Day 1 Check into LAX Airport, Los Angeles
Arrive in the evening and check-in at the LAX Airport.
Day 2 LAX Airport-Beijing
Board a Trans-Pacific flight to Beijing.
Day 3 Beijing (B, L, D)
After arriving in Beijing, visit the sites of the 2008 Olympic Games such as the Bird's Nest (outside) and the Water Cube (outside) before checking into your hotel. After a short rest, enjoy a visit to the Summer Palace and Pearl Factory.
Day 4 Beijing (AB, L, SD)
Today you will visit the Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven. In the evening enjoy a Peking Duck Banquet. If you'd like, this can be replaced with alternative meals.
Day 5 Beijing (AB, L, D)
Today you will visit the Great Wall followed by the jade factory. After exploring the Great Wall, we will stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Then you will return to the city for shopping. After dinner, enjoy a spectacular Kung Fu show for evening entertainment.
Li River in the morning
Day 6 Beijing-Xian (AB, L, SD)
Take a Hutong (a neighborhood) Tour in the morning before catching an afternoon flight to Xian. In the evening enjoy a Special Chinese Dumpling Banquet followed by a Tang Dynasty Show.
Day 7 Xian (AB, L, D)
Spend an exciting day as you visit the Terracotta Warriors excavation site. Three pits contain 7,300 warriors, horses, and chariots. After lunch, continue your tour by visiting the Big Goose Pagoda and the Ancient City Wall.
Day 8 Xian - Guilin (AB, L, D)
Visit Shanxi Provincial Museum before departing our flight to Guilin.
Day 9 Guilin (AB, L, D)
Enjoy a Li River Cruise. Visit Yangshuo free market and attend Folk Dance and Song Show in the evening.
Great Wild Goose Pagoda
Day 10 Guilin - Shanghai (AB, L)
Explore Elephant Trunk Hill and later marvel at the stalagmites in the Reed Flute Cave. You will then leave Guilin for Shanghai.
Day 11 Shanghai - Suzhou (AB, L, D)
Enjoy your day by visiting Tiger Hill, Lingering Garden and the Silk Factory No.1 in Suzhou before returning to Shanghai in the afternoon/evening. If you would like us to arrange your evening entertainment, we recommend a Shanghai harbor cruise or Shanghai Acrobat Show at additional cost.
Day 12 Shanghai (AB, L)
Explore Shanghai by visiting the Yu Yuan Garden, Old Shanghai District, followed by a ride up the famous Pearl TV Tower. After lunch, enjoy a walk along Nanjing Road and the Bund.
Day 13 Shanghai - USA (AB)
This is a free morning in Shanghai before taking flight back home.
||This itinerary is subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including: weather, airline schedules, cruise itinerary changes, boat changes, etc.