from US$1950 per person

The Classic “Top 4” plus the Yangtze Cruise

Beijing, Xi'an, Chongqing, Yangtze River, Yichang, Guilin, Shanghai

 You cover both the "Top Four"China's classic tourist cities (Beijing, Xian,GuilinandShanghai) and the renowned Yangtze Three Gorges in this tour. In the capital ofBeijing, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and theTempleofHeavenand the other places of interests that are in the list of the World Cultural Heritage will give you the first impression ofChina. Actually,Beijingis a city of amazing contrasts--an ancient capital with incredible historical sites, and a bustling modern metropolis at the same time. People say if you regardChinaas a huge and robust tree, the city ofXianis definitely the deeply-earthed roots of the tree. TheBellTower, the City Wall, the pagodas are all the witnesses of this ancient capital's prosperity and brilliance in the past. The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses is still a mysterious legend of the first centralized feudal empire ofChina. It's really an exciting satisfaction to cruise onChina's "MotherRiver" and the world’s third longest river—theYangtze Riverby a luxury boat. The picturesque scenery along the Li River inGuilinwill amaze you and cause continuous shots of your camera. The beautiful and peaceful environment and the relaxing life-pace will leave you a life-long memory. You will probably be shocked byShanghai's modernization and fashionable life. A walk to theNanjing Roadand the Outer Bund will inform you how boomingChina's economy is.

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  • Tour Code:
  • CET-G04
  • Length:
  • Cities Visited/Stayed:
  • Beijing, Xi'an, Chongqing, Yangtze River, Yichang, Guilin, Shanghai
  • Highlight Attractions:
  • Temple of Heaven, Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Three Gorges, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Yangshuo, Li River, The Bund, Yu Yuan Garden
  • Experience & Features:
  • Walking on the Great Wall in Beijing, Pictures with the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Dive deeply into the Muslim Quarter in Xi’an, Splendid Yangtze Three Gorges Cruise, Picturesque Li River Cruise in Guilin, Stroll around in the bazaar next to the Yu Yuan Garden
  • Physical Rating : 1
    (What Is It?)
    • Every CET tour is given a Physical Rating, which indicates how much physical activity is required to participate in it.
    • Rating of 1 ( ) : Always very easy to go! Sometimes getting around on your own, up and down steps and carrying your own small backpack.
    • Rating of 2 ( ) : Light walking or hiking that is suitable for most fitness levels.
    • Rating of 3 ( ) : May include moderate hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking and other activities that require only an average/moderate level of fitness to enjoy.
    • Rating of 4 ( ) : May include high altitude hiking of up to 4-6 hours per day some days of the tour or other activities that require a moderately high level of fitness.
    • Rating of 5 ( ) : High altitude trekking suitable only for those with a higher level of fitness and endurance.
  • Cultural Shock Rating : 1
    (What Is It?)
    • Every CET tour is also given a Culture Shock Rating, designed to help you choose a trip that is suitable to your travel tastes and preferences.
    • Rating of 1 ( ) : Little or no adjustment at all is required. The comforts of home are here for the most part.
    • Rating of 2 ( ) : A generally easy trip but there may be the occasional local home accommodation, remote lodging or some public transportation, simple meal or language barrier.
    • Rating of 3 ( ) : Expect an occasional cold shower and remote or even multi-share accommodation, and public transportation or train ride without shower on board…Remember though, this is all part of your CET authentic travel experience!
    • Rating of 4 ( ) : Expect to rough it here and there. This may mean a packed public bus, very remote and rustic accommodation, and no access to western-style food.
    • Rating of 5 ( ) : You are totally off the beaten track with none of the comforts of home, and are exposed to a totally foreign culture to what you are accustomed ... Sounds fantastic, doesn't it!
Itinerary
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Itinerary
Pricing & Accommodation
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Day 1: Beijing
Ladies and gentlemen, you are supposed to arrive in Beijing yesterday, (and our price includes the hotel from 2:00 pm yesterday to 12:00 today). And today, in your spare time, explore this dynamic capital city yourself. But please be sure to get back to the hotel by 5:45 pm. At 6:00 pm, your guide or China Expedition Representative (hereinafter referred to as CET Rep) will meet you in the lobby of the hotel for a tour briefing which is of great significance for this tour. This is generally followed by an included group dinner at a local restaurant

Stay overnight in Beijing.

Meals: (B,D)


Day 2: Beijing
Visit[Temple of Heaven], the place where the ancient emperors used to pray for the God's bless of the whole nation. [Tian'anmen Square] , the largest city square in the world. And then go to visit the[Forbidden City] which is the largest imperial palace in China during the Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of around 600 years.

Stay overnight in Beijing.

Meals: (B,L)


Day 3: Beijing
We will travel to [Mutianyu Great Wall] , a more authentic section of the famous wall, not crowded with hordes of other tourists. Climbing up this incredible man-made engineer and surveying the spectacular surrounding countryside is an unforgettable experience.

Stay overnight in Beijing.

Meals: (B,L)


Day 4: Beijing-Xi'an
Visit the [Summer Palace]which is the biggest and most renowned imperial summer resort from the Ming and Qing Dynasty and a great example of China's extraordinary workmanship and architecture. After lunch drive to the airport for a pm flight to Xi'an.

Stay overnight in Xi'an.

Meals: (B,L)


Day 5: Xi'an
A tour to the renowned [Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum]today will show us these unearthed pottery statues, considered "the Eighth Wonder of the World" and one of the most important archaeological finds of the 20th Century. After coming back, the rest free time can easily be spent wandering the narrow streets among the Muslim quarter where we can find quaint shops, lively markets, groups of white-bearded men in skull caps sipping tea in dingy cafes.

Stay overnight in Xi'an.

Meals: (B,L)


Day 6:Xi'an-Chongqing
This morning we go to visit the[Shaanxi Provincial Museum]which will explain to you how Xi'an became the cradle of Chinese culture. And then we go to the [Big Wild Goose Pagoda]which was built by the eminent monk Xuanzang in 652 AD, with a great importance in China's Buddhism history. After those, we go to the airport, taking a pm flight to Chongqing.

Stay overnight in Chongqing.

Meals: (B,L)


Day 7:Chongqing-Yangtze Cruise
Visit the [E'ling Park] to take a glance at this China's youngest municipality directly under the jurisdiction from the central government. We also visit [Chongqing Zoo] to see the giant panda there. After dinner you'll be transferred to the pier to board your Yangtze River cruise boat, ready for your cruise along the mighty Yangtze.

Stay overnight on the Yangtze boat.

Meals: (B,L,D)


Day 8:Yangtze Cruise
This morning we will have a shore excursion to the [Fengdu Ghost City] (09:00-12:00) at Fengdu Town. Enjoy the afternoon time at leisure onboard.

Stay overnight on the Yangtze boat.

Meals: (B,L,D)


Day 9:Yangtze Cruise
Today, you'll enter the world-famous Three Gorges. In the afternoon, we will Have a shore excursion to [Lesser Three Gorges] (12:30-16:30). Before that you have the option of visiting the White Emperor City(7:30-10:00am).

Stay overnight on the Yangtze boat.

Meals: (B,L,D)


Day 10:Yangtze Cruise -Yichang-Wuhan-Guilin
In the morning, you will get off for a shore excursion to the [Three Gorges Dam] project site to see one of the most massive projects that China launched in between two centuries. After a farewell lunch on board you'll be transferred from Yichang to the the city of Wuhan (about 5 hours drive) for you flight to Guilin.

Upon your arrival at Guilin Liangjiang International Airport, you will be met by your Guilin guide and driver, and then transferred to your hotel.

Stay overnight in Guilin.

Meals: (B,L)


Day 11:Guilin-Yangshuo-Guilin
Drive to the wharf for [Li River cruise], enjoy the Li River picturesque scenery to Yangshuo. The cruise will definitely make your highlight of visit to China. We will pass the extraordinary peaks, sprays of bamboo lining, local fishing rafts floating on the river and picturesque villages. After disembarkation, some free time will be spent on Yangshuo town which boasts the "Global Village" due to the popularity with travelers from all over the world. And then drive back to Guilin.

Stay overnight in Guilin.

Meals: (B,L)


Day 12:Guilin-Shanghai
We go to visit the [Reed Flute Cave] ,the natural beauty of a large amount of stalactites and stalagmites, with their endless variety of remarkable scenes. Then come to the symbol of Guilin city, the [Elephant Hill] that looks like a giant elephant with its long trunk drinking water from the Li River. Then you will be transferred to Guilin airport to catch your pm flight to Shanghai.

Stay overnight in Shanghai.

Meals: (B,L)


Day 13:Shanghai
Today, we are going to visit the [Jade Buddha Temple], which is an elegant architecture famous for its Buddha statue which is carved of solid white jade and decorated by jewels. And then visit the [Yuyuan Garden] , a beautiful private garden which is the most typical representative of its sort of Chinese garden; the [Outer Bund] , from where you see the modern skylines of this China's biggest city; and then [Nanjing Road] nearby, to experience the most prosperous and bustling shopping center of Shanghai.

Stay overnight in Shanghai.

Meals: (B,L)


Day 14:Shanghai-Departure
Free at leisure until to be transferred to the airport for your flight home. Your tour we sponsored ends at the airport with our tour representative.

Meals: (B)

 

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Sub Code Starting Date 2018/2019 Ending Date 2018/2019 Price Status
Twin-room Occupancy Single-room Supplementary
CET-G04-180402 Apr02 (Mon) Apr15 (Sun) $1970 $410
CET-G04-180416 Apr16(Mon) Apr29(Sun) $1970 $410
CET-G04-180507 May07 (Mon) May20 (Sun) $2010 $420
CET-G04-180521 May21 (Mon) Jun03 (Sun) $2010 $420
CET-G04-180604 Jun04 (Mon) Jun17 (Sun) $1950 $400
CET-G04-180618 Jun18 (Mon) Jul01 (Sun) $1950 $400
CET-G04-180709 Jul09 (Mon) Jul22 (Sun) $1950 $400
CET-G04-180730 Jul30 (Mon) Aug12 (Sun) $1950 $400
CET-G04-180813 Aug13 (Mon) Aug26 (Sun) $1950 $400
CET-G04-180903 Sep03 (Mon) Sep16 (Sun) $2010 $420
CET-G04-180917 Sep17 (Mon) Sep30 (Sun) $2010 $420
CET-G04-181008 Oct08 (Mon) Oct 21 (Sun) $2010 $420
CET-G04-181022 Oct22 (Mon) Nov03 (Sun) $2010 $420
CET-G04-181105 Nov05 (Mon) Nov18 (Sun) $1950 $400

Price Inclusion

  • Attraction Entrance Fees
  • Centrally Located Hotels
  • Authentic Chinese Food
  • Private Experienced Guides
  • Private Cars/Van with Drivers
  • Internal Flights/Train(s) in China
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Airport Taxes and Fuel Fees
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • Travel Insurance

Price Exclusion

  • International Airfare to Enter/Leave China
  • China Entry Visa Fees
  • Excess Baggage Charges
  • Personal Expenses
  • Single Room Supplement
  • Tips or Gifts to Guides/Drivers/Bellmen

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