China Sampler 12 Days
Tour Code： 3L02
Day 01   USA   Beijing
Take a deluxe flight to Beijing, and cross the international date
Beijing in late afternoon and met by 3L
tour guide for hotel transfer.
Beijing, the capital of China, served as the capital of 5 dynasties
over a period of  800 years with each
emperor identified as a dragon sent from the heaven. Start your city tour
with a visit to the Forbidden City. This complex, the largest and most
intact conglomeration of ancient structures of the imperial palace ever built
in the world, features more than 800 buildings with 9999 rooms, resplendent
golden-glazed roofs, red lacquered pillars and vermilion walls. Next stop is
the Temple of Heaven, where the emperors used to pray for
good harvest. You will also sightsee the Tiananmen Square, the largest square in the world.
Tonightís special dinner gives you a real taste of the Peking Duck.
Day 04  Beijing
The highlight today is a trip to the astonishing Great Wall of China, one of the two man-made structure on
Earth that can be observed from the moon. Later visit the Sacred Path of Ming
Tombs and the Cloisonne Factory. You will attend an acrobatic show in the
Day 05  Beijing to Shanghai
After breakfast, visit the Summer Palace, the famous resort of Empress Dowager
Ci Xi. Feast your eyes on the Long Corridor, Longevity Hill, and Kunming Lake.
After lunch fly to Shanghai, the largest commercial and financial center of China. Stroll the Bund (Wai Tan) waterfront area,
a sweeping area along the Huangpu River, which became the center of Shanghaiís foreign business establishment and the
symbol of Shanghaiís identity as a modern city. Here is a good place to capture the western
influence of the old days.
Day 06  Shanghai to Wuxi
Take a bus
ride to Wuxi in the morning to sightsee the beautiful Tai Lake, visit Xihui
Park, Turtle Island, the Freshwater Pearls Farm, and the well-know Huishan.
Enjoy the Emperor Qianlong Banquet in the evening.
Day 07  Wuxi to Yangzhou
Take a bus
to Yangzhou after breakfast, a 2,500-year-old city
known for its numerous pavilions and delicate Huaiyang cuisine. Sightseeing
the Slender West Lake, Daming Monastery, Ge Garden, and enjoy the
local cuisine dinner.
Day 08  Yangzhou to Nanjing
morning bus to Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province. It served as the capital of six dynasties
in Chinaís history.
Sightseeing the Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum, Tomb of Hong Wu, Memorial of
the Nanjing Massacre, Xuanwu Lake Park. Enjoy the local cuisine dinner in the
Day 09  Nanjing to Suzhou to Zhouzhuang
breakfast, take a bus ride to Suzhou, noted for its landscaped gardens,
waterways and beautiful women. Sightseeing the Tiger Hill (supposedly the burial place
of the King of Wu), Hanshan Temple(a beautiful scenery that has inspired many
poets throughout history to write memorable poems), Humble Administratorís
Garden,  and the Silk Museum. Then take bus to Zhouzhuang Village, the town of waters ranks top in China and featured as the murmuring streams under
small bridges and courtyards, each surrounded by dwelling quarters. Enjoy the
local cuisine dinner famous for the weever fish and king crab.
Day 10   Zhouzhuang to Hangzhou
morning bus to Hangzhou, a city that is praised along with Suzhou as  Paradise on Earth.
Visit the West Lake, Yuefei Temple, Lingyin Temple, taste the well-known Dragon Well Tea, and
enjoy the famous local cuisine dinner.
Day 11  Hangzhou to Shanghai
Take a bus back to Shanghai after breakfast, visit the Yuyuan Gardens and Bazaar, Temple of the Town Gods. You will enjoy the
traditional Shanghai cuisine at the Lubolang Restaurant, a place that played host to
primer USA president Clinton.
Day 12  Shanghai to USA
Tour guide will transfer you to the airport and home your sweet home.