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Splendid and Beautiful China Tour
from US$2340 per person

This is an extension tour of the “Splendid China Tour”. You also cover both the “Top Four” China’s classic tourist cities (Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin and Shanghai) and the newly developed Yangtze Three Gorges and the “Earthly Paradise” places of Suzhou and Hangzhou in this tour. In the capital of Beijing, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven and the other places of interests that are in the list of the World Cultural Heritage will give you the first impression of China. Stories told by your guide when you’re standing in the world’s largest imperial palace will help you learn lots of history about China’s last two imperial dynasties, the Ming and the Qing Dynasty. Actually, Beijing is a city of amazing contrasts--an ancient capital with some incredible historical sites, and a bustling modern metropolis which hosted the 2008 Olympics. People say if you regard China as a huge and robust tree, the city of Xi’an is definitely the deeply-earthed roots of the tree. The Bell Tower, 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 of China. It’s really an exciting satisfaction to cruise on China’s “Mother River” and the world’s third longest river—the Yangtze River by a luxury boat. You will probably be shocked by Shanghai’s modernization and fashionable life. A walk to the Nanjing Road and the Outer Bund will inform you how booming China’s economy is. Suzhou’s gardens, Hangzhou’s West Lake and the Yellow Mountain which boasts the Greatest Mountain in whole China will all leave you a memorable impression of China’s natural beauty and art. The picturesque scenery along the Li River in Guilin will amaze you and consume dozens of films or a big capacity of the memory card in your camera. The beautiful and peaceful environment and the relaxing life-pace will stimulate you to think about making a home here.

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Tour Code: CET-SBCT Length:
Cities Visited/Stayed: Beijing, Xi'an, Chongqing, Three Gorges, Shanghai, Suzhou, Yellow Mountain, Hangzhou, Guilin, Hong Kong
Highlight Attractions: Summer Palace, Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Three Gorges Dam, The Bund, Humble Administrator's Garden(Zhuozhengyuan), West Lake, Li River, Yangshuo
Experience &Features: Temple of Heaven, Tian'anmen Square, Visit Shaanxi Provincial Museum, Yuyuan Garden, Nanjing Road, take cable car to the top Yellow Mountain, Visit Reed Flute Cave
Physical Rating (What Is It?):
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Cultural Shock Rating ( What Is It?):
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Day 1: -Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, our representative will meet you at airport upon your arrival, and you are transferred to your hotel. In your spare time, you can explore the host city of the 2008 Olympics yourself, such as going to the Olympic Park. In the evening, you meet your tour leader and the other group members for a pre-tour briefing. This is generally followed by an optional group dinner at a local restaurant - Beijing Duck is often a popular choice.

Stay overnight in Beijing.

Meals:


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 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 [Jinshanling Great Wall], a largely unrestored and, as such, 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

You may still have some free time to explore the city yourself in the morning. Then we go to visit the [Shaanxi Provincial Museum] which will explain to you how Xi'an became the cradle of Chinese culture. And 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 you’ll have a shore excursion to the [Rock Fort] (Shibaozhai) at Zhongxian County. It’s a 12 storey red wooden pagoda that rests against the rock wall.

Stay overnight on the Yangtze boat.

Meals: (B, L, D)


Day 9: Yangtze Cruise

Today, you’ll enter the world-famous Three Gorges, and enjoy a short cruise by a smaller boat to a tributary, [Shennong Stream] (Sometimes the Daning River). You can see waterfalls, monkeys and suspended coffins all the way. Later, you’ll be transferred to a peapod boat (small and narrow wooden sampan) manned by a team of rowers.

Stay overnight on the Yangtze boat

Meals: (B, L, D)


Day 10: Yangtze Cruise-Yichang-Shanghai

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 to the Yichang airport for your flight to Shanghai. You’ll be sure to get there before dinner time.

Stay overnight in Shanghai.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 11: Shanghai

Today, we are going to visit [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 12: Shanghai-Suzhou-Shanghai

We have a whole day round trip from Shanghai to Suzhou and then from Suzhou back to Shanghai. We visit the [Humble Administrator's Garden] which is the best representative of Chinese classical gardens, and then a [Silk Factory or Silk Museum] as Suzhou is famous for her silk products through the history. Before going back to Shanghai, we take a rickshaw tour to go through the old bystreets, getting to know local people life.

Stay overnight in Shanghai.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 13: Shanghai-Yellow Mountain

Please have a free morning. In the afternoon ,we will 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. We will enjoy our lunch at a romantic Shanghai restaurant. After dinner drive to the airport for an evening flight to Yellow Mountain.

Stay overnight in the Yellow Mountain City.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 14: Yellow Mountain

You will not go to visit other mountains after coming back from the Yellow Mountain”, a Chinese saying goes like that. We’re going to visit it today! We will be transferred from the Yellow Mountain City to the foot of the mountain, and then [take cable car to the top] of it, tour to [Jade Valley] and other different peaks.

Stay overnight on top of the mountain.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 15: Yellow Mountain-Hangzhou

Ride down to the foot of the mountain and then drive to Hangzhou.

Stay overnight in Hangzhou.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 16: Hangzhou

Have a city tour including the[West Lake] which has been describing for ages as a charming beauty, the [Lingyin Temple], the most famous one of its sort in southern China, and [Tea Plantation Farm] to taste the world-wide famous Dragon Well Tea.

Stay overnight in Hangzhou.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 17: Hangzhou-Guilin

In the morning, take a flight to Guilin. Upon arrival, you will be met and transfered to the hotel. The rest of day is on your own.

Stay overnight in Guilin.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 18: 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 19: Guilin-(Hong Kong)

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 Hong Kong. Your tour we sponsored ends at the Guilin airport.

Meals: (B, L)


Pricing & Accommodations
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  1 person 2-5 persons 6-9 persons ≥10 persons Single Room Supplement
First Class Tour $6095 $4288 $3430 $3081 $1340
Comfortable Tour $4861 $3855 $3088 $2714 $770
Standard Tour $4205 $3082 $2702 $2340 $490

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