Description :This Yangtze River Cruise package combines traditional culture with beautiful natural landscape in China. You can fully discover both China’s imperial cities and the liveliness of modern life. We elaborately make the arrangement to ensure you a delightful China tour, which contains the highlights in Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Guilin, the “charming paradise” Hangzhou and the fashionable Hong Kong.
Tour Code : CHY-13 Price : from US$3612 p/p Departure Date :
After enjoying your breakfast 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. In the afternoon take a tour in Beihai Park, a best-preserved imperial garden with a history of 1,000 years, and take a hutong tour exploring the lanes and courtyard houses unique to Beijing. Restaurants: Lunch:Chu Wan Yuan It’s a truth universally acknowledged that a restaurant tacked on to a Triple-A tourist venue will stink. And cost the earth. The wood-furnished dining room, with its high beamed ceilings and tight squeeze of tables, exudes a tavern-esqe aura that seems to tease out congeniality from all present, making for a buzzy atmosphere that borders on raucous. Dinner:Da Wan Ju Dawanju serves Beijing and Chongqing style food as well as the famous Beijing Duck.Their service is great too.
Today explore the fantastic wild section of Great wall-Mutianyu Section, which is well preserved with spectacular view and has less tourists than Badaling.
In the afternoon 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. Restaurants: Lunch:LaoGen Ren Jia Ran by the famous Beijing Chef Mr. Shi Wangrong, Lao Gen Ren Jia serves traditional Beijing local cuisine. Committed to research and develop new receipts to make innovation, this restaurant allows you enjoy not only the delicious food with dedicated service, but also experience typical Beijing culture. Dinner:
After breakfast 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. After having lunch you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Xian. Tonight, enjoy delicious Dumplings Banquet. Restaurants: Lunch:Ze Yuan Jiu lou Ze Yuan restaurant is named to memorize the former residence of Mao Zedong. Its general manager Wang Mingfu was a safe guard of Chairman Mao. He hired the two old chefs of Chairman as technology consultants. You will be able to taste Chairman Mao’s favorite food there. Dinner:*Defachang Jiaozi restaurant Founded in 1936, near the beautiful Xi'an bell tower, where elaborate and carefully made dumplings are coursed out in amazing quantities with various tastes. Beijing/Xian by flight CZ6948 1550- 1745 (for reference only)
After breakfast visit the world famous Terra Cotta Warriors. It was discovered in 1974 and considered one of the eight wonders in the world. After lunch enjoy a leisure visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the most important historical sites in Xian. Restaurants: Lunch:Ya Tai Lai(Zao Can)
Dinner:Xian Fan Zhuang Considered as the priority when tourists come to Xian because it is famous for various local snacks with well-decorated atmosphere.
Xian -> Chongqing -> Three Gorges Area (B, L, D)
Today pay a visit to Shaanxi History Museum, which is one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China with over 300,000 items. This afternoon you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Chongqing. After that, visit the Stilwell Museum founded in memory of an American general who contributed a great deal to Chinese people during the World War II.Transfer to the cruise port and board Cruise to begin your memorable trip on the Yangtze River. Tonight you will take a ship to Three Gorges Area. Xian/Chongqing by flight HU7268 1305- 1420 (for reference only)
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After enjoying your breakfast, take a shore excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda. It is a 12-story red wooden pagoda built by Qing Dynasty Emperor Qianlong on a huge rock. Return to the ship and continue cruising down the Yangtze.
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After enjoying your breakfast take an excursion tour to Zhujiajiao water village. The picturesque Zhujiajiao is a classic water village, over 400 years old with a signature five-arch bridge spanning the Cao Gang River. In the afternoon head for the railway station and take a safe, fast and comfortable train ride to Hangzhou. Restaurants: Lunch: Dinner:Butterfly Laguna Restaurant (Nanshan Road) Enjoy the fantastic Southeast Asian food. It is a buffet, so eat as much as you can. Shanghai/Hangzhou by train G7315 1400-1445 (for reference only)
Today enjoy the picturesque sceneries while having the boat cruise on the West Lake. After having lunch visit Lingyin temple, where has a quiet and beautiful grandeur that encourages a feeling of peace and for contemplation. Then, you are going to hike through mini-mountain Fei Lai Peak to discover many Buddhist rock carvings. Your next stop is to take a gander at Meijiawu Tea Village. Restaurants: Lunch:Chamate (Huanglong Stadium) Enjoy the perfect combination of Chinese tea and Chinese food. Dinner:Hang Zhou Xiao Mei Cha Guan (Meijiawu tea village) Enjoy Hangzhou local food in a beautiful tea planting area.
This morning you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Guilin. In the afternoon visit the historic Fubo Hill and Reed Flute Cave. Restaurants: Dinner:Guilin Qian Shui Wan Restaurant This restaurant is located in city center,west to the libertation bridge .You can enjoy a good view of li river and Seven star park. Hangzhou/Guilin by flight SC4951 1020-1225 (for reference only)
Today This morning make this day with trip to Li River Cruise to witness the spectacular limestone rock formations and rural life along the riverbanks. After lunch, stop at Yangshuo, a small town set in the lush rice paddies and surrounded by meandering rivers and limestone peaks. In the afternoon take an electric cart to travel around enjoying the countryside view of the villages. Then enjoy a wonderful show named Impression Sanjie Liu.
Yangshuo -> Hong Kong (B, L)
This morning enjoy a free morning at leisure.
In the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Hong Kong. Guilin/Hong Kong by flight CZ3031 1630- 1805 (for reference only)
After enjoying your breakfast our guide will guide you to explore Victoria Peak-the centre of Hong Kong as a tourist destination, a prime residential area and a view point second to none. Then visit the Repulse Bay. This Sun-drenched Bay is a luxurious residential area for dining, relaxation, and aquatic activities. Later on go for Aberdeen where the intriguing fishing life and delicious seafood definitely are quite worthy a visit! After the visit, be dropped off at your hotel. After lunch enjoy a half day free at leisure.
Hong Kong (B)
This morning enjoy a free day at leisure.
Hong Kong (B)
Free till being transfered to the airport. End of the fabulous tour in China.