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HCC06 The Best of China and Yangtze River Cruise 19 Days

Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Yangshuo - Hangzhou - Suzhou - Shanghai - Yichang - Three Gorges Dam - Yangtze River Cruise - Chongqing (Optional Extension: Hong Kong)

This is the most complete itinerary for visiting China. You will visit the most famous cities, destinations and the longest river of China. It is a great combination of historical sites, landscapes, cities, countryside and relaxing cruising. Call us now at 1888-903-8272 to sign up.

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Day By Day Itinerary

Day 1: USA / Beijing

Fly to Beijing, the capital of China.

[Meals: in-flight dinner, breakfast and lunch]

Day 2: Arrive Beijing

Our tour guide will greet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel.

[Hotel: Four Points By Sheraton Beijing, Haidian Hotel - 4.5 star]

Day 3: Beijing

Visit Tiananmen Square. Stroll through the courtyards and palaces of the imposing Forbidden City, once the exclusive enclave of Ming and Qing Dynasty emperors. Then visit Jingshan park, enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the palace and the city. Then tour Beijing's old Hutong (”narrow lanes”) area by old-fashioned pedicab. Visit a local family living in a court-yard-style home known as Siheyuan. Then enjoy a relax walking tour at Houhai and a Peking Duck Banquet at Quanjude Restaurant.

[Meals: American & Chinese Buffet Breakfast; Lunch; "Quanjude" Peking Duck Banquet Dinner]

[Hotel: Four Points By Sheraton Beijing, Haidian Hotel - 4.5 star]

Day 4: Beijing

Experience the thrill of walking on the Great Wall at Mutianyu, the most beautiful and original part of the wall. Then explore the landscaped grounds and pavilions of the Summer Palace.

[Meals: American & Chinese Buffet Breakfast; Lunch]

[Hotel: Four Points By Sheraton Beijing, Haidian Hotel - 4.5 star]

Day 5: Beijing

Visit the Temple of Heaven, where the Emperors prayed for harvest in Ming and Qing Dynasties. Then visit Beihai Park, the largest royal garden next to the Forbidden City. Enjoy free walking and the night market at Wangfujing Pedestrian Street, downtown Beijing.

[Meals: American & Chinese Buffet Breakfast; Lunch]

[Hotel: Four Points By Sheraton Beijing, Haidian Hotel - 4.5 star]

Day 6: Beijing / Xian

Take a morning flight to Xi’an, the ancient capital and the starting point of the Silk Road. Visit the Drum Tower and the Ancient City Wall.

[Meals: Buffet Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner]

[Hotel: Grand Noble Hotel - 4.5 star]

Day 7: Xian

Visit the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, buried 2000 years ago to guard the tomb of the first emperor. Then visit the 1350 year old Dacien Temple and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Enjoy an Imperial Dumpling Banquet and Tang Dynasty Stage Show tonight.

[Meals: Buffet Breakfast; Lunch; Shanxi Opera House (Imperial Dumpling Banquet Dinner and Tang palace style performance)]

[Hotel: Grand Noble Hotel - 4.5 star]

Day 8: Xi’an / Guilin

Fly to Guilin in the morning. Visit Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill.

[Meals: Buffet Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner]

[Hotel: Bravo Hotel - 4.5 star]

Day 9: Guilin/ Yangshuo

Marvel at the dreamlike landscapes on your Li River cruise. Enjoy a relax lunch on the boat. Arrive Yangshuo town in the afternoon. Then visit Yangshuo Bazaar and Xijie (West Street). Tonight’s dinner is on your own, you can try the local specialties like beer fish and shatian shaddocks at the restaurants on West Street.

[Meals: Buffet Breakfast; Lunch]

[Hotel: Yangshuo Elite Garden Hotel - 4 star]

Day 10: Yangshuo / Guilin / Hangzhou

Morning flight to Hangzhou, one of the seven capitals of ancient China, known for its tea products and the West Lake. Take a small boat cruise on the West Lake, revealing the ethereal beauty of Hangzhou’s willow draped islands. Dinner is served at a famous local restaurant, “Shanwaishan”.

[Meals: Buffet Breakfast; Lunch; Special Dinner]

[Hotel: Grand Metropark Hotel Hangzhou - 4.5 star]

Day 11: Hangzhou / Suzhou

Visit General Yuefei’s Temple. He was a well known national hero of ancient China. Then take a private bus to Suzhou, which is called “Venice of the East”. It has China’s most beautiful gardens. Visit Suzhou Silk Spinning Factory and Shantang Ancient Street.

[Meals: Buffet Breakfast; Lunch]

[Hotel: Grand Metropark Hotel Suzhou - 4.5 star]

Day 12: Suzhou / Shanghai

Visit The Master of the Nets’ Garden. Then drive to Shanghai. Visit Nanjing road and take a walk along the Bund, Shanghai’s graceful and historic waterfront boulevard.

[Meals: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner]

[Hotel: Wyndham Bund East Shanghai - 4.5 star]

Day 13: Shanghai

Visit the Old City Bazaar and the tranquil Yu Yuan Garden. Enjoy a traditional Shanghai Dumpling lunch. Bus tour of Pudong District. Take a picture of the highest tower of Asia, the Oriental Pearl Tower. Then visit Binjiang Park.

[Meals: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner]

[Hotel: Wyndham Bund East Shanghai - 4.5 star]

Day 14: Shanghai / Yichang

Fly to Yichang, board the finest cruiser on Yangtze River. It departs at 9:00pm.

[Meals: American & Chinese Buffet Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner]

[Ship: Victoria Anna - 5 star]

Day 15: Yangtze River Cruise

Excusion to the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest dam, measuring 606 feet high and 6,500 feet long. Then the ship passes the ship lock and sails through Xiling Gorge, the longest one of the Three Gorges.

[Meals: American & Chinese Buffet Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner]

[Ship: Victoria Anna - 5 star]

Day 16: Yangtze River Cruise

Yangtze River Cruise: The cruiser sails through Wu Gorge. Then excursion to Small Gorges. Then the cruiser sails through Qutang Gorge.

[Meals: American & Chinese Buffet Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner]

[Ship: Victoria Anna - 5 star]

Day 17: Yangtze River Cruise

Morning shore excursion to Fengdu or Shibaozhai.

[Meals: American & Chinese Buffet Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner]

[Ship: Victoria Anna - 5 star]

Day 18: Arrive Chongqing

The cruiser arrives Chongqing in the morning, visit Panda Museum and Erling Park. Enjoy the night views of the city.

[Meals: Buffet Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner]

[Hotel: Grand Metro Park Hotel - 5 star]

Day 19: Chongqing / US

Our tour guide will send you the airport to fly home.

[Meals: Buffet Breakfast]


Optional Extension: Hong Kong + $549 (Including the flight from Shanghai to Hong Kong)

Day 19: Chongqing / Hong Kong

Morning flight to Hong Kong. You will be met at the airport and sent to the hotel. At leisure for the rest of the day.

[Meals: Buffet breakfast]

[Hotel: The Royal Pacific Hotel and Towers or the same grade 4 star]

Day 20: Hong Kong

Hong Kong Island tour: You will visit Victoria Peak (Include one way Peak Tram ride), Aberdeen Fishing Village (Sampan boat ride is optional, not included), Stanley Market and Deep Water Bay Lookout.

[Meals: Lunch]

[Hotel: The Royal Pacific Hotel and Towers or the same grade 4 star]

Day 21: Hong Kong / US

The tour guide will send you to the airport to fly home. Or stay longer with no charge.

 

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