American breakfast (B) daily; Local Host service in each city; city maps; sightseeing as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary (inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE).
Day #1 Arrive in Beijing, China. Welcome to the capital city of China! Your hotel room is available for mid-afternoon check-in.
Day #2 Beijing. This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour to the Great Wall of China, which once stretched 4,000 miles across China’s barren northern terrain. Walk along the wall and enjoy stunning views of this mammoth fortress. Return to Beijing and enjoy the afternoon at leisure. (B)
Day #3 Beijing. Enjoy a full day at leisure. (B)
Day #4 Beijing-Xi'an. Today, fly to Xi’an, an archeological treasure trove in central China. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)
Day #5 Xi'an-Shanghai. This morning, marvel at the Terracotta Warriors that have been standing guard at the tomb of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi, for over 2,000 years. Later, fly to Shanghai, China’s premier center of trade and industry. (B)
Day #6 Shanghai. Your morning guided sightseeing tour includes time to stroll along the Bund and a visit to the Shanghai Museum featuring stunning displays of ancient bronze, jade, and ceramics. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)
Day #7 Shanghai. Explore Shanghai on your own. (B)
Day #8 Shanghai. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)