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Yangtze River Cruise and Classic China Tour

Top China Tour:15-Day Beijing Xian Guilin Chongqing Yangtze Yichang Shanghai

This Yangtze River Cruise  is the premier one for you to understand the long and mysterious history of China and will add color to your China tour. You will  enjoy the amazing scenery in Guilin,admire the spectacular Yangtze Cruises and  feel the prosperity in Shanghai.Except for the historic and modern cities in Beijing, Xian, Guilin and Shanghai, this China vacation package has another highlight which is  Yangtze River Cruise which brings you a totally different tour experience from other China tours. You can not only see the views of North and South typical cities, but also visit the cities alongside Yangtze River Cruise—Chongqing and Yichang.
Tour Code:CH-23
Destination:Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Chongqing, Yangtze, Yichang and Shanghai
Tour Days:15 Days
Departure Date:You Choose
  
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Reasons for your choose this China Tour package
  • This is one of  the best Classic China tour.
  • This China tour package is to experience two of the most classic cruises on Yangtze River and Li River.
Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Arrive in Beijing,Flight not included Airport Transfer(Beijing) /
Day 2 Beijing Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Treasure Houses, 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,Xian Summer Palace with boat Cruise and the Garden of Virtue and Harmony, Hutong Tour in Xicheng District, Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing), Airport Transfer (Xian) B,L
Day 5 Xian The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian Imperial Fine Arts center B,L
Day 6 Xian Shaanxi History Museum, Xian City Wall with Bicycle, Great Mosque, Forest of Stele Museum, Tang Dynasty Show B,L
Day 7 Xian,Guilin Hotel to airport Transfer (Xian), Airport Transfer (Guilin), Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Calligraphy & Painting shop (Guangxi Normal University Art Shop) B,L
Day 8 Guilin Li River Cruise B,L
Day 9 Guilin,Chongqing,Yichang Hotel to airport Transfer (Guilin), Airport Transfer (Chongqing), Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo, Ciqikou Old Town, Cruise pier Transfer (Chongqing), Board the ship from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and departs Chongqing at 10:00pm.(Dinner is not included) B,L
Day 10 Yichang Taichi exercise, Welcoming Banquet, Dancing Party, Fengdu Ghost City(8:30-10:30) B,L,D
Day 11 Yangtze Taichi exercise, Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Shennong Stream(1:30pm-5:30pm), Crew's Performance B,L
Day 12 Yangtze,Yichang,Shanghai Cruise pier Transfer (Yichang), Airport Transfer (Yichang), Airport Transfer (Shanghai), Three Gorges Dam Site B,L
Day 13 Shanghai Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, The Shanghai World Financial Center, Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop B,L
Day 14 Shanghai Be a Shanghainese B,L
Day 15 Depart Shanghai Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai) B

Itinerary of this China Tour

Day 1

Place & Transport: Arrive in Beijing
Today's Activities:Airport Transfer (Beijing)
Meals:Breakfast
Hotels:Days Inn Forbidden CitySunworld HotelCrowne Plaza

Day 2
china Tour Package:Forbidden City Forbidden City
china Tour Package:Tiananmen Square Tiananmen Square
china Tour Package:Temple of Heaven Temple of Heaven

Place & Transport:Beijing
Today's Activities:Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Treasure Houses, Lizexiang Pearl Store
Meals:Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Days Inn Forbidden CitySunworld HotelCrowne Plaza

- Tiananmen Square : Located in 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.
- Pearl Store :Pearl store specializes in both freshwater and seawater pearls and has a reputation for selection and high quality. All kinds of pearl jewelry in different colors, shapes and sizes as well as famous Chinese traditional cosmetics pearl cream and pearl power are available.

Day 3
private china tour: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 CitySunworld HotelCrowne Plaza

- The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car) :Mutianyu is a section of the Great Wall of China located in Huairou County 70km northeast of Beijing. the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs for generations. Besides, it is also famous for the breathtaking beautiful scenery, such as woodland and streams.
- 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
private china tour:Summer Palace Summer Palace
private china tour:Beijing Hutong Beijing Hutong

Place & Transport:Beijing to Xian, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities:Summer Palace with boat Cruise and the Garden of Virtue and Harmony, Hutong Tour in Xicheng District, Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing), Airport Transfer (Xian).
Meals: Breakfast
Hotels:Xi'an Skytel HotelGrand Noble HotelSofitel On Renmin Square

- Summer Palace with boat Cruise and the Garden of Virtue and Harmony : It is the best-preserved and largest imperial garden in China adn a classical park in the world. It covers an area of 2.9 million square meters, of which three fourths are taken up by water. 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. The Summer Palace also holds tens of thousands of precious cultural relics. It is also possible to cruise on the lake which takes 10 minutes by the ferry boat.
- 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.

Day 5
private china tour:Terracotta Warriors Terracotta Warriors
private china tour:Big Wild Goose Pagoda Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Place & Transport:Xian
Today's Activities: The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xi'an Imperial Fine Arts center
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Xi'an Skytel HotelGrand Noble HotelSofitel 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
- 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 6
private china tour:City Wall City Wall
private china tour: Forest of Stele Museum Forest of Stele Museum
private china tour:The Great Mosque The Great Mosque

Place & Transport:Xian
Today's Activities:Shaanxi History Museum, Xian City Wall with Bicycle, Great Mosque, Forest of Stele Museum, Tang Dynasty Show
Meals: Breakfast
Hotels: Xi'an Skytel HotelGrand Noble HotelSofitel On Renmin Square

- Shaanxi History Museum:In the southern part of Xian about one kilometer northwest of the Greate Wild Goose Pagoda stands the Shaanxi History Museum, a large State-grade Museum, which covers an area of seven hectares. It consists of a group of magnificent Tang-style palaces.
- 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
- Great Mosque :The Great Mosque of Xian, located near the Drum Tower, is one of the oldest and most renowned mosques in the country. Built in the Tang Dynasty (reign of Emperor Xuan Zong, 685-762), it still used by Chinese Muslims today as a place of worship.
- Forest of Stele Museum :Xian Stele Forest (Bei Lin) Museum is located near the south gate of the Xian City Wall. Once the site of the Temple of Confucius during the Northern Song Dynasty it was officially re-named as the Forest of Stone Steles in 1992.
- Tang Dynasty Show: Visitors upon entering the theater are taken to their seats for a dinner of Jiaozi (dumplings). After eating, the show begins. It is a spectacle of color, culture, music, and dance. The spectacular music and beautiful costumes with long flowing sleeves perfectly match and complement each other. It is a show not to be missed.
Time: 20:30

Day 7
china travel:  Reed Flute Cave Reed Flute Cave
china travel: Elephant Trunk Hill Elephant Trunk Hill

Place & Transport:Xian to Guilin, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Xian), Airport Transfer (Guilin), Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Calligraphy & Painting shop (Guangxi Normal University Art Shop)
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Guilin Osmanthus Hotel (Economy) Guilin Bravo Hotel (Deluxe) Sheraton Guilin (Superior)

- Reed Flute Cave :The Reed Flute Cave offers a majestic fairyland of karst caves with landscape and rural scenery. It is a magic fairyland of stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, stone curtains, birds, plants and animals in fantastic shapes and colors, all glistening in colorful lights.
- Elephant Trunk Hill :It is the badge of Guilin city. The whole hill looks exactly like a huge elephant stretching its trunk drinking water of the Li River. It is the masterpiece of karst landscape, composed of pure limestone deposited on seabed 360million years ago.
- Calligraphy & Painting shop (Guangxi Normal University Art Shop): Guangxi Normal University Painting gallery is sheltered by towering ancient trees and just a few steps away from a precipitous limestone pinnacle, called Solitary Beauty Peak. At the foot of the hill are buildings dating back to the Ming Dynasty, some 5-6 hundreds of years ago. The setting is a great inspiration for the teacher & students who work there.

Day 8
china travel:Li River Li River

Place & Transport:Guilin
Today's Activities:Li River Cruise
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Guilin Osmanthus Hotel (Economy)Guilin Bravo Hotel (Deluxe)Sheraton Guilin (Superior)

- Li River Cruise:The most beautiful scenes of Guilin scenery are found along the Li River. The hills beyond hills with their reflections in the crystal water are like fairy land, the green bamboo greets you all the way along the river in the breeze; the water buffaloes eating grass casually; the ducks swimming along the river; the fisherman fishing or catnapping on the bamboo rafts with his cormorants resting peacefully next to him, it's God dotted landscape.

Day 9
china Tour Package:Ci Qi Kou Old Town Ci Qi Kou Old Town
china Tour Package: Panda Room In Chongqing Zoo Panda Room In Chongqing Zoo

Place & Transport: Guilin to Chongqing to Yangtze, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities:Hotel to airport Transfer (Guilin), Airport Transfer (Chongqing), Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo, Ciqikou Old Town, Cruise pier Transfer (Chongqing), Board the ship from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and departs Chongqing at 9:00pm.(Dinner is not included)
Meals:Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
 

- 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 10
china Tour Package: Wu Gorge Wu Gorge
china Tour Package: Shibaozhai Shibaozhai

Place & Transport:Yangtze
Today's Activities: Welcoming Banquet, Dancing Party, Shore excursion to Shibaozhai(14;00-16;00).Optinal tour to Fengdu Ghost City(RMB260 per person).
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch,Chinse Dinner

--Shibaozhai, literally means Stone Treasure Fortress, Located in Zhong County, it was first built in Qing Dynasty in 1750. Shibaozhai is one historic site that will look much different in 2009. The wooden architecture stands on the riverside. It is built by catch upon a rectangular rock with sheer cliffs with a height of 56 meters and 12 stories. And every floor of the wooden structure contains interesting artifacts. Each of the 12 floors of Shibaozhai is dedicated to a famous general of the Three Kingdoms period (220-265AD), a local scholar or a renowned Chinese poet.

Day 11
china Tour Package: Wu Gorge Wu Gorge
china Tour Package: Shennong Stream Shennong Stream

Place & Transport:Yangtze
Today's Activities: Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Shennong Stream(1:30pm-5:30pm), Crew's Performance
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch,Chinse Dinner

--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.
Drifting on the local "peapod", you'll be able to enjoy not only the beautiful scenery along the River, but also see cliff-wallows swishing in the air, groups of monkeys sporting among the trees, shoals of fish swimming in the clear water, as well as ancient coffins in the rocky crevices left by the Ba people, Shennong colorful pebbles.

Day 12

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

--Shore excursion to The Three Gorges Dam Site. Arrive in Yichang at 1:00pm. 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 13
china Tour Package: Yuyuan Garden Yuyuan Garden
china Tour Package:The Bund The Bund
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)

- Yuyuan Garden: Yuyuan Garden is the only fully restored classical Chinese garden in Shanghai. It was inaugurated in the Ming dynasty and has a total area of 20,000 square meters.
- The Band: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.
- 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 .
- 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.
- Silk Shop and Workshop:Shanghai is famous for its silk production. In this factory you can learn more about silk production and the detailed steps involved in the silk making process.

Day 14
china Tour Package:Shanghainese Shanghainese

Place & Transport:Shanghai
Today's Activities: Be a Shanghainese
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai (Economy) The Bund Hotel Shanghai (Deluxe) Radisson Shanghai New World Hotel (Superior)

- Be a Shanghainese : This tour will give you a chance to experience the real life of Shanghainese and to know how they think and what they do. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel and transfer to Caoyang New Neighbourhood, the first new-birth neighbourhood for workers since the national liberation in 1952. After that you will visit a local food market and call on a local residence to make dumplings with the owners. Then, have your lunch there. After lunch, you will be transferred back to your hotel after the tour.

Day 15

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

 

Price Per Person for this China Tour Package

Price Detail with hotel
Nov.1 - Mar.31 Luxury Standard Economy Single Room Supplement *
1 person $4266 $3773 $3544 -
2-5 persons $2898 $2643 $2507 $760/$471/$362/
6-9 persons $2364 $2109 $2023 $760/$471/$362/
Apr.1 - Oct.31 Luxury Standard Economy Single Room Supplement *
1 person $4904 $4062 $3773 -
2-5 persons $3255 $2804 $2634 $1070/$619/$478/
6-9 persons $2821 $2354 $2209 $1070/$619/$478/

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 for this China Tour Package

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.

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