EN202 Beijing-Yichang-Yangtze River Cruise-Chongqing-Guilin-Shanghai 12 Days

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EN202 Beijing-Yichang-Yangtze River Cruise-Chongqing-Guilin-Shanghai 12 Days
Tour Code: EN202
The tour includes Dignified Beijing, beautiful Three Gorges, dynamic Shanghai and breathtaking natural Guilin. The highlights of the Three Gorges are all collected in this Yangtze River Cruise tour.
Tour  Itinerary:
 
D1. USA-Beijing
Depart USA to China.

D2. Beijing (L)
The flight arrives at Beijing , you are met by our tour guide and to be transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax.

D3. Beijing (B, L)
In the morning, you take a half-day excursion to explore the incredible Forbidden City with its grand palaces and courtyards. Built in 1420, it was here that 24 emperors lived and ruled for over 500 years. The South Gate leads you to Tian'anmen Square - the biggest of its kind in the world.
In the afternoon, you continue to the beautiful Summer Palace where you can discover gardens, palaces and pavilions with temples and halls in a tranquil, landscaped lakeside setting. In the evening, you will enjoy a fascinating Peking Opera Show at the Liyuan Theatre.

D4. Beijing (B, L)
In the morning, you will take a half-day guided visit to the awesome Great Wall of China. Here you can enjoy the stunning views as you stroll along this seemingly endless piece of history, which winds its way into the far distance. In the afternoon, you continue to the Ming Tomb, which took over 200 years to complete.

D5. Beijing-Yichang-Yangtze River (B, L)
You visit the Temple of Heaven, where the Emperor prayed for harvest in Ming and Qing dynasty. Later in the day, you board a flight to Yichang and embark the cruise ship.

D6. Yangtze River (B, L)
The cruise's first stop is at Taipingxi (or Sandouping), where you disembark to visit the massive Three Gorges Dam Project. The ship sails through Xiling Gorge, the longest one of the Three Gorges. Then you disembark at Wushan where you board small riverboat for a leisurely ride through Shennong Stream, which offers clear running waters, picturesque rock formations, and even monkeys and goat along its banks. Then you sail through Wu Gorge, famous for its quiet beauty, and Qutang Gorge, the shortest and most dramatic one of the Three Gorges.

D7. Yangtze River (B, L)
You have an excursion at Shibaozhai or ‘ Ghost City ' Fengdu, depending on the river condition. Shaibaozhai is famous for its 12-story tall, 400 year old wooden pagoda, which is balanced precariously on top of the steep cliff.

D8. Yangtze River-Chongqing (B, L)
You disembark at Chongqing to visit Chongqing Zoo, where you can have an intimate contact with pandas and the General Joseph W. Stilwell Museum, who was chief commander of US forces in the China-Burma-India Theatre during World War II. You can stop at Ci Qi Kou old town if time permits. 

D9. Chongqing-Guilin (B, L)
You depart Chongqing for Guilin by air. Upon arrival you visit historic Fubo Hill and the Reed Flute Cave- a 790 feet deep dripstone cave which includes myriads of stalactites and stalagmites of dazzling colors.

D10. Gulin-Yangshuo-Guilin (B, L)
Today you take a scenic river cruise along the Li River with its peaceful senerity and jagged limestone peaks. Lunch is included on board before arriving at Yangshuo where you have free time to explore and peruse the local shops and markets. Later you continue to take the private vehicle back to Guilin.

D11. Guilin-Shanghai (B, L)
You fly to Shanghai from Guilin. Upon arrival, you visit Shanghai Museum with its collection of ancient Chinese Art of bronze, ceramics, painting and calligraphy. In the evening, you attend a Chinese Acrobatic Show.
 
D12. Shanghai-USA (B, L)
In the morning, you visit the Yu Garden, which has over 30 pavilions, linked by a maze of corridors and bridges. In the afternoon, you are transferred to the airport for the flight back to the States.

Departure Date: January-December
Price: Special Offers on request.

Service Included:
* Entrance fees.
* Meals as listed in the itinerary, B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=Dinner.
* Private Car/Van for transfers & sightseeing and English-speaking Local Guide.
* Hotels deluxe/comfort class (Land category 4-star or 5 star by any possibility, twin share bases with breakfast).
* Trains and Flights as listed in the itinerary and Airport Taxes.

Service not Included:
* Visa Fees and International flight.
* Gratuities, Tips to guides and drivers.
* Personal Expenses.
* Single Room Supplement.

Note:
Prices are not valid by High Season and Chinese holiday periods, for e.g.: April 30th - May 3th, Sep 30th to Oct 7th, and Chinese New Year period which usually falls in End of January. With high season and main holidays the Price will increase. Price for Superior class hotels will be some higher and for middle class hotels will be some lower.
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