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9 Days Modern Cities of China Plus Yangtze River Join-in Small Group Tour

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Tour Type: Join-in Small Group Tour

Tour Departure: Fixed Dates

Tour Length: 9 Days

Destination: Beijing - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang - Shanghai

Price from: USD1749/person
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Beijing

Upon your arrival at Beijing International Airport. Our guide will hold a sign with your name waiting for you outside the baggage claim area. Pick up and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2: Beijing

forbidden-city-32This morning, our guide will pick you up from your hotel. You will visit the Tiananmen Square firstly. Tiananmen Square is the world's largest city center square and was the locality of numerous major political and historical events. It is the witness of Chinese development. Then go through an underground tunnel to the imperial palace, also known as the "Forbidden City", which functioned as the house of emperors and their families, and also the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government for up to 500 years. After lunch, continue to visit Temple of Heaven, the largest ancient imperial worship architecture group in the world where the ancient Emperors prayed for peace and harvest. (B+L)

Day 3: Beijing

mutianyu-great-wall-22After breakfast, begin the highlight of your Beijing tour,visit Mutianyu Great Wall, which is known for its beautiful surroundings - dense woods and rich pastures changing colors with the seasons of a year. Mutianyu Great Wall is located in Huai Rou County on the north-east of Beijing. This section of the Great Wall is about 75 KM from the center of Beijing. As one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall, Mutianyu section of Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs. Visit the Jade Museum to have a basic knowledge of China jade culture.

In the afternoon, move on to the Summer Palace, The Summer Palace is known as the Gardens of Nurtured Harmony, it has been included in World Heritage List in December 1998. It stated that the Summer Palace "a masterpiece of China landscape garden layout. Natural landscape of hills and open water is along with man-made features like pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to create a harmonious ensemble of remarkable aesthetic value."

On the way back to your hotel. You will have a short visit to see the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube - the amazing architectures that built for Beijing Olympic Games. (B+L)

Day 4: Beijing to Chongqing

beijing-hutong-24After breakfast, transfer you to Shichahai Area. Visit the Beijing Old Hutongs by taking rickshaw. Hutong means the lanes, an old city alleyway or lane specific in Beijing. Survived as earlier as centuries of years ago, narrow lanes, or Hutongs were most common in old Beijing.

Transfer to the airport, take flight to Chongqing. On your arrival at Chongqing airport, pick up. If time permits, visit the Ancient Town of Ciqikou with old houses and delicious local snacks. Transfer to the wharf and get on board of the Cruise Ship.(B)

Day 5: Yangtze River

fengdu-ghost-city-1Your memorable Yangtze River tour begins today. You will take a short break from the fabulous natural scenery to visit spectacular along the river, Fengdu Ghost City, which is famous for its ghost culture. First take a cable car up to the hill and visit the temples all over the mountain with many statues. Then, return to the ship and move towards the fantastic Three Gorges. (B+L+D)

Day 6: Yangtze River

yangtze-river-cruise-ship-1This morning you will sail through miles of stunning gorges. You will encounter the charming sights of the spectacular Qutang Gorge and the pretty Wu Gorge. In the afternoon you will arrive at Badong where you will disembark for a magical excursion down the Shennong Stream. Local trackers will pull us in wooden sampans through awesome gorges and lush pine forests. Along the way you will see the remnants of ancient roads and pass cliff-top grottos that held the coffins of warriors. If you are lucky, you will glimpse rare animals, such as the golden-haired monkey.(B+L+D)

Day 7: Yichang to Shanghai

three-gorges-dam-1Pass through the Xiling Gorge which is the longest and historically the most dangerous of the Three Gorges. Then move on to the massive the Three Gorges Dam and disembark for a tour of this engineering marvel at Sandouping Village.

Then take your time to check out. Our local guide will meet you, transfer from cruise to airport in Yichang for your flight for Shanghai. Arrival at Shanghai, pick up and transfer to the hotel. You are at leisure for the remainder of the day. (B)

Day 8: Shanghai

nanjing-road-14This morning, you will visit Shanghai Museum. This museum holds the selection of hyper- 112,000 Chinese cultural tokens from the Old Stone Age to contemporary world, which contains bronzeware, calligraphy, paintings, clayware, porcelain, jadeware, stone sculptures, Jiaguwen imperial seals, old coins, silk embroidery, dyed materials, ivory carvings, cultural crafts.

Afterwards, visit the Nanjing Road - the earliest commercial street in Shanghai, and have a leisure walk along the Bund - famous as a group of building known as "a Gallery of world architecture".

In the afternoon , go to Yu Garden, which bearing the burden of being the most complete classical garden in urban Shanghai and therefore a must-see for every tourist. Then visit the nearby Chenghuang Temple (Old Street), There are over a hundred stores and shops in this area, and most of these store buildings are nearly a century old. (B+L)

Day 9: Departure from Shanghai

After breakfast at the hotel, you will find your own way to the airport for your next destination. (B)

 
Tour Remark
1. This is a join-in small group tour with fixed itinerary and departure dates. You will travel with other travelers.
2. Hotel accommodation is on twin basis. Double rooms are upon requested but subject to availability.
3. Further discount child under 12 years old is available. Please contact us if this happens.
4. Under unusual circumstances, the above hotels' availabilities are subject to government activities or orders. Same class hotels will be arranged if the original ones are not available.
 
Tour Price
Guaranteed Departures with 2 Persons (USD/PP):
MonthsDeparture Dates5 Star Hotels
(Twin/Double)
4 Star Hotels
(Twin/Double)
3 Star Hotels
(Twin/Double)
Status
Mar. 2017Mar 04, Mar 06, Mar 11, Mar 13, Mar 18, Mar 20, Mar 25, Mar 27$1892$1839$1763Open
Apr. 2017Apr 01, Apr 03, Apr 08, Apr 10, Apr 15, Apr 17, Apr 22, Apr 24, Apr 29$1936$1854$1774Open
May. 2017May 01, May 06, May 08, May 13, May 15, May 20, May 22, May 27, May 29$1936$1854$1774Open
Jun. 2017Jun 03, Jun 05, Jun 10, Jun 12, Jun 17, Jun 19, Jun 24, Jun 26$1892$1839$1763Open
Jul. 2017Jul 01, Jul 03, Jul 08, Jul 10, Jul 15, Jul 17, Jul 22, Jul 24, Jul 29, Jul 31$1892$1839$1763Open
Aug. 2017Aug 05, Aug 07, Aug 12, Aug 14, Aug 19, Aug 21, Aug 26, Aug 28$1892$1839$1763Open
Sep. 2017Sep 02, Sep 04, Sep 09, Sep 11, Sep 16, Sep 18, Sep 23, Sep 25, Sep 30$1936$1854$1774Open
Oct. 2017Oct 07, Oct 09, Oct 14, Oct 16, Oct 21, Oct 23, Oct 28, Oct 30$1936$1854$1774Open
Nov. 2017Nov 04, Nov 06, Nov 11, Nov 13, Nov 18, Nov 20, Nov 25, Nov 27$1936$1854$1774Open
Dec. 2017Dec 04, Dec 11, Dec 18, Dec 25$1859$1813$1749Open
Jan. 2018Jan 01, Jan 08, Jan 15,$1859$1813$1749Open
Feb. 2018Feb 26$1859$1813$1749Open
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This chart shows per person price in USD based on twin sharing room; Guaranteed departures for min 2 persons; The single supplement won't be charged unless a single room is needed.

  Hotels We Use
 Deluxe (5 Star Hotels)Standard (4 Star Hotels)Budget (3 Star Hotels)
BeijingBeijing Jinglun HotelHoward Johnson Paragon HotelBeijing King Parkview Hotel
Yangtze RiverYangtze No.2 / Blue WhaleYangtze No.2 / Blue WhaleYangtze No.2 / Blue Whale
ShanghaiWyndham Bund East, ShanghaiShanghai Jiulong HotelHoliday Inn Express, Zhabei
 
Price Includes
  • All site entrance tickets  
  • Excellent  English-speaking tour guide 
  • Air-conditioned coach bus  with driver
  • Airport-hotels transfers or vice versa  
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary 
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Domestic flights with tax
  • Government taxes and fees
Price Excludes
  • International airfare and taxes
  • China visa fees
  • Single supplement
  • Travel insurance (TTC suggests you arrange it with your local insurance company)
  • Gratuities, Tips to Guide and Driver

 

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