Day to day itineray - 9 Days
Day 1 Beijing (D)
Arrive in Beijing, the capital and cultural center of China, where virtually every boulevard and building exudes an air of importance, Transfer on arrival to your plush hotel.
Day 2 Beijing (B L D)
Enjoy a full-day tour of the sights that make Beijing a spectacular destination: the sprawling Forbidden City, home to 24 Ming and Qing emperors and now a repository of precious art and antiques; the Temple of Heaven, famous for its elegance and symmetry; and the Summer Palace, an oasis of tea gardens, pavilions, painted corridors, and shimmering Kunming Lake with Empress Dowager's eccentric marble ship.
Day 3 Beijing (B L D)
One of the world's most awe-inspiring sights, the Great Wall snakes along nearly 4000 miles of impossibly steep hills and harsh, rugged plains. Today's excursion will give you ample time to explore it in leisure and marvel at the manpower that went into building the world's longest structure entirely by hand. Continue to the Ming Tombs, the graveyard of 13 emperors, before returning to Beijing for an imperial-style Peking Duck dinner.
Day 4 Beijing / Xi'an (B L D)
Linger at the sights and markets a bit before flying to Xi'an, a vital center of history, culture and archaeology.
Day 5 Xi'an (B L D)
It is impossible to overstate Xi'an's importance in China's history. Here began the fabled Silk Road, here a string of dynasties made their capital, here a Neolithic culture built a village 6000 years ago, and here lies a highlight of your trip: the excavation site of 8000 terra cotta soldiers, buried around the tomb of Emperor Qin, builder of the Great Wall and other massive endeavors. Round out your tour with stops at the old City gate, Provincial Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
Day 6 Xi'an / Yangzhou (B L D)
This morning, visit Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province. Sightsee Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum and the Provincial Museum, then continue on to Yangzhou. Visit man-made Slim West Lake. Ge or He Gardens, and Marco Polo Museum.
Day 7 Yangzhou / Shanghai (B L D)
Arrive in Shanghai and disembark. Visit Cao Yang Township.
Day 8 Shanghai (B L D)
Become acquainted with this thriving, cosmopolitan metropolis, touring its major attractions: The Shanghai Museum's splendid exhibits, Nanjing or Huai Hai Road's shops, Jade Buddha Temple, The Bund and a theatrical performance at the Children's Palace. Follow dinner party this evening with an astonishing acrobatic show.
Day 9 Shanghai / Home (B)
With new insights and found memories of China, you embark on your homebound journey aboard your select airline.
Meals Symbol: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner
Tour Features Includes:
Hotel accommodation in the tour
Daily three meals in the tour
Tour admission and Transfer services<
Local tour conductor in each city
All service charges and hotel taxes
Tour Cost Does Not Include:
Round-trip transpacific air ticket
Meals not specified in the itinerary
Passport and visa fee
Gratitude to guides