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12 Days China Discovery Tour with Yangtze Cruise (Standard)

  • Destinations: Shanghai, Yichang, Yangtze River Cruise, Chongqing, Xian, Beijing
  • Code: YR-05S

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Day 1

Place & Transport Arrival in Shanghai
Today's Activities Upon arrival in Shanghai, you'll be warmly greeted outside the baggage claim area at airport and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day will be left on your own to explore this dynamic international metropolis.
   
Meals None
Accommodation Grand Mercure Shanghai Zhongya  
 
 

Day 2

Place & Transport Shanghai
Today's Activities Today you will visit the Shanghai Museum, then take a walk at the prosperous Nanjing Road and the Bund. After the tour of the 400-year old famous classical Yuyuan Garden with the local market nearby, head to New Spot(XinTianDi) and take the Huangpu River Cruise to enjoy the impressive scenery.
   
Meals Breakfast
Accommodation Grand Mercure Shanghai Zhongya  
 
 

Day 3

Place & Transport Shanghai - Yichang
Today's Activities Morning will be at your leisure, and lunch is also on your own. You will be picked up at the hotel and transferred to Yichang by air. Our local guide will meet you at the airport. Upon arrival, visit the Miniascape Garden of Binjiang Park. Here you will see local seniors' sing, play urheen, etc. Alternatively, you will be taken to the outskirt to appreciate the countryside scenery. After that, our guide will help you check the cruise ship and stay overnight.
   
Meals Breakfast
Accommodation Century Sky with Balcony Century Sun with Balcony 
 
 

Day 4

Place & Transport Yangtze River Cruise
Today's Activities The ship weighs anchor at 08:00. Sail through the longest gorge - the Xiling Gorge, disembark and take a shuttle bus to explore the gargantuan project of the Three Gorges Dam. Then return to the ship. Pass the five-step ship lock. Immerse yourself in the marvelous Chinese folk dancing and music performance at the exciting Captain's Welcome Party in the evening. You can also join in the performance for fun.
   
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Century Sky with Balcony Century Sun with Balcony 
 
 

Day 5

Place & Transport Yangtze River Cruise
Today's Activities Sailing along Yangtze River offers you the charming sights of the unrivalled Qutang Gorge and the pretty Wu Gorge. The explanation from the knowledgeable river guide will make you more impressive on Three Gorges including the ancient plank road, mengliang stairway and hanging coffins. Land at Badong and enjoy the natural beauty of the Shennong Stream by taking a small wooden boat. Return to the ship and continue sailing into the western section of Xiling Gorge.
   
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Century Sky with Balcony Century Sun with Balcony 
 
 

Day 6

Place & Transport Yangtze River Cruise
Today's Activities Take an excursion to the Fengdu Ghost City. Return to the ship and continue to pass through the rolling mountains of East Sichuan. At tonight's Farewell Party, you can join in the amazing performance by the cruise staff..
   
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Century Sky with Balcony Century Sun with Balcony 
 
 

Day 7

Place & Transport Chongqing-Xian
Today's Activities Please prepare for disembarkation. Your impressive cruise tour ends in Chongqing and our guide will meet you on board. Visit the historic Ciqikou Old Town. Our guide will transfer you to the airport, and you'll leave Chongqing for Xian. Another professional local guide will pick you up at the airport in Xian and transfer you to the hotel.
   
Meals Breakfast
Accommodation Grand Mercure on Renmin Square, Xian 
 
 

Day 8

Place & Transport Xian
Today's Activities Take an excursion to China's greatest archaeological discovery-Terracotta Warriors and Horses, an underground army for the tomb of China's First Emperor over 2,200 years ago. Afterwards, drive to Xi'an City Wall, which was built in the 13th century on the foundations of the original Tang Forbidden City. Followed by visiting the Great Mosque and the famous Muslim Street nearby, you touch the real local life here.
   
Meals Breakfast
Accommodation Grand Mercure on Renmin Square, Xian 
 
 

Day 9

Place & Transport Xian-Beijing
Today's Activities This morning you'll explore the Xian Museum and the Small Wild Goose Pagoda Scenic Area. It is an important cultural relic and one of the remaining symbols of ancient Chang'an (the name of Xian in the Tang Dynasty).Then head for the railway station to take the high-speed rail train to Beijing,which takes approximately 5 hours, and along the way you would have the chance to admire a different scenery of the countryside.Be met and welcomed by the guide in Beijing, and transferred back to the hotel.
   
Meals Breakfast
Accommodation Novotel Peace Beijing  
 
 

Day 10

Place & Transport Beijing
Today's Activities After breakfast, your visit in Beijing begins from the largest public square in the world - Tiananmen Square. Walking through the square, you will enter the world's largest palace building complex-Forbidden City. Then enjoy the breathtaking views of Summer Palace, the finest imperial garden built in Qing Dynasty.
   
Meals Breakfast
Accommodation Novotel Peace Beijing  
 
 

Day 11

Place & Transport Beijing
Today's Activities The sightseeing today starts from exploring the great Temple of Heaven where emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties had worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvest. Afterwards, you will be guided to the snaking Mutianyu Great Wall, an uncrowded section with comfortable round trip cable car to take and picturesque scenery to enjoy. Take a chance to have a close view of the Bird's Nest and Water Cube on the way back to hotel.
   
Meals Breakfast
Accommodation Novotel Peace Beijing  
 
 

Day 12

Place & Transport Departure from Beijing
Today's Activities Our guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby according to your flight schedule and transfer you to the airport. So you can take your homeward flight. Our service ends here.
   
Meals Breakfast
Accommodation None
 

Our travel consultants will get back to you with a price quotation within 24 hours!

  Services Inclusions:

  1. 1. Admission fees: to sightseeing spots & activities specified;
  2. 2. Meals: as specified above;
  3. 3. Tour guides: excellent private English-speaking guide.
  4. 4. Accommodations: hotels based on double/single occupancy as specified;
  5. 5. Transfers: domestic flights & land transfer with drivers as specified;
  6. 6. Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour;
  7. 7. Government taxes & fees.

  Services Exclusions:

  1. 1. International transportation: including flights to/from China;
  2. 2. China visa fees;
  3. 3. Gratuities to guides & drivers and any expense of personal nature.
  4. 4. Our tour package does not include Travel Insurance. Please DO purchase the Travel Insurance before your trip to against any unforeseen circumstance.

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