The Grand Tour

Beijing - Xi'An - HangZhou - SuZhou -WuXi - NanJing - ShangHai - (15 Days)

(B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
If a specific hotel listed here is unavailable,
you will stay at a comparable hotel
with the same level of service

Day 01: Arrival in Beijing

Upon arrival in Beijing, you will be met and transported to your hotel.

After your overseas flight, you can relax during the remainder of the afternoon and evening.

For dinner, you may eat in the hotel or explore local restaurants.

(4-star: Tianlun Dynasty Hotel ; 5-star: Beijing New Century Hotel)

Beijing Summer Palace

Day 02: Beijing

Your first day of touring in our capital city will begin with strolling across the Tiananmen Square - the largest and most imposing public square in the world. Through the Meridian Gate on the north side of the square, you will enter the fabled Forbidden City to appreciate its majesty and magnificence. In the afternoon, you will visit the Temple of Heaven where the emperor, twice each year, would visit to thank the Gods for a good harvest and pray for the new one. To complement a memorable start to your tour, you will have Beijing Duck Dinner at the famous century-old Quan Ju De restaurant followed by a fascinating Peking Opera performance. (B, L, D)

Day 03: Beijing

You will follow the Chinese saying "you are not a real human being until you climb up on the great wall” at the Badaling Great Wall of China, more than 2, 500 years old. The wall was constructed to protect China from the savage Northern tribes. The wall construction was initiated in 200 B.C. during the Qin Dynasty and was finished around the 15th century during the Ming Dynasty, which lasted for 10 dynasties.   After the Great Wall, you will visit Dingling, one of the Ming Tombs – the burial site of royalty during the Ming Dynasty.   It took 10 years from Dingling's discovery develop the site. Entrance to this sacred burial ground is via the Sacred Way, an avenue where large animal statues stand guard.  (B, L, D)

Sacred Way

Day 04: Beijing - Xi'an

This morning you will marvel at the treasures of the Summer Palace, the largest imperial garden in the world. And then you will be transported to the airport for your flight to Xi'an - the ancient capital of China for 11 dynasties. After checking in at the hotel, you will be accompanied to visit the ancient well-preserved City Wall. Tonight you will feast at a special Chinese Dumpling Dinner Banquet.
(B, L, D) (4-star: Jianguo Hotel Xi’an; 5-star: Sheraton Xi’an Hotel )

Xian Wall

Day 05: Xi'an

Today's highlight is a visit to the Terracotta Warriors Museum. The museum is home to an entire army of life-sized clay soldiers buried centuries ago to guard the underground tomb of China's first emperor - Qin Shihuang. After this you will be transported back to the city where you will visit the Forest of Stone Steles Museum and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Your dinner served for this evening will be the Tang Dynasty Dinner Show at the Tang Dynasty Palace. (B, L, D)

Terracotta Warriors

Day 06: Xi'an - HangZhou

This morning's tour features the Provincial History Museum with a collection of more than 113,000 historic and cultural artifacts unearthed in Shaanxi. After lunch, you will be transported to the airport for your flight to HangZhou. Check in at the hotel upon arrival. You will then visit the LingYin Temple . (B, L, D)

Day 07: Hangzhou

Visit the West Lake, the Red Carp Pond and the Mausoleum of General Yue Fei. (B, L, D)


Day 08: Hangzhou - SuZhou

In the morning, you will visit the Six Harmonies Pagoda. Then, you will take a train to SuZhou and our guide will pick you up at the Suzhou railway station and transport you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free so you can explore at your leisure and find a local restaurant in which to eat. (B, L)

Day 09: Suzhou

Visit the Hanshan Temple, the Zhuozheng Garden, the Tiger Hill and the Lingering Garden. (B, L)

Day 10: SuZhou – WuXi

You will take a train to Wuxi, where you will be met and transported to your hotel. Visit the Taihu Lake and the Li Garden. (B, L, D)

Suzhou garden

Day 11: WuXi – NangJing

You will take a train from Wuxi to NangJing, where you will be met then be transported to your hotel and relax for the remainder of the afternoon. (B)

Day 12: NangJing

A full day of sightseeing on the banks of the Yangtze River includes the Sun Yatsen Mausoleum and Yangtze River Bridge. (B, L, D)

Yangtze River

Day 13: NangJing – ShangHai

You will take a train from NanJing to ShangHai, where you will be met then transported to your hotel. You can then relax and explore at your leisure if you wish.
(B, L) (4-star: Shanghai Mansion; 5-star: Shanghai Hilton)

Day 14: Shanghai

You must see the most modern city of China. At the Shanghai Museum, you will see beauty firsthand. The museum's displays show Chinese art from ceramics to jade to furniture. After experiencing Shanghai's past, you will see Shanghai's future at the TV Tower of Oriental Pearl - the world's third tallest TV tower. The remaining time is for you to enjoy the magnificent views of the City's Old Bund, its European architecture and the Yuyuan Garden. In the evening, you will be treated to a magnificent Portman Acrobatic Show. (B, L, D)

Shanghai waterfront

Day 15: Departure from ShangHai

Having completed your memorable China tour, today you will be transported to the airport for your flight home. (B)

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