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Best Value Yangtze River Cruise

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Day01(Saturday) Arrival in Beijing

Upon arrival, greeted at airport and transferred to hotel for rest.

Hotel: Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao Hotel or similar 

 

Day02 Beijing (B/L/D)

After hotel breakfast, begin our wonderful city tour by visiting Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City, which is the largest and the best-preserved imperial palace complex in the world. Afterwards, visit the Summer Palace, where we will enjoy a relaxing boat ride on the Kunming Lake. Lastly, Stop by Tongrentang Chinese Medicine Institute, which had been designated to provide medicines for the royal pharmacy of the imperial palace of the Qing Dynasty for 190 years. Enjoy the famous Beijing acrobatic show after dinner.

 

Day03 Beijing (B/L/SD)

Looking like a gigantic dragon across deserts, grasslands and mountains, the Great Wall of China is one of the 'Eight Wonders of the World'. We tour the Juyongguan portion of the Great Wall in the morning and stop by a Jade Workshop where we will learn some information about the precious jade. Afterwards, pay a visit to the Changling of the Ming Tombs. Lastly, drive by Olympic Village and have a photo stop at the Bird Nest & Water Cube. Peking Duck Dinner will be served tonight.

 

Day04 Beijing-Xian (B/SD)  Second class high speed train

After hotel breakfast, take the high speed train to Xian(around 6hours). Upon arrival, visit Ancient City Wall, which is the most complete city wall that has survived inChina, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. Tonight, Dumpling Banquet & Tang Dynasty Show will be served.

Hotel: Titan Times Hotel 5* or similar

 

Day05 Xian (B/L/D)

We will have a full day visit to the Terra-cotta Warriors& Horses, which are the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century, and pay a visit to the Terra-cotta Figure Workshop en route. After lunch, tour the Qinshihuang Mausoleum.

 

Day06(Thur.) XianQChongqing (B/L/D)

Take a morning flight to Chongqing. Upon arrival, pay a visit to Panda House, where we could have a look at the giant lovely pandas. Proceed to pier to get on board of the cruise after dinner.

Cruise: M.S. Yangtze Two, 5*(outside balcony cabin)

 

Day07Yangtze River Cruise (B/L/D)

Today we begin the exciting river passage. Cruising along China’s longest river, which passes through the center of China and empties into the East China Sea, our four- day journey on the vast waterway covers the most picturesque vista of the river. Visit Shibao  Stockaded Village(Shibaozhai), which was built on a skerry named Yu’Ying. It’s form from three parts: gate, body and cockloft. With 56 meters high, it has 12 floors and is reputeted as the one of eight ancient peculiar architecture.

 

Day08Yangtze River Cruise (B/L/D)

Today we continue adventuring through the Gorges. Each Gorge is distinct in its own way, and the scenery changes as we navigate around each bend, whether it be perpendicular cliffs, rushing waters, or soaring mountains. You can’t simply take your eyes away from the stunningly beautiful nature.

 

Day9YichangQShanghai (B/L)

This morning we will first visit the Three Gorges Dam, which is the largest power station in the World. Pass through Xiling Gorge , then disembark in Yichang . After lunch, take a flight to Shanghai. Meet at airport and transfer to hotel for rest.

Hotel: Sheraton Hotel Shanghai 5* or similar

 

Day10Shanghai (B/L/D)

After hotel breakfast, begin our wonderful half-day city tour by visiting Yu Garden, the bund, Nanjing Road, silk factory, Xintiandi Old French Concession. Enjoy rest of the day as free time to explore this renowned international metropolis. Take own arrangement back to hotel.

 

Day11Shanghai Departure (B)

Transfer to airport after breakfast for the homebound flight.

 

Package price (twin sharing): US$/ Per Person

 

Land cost includes:

1.        Sup. 1st class hotel accommodation based on double occupancy specified as itinerary or equivalent.

2.        Daily American buffet breakfast and meals as listed in the itinerary

3.        English-conducted sightseeing tour specified in the itinerary

4.        Second class high speed train from Beijing to Xian

5.        Domestic flight withinChinaand China AIF(Xian/Chongqing, Yichang/Shanghai airfare)

6.        5* Ms. Yangtze Two (outside balcony cabin)

 

Land cost excludes:

   1. International flight

   2. Chinavisa

   3. Travel insurance

   4. Personal expense and Tips (Suggested tipping amount: USD8-10 per person per day for the guide, and USD4-5 per person per day for the driver. Cruise portion: USD30 per person. )