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China Yangtze Tour

12 Days Shanghai Yangtze Cruise Xian Beijing Small Group Tour

  • Tour Code: CHN-343G
  • Destination:Shanghai, Yangtze River, Chongqing, Xian, Beijing
  • Price:from only $1439
  • Categories: Small Group _ Super Value _ Standard _ Luxury

• 5 star Yangtze cruise ship with private balcony
• Superior hotels
• English-speaking guide
• Guaranteed departures on minimum 2 persons
• All inclusive

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Shanghai

Meet and greet at Shanghai airport/railway station.
Transfer to hotel.
Rest of day is at leisure.

Hotel: Ramada Wujiaochang Shanghai or similar

Day 2 Shanghai City Tour (Mon.Wed.Fri.Sun.)


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

Day 3 Shanghai Yichang by high speed train

Take high speed train to Yichang after breakfast. Greeted at Yichang railway station and board our luxury Victoria cruise for 4 nights stay.

Meals: Breakfast + Chinese dinner
Accommodation: 5 star Victoria cruise, superior cabin with private balcony

Day 4 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 on your own (river conditions permitting), offering an interesting glimpse into life in the Xiling Gorge region.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner on board

Day 5 “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 on your own arrangement (river conditions permitting), an ancient city overlooking the western end of Qutang Gorge.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner on board

Day 6 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 arrangement (river conditions permitting), known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner on board

Day 7 Chongqing to 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: Ramada Bell Tower Xian or similar

Day 8 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 9 Xian to Beijing by high speed train

Free on your own till pick up from hotel lobby and transfer to railway station. Take high speed train to Beijing.
Railway station-hotel transfer.

Meal: Breakfast
Hotel: Howard Johnson Paragon Beijing or similar

Day 10 Beijing City Tour

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.
After typical Chinese lunch at local restaurant, head to 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.
Transfer back to your hotel in the late afternoon.

Optional: Enjoy Acrobatic Show at only US$37 per person.
Our Beijing night tou starts from pick up from your downtown hotel in Beijing around 6:00 pm and drive to Beijing the theatre.
Arrival at 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.
Transfer back to your hotel around 21:00 pm.
Meals: Breakfast + Chinese lunch

Day 11 Badaling Great Wall

Pick up from your hotel around 0650am . Take a 2 hrs drive to Badaling Great Wall, the symbol of ancient Chinese civilization and the landmark of China. Badaling Great Wall (UNESCO): It is the most famous section of Great Wall in Beijing which built more than 600 years ago during the Ming Dynasty. This section is some 70km away to downtown Beijing by superhighway and it is the closest section of the Great Wall to Beijing which can be visited in a half day. Badadling Great Wall was completely restored after 1957. Hiking the Great Wall (cable car is optional) for 1.5 hrs and head to the largest restaurant to enjoy a typical Chinese style lunch.
Take a 45 minutes drive to the Changling Mausoleum (UNESCO), the largest of the 13 Ming Tombs. The 13 Ming Tombs are the cemeteries of the 13 Ming emperors after the Ming Dynasty moved the capital to Beijing. The imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties are four groups of tombs in four provinces of eastern China. The tombs, designed in keeping with the Chinese principles of geomancy (fengshui), provide outstanding evidence of Chinese beliefs and traditional from the 14th century onwards and are significant examples of architecture and applied arts from that period.
Pass by Olympic Green, the "Bird's Nest" & "Water Cube".
Badaling Great Wall tour ends and transfer back to your hotel Beijing in the late afternoon.

Optional: Enjoy Kungfu Show at only US$37 per 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.
Meet our guide and transfer back to your hotel Beijing around 0900 pm. End of our memorable Beijing Kung fu Show tour.

Meals: Breakfast + Chinese lunch

Day 12 Depart Beijing

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
AdultMar. Jun. to Aug. Nov
Apr. May. Sep. Oct
Single Room SupplementMar. Jun. to Aug. Nov
Apr. May. Sep. Oct

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.
• Shanghai city tour available on Mon. Wed. Fri. Sun. You'll be free to explore Shanghai on your own if you cannot meet these dates.
 

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
• Airport/railway station/pier pickup by Mandarin speaking driver + air-conditioned vehicle
• Hotel accommodation as per itinerary, 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
• High speed train from Shanghai to Yichang, Chongqing to Xian and Xian to Beijing  in second class
• Shore excursions include: Shibaozhai, Small Gorges/Goddess Stream, Three Gorges Dam site
• 5 star cruise ship, superior cabin with balcony on main deck, double occupancy basis

 

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 tour (Dazu Grottoes tour requires a minimum 4 persons)
• International flight/tax

 

Blackout Date: Chinese New Year (TBA) & National Day Holiday from Oct 1 to Oct 8.

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