Did this trip last year. You are in for an amazing time. There will be plenty of activities for you to choose from with an extra day at both ends.
FYI we went to the Summer Palace outside Beijing which was amazing. You can get a cab at your hotel (it is a half hour ride). When you leave the grounds of the Palace there are a gizzillion cabs waiting so don't worry about getting back.
I strongly recommend that you keep a card from the hotel with you at all times. Most Chinese cab drivers speak little or no English but with the card they can read the name and address of your hotel.
Hi we are 2 couples from 1,Mass and 1,Ct arriving a day early but leaving when the tour ends. Looking forward to meeting fellow travelers on this amazing trip.
Please let me know how you like the Yangtze trip that you are going on in October 2018. Hubby and I are going on same trip in April 2019
Hi, I am Sari from Seattle, and I will be traveling with my good friend Marilyn from San Francisco.
We are fun and love to meet new people. We both will arrive a day early and stay a day after.
Can’t wait for out new adventure.
All Travel safe and see you soon.
I truly hope you are working on your Visa's now. We used the Tauck service and it presented challenges.