Day 1 Arrive Beijing
Upon arrival in Beijing, China’s capital, you will be greeted and escorted to the hotel.
Day 2 Bejing, (AB, L, SD)
Enjoy a full day tour of China’s fascinating capital begins with the Tiananmen Square and the Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City, home of Chinese emperors for more than 500 years. Take a pedicab on a Hutong Tour through the ancient parts of the city and get acquainted with the local residents on a family visit. Later enjoy a fabulous welcome banquet featuring Peking duck at Da Dong restaurant.
Day 3 Bejing (AB, L)
The highlight today is an excursion to the Great Wall at Badaling. Enjoy the dramatic vistas of the Great Wall as it descends and rises as far as the eye can see. Visit the Temple of Heaven, where the emperors came to pray for good harvest. Attend a mystical amazing show, “Legend of Kung Fu” (VIP seating).
Day 4 Beijing - Xi'an (AB, L)
This morning, visit to the Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a scenic boat ride on Kunming Lake (weather permitting). Enjoy a special Imperial lunch at The Bai family Garden Restaurant or Champion Mansion to experience the delicious delicacy and the royal service of ancient China. Take a late afternoon flight to Xi’an, China’s ancient capital.
Day 5 Xi'an (AB, L, SD)
Today’s highlight is a visit to the Archaeological Museum, home to an army of more than 6, 000 life-size Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses excavated from the tomb of the 1st emperor of the Qin Dynasty. Visit the Ancient City Wall, built during the 14th century. Enjoy the Imperial Dinner Show at The Tang Dynasty Xi’an (Tang Yue Gong) recreating the music, costumes and dances of that era.
Day 6 Xi'an - Guilin (AB, L, SD)
Fly to the scenic Guilin. Enjoy a city tour including the Reed Flute Cave, and the scenic Elephant Trunk Hill. This evening, you will enjoy a Tea Banquet (Cuisines cook with tea) at famous Tea Cuisine Restaurant.
Day 7 Guilin - Yangshuo (AB, L)
Cruise along the beautiful Li River, and experience the breathtaking of Guilin with it’s unique limestone rock formations. Disembark at the charming Yangshuo village and browse the antique and craft markets or relax at one of the local cafes.
Day 8 Yangshuo - Guilin -Hangzhou (AB, L)
Transfer to Guilin for flight to Hangzhou and start exploring this charming 2,000-year-old city with a boat ride on the scenic West Lake. Enjoy a grand musical show, “Impression West Lake”, a unique metropolitan out-door performance on a natural stages setting, emphasizing Han folk stories, innovative and technical stage effects and the beauty of Hangzhou’s urban landscape.
Day 9 Hangzhou (AB, SL)
Visit Lingying Temple and Feilai Peak. Then enjoy a tea ceremony, sipping Dragon-well-green-tea at the tea plantation. Enjoy a special lunch in Lou Wai Lou Restaurant for famous traditional Hangzhou cuisine. Built in 1848, this was Premier Zhou Enlai’s favorite restaurant and is right on the lake.
Day 10 Hangzhou - Shanghai (AB, L)
Enjoy a Bullet Train ride to Shanghai, the “ Paris of the Orient”. Upon arrival, your sightseeing features the bustling shopping Street, Nanjing Road and the Bund, famous promenade along the Huangpu River.
Day 11 Shanghai (AB, L, SD)
Start your morning with a visit to the famous Shanghai Museum, China’s most up-to-date museum showcasing the country’s ancient glory. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the Yu Garden, famous for its rock gardens, pavilions, halls and ponds, and Old Shanghai Bazaar, with shops filled with all manner of interesting curios. Continue your visit stopping in the Old Town and the modern Xintiandi. Tonight enjoy the city’s best Shanghai cuisine at Ye Old Station restaurant (once a monastery) serving 1920 style Shanghai cuisine or similar.
Day 12 Shanghai - Wuzhen - Shanghai (AB, L)
Travel to the picturesque water town of Wuzhen, the famous “Oriental Venice”, stroll along the beautiful water town with a good number of side alleys, bridges, ancient docks and secondary waterways which is a fascinating place to stroll around. Return to Shanghai in the late afternoon.
Day 13 Shanghai - Home (AB)
Farewell to Shanghai. Transfer to the airport for your flight back to USA.
Beijing: The Regent Beijing
Xi’an: Sofitel Xi’an on Renmin Square
Guilin: Shangri-La Guilin
Yangshuo: The Green Lotus
Hangzhou: JW Marriott Hotel
Shanghai: The Westin Bund Center Shanghai
Beijing: Peking Duck Dinner
Xi’an: Imperial Dinner Banquet
Guilin: Tea Banquet
Shanghai: Shanghai Cuisine
Regional Cultural Entertainment
Beijing: Legend of Kung Fu Show
Xi’an: Tang Dynasty Dinner Show
Hangzhou: Impression of West Lake
Shanghai: ERA Acrobatic Show
Hong Kong Extension
Harbour Grand Kowloon from $489 per person
Day 13 Shanghai – Hong Kong (AB)
Upon arrival, proceed to hotel (Seat-in-coach). Spend the day at leisure to explore “The shopping Capital of Asia” on your own.
Day 14 Hong Kong (AB)
Your half-day sightseeing highlights the introduction to Hong Kong Island through Repulse Bay, Stanley Market and Aberdeen’s floating community. Then ascend Victoria Peak to take in the breathing taking panoramic views of the city.
Day 15 Hong Kong (AB)
Farewell to Hong Kong. Transfer to airport for departure flight.
Air fare Shanghai – Hong Kong is approximate $190 or can be purchased with your International air fare at discounted rate depending on airline’s fare rule.
2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast at Harbour Grand Kowloon
Roundtrip airport transfers (Seat-in-coach)
Private half day Hong Kong Island tour