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*21 Days China Panorama

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  • Destination: Shanghai-Yangtze Cruise-Guilin-Lijiang-Shangri-la-Lhasa-Xian-Beijing
  • Tour code: CP21
  • Days:21
  • Price:from US$5275
  • Summary: An all-round China tour to experience the metropolitan Shanghai, spectacular Yangtze, ancient Xian, appealing landscape of Yunnan and Tibet.
Itinerary

B: Breakfast  L: Lunch  D: Dinner

Day 01: Arrive in Shanghai
On arrival in Shanghai, you will be met and transferred to a downtown hotel for 2 nights stay.
Accommodation: 4* Shanghai Hotel (or the same class)

Day 02: Shanghai
Morning tour to the Shanghai Museum, and then visit the classical Yu Garden which was built in 1559 in both Ming and Qing styles. After lunch visit the Old Town and the Jade Buddha Temple. B/L

Day 03: Shanghai/Yichang
Morning at leisure in Shanghai. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Yichang. Visit Chinese Sturgeon Museum. After dinner you will be transferred to your Cruises for a four night upstream cruise to Chongqing. B/D
Accommodation: 5* Cruise ship

Day 04: Cruising
Morning visit to the Three Gorges Dam. Sailling through the Three Gorges Shiplocks, sailing through Xiling Gorge.  B/L/D

Day 05: Cruising
Sailing through Wu Gorge, excursion to the Lesser Three, sailing through Qutang Gorge. B/L/D

Day 06: Cruising
Shore excursion of Fengdu or Wanxian. B/L/D

Day 07: Chongqing/Guilin
Arrive in Chongqing. Transfer to the airport for the flight to the Limestone mountain area of Guilin. Two nights stay in Guilin. B/L
Accommodation: 4* Bravo Hotel (Or the same class)

Day 08: Guilin
Full day Li River Cruise. The 40-mile journey to Yangshou glides through a landscape of natural beauty of mist shrouded crags and bamboo groves that have inspired painters and poets for centuries. Sightseeing in Yangshuo. Lunch on the boat, transfer back to Guilin in the afternoon. B/L

Day 09: Guilin/Lijiang
Half-day tour includes the Reed Flute Cave and Fubo Hill for a picturesque view of the city and countryside. Take the flight to Lijiang via Kunming. Upon arrival, met and transferred to the hotel for 3 nights stay in Lijiang. B/L
Accommodation: 4* standard Old Town Hotel (Or the same class)

Day 10: Lijiang
Visit Yak Meadow of Jade Dragon Mountain (by chairlift to the top which is 4300m above sea level), Yufeng Monastery, residential house of Dr. Joseph Rock. Afternoon visit Black Dragon Pool. B/L

Day 11: Lijiang
Visit the First Bend of Yangtze (Stone Drum) and the Tiger Leaping Gorge. B/L

Day 12: Lijiang/Shangri-la
Full day tour to visit the Songzanlinsi and Pudacuo park. B/L
Accommodation: 4* Shiner Hotel (Or the same class)

Day 13: Shangri-la/ Lhasa
Take the flight to Lhasa. Upon arrival, met and transferred to the hotel for 3 nights stay in Lhasa. B/L/D
Accommodation: 4* Tibet Hotel (Or the same class)

Day 14: Lhasa
We start today’s tour from Potala Palace- the home of the Dalai Lamas, then move on to Norbulingka, the Dalai Lama’s summer palace. In the afternoon visit Jokhang Temple, the home of the most precious Buddha image the country possesses- the Sakyamuni Buddha. We also visit Barkhor Square in the center of Lhasa to absorb the local culture. B/L/D

Day 15: Lhasa
Today we will visit the Drepung Monastery on the western outskirts of Lhasa. It was once the largest and the wealthiest in Tibet. In the afternoon visit Sera Monastery, which was once rival to the Drepung. B/L/D

Day 16: Lhasa/Xi’an
You will be met and transferred for your flight to Xi’an. B/D
Accommodation: 4* Le Garden Hotel (Or the same class)

Day 17: Xi’an
Full day tour to the mighty army of 8000 Terracotta Warriors and Great Mosque, which is the largest Mosque in China. You will also spend some time looking around the Muslim Quarter. B/L

Day 18: Xi’an/Beijing

Morning tour visit the City Wall and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, take the afternoon flight to Beijing. B/L
Accommodation: 4* Super House International Hotel (Or the same class)

Day 19: Beijing
A day tour to Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest city square, and the majestic Forbidden City. After lunch, you will continue to the attractive Summer Palace. B/L

Day 20: Beijing
Morning visit the Changling of the Ming Tombs. Afternoon visit the magnificent and mammoth cultural phenomenon – Great Wall at Badaling. B/L

Day 21: Departure from Beijing
Met and transferred to the airport for your home country. B

Dates & Price

Tailor Made Departures

No. of Pax Price Single Supplement
1 traveler ¥47600 $7999 £5010 ¥0 $0 £0
2-5 travelers ¥32810 $5514 £3453 ¥8480 $1425 £892
6-9 travelers ¥31388 $5275 £3304 ¥8480 $1425 £892
Notes:
¥=RMB or CNY (Chinese Yuan, Renminbi)
  $=USD, US Dollars
  £=GBP, Great Britain Pound

*Price above is for per person, based on two persons sharing one room.
* When there are 10 or more paying pax in your group, a national guide will travel with you from city to city, upon your arrival in China up to your departure.

Price Includes:
1. All internal transportation and transfers in China, including internal flights from Shanghai to Yichang, Chongqing to Guilin, Guilin to Lijiang, Shangri-la to Lhasa, Lhasa to Xian and Xian to Beijing.
2. 4-star hotel in each city with private facilities
3. 5 star Victoria cruise ship
4. Meals specified in the itinerary, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
5. English speaking guide in each city
6. Air-conditioned vehicles
7. Comprehensive sightseeing with all entrance fees.
8. All domestic airport taxes
9.Tibet Permit

Price excludes:
1. Flights arriving Shanghai and departing Beijing
2. Chinese visa fee
3. Your own international travel insurance
4. Expenses in hotels such as laundry, tips, telephone and room service, etc.
5. Gratuities for service provided by tour guides and drivers
6. Other personal expenses

Comments
TravelerMichael

I cannot see the dates of the trip in the fall 2011

China Holidays
Sorry Michael, For this itinerary, we don't organize groups. Please refer to the private departure price. Thanks!
Terence

The itinerary is awesome, almost covered all the must-sees in China. Highly recommend this one!!

China Holidays
Absolutely! It's very popular actually.
Taira

In my understanding this trip is once in a life time trip. Really liked the whole arrangment.

Traveler

I consider this is one of the best option to visit China.

Traveler
I'd love to take this tour.
Note: Remember, you can change this itinerary to the way you want or to extend this tour to visit other Chinese cities or even neighboring countries, please do contact us, we will be happy to arrange it for you!
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