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DAY 1

Check in at IAH International Airport for an afternoon flight. Your adventure begins as you fly trans-Pacific aboard a wide cabin jetliner.

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DAY 4

Fly to Shanghai, followed by a bus rip to Suzhou for the Lingering Garden, Tiger Hill, Hanshan Temple and the National Embroidery Institute to see silk embroidery, craft with thousands of years of history.

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DAY 7

Visit the Yu Garden, a maze of marvelous pavilions, ponds, rocky works and overarching trees. Also visit the Bund, Shanghai's famous waterfront park.Tour the Pudong Economic Development Zone. 

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DAY 2

Arrive in Beijing, the Capital of China by midnight. You will be met at the airport by your tour guide and transferred to the hotel. Visit the Tian An Men Square, the largest square in the world, and the Temple of Heaven, built in 1420 A.D., where the emperors prayed to the heavens for a good harvest. 

Sightseeing today will continue with a tour of the Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, home of 24 emperors with a total space of 9,999 rooms.

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DAY 5

Morning tour bus excursion to Hangzhou for a visit to the Economic Development Zone and the centuries-old Lingyin Temple, featuring a 64.3 foot high camphor wood carving of Buddha.

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DAY 8

Morning flight to Beijing. Summer Palace, featuring the Long Corridor with painted gallery, Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill, Seventeen Arch Bridge and the Marble Boat. 

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DAY 3

Tour bus excursion to the Great Wall, the 4,000 mile long and 2,000 year old construction is said to be the only man-made structure visible by the naked eye from the moon. Visit the Ming Tombs. One of the 13 Ming Emperors' Tombs is fully excavated and open for exploration.

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DAY 6

Morning boat cruise on West Lake with relaxing stopover at jewel-like pagodas and tea houses. Afternoon tour bus trip to Shanghai. 

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DAY 9

Your flight will depart for IAH where you will arrive on the same day.