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15-Day Spectacular China

Shanghai - Yangtze River - Chengdu - 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. 

 

            Highlights:

  • China's modern face - Shanghai

  • Beautiful hills and rivers along the Yangtze by cruise

  • Living fossil - Giant Panda 

  • Most popular historical sites - the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors

              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.

 Detailed itinerary:

Welcome to China! Upon arrival, receive a warm greeting from your local guide and driver. Transfer to the hotel and then release from the jet lag after long-time flight.

Shanghai arrival

Day 1

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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.

Shanghai tour

Day 2

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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

Day 3

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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

Day 4

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 

Day 5

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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 

Day 6

In the morning, the cruise shall arrive at Chongqing Chaotianmen Port. Check out and disembark. You will be picked up at the wharf and then sent to the railway station. Take the bullet train to Chengdu, the biggest city in southwest China. In the afternoon, pay a visit to Shuijingfang Wine Museum, where shows traditional skills of brewing Chinese wine. Later walk leisurely on Jinli Old Street, whose wooden stele and the brick-walls exhibit an ancient charm.

Chongqing arrival, Chongqing to Chengdu

Day 7

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As the hometown of Giant Panda, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding should not be missed when you come to Chengdu. Strolling through the bamboo groves, you will find lovely pandas eating bamboo, playing or sleeping. After a nice time in the park-like panda base, transfer to Leshan, ride on a boat to view the largest carved sitting Buddha in the world. Transfer back to downtown Chengdu, enjoy a nice evening free on own.

Chengdu tour

Day 8

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In morning, transfer to People's Park, visit the traditional old tea house. There are many old people doing morning exercises group by group. Some of them are practicing sword, some are playing Tai Chi. Kuanzhai Alley, the so-called Narrow and Wide Alley, shows what old Chengdu was like. In the afternoon take the bullet train to Xi'an, the ancient capital for 13 dynasties. Be met and taken to the hotel.

Chengdu tour, Chengdu to Xi'an

Day 9

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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.

Xi'an tour

Day 10

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In the morning, 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. In the afternoon, be sent to the airport for a flight to Beijing, the capital city of China.   

Xi'an tour, Xi'an to Beijing

Day 11

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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.

Beijing tour

Day 12

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The Lama Temple, which is the residence of Emperor Yongzheng when he was still a prince, is worthy your time. Move on 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.

Beijing tour

Day 12

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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.

Beijing tour

Day 14

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You will be dropped off at the airport for flight back sweet home. Recollect wonderful pieces happening these days. China, Zai Jian(Goodbye)!

Shanghai departure

Day 15

Recommended hotels:

       China Panda Tour has selected below hotels in 3/4/5 star categories for your choice. These are depends on several & years' of our guests's feedback. Should you have other preferred hotels, please feel free to ask us to quote or you can book that yourselves.

Shanghai Hotels

Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World★★★★★

Situated near People’s Square and the Bund, the hotel welcomes every honored guest with a blend of distinctive architecture, highlighted by its impressive 208-meter tower that punctuates the city skyline.

The Bund Riverside Hotel★★★★

It is ideally located in the heart of Shanghai’s commercial and financial districts. The nearby Huangpu River, the Bund, the symbolic Oriental Pearl TV Tower and the Lujiazui international financial zone makes its location especially convenient.

Holiday Inn Express Putuo★★★

Surrounded by a landscaped garden next to the Suzhou River, the hotel offers a convenient base in downtown Shanghai. It is just 4 minutes' walking distance to nearest Metro Line Station.

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        Trip Notes:

     This itinerary can be flexibly adjusted according  to your requests. You can change the order, or extend the tour with more cities or days, or even shorten it with deleting any cities or days. Our professional travel consultant will help you revise the itinerary until suiting your schedule. 

- China Panda Tour also provides private tours with Spanish/German/French/Mandarin-speaking tour guide service. 

- If you only want to rent a car for your trip, please kindly inform us. China Panda Tour's professional drivers would provide you satisfying service.

        Trip Information:

- Tour code: CPT-CT-07

- Price: from $1,463 p/p

- Tour type: private tour

- Departure date: flexible

- Travel route: Shanghai - Yangtze River - Chengdu - Xi'an -                                                   Beijing 

- Trip length: 15 Days / 14 nights

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