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Tour Code: RC-00001

Yangtze River Cruises and China Highlight Cities Exploration

Destinations: Beijing, Xi An, Chongqing, Yichang, Wuhan, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Shanghai

Duration: 13 Days

Difficulties Index:  2 of 5

Overview: This private tour is a collection of China highlights-Beijing, the capital city for several dynasties; Xian-the starting point of the world-renowned Silk Road, which witnessed the rises and falls of history; Visit famous attractions in Mountain city Chongqing and sail through the verdant landscapes of Yangtze River. Suzhou and Hangzhou- its elegant gardens and beautiful, ancient waterway and canals will enchant you. Shanghai- an open city on the coast and a famous historical and cultural city, is a gate to the Yangtze River delta.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Beijing

Our guide and driver will meet you at Beijing airport, transfer to the hotel. Visit Beijing Tiananmen Square, and enjoy the Chinese Kongfu Show in Evening.

* GongFu Show (Kongfu Show): Wushu (or Kungfu) appeared in ancient China as early as 2,500 years ago. Today, both in China and around the world, millions of people are fascinated by Chinese Wushu and benefit from it. It is believed to be effective in preventing and curing some diseases like cold, indigestion, and eyestrain. The show has English subtitles shown above the stage to keep you informed of the story line. The actors do not speak; the show is all Kung Fu, dance and acrobatics. It is the fusion of modern dance with Chinese traditional arts which make this performance unique and spectacular.

* Meals: -/-/D
* Overnight at Beijing 4-star Hotel

Day 2: Beijing

Visit Temple of Heaven, it is the largest heaven-worshipping architecture in the world. Then visit Summer Palace and the Forbidden City. Enjoy Beijing Roast Duck as the Dinner.

* Meals: B/L/D
* Overnight at Beijing 4-star Hotel

Day 3: Beijing

Drive to visit famous Badaling Great Wall-the most famous section of China Great Wall, this part of wall is well maintained, it is easy to walk along this section of defensive project of ancient China. After lunch, we will drive to the Ming Tombs- the 13 Ming Dynasty Tombs. Then, back to Beijing downtown region, and free for your own leisure in Beijing's Cultural Relics Market.

* Meals: B/L/D
* Overnight at Beijing 4-star Hotel

Day 4: Beijing-Xi An

Take a morning flight from Beijing to Xi'an, transfer to the hotel. Visit the Forest of Steles Museum, and the City Wall, have a nice walking in Moslem Street. After dinner, we will enjoy the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.

* Meals: B/L/D
* Overnight at Xi'an 4-star Hotel

Day 5: Xi An

Visit the Big Goose Pagoda and Shaanxi History Museum. Then visit the Museum of Qin Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, it is the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th Century.

* Meals: B/L/D
* Overnight at Xi'an 4-star Hotel

Day 6: Xi An-Chongqing

Visit Han Yang Ling Museum in the morning, and take an afternoon flight from Xi'an to Chongqing. Take a brief city tour to the Panda House in Chongqing Zoo and the Residence of General Joseph W. Stilwell if the time permits. After a rich buffet dinner at a 5-star hotel, transfer to board the luxury New Century cruise ship. Your memorable Yangtze River tour begins at 22:00 as the ship sets sail.

* Meals: B/L/D
* Overnight at Ship

Day 7: Chongqing-Fengdu

Disembark for an excursion to the Fengdu Ghost City. (Alternate Shibaozhai).we will have an a la carte dinner in the evening.

*Fengdu: it 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.

* Meals: B/L/D
* Overnight at Ship

Day 8: Shennong Stream - Xiling Gorge

Sailing through the Qutang Gorge and later the Wu Gorge. Disembark at Wushan Daning River for an excursion to the Shennong Stream. In the afternoon, continue sailing into western section of the Xiling Gorge. At 18:00, pass through the three gorges ship lock and also a la carte dinner in evening.

* Meals: B/L/D
* Overnight at Ship

Day 9: Yichang-Wuhan-Hangzhou

After a whole night sailing, the ship will stop at the Sandouping village. You will disembark for visit the grandest hydroelectric project in the world. Arrive in Yichang at 1:00pm. After complete the cruise tour, we will transfer to Wuhan (about 5 hour's drive). Take an evening flight from Wuhan to Hangzhou.

* Meals: B/L/D
* Overnight at Hangzhou 4-star Hotel

Day 10: Hangzhou

Visit the West Lake and Red Carp Pond, the Huqingyu Tang Chinese Medicine Museum and the Lingyin Temple(Monastery of the Hidden Souls). Enjoy the "Impression Westlake" outdoor musical performances in evening.

* Huqingyu Tang Chinese Medicine Museum: it is a professional museum of Chinese Traditional Herbal Medicine and a key cultural relics and historic site under the protection of the government in China. The exhibition halls introduce the origin, development, and application of traditional Chinese medicine and its role in the world history of medicine.

* Meals: B/L/D
* Overnight at Hangzhou 4-star Hotel

Day 11: Hangzhou-Suzhou

Drive to Suzhou (About 2 hour's drive); Visit the Hu Qiu (Tiger Hill), Zhuozheng Yuan (the Humble Administrator's Garden) and the Wangshi Yuan (Garden of the Master of the Nets).

* Meals: B/L/D
* Overnight at Suzhou 4-star Hotel

Day 12: Suzhou-Shanghai

Drive from Suzhou to Shanghai (about 1-hour drive). Visit the Shanghai Museum and the Yuyuan Garden. After lunch we will transfer you to the Bund area, where you will take a cruise tour on the Huangpu River. The cruise will start at 14:00 and get back to the Bund at 17:00. Then leave you some free time to explore the Bund area on your own. Enjoy the Shanghai Cuisine in Wang Bao he restaurant as dinner, Wang Bao He has a history of around 260 years and is the best place to serve Shanghai Cuisine.

* Meals: B/L/D
* Overnight at Shanghai 4-star Hotel

Day 13: Shanghai-Home

Transfer to the airport, and see you off.
*Meals: B/-/-

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Our quotation including the followings:

1. Overnight at 4-star hotel. Standard rooms (twin bed).
2. Transportation: Tour Mini bus.
3. The tickets of the main gate for all the scenic spots.
4. Service provided by the English-Speaking guide (Local Guide).
5. Air tickets: Beijing to Xi'an, Xi'an to Chongqing, airport tax & Fuel fees included.
6. Tickets for the performance: Chinese Kongfu Show in Beijing, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show in Xi'an, "Impression Westlake" in Hangzhou.
7. Cruise in Chongqing & Cruise in Shanghai.
8. The tour insurance.

The following would not be included:

1. The air ticket of arrival and departure.
2. Excess baggage, tips to the guide and driver, and other personal expenses.
3. Aviation insurance.

Comments:

* Meals included as listed (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner).




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