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Classic China Senior Tour

13-Day Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze, Yichang, Shanghai Tour

Classic China Senior Tour

This is a very peaceful and relaxing tour that will show you most of the China’s most significant landmarks and it is specially designed to meet the requirements of the seniors since the choice of hotels and restaurants is made to provide the ultimate comfort.

Tour Code: CHT-SE-01

Departure Date: You Choose!

Inclusions:

Private Guide Driver Hotel
Entrance Fees Authentic Chinese Meals

From $2,579  P/P Price detail

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Day1

Beijing Arrival

This is the day when you arrive in Beijing and there are no activities of any kind predicted.

Meals: No Meals

Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town   |  Penta Hotel Beijing   |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 

Day2

Beijing

Forbidden City

Forbidden City

The first attraction of the day is one of the most famous imperial complexes in the world. The Forbidden City was a place where 24 Chinese emperors lived from 1368 until 1911 and it is one of the best known landmarks of China. The experience of visiting this marvellous place will be more than inspiring. Right next to it is the Tiananmen Square and that is the second stop of your daily tour. This is the largest city square in the entire world and many important things in Chinese history took place there. It also allows you to see some very impressive buildings that are surrounding it. The tour through Hutong in Xicheng District is the last attraction of the day and it will be a pretty rare experience. Namely, this part of Beijing still looks as it once was but it is disappearing pretty quickly before the modern architecture and this can be one of the last chances to see such place. The lunch will be served at the local Restaurant and that will allow you to taste some of the finest dishes that are traditionally made in Beijing area. Meals: Breakfast and a Chinese lunch

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Popular local restaurants

Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town   |  Penta Hotel Beijing   |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 

Day3

Beijing

The only scenic spot of the day is the Mutianyu Great Wall. This is a section of a great wall and it should be much less crowded than most of the sections. Naturally, this will allow you to see it better and to enjoy the view in peace and quiet. Even better, the transportation there and back again is arranged via cable car and that is just an ideal solution for senior people. After that,enjoy the 90 mins foot massage for refresher. The lunch will be served at the local Restaurant. Meals: Breakfast and a Chinese lunch

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Popular local restaurants

Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town   |  Penta Hotel Beijing   |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 

Day4

Beijing to Xian by Flight.

This daily tour begins with a visit to the Temple of Heaven. It is a monumental building that was a religious centre in old Beijing. Namely, the emperors were coming there to pray and it is really something special to see. Suffice to say that the temple complex is larger than the Forbidden City and that it is under the protection of UNESCO since 1998. The next stop will be the Summer Palace which was also an imperial residential complex and is no less beautiful or les significant than the Forbidden City. During the visit you will have a short boat cruise and a chance to see the Garden of Virtue and Harmony which is one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. You will have your lunch at the local Restaurant . After that you will get transferred to the airport to catch your flight to Xian. Meals: Breakfast and a Chinese lunch

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Popular local restaurants

Hotels: Wyndham Grand Xian South   |  Grand Noble Hotel    |  Titan Times Hotel Xian 

Day5

Xian

Shaanxi History Museum

Shaanxi History Museum

Your first day in Xian will be quite interesting since you will get to visit two really impressive attractions. The first one is the History Museum of Shaanxi. Since the history of this area is the history of China in miniature, there will be more than enough to see. The exhibitions are more than interesting and intriguing and that guarantees some really good time here. The second one is Ancient City Wall. This is one of the largest and best preserved defensive city walls in all of the China. It was built in the 13th century and has some 14 kilometres in length, but there is an option of renting a bicycle, a rickshaw or an electric cart to see it all. If the weather is too bad for this it will be replaced with a visit to the Bell Tower. The lunch for today is a very special one and it is served in the local Dumpling Restaurant which is famous worldwide for the various dumplings they serve. Meals: Breakfast and a Chinese lunch

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Local Restaurant with Dumpling Feast

Hotels: Wyndham Grand Xian South   |  Grand Noble Hotel    |  Titan Times Hotel Xian 

Day6

Xian

Xi'an Muslim Street

Xi'an Muslim Street

The second day in Xi’an will provide you with a pleasure to see one of the most intriguing collections in the world. Namely, in this town was discovered a tomb of Emperor Qin and within the tomb was a marvellous collection of the Terracotta Warriors, battler chariots and horses in full battle order. Each figure is completely original and unique and that is something that you simply have to see no matter what. The next stop is the Big Wild Goose pagoda. It is a lovely structure made to honour the memory of Xuanzang and his epic journey that brought him to India. There are also many artefacts preserved from that journey there. Finally, you will get to see the Muslim Quarters. This is a rather unique place in China and the lifestyle is completely different in this district compared with the rest of the country.The lunch will be served at the local Restaurant. Meals: Breakfast and a Chinese lunch

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Popular Local Restaurant

Hotels: Wyndham Grand Xian South   |  Grand Noble Hotel    |  Titan Times Hotel Xian 

Day7

Xian to Chongqing to Yangtze

Ciqikou Old Town

Ciqikou Old Town

The first thing that will be done today is taking a flight to the Chongqing and once you are there the tour continues. It starts with a visit to the Ciqikou Old Town. This is a very lively area that is partially restored and brought to new life although it kept all of the features it had in the past. So, you will be able to see the ancient architecture and it will be also an ideal opportunity for shopping. After that you will be visiting the three Gorges Museum. This place is dedicated to the history of the Yangtze River, and quite naturally, the central part of the exhibition is reserved for the dam. Still, there are also some artefacts from various periods of Chinese history as well. The lunch will be served at the local Restaurant. After that you will be boarding the ship that will take you to the cruise on the Yangtze River. Meals: Breakfast and a Chinese Lunch

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Popular local restaurants

Hotels: On the Ship

Day8

Yangtze

--Shibaozhai, literally means Stone Treasure Fortress, Located in Zhong County, it was first built in Qing Dynasty in 1750. Shibaozhai is one historic site that will look much different in 2009. The wooden architecture stands on the riverside. It is built by catch upon a rectangular rock with sheer cliffs with a height of 56 meters and 12 stories. And every floor of the wooden structure contains interesting artifacts. Each of the 12 floors of Shibaozhai is dedicated to a famous general of the Three Kingdoms period (220-265AD), a local scholar or a renowned Chinese poet.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch , dinner

Hotels: On the Ship

Day9

Yangtze

--Taichi exercise.
Passes through the 1st gorge--Qutang Gorge.
Passes through the 2cd gorge---Wu Gorge.
Shore excursion to Shennong Stream(1:30pm-5:30pm). You have the option of visiting White Emperor City(RMB290 per person).
Crew's Performance.
Sails through the 5-steps Ship locks.
Shennong Stream is another tributary of the Yangtze River, and its fast-flowing, crystal clear water runs southwards through deep gorges. The stream races past large and small karst caves, flocks of swallows, sheer cliffs, deep gorges, waterfalls, three-colored springs, rapids, the ancient plank path, a suspended coffin in the cliff, groups of ancient tombs and marvelous karst formations.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch , dinner

Hotels: On the Ship

Day10

Yichang to Shanghai

--Shore excursion to The Three Gorges Dam Site. Arrive in Yichang at 1:00pm.
Three Gorges Dam, the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man and it has been a dream for several generations of Chinese people. The construction of the dam formally began in 1994. The body of the dam was completed in 2003, and the whole construction has been completed in 2009. It will be 2,335 meters long, 185 meters high, 18 meters wide on the top and 130 meters wide at the bottom. The tourists can get access to the top of the dam and enjoy different kinds of photo opportunities.

Meals: Breakfast

Hotels: Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World   |  SSAW Boutique Hotel The Bund   |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 

Day11

Shanghai

This day in Shanghai will be more than interesting and there are many things to be covered during this time. The first scenic spot to visit is the Yuyuan Garden. This garden was made in 1559 and it is definitely one of the most beautiful in china. Right next to it is the Yuyuan Market. It is an incredibly lively place that definitely offers some great opportunities to see local people shopping and you are more than welcome to buy some souvenirs or to try local snacks. The Pujiang Cruise on the Huangpu River will let you see the Shanghai from water and after that you will go to see the Bund. This is a bit different part of Shanghai since all of the buildings there are built in the European style. Finally, you will get to see the Nanjing Road. It is the street full of exclusive stores where you can find almost anything you can think of and it is considered as the most prestigious part of the city for shopping. The lunch will be served at the local Restaurant . Meals: Breakfast and a Chinese lunch

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Popular Local Restaurant

Hotels: Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World   |  SSAW Boutique Hotel The Bund   |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 

Day12

Shanghai

Tianzi Fang was once a residential area but nowadays it is a luxurious and prestigious area characterized by a distinctive old Chinese architecture, art galleries, cafés and bistros and visiting it will be more than pleasing. The next stop is in the very heart of the city between tall skyscrapers. It is called Xintiandi Shikumen and there you can also enjoy in very relaxing atmosphere and many small shops and cafés. The last stop of the day is something really special. You will be taken to the Caoyang New Neighbourhood and there you can shop on the market together with a local family. After that you will be making lunch together and after the lunch you will be taken to your hotel. Meals: Breakfast

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotels: Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World   |  SSAW Boutique Hotel The Bund   |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 

Day13

Shanghai Departure

This is the day of the departure and no activities are predicted.

Meals: Breakfast

Price Per Person in US Dollars

$ USD
Dec.1 - Mar.31 Deluxe Superior Tourist Single Room Supplement
1 person -
2-5 persons / /
6-9 persons / /
Apr.1- Nov.31 Deluxe Superior Tourist Single Room Supplement
1 person -
2-5 persons / /
6-9 persons / /

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Price Inclusion

  • Entrance Fees to the Scenic Spots as Listed in the Itinerary
  • Centrally Located Hotels with daily western & Chinese buffet breakfasts
  • Authentic Chinese Food
  • Private Cars and Drivers
  • Private Guides
  • Flights & Transfers in China
  • Airport Taxes and Fuel Fees
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • Insurance
  • Luggage Transfers

Price Exclusion

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Single Room Supplement.
  • Personal Expenses: such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.

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