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

Description :This 14 days Yangtze River Cruise package will be your best exploration and unforgettable vacation in China. Besides 5 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.
Tour Code : CHY-16
Price : from US$2062 p/p
Departure Date :

Day 1

Shanghai   (No meal included)

Upon your arrival, our guide will meet you and transfer you to the city center.

Day 2

Shanghai   (B, L, D)

Visits : Yuyuan Garden

After 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. After lunch continue to Shanghai Museum, one of the best in the world with a large collection of finest cultural relics. Then visit Children's Palace. It was initiated by Soong Ching-ling and offers after-school activities to children. In the evening, you will enjoy a fantastic acrobatic performance.

Day 3

Shanghai -> Suzhou -> Shanghai   (B, L)

Visits : Garden of the Master of the Nets(Wang Shi Garden), Lion Grove Garden, Lingering Garden(Liu Yuan)

Today you will be driven to Suzhou. After that, 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 4

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

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Yichang.

After having lunch 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.

 Yangtze cruise option
M.S. Yangtze 2        / M.S. Yangtze 1         / CSC Victoria II       
Day 5

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.

 Yangtze cruise option
M.S. Yangtze 2        / M.S. Yangtze 1         / CSC Victoria II       
Day 6

Three Gorges Area   (B, L, D)

After enjoying your breakfast 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.

 Yangtze cruise option
M.S. Yangtze 2        / M.S. Yangtze 1         / CSC Victoria II       
Day 7

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

Visits : Fengdu Ghost Town

This morning 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 8

Chongqing   (B, L)

This morning 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 9

Chongqing -> Xian   (B, L, D)

This morning visit the Stilwell Museum founded in memory of an American general who contributed a great deal to Chinese people during the World War II. In the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Xian. Tonight, a Special Dumpling Dinner is served when enjoying an elaborate Tang Dynasty Stage Show recalling the days when Xian was the largest city in the world.

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. This afternoon 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)

After breakfast 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 lunch you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Beijing.

Day 12

Beijing   (B, L, D)

Visits : Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square

This morning 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. Tonight, you will enjoy the Beijing Duck.

Day 13

Beijing   (B, L)

Visits : Mutianyu Great Wall, Temple of Heaven

After breakfast explore the fantastic wild section of Great wall-Mutianyu Section, which is well preserved with spectacular view and has less tourists than Badaling.

After lunch you will visit the Temple of Heaven where emperors conducted religious rituals and prayed for good harvest in Qing and Ming dynasties. It is one of the most important landmarks of Beijing.

Day 14

Beijing   (B)

Free till being transfered to the airport. End of the fabulous tour in China.

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