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13 Days Hong Kong & Yangtze Cruise, Beijing, Xian Tour
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13 Days China Treasure Tour from Hong Kong

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

Tour Code:
YRC-HK-13
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 Photograph ship
Features:
Experience the best of China in one go! Hong Kong: the most energetic city; Yangtze Cruise: get to the heart of China’s culture, history and beauty; Xian: the ancient heart of China; Beijing: the imperial capital of the world.

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

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

Highlights of the Trip

  • View the integration of Chinese and Western culture in Hong Kong
  • Enjoy the carefree lifetime Yangtze Cruise from Yichang to Chongqing
  • Explore the profound Chinese culture in Xian & Beijing

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: Fly to Chongqing & Get onboard Yangtze Cruise

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

Day 4-6: 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 7-8: Shanghai & Fly to Xian

End your tour at Shanghai with 2-day downtown sightseeing to The Bund, Nanjing Road, Yu Garden, etc. And transfer to Xian to continue your china tour.

Day 9-10: Xian & Fly to Beijing

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 11-13: Beijing & Beijing Departure

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 ending from here.

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)

Be picked up from your hotel by your guide after breakfast in your hotel. Today’s tour will last about 5 hours. Hong Kong is 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.

Victoria Peak of Hong Kong

Day 3 Flight to Chongqing from Hong Kong (B, L)

Free in the day until our local guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to Chongqing. Upon your arrival in Chongqing, 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 go to the Ciqikou Old Town where to explore the changes of Chongqing and find some local snacks and souvenirs, 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 boarding time changes based on the cruise ships, season, water level, weather, etc.)

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Day 4 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 5 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 6 Yangtze River Cruise to Yichang & Fly to Shanghai (B, L)

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 a flight to Shanghai.

After arrvial, you'll meet your local tour guide and driver, then be transferred to you hotel in Shanghai, and the rest of today is at your own pace.

World-famous Three Gorges Dam

Day 7 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 8 Shanghai & Flight to Xian ( B, L )

After breakfast, head to the famous Bund to witness Shanghai’s skyline, and stroll along China's No.1 shopping street, Nanjing Road.

Then ascend the Jinmao Tower to get an amazing bird’s eye view of this metropolis. Then continue to Jade Buddha Temple to admire the largest jade Buddha in the world and exquisite religious artifacts.

After the tour, be transferred to the airport for your flight to Xian, the ancient heart of China. Upon your arrival in Xian, be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of today is free to explore the ancient city on your own.

Jade Buddha Temple

Day 9 Xian (B, L)

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.

the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xian

Day 10 Xian & Flight to Beijing (B, L)

After breakfast pay a visit to the Shaanxi History Museum with precious cultural relics preserved and the Grand Mosque, which was a tranquil and historic mosque that has served Xian’s Muslim community for more than a millennium.; after enjoying the lunch at a local famous restaurant, transferred to the airport and flight to Beijing (5 hours).

After the tour, be transferred to the airport and take a flight to Beijing, the capital city of China. Be met and transferred to your hotel by the local guide and the rest of today is free at your leisure.

the Grand Mosque in Xian

Day 11 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.

Hall of Supreme - Typical Architecture of Forbidden City

Day 12 Beijing (B, L, D)

After breakfast, drive to the Badaling Great Wall (about 80 km, 1.5hours) where you will experience at first hand the wonder of the Great Wall. For lunch you'll sample some delicious fare in a local restaurant. Afterwards, visit the Sacred Way and Changling, one of the Ming Tombs; 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; Feel a little bit tired? Not to worry! We will arrange a foot massage (free of charge) for you, just relax and enjoy it! With a Peking Roast Duck dinner you will complete today's tour!

Summer Scenery of Mutianyu Great Wall

Day 13 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 to your next destination or return to your home.

Longevity Hill & Kunming Lake of Summer Palace

Recommended Add-on Options

+ 2 more days to visit the world everyone knows metropolis - Shanghai

Shanghai is the most populous city in China. Sitting at the mouth of Yangtze River, it has long been a commercial centre between east and west. It marks the emergence of China and has recently flourished as one of the world’s leading cities.

The Bund of Shanghai

+ 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

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