B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner
Leave USA via Air China non-stop flight in the afternoon for Beijing. Cross International Dateline.
Beijing, China's political and cultural center for the past 700 years, offers many of the sights that make China one of the world's most popular destinations. Arrive in Beijing at 6:00pm . Meet your friendly guide and check into the hotel for a good night's rest. /Beijng Feitian Hotel.
Start your tour with Tian Anmen Square, the largest public plaza in the world; Forbidden City, so called because it was off limits for 500 years, is the largest and best-preserved cluster of ancient buildings in China. The 9,999 rooms house numerous treasures and legends. The Summer Palace, which was the favorite summer resort of Empress Dowager Cixi, is one of the finest sights in Beijing.
Day excursion to the mighty Great Wall, over 3,000 miles long and said to be the only man-made structure visible by the naked eye from the moon. Temple of Heaven , the perfection of Ming architecture. It consists of Round Altar; Echo Wall; Imperial Vault of Heaven and Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest.
Fly to Xi'an via CA 1223 (12:10-13:50), an ancient capital city for 11 dynasties. Visit Ancient City Wall and History Museum, opened in 1992 and rated by some as the best museum in China. /Wan Nian Hotel /Tang Dynasty Show in the evening.
Day 06 Xi'an (B,L,D)
Visit the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum. In 1974 peasants digging a well uncovered what turned out to be the major archaeological discovery of the 20th century: an underground vault of earth and timber that eventually yielded thousands of life-sized terracotta soldiers and their horses in battle formation. Wild Goose Pagoda. And Jade Factory.
Fly to Hangzhou in the morning. Visit Linyin Temple. /Ramada Hangzhou Hotel
Visit Dragon Well's (LONGJING) Tea which you will be able to taste during a visit to the Tea Plantation. Sightseeing also includes a boat ride on the placid West Lake surrounded by hills and gardens, its banks dotted with pavilions and temples. It is the most beautiful lake in China. Priavte bus to Suzhou.
Suzhou is said to be the "Venice of the Orient" by Marco Polo in the 13th century. Visit the most beautiful gardens in China with ponds, zigzag bridges, rock formation hill, exotic flowers, etc. Each garden takes dozens of years to finish. Silk factory where you will see how to process from cocoon to silk. Also visit the magic of Double Embroidery Research Institute.
Bus ride to Tongli, an ancient village where 60% of the residential houses were built during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, consisting of classic courtyards and carved brick archways and bridges. Private bus to Shanghai. /New Century Hotel Shanghai
Shanghai, China's largest city. Once known as a "paradise of adventurers" in pre-1949 days, it is now the country's most important industrial and commercial center with a population of over 13 million. Tour highlights today include the Shanghai Museum; YuGarden; the Bund, a popular local waterfront park for local gatherings. /Acrobatic Show in the evening.
Free day on your own after breakfast to shop or explore.
Transfer to the airport after breakfast. Board Air China flight in the morning and arrive USA the same day.
Hong Kong extension:
Shanghai-Hong Kong (B)
Leave Shanghai in the morning for H.K. Transfer to New World Renassance Hotel or the same class. Afternoon free on your own.
Hong Kong Island tour include the Repulse Bay; Tiger Palm Beach; Fishing Village and Voctoria Peak. Afternoon free on your own. Or you can take optional tours offered in your hotel.
Explore Hong Kong on your own.
Be transferred to the airport in the morning and back to USA the same day.
Price: $899.00 per person double occupancy;
Single room $350.00 extra