you'll get an insider's view of the Terra Cotta Warriors from a museum staffer.

The St. Regis Chengdu

Nights 6, 7 and 8

An indulgent experience in Chengdu

Situated just steps from Tianfu Square and Chunxi Road, Chengdu’s newest iconic hotel unites impeccable service with the singular ambience of a private residence. An alluring haven in the heart of Chengdu’s business district, The St. Regis Chengdu artfully combines historic Art Deco accents with cutting edge in-room technology and captivating decor that reflects the local culture.


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Small Group Departures

Our small group departures, averaging just 24 guests, are designed for travelers who want more time to experience each destination up close and personally. One of the benefits of small group travel is the personalized service and attention you’ll enjoy. Small groups enable our Tauck Directors to spend more time in the places you explore with more opportunities to connect with them. Smaller groups foster camaraderie and lasting friendships among like-minded travelers; you'll engage more closely with local experts and enjoy enhanced insider access, ease of travel and freedom to linger longer.

Solo Traveler Savings

Traveling solo doesn't mean traveling alone – with Tauck, it means camaraderie on a journey with like-minded travelers who share similar interests, enjoying the spirit of travel that makes exploring the world a necessary part of life – and sharing the special travel experiences found on Tauck’s guided land trips and cruises that create lifetime memories. For 90+ years, solo travelers have found a special "travel" home with Tauck in destinations the world over – and we’re offering solo travelers an additional reason to travel with Tauck – special Solo Traveler Savings on select departures.

Book Your Air

International Air is additional. Contact Tauck for rates on international air for travel originating in Australia (subject to availability).

What you need to know

Before You Go


Travel Documents, Booking and Deposits, and more

No matter where your destination may be, you should bring identification with you; a valid passport is always an appropriate form of identification. Contact your booking agent for information about all necessary documents required for your journey, such as passport and visa information or documentation required for transportation security measures.

Important Information

Health and Activity

You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

Protect Your Travel Investment

Deposit Protection Plan

Deposit Protection Plan – Tauck provides a “Deposit Protection Plan” at a cost of AUD $75 per person per tour or cruise. The cost is non-refundable and non-transferable and must be paid at the time of booking with your deposit. It only applies when you cancel your tour or cruise prior to final payment date. The deposit held in credit will exclude fees imposed by third parties in relation to air, rail travel, hotels, transfer or applicable cruise cabins. When booking airfares through Tauck (including when taking advantage of a special offer that includes air travel), standard airline cancellation fees will apply. In some cases, airfares will be non-refundable. In the event of cancellation, these fees will be deducted from the deposit paid, and therefore the credit being held. We will only credit the remainder of deposit to a future tour or cruise booking if you book within 24 months of cancellation of the original Tauck tour or cruise. This offer expires after the 24 months. We will only credit the remainder of the deposit to a future tour or cruise booking Balance Due and it can’t be used as a credit for the initial deposit of a future tour or cruise booking. The Tauck “Deposit Protection Plan” only covers a Tauck tour or cruise and it does not replace Travel Insurance, which we recommend at the time of booking.

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