Day 1-2 Depart from LAX, Los Angeles
Board a Trans-Pacific flight to Beijing.
Day 3 Beijing (AB, L, D)
Arrive in Beijing in the early morning. Prior to checking into the hotel, we
visit sites of the 2008 Olympic Games such as the Bird's Nest (outside)
and the Water Cube (outside). After resting up, we visit the Summer
Palace and a pearl factory.
Day 4 Beijing (AB, L, SD)
After breakfast, we visit the Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and
the Temple of Heaven. In the evening, we are treated to a famous Peking
Duck Welcome Banquet.
Zhouzhuang, water city near Shanghai
Day 5 Beijing (AB, L, D)
Along the way to the Great Wall, we stop by a jade factory. After exploring
the Great Wall, lunch is served. We then return to the city for shopping
followed by dinner and a Kung Fu show.
Day 6 Beijing-Zhouzhuang (AB, L, D)
The morning is free to take a Hutong Tour before an afternoon flight to
Shanghai. Upon arrival in Shanghai, we visit the canal city of Zhouzhuang
to get a feel for rural China that few foreigners have ever had the chance
to experience. After touring the city, we enjoy a gondola ride. Following
dinner, we make our way to Suzhou for the night.
Summer Palace in Beijing
Day 7 Suzhou-Shanghai (AB, L, D)
Suzhou has more than 60 classical gardens that have inspired countless
Chinese novels, paintings and poems. Today we witness this beauty at
"The Linger-in Garden", Tiger Hill and its Giant Leaning Pagoda and then
on to Suzhou's Silk Factory #1. In the evening we return to Shanghai for a
side excursion of a Harbor Cruise or a Shanghai Acrobat Show.
Day 8 Shanghai (AB, L)
Today we enjoy a ride up the famous Pearl TV Tower in the Pudong section,
stroll through Yu Yuan Garden and the surrounding Old Shanghai District.
Lunch is followed by a walk along Nanjing Road and the waterfront Bund
to view the city skyline.
Pagoda at Tiger Hill, Suzhou, China
Day 9 Shanghai-USA (AB)
Free morning in Shanghai before catching a flight back home via Beijing.
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