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, we'll visit the sites of the 2008 Olympic Games such as the Bird's Nest (outside) and the Water Cube (outside) before checking into hotel. After a short rest, we'll visit the Summer Palace and Pearl Factory.
Day 4 Beijing (AB, L, SD)
Today we'll see Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. That evening we'll enjoy a Peking Duck Banquet. If you'd like, this can be replaced with alternative meals
Day 5 Beijing (AB, L, D)
This is the day where we'll visit the Great Wall and a jade factory. After exploring the Great Wall, we will stop at a local restaurant for lunch. We return to the city for shopping. After dinner, we have a spectacular Kung Fu show for evening entertainment.
Day 6 Beijing-Xian (AB, L, D)
Take a Hutong (a neighborhood) Tour in the morning before catching an afternoon 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 (AB, L, D)
Fly to Chongqing where we visit the General Joseph Stillwell WWII Museum and a Panda Garden before boarding 5-star Century Legend Cruiser.
Day 9 Yangtze Cruise (AB, L, D)
Today's excursion is to the Shibao Zhai. Enjoy Captain's Welcome Party and Welcome Crew Show in the evening.
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 excursion through the Shennong Stream, where we take a small peapod boat out on some tributaries.
Day 11 Yichang-Shanghai (AB, L, D)
We have a shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam and arrive in Yichang afterwards. Later, we take a flight to Shanghai.
Day 12 Suzhou-Shanghai (AB, L, D)
Today we'll visit Tiger Hill, Lingering Garden and the Silk Factory No.1 in Suzhou before returning to Shanghai in the afternoon/evening. An optional Shanghai harbor cruise or Shanghai Acrobat Show completes the evening at additional costs.
Guilin City Scene, in the South-East of China
Day 13 Shanghai (AB, L)
Today we'll visit the the Pearl TV Tower in the Pudong section, stroll through the Yu Yuan Gardens, and the surrounding Old Shanghai District. Then lunch is followed by a walk along Nanjing Road and the waterfront Bund to view the city skyline.
Day 14 Shanghai-Guilin (AB, L, D)
Take an afternoon flight to Guilin, free for the rest of the day.
Day 15 Guilin (AB, L, D)
We cruise down the Li River and arrive at Yangshuo free market. In the evening, we attend a Folk Dance and Song Show.
Day 16 Guilin-Hong Kong (AB, L)
Explore Elephant Trunk Hill and later marvel at the stalagmites in the Reed Flute Cave before our flight out to Hong Kong. Upon arrival in Hong Kong please proceed to Counter B4 for your shuttle transfer to the hotel.
Day 17 Hong Kong (AB)
Enjoy a half day city tour of Hong Kong which includes Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, Aberdeen Fishing Village, and a Jewelry Shop.
Day 18 Hong Kong (AB)
Free day to explore Hong Kong.
Day 19 Hong Kong-USA (AB)
Free day in Hong Kong before catching your flight back to the U.S.
||This itinerary is subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including: weather, airline schedules, cruise itinerary changes, boat changes, etc.