Monday April 8, 2013 – Tuesday April 16, 2013
Join us for a nine-day excursion
through some of China’s most exciting cities!
Day 1, April 8, 2013
Los Angeles, Beijing
Travel to Los Angeles International Airport for an early morning flight to Beijing. Your adventure begins as you fly trans-Pacific aboard a wide cabin jetliner and cross the International Dateline.
Day 2, April 9, 2013
Beijing (Marriott Hotel or Crown Plaza, 5-star hotel)
Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China after a stopover in Shanghai. You will be met by your local tour guide at the airport. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 3, April 10, 2013
In the morning visit the Temple of Heaven, built in 1420 A.D? where the emperors prayed to the heaven for a good harvest. Tour bus excursion to the Great Wall, the 4,000-mile-long, 2,000-year-old structure is said to be the only man-made object visible to the naked eye from the moon. Visit to the Ming Tombs, one of 13 Ming Emperors’ Tombs is fully excavated and open for exploration. Visit the Olympics debut.
Day 4, April 11, 2013
Sightseeing includes the visit of the Tian An Men Square, the largest square in the world and The Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, home of 24 emperors with a total space of 9,999 rooms. The Summer Palace, known for many significant features including the Long Corridor and painted gallery, Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill, Seventeen-Arch Bridge and Marble Boat. Enjoy the Peking Roast Duck dinner and a meeting about the Future of Green Business in China.
Day 5, April 12, 2013
Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou (Crown Plaza, 4-star hotel)
Morning China Eastern Airlines flight to Shanghai, and then take a bus ride to Suzhou. Have short break after lunch. Afternoon sightseeing to Tiger Hill. Evening Dinner Show with traditional Chinese Music.
Day 6, April 13, 2013
Suzhou, Hangzhou (Crown Plaza, 4-star hotel)
Morning tour with the centuries old Lingering Garden. Afternoon visit to the National Embroidery Institute to see silk embroidery, an important local craft with a 1,000-year history. Take a bus ride to Hangzhou. Visit to the Economic Development Zone for your shopping pleasure.
Day 7, April 14, 2013
Hangzhou, Shanghai (Marriott or Renaissance Hotel, 5-star hotel)
Morning boat cruise on West Lake with relaxing stopover at jewel-like pagodas and tea houses. Visit to the centuries-old Lingyin Temple, with the main feature of the 64.3 ft-high camphor-wood carved Buddha Statue. Continue the bus journey to the wonderful sights of Shanghai.
Day 8, April 15, 2013
Morning visit to the Bund, a famous waterfront park. Enjoy the Yu Garden, a maze of marvelous pavilions, ponds, rocky works and over-arching trees. Free time exploration of the old town bazaar. Afternoon visit to the Pudong economic development zone.
Day 9, April 16, 2013
Shanghai, Los Angeles
You may spend your final hours in China on your own in the morning. Afternoon flight departure makes your arrival to the U.S.A. on the same day.