American breakfast (B) daily; Local Host service; city map; 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. Your sightseeing starts today with a visit to TIAN’ANMEN SQUARE, the largest public square in the world. Next, stop at the Forbidden City’s IMPERIAL PALACE, once the home of China’s great emperors. The afternoon is at your leisure. (B)
Day #4 Beijing. Visit the SUMMER PALACE, a complex of pavilions, temples, and galleries situated around Kunming Lake. Afterward, stop at the TEMPLE OF HEAVEN, built during the Ming Dynasty. Here you are likely to see locals enjoying the day and playing games and music. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)
Day #5 Beijing. Two full days at your leisure to explore this exciting city. (B daily)
Day #6 Beijing. Two full days at your leisure to explore this exciting city. (B daily)
Day #7 Beijing–Shanghai. Today, fly to Shanghai, China’s premier center of trade and industry. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)
Day #8 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 #9 Shanghai. Explore Shanghai on your own. (B)
Day #10 Shanghai–Hong Kong. Today, fly to the beautiful harbor city of Hong Kong. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (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)