Cities: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Guilin, Yangshuo, Shanghai

Highlights: The Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Terracotta Warriors, Wild Goose Pagoda, Panda Research Institute, Tian Tan Buddha, Victoria Peak, Longsheng Rice Terraces, Li River, Reed Flute Cave, The Bund, Yu Garden, Oriental Pearl TV Tower

In one of the most comprehensive 18-Day tours offered to the Orient, this tour visits seven diverse cities scattered throughout China.  In addition to visiting perennial favorites on the Chinese mainland, this tour includes time in the alluring metropolis of Hong Kong where travelers can enjoy sights, sounds, and experiences found nowhere else.    Each city of this tour has importance to the true understanding of China:  the vast history of cities such as Beijing and Xi'an are complimented with the natural beauty of Guilin and supplemented with the bustling modernity of Hong Kong and Shanghai.  This is an experience to be remembered always and a perfect introduction to the many complexities of modern China.


Itinerary Summary
Day
City
Meals
Activity
1
Depart US to Beijing
In-Flight Meal
Depart US to Beijing
2
Arrive Beijing
In-Flight Meal
Arrive Beijing
3
Beijing
Breakfast, Lunch
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Free afternoon
4
Beijing
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Hutong, Peking Duck Dinner
5
Beijing
Breakfast, Lunch
Sacred Way of the Ming Tomb, Great Wall
6
Beijing to Xi'an
Breakfast
Fly to Xian
7
Xi'an
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Terracotta Warriors, Wild Goose Pagoda, Dumpling Feast and Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show
8
Xi'an to Chengdu
Breakfast, Lunch
Ancient City Wall, Shaanxi History Museum, Fly to Chengdu
9
Chengdu to Hong Kong
Breakfast, Lunch
Panda Research Institute and Breeding Center, Fly to Hong Kong
10
Hong Kong
Breakfast, Lunch
Victoria Peak, Stanley Market, Repulse Bay, Historic Fishing Village of Aberdeen, Dim Sum Lunch, Free afternoon
11
Hong Kong
Breakfast
Free Day
12
Hong Kong to Guilin
Breakfast, Dinner
Fly from Hong Kong to Guilin
13
Longsheng Day Excursion
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Longji Ancient Village
14
Guilin to Yangshuo
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Li River Cruise to Yangshuo, Free afternoon
15
Guilin to Shanghai
Breakfast, Lunch
Reed Flute Cave, Tea Banquet, Fly to Shanghai
16
Shanghai
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Shanghai Bund, Silk Museum, Old Town, Yu Garden
17
Shanghai
Breakfast
Free Day
18
Depart Shanghai to US
Breakfast, In-flight Meals
Depart Shanghai to US

Hotel Details
City
Hotel
Phone Number
Beijing
Sheraton Dongcheng Hotel
011-86-10-5798-8888
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Xi'an
Holiday Inn Xi'an Big Wild Goose Pagoda
011-86-29-8819-9977
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Chengdu
Tibet Hotel
011-86-28-8318-3388
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Hong Kong
L'hotel Nina et Convention Centre
011-852-2280-2898
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Guilin
Guilin Bravo Hotel
011-86-773-289-8888
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Yangshou
Jasper International Hotel
011-86-773-888-9688
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Shanghai
Central Hotel Shanghai
011-86-21-5396-5000
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