18 Days 17 Nights Shanghai - Yichang - Yangtze Cruise - Chongqing - Lhasa - Xian - Beijing Tour

  • Tour Code: YCT-801  
  • Destinations: Shanghai - Yichang - Yangtze Cruise - Chongqing - Lhasa - Xian - 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 and Huangpr River
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 03: Shanghai to Yichang and Embarkation at Yichang

Yuyuan Garden, Shangahi
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

Kuimen, Yangtze River
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

Lesser Three Gorges
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

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. (B, L, D)


Day 08: Chongqing to Lhasa

Fly to Lhasa. Arrive in Lhasa (Gongar) airport and be greeted by your guide who will escort you to the hotel with 1.5 hours drive. The rest of day is leisured, acclimatize yourself to high altitude. (B, L, D)


Day 09: Lhasa (Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street)

Potala Palace, Lhasa
We begin our discovery of this mystical land of snow from its heart - Potala Palace, the greatest monumental structure in Tibet, and it was once the center for both spiritual and temporal power of Tibet. You will be attracted deeply by rooms, halls, chapels, and furnishings of Potala Palace. And the stories that took place there will convulse you absolutely. In the afternoon, we will visit Jokhang Temple which is the holiest Tibet's temples. A palpable sense of reverence accompanies a visit here. The constant bustle, dazzling paraphernalia of worship, flickering butter lamps and wreaths of heady incense make the Jokhang Temple one of Tibet's most memorable experiences. Finally we will visit fascinating Barkhor Street which is Lhasa's liveliest place and it is also the main route for prayer wheels rotating. (B, L, D)


Day 10: Lhasa (Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka and the Carpet Factory)

Drepung Monastery, Lhasa
This morning we tour the Drepung Monastery which was once Tibet's richest Monastery, with four colleges and 10,000 monks in its heyday in the 17th century. A group of white buildings stands on the hillside and out against the majestic Mt. Gambo Utse, here you can get a wonderful view of the Lhasa City and surrounding scenery. Followed sightseeing is Sera Monastery. It is famous for its warrior monks, Dob-Doa. After then, we will visit Norbulingka which was once the summer palace of the Dalai Lamas. It contains several palaces, chapels, and buildings. Finally we go to carpet factory; carpet is one of the most famous handcrafts in Tibet. (B, L, D)


Day 11: Lhasa to Xian

Tang Dynasty Show, Xia
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. In the evening, indulge in a Tang Dynasty dumpling dinner and cultural show featuring traditional music, dance, and traditional costumes (B, L, D)


Day 12: Xian

Terra-cotta Army, 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 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. And a bicycle tour on the top of 600 years old impressive nine-mail city wall. (B, L, D)


Day 13: Xian

Shaanxi Provincial History Museum
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 100 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 14: Xian to Beijing

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.  Fly to Beijing. Arrive in Beijing International Airport; be greeted by your guide who will escort you to the hotel. (B, L, D)


Day 15: Beijing

Summer Palace, 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 16: Beijing

Great Wall, Beijing
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 Tomb. (B, L, D)


Day 17: 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)


Day 18: 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
LhasaTibet Hotel 5Lhasa Hotel 5Xinmanzhai 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)
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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 deluxe3798-Inquire
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6-9 PersonsSuper deluxe3499-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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