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China Experience Tour with Yangtze Cruise

Tour Code: LCTP006   Map of China experience Tour with Yangtze Cruise
Trip Duration: 13 Days & 12 Nights  
Departure Day: Daily    
Visiting:Shanghai, Guilin, Yangshuo, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise, Yichang,Xian, Beijing  
Summary: This tour offers a combined experience of visiting the interesting cities of Beijing and Shanghai with the Yangtze River Cruise, which is reasonably priced and very well organized.  
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Day 1 Arrive at Shanghai(-/-/-)

Shanghai, China's most modern metropolisTransfer via: International Flight arranged by you

Welcome to Shanghai, China's most modern metropolis. We meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After check-in, you have free time to relax.

Day 2 Shanghai (B/L/-)

After breakfast, you will travel around the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai. Your travel will include: the Shanghai Museum, famous for one of the largest and best collections of ancient Chinese art, the Bund, the financial center of Shanghai known as a"museum of buildings", Nanjing Road, one of China's premiere shopping districts, Yuyuan Garden an ancient classical garden, and Yuyuan Market, a shopper's paradise filled with local arts and crafts. In the evening you will enjoy a wonderful Acrobatic Show, one of China's oldest performing arts, acrobatics have absorbed features of opera dance and martial art, making it a truly unique art form.

Day 3 Shanghai / Guilin (B/L/-)

Yangshuo, a ancient village nearby the Li RiverTransfer via: Internal Flight arranged by us

On this day you will be free until your private guide escorts you to the airport for your internal flight to Guilin. Upon arriving in Guilin, the more picturesque city in China, your private guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. You will then visit the city's symbol - Elephant Trunk Hill, Fubo Hill, where you can see ancient Buddhist carvings and get a panoramic view of the city, and Reed Flute Cave, known as a "Natural Palace of Art" for its bizarre stalagmites, and stalactites.

Day 4 Guilin / Yangshuo (B/L/-)

After breakfast, you will be driven to Zhujiang Pier to begin your unforgettable boat cruise down the picturesque Li River. The cruise will take you to the ancient village of Yangshuo. After roaming Yangshuo's famous West Street, an ancient road filled with local arts and crafts, you will be driven back to Guilin City.

Day 5 Guilin / Chongqing / Yangtze River (B/L/-)

Yangtze CruisesTransfer via: Internal Flight arranged by us

Today your personal guide will escort you to the airport for your flight to Chongqing, where you will board your ship for your cruise down the unforgettable Yangtze River.

Accommodations: On the ship

Day 6 Yangtze Cruise (B/L/D)

Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City, a fantastic temple, where the devil is punished, and the good are rewarded, or Shibaozhai, an ancient 12 storey wood tower built into the cliff. The cruise line will choose which spot will be the excursion destination.

Accommodations: On the ship

Day 7 Yangtze Cruise (B/L/D)

Today you will have a shore excursion to the Lesser Three Gorges, where three smaller gorges will give visitors a sense of awe as the natural scenic wonders unfold in front of you.

Accommodations: On the ship

Day 8 Yangtze Cruise / Yichang / Xian (B/L/-)

Transfer via: Internal Flight on our arrangement

On this morning, you will have a shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydroelectric dam in the world. After lunch you will disembark in Yichang, where you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to Xian. Upon arriving in Xian your personal guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. You will be free the rest of the day to relax, or explore this ancient city.

Day 9 Xi'an (B/L/-)

Xian Terra Cotta WarriorsOn this day, you will visit the incredible Terracotta Warriors that have been guarding China's first emperor for more than 2,000 years. After lunch, you will take a trip to visit Xian's Ancient City Walls, the best preserved ancient city walls in the world, and the Bell Tower. Complete the day with a savory dumpling dinner and the Tang Dynasty show both located at Shaanxi Grand Opera Theatre.

Day 10 Xi'an / Beijing (B/L/-)

Transfer via: Internal Flight arranged by us

After breakfast, you will tour the city of Xian, and visit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum, which houses one of the most magnificent collections of ancient Chinese artifacts in China, and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a temple which houses sutras brought back from India. In the afternoon, your private guide will escort you to the airport for your flight to Beijing. Upon arriving at Beijing airport, your personal guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax, or explore the city on your own.

Day 11 Beijing (B/L/-)

Beijing Forbidden CityToday you will first visit the historic Tian'anmen Square, the largest city square in the world, followed by the magnificent Forbidden City, which is the largest palace structure in the world and the place where China's emperors ruled for over 600 years. In the afternoon, you will marvel at Beijing's splendid Temple of Heaven, where China's emperors annually went to pray for good harvests.

In the evening you will enjoy Beijing's famous Peking Opera at the Liyuan Theatre, the biggest and most famous traditional Peking Opera theatre in China. Peking opera is not just a singing drama, but is an ancient ingenious and colorful combination of elements from many sources: traditional music, poetry, singing, recitation, dancing, acrobatics, and traditional martial arts.

Day 12 Beijing (B/L/D)

Today you will have a visit to the majestic Badaling Great Wall and Sacred Road, which is a path lined with stone statues of animals, mystical beasts and officials who will serve the emperor in the afterlife. On your way back from the Great Wall, you will drive around the main Olympic venues for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the National Stadium (Bird's Nest) where the Opening and Closing Ceremonies were held, and the National Aquatics Center nicknamed "the Water Cube" for its unique design. Feel free to take some beautiful picture of these stadiums. A Peking Duck Dinner concludes your full day activities.

Day 13 Beijing / Departure (B/-/-)

International/Internal Flight arranged by you

After breakfast, you will visit the exquisite Summer Palace, the largest classic Chinese garden in the world. In the afternoon you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to your next destination.


City 3 Star Hotel 4 Star Hotel 5 Star Hotel
Shanghai Express by Holiday Inn Putuo Shanghai The Bund Riverside Hotel Sheraton Shanghai Hotel & Residences, Pudong
Guilin Hotel Grand 0773 Guilin Bravo Hotel Sheraton Guilin Hotel
Yangshuo Aiyuan Hotel Yangshuo New Century Hotel Green Lotus Hotel
Xian Skytel Hotel Xian Bell Tower Hotel Xian Hyatt Regency Xian
Beijing King Parkview Hotel Sunworld Hotel Crowne Plaza Beijing
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