Beijing-Shanghai-Wuxi-Suzhou-Hangzhou-Guilin- Yangshuo- Guangzhou 12 Days Tour
Day1,arrivel in Beijing
Board an international flight bound for China. Cross the International Date Line.Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. Our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the luxury hotel for rest and relaxation.
Beijing, the capital of China, it served as the capital for 5 dynasties over a period of 800 years with each emperor identified as a dragon sent from heaven. Tour Tiananmen Square, the largest square in the world, and also known as a witness for many historical and contemporary events. Visit the Palace Museum, more commonly known as the Forbidden City, until recently opened only to the emperor's family. This complex, the largest imperial palace ever built in the world, features more than 800 buildings with over 9,000 rooms, resplendent golden- glazed roofs, red lacquered pillars and vermilion walls. See the high-walled "Inner City" with its government buildings. After lunch, we tour the Summer Palace, built in classical Chinese style in 1750 as a royal recreational resort. Among its famous features are the 700-meter-long corridor with its wonderful Painted Gallery, the Marble Barge, and several magnificently painted pavilions and pagodas. On our way back to the city, we’ll make a photo stop at the National Grand Theatre- “Dome” and Qianmen Street. Enjoy roast Beijing duck in dinner. After dinner, you will enjoy an acrobatics performance.
Have an excursion to the Great Wall. This wonder of the world was built 2600 years ago. Built to protect its people from northern marauders, the Great Wall snakes its way thousands of miles across Northern China and is one of the few objects on the earth visible from the space. This morning we spend time walking atop this man-made wonder of the world and appreciate its imposing wonder. After that, our next destination is the Temple of Heaven where the Ming and Qing emperors prayed to heaven for a good harvest. At last, we go to Olympic Park, we will make a stop at the new landmarks of Beijing - the Olympics sites including "Bird's Nest"-National Stadium and the amazing "Water Cube"-Olympic Swimming Pool.
Day4,Beijing - Shanghai - Wuxi
Fly to Shanghai, the largest commercial and financial center of China. Tour Yu Garden, a finely designed maze of elegant pavilions and ponds in the old part of this city. Tour Shanghai Town God's Temple and Old Street. Then stroll along the Bund, China's most famous waterfront stretching about one mile along the Huangpu River. From there you may take a photo of the Tower of the East Pearl (Asia's tallest TV tower) in the newly developed Pudong District.
Day5,Wuxi - Suzhou - Hangzhou
After breakfast, we will visit the Yuantouzhu Park (Turtle Head Park) and Tai Lake. Proceed to Suzhou, a city of gardens and waterways. Suzhou city tour visits to Lingering Garden, Hanshan Buddhist Temple and Silk Factory, overlook the Tiger Hills and pass by the Grand Canal. Travel to Hangzhou.
Day6,Hangzhou - Shanghai
Hangzhou is praised along with Suzhou as "paradise on earth". Enjoy a cruise on the beautiful West Lake with stops at a typical teahouse. Visit the centuries old Lingyin Temple, Fei Lai Feng and Dragon Well Tea Plantation to have a taste of the famous green tea-Dragon Well. Return to Shanghai. Have a local flavor dinner.
Day7,Shanghai - Guilin
After breakfast, we are free at leisure. No lunch provided today. In the afternoon, you will fly to Guilin. overnight in guilin.
Guilin is a southwest city famous for its splendid natural scenery. The city tour of Guilin first takes us to the Reed Flute Cave, with another beautiful name as the Art Palace of Nature, features fantastic natural stalactite and stalagmite formations, artfully illuminated by multicolored lights. Another magnificent view you will not miss is Elephant Trunk Hill. In addition to Li River and Taohua River, Guilin is richly endowed with four lakes which are namely Rong Lake, Shan Lake, Gui Lake and Mulong Lake. If time alows, we will walk along the lakes and enjoy the beauty of natural scenery of the themed gardens, pavilions, and towers. Enjoy the local cuisine-rice noodles for dinner.
Day9,Guilin - Li River - Yangshuo
Cruising down the Li River, you will be entering a real life gallery. You will pass along the picturesque riverbank and see limestone hill vistas. You may even catch the fascinating sight of fishermen fishing with cormorant birds! Lunch is served aboard. The cruise ends at Yangshuo. We disembark and wander around the town with visits to the Moon Hill, Big Banyan, and the ancient West Street. Tonight you enjoy the fantastic Minority Musical Stage Performance on Li River-Impression on Third Sister Liu (Yingxiang Liusanjie). The show is directed by Chinese famous director Zhang Yimou.
Day10,Yangshuo - Guilin - Guangzhou
Our morning tour of Yangshuo includes visit to the old streets. After lunch, we head back to Guilin by bus and take the express train to Guangzhou.
After breakfast, you are transferred to airport for your return flight back to your home. You will be in the United States the same day. End of tour. Today you can go to Hong Kong and staying there at your own expense and fly back home from Hong Kong.,end the tour.