Glad to hear from you. Yes, I'm in Reston. And I was interested in seeing the summer palace on the 12th. I'm flying on Delta on the 10th and arrive at 2:45 on the 11th. This is also my first trip to China but have traveled with Tauck to Tanzania in the past and it was an incredible trip.
Immer: You can book tours almost anywhere in the world at Viator.com. Just input the city you will visit and they will display the options. If they don't offer what you want, send an email to the hotel concierge and see if he/she can offer something customized.