EN205 Beijing-Yichang-Yangtze River-Chongqing-Xian-Guilin-Shanghai 15 Days

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EN205 Beijing-Yichang-Yangtze River-Chongqing-Xi'an-Guilin-Shanghai 15 Days
Majestic Yangtze 15 Days
Tour Code: EN205
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.

D3. Beijing (B, L)
Beijing is the capital of China, and the host city for the 2008 Olympics. You embark for a full day tour, beginning at Tian An Men Square, the largest public square in the world, its monuments and buildings situated around the square's perimeter. Then you visit the Forbidden City and Summer Palace as well as enjoy a walk along Lake Kunming.

D4. Beijing (B, L)
The Great Wall of China is one of the seven great man-made wonders of the world and definitely the focal point of China. Then you have a visit to the historic Hutong and Alley of Beijing old town, taking in the sights and sounds of the Beijing of olden times. And you enjoy the Traditional Chinese Kung-fu Show tonight.

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,D)
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.

D7. Yangtze River (B, L,D)
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.

D8. Yangtze River (B, L,D)
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.

D9. Yangtze River-Chongqing-Xi'an (B, L)
You disembark at Chongqing to visit Chongqing Zoo, where you can have an intimate contact with pandas, stop at Ci Qi Kou old town if time permits. Then you board a short flight to Xi'an. Xi'an was the starting point of the historic Silk Road. You are drived by the Ancient City Wall and stop to visit the Bell Tower.

D10. Xi'an (B, L)
Xi'an was the former capital of China and enjoys a 5000 year old history. In 221 BC, Qin Shi Huang unified China and became its first emperor. When he died, an entire Terra Cotta Army was constructed and buried with him. It was uncovered serendipitously in 1974 by farmers, and then became one of the century's great archeological discoveries. You can enjoy the magnificant view.

D11. Xi'an-Guilin (B, L)
You finish up the tour in Xi'an with a visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Then you depart Xi'an for Guilin by air. Upon arrival you visit the Reed Flute Cave and enjoy a local Folk Dance Show in the evening.

D12. Gulin-Yangshuo (B, L)
The highlight of today is a leisurely 4-hour cruise down the Li River, passing through valleys, bamboo groves and rice fields. Lunch will be served on board. The rest of the day is at leisure on your own. You can ride a bicycle or walk to the countryside and experience the real Chinese Farmer's life.

D13. Yangshuo-Guilin-Shanghai (B, L)
You finish up the tour in Guilin by visiting the Solitary Beauty Peak, which offers a panoramic view of the city. Flying to Shanghai, you visit Shanghai Museum to see the ancient Chinese art, furniture and jade. In the evening, you attend a Chinese Acrobatic Show.

D14. Shanghai (B, L)
The full day city tour includes a visit to Yu Garden, a classical Ming garden built by a wealthy businessman for his parents as an act of filial piety. Then you visit Shanghai Children's Palace, take in the local scenery at bustling shopping district Nanjing Road and travel along the famous Bund, a five-block long riverfront promenade containing many of Shanghai 's banks and trading houses. Afterwards you hop aboard a cruise of the Huangpu River, taking in the magnificent twinkling night scenery of Shanghai.

D15. Shanghai-USA (B)
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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