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Beijing - Xian - Guilin - Yangshuo - Chongqing - Three Gorges Area - Yichang - Shanghai

Description :Enjoy the fascinating Yangtze River Cruise and discover China’s ancient history as well as its modern development. Appreciate the impressive Three Gorges and the picturesque Guilin scenery. This package typically includes several classic attractions so that you can fully enjoy the quintessence of the natural wonders and the cultural heritage in China.
Tour Code : CHY-12
Price : from US$2234 p/p
Departure Date : You choose

Day 1

Beijing   (No meal included)

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the guide and be transferred to your hotel in the city center.

Day 2

Beijing   (B, L)

Visits : Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square

After enjoying your 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. Then pay a visit to the Forbidden City, where 24 emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties lived and ruled for over 500 years. This afternoon take a tour in Beihai Park, an imperial garden with a history of 1,000 years, and take a Hutong tour exploring the lanes and courtyard houses unique to Beijing.After the Hutong Tour, you will try to learn the folk sports- Play Diabolo.And then you will be transferred to the hotel.

Day 3

Beijing   (B, L)

Visits : Mutianyu Great Wall, Temple of Heaven

This morning explore the fantastic wild Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall, which has been beautifully preserved and has spectacular views.
 After lunch you will visit the Temple of Heaven where emperors during the Qing and Ming dynasties conducted religious rituals and prayed for good harvests. It is one of the most important landmarks in Beijing.

Day 4

Beijing -> Xian   (B, L, D)

Visits : Beijing Summer Palace

The Summer Palace which you will visit this morning, was used as a summer resort of Empress Dowager Cixi. It is dominated by the 60 meter tall Longevity Hill and the Kunming Lake. After lunch you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Xian. Tonight, enjoy a delicious Dumplings Banquet.

Day 5

Xian   (B, L)

Visits : Terra-Cotta Warriors, The Big Wild Goose Pagoda

After enjoying your breakfast experience the world famous Terracotta Warriors. Discovered in 1974 this is considered one of the eight wonders of the world. After having lunch, enjoy a visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the most important historical sites in Xian.

Day 6

Xian -> Guilin   (B, L)

After breakfast walk round the Shaanxi History Museum, one of the first state museums with modern facilities in China it houses over 300,000 items. In the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Guilin.

Day 7

Guilin -> Yangshuo   (B, L, D)

Today take a trip on the Li River Cruise and see the spectacular limestone rock formations and rural life along the riverbanks. After lunch, stop at Yangshuo, a small town set in the lush rice paddies and surrounded by meandering rivers and limestone peaks. In the afternoon tour around the countryside of Yangshuo by battery cart. The area around Yangshuo is renowned throughout China, and probably the world, for its karst landscape. The beautiful scenery here is a common subject of Chinese paintings as well as inspiration for poetry.
Tonight enjoy the show of Impression Sanjie Liu. It is a production with a cast of 500 singers, dancers, bamboo boats and cormorants bids. However, the stand out performer is definitely the background scenery; the lighting of the karst peaks is truly amazing.


Day 8

Yangshuo -> Chongqing -> Three Gorges Area   (B, D)

This morning you are free to sightsee at your leisure. In the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Chongqing.

 Yangtze cruise option
M.S. Yangtze 2        / M.S. Yangtze 1         / CSC Victoria II       
Day 9

Three Gorges Area   (B, L, D)

Today we visit Fengdu, a legendary old town made famous by old stories of sinister spirits and terrible ghosts. You will see many statues of ghosts and devils in this mountain town.
Return to the ship and continue cruising down the Yangtze.

 Yangtze cruise option
M.S. Yangtze 2        / M.S. Yangtze 1         / CSC Victoria II       
Day 10

Three Gorges Area   (B, L, D)

Enjoy breakfast while sailing through the Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Have a shore excursion to Shennong Stream or Lesser Three Gorges, then sail through the Three Gorges dam shiplocks.

 Yangtze cruise option
M.S. Yangtze 2        / M.S. Yangtze 1         / CSC Victoria II       
Day 11

Three Gorges Area -> Yichang -> Shanghai   (B, L)

Take a ship from Three Gorges Area to Yichang. After lunch you will be transferred to the airport to continue on to Shanghai.

Day 12

Shanghai   (B)

Today you are free to enjoy Shanghai at your leisure until you are transferred to the airport.

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