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.)
Temple of Heaven, Beijing
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.
Great Wall of China, Beijing
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 - Shanghai (AB, L, D)
Today, you will catch a flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, visit The Bund, Shanghai’s famous waterfront, and Nanjing Road, China’s premier shopping street that spans 3.1 miles. Later visit Yu Yuan Garden, a famous classical garden that dates back to Ming Dynasty and explore the Old Shanghai District.
Day 8 Shanghai - Suzhou (AB, L)
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 ERA Acrobat Show at an additional cost.
Grand Canals, Suzhou
Day 9 Shanghai (AB)
Spend this morning as you like before we escort you to the airport for your flight home or to your next destination.