Day 1 Beijing
Arrive in Beijing after your flight, where we will greet and 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.)
Forbidden City, Beijing
Temple of Heaven, Beijing
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.
Great Wall of China, Beijing
Day 5 Beijing-Xian (AB, L, SD)
Take a morning tour through the friendly neighborhood of Hutong before catching an afternoon flight to Xian. By that evening, expect to enjoy a Special Chinese Dumpling Banquet followed by a traditional Tang Dynasty Show.
Day 6 Xian (AB, L, D)
Spend an exciting day with the Terracotta Warriors at their excavation site today. You will learn that three giant 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 7 Xian - Shanghai (AB, L, D)
Today, you will catch a flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, visit The Bund - Shanghai's famous waterfront and Nanjing Road - China's premier shopping street that spans 3.1 miles. You will also visit Yu Yuan Gardens - a famous classical garden that dates back to Ming Dynasty and explore the Old Shanghai District.
Day 8 Shanghai - Suzhou - Shanghai (AB, L)
Today you make your way to Suzhou to visit Lingering Garden - one of the four most famous gardens in China, Tiger Hill which is 118 feet in height and covers over 3 acres. Visit the Grand Canals and Silk Factory #1. You will return to Shanghai and stop at the Silk Rug Factory and later, you can enjoy the optional tour of an amazing Shanghai ERA Show or Shanghai Harbor Cruise at an additional cost.
Grand Canals, Suzhou
Day 9 Shanghai (AB)
After breakfast, we will escort you to the airport to board your 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.