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Yangtze Upstream Cruise

12-Day Memorable Tours to Shanghai - Yichang - Yangtze River Cruise - Chongqing - Xian - Beijing

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[ B - Breakfast L - Lunch D - Dinner ]

Shanghai Bund area
Shanghai Bund area

Day 01: Arrival in Shanghai
You'll be met outside the baggage claim area at Shanghai Airport. Shanghai has two airports, one is Hongqiao Airport and the other is Pudong Airport. We will arrange the transfer service according to your arrival flight schedule and transfer you to the hotel. The balance of the day is left for you to rest from your overseas flights.

Day 02: Shanghai
Shanghai Museum is the first stop of your tour. It houses as many as 112,000 collections of historical items, especially bronzes, chinaware and ancient calligraphies and paintings from past dynasties. Then you will be guided to the Yuyuan Garden, which is located in the ancient Shanghai city area. A la carte lunch is arranged at a popular local restaurant which offers authentic Shanghai and Cantonese Cuisine for you. We will arrange a short cruise tour along the Huangpu River in the afternoon. You will also have time to wander along the Bund and visit an old street in Shanghai. (B+L)
Day 03: Shanghai - Yichang
Have a brief visit to the Jade Buddha Temple, a grand architecture with Ming Dynasty style. This temple has a long history as it is built in 1918. Then head for Yichang by flight, which is the beginning city of your Yangtze River Cruise. You will be met with comfortable private transfer. If time is available, you may visit Yichang Museum to get know the culture of Chu people. Then check in at the cruise ship for a good rest. (B)

Huangpu River cruise tour, Shanghai

Three Gorges Dam, Yangtze River

Day 04: Three Gorges Dam
The exciting Yangtze River cruise starts at 07:00 in the morning. Sail along the eastern Xiling Gorge, which is the longest and most beautiful section in the grand Three Gorges. Disembark and take a visit to the magnificent under constructed Three Gorges Dam Site. It is the biggest irrigation project in the world. Then back to the ship and continue cruising along the western Xiling Gorge and pass the Five Level Ship Lock. After dinner, you are invited to participate in the Captain's Welcome Party. (B+L+D)

Day 05: Three Little Gorges
Sail through Wu Gorge in the morning. You can appreciate the grotesque rocks and craggy summit along the Wu Gorge, which is like a beautiful gallery of twists and turns. Later, take a detour to the Shennong Stream, another tributary of Yangtze River. The watercourse of Shennong Stream is narrow and stream current is rapid, but the water is clear and shallow. Drifting through there will give you a memorable experience. You will also experience an exciting short pea-boat rowing by boatman. Back to the ship and view the scenery of the shortest Qutang Gorge. It is the shortest section, but it is the most grand and steepy one. (B+L+D)

Xian Terracotta Army
Xian Terracotta Warrior and Horses Museum

Day 06: Fengdu
Disembark at the little ancient town, Fengdu. Back on the Fuduming Mountain and face the Yangtze River, this is a beautiful town. Visit the "Ghost City". Then continue sailing to Chongqing. In the evening, join in the farewell party and enjoy your last night on board. (B+L+D)
Day 07: Chongqing - Xian
The ship is scheduled to arrive in the Mountain City, Chongqing at around 08:30-09:00. Follow the notification to pack your luggage in advance. The guide will meet you on board and take you for a brief city tour to the Panda House in Chongqing Zoo. You will have a close meet with the lovely pandas. Then visit the Residence of General Joseph W. Stilwell. After a rich buffet lunch at a famous hotel, take flight to Xian. Our guide will pick you up at Xian Airport and transfer you to the hotel. (B+L)
Day 08: Xian
The full day tour covers all the important historical sites in Xian, ranging from Qin Dynasty (246-209B.C), Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D) to Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). First is the Qin Terracotta Amy. The museum is divided into three sections: No. 1 Pit, No. 2 Pit, and No. 3 Pit respectively. Altogether over 7,000 pottery soldiers, horses, chariots, and even weapons have been unearthed from these pits. After an a la carte lunch in a local famous restaurant, visit the National Key Cultural Relic Preserve, Tang Wild Goose Pagoda and the Ming City Wall. You will learn more Chinese ancient history from our guide's explanation. In the evening, you will be served with different dinner and show in different class. (B+L+D)
 
Differences:
For the Luxury series, we will arrange the marvelous Tang Dynasty Dinner Show at the splendid Tang Dynasty Palace (Address: No.75 Chang'an Road, Xian).
For the Standard series, the local speciality Dumpling Dinner and Tang Dynasty Dance and Music Show at Shaanxi Opera Theater will be served. (Address: No. 165, Wenyi Road, Xian)
Day 09: Xian - Beijing
Visit the Shaanxi History Museum in the morning. Then you will visit a local family to have access with the local people and their life. After an a la carte lunch served at home of the family you visit, head for Beijing by flight and you will be met by the professional guide with comfortable private transfer. Check in at the well selected hotel and have a good rest. (B+L)

Forbidden City, Beijing
Our clients at the Forbidden City

Day 10: Beijing
Today you will be leaded to the never-missed Great Wall at Badaling section. To avoid the unappetizing food near the sightseeing, you will be transferred to a local famous restaurant and have a decent meals for lunch. The visits continue to the Ming Tomb nearby. And then get back to downtown and visit the largest royal garden in China, the Summer Palace. As it includes various gardens, mountains, lakes as well as royal palaces, the Summer Palace is considered as a Royal Garden Museum. The full day tour will be ended by seeing the appearance of the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium). (B+L)
Day 11: Beijing
You will walk through Tiananmen Square, literally meaning the 'Gate of Heavenly Peace'. There may have some locals flying kites in the largest urban square in the world. Passing the Tiananmen Square, you will enter the Forbidden City of Ming and Qing Dynasties. Most of the buildings were built with wood, roofed with yellow glazed tiles and built on blue-and-white stone foundations, looking solemn and brilliant. Then you will enjoy your a la carte lunch at a local restaurant. The last stop is the Temple of Heaven. It was originally used for imperial to worship heaven and to solemnly pray for a good harvest. Tonight you will enjoy a lively Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre. (B+L)
Day 12: Depature from Beijing
Pack your luggage up. Our guide will accompany you to the airport and see you off by your homeward flight. (B)

Hotel
CityClass
Luxury Standard
ShanghaiRenaissance Shanghai Yuyuan Hotel   Ya Fan Long Men Hotel   
Yangtze RiverPresident No.1   President No. 2 or President No.3   
XianShangri-la Golden Flower Hotel - South Wing   Grand New World Hotel   
BeijingCrowne Plaza Hotel   Holiday Inn Central Plaza - the best Holiday Inn Hotel in Beijing   
Price
2017
Based on per person and shown in US dollars. Valid from Mar. 1st, 2017 to Feb. 28th, 2018
TravelersSeasons
Luxury Standard
High Season Low Season High Season Low Season
2-5 $2470.00 $2460.00 $2200.00 $2170.00
6-9 $2130.00 $2100.00 $1870.00 $1830.00
10 & above $1980.00 $1960.00 $1690.00 $1640.00
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