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Memories of China with Yangtze Cruise
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Overview:Beijing-Xi'an-Chengdu-Chongqing-Yichang-Shanghai
Tour Duration:12days
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  • DAY 1Beijing
    Our guide will wait for you at the arrival hall of airport/train station with a RealChinaTravel’s greeting sign, then a comfortable vehicle will take you to the hotel. Have free time for the rest of the day.
  • DAY 2Beijing
    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 come back to our hotel in the afternoon.
  • DAY 3Beijing(overnight train)
    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.. Have lunch with a local family in 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.,the back alleys of old Beijing.In the afternoon, 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.,a symbol of New China. (Lunch)
  • DAY 4Xi'an
    Arriving in Xi’an in the morning,and be met by Xi’an guide and driver and transfered to your hotel. We go to the Xi'an City WallThe Xi'an city wall represent one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. The existing wall was started by the Ming Dynasty in 1370. It is 14 km long in total. in the morning where we can cycle on,while the Small Wild Goose PagodaIt is one of two significant pagodas in the city of Xi'an.It was built between 707–709, during the Tang Dynasty.It now stands at a height of 43 m (141 ft) with fifteen levels of tiers. in the afternoon.
  • DAY 5Xi'an
    Go to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum via a tearracotta warriors and horses factory in the morning.We will organize a family cooking banquet as lunch in the locals' house. After that,let us go back to the downtown to 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.
  • DAY 6Chengdu(flight)
    It is just a short flight between Xi'an and Chengdu(1 hour and 10 mins). Our guide and driver will escort you from the airport to hotel. Upon the flight time, your guide will give suggestions to explore this city such as the People's park, the Kuan and Zhai Lane or the Wenshu Monerstary by public transfer in the afternoon. You can also try the most famous hot-pot dinner and the Mask Changing Show in the evening.
  • DAY 7Chongqing(high speed train)
    Private bus will send you to Chengdu Panda BaseA non-profit research and breeding facility for giant pandas and other rare animals. It was founded in 1987. It started with 6 giant pandas that were rescued from the wild. By 2008, it had 124 panda births, and the captive panda population has grown to 83.Its stated goal is to "be a world-class research facility, conservation education center, and international educational tourism destination." in the morning. You may get the chance to join in the donation program to hold panda for pictures.After lunch inside Chengdu Panda BaseA non-profit research and breeding facility for giant pandas and other rare animals. It was founded in 1987. It started with 6 giant pandas that were rescued from the wild. By 2008, it had 124 panda births, and the captive panda population has grown to 83.Its stated goal is to "be a world-class research facility, conservation education center, and international educational tourism destination.", we will send to the Chengdu East railway station to catch the high speed train(2.5 hours) to Chongqing for 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 Cruise. (L,D)
  • DAY 8On boat
    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. (B,L,D) Please note:all of the activities in the cruise journey are arranged by the boat schedule,so you may meet any activities different to the ones indicated in the itinerary here.
  • DAY 9On boat
    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. (B,L,D)
  • DAY 10Shanghai(flight)
    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 in downtown.
  • DAY 11Shanghai
    Today we will first visit the Yuyuan GardenThe biggest private Garden of Suzhou style in Shanghai. in the morning, giving you enough time to pick up your souvenirs in the market. 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.
  • DAY 12Shanghai
    Your exciting tour concludes with a transfer to the airport.Thank you for travelling with RealChina, and we look forward to serving you again next time.
Service included
  • 1.Airport/Station/Port transfers.
  • 2.Excellent English-speaking guides service.
  • 3.Entrance tickets and meals indicated above.
  • 4.Twin-share room including service charges and government tax.
  • 5.China travel insurance during the trip.
Service excluded
  • 1.Visa and travel insurance you purchase before arrival.
  • 2.All flights are not mentioned above.
  • 3.Tips for the guide and the driver.
  • 4.Personal expenses, such as shopping, laundry, phone calls, entertainment, meals not mentioned above, etc.
People Price Single supplement
1US$3008/P
2-5US$2125/PUS$380
6-9US$1866/PUS$380
10+US$1693/PUS$380
  • Q:How strenuous is this trip?
    A:This is comfortable tour, therefore no particular level of fitness is required for this holiday.
  • Q:2. What kind of hotels are we staying in?
    A:RealChina carefully selects comfortable and well-located hotels in each city, which makes your stay pleasant and easy.
  • Q:3. What is the guide line for tipping?
    A:If you are happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. It inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many of RealChina’s destinations. As a guideline, at least 5 USD per day per person would be usual for the guide and 3 USD to a driver, given separately to each person is preferable. Remember tipping is at your discretion.
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