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Classical China Tour with Yangtze River Cruise

Tour Code: LCTP010   Classical China Tour with Yangtze River Cruise
Trip Duration: 15 Days & 14 Nights  
Departure Day: Daily    
Visiting: Hong Kong, Guilin, Yangshuo, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise, Yichang,Xian, Beijing,Shanghai  
Summary: This is a truly comprehensive and very popular journey exploring China's greatest treasures at a relaxed pace with a cruise on the marvelous Yangtze River and a stay picturesque Guilin, modern Shanghai, Hong Kong and historical Xian and Beijing.  
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Day 1 Arrive at Hong Kong (-/-/-)

Transfer via: International arranged by you

Welcome to Hong Kong. You local professional guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After check-in, you have free time to relax.

Day 2 Hong Kong (B/-/-)

After breakfast, you local guide will pick you up at hotel and accompany you on your tour. The tour will last a time of maximum 5 hours. Hong Kong is a fascinating combination of East and West but it has its own unique and distinctive culture. Your half day tour will take in Victoria Peak, Hong Kong's number one tourist destination. It features the 112 year old Peak Tram and Hong Kong's most unusual building, The Peak Tower. Next stop is Aberdeen Harbor which is home to hundreds of people living on fishing junks. If you would like close up look at this unusual way of life, you can take a sampan ride (US$10-12). Repulse Bay is the last stop today; it is one of Hong Kong's most exclusive residential areas.

Day 3 Hong Kong / Guilin (B/-/-)

Transfer via: International Flight arranged by us

Guilin Li RiverFree time in the morning, you may explore Hong Kong, the shopping heaven by yourself. Then transfer you to Hong Kong airport to catch flight to Guilin. Upon arrival Guilin, you will be met and transfer to your hotel.

Day 4 Guilin (B/L/-)

Today's highlight is cruising down the Li River, which stretches 83 kilometers from Guilin to Yangshuo. The cruise will give you a chance to savor the lovely view of the area's extraordinary limestone peaks. The cruise ends in Yangshuo. Visit local markets. Yangshuo is a charming small town with its main street lined with small hotels, countless souvenir shops and restaurants. Take the private van back to Guilin in the afternoon.

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

Transfer via: Internal flight arranged by us

After breakfast will transfer you to Guilin airport, catch flight to Chongqing. Arrive in Chongqing, your local guide will meet you and escort you to visit the Three Gorges Museum. After visiting transfer you to the board on the cruise ship. As the ship departs from Chongqing at about 21:00, your relaxing Yangtze River cruise begins.

Day 6 Yangtze River Cruise (B/L/D)

Yangtze River Cruises

On this day you will have a shore excursion to visit "Shibaozhai" which is named as “The Pearl of the Yangtze River”. And the optional is to visit the “Fengdu Ghost City”.

Day 7 Yangtze River Cruise (B/L/D)

Today will enter the Three Gorges; will pass through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge, the first two. Then relax excursion the Goddess Stream. Depending the River condition, will may also have chance to visit Shennong Stream. The optional program is going to visit White Emperor City.

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

Xian Terra-cotta WarriorsTransfer via: Internal Flight arranged by us

Shore excursion to The Three Gorges Dam Site. Arrive in Yichang at 1:30pm. Disembark the ship then your local guide will escort to the airport for the flight to Xian. Upon arrival, your local guide will greet you at the airport and transfer you the hotel.

Day 9 Xian (B/L/-)

Begin the day's activity with an once-in-a-lifetime viewing of the extraordinary 2,200-year-old Terracotta Warriors of China's first feudal Emperor, Qin Shihuang. On your way back to the city, stop at a mountain village and meet local residents. After lunch, you will visit to Big Wild Goose Pagoda which was built in 652 A.D. It contains a large volume of Buddhist scriptures which were obtained from India by the eminent monk of Xuanzang.

Day 10 Xian / Beijing (B/L/-)

Transfer via: Internal Flight arranged by us

After breakfast, you will visit Xian Ancient City Wall, which is the most complete city wall survived in China as well as one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. Then take the high speed train to Beijing. Upon arrival, your local guide will meet you and escort you to the hotel.

Day 11 Beijing (B/L/D)

After breakfast, begin the day's activity with a visit to visit Temple of Heaven, the place where the emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvest. In the afternoon, visit Tian'anmen Square, the largest urban square in the world. Then, move on to the Imperial Palace, also known as the "Forbidden City", the biggest palace complex in the world. The Beijing Duck Dinner is served as Dinner.

Day 12 Beijing (B/L/-)

BeijingYou will be accompanied by our local professional guide to one of the greatest world heritage sites - the Great Wall, Badaling section in the morning. After lunch, continue to the Sacred Way in the afternoon. Conclude the day tour after seeing the appearance of the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) in the distance on the way to the downtown.

Day 13 Beijing / Shanghai (B/L/-)

Transfer via: High Speed Strain arranged by us

After a relaxed breakfast at hotel this morning, you will take a ride in rickshaw through some old ,"Hutongs", lanes or alleys formed by lines of Siheyuan (a compound with houses around a courtyard) where you will visit some local family. After visiting, take a high speed train to Shanghai, which is one of the most modern cities in China. Upon arrival in Shanghai, be met by the professional local tour guide and transfer to the hotel.

Day 14 Shanghai (B/L/-)

the bund of shanghaiThis morning you will visit the Shanghai Museum which houses large collections of historical items. Then go ahead to the famous Yuyuan Garden an ancient classical garden, and Yuyuan Market. After lunch, visit Bund and Nanjing Road. After dinner you will enjoy a fabulous Acrobatic Show.

Day 15 Shanghai / Departure (B/L/-)

Transfer via: International / Internal Flight arranged by you

After breakfast, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to your next destination



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