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SG06: 14 Days Small Group Tour to Beijing - Xian - Chengdu - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang - Shanghai
Tour Type: Small Group of 1-18 persons, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide & air-conditioned, licensed limousine
Tour Highlights:
  • Must-see sights - the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army, Giant Pandas
  • See the giant pandas up close in the Panda Breeding and Research Center
  • Soften and scent your body from head to toe on Yangtze River cruise
  • Walk into a local Chinese family, interact & dine with the hosts in their home
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
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: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 2 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte lunch, Temple of Heaven, Kung Fu Show. (B+L)
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
Day 3 Beijing
Badaling Great Wall, Sacred Way, Bird's Nest (drive by). (B)
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, we will provide the group with red wine for a celebratory toast to commemorate this memorable moment on the Great Wall. 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
Day 4 Beijing - Xian
Summer Palace, A la carte lunch, Hutong visit. Fly to Xian. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
After breakfast this morning, you will visit the picturesque Summer Palace 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
Day 5 Xian
Terracotta Warriors, A local family visit and home-cooked lunch, Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty Show with dumpling dinner. (B+L+D)
local family visit
Our clients learning to make dumplings at a local family
Today's sightseeing will start with a visit to the majestic Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. 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
 Friendly 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.
Day 6 Xian
City Wall, Provincial History Museum, A la carte lunch, Great Mosque, Free time at the Muslim Bazzar. (B+L)
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
Day 7 Xian - Chengdu
A high-speed train to Chengdu. Train station to hotel transfer. Free time in the afternoon. (B)
Giant panda eating bamboo
After breakfast, the guide sees you off at the North Railway Station for your morning high speed train to Chengdu. The train journey takes around 4 hours. 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
Day 8 Chengdu
Giant Panda Breeding Base, Jinsha Site Museum, Broad and Narrow Alleys. (B)
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
Day 9 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)
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 bullet 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
Day 10 Shibaozhai
An excursion to Shibaozhai, Captain's Welcome Party. (B+L+D)
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
Day 11 Badong - Xiling Gorge
Yangtze Three Gorges with an excursion to Shennong Stream. (B+L+D)
Shennong Stream excursion
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.

Meals included: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12 Yichang - Shanghai
Disembark the cruise, Three Gorges Dam. Fly to Shanghai. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
After breakfast, you will check out and 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 you will be transfered to the Three Gorges Tourist Center in Yichang city, where our local guide will pick you up and take you 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: Hotel Equatorial Shanghai
Day 13 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, A la carte lunch, the Bund and Huangpu River Cruise. (B+L)
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. 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 visit the Bund area and have a cruise tour on the Huangpu River.  You will also have some free time to explore the Bund on your own. 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
Day 14 Departure from Shanghai
Hotel-airport transfer is on your own arrangement. A pleasant trip home! (B)
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
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days in advance, 5% off - book 30 days in advance
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Oct. 2018Oct 04(Thu) Oct 17(Wed) $2219$849
Oct 11(Thu) Oct 24(Wed) $2219$849
Oct 18(Thu) Oct 31(Wed) $2219$849
Oct 25(Thu) Nov 07(Wed) $2249$879
Nov. 2018Nov 01(Thu) Nov 14(Wed) $2189$869
Nov 08(Thu) Nov 21(Wed) $2099$779
Nov 15(Thu) Nov 28(Wed) $2049 $1946$739

Remark: The prices in red reflect the current discount.

Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
12% off - book by Dec 31, 2018; 10% off - book by Jan 31, 2019
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Mar. 2019Mar 26(Tue) Apr 08(Mon) $2179 $1917$739
Apr. 2019Apr 04(Thu) Apr 17(Wed) $2289 $2014$739
Apr 11(Thu) Apr 24(Wed) $2289 $2014$739
Apr 18(Thu) May 01(Wed) $2289 $2014$739
Apr 25(Thu) May 08(Wed) $2339 $2058$819
May. 2019May 09(Thu) May 22(Wed) $2339 $2058$819
May 16(Thu) May 29(Wed) $2339 $2058$819
May 23(Thu) Jun 05(Wed) $2339 $2058$819
May 30(Thu) Jun 12(Wed) $2269 $1996$759
Jun. 2019Jun 06(Thu) Jun 19(Wed) $2269 $1996$759
Jun 13(Thu) Jun 26(Wed) $2269 $1996$759
Jun 20(Thu) Jul 03(Wed) $2259 $1987$749
Jun 27(Thu) Jul 10(Wed) $2269 $1996$749
Jul. 2019Jul 04(Thu) Jul 17(Wed) $2289 $2014$749
Jul 11(Thu) Jul 24(Wed) $2289 $2014$749
Jul 18(Thu) Jul 31(Wed) $2289 $2014$749
Jul 25(Thu) Aug 07(Wed) $2289 $2014$749
Aug. 2019Aug 01(Thu) Aug 14(Wed) $2289 $2014$749
Aug 08(Thu) Aug 21(Wed) $2289 $2014$749
Aug 15(Thu) Aug 28(Wed) $2289 $2014$749
Aug 22(Thu) Sep 04(Wed) $2299 $2023$759
Aug 29(Thu) Sep 11(Wed) $2339 $2058$829
Sep. 2019Sep 05(Thu) Sep 18(Wed) $2349 $2067$839
Sep 12(Thu) Sep 25(Wed) $2349 $2067$839
Sep 19(Thu) Oct 02(Wed) $2349 $2067$839
Oct. 2019Oct 03(Thu) Oct 16(Wed) $2349 $2067$839
Oct 10(Thu) Oct 23(Wed) $2349 $2067$839
Oct 17(Thu) Oct 30(Wed) $2349 $2067$839
Oct 24(Thu) Nov 06(Wed) $2299 $2023$789
Oct 31(Thu) Nov 13(Wed) $2239 $1970$789
Nov. 2019Nov 07(Thu) Nov 20(Wed) $2239 $1970$789

Remark: The prices in red reflect 12% discount.

Price Includes
  • Domestic airfares & train fares
  • 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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Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings!
10% off - book 60 days in advance
5% off - book 30 days in advance