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14 Days The Land of Nine Dragons

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Beijing-Xian-Chengdu-Chongqing-Yangtze Cruise-Shanghai-Suzhou-Shanghai


Yangtze Cruise will offer unique encounters with China's rich cultural heritage as well as some spectacular vistas that will remain forever etched in one's memory.

Tour Itinerary
Day 1 : 22 May 2019 Arrival Beijing
22 May 2019 Arrival Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, and you have free time in this afternoon.   

  • 4* Novotel Xinqiao Hotel or the same class
Day 2 : 23 May 2019 Beijing
23 May 2019 Beijing

Visit Tiananmen Square, then proceed to enter the Forbidden City, the great palace that housed 24 successive emperors and their thousands of courtiers, eunuchs, concubines and slaves. Continue to Jingshan Park, the imperial gardens, for panoramic views and visit the magnificent red and gold Temple of Heaven that was built for the
Emperor, the son of Heaven, to make sacrifices for a good harvest. Spectacular Kung Fu show tonight. 

  • 4* Novotel Xinqiao Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 3 : 24 May 2019 Beijing
24 May 2019 Beijing

Drive out to one of the best-preserved and most dramatic sections of the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu, and walk along the crenellated parapets that have snaked across the rugged mountain landscape for centuries. Followed by a quick visit to Golden Hall to view local product. Back to city, stop at the Birds Nest Stadium and Water cube stadium, home to the world-viewed 2008 Beijing Olympics for a photo shoot. Peking Duck dinner tonight, an imperial favorite.

  • 4* Novotel Xinqiao Beijing Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 4 : 25 May 2019 Beijing/Xian
25 May 2019 Beijing/Xian

Visit the imperial Summer Palace where you can wander through the formal gardens that were laid out by the extravagant Empress Cixi, before drive to train station for your high speed day train to Xian, the eastern terminus of the Silk Road and China’s first capital. Met on arrival and transfer to your hotel for a two- night stay at 4* Ramada Plaza Bell Tower Hotel.

  • 4*Ramdada Plaza Bell Tower Hotel Xian or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 5 : 26 May 2019 Xian
26 May 2019 Xian

7,000 Terracotta Soldiers have stood guard over China’s first emperor for over 2,200 years, and now, painstakingly repaired along with their chariots and horses, they still stand in battle formation in giant exhibition halls erected around the pits where they were discovered in the 1970s. Followed by a visit to Terracotta Replica Workshop. In the city visit the Muslim Quarter surrounding the imposing Great Mosque, and tonight enjoy a Tang Dynasty Music and Dance show.

  • 4* Ramdada Plaza Bell Tower Hotel Xian or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 6 : 27 May 2019 Xian/Chengdu
27 May 2019 Xian/Chengdu

This morning visit Xian Museum, Trasfer to Train sation for your fast day train to Chengdu for an overnight stay at the 5* Chengdu Tibet Hotel. You will have a lunch, then transfer to hotel for a short break, then attend a performance of the local Sichuan ‘face-changing’ opera – a vivid and colourful spectacle of dance and music. See if you can spot how the actors swap their masks so quickly.  

  • 5* Chengdu Tibet Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 7 : 28 May 2019 Chengdu/Chongqing/Yangtze Cruise
28 May 2019 Chengdu/Chongqing/Yangtze Cruise

Visit the Giant Panda Research Base in the morning. Have lunch before transferring to the rail station for 2-hour direct train to the mountain city Chongqing.  On board the 5*Yangtze Cruise for an unforgettable three-night cruise down the Yangtze. Unpack in your spacious cabin and relax in luxury on your private balcony as the ship sets sail tonight

  • 5* Yangtze cruise Cruise
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 8 : 29 May 2019 Yangtze
29 May 2019 Yangtze

Relax and savor the extraordinary natural landscapes of the Yangtze’s Three Gorges, and enjoy a shore excursion to visit Shibao Pagoda where stalagmites and stalactites as white as marble have created a fairytale grotto. Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to Fengdu. 

  • 5* Yangtze Cruise
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 9 : 30 May 2019 Yangtze
30 May 2019 Yangtze

Cruise through Qutang Gorge, the shortest and narrowest of the Three Gorges, and onwards beneath the forbidding, misty cliffs of Wu (the Witches’) Gorge. There is an optional shore visit to the Temple of White Emperor City, where it is believed white vapour in the shape of a dragon was seen rising from a nearby well, and another exploring one of the Yangtze’s tributaries on an included scenic excursion by small boat along the picturesque Shennong Stream. Re-join your ship to sail through what was once the most dangerous section of the river, Xiling Gorge, and progress through the five enormous ship locks that are part of the transformation of the Yangtze in recent years. 

  • 5* Yangtze Cruise
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 10 : 31 May 2019 Yichang/Shanghai
31 May 2019 Yichang/Shanghai

See the Three Gorges Dam in the morning, the largest and most notorious hydroelectric power station in the world.  Disembark at Maoping, have a brief city tour in Yichang, and fly to Shanghai for four nights at the central located Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai.

  • 4* Shanghai Inn Downtown Shanghai or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 11 : 01June 2019 Shanghai
01June 2019 Shanghai

Stroll through the 400-year-old Yuyuan Garden, with its elegantly landscaped ponds and pavilions, rockeries and statues, and visit Jade Buddha Temple whose two jade statues were carried all the way from Burma by Chinese monks on their backs.  Continue to the superb Shanghai Museum that displays centuries of Chinese civilisation – precious ceramics, bronzes, rare jade sculptures, exquisite calligraphy, traditional folk costumes and furniture. Enthralling acrobatic show tonight.

  • 4*Shanghai Inn Downtown Shanghai or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 12 : 02 June 2019 Shanghai/Suzhou/Shanghai
02 June 2019 Shanghai/Suzhou/Shanghai

Drive to Suzhou, one of the region’s beautiful ‘water towns’ and famed for its classical Mingera gardens. Visit the Humble Administrator’s Garden, and the 800-year-old Panmen City Gate, the only land and water gate left in the world.  Later inspect some of the region’s fine needlework at the Silk Embroidery Institute before returning to Shanghai. 

  • 4* Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 13 : 03 June 2019 Shanghai
03 June 2019 Shanghai

Enjoy your free time in Shanghai today.

  • Breakfast
Day 14 : 04 June 2019 Departure from Shanghai
04 June 2019 Departure from Shanghai

Drive to Airport for your flight from Shanghai back to your home.

  • Breakfast
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Notes: ¥=RMB or CNY (Chinese Yuan, Renminbi)   $=USD, US Dollars

* Price is for per person, based on two persons sharing one room.
* If one person uses one room, he/she is required to pay additional charge named single supplement.

  • Price Includes
  • Price Excludes

1. All internal transportations and transfers in China, including internal flights from Yichang to Shanghai with airport taxes.
2. Day fast train Beijing to Xian,Xian to Chengdu and Chengdu to Chongqing.
3. 10 nights accommodation in 4* hotels with private facilities.
4. 3 nights twin accommodation on the luxurious 5*Yangtze Cruise ship with private facilities
5. Meals specified in the itinerary, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.
6. Comprehensive sightseeing with an English speaking guide and all entrance fees
7. Complimentary domestic travel insurance.

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Mutian Valley dangerous?

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It is not dangerous.
We can arrange the coach tour and private tour for you.
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