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Delight Yangtze Tour

Delight Yangtze Tour Tour Features: Gardens, museums, shopping, mausoleums, river cruises, fabulous cuisine, ancient pottery warriors and magnificent scenery are all included in this 16-day tour that takes you from Shanghai to Beijing with stops in Xi'an, China's ancient capital and Guilin, one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Tour Code: CCT-YRC07S

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

Tour Price: From 2155 USD

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Day1 Shanghai arrival
Accommodation: Shanghai Greenland Jiulong HotelFour Star
Day2 Shanghai
Accommodation: Shanghai Greenland Jiulong Hotel
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Highlights: Temple of Jade Buddha, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Museum, Bund, Nanjing Road
Day3 ShanghaiBusSuzhouBusShanghai
Accommodation: Shanghai Greenland Jiulong Hotel
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Highlights: Lingering Garden, the Fishing Net Garden, Silk Embroidery Research Institute, Silk Factory
Day4 ShanghaiPlaneYichang
Accommodation: Victoria Yangtze River CruiserFour Star
Meal: Breakfast
Day5 Yangtze River Cruise
Accommodation: Victoria Yangtze River CruiserFour Star
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Highlights: Three Gorges Dam
Day6 Yangtze River Cruise
Accommodation: Victoria Yangtze River Cruiser
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Highlights: Shennong Stream
Day7 Yangtze River Cruise
Accommodation: Victoria Yangtze River Cruiser
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Highlights: Shibaozhai
Day8 ChongqingPlaneGuilin
Accommodation: Guilin Bravo HotelFour Star
Meal: Breakfast
Day9 Guilin 
Accommodation: Guilin Bravo Hotel
Meal: Breakfast
Highlight: Li River Cruise, West Street
Day10 GuilinPlaneXian
Accommodation: Aurum International HotelFour Star
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch 
Highlights: Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Day11 Xian
Accommodation: Aurum International Hotel
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Highlights: Terra-cotta soldiers, Bell Tower, City Wall
Day12 Xian Plane Beijing
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Downtown HotelFour Star
Meal: Breakfast
Highlights: Yangling Mausoleum
Day13 Beijing
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Downtown Hotel
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Highlights: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Overlook of Olympic Stadium and the Olympic village
Day14 Beijing 
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Downtown Hotel
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Highlights: Gongwangfu Garden, Hutongs, 798 factory
Day15 Beijing 
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Downtown Hotel
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch 
Highlights: Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs (Changling)
Day16 Beijing departure
Meal: Breakfast

Day 01 Shanghai

Arrive in Shanghai, the financial and commercial center of China. You are greeted by your guide at the airport and transferred to the Shanghai Greenland Jiulong Hotel. The rest of the day will be free at your leisure.

Temple of Jade BuddhaDay 02 Shanghai (B, L)

Have full day sightseeing to the major attractions of the city including the Temple of Jade Buddha, 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.

Day 03 Shanghai / Suzhou / Shanghai (B, L)

After breakfast, drive to Suzhou to visit the beautiful traditional Chinese gardens. You will visit the famous Lingering Garden and Fishing Net Garden. Suzhou has been the silk trade center of China for centuries, one must visit the Silk Embroidery Research Institute and Silk factory to see how silk is produced and dyed. Drive back to Shanghai in the afternoon.

Day 04 Shanghai / Yichang (B)

Fly from Shanghai to Yichang. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our local guide and transferred to the five-star American Victoria Yangtze River Cruise, where you will begin your memorable cruise upstream.

Day 05 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

Today the cruise will stop at San Duo Ping and sail through the Xiling Gorge, the longest of the famed Three Gorges. After lunch, you will enjoy a shore excursion at the splendid Three Gorges Dam Project.

Day 06 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

This morning, you will pass through the west part of Xiling Gorges. After a shore excursion at Shennong Stream, you will pass through the Wu Gorge and visit the fascinating peaks and rocks along the Wu Mountains. Then pass through Qutang Gorge, which is framed by steep cliffs, with overhanging mountains on the two sides.

Day 07 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

Today's highlight is a shore excursion to Shibaozhai, the magnificent 12-story wooden pagoda which was built against a protruding 220-meter rectangular rock with sheer cliffs on the north bank.

Day 08 Chongqing / Guilin (B)

Morning cruise will bring you to the mountain city of Chongqing where you will disembark. You will be met and transferred to the airport for the flight to the scenic Guilin. Meet and transfer to the Guilin Bravo Hotel.

Li River CruiseDay 09 Guilin (B, L)

Spend the day aboard a scenic Li River Cruise through the mist-shrouded limestone mountains, passing picturesque farms and fishing villages. Then you will spend some relaxing time on the famous West Street. After that, you will transfer back to Guilin.

Day 10 Guilin / Xian (B, L)

Transfer to the airport and take the flight to Xian. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the local guide and transferred to the four-star Aurum International Hotel. Then you will visit the Shaanxi 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. After that, you will continue to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. It is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists.

Day 11 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, the Bell Tower and the City Wall. Today you will enjoy the authentic Chinese cuisine for lunch.

Day 12 Xian / Beijing (B, D)

After breakfast, 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. After that, fly to 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. Delicious local flavor will be arranged for your dinner today.

Day 13 Beijing (B, L)

Forbidden CityMorning 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.

Day 14 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.

Badaling Great WallDay 15 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 16 Beijing (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 USD2155 USD600
6-9 Person USD2355 USD790
2-5 Person USD2720 USD790

Shoulder Season

Shoulder Season Quotation Single Supplement
10 Person or up USD2275 USD695
6-9 Person USD2465 USD860
2-5 Person USD2310 USD860

Peak Season

Peak Season Quotation Single Supplement
10 Person or up USD2415 USD1090
6-9 Person USD2599 USD920
2-5 Person USD2830 USD920

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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