Arrive into Beijing and transfer to your hotel.Remainder of the day at leisure.
Drive to the Great WallIt is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China in part to protect the Chinese Empire or its prototypical states against intrusions by various nomadic groups or military incursions by various warlike peoples or forces. in the early morning, hike along the most magnificent ancient fortification project in the world and then come back to hotel in the afternoon.
Today is a big day. Start by joining the morning exercise crowds at the Temple of HeavenA place the emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties held annual ceremonies and prayed for a bountiful harvest., where the emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties held an annual ceremony and prayed for bounty harvest. Have lunch with the local family of HutongHutongs are a type of narrow streets or alleys, most commonly associated with Beijing. In Beijing, hutongs are alleys formed by lines of siheyuan, traditional courtyard residences. Many neighbourhoods were formed by joining one siheyuan to another to form a hutong, and then joining one hutong to another. The word hutong is also used to refer to such neighbourhoods. in the back alleys in old Beijing. In the afternoon we visit the Forbidden CityThe Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty.For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government. and Tian’anmen SquareLocated in the center of Beijing,Tiananmen Square is the third largest city square in the world.It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history. which is regarded as a symbol for New China.
Transfer to Beijing West Railway Station for fast train to Xi’an.Meet your Xi’an local guide,and transfer to the hotel.
Go to Terra-Cotta Warriors Museum in the morning and visit the Muslim QuarterThis only 500-meter-long cobbled street was renovated in Tang Dynasty architecture style and on both sides is full of snack or souvenir stalls with bright-colored signs. in the afternoon.
Fly to Lhasa.You will be greeted by your Tibetan guide once you arrive in Lhasa Gonggar airport ,and around one hour and half drive will take you to the holy city Lhasa. Have a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude in the afternoon.
Visit Jokhang temple and Potala Palace.Both of them are the focal points of pilgrims from entire Tibetan world, multitudinous pilgrims are circumambulating and prostrating in their strong faith. Afterwards stroll on the narrow streets of Lhasa old town to meet locals people and visit their markets. Overnight at Lhasa.
Today, you will visit two monasteries in Lhasa, the Drepung and the Sera,including a highlight,monks'sutra debating in the courtyard.
Fly to Chengdu in the morning,and transfer to your hotel in downtown.This afternoon, your guide will show you around the park, the tea house, the hot and spicy food restaurants which are all highlights of the most leisurely city in China.
In the morning, our private transfer will drive you to Panda Breeding and Research Centre, which provides us with a rare chance to glimpse this cute and cuddly icon - a real highlight. In the afternoon, catch high speed train go to Chongqqing. Meet your transfer guide in Chongqing North Railway Station, and embark on our cruise for our four-day journey winding along the YangtzeThe Yangtze River, or Chang Jiang is the longest river in Asia, and the third longest in the world. It flows for 6,418 kilometres (3,988 mi) from the glaciers on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in Qinghai eastward across southwest, central and eastern China before emptying into the East China Sea at Shanghai. It is also one of the biggest rivers by discharge volume in the world. The Yangtze drains one-fifth of the land area of the People's Republic of China and its river basin is home to one-third of , the most popular inland view river cruise in the world.
DAY 11On boat (B,L,D)
A half-day shore excursion to the Ghost CityThe city has numerous buildings, structures, dioramas, and statues related to the Hell, the concept of the underworld and hell (or Naraka) in Chinese mythology and Buddhism. It is a place that every Chinese has to go afer death. will make sure that you get the best knowledge of China’s Yangtze culture, and we also have the opportunity to join the welcome party held by the captain.
DAY 12On boat (B,L,D)
Take a sampan to go deep into the beautiful narrow gorges of Shennong Stream, the once torpidly flowing water that is now tamed and ideal for a sampan-pulling performance.
Visit the magnificent Three Gorges DamIt is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Yangtze River by the town of Sandouping, located in Yichang. It is the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity (22,500 MW) but is second to Itaipu Dam with regard to the generation of electricity annually. and develop an understanding of the world’s largest hydro-electric project.
We disembark from the boat in the afternoon and go on to Yichang Airport to fly to Shanghai. A private transfer takes us directly to our hotel downtown.
Today we will first visit the Yuyuan GardenThe biggest private Garden of Suzhou style in Shanghai. Bazaar in the morning, which will give you enough time to pick up your souvenirs in the market. After lunch, soak in the splendid view over the city at Jinmao Mansion. Then we go to Shanghai's trademark landmark - the BundA waterfront area in central Shanghai within the former Shanghai International Settlement.It has dozens of historical buildings, lining the Huangpu River, that once housed numerous banks and trading houses from the West., which still retains its incredible charm even as the skyscrapers increase in size around it.
Your exciting tour concludes with a private transfer to the airport. Thank you for travelling with RealChina, and we look forward to serving you again next time.