Day 01 Arrive Beijing
Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to the Hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure.
Hotel: Capital Hotel Beijing or similar
Day 02 Beijing (B/L)
After breakfast, enjoy a full day guided tour of Beijing including Tian An Men Square, the largest public plaza in the world where Mao Tse Tung first raised the flag of the People’s Republic.
The Imperial Palace, lying inside the Forbidden City and surrounded by a high wall and broad moat, is probably China’s greatest surviving historical site. Dating from the 15th century, the Palace was home to a total of 24 emperors and, today, its fabulous halls, palaces and gardens house a huge collection of priceless relics from various dynasties.
This afternoon, visit the Hutong by pedicab (Rickshaw) and take a leisurely stroll through these vanishing old narrow streets of city and visit a local family, local market and the Drum Tower.
Day 03 Beijing (B/L/D)
It’s a thrill to walk along the Great Wall of China – a formidable construction that winds its way over hills for more than 2,000 miles. We’ll visit the Badaling, known as the most scenic section of the Wall.
Lunch at the Friendship Restaurant of Beijing Jade Carving Factory and pay a visit either before or after lunch.
In the afternoon, visit to the lavish Summer Palace, a former retreat for the imperial family and tonight, enjoy a Peking Duck Dinner.
Day 04 Beijing/Xian (B/L)
Beijing’s parklands gathers crowds of old and young in the morning playing Taiji, Qigong, even ballroom dancing or disco as the vigorous daily exercise. Visit the Temple of Heaven this morning to watch the scene and the holy temple once the emperors worshiped the God of Heaven for the good harvest.
Continue to visit the Yonghegong Lamasery, a renowned lama temple and a residence for large numbers of monks from Mongolia and Tibet.
Enjoy a Beijing noodle lunch at local restaurant. Transfer to the airport for flight to Xian.
Upon arrival in Xian, transfer to your hotel.
Hotel: Holiday Inn Xian Big Goose Pagoda or similar
Day 05 Xian (B/L/SD)
Xian is the ancient capital of China and the seats for the glorious Qin, Han and Tang Dynasties. Our highlight today is to view the life-sized Terracotta Warriors that have been standing on guard for the first Emperor of China for over 2000 years.
Visit the Xian Ceramic and Art Workshop and Chinese lunch at local restaurant including the Noodle-making demonstration.
In the afternoon, visit the Shanxi History Museum and enjoy Dumpling Dinner followed by Tang Dynasty Show tonight.
Day 06 Xian/Chongqing (B/L)
This morning, visit ancient City Wall and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, originally built as a Buddhist retreat in the 7th century.
Lunch at local restaurant and then transfer to the airport for flight to Chongqing.
Upon arrival in Chongqing, transfer to your hotel.
Dinner is on your own.
Hotel: Hilton Chongqing or similar
Day 07 Chongqing (B/L/D)
China’s capital during World War II, Chongqing is the largest city in China with a population of more than 30 million, referred as “China’s Chicago” by the Forbes Magazine.
This morning, visit the Chongqing Panda Zoo and catch the feeding hours.
Return to hotel and check out.
Enjoy lunch at local restaurant followed by a city tour with a visit the Stilwell Museum and local market.
Sichuan Hot Pot Dinner at local restaurant before transfer to pier to board your cruiser.
MV President No.6 Cruiser (Outside Cabin with Private Balcony) or similar
Day 08 Yangtze River Cruise (B/L/D)
The mighty Yangtze River, with its twists, turns and incredible vistas after the end of each gorge, the amphitheatre-like views of the villages along the riverbanks convey the harmony of nature and beauty. The three gorges: Qutangxia, Wuxia and Xilingxia are all breathtakingly beautiful.
Enjoy a shore excursion of Shibaozhao Pagoda, which literally means the Stone Treasure Fortress. Built with wooden structure without using any nails in 1819, the nine-story pagoda was constructed leaning against the rocky and craggy hill facing the Yangtze River.
Day 9 Yangtze River Cruise (B/L/D)
Sail through dramatic Qutang and poetic Wu Gorges. Cruise down the Shennong Stream by small “peapod” boat.
This breathtaking excursion takes you by small ferry down the beautiful Shennong Stream – attractive with its clear water, wild exotic flowers and rare grasses. Visit the ruins of the ancient road and the suspended coffins hanging from both sides of the cliffs.
Day 10 Yichang/Shanghai (B/L)
This morning we will tour the Three Gorges Dam Project Site, the largest public works project in China since the Great Wall.
Disembark around noon time in Yichang, enjoy lunch and little walk before transfer to the airport for flight to Shanghai
Arrive Shanghai, you are met and transferred to hotel. Dinner is on your own.
Hotel: The Ocean Hotel Shanghai or similar
Day 11 Shanghai (B/D)
Today’s sightseeing tour showcases Shanghai’s highlights. Morning visit the Yuyuan Garden and the old town area where you will have lunch on your own. Walk on the promenade of Shanghai’s famous waterfront – Bund.
In the afternoon, visit Shanghai’s world-renown museum which houses the finest collection of Chinese art including calligraphy, scroll paintings, bronzes and ceramics.
Dinner at local restaurant followed by Acrobatic Show
Day 12 Shanghai/Suzhou/Shanghai (B/L)
A full day excursion by high-speed train (2nd class soft seat) to Suzhou, the important trading town ever since the first days of the Grand Canal. See the town’s spectacular classical gardens maintained by Chinese nobility for centuries. Visiting Garden of Master Net (Wangshi Garden), then proceed to Suzhou No. 1 Silk Spinning Factory; a silk-reeling mill to see how silk is processed and spun, learn why China has, for generations, been world famous for its fine exotic silk.
Enjoy an unforgettable cruise on the Grand Canal of China, the longest and largest man-made waterway in the world. Take a walk in the old town before returning to Shanghai by high speed train.
Chinese lunch at local restaurant, dinner in your own
Day 13 Shanghai (B)
Free day at leisure or go for Optional Tours
Day 14 Shanghai – Onward Flight (B)
Check out today and pre-arranged time, you will be transferred to the Airport for your onward flight.
Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests and maximum of 16
- Single supplement: $1150
- Single supplement: $1200
- Single supplement: $1250
DEPARTURE DATES 2019
DEPARTURE CALENDAR 2019
3, 10 , 17, 24
1, 8, 15, 22, 29
5, 12, 19, 26
3, 10, 17, 24, 31
7, 14, 21, 28
4, 11, 18, 25
2, 9, 16, 23, 30