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Best of China Tour with Yangtze Cruise & Rural Villages Vist: Mount Huang & Guilin Yangshuo
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15 Days Best of China Tour with Yangtze & Rural Villages Visit

Beijing / Xian / Guilin / Yangshuo / Chongqing / Yangtze Cruise / Yichang / Shanghai / Mt.Huang / Shanghai

Tour Code:
YRC-BJ-04
Tour Style:
Private Tour (personal guide, driver, private car/van and more services)
Group size:
You, your family, friends or group
Departure:
You Choose!
Experience:
Architecture Culture Hiking Mountaineering Photograph ship
Features:
Apart from the representative cities of China, including Beijing, Xian & Shanghai, this tour takes you view the best nature along Yangtze River Cruise. Besides, you can also visit the Huangshan to enjoy the scenery along the way. Take your camera and come with us.

Price from$3117

1. This price is based on a group (2 to 5 travelers) accommodated in 3-star hotel in lower seasons.

2. This price is subject to change according your group members and traveling time. Usually more travelers, lower the price; higher price in high seasons, lower in low seasons.

3. This price is valid until February 28th, 2018.

Places Visited

Beijing (3 nights), Xian (2 nights), Guilin (2 nights), Yangtze Cruise (3 nights), Huangshan (2 nights), Shanghai (2 nights)

Highlights of the Trip

  • Marvel at the impressive Great Wall
  • Come face to face with the Terracotta Warriors
  • Absorb the nature scenery of the Yangtze River
  • Climb Mount Huang to enjoy the Top mountain nature of China

Trip Summary

Day 1-4: Fly to Beijing & Beijing

Begin your Yangtze Cruise Tour with Beijing by wandering along the incredible Great Wall, visiting historic Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, leisure tour of Summer Palace, plus the Hutong rickshaw sightseeing and more. The whole way can be personalized for any of your needs.

Day 4-5: Fly to Xian & Xian

Come to the ancient city ramparts of Xian and meet the mighty Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, etc, accompanying with local guide and personalized service.

Day 6-7: Fly to Guilin & Li River Cruise

Get your soul free in Guilin and enjoy the total natural Li River Cruise. And take a casual time to treat yourself a cup of coffee in Yangshuo. Life is supposed to be that simple.

Day 8: Flight to Chongqing from Guilin

Transfer to Chongqing for your late afternoon Yangtze Cruise. With local guide, you have chance to visit Erling Park and Ciqikou Old Town before getting onboard.

Day 9-11: Yangtze Cruise to Yichang & Fly to Shanghai

Make yourself at home, this Yangtze cruise do much that it says. Land tours, historical sites, meet with locals, explore the changes along Yangtze, you have more to find out. Float down the stream, this tour takes you to Shanghai as well.

Day 12: Shanghai & Fly to Huangshan

Come to Shanghai with downtown sightseeing to the Bund, Nanjing Road, Yu Garden, etc. Then transfer to Huangshan for Mount Huang sightseeing.

Day 13-15: Mount Huang & Fly Back to Shanghai Departure

Enjoy the most beautiful mountain under heaven at Yellow Mountain, and the nearby Hongcun & Xidi Ancient Village to fulfill your UNESCO World Heritage Sites tour in one go. Later fly back to Shanghai for your next destination or back home.

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Welcome to Beijing! Clear the customs and retrieve your baggage by yourself upon arrival, be greeted by our tour guide in the Arrival Hall who is holding a sign on which says your name; transferred by your private car/van to your hotel downtown. The rest of the day is your own time.

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Day 2 Beijing (B, L)

Today you will first visit the world's biggest city plaza, the Tiananmen Square; then walk to the marvelous "Egg" (National Centre for the Performing Arts) to take some pictures from its outside; subsequently, go to the Forbidden City, the most complete imperial palace in China; and later proceed to the impressive Temple of Heaven. After the sightseeing tour, be driven back to your hotel.

Day 3 Beijing (B, L, D)

With the old saying “One who fails to reach the Great Wall is not a hero”, today you will visit the famous Great Wall (Badaling Great Wall Section) for about 1.5 hours hiking. Along the way, you can see ancient watchtowers and enjoy the stunning mountain views. Judging by the physical conditions, you may return by cable car or descend by chairlift. Then move to the Sacred Way, the first scenic spot to enter the Ming Tomb. Walking through the 7 km’s solemn road decorated by splendid architectures, you come to the Changling to explore further of the tomb.

On the way back to your hotel, you might make a stop at the Beijing Olympic Village to take some photos of the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube from the outside.

For the dinner, we prepare you with the typical local food-Peking Roast Duck to end today's tour!

Day 4 Beijing (B, L)

After breakfast, you will marvel at the exquisite Summer Palace, the imperial garden.

Then head to visit the Drum Tower dating from 1420. Ascending the big Drum Tower, you will have a bird's eye view of the surrounding communities of Hutongs and Siheyuan from here. And then move on to an ordinary family courtyard home for a tea break. Afterwards, take a rickshaw to visit the most famous Hutongs keeping the original layout in the Shichahai area. Then move on to the Prince Gong's Mansion.

After the tour, our guide will escort you to the airport and take the flight to Xian.

Day 5 Xian (B, L, D)

In the morning be picked up at your hotel then driven to the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses; the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century, It is one of the most popular tourist spots not to be missed by any visitor to China. After lunch, move on to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Ancient City Wall; enjoy the local specialty Dumpling Dinner served in a fine restaurant in the evening.

Day 6 Flight to Guilin from Xian (B, L)

Today will be free until your guide picks you up to the airport and flight to Guilin. After arriving in Guilin city be met and transferred to your hotel in Guilin. After a little bit rest and a local lunch, head to visit the Elephant Trunk Hill, the symbol of Guilin city, and the Reed Flute Cave.

Elephant Trunk Hill, the symbol of Guilin, got its name because it looks like an elephant drinking water. The round opening that would be under the elephant’s trunk is known as Water-Moon Cave because at night the reflection of the moon can be seen through the arch and it looks like it is under the water and floating on the surface of the water at the same time.

Reed Flute Cave known as the Palace of Natural Arts is is a fantastic cave decorated by peculiar-shaped stalactites, stalagmites, and rock, being in Guilin urban area.

Day 7 Guilin (B, L)

After breakfast today, you’ll be driven to Zhujiang Pier (40-minute drive) to start your boat cruise down the picturesque Li River, which is the highlight of any visit to Guilin, until you get to Yangshuo County. Along the river, you’ll be inspired by breathtaking views of peaks and pinnacles, crystal-clear water and picturesque pastoral views of rice paddies and water buffaloes. Visitors feel they have stepped into a traditional Chinese painting. After checking into your hotel in Yangshuo, free to explore the beautiful town and its famous West Street.

Day 8 Flight to Chongqing from Guilin (B, L)

After breakfast today, take an about 1.5 hours drive to the Guilin airport, and take a flight to Chongqing. After arriving in Chongqing city be met and transferred to the Chongqing downtown. Your tour guide and driver will take you to the Chongqing zoo to see the Giant Panda, and then visit the Ciqikou Old Town, if time permits.

Then, you'll be transferred to the Cruise pier, and board the ship in the late afternoon. Your lifetime Yangtze River Cruise starts! (Note: the aboarding time changes based on the cruise ships, season, water level, weather, etc.)

Day 9 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

Today you will embrace your first shore excursion site-Shibaozhai Pagoda. With 278 kilometers away from Chongqing, Shibaozhai is a pearl on Yangtze River. As the gem of Chinese Architecture, the 12-story, 18th Century red wooden temple is an architectural delight full of Legends and beautiful stories. Climbing on the top, you can have a panoramic view of the Yangtze River.

Optional Site: Some cruise ships make the shore excursion to the Fengdu Ghost City instead. Also called as the City of Ghosts, it endows kinds of mysterious stories about the underworld cruel tortures and kinds of devils. Enter inside, you can find more devil statues and vivid cruel scenes.

Note: Once you told us which excursion site you choose, we’ll arrange the right cruise ship for you at great rates.

Day 10 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

Each day is a flesh new. Today, you have shore excursion to Shennv Stream by smaller vessels. Known for the original virgin valley of Yangtze, it attracts you with the peaceful stream and stunning nature site you never seen before.

Optional Site: Some cruise ships make the shore excursion to the Shennong Stream instead. Having a great culture, Shennong Stream is more famous and mature. The riverside sceneries, boat tracker and unique local ethnic culture will give you a different cruise experience.

Note: Once you told us which excursion site you choose, we’ll arrange the right cruise ship for you at great rates.

Day 11 Yichang & Flight to Shanghai from Yichang (B)

Today's highlight is your morning excursion to the world-famous Three Gorges Dam. Be prepared for your check-out procedure and the ship will arrive in Yichang at about 11:30. Our guide will expect you on board and visit the Yichang Museum if time permits. After lunch at a local famous restaurant, drive to the Yichang airport and take the flight to Shanghai from Yichang.

After arrival in Shanghai, transferred to your hotel in Shanghai. Rest of the day is free to explore the metropolis on your own.

Day 12 Flight to Huangshan from Shanghai (B, L)

Today you will first visit the magnificent Yu Garden. Right out of the Yu Garden, you can observe local people's life at the Yuyuan Market (Yu Garden Market). Proceed to the Temple of Jade Buddha. Take a stroll or shop in the famed Nanjing Road and then down to the Bund alongside the Huangpu River to explore the modern aspect of Shanghai. Drive to the Pudong New Area to enjoy a bird's eye view of Shanghai from the Jinmao Tower.

Be transferred to airport for your flight to Huangshan. Upon your arrival at city of Huangshan (Tunxi), our local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure.

Day 13 Mount Huang (B, L)

After breakfast, you will be driven to Huangshan Scenic Area (1.5-hour drive) which is famed as “A Wonderland” or “Heaven on Earth”. You will first take a cable car at Yungu Station to the mountain top. After check-in and lunch, you will view Brush Pen Peak, tour Lion Peak and the beautiful Xihai Grand Canyon and enjoy the sunset glow at the Cloud Dispelling Pavilion. You will stay overnight at the summit.

Day 14 Mount Huang & Flight to Shanghai (B, L)

Early getting-up rewards you of the magical Huangshan sunrise. After breakfast, you will set out to Begin-to-Believe Peak to see the bizarre stone formations and pine trees wreathed in the spectral folds of mist.

Then you will take a cable car to descend the mountain and head to Xidi and Hongcun. Listed as a World Heritage site, the two villages inspire visitors with charming idyllic views, ancient Hui-style dwellings, peaceful lanes, long-held traditions and simple & happy countryside life.

After, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Shanghai where your local guide will meet and escort you to your hotel.

Day 15 Shanghai Departure (B)

After breakfast, be free until the tour guide escorts you to the airport to your next destination, or back to home.

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Recommended Add-on Options

+ 2 more days to shop in the world's shopping paradise - Hong Kong

Expansive skylines and deep natural harbor nurtured the world financial and trade centre. It is the most densely populated area in the world. Highly developed social system make Hong Kong an optimal destination for many tourists. And Hong Kong is frequently described as a place where "East meets West".

Appreciate Hong Kong Skyline form Victoria Peak

+ 2 more days to explore the world's last unsophisticated old town - Lijiang

Once a confluence for trade along the old tea horse road, the Old Town of Lijiang is famous for its orderly system of waterways and bridges. The uniqueness of Lijiang Old Town makes it another UNESCO World Heritage Site. It differs from other ancient Chinese cities in architecture, history and its culture of the traditional residents the Naxi people.

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