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14 Days Holy China Tour with Yangtze River Cruise

Beijing / Xian / Lhasa / Chongqing / Yangtze Cruise / Yichang / Shanghai

Tour Code:
YRC-BJ-14
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 Cycling Ecological ship
Features:
This itinerary gives you multiple feelings about China. First, you can explore the insight of cultural sites in Beijing, Xian and Lhasa; later, you will immerse in the leisure Yangtze cruise for nature scenery; then transfer to the Shanghai to find the prosperous charm.

Price fromrequest

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), Lhasa (3 nights), Yangtze Cruise (3 nights), Shanghai (2 nights)

Highlights of the Trip

  • Walk along the incredible Great Wall
  • Come face to face with the Terracotta Warriors
  • Enjoy the leisure Yangtze River Cruise and shore excursions

Trip Summary

Day 1-4: Fly to Beijing & Beijing

Beijing is a treasure city with profound heritage sites of Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace. Following our local guide and driver, your China Tour & Yangtze Cruise can have a pleasant beginning from here.

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 6-8: Fly to Lhasa & Lhasa

Reputed with its spiritual belief, Lhasa will make you understand the religious status means to the locals by visiting the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery and more.

Day 9: Fly to Chongqing & Board Yangtze River Cruise

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

Day 10-12: Yangtze Cruise to Yichang & Fly to Shanghai

Enjoy the Yangtze Cruise tour from Chongqing to Yichang with the famous Three Gorges Dam and various shore excursion sites included. Disembark at Yichang and take late flight to Shanghai to meet your local guide here.

Day 13-14: Shanghai & Shanghai Departure

Different prospective in Shanghai feast your eyes with sparkling and bustling environment. Travel to the Bund and Nanjing Road, you will amazed at the China’s changes and progress.

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Welcome to Beijing! Our tour guide who is holding a sign with your name written on will meet you at the first time in the Arrival Hall and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is your own time.

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Day 2 Beijing (B, L)

After breakfast, your Beijing tour begins with Tiananmen Square and move to the Forbidden City to glean the history fragment left by the imperial palace. Then go to the Temple of Heaven to explore the ancient Chinese altar for harvest and enjoy unique Ming & Qing architecture with different decorations. After the sightseeing, you are taken back to your hotel.

Enjoy Panoramic View of Forbidden City

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!

Mutianyu Great Wall Hiking in Autumn Season

Day 4 Beijing to Xian (B, L)

After breakfast, you will visit the Summer Palace leisurely to enjoy exquisite layout of this royal garden within ancient pavilions, temples and bridges. Later move to Drum Tower and take a rickshaw or bike to explore this cultural Hutong and Siheyuan nearby, depending on the weather. Or you may visit to one of the family of Hutong to get more insights of their local life. Then go to the Prince Gong’s Mansion for sightseeing.

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

Longevity Hill & Kunming Lake of Summer Palace

Day 5 Xian (B, L, D)

After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at your hotel to the Terracotta Warriors, the most significant archeological discoveries of 20th century. Facing with the massive artificial warriors and horses, you will be stunned about the great artwork and craft back to Qing dynasty. Later, head for the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Ancient City Wall, the top must see attractions to explore the culture and enjoy the best panoramic view over Xi'an. After that, you can enjoy the local special Dumpling Dinner served in a fine restaurant in the evening.

Terracotta Warriors and Horses, the Eighth Wonder of the World

Day 6 Flight to Lhasa from Xian (B)

After breakfast today, you will be escorted to the airport by flight to Lhasa. After Lhasa arrival, you'll be picked up and transferred to your hotel in Lhasa. The rest of today is free to acclimatize yourself to the high altitude in the afternoon.

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Day 7 Lhasa (B)

Today, you will first visit the No.1 attraction in Tibet-Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark endows great artistic value, and cultural awareness. Then come to the spiritual center of Tibet, the Jokhang Temple to get contact with devout Tibetan pilgrims. Or you may stroll around the Barkhor Street to experience the turning scripture.

Lhasa Potala Palace

Day 8 Lhasa (B)

After breakfast, you will go to the Drepung Monastery and enjoy a wonderful view about the whole Lhasa city on the roof of the hillside. Then go for the Norbulingka to explore the summer palace of Dalai Lamas and other historical treasure artworks. Later, visit the Sera Monastery to watch an interesting "Buddhism Scriptures Debating".

Lhasa Sera Monastery

Day 9 Flight to Chongqing from Lhasa (B, L)

Today you are free to tour around until the guide takes you to airport and take flight to Chongqing. Then the local guide and driver pick you up at Chongqing airtport to your hotel. With a short break, your will visit Ciqikou Old Town, which was a Chongqing's old harbor and was once the home of many of Chongqing's rich merchants. Also can visit Erling Park for a bird's eye view of the whole city.

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 boarding time changes based on the cruise ships, season, water level, weather, etc.)

Erling Park

Day 10 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.

Shibaozhai Pagoda

Day 11 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.

Shennv Stream

Day 12 Yichang & Flight to Shanghai (B, L)

Passing through the Three Gorges, today you have time to visit the most highlight of Yangtze River-Three Gorges Dam. Here you can explore the world largest hydroelectric engineering project from different angles.

Later the cruise ship will arrive in Yichang at about 11:30-12:00am. Get ready to disembark. With abundant time, our guide will take you to visit the Yichang Museum. Then you will be drive to the airport and take fly to Shanghai.

After arrival in Shanghai, our local tour guide and driver will escort you to your hotel in Shanghai. Rest of the day is free to explore the metropolis on your own.

World-famous Three Gorges Dam

Day 13 Shanghai (B, L)

Today, in Shanghai the first place to go is the magnificent Yu Garden, reputed as one of the most beautiful Suzhou style gardens in China. With the elegant layout, you can find various ornate structures as well intimate enclaves. The Yuyuan Market is a great place to observe the local life. Later, go to the Temple of Jade Buddha, which is an extraordinary jade Buddha rarely seen in big city. Then you’ll head to the famed Nanjing Road to feel the bustling and booming lifestyle, and visit The Bund to explore the modern aspect of Shanghai. After that, you’ll be driven to the Pudong New Area to enjoy a bird's eye view of Shanghai from the Jinmao Tower.

The Bund of Shanghai

Day 14 Shanghai Departure (B)

After breakfast, be free until the tour guide escorts you to the Shanghai airport or train station to your next destination. Service ends!

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