Day 1 | June 10 Cincinnati to Beijing
Fly from Cincinnati to Beijing via American Airlines flights
Day 2 | June 11 Arrive Beijing
Arrive Beijing, a friendly tour guide will meet you and transfer you to Qianmen Hotel or similar.
Day 3 | June 12 Beijing (B, L, SD)
Full day escorted excursion to the Great Wall of China (allow walking/hiking time at wall), Dingling Tomb, walk through the Sacred Way, enjoy a welcome Peking Roast Duck dinner.
Day 4 | June 13 Beijng (B, L, D)
Full day escorted tour the ancient Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and the Temple of Heaven where the emperors worshipped. Enjoy Peking Opera performance tonight.
Day 5 | June 14 Beijing to Xi'an (B, L, SD)
Morning visit to the beautiful Summer Palace, fly to Xi'an in the afternoon, upon arrival, visit the ancient City Wall, enjoy the Dumpling Banquet and Tang Dynasty Music Show. Check into Purple Mountain Hotel.
Day 6 | June 15 Xi'an (B, L)
Full day excursion to the Excavations of Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, one of the greatest finds of the century, then visit Huaqing Imperial Hot Spring, Banpo Neolithic Village and the Historical Museum.
Day 7 | June 16 Xi'an to Luoyang (B, L, D)
Take Train #Y202 to Luoyang (9:21am/3:44pm), enjoy beautiful country scene on route. Upon arrival, visit Longmen Grottoes and the White Horse Temple, enjoy Water feast dinner in the evening. Check into Luoyang Hotel or similar.
Day 8 | June 17 Luoyang to Dengfeng (B, L, D)
Morning drive to Dengfeng, visit Song Yue Temple Pagoda, Guanxing Tai Observatory, Songyang Academy and Songyue Pagoda. Check into Shaolin International Hotel tonight.
Day 9 | June 18 Shaolin Temple (B, L, D)
Full day visit to the famous Shaolin Temple, live Kung Fu Demo, 1000 Buddhas Hall, you can do some hiking around the temple.
Day 10 | June 19 Shaolin Temple to Shanghai (B, L, D)
Morning optional -4 hours of Kung Fu training for those who wish, English interpreter, The rest people can have 4 hours trekking to Wuru Feng or Shaoshi Shan, PM: drive to Zhengzhou Airport for flight to Shanghai, check into Shanghai Hotel. Enjoy Shanghai Acrobatic show in the evening.
Day 11 | June 20 Shanghai to Guilin (B, L)
Full day visit to Yu Garden, the Shanghai Museum, TV Tower-the Oriental Pearl, the Bund (waterfront). Take an evening flight (if any) to Guilin, transfer to Guihu Park Hotel.
Day 12 | June 21 Guilin to Hong Kong (B, L)
Today enjoy a relaxing cruise on a deluxe air-conditioned boat along the Li River and see the haunting beauty of Guilin's mist-wrapped monolithic peaks surrounding the river en route to Yangshuo. Leisurely return drive to Guilin, after dinner, take the evening flight to Hong Kong via KA701 (9:15pm/10:35pm), transfer to B. P. International Hotel.
Day 13 | June 22 Hong Kong
Morning Hong Kong island tour to Stanley Market, Repulse Bay and Aberdeen's sampans. Then up to Victoria Peak for views of the harbor. Afternoon at leisure to shop and explore at will.
Day 14 | June 23 Hong Kong to Cincinnati
Transfer to airport for your return flight to Cincinnati. Arrive home the same day. Legends: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner SD = Special Dinner Tour features include: Round- trip transpacific air transportation via American Airlines on economy class from CVG/PEK & HKG/CVG All intra-China air/land transportation 4 star hotel accommodations or best in town Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel and baggage handling Private escorted sightseeing tours, bilingual tour guides, admissions Meals and evening entertainments as specified Does not include: China airport taxes: $6 each domestic departure and $11 for int'l departure local currency at the airports Chinese visa fee Tips to tour guides and driver Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks etc. Travel insurance