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Tour Overview

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

Tour Itinerary

Day 1  Arrival in Beijing

When you arrive in Beijing today, your two weeks China group tour officially begins. Once you have claimed your luggage and cleared customs, you will find us waiting for you in the airport arrivals area, holding a welcome sign bearing your name. We will take you to the hotel and help you register for three nights. The rest of the day is for your own use.

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

Day 2  Beijing

Commence your visit to Tian'anmen Square and then to the Forbidden City, the home of emperors in the Ming and Qing dynasties. Nowadays, it houses the palace museum with numerous imperial treasures. Every detail of the palace tells its visitors a story of ancient royal life. Lunch is served at a celebrated restaurant with an a la carte menu (valued at CNY150 per person and included in our price). 

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.

In the afternoon, you will visit the Temple of Heaven, which used to be the altar where emperors worshiped heaven and prayed for a good harvest. Later, the highlight of the evening will be a brilliant Chinese Kung Fu Show performed at the Red Theatre.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Day 3  Beijing

We suggest you have a full breakfast this morning, as we will drive from downtown to climb the wondrous Great Wall at Badaling. Restaurants in the mountain area are of low quality and do not meet our service standard, so we suggest you have some fast food for lunch. A jade factory is scheduled later.

Then you are going to visit the Sacred Way that was linking all the tombs in the cemetery. At the conclusion of today's trip, you will have a chance to take photos of the 2008 Olympic Games Bird's Nest Stadium when passing by.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast

Day 4  Beijing-Xian

This will be an exciting morning as you visit the scenic Summer Palace and go to a pearl store. Based on Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake, its design embodies the solemnity and grace of a royal garden that incorporates the joy of nature, which is also a monument to classical Chinese architecture. Later, you will have an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price).

After lunch, a visit to the old Hutongs follows. Then you are off to the next destination - Xian. Our local driver will meet you 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 or Sheraton Hotel Xian

Day 5  Xian

The morning escorted tour is scheduled with a visit to the well-known Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum and a pottery-making factory. It might be difficult for you to imagine the surprising moment when you see the great army of strong life-sized terracotta warriors assembled in their thousands to protect the tomb of the first Emperor Qin. Then we will transfer you back to the city and have an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) cooked by the host at a local family's home.

The afternoon will be spent visiting the Small Wild Goose Pagoda & Xian Museum. A splendid evening is in store when you are entertained by the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show while enjoying a famous Chinese dumpling dinner.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling dinner

Tips: Since the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show will be closed in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec, we do not calculate the price of the show and dumpling dinner for tours starting during this period. Clients will enjoy a free night by themselves.

Day 6  Xian

Morning visit to the well-preserved ancient City Wall and the Provincial History Museum are arranged today. You may wish to take an optional cycle ride on the wall (bike rental fee is your responsibility).

After an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120 per person and included in our price), a visit to the Great Mosque will be your adventure for the afternoon. It is noted for its unique architecture that perfectly combines traditional Chinese and Islamic styles. Around the mosque is the largest Moslem community, where you will see Islamic customs, intertwining alleyways, and countless Moslem snack shops. Finally we transfer you back to the hotel.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Day 7  Xian - Guilin

Today, you will board a flight to Guilin. Upon your arrival, our local guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the hotel for a two-night stay. Then you will visit the Reed Flute Cave.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Guilin Bravo hotel or Sheraton Hotel Guilin

Day 8  Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin

Today will be a memorable experience as you cruise down the beautiful Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo. The river, with its calm sparkling water, is the essence of the city's landscape and reputed as the "Hundred Mile Gallery". After docking at Yangshuo, you will enjoy the amazing rural scenery as we drive along the surrounding country roads. En route, you will be invited to visit a villager's home. After that, we will transfer you back to Guilin and visit Elephant Trunk Hill.

Tips: As the cruise company offers lunch box on the ship. It may fail to meet with your approval. We are aware of the shortcomings and suggests you prepare for the cruise with a generous breakfast at the hotel.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch

Day 9  Guilin- Chongqing

Take a morning bullet train for around 5.5 hours to Chongqing. Upon your arrival, we will meet you at Chongqing West Railway Station and take you to visit the Liberation Monuments and Ciqikou Ancient Town if time permits. After that you will board the President Series cruise ship for a three-night stay. It sets sail at 22:00, when your relaxing Yangtze cruise begins. Today's lunch and dinner are not included.

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

Day 10  Shibaozhai

You will gain some knowledge of the cruise ship and its activities schedule through the river guide's morning presentation. In the early afternoon, an onshore excursion is arranged when the ship anchors at Shibaozhai. Don't be surprised when you see some new buildings standing along certain sections of the river banks. They are purpose-built dwellings for those farmers who once led a hard life in the hills before the Three Gorges Project was constructed. In the evening, you will be invited to attend the Welcome Party hosted by the Captain.

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

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11  Badong - Xiling Gorge - Sandouping

Today the ship will sail through the most splendid part of the Three Gorges. The first is the Qutang Gorge, which is only eight kilometers long but encompasses the most dangerous part. Then the ship will sail into a deep and attractive part, Wu Gorge. An excursion between three and four hours long along the Shennong Stream by sampan is arranged for you today. Afterwards, the ship will continue to sail into heavily-shoaled Xiling Gorge. This evening, the ship will travel through the Five Level Ship Lock, a magnificent building project of the Three Gorges.

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

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12  Yichang-Shanghai

This morning, the onshore excursion will take you to visit the stunning Three Gorges Dam site, which plays an important flood control role. Then take your time to check out. We will pick you up, have lunch and transfer you to the airport. Then board the flight to Shanghai, we will transfer you to the hotel.

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

Day 13  Shanghai

Today we will show you the most important commercial and financial hub in China. The first destination is Shanghai Museum. There are all kinds of collections, and some rarities even command world-wide attention. Next let's turn to the Yuyuan Garden and a silk shop. The farewell a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120 per person and included in our price) will be served at a well-reputed restaurant featuring Shanghai dishes.

Then continue your visit to the Bund and have a cruise tour on Huangpu River. You will also have some free time on the Bund. After that, our guide and driver will transfer you back to the hotel and bid farewell in the lobby.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Day 14  Departure from Shanghai

Your 2 weeks guided tours of China draws to a close today. You need to head to the airport for your homebound flight by yourself as your trip doest not include this transfer service. We suggest you book a taxi or the airport shuttle bus at the hotel concierge desk the day before your departure. We wish you a happy flight back home and hope we can serve you again in the future.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast

Hotel + Breakfast

City Hotel 
Beijing Sunworld Hotel or The Great Wall Hotel Beijing 
Xian Ramada Bell Tower Hotel or Sheraton Hotel Xian
Guilin Guilin Bravo hotel or Sheraton Hotel Guilin
Shanghai The Bund Riverside Hotel Shanghai or Hotel Equatorial Shanghai 

Note:
The package price is based on two persons sharing one room. If you have odd number of travelers, you have two options: 1. One room will have three persons with an extra bed. 2. Pay single room supplement to have an extra room for the one person.

Price Includes: Price Excludes:
Domestic airfares
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) 2349 2067 2123
 Shoulder Season (Apr,Jun,Jul,Aug) 2279 2005 2051
Low Season (Mar,Nov) 2159 1899 1943
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High Season, May, Sep, Oct : $2,188 (15,090CNY)
Low Season, Nov 1st : $2,080 (14,342CNY)
Winter Season, Nov 8th,15th : $1,981 (13,660CNY)
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Payment Method: 30%~50% Deposit + 50%~70% Pay after arrival in China

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