The itinerary begins with your arrival at the airport in Beijing and ends with your transfer to the Shanghai airport for your departure home. When making your travel arrangements, please keep in mind that the majority of flights to China from the United States arrive the following day and flights back to the United States arrive the same day.
Day 1: Arrive in Beijing
Upon arrival, meet your local guide and transfer to Beijing International Hotel or similar for check-in.
Day 2: Beijing
Full day tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace. (B, L)
Optional Kung Fu Show with Peking Duck dinner, USD 65 per person.
Day 3: Beijing
Full day tour: the Badaling Great Wall (2 hours visit at least) with jade stone workshop visit en route, photo stop at the Bird Nest & Water Cube. (B, L)
Day 4: Beijing
Full day tour: the Temple of Heaven (watch local people doing all kinds of morning exercise, including Chinese Tai Chi ), pearl factory, Hutong tour by rickshaw with a home visit. (B, L)
Day 5: Beijing - Xi'an
Fly to Xi'an. Visit the Provincial Museum & Big Wild Goose Pagoda. (B, L)
Day 6: Xi'an
Full day excursion to the Terra-cotta Warriors Museum, and visit to the ceramics & pottery workshop en route. Enjoy the Dumpling Dinner and Tang Dynasty Show tonight. (B, L, SD)
Day 7: Xi'an - Shanghai
Fly to Shanghai. Rest of day is at leisure. (B)
Day 8: Shanghai
Full day visit to the Yu Garden, Shanghai Museum, the Bund and Xintiandi, Pudong New Development Zone and famous Shanghai Acrobatic Show tonight. (B, L, D)
Day 9: Shanghai - Suzhou - Shanghai
Full day excursion to Suzhou: the Garden of Master of Nets, Silk Spinning Factory , cruise on the Grand Canal and Pingjiang Road Old Town Area. (B, L)
Day 10: Chongqing - U.S.A
Transfer to airport for your flight home. (B)
Key: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner, (SD) Special Dinner