17 Day Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise, Yichang & Shanghai
Sept 17/Friday Newark to Beijing
Fly from Newark to Beijing.
Sept 18/Saturday Arrive Beijing
Arrive Beijing, the capital of China, our friendly guide will meet you and transfer to the hotel (5 Star).
Sept 19/Sunday Beijing AB
AM: Attend the trade show.
PM: Visit the Lama Tibetan Monastery and Beijing's Hutongs.
Sept 20/Monday Beijing AB
Full day excursion to the Great Wall of China and walk its ramparts, later on visit the museum of Ming Tombs.
Sept 21/Tuesday Beijing AB
Attend the trade show on own.
Sept 22/Wednesday Beijing AB, D
Attend the trade show on own.
Evening: Peking Opera (3rd role) and Duck Dinner
Sept 23/Thursday Beijing AB
Today's sightseeing includes impressive Tiananmen Square, the ancient Forbidden City, the beautiful Summer Palace & the Temple of Heaven where the Qing Emperors worshiped.
Sept 24/Friday Beijing to Xi’an AB
Morning flight to Xian, one of the ancient capitals, upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour to the Wild Goose Pagoda & the ancient City Wall.
Sept 25/Saturday Xi’an AB
Full day sightseeing will include the Excavations of Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, one of the greatest archaeological finds of the century. Enjoy Tang Dynasty Music Show tonight.
Sept 26/Sunday Xi’an to Guilin AB
Fly Xi’an to Guilin, the most scenic city in China, upon arrival, transfer to hotel (4 Star). Afternoon city tour to the Reed Flute Cave, the limestone formation and Elephant Trunk Hill & Piled Silk Hill.
Sept 27/Monday Guilin to Chongqing AB
Embark on a gorgeous cruise on the Li River. Experience the magical beauty of limestone formations and farmland commonly seen in Chinese landscape paintings. At Yangshuo, browse at the free market, then drive back to Guilin through the picturesque countryside.
Fly to Chongqing, transfer to hotel.
Sept 28/Tuesday Chongqing/Victoria Cruise ship AB, L, D
Visit the Zoo to see the giant pandas, the Stillwell Museum and the painters' village. Enjoy a regional dinner in Chongqing, the most hilly city in China. Transfer to board the Victoria Cruise ship and start your downstream journey on the grand Yangtze River.
Sept 29/Wednesday Yangtze River Cruise B, L, D
Arrive at Fengdu, the legendary Ghost Town. You will visit the Mingshan Hill's temples or Wanxian or Shibaozhai Wooden Tower. Captain's Cocktail Party in the evening.
Sept 30/Thursday Yangtze River Cruise B, L, D
The cruise will sail through the most magnificent Qutang Gorge, the first of the Three Gorges. Then you will be transferred to a small sampan for an excursion along the Shengnong Stream to view the Parrot Gorge and Dragon Boat Gorge. Return to the cruise. You will then pass the beautiful Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge. Go through the Three Gorges Dam.
Oct 1/Friday Yangtze River Cruise/Yichang to Shanghai B
Morning, you will be taken on a bus to cross the Three Gorges Bridge to see this controversial project up in the close. The project includes the five-step ship lock, the diversion canal, power station and dam construction, arrive Yichang at 12 Noon. Upon arrival, transfer to airport and fly to Shanghai. Check into hotel.
Oct 2/Saturday Shanghai AB
Full day city tour includes the Bund (the Waterfront), Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple and Carpet Factory. Enjoy Shanghai Acrobatic Show tonight.
Oct 3/Sunday Shanghai to Newark AB
Transfer to airport for departure flight.
Duck dinner & Beijing Opera: $35 each
Land cost includes:
- All intra-China air/land transportation
- 12 night accommodation in deluxe 5 star hotels with daily American breakfast
- 3 nights on deluxe Victoria Cruise ship with balcony
- Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel and baggage handling
- Private escorted sightseeing tours, bilingual tour guides, admissions
- Evening cultural entertainments and meals as specified
- International airline tickets
- Chinese visa fee
- China domestic airport taxes
- Any personal expenses
Beijing: China World Hotel
Xi’an: Xi’an Sheraton Hote
Guilin Lijiang Waterfall Hotel
Chongqing: Harbor Plaza Hotel
Shanghai: Huating Hotel & Towers