Duration: 11 Days.Tour Type: Private tour (no group tour).Departure: Everyday.Attractions cities: Beijing, Xian, Chongqing-Yichang by cruiser and Shanghai.Dining: Daily breakfast and lunch.Accommodation: Hotel included standard 5 sar/4 star/3 star.Between the cities: by flight.Arrival city: Beijing;Departure city: Shanghai;
Day 1 Beijing Arrival by your own flightYou will be met upon arrival and then you can pend the rest of the day exploring the nearby shopping streets or have a rest in your hotel.
Day 2 Beijing (B, L)
After breakfast , you will visit the Tian'anmen Square- the world's largest public square, and the closely linked Forbidden City, from which the Emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties governed for over 500 years.
After lunch, we will drop in a local pearl or silk store to learn some knowledge of them, and then forward to 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.
Enjoy a wonderful Chinese acrobat show (or Chinese KongFu show) performance the evening.
Day 3 Beijing ( B, L)
Head for the Great Wall, which stretches for over 6000 km, and was originally built to protect China from the barbarians. You can walk and climb on your own pace or enjoy spectacular views from the cable car (optional: 60RMB p.p). Before drive to visit the Ming Tomb, we will drop to have lunch and visit local biggest jade market. In the evening, you will enjoy the best Peking Duck dinner in the most famous Quanjude Restaurant in Beijing.
Day 4 Beijing -> Xi'an by afternoon flight (B, L)
Visit the Summer Palace. After lunch you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Xian city where your guide will meet you at the airport and take you to the hotel .
Day 5 Xi'an (B, L)
Visit some marvelous historical sites in and around this ancient city, which was the national capital for over 1,000 years. You will visit the Bell Tower, Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Then visit the incredible Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.This evening you will enjoy the colorful Tang Dynasty Show at ShannXi Theatre or Sunshine Lido Restaurant.
Day 6 Xi'an -> Chongqing by afternoon flight (B, L)
Spend the morning visiting the Ancient City Wall and Provincial Museum in Xi'an. After a lunch at a local restaurant you will fly to Chongqing.
Upon arrival, be met at Chongqing Jiangbei Airport and transferred to the pier to board your luxury USA series Vitoria Cruises (available everyday).
Board the ship from 17:30 to 21:30 for overnight accommodation (dinner is not included).
Day 7 Yangtze River (B, L, D)
Shore excursion on Shibaozhai (08:00–12:00).
Optional: Fengdu Ghost City (8:30am-12:00pm) - cost: CNY280 or 46USD p.p.
Day 8 Yangtze River (B, L, D)
Shore excursion on Shennv Stream (12:30am–16:00pm).
Optional: the White Emperor City (7:30-10:00am) - cost: CNY280 or 46USD p.p.
Day 9 Yichang -> Shanghai (B)
After an early breakfast, the shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam Site.
Disembark in Yichang around 12:00 at noon, end the cruise tour here, our local guide will meet you and escort you to the airport for your flight to Shanghai.
You will be met at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport and transferred to your hotel.
Day 10 Shanghai (B, L)
You will visit the lovely old Yuyuan Garden, the Shanghai Museum, the Jade Buddha Temple, and the famous Oriental TV Tower. The second-highest platform provides wonderful views over Shanghai and the Huangpu River.
Day 11 Shanghai Departure (B)
You can arrange your time on your own until you are ready for being transferred to the airport for your departure.
Hotel accommodation in this trip:
5 star hotel
Beijing Prime Hotel
/Beijing Capital Hotel
Hyatt Regency Hotel / Grand Metropark Xian Hotel
Shanghai Jinjiang Hotel
4 star hotel
Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel
Shanghai The Bund Riverside hotel
3 star hotel
Beijing Red Wall Hotel / King Parkview Hotel /Traditional View hotel
Xian City Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Zhaibei hotel
Note: Price may vary according to different seasons. You can extend your stay in Shanghai after this package finished, we will keep the discount hotel rate for you for the extended days.
How to Book? 1. You can book online or by email, tell us which airport to pick you up, then receive our confirmation email. 2. When you arrive in Beijing/Shanghai , our tour guide will inform the time to pick you up in the next morning.
Payment Methods: 1.Pay cash to tour guide 2.Credit card 3.PayPal 4.Bank transfer
review written by Henri Guindi, Date Added: 11/12/2010
review written by Peter lundgren, Date Added: 10/30/2007
review written by Peter Lundgren, Date Added: 10/30/2007
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