Arrival / Beijing
Upon arrival at Beijing airport, you will be met by our English speaking tour guide and transferred to hotel. Leisure on your own for the rest of the day.
Day 2 (B, L, D)
Visit Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace. Enjoy Beijing Roasted Duck for dinner.
Travelers to Peking shouldn't miss trying the Peking Roasted Duck. To enjoy the famous duck, the Restaurant QuanJuDe is the best choice for you. It has multiple outlets in Peking (Beijing). The old restaurant first opened in 1860. The duck here is said to be the best in Peking, and the service is very good as well.
Day 3 (B, L, D)
Day tour to Mutianyu Great Wall, Ming Tombs, watch Beijing Opera at night.
Beijing Opera is a synthesis of stylized action, singing, dialogue and mime, acrobatic fighting and dancing to represent a story or depict different characters and their feelings of gladness, anger, sorrow, happiness, surprise, fear and sadness.
Day 4 (B, L, D)
Beijing / Xian
Transfer via: by air
Visit Temple of Heaven, Hutong Tour, transfer to airport for your flight to Xian, be met and transferred to hotel.
A jaunt down the intricate maze of Beijing's hutongs. You will be taken by pedicab (a tricycle cab), which was very popular in the old days to visit the Bell and Drum Towers, Prince Gong's Mansion and even to pay a visit to an ordinary Beijing family in the compound houses. You will visit a Chinese family to learn how to make Jiaozi - Chinese Dumplin.
Day 5 (B, L)
Full day tour to Terra Cotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Grand Mosque - the Muslem Quarter.
Today will be your highlights in Xian. The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses are the most significant archeological excavations of the20th century. It has been regarded as THE 8TH WONDER OF THE WORLD! Over 2,200 years ago, the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang in search of immortality, ordered the construction of a vast army of 8,000 life-sized Terra Cotta warriors and buried with him to protect his empire after his early death. They were discovered accidentally in 1974 by farmers digging a well. For history lovers, the sight is truly breathtaking.
(B, L, D)Xian / Chongqing
Visit Shaanxi Provincial Museum, Old City Wall. Transfer to Chongqing by air.
Visit the Old City Wall. It is the most complete city wall survived in China as well as one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. The wall was built in the Tang dynasty (618 -907) and enlarged in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644).
Later today you will be transferred to Chongqing and get on board on Cruise Ship.
(B, L, D)
Departs Chongqing at 0800. Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City or New Wanxian County.
Fengdu is where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend. They say that spirits go to heaven, and evil goes to Fengdu. The town is overlooked by Ming Shan Hill, home of Tianzi, the King of the Dead. The whole place has an eerie feel to it with deserted streets, tower blocks, empty shops and banks. The only people here are those who make a living from visiting cruise boats.
(B, L, D)
Shore excursion to Lesser Three Gorges.
At the town of Fengjie, see impressive bird鈥檚-eye views of the first of the gorges, Qutang Xia. Be on deck as we sail through the might of the remaining two gorges, Wu Xia and Xiling Xia, and enjoy a small boat ride up into Lesser Three Gorges.
(B, L, D)
Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam site. Witness the enormity and scale of the Three Gorges Dam and ship lock. Watch Acrobatic Show at night.
Arrives in Yichang at 1300, transfer to airport for your flight to Shanghai.
Day 10 (B, L)
Visit Yu Garden, Old Town Bazaar, Shanghai Museum.
Yu Garden. This delightfully restored labyrinth of tiny specialty shops, tea and snack houses centered around a Ming - dynasty mandarin Suzhou-style garden is a fascinating spot to people-watch over a pot of tea, to shop for unique souvenirs and to get a feel for Old Shanghai. It is well worth a meander through the Yu Garden, which has many scenic courtyards decorated with baroque rockery, pools and flora, all connected by corridors and passageways.
Day 11 (B, L, )
Jade Buddha Temple, the Bund, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Transfer to airport for return flight to sweet home..
Visit The Bund . Have a stroll along the waterfront to experience the smells, sights and sounds of the old "Wall Street" in Shanghai. Banks, trading houses, residences, hotels and clubs all had a view of bustling Huangpu River traffic as they shared in the city's rising and falling fortunes. Then walking along the famous shopping street-Nanjing Road. It is said that shopping in Shanghai is the most varied and rewarding in China
Oriental Pearl TV Tower. With its 468 meters high (1,536 feet), the tower is the third tallest TV and radio tower in the world as well as the tallest structure in Asia. It is the best place to have a birds-eye-view of Shanghai City. With its unique and amazing design, it has become the new landmark of Shanghai and a big magnet for tourists. The viewing area is half-way up and offers a splendid unparalleled view of the Bund, the emerging new modern Shangha. The view of Shanghai from this height fills you with wonder at the beauty that surrounds you.
Tour finishs. Later today, you will be transferred to airport to catch the flight to Home.
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
"B" stands for American breakfast, "L" for Chinese Lunch in local restaurant. "D" for Chinese dinner in local restaurant.