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Tour Overview

Duration: 11 Days
Departure: Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Tour Type: Small Group
Similar Tour: Private tour

Tour Itinerary

Day 1  Beijing Arrival by your own flight

When you arrive in Beijing, after you claim your luggage and custom, you will be met by tour guide in the arrival exit, our guide will hold a sign with your name, then we will transfer to the Sunworld Hotel in the famous Wangfujing street. Free at leisure for the rest of the day,  spend the rest of the day exploring the nearby shopping malls, restaurants, and snacks. (Unlike other travel agency choose hotel in remote area, we choose hotel in the very center of Beijing for you to feel real Beijing.)

Accommodation: Sunworld Hotel, Beijing

Day 2  Beijing

After breakfast , you will visit the Tian'anmen Square- the world's largest Forbidden City Snowpublic square, and the closely linked Forbidden City, from which the Emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties governed for over 500 years. Inside this imperial palace, we will explore its fascinating halls, pavilions with golden roofs and high red walls. After we exit the Forbidden City, we will enter another attraction - Jingshan Park where we will see local Chinese residents taking exercise, singing or dancing, and we will climb the hill inside the park, when we reach the top of the hill, we will enjoy the bird view of the whole Forbidden City and Beijing central city, which is a highlight of today.

At noon, we will have lunch at a very nice restaurant where you can have menu-ordered delicious Chinese dishes.
In the afternoon, you will visit the Temple of Heaven, where the Emperors prayed for good harvests and rain, or gave thanks for the harvest.  Visit scenic spots: 1. the hall of prayer for good harvest, 2. red stairway bridge, 3. the imperial vault of heaven, 4. echo wall, 5. triple sound stone, 6. the circular mound altar, etc.
In the evening you will be entertained by a wonderful Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theater.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, menu-ordered Chinese lunch

Day 3  Beijing

After breakfast, please be prepared with your shoes since you will climb great wall7on the Badaling Great Wall, which stretches on mountains for over 6000 km. It was originally built to protect China from the invaders. You can walk and climb on your own pace or enjoy spectacular views from the cable car (optional: $16 p.p). You will never forget the view on the great wall, one of the seven wonders in the world.

At noon, we will have lunch in the nice restaurant of Jade Museum.
After lunch, we will visit Ming Tomb(Dingling) and Sacred Road, alone the sacred road there are many stone statues of people and animals on both sides, These are the loyal guarders of the royal graveyard. The Dingling Tomb is one of the best preserved tomb of the thirteen Ming Tombs.
One the way back to the downtown Beijing, we will stop by the Olympic Stadiums, you can take photos of the Bird's Nest and Water Cube. Finally we will go back to hotel in Wangfujing, you can have a rest in hotel or enjoy the night views of Wangfujing walking street (Huge variety of shops and great restaurants). If you are interested in our optional activity, you can also choose them for the evening time.
optional activity in evening: 1. Peking roasted duck dinner ($33) 2. Acrobat show in Chaoyang Theater ($33) or 3. Peking Opera in Liyuan Theater ($33).

Day 4  Beijing → Xi'an by flight

After breakfast, we will visit the elegant Summer Palace - the largestbeijing hutong4 imperial garden in China. Walk along the elegant Promenade, see stone boat, Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill. After Summer Palace, we will visit Panda House Inside Beijing Zoo, where we will see lovely pandas and take pictures.

At noon, we will visit a local Beijing family and learn dumpling making and cooking skills, you may try to make a dumpling by yourself and taste it, see how fun and easy Chinese cooking is. We will also have lunch in this hutong family. After lunch we will enjoy a rickshaw Hutong tour where you visit Shichahai, Yinding Bridge, Skewed Tobacco Pouch Street, etc. allowing you to experience the essence of Beijing and its culture. After hutong tour, we will visit a local market where local people buy fruit, vegetable and foods for daily life. Finally we will transfer to Beijing airport for flight to Xian, upon arrival Xian, you will be transferred to the Xian Shangri-la Golden Flower hotel.
Optional activity: if you have time in the afternoon, you may choose to tour Nanluoguxiang (The Southern Gong and Drum Lane)

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, menu-ordered Chinese lunch
Accommodation: Ramada Bell Tower Hotel, Xian or Xi'an Skytel Hotel

Day 5  Xi'an

After breakfast, we are going to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. In the museum, you will see incredible terracotta warrior and horses figures and Chinese ancient weapons made 2,200 years ago.
At noon, we will have lunch at a superior Chinese restaurant with delicious terra cotta warriorsfood.

In the afternoon, we will visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, which was built in the Tang Dynasty(about 1,300 years ago) to store the Buddhist scriptures brought from ancient India. In the evening we will be entertained by the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Performance.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Chinese lunch, Dumpling Dinner
Note: Since the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show is closed in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec, guests traveling in this period will have a free night by themselves instead of the show and dinner.

Day 6  Xi'an → Chongqing by flight, aboard cruiser

After breakfast we will visit the ancient City Wall. it is the most complete xian city wall 9existing urban fortification in China which was build in Tang Dynasty. You can walk or cycle on the ancient wall (bike rental fee is not included). Then we will visit Shaanxi History Museum where you can learn more history about Xian through the cultural relics: bronze wares, jade, potteries, and murals from the Prehistory Period to the Qin Dynasty.

At noon, we will have lunch at a famous Chinese restaurant with delicious food.
After lunch, we will drive to airport for the flight to Chongqing. When you arrive in Chongqing, our local driver will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to Chongqing Chaotianmen Dock to board the luxurious Yangtze River cruise ship, which depart at 21:00PM.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: 5 Star Cruisers with balcony

Day 7  Yangtze River Cruise (Shibaozhai or Fengdu Ghoast City)

In the morning, the cruiser guide will give an introduction to the cruise schedule and the Yangtze river. At about 14:00PM, the ship will disembark at Zhongxian and the cruiser guide will take you for an onshore excursion to Shibaozhai. Built along the Yuyin Mountain, the famous Shibaozhai tower is known for its unique and charming architecture. The tower is one of the rare wooden structures in China and is reputed to be the Eighth Fantastic Architecture of the World for its talented and supernatural design. After the onshore excursion, you will re-board the ship and the cruise will continue towards the splendid Three Gorges. This evening, the cruise staff will invite you to join the Captain's Welcome Party.

Optional activity: Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City (8:30am-12:00am) - cost: CNY280 ($46USD) p.p.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on cruiser

Day 8  Yangtze River Cruise (Three gorges and dam)

The highlights of Yangtze River Cruise is coming today. The unique three gorgesscenery of the Three Gorges will be unveiled in front of you. Among three gorges, Qutang Gorge is the most dangerous and shortest one. Standing on the deck, you will see the steep cliffs standing on both side banks of the narrow river. Wu Gorge is the most beautiful one, renowned for its deep valley and elegant view. Passing through Wu Gorge, you will feel like you are entering a winding gallery of landscape paintings. Here, you will take an interesting side trip by sampan along Shennong Stream for 3 to 4 hours (12:30am–16:00pm). Shennong Stream features picturesque natural beauty, distinctive Tujia flavor and boat tracking culture. After that, you will return to the ship and sail into Xiling Gorge. You will see many cultural relics in this gorge, such as the hanging coffins and ancient inscriptions carved on the cliff sides. In the evening, the ship will pass through the Five Level Ship Lock of the Three Gorges Dam. The cruise guide will describe the well known project on the ship's deck and you can watch the whole process of the ship passing through the gigantic lock of the dam.

Optional Activity: Shore excursion to the White Emperor City (7:30-10:00am) - cost: CNY280 ($46USD) p.p.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on cruiser

Day 9  Cruise → Yichang → Shanghai by flight

After an early breakfast, you will disembark for an excursion to the Three Gorges Dam, where the cruiser guide will show you around the site and explain how the dam works. Then you will return to ship and check-out the cruiser around 12:00 at noon. Our local guide in Yichang will pick you up on board and transfer you to the Yichang airport for the flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, your guide will meet you in the airport and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you. You can walk to the Bund and across the street is the pedestrianized shopping street - Nanjing Road.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: The Bund Riverside Hotel, Shanghai

Day 10  Shanghai

Shanghai is an international metropolis with a blend of rich history and nanjing roadfashionable modernity. The short one-day trip will give you a panoramic view of the city. In the morning, we visit Shanghai Museum exhibiting art works from ancient times and the beautiful Yuyuan Garden, which is one of the best combinations of ancient Chinese buildings and water.
At noon, we have a great lunch at a famous restaurant in Shanghai.
In the afternoon, we will stroll along the Bund area where you can see the famous Oriental Pearl TV Tower across the Huangpu river, and then walk to Nanjing Road to experience the old and modern of Shanghai, then we visit a old street in the end. We return to hotel and say goodbye to tour guide.
Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Shanghai lunch

Day 11  Shanghai Departure  (B)

You will need go to your next destination by yourself, you can get help from the hotel reception for taxi, please note here are two airports in Shanghai: Pudong Airport (PVG) and Hongqiao Airport (SHA). It takes about one hour or more to drive to Pudong airport(about CNY150 - 170 taxi fee). It takes about 40 minutes drive to Hongqiao airport(about CNY60 taxi fee).

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Price Table for Year 2017 and 2018
Month Depart Date Price / person Single Room Supplement
Apr. May. Sep. Oct. 2017 Every Mon., Wed., Fri. $1,740 USD $689 USD
Mar. Jun. Jul. Aug. Nov. 2017 Every Mon., Wed., Fri. $1,680 USD $649 USD
Dec.2017 - Feb. 2018 Every Mon., Wed., Fri. $1,650 USD $589 USD
Mar. Jun. Jul. Aug. Nov. 2018 Every Mon., Wed., Fri. $1,680 USD $649 USD
Apr. May. Sep. Oct. 2018 Every Mon., Wed., Fri. $1,740 USD $689 USD
Price including:
 All domestic flights.
Hotels with breakfasts.
Meals and entrance ticket of attractions as listed.
English speaking guide, driver, air-conditioned vehicles.
Luggage Transfers between airports and hotels.
 Yangtze River cruise with full board
Price Excluding:
Entry or Exit International Airfare.
Visa Fees.
Personal Expenses.
Tips for the guide and driver.
Optional activity fee.

Tips: you can pay 80% of tour fee in our office when you arrive in Beijing, only 20% deposit is required before this tour.

Price per person Inquiry or
High Season (Apr, May, Sep, Oct), : $1,760 (11,970CNY)
Low Season (Dec.1-Mar.31), : $1,669 (11,352CNY)
Standard Cabin (Mar, Apr, Jun, Jul, Aug, Nov), : $1,699 (11,558CNY)
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Payment Method: 10%~30% Deposit + 70%~90% Pay after arrival in China

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Click for Review DetailsOur driver is helpful, the tour guid is knowledgeable and humorously.Enjoy oneself!.. More
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Click for Review DetailsHere's my story. At the beginning, my friends and I were taken from the hotel by other guide (by my mistake). When we realized that, the driver just stopped and told us to get out of the car, because he's not gonna bring us back to the hotel (where they were coming back to take "right" customers"). After a lo.. More
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Question and Answers: Totally 34 Questions and Answers Ask a Question
Question: We would like to book a triple room throughout the tour. How much will it cost us for the 11 days group tour? Thank you in advance for your attention more..
Answer asked by Cristina, 04/25/2017
Dear Cristina Hidalgo-Loris, Thank you for your email to Chinatour.Net. We will ask the hotel to add one extra bed for the third people, is it OK for you? The price of 11 Days Group TourBeijing-Xian -Yangtze Cruise –Shanghaiis: Should Season (Mar, Apr, Jun, Jul, Aug, Nov), : $1,699 (11,558CNY) per person Price i more..
Question: Good afternoon from Colombia,We want to know:,- if there is a guide in Spanish or English only,- If you leave on May 14, 2017,What would be the cost,-how is the pay form? Atte,German Torres more..
Answer asked by german, 04/08/2017
Dear German, Thanks so much for your tour inquiries, and please take a look the price for two packages below.   8 days Group tour for Beijing, Xian and Shanghai by train with 4 star hotel: $1,030 USD per person;   11 Days Group t more..
Question: If traveling by yourself do you match the person with someone else to share a room with? Or do you have to pay a single supplement? I plan on arriving into Beijing on the 13th or 14th April and stay a few days before the tour. Do you have a price for the hotel for 3 to 4 nights before the tour starts? Please reply via more..
View Answer asked by michelle, 01/23/2017
Dear Michelle, Thanks for your email to us, and if you are 1 person, you have to check the group tour available or not at the beginning of March again, and we have some tour inquiries but not confirmed.   In addition, if you choose this group tour, you need single supplement for single room, and it is 4 star hotel more..
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