China Trip itinery
"Detailed Trip Itinery"
This tour guide was a Chinese professor at the community college who grew up in China and has experienced the Cultural Revolution.
day 1 - depart for Beijing
day 2 - arrive in Beijing and check into King Wing Hotel (5*)
day 3 - Visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Cloisonne' Factory. Beijing duck dinner at Quanjude.
day 4 - See Great Wall, Ming Tombs
day 5 - See summer Palace of Beijing. Fly to Xi'an. See Ancient City Walls and Gates, Bell Tower. Chinese dumpling dinner.
day 6 - See Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, Qinshihuang Tomb. Tang Dynasty Singing and Dancing Show. Stay at Le Garden Hotel (4*)
day 7 - See Wild Goose Pagoda and Banpo Neolithic Museum.
day 8 - Fly to Guilin. see Elephant Trunk Hill, Seven Star Park, and Fobo Hill. Stay at Guilin Park Hotel (4*)
day 9 - Li River Cruise (6 hr). Visit Yangshuo Farmers Market, Reed Flute Cave.
day 10 - Fly to Chongqing. See Erling Park and City Museum. Stay at Wanyou Hotel (4*)
day 11 - Board Victoria Cruiser (for 3 day cruise of Yangtze River). Stop at Fengdu "Ghost City".
day 12 - Tour to Lessor Three Gorges on motor boat.
day 13 - Pass the Three Gorges Dam and Gezhouba Dam. Stop to see Jingzhou Provincial Museum and the ancient city wall.
day 14 - Arrive at Wuhan at noon. See Yellow Crane Tower, Yangtze River Bridge, and Ancient Lute Terrace. Stay at Guo Bin Grand Hotel (4*).
Day 15 - Fly to Shanghai. See Shanghai Acrobatic Show. Stay at Jianguo Hotel (4*)
Day 16 - take motoorcoach to Hangzhou. See Lingying Temple, Six Harmony Pagoda, and visit farmers village. Tea culture dinner and Chinese teal lecture. Stay at World Trade Center Hotel (5*)
Day 17 - Take a boat cruise on West Lake. Take motorcoach to Suzhou. Stay at Xucheng Hotel (4*)
Day 18 - See Hangshan Temple, Tiger Hill, Master of Nets Garden, Grand Canal cruise, and return to Shanghai. Buddhist lunch at Gongdelin Vegetarian Restaurant. Stay at Jinguo Hotel (4*).
Day 19 - See Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, and People's Square. Visit Jazz Music Hall at Peace Hotel in the evening.
Day 20 - See the Bund. Depart for US.
"Stop to notice the small details."
The picture is a close up of the roof details of one of the Halls in the Forbidden City.