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Beijing - Xian - Lhasa - Chengdu - Kunming - Lijiang - Chongqing - Three Gorges Area - Yichang - Shanghai

Description :This long haul Yangtze River Cruise package can be considered as one of the most brilliant China tours including several colorful highlights in China. Besides enjoying amazing Yangtze Cruise, you will explore many eye-catching attractions in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xian, Lhasa, Kunming and Lijiang containing both natural and cultural wonders as well as local specialty to gain a memorable impression of your China tours.
Tour Code : CHY-19
Price : from US$4012 p/p
Departure Date :

Day 1

Beijing   (No meal included)

Upon your arrival, our guide will meet you and transfer you to the city center.

Day 2

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. After having lunch 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.

Day 3

Beijing   (B, L)

Visits : Mutianyu Great Wall, Sacred Road of The Ming Tombs

This morning 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 Changling Tomb where emperor Yongle and his empress are buried and also is the first as well as the largest one of all the Ming Tombs, and walk along the Sacred Way, which is lined with animals, mystical beastsmeans and four statues.

Day 4

Beijing -> Xian   (B, L, D)

Visits : Temple of Heaven

This morning pay a visit to 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. And then you are going to have Hutong Rickshaw Tour. You will explore some of Beijing´s old Hutongs-the traditional courtyard residences cut into blocks by narrow alleyways and then you will learn how to make a kite with the help of the kite-maker. In the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Xian. In the evening, you will go enjoy Tang Dynasty Show and taste chinese dumplings at the same time.

Day 5

Xian   (B, L)

Visits : Terra-Cotta Warriors

After enjoying your breakfast 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 6

Xian -> Lhasa   (B, L, D)

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Lhasa.

This afternoon enjoy a half day free at leisure.


Day 7

Lhasa   (B, L, D)

Visits : Barkhor Street, Jokhang Temple, Potala Palace

This morning 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 8

Lhasa   (B, L, D)

Visits : Norbulingka

After breakfast 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 9

Lhasa -> Chengdu   (B, L)

Visits : Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center

Today you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Chengdu.

This afternoon journey to panda Breeding and Research Center. It was told that there are more than 8000 of giant pandas left in the world are living in and around Sichuan.

Day 10

Chengdu -> Kunming   (B)

After enjoying your breakfast enjoy a free morning at leisure.

This afternoon you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Kunming.

Day 11

Kunming -> Lijiang   (B, L)

After enjoying your breakfast explore your time to the Dragon Gate which is lying 15 km west of Kunming City. It is both the summit of the grotto and the highlight of the grotto as well. After having lunch you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Lijiang.

Day 12

Lijiang   (B, L)

Visits : The Old Town of Lijiang

After breakfast visit the Museum Of Naxi Dongba Culture to learn about their ancient culture, which consists of hieroglyphs, scripture, paintings, music and dance. Then, visit Black Dragon Pool with stunning views of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. This afternoon you are going to tour Ancient City of Lijiang. With its canals and quaint mysterious streets, it has been enlisted by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Day 13

Lijiang   (B, L)

This morning devote your time to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Consisting 13 peaks, it is the southernmost glacier in the Northern Hemisphere. After having lunch enjoy a half day free at leisure.


Day 14

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

Visits : Ci Qi Kou (Porcelain Village)

Today you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Kunming.

After lunch get on the connecting flight to Chongqing. After that, visit Caotian Gate and Ciqikou Old Town. 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 15

Three Gorges Area   (B, L, D)

Visits : Fengdu Ghost Town

This morning sail on the Yangtze River. Enjoy a shore excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda which is an 12-storey wooden pagoda built by a Qing Dynasty emperor. After the tour, you will return to the ship.


 Yangtze cruise option
M.S. Yangtze 2        / M.S. Yangtze 1         / CSC Victoria II       
Day 16

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

Visits : White Emperor City (Baidi Town)

Today you will pass through the Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. In the afternoon take an excursion to the Goddess Stream. 
 
 Yangtze cruise option
M.S. Yangtze 2        / M.S. Yangtze 1         / CSC Victoria II      

Day 17

Yichang -> Shanghai   (B, L)

After enjoying your 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. This afternoon you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Shanghai.

Day 18

Shanghai   (B, L)

Visits : Nanjing Road, The Bund, Shanghai Old Street, Yuyuan Garden

This morning enjoy half day city tour in Shanghai. You will visit Yuyan Garden, an age-old garden where you can get a close touch with Chinese traditional architecture. Then you will have a free walk around Shanghai Old Street. After that, be guided to the Bund, the landmark of the city. Later on, stroll along Nanjing Road, a well-reputed pedestrian street in Shanghai. After lunch pay a visit to Shanghai Museum. It is one of the three best museums in China with a big collection of arts and bronzewares. Then move on to the Former French Concession to have a walk around the area.

Day 19

Shanghai   (B, L)

Visits : Ancient Water Town Zhujiajiao

This morning 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 enjoy a half day free at leisure.


Day 20

Shanghai   (B)

After breakfast you will be transfered to the airport and take flight back home.

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