Description :Covering an area of 9,600,000 square kilometers with a written history of more than 5000 years, China is rich both in natural scenery and social culture. By a visit to Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Shanghai and leisure cruise tour on the mighty Yangtze River, you will get to know China in both senses.
Tour Code : CHY-01 Price : from US$1882 p/p Departure Date : You choose
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 visit the Summer Palace, which used to be a summer resort of Empress Dowager Cixi. It is mainly dominated by Longevity Hill (60 meters high) and the Kunming Lake. It covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometers, three quarters of which is water. This evening, you will go to taste Beijing Roast Duck in Quanjude which is a famous historied Roast Duck restaurant in China.
Today spend your whole day in the Mutianyu Section of Great Wall. Besides its strategically important location and compact layout, Great Wall at Mutianyu is also famous for the breath-takingly beautiful scenery. After lunch pay a visit to Changling, one of the thirteen Ming Tombs. It is the tomb of Zhu Di, the third emperor of Ming Dynasty.
Today 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. In the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Xian. Tonight, enjoy delicious Dumplings Banquet. Beijing/Xian by flight MU2120 14:05-16:00 (for reference only)
This morning visit the world famous Terra Cotta Warriors. It was discovered in 1974 and considered one of the eight wonders in the world. After lunch visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda which is four kms south of Xi'an and many regard it as a symbol of the city. After that, go to city wall to appreciate the oldest and best preserved one in China. In the evening, you will enjoy Tang Dynasty Singing and Dancing performance.
Xian -> Chongqing -> Three Gorges Area (B, L, D)
Today be driven to explore Hanyang Mausoleum. As the tomb of Liuqi, one emperor in Xihan Dynasty and his wife, it is the first underground history site in the world. After lunch you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Chongqing. After that, stroll at the People's Square and then move on to Chongqin Zoo to see the lovely Pandas.Then you will pay a visit to a free market. At night be transferred to the pier to board the cruiseship. The fantastic Yangtze River cruise is coming. Xian/Chongqing by flight HU7268 13:05-14:20 (for reference only)
Yangtze cruise option
Today sail on the Yangtze River. Enjoy shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost Town. Located on the northern bank of the River, Fengdu got its name of Ghost Town by the ancient legends of sinister spirits and terrible ghosts which are part of Chinese culture.
After enjoying your breakfast you may choose to take a shore excursion to the White King City (optional) or participate in the activities on board. Today you will pass through the Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. In the afternoon take an excursion to the Small Gorges or Shennong Stream. Tomorrow you will arrive in Yichang.
After breakfast our guide will guide you to the Three Gorges Dam which is considered the greatest water construction in China. After the visit, go back to the ship and have lunch there. Then tidy your things up and get disembarked. After having lunch you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Shanghai. Yichang/Shanghai by flight FM9366 15:30-17:00 (for reference only)
After enjoying your breakfast travel to the Bund, a very important lankmark of Shanghai on the western bank of the Huangpu River. Afterwards take a walk along the famous commercial street in Shanghai, Nanjing Road. In the afternoon
take half day trip to Shanghai Museum. As one of the three most important museums in China, it has a big collection of bronze wares.
In the evening, you will enjoy a fantastic acrobatic performance.
Free till being transfered to the airport. End of the fabulous tour in China.