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Pandas & Yangtze Cruise
SG07: 14 Days Small Group Beijing Xian Chengdu Chongqing Yangtze River Cruise Yichang Shanghai
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Day01 Arrival in Beijing
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.

Accommodation: Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao
Day02 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte lunch, Temple of Heaven, Kung Fu Show. (B+L)
Day03 Beijing
Badaling Great Wall, a jade factory, Sacred Way, Bird's Nest (drive by). (B)
Day04 Beijing - Xian
Summer Palace, a pearl store, A la carte lunch, Hutong visit. Fly to Xian. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day05 Xian
Terracotta Warriors, a pottery-making factory, A local family visit, Home-cooked lunch, Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty Show with dumpling dinner. (B+L+D)
Day06 Xian
City Wall, Provincial History Museum, A la carte lunch, Great Mosque, Free time at the Muslim Bazzar. (B+L)
Day07 Xian - Chengdu
Fly to Chengdu. Airport-hotel transfer. Free time in the afternoon. (B)

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza
Day08 Chengdu
Giant Panda Breeding Base, Jinsha Site Museum, Broad and Narrow Alleys. (B)
Day09 Chengdu - Chongqing
Free time in the morning. A bullet train to Chongqing. Railway station to pier transfer. Yangtze cruise sets sail at 22:00. (B)

Accommodation: President No. 8 with balcony
Day10 Shibaozhai
An excursion to Shibaozhai, Captain's Welcome Party. (B+L+D)
Day11 Badong - Xiling Gorge - Sandouping
Yangtze Three Gorges with an excursion to Shennong Stream. (B+L+D)
Day12 Yichang - Shanghai
Three Gorges Dam, Disembark the cruise. Fly to Shanghai. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)

Accommodation: Pullman Shanghai Jing An
Day13 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, a silk shop, A la carte lunch, the Bund, Nanjing Road, an art and cultural street. (B+L)
Day14 Departure from Shanghai
Hotel-airport transfer is on your own arrangement. A pleasant trip home! (B)
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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Day01 Arrival in Beijing
Welcome to the mysterious land of China. Once you have collected your luggage and been cleared by customs, our wonderful guide will greet you in the Arrivals Hall of Beijing Airport. We will transfer you to the hotel for a three-night stay, where we suggest you relax during the remainder of the afternoon and evening to recover from jet lag so that you can highly enjoy this 14 days China tour itinerary.

Meals included: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao
Day02 Beijing
Our group at the Forbidden City
After breakfast there will be a short meeting when you can get to know the other members of your group. Your trip today will start from the magnificent Tian'anmen Square. Within walking distance, you reach the Forbidden City, famous for its imperial history and grand buildings with its red walls and golden roofs. You will enjoy an a la carte (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) meal at a quality restaurant at midday. 

After lunch, we visit to the ancient Temple of Heaven with its classical and unique imperial architecture that is sure to impress you. To perfect the memorable start to your travel, we will see an exciting Kung Fu Show.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day03 Beijing
Temple of Heaven, Beijing
This morning, you will be transferred to Badaling, the most famous section of the Great Wall, where you will experience the grandeur of this world wonder.  As your host, TravelChinaGuide will provide the group with red wine for a celebratory toast to commemorate this memorable moment on the Great Wall. A jade factory is scheduled later. Around the wall area, there are many tourist restaurants, but the service and food quality is not good and below our serving standards. We kindly suggest you have a hearty breakfast in the morning and have some fast food for lunch by yourself. 

In the afternoon, you will visit the Sacred Way. We conclude the full day sightseeing after a chance to catch a glance of the Olympic Bird's Nest on our way back downtown.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast
Day04 Beijing - Xian
After breakfast this morning, you will visit the picturesque Summer Palace, a pearl store and then the original Hutong alleys by rickshaw. Around noon, we will take you for an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a fancy restaurant. 

In the afternoon, you will board a flight to Xian, where our local guide will pick you up outside the baggage claim area at the airport and transfer you to the hotel for a three-night stay.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day05 Xian
Our client with the dumpling she made at a local family
Today's sightseeing will start with a visit to the majestic Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum and then a pottery-making factory. In the museum, visitors are not only attracted by the lifelike warrior figures which have high artistic value, but also be impressed by the various kinds of ancient weapons.  After that you will pay a visit to the home of a typical Chinese family and enjoy home-cooked a la carte dishes (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price). 

In the afternoon, you will go to visit the Xian Museum and the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. It is an ancient Buddhist pagoda and was used to store sutras 1300 years ago. This evening, you will be entertained by the fascinating and colorful Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show while enjoying a delicious Dumpling Dinner.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling dinner

Tips: Clients visiting in December, January, February and March will arrange the dinner and evening activity on their own for this day, since the theater will not be open at that time.

Day06 Xian
Our clients on the Xian City Wall
This morning, you will visit the mighty City Wall and Shaanxi History Museum. The City Wall is quite definitely the pride of Xian. The old and firm circumvallation is complemented by a forested area around the wall. Its moat and ring road consist of a special and unique park that, like a shining necklace, adorns the ancient capital city of thirteen dynasties. If you are interested, you may rent a bicycle to ride on the ancient wall. 

At midday, we will offer you an a la carte meal (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) at the best local restaurant. Then you will continue with a visit to the Great Mosque.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day07 Xian - Chengdu
Giant panda eating bamboo
After breakfast, the guide sees you off at the airport for your morning flight to Chengdu. Upon your arrival, our local guide will meet you and help you check in at the hotel. Lunch is not included today and you can have a taste of the famous Sichuan food on your own. Our guide will also be very helpful to provide you some suggestions. This afternoon is left free for you to arrange activities on your own.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza
Day08 Chengdu
Gold Mask in Jinsha Site Museum, Chengdu
A visit to the adorable giant panda is a must in Chengdu. This morning, the guide will take you to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to see the lovely creatures as they feed and play with each other. 

Your visit continues to Jinsha Site Museum in the afternoon. Then the guide will take you to the Broad and Narrow Alleys to experience the lifestyle of old Chengdu. 

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast
Day09 Chengdu - Chongqing
Captain's welcome party
This morning is free for you to explore the city and lunch is on your own arrangement. After that your guide will transfer you to the railway station to catch a bulet train to Chongqing. Upon your arrival, our guide in Chongqing will meet you at the station and transfer you to board the luxurious President No. 8 ship (5 stars) for a three-day Yangtze River cruise. We will book a cabin with balcony for you so that you have a private place to enjoy the picturesque scenery along the river.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: President No. 8 with balcony
Day10 Shibaozhai
The buffet breakfast is served between 07:00 and 08:00 at the dining hall, after which the river guide will give a brief introduction to the itinerary and the facilities on the ship. Then the whole morning is free for you to relax or admire the scenery from the deck. At about 14:00, you will have a shore excursion to Shibaozhai. Then re-embark and continue the cruise trip. Dinner is served at 18:00. Then the Captain's Welcome Party follows, when there are singing and dancing programs and interesting games. Visitors are also encouraged to give performances.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day11 Badong - Xiling Gorge - Sandouping
Boat-trackers in the Shennong Stream excursion
Today continue to sail downstream of Yangte River. You will disembark at Badong and connect a smaller ship to take an exciting pea-boat floating along Shennong Stream. Originating from Shennongjia Mountain in Hubei Province, the stream flows for 60 km from south to north through valleys and merges into Yangtze River at Wu Gorge. Sitting in this local special pea-boat, you will see grotesque peaks and cliffs, mysterious hanging coffins, beautiful waterfalls, and various kinds of vegetation. The guide and the boat trackers will also sing the folk songs of Tujia people. 

Afterwards, re-embark the ship and continue the cruise into the western section of Xiling Gorge, the longest of the three gorges. This evening, you can witness the process of the ship passing through the gigantic Five Level Ship Lock.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day12 Yichang - Shanghai
After breakfast, you will disembark for an excursion to the Three Gorges Dam. As the world's largest hydro-electric project, it makes great an economic contribution by generating energy, preventing flood, and filtering sediment. Then re-embark to pack your luggage and complete check-out procedures. When the ship arrives at Yichang New Century Dock, our local guide in Yichang will pick you up and transfer you to the city for lunch. 

Afterwards, you will get to the airport for the flight to Shanghai, which is the last destination of your trip. A local guide will meet you at the airport upon your arrival and transfer you to the hotel. Have a good rest for the remainder of the day.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Pullman Shanghai Jing An
Day13 Shanghai
Yuyuan Garden
Photo offered by our clients Mr. Robert Stanley Power & Ms. Elwyn Beth Power
After breakfast, you will begin the day with visits to Shanghai Museum for its numerous precious collections and then to the well-known Yuyuan Garden, once a private garden during the Ming dynasty and now a fabulous tourist attraction showing the design style of classical Chinese garden architecture. A silk shop is arranged. At noon, an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) will be served at a famous restaurant with the best Shanghai cuisine. 

In the afternoon, you will have some free time to stroll along the Bund and Nanjing Road. Later you will visit an old street. Upon returning to the hotel our guide will see you into the lobby and wish you bon voyage on your journey home.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day14 Departure from Shanghai
As this is the final day for your wonderful 14 days China group tour, you need to pack your luggage after breakfast and check out before 12:00. Please be aware that the transfer cost from the hotel to the airport is not included in the quotation. You can book a taxi or airport shuttle bus on the day prior to your departure. Have a smooth journey home!

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast
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  • 2018 Prices
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with two persons! Currency Converter
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Apr. 2017Apr 01(Sat) Apr 14(Fri) $2369$829Full
May. 2017May 04(Thu) May 17(Wed) $2379$839Full
Jun. 2017Jun 01(Thu) Jun 14(Wed) $2379$739Full
Jul. 2017Jul 06(Thu) Jul 19(Wed) $2299$799Full
Aug. 2017Aug 03(Thu) Aug 16(Wed) $2309$819
Aug 10(Thu) Aug 23(Wed) $2309$819
Aug 17(Thu) Aug 30(Wed) $2309$819
Aug 24(Thu) Sep 06(Wed) $2389$869
Aug 31(Thu) Sep 13(Wed) $2389$849
Sep. 2017Sep 07(Thu) Sep 20(Wed) $2389$849
Sep 14(Thu) Sep 27(Wed) $2389$849
Sep 21(Thu) Oct 04(Wed) $2509 $2258$929
Oct. 2017Oct 05(Thu) Oct 18(Wed) $2389 $2150$849
Oct 12(Thu) Oct 25(Wed) $2389 $2150$849
Oct 19(Thu) Nov 01(Wed) $2389 $2150$849
Oct 26(Thu) Nov 08(Wed) $2319 $2087$789
Nov. 2017Nov 02(Thu) Nov 15(Wed) $2239 $2015$779
Nov 09(Thu) Nov 22(Wed) $2239 $2015$779
Nov 16(Thu) Nov 29(Wed) $2209 $1988$739
Mar. 2018Mar 31(Sat) Apr 13(Fri) $2429 $2186$909

Remark: Prices in red reflect the 10% discount.

Price Includes
  • Domestic airfares
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Yangtze River cruise with full board
  • Tips or gratuities for hotel porters
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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Book a 2017 or 2018 tour with us 30 days in advance and you will enjoy a guaranteed discount of 10% off the total price.