The 8 Days China Scenic Special tours assembles finest points of interest in a comfortable 8 days schedule. The tours kick off with visit to Beijing's imperial monuments and the massive Forbidden City, former seat of emperors of Qing and Ming dynasty. The imposing complex is home to some of the finest imperial architecture in the country. Browse the collection of royal treasures in the Palace Museum and drive to the Summer Palace, a peaceful imperial retreat surrounded by graceful bridges, pagodas and a glistening lake. Visit the Temple of Heaven, a religious site constructed in the 15th century where emperors performed ceremonies to ensure a plentiful harvest.
While still at Beijing the tour offers the experience of the incredible heritage of China's Great Wall. Created over a period of 2,000 years, the wall was built as a defense from the marauding tribes of the north. From atop the wall, enjoy the sweeping vistas of China's rugged mountains and valleys. Beijing tour concludes with photo stops to 2008 Olympic Game venues, the Bird Nest and Water Cube.
After Beijing the tour travels south to Hangzhou, capital of Eastern China's Zhejian province and home to population of 2 million. In Hanzhou the tour will guide you through famous West Lake (Xi Hu) through a cruise and do some fish watching at the Flower Pond, visit the Winery Yard, and the poetic Lotus Pool. The journey continues to SuZhou, "Venice of the East", a breathtaking water village lined with canals, pagodas and over 100 classical gardens. Admire the ethereal beauty of Lingering Garden, visit a local silk factory to learn about the history and process of creating the delicate fabric, and drive by Tiger Hill and along the 2000 year old Grand Canal to view beautifully preserved homes and peaceful waterside scenery. Journey through Yuantouzhu Park and Lake Tai as we enter Shanghai - "Pearl of the Orient". In Shanghai we will travel through City God Bazaar, Nanjing Road - a shopper's paradise, and arrive at the Bund and stroll along the waterfront boulevard, admiring the dazzling views of Shanghai's skyline.
The entire tour is filled with luxury hotel and delicious dining for the upmost comfort and quality in travel. At a price of $1399, the 8 Days China Scenic Special tours is one of the rarest opportunity to visit China without any financial burden. For more information about this tour, please click here.