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China Silk Road and Yangtze River Cruise Tour

15-Day Beijing,Urumqi,Kashgar,Xian,Chongqing,Yangtze,Yichang and Shanghai Tour

This China all inclusive trip composes of Yangtze river cruise tour and China silk road tour,which helps to  make your holiday in China a perfect one.
Tour Code:CH-14
Destination: Beijing, Urumqi, Kashgar, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze, Yichang and Shanghai
Tour Days:15 Days
Departure Date:You Choose
  
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Reasons of choosing this China Tour
1.This China Tour composes of Yangtze River Cruise Tour and China Silk Road Tour.
Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Arrive in Beijing Flight not included Airport Transfer(Beijing) /
Day 2 Beijing The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Hutong Tour in Xicheng District, Lizexiang Pearl Store B,L
Day 3 Beijing The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car), Shahe Cloisonne Factory B,L,D
Day 4 Beijing,Urumqi Summer Palace with boat Cruise and the Garden of Virtue and Harmony, Temple of Heaven, Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing), Airport Transfer (Urumqi) B,L
Day 5 Urumqi Heavenly Lake, Boat for Cruise on the Heavenly Lake, , Erdaoqiao Market B,L
Day 6 Urumqi,Kashgar Hotel to airport Transfer (Urumqi), Airport Transfer (Kashgar), Id Kah Mosque, Abakh Khoja Tomb, Zhiren Street B,L
Day 7 Kashgar Lake Karakuli, Visit a local Keerkezi Family B,L
Day 8 Kashgar,Urumqi,Xian Hotel to airport Transfer (Kashgar), Airport Transfer (Xian) B
Day 9 Xian The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Xian City Wall with Bicycle, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian Imperial Fine Arts center B,L
Day 10 Xian,Chongqing,Yichang Board the ship from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and departs Chongqing at 10:00pm.(Dinner is not included), Hotel to airport Transfer (Xian), Airport Transfer (Chongqing), Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo, Ciqikou Old Town, Goose Neck Park B,L
Day 11 Yangtze Taichi exercise. Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City (8:00-10:00am). Captain’s Welcoming Banquet Captain’s Welcoming Dancing Party in Ball Room B,L,D
Day 12 Yangtze,Yichang,Shanghai Cruise pier Transfer (Yichang), Airport Transfer (Yichang), Airport Transfer (Shanghai), Three Gorges Dam Site B,L,D
Day 13 Yangtze to Yichang to Shanghai, Flight No. TBA Cruise pier Transfer (Yichang), Airport Transfer (Yichang), Airport Transfer (Shanghai), Shore excursion to The Three Gorges Dam Site. Arrive in Yichang at 1:00pm. B
Day 14 Shanghai Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, The Shanghai World Financial Center, Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop B,L
Day 15 Depart Shanghai Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai) B

Itinerary of this all inclusive China tour

Day 1

Place & Transport: Arrive in Beijing
Today's Activities: Airport Transfer (Beijing)
Meals:Breakfast
Hotels:Days Inn Forbidden City/ Sunworld Hotel/ Crowne Plaza

 

Day 2

all inclusive trips:Beijing Hutong Beijing Hutong
all inclusive trips:Forbidden City Forbidden City
all inclusive trips:Tiananmen Square Tiananmen Square

Place & Transport:Beijing
Today's Activities:Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Treasure Houses, Hutong Tour in Xicheng District, Lizexiang Pearl Store
Meals:Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Days Inn Forbidden CitySunworld HotelCrowne Plaza

- Tiananmen Square : Located at the heart of Beijing, it is the largest one of its kind in the world. This immense courtyard is also the site of various historical events.
- The Forbidden City :Also called as the Palace Museum, it is the largest and the best preserved Imperial Palace in the world.
- Treasure Houses : Treasure house has undergone 4 time renovations, the present one takes up almost 220 square metres, more than 440 treasures on display belonged to Qing dynasty royalty, half of which have not never been on display in the old one. It's worthy of visiting.
- Hutong Tour :Hutong is an ancient urban alley peculiar to Beijing. Arrive at the old courtyard and begin the one hour visit inside. With the help of your English speaking tour guide of the courtyard, you will have a detailed explanation of the old courtyard ( Siheyuan ) - its history, its layout, its Fengshui, and its traditiona Chinese culture involved.
- Lizexiang Pearl Store : China's freshwater pearls are celebrated throughout the world. See how they are produced including some of the latest technology, and learn how to spot a fake. The outlet also offers a range of items produced from pearls and pearl oysters which goes far wider than jewellery.

Day 3

all inclusive trips:Mutianyu Great Wall Mutianyu Great Wall

Place & Transport:Beijing
Today's Activities:The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car), Shahe Cloisonne Factory
Meals:Breakfast, Chinese Lunch,Dinner
Hotels: Days Inn Forbidden City/ Sunworld Hotel/ Crowne Plaza

- The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car) :Mutianyu Great Wall is the tourist attaction which combines the ancient Chinese history and Chinese glorious culture and the gorgeous natural landscapeMutianyu Great Wall is situated in Huairou County about 70km from Beijing.
- Roast Duck Restaurant: In the evening, enjoy Peking Roasted Duck which is renowned as the most delicious food of Beijing at Qianmen Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant(Old Duck). As the nickname implies, this is one of the oldest restaurants in the capital, dating back to 1864, and they serve great Peking duck.
- Shahe Cloisonne Factory : Sha He Cloisonne Factory manufactures and sells high quality Cloisonne ware. High quality Cloisonne also called "Copper - body and wire inlaid Enamel" requires an elaborate and complicated manufacturing process including hammering, filigree welding, enamel filling, surface polishing and gilding.

 

Day 4

all inclusive trips:Summer Palace Summer Palace
all inclusive trips:Temple of Heaven Temple of Heaven

Place & Transport:Beijing to Urumqi, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities: Summer Palace with boat Cruise and the Garden of Virtue and Harmony, Temple of Heaven, Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing), Airport Transfer (Urumqi)
Meals: Breakfast
Hotels:City Hotel/

- Summer Palace with boat Cruise and the Garden of Virtue and Harmony : Its main features are Longevity Hill, Kunming Lake, and various buildings. In the time of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), it had become a luxurious royal garden providing riyal families with rest and entertainment.It is also possible to cruise on the lake which takes 10 minutes by the ferry boat.
- Temple of Heaven :The temple was built specifically as a place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvests .

 

Day 5

all inclusive trips:Heavenly Lake Heavenly Lake
all inclusive trips:Erdaoqiao Market Erdaoqiao Market

Place & Transport:Urumqi
Today's Activities:Heavenly Lake, Boat for Cruise on the Heavenly Lake, Erdaoqiao Market
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch
Hotels:City Hotel/

- Heavenly Lake: Heaven's Lake, located in the Heavenly Mountain range (Tianshan), 115 km northeast of Urumqi, is possibly one of the most beautiful sights in China. The large clear water lake covered with a backdrop of tall pines littered over rolling hillside and snowcapped mountains is like an image from a painting .
- Boat for Cruise on the Heavenly Lake : It is a different way to visit Heavenly Lake by boat.
- Erdaoqiao Market:Erdaoqiao is situated at the Erdaoqiao Block of South Jiefang Road in Urumqi, where you'll find a bustling market filled with fruit, clothing, crafts, knives, carpets and many antique items.

 

Day6

all inclusive trips:Id Kah Mosque Id Kah Mosque

Place & Transport: Urumqi to Kashgar, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities:Hotel to airport Transfer (Urumqi), Airport Transfer (Kashgar), Id Kah Mosque, Abakh Khoja Tomb, Zhiren Street
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Kashgar Seman Hotel (Economy)

- Id Kah Mosque:The Id Kah Mosque is the largest mosque in China. The mosque was built by Saqsiz Mirza in 1442 (although it incorporated older structures dating back to 996) and covers 16,800 square meters. At midday on Fridays around 10,000 people will gather to pray and study the Koran, and prayer 5 times/day on other days. You'll be asked to remove your shoes before entering the Main Hall of the Id Kah Mosque, which has traditional Islamic pillars, carvings and rugs strewn over the floors. Women are advised to cover upper arms and legs. A scarf is not compulsory, but is seen as a mark of respect.
- Abakh Khoja Tomb : It is a tiled mausoleum holding the tomb of Abakh Khoja, who is a revered sufi preacher and political leader in the 17th century. There are 58 other tombs remaining of the original 72, including that of 'the Fragrant Concubine', a descendant of Abakh Khoja , who was so loved by the Emperor Qianlong that he even built her a special Uighur style house in the Forbidden City. Her body was brought back to Kashgar by her sister-in-law, according to Uighur custom. This is a must visit place for tourist in Kashgar .
- Zhiren Street :The Zhiren Street or Handicraft Street is the most characteristic place showing the distinctive custom and culture of Kashgar, with many full-time handicraftsmen working on the street and hundreds of workshops and booths alongside.

 

Day 7

all inclusive trips:Karakuli Lake Karakuli Lake

Place & Transport:Kashgar
Today's Activities:Lake Karakuli, Visit a local Keerkezi Family
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Kashgar Seman Hotel (Economy)

- Lake Karakuli :Karakul Lake is located approximately 200km from Kashgar. At an altitude of 3,600m, it is the highest lake of the Pamir Plateau, near the junction of the Pamir Mountains, Tianshan and Kunlunshan mountain ranges.
- Visit a local Keerkezi Family : Take advantage of this rare opportunity to experience the life, customs and food of the Keekekezi local people in their ancestral homeland. Have tea and snacks with the family as they welcome you to their world.

Day8

Place & Transport: Kashgar to Urumqi to Xian, Flight No. TBA, connect Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Kashgar), Airport Transfer (Xian)
Meals:Breakfast Hotels: Xi'an Skytel HotelGrand Noble HotelSofitel On Renmin Square

 

Day 9

all inclusive trips:Terracotta Warriors Terracotta Warriors
all inclusive trips:Big Wild Goose Pagoda Big Wild Goose Pagoda
all inclusive trips:City Wall City Wall

Place & Transport:Xian
Today's Activities: The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Xian City Wall with Bicycle, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xi'an Imperial Fine Arts center
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Xi'an Skytel Hotel/Grand Noble Hotel/Sofitel On Renmin Square

- The Terracotta Warriors and Horses :The museum has three pits of terracotta warriors and horses, forming a huge legion. Altogether over 7,000 pottery soldiers, horses, chariots, and even weapons have been unearthed from these pits.
- Big Wild Goose Pagoda : The Big Wild Goose Pagoda, or Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, was built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty and originally had five stories。Now this well-preserved holy place for Buddhist has been the symbol of Xian.
- Xian City Wall with Bicycle :The first landmark visitors will encounter in Xian is the ancient City Wall, which stretches round the old city. It is also one of the most famous attractions in Xian. We operate this with bicycle
- Xi'an Imperial Fine Arts center: Xi'an Imperial Fine Arts mainly manufactures jade carvings and lacquer ware. Tourists can learn how the fine Chinese jade carved and the function of jade.

 

Day 10

all inclusive trips:Ci Qi Kou Old Town Ci Qi Kou Old Town
all inclusive trips:Panda Breeding Center Panda Breeding Center
all inclusive trips:Goose Neck Park Goose Neck Park

Place & Transport: Xian to Chongqing to Yangtze, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities:Board the ship from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and departs Chongqing at 10:00pm.(Dinner is not included), Hotel to airport Transfer (Xian), Airport Transfer (Chongqing), Ciqikou Old Town, , Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo, Goose Neck Park
Meals:Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotels: ///

- Goose Neck Park :In the zoo there are such rare animals such as pandas and golden haired monkeys. Besides, there are many attractions worth visiting, such as Sheng Bridge, Tiger Terrace, Bonsai Garden, where guests can appreciate flowers and bonsai, enjoy the night scene and tasting the tea beverage.
- Ciqikou Old Town :Ciqikou is an old town preserved in sprawling modern Chongqing。Travelers to Chongqing and locals alike throng to Ciqikou's steep and narrow pedestrian streets。
- Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo : In order to preserve this valuable species, the Panda House in Chongqing Zoo is designed according to the natural environment and the living habits of giant panda. Here, visitors can get a close distance to watch the giant pandas and their ffspring.Although giant panda is a kind of bear, they all are shy when in the public. Sometimes it is hard to see the giant panda, while in other times, they may walk around in their rooms leisurely.

 

Day 11

all inclusive trips:Fengdu Ghost City Fengdu Ghost City
all inclusive trips:Shibaozhai Shibaozhai

Place & Transport:Yangtze
Today's Activities: Taichi exercise. Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City (8:00-10:00am). Captain’s Welcoming Banquet Captain’s Welcoming Dancing Party in Ball Room
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch,Chinese Dinner

- Fengdu Ghost City:Fengdu is where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend. They say that spirits go to heaven, and evil goes to Fengdu. The town is overlooked by Ming Shan Hill, home of Tianzi, the King of the Dead. The whole place has an eerie feel to it with deserted streets, tower blocks, empty shops and banks. The only people here are those who make a living from visiting cruise boats. Tips: 1.There are about 100 steps from the river to the town. 2.A cable car is available ride to the top of the hill. The cable car is not included in the tour cost. The cost is RMB20/ per person round trip.

 

Day 12

all inclusive trips:Wu Gorge Wu Gorge
all inclusive trips:Shennong Stream Shennong Stream

Place & Transport:Yangtze
Today's Activities: Taichi exercise. Passes through the 1st gorge--Qutang Gorge. Passes through the 2cd gorge---Wu Gorge. Shore excursion to Shennong Stream(1:30pm-5:30pm). You have the option of visiting White Emperor City(RMB260 per person). Crew's Performance. Sails through the 5-steps Ship locks.
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch,Chinese Dinner

- Shennong Stream:Shennong Stream is another tributary of the Yangtze River, and its fast-flowing, crystal clear water runs southwards through deep gorges. The stream races past large and small karst caves, flocks of swallows, sheer cliffs, deep gorges, waterfalls, three-colored springs, rapids, the ancient plank path, a suspended coffin in the cliff, groups of ancient tombs and marvelous karst formations.
- Wu Gorge:It is the most graceful and charming of the Three Gorges, known for its forest covered mountains and changeable clouds and mists wreathing around the tops.

Day 13

all inclusive trips:Three Gorges Dam Three Gorges Dam

Place & Transport:Yangtze to Yichang to Shanghai, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities: Cruise pier Transfer (Yichang), Airport Transfer (Yichang), Airport Transfer (Shanghai), Shore excursion to The Three Gorges Dam Site. Arrive in Yichang at 1:00pm.
Meals:Breakfast
Hotels: Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai (Economy) The Bund Hotel Shanghai (Deluxe) Radisson Shanghai New World Hotel (Superior)

- Three Gorges Dam:The Three Gorges Dam Site is planned to be by far the largest hydroelectric project in the world. The Project calls for the construction of a concrete dam, a hydroelectric power plant and a series of locks just below the scenic Three Gorges region. The project is designed to be built in three phases and is scheduled for completion in year 2009.

 

Day 14

all inclusive trips:Yuyuan Garden Yuyuan Garden
all inclusive trips: The Bund The Bund
all inclusive trips:Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai World Financial Center

Place & Transport:Shanghai
Today's Activities:Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, The Shanghai World Financial Center, Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai (Economy) The Bund Hotel Shanghai (Deluxe) Radisson Shanghai New World Hotel (Superior)

- Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall :The Center is a six-story building, with two basement levels, which displays Shanghai urban planning and development. This is one of the world largest showcases of urban development and is much more interesting than its dry name suggests.
- Yuyuan Garden :a typical classical Chinese garden. The finely structured pavilions, winding cloisters, decorated walls and crystal pond together make the garden a charming and tranquil land in the bustling city.
- The Bund :The Bund has been a symbol of Shanghai since a hundred years. It begins with the Waibaidu Bridge at the estuary of Suzhou Creek in the north and ends at Jinling Road in the south, with a total length of 1,500m.
- The Shanghai World Financial Center : Shanghai World Financial Center is a super tall skyscraper in Pudong New Area, Shanghai. On 14 September 2007 the skyscraper was topped out at 492.0 meters (1,614.2 feet) and became the second tallest building in the world .
- Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop: See how silk is produced from the cocoons of silk worms, and turned into the beautiful fabric we all know and love. Silk filled duvets are excellent value, and the showroom offers everything from small souvenirs to larger items.

Day 15

Place & Transport:Depart Shanghai, Flight not included
Today's Activities:Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai)
Meals:Breakfast

Price Details Based on Per Person

Price Detail with hotel
Nov.1 - Mar.31 Luxury Standard Economy Single Room Supplement *
1 person $4989 $4589 $4377 -
2-5 persons $3578 $3323 $3229 $719/$511/$387/
6-9 persons $3161 $2889 $2770 $719/$511/$387/
Apr.1 - Oct.31 Luxury Standard Economy Single Room Supplement *
1 person $5422 $4844 $4589 -
2-5 persons $3799 $3450 $3331 $954/$638/$494/
6-9 persons $3374 $3008 $2889 $954/$638/$494/

Booking Notes:
1.Price are for reference only, may vary during special holidays and date.
2.The prices above are based on two persons sharing one standard room. If you prefer a single room on your own, please pay single room supplement.

Price Inclusions and Exclusions of this China tour.

Price Inclusions:

  • Airport private transfers
  • Entrance fees and meals as mentioned
  • Private car or van with English speaking guide
  • Hotel fees based on two people sharing one room with twin beds
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
  • Luggage Transfers Between airports and hotels
  • Arrangements

Price Exclusion:

  • China Entry Visa Fees
  • Excess Baggage charges
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips to your tour guide and driver
  • Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.
Remark for this China tour:
    Wear casually with comfortable sport shoes and pay attention to the climate in each city.

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