Day 1 - YYZ/Beijing
Check in at YYZ International Airport for an afternoon flight. Your
adventure begins as you cross the international dateline.
Day 2 - Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, the Capital of China by midnight. You will be met at the
airport by your tour guide and transferred to the hotel.
Day 3 - 4 Beijing
Visit the Tian An Men Square, the largest square in the world, the
Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, home of 24
emperors with a total space of 9,999 rooms, and the Summer Palace,
featuring the Long Corridor with painted gallery, Kunming Lake and
Longevity Hill, Seventeen Arch Bridge and the Marble Boat.
Tour to the Lama Temple and the Temple of Heaven, built in 1420
A.D., where the emperors prayed to the heavens for a good harvest.
Day 5 - Beijing
Bus excursion to the Great Wall, the 4,000 mile long and 2,000 year old
construction is said to be the only man-made structure visible by the naked
eye from the moon. Visit the Ming Tombs. One of the 13 Ming Emperors'
Tombs is fully excavated and open for exploration.
Day 6 - 7 Beijing/Shanghai/Suzhou
Fly to Shanghai, followed by a bus trip to Suzhou for the Lingering
Garden, Tiger Hill, Hanshan Temple and the National Embroidery
Institute to see silk embroidery, a local craft with thousands of years of
history. Dinner this evening will include a show featuring traditional
Day 8 - Suzhou/Hangzhou
Morning tour bus excursion to Hangzhou for a visit to the Economic
Development Zone and the centuries-old Lingyin Temple, featuring a
64.3 foot high camphor-wood carving of Buddha.
Day 9 - Hangzhou/Shanghai
Morning boat cruise on West Lake with relaxing stopover at jewel-like
pagodas and tea houses. Afternoon tour bus trip to Shanghai.
Day 10 Shanghai
Visit the Yu Garden, a maze of marvelous pavilions, ponds, rocky works
and overarching trees. Also visit the Bund, Shanghai’s famous waterfront
park. Tour the Pudong Economic Development Zone.
Day 11 - Shanghai/Beijing/YYZ
Morning for free. The afternoon flight will depart by 1:30 pm for YYZ
where you will arrive at 10:30 am on the same day.