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Tour Overview

Duration: 14 Days
Tour Type: Small group
Departure: Every day
Accommodation: Hotel included

Tour Itinerary

Day 1  Arrival in Beijing

Welcome to the mysterious land of China. Once you have collected your luggage and been cleared by customs, we will meet you in the Arrivals Hall of Beijing Airport. We will transfer you to the hotel for a three-night stay, where we suggest you relax during the remainder of the afternoon and evening to recover from jet lag so that you can highly enjoy this 14 days China tour itinerary.

Meals included: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Sunworld Hotel, Beijing or The Great Wall Sheraton Hotel Beijing

Day 2  Beijing

After breakfast there will be a short meeting when you can get to know the other members of your group. Your trip today will start from the magnificent Tian'anmen Square. Within walking distance, you reach the Forbidden City, famous for its imperial history and grand buildings with its red walls and golden roofs. You will enjoy an a la carte (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) meal at a quality restaurant at midday.

Beijing GPS Audio Guide: Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Badaling Great Wall Install App or bookmark our website on your phone browser to enjoy.

After lunch, we visit to the ancient Temple of Heaven with its classical and unique imperial architecture that is sure to impress you. To perfect the memorable start to your travel, we will see an exciting Kung Fu Show.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Day 3  Beijing

This morning, you will be transferred to Badaling, the most famous section of the Great Wall, where you will experience the grandeur of this world wonder. As your host, we will provide the group with red wine for a celebratory toast to commemorate this memorable moment on the Great Wall. A jade factory is scheduled later. Around the wall area, there are many tourist restaurants, but the service and food quality is not good and below our serving standards. We kindly suggest you have a hearty breakfast in the morning and have some fast food for lunch by yourself.

In the afternoon, you will visit the Sacred Way. We conclude the full day sightseeing after a chance to catch a glance of the Olympic Bird's Nest on our way back downtown.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast

Day 4  Beijing - Xian

After breakfast this morning, you will visit the picturesque Summer Palace, a pearl store and then the original Hutong alleys by rickshaw. Around noon, we will take you for an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a fancy restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will board a flight to Xian, where our local driver will pick you up outside the baggage claim area at the airport and transfer you to the hotel for a three-night stay.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Ramada Bell Tower Hotel, Xian or Sheraton Hotel

Day 5  Xian

Today's sightseeing will start with a visit to the majestic Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum and then a pottery-making factory. In the museum, visitors are not only attracted by the lifelike warrior figures which have high artistic value, but also be impressed by the various kinds of ancient weapons. After that you will pay a visit to the home of a typical Chinese family and enjoy home-cooked a la carte dishes (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price).

In the afternoon, you will go to visit the Xian Museum and the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. It is an ancient Buddhist pagoda and was used to store sutras 1300 years ago. This evening, you will be entertained by the fascinating and colorful Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show while enjoying a delicious Dumpling Dinner.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling dinner
Tips: Clients visiting in December, January, February and March will arrange the dinner and evening activity on their own for this day, since the theater will not be open at that time.

Day 6  Xian

This morning, you will visit the mighty City Wall and Shaanxi History Museum. The City Wall is quite definitely the pride of Xian. The old and firm circumvallation is complemented by a forested area around the wall. Its moat and ring road consist of a special and unique park that, like a shining necklace, adorns the ancient capital city of thirteen dynasties. If you are interested, you may rent a bicycle to ride on the ancient wall.

At midday, we will offer you an a la carte meal (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) at the best local restaurant. Then you will continue with a visit to the Great Mosque.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Day 7  Xian - Chengdu

After breakfast, we will see you off at the North Railway Station for your morning high speed train to Chengdu. The train journey takes around 4 hours. Upon your arrival, our local driver will meet you and help you check in at the hotel. Lunch is not included today and you can have a taste of the famous Sichuan food on your own. This afternoon is left free for you to arrange activities on your own.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza

Day 8  Chengdu

A visit to the adorable giant panda is a must in Chengdu. This morning, the guide will take you to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to see the lovely creatures as they feed and play with each other.

Your visit continues to Jinsha Site Museum in the afternoon. Then the guide will take you to the Broad and Narrow Alleys to experience the lifestyle of old Chengdu.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast

Day 9  Chengdu - Chongqing

This morning is free for you to explore the city and lunch is on your own arrangement. After that we will transfer you to the railway station to catch a bulet train to Chongqing. Upon your arrival, meet us at the station and you will be transferred  to board the luxurious President No. 8 ship (5 stars) for a three-day Yangtze River cruise. We will book a cabin with balcony for you so that you have a private place to enjoy the picturesque scenery along the river.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: President No. 8 with balcony or other five-star cruise

Day 10  Shibaozhai

The buffet breakfast is served between 07:00 and 08:00 at the dining hall, after which the river guide will give a brief introduction to the itinerary and the facilities on the ship. Then the whole morning is free for you to relax or admire the scenery from the deck. At about 14:00, you will have a shore excursion to Shibaozhai. Then re-embark and continue the cruise trip. Dinner is served at 18:00. Then the Captain's Welcome Party follows, when there are singing and dancing programs and interesting games. Visitors are also encouraged to give performances.

Optional shore excursion: Fengdu Ghost City (extra CNY295 per person)

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11  Badong - Xiling Gorge - Sandouping

Today continue to sail downstream of Yangte River. You will disembark at Badong and connect a smaller ship to take an exciting pea-boat floating along Shennong Stream. Originating from Shennongjia Mountain in Hubei Province, the stream flows for 60 km from south to north through valleys and merges into Yangtze River at Wu Gorge. Sitting in this local special pea-boat, you will see grotesque peaks and cliffs, mysterious hanging coffins, beautiful waterfalls, and various kinds of vegetation. The guide and the boat trackers will also sing the folk songs of Tujia people.

Afterwards, re-embark the ship and continue the cruise into the western section of Xiling Gorge, the longest of the three gorges. This evening, you can witness the process of the ship passing through the gigantic Five Level Ship Lock.

Optional shore excursion: White Emperor City (extra CNY295 per person)

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12  Yichang - Shanghai

After breakfast, you will disembark for an excursion to the Three Gorges Dam. As the world's largest hydro-electric project, it makes great an economic contribution by generating energy, preventing flood, and filtering sediment. Then re-embark to pack your luggage and complete check-out procedures. When the ship arrives at Yichang New Century Dock, we will pick you up and transfer you to the city for lunch.

Afterwards, you will get to the airport for the flight to Shanghai, which is the last destination of your trip. A local driver will meet you at the airport upon your arrival and transfer you to the hotel. Have a good rest for the remainder of the day.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: The Bund Riverside Hotel, Shanghai or Hotel Equatorial Shanghai

Day 13  Shanghai

After breakfast, you will begin the day with visits to Shanghai Museum for its numerous precious collections and then to the well-known Yuyuan Garden, once a private garden during the Ming dynasty and now a fabulous tourist attraction showing the design style of classical Chinese garden architecture. A silk shop is arranged. At noon, an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) will be served at a famous restaurant with the best Shanghai cuisine.

In the afternoon, you will visit the Bund area and have a cruise tour on the Huangpu River. You will also have some free time to explore the Bund on your own. Upon returning to the hotel our guide will see you into the lobby and wish you bon voyage on your journey home.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Day 14  Departure from Shanghai

As this is the final day for your wonderful 14 days China group tour, you need to pack your luggage after breakfast and check out before 12:00. Please be aware that the transfer cost from the hotel to the airport is not included in the quotation. You can book a taxi or airport shuttle bus on the day prior to your departure. Have a smooth journey home!

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast

Hotel+Breakfast 

City Hotel
Beijing Sunworld Hotel, Beijing or The Great Wall Sheraton Hotel Beijing
Xian Ramada Bell Tower Hotel, Xian or Sheraton Hotel
Chengdu Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza
Shanghai The Bund Riverside Hotel, Shanghai or Hotel Equatorial Shanghai
Price Includes: Price Excludes:
Domestic airfares & train fares
Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
 A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
Professional English-speaking guides
Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
Entrance fees to tourist sites
Yangtze River cruise with full board
Tips or gratuities for hotel porters
International airfares
Entry Visa fees
Personal expenses
Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers

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Price for 2018

10% off – make full payment 60 days in advance; 5% off – make full payment 30 days in advance.

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Price for 2019

12% off – make full payment by Dec 31st, 2018; 10% off – make full payment by Jan 31st, 2019.

Seasons Regular price (USD) 12% off - book by Dec 31st, 2018 (USD) 10% off - book by Jan 31st, 2019 (USD)
 High Season (May,Sep,Oct) 2359 2075 2123
 Shoulder Season (Apr,Jun,Jul,Aug) 2309 2031 2078
Low Season (Nov) 2259 1987 2033
Spring Season (Mar) 2199 1935 1979
The group tour usually departs every Thursday (low season, inquire us). For everyday departure, please check private tour 11 Days Tour (Beijing -Xian -Yangtze River Cruise -Shanghai).
Price per person Inquiry or
High Season, Oct : $2,198 (15,157CNY)
Low Season, Nov 1st : $2,178 (15,021CNY)
Shoulder Season, Nov 8th 15th : $2,089 (14,409CNY)
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Payment Method: 30%~50% Deposit + 50%~70% Pay after arrival in China

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