Day 1 Beijing
When arriving in Beijing, you will be greeted by local representatives at Beijing Capital Airport and then transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day will be free.
Day 2 Beijing
We will visit Tian'anmen Square, Tiananmen Tower, Monument to the People's Heroes, Great Hall of the People, Chairman Mao Zedong Memorial Hall and see the national flag raising ceremony. You can choose to enjoy an optional Icons of Beijing tour. Next we will visit Tongrentang Chinese Medicine Institute. Optional Peking Duck dinner is available.
Day 3 Beijing
We will visit Great Wall (Juyongguan). Then visit Beijing 2008 Olympic Center including the famous Beijing National Stadium aka Bird's Nest and Water Cube from outside. Lastly, visit one of the largest Jade Exhibitions in Asia enroute and see skilled artisans working at a Cloisonné Factory. Optional Night Tour: Beijing Kung Fu Show.
Day 4 Beijing - Suzhou (1028 km)
You can sign up for the optional day tour: Live Like a Local. After 5pm, take a flight to Shanghai (about 2 hours). Upon arrival at Shanghai airport then transfer to Suzhou directly by bus.(About one hour drive)
Day 5 Suzhou - Wuxi (49 km)
After breakfast, we will visit the Lingering Garden. Afterwards, continue to the Suzhou Silk Factory, have the opportunity to taste the famous local dish "Hong Shao Paigu" pork rib dish. You can choose to take optional Grand Canal cruise tour. In late afternoon, enjoy a visit to the Li Garden.
Day 6 Wuxi - Hangzhou (136 km)
Today, we will make our way from Wuxi to Hangzhou. On the way to Hangzhou we will pass by and chill at the fresh Water Pearl Farm. We will also enjoy Dongpo Pork dish. You can choose optional evening shows: Impression West Lake or West Lake Night Show.
Day 7 Hangzhou - Shanghai (164 km)
After breakfast we will visit West Lake where you can take optional boat ride tour. For lunch, you will have the opportunity to taste the authentic local "Xiao Long Bao" (steamed buns). After lunch, visit the No.1 tea plantation and taste Dragon Well Tea. Afterwards, the bus driver will drive us to Shanghai, walk along the Bund and take optional Huangpu River Night Cruise.
Day 8 Shanghai
We will visit the Shanghai Museum, the City God Temple Bazaar. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner in Shanghai style, called "Hu" cuisine. Optional Night Show: ERA The Intersection of Time.
Day 9 Shanghai - Home
After breakfast, we will be transferred from the hotel to the airport. You will depart from Shanghai and head back home, or you can choose to extend your trip to other cities in China.