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Shanghai - Yichang - Three Gorges Area - Chongqing - Lhasa - Xian - Beijing

Description :This exciting Yangtze River Cruise package introduces you to the colorful natural and cultural treasure of China including amazing sightseeing as well as enjoyable participation. You can both experience Yangtze River Cruise, visiting the most brilliant China cities and explore the mysterious Tibet. We specially arrange the distinguished elements in every visited city to ensure you a satisfactory and memorable vacation.
Tour Code : CHY-15
Price : from US$2760 p/p
Departure Date :

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.

Day 2

Shanghai   (B, L, D)

Visits : Yuyuan Garden

you will will visit Yuyuan Garden, an age-old garden where you can get a close touch with Chinese traditional architecture.
In the afternoon you will visit the Jade Buddha Temple and the lively district of Nanjing Road for some last-minute souvenir purchases. Then, you will visit the Bund and take a cruise tour on the Huangpu River.

Day 3

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

Visits : Shanghai Museum

This morning take your time to visit Shanghai Museum which is located in People's Square. After lunch you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Yichang. After that, have a short city tour in Yichang before embarking the cruise. At night be transferred to the pier to board the cruiseship. The fantastic Yangtze River cruise is coming.

 Yangtze cruise option
M.S. Yangtze 2        / M.S. Yangtze 1         / CSC Victoria II       
Day 4

Three Gorges Area   (B, L, D)

Today sail through Xiling Gorge in the morning. Visit the Three Gorges Dam site at noon and navigate Three Gorges Shiplock in the afternoon. The Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River is known as one of the largest construction projects and the dam is the largest of its kind in the world today. The project aims to generate tremendous power and control flood. You will spend the rest of the day cruising on the Yangtze River. You can watch the waterside scenery or participate in activities on board.

 Yangtze cruise option
M.S. Yangtze 2        / M.S. Yangtze 1         / CSC Victoria II       
Day 5

Three Gorges Area   (B, L, D)

After breakfast enjoy excursion to Shennong Stream. Drifting along Shennong Stream by a small sampan to enjoy the beautiful natural scenery and small villages is a unique experience for you. The mysterious hanging coffins on both sides of cliffs may also astonish you. It is an enigma so far by what kind of way the ancient people raised these coffins up to the cliffs.

 Yangtze cruise option
M.S. Yangtze 2        / M.S. Yangtze 1         / CSC Victoria II       
Day 6

Three Gorges Area -> Chongqing   (B, L, D)

Visits : Fengdu Ghost Town

After enjoying your breakfast take a shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City. It is a city made famous by the ancient legends of sinister spirits and ghosts which make an important part of Chinese ancient culture. According to legends, here is the place where the evil people are punished after death while the good are awarded. Tomorrow you will arrive in Chongqing.

Day 7

Chongqing   (B, L)

After enjoying your breakfast disembark the cruise in Chongqing at about 9 am. In the afternoon drive to Dazu to have a look at Dazu Rock Carving in Baodingshan. You will see the famous stone carvings of Buddha there.

Day 8

Chongqing -> Lhasa   (B, L)

Today visit the Stilwell Museum founded in memory of an American general who contributed a great deal to Chinese people during the World War II. After having lunch you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Lhasa.

Day 9

Lhasa   (B, L)

Visits : Barkhor Street, Jokhang Temple, Potala Palace

After breakfast starts from Potala Palace, the symbol of Lhasa and the regional capital of Tibet. Then go to Jokhang Monastery. Of course, you should not miss Barkhor Street nearby, the biggest bazaar for the Tibetans.

Day 10

Lhasa   (B, L)

Visits : Norbulingka

Today pay a visit to Norbulingka. It is a summer resort for different generations of Dalai Lamas, where they could take care of local affairs. In the afternoon travel to Sera Monastery. It is known as one of the three greatest monasteries of Tibet and the representative temple for Gelugza. There are lots of Buddhist sutras, Buddhist instruments, Cassocks, gold and silver articles inside this temple.

Day 11

Lhasa -> Xian   (B, L)

Today be transferred to the railway station for the overnight train to Xian. This afternoon enjoy a half day free at leisure.

Stay overnight on the train. Soft berth tickets will be provided.
Accommodation: Overnight on the train

Day 12

Xian   (No meal included)

After enjoying your breakfast enjoy a free day at leisure. Arrive in Xian at night. Meet our guide in the railway station and be transferred to your hotel for a good rest.

Day 13

Xian   (B, L)

Visits : Terra-Cotta Warriors

Today visit the world famous Terra Cotta Warriors. It was discovered in 1974 and considered one of the eight wonders in the world. After having lunch enjoy a leisurely stroll on the Bell & Drum Tower Square.

Day 14

Xian -> Beijing   (B, L)

After enjoying your breakfast 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 Beijing.

Day 15

Beijing   (B, L, D)

Visits : Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Beijing Summer Palace

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. Tonight, enjoy Beijing Duck Dinner in Quanjude Restaurant,which opened in 1864 outside Qianmen (front gate). It was awarded China's 500 most valuable commodity brand award.The ducks are cooked in unique condiments and spices, and roasted directly over flames of fruit tree wood. The highest quality Beijing Ducks are date-red in color, shining with oil, and with a crisp skin and tender meat inside.

After dinner, be transferred to the theater to watch an fantastic Acrobatic Show.

Day 16

Beijing   (B, L)

Visits : The Great Wall of China

have a day excursion to Badaling Great Wall and Changling Tomb. Badaling is the site of the most visited section of the Great Wall of China, approximately 50 miles (80 km) northwest of urban Beijing city in Yanqing County, which is within the Beijing municipality. The portion of the wall running through the site was built during the Ming Dynasty, along with a military outpost reflecting the location's strategic importance. The highest point of Badaling is Beibalou, approximately 0.63 miles (1,015 m) above sea level. On the way back pay an exterior visit to the two Olympic venues, the Birds Nest and Water Cube.

Day 17

Beijing   (B)

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

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