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Tour Code: DY081701
17 Day Tibet & Yangtze River Escapade

ItineraryTerms and Conditions
Itinerary
Day 1 • Arrive Shanghai
Arrive Shanghai, china‘s largest metropolitan city, you are greeted and escorted to check in to the hotel
Shanghai Hotel
MEALS:

Day 2 • Shanghai to Yichang
Sightsee Shanghai’s highlights: Yu Garden and Jade Buddha Temple. After lunch, fly to Yichang where you board your deluxe President Cruise Ship and settle into your comfortable outside cabin to begin your memorable cruise upstream.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 •Yangtze River Cruise
Stop at San Dou Ping this morning to see the historic Three Gorges Dam project. Reboard the ship and sail through the dramatic Three Gorges Ship lock before continuing through Xiling Gorge, longest of the famed Three Gorges.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 • Yangtze River Cruise
Early this morning, delight in Wu Gorge's deep zigzagging valley. At Wushan, transfer to a motorboat for an exciting excursion on either Daning River or Shennong Stream to view their breathtaking small gorges. Reboard the ship and soon pass through the dramatic grandeur of Qutang Gorge, framed by steep cliffs.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 • Yangtze River Cruise
Today's shore excursion shows the magnificent 12-story wooden pagoda known as the "Pearl of the Yangtze" in scenic Shibaozhai.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
*Alternate shore excursion may visit Fengdu or Wanzhou.

Day 6 • Chongqing
Morning cruising through now-gentle countryside to Chongqing, where you disembark the ship. On arrival, Visit the city zoo, where china’s most celebrated animal, giant pandas are presented.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.
Yangtze River Holiday Inn
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 •Chongqing to Lhasa /Tsedang
This morning, your Tibet adventure begins as you fly to Lhasa. Continue by motorcoach to Tsedang, where you check in to the Tsedang Hotel. The rest of the day is free to adjust to the altitude of one of the world's highest plateaus---about 12,000 ft. above sea level.
Tsedang Hotel
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 • Tsedang
A full day tour includes Yumbulagang, said to be the oldest structure in Tibet, 9th century Dratang Monastery and the Tomb of the Tibetan Kings, ancient burial place of Tibetan royalty.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
   
Day 9• Tsedang to Gyantse 
Take a drive to Gyantse, a town southwest of Lhasa and an important regional center in the 15th century. Tour Pelkor Chode Monastery and the Kumbum, a stupa comprised of hundreds of chapels said to contain 100,000 Buddha images.
 Gyantse Hotel
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 10• Gyantse to Shigatse
This morning, take a short tour of Gyantse before you drive to Shigatse. Visit Tashilumpo Monastery, built in 1447
Shigatse Hotel
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            
Day 11• Shigatse to Lhasa
Today's drive takes you to Lhasa, where you arrive in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the Lhasa Hotel.
Lhasa Hotel
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    
 Day 12• Lhasa
An extraordinary day of sightseeing shows the spectacular architecture at the world-famous Potala Palace. Former living quarters of the Dalai Lama,its massive 1000-room structure towers over this mountain city. Then visit famous Barkhor Market, where you can shop for rare Tibetan items. See one of Tibet's holiest shrines, revered 7th century Jokhang Temple, with its statue of the Sakyamuni Buddha, lavishly enthroned in gold.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    
Day 13•Lhasa
You'll not soon forget Nobrulingkha (Precious Stone Garden), built on the orders of the 7th Dalai Lama in the 18th century. Then tour Drepung Monastery, tiered against a mountain in traditional Tibetan style, once home to more than 10,000 Lamas.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      
Day 14 •Lhasa to Beijing
This morning, bid farewell to the mountains of Tibet as you fly to Beijing. On arrival, check in to hotel.
Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel Beijing
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 • Beijing
Sightsee Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. This evening, you may enjoy an optional performance of the 200-year old Peking Opera show.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16 • Beijing
After breakfast, out to visit the Badaling Great Wall, the Sacred Way, the Ming Tombs. This evening you are invited to a Beijing Duck welcome dinner.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17 • Depart Beijing
Fly home today
MEALS: Breakfast



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