● Roundtrip international airfare & Chinese domestic airfare & tax
● 4-and 5-star hotel accommodations
● 3 meals each day ● Deluxe bus tours
● Fluent English-speaking tour guides
● Entrance fees for attractions
Day 1 - ORD/Shanghai/Beijing
Check in at ORD International Airport for an afternoon flight. Your adventure begins as you cross the international date line.
Day 2 - Beijing
Arrive in Shanghai, connected to Beijing, the Capital of China by midnight. You will be met at the airport by your tour guide and transferred to hotel.
Day 3 - Beijing
Visit the Tian An Men Square, the largest square in the world,
and the Temple of Heaven, built in 1420 A.D., where the emperors prayed to the heavens for a good harvest.
Sightseeing today will continue with a tour of the Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, home of 24 emperors with a total space of 9,999 rooms, and the Summer Palace, featuring the Long Corridor with painted gallery, Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill, Seventeen Arch Bridge and the Marble Boat.
Day 4 - Beijing
Tour bus excursion to the Great Wall, the 4,000 mile long and 2,000 year old construction is said to be the only man-made structure visible by the naked eye from the moon. Visit the Ming Tombs. One of the 13 Ming Emperors' Tombs is fully excavated and open for exploration.
Day 5 - Beijing/Shanghai/Suzhou
Fly to Shanghai, followed by a bus trip to Suzhou for the Lingering Garden, Tiger Hill, Hanshan Temple and the National Embroidery Institute to see silk embroidery, a local craft with thousands of years of history. Dinner this evening will include a show featuring traditional Chinese music.
Day 6 - Suzhou/Hangzhou
Morning tour bus excursion to Hangzhou for a visit to the Economic Development Zone and the centuries-old Lingyin Temple, featuring a 64.3 foot high camphor-wood carving of Buddha.
Day 7 - Hangzhou/Shanghai
Morning boat cruise on West Lake with relaxing stopover at jewel-like pagodas and tea houses. Afternoon tour bus trip to Shanghai.
Day 8 - Shanghai
Visit the Yu Garden, a maze of marvelous pavilions, ponds, rocky works and overarching trees. Also visit the Bund, Shanghai’s famous waterfront park. Tour the Pudong Economic Development Zone.
Day 9 - Shanghai/ORD
The afternoon flight will depart by 1:30pm for ORD where you will arrive at 10:30am on the same day.
- Price reflects double occupancy; add $500 for single occupancy
- Add $200 to take Terra-Cotta Warriors itinerary
- Free business conference included if passenger requires
- Valid passport and visa required
- Includes: shuttle bus service on departure and return days, Post
Departure travel insurance & all tour attractions on the itinerary