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  Day 1 Depart USA
  Day 2 Beijing
  Day 3 Beijing
  Day 4 Beijing
  Day 5 Xian
  Day 6 Xian
  Day 7 Yangtze Cruise
  Day 8 Yangtze Cruise
  Day 9 Yangtze Cruise
  Day 10 Yangtze Cruise
  Day 11 Hong Kong
  Day 12 Hong Kong
  Day 13 Hong Kong
  Day 14 Guilin
  Day 15 Long Sheng
  Day 16 Yangshuo
  Day 17 Suzhou
  Day 18 Shanghai
  Day 19 Shanghai
  Day 20 Shanghai
  Day 21 Journey home
Trip Highlights

Uncover China’s timeless historical and natural wonders
  • Imperial Beijing: where your exciting tour starts, to discover China's proud capital and its countless imperial treasures such as the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and the legendary Great Wall.
  • Xian - dynastic capital: Your history lesson continues when you visit the historic heartland of China, the home of the buried Army of Terra Cotta Warriors.
  • Yangtze River Cruise: Four-day cruise upstream Yangtze River's fabled Three Gorges, aboard China's official five-star cruise ship - President 1with guaranteed balcony cabin. Daily shore excursions and onboard entertainment included. Visit the massive Three Gorges Dam; cruise through the 5-stage ship lock; explore the scenic Shennong Stream on motorized sampans, and tour Shibaozhai, an old Yangtze riverside town.
  • Scenic Guilin: By the Chinese standard, "the most beautiful city under heaven" for its surreal limestone pinnacles and the fabled Li River. You will find out why.
  • Idyllic Long Sheng: A legendary corner of China, a true gem for its spectacular Dragon Spine Rice Terraces and minority villages.
  • Canton, gateway to China: A short flight takes you to the sub-tropical Guangzhou (formerly Canton), China's vibrant port city open to foreign trade in 1685, and the center of all Cantonese culture. Canton offers a glimpse of the China of yesterday and today. Your city tour is then followed by a scenic catamaran ride to Hong Kong via the dynamic Pearl River Delta and the South China Sea.
  • Hong Kong - the Pearl of the Orient: Hong Kong, the former Crown Colony, China's richest, most cosmopolitan city, is a kaleidoscope of life; a sophisticated fusion of East and West; a city of diversity where new and old meet at every turn. Feel the pulse of the China's vibrant outpost and experience the culture that makes Hong Kong unique.
  • Macau, China's city of gambling: Take a vacation from your vacation! Enjoy our affordable optional tour to the ex-Portuguese colony to experience a colorful mix of Latin culture and Chinese legacy - the neighborhoods of cobblestone streets, pastel buildings, and Las Vegas-style casinos, Macau is a taste of the Mediterranean on the South China Sea.
  • Classic Suzhou: The canal-laced water town is China’s artistic center over centuries; famed throughout China for its silk production, classic gardens and Grand Canal
  • Metropolitan Shanghai: once the "Paris of the East" in 1930s, now the trendiest city in China, a perfect place to wrap up your memorable China journey.

Savor China's world-renowned delicacies with special culinary events
  • Peking Duck Dinner: delight in the succulent, crispy and aromatic Peking Duck dinner right after you climbed the Great Wall
  • Xian Dumpling Banquet: Enjoy a 17-course dumpling dinner, each with distinctive shapes and aroma.
  • Mongolian Barbecue lunch in Shanghai: savor an authentic meal that harkens back to the days of Genghis Khan.

Experience the real China, up-close and personal, with our Culture Insite Program
  • Hutong tour in Beijing: explore the alleyways and courtyard homes of old Beijing riding rickshaws, and conclude the tour with a home-hosted lunch at local famil home.

Exclusive features that few tour operators mean to offer
  • Watch a Circle Vision documentary about the buried Army of China's First Emperor - the Terra cotta Warriors in Xian.
  • Enjoy an bird-eye view of new Shanghai from the 88th floor of Jinmao Tower - China's tallest building.
  • Off-the-beaten-path visit to Long Sheng and its Dragon Spine Rice Terraces which is rarely included in the conventional itineraries.
  • Ride in the Maglev, the world's fastest magnetic levitation train, when you are in Shanghai.

Marvel at UNESCO World Heritage Sites in your trip
  • The Great Wall
  • Forbidden City
  • Summer Palace
  • Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing
  • Terra-cotta Warriors and Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, Xian
  • Classic gardens of Suzhou

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