Ambassador Program A
Culture Immersion Tour to China
Day 1 - Chicago
Informational Briefing: Program
overview, cultural orientation
and survival Chinese lessons
Depart Chicago for Beijing
Day 2 -
Chicago to Beijing
arrival in Beijing
Day 3 -
AM Tour of Tian An Men Square and
the Forbidden City Two of Beijing’s most memorable
sights. Tian An Men Square is the largest public space
in the world and the heart of China. The Forbidden City,
with its massive stone and brick walls, was home for
the Emperors, referred in
the “Sons of Heaven”. This structure
was featured in the movie “The Last Emperor” and many other
Lunch: Beijing style food
PM Visit to the Great
One of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, and the only
man-made structure that can be seen from the Moon. Started
from the Qin Dynasty (221-206 B.C),
the great wall was completed in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and took
on its present
Dinner: Peking Duck dinner (traditional Chinese
Day 4 - AM Visit to the Summer Palace,
the renowned imperial retreat
renowned imperial retreat in the Qing Dynasty; Walk through
Corridor” with brilliant decorative painting on the ceiling,
and see the unique Marble Boat and Seventeen-Arch Bridge.
Lunch: Famous Beijing fast food
PM Visit to the Beijing Sackler
Located on the campus of Beijing University and Beijing
Ancient Observatory, the Museum is full of collections
of the China’s
Dinner: Beijing Local Style
enjoy Peking Opera in Liyuan Theater, the most prestigious
performance venue of Peking Opera.
Day 5 - Beijing
AM Visit to Beijing Languages and Culture University
Staff of the University will provide lectures on various
subjects focusing on Chinese history and culture.
restaurant in Beijing - the largest McDonald’s
outlet in the world. Taste the differences of American food in China
vs. in the U.S.
PM Visit to a Middle School
Observe a class of English, and talk to the teachers and
students in the class. Watch a traditional Chinese art
performance in English by the students.
members may be invited to take a part in the performance.
Dinner: Sichuan food (spicy!)
In the evening, Walking Tour of Wangfujing, the main shopping
street in Beijing.
Day 6 - Beijing
AM Hotel check-in
An ancient capital of China for over 1,000 years, Xi’an
is rich in culture, heritage (ancient emperor’s
tomb buried with Terra Cotta Warriors), and historic
and structures, its city wall being the most complete
longest of its kind in the world.
Lunch: Huaiyang style dishes (one
of four major Chinese culinary branches)
PM Visit to Xi’an
Foreign Language University
Lecture: The first feudal empire in China - Qin Dynasty
Lecture: Creation and development of the Chinese language
Dinner: Xi’an local
food with Muslim flavor
Day 7 - Xi’an
AM Tour of Shanxi Historical
Museum and Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Shanxi Museum of History is one of the largest museums in
China, with extensive collection of prehistoric and early
over 3,000 years of Chinese history.The Big Wild Goose Pagoda
is the place where the original Buddhist scriptures were
translated from Sanskrit into Chinese. It remains
to date an active
venue of worship and study.
Lunch: Home style country food
PM Tour of Qin
Dynasty Terra Cotta Warriors
Qin Dynasty Terra Cotta Warriors is one of the world’s
famous archaeological sites. There are over 6,000 life-size
after a soldier or servant.
Dinner: Famous Xi’an
Jiaozi (dumplings) Banquet
Jiaozi, Chinese dumplings, are common fare for northern
Chinese families. They are stuffed with a variety of different
are steamed, boiled or fried.
Day 8 - Xi’an
to Shanghai (3-hour flight)
AM Hotel check-in
Shanghai, China’s largest cosmopolitan city, is the
economic, financial, and cultural center of modern China.
Lunch: Shanghai-style fast food
PM Visit to Shanghai Museum
Opened in 1994, the Museum is designed to resemble an
ancient cooking pot. The building is an architectural
gem and its
of ancient arts and artifacts.
Tour of Pudong New Economic
Pudong New Economic Zone is the “Dragon Head” of
Yangtze River Delta Economic Zone.
Dinner: Dine while
cruising in the Huangpu River.
Day 9 - Shanghai
AM Zhujiajiao (1-hour
A town of “water & rice” located along
the waterfront of Yangtze River in suburban Shanghai, Zhujiajiao
is an ancient
town blending natural
beauty and splendid historic relics, featuring
tidy and clean streets interlaced with
narrow lanes, old gingko trees and small bridges
over winding streams flowing into Dianshan Lake. Pavilions,
temples and gardens are
scattered around, a
witness to the flow of time over thousands of years.
Lunch: Local style fresh-water dishes
PM Tour of Shanghai Bund
and Yuyuan Garden
Shanghai Bund (outer beach) is the financial center
of China. Extending over 10 kilometers, it
is a waterfront street featuring
style buildings as well as a shopping paradise.
Yuyuan Garden, well-known for its Suzhou-style garden architecture
built by a Ming Dynasty
Dinner: Farewell dinner
Evening: Walking tour
on Nanjing Road, the busiest shopping street in Asia.
10 - Shanghai to Chicago
AM Hotel check-out
Depart Shanghai for Chicago
Arrive in Chicago on the same day.