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SG07: 11 Days Small Group Tour of Beijing - Xi'an - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang - Shanghai

Tour Type: Perfect group size of maximum 6 travelers, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 7 nights at nice 5-star hotels, 3 nights on Yangtze River cruise
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches with some being a la carte style, 3 dinners

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Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in Beijing
Our local guide will pick you up at the airport and with an experienced driver will escort you to the hotel. Take a good rest to prepare for the following 11 days China tour.

Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars) - the former Sheraton

Day 2: Beijing
Tiananmen Square will be our first stop this morning. The National Museum of China and The Great Hall of the People lie in the east end and west end of the square respectively. The Monument to the People's Heroes lies in the center. Next is a tour of the Forbidden City, composed of the Inner Court and the Outer Court. The Outer Court is centered by the Hall of Supreme Harmony, the Hall of Central Harmony and the Hall of Preserved Harmony which used to hold great ceremonies. The Inner Court, on the other hand, is centered by The Palace of Heavenly Purity, the Hall of Celestial and Terrestrial and the Hall of Earthly Tranquility where the emperors and empresses live.

After our morning tour, we will head for an a la carte Peking Duck lunch in a characteristic dining hall.

Continue our tour to the Temple of Heaven after lunch. The two main altars, the Circular Mound Altar and the Altar of Prayer for Good Harvests, are connected by the Danbi Bridge that makes a 1200-meter-long axis. Then watch a Chinese Kung Fu Show.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch

Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars) - the former Sheraton

  • Beijing Tiananmen
    Our group taking a photo with Beijing Tiananmen Square
Day 3: Beijing
After breakfast, we will visit Mutianyu Great Wall, which when compared with Badaling Great Wall, is quieter and primitively simpler. You can sense more of the history of the Great Wall and the beauty of nature. We will take a round-trip cable car to save energy to wonder more on the Great Wall. Particularly, we will have a toast with red wine on the wall.

On our way back to the hotel, we will pass by the famous local market for enjoying some free time.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars) - the former Sheraton

Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an
After breakfast in the hotel, we will set out to the Summer Palace, comprised mainly of the Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake. A Long Gallery at the foot of the hill links the two attractions. Called the longest corridor in the world, it is more than 700 meters long with more than 8000 colored paintings on the beams. Later, see the Olympic Bird’s Nest, a landmark known as the main stadium of 2008 Beijing Olympics at a distance. We will make a brief stop for photo taking opportunity.

We will then wonder among the Hutong by taking a rickshaw, a kind of old transportation. Additionally, we will experience a special art form in China called Paper Cutting.

To end up with today’s trip, the guide will lead you to the airport for your flight to Xi’an, where our guide will be waiting to transfer you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

  • Summer Palace
    Seventeen Hole Bridge in Summer Palace
  • Hutong tours
    Taking a rickshaw at Beijing Hutong
Day 5: Xi'an
The 11 days China tour package in Xi’an will start with the Terracotta Army where you can see several kinds of terracotta warriors of ancient China, vis-à-vis infantry, cavalry, chariot soldiers and archers. These vivid life-size figures in the tomb will definitely shock you. Hence, do not miss it.

Later, we will visit a local family who is kind enough to offer us lunch. You can chat with them and may learn to cook some homemade dishes from the host.

After a home cooked lunch, we will spend the whole afternoon visiting the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and the Xi’an Museum. For dinner, one of the three most excellent dishes of Xi’an is arranged especially for your enjoyment, i.e Dumpling, before enjoying a Tang Dynasty Show.

Friendly Tips:
As the theater is usually not open in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec, we will not arrange the show and dumpling dinner for tours during the periods. Guests will enjoy free time to relax.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling dinner

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

Day 6: Xi'an - Chongqing
In the morning, we will visit the City Wall Park for a close observation of how the locals spend their morning. Take the opportunity to learn some Tai Chi too from an invited Master. Next, we will ascend the City Wall via one of the four gates of the wall. They are called the Changle Gate, Anding Gate, Yongning Gate and Anyuan Gate. Every Gate has three defense architectures: Zhalou, Jianlou and Zhenglou.

Later, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to Chongqing, the third station of our China itinerary 11 days. Upon arrival, the local guide will lead you to Jiefangbei CBD where you can go shopping and dine. Then the guide will help you board the Yangtze River cruise ship for a 3-night stay.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: President No.6 with balcony (5 stars)

  • Xi'an City Wall Park
    Locals doing Tai Chi at Xi'an City Wall Park
  • Jiefangbei CBD
    Jiefangbei CBD, the landmark of Chongqing
Day 7: Yangtze River Cruise
In the morning, the cruise guide will give an introduction to the itinerary and the scenic spots along the river. After lunch, go ashore to tour Shuangguishan National Forest Park. In the evening, the captain will hold a welcome party for you. Just enjoy it.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: President No.6 with balcony (5 stars)

Day 8: Yangtze River Cruise
The Three Gorges, the highlight of the cruise, awaits your visit today. The first is the Qutang Gorge, the shortest and the narrowest gorge. Next is the Wu Gorge; enjoy an exciting experience at the Shennong Stream, famous for its magnificence, precipitousness and beauty. The last is the Xiling Gorge, the longest among the three gorges. The scenery of the Three Gorges will definitely leave a deep impression on you.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: President No.6 with balcony (5 stars)

  • Yangtze River Cruise
    Three Gorges of Yangtze River Cruise tour
Day 9: Yichang - Shanghai
Disembark the ship, after breakfast, to visit the Three Gorges Dam. Famous scenic spots include the dam itself, Tanzi Mountain, 185 Platform and the Memorial Garden, all of which help you understand generally about the project.

At the end of the cruise, you will head to the Three Gorges Tourist Centre where our guide will pick you up and lead you to the railway station for a 7.5-hour bullet train ride to Shanghai. Our local guide will meet and transfer you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel (5 Stars)

Day 10: Shanghai
Shanghai Museum will be our first stop today. More than 120,000 cultural relics of all ages can be found in this museum. Next will be the Yu Garden, a private garden during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). There is also a traditional bazaar nearby waiting for you to explore and to bring home some souvenirs.

An a la carte farewell lunch is arranged for you.

After lunch, proceed to a Former French Concession with alleys and old houses and fashion clothing stores and western restaurants. Next is the infamous destination for all tourists, the Bund, where you will take a Huangpu River cruise. At the end of the day, you will be transferred to the hotel. The 11 days guided tour of China comes to end here.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch

Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel (5 Stars)

  • Shanghai Bund
    Shanghai Skyline and the Hungapu River
Day 11: Departure from Shanghai
Please pack your belongings and check out before 12:00. Taking a taxi to the airport will be the most efficient way. We wish you a pleasant trip home.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

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Apr
01(Fri)
Apr
11(Mon)
$2409
$2168
$769
Apr
08(Fri)
Apr
18(Mon)
$2409
$2168
$769
Apr
15(Fri)
Apr
25(Mon)
$2409
$2168
$769
Apr
22(Fri)
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02(Mon)
$2409
$2168
$769
May
06(Fri)
May
16(Mon)
$2469
$2222
$819
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13(Fri)
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23(Mon)
$2469
$2222
$819
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20(Fri)
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30(Mon)
$2469
$2222
$819
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27(Fri)
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06(Mon)
$2399
$2159
$749
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13(Mon)
$2399
$2159
$739
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10(Fri)
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20(Mon)
$2399
$2159
$739
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17(Fri)
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27(Mon)
$2409
$2168
$739
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24(Fri)
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04(Mon)
$2399
$2159
$739
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01(Fri)
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11(Mon)
$2429
$2186
$739
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08(Fri)
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18(Mon)
$2429
$2186
$739
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15(Fri)
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25(Mon)
$2429
$2186
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01(Mon)
$2469
$2222
$739
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29(Fri)
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08(Mon)
$2429
$2186
$739
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15(Mon)
$2429
$2186
$739
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22(Mon)
$2429
$2186
$739
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29(Mon)
$2429
$2186
$739
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05(Mon)
$2469
$2222
$799
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12(Mon)
$2479
$2231
$829
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19(Mon)
$2479
$2231
$829
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16(Fri)
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26(Mon)
$2479
$2231
$829
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03(Mon)
$2519
$2267
$829
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17(Mon)
$2489
$2240
$829
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24(Mon)
$2489
$2240
$829
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$2489
$2240
$829
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28(Fri)
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07(Mon)
$2319
$2087
$789
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14(Mon)
$2319
$2087
$789
Nov
11(Fri)
Nov
21(Mon)
$2409
$2168
$779
What's Included
  • Domestic airfares & train fare
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Yangtze River cruise with full board
  • Tips or gratuities for hotel porters
What's Excluded
  • International airfares
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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