Day 1 Beijing start off
Upon arrival, a smily tour guide greets you and escorts you to the hotel.
Day 2 Beijing
After breakfast, visit Tian'anmen Square, the largest square of its kind in the world.
Then visit the Forbidden City to awe an emperor's life. It is the world's largest palace complex.
Head for the Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved Chinese imperial garden. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the enchanting Lake Kunminghu.
In the evening, the famous Beijing Roast Duck is served at Hepingmen.
Have an excursion of Great Wall at Mutianyu section by cable car. With vegetation, green pines and cypresses covering 90 percent of the area, the sceneries here are beautiful all the year round.
Proceed to Changling Tomb, the tomb of Emperor Zhu Di and his empresses. This is the most magnificent of the Ming Tombs.
You will also see the Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs. It is a tree-lined road bordered by stone statues, along which the emperors once trod to conduct many sacred ceremonies.
After dinner, enjoy the incredible Chinese Kung Fu show, which displays the essence of China's martial arts.
Enjoy a Hutong tour in a rickshaw and explore the traditional Beijing courtyard houses and alleys.
Explore the Temple of Heaven, the place for imperial rituals and worship. Then transfer to the airport for a flight to Nanjing.
Nanjing is most famous for the cultural remnants left behind by Nanjing's long and influential history as the capital of six dynasties, the Taiping Rebellion, and the Nationalist Party (Kuomintang). After arriving, we go straight to the hotel and the remainder of the day is free to spend how you please.
Morning visit Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Tomb. Sun Yat-sen (1866 - 1925) is recognized as the Father of Modern China. He led the revolutionists against the corrupt Qing Government resulting in the 1911 revolution which put an end to the feudal system.
Next, stop at Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, which is one of the biggest imperial tombs in China. Emperor Chengzu, Zhu Yuanzhang, the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) and Queen Ma were buried there.
Last, travel to the Confucius Temple which is the best preserved temple of its kind in China. The area is great fun and a very pleasant place to walk around.
After breakfast, drive to Yangzhou, and transfer to Zhenjiang. Explore the Jinshan Temple. Perched atop the hill of the same name in the north of the city, the temple has a history of more than 1,600 years. Then drive back to Yangzhou.
After breakfast, go to the Slender West Lake. Modeled after the much larger and more famous West Lake in Hangzhou, the Slender West Lake makes up in charm what it lacks in size. Winding through a stretch of park area, it is filled with water scenes and weeping willows.
Then go to the Heyuan Garden. Its maze of buildings and residences adapt some Western architectural styles, yet retain a nostalgic late Qing era feel.
Head for the Han Dynasty Tomb Museum. Constructed from precious timber, this grand-scaled tomb has a layout typical of a prince's tomb chamber.
Take a soft seat train to Wuxi.
In the morning, visit the Yuantouzhu. It is an islet stretching into the lake, whose shape is really like the head of a turtle protruding from the water. And it is the best place to view the beautiful Lake Taihu.
Make your way to the Liyuan Garden surrounded by water on three sides. You can see green hills in the distance and at close range the dike, long corridor and rock formations.
Take a soft seat train to Suzhou. Then drive to the Tiger Hill, Atop the hill stands Cloud Rock Pagoda (Yunyan Ta), which the Suzhounese love to compare to the Tower of Pisa. By climbing the hill, you will find a number of historical sites some of which can be traced back over 2500 years to the founding of Suzhou.
Then visit the Humble Administrator's Garden - one of the four famous gardens in Suzhou, a classical luxurious garden, regarded as the "mother of the world's gardens" due to its interesting islands, bamboo houses, pinaster hillock and curvy water.
Head for the Grand Canal, the longest man-made waterway in the world. Walking along the Grand Canal, you can experience the life of the locals. Famous local products include silk and Suzhou embroidery.
Drive to Zhouzhuang. Ancient Town of Zhouzhuang boasts all the beautiful features of South China's water towns. Zhouzhuang was even bestowed the title of number one waterside town in China by overseas press. Take a boat cruise through Zhouzhuang and intimately experience the life of the local people. Drive back to Suzhou.
Today' morning is free and lunch will be to your satisfaction. In the afternoon, we take a soft seat train to Hangzhou. Famed for its natural scenery, Hangzhou and its West Lake have been immortalized by countless poets and artists.
Start the tour in Hangzhou by cruising on the West Lake, the symbol of Hangzhou. It's one of the most famed tourist attractions in China. The islets and temples, pavilions and gardens, causeways and arched bridges of this jade-like lake constitute the supreme example of lakeside beauty in China. See the Red Carp Then move to the Lingyin Temple, one of the most prestigious Buddhist temples in China. Its highlight is the Great Hall with its 65 foot camphor-wood statue of the Buddha. Appreciate Feilaifeng Peak with its quaint photogenic scenery.
Take a soft seat train to Shanghai.
On arrival in Shanghai, drive to Oriental Pearl TV Tower, it is a landmark of Shanghai.
Visit Jade Buddha Temple, built in 1918, in the style of the Song Dynasty, the temple houses two valuable jade statues - the Sitting Buddha and the Recumbent Buddha.
Then have a look around the bustling shopping district of Nanjing Road. Walk along The Bund, one of the most recognizable architectural symbols of Shanghai and enjoy the charming scenery of Huangpu River.
Appreciate the Yuyuan Garden, which has the exquisite layout, beautiful scenery, and the artistic style of Chinese private gardens.
Visit the Town God Temple (Chenghuangmiao), a Taoist Temple. The street is also known as Old Chenghuangmiao, where you must not miss typical Shanghai snacks such as steamed stuffed buns.