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Yangtze River Essence Tour

Yangtze River Essence Tour Tour Features: Everything is first-class on this Beijing to Shanghai tour--food, accommodations, river boat, sights. Visiting the Great wall, Temple Of Heaven and Forbidden City in Beijing, viewing the Terra-Cotta Soldiers and Yangling Mausoleum in Xi'an, and cruising the Yangtze River are just some of the highlights of this well-designed tour.

Tour Code: CCT-YRC04S

Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise, Yichang, Shanghai, Suzhou

Tour Price: From 1585 USD

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Day1 Beijing arrival
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Downtown HotelFour Star
Day2 Beijing 
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Downtown Hotel
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Highlights: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Outlook of Olympic Stadium and the Olympic village
Day3 Beijing 
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Downtown Hotel
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch 
Highlights: Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs (Changling)
Day4 Beijing 
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Downtown Hotel
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Highlights: Gongwangfu Garden, Hutongs, 798 factory
Day5 BeijingplaneXian
Accommodation: Aurum International HotelFour Star
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner (local flavor)
Highlights: Shanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Day6 Xian
Accommodation: Aurum International Hotel
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Highlights: Terra-cotta soldiers, Ancient City Wall, Shuyuanmen Cultural Street
Day7 XianplaneChongqing
Accommodation: Victoria Yangtze River Cruiser
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Highlights: ancient town of Ciqikou, the Eling Park
Day8 Yangtze River Cruise
Accommodation: Victoria Yangtze River CruiserFour Star
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Highlights: Fengdu City
Day9 Yangtze River Cruise
Accommodation: Victoria Yangtze River Cruiser
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Highlights: Shennong Stream
Day10 YichangplaneShanghai
Accommodation: Shanghai Greenland Jiulong HotelFour Star
Meal: Breakfast
Highlights: Three Gorges Dam
Day11 Shanghai 
Accommodation: Shanghai Greenland Jiulong Hotel
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch (authentic Chinese cuisine)
Highlights: Yuyuan Garden, French concession, Shanghai Museum, Nanjing Road, Bund
Day12 ShanghaibusSuzhoubusShanghai
Accommodation: Shanghai Greenland Jiulong Hotel
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch (local flavor)
Highlights: Lingering Garden, the Fishing Net Garden, Suzhou Silk Embroidery Factory
Day13 Shanghai 
Accommodation: Shanghai Greenland Jiulong Hotel
Meal: Breakfast
Day14 Shanghai departure
Meal: Breakfast

Day 01 Beijing

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.

Forbidden CityDay 02 Beijing (B, L)

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 outlook of the major Olympic Stadium and the Olympic village.

Day 03 Beijing (B, L)

Travel to the Badaling Great Wall, one of the eight ancient wonders of between 6000- 6500 km long built over several centuries to keep out the invading northern tribes. After a hike along a portion of the Wall, you visit the Ming Tombs (Changling), a secluded valley housing 14 imperial burial mounds. Then proceed to the Cloisonné factory to appreciate the marvelous Chinese traditional handicrafts.

Day 04 Beijing (B, L)

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. This afternoon visit 798 factory, it is a new rising, avant-garde and trendy space that hosts high-level cultural, artistic and commercial activities.

Day 05 Beijing / Xian (B, D)

Big Wild Goose PagodaAfter breakfast, transfer to the airport and take the flight to Xian. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the local guide and check in the Aurum International Hotel. After refresh, you will visit Shanxi History Museum. The museum's permanent exhibition primarily displays Shaanxi's ancient history. The collection from the Han through the Tang (618 A.D.-907 A.D.) and Song (960 A.D.-1279 A.D.) dynasties shows the changes of art and craftsmanship. Then you will continue to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. This evening you will enjoy the local flavor at our carefully-selected restaurant.

Day 06 Xian (B, L)

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 Ancient City Wall. Then you will visit the famous cultural street---Shuyuanmen Cultural Street. Today you will enjoy the authentic Chinese cuisine for lunch.

Day 07 Xian/ Chongqing (B, L)

After breakfast fly to Chongqing, the mountain city. After a short visit to the ancient town of Ciqikou and the Eling Park, you will board your Victoria Yangtze River Cruiser.

Day 08 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

Have an early get-up to enjoy a spectacular journey on the mighty Yangtze River. After lunch, you will disembark at the ancient Fengdu and enjoy a visit to the legendary city of ghost. Before return to the cruise for the welcome banquet, you will explore the city of ghost by visiting the local temples.

Day 09 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

Today's highlight is the cruise through the first of the fabled Three Gorges: Qutang Gorge framed by steep mossy cliffs Wu Gorge, celebrated for its 12 peaks and Xiling Gorge, the last and most scenic of all the gorges. You will have a memorable experience of the shore excursion of Shennong Stream with a sampan tour through the treacherous gorges.

Day 10 Yangtze River Cruise / Yichang / Shanghai (B)

Three Gorges DamToday you will have a stop at Sandouping to view the historic Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydroelectric project in the world. After the shore excursion of Three Gorges Dam, you will disembark at Yichang in the afternoon. Upon arrival, transfer to the airport and fly to Shanghai, the financial and commercial center of China. You are greeted by your guide at the airport and transferred to the four-star Shanghai Greenland Jiulong Hotel.

Day 11 Shanghai (B, L)

Have full day sightseeing to the major attractions of the city including the Yu Garden at the Old Quarter, the French concession, the Shanghai Museum, the famous shopping street Nanjing Road and the famous waterfront Bund. You will have the authentic Chinese cuisine for lunch at our carefully-selected restaurant.

Day 12 Shanghai / Suzhou / Shanghai (B, L)

In the morning, you will drive to Suzhou. Visit the Lingering Garden, Fishing Net Garden and Suzhou Silk Embroidery Factory. Enjoy the local flavor for lunch today. Drive back to Shanghai in the late afternoon

Day 13 Shanghai (B)

Free at your leisure to explore the city in depth. You can do some shopping at the famous Nanjing Road area.

Day 14 Shanghai (B)

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. The whole tour ends with a memorable experience.

Off Season

Off Season Quotation Single Supplement
10 Person or up USD1585 USD890
6-9 Person USD1800 USD990
2-5 Person USD2050 USD990

Shoulder Season

Shoulder Season Quotation Single Supplement
10 Person or up USD1775 USD1040
6-9 Person USD1970 USD1110
2-5 Person USD2220 USD1110

Peak Season

Peak Season Quotation Single Supplement
10 Person or up USD1955 USD1320
6-9 Person USD2135 USD1260
2-5 Person USD2385 USD1260

Remarks:
1. Seasonality
Off-season: January 1- March 14, 2019, November 16, 2019-March 15, 2020
Shoulder season: June, July, August
Peak season: March 15-31, 2019, April, May, September, October, November 1-15, 2019
2. Above prices are not valid during Spring Festival and National Holiday (1-7 October). Please contact us if your equerries fall into the above periods.

The quotations include:

1. Hotel accommodations with daily Western / American Buffet breakfast. The hotel accommodation is based on two persons sharing one twin room with private facilities.

2. Chinese lunches or dinners with multi-soft drinks specified on the itinerary.

3. Special meal arrangement or entertainment mentioned on the schedule

4. Tour escort services provided by English-speaking guides in each sightseeing cities.

5. Air-conditioned coach or private van served along the trip.6. The economy-class airfare of the domestic flight or soft sleeper/seat train charge between cities in the itinerary.

7. Entrance fee for all of the sightseeing spots listed on the itinerary.

8. Escorted Trip Leader for Small Group Tours.

9. The government tax and the city construction fee inside China within the tour where applicable. 

The quotations exclude:

1. International airfare

2. Single Supplement

3. Domestic airport construction fee for every airport and the international departure (including departure to Hong Kong and Macao)

4. Tips and Personal Expenses

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