Best of China Including Yangtze River Exploration HJ01

14 Days From £0 (2,329 USD)

This Yangtze River Cruise package will be your best exploration and unforgettable vacation in China; visit other highlights of China including vibrant Shanghai, classically beautiful Suzhou, ancient famous Xian and new Beijing.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Private Tour
Start Location: Shanghai, China
End Location: Beijing, China
Accommodation: Hotels
Period: All Year Round
Difficulty: Suitable for Most Travelers

About The Operator

Accreditations: Accredited by Zhejiang
Years In Business: 26

Tour Highlights

- Shanghai
- Suzhou
- Yichang
- Three Gorges Area
- Chongqing
- Xian
- Beijing

This 14 day Yangtze River Cruise package will be your best exploration and unforgettable vacation in China. Besides 4 days exciting 5 star Yangtze Cruise experience, we specially offer you a wonderful experience to explore the representative highlights of China including vibrant Shanghai, classically beautiful Suzhou, ancient famous Xian and new Beijing.

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
- Hotel accommodation (tourist class, double occupancy- upgrades available)
- Entrance fees as specified in the itinerary
- Meals as specified in the itinerary (B= breakfast, L= Chinese lunch, D= Chinese dinner)
- Experienced English speaking guide in each city
- Air-conditioned private car or van for transfers and sightseeing
- Domestic flights (economy class), airport tax and fuel charge
- Train as specified in the itinerary
- Yangtze river cruise
- Service Charges & Government Taxes
- Travel Agency Liability Insurance

Excludes
- International transportation
- Chinese visa
- Personal expenses such as: excess luggage charge (please verify your flight documentation), beverages, laundry services, etc.
- Tips or gratuities to local driver and guide

Prices per person - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. Shanghai (No meal included) Upon your arrival, our guide will meet you and transfer you to the city center.
Day 02. Shanghai (B, L, D) Visits : Yuyuan Garden After enjoying your breakfast go for Yuyuan Garden which was built for Pan Yunduan's parents as a place for them to enjoy a tranquil and happy time in their old age. Pan Yunduan was an official of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The garden is a typical classic garden-style architectural complex. Later on walk around Chenghuangmiao Bazaar. There is an authentic local flavor about this busy market area, where the locals preserved their unique life styles and customs. This afternoon continue to Shanghai Museum, one of the best in the world with a large collection of finest cultural relics.
Day 03. Shanghai -> Suzhou -> Shanghai (B, L) Visits : Garden of the Master of the Nets(Wang Shi Garden), Lion Grove Garden, Lingering Garden After breakfast Then you will be driven to Suzhou. Visit Net of Master Garden, Lion Forest Garden, both are small but elegant This afternoon continue to Lingering Garden and pay a visit to a silk spinning factory. Then be transferred to Shanghai by car.
Day 04. Shanghai -> Yichang -> Three Gorges Area (B, L, D) After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Yichang. This afternoon have a short city tour in Yichang before embarking the cruise. At night be transferred to the pier to board the cruiseship. The fantastic Yangtze River cruise is coming.
Day 05. Three Gorges Area (B, L, D) Today sail through Xiling Gorge in the morning. Visit the Three Gorges Dam site at noon and navigate Three Gorges Shiplock in the afternoon. The Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River is known as one of the largest construction projects and the dam is the largest of its kind in the world today. The project aims to generate tremendous power and control flood. You will spend the rest of the day cruising on the Yangtze River. You can watch the waterside scenery or participate in activities on board.
Day 06. Three Gorges Area (B, L, D) This morning enjoy excursion to Shennong Stream (Between 08:00 and 11:00). Drifting along Shennong Stream by a small sampan to enjoy the beautiful natural scenery and small villages is a unique experience for you. The mysterious hanging coffins on both sides of cliffs may also astonish you. It is an enigma so far by what kind of way the ancient people raised these coffins up to the cliffs.
Day 07. Three Gorges Area -> Chongqing (B, L, D) Visits : Fengdu Ghost Town After enjoying your breakfast take a shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City (Between 08:45 and 11:30). It is a city made famous by the ancient legends of sinister spirits and ghosts which make an important part of Chinese ancient culture. According to legends, here is the place where the evil people are punished after death while the good are awarded. Tomorrow you will arrive in Chongqing.
Day 08. Chongqing (B, L) Today disembark the cruise in Chongqing at about 9 am. In the afternoon drive to Dazu to have a look at Dazu Rock Carving in Baodingshan. You will see the famous stone carvings of Buddha there.
Day 09. Chongqing -> Xian (B, L, D) Today visit the Stilwell Museum founded in memory of an American general who contributed a great deal to Chinese people during the World War II. After having lunch you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Xian.
Day 10. Xian (B, L) Visits : Terra-Cotta Warriors, The Big Wild Goose Pagoda This morning visit the world famous Terra Cotta Warriors. It was discovered in 1974 and considered one of the eight wonders in the world. After having lunch enjoy a leisure visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the most important historical sites in Xian.
Day 11. Xian -> Beijing (B, L, D) Visits : Shaanxi History Museum Today pay a visit to Shaanxi History Museum, which is one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China with over 300,000 items. After having lunch you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Beijing.
Day 12. Beijing (B, L, D) Visits : Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square After breakfast you will visit Tiananmen Square, the biggest city square in the world. Covering 440,000 square meters, it has witnessed many important historic events taking place here. Then pay a visit to the Forbidden City, one of the five most famous palaces in the world where 24 emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties lived and ruled for over 500 years. This afternoon take a tour in Beihai Park, a best-preserved imperial garden with a history of 1,000 years, and take a hutong tour exploring the lanes and courtyard houses unique to Beijing.
Day 13. Beijing (B, L, D) Visits : Mutianyu Great Wall, Temple of Heaven This morning explore the fantastic wild section of Great wall-Mutianyu Section, which is well preserved with spectacular view and has less tourists than Badaling. In the afternoon you will visit the Temple of Heaven which is one of the important landmarks of Beijing.
Day 14. Beijing (B) Free till being transfered to the airport. End of the fabulous tour in China.