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Tour Code: DY081601
Beijingi-Xi'an-Chengdu-Chongqing-Yangtze River Cruise-Yichang-Shanghaii 16 Day Tour
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Starting from 2649 US $ per person

ItineraryTerms and Conditions
Itinerary
Day 1 • Arrive Beijing
Upon Arrival, you are greeted and helped transfer to check into the hotel.
Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel Beijing
MEALS:

Day 2 • Beijing
Today's sightseeing shows the imposing Tian An Men Square and the Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City. After lunch, visit the Summer Palace with a cruise on placid Lake Kunming (weather permitting). This evening you are invited to a delicious Beijing Duck welcome dinner.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 •Beijing
Walk along the ancient ramparts of the renowned Great Wall today. Visit a cloisonné factory and observe the skilled artisans create intricate designs. Then stroll along the Sacred Way to the Ming Tombs and Chang Ling Exhibition Hall.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 Beijing to Xian
This morning is free to shop .Or, perhaps take an optional tour via old-fashioned pedicab to explore Beijing's ancient narrow streets, known as Hutongs, Visit a courtyard-style family residence, and admire the city view from atop the Drum Tower Pagoda. Then fly to Xian where you check into the hotel.
Grand New World Hotel
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 • Xian
View the famed life-sized terracotta army, no two alike, buried for over 2200 years; Circle Vision Movie; Bronze Chariot. Then on to visit the famed Shaanxi Provincial Historical Museum. This evening you're our guest at the Tang Dynasty Theatre's fabulous dinner and show.  
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 • Xian to Chengdu
After breakfast, out to visit the ancient City Wall and the Big Goose Pagoda. Then fly to Chengdu and check in to hotel.
Tianfu Sunshine Hotel
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 • Chengdu
After Breakfast, drive to Wonglong Nature Reserve, the best place to see Chengdu's most endearing residents. According to the pandas' activities when you visit, you may have the option to take your picture with an adorable baby panda! This evening, attend an entertaining performance of the Sichuan Opera.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 • Chengdu
Today, take a drive to Sanxingdui where you may begin to explore Sanxingdui Museum with its remarkable collection of archeological artifacts spanning 5,000 years of culture in the Chengdu area. Then move on to visit Wangjianglou Park, known for its scenic cedar wood pavilions and bamboo forest.  
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9 • Chengdu to Chongqing
Depart Chengdu this morning, traveling by motor coach to Chongqing. On arrival, check in to Holiday Inn Chongqing for overnight.
Yangtze River Holiday Inn Hotel.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 • Chongqing
Today’s sightseeing includes the highlights of this mountainside city, well known for its covered
outdoor marketplace. Visit the Stilwell Museum, with its collection of World War ll memorabilia of the famed Flying Tigers. Enjoy panoramic views of Chongqing from E Ling Park, and visit Ci Qi Kou Old Town with its Qing dynasty homes, tea houses, shops and old docks. This evening, board your President Cruise Ship cruise ship to begin your memorable cruise downstream.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 • Yangtze River Cruise
Set sail in the morning. Time to explore the ship’s many facilities before afternoon arrival at Fengdu. An ashore excursion takes you to see Fengdu’s many Taoist Temples.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 •Yangtze River Cruise
Cruise through the first of the fabled Three Gorges: Qutang Gorge ,framed by steep mossy cliffs. Then, sail on through Wu Gorge, celebrated for its 12 peaks. At Badong, transfer to a small cruiser for an exciting excursion on Shenlong Stream to view its breathtaking small gorges. Next, sail through Xiling Gorge, the last and most scenic of all the gorges. Finally, pass through the dramatic Three Gorges Ship Lock.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 •Yichang to Shanghai
This morning, stop at Sandouping to view the historic Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydroelectric project in the world. Continue on to Yichang where you board your early afternoon flight to Shanghai.  
Shanghai Hotel
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 14 • Shanghai
Today’s tour shows the Shanghai Museum's collection of cultural artifacts, emporiums of Nanjing or Huai Hai Road, Jade Buddha Temple and the fabled Bund.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 15 • Shanghai
Depart Shanghai this morning for the picturesque water town of Zhujiajiao, known for its winding canals, arched bridges and Ming and Qing architecture. A highlight of your tour includes a traditional sampan ride on the canals. Return to Shanghai in the afternoon. The rest of the day is free to shop.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 16 • Depart Shanghai
Fly home today.
MEALS: Breakfast

Cruise Ship

Victoria Series
2-5 travelers high season 2649 US$ p.p.
shoulder season 2699 US$ p.p.

Note:The private guided tour is tailored for your group, your friends or your family exclusively. No other guest will be in your group.