14 Day China Highlight
· All prices and hotel accommodations are subject to change without notice
Day 1 U.S.A. to Beijing
Deluxe flight to Beijing with 3 meals on board and new movies provided.
Day 2 Beijing
You will arrive in Beijing in the late afternoon and transfer to the hotel for some much needed rest.
Day 3 Beijing
The excursion today includes a visit of the Summer Palace, a famous resort of Empress Dowager Ci Xi, where you can feast your eyes with the Long Corridor. Other attactions include the Longevity Hill and the Kunming Lake. After lunch, you will continue to visit the Forbidden City, the best-preserved imperial palace in the world, and the Temple of Heaven.
Day 4 Beijing
The highlight for today is a visit to the astonishing Great Wall, the only man-made structure on Earth which can be observed from the Moon. After lunch, you will descend from the wall and head to the Ming Tomb Museum. In the evening, you will have an opportunity to view an acrobatic show.
Day 5 Beijing to Xian
Today, you will visit the well-known Tian Anmen Square before taking a flight to Xian, the city where 11 dynasties in history once took as the capital. Next, you will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda where you can enjoy a stage show of the re-creation of the Tang Dynasty Complex of dancing and music after dinner. Accommodations are made for Xian.
Day 6 Xian
Known as the starting point of the Silk Road, Xian is home to the QinShiHuang legions of Terra-Cotta Warriors. Xian is recognized by the UNESCO as the eighth wonder of the world. After lunch, you will visit Hua Qing Pool, a favorite resort of the famous Lady Yang. Hua Qing Pool is one of the four great beauties in history and where the well-known Xian Incident took place. In the evening, enjoy the Imperial Dumpling Banquet for dinner.
Day 7 Xian toWuhan
After a morning visit to the ancient city wall, you will fly to the city of Wuhan, an important city in central China. You will then take a brief tour of the city and then transfer to the docks and board our Regal China Cruises for our exciting Yangtze River Three Gorges Cruise.
Day 8 Yangtze River Cruise
The Yangtze River Voyage will pass Sha shi, Jinzhou and head for one of the three Gorges - Xiling Gorge. Dinner will be served on board the cruise.
Day 9 Yangtze River (Yichang, Gezhou Dam, Xiling gorge)
Approaching the entrance of the Three Gorges, the boat comes to Gezhou Dam, the biggest dam along the Yangtze River. While you are on board, the boat will rise 30 meters high before entering into Xiling Gorge. At this height, you can see the huge construction site of the biggest dam being built in the world – the Three Gorges Dam.
Day 10 Yangtze River (Three Lesser Gorges, Wu Gorge)
Enjoy Wu Gorge which is famous for its tortuous course and fog that offers dim and indistinct beauty. Here you will transfer to a small boat where you will go against the flow of the stream and enjoy the gorgeous view and exciting experience of the Three Lesser Gorges. Dinner will be served on board the cruise.
Day 11 Yangtze River (Qutang Gorge)
Extending 20 miles long, the Qutang Gorge is the most magnificent of all with majestic scenery of grand mountains soaring into the sky.
Day 12 Chongqing to Shanghai to Suzhou
The boat arrives in Chongqing in the morning. You will then take a city tour if time permits before flying to Shanghai. Upon arrival in Shanghai, you will board a motor coach to Suzhou.
Day 13 Suzhou to Shanghai
Our tour in Suzhou includes the exquisite Lingering Garden, Tiger Hill, Hanshan Temple, and Suzhou Embroidery factory. In the afternoon, you will depart the city of Suzhou for Shanghai. In Shanghai, you will visit the Nanjing Road, the Bund, and the Jade Carving Factory. You will stay overnight in Shanghai.
Day 14 Shanghai to U.S.A
After breakfast, you can visit the Yu Garden and then enjoy some leisure shopping for the rest of the day. Bid China a fond farewell as you board an overnight flight from Shanghai to U.S.A.