15 Days Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai, Guilin, Hong Kong & Yangtze Cruise (downstream)

    Tour Code:yct-24

    Start: Beijing

    End: Hong Kong

    Duration: 15 Days

    Reversed Itinerary: 15 Days Hong Kong, Guilin, Shanghai, Xi'an, Beijing & Yangtze Cruise (upstream)

    Trip touring Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai, Guilin, Hong Kong with a joyful ride on the Three Gorges of Yangtze River on a luxurious ship is definitely a good choice for tourist who has much leisure time and wants to pay the first trip to China.
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    10-28-2014

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    Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, All 3 Nights in Beijing
    Day 4, Day 5, All 2 Nights in Xi'an
    Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, All 3 Nights in rooms on Cruise
    Day 9, Day 10, All 2 Nights in Shanghai
    Day 11, All 1 Night in Guilin
    Day 12, All 1 Night in Yangshuo
    Day 13, All 1 Night in Guangzhou
    Day 14, All 1 Night in Hong Kong

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    Itinerary
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    Activities
    Accommodation
    Beijing
    Arrive in Beijing. Pick up at Airport/Railway Station in Beijing.
    Overnight in Beijing
    Beijing
    Visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven. Enjoy the famous Roast Duck feast (fees included).
    Overnight in Beijing
    Beijing
    Visit Great Wall at Badaling (cable car not included), Summer Palace.
    Overnight in Beijing
    Beijing - Xi'an
    Visit Hutong in Beijing (rickshaw cruise included), Courtyard Houses of Beijing (lunch included). Beijing to Xi'an by Air in the afternoon (air ticket included). Visit Great Mosque, Moslem Street, Bell Tower and Drum Tower (ticket to the towers not included).
    Overnight in Xi'an
    Xi'an
    Visit Terracotta Army, Big Wild Goose Pagoda (ticket to the pagoda included), Xi'an City Wall. Enjoy dumpling banquet (dinner included) and Tang Dancing Show (performance ticket included) in the evening.
    Overnight in Xi'an
    Xi'an - Chongqing - Yangtze
    Xi'an to Chongqing by air in the morning (air ticket included). Visit Ciqikou Old Town, Chongqing Three Gorges Museum, Chongqing Peoples Assembly Hall. Start Yangtze Cruise at night.
    Overnight in rooms on Cruise
    Yangtze
    Visit Fengdu.
    Overnight in rooms on Cruise
    Yangtze
    Sail through Qutang Gorge & Wu Gorge. Excursion to Small Three Gorges or Shennong Stream. Sail through Three Gorges dam shiplocks.
    Overnight in rooms on Cruise
    Yangtze - Yichang - Shanghai
    Visit Three Gorges Dam. Yichang to Shanghai by Air in the afternoon (air ticket included). Pick up at the airport. Visit Oriental Pearl TV Tower (exterior view, ticket to the tower not included). Take a Huangpu River Night Cruise (ticket included)
    Overnight in Shanghai
    Shanghai
    Visit Shanghai Museum, Town God Temple, Yuyuan Garden, Nanjing Road, Xintiandi Area.
    Overnight in Shanghai
    Shanghai - Guilin
    Shanghai to Guilin by Air in the morning (air ticket included). Visit Elephant Trunk Hill, Diecai Hill.
    Overnight in Guilin
    Guilin - Yangshuo
    Guilin to Yangshuo by Cruise in the morning (cruise ticket included; lunch served on board). Visit Li River, West Street, Moon Hill, Big Banyan Tree. Enjoy the show of Impression Liu Sanjie (ticket included).
    Overnight in Yangshuo
    Yangshuo - Guilin - Guangzhou
    Transfer from Yangshuo to Guilin and visit Reed Flute Cave. Guilin to Guangzhou by Air (air ticket included). Visit Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.
    Overnight in Guangzhou
    Guangzhou - Hong Kong
    Guangzhou to Hong Kong by Train in the afternoon (train ticket included). Visit Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay.
    Overnight in Hong Kong
    Hong Kong
    Transfer to Airport/Railway Station in Hong Kong and Departure.
    Day 1 Beijing

    Upon arrival, your guide greets you at airport or railway station and escorts you to the hotel.

    The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

    Day 2 Beijing

    After breakfast, visit Tiananmen Square, the largest square of its kind in the world.

    Then visit the Forbidden City, also known as Palace Museum, to awe an emperor's life. The Temple of Heaven is the place for imperial rituals and worship.

    In the evening, enjoy the famous Roast Duck feast (fees included) which looks brilliantly dark red, shining with oil and with crisp skin and tender meat.

    Day 3 Beijing

    A famous Chinese saying: "Not to Great Wall non-real man". Badaling Great Wall, the most representative part, was promoted as a key national cultural relic, protected under the approval of the State Council in 1961. Lacated in Yanqing County, over 70 kilometers (43 miles) north of Beijing. You can either climb up the Great Wall or take a cable car at your own expense.

    Proceed to the Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved Chinese imperial garden. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the enchanting Lake Kunminghu.

    Day 4 Beijing>>Xi'an

    Start with a trip back to the Hutong area by rickshaw to ride through the narrow alleys and passages (rickshaw cruise included). Pay a visit to a traditional Chinese local family, learn more about Chinese culture by trying making Chinese food on your own. Then have lunch there (lunch included)

    Take a walk over the
    Silver Ingot Bridge (Yinding Bridge) to hear the explanation about the different thresholds that mark the entry to the courtyard houses. Then transfer to the airport for the flight to Xi'an (air ticket included).


    Xi'an, as one of the oldest cities, was the capital for over 1,000 years and was the starting point of ancient Silk Road. Visit the Great Mosque, one of the most important islam mosques in China, which is a combination of traditional Chinese architecture and islamic art.

    Later visit Moslem Street, a famous snack street where you can find lots of mouthwatering local snacks and interesting souvenirs.

    Then enjoy a tour to the symbol of Xi'an - the Bell Tower and Drum Tower (ticket to the towers not included).
    Day 5 Xi'an

    Today's attractions feature Terracotta Army, one of World Cultural Heritages. The lifelike warriors and horses of Qin Shihuang will sure lead you back to the ancient warring times.

    The second stop is Big Wild Goose Pagoda (ticket to the pagoda included), one of the most famous buddhist pagodas in China, which was built in the Tang Dynasty to collect Buddhist scriptures.

    Then visit the Xi'an City Wall, an extension of the old Tang Dynasty structure. It's the best preserved ruins of city walls in China.

    Enjoy the imperial dumpling banquet (dinner included). After then appreciate the gorgeous Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show (performance ticket included).

    Day 6 Xi'an>>Chongqing>>Yangtze

    Transfer to the airport for a flight to Chongqing (air ticket included). On arrival in Chongqing, visit Ciqikou Old Town, an ancient town near the downtown of Chongqing gathered with old streets paved by top-grade stone tablets. On the both sides of the street stand antique houses and shops. The shops sell various artworks like embroidery, Chinese calligraphy and paintings. Also you can find many local snacks, such as deep-fired twisted dough and beef jerky.

    Then visit Chongqing Three Gorges Museum, the largest monographic museum and a public undertaking for the preservation, education, scientific research in respect of cultural relics and the natural environment of Chongqing and the Three Gorges area.

    Head for Chongqing People's Assembly Hall, which is designed in the architectural style of the Ming and Qing Dynasties is spanned by greenish glazed tile dome supported by scarlet columns. It nestled round gorgeous lush trees complementing the building visual experience.

    You are transferred to the cruise pier. Depart Chongqing at 9:00 p.m..

    Day 7 Yangtze

    Take an onshore excursion to Fengdu. Fengdu, located on the north bank of the Yangtze River, is an ancient city with a long history, known as the "Ghost City" to most Chinese people.

    Day 8 Yangtze

    Sail through Qutang Gorge & Wu Gorge and take an excursion to Small Three Gorges or Shennong Stream, the exciting and famous stops in the Yangtze River, they are often called the "highlight" of the cruise, even the whole China trip. You can enjoy canzonet by the boat tracker, and the mysterious culture along the banks.

    Day 9 Yangtze>>Yichang>>Shanghai

    Go onshore to see the Three Gorges Dam site in the morning. Then disembark from Yichang at 1:30 p.m. for the airport.

    Flight to Shanghai (air ticket included).

    Drive to the Oriental Pearl TV Tower (ticket to the tower not included) for its marvelous exterior appearance, the landmark of Shanghai.

    Take a night cruise on Huangpu River (ticket included) to enjoy the beautiful night of modern Shanghai.

    Day 10 Shanghai

    After breakfast, drive to the Shanghai Museum, the exterior design of the round dome and the square base symbolizes the ancient idea of a round heaven and a square land.

    Explore the Town God Temple (Chenghuangmiao), a Taoist Temple. The street is also known as Old Chenghuangmiao, where you cannot miss typical Shanghai snacks such as steamed stuffed buns.

    Then, arrive at Yuyuan Garden, which has the exquisite layout, beautiful scenery, and the artistic style of Chinese private gardens.

    Have a look around the bustling shopping district of Nanjing Road. Strolling along Xintiandi Area, which was built and re-orgnized on the basis of Shanghai's unqiue characteristics-Shikumen architectural structures, is well-known as a new stylish pedestrain street for Cuisines, Commerce, Entertainment and Culture tourism spot.

    Day 11 Shanghai>>Guilin

    Morning transfer to the airport for departure to Guilin (air ticket included). You are escorted to your hotel in Guilin.

    After a short break, visit Elephant Trunk Hill. Resembling an elephant leisurely sucking water from the river with its long trunk, this hill is famous as Elephant Trunk Hill for hundreds of years.

    The visit Diecai Hill. The thin shape of the hill and lush greenery around make it resemble brocaded fabric..

    Day 12 Guilin>>Yangshuo

    Take a cruise on the meandering blue waters of Li River and view the limestone rock formations along the banks (cruise ticket included). You will agree that "Guilin waters and mountains are the most beautiful under heaven. Lunch is served onboard.

    Go ashore as you arrive in Yangshuo. You can choose to rent a bicycle to tour the countryside of West Street if you want to get a taste of the laidback rural life of the farmers there.

    Appreciate Moon Hill and the Big Banyan Tree. Moon Hill is a limestone pinnacle with a moon-shaped hole in the middle.

    Big Banyan Tree became famous for its long history, towering beauty and the moving love story of Liu Sanjie.

    Then enjoy a local folk dance show of Impression Liu Sanjie (ticket included) before transferring you to your hotel in Yangshuo.

    Day 13 Yangshuo>>Guilin>>Guangzhou

    Transfer from Yangshuo to Guilin and visit the Reed Flute Cave, one of the most egregious underground scenery in China. The cave got its name from the verdant reeds growing outside it, with which people make flutes. Inside this water-eroded cave, you will see a spectacular world of various stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations created by carbonate deposition.

    Then fly to Guangzhou (air ticket included) to see the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, one of the most symbolic constructions in Guangzhou.

    Day 14 Guangzhou>>Hong Kong

    After breakfast, transfer you to train station for departure to Hong Kong. Shopping in Hong Kong is a dream every ardent shopper looks to fulfill. Hong Kong shopping malls are always bustling with ardent shopaholics, who find every object of their imagination in the shopping paradise.

    Take a half day tour to Victoria Peak, which is the highest peak on Hong Kong Island and also the best spot to get a bird's eye view of Victoria Harbor and the whole thriving island.

    Then visit the sun-drenched Repulse Bay for its relaxed resort-like atmosphere. The crescent-shaped stretch of sand is one of the most beautiful beaches in Hong Kong. The wide, wave-lapped beach is popular with both locals and visitors alike and great for sandy strolls at sunset when all is at peace.

    Day 15 Hong Kong
    Transfer you to Hong Kong airport or railway station to prepare for your departure.

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    Pricing Policy
    • The price is set as four travelers together, usually more people more discounts. See Price Calendar on top right corner.Please fill out Tailor-made form for free if you have over 10 travelers, and we will calculate a more favorable quoted price.
    Accommodation
    • The quoted price contains Standard Tour Class lodging, and we offer hotel upgrade service. You can choose to upgrade hotel when booking, the price will change accordingly.
    • Not all hotels can provide Standard Triple Room if you want three travelers in one room, they may arrange extra bed service. The additional fee for an extra bed is Single Supplement, and it is included in the final price.
    • Your earlier arrival to Beijing and later departure from Hong Kong can be adjusted on line; but the extra charge is not included in the original charge.
    • The single supplement is not included in the quoted price except single traveler's price.
    • We choose only centrally located hotels with western standard service and breakfast. However, we can also arrange good location and clean local hotels with lower prices. Please inquiry for details.
    Breakfast
    • The breakfast is subject to hotels' arrangements, they may offer western food or Western & Chinese Buffet in the morning.
    • Child's breakfast is included only when he/she occupy a bed. Otherwise the hotel may charge an extra fee for the breakfast.
    Lunch and Dinner (Optional)
    • The original price excludes lunch and dinner unless particular illustration. Usually, dinner and lunch are optional Chinese food with local flavor, and the meal price is charged based on the group size.
    • If you have some preferences on meals such as vegetarian meal and diabetic meal, please make us know in Special Requirements.
    • Please also fill the Special Requirements if you want other choices such as Hindu meal, Halal food or Western food, etc. You are suggested to uncheck lunch and diner when booking. We will try to arrange it and your meal price is charged by the local restaurant.
    • Our guide will lead you to your favorite restaurants when you don't select meals, the meal fee is at your own. Besides, your group should pay an extra 100RMB per day in cash to the driver and guide.
    Transfer Service
    • We offer free airport/railway station transfer service as specified in the itinerary. As for earlier arrival or later departure, you will be charged a bit of service fee and guide service is not provided. Please provide train/flight number, arrival time and contact information in Special Requirements.
    • Usually, local guide will drop you off at security checkpoint of airport or railway station without guide serve on the flight or train. And the transfer guide may be not the same of that on the tour.
    Flight
    • We promise to offer flights operated by major airlines such as Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Hainan Airline, etc. or local big airlines such as Shenzhen Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and Shandong Airlines and so forth. And the aircraft type is Airbus A3XX Series or Boeing 7-Series. Any change due to objective cause, we will ask your permission in advance.
    Yangtze Cruise
    • We offer 5-star or above cruise ships during the journey, including Victoria Anna, Victoria Grace, Victoria Lianna, Victoria Selina, etc. And we have the right to arrange the cruise ship for you depending on your departure date. If you want to travel on a date when there is no cruise to book, we will adjust your itinerary or refund you after consulting with you.
    • The itinerary on Yangtze Cruise is for your reference, and it is subject to the cruise company's arrangement.
    • We also offer cheaper Yangtze Cruise like the Blue Whale, and the most renowned New Century Cruises. Please fill Tailor-made Travel Form if you prefer the cruises mentioned above.
    Scenic Spots
    • Children, between 2 to 12 years old and under 1.3 meters (4.3 feet), can get discount.
    Inclusions

    • Airport or hotel pick-up and drop-off service in cities listed in the itinerary.
    • Private English-speaking tour guide, driver and car service as indicated in the itinerary.
    • The admission tickets for scenic spots listed in the itinerary.
    • Service charge and government taxes.
    • The air ticket of economic class, taxes and dues for the flights as listed in the itinerary.
    • Train ticket from Guangzhou to Hong Kong.
    • Eleven-night hotel accommodation in twin shared room with daily breakfast.
    • Three-night accommodation in twin shared room with daily breakfast on cruise.
    • Meals: lunches and dinners on cruise, a lunch on board on Li River, dumpling banquet, Roast Duck.
    • Boat ticket and tipping for Yangtze Cruise.

     
    Exclusions

    • International flight tickets or train tickets.
    • Hotel single room supplement.
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
    • Tips to local tour guide and driver.
    • Estimated group surcharges for excess baggage.
    • Fees for entry visa to China.
    • Cable car, sightseeing bus and cruise unless explained specially.
    • Meals (L & D) not listed in the itinerary.

     
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    Cancellation and refund policy for Tours reservation
    If you want to cancel your booking or part of it, you must advise us in advance. The letter must be signed by the lead name on the booking and once we receive it you should expect to receive a cancellation letter within 24 hours. If you do not then please contact us to ensure your letter has been received.
    To cover the cost of processing your cancellation and to compensate us for the risk that we may not be able to resell your travel arrangements, we make a cancellation charge on the scale shown below. The person who made the booking is responsible for paying this charge. The size of the charge depends on when we receive your cancellation notice or letter or how you would like us to deal with your payment providing that we have received your full payment for the tours.
    No Cancellation Fees if written cancellation notice is received more than 30 days prior to tour departure!
    Cancellation in advance & Cancellation penalty
    More than 30 days, no Cancellation Fee
    30-10 days, 50% of the full payment
    9-0 days or no show, 100% of the full payment

     
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