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12 Day Beijing Shanghai Yangtze Cruise Chongqing From US & Canada

  • Tour Code: CHN-568G
  • Destination:Beijing, Shanghai, Yangtze River Cruise, Chongqing
  • Price:from only $1389
  • Categories:All Inclusive Group Tour

UNESCO Sites Visit
• Great Wall • Forbidden City • Summer Palace • Temple of Heaven • Dazu Grottoes

Special Culinary Experience
• Beijing Roast Duck Dinner • Typical Chinese meal at local family • Shanghai Xiaolongbao Dinner

Exciting Cultural Show
• Legend of Kungfu Show in Beijing • Welcome Show on cruise

Itinerary

Day 1 Departure City Fly to Beijing (via stops)

Depart for Beijing on overnight international flight.

Day 2 Beijing

Arrive at the airport of Beijing, greeted by our tour guide and transfer to hotel. Refresh and relax at leisure.
Hotel: Beijing Maya Island Hotel or similar

Day 3 Beijing City Tour

Pick up from your Beijing hotel at 0830am. 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.
Then 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.
After that, we will transfer you back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast + Chinese style lunch at local family
Optional (Approx.5hrs): Enjoy Kung Fu Show and Beijing Roast Duck Banquet.US$79 p.p
Our Beijing night tour starts from pick up from your Beijing hotel and drive to Beijing local restaurant to sample the most famous local delicacy, Peking Roast Duck.

After dinner, take a drive to 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 2100 pm.

Day 4 Beijing

Breakfast served at hotel. Take a 2 hrs drive to Badaling Great Wall (UNESCO), the symbol of ancient Chinese civilization and the landmark of China.
Badaling Great Wall - It is one of the most famous sections among the Great Wall of China 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. Great Wall at Badadling section was completely restored after 1957.
On the way back to your hotel, enjoy an exterior tour of Olympic Green, the "Bird's Nest" & "Water Cube". Then, we will transfer you back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast + Chinese Lunch

Day 5 Beijing Shanghai by flight

Explore the city on your own pace or join in our half day optional tour to Summer Palace with lunch US$49 p.p
Pick up from your hotel after breakfast. Visit 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. Have typical Chinese lunch at local restaurant and transfer back to your hotel.
Take evening flight to Shanghai and transfer to hotel.

Meal: Breakfast + Dinner on flight
Hotel: Howard Johnson Hongqiao Airport Hotel Shanghai

Day 6 Shanghai City Tour

Pick up from hotel after breakfast. First visit the Shanghai Museum (Closed on Mondays). Then visit the bund, where you can experience the modernity of Shanghai.Afterwards, you will have free time to shop at Nanjing Road where there are plenty of large stores and boutiques.

Meals: Breakfast + Chinese lunch

Day 7 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 8 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 9 “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 10 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 11 Chongqing Beijing by flight

Arrive Chongqing - 9:00am: Disembark at picturesque Chongqing, the “Mountain City”.Greeted by our guide at pier. Then enjoy shopping at Jiefangbei Shopping Street.
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.
Transfer to airport and board flight to Beijing. Check in our airport hotel on arrival.

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: 4 star airport hotel

Day 12 Beijing - stops - Departure City

Free till pick up from hotel and transfer to airport to board overnight international flight to your sweet home.

Meal: Breakfast

Price

Group Size Validity Price Per Person
10 participants & More

(11 NOV 2018 Departure)
SAN FRANCISCO
$2599
TORONTO
$2599
CALGARY
$2599
VANCOUVER
$2699
EDMONTON
$2699
SEATTLE
$2699
NEW YORK
$2899
MONTREAL
$2899
Single Room SupplementInclusive Yangtze ship

Remarks

• For China tour quotation, booking and cancellation policy, please read Terms & Conditions.
• Prices are shown in USD per person, based on minimum 10 persons.
• Minimum 2 participants to operate each optional tour, except Dazu Grottoes, minimum 4 participants required.
• The Single Room Supplement cost is in addition to the twin sharing cost for those who would like a single room.
• 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.
 
Terms of Payment
• Full payment required at booking to benefit from this tour (Final Sale, non-refundable, non-exchangeable, non-transferable).
 

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 Inclusion:
• International flights
• Internal flights & high speed train in China as per itinerary
• All visits and admission fees including entertainment shows listed unless otherwise stated
• Professional English-speaking guide + air-conditioned tour bus
• Hotel accommodation as per itinerary, twin / double occupancy basis
• Meals as per itinerary.If your flight is during the lunch or dinner time, your meal will be served on board by this flight
• Shore excursions include: Shibaozhai, Small Gorges/Goddess Stream, Three Gorges Dam site.
• 4nights on 5 star Victoria cruise ship, superior cabin with private balcony on main deck, double occupancy basis

 

Package Exclusion:
• Items of a personal nature
• International airfare/tax (Land Only)
• Prepaid Tipping: US$120/person for the entire trip
• Hotel porter fees , USD18 p.p.
• Travel insurance
• China visa
• Not Including Optional Excursions offered on-board (pending river conditions) Fengdu Ghost City, White Emperor City, Tribe of the Three Gorges (payable on-board)
• Optional tour and additional shore excursions on cruise
• Items that are not mention in the itinerary

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