Day 2: Arrive Beijing. Evening arrival in Beijing, China’s historic and cultural capital. You’ll be met by your guide and escorted to your upscale hotel in the center of Beijing, within short distance of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Capital Hotel
Day 3 to 6: Beijing. Meet your fellow travelers at a special "orientation breakfast" hosted by your local guide. You’ll have several days to explore on your own. Your hotel is ideally located in the heart of the city within short distance of many major attractions, as well as the best shopping and dining. Your professional guide will be glad to make suggestions if you prefer to explore independently. To make the most of your visit and enrich your experience, your guide will offer you a chance to join some exclusive excursions to the city’s highlights as well as memorable evening activities. (B)
Day 7: Beijing/Shanghai. Today, board a short flight to Shanghai, China's largest city, bustling commercial center and port. In recent years, Shanghai has gone through a major revitalization and is now considered one of Asia's most vibrant and exciting cities. Transfer to your conveniently located hotel.
Day 8 & 9: Shanghai. Two full days to savor Shanghai's exotic temples and colorful markets as well the modern additions to the cityscape. Your local guide will offer an optional full day city tour to explore the new and the old. You may also wish to take in a performance of the renowned Shanghai Acrobats. While in Shanghai, do not miss the optional excursion to Suzhou, called "Venice of the East" by the explorer Marco Polo. (B)
Day 10: Shanghai/USA. Today you’ll be escorted to the airport and bid farewell to China as you board your return flight. Your exciting journey comes to an end as you arrive the USA later today.(B)
optional tours: Following are some of the optional tours offered in Beijing and Shanghai:
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Full Day Forbidden City and Summer Palace with Lunch.
Full Day Great Wall and Ming Tombs with Lunch.
Full Day Hutong (Old Beijing) & Temple of Heaven with Lunch. Enjoy an unforgettable look at behind-the-scenes of Hutong, the old city of Beijing. You'll ride on a traditional 3-wheel cycle through the labyrinth comprising this district. Walk along ancient alleyways and see where ordinary citizens live side by side with gracious old estates once owned by Beijing's old aristocracy. After an included lunch, proceed to the Temple of Heaven, a masterpiece of architectural harmony and precision. ($60, lunch included.)
Evening Opera Performance and Peking Duck Dinner.
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Full Day Shanghai City Tour with Lunch.
Full Day Suzhou Excursion with Lunch.
Shanghai Acrobats Performance with Dinner.
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