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11 days China Cities & Yangtze River Cruise Tour B

Price From: US$ 1,875

Departure: Daily
Duration: 11 days
Destination: Beijing - Xian -Yangtze River Cruise - Shanghai (Start from Beijing or Shanghai, the rate is the same)
This tour covers the significant sceneries in Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yichang and Shanghai cities, including cruise on the Yangtze River.

Tour Itinerary

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)
Full day trip to the Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and theTemple of Heaven. In the evening (7:15~8:30PM), enjoy the Chinese Acrobat Show (or Chinese Kung Fu 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 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, D)
Full day trip to the Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tomb. Enjoy a Peking Duck Banquet for dinner.

- 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.

Day 4

Day 4: Beijing - Xian (B, L)
Visit the Summer Palace. Drive to Beijing capital airport, see off, take afternoon flight to Xian. Arrive in Xian. Be met & transferred to your 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.

Day 5

Day 5: Xian (B, L)
Visit the Terra Cotta Warriors, the Bell Tower and the Wild Goose Pagoda. Enjoy the Tang Dynasty Show in the evening.

- 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 Bell Tower: a stately traditioanl architecture, marks the geographical center of the ancient capital.

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

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

Day 6

Day 6: Xian - Chongqing (B, L)
Visit the Provincial Museum and the Ancient City Wall. After a lunch at a local restaurant you will fly to Chongqing. Be met at the airport. Upon arrival you will visit the Goose Neck Park. After dinner at a local restaurant you will be transferred to the pier to board your luxury Yangtze River cruise ship (4 star, Yangtze River, Serenity Cruiser or Three Kingdom Cruiser).

- The Provincial Museum: Opened in 1991, the museum is a giant architectural in the Tang-dynasty style and it successfully symbolizes the great extent of Shaanxi history and its remarkable culture.

- The 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.

Day 7

Day 7: Yangtze River (B, L, D)
This morning you will disembark at Shibaozhai after the first period of cruise, there are 12 storey wooden pagoda which rests against the rock wall of mountain, where you can also climb up the spiral staircase to the top for a panoramic view of the winding river, the village and the countryside. In the late afternoon, you have the option of visiting the temples of White Emperor City (Baidi City).

Day 8

Day 8: Yangtze River (B, L, D)
In this day, cruiser come to the western Wu Shan (Witch Mountains), you will enter the world-famous Three Gorges, and enjoy a 4-hour "soft adventure" to the 60 km tributary, Shennong Stream. In the middle of the cruise, when the cruiser stop, you will travel in a smaller boat up the newly created waterways between well-wooded hills and sheer cliffs you can enjoy spectacular scenery, and see a clearly visible hanging coffin. Later, you will be transferred to an armada of "peapod" boats (small open sampans) manned by a team of rowers. As the stream becomes shallower they will tow the boat by rope to the top of small rapids. After that, return back to your big main cruiser, continue cruising.

Day 9

Day 9: Yichang - Shanghai (B, L)
After an early breakfast, the shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam Site. After a farewell lunch on board, our local guide will meet you and escort you to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. You will be met in Shanghai. The rest of the day is on your own.

Day 10

Day 10: Shanghai (B, L)
You will visit the lovely old Yuyuan Garden, the Shanghai Museum, the Jade Buddha Temple, and the famous Oriental TV Tower.

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

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

- Jade Buddha Temple: a spiritual oasis in the midst of a booming city.

- Oriental TV Tower: the tallest TV tower in Asia, and the third in the world with a height of 468 meters. It is a symbol of Shanghai.

Day 11

Day 11: Shanghai / End  (B)
You can arrange your time on your own until you are ready for being transferred to the airport for your departure.

Tour Price for Per Person(US$)

Price including:  
1.Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel;
2. Entrance fees for 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 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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