American breakfast (B) daily; Local Host service in each city; city maps; sightseeing as outlined in 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-Guilin. Fly to Guilin, one of China’s most beautiful areas. (B).
Day #9 Guilin. Today, CRUISE on the tranquil Li River and be transported far from modern civilization. Mystical mountains surround you as you pass rice paddies, fishermen on bamboo rafts, and water buffalo grazing in the river. Return to Guilin for time at your leisure. (B,L)
Day #10 Guilin-Hong Kong. Enjoy the morning at leisure in this charming town. Later, fly to the beautiful harbor city of Hong Kong. (B)
Day #11 Hong Kong. Your morning guided sightseeing tour includes a cable car up VICTORIA PEAK for a panoramic view of the city, a SAMPAN RIDE on the harbor, and a visit to STANLEY MARKET, where narrow streets are filled with inexpensive clothing and arts and crafts stalls. The afternoon is at your leisure for personal discoveries. (B)
Day #12 Hong Kong. A full day to explore Hong Kong and the surrounding area on your own. (B)
Day #13 Hong Kong. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)