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11-Day China Highlights Tour: Shanghai, Yangtze River Cruise, Xi'an, Beijing

Tour Code: CNT_03
Availability: Year Round

1. Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Shanghai
On arrival in Shanghai airport, you will be met by our tour guide and transferred to your hotel with a private car and driver. Free for the remaining of the day. You could have a rest or take a walk near the hotel.
Day 02 Shanghai (Breakfast + Lunch)
Tour to Jade Buddha Temple, Yuyuan Garden and the nearby Yuyuan Market which is known locally as the City God Temple. Have lunch, then visit Former French Concession, Shikumen area, Xintiandi, and have a stroll over the Bund.

Jade Buddha Temple: Founded in 1882, the Jade Buddha Temple is a popular tourist destination for its two magnificent 1.9-meter-high white jade Buddhas brought from Burma. It is now an active monastery of Zen Buddhism, with 70 resident monks living and working there.
Yu Yuan Garden: The most famous garden in Shanghai, located not far from the Bund. The garden was finished in 1577; construction of the garden took 20 years. Yuyuan Garden is built in traditional Chinese style with many beautiful rock formations, trees, ponds, and pavilions. Doorways and zigzagging bridges separating the garden into various areas.
Former French Concession: As a foreign concession in Shanghai, the Former French Concession neighborhood is very beautiful - the buildings, the trees. The French Concession was established on 6 April 1849, when the French Consul to Shanghai, and it ends in 1943 when the Vichy French government signed it over to the pro-Japanese puppet government in Nanjing.
The Bund: With a length of 1 km, the bund is dotted with various grandiose solid buildings of western style dating back to the early this century in its west. Due to these imposing buildings, the bund is also reputed as "an international exhibition of architecture".
Day 03 Shanghai - Chongqing (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Transfer to the airport for flight to Chongqing. Visit Visit Erling Park, Chongqing Zoo and Ciqikou Ancient Town. After dinner, be transferred to the dock to check-in Yangtze River Cruise.
Day 04 Yangtze River Cruise (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Depart Chongqing 8:00am. Enjoy beautiful scenery along the Yangtze River. Shore excursion at Fengdu or Shibaozhai (different cruise ships have different land tour program).

Fengdu: The city is located on the northern bank of the Yangtze River, about 170km downstream from Chongqing. Known as the "Ghost City" to most Chinese People, it is a popular shore excursion site on the Yangtze. There is a myriad of household legendary tales about ghosts and demons, as well as the City of Ghosts. Tales of ghosts seem to permanently live together with the mankind.
ShibaoZhai: A12-storey high towering wood temple, red pavilion which was built against a protruding 220-meter rectangular rock on the north bank of Yangtzi River. A yellow entrance at the base of the pavilion provides an entrance.

Day 05 Yangtze River Cruise (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Pass through the magnificent Qutang Gorge and beautiful Wu Gorge. Transfer to a small sampan to cruise the Shennong Stream or Mini Three Gorges (different cruise ships have different land
tour program, your tour consultant will send you the program detail when you book this package).

Qutang Gorge: the first of the three gorges of the Yangtze River, and the one that is famous for its sheer and spectacular precipices.
Wu Gorge: the most beautiful section of the Yangtze River, The gorge was also known to be as dangerous as it is beautiful.
Shennong Stream: a tributary of the Yangtze River, a sampan tour in Shennong Stream will allow you to experience a high speed adventure.

Day 06 Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang - Xi'an (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Visit the Three Gorges Dam at Sandouping. Arrives in Yichang at about 12:00, disembark. After lunch,transfer to Yichang airport for flight to Xi'an. Xi'an tour guide will meet you at the airport and transferred to hotel.

Three Gorges Dam: the largest water conservancy project ever under taken by human being is now being built at Sandouping in the middle of Xiling Gorge.

Day 07 Xi'an (Breakfast + Lunch)
Visit the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, the Forest of Stone Steles Museum, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Xi'an Ancient City Wall. Optional program in the evening: Tang Dynasty Dinner Show.

Terra Cotta Warriors: Buried underground for more than 2,200 years, the 8000 life-size soldiers, chariots and horses represent the army of the Emperor Qin Shi Huang who unified China between 230BC-221BC. In 1987, the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang and Terracotta Warriors were approved by UNESCO to list in the World Cultural Heritage Site.
Big Wild Goose Pagoda: Built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty, it is a well-preserved holy place for Buddhist with a history of over 1300 years. The pagoda was constructed to store the Buddhist scriptures that were brought by Xuanzang, an eminent monk who used to study in India from 629 to 645.
Day 08 Xi'an - Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch)
Visit the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum and the Great Mosque. Transfer to the airport for flight to Beijing.

Shaanxi Provincial History Museum: A large-scale modern State-class museum. It covers an area of about 70,000 square meters, the architectural area of which is 55,000 odd square meters. It has a collection of 113,000 historic and cultural relics. There are over 3000 pieces of cultural relics on display; they are the cream of cultural relics selected from among the hundreds of thousands of cultural relics, the majority of which are worldly treasures.
Great Mosque: Built during the reign of Emperor Xuan Zong, (685-762) in the Tang Dynasty, it is one of the oldest and most renowned mosques in China. The mosque has much Chinese tradition in both design and artistic outlook, without domes, minarets and dazzling patterns like Arabian mosques. It is still used by local Muslims for worship.
Day 09 Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City (the Imperial Palace) and the Summer Palace. Enjoy the Beijing Roasted Duck Dinner.

Tian'anmen Square: Lying in the center of Beijing, the square is rectangular in shape and measuring 40 hectares. Tian'anmen Square is 500 meters wide from east to west and 880 meter long from north to south. It can accommodate up to one million people. At the southern end of Tian'anmen Square just behind the Monument to the Heroes of the People, visitors will find The Chairman Mao's Mausoleum. The historical sites and the political importance of the area make it a must-see for travelers to Beijing.
Forbidden City: The imperial palace and the home of 24 Emperors during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. Enclosed behind its moat and 9.9m-high walls are 980 buildings, vast courtyards and long corridors that occupy a total area of 720,000 square meters. The construction of the Forbidden City took 14 years and was finished in 1420. It was listed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1987.
Summer Palace: Occupying an area of 290 hectares, it is the best-preserved and biggest imperial garden in China. Three quarters of the garden is made up of shallow lakes. The Summer Palace was originally constructed as an imperial garden in 1750, the 100-odd exquisite traditional architecture in the garden include pavilions, pagodas, temples, stone bridges, waterside gazebos, covered corridors and the famous marble boat.
Day 10 Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch)
Take an excursion to the Mutianyu Great Wall and the Ming Tombs. See the appearance of the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) at a distance.

Mutianyu Great Wall: Located approximately 45 miles from Beijing, Mutianyu is the most well-preserved part of the Great Wall with comparatively less tourist. It connects Juyongguan Pass in the west to Gubeikou Great Wall in the east. Mutianyu Great Wall historically has served as the northern border of Beijing. The Great Wall was listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO in 1987.
Ming Tombs: The imperial cemetery of 13 Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) emperors, they are located in a canyon at the southern foot of Tianshou Mountain. Ming Tombs form the most extensive burial complex of any Chinese dynasty and are one of the finest preserved pieces of 15th century Chinese art and architecture. Among them, only the DingLing Tomb and ChangLing Tomb are opened to visitors. The Ming Tombs were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in August 2003.
Day 11 Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch)
Tour to the Temple of Heaven. Optional program in the evening: Peking Opera, Kungfu Show or Chinese Acrobatics.

Temple of Heaven: The site where the emperors of Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties used for worshiping the God of Heaven. Construction of the Temple of Heaven began in 1406 and it took 14 years to complete. The main building - the Circular Altar, which has three layered terraces with white marble, is the place where the emperors offer sacrifice.
Peking Opera: China's national opera and it is also China's traditional art. It combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance, and acrobatics. It arose in the late 18th century and became fully developed and recognized by the mid-19th century. Traditional opera is very popular among Chinese people, especially seniors. Nowadays, appreciting an authentic Beijing Opera Show in famous Liyuan Theater is a must-do when you are traveling in Beijing.
Day 12 Departure (Breakfast)
Transfer to the airport for your departure, end of service.

2. Hotel Accommodation For This Tour

Destination Luxury Standard Comfort
Shanghai Renaissance Yuyuan
Galaxy Hotel
Holiday Inn Express
Xi'an Sheraton Hotel
Tangcheng Hotel
City Hotel
Beijing Crowne PLaza Hotel
Sunworld Hotel
King Parkview Hotel

3. Tour Price

Please send us an email and provide the information below so that we can quote precisely for the above tour.
1. The number of adults and the number of children in your party. If there are children under 12 years, they can enjoy the preferential price.
2. Your approximate travel date.
3. The code of the tour that you are interested in. Each tour has a code, you can find it above - at the top of the page where the tour is.
4. Hotel choice for your tour (luxury or standard or comfortable hotels).
5. If you would like us to tailor make a new tour for you that is different from the above tour, please let us know your requests.

4. Service Inclusion For The Above Tour:

1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons sharing one twin or double standard room with private facilities.
2. Meals
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at the hotel, Chinese lunch and dinner in local Chinese restaurant as specified in the itinerary above.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport or railway station and hotel and all the sights by air-conditioned vehicle.
4. Transportation between Cities
The economic class air tickets of the domestic flight or soft berth/seat train tickets between cities as specified in the itinerary.
5. Entrance tickets
The main entrance tickets for the sights mentioned.
6. Guiding service
All normal sightseeing tours in each city with English-speaking guide and admission fees where applicable. Our guide will not fly with you from one city to another. Upon your arrival at each city, a new local guide and driver will pick you up, be with you for local tour and see you off after you finish the itinerary of each city. The cruise shore excursion is in-group assigned by the cruise company if your tour include Yangtze River cruise.
7. Insurance
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin.

8. Tibet Travel Permit application fee
The Tibet Travel Permit application fee if your tour covers Tibet.

5. Service Exclusion For The Above Tour:

1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
2. Charge of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air / train charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room Supplement
Should a twin room is needed by a single guest, supplement of the twin room will be charged.
What is single supplement?
The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor travels alone or the number of the travelers is odd (such as 3, 5, 7...), who stays in one single room has to pay the single room supplement. As the hotel is on double occupancy.
4. Personal Expenses
Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities or sightseeing, overweight baggage charges or meals not indicated, ect.
5. Optional Programs
Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
6. Tips to guides and drivers
Tips depending on the service of your guide and driver, entirely voluntary.

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China Tours: CNT_03
Yuyuan Garden
Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai
Shanghai The Bund
The Bund
Shanghai The Bund
The Bund, Shanghai
Qutang Gorge
Qutang Gorge
on the Yangtze River Cruise boat
on the Yangtze boat
Wu Gorge
Wu Gorge
Terra cotta Warriors
Terra cotta Warriors, Xi'an
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Shaanxi history Museum
Shaanxi history Museum
Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square
the Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Forbidden City
Forbidden City, Beijing
Peking Opera
Peking Opera
Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven
Hutong tour
Summer Palace
Summer Palace
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