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11Days China Beijing Xian Chongqing Shanghai Tour

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Tour Code : Yangtze-02

This spectacular China Tour was specially crafted to ensure your trip to China is truly unforgettable. This tour features China’s greatest destinations along with a cruise down the stunning Yangtze River. The sites visited and the shore excursions are very special and were carefully chosen to ensure that your tour will be absolutely unforgettable.

Day 1 Arrival/Beijing

Upon your arrival at Beijing’s airport, your local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax, or explore the city.

 

Day 2 Beijing

Meals: Western buffet breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant

Sites Visited: Tian’anmen Square, The Forbidden City, Hutongs

After having breakfast in your hotel, your guide will meet you. The first stop is the Tian’anmen Square. Then you will be driven to visit the incredible The Forbidden City, home to China’s Emperors for over 500 years. After lunch, you will be taken on a rickshaw ride through the ancient lanes and alleyways of Beijing’s Hutongs. After seeing how local Beijingers have been living for centuries, visit a local man’s pearl workshop & store and learn how to spot a fake.

Optional: In the evening you are free to choose to enjoy the Chinese Acrobatic Show.

 

Day 3 Beijing

Meals: Western buffet breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant, Beijing Duck Banquet at Quanjude.

Sites Visited: Temple of Heaven, The Great Wall (Mutianyu Section)

After having breakfast in your hotel, your guide will meet you and you will be driven to visit the majestic Temple of Heaven, which was where China’s Emperors prayed to heaven. After lunch visit the Great Wall (Mutianyu Section) with less crowded and more spectacular views. On the way back your hotel visit a shop named Shahe Cloisonne, seeing the lost of delicate cloisonne works.

Special cultural experience: In the evening you will be taken to enjoy a Peking (Beijing) Duck Banquet at the oldest and most famous Peking (Beijing) Duck restaurant in China.

 

Day 4 Beijing/Xian                                                                      

Meals: Western buffet breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant

Sites Visited: Summer Palace

After breakfast you will be driven to the exquisite Summer Palace, where you will marvel at the opulence of this imperial summer getaway. Then you will take a boat to enjoy the beautiful scenery of this charming place and see the dragon boat. After lunch you will be driven to the airport for your flight to Xian, another of China’s ancient capitols. Upon arriving in Xian, your local guide will meet you and escort you to the hotel for rest.

 

Day 5 Xian

Meals: Western buffet breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant

Sites Visited: Xian’s Ancient City Wall, The Terracotta Warriors, Shaanxi History Museum

After having breakfast in your hotel, your guide will meet you. Then you will stroll around to the Huangcheng Park near to Xian Ancient City Wall. There are many people playing Tai Chi as a daily exercise. You can join in them and feel free to ask a teacher to teach you some. After you will go to visit the Ancient City Way and you can take a bicycle ride along the top of Xian’s Ancient City Wall to get a bird’s eye view of this amazing ancient city. Then you will be driven to visit the incredible Terracotta Warriors. Go to visit the Daqin terra-cotta making factory see all kinds of models of Terracotta Warriors. Afternoon you will go to visit the Shaanxi History Museum to discover Xian’s amazing history.

Optional: In the evening you will be free to choose to enjoy an amazing Tang Dynasty Show, which bring the pageantry and music of the ancient Tang Dynasty to life.

 

Day 6 Xian/Chongqing 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant

Sites Visited: Ciqikou Old Town, Three Gorges Museum

After breakfast your tour guide will meet you and escort you to the airport for your flight to Chongqing. After you arrive in Chongqing your local guide will be waiting for you at the airport with a welcome name board. Then you will see the Ciqikou Old Town first. Ciqkou Old Town was a famous ancient porcelain production village during the Ming and Qing Dynasty. Now it still keeps the traditional Chinese style architectures. It's also a good place to taste the local snacks. After lunch you will go to visit the Three Gorges Museum. In the evening when it is time to board your Yangtze River cruise ship, your guide will take you to the docks. After boarding on the boat you can have a good rest. 

 

Day 7 Yangtze River Cruise

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Yangtze River Cruise

Shore Excursions: Shibaozhai or the White Emperor City

In the morning after breakfast, your ship will dock for your shore excursion to Shibaozhai or the White Emperor City. The captain will choose based on the weather situation. After your shore excursion, you will board your Yangtze River cruise ship and continue on your cruise through the amazing Three Gorges.

 

Day 8 Yangtze River Cruise

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Yangtze River Cruise

Sites Visited: Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong Stream

In the morning you will board small vessels for your trip through either the Lesser Three Gorges or the Shennong Stream. Your captain will choose depending on weather situation.

 

Day 9 Yangtze River Cruise/Yichang/Shanghai 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch on Yangtze River Cruise

Sites Visited: Three Gorges Dam

In the morning after breakfast onboard ship, your Yangtze River Cruise ship will dock and you will have an excursion to the famed Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydro electric dam in the world. After lunch onboard ship, you will disembark your ship in the city of Yichang. Upon your arrival in Yichang, your local guide will meet you and you will be driven to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon arriving in Shanghai, your local guide will meet you and you will be driven to your hotel.

 

Day 10 Shanghai

Meals: Western buffet breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant

Sites Visited: Yu Garden, Yuyuan Market, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, The Bund, Nanjing Road

After breakfast in your hotel, your guide will meet you and you will be driven to visit the ancient Yu Garden, which is the only surviving ancient garden in Shanghai. After visiting the garden you will be taken to the Yuyuan Market located outside the garden. The Yuyuan Market is extremely popular with visitors and locals alike. After taking a quick visit to a charming silk workshop then visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower to get a bird’s eye view of Shanghai from within its unique architectural orbs. Then visit the Shanghai History museum on the first floor of the TV tower where you can see old Shanghai people’s life style. After visiting the tower, you will stroll along The Bund, known as the museum of Western architecture, and the nearby Nanjing Road, the No.1 shopping street in China.

 

Day 11 Shanghai/Departure

Meals: Western buffet breakfast at hotel

You will be free on this day until your guide meets you and escorts you to the airport for your flight home.

Price Includes:

  • Hotel Accommodations for 10 nights in twin rooms with private bath
  • 22 meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 3 dinner
  • Transfers between airports, sites, and hotels in a private air conditioned vehicle with experienced licensed drivers
  • English speaking tour guides
  • Entrance fees listed in the itinerary
  • China Travel Accident Insurance 
  • Government taxes and service charges

Price Excludes:

  • All domestic China flights listed in the itinerary including airport tax
  • Round trip international airfare or train tickets
  • International Travel Insurance
  • All tips to guides and drivers
  • Excess luggage charges
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa fees

Meals:

Meal codes are B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Breakfasts: Served in your hotel, breakfasts will have the option of Chinese or Western dishes

Lunches: Served in local restaurants carefully chosen by Access China Travel for their quality and service, your lunches will be ordered by your guide according to your preferences. A complimentary beverage will be supplied with lunch.

Dinners: Unless specified in the itinerary, you will have dinner on your own. Feel free to ask your local guide for suggestions and locations of local restaurants.

 

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