Potala Palace in Tibet

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SG19: 14 Days Small Group Tour of Beijing - Xi'an - Lhasa - 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 4 to 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
Upon your arrival in Beijing airport for this two week China itinerary, our guide will be waiting for you at the arrival hall. Then, the driver will transfer you to the already reserved hotel.

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

Day 2: Beijing
This morning, our guide will accompany you to visit the first destination in your China two week itinerary - Tiananmen Square, which is the center of the Beijing city and the biggest city square in the world. Then come to the Forbidden City, being the palace for ancient emperors since the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

At noon, we prepare an a la carte welcome lunch with Peking duck for you at a local restaurant. After that, we will visit the Temple of Heaven, the biggest architectural complex used for sacrifice in the world. In the evening, we will watch the Chinese Kung Fu performance at the famous Red Theater.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch

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

  • Beijing Tiananmen
    Our guestes with Beijing Tiananmen Square
Day 3: Beijing
This morning after breakfast, we will set out for the famous Mutianyu Great Wall, which is surrounded by mountains and beautiful scenery. The round trip cable car is arranged for easy visit. We will also provide red wine for a group toast on the Great Wall.

We will not prepare lunch as the restaurants nearby do not meet our service standard. So we recommend you to have a good breakfast. After that, we will have some leisure time at a local market before going back to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

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

Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an
After breakfast, we will visit the Summer Palace, the summer resort for ancient royal families. Then we will pass the Olympic Bird’s Nest and stay for a while, so that you can have a chance to take some photos.

At noon, we arrange an a la carte lunch for you to taste the most authentic cuisines in Beijing. Next destination is the Beijing hutong to experience the charm of old Beijing by rickshaw. Then we will experience traditional Chinese paper cutting. Afterwards, our guide will send you to the airport where you fly to the next stop, Xi’an. Upon landing, a professional guide will meet you there and transfer you to a comfortable hotel and help you check in for a two-day stay.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

  • Jade Belt Bridge
    Beautiful Jade Belt Bridge
  • Beijing Hutong
    Beijing old Hutong
Day 5: Xi'an
This morning after breakfast, our guide will accompany you to explore one of the highlights in your China travel itinerary 2 weeks - Terracotta Army, known as one of the world's top ten rare ancient tombs. In the museum, you can appreciate the various and life-like portrait pottery figurines, which were built to protect the ancient emperor Qin Shi Huang in his afterlife.

Then visit a local family, where you will be served with an authentic home-cooked lunch.

After lunch, follow our guide to visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi’an Museum to experience the history and culture of ancient capital Xi ' an. In the evening, our guide will lead you to enjoy a Tang Dynasty show and dumpling dinner.

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
    Life-size Terracotta Amy in Xi'an
Day 6: Xi'an - Lhasa
After breakfast, the guide will send you to the airport where you will fly to Lhasa. A local guide will wait for you there, and then transfer you to a nice hotel and help you check in for a three-day stay. The rest of the day is for you to get used to the high altitude in Lhasa.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: Tashipozhang Hotel (4 stars)

Day 7: Lhasa
After breakfast, we will pay a visit to Norbulingka Park, which is a large and exquisite garden in Tibet and possesses a huge number of relics and treasures. Then follow our guide to the Sere Monastery, located at the root of Wutse Hill in Sera.

After the delicious a la carte lunch, we will go to the Viewing Platform of Yaowang Hill, which is the best location to take a panoramic view of the Potala Palace.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Tashipozhang Hotel (4 stars)

  • Norbulingka in Lhasa
    Lamas with Norbulingka Park
  • Tibet Potala
    The night view of Tibet Potala
Day 8: Lhasa
This morning, we will visit the magnificent Potala Palace, the symbol of Tibet and a shrine in the hearts of all pilgrims. Outside the palace, you can see the white and red buildings. In the palace you will enjoy a large collection of historical relics, and appreciate the wonderful architectural art of the Tibetan nationality.

After lunch, we will visit the Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street, which is one of three famous circumambulation roads around the Jokhang Temple. You will see many stores and stalls standing one by one on the both sides of the Barkhor Street, where you can buy some souvenirs for your families and friends. Today’s last stop is a nunnery.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Tashipozhang Hotel (4 stars)

  • Barkhor Street
    Strolling along the busy Barkhor Street
Day 9: Lhasa - Chongqing
After breakfast, we will send you for your flight to Chongqing to to Chongqing and continue your China travel itinerary 2 weeks. Our guide will meet you as usual at the airport.

The guide will first lead you to visit Jiefangbei CBD. Then follow the guide to Ci Qi Kou Ancient Village, where you can have some authentic snacks as your dinner before boarding the Yangtze River Cruise Ship.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

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

Day 10: Yangtze River Cruise
This morning, the cruise guide will briefly introduce this cruise journey. The rest of the time is for you to enjoy the natural scenery of Yangtze River. At around 14:00, we will have an excursion to Shuangguishan National Forest Park, which is covered by over 100 species of trees and flowers. In the evening, you can take part in the Captain's Welcome Party with other passengers.

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
Your Yangtze River Cruise is ushering in a climax today. At around 9:00, the cruise ship will pass Qutang Gorge first, and Wu Gorge later. Qutang Gorge is the shortest, narrowest and most steep gorge in the Yangtze River. Wu Gorge consists of a total of 12 peaks on two sides, being the longest Gorge among the three. After lunch, we will have a wonderful excursion to Shennong Stream. On its return, the ship will travel through Xiling Gorge.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

Day 12: Yichang - Shanghai
After breakfast, the ship will dock and we will spend the whole morning visiting the Three Gorges Dam. Before that, you should pack your luggage and check out. After visiting, the cruise guide will send you to the Three Gorges Tourist Center in Yichang city. Our local guide will direct you to the railway station for a bullet train to Shanghai, which will last for about 7.5 hours. Our Shanghai guide will meet you and transfer you to the hotel once you arrive.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel (5 Stars)

Day 13: Shanghai
The first stop of this two week China itinerary in this remarkable city will be the Shanghai Museum, known for its abundant and rich collections. Then our guide will take you to Yu Garden, a typical classical southern China style garden. Outside the Yu Garden is the Yu Bazaar, where we will have some leisure time in these distinctive shops.

At noon, we will serve you with an a la carte farewell lunch at a restaurant with local features. Afterwards, we will go to the Formal French Concession and the Bund. We also arrange a one hour Huangpu River Cruise for you to enjoy. Finally, our guide will take you back to the hotel and say good-bye to you.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch

Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel (5 Stars)

  • Yu Garden in Shanghai
    Strolling in Yu Garden
  • Bund of Shanghai
    The Bund skyline in Shanghai
Day 14: Departure from Shanghai
Please check out before 12:00 and make your own way to the Airport. Taxi will be a convenient way for you. We hope you will have enjoyed China two week itinerary.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

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Arrival DateDepature DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement
Apr
01(Fri)
Apr
14(Thu)
$3589
$3230
$939
Apr
08(Fri)
Apr
21(Thu)
$3589
$3230
$939
Apr
15(Fri)
Apr
28(Thu)
$3589
$3230
$939
Apr
22(Fri)
May
05(Thu)
$3649
$3284
$989
May
06(Fri)
May
19(Thu)
$3649
$3284
$989
May
13(Fri)
May
26(Thu)
$3649
$3284
$989
May
20(Fri)
Jun
02(Thu)
$3649
$3284
$969
May
27(Fri)
Jun
09(Thu)
$3589
$3230
$919
Jun
03(Fri)
Jun
16(Thu)
$3579
$3221
$909
Jun
10(Fri)
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23(Thu)
$3579
$3221
$909
Jun
17(Fri)
Jun
30(Thu)
$3579
$3221
$909
Jun
24(Fri)
Jul
07(Thu)
$3599
$3239
$929
Jul
01(Fri)
Jul
14(Thu)
$3649
$3284
$939
Jul
08(Fri)
Jul
21(Thu)
$3649
$3284
$939
Jul
15(Fri)
Jul
28(Thu)
$3649
$3284
$939
Jul
22(Fri)
Aug
04(Thu)
$3649
$3284
$939
Jul
29(Fri)
Aug
11(Thu)
$3649
$3284
$939
Aug
05(Fri)
Aug
18(Thu)
$3649
$3284
$939
Aug
12(Fri)
Aug
25(Thu)
$3649
$3284
$939
Aug
19(Fri)
Sep
01(Thu)
$3649
$3284
$949
Aug
26(Fri)
Sep
08(Thu)
$3709
$3338
$1009
Sep
02(Fri)
Sep
15(Thu)
$3709
$3338
$1039
Sep
09(Fri)
Sep
22(Thu)
$3709
$3338
$1039
Sep
16(Fri)
Sep
29(Thu)
$3709
$3338
$1039
Sep
23(Fri)
Oct
06(Thu)
$3699
$3329
$1029
Oct
07(Fri)
Oct
20(Thu)
$3679
$3311
$1039
Oct
14(Fri)
Oct
27(Thu)
$3679
$3311
$1039
Oct
21(Fri)
Nov
03(Thu)
$3679
$3311
$1039
Oct
28(Fri)
Nov
10(Thu)
$3539
$3185
$939
Nov
04(Fri)
Nov
17(Thu)
$3539
$3185
$939
Nov
11(Fri)
Nov
24(Thu)
$3529
$3176
$919
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
  • Tibet Travel Permit
  • 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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From US$3529 per person
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