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Great Wonders China Tour with Yangtze River Cruise

10-Day Hong Kong, Chongqing, Yangtze, Yichang, Xian, Beijing Tour

Great Wonders China Tour with Yangtze River Cruise

This once in s lifetime experience includes Beijing, Xi’an and a Yangtze River Cruise. Beijing has been capital city of China since Ming and Qing Dynasties however Xi’an was the capital city of China for 13 dynasties. As well as the history of these two great cities, the Yangtze River Cruise provides a stunning contrast with outstanding natural scenery.

Tour Code: CHT-YZ-04

Departure Date: You Choose!

Inclusions:

Private Guide Driver Hotel
Entrance Fees Authentic Chinese Meals

From $2,269  P/P Price detail

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Day1

Hong Kong to Chongqing to Yangtze

The tour guide will waiting at arrival of Chongqing Airport, and you will be transferred to the pier in Chongqing. The boarding time forthe ship is from 5pm to 8pm, and it leaves 10pm. Yangtze River is the third longest river in the world with the total length of 6397 kilo meters. You will receive our welcome kit with CH cell phone before boarding the ship. Pay no rental, and at least 30 call time is included.

Meals: No Meals

Hotels: No

Day2

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

Day3

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

Day4

Yichang to Xian

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

Day5

Xian

Terra Cotta Warriors

Terra Cotta Warriors

Today you will world heritage listed- The Terracotta Warriors and Horses (2 hours). An amazing army of over 7000 soldiers, archers, horses and chariots in full battle array are on display. An important Buddhist temple-Big Wild Goose Pagoda(1 hour)is a place that well illustrates the ancient Buddhist culture in Xi’an. Xi’an Imperial Fine Arts Center manufactures jade carvings and lacquer ware. You will learn how to recognize a good Chinese jade. Lunch will be arranged at a popular local restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Popular Local Restaurant

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

Day6

Xian to Beijing by Flight.

After break fast, your guide will escort you a Chinese treasure house, the Shanxi History Museum (1.5hours), which exhibits 370,000 pirces ranging from prehistory to the Tang Dynasties. Explore Xi’an on the historic Ancient City Wall. You can walk or pay extra to rent a bike (CNY40 per person) . The full circuit is 14km and has great views of the city on the both side. Lunch will be arranged at one of the popular local restaurants. Transfer to Xi’an airport after tour and fly to Beijing. Meet your local tour guide upon arrival and transfer to your Beijing hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Local Restaurant with Dumpling Feast

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

Day7

Beijing

Tai Chi

Tai Chi

Today is the truly imperial tour, firstly the ancient complex where Emperor worshipped God - the Temple of Heaven. Then take 21/2 hour’ drive from downtown Beijing to visit one of the wonders of the world - Mutianyu Great Wall, a cable car takes sightseers to the best viewing section. Return by cable car. Shahe Cloisonné Factory manufactures and sells high quality Cloisonné ware which could make a nice souvenir of your trip. Lunch is at the local restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Popular local restaurants

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

Day8

Beijing

Your guide will accompany you to the world's largest city square - Tiananmen Square, which is enduring symbol of China's national pride. Originally it was the main entrance to the Imperial City during the Qing dynasty. Near the square is the Emperors Palace - The Forbidden City, a must-see in Beijing, located at the central axis of Beijing and representing royal supremacy. A Hutong Tour in Xicheng District rounds of the day. Take a rickshaw ride through the small allays, get up close to the local people by visiting a local family. The traditional houses in their courtyards represent a lifestyle which is quickly disappearing. Lunch is at a local Traditional Restaurant which is located nearby the Forbidden City.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Popular local restaurants

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

Day9

Beijing

After breakfast we visit the Summer Palace (2 hours visit) - the best preserved and the largest imperial private gardens in China. Modeled on the West Lake in Hangzhou, and designed in the tradition of Chinese gardens it was the summer vacation place of the royal family. The last destination of your Beijing tour is to Beijing Olympic Green, completed before 2008 Beijing Olympic, the park contains National museum, exhibition area, Olympic Village and Olympic competition avenues. Lunch will be arranged in one of the most popular local restaurants in Beijing.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Popular local restaurants

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

Day10

Beijing Departure

Your unforgettable ten days China tour ends today.Free time is available until you are transferred to Beijing airport to catch your international flight.

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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