YC-08 Shanghai-Yichang-Chongqing-Xi’an-Beijing (13D12N)

Day 01  Arrive in Shanghai. Meet the local guide and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon visit the Yuyuan Garden. Laid out in the 16th century by aMing official, this small (2 hectares) garden is a delight of pools, pavilions and rock gardens. Strolling through the bazaar surrounding the garden, you will find lines of stores that sell traditional Chinese arts and crafts........
(D)  Overnight in Shanghai
Day 02  Shanghai is a city that must be seen to be appreciated. You will see something of its history at the Shanghai Museum on People' s Square with its fine collection of cultural relics. Next comes The Bund, one of the most famous thoroughfares in China and here you will see a collection of buildings dating from the 1930' s displaying their western influence and fulfilling the role of the commercial heart of Shanghai. Leaving the ancient for the modern you visit the TV Tower of the Oriental Pearl situated in the thriving Pudong area of the city dominated by the 88-storey Jin Mao building.
( B/L/D )  Overnight in Shanghai

Day 03  In the morning take flight to Yichang. Meet the local guide and transfer to embark on the cruise.
(B/L/D)  Overnight on board

Day 04  9:00 pm depart Yichang.
(B/L/D)  Overnight on board

Day 05   Morning visit Three Gorges Dam site. Sail through the Three Gorges Ship locks and Xiling Gorge.
(B/L/D)  Overnight on board

Day 06   Excursion to Daning River Small Gorges or Shennong Stream. Pass through Wu Gorge/Qutang Gorge.
(B/L/D)  Overnight on board
Day 07   Shore excursion to Shibaozhai or Wanzhou.
(B/L/D)  Overnight on board
Day 08   9:00 am disembark Chongqing. Meet the local guide and enjoy the city tour in Chongqing. In the afternoon take flight to Xi' an. Meet the local guide and transfer to the hotel.
(B/L/D)  Overnight in Xi' an
Day 09   Following breakfast in the hotel, we will set out for another highlight of your tour, the Terracotta Warriors Museum. The thousands of life size soldiers and horses were created to guard the tomb of Qin Shi Huangdi, the first Emperor to unite China under his firm rule. The royal tomb itself has yet to be opened but the rank upon rank of Warriors is a sight that is unrivalled anywhere in the world. After lunch, we will visit the Provincial History Museum which has the richest collection of artifacts in China. For the last visit of the afternoon we will go to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The square, seven-storey pagoda was built in 652 AD and is a fine example of Tang Dynasty Buddhist architecture. In the afternoon visit the ancient Xi' an City Wall (14th century) one of the most important city walls in China.
(B/L/D)  Overnight in Xi' an
Day 10   To start your day before breakfast, you will have a unique chance to experience the mysterious and ancient art of Tai Chi Chuan, a 300-year old traditional Chinese martial art, also known as shadow boxing. After breakfast, we will visit the Forest of Stone Steles Museum. The museum, which is housed in the Temple of Confucius, has the largest collection of its kind in China with over 3,000 inscribed stones steles. Next comes the Great Mosque built in 742 during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The traditional Chinese-style architecture makes this mosque quite distinct from its Arabic counterparts. In the afternoon take flight from Xi' an to Beijing. Meet the local guide and transfer to the hotel.
(B/L/D)  Overnight in Beijing
Day 11   Today we will visit some of the contrasting sights of Beijing, our capital city. Our first stop will be at Tian' anmen Square, the largest public square in the world. Dominating the north side of the square is the massive red Tian' anmen Gate through which we will pass into the fabled Forbidden City and another age, where we will see the home of the members of the royal family and their court during China' s Ming and Qing Dynasties. After lunch we will visit the imposing Temple of Heaven where the Emperor came each year to intercede with the Gods for a good and plentiful harvest.
(B/L/D)  Overnight in Beijing
Day 12   Today we will visit the Great Wall where you will have the opportunity to not only see one of the most impressive sections of the Great Wall of China but also take a walk along it. After lunch you will travel some 50 km northwest of Beijing to the Sacred Way with its fabulous stone animals. The way leads to the Ming Tombs in the shadow of Longevity Mountain. A visit to the Underground Palace of Dingling will allow you to see imperial coffins, burial artifacts and treasures. After this long day, we will arrange for you to have a fresh, gourmet dinner at your hotel.
(B/L/D)  Overnight in Beijing
Day 13   This morning we will visit the favorite haunt of the Empress Dowager, the Summer Palace. Walking in this veritable museum of classical Chinese garden architecture, where the royal family could relax away from the formal ceremony of the court, is a pleasant experience. There are a number of pavilions as well as the Long Corridor, now a popular place for people to spend the day. In the afternoon take flight for leaving.

Yangtze Cruise ( Apr. – Nov. )  ( USD p/p ) Budget Standard Luxury   Note
2-5 pax   2845    3096   6516  
6-9 pax  2456  2612   5496   
Single Room Supplement   2289    2406   2856        
10 pax up   2058    2249    4586   
Single Room Supplement  1845   1956    2245         
Monthly Special Offer ( Min. Pax: 10 )   1899    2015  
Single Room Supplement  1795    1886           
* 3 domestic flights in the economic class with tax
   ( Shanghai/Yichang, Chongqing/Xi'an/Beijing )
* 3* hotel ( budget ), 4* hotel ( standard ) or 5* hotel ( luxury ) , twin-bed room with private 
  shower and WC
* English speaking local guide
* Daily meals ( exclude the special flavor food )
* Admission charges where applicable as shown in the tour description
* Transportation in the program
* Service charges for baggage handling between hotel and airport
* Domestic travel insurance
* 4* or 5* Cruise
* International flights and tax
* Personal consumption
* Visa fee
* Tips for guide, driver and porter
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