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2009(Join-in Basis)
12 Day China Highlights Tour with Yangtze Cruise Discovery 2009
China Brilliant Tour (Join-in Basis)
Beijing | Xian | Chongqing | Yangtze | Yichang | Shanghai

Daily Itinerary | Price | Hotels | Terms & Conditions
Tour Description:
This tour is on join in basis and you have to share the bus and guide with other tourists. The tour will begin at the fixed dates specified on our website and be conducted exactly in accordance with the itinerary. By joining the this kind of tour, you will enjoy the best service with very reasonable price, while making friends with the people from all over the world.

Group Size:

Small group tour with maximum of 18 persons.
Minimum 2 Adults Guaranteed Departure!
Chongqing Hotpot
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 the Summer Place with Lunch at good local restaurants. You can choose the Chinese Kungfu show as optional in the evening.

the Sacred Way

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 Summer Place: the best-preserved imperial garden in China.

Day 3
Beijing (B/L/D)
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. Peking Roasted Duck Dinner.

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

Buffet breakfast at hotel, visit Temple of Heaven-here ancient emperors prayed for good harvest, then explore old town of Beijing(visit Hutong by rickshaw), lunch at the Hutong family followed by transfer to the airport for flight to Xian-the ancient capital of China. Upon arrival meet and transfer the hotel. Dumpling Dinner with dumplings making demonstration at a good dumpling restaurant.


: A hutong is a unique form of community that exists only in China. If you are fed up with high buildings and wide streets, enter Beijing's hutongs then. Here, you will find "Hutong Culture".
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.

Day 5
Xian (B/L)
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Full day excursion to world famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses with circle movie showed before visiting the big wild Goose Pagoda and the Grand Mosque. 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.
The Great Mosque: It is one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China

Ancient City Wall
Day 6
Buffet breakfast at hotel. then visit Shaanxi Historical Museum, Ancient City Wall. Lunch at local good restaurant followed by 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.

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.

Day 7
Yangtze Cruise (B/L/D)

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

Fengdu: known as the "Ghost City" and is a place for punishing the devil and awarding the good.

Day 8
Yangtze Cruise ( B/L/D )

Pass through the magnificent Qutang Gorge, and beautiful Wu Gorge a. Shore excursion to the Baidi City(optional tour) and Lesser Three Gorges, 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.

Prsident Cruisers No.6
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. 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

Shanghai (B/L)
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Full day city tour with visit to the Yu Garden, the "Bund", Nanjing Road 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.

Nanjing Road: the longest commercial street in China, lined with big department and specialty stores, upscale boutiques, and a variety of fine restaurants, enjoying the reputation of "China's No.1 Street".

Day 11
Shanghai (B)
Free for Shopping or You can choose the full day Suzhou Tour as optional in this day.

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.

Day 12
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$)
Arrival Date
in Beijing
Departure Date From Shanghai
Single Room Supplement
Apr 12
Apr 23
RMB/CNY 9999
US$ 1470
May 10
May 21
RMB/CNY 10199
US$ 1500
RMB 3440
Jul 12
Jul 23
RMB/CNY 9599
US$ 1412
RMB 2950
Aug 16
Aug 27
RMB/CNY 9299
US$ 1368
RMB 2820
Sep 20
Oct 01
RMB/CNY 10299
US$ 1515
RMB 3490
Oct 18
Oct 29
RMB/CNY 10299
US$ 1515
RMB 3490
Important Note: The above price is quoted in Chinese currency RMB. Currently the exchange rate between USD and RMB is 1:6.8, you can easily convert our price into USD. As RMB keeps appreciating against USD, we are unable to forecast the exchange rate, so we will charge based on the latest rate when you are going to settle the payment.
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Service included
Service not included
Hotels (twin share basis) as listed in the itinerary
Entrance fees
Scheduled sightseeing by air-conditioned coach with an shared English Guide in each city.
Meals as listed in the itinerary, B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=Dinner.
Domestic flights or trains as listed in the itinerary.
Service Charge & Government Taxes.
Luggage Transfers between airports and hotels
Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets.
Visa Fees.
Gratuities, Tips to guides or drivers.
Single Room Supplement.
Personal Expenses.
Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L", or "D".

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 surcharge.

2) There will be extra US$20/person for arrival transfer before scheduled date or departure transfer after scheduled date.
3) Above are prices for adults. Children at the age of 12 or above will be treated as adult.

Please refer to Terms & Conditions before making the reservation.

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