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15 Days Beijing - Xian - Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang - Shanghai
Tour Code: 106
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Itinerary Details
Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Great Wall, Beijing Photo by our clients Mr. Karl Dutton & Mr. Mark James De Garis
Our guide will meet you outside the customs of Beijing Airport after you retrieve your luggage and clear the customs, and then transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is on your own to explore the city.

Meals: No meals
Accommodation: The Peninsula Palace
Day 2 Beijing
Visit the Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. After enjoying the Chinese Kung Fu Show at Red Theatre, we will transfer you to have the tasty Beijing Duck Dinner at the time-honored Quanjude restaurant in Qianmen Street. Our guide and driver will end today's service here and you can enjoy the dinner at your own pleasure and take a taxi back to hotel by yourselves. It should cost you no more than CNY15.00. (Note: Drinks are not included in the dinner. You can order and pay it on your own.)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Beijing duck dinner
Accommodation: The Peninsula Palace
Day 3 Beijing
Visit the Badaling Great Wall. To avoid having lunch at shopping site restaurants, you will be driven to have Sichuan food at a local popular restaurant. Visit the Sacred Way, the Ming Tomb in the afternoon. On the way back to downtown, drive by the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium). You will see its appearance at a distance.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: The Peninsula Palace
Day 4 Beijing - Xian
Terracotta warriors, Xian
Visit the Summer Palace and the Lama Temple. Take a flight to Xian and transfer to the hotel. A sumptuous buffet dinner will be served for you at the hotel this evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet dinner
Accommodation: Hyatt Rengency Hotel - Executive Room
Day 5 Xian
Visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. Your a la carte lunch is served at the best local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Provincial History Museum. This evening you will be entertained with the marvelous Tang Dynasty Dinner Show in Tang Dynasty Palace. (Add: No.75, Chang'an Road, Xian)

Meals: Breakfast, A la carte lunch, Tang Dynasty dinner show
Accommodation: Hyatt Rengency Hotel - Executive Room
Day 6 Xian
Visit the City Wall. After enjoying the a la carte lunch at a local famous restaurant, visit the Great Mosque and a local family.

Meals: Breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Hyatt Rengency Hotel - Executive Room
Day 7 Xian - Guilin
Visit the Hanyangling Museum, the Mausoleum of Western Han Emperor Liu Qi on the way to the airport. Then take a flight to Guilin and transfer to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel - Deluxe Room
Day 8 Guilin - Yangshuo
Li River cruise tour
Enduring memories are created today as you cruise down the Li River to Yangshuo. Upon arrival in Yangshuo, a short bicycle trip to the countryside will then be arranged. You will visit a local villager's home to experience the farmer's lifestyle there. Alternatively, you can take our electric car instead of taking bicycles. (Tips: Lunch will be provided on the cruise today and since it may not meet your expectations, TCG suggests that you have a larger breakfast at the hotel.)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Green Lotus Hotel
Day 9 Yangshuo - Guilin
Morning is free. Return to Guilin, visit the Reed Flute Cave, the Seven Star Park and the Elephant Trunk Hill in the afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel - Deluxe Room
Day 10 Guilin - Chongqing
Take a morning flight to Chongqing. After having lunch at a famous restaurant, visit the Panda House in Chongqing Zoo, the Residence of General Joseph W. Stilwell and Ci Qi Kou. Transfer you to board the deluxe New Century cruise ship. Your memorable Yangtze River tour begins at 23:30 as the ship sets sail.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Century Diamond or Century Sky or Century Sun - Deluxe Suite
Day 11 Chongqing - Fengdu
Toasting with the Captain on Yangtze cruise tour
Disembark for an excursion to the Snowy Jade Cave. The Captain's Welcome reception Party will be followed by a dinner in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12 Badong - Xiling Gorge - Sandouping
Sailing through the Qutang Gorge and later the Wu Gorge. Disembark at Wushan Daning River for an excursion to the Shennong Stream. In the afternoon, continue sailing into western section of the Xiling Gorge. At 18:00, pass through the three gorges ship lock and a dinner is served for you.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13 Yichang - Shanghai
Disembark for an excursion to the constructed Three Gorges Dam. Then pack your luggage and complete check-out procedures. After having lunch at the Yichang city, visit the Yichang Museum if time permits. Take a flight to Shanghai and transfer to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hyatt On The Bund
Day 14 Shanghai
Fantastic Yangtze cruise
Visit the Shanghai Museum and the Yuyuan Garden. A luxurious western buffet lunch will be specially served for you today, since we believe that you may have quite enjoyed the Chinese food during the tour and begin to miss your western meal. After lunch, take a cruise tour on the Huangpu River. Tonight, an a la carte farewell dinner will be served at a fancy and famous local restaurant, which offers authentic Shanghai and Cantonese cuisine. The memorable dinner will be followed by the Portman Acrobatic Show at the Shanghai Centre Theatre.

Meals: Breakfast, Western buffet lunch, A la carte dinner
Accommodation: Hyatt On The Bund
Day 15 Departure from Shanghai
Your pleasant China tour ends as we transfer you to the airport and help you board the flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast