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17 Days China Highlights and Yangtze Cruise and Tibet Adventure Tour
 
Beijing | Xian | Lhasa | Chengdu | 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/Xian (B/L/D)

Buffet breakfast at hotel, then transfer to the airport for flight to Xian-the ancient capital of China. Meet and transfer the hotel. Lunch at local restaurant followed by visit to Shaanxi Historical Museum, Ancient city wall, etc. Dumpling Dinner at a good dumpling restaurant.

The Provincial Museum: Which is one of the best Museum in China and where you can learn a lot about the 5,000 year brilliant history of China.
The Ancient City Wall
: Xian City Wall was constructed in the early Ming Dynasty on the basis of the Imperial City of Chang An (Everlasting Peace) of the Tang Dynasty.

Ancient city wall

Day 5
Xian (B/L)
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Full day excursion to world famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses with circle movie showed before returning to the city for visit of the big wild Goose Pagoda and the Courtyard of Family Gao with Shadow Puppet Show enjoying. Lunch at good local restaurant. You can choose the Tang Dynasty dinner Show as optional in the evening (highly recommended, as it is the best show in China).

The Terracotta Warriors and Horses: The most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century, the army of terra-cotta warriors and the bronze chariots entombed in vast underground vaults at emperor Qin’s tomb.
The Tang Dynasty Dinner & Show: The show that presents the palace dances and sings in the Tang Dynasty.
The Big wild Goose Pagoda
: It is one of the city’s most distinctive and outstanding landmarks, possibly the most beautiful building left in Xi’an today. In AD 652, the Big Goose Pagoda was built to store the sutras and the figurines of Buddha, which were brought from India by a famous Buddhist translator and traveler Tang Sanzang, also known by his Buddhist name as Xuanzang.
The Courtyard of Family Gao: The Courtyard of Family Gao: Located in Xian’s bustling shopping area, Gao’s Courtyard is the former residence of Ming Dynasty.The residence is well preserved or restored to replicate the originals. Xian Art Gallery works in the main houses and you can enjoy local Shadow Puppet Show here.


Day6
Xian/Lhasa (B/L)
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport for flight to Lhasa. Meet and transfer to hotel. Free at leisure to acclimatize yourself to high altitude.

potala palace

Day7
Lhasa (B/L)

Full day trip to Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street.

The Potala Palace: Lhasa’s cardinal landmark
The Jokhang Temple: The most revered religious structure in Tibet
The Barkhor Street: It is a flourishing street around jokhang Temple. Along the street are stores and groceries selling light industry products and handicrafts made by locals or Nepal makers It is also the main route for prayer wheels rotating.


Day 8
Lhasa (B/L)

Full day trip to Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka and the Carpet Factory.

The Drepung Monastery: Once world’s largest monastery with about 10,000 monks
The Norbulingka Park: Norbulingka Park was built in the 1740s during the reign of the 7th Dalai Lama. Later it was renovated and enlarged and became the Dalai Lama’’s summer palace.
Sera Monastery: one of Lhasa’s two great Gelugpa monasteries.

Day 9
Lhasa/chengdu (B/L)

Free at leisure until to be transferred to the airport for flight to Chengdu. Meet and transfer to hotel.

Day 10
Chengdu (B/L)

In the morning transfer for visit to Panda Base. Afterwards, visit Wuhou Memorial Temple. Stroll in the Culture Park and sip tea at teahouse in People’s Park.

Panda Base: In the Panda Base,people can get approached to the pandas and take closely look of the cute animals.
Wuhou Memorial Temple: It was built in memory of ZhugeLiang, prime minister of the Shuhan State during the Three states Period in the third century (220-280). In the temple are forty-seven statues of Shuhan civil and military officials as well as steles, stone tablets, tripods, stoves and other relics.

panda


Day 11
Chengdu/Chongqing (B/L)
Buffet breakfast at hotel, then go Chongqing by train(soft Seater). Arrive at Chongqing, you will be met & transferred to take a half day city tour, in the evening board on your deluxe cruise ship for the Three Gorges river journey.


Fengdu

Day 12
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 13
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.

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 14
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. 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.

Three Gorges Dam

the Bund

Day15
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 16
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 17
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: PYT170)
Travel in party of
2-5 persons
6-9 persons
in twin
extra single
in twin
extra single
High Season
$3197
$677
$2907
$677
Shoulder Season
$3099
$606
$2839
$606
Standard Class
(Tour Code: PYT171)
Travel in party of
2-5 persons
6-9 persons
in twin
extra single
in twin
extra single
High Season
$3438
$938
$3145
$938
Shoulder Season
$3290
$828
$3008
$828
Deluxe Class
(Tour Code: PYT172)
Travel in party of
2-5 persons
6-9 persons
in twin
extra single
in twin
extra single
High Season
$3689
$1129
$3318
$1129
Shoulder Season
$3450
$963
$3075
$963

High Season: August 1- October 31
Shoulder Season: April 1-July 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
( ★ ★
)
Xi'an
Days Inn City Centre Hotel or Similar
Lhasa
Zhaoyang Hotel or similar
Chengdu
Chengdu 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
( ★ ★ ★
)
Xi'an
Xi'an Huashan Hotel or similar
Lhasa
Gnagjian Hotel or similar
Chengdu
Tianfu Sunshine Hotel Chengdu 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
( ★ ★ ★
)
Xi'an
Grand Noble Hotel or Similar
Lhasa
Lhasa Hotel or similar
Chengdu
Sofitel Chengdu Taihe Hotel or similar
Shanghai
Sunrise On The Bund Hotel or Similar
Ship
President Cruisers No. 7, 8, Prime & Yangtze No. 2 or similar
 

Chongqing Hot Pot