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15-Day Tours to Beijing- Xian- Lhasa- Chongqing- Yangtze River- Yichang - Shanghai

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[ B - Breakfast L - Lunch D - Dinner ]
Day 01: Arrival in Beijing

Our passionate guide will greet you at the airport exit on time according to your arrival flight. After a brief introduction of China or Beijing on the way, you will reach the hotel and refresh yourselves for the rest of the time.

Temple of Heaven, Beijing
Temple of Heaven, Beijing

Day 02: Beijing

After a rich breakfast served at the hotel, your tour will begin by visiting the Tiananmen Square, which is the largest city center square in the world. In the middle of the square, the Monument to the People's Heroes is standing there imperially. Around the Square are several famous buildings like the Tiananmen Rostrum on the north, The Great Hall of the People on the west, the National Museums on the east and the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall on the south part. After a short time at the Square, visit the Forbidden City, which is today's highlight. It was said there are altogether 980 houses 8707 rooms inside the Forbidden City and it covers an area of 725,000 square meters. Here, you will learn how Emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasty live and work. Then you will enjoy your a la carte lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, have a Hutong tour around Shichahai area. Then enjoy a lively Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre. (B+L)

Day 03: Beijing

The second day would be a day worth to expect as you will visit one of Eight Wonders of the World - Great Wall. Great Wall is a rare ancient military defense project in architectural history of mankind and it is also a symbol of the Chinese nation. It is famous to the world with its long history, vast projects and magnificent spirit. You may see how important it means to Chinese people by a slang of "He who does not reach the Great Wall is not a true man". The one you will visit is the Badaling section which is the most well-known and mature part. Lunch will be served at a local popular restaurant near city area. In the afternoon, visit the Sacred Way and the Ming Tomb. As the capital city, Beijing has 13 tombs for Emperors of Ming dynasty. Among them, the one you will visit is Ding Tomb, the only one whose underground palace opens to public. Before that, you will have a short walk to pass through the Sacred Way. After the main sights of today, drive back to your hotel, one the way back, you will have chance to pass by the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium), take some photos from a distance. (B+L)

Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xian
Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xian

Day 04: Beijing - Xian
The last day trip in Beijing is somehow ease. You will visit the Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven which are located in the city area. Summer Palace is the most well preserved ancient garden in China. Located within the Haidian District, Beijing, it covers an area of 290 hectares. The two major sightseeing spots you will see here are Wanshou Mt. and Kunming Lake. And you will enjoy an a la carte lunch at a popular restaurant at noon. In the late afternoon, take a flight to Xian. Your guide in Xian will meet you warmly at the airport and transfer to the hotel. (B+L)

Day 05: Xian
It is another big day as you will see the eighth wonder in China today. Get up in the early morning, after a rich buffet breakfast at the hotel, drive east for 37 kilometers and then you will visit the famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, which once shocked the whole world. With hundreds of Qin Terra-Cotta warriors and horses figurines, it is the world's largest underground military museum. To ensure you have a good appetite for lunch, drive back to downtown area and have an a la carte meal at a famous local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Provincial History Museum. The Pagoda was originally built in the year 652 of Tang Dynasty. It was build to collect Buddhist materials that were taken from India by the hierarch Xuanzang. The evening arrangement is different due to different series. (B+L+D)
Luxury series: we will arrange the marvelous Tang Dynasty Dinner Show at the splendid Tang Dynasty Palace that located at No.75 Chang'an Road, Xian.
Standard series: We will arrange the local speciality Dumpling Dinner and Tang Dynasty Dance and Music Show at Shaanxi Opera Theater that located at No. 165, Wenyi Road, Xian

Sutra-debating in Sera Monastery, Lhasa
Sutra-debating in Sera Monastery, Lhasa

Day 06: Xian

Today we will offer you a chance to take a shot of City Wall with a history of more than 1400 years, a genuine local family and Great Mosque, standing in famous Muslim Street. As a leisurable city, the people and their daily life here reflects a vivid picture of the distinguished Chinese moral value. Have lunch in the home of the family that you visit. (B+L)

Day 07: Xian - Lhasa
Today, you will take flight to mysterious Lhasa. As the altitude of Tibet is as high as 3650 meters, after arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel and rest for the left time of today. (B)
Day 08: Lhasa

Visit the Tibetan Museum and the Carpet Factory in the morning. The Tibetan Museum is the first museum with modern facilities in Tibet. It has a rich collection of various types of prehistoric cultural relics, hand-written Tibetan classics, colorful scene of Thangka painting, all kinds of musical instruments, religious objects and unique style of pottery and so on. At the Carpet Factory, you will learn the whole process of making Carpet, and also you may enjoy variety kinds of Carpet with different color and designs. A palatable lunch will be served at noon time. Afternoon visit covers the Sera Monastery and the Norbulingka Park. Sera Monastery is one of the six main monasteries that belong to Gelugpa sect, and it is the second largest temples in Tibet. If fortunate, you will have chance to see the special debating on Buddhist doctrines by monks in the afternoon from Monday to Friday. Norbulingka Park is mainly the Summer Palace of Dalailama from 7th to 14th. (B+L)

Day 09: Lhasa

Visit the magnificent Potala Palace in the morning. Potala Palace, more than 3700 meters above sea level, is the world's highest building which centralize palaces, castles and monasteries as a whole. This Castle-style ancient building is divided into two parts, the white palace where Dalailama live and doing political activities, and the red palace which main body are mainly all kinds of Buddha Halls and Dalailama's soul tower. After the visiting of this significant palace, have lunch at a nice local restaurant. In the afternoon, first you will visit the Jokhang Temple, which has a history of 1350 years. Jokhang Temple is the center where Tibet's major Buddhist activities hold, it occupies unparalleled status in Tibetans' mind. You can also see moving scene that many pilgrims kowtowing in front of the Jokhang Temple. And then, have some time browse the famous Barkhor Street nearby, you may buy some souvenirs here. The last stop is the Tibetan Traditional Medicine Hospital. The professor there will give you a short lecture about traditional Tibeten Medicine. (B+L)

Shennong Stream adventure, Yangtze River tour
Shennong Stream cruise, Yangtze River cruise

Day 10: Lhasa - Chongqing

Transfer to the airport and take a flight to Chongqing. Your guide and driver in Chongqing will welcome you at the airport on time. If time permit, you will be driven to Chongqing Zoo and visit the lovely Pandas there. Then transfer you to board the cruise ship and you will meet your River Guide who will join your tour for the following three days. Your relaxing journey along Yangtze River Cruise starts as the ship departs from Chongqing in the late evening. (B+L)

Day 11: Chongqing - Fengdu
After the buffet breakfast served on board, the river guide will provide a brief introduction about your daily schedule, as well as the basic information and safety equipment of the cruise ship. There are also several theme-based seminars you can join on the ship today, such as the medical acupuncture, the Three Gorges Dam Project Seminar and so on. The onshore excursion today is the "Ghost City". It was said to be the place where the soul going after death. And you will learn many legends and stories by visiting this. Besides, you may also have chance to join the Tai Chi practice in the early morning on the top deck of President Cruise Ship. The Captain's welcome dinner will be held tonight, followed is the jubilant signing and dancing evening party held by the cruise crew. (B+L+D)
Day 12: Badong - Xiling Gorge - Sandouping
Today is the essential part of Yangtze River Cruise tour as you passing from the spectacular Three Gorges. The first one you will come across is Qutang Gorge. It is the shortest one among the three but the most majestic and spectacular one. Wu Gorge, stretching for 45 km, is famous for its lofty peaks and mountains on the both sides, among them, the pretty touching Goddess Peak is the most charming one. The last one is Xiling Gorge, which is the longest one. The onshore excursion today is to explore Shennong Stream. You will find the most beautiful scenery along Yangtze River by going there. First clients will abandon the big cruise ship and take smaller sightseeing boat instead, as you go further and deeper, change to take a pea-boat and then you will have chance to experience the tracker pulls rope of the boat. The whole excursion lasts for about 3 to 4 hours. In the evening, pass the Five Level Ship Lock after Farewell Diner. (B+L+D)

Yuyuan Garden
Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai

Day 13: Yichang - Shanghai
Take the last excursion to the under constructed Three Gorges Dam after breakfast. The local guide will give you a brief introduction of this great project on the reason to build the Dam, how to construct the Dam, and the advantages and disadvantages of this work and so on. Later, drive back to the ship, pack the luggage and follow the check-out procedures. Your memorable Yangtze Cruise tour ends here. The private local guide in Yichang will wait for you at the pier on time. After lunch at a local restaurant, have a short city tour to Yichang Museum if time permits. Then take an afternoon flight to Shanghai. Your guide in Shanghai will welcome you warmly at the airport, transfer to the hotel and check in under the help of your guide. Dinner is on your own side. It would be easy for you to find a restaurant nearby and you may also ask some advises from your guide. Take a good rest and be ready for your next day's tour. (B+L)
Day 14: Shanghai
Start the journey by visiting Shanghai Museum. Shanghai Museum is a large ancient Chinese art museum, which has a collection of about 120,000 precious cultural relics, particularly famous for its bronzes, ceramics, and calligraphy and painting items. This is the most modern Museum in China. Clients will get a light listening device before visiting. Each exhibit has an ordered number, by pressing the number of the item you want to learn, you will get the explanation in English or other foreign languages. Then, visit the Yuyuan Garden. Yuyuan Garden is located in old Shanghai area, it is a private garden built in Ming Dynasty. Walking in the garden, you will be convinced by the skill of combine the factors of water, plants, architecture and rockery as a whole. A la carte farewell lunch at a famous local restaurant serving authentic Shanghai and Cantonese cuisine will be served. In the afternoon, a short, relax and comfortable cruise will be arranged along the Huangpu River. You will see the essence of Shanghai during this short cruise, the oldest European building in western side of the river and the modern skyscrapers in eastern side of the river. You will also have a chance to visit an old street in Shanghai. (B+L)
Day 15: Departure from Shanghai
Private transfer takes you to the airport for your homeward flight. Your enjoyable tour ends. (B)

Luxury Standard
BeijingCrowne Plaza Hotel   Holiday Inn Central Plaza - the best Holiday Inn Hotel in Beijing   
XianShangri-la Golden Flower Hotel - South Wing   Grand New World Hotel   
LhasaFour Points by Sheraton Lhasa   Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel   
Yangtze RiverPresident No.1   President No. 2 or President No.3   
ShanghaiRenaissance Shanghai Yuyuan Hotel   Ya Fan Long Men Hotel   
Based on per person and shown in US dollars. Valid from Mar. 1st, 2017 to Feb. 28th, 2018
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