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14 Days of China Highlights and Panda Tour with Yangtze Cruise Discovery
 
Beijing | Xian | 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 ()

Our professional English speaking guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel upon your arrival. The guide is always willing to give you considerate suggestions for the restaurants and your other needs. Take a good break to recover from the long flight and jetlag.

Day 2
Beijing (B/L)
After nice buffet breakfast at hotel, we’ll drive you to visit the largest public square in the world ---- Tiananmen Square. In a short stroll to the Meridian Gate, you’ll see the Forbidden City (namely Palace Museum). Surely you will have a better understanding to the fascinating architectures with the explanation of our guide. After lunch at local Peking Roasted Duck restaurant, visit Temple of Heaven, originally served as a stage for ancient emperor to pray for good harvests. 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)
After breakfast at hotel, drive to the the Great Wall at Badaling and spend your time here for the classic views of the bastion snaking over undulating hills. After lunch at local restaurant, drive to your next destination. Stroll on the Sacred Way where stone statues guarding on both sides. The road leads to the the Ming Tombs which are the final resting place of Ming emperors.

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, free until transfer to the airport for flight to Xi’an – the ancient capital of China. Upon your arrival, met and escorted to the hotel with good lunch at local restaurants. You’ll have a half-day city tour to Shaanxi Historical Museum which is one of the best museums in China and The Ancient City Wall who witness the history of this city. Dumpling Dinner at an excellent dumpling restaurant is supplied.

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 ChangAn (Everlasting Peace) of the Tang Dynasty.

Ancient City Wall

Day 5
Xian (B/L)
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Accompanied by knowledgeable and professional guide, the excursion to Terracotta Warriors and Horses will be unforgettable experience for you. In the afternoon, drive back to the city for visiting to Big wild Goose Pagoda (landmark of Xi'an) and the Courtyard of Family Gao with Shadow Puppet Show enjoying. The Tang Dynasty dinner Show is optional for your night. (Fabulous music and costumes brings you back to ancient Chang'an)

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.

panda

Day 6
Xian/Chengdu(B/L)

Buffet breakfast at hotel, say goodbye to the fairy land and fly to another attractive city – Chengdu. Upon arrival, meet at the airport and transfer to stroll in the Culture Park and sip tea at teahouse in People’s Park.

Day 7
Chengdu (B/L)
In the morning, we’ll drive to visit the Panda Base where you could have close look to these lovely giant pandas. Drive back to city to visit Wuhou Memorial Temple and Jinli Street nearby.

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.

Day 8
Chengdu/Chongqing (B/L)
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Then transfer to station for bullet train to Chongqing (soft seater). The guide will meet you at the railway station and accompany you for your half-day city tour in Chongqing. In the evening board your deluxe cruise ship for the Three Gorges river journey.


Day 9
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.

Wu Gorge

Day 10
Yangtze Cruise (B/L/D)

Morning an optional shore excursion to White Emperor City. Then go through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Boat excursion to Shennong Stream.

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.
Qutang Gorge: the first of the three gorges of the Yangtze River, and the one that is famous for its sheer and spectacular precipice.

Day 11
Yangtze Cruise/Yichang/Shanghai (B/L)
Shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam site followed by visit Xiling Gorge. Disembark in Yichang. Then transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Meet at the airport and transfer to hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure.

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.

Day12
Shanghai (B/L)
Buffet breakfast at hotel. You will enjoy the historical view of Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple and the "Bund" along the Huangpu River with lunch at good local restaurants. You can choose 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.
the Bund


Day 13
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 14
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: PY14B0)
Travel in party of
2-5 persons
6-9 persons
in twin
extra single
in twin
extra single
High Season
$2265
$661
$1988
$661
Shoulder Season
$2185
$592
$1910
$592
Standard Class
(Tour Code: PY14B1)
Travel in party of
2-5 persons
6-9 persons
in twin
extra single
in twin
extra single
High Season
$2408
$740
$2115
$740
Shoulder Season
$2306
$644
$2015
$644
Deluxe Class
(Tour Code: PY14B2)
Travel in party of
2-5 persons
6-9 persons
in twin
extra single
in twin
extra single
High Season
$2609
$933
$2365
$933
Shoulder Season
$2480
$784
$2215
$784


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
( ★ ★
)
Xi'an
Days Inn City Centre Hotel or Similar
Chengdu
Comfort Hotel or Similar
Shanghai
Ship
President Cruisers NO. 1, Yangtze Blue & Yangtze No.1 or similar
Four Star
( ★ ★ ★
)
Standard Class
City
Hotel
Rate
Beijing
Sunworld Hotel or similar
Four Star
( ★ ★ ★
)
Xi'an
Xi'an Huashan Hotel or similar
Chengdu
Tianfu Sunshine Hotel or similar
Shanghai
Lee Gardens Hotel Shanghai or similar
Ship
President Cruisers NO. 1, Yangtze Blue & Yangtze No.1 or similar
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.
Deluxe Class
City
Hotel
Rate
Beijing
Radegast Lake View Hotel or similar
Five Star
( ★ ★ ★
)
Xi'an
Grand Noble 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
 

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