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Nanjing Travel & Yangtze River Cruise Tour - 7 Days
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7 Days Nanjing & Yangtze River Tour

Nanjing / Yichang / Yangtze Cruise / Chongqing

Tour Code:
YRC-NJT-07
Departure:
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Service:
Private tour guide & driver + Private car/van
Trip overview:
This 7 day Nanjing tour package highlighted with Nanjing and Yangtze River. Start from the famous historic and culture city - Nanjing; cruise down the Yangtze River past a spectacular mix of unique cultures, dramatic scenery and incredible feats of engineering.
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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, 2016.

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Highlights

Visit:
Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum
Zhonghua Gate
Confucius Temple
Qinhuai River
 
Three Gorges Dam Site
Shennv Stream
Shibaozhai Pagoda
Experience:
Take a dive into Nanjing's fascinating past at the historical landmarks;
Immerse in the breathtaking natual scenery of Three Gorges;
Enjoy an upstream Yangtze River cruise from Yichang to Chongqing.

Sampling Itinerary Day by Day

Day 1 Nanjing Arrival

Welcome to Nanjing! 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. A comfortable vehicle (non-smoking) with an experienced driver will transfer you directly to your hotel. Your guide will help you check in. The rest of the day is on your own to discover this ancient city.

Day 2 Nanjing (B, L)

After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Your first stop today is Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum. Located at the foot of the majestic Purple Mountain, it is the tomb of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the Father of Modern China. Some 392 steps lead to the very entrance in this mausoleum and it is a definite must-see place when you are visiting Nanjing.

Later, you’ll have a great look at Zhonghua Gate which is the biggest castle-style city in China and the most complicated castle in the world. Built from 1366 to 1387, Zhonghua Gate boasts great skill, delicate structure and magnificent scale.

Then, head to Confucius Temple. Built in Song Dynasty, the year of 1034, Nanjing Confucius Temple has a history of about 1000 years. The whole temple covers a huge area, mainly consisting of Confucius Temple, Studying Hall and Gongyuan.

The last scenic spot today is the Qinhuai River to explore the local lifestyle. This river remembers the long history of the town and it is inseparable part of all that is happening in Nanjing. Its bank was very popular during the Qing and Ming Dynasties due to the red lantern alley that was placed there.

Dr. Sun Yat-sen MausoleumConfucius Temple

Day 3 High Speed Train to Yichang from Nanjing (B)

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Nanjing Train Station to take the high speed train to Yichang (5 and half hours). Be greeted by our tour guide in train station who is holding a sign on which says your name. A comfortable vehicle (non-smoking) with experienced driver will transfer you to Yichang Museum if time permits.

In the late afternoon, be transferred to the cruise pier, and board your ship in the late afternoon. Your lifetime Yangtze cruise starts! (Please Note: the boarding time changes based on the cruise ships, seasons, water level, weather, etc.)

Yichang Museum

Day 4 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

Today's onboard activities include: Taichi exercise in the morning; shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site, the world-famous project; Captain's Welcome Banquet at 18:00; Evening entertainment at 20:00 to enjoy the Chinese folk dancing and music performance.

Three Gorges Dam Site on the Yangtze has been a dream for generations and is one of the largest construction projects ever undertaken by mankind. This great dam, the biggest hydropower project in the world, provides China with tremendous power generation and flood control service.

World-famous Three Gorges Dam

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!

Magnificent Qutang Gorge

Day 6 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

Take shore excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda. Shibaozhai, like a pearl on Yangtze River, is 278 kilometers away from Chongqing. As the gem of Chinese Architecture, the 12-story, 18th Century red wooden temple is an architectural delight full of Legends and beautiful stories.

Please Note: Some cruise ships make the shore excursion to the Fengdu Ghost City. Reach the top of Ming Mountain to check why it has been regarded as the "City of Ghosts". It is where the devil lives according to Chinese legend. The temples shows punish instruments and demon paintings, depicting the Chinese people’s imagination of hell. You have the final say on which excursion to make, as we can book any of the cruise ships at great rates!

Shibaozhai Pagoda, a Pearl of Yangtze River

Day 7 Chongqing (B)

You will disembark in Chongqing at around 9:00, and your local tour guide will meet and escort you to the Chongqing airport from the cruise pier. Take the flight to your next destination or back home. (Note: You could also have day tour in Chongqing to visit the stunning attractions before you leave.)

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