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12 Day Beijing Yangtze River Xian Shanghai Join in Tour

  • Tour Code: CHN-347
  • Destination: Beijing Yangtze River Xian Shanghai
  • Price:from only $999
  • Categories: Super Value _ Standard _ Luxury

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• Depart everyday
• 5 star Yangtze River cruise ship

Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

On arrival in Beijing, meet our driver and transfer to Beijing hotel.

Hotel: 3 star King Parkview Hotel or similar

Day 2 Mutianyu Great Wall Forbidden City

Pick up travelers from downtown hotels around 6:50AM. This tour starts at Tian'anmen Square, the largest square in the world. Then proceed to the Forbidden City, the largest and best-preserved ancient imperial palaces group with 500 years history in the world. Visit the Forbidden City (UNESCO) along the central axis from south to north for 2 hours.
After lunch, visiting Mutianyu Great Wall (UNESCO) about 2 hours. Mutianyu Great Wall is known for its beautiful surroundings - dense woods and rich pastures changing colors with the seasons of a year. If you want to reach the highest point, cable car is a good choice (optional).
Finishing the tour and transferred back to hotels around 5:00pm--6:00pm.
Optional tour: Legend of Kungfu Show US$37/person
Our Beijing show tour starts from pick up serivce from your Beijing hotel around 6:00 pm and drive to Beijing Red Theatre which located at No. 44, Xing fu Da Jie, Chongwen District Beijing.
Arrival at Red Theatre, you will be lead to your seat with the assistance of both our tour guide and theatre staff who have your pre-reserved entrance tickets.
The Legend of Kung Fu Show made its first appearance on the Beijing stage in July 15th 2004. Ever since it has received numerous awards and become a world class spectacle known around the world.The Show is a mix of traditional martial arts and modern theatre. Presenting stunning Kung Fu skills, exquisite ballet and music, this beautiful story in no doubt has become the most loved Kung Fu show in China.
Meet our guide and transfer back to your hotel Beijing around 0900 pm. End of our memorable Beijing Kung fu Show tour.

Meal: Breakfast + Chinese lunch

Day 3 Beijing

Free to explore the city on your own pace or join in our guided full day tour with lunch.
Optional tour: Beijing Day Tour and Acrobatic Show US$70/person
Pick up from your Beijing hotel around 6:30am. Visit the largest square of the world, Tiananmen Square. Followed with the largest Imperial Palace in the world-Forbidden City (UNESCO) where 24 emperors of Ming & Qing dynasty lived and controlled China from there for several hundred years.
In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Heaven (UNESCO) which was built in 1420, once was the venue for the Ming and Qing emperors to offer sacrifices to Heaven and pray for good harvest for the coming new year.
The next stop is the Summer Palace (UNESCO). Known as the largest and best-preserved imperial gardens of the world, the Summer Palace inscribed on the UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1998.
Afterwards drive to the theatre, you will be lead to your seat with the assistance of both our tour guide and theatre staff who have your pre-reserved entrance tickets.
Acrobatic show in China boasts a rich history of more than 1,000 of years. “Splendid!” represents the unremitting pursuit of China National Acrobatic Troupe for the traditional Chinese culture and top level of acrobatic arts. The show grants the traditional acrobatic arts with brand new elements by implementing modern techniques. Through this soul touching experience, the concept of “Great acrobatics with vigorous artistic life” has been fully interpreted.
Drop off at your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast + Chinese lunch(optional)

Day 4 Beijing Yichang by high speed train


Take high speed train G555 12:57PM-19:15PM (Duration:6h18m)to Yichang.
We are arranging a motor-coach transfer from Yichang passenger terminal to board our vessel in Maoping:
From the Yichang Cruise Terminal Center at Dock #9 (142 Yanjiang Road (across the street from Wanda Square)
Transfer starts between 4:00pm and 9:00pm (shuttle bus service is arranged by the Yichang Transportation Group). Passengers proceed to the service counter set up by Yichang Transportation Group, and will be given a color coded logo to correspond with their ship when boarding the coaches. Passengers will not be responsible for any transfer cost.
Depart Yichang - This evening, Victoria Cruises will provide a shuttle transfer from Yichang to the nearby Maoping pier to embark on your Victoria ship.

Meal: Breakfast
Cruise:: Victoria cruise, superior cabin with balcony on main deck

Day 5 Ship Lock Lift/Three Gorges Dam/Xiling Gorge


Disembark this morning and take a specially-designed sightseeing boat through the recently-completed unique ship lock with a ship lift, the world’s largest. The lock will be transited in about 40 minutes to an hour. Then visit the Three Gorges Dam, which spans the Yangtze River at Sandouping; it is the world’s largest power station. Sail through Xiling Gorge, the longest (41 miles), and the deepest of the Three Gorges.
Additional optional Tribe of the Three Gorges Shore Excursion (river conditions permitting), offering an interesting glimpse into life in the Xiling Gorge region.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner on board

Day 6 “Small Gorges”/Wu Gorge/Qutang Gorge

Transfer to another vessel for a relaxing excursion through the attractive gorges of Goddess Stream. Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to the gorges of Shennong Stream. Enter Wu Gorge, known for its quiet beauty, forest-covered mountains, and cliffs so sheer that the sun barely penetrates the precipices. Then sail through Qutang Gorge, the shortest (5 miles), narrowest (500 feet), and most dramatic gorge.
Additional optional Shore Excursion to White Emperor City (river conditions permitting), an ancient city overlooking the western end of Qutang Gorge.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner on board

Day 7 Shibaozhai

Take a shore excursion to Shibaozhai, with its impressive wooden pagoda, appropriately named “The Pearl of the Yangtze”. Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to Fengdu, visiting either the new relocation village built for families who have moved as a result of the Yangtze’s rising waters brought about by the Three Gorges Dam.
Additional optional Shore Excursion to Fengdu’s “Ghost City” on your own cost, known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner on board

Day 8 Chongqing Xian by high speed train


Arrive Chongqing - 9:00am: Disembark at picturesque Chongqing, the “Mountain City”.Greeted by our guide at pier. Free on your own. We recommend to join in our optional tour to Dazu Grottoes (UNESCO) US$99 p.p Take a 2 hours drive to Dazu for the Buddhist cave sculptures and grotto art. Dazu rock carving and statues are scattered over some 70 sites in Dazu County. Dating back to Tang and Song Dynasty, Dazu Rock Carvings and statues are purely Chinese style, are quite different from those at Yungang and Dunhuang which have obvious foreign influences. The sculptures at Baoding Mountain was constructed from 1179 to 1249. The Reclining Buddha here is some 31m long and 5m high.
Take high speed train to Xian. Railway station-hotel transfer.

Meal: Breakfast
Hote: Forest City Hotel Xian or similar

Day 9 Terracotta Tour

Pick up from hotel after breakfast. Our sightseeing this morning features the Terracotta Warriors Army and Horses Museum UNESCO. It is not only reputed as the world's Largest Military Museum but also the Eighth Wonder of the world. Found in 1974, it covers the three going hand in hand with pits of the first head of Qin's mausoleum. Everybody who visits here will be overpowered by its fabulous scale, exciting scenes, elevated expectation of science and workmanship in the antiquated times.Terracotta Warriors tour lasts about 3hrs.
In the afternoon, explore the city on your own pace.

Optional Tour: Tang Dynasty Music & Dance Show plus Dumpling Dinner US$60 p.p
Pick up from your downtown hotel in Xian and head to the Shaanxi Grand Opera House around 6:00pm. Our guide tour guide will help you find your seat for the Dumpling dinner at the Opera House. Xian is famous for the dumpling feasts. The dumpling dinner features a selection of dumplings differ in shape and filling.There you can not only experience dumplings' various flavors; the dinner is also a feast for the eyes both in color and in variety. Enjoy the dumpling dinner before and over the Tang Dynasty Show.
The Tang Dynasty Show, a wonderful performance of the ancient music and dance, is a must when you visit Xian. It is a spectacle of color, culture, music, and dance. The spectacular music and beautiful costumes with long flowing sleeves perfectly match and complement each other. Drop off at your hotel after the show.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 10 Xian to Shanghai by high speed train


High speed train G1918 09:23AM-16:39PM (Duration 7h16m) to Shanghai. Hotel-railway station-hotel transfer.

Meal: Breakfast
Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Putuo or similar

Day 11 Shanghai


Free to explore the city on your own pace or your can join in our top selling Shangahi guided tour.
Optional tour: Full day Shanghai city tour with lunch US$59/person
Pick up service by your tour guide and driver at 8:30
Shanghai Old Downtown- Sightseeing (30 minutes)
Chinese classic garden”Yu Garden” - Sightseeing (1 hour)
The Bund (Multinational classic buildings complex) - Sightseeing (1 hour)
View the modern skyscrapers complex in Pudong New Area
(Opinion: Global Financial Center top ascending for bird-view of whole shanghai)
Local Restaurant-Lunch (1 hour)
Short time shopping at Fresh water pearl shop (30 minutes)
Shanghai People Square- Sightseeing (30 minutes)
Shanghai Museum - Sightseeing (1.5 hour)
Old French Concession stroll-Sightseeing (30 minutes)
Drop-off service at your hotel before 17:30.

Meal: Breakfast + Chinese lunch(optional)

Day 12 Depart Shanghai

After breakfast, hotel-airport transfer is on your own arrangement and fly back to sweet home.

Meal: Breakfast

Price

Group Size Validity Price Per Person
2 travelers per bookingDec. Jan. Feb
Mar. to Nov.
3-5 travelers per bookingDec. Jan. Feb
Mar. to Nov.
6-9 travelers per bookingDec. Jan. Feb
Mar. to Nov.
10 travelers per bookingDec. Jan. Feb
Mar. to Nov.
Single SupplementDec. Jan. Feb
Mar. to Nov.

Remarks

• For China tour quotation, booking and cancellation policy, please read Terms & Conditions.
• Prices are shown in USD per person, based on minimum 2 persons.
• Booking for 3rd person is based on triple sharing using extra folding bed / mattress – wherever possible.
• Twin & Triple Sharing is charged at same rate.
• The Single Room Supplement cost is in addition to the twin sharing cost for those who would like a single room.
• If traveling alone, please contact us for a solo traveler cost.
• Surcharge applies for airport transfer required between 2100hrs – 0700hrs.
• Hotel check-in time at 1400hrs & check-out time at 1200hrs. Surcharge applies for early check-in / late check-out.
• Tour rate subject to availability and confirmation.
• Itinerary may be omitted or substituted depending on traffic, weather conditions, or other operational concern.
• Client must follow scheduled itinerary. Skipping scheduled itinerary are not allowed and will be considered as breach of contract, your remaining tours, hotels and flights/trains/cruise will be cancelled by Sino Tour without further notice.
• Tour fees above are cash rates,Paypal or transaction fees is on your own.
 

Arts and crafts in China: Our package includes shopping at specialty shops providing opportunities to purchase, learn, and gain valuable cultural insight on items such as Silk. The specialty shops offer quality products and international shipping service. If you are not interested in shopping then this time can be used for bathroom breaks, to rest, or just to learn more about China's specialty products, many of which are strongly aligned with Chinese culture.

 

Package Price Includes:
• Sightseeing with admissions as specified
• Professional English-speaking guide + air-conditioned vehicle
• Hand-selected hotels, double occupancy basis
• Meals as specified.If your flight is during the lunch or dinner time, your meal will be served on board by this flight
• Train from Beijing-Xian, Xian-Chongqing, soft sleeper train, 4 berth cabin
• Fast train from Yichang-Shanghai, second class seat.
• Shore excursions include: Shibaozhai, Small Gorges/Goddess Stream, Three Gorges Dam site.
• 5 star cruise ship, standard cabin on main deck.

 

Package Price does not Include:
• Items of a personal nature
• Travel insurance
• Not Including Optional Excursions offered on-board (pending river conditions) Fengdu Ghost City, White Emperor City, Tribe of the Three Gorges (payable on-board)
• Tips and gratuities to drivers, guides
• Compulsory surcharge of Yangtze cruise, CNY150 p/p
• Optional tours
• Cable car of Great Wall. CNY80 p/p round trip

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