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11 Days Splendors of the Yangtze

Yangtze River

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Beijing

Arrival and transfer to the hotel on your own. And then FREE Time.

Accommodation: Qianmen Jianguo Hotel Beijing☆☆☆☆

Day 2 Beijing

Have breakfast at the hotel and be ready in your room at 8:00AM for further instruction of guide. Then visit the massive Tian’anmen Square, then see the Forbidden City with its elegant palaces, pavilions and landscaped gardens, once open only to nobility. In the afternoon tour the 700-acre Summer Palace and view the scenery of its lake (One-way boat cost is included). After dinner, you will enjoy an exciting Chinese Kung Fu Show at Red Theater.

Accommodation: Qianmen Jianguo Hotel Beijing ☆☆☆☆ (B+L+D)

Day 3 Beijing

Today, ride to the legendary Great Wall of China and stand on its famous ramparts. A local lunch is included, along with a visit to a jade or cloisonné enamel workshop. Then tour the Chang Tomb which was the first and largest of the Ming Tombs. Drop off at Beijing Olympic Green on the way back to hotel If time and traffic permits! Those who want get into the stadiums of Bird’s Nest or Water Cub could buy tickets on the spot by their own.

Accommodation: Qianmen Jianguo Hotel Beijing☆☆☆☆ (B+L)

Day 4 Beijing to Xi’an

Take a short excursion by rickshaw around Hutongs (narrow alleyways) where you can see traditional courtyard residences of the city. In the afternoon tour the Temple of Heaven where the oriental emperors worship the heaven. Then visit the famous Hongqiao Pearl Market. After that, it is time to fly to Xi’an- China’s legendary home of the Tang Dynasty from 618 to 907 A.D. (Flight departure time to Xi’an  is between 17:00-20:30)

Accommodation: Grand New World Hotel Xian☆☆☆☆ (B+L)

Day 5 Xi’an

After breakfast tour Xian’s archaeological wonder: 8,000 life-sized Terracotta Warriors buried with Emperor Qin Shi Huang, each soldier and horse molded in incredible detail. This afternoon, tour the Big Wild Goose Pagoda which was built under the emperor’s conduct to collect scriptures, Buddha statues and Buddhist relics taken from India about 1,300 years ago. Then we will visit the Muslim Quarters and you could walk around Muslim Quarters. After that, drive back to hotel. Today’s tour includes visit to a souvenir shop or factory. At night you can enjoy the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show (optional)

Accommodation: Grand New World Hotel Xian☆☆☆☆ (B+L)

Day 6 Xi’an to Chongqing to Yangtze

Fly to Chongqing (Please be noted that the plane will offer something to each and no lunch will be offered on land due to time), Visit Ciqikou Old Town and board the cruise after dinner.
Accommodation at sub 5-star Yangtze River Cruise (
M.S.VICTORIA 5 of CCOTC Cruises or similar) ☆☆☆☆(B+D)

Day 7 Yangtze River

Your ship sails this morning. Cruise the Yangtze River as it meanders through the heartland of China. Enjoy the beautiful scenery along the river and the facilities onboard. Today’s shore excursion is to Fengdu Ghost City.

Accommodation at sub 5-star Yangtze River Cruise (M.S.VICTORIA 5 of CCOTC Cruises or similar) ☆☆☆☆(B+L+D)

Day 8 Yangtze River

Cruise through the dramatic Three Gorges, beneath soaring limestone cliffs rising sheer from the water. Next, embark a small motorboat and journey through the tranquil Daning River and Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong Stream.

Accommodation at sub 5-star Yangtze River Cruise (M.S.VICTORIA 5 of CCOTC Cruises or similar) ☆☆☆☆(B+L+D)

Day 9 Yangtze to Yichang to Shanghai

Shore excursion to The Three Gorges Dam Site. Disembark at Yichang at noon. If time permits there will be optional sightseeing programs at Yichang. Transfer to Yichang airport and fly to Shanghai, China’s most modern metropolis. Optional program is cruising on the Huangpu River to see the enchanting night view of Shanghai.

Accommodation: : Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai☆☆☆☆ (B+L)

Day 10 Shanghai

View the Shanghai Museum, Continue to Yuyuan Garden, a 16th century Ming period private garden/residence in the heart of Shanghai’s old Chinese quarter. Along is the local bazaar and Shanghai Old Street. Visit Former French Concession District.. Stroll along the Bund and Nanjing Road to experience the thrills of old and modern Shanghai today. Tonight you can take an optional acrobatics show or enjoy night life at Xintiandi.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai☆☆☆☆ (B+L)

Day 11 Departure from Shanghai

After breakfast, you may have your FREE arrangement as long as you check out before 12:00, the hotel can help to keep your luggage after check out. Your own transfer to the airport based on your flight schedule or book separate transfer through us. (B)

Price

Group Code Arrival Date Departure Date Tour Price Single Supplement
CTJ02-0413 13-Apr-2014 23-Apr-2014 $1,990 $575
CTJ02-0511 11-May-2014 21-May-2014 $1,990 $575
CTJ02-0525 25-May-2014 3-Jun-2014 $1,990 $575
CTJ02-0615 15-Jun-2014 25-Jun-2014 $1,940 $520
CTJ02-0713 13-Jul-2014 23-Jul-2014 $1,940 $520
CTJ02-0817 17-Aug-2014 27-Aug-2014 $1,940 $520
CTJ02-0831 31-Aug-2014 10-Sep-2014 $1,990 $575
CTJ02-0914 14-Sep-2014 24-Sep-2014 $1,990 $575
CTJ02-1012 12-Oct-2014 16-Oct-2014 $1,990 $575
CTJ02-1026 26-Oct-2014 5-Nov-2014 $1,990 $575

Optional Airport Transfer

As mentioned in above itinerary. The following is the optional service for airport-Hotel transfer. Beijing airport /hotel one way transfer: 1 pax: Ca$85 per person 2-5 pax: Ca$42 per person   Shanghai hotel/airport one way transfer: 1 pax: Ca$120 per person 2-5 pax: Ca$60 per person

Price Includes and Price Excludes

Price Includes:

  • 7 nights Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast (B=Breakfast)
  • Meals served at local Chinese restaurants (L=Lunch; D=Dinner)
  • Domestic flights, cruise as specified in the itinerary
  • Domestic airport tax and fuel fee
  • English-speaking guided coach tour in each city, with sightseeing programs listed in above itinerary
  • Service charge and government Taxes 

Price Excludes:

  • Entry or exit China international airfare or train tickets
  • International flight Arrival Pick up and international flight Departure drop off.
  • Optional program as mentioned in above itinerary or suggested by local guides
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, Excess baggage charges, etc
  • Gratuities (for local guide: $8 to $10 per person (guest) per day, for driver: $4 to $5 per person (guest) per day.)
  • Tips to bellboy or porter (Suggestion: $1 per piece of luggage per time)
  • National tour guide accompany from the arrival city to the departure city in China
  • Fees for entry visa to China
  • Travel insurance
  • Services not mentioned in above itinerary