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.
Traditional ancient town at night, Suzhou, China
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-Xian (AB, L, D)
The morning is free to take a Hutong Tour before our flight to Xian.
Day 7 Xian (AB, L, SD)
Spend an exciting day as we visit the Terracotta Warriors excavation site.
Three pits contain over 7,300 warriors, horses and chariots crafted more
than 2,000 years ago in honor of China's first Emperor Qin Shi Huang.
After lunch, continue to the Big Goose Pagoda and the Ancient City Wall.
We attend a spectacular Tang Dynasty Show and later indulge ourselves
with a Chinese Dumpling Banquet.
Day 8 Xian-Chongqing-Cruise (AB, L, D)
Board a flight to Chongqing where we visit the General Joseph Stillwell
WWII Museum. We will also visit a Panda Garden before boarding our
5-Star Century Diamond Cruiser.
The suspension bridge across the Yangtze River just below the Three Gorges Dam
Day 9 Yangtze Cruise (AB, L, D)
Our first excursion includes Shibao Zhai. In the evening, enjoy Captain's Welcome Party and Welcome Crew Show.
Day 10 Yangtze Cruise (AB, L, D)
Today's shore excursion consists of the Lesser Three Gorges: Qutang
Gorge, Wu Gorge, and Xiling Gorge. Also, take an exciting excursion
through the Shennong Stream, where you will hop on a small peapod boat.
Day 11 Yichang-Shanghai (AB, L, D)
Shore excursion of the Three Gorges Dam and arrival in Yichang. Later,
we take flight to Shanghai.
Ancient Forbidden City Wall in Beijing, China
Day 12 Shanghai-Suzhou (AB, L, D)
This morning we make our way to Suzhou where we visit Tiger Hill, the
Linger-in Garden and Silk Factory #1 before returning to Shanghai. A
side excursion of Shanghai Harbor cruise or Shanghai Acrobat Show
completes the evening.
Day 13 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.
Day 14 Shanghai-USA (AB)
Free morning in Shanghai before catching a flight back home via Beijing.
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