2011 China Tours > China Panorama > Trip Highlights

21 Day China Panorama (2011)

Trip Highlights

Uncover China's timeless historical and natural wonders

Uncover China’s timeless historical and natural wonders
  • Imperial Beijing: where your exciting tour starts, to discover China's proud capital and its countless imperial treasures such as the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and the legendary Great Wall.
  • Xian - dynastic capital: Your history lesson continues when you visit the historic heartland of China, the home of the buried Army of Terra Cotta Warriors.
  • Scenic Guilin: By the Chinese standard, "the most beautiful city under heaven" for its surreal limestone pinnacles and the fabled Li River.
  • Idyllic Long Sheng: A legendary corner of China, a true gem for its spectacular Dragon Spine Rice Terraces and minority villages.
  • Hong Kong - the Pearl of the Orient: Hong Kong, the former Crown Colony, China's richest, most cosmopolitan city, is a kaleidoscope of life; a sophisticated fusion of East and West; a city of diversity where new and old meet at every turn. Feel the pulse of the China's vibrant outpost and experience the culture that makes Hong Kong unique.
  • Chongqing: China's wartime capital also home to the "Flying Tigers" during WWII, where you visit the Giant Panda and board the downstream Yangtze cruise.
  • Yangtze River Cruise: 3-night cruise through Yangtze River's fabled Three Gorges, aboard one of the finest Yangtze cruise ships--M.V. President Prime, with guaranteed balcony cabin. Daily shore excursions and onboard entertainment included. Visit the massive Three Gorges Dam; cruise through the 5-stage ship lock; explore the scenic Shennong Stream on motorized sampans, and tour China's ghost city, and other Yangtze riverside towns.
  • Classic Suzhou: The canal-laced water town is China's artistic center over centuries; famed throughout China for its silk production, classic gardens and Grand Canal
  • Water town Tongli: for its cobbled stone streets and Ming & Qing Dynasty architecture.
  • Metropolitan Shanghai: once the "Pearl of the Orient" in 1930s, now the trendiest city in China, a perfect place to wrap up your memorable China journey.
Savor China's world-renowned delicacies with special culinary events

Savor China’s world-renowned delicacies with special culinary events
  • Peking Duck Dinner: delight in the succulent, crispy and aromatic Peking Duck dinner right after you climbed the Great Wall
  • Xian Dumpling Banquet: Enjoy a 17-course dumpling dinner, each with distinctive shapes and aroma.
  • Cantonese Dim Sum lunch: Dim Sum lunch is an essential Hong Kong experience and you will enjoy a mouth-watering Dim Sum lunch at the iconic Jumbo Floating Seafood Restaurant in Hong Kong
Experience the real China, up-close and personal, with our Culture Insite Program

Experience the real China, up-close and personal, with our Culture Insite Program
  • Hutong tour in Beijing: explore the alleyways and courtyard homes of old Beijing riding rickshaws, and conclude the tour with a home-hosted lunch at local famil home.
Marvel at UNESCO World Heritage Sites in your trip

Marvel at UNESCO World Heritage Sites in your trip
  • The Great Wall
  • Forbidden City
  • Summer Palace
  • Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing
  • Terra-cotta Warriors and Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, Xian
  • Classic gardens of Suzhou