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PY-565:

Yangzte Three Gorge Impression

Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights
$1846From USD p.p
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Destinations: Shanghai - Yichang - Yangtze Cruise - Chongqing - Xi'an - Beijing
  • Yu Garden in Shanghai
  • Yangtze River in Yichang
  • Three Gorges Dam
  • Fengdu Ghost City
  • Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xi\
  • Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xi\
  • Ancient City Wall in Xi\
  Highlights:

A cruise on the Yangtze River has been the dream of many travelers, and this tour introduces you to sail through the picturesque Three Gorges region of the Yangtze River as you travel upstream aboard a luxurious cruise ship. This tour also gives you an enhanced experience by visiting modern Shanghai, breathtaking Guilin, historic Xi’an and imperial Beijing.

Schedule Details

Day 1 Shanghai
Upon arrival, meet your guide and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore Shanghai, China's largest and most dynamic city.
Day 2 Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
A full day tour begins with the Yu Garden (UNESCO). Owing to its ingenious design in Ming and Qing dynasties, it becomes a real museum of Chinese ancient architecture. Walk around the Old Downtown with its maze of walkways, reflecting ponds, pavilions and stone bridges.
Then head to the Jade Buddha Temple that is famous for two precious jade Buddhist statues. Continue to visit the Shanghai Museum, with its 120,000 piece collection of Chinese ancient treasures.
A short stop at the local gift shop en route.
Wander through the bustling Bund, featuring outstanding European colonial architectures, new skyscrapers and historical buildings in Shanghai.
Good to know: Usually the guide service for a full day tour is about from 9:00 to 17:00, and the evening time is on your own. If needed, your guide is happy to offer some tips or help you buy tickets for evening entertainment.
Ideas for leisure time: 1. Acrobatic Shows in Shanghai are known as the best in China. You can never imagine how exciting the show is.
2.Or you could take a Huangpu River Night Cruise which is the perfect way to enjoy the gorgeous night view of Shanghai.
Day 3 Shanghai – Yichang (by air) - Yangtze Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
This morning, enjoy a stunning view of Shanghai from the 88th floor of the Jinmao Tower. At 1,380 feet, it is the world's third tallest building, as well as home to the world's tallest hotel, the Grand Hyatt Shanghai.
Then transfer to take a flight to Yichang.
On arrival, transfer and embark your 4-night upstream cruise on Yangtze River, the third longest in the world and the largest in China. The Yangtze River originates on the Tibetan Plateau and traverses a distance of 3900 miles before flowing into the East China Sea, near Shanghai. It has been the lifeline in China for millennia.
Day 4 Yangtze Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,dinner
In the morning, set sail into Xiling Gorge. Today you could enjoy the spectacular view from the deck or you could take an optional tour to Tribe of Three Gorges (CNY 280 per person).
After lunch, take a shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam Site, the largest dam and hydroelectric project in the world.
Then the cruise transits the Five-step Ship Lock and sails through the second section of Xiling Gorge.
Attend the Captain's Welcome Banquet in the evening.
Day 5 Yangtze Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,dinner
In the early morning, sail through Wu Gorge. It is well-known for the legend of 12 fairy maidens became the 12 peaks of Wu Gorge.
Then change to the "peapod" boat for sailing deep into the Shennong Stream for a 3 hours exploration. The contrasting heights of these gorges and the narrowness of the river make this area one of the most dramatic scenes in the world. Notice the ruins of the ancient plank road along the cliff face as well as the coffins suspended from the cliffs above.
Afterwards, sail into Qutang Gorge - the shortest, narrowest and probably the most fascinating one.
In the late afternoon, you could take an optional tour to White Emperor Town, which is famous for historical temples and legends (CNY 280 per person).
Day 6 Yangtze Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,dinner
Today, take a shore excursion to Fengdu - China's "City of Ghosts". In legends, Fengdu was a ghost city and the entrance of heaven or hell, and the imaged ghost statures here reveal ancient Chinese religion and belief.
You could either enjoy leisure time for the rest of the day or join the onboard activities.
Day 7 Yangtze Cruise - Chongqing –Xi’an (by air)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
After breakfast, disembark in the Mountain City, Chongqing. Transfer for a flight to Xi’an, which was the ancient capital for 11 dynasties and was east end of the Silk Road.
On arrival, meet your guide and take a visit to the Ancient City Wall, which is one of the oldest walls in China and still compasses the center of Xi'an.
Day 8 Xi’an
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Today's excursion will take you to the Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses (UNESCO), one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in the world. More than 6000 life-sized terra cotta warriors, archers, infantrymen, horses and bronze chariots silently guarded the tomb of China's First Emperor for over 2,200 years.
A short stop at the ceramics & pottery workshop en route.
Then head to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a Tang Dynasty landmark. This seven-story pagoda was initially constructed in 652 AD, and a larger team of scholars was organized here for translation of the Buddhist sutras brought back from India and it became a holy place for pilgrimages.
Ideas for leisure time: Enjoy a tasteful Dumpling Banquet followed by an exquisite traditional Tang Dynasty Show.
Day 9 Xi’an – Beijing (by air)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
This morning, transfer to take a flight to Beijing, China's historic and vibrant capital city.
Upon arrival, meet your guide and your first peek into Beijing begins with the Summer Palace (UNESCO), the largest imperial garden in the world.
Day 10 Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
In the morning, pay a visit to the Tian’anmen Square, the world’s largest and renowned public square where many historical events once took place.
Then walk into the Forbidden City (UNESCO), where the 24 emperors of the Ming and the Qing Dynasties ruled for nearly 500 years (1420-1911). Experience the architectural splendor of the palaces, ceremonial courtyards and private quarters.
Visit a silk gift shop en route.
After the lunch, visit the Temple of Heaven (UNESCO), where ancient Chinese emperors would make sacrifices to Heaven and pray for good harvests.
Ideas for leisure time: If you are interested in Chinese Kung Fu, the Legend of Kung Fu is a good choice for tonight. It is stunning Kung Fu show with a great story line and martial arts skills.
Day 11 Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Today setting out to the China's most renowned monument - Great Wall (UNESCO) which is the most spectacular structures ever built by humans and as the only one visible from space.
Take a stop at a cloisonné workshop en route.
After lunch, visit the Lama Temple. Initially built as a prince residence in 1694 and later transformed into a royal resort palace, the temple finally became the Tibetan Buddhist temple as we know today, which has the largest sandalwood Buddha in the world.
Ideas for leisure time: 1. Enjoy the Peking Duck dinner at time-honored restaurant - Quanjude or Bianyifang. The duck is characteristic with its crispy skin, tender meat and the fragrance from the fruit-wood.
2. Watch a breathtaking acrobatic show at Chaoyang Theater or Tiandi Theater.
Day 12 Beijing
Meals: Breakfast
Today, transfer to the airport for your flight. Service ends.


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Price Details

Peak Season
Mar.01,2014 - Nov.30,2014
Peak Season
Mar.01,2015 - Nov.30,2015
Your Group SizeTour ClassAdult(Age 12+, p.p.)Single Room Supplement
2-5 personsEconomy$ 2128 $ 734
Standard$ 2261 $ 867
Deluxe$ 2632 $ 1238
6-9 personsEconomy$ 1846 $ 734
Standard$ 1979 $ 867
Deluxe$ 2349 $ 1238
Your Group SizeTour ClassAdult(Age 12+, p.p.)Single Room Supplement
2-5 personsEconomy$ 2128 $ 734
Standard$ 2261 $ 867
Deluxe$ 2632 $ 1238
6-9 personsEconomy$ 1846 $ 734
Standard$ 1979 $ 867
Deluxe$ 2349 $ 1238
Hotels
City Deluxe Class Standard Class Economy Class
Shanghai Westin Bund Center Shanghai  Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai  Holiday Inn Express Zhabei
Yangtze Cruise President Cruise President Cruise  President Cruise
Xian Hilton Xi’an Titan Times Hotel Citadines Xi'an
Beijing Legendale Hotel Pentahotel Beijing Beijing Rainbow Hotel

 

 

Important Notice:
1. The above quotations are for reference and are subject to change during some Chinese festivals, holidays, and big events. You are suggested to confirm the tour price with travel advisor in such cases.

2. Due to the road conditions, weather, and availability of hotels, local guide may adjust the program accordingly.



Price Includes:

 

-- Private tour guide
-- Private air-conditioned coach
-- Land transfers between airport or railway station and hotel
-- Entrance tickets as listed
-- Chinese Lunch and dinner as listed
-- Centrally located hotels with breakfast
-- Domestic flight with taxes as listed
-- Yangtze Cruise Ticket (include accommodation, meals on board, the shore excursion in groups and daily activities.)
-- Service charge & government taxes

Price Excludes:

 

-- International flights with taxes
-- Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, phone bills, optional activities
-- Tips for guides and drivers
-- China Visa
-- Travel insurance


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