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highlights
  • Explore the Great Wall and the Forbidden City
  • Cruise on the Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo
  • Visit the Three Gorges Dam
  • See the Terracotta Warriors
Welcome to the 14-day tour of China. Visit ancient Chinese cities like Beijing, Xi'an and Guilin to learn more about China's past. Cruise on the Yangtze River, which has sustained the lives of the people for ages, and admire the monumental Three Gorges Dam.

Explore the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. Take a trip to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Admire two-thousand-year-old Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an. Take the Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo.

End your tour in the modern Chinese city of Shanghai. Visit some of its most famous landmarks, including the Bund. Compare China's past with its present.
5 Star Hotel at The Great Wall Hotel Beijing
Upon arriving at the airport, you will see your guide waiting for you outside the customs. Transfer to your hotel. You are free for the remainder of the day.
5 Star Hotel at The Great Wall Hotel Beijing
Visit the world-famous Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City this morning. Enjoy an a la carte lunch at an elegant restaurant that serves authentic Chinese food, including Peking duck. Visit the Temple of Heaven in the afternoon. Enjoy a lively Chinese Kung Fu show at the Red Theatre (green seats area).
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
5 Star Hotel at The Great Wall Hotel Beijing
Visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. The round trip cable car is included so that you can save more time on the wall. Lunch is not included in today's itinerary. However, you are welcome to ask your guide for good places to eat.

Then transfer you back to the downtown and you can take photo of the Bird's Nest (National Olympic Stadium) on the way. The whole day's sightseeing will come to an end after you visit a local market .
Meals
  • Breakfast
5 Star Hotel at Sheraton Hotel Xian
Visit the Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a masterpiece of Chinese landscape designing that was built in 1750 and destroyed in the 1860 war. Take a rickshaw along with your guide to explore Hutong, narrow alleys that lead to enclaves dominated by traditional Chinese houses. Appreciate the old, grey, brick courtyards and residences. Learn more about the lifestyle of the families who live in these areas. You will also experience the Chinese Paper Cutting.

After that, sit down for a lunch at a fancy restaurant known for its delicious food and a great atmosphere. Take a flight to Xian and check in at your hotel upon arrival.
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  • Breakfast & Lunch
5 Star Hotel at Sheraton Hotel Xian
Visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. See the massive collection of terracotta armies ordered by Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. Enjoy an authentic home-cooked lunch with a local family.

Travel to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and the Xian Museum next. A splendid evening is in store today. Be entertained by a Tang Dynasty music and dance show while enjoying your dumpling dinner.
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  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5 Star Hotel at Sheraton Hotel Xian
Observe local people's life at the City Wall Park and take part in the one-hour Tai Chi Practice. Visit the City Wall of Xi'an, one of the oldest, largest and best preserved examples of Chinese fortification. Explore the provincial history museum next. Enjoy your lunch in a well-known, local restaurant and continue your journey to the Great Mosque. Take a trip to the nearby Muslim market.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
5 Star Hotel at Sheraton Hotel
Fly to Guilin from Xian. Visit the Reed Flute Cave and the Elephant Trunk Hill. Meet your tour guide and check in at the hotel.
Meals
  • Breakfast
5 Star Hotel at Sheraton Hotel
Appreciate the beauty of the Li River as you cruise down from Guilin to Yangshuo. Disembark at Yangshuo to enjoy some beautiful rural scenery. Get the chance to visit a local villager's home on the way. And then visit the West Street. Transfer back to Guilin.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
President No. 8 with balcony (5 stars)
Take a morning bullet train from Guilin to Chongqing. Spend more than five hours aboard one of the fastest trains in the world. Visit the Jiefangbei CBD and the ancient town of Ciqikou. Board a President Cruise ship. Your Yangtze River cruise begins at around 10 in the night.
Meals
  • Breakfast
President No. 8 with balcony (5 stars)
You have some free time in the morning. Head to the shore at around 2:00 in the afternoon. Visit Shibaozhai, a hill along the bank of the Yangtze River. Attend the captain's welcome party in the evening.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
President No. 8 with balcony (5 stars)
Cruise on the Qutang Gorge, the shortest but probably the most spectacular of the Three Gorges. Pass the Wu Gorge next. See the lofty, misty peaks along its shore. Disembark at Badong and visit the Shennong Stream. Ride a pea boat along its clear water, enjoying the sights of verdant forests, plank roads and rare animals that appear on its shore.

You might even get the chance to listen to the folksongs of the local Tujia people, famous for their traditional songs and dance forms, as you sail along the river. Head for the western section of the Xiling Gorge.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5 Star Hotel at Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai or Similar
After breakfast, you will disembark for the cruise excursion near the Three Gorges Dam. We will take you to the Three Gorges Tourist Center in Yichang, where our local guide will pick you up and take you to Yichang East Railway Station for a seven-and-a-half -hour bullet train to Shanghai. A local guide will meet you at the railway station and transfer you to the hotel in Shanghai.
Meals
  • Breakfast
5 Star Hotel at Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai or Similar
Explore the Shanghai Museum, known all over the world for its rich collection of ancient Chinese art. Take a trip to the Yu Garden and its nearby traditional Bazaar. Then have a lunch at a local restaurant. Head for the former French Concession and the Bund area after lunch. Go out on an hour-long cruise on the Huangpu River. Upon returning to the hotel, your tour guide will meet you at the lobby and wish you bon voyage.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
Travel to the airport to catch your flight back home by yourself. Due to different flight schedules, we have not included the hotel to airport transfer service in this tour. We wish you a nice journey home.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • Domestic airfare & train tickets
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • The tour price is based upon twin-room occupancy
  • À la carte lunches as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Yangtze River cruise with full board
  • Tips or gratuities for hotel porters
what's excluded
  • International airfare
  • Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Single room supplement is compulsory for solo travellers at an additional cost and is also available on request
Tour details
Availability Every Thu
Duration 14 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 18 participants
Minimum Participants 2 people
Age Requirement 1 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Beijing, China/ Shanghai, China
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Other Practical InformationSingle room supplements are available on request. Children under 12 will receive a preferential rate, available upon request. Vegetarian options are available. However, please inform us about it at the time of booking. We do not recommend this tour for those using wheelchairs.
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