China Relaxation Tour

11-Day of Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze, Yichang, Shanghai Tour

China Relaxation Tour

This tour provides a combination of ancient, modern, technology and nature. Seeing Beijing, Xian, Yangtze River and Shanghai is something that simply can’t leave you indifferent.

Tour Code: cht-62

Departure Date: You Choose!

Inclusions:

Private Guide Driver Hotel
Entrance Fees Authentic Chinese Meals

From $2,099  P/P Price detail

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Day1

Beijing Arrival

Attractions:Airport Transfer (Beijing),

Our guide and will meet at the airport/train station/port upon your arrival and transfer you to your hotel.

This day is predicted for arrival and settling in your hotel in Beijing. There are no other activities predicted.
Meals: No Meals
Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town   |  Sunworld Hotel Beijing   |  Red Wall Hotel Beijing 

Day2

Beijing

Attractions:Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Treasure Houses, Hutong Tour in Xicheng District, Chinese Yoyo Experience, Lizexiang Pearl Store

The moat at Forbidden City

The moat at Forbidden City

The day begins with a visit to the Tiananmen Square. This is the largest square in the world and many important things in Chinese history started and ended here. It is surrounded with many monumental buildings and it is more than worthy of seeing. After that the tour goes to the neighbouring Forbidden City. It is one of the largest and best preserved imperial residences in the world. As the matter in fact it is the whole complex of various buildings and it was used by 24 emperors from 1368 until 1911. The next stop is a pretty interesting and unique. Treasure Houses have been redesigned and restored four times and now they contain double quantity of items than they used to. All of the artefacts displayed here belonged to the Qing Dynasty emperors. Finally, the last stop of the day is Hutong in Xiceng District. This is a labyrinth of old style single storey residences and it is disappearing pretty fast in the last couple of years. This is the chance to see it while it is still there. The lunch will be served at the Courtyard 7 Restaurant. Meals: Breakfast and a Chinese Lunch
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Courtyard 7 Restaurant
Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town   |  Sunworld Hotel Beijing   |  Red Wall Hotel Beijing 

Day3

Beijing

Attractions:Temple of Heaven, The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car), Shahe Cloisonne Factory

The Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven

This is the second day in Beijing and the first thing you will see is the Temple of Heaven. This is a huge religious complex that was once used as a place where the emperors were coming to pray for the good harvest. After that, you will be visiting the Great Wall. This is the largest defensive wall ever built and it really looks more than impressive. Mostly it is full of tourist so you will be taken to the sector called Mutianyu Great Wall which is far less crowded and much more comfortable for visiting. The transportation will be provided by a cable car. The lunch will be served at the Xin Shuang Quan Restaurant which is very close to the wall. Meals: Breakfast and a Chinese Lunch
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Xin Shuang Quan Restaurant
Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town   |  Sunworld Hotel Beijing   |  Red Wall Hotel Beijing 

Day4

Beijing to Xian by Flight.

Attractions:Summer Palace, Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing), Airport Transfer (Xian)

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This is the final day in Beijing and the only attraction you will be seeing today is the Summer Palace. It is another residential complex of the imperial family and it is not less beautiful or less significant than the Forbidden City. Still, the architecture is quite different and you will enjoy the visit pretty much. After lunch you will be transferred to the airport to catch the flight to the city of Xian. Meals: Breakfast and a Chinese lunch
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Beijing Ba Guo Bu Yi Restaurant
Hotels: Sofitel on Renmin Square Xian   |  Grand Noble Hotel    |  Xian Skytel Hotel 

Day5

Xian

Attractions:The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Shaanxi History Museum, Ancient City Wall, Tai Chi Experience at the City Wall , Xian Imperial Fine Arts center

The Historical Museum of Shaanxi Province

The Historical Museum of Shaanxi Province

The first stop o the day is one of the most interesting archaeological sites in the world. Namely, in 1974, by accident there were some 7000 Terracotta Warriors and Horses found in the vicinity and it is something that soon became one of the best known landmarks of China. The tricky part is that all of these terracotta figures are unique and there is no two of a kind. After this you will be visiting the History Museum of Shaanxi. It is one of the best museums in the country and it provides some really nice collections from all periods of the Chinese history. The complex is pretty large since there are 4 separate buildings with different exhibitions. The final stop of the day will be the Ancient City Wall. This is the best preserved defensive city wall in China and it was built in 13th century. Since it is 13 kilometres long, there is an option of renting a bike or an electric cart to see it. If the weather is bad this stop will be substituted with the visit to the Bell Tower. The lunch will be served at the A Wa Shan Zhai Restaurant. Meals: Breakfast and a Chinese Lunch
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at A Wa Shan Zhai Restaurant(Qinling Branch)
Hotels: Sofitel on Renmin Square Xian   |  Grand Noble Hotel    |  Xian Skytel Hotel 

Day6

Xian to Chongqing to Yangtze

Attractions:Board the ship from 17:30 to 21:30 for overnight accomodation(Dinner is not included).,Board the ship from 17:30 to 21:30 for overnight accomodation(Dinner is not included)., Hotel to airport Transfer (Xian), Airport Transfer (Chongqing), Ciqikou Old Town, Three Gorges Museum, Chongqing National Arts Institute Gallery

Three Gorges Museum

Three Gorges Museum

The day begins with a flight from Xian to Chongqing. Once you are there you will visit Ciqikou Old Town, a lovely and partially restored old city district that looks just like it was centuries ago. After that the tour goes to the Three Gorges museum. This place is dedicated to the Yangtze river and the dam but there are also some artefacts from other segments of the Chinese history. The accent is on the war years. Finally, you will embark on a ship that will take you to the cruise on this great river. The lunch will be served at the Cai Xiang Yuan Restaurant. Meals: Breakfast and a Chinese lunch
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Cai Xiang Yuan Restaurant (Yangjiaping Branch)
Hotels: On the Ship
Cruises: President 7 11-star  |  President Prime 11-star  |  President 1 10-star

Day7

Yangtze

Attractions:Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City 09:00-12:00.,Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City 09:00-12:00.

Fengdu 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.During this first day of your cruise you will get to see many really interesting landscapes along the river but the star of the show will be the Fengdu Ghost City. According to Chinese tradition, Fengdu is the place where the wicked souls go after they die and this is a genuine ghost city. It has all of the features of a city but no inhabitants at all. The only people you can meet here are those who are making their living out of it. Meals: Breakfast and a Dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Hotels: On the Ship

Day8

Yangtze

Attractions:Shore excursion on Shennv Stream (12:30am–16:00pm).Before that you have the option of visiting the White Emperor City(7:30-10:00am)RMB260 per person,Shore excursion to Lesser Three Gorges 12:30-16:30.You have the option of visiting White Emperor City(RMB260 per person)8:00-10:30.

Shennv Stream has become a new highlight for a Yangtze Cruise. Passengers will take the wooden flat bottom boat to see the stunning scenery on both sides of the river. The stream is also called Goddess Stream and Beauty Stream, belonging to the estuary of the south bank of the Yangtze. It originates from Guandu District of Wushan County and joins the Yangtze River from Qingshi Town which is opposite to the Shennv Peak(Goddess Peak). The stream is 15 miles long but boasts untraversed original valleys for over 10 miles thanks to the steep and dangerous geographical conditions. During high flow period, boats could reach the depth of the valley along the stream to see the natural scenery and original life of locals.This day takes you further down the river and you will have a short excursion to the Lesser Three Gorges. These gorges are on the Daning River which is a tributary to Yangtze and although these gorges are not so impressive and huge like those on the Yangtze they will provide some memorable moments. First of all, you will be able to see some of the marvellous landscape paintings and secondly, this place is teeming with wildlife. There is also an option of visiting the White Emperor’s City but you will have to pay additional RMB 260 for this. Meals: Breakfast and a Dinner
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Hotels: On the Ship

Day9

Yichang to Shanghai

Attractions:Shore excursion to The Three Gorges Dam Site. Arrive in Yichang at noon--12:00pm.,Airport Transfer (Yichang), Cruise pier to airport Transfer (Yichang), Cruise pier Transfer (YichangOur guide and driver will escort you from Yichang to Shanghai, Shore excursion to The Three Gorges Dam Site. Arrive in Yichang at noon--12:00pm.

This is the last day of the cruise and you will get to visit the famous Three Gorges Dam after the cruise is over. This is the largest dam in the world and it was built from 1994 until 2003. Still, it became fully operational only in 2009 and now it is open for visitors. You will be allowed on it and you can make some photos for memory. After this you will be transferred to Shanghai.
Meals: No Meals
Hotels: No

Day10

Shanghai

Attractions:Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, A Short Visit to Shanghai Old Alleys, Tianhou Silk Factory

Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai

Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai

This day is reserved for seeing the best of Shanghai. The first stop will be Oriental Pearl Tower which is one of the tallest TV towers in the world. On its second floor is a museum and you can see some really interesting exhibitions there. After this, the tour goes to the Yuyuan Garden. This is a classic Chinese style garden and it looks rather nice and beautiful. Right next to it is the Yuyuan Market and this place provides some really nice shopping opportunities. Finally, you will get to see The Bund. This is a rather different part of the city since the architecture is all in European style. It was once a centre of commerce and nowadays it provides some exclusive shopping opportunities. The lunch will be served at the Old Shanghai Restaurant. Meals: Breakfast and a Chinese lunch
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Old Shanghai Restaurant
Hotels: Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World   |  The Bund Hotel Shanghai   |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 

Day11

Shanghai Departure

Attractions:Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai)

You will be transferred to the airport/train station/port by our private car/van.

This is the day of departure. No meals are predicted.
Meals: No Meals

Price Per Person in US Dollars

  • 2014 Price
Dec. 1 – Mar. 31 Superior Deluxe Economy Single Room Supplement*
1 person -
2-5 persons $228 / $271 / $459
6-9 persons $228 / $271 / $459
>10 persons $228 / $271 / $459
Apr. 1 – Nov. 30 Superior Deluxe Economy Single Room Supplement*
1 person -
2-5 persons $245 / $380 / $545
6-9 persons $245 / $380 / $545
>10 persons $245 / $380 / $545

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  • Authentic Chinese Food
  • Private Cars and Drivers
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