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Essence China with Yangtze River Cruise

 
Tour Code: LCTP015   China Tour with Yangtze River Cruise
Trip Duration: 11 Days  
Departure Day: Daily    

Visiting: Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise, Yichang,Shanghai

 
Summary: You will touch the essence of China in the tour. Included a deluxe river cruising experience on the Yangtze river famed for spectacular natural sceneries and abundant historic and cultural relics, as well as the man-made marvel Three Gorges Dam, this journey will be truly valuable and memorable.  
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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival / Beijing (-/-/-)

Transfer via: By your own arrangement

Temple of HeavenWelcome to Beijing, where the capital, political, and cultural center of China lies. We meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After check-in, you have free time to relax.

Day 2 Beijing (B/L/D)

After breakfast, begin the day's activity with a visit to 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. In the afternoon, visit Temple of Heaven, the place where the emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvest. Enjoy your welcome dinner with a taste of the Peking duck.

Day 3 Beijing (B/L/D)

Great WallYou 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 Ming Tomb 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. The cheering Peking Opera (the national opera) is scheduled as the evening delight after dinner.

Day 4 Beijing / Xian (B/L/-)

Transfer via: High Speed Train - By our arrangement

After a relaxed breakfast at hotel this morning, tour to Summer Palace, one of China's largest and best-preserved imperial gardens. In the afternoon, 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 family.

After visiting, take the high speed train to Xian, which is one of the oldest cities in Chinese history and has more than 3,100 years of history. Upon arrival in Xian, be met by the local professional tour guide and transfer to the hotel.

Day 5 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. Continue to 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.

Day 6 Xi'an / Chongqing /Yangtze River Cruise (B/L)

Transfer via: Flight - By our arrangement

Ancient City WallAfter breakfast, take the flight to Chongqing, upon arrival Chongqing airport, be transferred to visit Three Gorges Museum which situated opposite the Chongqing People's Hall. It is not only the largest monographic museum, but is also a public undertaking for the preservation, education, scientific research in respect of cultural relics and the natural environment of Chongqing and the Three Gorges area.

You will board on the Yangtze Cruise ship in the evening. As the ship departs from Chongqing at about 21:00, your relaxing Yangtze River cruise begins.

Day 7 ON THE CRUISE(B,L,D)

Today 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 8 ON THE CRUISE(B/L/D)

Lesser Three GorgesToday 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, may also have chance to visit Shennong Stream. The optional program is going to visit White Emperor City.

Day 9 Yichang / Shanghai (B/L/D)

Transfer via: Flight - By our arrangement

Shore excursion to The Three Gorges Dam Site. Arrive in Yichang at 1:30pm. Disembark the ship then fly to Shanghai. Upon arrival, be met by local professional guide and transfer to the hotel.

Day 10 Shanghai (B/L/D )

Transfer via: Internal Flight arranged by usShanghai

This 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.

Day 11 Shanghai / Exit (B)

Transfer via: - By your own arrangement

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

 

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Beijing King Parkview Hotel Sunworld Hotel Crowne Plaza Beijing
Xian Skytel Hotel Xian Bell Tower Hotel Xian Hyatt Regency Xian
Shanghai Express by Holiday Inn Putuo Shanghai The Bund Riverside Hotel Sheraton Shanghai Hotel & Residences, Pudong
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