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21-Day Panoramic Yangtze Cruise

City Involved: Beijing-Xian-Lhasa-Chengdu-Chongqing-Cruise-Yichang-Shanghai-Guilin-Guangzhou-Hong Kong
  • From: USD3470
  • Tour Code : TOC424
  • Starts/Ends : Beijing/Hong Kong
  • Trip Type : River Cruise, Ethnic & Nature

Trip Highlights: Tour Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Lhasa, Chengdu, Yangtze River Cruise (Chingqing-Yichang), Shanghai, Guilin, Guangzhou, Hong Kong. This a highlighted Yangtze tour to view panoramic China with the eight most famous cities and Yangtze River Cruise. Discover the rich heritage of imperial times in Beijing; admire the more than 7000 warriors of the Terra Cotta Army; step onto the holly land of Lhasa; have a close touch with pandas in Chengdu; marvel at the pristine natural beauty of the Three Gorges; experience the fascinating contrasts of Old and New in booming Shanghai; relax in the picturesque scenery of Guilin; then head for Guangzhou to feel the energy in southern China before ending your tour with the exploration of the wonders in Hong Kong.

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 Tour Prices (this is private tour based on per person and shown in US dollars)
Group SizeBudget ClassStandard ClassDeluxe Class
2 personsUSD4170USD4360USD5050
3-5 personsUSD3980USD4170USD4850
6-9 personsUSD3620USD3790USD4410
Single SupplementUSD1010USD1230USD1750
CityBudget ClassStandard ClassDeluxe Class
BeijingRich Hotel Jindu Holiday InnThe Prime Hotel
XianTaiwan Grand HotelXian Empress Hotel Jinshi International Hotel
LhasaLhasa Century HotelLhasa HotelBrahmaputra Grand Hotel
ChengduCivil Aviation HotelTibet Hotel ChengduHomeland Hotel
CruiseOriental Emperor Three Kingdoms Victoria Prince
ShanghaiHansen Hotel Holiday Inn Downtown New World Mayfair Hotel
GuilinGolden Elephant Hotel Guilin Bravo Hotel Guilin Waterfall Hotel
GuangzhouOverseas Chinese Hotel Riverside HotelGuangdong International Hotel
HongkongMetropark Hotel Mongkok Empire Hotels & Resorts Marco Polo Prince Hotel
Service Inclusions
Hotel fare and daily buffet breakfast Lunch and dinner listed in the itinerary
Entrance fees to the sightseeingChina domestic flight and airport taxes
Private vehicle, driver and guide Cruise Fare and Accident insurance
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International air fare and airport taxPersonal expenses
Tips for guide and driver  

Tour Itinerary

Itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)

Day 01: Arrive in Beijing
When you arrive in Beijing, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel where you will have time to relax and settle down.
Day 02: Beijing (B/L/D)
Today's tour will first bring you to Tiananmen Square and then to the Forbidden City, the largest and most intact group of ancient structures in the Imperial Palace. After a few hours at the Forbidden City, you will eat lunch and then head to the Summer Palace, the resort of Empress Dowager Ci Xi. For dinner, you will eat Beijing's famous Peking duck and then head back to your hotel.
Day 03: Beijing (B/L/D)
Today's trip will be the amazing Great Wall of China, the only man-made structure on Earth that can be observed from the moon. After hiking for a few hours, you will have lunch and then visit the Ming Tombs, the burial site for 13 of the Ming emperors. At night you will watch an acrobatic show and then return to your hotel.
Day 04: Beijing / Xian (B/L/D)
Today you will fly to Xian, the ancient capital city of China. When you first arrive in Xian you will visit the ancient City Wall followed by the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Tonight's dinner will consist of an imperial dumpling banquet followed by a show of dancing and music from the Tang Dynasty.
Day 05: Xian (B/L/D)
After eating breakfast, you will visit the Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses, widely regarded as the eighth wonder of the world and then visit the Tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang.

Day 06: Xian / Lhasa (B/L/D)
Today you will leave Xian for Lhasa, Tibet. When you arrive in Lhasa you will be met by your guide and drive to the hotel to check-in. The first day in Lhasa there will be hardly any activities planned due to the change in oxygen levels. You are suggested to do as little as possible to give your bodies' time to adjust to the thin air. Dinner will be held at the local restaurant in the city.

Day 07: Lhasa (B/L/D)
The day begins with a tour of the Dalai Lamas' Summer Palace, Norbulingka and the exciting sutra-debating in the Sera Monastery. Next you will visit the world famous Potala Palace. Dinner will be served for you at the hotel.
Day 08: Lhasa (B/L/D)
Today you will visit the Jokhang Temple, the most sacred place for Tibetan Pilgrims. Around the temple is Barkhor Street, a place where you can bargain for souvenirs. After lunch, you will go to the Tibetan Museum. If you would like, we can also arrange a tour to the workshop of the Lhasa Carpet Factory for a visit of making traditional Tibetan carpets and also the Tibetan Traditional Hospital. Tonight's dinner will be served at the hotel.
Day 09: Lhasa / Chengdu (B/L/D)
This morning you will fly to Chengdu, there you will visit Dufu Thatched Cottage, the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, and Wangjiang Tower. After that you will be taken to your hotel to rest.
Day 10: Chengdu / Chongqing (B/L/D)
Before your flight to Chongqing you will have some free time around the city. After boarding your flight and landing in Chongqing, you will be met at the airport. In the evening you will enjoy a welcome dinner and then head to the cruise for the night.

Day 11: On the Yangtze River Cruise (B/L/D)
In the morning you will leave from Chongqing and board the boat to visit the Three Gorges. The cruise will first stop at the Ghost City of Fengdu. After returning to the boat, you will be invited to the Captain's Welcome Party. There will be a buffet dinner followed by a music and dance show.

Day 12: On the Yangtze River Cruise (B/L/D)
Today, you will visit all three gorges: the Qutang Gorge, the Wu Gorge and the Xiling Gorge. Afterwards, you will journey to the Shennong Stream, where you will ride a 'pea boat' up the small gorges against the rapids. In the early evening, you will be brought back to your main cruise ship to enjoy the remainder of the day.
Day 13: Yichang / Shanghai (B/L/D)
After viewing the Three Gorges Dam Site, your tour of the Yangtze River will come to an end in Yichang. Next you will be driven to the airport where your guide will meet you on board and see you off for the flight to Shanghai. After landing in Shanghai, you will be met by another guide and brought to your hotel for the evening.
Day 14: Shanghai (B/L/D)
Today you will take a tour of China's largest city, which is also China's principal port located on the Yangtze River Delta. You'll visit the Bund, Nanjing Road, Yu Garden, and the well-known Temple of City Patron.
Day 15: Shanghai / Guilin (B/L/D)
Morning fly toGuilin. Upon your arrival, your guide will pick you up from the airport and drive you to visit the Elephant Trunk Hill, The hill is deservedly renowned as the symbol of Guilin. Then visit the Reed Flute Cave, also known as the 'Palace of Natural Arts'. Afterwards, you will be driven to your hotel.

Day 16: Guilin / Yangshuo / Guilin (B/L/D)
Enjoy the splendid mountains, lush green pastures, farms, villages, and animals with a 4.5 hour cruise down the Li River. Guests are picked up at the Zhujiang Pier and escorted down to the thousand year old town of Yangshuo, and then you will visit the West Street. Back to Guilin in the evening.

Day 17: Guilin / Guangzhou (B/L/D)
Today you will be brought to the airport and board your plane for Guangzhou. Upon landing in Guangzhou, you will be picked up by your guide and brought to your hotel.
Day 18: Guangzhou (B/L/D)
Today you will visit several local points of interest: Temple of Six Banyan Trees, Shamian Island and Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. Afterwards, you will be driven back to your hotel.
Day 19: Guangzhou / Hong Kong (B/L/D)
Today you will flight to 'the Pearl of the Orient' Hong Kong. After your arrival, you will be met by the tour guide in the airport, then transfer to the hotel for overnight.
Day 20: Hong Kong (B/L)
Today you will visit the Stanley Market, Repulse Bay and Victoria Peak for a breathtaking view of the city and its harbor. After that you will be taken back to your hotel to rest.
Day 21: Depart from Hong Kong (B)
This morning you will be transferred to the airport to leave China and return home.
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