China Art & Craft Tour

Day 01  Shanghai arrival
Upon arrival in Shanghai, meet by local guide and be transferred to your hotel.

Day 02 Shanghai (B,L)
Visit the Old City and Yuyuan Gardens in the morning, then the Shanghai Museum in the afternoon with 7 floors of priceless arts of every kind. And nearby is one of China’s finest art museums, The Shanghai Art Museum.

Day 03 Shanghai (B,L)
Today is a unique day for the arts. Drive to the Jinshan Academy, watch artists create the most famous folk arts in China, integrating embroidery, paper cutting, wood carving, and cook stove painting. Next to the Shanghai Art and Craft Institute where you will find local artists create their own visions.

Day 04 Shanghai – Suzhou – Shanghai (B,L)
Today take a Scenic drive to Suzhou, city of gardens and canals. Visit the symbol of Suzhou, Tiger Hill and in the afternoon, The Humble Administrators Garden. Later, visit the Silk Embroidery Institute.  View their collection of historical textiles and watch embroiders create their own masterpieces.

Day 05 Shanghai – Xi’an (B)
Fly to Xi’an in the morning. Drive to Huxian County which is known as the Home of Folk Paintings in China. You can join in the half-day peasant painters' family visit, which includes a visit to the exhibition hall, and a visit to a local peasant family's house to watch them create these masterpieces.

Day 06  Xi’an (B,L)
Morning Visit to the world famous Terra Cotta Museum, Some people call this the 8th wonder of the world. After lunch visit the Imperial Baths at Huaqing Pool. On the way back, we will stop at a workshop gallery of some of the most beautiful furniture in China.

Day 07 Xi’an – Beijing (B,L)
Fly to Beijing in the morning. After lunch, visit the Forbidden City, the past residence of the emperor. While there, stop at the Palace Museum, where you will view priceless treasures given as gifts to the emperors of China over the years. Later, stop at Wangfujing shopping street, and visit the Beijing Craftwork and Art Mansion. Many unique art items are on this street for you to look at and  possibly buy.          

Day 08 Beijing (B,L)
In the morning visit the Summer Palace, the largest imperial garden in the world. In the Afternoon visit one of the great sights on the world, The Great Wall. You will be amazed.

Day 09  Beijing (B)
After breakfast where you visit will be yours to choose. We can arrange any number of special art gallery or museum trips. There are 23 great art museums and galleries in Beijing. The choice is yours. Or you may just want to wonder around Beijing finding your own treasures.

Day 10 Beijing (B)
Transfer to airport for your departure to the next destination.

For more info, please call 1-800-899-8618 • Visa & Ticketing: 1-800-890-8818