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14 Nights Great China Tour


3 Nts Yangtze River Cruise, 1 Nt Yichang, 1 Nt Xian, 1 Nt train to Beijing, 3 Nts Beijing, 2 Nts Jinan, 1 Nt Qufu, 2 Nts Shanghai






Day 01 : Arrive Chongqing, met by our guide and board on the cruise
Explore for local delicacies before you get on the Yangtze River Cruise Ship The Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world.
Board on the ship.
Overnight on the cruise.


Day 02 : Cruise - Fengdu Ghost City (B-L-D)
Morning excursion to Fengdu Ghost City famous for numerous ghost encounters.
Overnight on the cruise.



Day 03 : Cruise - Lesser Three Gorges (B-L-D)
Sail through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge.
Morning excursion to Lesser Three Gorges.
Here sheer cliffs and steep mountains rise on either side, creating a natural fine arts gallery as a splendid scenic wonder unfolds on both banks of the river. Monkeys, mandarin ducks, water birds and fish can be seen in this area. Overnight on the cruise.



Day 4 : Cruise - Three Gorges Dam, Chexi Folk Scenic Spot (B-L)
Morning visit Three Gorges Dam.
Arrive at Yichang, Disembark after lunch Drive to Chexi sightseeing district and experience the local culture.
Overnight in Yichang.

 

Day 5 : Fly to Xi'an (B)
Xi'an is the capital of Shaanxi province. One of the oldest cities in China, with more than 3,100 years of history. Xi'an is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China and the starting point of the Silk Road and home of the Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang.
Overnight in Xian.

Day 06 : Xi'an - Beijing (Overnight Train) (B)
After breakfast, drive to Lintong for terra-cotta Warriors where 6,000 life-sized terra-cotta soldiers and horses guard the tomb of China's first emperor-Qinshihuang.
Drive to the train station and take the overnight train to Beijing - the capital city of China.

Day 07 : Beijing - (Full day city tour)
Arrive in Beijing in the morning, meet your guide and transfer to hotel.
Proceed to visit Tiananmen Square, the largest public square in the world.
In the afternoon visit the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace, which is more than 200 years old.
Overnight in Beijing.

Day 08 : Beijing (Great Wall of China) (B)
After breakfast, drive to the Great Wall at Juyongguan Section (around 1.5 hours).
Great Wall is China's most famous landmark and the only man-made structure visible from outer space. Afternoon visit the Sacred Road In the front part of the imperial tomb. Drive back to hotel.
Overnight in Beijing.

Day 09 : Beijing (Full day city tour) (B)
After breakfast, begin today's tour to the Temple of Heaven, a beautiful and harmonious collection of 15th century buildings set in a large park.
Roam through Beijing's old, narrow streets by old fashioned Rickshaw to visit the old quadrangles and learn about the daily life of ordinary Beijing citizens.
Overnight in Beijing.

Day 10: Transfer to airport for flight back home
 





Extension for 4 nights






Day 09 : Beijing (Half day city tour) - Jinan (Bullet Train) (B)
After breakfast, begin today's tour to the Temple of Heaven, a beautiful and harmonious collection of 15th century buildings set in a large park.
Roam through Beijing's old, narrow streets by old fashioned Rickshaw to visit the old quadrangles, and learn about the daily life of ordinary Beijing citizens.
Take the bullet train to Jinan.
Jinan, the capital of Shangdong province in the eastern part of China, is renowned across China for its numerous springs, the lakes fed by the spring water, and the weeping willows that grow along the water edges.
Arrive in Jinan, met by our guide and transfer to hotel.
Overnight in Jinan.

Day 10 : Jinan (Full day city tour) (B)
After Breakfast at hotel, visit the Black Tiger Spring.
Then proceed to the Spring Square which is the center of Jinan City where You will visit the lotus shaped music fountain.
Walk to the traditional shopping street in Jinan - Water Lily Street, where you can try specialties and delicacies from all over China.
Overnight in Jinan.

Day 11 : Jinan - Qufu (via Mount Tai) (B)
After breakfast, check out and drive to Mount Tai.
Mount Tai is one of the "Five Great Mountains". It is associated with sunrise, birth, and renewal, and is often regarded the foremost of the five.
Enjoy your time in this wonderful place and then Drive to Qufu - home town of Confucius.
Overnight in Qufu.

Day 12 : Qufu - Najing (Confucius Temple) - Shanghai (Bullet train) (B)
China is a non-religious country. But it does have something playing the role as a religion and that is Confucianism, established by Confucius.
The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity.
Visit the the largest and oldest Temple of Confucius, the Confucius Mansion and Confucius Cemetery.
Drive to the train station and take bullet train to Shanghai.
Overnight in Shanghai.

Day 13 : Shanghai (Full day city tour) (B)
After breakfast, visit Yu Garden which is a traditional Chinese Park with beautiful pavilions, miniature lakes and bridges, a real masterpiece of Chinese gardening.
Proceed to visit the Jade Buddha Temple then Drive to the Bund.
Enjoy your shopping on Nanjing Road, which is the main shopping street of Shanghai, and is one of the world's busiest shopping streets.
Overnight in Shanghai.

(Optional: One day tour of Suzhou - the home town of silk, including the Wangshi Garden, Grand Canal Cruise, Silk Mill and Embroidery Institute)
After breakfast, drive to Suzhou.
Gardening is a window that reveals Chinese culture and Chinese people's spirits. Nature is the essence and elements from nature like rock, water, auspicious animals and plants are brought to create a beautiful and harmonious garden which is the combination of physical world and spiritual world. Wangshi Garden is one good example.
Proceed to the Grand Canal which is the world's longest man-made waterway, being 1,800 kilometers long. The canal connects the present cities of Beijing in the north and Hangzhou in the south, which served as dynastic capitals in the past. Continue to Silk Mill, where you can see every step of the life of silk worms and how to make the perfect silk products.
Back to Shanghai, transfer to hotel.
Overnight in Shanghai.

Day 14 : Shanghai (Departure to UK) (B)
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
 
Tour Standard From
10 Days China Tour Fr £1397 (01 Oct 16 - 30th Apr 17)
14 Days China Tour Fr £2197 (01 Oct 16 - 30th Apr 17)
Price 10 days China Tour Includes:
4 star hotels on twin sharing basis with western buffet breakfast
5 star cruise ship on twin sharing basis with buffet meals
Yichang-Xian airfare
Xian-Beijing overnight soft sleeper train on 4 pax sharing basis
Private local English-speaking guide service
Private AC van service
Entrance fee
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4 Night Extension Includes:
Beijing-Jinan bullet train (second-class)
International Flights
4 star hotels on twin sharing basis with western buffet breakfast
5 star cruise ship on twin sharing basis with buffet meals
Yichang-Xian airfare
Xian-Beijing overnight soft sleeper train on 4 pax sharing basis
Qufu-Shanghai bullet train (second -class)
Private local English-speaking guide service
Private AC van service
Entrance fee
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Price does not Includes
Optional programs
Internal airport tax & fuel surcharge
Other meals
Tips for guides and drivers

Additional Information
Single and triple rooms, upgrade to hotels, tours and transfers as well as other regional airport departures are available at a supplement.
Above prices are subject to availability and may change without prior notice.
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