19 Days 18 Nights Beijing - Xian - Kunming - Dali - Lijiang - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang - Shanghai Tour

  • Tour Code: YCE-601  
  • Destinations: Beijing - Xian - Kunming - Dali - Lijiang - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang - Shanghai
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Day 01: Arrive in Beijing

Arrive in Beijing 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: Beijing

Forbidden City, Beijing
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 03: 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 Ba Da Ling section by cable car. Than, we go to visit the Sacred Way and the Ming Tombs. (B, L, D)


Day 04: Beijing to Xian

Terra-cotta Warriors, Xian
Our day 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; later, 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 05: Xian

Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian
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 lain buried and forgotten for more than two millennia. Each of these astounding Terra-cotta pieces has an individually sculpted face, standing in military formation in three separate underground building. A La Carte lunch will be arranged in a local restaurant near the Museum. After your amazing exploration of these fabulous sculptures, visit the revered Big 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 06: 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 07: Xian to Kunming

Bell Towe, Xian
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 Kunming. Arrive in Kunming Airport and be greeted by your guide who will escort you to the hotel, and the rest of the day is leisured. (B, L, D)


Day 08: Kunming

Golden Temple, Kunming
We begin our discovery of this spring city at the limestone pillars of the Stone Forest which is celebrated as a natural wonder and it is the most visited sight in Kunming. Scattered around the Stone Forest are villages populated by the local ethnic minority, the Sani. This place is breathtaking - a lake, caves, gorgeous vistas of the surrounding countryside and stone formations projecting from the ground provide the feeling go being in a primeval forest.  Then we go to visit Golden Temple which has the largest bronze temple building in China (B, L)


Day 09: Kunming to Dali

Dianchi Lake, Kunming
This morning we tour the Western Hills and Dragon Gate which is known as "sleeping Beauty", from where there are fine views over Lake Dian (Dian Chi). Later fly to Dali. Arrival in Dali Airport and be greeted by your guide who will escort you to the hotel. (B, L, D)


Day 10: Dali

Dali Bai Minority
Today, we begin our exploration of this ancient city at picturesque Erhai Lake; you will cruise on Erhai Lake, and enjoy Three Courses Tea of Bai People and Tie Dying Cloth with Wax.  Followed by a visit to the famous Dali Ancient Town and then the nearby Three Pagodas that symbolize Dali once stood within the monastery of Chongshen Si. (B, L, D)


Day 11: Dali to Lijiang

This day we leave Dali for Lijiang by car. You will visit the Bai ethnic minority village Xizhou on our way to Lijiang, much of the original Bai architecture is well preserved there.And the rest day we get to Lijiang is leisured. (B, L, D)


Day 12: Lijiang

Lijiang Old Town
We will begin our exploration of this splendid Lijiang Old Town at Square Street. Strolling through the Dayan Old Town which is listed as a UNESCO World Cultural heritage Site, first thing you notice is the town gurgles with water. Everywhere, canals, swift streams bubble with the crystal clear water, little bridges - stone, wooden, flat, arched, roofed, cobbled pathway, and ancient traditional house where local Naxi people still live. Then, we will visit Black Dragon Pool which is stunningly picturesque with the elegant Deyuelou placed at the center of a carp-filled pool, and back dropped by the peak of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain After have dinner, followed by a Naxi Ancient Music performance at Dongba Palace feeling the ancient Naxi culture. (L, D)


Day 13: Lijiang

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Lijiang
This morning we tour the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, where we visit Baishui Tableland, the Dry Sea, go to Spruce Plateau by cable car to view the wonderful snowy scenery of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, encrusted with snow and set against a shape with blue sky. Then, we will go to Baisha Village of Naxi minority group, where we will visit Baisha Murals which tell vivid Tibetan, Naxi and Han legends, and visit the Rock Joseph's Former Residence in Yuhu Village. Fly to Chongqing. When you arrive in Chongqing Airport and you will be greeted by your guide.  (B, L, D)


Day 14: Chongqing and Embarkation at Chongqing

Kuimen, Yangtze River
Visit the Residence and Headquarters General Joseph W. Stilwell Chief Commander (General Joseph Stilwell Museum) and the Chongqing Zoo to see pandas. After dinner, your guide will escort to super deluxe cruise ship and help you check in. Your Yangtze River cruise will begin. (B, L, D)


Day 15: Yangtze River Cruise and Fengdu or Shibaozha Shore Excursion

Lesser Three Gorges
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 16: Yangtze River Three Gorges Cruise and Shennong Stream Shore Excursion

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

Pudong, Shanghai
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 18: Shanghai

Shanghai Museu
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 19: 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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Accommodation:

CitySuper Deluxe ClassDeluxe ClassTourist Class
BeijingBeijing International Hotel 5Qianmen Jianguo Hotel 4Beijing Days Inn forbidden City 3
DaliRegent Hotel 5Landscape Hotel 4Landscape Hotel 3
KunmingGrand Park Hotel 5Kunming Hotel 4Mercure Hydro Majestic Hotel 3
LijiangTreasure Harbour International Hotel 5Lijiang Yinxiang Old City Hotel 4Grand Hotel 3
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)
Group SizeTour ClassTour PriceSingle Room SupplementInquire
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2-5 PersonsSuper deluxe--Inquire
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6-9 PersonsSuper deluxe--Inquire
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10 Persons or OverSuper deluxe--Inquire
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2-5 PersonsSuper deluxe4099-Inquire
Deluxe3698-Inquire
Tourist3497-Inquire
6-9 PersonsSuper deluxe3598-Inquire
Deluxe3197-Inquire
Tourist2999-Inquire
10 Persons or OverSuper 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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