EN203 Shanghai-Suzhou-Yichang-Chongqing-Xi'an-Beijing 16 Days

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EN203 Shanghai-Suzhou-Yichang-Chongqing-Xi'an-Beijing 16 Days
Archeological Treasures-Yangtze River 16 Days
Tour Code: EN203
Tour Itinerary:

Day 1  USA-Shanghai
You will board your transpacific flight to Shanghai.
Day 2  Shanghai (L)
Upon arrival, you are met and escorted to the hotel.
Day 3  Shanghai (B, L)
Your full-day tour takes you to the Shanghai Museum, including handheld recorder highlighting the special features of the museum's permanent collection, Nanjing or Huai Hai Road shops and a carpet factory. Then you continue on to visit the European-style Bund and the Children's Palace. Tonight, you enjoy a  performance of the renowned and amazing Shanghai acrobats.
Day 4  Shanghai-Zhujiajiao-Suzhou (B, L)
This morning you take a walking tour where you visit the picturesque water town of Zhujiajiao, known for its winding canals, arched bridges and Ming and Qing architecture. A highlight of your tour includes a sampan ride on the canals. Then you go to the charming garden city of Suzhou.
Day 5  Suzhou (B, L)
Today a tour of Suzhou, noted for its ancient gardens, takes you to the Pan Men City Gate, North Temple Pagoda and Lingering Garden. In the afternoon, you visit the new Suzhou Museum designed by I.M. Pei and Embroidery Research Institute.
Day 6  Suzhou-Shanghai-Yichang (B, L)
This morning you take a bus back to Shanghai for your flight/motorcoach to Yichang where you will board a ship and begin your cruise upstream in your outside cabin with balcony accommodations.
Day 7  Yangtze River Cruise: San Dou Ping-Xiling Gorge (B, L,D)
You stop at San Dou Ping to see the Three Gorges Dam Project. Then you board the ship and sail through the dramatic Three Gorges Ship Lock before continuing through Xiling Gorge, longest of the famed Three Gorges.
Day 8  Yangtze River Cruise: Wu Gorge-Daning River Small Gorges/Shennong Stream-Qutang Gorge (B, L,D)
This morning, you marvel at Wu Gorge's deep zigzagging valley. At Wushan, you take a cruiser excursion up the Daning River to see its famous Small Gorges including the picturesque mini-gorges of the Ma Du River by sampan. Depending on the water level of the Yangtze River, your excursion may be on Shennong Stream with its equally spectac-ular small gorges. Then you rejoin your cruise ship and pass through the grandeur of Qutang Gorge, framed by steep mossy cliffs.
Day 9  Yangtze River Cruise: Shibaozhai (B, L,D)
Known as the “Pearl of the Yangtze,” you visit the magnificent 12-story wooden pagoda at scenic Shibaozhai today.
Alternate shore excursion may visit Fengdu or Wanzhou.
Day 10  Yangtze River Cruise: Chongqing-Dazu-Chongqing (B, L)
In the morning, you cruise through now-gentle countryside to Chongqing. On arrival, you take motorcoach to Dazu, famed for its Buddhist archeological sites. Here, sightseeing includes the renowned monumental Buddhist sculptures at Baodingshan.  Afterwards you return to Chongqing.
Day 11  Chongqing-Xi'an (B, L)
This morning's city tour includes the Chongqing Zoo, home to Pandas and the South China Tiger, one of the most endangered big cats. Later, you fly to Xi'an. On arrival you visit the Wild Goose Pagoda before checking in to your hotel.
Day 12  Xi'an (B, L)
You visit the famed life-sized terra-cotta legion of warriors, buried with the emperor for over 2,200 years firstly. Then you have a view of Circle Vision Movie and the Bronze Chariot. Later, you visit the Shaanxi Provincial Historical Museum with our exclusive visit to the private artifact room where you may white-glove handle some of the national treasures from the museum's collection.
Day 13  Xi'an-Beijing (B, L) 
You take morning flight to China's capital, Beijing. In the afternoon, a fun-filled pedicab ride takes you through the Hutong district's ancient narrow streets to enjoy a close-up look at the heritage of this exciting city, including a visit with a local family.
Day 14  Beijing (B, L) 
This morning, you visit the Temple of Heaven and see local morning exercise. Then you see the Imperial Vault of Heaven with its Echo Wall and the Nine-Dragon Cypress, thought to be more than 500 years old. Besides, you see Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City's Imperial Palace including the jewelry section.
Day 15  Beijing (B, L)
Today you tour the Great Wall at Badaling, and walk along its ancient ramparts. In the afternoon, you visit a cloisonné factory, and then stroll along the Sacred Way, lined with statues of warriors and mythical beasts, to the Ming Tombs and Chang Ling Exhibition Hall.
Day 16  Beijing-USA (B)
Today, you will be transferred to the airport and fly home.

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.

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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