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15 Days Splendid China Yangtze Cruise from Hong Kong

Hong Kong / Beijing / Xian / Guilin / Chongqing / Yangtze Cruise / Yichang / Shanghai

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With numerous attractions, this China tour starts from the dynamic Hong Kong with a mix of the east and west culture, to cities of Beijing and Xian, both have deep cultural sites and long history. After the cultural exploration, you’ll be taken to a nature land of Guilin and experience a lifetime Yangtze River Cruise to enjoy the authentic scenery. Besides, the skyscrapers and neon signs in Shanghai gives another enjoyment of modern life.

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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

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

Highlights of the Trip

  • Experience the western and eastern culture mixed in Hong Kong
  • Explore cultural cities by visiting Great Wall in Beijing and Terracotta Warriors in Xian
  • Leisure tour along Yangtze River Cruise to Shanghai for modern China city experience

Trip Summary

Day 1-2: Hong Kong Arrival & Hong Kong

Start from Hong Kong for your China trip is widely chosen not only for transfer convenience, also the impressive city life mixed with Chinese and western culture can rarely to seen in other places.

Day 3-6: 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, you can fully explore this city.

Day 6-7: 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 8-9: Fly to Guilin & Guilin

Visit the finest scenery under heaven in Guilin and experience the Li River Cruise in person, you will be totally immersed yourself in the nature and picturesque landscape.

Day 10: Fly to Chongqing & Board Yangtze River Cruise

Transfer to Chongqing for your late afternoon Yangtze Cruise before with a casual downtown tour of Chongqing Zoo and Ciqikou Old Town.

Day 11-13: Yangtze River 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 14-15 Shanghai & Shanghai Departure

End your tour at Shanghai with 2-day downtown sightseeing to The Bund, Nanjing Road, Yu Garden, etc, you will satisfied not only with local guide but also this whole enjoyment this tour gives to you.

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Hong Kong Arrival

Welcome to Hong Kong - China's most energetic city! After arrival in Hong Kong, our local guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The rest of day is free at your own leisure.

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Day 2 Hong Kong (B)

After breakfast in your hotel, you'll be picked up by your guide to tour this city with a fascinating combination of East and West but it has its own unique and distinctive culture. Your half day tour will take in Victoria Peak, Hong Kong's number one tourist destination. It features the 112 year old Peak Tram and Hong Kong's most unusual building, The Peak Tower.

Next stop is Aberdeen Harbor which is home to hundreds of people living on fishing junks. If you would like close up look at this unusual way of life, you can take a sampan ride (US$10-12). Repulse Bay is the last stop today; it is one of Hong Kong's most exclusive residential areas.

After the tour, you will be transfer to your hotel.

Victoria Peak of Hong Kong

Day 3 Fly to Beijing from Hong Kong (B)

Free in the day until our local guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to Beijing. After arrival in Beijing, be met and picked up to your hotel, and the rest of day is free to explore the imperial capital city on your own.

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Day 4 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 5 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!

Summer Scenery of Mutianyu Great Wall

Day 6 Beijing & Flight 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.

Beijing Hutong Rickshaw Longevity Hill & Kunming Lake of Summer Palace

Day 7 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.

the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xian

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

After breakfast, you can free to tour around until our guide and drive take you to the airport for Guilin. When you arrival, the local guide will escort you to the hotel of Guilin. With a short break, you are beginning to explore Guilin downtown by visiting the Elephant Trunk Hill, Fubo Hill and 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.

Fubo Hill is a solitary peak, standing elegantly half on land and half on water, situated to the west of Li River and the north of Guilin. 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.

The Famous Elephant Trunk Hill

Day 9 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.

When get to Yangshuo, you can free to explore the beautiful town and its famous West Street.After that, drive back to Guilin city within 1.5 hours.

Guilin Li River Landscape

Day 10 Fly to Chongqing from Guilin (B, L)

In the morning, you’ll be escorted to airport and take flight to Chongqing. Be met at train station and take a half tour in Chongqing. 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.)

Chongqing Pier for Yangtze Cruise

Day 11 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 12 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

Shore excursion to Shennv Stream by smaller vessels. Shennv Stream, called Goddess Stream, is reputed as the Original Virgin Valley of Yangtze where you could see extraordinary view.

Note: Some cruise ships make the shore excursion to the Shennong Stream. Shennong Stream is a collection of local culture. The nature scenery, boat tracker, local sampan, ancient hanging coffins, unique ethnic minority Tujia culture… all is worth your exploration.

You have the final say on which excursion to make, as we can book any of the cruise ships at great rates!

Shennv Stream

Day 13 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 14 Shanghai (B, L)

After breakfast, you'll visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, a must-see for all true Shanghainophiles to witness how Shanghai became a cosmopolitan city from a shabby fishing village.

Then walk leisurely around the beautiful Yu Garden, a pleasant enough, well-contained classical Chinese garden, and savor some local flavor snacks at the Yu Garden Bazaar.

Later you will visit the French Concession to appreciate its old French-style villas and special colonial culture. In the evening, enjoy the breathtaking Acrobatic Show. (Optional)

Yu Garden in Shanghai

Day 15 Shanghai Departure (B)

After breakfast, you 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. Then ascend the Jinmao Tower to get an amazing bird’s eye view of this metropolis. Later visit The Bund to explore the modern aspect of Shanghai.

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

Jade Buddha Temple

Recommended Add-on Options

+ 3 more days to immerse in the World Spiritual land of Tibet

Tibet is the highest region on earth, widely referred to as the Roof of the World. It is home to Tibetan people and the Tibetan Buddhism. In Tibet, you can enjoy the snow-capped mountain ranges and vast grassland, and immerse yourself into the Tibetan Buddhism and all its mysteries.

Lhasa Sera Monastery

+ 2 more days to visit the city with best scenery under heaven - Guilin

Surrounded by karst peaks, Yangshuo is situated on the bank of Li River in Guilin. Yangshuo has long been renowned as a popular place for foreign tourists. It is said “guilin landscape tops those elsewhere, and yangshuo landscape tops that of Guilin”. Outdoor options are plenty here and West Street is a good place to explore.

The Famous Elephant Trunk Hill

+ 3 more days to feel a real Chinese white & black painting - Mt.Huang

Mt.Huangshan is located on the south side of Yangtze River, well known for its scenery, sunsets, peculiarly- shaped granite peaks, pine trees, and views of the clouds from above. Huangshan is a frequent subject for traditional Chinese paintings and modern photography. It is now one of the major tourist destinations in China.

Yellow Mountain

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