Day 1: Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. Meet your guide upon arrival and be transferred to your comfortable hotel. Includes: (D).
Day 2: Beijing. Begin the day with a visit to Tian’anmen Square, the world largest. Then, move on to the Imperial Palace, also known as the "Forbidden City" that symbolizes the imperial and traditional China. After lunch, visit Temple of Heaven, the place where the emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties worshiped heaven and prayed for peace and harvest. A Peking Duck Dinner concludes your first full day activities in China. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: Beijing. Visit the enchanting Summer Palace, one of China's largest and best-preserved imperial gardens. In the afternoon, you will visit the Yonghe Lama Temple, the biggest Tibetan Buddhist Lama Temple in Beijing, and the most renowned in China. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Beijing. Today's highlight is your excursion to the Great Wall, one of the "Seven Wonders of the World" and the symbol of Chinese civilization. Then, move on to visit the Ming Tombs (Chang Ling Tomb) area where is for deceased emperors of the Ming Dynasty. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Beijing - Xi’an. After a relaxed breakfast at hotel this morning, you will take a walk through some old "Hutongs", a kind of ancient-city compound. You will then fly to Xi'an, a famous ancient capital of China. Check in Hotel upon arrival. Climb up the ancient City Wall and visit the Forest of Steles Museum, where precious stone carvings and sculptures are kept. Dumpling dinner is at a local restaurant. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 6: Xi’an. Begin the day with a once-in-a-lifetime viewing of the extraordinary 2,200-year-old Terracotta Warriors of China's first Emperor, Qin Shihuang. After lunch, visit the superb Shaanxi History Museum, the best of its kind in China. Visit to Big Wild Goose Pagoda which was built in 652 A.D. It contains a large volume of Buddhist scriptures which were obtained from India by the eminent monk of Xuanzang. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 7: Xi’an - Guilin. Fly to Guilin, one of China's most beautiful cities. Check in Hotel. Visit Fubo Hill for a panoramic view of Guilin and Seven Star Park for its huge caverns and charming pavilions. Enjoy a Sichuan flavor dinner at a local restaurant. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 8: Guilin. Check out the Elephant Trunk Hill in the morning. Today's highlight is cruising down the Li River, which stretches 83 kilometers from Guilin to Yangshuo. The cruise will give you a chance to savor the lovely view of the area's extraordinary limestone peaks. The cruise ends in Yangshuo. Check in Hotel. Visit local markets. Yangshuo is a charming small town with its main street lined with small hotels, countless souvenir shops and restaurants. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 9: Guilin - Shanghai - Suzhou. Take a morning walk through the town to the river. Then, return to Guilin and fly to Shanghai in the afternoon. Transfer to Suzhou, check in Hotel. Founded in 514BC, Suzhou is known as the "Venice of the East". It was so named by early travelers because the town was built around a network of canals and 300 bridges. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 10: Suzhou. You will begin the day with a stop at the relatively under-visited but intriguing Canglang Pavilion. The highlight of the day is a visit to two of Suzhou's beautiful gardens - Zhuozheng Yuan and Lion's Grove. You will also visit Suzhou Silk Museum. Afternoon, you will take a boat ride on the Grand Canal and visit Hanshan Temple and the superb arched bridge Feng Qiao, built in 1557. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 11: Suzhou - Shanghai. Travel to Shanghai by motor vehicle this morning and stop by Luozhi Village on the way. This charming village is set in a lovely environment and maintains a traditional atmosphere with many classical buildings and bridges over streams and canals. Arrive Shanghai at noon. Check in Hotel. Visit the Bund and Yuyuan Garden in the afternoon. A fabulous Acrobatic Show concludes your first day in Shanghai. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 12: Shanghai. This morning you will visit the marvelous Shanghai Museum, Then a visit to the Jade Buddha Temple where two rare jade statues of Sakyamuni Buddha are treasured. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 13: Return from Shanghai. Transfer to the airport and board your homebound flight. Includes: (B).
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