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Explore China on this must-see tour of Beijing Shanghai. Walk along the Great Wall of China, stroll through Tiananmen Square, and then lost yourself within the Forbidden City while in Beijing. See the exquisite architecture and pleasant surroundings at the Summer Palace. Explore Shanghai’s Bund Waterfront, the fascinating Shanghai Museum, and walk on the pedestrian-friendly Nanjing road. End your tour off with a visit to an ancient water-town to see traditional architecture, stone bridges & meandering river ways, and then have some time to explore Shanghai at your leisure. All your China dreams, packed in 10 days

Day 1 Departure

To start off your amazing China Tour, you will leave your departure city and fly to Beijing. Meals and snacks will be provided on the plane.

Day 2 Arriving Beijing

When you arrive in Beijing, a Rewards Holiday local representative will meet and greet you at the airport. The local representative will then transfer you to your hotel where you can enjoy the rest of the day for self-exploring or relaxation.

Day 3 Beijing (Breakfast)

A day at leisure for you to explore at your own pace.

We highly suggest an optional Forbidden City Tour with lunch (optional, CAD $103/person). Visit the world renown Tiananmen Square, the very center of the capital of China. After, venture into the Forbidden City, the former palaces of many emperors throughout the Ming and Qing dynasty. It is a true architectural masterpiece and also a home to the National Palace Museum. After a delightful lunch, proceed to the Summer Palace, a former royal retreat, also renown best preserved imperial garden in the world. Then, visit a famous ancient Chinese Medical Pharmaceutical company, founded in year 1669, Tong Ren Tang. Learn the rich history, theory, and philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine. Also learn health preservation through Chinese medical way. This evening, you can delight in a famous Peking Duck dinner (optional, CAD $59/person) banquet.

Day 4 Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch)

Today’s highlight is an excursion to the, world renowned, majestic, Great Wall (Badaling). Also known as one of the “Seven Wonders of the World”, recognized by UNESCO. Get a chance to climb a section of this 3,700-mile marvel. Afterwards, tour the iconic “2008 Beijing Olympic Center”; including the famous Bird’s Nest and Water Cube, which now hosts many spectacular opening ceremonies and events. Experience the magnificent architectural structure design from the outside view, providing a perfect photo opportunity to capture these wonders. Then, visit one of the largest Jade Exhibitions in Asia. Tonight, you can choose to participate in a large-scale musical drama show, The Golden Mask Dynasty show (optional, CAD $73/person).

Day 5 Beijing – Shanghai – Suzhou (Breakfast)

Full morning and noon (afternoon depending on scheduling) to explore Beijing on your own. You can also sign up and participate in a highly recommended half-day program we offer; (optional, CAD $64/person) Beijing Day tour. Today, we will take a tour to the “Temple of Heaven”, recognized by UNESCO as an architectural masterpiece built between 1406-1460 A.D. Used in the past by the emperors from the Ming and Qing dynasties for ceremonial honoring and praising to the gods of harvest. Afterwards, take a famous rickshaw Hutong Tour & Local Family Visit, where an included local family meal will take place. During the late evenings, transportation to Suzhou via flight to Shanghai*.

* The mode of transportation from Beijing to Suzhou may change to high-speed train depending on the weather and time of day; Rewards Holiday will make the final decision on the mode of transportation.

Day 6 Suzhou- Wuxi (Breakfast, Lunch)

Suzhou, the city in which is also known as a paradise, the Oriental Venice, for its exquisite water routes (canals), bridges, pagodas and gardens. Suzhou is also an UNESCO designated “World Heritage Site”. After breakfast, tour the Lingering Garden, a classic private garden housing more than 500-years of history. Next, visit a renowned traditional Silk Culture and Exhibition Centre, noted to be the largest silk producer in the country, where you will discover the mysterious processing of silk. Later afternoon, continue onwards to Wuxi, stroll along the traditional Nan-Chang Street, which composed of both ancient and modern architecture juxtaposed with peacefulness of the waterside town and fashionable life of Wuxi. Enjoy an optional relaxed and soothing canal ride inside the city, enjoy the picturesque feeling the ancient city offers on the Grand Canal Cruise (optional, CAD$46/person).

Day 7 Wuxi- Hangzhou (Breakfast, Lunch)

This morning, tour the brilliance of Lihu Park, located at the famous Lake TaiHu. Followed by a visit to the fresh water pearl processing company, the “Yuanrun Ju” jewel corporate. Since its establishment in 1984, it has taken over, with high techniques, the farming, researching, processing and gallering of fresh water pearls for the district. Continue onwards to Hangzhou, the city described by Marco Polo as “City of Heaven” and “the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world”. This evening, you may enjoy a symbolic performance of Hangzhou, “The Romantic Show of SongCheng” (optional, CAD $85/person). Performed over 2,000 times per year. Since its creation, the show has been performed more than 20,000 times, and entertained over 60 million audiences. It is one of the theatrical performances that had performed for the most times and performed to largest recording audience number; along with the O Show in Las Vegas, and the Moulin Rouge in Paris, the three are regarded as the “Top 3 Famous Shows in the World”.

Day 8 Hangzhou- Shanghai (Breakfast, Lunch)

Hangzhou, also known as the “Paradise on Earth”, has been immortalized and celebrated by countless poets and artists. The West Lake Cultural Landscape has been recognized by UNESCO as a site of World Heritage. After breakfast, visit The West Lake, the most sensational and beautiful lake in the country. Then, take an amazing boat ride on the serene West Lake, the most renowned feature of Hangzhou, noted for its scenic beauty which blends naturally with many famous historical and cultural sites throughout the path. Then, visit the No.1 tea plantation site and get a chance to taste the well-known Dragon Well Tea. Many studies proofs that green tea is excellent for your health, and Dragon Well Tea is the best Green Tea in China offers. After lunch, transport to Shanghai. Upon arrival in Shanghai, walk along the famous Bund, lined by the colonial architecture of European designs, this area is the best place to capture China under the Western influences of the old days. It now is known as the “Wall Street of the East”. Later evening, have an optional participation on a western influenced Chinese Acrobatic Show – ERA: The Intersection of Time (optional, CAD $78/person).

Day 9 Shanghai (Breakfast)

After breakfast early morning, you are free on your own or participate

Optional half-day Shanghai City Tour (optional, CAD$46/person). First, we will take you to visit the Lujiazui Financial & Trade zone, where located on the east bank of Huangpu River and facing the Bund. Lujiazui is the largest financial zone in mainland China, with more than 400 banks and financial institutions from both home and abroad. In Lujiazui, the charm of the city as an international metropolis is unfolded to the largest degree. One can admire the modern skysrapers as well as various buildings of different architectural styles across the Huangpu River. After this, we will take the round-trip maglev train which is the fastest train in the world. It’s truly Amazing and breath-taking experience in traveling. Visit the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum afterwards.

At night, you may enjoy a scenery ride on the Huangpu River Night Cruise (optional, CAD $78/person) and get a breath-taking glimpse of the dazzling and charming night view of Shanghai.

Day 10 Shanghai -Home/Extension

After breakfast, your local tour guide will transfer you to the airport. Depart home or extend your journey to other cities in China.


Itinerary too short? Extensions are available upon request.

China National Convention Center Grand Hotel

Beijing China National Convention Center Grand Hotel

Building 1, No. 8 Precincts, Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District
Zip code:100105

+86 10 8437 2008

+86 10 8437 0387



Address: 77 Fu Te Xi Yi Road, Waigaoqiao FTZ, Shanghai, China


(86 21)50509501

Suzhou Holiday Inn Express Suzhou Taihu Lake

2010 Sunwu Road Taihu National Tourism, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China

1 877 660 8550

Wuxi Mingdu Hotel

No.88 Huishan Avenue, Huishan District, Wuxi China


Hangzhou Fubang International Hotel

No.128 Linping Century Avenue, Hangzhou 311100 China

+86 571 8926 8888

Day 3: Forbidden City Tour with Lunch (optional, CAD $103/person)

The former Chinese imperial palace throughout Ming to the end of the Qing dynasty. It is true architectural masterpiece and home to the National Palace Museum. Consisting of more than 9,000 rooms and spread over 250 acres, this huge palace complex was built in the 15th century and later extensively renovated and restored during the Qing Dynasty in the 18th century. Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, lies at the city center of Beijing, Dong Cheng district, and once served as the imperial palace for 24 emperors during Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911). The garden was forbidden to enter without special permission from the emperor. Forbidden City is also known as “The Purple Forbidden City” 紫禁城 (zǐ jìn chéng).


Day 3: Peking Duck Dinner (optional, CAD $59/person)

Peking duck is a dish from Beijing (Peking) that has been prepared since the imperial era.

The meat is characterized by its thin, crisp skin, with authentic versions of the dish serving mostly the skin and little meat, sliced in front of the diners by the cook. Ducks bred specially for the dish are slaughtered after 65 days and seasoned before being roasted in a closed or hung oven. The meat is eaten with spring onion, cucumber and sweet bean sauce with pancakes rolled around the fillings. Sometimes pickled radish is also inside, and other sauces (like hoisin sauce) can be used. Duck has been roasted in China since the Southern and Northern Dynasties. A variation of roast duck was prepared for the Emperor of China in the Yuan Dynasty. The dish, originally named “shāo yāzi” (烧鸭子), was mentioned in the Complete Recipes for Dishes and Beverages manual in 1330 by Hu Sihui, an inspector of the imperial kitchen. The Peking Roast Duck that came to be associated with the term was fully developed during the later Ming Dynasty, and by then, Peking Duck was one of the main dishes on imperial court menus. The first restaurant specializing in Peking Duck, Bianyifang, was established in the Xianyukou, close to Qianmen of Beijing in 1416.


Day 4: Golden Mask Dynasty Show (optional, CAD $73/person)

An authentic Chinese Drama play, which incorporates Chinese dances, acrobatics, costumes, and lighting and acoustics. The play has eight chapters and more than 200 actors from China and abroad. Produces by Chinese playwrights, director and designers. The play set in the Golden Mask Dynasty, a legendary age in China, the story tells how a queen, who wears a golden mask, and creates a splendid dynasty throughout the complex artistic presentation.


Day 5: Beijing Day Tour (optional, CAD $64/person)

Temple of Heaven build in 1420s, inscribed as a UNESCO world Heritage Site, was visit by Emperor of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest.

Hutongs are traditional alley ways that made up Beijing’s old city planning, take a special rickshaw ride for an immersive tour to get a wonderful glimpse into yesterday’s world, the old way of life and traditional Beijing culture, and see the dramatic changes the city has undergone, continue to visit a local family and local market afterwards. “炸酱面” (fried sauce noodles) would also be provided by the local family as lunch.


Day 6: Grand Canal Cruise (optional, CAD$46/person)

The Grand Canal is the world’s longest man-made waterway, being 1,800 kilometers long. The canal connects the present cities of Beijing in the north and Hangzhou in the south. Since most of China’s major rivers flow from west to east, the fact that the Grand Canal runs north and south provides it as an important connector between the Yangtze River valley and the Yellow River valley.


Day 7: “The Romantic Show of SongCheng” (optional, CAD $85/person)

This performance is the symbolic performance of Hangzhou, being performed over 2,000 times per year. Since it was created, the show has been performed more than 20,000 times, and entertained over 60 million audience. It is the theatre performance that has been performed for most times and has the largest audience number; along with the O Show in Las Vegas, and the Moulin Rouge in Paris, the three are regarded as the “Top 3 Famous Shows in the World”.


Day 8: ERA: The Intersection of Time (optional, CAD $78/person)

Step into a world where tradition meets innovation, where ancient Chinese artistry intertwines with modern performance. “ERA Spirit of Shanghai” is an electrifying spectacle that transcends time and culture, captivating audiences with its fusion of acrobatics, martial arts, and stunning visual effects. Set against the vibrant backdrop of Shanghai, this dazzling show is a celebration of the city’s spirit and dynamism, showcasing the talents of world-class performers in a mesmerizing display of athleticism and grace. Prepare to be transported on a journey through the ages, where ancient legends come to life and contemporary marvels unfold before your eyes. “ERA Spirit of Shanghai” is not just a performance—it’s an unforgettable experience that will leave you spellbound and inspired.


Day 9: half-day Shanghai City Tour (optional, CAD$46/person)

First, you will visit the Lujiazui Financial & Trade zone, where located on the east bank of Huangpu River and facing the Bund. Lujiazui is the largest financial zone in mainland China, with more than 400 banks and financial institutions from both home and abroad. In Lujiazui, the charm of the city as an international metropolis is unfolded to the largest degree. One can admire the modern skysrapers as well as various buildings of different architectural styles across the Huangpu River. After this, we will take the round-trip maglev train which is the fastest train in the world. It’s truly Amazing and breath-taking experience in traveling. Visit the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum afterwards.


Day 9: Huangpu River Night Cruise (optional, CAD $78person)

Cruising along the Huangpu River, you will take a glimpse of the history and charming night view of the cosmopolitan of Shanghai. On one side of the river, there is the Bund, a landmark of Shanghai, with buildings of western style dating back to the early 19th century. On the other side is the image of a new Shanghai with steel and glass skyscrapers. The best way to see Shang Hai’s skyline lit up the magnificent colors is to take an evening boat cruise along the Huangpu River. On the cruise, you will see the beautiful contrasts between the classical European building and soaring modern skyscrapers from the two side of the Huangpu River.

Thinking about staying longer after the trip? You definitely can!

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For U.S and Canadian passport holder, Chinese visa is required.

A passport with at least two blank pages and one that is valid for at least six months before your return date is required.


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We recommend that you begin your visa application 60-days prior to your departure.


Please be advised that final decision on issuing a visa is total discretion of the designated Embassy / consulate, we are not responsible for any delay caused by unmet requirements or denial of visa by the consulate. The embassy may require additional supporting materials based on different personal circumstances.

  • Price in Canadian dollars.
  • Price are per person based on double occupancy.
  • No child discount.
  • Tour prices are subject to change without prior notice. Please check with your travel agent or our website for the latest information.
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Price includes

  • International flights, taxes and fuel surcharges.
  • Airport transfer service
  • Domestic transportation (air and coach)
  • All deluxe hotel accommodation (based on double occupancy)
  • Meals and featuring regional delicacies mentioned in the itinerary
  • All visits and admission fees including entertainment shows mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide

Price does not include

  • Service charge & all gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional tours
  • Single Supplement Fee (if applicable)
  • Travel Visa (if applicable)

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