10 Days 9 Nights Hong Kong - Xian - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang - Shanghai Tour

  • Tour Code: YC-502  
  • Destinations: Hong Kong - Xian - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang - Shanghai
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Day 01: Arrive in Hong Kong

Arrive in Hong Kong International Airport and be greeted by your guide who will escort you to the hotel, and the rest of the day is leisured.


Day 02: Hong Kong to Xian

Hong Kong
We experience this modern city from different perspectives today, first on a funicular tram ride up Victoria Peak, visit the Repulse Bay, then aboard a traditional sampan on a cruise through one of the city's oldest floating villages, Aberdeen; and Stanley Market. After lunch transfer to Pier for taking Star Ferry to Kowloon side, walk along the waterfront promenade. Fly to Xian. When you arrive in Xian Xianyang International Airport and you will be greeted by your guide who will escort you to the hotel, and the rest of the day is leisured. (B, L, D)


Day 03: Xian

Terra-cotta Warriors Museum
This day begins with a visit to the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum which housing the army of 8,000 life-sized Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses that had been buried and forgotten for more than two millennium. Each of these astounding Terra-cotta pieces has an individually sculpted face, standing in military formation in three separate underground building. Lunch will be arranged in a local restaurant near the Museum. After your amazing exploration of these fabulous sculptures, visit the revered Small Wild Goose Pagoda (652 AD), a well-preserved ancient building in a classical Buddhist temple, about 1,300 years old and a holy place for Buddhists. In the evening, indulge in a Tang Dynasty dumpling dinner and cultural show featuring traditional music, dance, and traditional costumes.   (B, L, D)


Day 04: Xian

Anwu Village, Xian
Today we tour the countryside of Xian. We drive to a typical village of Northern China - An Wu Village to feel the real-life of local farmers, in which we will visit a rural primary school, a rural clinic, local farmer's family and underground cave house as well as a local cattle farm and the ancient dwelling buildings come from more than 700 years ago. Lunch will be arranged in a local family, taste some local flavor. After than, we go to visit Hanyang Mausoleum which was built for the fourth emperor of Han dynasty 2000 years ago. The female Terra-cotta warrior was discovered from there. (B, L, D)


Day 05: Xian to Chongqing

Xian City Wall in Winter
This day begins at impressive nine-mile City Wall, and a bicycle tour on the top of 600 years old city wall, visit famous Shaanxi Provincial History Museum, with an acclaimed collection of historic and cultural artifacts from different historical period of Shaanxi Province; After enjoying the a la carte lunch at a popular local restaurant, visit Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square, the center of the downtown area if time permits. Fly to Chongqing. When you arrive in Chongqing Airport and you will be greeted by your guide.  After dinner, your guide will escort to super deluxe cruise ship and help you check in. Your Yangtze River cruise tour will begin. (B, L, D)


Day 06: Yangtze River Cruise and Fengdu or Shibaozha Shore Excursion

Qutang Gorge, Yangze Cruise
We disembark at Fengdu to go to Ming Shan - "the City of Ghosts" for shore excursion in the afternoon. Ming Shan is a mountain dedicated to the afterworld and its ruler. Or visit Shibaozhai (meaning Precious Stone Fortress) which is an outstanding monastery sits on an island; with the beautiful 11-story Lanruo Dian (Orchid Palace) built into the cliff above. Tonight we attend the Captain's cocktail party. (B, L, D)


Day 07: Yangtze River Three Gorges Cruise and Shennong Stream Shore Excursion

Lesser Three Gorges
Today we sail through the splendid Three Gorges. It starts at this point with Qutang Gorge which is the shortest of them at 5 miles (8 km) long and the water flows rapidly through the gorge, pinched between cliffs. Mengliang Ladder and Bellows Gorge are two famous attractions of Qutang Gorge. After sail through bewitching Wu Gorge which is famous for its cloudy supernatural peaks and crushing of scale, we disembark at the part of Badong, for excursion to Shennong Stream which is one of the highlights of the whole Yangtze cruise. We take rowboat detouring up the ever-narrowing, ever-more shallow waters of Shennong Stream and view the mossy cliffs, hanging coffins, cliffside paintings, plank roads, verdant plants, and precious animals. Get back to have lunch on the ship. Sail through the west part of Xiling Gorge which is 50mail (80 km) marathon reach brimming with history and legend and multiple smaller gorges and Three Gorges Dam 5-stage Ship lock. (B, L, D)


Day 08: Yangtze River Cruise, Three Gorges Dam Project Shore Excursion, from Yichang to Shanghai

Yangtze River
Today we do a shore excursion to massive Three Gorges Dam Project which is the largest water conservancy pivotal project in the world today, it has already begun to alter the geography of the region, however, submerging towns and monuments and transforming the Three Gorges. Sail through east part of Xiling Gorge.
Arrive in Yichang - Disembarkation. After Lunch in a local restaurant, take a flight to Shanghai. When you arrive in Shanghai International Airport and you will be greeted by your guide. Visit The Bund and Huangpu River, Shanghai broad and bustling waterfront boulevard that once was the center of European influence in the East.  (B, L, D)


Day 09: Shanghai

Yuyuan, Shanghai
This day we tour the acclaimed Shanghai Museum, with its priceless collections of ancient Chinese bronzes, ceramics, calligraphy, paintings and furniture. And peaceful Yuyuan Garden, a traditional Chinese garden with plantings, courtyards, pavilions, and create the illusion of mountains and lakes. Tonight we attend Chinese acrobatics show after dinner.  (B, L, D)


Day 10: Depart from Shanghai

Today your guide will escort you to the airport for your return flight home, or continue your tour that we tailor-made for you. (B)

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B--BreakfastL--LunchD--Dinner

Accommodation:

CitySuper Deluxe ClassDeluxe ClassTourist Class
ShanghaiSheraton Huating Hotel 5Longmen Hotel 4Zhaoan Hotel 3
XianHyatt Regency Xian 5Xian Garden Hotel 4Xian Tianyi Hotel 4
Yangtze River CruiseVictoria Cruise 5President Cruisers 5President Cruisers 4

 

Tour Quotation (based on per person and shown in US dollars)

Dec. 01 - Mar. 31 Low Season (2013) Apr. 01 - Nov. 30 High Season (2013)
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1 PersonSuper deluxe-0Inquire
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2-5 PersonsSuper deluxe--Inquire
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6-9 PersonsSuper deluxe--Inquire
Deluxe--Inquire
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10 Persons or OverSuper deluxe--Inquire
Deluxe--Inquire
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Group SizeTour ClassTour PriceSingle Room SupplementInquire
1 PersonSuper deluxe-0Inquire
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2-5 PersonsSuper deluxe2599-Inquire
Deluxe2397-Inquire
Tourist2198-Inquire
6-9 PersonsSuper deluxe2298-Inquire
Deluxe1999-Inquire
Tourist1897-Inquire
10 Persons or OverSuper deluxe--Inquire
Deluxe--Inquire
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Tour Quotation Includes:

Hotels with daily western breakfasts;
Mails as listed in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-Dinner) at typical local restaurants;
Excellent individual English speaking guide in each city ;
Entrance fees to tourist sites as listed in the itinerary;
Private air-conditioned car or van for land transportation;
Domestic flights or trains as listed in the itinerary;
Service Charge and Government taxes;
Luggage transfers between airports and hotels.

Tour Quotation Excludes:

Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets;
Visa Fees;
Personal Expenses;
Gratuities, Tips to guides or drivers;
Single Room Supplement;
Meals: Any meals which are not specified with 'B', 'L', or 'D'.

 
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