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12 Days Beijing, Guilin and Shanghai Tour with Yangtze Cruise Discovery
 
Beijing, Guilin, Chongqing, Yangtze, Yichang, Shanghai
 
 
Tour Description:
This is a private tour, We will assign private guide and van in each city and no other participants will be allowed to join in your group. Also the tour is totally flexible. You can start your own tours at anytime as you like. Moreover, if you would like to do some adjustment in this itinerary, please Email(ebiz@dditours.com) in what area you are not satisfied, we can adjust the itinerary according to your every request.
 
Daily Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Beijing ()

On arrival in Beijing, you will be met & transferred by our professional English speaking guide to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 2
Beijing (B/L)
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Full day city excursion to Tiananmen Square-the largest square in the world, Forbidden City-imperial palace of Ming and Qing Dynasty, and Temple of Heaven-here ancient emperors prayed for good harvest. Lunch at good local Peking Roasted Duck restaurants. You can choose the Peking Opera Show (or Chinese Kungfu show) as optional in the evening.

The Tian'anmen Square: The largest city square in the world.
The Forbidden City: the imperial palace for the Ming and Qing with a history of around 600 years.
The Temple of Heaven: The Temple of Heaven is a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design which simply and graphically illustrates a cosmogony of great importance for the evolution of one of the world’s great civilizations.

the Sacred Way

Day 3
Beijing (B/L)
Buffet breakfast at hotel followed by full day trip to the Great Wall at Badaling, the Ming Tombs and the Sacred Way with lunch at local Chinese restaurant.

The Great Wall: the symbol of China and Climbing the Great Wall you can pass visitors from all over the world, and hear conversations in almost every language
The Ming Tombs: Consisting of mausoleums of 13 Ming emperors, is one of the largest imperial necropolises in China.
The Sacred Way: The way stood on both sides with marvelous stone sculptures by which means the road leading to heaven.


Day 4
Beijing
/Guilin (B/L)

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport for flight to Guilin. Upon arrival meet and transfer to your hotel. Lunch at good local restaurant, followed by visit to Elephant Trunk Hill and the Reed Flute Cave, etc.

Elephant Trunk Hill: the symbol of Guilin landscape.
The Reed Flute Cave: Inside this cave you will find many stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, stone curtains and stone flowers in numerous forms.

Elephant Trunk Hill

Day 5
Guilin (B/L)
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Enjoy the Li River cruise with lunch on board. The ship will disembark in Yangshuo. Stroll at the famous West Street-where you could buy some small souvenirs for relatives and friends. on this way back, driver will give you several stops somewhere for taking pictures of rice paddies and water buffaloes.

Li River Cruise
: Guilin scenery is acclaimed as the "Best Under Heaven" and the most beautiful scenes are found along the Li-River. Gorgeous Karst peaks give you surprises at each bend of the limpid river
under the blue sky. Water buffalo patrol the fields, peasants reap rice paddies, school kids and fisherman float by on bamboo rafts. With its breathtaking scenery and taste of a life far removed from the concrete metropolis, the scenery along the Li River become one of China's top tourist destinations.


Day 6
Guilin/Chongqing (B/L)
Buffet breakfast at hotel, then transfer to the airport for flight to Chongqing. Arrive at Chongqing, you will be met at the airport & transferred to take a half day city tour, in the evening board your deluxe cruise ship for the Three Gorges river journey.


Day 7
Yangtze Cruise (B/L/D)

Depart Chongqing 8:00am. Shore excursion at Fengdu or Shibaozhai.

Fengdu: known as the "Ghost City" and is a place for punishing the devil and awarding the good.
ShibaoZhai (Stone Treasure Stockade): It is a towering wood red pavilion 12-storey high was built against a protruding 220-meter rectangular rock with sheer cliffs on the north bank of Yangtzi River.

Day 8
Yangtze Cruise (B/L/D)

Pass through the magnificent Qutang Gorge and beautiful Wu Gorge. Transfer to a small sampan to cruise the Shennong Stream.

Wu Gorge

Qutang Gorge: the first of the three gorges of the Yangtze River, and the one that is famous for its sheer and spectacular precipices
Wu Gorge: the most beautiful section of the Yangtze River, The gorge was also known to be as dangerous as it is beautiful.
Shennong Stream
: a tributary of the Yangtze River, a sampan tour in Shennong Stream will allow you to experience a high speed adventure.

Day 9
Yangtze Cruise/Yichang/Shanghai (B/L)
Visit the Three Gorges Dam. Arrives in Yichang about 12:00. Be transferred to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival meet and transfer to Hotel.

Three Gorges Dam: the largest water conservancy project ever under taken by human being is now being built at Sandouping in the middle of Xiling Gorge.

the Bund


Day10
Shanghai (B/L)
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Full day city tour with visit to the Yu Garden, the "Bund" and the Jade Buddha Temple with lunch at local Chinese restaurant.
You can choose the Acrobatic Show as optional in the evening.

Yu Garden: a place of peace and comfort in the heart of bustling Shanghai, dates back to the fabled Ming Dynasty.
The Jade Buddha Temple: The most famous Buddhist temple in Shanghai.

The Bund: known as a miniature museum of international architecture with dozens of high buildings standing along the shore.


Day 11
Shanghai (B/L)
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Half day tour of the Shanghai Museum and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower where you can have a bird’s view of Shanghai. Lunch at local Chinese restaurant. Afternoon free for shopping.

Shanghai Museum: As one of the largest Museums in China, Shanghai Museum possesses a collection of 120,000 precious works of art.
The Oriental Pearl TV Tower: a new landmark of Shanghai, is the tallest TV tower in Asia and third tallest in the world (after Toronto and Moscow)with a height of 468 metres.

Day 12
Shanghai/Departure (B)
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Free until transfer to the airport for flight to the next destination.
End of service.

 
 
 
Price Details(per person in US$):
Budget Class
(Tour Code: PY12B0)
Travel in party of
2-5 persons
6-9 persons
in twin
extra single
in twin
extra single
High Season
$2109
$576
$1878
$576
Shoulder Season
$2039
$521
$1818
$521
Standard Class
(Tour Code: PY12B1)
Travel in party of
2-5 persons
6-9 persons
in twin
extra single
in twin
extra single
High Season
$2259
$698
$2025
$698
Shoulder Season
$2159
$623
$1935
$623
Deluxe Class
(Tour Code: PY12B2)
Travel in party of
2-5 persons
6-9 persons
in twin
extra single
in twin
extra single
High Season
$2388
$834
$2159
$834
Shoulder Season
$2270
$715
$2050
$715

High Season: September 1- October 31
Shoulder Season: April 1-August 31, November 01- November 30
 
 
 
 
Service included Service not included
A.
Hotels (twin share basis) as listed in the itinerary
B.
Entrance fees
C.
Personal Guide & Driver + Private car / van for Private Transfers & sightseeing
D.
Meals as listed in the itinerary, B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=Dinner
E.
Domestic flights or trains as listed in the itinerary
F.
Service Charge & Government Taxes
G.
Luggage Transfers between airports and hotels
A.
Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets
B.
Visa Fees
C.
Gratuities, Tips to guides or drivers.
D.
Single Room Supplement
E.
Personal Expenses
F.
Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L", or "D"
G. Evening Optional Shows

Optional Full Day Suzhou Tour.
Itinerary

Shanghai/Suzhou/Shanghai ( B/L )
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Full day trip by coach or train to Suzhou where you will visit Garden of the Master of the Nets, Lingering Garden and Silk Factory with lunch at good local restaurants. Afternoon, boat trip on the ancient canal in Suzhou. Back to Shanghai in the evening.

Garden of the Master of the Nets: Suzhou is famous for its the Gardens. Garden of the Master of the Nets is an elaborate succession of small gardens. In the garden you would marvel at this unique architecture art.
Lingering Garden: It is the best preserved among all the Suzhou gardens.
Silk Factory: Suzhou is also famous for its silk production. In the factory you can see how the silk is processed from the silk worm to the final woven cloth.
Ancient Canal:which is 1,764 km (about 1200 miles) in length, is the longest man-made waterway as well as being the greatest in ancient China.

Price Details (per person in US$)
Budget Class
Travel in party of
2-5 persons
6-9 persons
in twin
extra single
in twin
extra single
High Season
$128
$35
$98
$35
Shoulder Season
$128
$35
$98
$35
Standard Class
Travel in party of
2-5 persons
6-9 persons
in twin
extra single
in twin
extra single
High Season
$140
$45
$110
$45
Shoulder Season
$136
$41
$106
$41
Deluxe Class
Travel in party of
2-5 persons
6-9 persons
in twin
extra single
in twin
extra single
High Season
$155
$55
$125
$55
Shoulder Season
$145
$45
$115
$45
Note:
1)
Prices quoted are subject to rooms availability at the time of booking is made.
2)

Prices are valid until December, 2016 and prices are not available in major holiday (October 1- October 7, Feb 7- Feb 13 ) in China.
3)
Our Price are subject to change of the exchange rate between US$ and RMB changes by 2% or more(Now: US$ : RMB=1 : 6.3).
4) The prices listed include a discount for cash payment either by wire transfer, for any other type of payment, the discount price may not apply and subject to certain amount surcharge.

 
 
 
Featured Hotels for this tour:
 
Budget Class
City
Hotel
Rate
Beijing
King Parkview Hotel or similar
Three Star
( ★ ★
)
Guilin
Osmanthus Hotel or Similar
Shanghai
Ship
President Cruisers NO. 1, Yangtze Blue & Yangtze No.1 or similar
Four Star
( ★ ★ ★
)

Note: President Cruisers No. 1 and Yangtze Blue & Yangtze No.1 actually belong to 5-star cruise ships. We arrange them as 4-star cruise ships for standard class due to their outmoded decoration.

Standard Class
City
Hotel
Rate
Beijing
Sunworld Hotel or similar
Four Star
( ★ ★ ★
)
Guilin
Grand Link Hotel or similar
Shanghai
Lee Gardens Hotel Shanghai or similar
Ship
President Cruisers NO. 1, Yangtze Blue & Yangtze No.1 or similar
Deluxe Class
City
Hotel
Rate
Beijing
Radegast Lake View Hotel or similar
Five Star
( ★ ★ ★
)
Guilin
Shanghai

Sunrise On The Bund Hotel or Similar

Ship
President Cruisers No. 7, 8, Prime & Yangtze No. 2 or similar
 

Chongqing Hotpot