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Tour Code: SG2017-04

Classic Yangtze Cruise: Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruises, Yichang and Shanghai
Tour Length: 11 days

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Daily Itinerary Summary

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Forbidden City, Beijing

Day 01: Entry Beijing
You will be met upon arrival at Beijing Capital Airport and check into your hotel. The rest of the day is left free off schedule for your individual activities. No escorted tour is scheduled.

  Hotel: Holiday Inn Central Plaza  - the best Holiday Inn Hotel in Beijing

Day 02: Beijing   
After breakfast you are invited to attend the pre-tour briefing in the hotel, where you will meet the other members of your group. Start your China tour with the visit to the world largest city square of Tian'anmen Square. Just cross the famous Chang'an Avenue to enter the Forbidden City to appreciate this majestic royal court complex. An a la carte lunch will be served at a fine local restaurant. The afternoon visit will be focused on the Temple of Heaven, where the Emperors pray for God blessing and harvest for the whole nation. This evening, you will be entertained by a lively Kungfu Show at the Red Theatre. 
  Hotel: Holiday Inn Central Plaza 
  Meals: B, L

Day 03: Beijing 
Drive to visit Badaling section of the world famous Great Wall, one of the ancient construction wonders in the history. You will be given 1.5-2 hours to have a short excursion on the wall. Visit a jade factory next. The restaurants near the site offer poor service, so we do not arrange lunch today. We suggest you have a hearty breakfast and take some fast food for lunch. In the afternoon you will move to visit the Sacred Way. You will be driven to overlook the splendid Olympic National Stadium, otherwise known as Bird’s Nest on the way back to downtown area.
  Hotel: Holiday Inn Central Plaza 
  Meals: B

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Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian

Day 04: Beijing Xian  
Visit the Imperial garden Summer Palace where is the royalties' summer resort in the morning. Then visit a pearl store. At noon, we will serve you an a la carte lunch at a fancy local restaurant. After having an old Beijing Hutong tour, take an afternoon flight to the next ancient capital city, Xian. The local guide will pick you up at the Xian airport and transfer to check in at the well selected hotel.
  Hotel: Sheraton Hotel
  Meals: B, L

 Day 05: Xian
Drive to visit the remarkable significant archeological excavation of Terracotta Warriors and Horses in the morning, which is not to be missed for any visitors to China. Visit a pottery-making factory. Around noon, we will transfer you back to downtown and visit a local family home, where you will have a rich a la carte home-cooked lunch. In the afternoon go on with the city tour to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda & Xian Museum. This evening please enjoy the local dumpling dinner while you are entertained by the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.

  Hotel: Sheraton Hotel
  Meals: B, L, D

Splendid Yangtze River Three Gorges Cruise

Day 06: Xian Chongqing
You will have a stop at the City Wall for some activities. Cycling on the City Wall is quite popular among the foreign friends. If you cycle there, you need to pay the charge on the spot. Lunch is left on your own today. Then you will take a flight to Chongqing. Your guide will pick you up at the airport and then transfer you to visit the famous Ciqikou Ancient Town if time permits. Afterwards, check in at the deluxe cruise ship, which will set sail at 22:00.

  Hotel: President No.6 
  Meals: B

Day 07: Chongqing Shibaozhai
At about 14:00, the ship will arrive at Shibaozhai, you will disembark for a side trip, where you will visit the exquisite wood tower. After that, you will return to the ship and continue enjoying the nice view on the ship. The Captain’s Welcome Party is held on the deck in the evening. Don’t miss it. 
  Meals: B, L, D

Verdant scenery along Shennong Stream cruise, Yangtze River

Day 08: Badong Xiling Gorge Sandouping
Today your eyes will be busy with endless breathtaking beautiful scenery as the ship sailing through the splendid Three Gorges, the Qutang Gorge famous for its natural spectacular landscape, the Wu Gorge known for its 'Twelve Peaks' and the longest Xiling Gorge. On the way, the ship will stop at Badong to have an interesting short floating along the Shennong Stream in small pea boat, rowing by the boat trackers between the well-wooden and cliffy hills. After that, continue your cruise into the western section of the Xiling Gorge and pass through the five-step ship lock in the evening.  

  Meals: B, L, D

Day 09: Yichang Shanghai
This morning, you will have to check out the cruise ship after visiting the magnificent Three Gorges Dam Construction Project, the world's largest hydroelectric project. Your local guide will get on board to meet you and escort you to have lunch in the city. Take the flight to Shanghai and check in the fine hotel. Enjoy the night life in Shanghai on your own.    

  Hotel: Grand Mercure Shanghai Zhongya
  Meals: B, L

Shanghai City

Day 10: Shanghai
Visit the Shanghai Museum with large collection of rare cultural piece and the elegant Yuyuan Garden full of traditional flavor. Then visit a silk shop. Enjoy an a la carte lunch that we specially arranged for you at a famous local restaurant. In the afternoon, the guide will take you to wander around the famous Nanjing Road, stroll at the Bund along the Huangpu River and visit an old cultural street in Shanghai.Transfer you back to the hotel and the tour guide will bid farewell to you. Our escorted service ends here.
  Hotel: Grand Mercure Shanghai Zhongya
  Meals: B, L

Day 11: Shanghai Exit
You will go to the airport for your home forward flight on your own. If you still have more time for the China visit, you are invited to contact us for some suggestion to extend your China trip. 
  Meals: B

 Important Notes:
 To the Airports:
Shanghai has two airports: Hongqiao Airport (9 miles (15 km) west of the center of Shanghai) and Pudong Airport (19 miles (30km) southeast of Shanghai). Please make sure you go to the right one for departure.
 Best way to Airports:
Beijingtrip.com suggests you book a taxi at the Front Desk of your Shanghai hotel to make sure you won't stand outside the hotel entrance with your luggage waiting for a taxi. The trip to Pudong Airport will take one hour at 150 -170 RMB and it needs a 20 minutes drive for the Hongqiao Airport at 30 RMB. Hotel shuttle buses are available every hour to the airport at 30 RMB per person. For details please contact the Front Desk of the hotel.

Tour Prices (based on per person and shown in US dollars)
Route Code
Travel Timetable(Start Date - End Date)
Twin Room Basis
Single Room Supplement
4-04-01 01 Apr, 2017 - 11 Apr, 2017 $1802.00 $582.00 Closed 
4-04-06 06 Apr, 2017 - 16 Apr, 2017 $1802.00 $582.00 Closed 
4-04-13 13 Apr, 2017 - 23 Apr, 2017 $1802.00 $582.00 Closed 
4-04-20 20 Apr, 2017 - 30 Apr, 2017 $1802.00 $582.00 Closed 
4-05-04 04 May, 2017 - 14 May, 2017 $1862.00 $622.00 Closed 
4-05-11 11 May, 2017 - 21 May, 2017 $1862.00 $622.00 Closed 
4-05-18 18 May, 2017 - 28 May, 2017 $1862.00 $622.00 Closed 
4-05-25 25 May, 2017 - 04 Jun, 2017 $1862.00 $622.00 Closed 
4-06-01 01 Jun, 2017 - 11 Jun, 2017 $1752.00 $542.00 Closed 
4-06-08 08 Jun, 2017 - 18 Jun, 2017 $1752.00 $542.00 Closed 
4-06-15 15 Jun, 2017 - 25 Jun, 2017 $1752.00 $542.00 Closed 
4-06-22 22 Jun, 2017 - 02 Jul, 2017 $1752.00 $542.00 Closed 
4-06-29 29 Jun, 2017 - 09 Jul, 2017 $1772.00 $542.00 Closed 
4-07-06 06 Jul, 2017 - 16 Jul, 2017 $1772.00 $542.00 Closed 
4-07-13 13 Jul, 2017 - 23 Jul, 2017 $1772.00 $542.00 Closed 
4-07-20 20 Jul, 2017 - 30 Jul, 2017 $1772.00 $542.00 Closed 
4-07-27 27 Jul, 2017 - 06 Aug, 2017 $1772.00 $542.00 Closed 
4-08-03 03 Aug, 2017 - 13 Aug, 2017 $1792.00 $552.00 Closed 
4-08-10 10 Aug, 2017 - 20 Aug, 2017 $1792.00 $552.00 Closed 
4-08-17 17 Aug, 2017 - 27 Aug, 2017 $1792.00 $552.00 Closed 
4-08-24 24 Aug, 2017 - 03 Sep, 2017 $1792.00 $552.00 Closed 
4-08-31 31 Aug, 2017 - 10 Sep, 2017 $1862.00 $622.00 Closed 
4-09-07 07 Sep, 2017 - 17 Sep, 2017 $1862.00 $622.00 Closed 
4-09-14 14 Sep, 2017 - 24 Sep, 2017 $1862.00 $622.00 Closed 
4-09-21 21 Sep, 2017 - 01 Oct, 2017 $1862.00 $622.00 Closed 
4-10-05 05 Oct, 2017 - 15 Oct, 2017 $1862.00 $622.00 Closed 
4-10-12 12 Oct, 2017 - 22 Oct, 2017 $1862.00 $622.00 Closed 
4-10-19 19 Oct, 2017 - 29 Oct, 2017 $1862.00 $622.00 Closed 
4-10-26 26 Oct, 2017 - 05 Nov, 2017 $1862.00 $622.00 Closed 
4-11-02 02 Nov, 2017 - 12 Nov, 2017 $1682.00 $572.00 Closed 
4-11-09 09 Nov, 2017 - 19 Nov, 2017 $1682.00 $572.00 Closed 
4-11-16 16 Nov, 2017 - 26 Nov, 2017 $1662.00 $542.00 Closed 
4-03-31 31 Mar, 2018 - 10 Apr, 2018 $1882.00 $662.00 Open 

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