Our Golden China Discovery Tour is a 13 day/10 night tour that takes you to Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai, and Suzhou.
Experience the grandeur of China on our Golden China Discovery Tour. You will enjoy touring some of China's most historically significant, picturesque and compelling cities. From the dynamic and influential capital city of Beijing, to the ancient city of Xi'an, you will be captivated by this tours diverse sights. Guilin, city of beautiful rivers and landscapes - captured elegantly by artists of the majestic Tang dynasty is also on this tour. Finish with an amazing Shanghai, "Pearl of the Orient" and Suzhou, a city of scenic gardens, canals, and Chinese culture.
Here is a brief description of what the Itinerary for this tour would look like.
Day 1-2: Depart from LAX
Board a Trans-Pacific flight to Beijing.
Day 3: Beijing (AB,L,D)
Arrive in Beijing in the early morning. Prior to checking into the hotel, we visit the sites of the 2008 Olympic games such as the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube. After a short rest, we will visit the Summer Palace and a pearl factory.
Day 4: Beijing (AB,L,SD)
After breakfast, we visit the Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. In the evening, we are treated to a famous Peking Duck Welcome Banquet.
Day 5: Beijing (AB,L,D)
Along the way to the Great Wall, we stop by a jade factory. After exploring the Great Wall, lunch is served. We then return to the city for shopping followed by dinner and a Kung Fu show.
Day 6: Beijing - Xian (AB,L,SD)
This morning is free for leisure or enjoy an optional Hutong Tour before an afternoon flight to Xian. In Xian, we attend a spectacular Tang Dynasty Show and later indulge ourselves with a Chinese Dumpling Banquet.
Day 7: Xian (AB,L,D)
Spend an exciting day as we visit the Terracotta Warriors excavation site. Three pits contain over 7,300 warriors, horses, and chariots crafted more than 2,000 years ago in honor of China's first Emperor Qin Shi Huang. After lunch, we continue to the Big Goose Pagoda and the Ancient City Wall.
Day 8: Xian - Guilin (AB,L,D)
In the morning, we take a flight to Guilin. Explore Elephant Trunk Hill and later marvel at the stalagmites in the Reed Flute Cave.
Day 9: Guilin (AB,L,D)
We cruise down the Li River and arrive in Yangshuo free market. In the evening, we attend a Folk Dance and Song Show.
Day 10: Guilin - Shanghai (AB,L)
Depart Guilin for Shanghai where we visit the Yu Yuan Garden, Old Shanghai District, and take a ride up the famous Pearl TV Tower. After lunch we stroll along Nanjing Road and the Bund.
Day 11: Shanghai - Suzhou (AB,L,D)
Today we visit Suzhou, known for its delicate gardens. In Suzhou we visit Tiger Hill, the Linger-in Garden and Silk Factory #1 before returning to Shanghai. An optional Shanghai Harbor cruise or Shanghai Acrobat Show completes the evening.
Day 12: Shanghai (AB)
Free day to explore Shanghai. We suggest visiting the Shanghai 2010 Expo beginning May 1st,2010 through October 31st, 2010!
Day 13: Shanghai - USA (AB)
Free morning in Shanghai before catching a flight home via Beijing.
For more information about the Golden China Discovery tour that we offer you can look at it here on our website: http://www.chinadiscoverytours.com/china/2010-ta-itn.html
If you have any questions please feel free to call our travel specialists and we would be more than happy to help you.
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-China Discovery Tours Blogger Team!