Day 1 Beijing
Upon arrival in Beijing, you will be warmly welcomed and escorted to your hotel to rest from your flight or have free time to explore Beijing on your own.
Day 2 Beijing (AB, L, D)
Begin your journey today by visiting the sites of the 2008 Olympic Games, such as the Birdís Nest and the Water Cube for outside viewing. Afterwards, enjoy a visit to the Summer Palace and a pearl factory.
The Bird's Nest, Beijing
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. (Alternative meals may be requested.)
Day 4 Beijing (AB, L, D)
Today you will journey to the Great Wall followed by the jade factory. After exploring the Great Wall, you will stop for lunch at a local restaurant before returning to the city and visiting the Lama Temple. After dinner, enjoy a spectacular Kung Fu show for some late evening entertainment.
Day 5 Beijing - Xian (AB, L, SD)
Take a morning Hutong tour (old alleyways and lanes) 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 - Luoyang (AB, L, SD)
Visit Muslim Square before taking the high-speed train to Luoyang. Have a Luoyang flavor dinner for the evening.
Terracotta Warriors, Xian
Day 8 Luoyang - Shaolin/Zhengzhou (AB, L, D)
In Luoyang, you will visit Longmen Grottoes and Guan Mausoleum. In the afternoon you will take a drive to Shaolin Temple, best known for its martial arts. Zongyue Temple at Songshang, Talin and Shaolin Martial Arts School are other sites in Shaolin. You will later travel to Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan Province.
Day 9 Zhengzhou - Shanghai (AB, L)
Board a flight to Shanghai and then check into your hotel. Explore Shanghai by visiting the Yu Yuan Garden, Old Shanghai District and take a ride up the famous Pearl TV Tower. After lunch enjoy a stroll along Nanjing Road and the Bund.
Day 10 Shanghai (AB)
This is your free day to explore as much of Shanghai as possible.
Day 11 Shanghai (AB)
Spend this morning as you like before we escort you to the airport for your flight home or to your next destination.