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China Marvellous Panorama Tour

18-Day Beijing, Xian, Lhasa, Chongqing, Yangtze, Yichang, Shanghai and Guilin Tour

This vacation tour to explore China essence city- Beijing ,Xi'an and Shanghai,and then rest while enjoying the awesome scenery on the Yangtze River tour,Tibet tour, and Guilin tour complete dazzlingly array of some of China's best places .
Tour Code:CH-13
Destination:Beijing, Xian, Lhasa, Chongqing, Yangtze, Yichang, Shanghai and Guilin
Tour Days:18 Days
Departure Date:You Choose
  
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Reasons for choosing travel to China trips:
  • This China vacation tour shows you China major city plus Yangtze River tour,Tibet tour some of China's best places .
  • This vacation tour covers 18 days 8 cities.
Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Arrive in Beijing Flight not included Airport Transfer(Beijing) /
Day 2 Beijing Summer Palace with boat Cruise and the Garden of Virtue and Harmony, The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Lizexiang Pearl Store. B,L
Day 3 Beijing The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car), Temple of Heaven, Cloisonne Factory B,L
Day 4 Beijing,Xian 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, Forest of Stele Museum, Xian City Wall with Bicycle B,L
Day 7 Xian,Lhasa Hotel to airport Transfer (Xian), Airport Transfer (Lhasa) B
Day 8 Lhasa Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street B,L
Day 9 Lhasa Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery B,L
Day 10 Lhasa,Chongqing,Yichang Hotel to airport Transfer (Lhasa), Airport Transfer (Chongqing), Cruise pier Transfer (Chongqing), Board the ship from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and departs Chongqing at 9:00pm.(Dinner is not included) B,L
Day 11 Yangtze Welcoming Banquet, Dancing Party, Shore excursion to Shibaozhai(14;00-16;00).Optinal tour to Fengdu Ghost City B,L,D
Day 12 Yangtze Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Shennong Stream(1:30pm-5:30pm), Crew's Performance B,L,D
Day 13 Yangtze,Yichang,Shanghai Cruise pier Transfer (Yichang), Airport Transfer (Yichang), Airport Transfer (Shanghai), Three Gorges Dam Site B,L
Day 14 Shanghai Yuyuan Garden, The Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop B,L
Day 15 Shanghai The Bund, French concession region, Xintiandi B,L
Day 16 Shanghai,Guilin (Guilin), Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Calligraphy & Painting shop (Guangxi Normal University Art Shop) B,L
Day 17 Guilin Li River Cruise, Yangshuo Countryside Cycling B,L
Day 18 Depart Guilin Hotel to airport Transfer (Guilin) B

Itinerary of this travel to China trips

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

vacation tour and travel:Summer Palace Summer Palace
vacation tour and travel:Forbidden City Forbidden City
vacation tour and travel:Tiananmen Square Tiananmen Square

Place & Transport:Beijing
Today's Activities:: Summer Palace with boat Cruise and the Garden of Virtue and Harmony, The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Lizexiang Pearl Store
Meals:Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Days Inn Forbidden City/ Sunworld Hotel/ Crowne 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. Forbidden City houses numerous rare treasures; it’s splendid painted decoration, royal architectural wonder, the grand and deluxe halls will certainly satisfy one’s curiosity. In 1987, it was listed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site.
- 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.
- 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

vacation tour and travel:Mutianyu Great Wall Mutianyu Great Wall
vacation tour and travel:Temple of Heaven Temple of Heaven

Place & Transport:Beijing
Today's Activities:The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car), Temple of Heaven, Shahe Cloisonne Factory
Meals:Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Days Inn Forbidden City/ Sunworld Hotel/ Crowne 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. You can return by cable car, walk down or walk along the wall for about an hour to descend by chairlift. Wear good walking shoes and protection from the weather.
- 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.
- 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

vacation tour and travel:Beijing Hutong Beijing Hutong

Place & Transport: Beijing to Xian, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities: Hutong Tour in Xicheng District, Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing), Airport Transfer (Xian)
Meals: Breakfast
Hotels:Xi'an Skytel Hotel/Grand Noble Hotel/Sofitel On Renmin Square

- - Hutong Tour in Xicheng District :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

vacation tour and travel:Terracotta Warriors Terracotta Warriors
vacation tour and travel: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 Hotel/Grand Noble Hotel/Sofitel On Renmin Square

- The Terracotta Warriors and Horses : The Terracotta Warriors and Horses wre excavated in 1974 and the museum was built at the site in 1979. It is a sensational archeological find of all times that has put Xi’an on the map for tourists. 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. Most of them have been restored to their former grandeur.
- 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

vacation tour and travel:City Wall City Wall
vacation tour and travel: Forest of Stele Museum Forest of Stele Museum

Place & Transport:Xian
Today's Activities:Shaanxi History Museum, Xian City Wall with Bicycle, Forest of Stele Museum
Meals: Breakfast
Hotels: Guilin Osmanthus Hotel (Economy) //

- 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.
- Ancient City Wall :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 .
- 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.

Day 7

Place & Transport:Xian to Lhasa, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Xian), Airport Transfer (Lhasa)
Meals:Breakfast
Hotels: ShangBaLa Hotel (Economy) Xinding Hotel (Deluxe) Brahmaputra Grand Hotel (Superior)

Day 8

vacation tour and travel:Potala Palace Potala Palace
vacation tour and travel:Jokhang Temple Jokhang Temple
vacation tour and travel:Barkhor Street Barkhor Street

Place & Transport:Lhasa
Today's Activities: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch,Chinse Dinner.
Hotels:ShangBaLa Hotel (Economy) Xinding Hotel (Deluxe) Brahmaputra Grand Hotel (Superior)

- Potala Palace :it has become the seat of Dalai Lamas and also the political center of Tibet. The 13th Dalai Lama extended Potala Palace to the present size-117 meters in height and 360 meters in width, covering an area of more than 130,000 square meters. Mainly comprised by the White Palace, the administrative building, and the Red Palace, religious building, Potala Palace is famous for its grand buildings, complicated constructions, devotional atmosphere and splendid artworks.
- Jokhang Temple : Jokhang Temple is the spiritual center of Tibet. The temple is the fine product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architecture techniques. Visitors will be treated to the sight of various exotic and sacred sculptures.
- Barkhor Street : is a famous commercial and commodity-distributing center in Lhasa, consisting of more than 120 handicrafts shops and more than 200 stalls.

Day 9

vacation tour and travel:Sera Monastery Sera Monastery
vacation tour and travel:Norbulingka Norbulingka
 vacation tour and travel:Drepung Monastery Drepung Monastery

Place & Transport:Lhasa
Today's Activities:Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch
Hotels:ShangBaLa Hotel (Economy) Xinding Hotel (Deluxe) Brahmaputra Grand Hotel (Superior)

- Sera Monastery :The highlight of visiting in Sera Monastery will be watching a monks debating inside the shady courtyard behind the main temple. Every day, hundreds of red-robed monks assemble in small groups and practice their debating skills.
Tips: Every day (except Mondays) at 15:00, there is a debate about Buddhist doctrines among the monks at Sera Monastery. The debating is held in the grounds and is a necessary way of learning sutras and scriptures. Visitors can watch the debate, but it is advised to keep quiet.
- Norbulingka :Norbulingka served as a traditional summer palace and residence starting with the 7th Dalai Lama, and now it is the largest garden in Tibet.
- Drepung Monastery : Drepung Monastery was known for the high standards of its academic study, and was called the Nalanda of Tibet, a reference to the great Buddhist monastic university of India.

Day 10

Place & Transport:Lhasa to Chongqing to Yangtze, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities:Hotel to airport Transfer (Lhasa), Airport Transfer (Chongqing), 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

Day 11

vacation tour and travel:Fengdu Ghost City Fengdu Ghost City
vacation tour and travel: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: 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.

 

Day12

vacation tour and travel:Wu Gorge Wu Gorge
vacation tour and travel: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.
- 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

Day 13

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,Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai (Economy) The Bund Hotel Shanghai (Deluxe) Radisson Shanghai New World Hotel (Superior)

Day 14

vacation tour and travel:Yuyuan Garden Yuyuan Garden
vacation tour and travel:Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai World Financial Center

Place & Transport:Shanghai
Today's Activities:Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Yuyuan Garden, 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 Shanghai World Financial Center :Jinmao Tower in Pudong, also known as Shanghai's Wall Street. It is the tallest building in China, the second tallest in Asia, and the third tallest building in the world. Currently the Jin Mao houses the tallest hotel, the Grand Hyatt.
- 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

vacation tour and travel:French concession Region French concession Region
Xintiandi Xintiandi

Place & Transport:Shanghai
Today's Activities:The Bund, French concession region, Xintiandi
Meals:Breakfast
Hotels: Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai (Economy) The Bund Hotel Shanghai (Deluxe) Radisson Shanghai New World Hotel (Superior)

- 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.
- French concession region :Shanghai French Concession, also known as French town, is a famous place for its historical factors. During the period from 1849 to 1946, it is a foreign concession in Shanghai.
- Xintiandi : Xintiandi is a car-free shopping, eating and entertainment area of Shanghai, China. It is composed of an area of restored traditional shikumen (stone gate) houses on narrow alleys, a modern shopping mall with a cinema complex, and some adjoining houses which now serve as book stores, cafes and restaurants.

Day 16

vacation tour and travel:Reed Flute Cave Reed Flute Cave
vacation tour and travel:Elephant Trunk Hill Elephant Trunk Hill

Place & Transport:Shanghai to Guilin, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai), 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.
- 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 17

vacation tour and travel:Li River Li River
vacation tour and travel:Countryside Cycling Countryside Cycling

Place & Transport:Guilin
Today's Activities:Li River Cruise, Yangshuo Countryside Cycling
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.
- Yangshuo Countryside Cycling: Experience the hustle & bustle of the Yangshuo traffic for 10 minutes before you escape onto the country roads, lanes and tracks of the distinctive and beautiful Yangshuo countryside. Biking alongside the paddy field and orchards that surround the famous mountains will give a fascinating insight into life in rural China. You will have a family visit on the half way. It is an opportunity to see a real country life and talk to the local farmers.

Day 18

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

Price Details Based on Per Person

Price Detail with hotel
Nov.1 - Mar.31 Luxury Standard Economy Single Room Supplement *
1 person $5694 $5023 $4759 -
2-5 persons $3943 $3603 $3450 $969/$625/$472/
6-9 persons $3467 $3144 $2974 $969/$625/$472/
Apr.1 - Oct.31 Luxury Standard Economy Single Room Supplement *
1 person $6519 $5524 $5048 -
2-5 persons $4419 $3875 $3612 $1006/$650/$431/
6-9 persons $3943 $3416 $3153 $1006/$650/$431/

Booking Notes:
1.Price is 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 travel to China trips

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 Exclusions:

  • 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:
    Wear casually with comfortable sports shoes and pay attention to the weather and climate in each city.

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