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We had an absolutely perfect day with our tour guide - Rogin Luo - who took us for a hike along The Great Wall! Didn't know what to expect and were thrilled to have him as our guide. Very imformative, knowledgable and fun! We go to experience a part of The Great Wall that was unrestored and see all its natural beauty. Got a long history lesson along the way!

After the hike, we all went to lunch at a small place at the bottom of the hill. Located in a house, we ate lunch in the proprietors bedroom! What a hoot! Rogin is the Best of the Best! This tour company delivered for us and we are extremely grateful.

Karenkatz,
Westborough, Massachusetts
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Shanghai China Highlight & Yangtze 12 Day Tour
Overview:
Shanghai China Yangtze River Cruise
Destinations: Shanghai, Yichang, Yangtze River Cruise, Chongqing,
Xian and Beijing
Duration: 12 Days
Tour Type: Private Tour
Tour Code: CYPT-05
Price: Starting from US$1610 p/p
Day By Day Itinerary    ( B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner )
Day 01
Arrival in Shanghai
Upon arrival in Shanghai, met by our English speaking tour guide and transferred to the pre-arranged hotel in Shanghai. You are at your leisure to take a good rest or explore the city for the remainer of the day.
Day 02
Shanghai ( B L )
First come to People's Square to visit Shanghai Museum. The museum has the selection of over 112,000 Chinese cultural relics from the Old Stone Age to modern times. Then walk along the Nanjing Pedestrian Road. It is regarded as the first commercial street in Shanghai. It was first built in 1851. Now Nanjing Road has turned into the number one site for shopping in the city.

Then move on to The Bund, one of the most noted architectural symbols of Shanghai. The Bund, or the waterfront,is now surrounded by about 50 various buildings of different architectural styles including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism and the Renaissance.

After lunch, continue to visit Yu yuan Garden. Yuyuan is the famous gardens in Shanghai, Located in the center of Shanghai's Old City, one of the few remaining old tourist sites in Shanghai. Close to the gardens is Shanghai's bazaar, a great number of small streets and lanes where vendors sell their products and food stuffs to the tourists and local people.Shopping at a local silk store.

Finally visit the new development zone in Pudong - Lujiazui, which is teeming with the futuristic, avant-garde buildings - Oriental Pearl Tower, Jin Mao Building, Bank of China Tower. Taking the elevator to the 88-storey Observation Deck of Jinmao Tower to have a bird's eye view of Huangpu River.
Day 03
Shanghai - Yichang (on board)
Take the flight for Yichang. Arriving at Yichang, met and transferred to the pier. Board your plush cruise ship and begin your lifetime cruise upstream. Starts from Yichang in the evening.
Day 04
Yangtze River Cruising ( B L D )
Stop at Sanduoping and ascend the Jar Hill to have a bird's-eye view of the historic Three Gorges Dam. Reboard the ship and cruise through the fascinating Three Gorges 5-stage ship locks before going on through Xiling Gorge, the longest of the fabled Three Gorges.
Day 05
Yangtze River Crusing ( B L D )
Early this morning, cruise through the mesmerizing Wu Gorge's deep winding valley. At Wushan, transfer to a small ship for an amazing excursion boating on the Daning River (or the Shennong Stream ) to visit the mesmerizing small gorges. Come back to the cruise ship and soon pass through the fascinating grandeur of Qutang Gorge, the most awe-inspiring and the narrowest of the three.
Day 06
Yangtze River Cruising
Today's shore excursion visits the magnificent 12-story wooden pagoda known as the "Pearl of the Yangtze" in scenic Shibaozhai Town of Zhongxian County.

Alternate shore excursion may visit Fengdu or Wanzhou.
Day 07
Arrving at Chongqing + Chongqing-Xian Flight ( B L )
Morning sailing through the open and green countryside to Chongqing and disembark the ship. Take the flight for Xian. Arrival at Xian, met and transferred to your hotel in Xian. Free for the rest of the day.
Day 08
Xian ( B L D )
After breakfast at hotel, have an excursion to the Terra-cotta Army - a lifetime viewing of the extraordinary 2200-year-old Terra-cotta Army of China' First Emperor-Qin Shihuang.

After lunch, drive back to the city center and visit the Xian City Wall, a symbol of great significance of the famous historic cultural city of Xian. Back to your hotel. After having the local flavor - Dumpling Dinner, enjoy Tang Dynasty Show in the evening. Back to your hotel.
Day 09
Xian - Beijing by air ( B L )
After breakfast, city tour begins with a visit to the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum - a large modern museum of the national level. Then move on to the Great Mosque, the biggest and most preserved complete Chinese existent mosque. It was first built at the Tianbao first year (742 years) during Tang Dynasty.

After lunch, take afternoon flight for Beijing. Arrival in Beijing and transferred to your hotel. Free for the rest of the day.
Day 10
Beijing ( B L )
After Breakfast at hotel, first visit Tiananmen Square, the largest public square in the world. The move on to the Forbidden City, the complex of imperial palace, which was home to the Emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties for over 500 years.

After Chinese lunch, continue to visit the Temple of Heaven, the place where the Emperors prayed for peace and harvest. Then enjoy the tea ceremony at the Tea House.

Continue to visit Summer Palace, the largest imperial garden in China. The Summer Palace was a favorite haunt of the Dowager empress Cixi for her own enjoyment.
Day 11
Beijing ( B L )
First visit the Jade Mall to have a basic knowledge of China jade culture. Then begin the highlight of your Beijing tour, hiking the Great Wall of China, Badaling Great Wall, a massive military defense works which was left from the Ming dynasty.

After lunch, drive to the Ming Tombs ( Dingling, one of the 13 Ming Dynasty Tombs complex ). From the Yongle Emperor onwards, 13 Ming Dynasty Emperors were buried in this area. You will visit Dingling, the tomb of the Wanli Emperor, which is the only one of the Ming Dynasty Tombs to have been excavated. Back to your hotel.
Day 12
Beijing Exit ( B )
Transfer to Beijing airport for departure
Price List for this tour   ( US$ Per Person )
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Travelling Party Superior Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
2 persons $2500 $2010 $1910
3-5 persons $2400 $1910 $1810
6-9 persons $2300 $1810 $1710
10 persons up $2200 $1700 $1610
Single room supplement $980 $590 $520

Featured Hotels & Cruise Ships:
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Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Shanghai or same class
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Xian Sheraton Xian Hotel
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Tangcheng Hotel
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Citadines Xi'an Central
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Beijing Crowne Plaza Beijing
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Sunworld Hotel Beijing
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King Parkview Hotel Beijing or same class

Price inclusion:
1.All transfers and city transportation for your own use
2.Entrance fees and meals as mentioned
3.Full board on ship on Yangtze River
4.Private car or van with English speaking guide in Shanghai, Chongqing and Yichang; Shore Excursion Group Tour
5.The prices above are based two persons sharing one cabin with full board on the cruise ship
6. Shanghai - Chongqing flight and Yichang-Shanghai flight (economic class)
  Price exclusion:
Tips to your tour guide and driver, and the staff on the ship

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Travel Tips:
Wear casually with comfortable sports shoes and pay attention to the local climate.

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