11 Day Tour - China Splendors of the Yangtze

Location: Beijing, China


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Highlights

  • Visit the legendary military defense work - Great Wall
  • View the ancient life size Terra-Cotta Warrior Corps Cruise along beautiful landmarks of Three Gorges.

Details

  • 11 Days

  • Pick-up from hotel in the morning.

  • Return to hotel when finished.

  • English


What You Can Expect

  • Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
    • Activities

      You will meet your local guide at airport and transfer to hotel. After checking in to your hotel for a 3-night stay, you will have free time for the rest of the day. You can opt to have a local guide help you plan your evening activities.

    • Accommodation

      Qianmen Jianguo Hotel

  • Day 2 Beijing

    You can enjoy Peking Opera shows, feast on a roast duck dinner at the famed Quanjude Restaurant, or enjoy nightlife at pubs and bars in the Houhai and Gongti areas.

  • Day 3 Beijing
    • Great Wall

      Today, ride to the legendary Great Wall of China and stand on its famous ramparts.

    • Lunch

    • Beijing Olympic Green

      On the way back, you will stop at Beijing Olympic Green, which hosted the 2008 Olympics -entrance tickets are not included.

    • Nanluogu Xiang

      Your last stop in Beijing is Nanluogu Xiang, one of Beijing's oldest Hutongs and one of Beijing's 25 cultural and historical protection areas since 1990. Hutong is the perfect place to experience ancient Beijing.

  • Day 4 Beijing to Xian
    • Train to Xian

      In the morning you will experience the world-famous China speed by taking high-speed train to Xian.

    • Lunch

    • Xi’an Museum

      You will Visit Xi’an Museum, a modern, well-organized museum that traces the history of Xi'an from prehistory to Qing dynasty.

    • Small Wild Goose Pagoda

      Next up is the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, an important cultural relic and one of the remaining symbols of ancient Xi’an.

    • Learning Chinese Calligraphy

      Finally, you will spend some time learning Chinese calligraphy. This traditional Chinese art is not only a means of communication, but also a means of expressing a person's inner world in an aesthetic sense.

  • Day 5 Xian
    • Ancient City Wall

      Take a morning stroll on the Ancient City Wall. The wall is considered, the city’s landmark, dividing it into the inner part and the outer part.

    • Terracotta Warriors

      In the afternoon tour Xian’s archaeological wonder: 8,000 life-sized terracotta warriors and horses buried with Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Each soldier and horse is molded in incredible detail.

    • Muslim Quarter

      Your next stop is the Muslim Quarter, where you can have a walk or try some local snacks.

    • Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show

      In the evening you can choose to enjoy the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.

  • Day 6 Xian to Chongqing
    • Fly to Chongqing

    • Activities

      Chongqing, gateway to the Yangtze. Visit Ciqikou Old Town and board the cruise after dinner.

    • Meals

      Lunch and Dinner

    • Accommodation

      At 4-star Yangtze River Cruise (CCOTC Cruises or similar)

  • Day 7 Chongqing
    • Yangtze Cruise

      Your ship sails this morning. Cruise the Yangtze as it meanders through the heartland of China. Enjoy the beautiful scenery along the river and the facilities onboard.

    • Fengdu Ghost City

      Today’s shore excursion is to Fengdu Ghost City.

  • Day 8 Chongqing
    • Yangtze Cruise

      Cruise through the dramatic Three Gorges, beneath soaring limestone cliffs rising sheer from the water. Next, embark a small motorboat and journey through the tranquil Daning River and Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong Stream.

  • Day 9 Chongqing to Yichang to Shanghai
    • Activities

      Shore excursion to The Three Gorges Dam Site. Disembark at Yichang at noon. If time permits there will be optional sightseeing programs at Yichang. Transfer to Yichang airport and fly to Shanghai, China’s most modern metropolis. Optional program is cruising on the Huangpu River to see the enchanting night view of Shanghai.

    • Meals

      Lunch

    • Accommodation

      At the Howard Johnson Business Club Hotel

  • Day 10 Shanghai
    • Activities

      View the Shanghai Museum. Continue to Yuyuan Garden, a 16th century Ming period private garden/residence in the heart of Shanghai’s old Chinese quarter. Along is the local bazaar and Shanghai Old Street. Visit Former French Concession District. Stroll along the Bund and Nanjing Road to experience the thrills of old and modern Shanghai A visit to silk store is included today. Tonight you can take an optional acrobatics show or enjoy night life at Xintiandi.

    • Meals

      Lunch

    • Accommodation

      At the Howard Johnson Business Club Hotel

  • Day 11 Depart from Shanghai
    • Activities

      Free time and then airport transfer.


Pricing

    • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
    • Meals served at local Chinese restaurants or onboard during Yangtze cruising (L=Lunch; D=Dinner)
    • Domestic flights, trains, cruise as specified in the itinerary
    • Domestic airport tax and fuel fee
    • English-speaking guided coach tour in each city, with sightseeing programs listed in above itinerary
    • Service charge and government Taxes
    • Entry or exit China international airfare or train tickets
    • Airport transfer on arrival day and departure day (can be arranged on extra fares)
    • Optional program as mentioned in above itinerary or suggested by local guides
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, Excess baggage charges, etc
    • Tips to tour guide and driver. (Suggestion: US$3-US$5 traveler per day)
    • Tips to bellboy or porter (Suggestion: US$1 per traveler per time)
    • National tour guide accompany from the arrival city to the departure city in China
    • Fees for entry visa to China
    • Traveler insurance
    • Services not mentioned in above itinerary
    • Please note that a Single Room Supplement is an additional $795
    • You will get our confirmation email
    • You will get our electronic voucher
    • Local operator will contact you

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