11 Days China
Tours To Beijing, Xi'an, Chongqing, Yangtze
River, Yichang, Shanghai
on the downstream cruise date of Cruises
1. Tour Itinerary
Upon your arrival in Beijing,
our English-speaking tour guide
will meet you at the airport or railway station.
After claiming your luggage, you
will easily find our guide holding
a welcome sign with your name
on it. Transfer to your hotel.
Afternoon at leisure to overcome
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Visit Tiananmen Square,
the Forbidden City (the Imperial Palace)
and the Summer Palace. Enjoy the Beijing
Duck Dinner and the Peking Opera in
biggest downtown Square of the
world, it is located in the heart
of urban Beijing and large enough
to accommodate an assembly of
one million people.
called Palace Museum and is located
at the center of Beijing. It was
the imperial palace during the
Ming (1368 - 1644) and Qing (1616-1911)
largest imperial garden of Ming
and Qing dynasty. The whole Summer
Palace covers an area of over
290 hectares including more than
3,000 buildings, such as halls,
pavilions, towers, etc.
Duck Dinner: Beijing
Roasted duck is renowned as the
most delicious food of Beijing.
Opera is deemed the national opera
of China. The accompanying music,
singing and costumes are full
of Chinese cultural facts.
Take an excursion to
the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs. See
the appearance of the Bird's Nest (Olympic
National Stadium) at a distance.
Wall Of China: One
of the seven wonders in the world
and the symble of China. The Great
Wall extends to more than 5,000
60 Kilometers north of Beijing,
Ming Tombs consist of mausoleums
of 13 Ming emperors.
- Xi'an (Breakfast
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Tour to the Temple
of Heaven. Transfer to the airport for
flight to Xi'an.
Visit Ancient City Wall. Enjoy the local
speciality Dumpling dinner this evening.
of Heaven: The
place where the ancient emperors
used to pray for the God's bless
of the whole nation.
City Wall: The
wall is 15 meters wide and 11.9 kilometers
in perimeter, it is the best preserved,
oldest and largest ancient city defence
system in China.
A traditional and popular
food with a long history in China. There
is a popular saying in China: "There
is nothing more delicious than Jiaozi."
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Visit the Terra Cotta
Warriors Museum, the Forest of Stone
Steles Museum and the Big Wild Goose
Pagoda. Enjoy Tang Dynasty Show this
Cotta Warriors Museum: Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum, with its 40 meters high tumulus, was built in the third century B.C. for Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty (221-206 B.C.). In 1974 a huge pit with numerous Qin pottery figures was discovered to the east of the mausoleum. The unearthed clay warriors and horses are huge and life-like and provide valuable data for the study of the military weaponry and sculpture of the time. The excavation of this incredibly rich find is a continuing process and visitors can actually see the archaeologists at work revealing more and more of these remarkable statues. Nothing comparable to it has ever been uncovered in China before.
of Stone Steles Museum: The
Stele Forest stores voluminous artworks
which possess not only eximious value
of handwriting and art, but also rich
cultural connotation. The Stele Forest
began to be built in 1087.
Wild Goose Pagoda: This pagoda is on the grounds of the DaCiEn Temple. It was built in 652 A.D. Xuan Zhuang, the famous master monk of the Tang Dynasty, here translated Buddhist texts that he had brought back from India. The pagoda, as it stands today has seven stones and is 64 meters high. Spiraling staircases lead to the top where one is rewarded with a good view of Xi'an and the surrounding area.
Dynasty Show: A
performance of Chang'an music and dances
that was originated in the Tang dynasty
of Chinese history over a thousand years
- Chongqing (Breakfast
Visit the Shaanxi
Provincial History Museum and
the Great Mosque. Transfer to
the airport for flight to
Our guide will pick you up from
the airport. Visit the Chongqing
Zoo and Ciqikou old street. After
dinner, board the Cruises for
a memorable voyage down the mighty
Provincial History Museum: The museum, with a floor space of over 4,000 square meters, was opened in 1952. There are more than two thousand ancient artifacts on display. They are divided into three sections: Forest of Steles (the oldest and richest collection of such stone tablets in China), Gallery of Stone Sculpture, and Historical Relics.
Mosque: Built in
742 A.D., the mosque was restored in
each of the Yuan (1271 - 1368), Ming
and Qing Dynasties. The distribution
of pavilions, halls, towers and platforms
in the mosque is compact and exquisite,
blending the traditional architectural
styles of Islam and Han.
+ Lunch + Dinner)
07:30-09:30, disembark for an excursion
Shibaozhai was first built in Qing Dynasty
in 1750, the mountain looks like a rectangular
rock with sheer cliffs, and the wooden
architecture that is built by catch
upon the cliff with a height of 56 meters
and 12 stories, standing on the riverside.
Back to the ship and continue the cruise.
The Captain's Welcome Party will be
held in the evening.
Gorges - Sandouping (Breakfast
+ Lunch + Dinner)
07:00-07:30, sail through the
Gorge, its towering
rock formations have names which reflect
their bizarre shapes such as Hanging
Monk Rock or Rhinoceros Looking at the
08:00-09:00, pass the second gorge -
for its lofty Twelve Peaks which almost
blot out the sky. The guides will talk
about legend of historic sites: Ancient
Plank Road, Mengliang Stairway and the
suspended coffins on the sheer cliffs.
10:00-13:30, disembark at Badong and
take a sampan tour to the picturesque
Shennong Stream. The Shennong Stream
is a tributary carrying clear, cooler
water into the Yangtse. The "stream"
runs through steep gorges, in which
the ancient asian Bahu people used to
live, thousands of years ago. Back to
the ship and continue the cruise.
16:00-17:00, pass the Xiling
Gorge. About 66
km long, it is the longest of the Three
Gorges and is entirely within Hubei
Province. This gorge is full of shoals
and rapid currents.
20:00, pass the 5-stage shiplock. Dock
overnight at Sandouping.
- Yichang - Shanghai (Breakfast
shore excursion to visit the
it is planned to be by far the
largest hydroelectric project
in the world. Back to the ship
and continue the cruise. Disembarkation
at about 13:00,
Our local guides will get on board
to meet you. Transfer to the airport
for flight to Shanghai.
Upon arrival transfer to your
hotel. Have an evening cruise
over Huangpu River.
Pu River: A
tributary of the Yangtze and there
is plenty of traffic on it to
prove its importance. You'll see
the magnificent building skylines
on both the historic west side
(the Bund), and the modern east
side (Pudong) as well as the working
area of coal boats filling barges
and sending them downriver. It's
fun to see such lively river life
as well as Shanghai's amazing
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Visit the Shanghai
Museum, the Yu Yuan Garden, Shanghai
Old Street and former French Concession.
Have a stroll over the Bund. Enjoy the
Portman Acrobatic Show in the evening.
museum boasts over 120,000 pieces
of collection, including bronze,
ceramics, paintings, calligraphy,
sculpture, ancient Chinese coins,
jade furniture, and western art.
Yuan Garden: A
traditional Chinese park complete
with beautiful pavilions, miniature
lakes, bridges and rock formations.
French Concession: The
French Concession is the area
of Shanghai once designated for
the French. Today, the area's
central Huaihai Rd is a busy shopping
street, but the tree-lined avenues
and their many Tudor mansions
still retain an air of the "Paris
of the East".
a length of 1 km, the bund is
dotted with various grandiose
solid buildings of western style
dating back to the early this
century in its west. Due to these
imposing buildings, the bund is
also reputed as "an international
exhibition of architecture".
Transfer to the airport
for your departure, end of service.
And Hotel Accommodation
For the quotation below,
discount availible for group number more
than 5 people. The private guided tour is
tailored for you exclusively. No other participants
will be in your group and you will not take
part into any tours of others on land services.
|single room suppl.
3. Tour Price
Please send us an email
and provide the information below, we
will quote LATEST
for the above tour.
1. Your name and nationality;
2. The number of persons in your party,
if there are childre, please let us know
3. Your travel date;
4. The code of the tour that you are interested
in (each tour has a code like: CNT_18,
you can find the code of a tour at the
top of the page where the tour is);
5. Please let us know would you like 5-star
luxury hotels or standard 4-star hotels
or comfortable 3-star hotels for your
6. If you would like us to tailor make
a new tour for you that is different from
above tour, please let us know your requests.
4. Quotation Inclusions For The Above Tour:
1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons sharing
one twin or double standard room with
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at
the hotel, Chinese lunch and dinner in
local Chinese restaurant as specified
in the itinerary.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport or railway
station and hotel and all the sights by
The economic class air tickets of the
domestic flight or soft berth/seat train
tickets between cities as specified in
The main entrance tickets for the sights
6. Guiding service
All normal sightseeing tours in each city
with English-speaking guide and admission
fees where applicable. Our guide will
not fly with you from one city to another.
Upon your arrival at each city, a new
local guide and driver will pick you up,
be with you for local tour and see you
off after you finish the itinerary of
each city. The cruise shore excursion
is in-group assigned by the cruise company.
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
We highly recommend that you purchase
full coverage travel insurance from you
country of origin.
8. Tibet Travel
Permit application fee
The Tibet Travel Permit application fee
if your tour covers Tibet.
5. Quotation Exclusions For The Above Tour:
1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter
of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air / train
charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room
Should a twin room is needed by a single
guest, supplement of the twin room will
is single supplement?
The hotel is based on
double occupancy. If the visitor travels
alone or the number of the travelers is
odd (such as 3,5, 7...), who stays in
one single room has to pay the single
room supplement. As the hotel is on double
Expenses of a personal nature such as
laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call,
optional activities or sightseeing, overweight
baggage charges or meals not indicated,
Optional programs which are not specified
in the above itinerary.
6. Tips to guides