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HCC04 The Emperor's Journey 10 Days

Beijing - Hangzhou - Suzhou - Shanghai (Optional Extension: Hong Kong)

When the Ming and Qing emperors were tired of the forbidden city and the royal gardens in Beijing, they would travel down south to enjoy the gardens and cuisines in Suzhou and Hangzhou, which were called the "paradise on earth" by Marco Polo. Let's follow the emperors' footsteps to find out the treasures of the kingdom.

This itinerary is great for first time visitors.

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Day By Day Itinerary

Day 1: USA / Beijing

Fly to Beijing, the capital of China.

[Meals: in-flight dinner, breakfast and lunch]

Day 2: Arrive Beijing

Our tour guide will greet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel.

[Hotel: Four Points By Sheraton Beijing, Haidian Hotel - 4.5 star]

Day 3: Beijing

Visit Tiananmen Square. Stroll through the courtyards and palaces of the imposing Forbidden City, once the exclusive enclave of Ming and Qing Dynasty emperors. Then visit Jingshan park, enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the palace and the city. Then tour Beijing's old Hutong (”narrow lanes”) area by old fashioned pedicab. Visit a local family living in a court-yard-style home known as Siheyuan. Then enjoy a relax walking tour at Houhai and a Peking Duck Banquet at Quanjude Restaurant.

[Meals: American & Chinese Buffet Breakfast; Lunch; "Quanjude" Peking Duck Banquet Dinner]

[Hotel: Four Points By Sheraton Beijing, Haidian Hotel - 4.5 star]

Day 4: Beijing

Experience the thrill of walking on the Great Wall at Mutianyu, the most beautiful and original part of the wall. Then explore the landscaped grounds and pavilions of the Summer Palace.

[Meals: American & Chinese Buffet Breakfast; Lunch]

[Hotel: Four Points By Sheraton Beijing, Haidian Hotel - 4.5 star]

Day 5: Beijing

Visit the Temple of Heaven, where the Emperors prayed for harvest in Ming and Qing Dynasties. Then visit Beihai Park, the largest royal garden next to the Forbidden City. Enjoy free walking and the night market at Wangfujing Pedestrian Street, downtown Beijing.

[Meals: American & Chinese Buffet Breakfast; "Old Canton Restaurant" Lunch]

[Hotel: Four Points By Sheraton Beijing, Haidian Hotel - 4.5 star]

Day 6: Beijing / Hangzhou

Morning flight to Hangzhou, one of the seven capitals of ancient China, known for its tea products and the West Lake. Take a small boat cruise on the West Lake, revealing the ethereal beauty of Hangzhou’s willow draped islands. Dinner is served at a famous local restaurant, “Shanwaishan”.

[Meals: Buffet Breakfast; Lunch; Special Dinner]

[Hotel: Grand Metropark Hotel Hangzhou - 4.5 star]

Day 7: Hangzhou / Suzhou

Visit General Yuefei’s Temple. He was a well known national hero of ancient China. Then take a private bus to Suzhou, which is called “Venice of the East”. It has China’s most beautiful gardens. Visit Suzhou Silk Spinning Factory and Shantang Ancient Street.

[Meals: Buffet Breakfast; Lunch]

[Hotel: Grand Metropark Hotel Suzhou - 4.5 star]

Day 8: Suzhou / Shanghai

Visit The Master of the Nets’ Garden. Then drive to Shanghai. Visit Nanjing road and take a walk along the Bund, Shanghai’s graceful and historic waterfront boulevard.

[Meals: Breakfast; Lunch]

[Hotel: Wyndham Bund East Shanghai - 4.5 star]

Day 9: Shanghai

Visit the Old City Bazaar and the tranquil Yu Yuan Garden. Enjoy a traditional Shanghai Dumpling lunch. Bus tour of Pudong District. Take a picture of the highest tower of Asia, the Oriental Pearl Tower. Then visit Binjiang Park.

[Meals: Breakfast; Lunch]

[Hotel: Wyndham Bund East Shanghai - 4.5 star]

Day 10: Shanghai / US

The tour guide will send you to the airport to fly home. Or continue with Optional Extension to Hong Kong; Or stop over Guangzhou +$180; Hong Kong +$250; Taipei +$390.

[Meals: Buffet Breakfast]



Optional Extension: Hong Kong + $549 (Including the flight from Shanghai to Hong Kong)

Day 10: Shanghai / Hong Kong

Morning flight to Hong Kong. You will be met at the airport and sent to the hotel. At leisure for the rest of the day.

[Meals: Buffet breakfast]

[Hotel: The Royal Pacific Hotel and Towers or the same grade 4 star]

Day 11: Hong Kong

Hong Kong Island tour: You will visit Victoria Peak (Include one way Peak Tram ride), Aberdeen Fishing Village (Sampan boat ride is optional, not included), Stanley Market and Deep Water Bay Lookout.

[Meals: Lunch]

[Hotel: The Royal Pacific Hotel and Towers or the same grade 4 star]

Day 12: Hong Kong / US

The tour guide will send you to the airport to fly home. Or stay longer with no charge.

 

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