China's Big Three - Beijing, Shanghai & Taipei 8 Nights 10 Days(2013)[RDP]Tour Code:RDP

Visiting:Beijing(3 nts) - Shanghai(2 nts) - Taipei(3 nts) 

Visit three key cities of the Orient - Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei. See amazing historical sites (The Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven) in Beijing and then visit China's forever exciting and vibrant "Pearl of the Orient" in Shanghai. Continue your journey to enjoy the hospitality of Taipei with a fabulous road trip to the spectacular Taroko Gorge in Hualien. This great journey will certainly bring back many memorable tales to share.

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Day 1   |  Los Angeles - Beijing 

Board our international flight bound for Beijing, the capital city of China.

Day 2   |  Arrive Beijing 

Arrive in Beijing and check in to our deluxe accommodations and relax for the remainder of the day.

Day 3   |  Beijing  (AB, L)

With a time-honored history of over 3000 years, Beijing boasts a wealth of cultural and historic treasures. Explore the city’s rich imperial past on a city tour, beginning at the Forbidden City, so-called because it was off-limits to the world for over 500 years. Admire royal artifacts in the Palace Museum and cross the street to the famous Tiananmen Square, or "Gate of Heavenly Peace." Continue to the Temple of Heaven, an enormous park and altar to Heaven where emperors performed religious ceremonies. Afterward, we visit to the exquisite Summer Palace and enjoy the tranquil landscapes of elaborate bridges and pagodas surrounding Kunming Lake.

Day 4   |  Beijing  (AB, L)

Venture to China's Great Wall – the Long Wall of Ten Thousand Li – one of China's most globally recognized icons. Walk along the ancient steps and admire the panoramic views of serene mountains and valleys, then head to the Sacred Way. Follow the path, lined with intricately carved marble statues, to the imperial tombs of 13 Ming emperors.

Day 5   |  Beijing - Shanghai  (AB)

After breakfast, we enjoy free at leisure until we transfer to the airport for our flight to Shanghai, a booming metropolis situated on an estuary of the Yangtze River. Once known as the "Pearl of the Orient," Shanghai is China's largest economic center and the world's most populous city. Check in to our hotel and spend the remainder of the day free at leisure.

Day 6   |  Shanghai  (AB, L)

This morning we drive through Nanjing Road, a shopper's paradise. Arrive at the Bund and stroll along the waterfront boulevard, admiring the dazzling views of Shanghai's skyline. Continue to visit the Shanghai Museum, the world's finest showcase of ancient Chinese art and antiquities. Peruse some of the 120,000 pieces of ancient Chinese bronze works, jades and paintings then we visit the 16th century classical Ming garden, Yu Garden.

Day 7   |  Shanghai - Taipei  (AB)

After breakfast, board a short flight to Taipei. Upon arrival, met by our local representative and transfer to hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure.

Day 8   |  Taipei  (B)

Taipei is the political, economic, and cultural centre of Taiwan. Embark on a half-day city tour of Taipei with visits to The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, National Palace Museum, a traditional handicraft center and a local temple. The National Palace Museum has one of the largest collections of Chinese artifacts and artworks in the world. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Day 9   |  Taipei Taroko Gorge - Taipei  (B, L)

We are met at hotel lobby and board a domestic flight to Hualien. Taroko, means the "magnificent and splendid" in the language of Truku, the aboriginal tribe who resides in the area. Taroko National Park is famous for its coastal cliff and forested canyon. Return to Taipei by train.

Day 10   |  Taipei - Beijing - LAX  (B)

Transfer to airport for flight to Beijing. Transit and connect the international flight back to USA.
AB = Full American Breakfast  B = Breakfast at hotel or on cruise
L = Lunch  LH = Lunch at hotel
D = Dinner at Local Restaurant  DH = International Buffet Dinner at Hotel  DP = Special Dinner Party  
DS = Dinner and show