15-Day Magnificent China
Shanghai - Yangtze River -Guilin - Xi'an - Beijing
You will discover the most well-known historical sites in China, and unlock the indescribable natural wonders on a cruise along Yangtze River.
China's modern face - Shanghai
Beautiful hills and rivers along the Yangtze by cruise
Enjoy the exquisite rivers and hills in Guilin - a city known for its Karst landform
Most popular historical sites - the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors
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Experience bamboo rafting on Yulong River, the landscape of which is the essence of Li River
It has stood there for thousands of years to prevent enemies
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Our service includes:
√ China Panda Tour's experienced travel consultant 1 on 1 service 24hours/7days from inquiry to back home;
√ Entrance tickets to listed viewpoints in the itinerary as well as necessary shuttle bus/cable car/sightseeing bus tickets in attractions;
√ Escorted by experienced English-speaking tour guide;
√ Meals mentioned in the itinerary;
√ Private transfers with professional driver between hotel/attraction/airport/railway station/restaurant as listed in the itinerary;
√ Booking of flight/train/cruise tickets per your preferences;
√ Accommodation in each city, hotel level/feature is decided by your choice;
√ Traveler's accidental insurance.
Today firstly visit Yuyuan Garden, and then walk in the Former French Concession. Go through Nanjing Pedestrian, coming to Shanghai’s landmark, the Bund. It mainly includes Oriental Pearl TV Tower and 52 distinctive mansions in different styles. Enjoy a panoramic view of Shanghai from the 100th floor at “the Eye of Shanghai” - Shanghai World Financial Center. Evening free on your own to explore the most developed city of China.
Take the flight to Yichang, where you will board the Yangtze River Cruise. If time permits, pay a visit to Yichang Museum. Or hang out in downtown Yichang to get prepared for the following trip. In the afternoon, be sent to East Yichang Station or Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal where there are buses to the wharf. Board the cruise and check in. Sail out in the evening.
Shanghai to Yichang, Yichang tour, board Yangtze River Cruise
On board you have the chance to enjoy diverse activities like practicing Tai Chi, attending a Yangtze River culture lecture, or taking part in the Captain’s Welcome Party and evening shows. Today you will make a visit to the top of Three Gorges Dam. You will learn about the world's biggest hydroelectric project seeing the vast ship locks. There are optional tours to take Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift, the largest ship lift in the world, or a shore excursion to the Tribe of Three Gorges.
Yangtze River Cruise
The cruise today passes through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge with magnificent views. As drift through Wu Gorge, you can take an enjoyable adventure to the primitive Goddess Stream. Switch to a small boat, sailing down the beautiful stream running in a narrow gorge, you will have a close view of hanging coffins on the steep cliff faces. You would be entertained with music and dance offered by Tujia ethnics. Optional excursion to White Emperor City if you are interested in that.
Yangtze River Cruise
Enjoy the wonderful landscape of Yangtze, the amazing nature show all of people its miraculous side. Have a short visit to Shibaozhai, which is an exquisite pavilion with a walkway to the top of a solo hill in the river. You can have the chance to take a look at the spectacular views of Three Gorges. There is an optional tour to Fengdu Ghost City if you are interested. Enjoy Captain’s Farewell Party and cherish your last night on the relaxing Yangtze River Cruise.
Yangtze River Cruise
In the morning, the cruise shall arrive at Chongqing Chaotianmen Port. Check out and disembark. You will be picked up by local tour guide at the wharf and then escorted to the railway station. Take the bullet train to Guilin, a city known for its exquisite hills and waters. Be greeted by local tour guide and driver, and then transfer to hotel. In the evening free on own to feel Guilin's fresh air as well as leisure pace.
Chongqing arrival, Chongqing to Guilin
Take the Li River Cruise in the morning. The 83km waterway from Guilin City to Yangshuo County, like a meandering jade belt wrapped in green peaks, making Li River the world’s largest and most beautiful Karst landscape area. With fresh breath, everything is so poetic! Walk freely on West Street, or you can choose to ride a bicycle in local villages, or go rafting on Yulong River, which is said to be the essence of Li River.
Drive to the delightful Longji Rice Terrace Field. Longji, which means Dragon’s Backbone, is not only the globally top rice terrace field cluster, but also the culmination of both profound wisdom and strenuous labor. Make a visit to the Zhuang and Yao Villages. The hanging-feet cottage and coiled layers from the foot to the top of the mountain form a spectacular picture. In the late afternoon, return to Guilin downtown.
In the morning, be sent to the airport for a flight to Xi'an, the ancient capital for 13 dynasties. Be met and taken to downtown Xi'an, firstly have a leisure walk on the Ancient City Wall. Built in Ming Dynasty, this old architecture has an honored history of over 600 years and is the best preserved ancient city wall in China. There is a Muslim Quarter near the Great Mosque that you should never miss. You can enjoy bargaining with the strollers there, or taste some local snacks.
Guilin to Xi'an, Xi'an tour
In the morning, transfer to visit the Terracotta Army, which is now the Terracotta Warriors Museum. It is a must-see place when you travelled to Xi'an. Even 2000 years has passed, the wood protects of the warriors are still clear to see. Return to downtown Xi'an, learning China's long history in Shaanxi History Museum followed by visiting the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the symbol of Xi’an City.
Catch a morning flight to Beijing, the capital of China. On arrival in Beijing, be picked up and transferred to visit Summer Palace, once "the Garden of Thousands Gardens" royally built in Qing Dynasty. Then experience the rickshaw in Hutongs. Hutong is perhaps the traditional Beijing alleys that show the real old Beijing. Learn to make dumplings with local residents in a courtyard of Hutong, get in touch with an authentic Chinese people's daily life.
Xi'an to Beijing, Beijing tour
Today firstly visit the Temple of Heaven, where the emperors sacrificed the heaven. Continue sightseeing to Tian’anmen Square, the largest central square in the world. And then enter the Forbidden City. For almost 500 years, it serves as the ceremonial and political center of central court. Looking at the yellow roof, glazed tile and red wall, just imagine what emperors’ daily life would be. Have a whole view of this magnificent palace from Jingshan Park.
In the morning, pay a visit to the Great Wall, its grey stones, lofty watchtowers and winding routes all tell a story of soul-stirring history. Later move steps to the Ming Tombs, the biggest imperial mausoleum complex in China. You will visit Dingling, the tomb of Wanli, which is the only excavated one of the Ming Dynasty Tombs. Enjoy a wonderful farewell dinner Peking Roast Duck that absolutely comfort your spirit and stomach after a whole-day sightseeing.
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- Tour code: CPT-CT-06
- Price: from $1,518 p/p
- Tour type: private tour
- Departure date: flexible
- Travel route: Shanghai - Yangtze River -Guilin - Xi'an - Beijing
- Trip length: 15 Days / 14 nights
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