China travel map - Premier China Tour for Senior Tourists

This 11 days relaxing China tour for seniors, planned to accommodate all levels of ability of elderly travelers (over the age 50), takes you to the ancient landmarks in Beijing and Xian, including the endless Great Wall, the famed Forbidden City and Terracotta Army, Taiji lesson at Temple of Heaven and gives the glimpse of Chinese seniors' lifestyle. This tour also combines hassle free river cruise along the mighty Yangtze to fully enjoy the comfort and charming scenery. You're also encouraged to contact us to tailor make a holiday in China based on your personal requests and travel style. 

Best for: Seniors, Family with elders

Duration: 11 days & 10 nights

Destinations: Beijing - Xian - Chongqing - Yangtze Cruise - Shanghai

Travel Type: Private guided tour - FlexibleFree to customize

• Visit top China attractions - the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors
• Enjoy leisure and luxury cruise on Yangtze River
• Selected luxury & boutique hotels for elderly travelers
• Slow-paced itinerary with patient local guides

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Be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel at downtown. Relax and get over jet lag during the rest of the day.

  Suggested hotels in Beijing:   

- Luxury 5-star hotels: The Peninsula Beijing , Regent Hotel

- Boutique hotels: Jingshan Garden Hotel, Shadow Art Boutique Hotel

- Comfortable 4-star hotels: Penta Hotel, Park Plaza

Take a private escorted tour to Temple of Heaven, a complex of religious buildings, which was the site of the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest, now you can see the local Beijingers, especially the elderly, doing morning exercises here. Join the locals and take a Tai Chi lesson at Temple of Heaven. For senior travelers, the soft moves and kicks are good for your health mentally and physically. Secondly, go to the Tiananmen Square, located at the heart of Beijing, is the world's largest city center square. 

Thirdly go to the Forbidden City, officially as the Imperial Palace Museum, was constructed between 1406 and 1420 by the Ming emperor Zhu Di and witnessed the enthronement of 14 Ming and 10 Qing emperors over the following 505 years. 

 Kind Reminder:  

  • The Forbidden City closes on each Monday, your tour consultant will helps you to adjust the tour itinerary if it happens to be Monday. 


  • Beijing Kung Fu Show: A rare chance to watch the real Shaolin Kung Fu. The performers are the best and have mastered the difficult moves. 
  • Beijing Opera Show: It is one of the most famous traditional Chinese opera. The artists wear heavy make-up and act out the legends and romance with their unique style of singing and dance. 

Meal: B, L

China senior tour with Temple of Heaven

A visit to the Great Wall is the highlight during your Beijing tour. We plan a private escorted tour to Mutianyu Great Wall today. For the elderly travelers, we arrange you the round way cable car to save time and energy. Mutianyu has the largest construction scale and best quality among all sections of Great Wall. In the old days, Beijing City is like a boxy bean curd or a chess board with each Hutong lying. This square layout not only influences Beijinger's way of living, but also affects their thoughts and actions. A pedicab Hutong tour is prepared for you to have a closer experience. 

Kind Reminder:  

  • Round-trip cable car ride is included at Great Wall. If you would like to descend by toboggan, please tell your tour guide in advance.


  • For foodies, special and crisp Peking duck dinner is recommended.

Meal: B, L

china tour for seniors couple

The Summer Palace comes first on today's plan. Its 70,000 square meters of building space features a variety of palaces, gardens and other ancient-style architectural structures. If the weather is good. You may take a dragon boat cruise on Kunming Lake for relaxation and a full view of Summer Palace. Then transfer to take a high-speed train to Xian from Beijing. The train from Beijing to Xian takes 4.5hrs - 5.5hrs with highest speed at 300kmh (186mph). Be met and transfer to hotel at downtown.

Meal: B, L

  Suggested hotels in Xi'an: 

- Luxury 5-star hotels: Sofitel Hotel on Renmin Square

- Boutique hotels: Eastern House Boutique Hotel

- Comfortable 4-star hotels: Grand Noble Hotel

Summer Palace

In the morning, transfer to visit the famous Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, which is one of the highlight attractions in China. It is significant because the hundreds of detailed life-size models. To avoid crowds of tourists, we will start little bit early today. From the entrance to exhibition hall, you will take battery car instead of 20mins walk. Learn from your expert guide the facts and history of Terracotta Army. In the afternoon, visit the Bell Tower, which locates in the central downtown and was built in 1384 during the early Ming Dynasty with a height of 36 meters and covers an area of 1,377 square meters.


  • Tang Dynasty Singing and Dancing Show - A wonderful performance of the ancient music and dance. This is also a good way know more about the ancient Tang dynasty and some more history and art of that period.
 Meal: B, L

Terracotta Warriors tour for seniors

Take flight to Chongqing, be met and transferred to visit Chongqing Zoo to see lovely Giant Pandas first. And then go to the Ciqikou old town, locates at the Shapingba District of Chongqing, is a 1000-year-old small ancient town standing on the west bank of Jialing River. After dinner, board the luxurious Yangtze cruise--it offers fascinating highlights such as beauty of Three Gorges, colorful shore excursions, and the mammoth Three Gorges Dam, etc.

Meal: B, L, D

Yangtze cruise

On board, you may join the morning Tai Chi class, and take shore excursion to "the Ghost City" Fengdu or Shibaozhai depending on the schedule of the cruise companies. Since 2010, some cruise companies offer optional shore excursions during your cruise, please kindly check with your travel consultant for more information.

Meal: B, L, D

Today you’ll get a close look of the enchanting landscape as you board a small boat and cruise along a tributary to the Yangtze to explore the exceptionally beautiful Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong Stream depending on the arrangement of the cruise company.

Meal: B, L, D

Shore excursion to the amazing Three Gorge Dam: it is the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity (22,500 MW). Later, disembark at Yichang. After lunch, transfer to airport and fly to bustling Shanghai.

Meal: B, L

  Suggested hotels inShanghai: 

- Luxury 5-star hotels: Hyatt on the Bund, The Langham Shanghai Xintiandi

- Boutique hotels: Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai, Yangtze Boutique Hotel

- Comfortable 4-star hotels: SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai

In the morning, lead you to Yu Garden in the downtown area. It was inaugurated in the Ming dynasty and has a total area of 20,000 square meters. As a paragon of the south Chinese landscaping style, it is a must-see sight in Shanghai. Then go to Shanghai History Museum to take a look at Shanghai's history and culture. Then go to the Bund to see the old and new Shanghai at the each side of Huangpu River. Later, wander in Nanjing Road-- the world-famous shopping paradise nearby the Bund.


  • The Acrobatics Show at night- It is not to be missed in Shanghai. Acrobatics is one of the oldest performing arts in China. Here you will see the amazing feats of balance and skill.

Meal: B, L

China senior tour to Shanghai Yu Garden

Your guide and driver will escort you to airport and help you with the check-in procedures. Fly back home safely. Your 11 days China vacation ends. 

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Meal: B

What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suite Your Preference

    In each place, we hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Vegetarian foods can be arranged on request. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our China tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

  • Internal Transportation

    Based on your needs, we could make bookings of internal transportation, including domestic flights, inter-city trains, long-distance bus, etc.

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