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14 days China Cities & Yangtze River Cruise Tour

Price From: US$ 4,503

Departure: Daily
Duration: 14 days
Destination: Beijing - Xian - Lhasa - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang - Shanghai (Start from Beijing or Shanghai, the rate is the same)
Visit the ancient cities Beijing, Xian, the picturesque Guilin and Modern city Shanghai, including cruise on the Yangtze River.

Itinerary of: 14 days China Cities & Yangtze River Cruise Tour

Day 1

Day 1: Arrival at Beijing
Arrive at Beijing. Be met & transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Day 2

Day 2: Beijing (B, L, D)
Full day trip to the Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven. Enjoy a Peking Duck Banquet for dinner and Peking Opera Show in the evening.

-The Tiananmen Square: the largest public square in the world. It is 880 meters from north to south, and 500 meters from east to west, with a total area of 440,000 square meters and can hold one million people.

- The Forbidden City: the largest ancient imperial palaces where 24 emperors, 14 of the Ming and 10 of the Qing, ruled the country from here over a span of nearly 500 years.

- The Temple of Heaven: The perimeter of the Temple of Heaven is 6,369 meters with 6 meters high. The temple was the place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvests.

Day 3

Day 3: Beijing (B, L)
Full day trip to the Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tomb and the Sacred Way.

- The Badaling Great Wall: As its name implies it gives access to every direction. With an elevation of 600 meters it is the most famous and best-preserved section of the Great Wall.

- The Ming Tomb: also called Shisanling (literally, Thirteen Tombs), it is the largest clusters of imperial cemeteries in China. They are mausoleums of thirteen emperors of the Ming Dynasty.

- The Sacred Road: Which means the road leading to heaven is lined with 18 pairs of stone human figures and animals, they are important decorations of the mausoleum.

Day 4

Day 4: Beijing - Xian (B, L)
Visit the Summer Palace and the Lama Temple. Take a flight to Xian and transfer to the Hotel.

- The Summer Palace: the largest and best preserved imperial garden of the Qing Dynasty extant in Beijing, as well as a famous classical imperial garden.

- Lama Temple: the Yonghegong (Palace of Harmony and Peace) Lamasery is the largest and most perfectly preserved lamasery of Gelug Sect(Yellow Sect of the Lamaism)in present day Beijing.

Day 5

Day 5: Xian (B, L)
Visit the Terra Cotta Warriors. To avoid having the poor food at the site, you will take highway back to downtown to have lunch at a well-known Cantonese cuisine restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Ancient City Wall. This evening you will be entertained with the marvelous Tang Dynasty Show.

- The Terra Cotta Warriors: It is a part of the tomb complex of Qin emperor, the Terra Cotta Warriors is the greatest findings in the archeology world.

- The Big Wild Goose Pagoda: the symbol of the long history of Xian, and a well-preserved ancient building and holy worshipping shrine for Buddhists.

- Xian Ancient City Wall: the most complete city wall survived in China as well as one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.

- Tang Dynasty Show: a wonderful performance of the ancient music and dance, is a must when you visit Xian.

Day 6

Day 6: Xian - Lhasa (B, L)
Visit the Hanyangling Museum on the way to the airport. After lunch, take a flight to Lhasa and transfer to the Hotel.

- Hanyangling Museum: The Mausoleum of the Western Han Emperor Liu Qi (Hanyangling), it was built in the year 153 AD and covers an area of 20 square kilometers.

Day 7

Day 7: Lhasa (B)
Visit the magnificent Potala Palace, the Sera Monastery, the Norbulingka Park and a local Tibetan family.

- Potala Palace: A UNESCO endorsed world cultural heritage site. It was where Dalai Lama lived. The palace consists of White Palace and Red Palace, with nearly 10,000 rooms.

- Sera Monastery: It is dedicated to the Gelugpa Sect, a branch of Tibetan Buddhism and is famous for debates on Buddhist doctrines. Almost 10,000 Buddhist statues are preserved here.

- Norbulingka Park: The biggest man-made garden in Tibet. It consists of palaces such as Kelsang Potrang, Golden Potrang and Takten Migyur Potrang, with totally 374 rooms.

Day 8

Day 8: Lhasa (B)
Visit the Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, the Tibet Museum, the Tibetan Traditional Medicine Hospital and the Carpet Factory.

- Jokhang Temple: built in 647 as the earliest wood-masonry structure in Tibet. It is dedicated to a statue of Sakyamni. It has a collection of cultural relics dating back to the Tang, which includes statues of Songtsan Gambo and Princess Wencheng.

- Barkhor Street: Also called Bajiao Street - an ancient circular street with strong Tibetan flavor. It is a route where pilgrims holding prayer wheel walk clockwise. And now a famous commercial street.

Day 9

Day 9: Lhasa - Chongqing (B, L, D)
Fly to Chongqing and pick you up. After lunch, visit the Panda House in Chongqing Zoo, the Residence of General Joseph W. Stilwell and Ci Qi Kou. Check in at the cruise ship.

Day 10

Day 10: Yangtze River (B, L, D)
The cruise starts at 9:00. Excursion to Fengdu (Ghost city), a must- shore excursion site on the Yangtze cruise.

- Fengdu (Ghost city): Fengdu is the only ghost city in China. The temples are all over the mountain with many statues.

Day 11

Day 11: Yangtze River (B, L, D)
Excursion to Baidicheng. Passing Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge, Drifting in the Shennong Stream. Passing Dam Shiplock, the Three Gorges Dam will be the largest hydropower station and dam in the world.

- Qutang Gorge: it is the first of the three gorges of the Yangtze River and it is famous for its sheer and spectacular precipices.

- Wu Gorge: Wu Gorge is the second gorge of the Three Gorges system in Yangtze River and gifted with exquisite peaks and lush mountains and ranges.

- Shennong Stream: is one of the most important ports of call for Yangtze Three Gorges tour. It is a 60-kilometer tributary of the Yangtze River

- Three Gorges Dam: located in the Yiling District of Yichang, in Hubei province, China. It is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Yangtze River by the town of Sandouping. It is the largest electricity-generating in the world.

Day 12

Day 12: Yichang - Shanghai by air (B, L)
Passing Xiling Gorge. Arrival at Yichang, on the middle and upper reaches of the Yangtze River. Our local tour guide will meet you at the port. After lunch, transferred to the Yichang Airport. Take the afternoon flight for Shanghai. Met and transferred to your hotel in Shanghai.

- Xiling Gorge: it is the largest and furthest downstream of the Three Gorges.

Day 13

Day 13: Shanghai (B, L)
Visit the Shanghai Museum and the Yuyuan Garden. After lunch, transfer you to the Bund area, where you will take a cruise tour on the Huangpu River. The cruise will start at 14:00, reach the Wusongkou pier and then get back to the Bund at 17:00. Leave you some free time to explore the Bund area on your own.

- Shanghai Museum: ranked as the best museum in Shanghai.

- Yuyuan Garden: is considered one of the most lavish and finest Chinese gardens in the region.

- The Bund: the picturesque bund with tall building of various tower over the river, looking as a museum of modern world architecture.

- Huangpu River: one of the most important rivers in Shanghai, like an undulating dragon from Wusong to the East Sea.

Day 14

Day 14:  Shanghai / End  (B)
Transfer to airport for departure or free on your own.

Tour Price for Per Person(US$)

Price including:
1.Pick up and drop-off from your hotel;
2. Entrance fees for the sightseeing;
3. Meals as listed in itinerary, B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner;
4. Personal English-speaking tour Guide & Driver;
5. Private air-conditioned car or van;
6. Hotels (twin share bases) as listed in the itinerary;
7. Luggage Transfers between airports and hotels;
8. All domestic flights from city to city mentioned above.

Price excluding:
1. Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets;
2. Visa Fees;
3. Personal Expenses;
4. Single Room Supplement;
5. Tips to the guide and the driver.

 

Please Note:
1. Price may vary according to different seasons. You can extend your stay in Shanghai after this package finished, we will keep the discount hotel rate for you for the extended days.
2. You could choose any hotel in our website and tell us, we will tell you a price of this tour.
3. Children taller than 1.1 meter should be charged as full price, children shorter than 1.1 meter should be charged only half of the price.

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