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 Bird's Nest and the Water Cube for outside viewing. Afterwards, enjoy a visit to the Summer Palace and a pearl factory.
Forbidden City, 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-Chongqing (AB, L, D)
Fly to Chongqing where you will visit the General Joseph Stillwell WWII Museum and a Panda Garden before boarding the 5-star Century Legend Cruiser.
Yangtze River, China
Day 8 Yangtze Cruise (AB, L, D)
Today's excursion is to the Shibao Zhai. Enjoy the Captain's Welcome Party and Welcome Crew Show in the evening.
Shibao Zhai Pagoda
Day 9 Yangtze Cruise (AB, L, D)
Today we pass through the Qutang Gorge and the Wu Gorge before taking an excursion of rowboats through the Shennong Stream. In the evening, sail through the Three Gorges Dam ship locks.
Day 10 Yichang-Shanghai (AB, L, D)
You have a shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam and arrive in Yichang afterwards. Later, we board a flight to the great city of Shanghai.
Day 11 Shanghai - Suzhou (AB, L, D)
Enjoy your day by visiting Tiger Hill, Lingering Garden and the Silk Factory No.1 in Suzhou before returning to Shanghai in the evening. If you would like us to arrange your evening entertainment, we recommend a Shanghai harbor cruise or Shanghai acrobat show at an additional cost.
Day 12 Shanghai (AB, L)
Explore Shanghai by visiting the Yu Yuan Garden, Old Shanghai District, followed by a ride up the famous Pearl TV Tower. After lunch, enjoy a walk along Nanjing Road and the Bund.
Yu Yuan Gardens, Shanghai
Day 13 Shanghai (AB)
Spend this morning as you like before we escort you to the airport for your flight home or to your next destination.