Gems of China & Legendary Yangtze
Duration :13 Days/12 Nights
Price From : $5,995
Highlights :

Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze River, Three Gorges, Yichang, Shanghai


 

This tour will provide you insights into major cities with truly remarkable sites, notably Beijing and Xian both richly endowed with historical and archaeological monuments of world significance. In Chongqing and Shanghai you will see and feel the vitality of two enormous cities that play a crucial role in the Chinese economy. On your luxurious cruise down the Yangtze River you will marvel at the beauty of the Three Gorges scenery along the way. In all, you will experience China’s highlights and marvel along the way.

 

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Day

1

Arrive Beijing

Arrival private transfer to hotel.

Fairmont Beijing

Days

2-4

Beijing

During in-depth private touring in Beijing, explore the splendours of the imperial palaces- Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven; Travel by rickshaw down the narrow hutongs (lanes) of a traditional residential neighbourhood. See lesser-known temples, and venture to a little-visited hilltop park for panoramic views over the rooftops of the Forbidden City.

One day, take an excursion to a stunning section of the Great Wall with a stop for lunch at Commune by the Great Wall. Dine on traditional specialties at favourite family-run restaurants, and enjoy reservations at private clubs and Beijing's most acclaimed restaurants. Visit markets specializing in pearls, silk, food and furniture, and, if desired, explore new art gallery districts that showcase the city's burgeoning contemporary art scene.

Fairmont Beijing

Days

5-6

Xian

Fly to the ancient capital of Xian, a major stop on the Silk Road. See the famed Terracotta Warriors and the massive city walls. Explore a local night market and the lively streets of the Muslim Quarter. Dine on dumplings, a local specialty. Visit the important Big and Small Goose Pagodas. Tour the impressive Shaanxi Provincial History Museum and the Forest of Stele, a fascinating library of tall stone tablets.

Hilton Xian

Day

7

Xian-Chongqing

Fly to Chongqing, an enormous modern city on the banks of the Yangtze, which is now the industrial and commercial hub of an independent municipality with a population of over 30 million.

All aboard your luxurious cruise boat for three nights on the spectacular Yangtze River. All cabins have private balconies and bathrooms and you can attend lectures on Chinese history and take part in tai chi lessons and calligraphy demonstrations.

Yangtze Explorer

Days

8-9

Yangtze Cruise

Cruising the famous Yangtze River as it winds its way through the spectacular scenery of the Three Gorges. For many people, a cruise along this famous river is a lifelong dream. At 6300km, the Yangtze is the third longest river in the world, made famous today by its spectacular Three Gorges and the controversial Three Gorges Dam. The mist-shrouded landscape of the Yangtze Gorges is as lovely as a traditional Chinese painting. Along the way you stop and visit interesting places.

Yangtze Explorer

Day

10

Arrive Yichang-Shanghai

You disembark Yichang and private transfer to the airport for flight to Shanghai for a 3 nights stay.

Fairmont Peace Hotel

Days

11-12

Shanghai

You tour is concluded in Shanghai. Learn about Shanghai's history through the architecture of the Bund, the French Concession, Pudong and other districts. Visit up-and-coming neighbourhoods filled with art galleries, design shops and stylish new restaurants. Later visit the beautifully maintained Yu Garden, an outstanding example of a classical garden dating from the 16th century, and explore the bustling market area which now surrounds it; Ascend the Minshan Tower, one of the world’s tallest buildings, for an astonishing view over the whole city, before visiting the renowned Shanghai Museum.

Fairmont Peace Hotel

Day

13

Depart Shanghai

Depart private transfer to the airport.

Your journey will be a private, independent travel experience. To customise this itinerary, please contact us .

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Tour Name :Gems of China & Legendary Yangtze

Tour Type : Private

Duration : 13 Days/12 Nights


Tour price per person

Departures Dates       Twin Share                 Single Supplement Solo Traveler            
Mar 10, 17, 24, 31 2017 $5,995 $2,840 $10,210
Apr 07, 14, 21 2017 $5,995 $2,840 $10,210
Apr 28, May 05, 12, 19, 26 2017 $7,080 $3,640 $12,240
Jul 07, 14, 21, 28 2017 $5,995 $2,840 $10,210
Aug 04, 11, 18, 25 2017 $5,995 $2,840 $10,210
Sep 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 2017 $7,080 $3,640 $12,240
Oct 06, 13, 20, 27 2017 $7,080 $3,640 $12,240
Nov 03, 10 2017 $6,810 $3,420 $11,710

 

What's included in the cost

All accommodation, private transportation, the services of an exceptional local guide are included in the price of private tours. Please see below for all other inclusions relevant to this itinerary.

  • Domestic economy class flights, with airport assistance, as indicated in the itinerary. (Surcharge for domestic business class flights is available, upon request.)
  • Breakfast daily, 10 lunches and 4 dinners.
  • Private sightseeing (including all entrance fees) as outlined in the itinerary.
  • Comfortable private transportation with driver. Other modes of transportation include luxury cruise boat & rickshaw, and first class seat on high speed train from Shanghai to Hangzhou.
  • Snacks and refreshments along the way.
  • Airport meet and greet service.
  • Arrival and departure transfer.

 

Not included in the cost

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Airport taxes
  • Laundry
  • Gratuities

 

Additional Information

Please call toll free 800 475 1569 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in USD ($) based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of any additional fuel surcharges. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking. 

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