High Speed Rail and Cultural Tour of Eastern China

Day 01 Beijing
Upon arrival in Beijing, meet your local guide and transfer to your Hotel

Day 02 Beijing (AB,L,SD)
After breakfast, visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Spend time enjoying the cultural relics of the Palace Museum. For lunch you will enjoy Imperial Cuisine at Fangshan Restaurant, located on an island in Beihai Park. After lunch, visit the Temple of Heaven. Tonight attend a welcome dinner banquet featuring Beijing Roast Duck.

Day 03 Beijing (AB,L)
In the morning enjoy a walk around a neighborhood park to see the local people practicing Tai Chi. Continue to the Great Wall at Juyongguan, one of the highlights of your trip. In the afternoon visit the Summer Palace.

Day 04 Beijing – Xi'an (AB,L,SD)
After breakfast, enjoy a pedicab tour of the Hutongs, the "old city" neighborhood. Then visit Prince Gong's Palace and the Drum Tower. After lunch you’ll take the high speed train to Xian.
In the evening, attend the Tang Dynasty Dinner Show.

Day 05 Xi'an – Shanghai (AB,L,D)
Today's highlight is a visit to the Archaeological Museum, home to more than 6,000 life-size terra-cotta warriors. This afternoon you’ll tour the Ancient City Walls, the Bell Tower and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Take an overnight sleeper to Shanghai.

Day 06 Shanghai – Suzhou (AB,L,D)
After breakfast, take a train to Suzhou, a charming city of canals and gardens. Sightseeing will include Tiger Hill, the symbol of Suzhou, as well as the Humble Administrator's Garden and the Silk Embroidery Research Institute.

Day 07 Suzhou – Hangzhou (AB,L,D)
After breakfast, take a high speed train to Hangzhou via Shanghai. In the afternoon enjoy a boat ride on the West Lake.

Day 08 Hangzhou (AB,L)
After breakfast, tour the Ling Yin Monastery, and then visit a tea plantation, where you will sample famous Dragonwell Tea. After lunch you are free to explore the West Lake area on your own, shop for silk or take in one of the wonderful museums. A late afternoon high speed train takes you to back to Shanghai

Day 09 Hangzhou – Shanghai (AB,L)
Visit the Shanghai Museum, known for its wonderful collection of Chinese art. Continue to beautiful Yu Yuan Garden and stroll the lanes of the neighboring old Shanghai Bazaar.
Later visit Nanjing Road, bustling with shoppers, and then The Bund, picturesque promenade along the Huangpu River. The Bund is a great place for people watching. . This evening you’ll have the chance to explore some of Shanghai’s fabulous restaurants and nightlife on your own.

Day 10 Shanghai – USA (AB)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home to the USA.

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