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Shanghai - Nanjing - Chizhou - Huangshan - Wuhan - Yichang - Three Gorges Area - Chongqing - Guiyang - Changsha - Nanchang - Lushan - Hangzhou - Suzhou - Wuxi

Description :This 23 days tour includes Hangzhou tour, Suzhou tour, Wuxi tour, Yangtze cruise, Guiyang tour, trekking in Lushan, etc. A good chance to explore to the east and middle of China!
Tour Code : CHSP-01
Price : from US$3080 p/p
Departure Date : You choose

Day 1

Shanghai   (No meal included)

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the guide and be transferred to your hotel in the city center. The rest of the day will be free time on your own. You may stay at the hotel room to have a good rest or walk around on your own.

Day 2

Shanghai -> Nanjing   (B, L, D)

Visits : Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Xintiandi Plaza, Nanjing Road

This morning you will first visit the Shanghai Museum which is one of the best of its kind and then go to Xiantiandi which is considered the trendiest place in Shanghai. At noon, you will be transferred to the cruise ship.

Yangtze cruise option: Victoria Sophia

Day 3

Nanjing -> Chizhou   (B, L, D)

Visits : Confucius Temple(Fuzimiao)

Today the ship will arrive in Nanjing. And you will take a shore excursion to this city. You will visit the Sun Yat-sen Memorial and if time permits, a Qing Dynasty style bazaar surrounding a Confucian Temple. The Confucius Temple in Nanjing was a center of Confucian study for more than 1500 years. Today the area surrounding the temple has become Nanjing´s main amusement quarter with restaurants and rows of shops.

Yangtze cruise option: Victoria Sophia

Day 4

Chizhou -> Huangshan -> Chizhou   (B, L, D)

Visits : Mt.Huangshan, China World Heritage Site&Geopark

In the morning, arrive at Jiuhuashan and you will take a shore excursion tour to Mt. Jiuhuashan or “Mountain of the Nine Lotuses”, one of the four sacred mountains in Chinese Buddhism. After the tour, be transferred back to the ship to continue the cruise.

Yangtze cruise option: Victoria Sophia

Day 5

Chizhou -> Wuhan   (B, L, D)

Today your ship will arrive in Wuhan, which is one of the biggest cities in China. Visit the Hubei Provincial Museum. (Depending on arrival time, an alternate excursion may be substituted to the JiangHan Pedestrian Street, which contains hundreds of establishments, including food shops, retail stores and theatres.)

Yangtze cruise option: Victoria Sophia

Day 6

Wuhan   (B, L, D)

Today you will spend the whole day cruising along the Yangtze River. You may participate in all kinds of entertaining activities on board.

Yangtze cruise option: Victoria Sophia

Day 7

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

Today the ship will go through Gezhou Dam which was put into use in 1988. The dam is 47 meters high and 2606.5 meters long. The ship will also go through the famous 5-level ship locks at the Three Gorges Dam which is the greatest water project in the world. Then take a shore excursion to the dam.

Yangtze cruise option: Victoria Sophia

 Yangtze cruise option
Day 8

Three Gorges Area   (B, L, D)

Enter Wu Gorge, known for its quiet beauty and forest-covered mountains. Then sail through Qutang Gorge, the shortest, narrowest and most dramatic gorge. Then take a excursion tour to the Goddess Stream. Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to the gorges of Shennong Stream.

Yangtze cruise option: Victoria Sophia

 Yangtze cruise option
Day 9

Three Gorges Area   (B, L, D)

This morning take a shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City. It is a city made famous by the ancient legends of sinister spirits and ghosts which are an important part of Chinese ancient culture. According to legends, this is the place where the evil people are punished after death while the good are rewarded.

Yangtze cruise option: Victoria Sophia

 Yangtze cruise option
Day 10

Three Gorges Area -> Chongqing   (B, L)

Visits : Ci Qi Kou (Porcelain Village), Chongqing Peoples Hall, Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum

This morning the ship will arrive in Chongqing, one of the four special municipalities in China. Disembark and meet the guide at the pier. Then you will be transferred to Ciqikou commercial area, which used to be a porcelain trading and manufacturing center. Then proceed to Eling Park, a good scenic location to have a bird’s eye view of the city, here you will see the symbolic architecture in the city; People´s Hall of Chongqing. It was completed in 1954 to commemorate China´s resistance war and the establishment of the new government.
This afternoon, you will go to visit the Stilwell Museum and Three Gorges Museum. Well known for his China and Burma services, United States Army four-star General Joseph Warren Stilwell (1883 – 1946) has long been remembered by Chinese people. The former residence of General Stilwell has become a museum in memory of him. The Three Gorges Museum is situated opposite to the Chongqing People´s Hall. It is a public undertaking for the long-term preservation, history education and scientific research in respect of cultural relics and the natural environment of Chongqing and the Three Gorges area. The exterior of the museum has cambered walls and vitreous dome, representing the historical culture of Three Gorges and their origins. In addition, there are large-scale bas-reliefs, bronze sculptures and the Ecological Corridor that is one kilometer in length.

Day 11

Chongqing -> Guiyang   (B, L, D)

Visits : The Dazu Rock Carvings

Today have a day tour to Dazu to visit the rock carvings, which are a series of Buddhist sculptures and carvings, dating back to the 7th century. Then you will be transferred to Chongqing railway station and take an overnight train to Guiyang.

Day 12

Guiyang   (B, L)

This morning visit Huangguoshu Waterfall, the largest waterfall in Asia. At 74 meters high and 81 meters wide, it is a scenic marvel. In the afternoon visit Tianxinqiao Scenic Area.

Day 13

Guiyang -> Changsha   (B, L)

Visits : Qianlin Park and Hongfu temple

After breakfast your Guiyang tour continues to Qianling Park and Jiaxiu Pavillion. In the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport and take a flight to Changsha. When you arrive in Changsha, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 14

Changsha   (B, L)

Visits : Mawangdui Han Tombs, Yuelu Academy

After enjoying your breakfast, take a day tour in Changsha to the Han Tombs at Mawangdui and Yuelu Academy.

Day 15

Changsha -> Nanchang   (B, L)

This morning head for the railway station and take a safe, fast and comfortable train ride to Nanchang. This afternoon you will pay a visit to Teng Wang Tower, which is located at the convergent point of Ganjiang River and the Old Fu River, taking the city as its background and the river as its mirror. Next, you will go to the Jiangxi Museum, which is a center to collect and research all historical and archaeological cultural relics of Jiangxi.

Day 16

Nanchang -> Lushan   (B, L, D)

After enjoying your breakfast you will be driven to Lushan. You will visit Mt Lushan, a famous resort for many heads-of-state, celebrities and tourists in the summer, officially listed as one of the world’s cultural heritages in 1996. Enjoy the beauty of the mountain, visit Flower Path, Splendid Valley Immortal Cave and the bridges.

Day 17

Lushan -> Nanchang   (B, L)

Today continue touring on the mountain and in the afternoon, you will descend the mountain and be transferred back to Nanchang.

Day 18

Nanchang -> Hangzhou   (B, L)

After breakfast head for the railway station and take the safe, fast and comfortable train to Hangzhou. In the afternoon you will take a cruise on the West Lake. The West Lake is the soul of Hangzhou city and is often regarded as an elegant beauty, a lieu of romance and a place of leisure for people who are living here and tourists outside the city. And there are beautiful stories happening here everyday. Everyone will be greatly moved by the unparalleled beauty of the scenic lake. Different views can be seen in different seasons. Then, you will visit the China Tea Museum. It located in Shuang Feng, Long Jing Road and is clustered around the tea plantations.

Day 19

Hangzhou -> Suzhou   (B, L, D)

Visits : Lingyin Temple

This morning visit Lingyin Temple, one of the most celebrated Buddhist Temples in China. Then visit the rock carvings on Feilai Peak (Peak Flying From Afar). Afterwards, visit Huqingyutang Chinese Medicine Museum. In the afternoon, take a safe, fast and comfortable train ride to Suzhou.

Day 20

Suzhou   (B, L, D)

Visits : Suzhou Silk Museum, Humble Administrator Garden, Garden of the Master of the Nets(Wang Shi Garden)

After breakfast you will go and visit the Humble Administrator´s Garden, which is considered the most beautiful garden-style architectural complex in China. Have a free walk around the garden and you will get totally refreshed. Then pay a visit to the Suzhou Silk Museum, where you can learn about silk in China. And then take a boat ride on the Grand Canal to watch the waterside city view. Then take your time in the Master of the Nets Garden at night.

Day 21

Suzhou -> Wuxi   (B, L)

After breakfast head for the railway station and take a safe, fast and comfortable train to Wuxi. In the afternoon, you will visit Turtle Head Isle. It is actually a peninsula on Taihu Lake and has a park containing many pavilions. Then you will take a boat ride on the lake. After that, you will visit the Three Kingdoms World which was set up by Wuxi Film Studios to film the TV drama the Three Kingdoms. In the Three Kingdoms World, you will also see a performance which simulates a typical horseback battle during the Three Kingdoms Period.

Day 22

Wuxi -> Shanghai   (B, L)

Visits : Grand Buddha Statue of Efficacious Mountain (Lingshan)

This morning pay a visit to Lingshan Big Buddha which stands 88 meters tall. It´s a must see for you in Wuxi for it´s the tallest standing Buddha in the world. Then have a short visit to Wuxi Clay Figurine Museum to enjoy the lovely clay images. After having lunch head for the railway station and take a safe, fast and comfortable train to Shanghai.

Day 23

Shanghai   (B)

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

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