Guaranteed departure in Oct 12,2013
Cities: Beijing / Xian / Chongqing / Yangtze River / Yichang / Shanghai / Suzhou / Shanghai
(Oct12, 2013) Day01: Arrival in Beijing
Upon arrival in Beijing, the capital of China, we will greeted in the Beijing Airport and will be transferred to hotel to have a good rest.
Hotel: Oriental Bay International Hotel 5* or similar
Day02: Beijing (B/L/D)
After hotel breakfast, begin our wonderful city tour by visiting Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City, which is the largest and the best-preserved imperial palace complex in the world. Afterwards, visit the Summer Palace. Being the largest and most well-preserved royal park in China, Summer Palace has long since been recognized as 'The Museum of Royal Gardens'.
Day03: Beijing (B/L/SD)
Today we visit the Great Wall, which is one of the 'Eight Wonders of the World' and is enlisted in the World Heritage Directory. This man-made structure winds dragon-like across Northern China. After lunch, we enjoy a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaws visiting the old Beijing lanes. By this, we can fully explore the real life of ordinary people in Beijing. Tonight, the Peking Duck Special dinner will be served.
Day04: Beijing/Xi'an (B/L/D)
Continue our wonderful Beijing tour by visiting the Temple of Heaven, where emperors presided over prayers and rituals for good weather and bountiful harvests in ancient time. Later, we pay a visit to the lovely pandas in Beijing Zoo. Lastly, Stop by Tongrentang Chinese Medicine Institute, which had been designated to provide medicines for the royal pharmacy of the imperial palace of the Qing Dynasty for 188 years. Afterwards, fly to Xi’an, which records the great changes of China just like a living history book.
Hotel: Titan Times Hotel 5* or similar
Day05: Xi'an (B/L/SD)
Visit the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, which are the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. In the afternoon, visit the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum. Tonight, we will be served a dumpling banquet and the Tang Dynasty Dances & Music Show.
Day06: Xi'an/Chongqing (B/L/D)
After hotel breakfast, we will visit Shaanxi History Museum .Then fly to Chongqing, which is the starting point for our Yangtze River Cruise, which explores the stunning scenery of the Three Gorges. Before actually boarding the cruise, we will pay a visit to Chongqing Kindergarten. Embark the cruise after dinner.
Cruise: Ms. Yangtze Two, 5*
Day07: Yangtze River Cruise (B/L/D)
Today we begin the exciting river passage. Cruising along China’s longest river, which passes through the center of China and empties into the East China Sea, our four- day journey on the vast waterway covers the most picturesque vista of the river. First port of call is Fengdu, famous for its ghost legends. Visit the temples, halls, and statues of ghosts and devils. Watch the displays of the imagined life in the underworld in the cultural park.
Day08: Yangtze River Cruise (B/L/D)
Today your excursion will take you on a drifting raft ride down the Three Little Gorges between Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge . You will enjoy the wonderful scenery of deep and quiet gorges, including waterfalls and magnificent peaks. Then sailing into the Xiling Gorge, which is the longest gorge among the three and renowned for the numerous shoals, swift currents and grotesque peaks. The ship will pass the Five Level Ship Lock of the Three Gorges Dam in the evening.
Day09: Yichange/Shanghai-Suzhou (B/L/D)
This morning we will first visit the Three Gorges Dam (World’s largest power station), Disembark in Yichang. After lunch, take a short flight to Shanghai, a renowned international metropolis drawing more and more attention from all over the world. Upon arrival, coach to Suzhou, which is called 'paradise on earth'.
Hotel: Holiday Inn Suzhou Hotel 4* or similar
Day10: Suzhou (B/L/D)
Start our Suzhou city tour by visiting Garden of the Master of the Nets. It is the smallest of the Suzhou residential gardens, yet it is the most impressive because of its use of space which creates the illusion of an area that is much greater than its actual size. Later visit a Suzhou’s Silk Factory, where the reeling process for unwinding silk filaments from cocoons might fascinate us. Afterwards, visit the Santangjie Water Village by taking a relaxing boat ride on the Grand Canal.
Day11: Suzhou-Shanghai (B/L/D)
After hotel breakfast, we will head back to Shanghai. We will tour the Jade Buhhda Temple, the old-time and classical architectural style of which makes the temple unique and inimitable in this modern city. Then we visit the Bund. The most famous and attractive sight which is at the west side of the Bund are the 26 various buildings of different architectural styles including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism and the Renaissance. Lastly, we visit the City God Temple Plaza. After dinner,we will enjoy an acrobatics performance.
Hotel: Majesty Plaza Shanghai 5* or similar
Day12: Shanghai (B/L)
Continue to explore this metropolis by visiting Pudong New Developing Area, XianTianDi Area, No.1 Commercial Street Nanjing Road, etc. Free time in the afternoon.
Day13: Shanghai Departure (B)
After breakfast, we will be transferred to airport for the homebound flight. Tour ends.
Price in US Dollars (twin sharing): USD1860 per person
- Sup. 1st class hotel accommodation based on double occupancy.
- Daily American buffet breakfast and meals as listed in the itinerary.
- English-conducted sightseeing tour specified in the itinerary.
- Baggage handling.
- Domestic flight within China and China AIF
International flights and airport taxes
Passport or China Visa Fees
Tips to the guides and drivers(Suggested tips USD8*13days=USD104pp)
Hotels We Arranged:
- Beijing: Oriental Bay Hotel: www.hotelorientalbay.com
- Xian: Titan Times Hotel: www.titantimeshotel.com
- Suzhou: Holiday Inn Suzhou Hotel: http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/reservation?scmisc=header_6c
- Shanghai: Majesty Plaza Shanghai: http://www.majestyplazashanghai.com/en_index.html
* B-American Breakfast / L-Lunch / D-Dinner / SD-Special Dinner
* Gointochina.com reserves the right to change the order of visiting the attractions & change of the hotel (Similar Categories) without notice.