11 Days 10 Nights Shanghai - Yichang - Yangtze Cruise - Chongqing - Beijing Tour

  • Tour Code: YC-507  
  • Destinations: Shanghai - Yichang - Yangtze Cruise - Chongqing - Beijing
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Day 01: Arrive in Shanghai

Arrive in Shanghai 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: Shanghai

Pudong, 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 Gardens, 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 03: Shanghai to Yichang and Embarkation at Yichang

Yuyuan, Shanghai
When you arrive in Yichang 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 04: Embarkation and Departing Yichang Pier

Yangtze Three Gorge Dam
Today we begin our sailing of the splendid Three Gorges. We first pass the east part of the Xiling Groge which is 50mail (80 km) marathon reach brimming with history and legend and multiple smaller gorges; then, arrive at Sandouping Pier. 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. And we will pass the Three Gorges Dam 5-stage Ship lock. Tonight we attend the Captain's cocktail party. (B, L, D)


Day 05: Yangtze River Three Gorges Cruise and Shennong Stream Shore Excursion

Yangtze River, Kuimen
Today we continue sailing through the whole splendid Three Gorges. Passing western part of Xingling Gorge, 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. After sail through bewitching Wu Gorge which is famous for its cloudy supernatural peaks and crushing of scale, we will pass 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. (B, L, D)


Day 06: Fengdu or Shibaozha Shore Excursion

Yangtze River
We disembark at Fengdu to go to Ming Shan - "the City of Ghosts" for shore excursion in the morning. 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. Continue sailing the Yangtze River. (B, L, D)


Day 07: Arriving Chongqing - Disembarkation, fly to Beijing

Panda in Chongqing Zoo
We arrive in Chongqing in the morning. - Disembarkation. Visit the Residence and Headquarters General Joseph W. Stilwell Chief Commander (General Joseph Stilwell Museum) and the Chongqing Zoo to see pandas. Fly to Beijing. Arrive in Beijing International Airport, be greeted by your guide. (B, L, D)


Day 08: Beijing

Summer Palace, Bejing
We begin our discovery of this 2,000-year-old city at vast Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, seat of imperial power during the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911), and Summer Palace, the former royal retreat with beautiful gardens and temples that is now a lovely park attracting both visitors and locals. Tonight we savor a traditional Peking duck dinner, followed by a traditional opera - Peking Opera performance at the Liyuan Theatre. (B, L, D)


Day 09: Beijing

Great Wall
This morning we tour the Great Wall, the incredible collection of ancient defense installations (and UNESCO World Heritage Site) that stretches almost 4,000 miles from the East China Sea to Central Asia and where we visit the Mu Tian Yu section by cable car. Than, we go to visit the Sacred Way and the Ming Tombs. (B, L, D)


Day 10: Beijing

Temple of Heaven, Beijing
Today begins with a rickshaw ride through Beijing ancient back roads and alleys (Hutongs). Here we visit the home of a local family for a rare glimpse of the traditional communal lifestyle that is fast disappearing. B, L, D)


Day 11: Depart from Beijing

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
BeijingBeijing International Hotel 5Qianmen Jianguo Hotel 4Beijing Days Inn forbidden City 3
ShanghaiSheraton Huating Hotel 5Longmen Hotel 4Zhaoan Hotel 3
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)
Group SizeTour ClassTour PriceSingle Room SupplementInquire
1 PersonSuper deluxe-0Inquire
Deluxe-0Inquire
Tourist-0Inquire
2-5 PersonsSuper deluxe--Inquire
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
Deluxe-0Inquire
Tourist-0Inquire
2-5 PersonsSuper deluxe2198-Inquire
Deluxe1997-Inquire
Tourist1799-Inquire
6-9 PersonsSuper deluxe1999-Inquire
Deluxe1798-Inquire
Tourist1697-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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