Day 1 Beijing
Arrive in Beijing after your flight and we will escort you to your hotel.
Day 2 Beijing (AB, L, D)
Today you will begin your journey by visiting the sites of the 2008 Olympic Games, such as the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube for outside viewing. Afterward, enjoy a visit to the Summer Palace and Pearl Factory.
Day 3 Beijing (AB, L, SD)
Today you will visit the Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven. In the evening, you will be treated to a Peking Duck Banquet. (This can be replaced with alternative meals if preferred.)
Day 4 Beijing (AB, L, D)
Today you will journey to the Great Wall followed by the jade factory. After exploring the Great Wall, stop for lunch at a local restaurant before returning to the city for a brief shopping excursion. After dinner, enjoy a spectacular Kung Fu show for some late evening entertainment.
Day 5 Beijing - Shanghai - Zhouzhuang - Suzhou (AB, L, D)
In the morning, you will take a Hutong Tour and have lunch with a local family before your flight to Shanghai in the afternoon. Upon arrival, board your coach to the city of canal city of Zhouzhuang to get a feel for rural China. Following dinner, make your way to Suzhou - known as the "Venice of the East" and its classical Chinese gardens.
Day 6 Suzhou - Hangzhou (AB, L, D)
Today, you will visit Lingering Garden - one of the four most famous gardens in China, Silk Factory #1, take a boat ride on the Grand Canal, Tiger Hill which is 118 feet in height and covers over 3 acres and the National Embroidery Institute. Afterwards, board your coach to the wonderful city of Hangzhou. Upon arrival and check-in at the hotel, enjoy a free evening at your leisure.
Tiger Hill Pagoda, Suzhou
Grand Canal, Suzhou
Day 7 Hangzhou - Shanghai (AB, L, D)
In the morning, visit a Tea Plantation and the Lingyin Temple (the Temple of Soul's Retreat). In the afternoon, enjoy a boat ride on beautiful West Lake. Afterwards, continue on your journey to the city of Shanghai. Upon arrival, you can enjoy a free evening to explore the city on your own.
West Lake, Hangzhou
Tea Plantation, Hangzhou
Day 8 Shanghai (AB, L, D)
Spend the day exploring the city of Shanghai with a trip to The Bund - Shanghai's famous waterfront, Yu Yuan Garden - the famous classical garden that dates back to the Ming Dynasty and the Silk Rug Factory. Afterwards, explore the surrounding Old Shanghai District and stroll along Nanjing Road. Later, enjoy the optional tour: an amazing Shanghai ERA Show or Shanghai Harbor Cruise at an additional cost.
Nanjing Road, Shanghai
Day 9 Shanghai (AB)
After breakfast, we will escort you to the airport to catch your international 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.