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SG03: 14 Days Small Group Tour of Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - 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: 10 nights at nice 5-star hotels, 3 nights on Yangtze River cruise
Meals: 13 breakfasts, 8 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
As soon as you arrive in Beijing Capital Airport, you will spot our local guide, and you will be driven to your hotel and checked-in.

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

Day 2: Beijing
After a short briefing of this 14 days China tour, we will open our tour in Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City, aka Palace Museum, one of the biggest wooden complex from the ancient world. Some 24 emperors reigned here in Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1912).

Enjoy an a la carte lunch at a fancy restaurant as you rest your feet. And you can sample the Peking Duck there. Then we will go to Temple of Heaven, where emperors in Ming and Qing dynasties offered sacrifices to heaven in return for a good harvest.

In the evening, a Chinese Kung Fu Show will highlight your evening night in Beijing. Make sure you have sufficient rest, for we will encounter the Great Wall next morning.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch

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

  • Tiananmen
    Majestic Tiananmen Square with stone lion
Day 3: Beijing
After breakfast, we will leave for Mutianyu Great Wall, the longest section and the essence of ancient splendour. And a round-trip cable car will allow you to observe the wall at a different angle. A toast with red wine on us will commemorate the occasion.

On our way back to city, we will stop by a local feature market for relaxing.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

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

  • Great Wall of Mutianyu
    Our guests at Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Bird's Nest
    Bird's Nest of Beijing
Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an
First thing in the morning, we will visit Summer Palace, the well kept royal garden. And we will have a stopover at the Olympic National Stadium, also known as Bird’s Nest.

At noon, a tasty a la carte lunch will be served at a nice restaurant.

Next we will move on to Beijing Hutongs. Riding in a reserved rickshaw you tour thorough the alleys that retain the essence of old Beijing. Later you attend a Chinese Paper Cutting Session. This handcraft depicts as subjects taken straight from Chinese folk culture and social customs, portraying daily lives of people. And you may try your hand there.

Finally, our Beijing guide will see you off at the airport for the plane to Xi’an, where a relay guide will repeat the good services.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

Day 5: Xi'an
Our first visit in Xi’an definitely belongs to world-renowned Terracotta Army, life-sized sculptures in the burial of the first emperor in China.

At noon, we socialize with a local family, who offer home-cooked lunch and hospitality.In the afternoon, we will go to Small Wild Goose Pagoda, a heritage of Buddhist architectural art. In the evening, an excellent Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show will illustrate the Silk Road period with flourishing international trade.

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)

  • Terracotta Army in Xian
    Bronze Chariots and Horses
  • Family visit in Xi'an
    Enjoying lunch at the local's home
Day 6: Xi'an
Early morning, we will stroll around the City Wall Park and observe the daily toil of local citizenry. We will engage a Tai Chi master to initiate you in the motions of Tai Chi. After that we will mount Xi’an City Wall, the largest and most intact ancient city wall anywhere in China.

After lunch, we will visit Provincial History Museum, the first modernized national museum with artifacts spanning over one million years. Then we will proceed to the Great Mosque and the Muslim Quarter around it, observing Moslem customs and buildings while tasting delicious Moslem food. We then return to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

Day 7: Xi'an - Guilin
We bid our Xi'an guide adieu at the airport, after breakfast, for a plane to Guilin. Upon arrival there, our Guilin guide will help you to settle in at the hotel. After resting, the guide will gather you up at hotel lobby for a trip to Reed Flute Cave, and then to the famed Elephant Trunk Hill.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: Guilin Grand Bravo Hotel (5 stars)

  • Reed Flute Cave
    Brilliant Karst Reed Flute Cave
  • Elephant Trunk Hill
    Famous Elephant Trunk Hill
Day 8: Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
The Li River cruise is the crown jewel of the 14 days tour of China. Down the river to Yangshuo, you will see the splendid Karst peaks under blue sky as well as farming along the banks.

Upon arrival at Yangshuo, we will get to West Street, which is over 1,400 years old. Foreigners are known to be attracted by its elegant rural dwellings, as well as friendly communities, enough to get naturalized. Enjoy the beautiful rural scenery of Yangshuo! We will then drive back to the hotel in Guilin.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Guilin Grand Bravo Hotel (5 stars)

Day 9: Guilin - Chongqing
Today our Guilin guide will see you off at the railway station aboard the fast bullet train to Chongqing, where our Chongqing relay guide will meet you at the train station. This is followed by a tour around Jiangbei CBD as well as Ci Qi Kou Ancient Village. Then you will be helped to check in aboard the 3-night Yangtze River cruise ship.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: President No. 8 with balcony (5 stars)

Day 10: Yangtze River Cruise
After a cruise orientation, the Yangtze River cruise commences. In the afternoon, passengers join an onshore excursion to Mount Shuanggui, which is renowned for its natural and cultural landscapes. In the evening, you are invited to the Captain's party.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: President No. 8 with balcony (5 stars)

  • Yangtze River Cruise
    Our group welcomed by the Captain of Yangtze River Cruise
Day 11: Yangtze River Cruise
We reach the Three Gorges of Yangtze River, with splendid peaks and cliffs distributed along the Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge. Also an excursion by sampan along the Shennong Stream is an option before visiting Xiling Gorge.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: President No. 8 with balcony (5 stars)

Day 12: Yichang - Shanghai
After breakfast, disembark from the ship and take an onshore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam, the largest water conservancy hinge project in the world.

After that, the cruise guide will accompany you by car to Three Gorges Tourist Centre in Yichang City where our tour guide will take over and help you aboard the bullet train to Shanghai. It takes about 7.5 hour to reach Shanghai, where our Shanghai guide will take charge at the railway station and get you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel (5 Stars)

Day 13: Shanghai
Our 14 days China tour begin at Shanghai Museum well known for its collection of bronzes, china wares, calligraphies, and paintings. Then we move on to Yu Garden with ancient buildings in southern China style and a traditional bazaar.

After lunch, we will go to the Former French Concession, mainly for an afternoon stroll. Then we will move to the Bund and finish off with a Huangpu River cruise. Return to the hotel and have a good night's rest.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch

Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel (5 Stars)

  • Que Cao Ding
    The Bronze from Western Zhou Dynasty
  • Bund of Shanghai
    Cruising on Huangpu River
Day 14: Departure from Shanghai
Today our 14 days China tour comes to an end. Please check out before 12:00 and make your own way to airport. It is suggested that you call a taxi leaving for the airport. We sincerely hope that you enjoy the whole journey very much and have a smooth journey home!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

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Prices are per person in US Dollars;
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Apr
01(Fri)
Apr
14(Thu)
$3019
$2717
$999
Apr
08(Fri)
Apr
21(Thu)
$3019
$2717
$999
Apr
15(Fri)
Apr
28(Thu)
$3019
$2717
$999
Apr
22(Fri)
May
05(Thu)
$3079
$2771
$1059
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06(Fri)
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19(Thu)
$3079
$2771
$1059
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13(Fri)
May
26(Thu)
$3079
$2771
$1059
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$3079
$2771
$1049
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27(Fri)
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$2999
$2699
$969
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16(Thu)
$2989
$2690
$959
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23(Thu)
$2989
$2690
$959
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30(Thu)
$2989
$2690
$959
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07(Thu)
$2989
$2690
$959
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01(Fri)
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$3029
$2726
$959
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08(Fri)
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21(Thu)
$3029
$2726
$959
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15(Fri)
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$3029
$2726
$959
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22(Fri)
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04(Thu)
$3029
$2726
$959
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29(Fri)
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11(Thu)
$3029
$2726
$959
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05(Fri)
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18(Thu)
$3029
$2726
$959
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25(Thu)
$3029
$2726
$959
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19(Fri)
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01(Thu)
$3029
$2726
$969
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26(Fri)
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08(Thu)
$3099
$2789
$1039
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02(Fri)
Sep
15(Thu)
$3099
$2789
$1079
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09(Fri)
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22(Thu)
$3099
$2789
$1079
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16(Fri)
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29(Thu)
$3099
$2789
$1079
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23(Fri)
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06(Thu)
$3099
$2789
$1079
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07(Fri)
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20(Thu)
$3099
$2789
$1079
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14(Fri)
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27(Thu)
$3099
$2789
$1079
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21(Fri)
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03(Thu)
$3099
$2789
$1079
Oct
28(Fri)
Nov
10(Thu)
$2879
$2591
$1019
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04(Fri)
Nov
17(Thu)
$2879
$2591
$1019
Nov
11(Fri)
Nov
24(Thu)
$2859
$2573
$989
What's Included
  • Domestic airfares & train fares
  • 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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