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Yangtze Highlight Tour
Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. You will be greeted by your guide at the airport and transferred to the first class Holiday Inn Downtown Hotel. The rest of the day will be free at your leisure.
Morning program takes you to Tian An Men Square and the Forbidden City, the residence of emperors for more than 500 years. Enjoy the famous Sichuan cuisine at our carefully-selected restaurant. Afternoon sightseeing features the Temple of Heaven, where emperors once prayed for good harvests. On the way back to the hotel, you will have an overlook of the major Olympic Stadium and the Olympic village.
The highlight today is a visit to the Great Wall, a symbol of the Chinese ancient civilization. After enjoying a delicious lunch at our carefully-selected restaurant, you will visit the Ming Tombs, the burial grounds for the 13 Ming Dynasty emperors.
Today you will visit the Gongwangfu Garden, the largest private mansion house in the Qing Dynasty. After that, you will have a special tour to the 700-year-old narrow streets, Hutongs, to visit the old quadrangles by the old fashioned rickshaw and learn about the daily life of ordinary Beijing residents. Today you will enjoy one of the famous cuisines in China, Huaiyang cuisine for lunch.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and take the flight to Xian. Upon arrival, you will visit the only underground museum in China, Yangling Mausoleum. Yangling Mausoleum will bring you to one of the most prosperous dynasty, Han Dynasty in Chinese history. Transfer to the Aurum International Hotel. Proceed to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. This evening you will enjoy the local flavor at our carefully-selected restaurant.
A full day tour recalls the glories of ancient Xian as you visit the burial site of the incredible army of 8000 lifelike Terra-cotta soldiers, and the City Wall. Today you will enjoy the authentic Chinese cuisine for lunch.
Transfer to the airport and fly to Wuhan at the junction of the Yangtze and Han Rivers. Visit the Provincial Museum. Board the five-star Regal China Yangtze River Cruiser for your departure from shore in the evening.
Spend the day passing through one of the finest stretches of river scenery. Welcome banquet on board. Cruise through the Xiling Gorge, the longest of the Three Gorges, a stunning area of its temples, caves and weathered peaks.
Cruise to the Upper Yangtze and visit the 230-foot high Gezhouba Dam at Yichang. Here the trip will pass through the Three Gorges Dam, the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man.
You weave through Wu Gorge, with bewitching Twelve Peaks soaring above. Then continue to Wushan and boats for a trip up the Daning River to the Three Small Gorges, a stunning area of dramatic hillsides, caves and lush bamboo groves.
You arise early for a spectacular journey through the last of the three Gorges, Qutang Gorge. This breathtaking narrow passage through misty peaks and sheer cliffs is the grandest of them all. Continue upstream, you arrive at Wanxian; you will have a brief city tour to explore the small county along Yangtze River before returning aboard to attend the farewell banquet.
Your cruise arrives in Chongqing, the mountain city. After a short visit to the ancient town of Ciqikou and the Eling Park, you will be transferred to the airport and take the flight to the scenic Guilin. Meet and transferred to the Guilin Park Hotel. Enjoy a good rest tonight.
Spend the day aboard a scenic Li River Cruise through the mist-shrouded limestone mountains, passing picturesque farms and fishing villages. Then you will visit the Reed Flute Caves where spectacular stalactites and stalagmites and the mirror lake dazzle visitors.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, you will be met by your local guide and transferred to the Shanghai Hotel. Proceed to visit the major attractions of the city including the Yu Garden at the Old Quarter, the Shanghai Museum, the famous waterfront Bund and Nanjing Road at the shopping center. You will have the authentic Chinese cuisine for lunch at our carefully-selected restaurant.
In the morning, you will drive to Suzhou. Visit the Lingering Garden, Fishing Net Garden and the Suzhou Museum. Enjoy the local flavor for lunch today. Drive back to Shanghai in the late afternoon.
Free at your leisure. You can enjoy shopping at the malls on Nanjing Road or explore the city in depth at your own interest.
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Service ends.
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