12 DAYS/11 NIGHTS BEIJING/GUILIN/YANGSHUO/XI’AN/YANGTZE CRUISE/SHANGHAI
DEPARTURE DATES & PRICES
|Departure Dates||Double Occupancy||Single Occupancy|
|May 10||$2274 USD||$2893 USD|
|June 7||$2136 USD||$2605 USD|
|July 5, 19||$2136 USD||$2605 USD|
|Aug 2, 16, 30||$2136 USD||$2605 USD|
|Sept 20||$2274 USD||$2893 USD|
|Oct 4,18||$2140 USD||$2725 USD|
|Nov 15, 22||$2195 USD||$2810 USD|
As the capital of China, Beijing is one of the world’s truly imposing cities, with a 3,000-year history and 11 million people. Covering 16,808 square kilometers in area, it is the political, cultural and economic center of the People’s Republic of China . Situated in northeast China, Beijing adjoins the Inner Mongolian Highland to the northwest and the Great Northern Plain to the south. Five rivers run through the city, connecting it to the eastern Bohai Sea. Administratively, the Beijing municipality equals the status of a province, reporting directly to the central government. Rich in history, Beijing has been China’s primary capital for more than seven centuries. China’s imperial past and political present meet at Tiananmen square, where the Forbidden City palace of the emperors gives way to the Great Hall of the People congress building and the mausoleum of Chairman Mao Zedong. The old city walls have been replaced by ring roads, and many of the old residential districts of alleys and courtyard houses have been turned into high-rise hotels, office buildings, and department stores. Beijing, a dynamic city where the old and new intermingle, remains a magnet for visitors from inside and outside China.
Xi’an is a city with incredible history, as well as a prosperous modern city. As the capital city of Shannxi province, it holds a key position in the fertile plain between the highland plateau of the north and the Qinling Mountains to the south. Xi’an has been the capital of eleven dynasties for more than 2000 years. Along with Rome and Constantinople, this city played a vital role in bridging the gap between east and west. There are important sites and relics in this city. The Terracotta Army of Qin Emperor is regarded as the eighth wonder of the world.
Chongqing is a well-known city with a history of more than 3000 years. It is the famous historical and cultural city in China . Chongqing is the birthplace of the Bayu Culture. At present, Chongqing is a municipality directly under the Central Government with the largest area, the most administrative districts and the largest population. The original area of the whole city is 82,000 square kilometers, governing former Chongqing , Wanxian, Fuling cities as well as 43 districts, cities and counties in the Qianjiang Region. Chongqing has a population of 30,020,000, most of them are of Han nationality. 49 other ethnic minorities, such as Tujia, Miao, Hui, Man, and Yi also live here but retain their own traditional customs. The colorful local customs have already become an important tourist attraction in Chongqing.
Lying on the northern bank of the Yangtze River, Yichang covers an area of about 8,108 square miles. It is an ancient city and its history can be traced back for 4,000 years. Now, after thousands of years’ development, the city stands out with its various unique characteristics. Located in the middle of China, Yichang is the transportation center which connects the eastern and the western parts of China. Yichang has abundant water resources.
The city of Guilin, named after the fragrance of osmanthus, built in Qin dynasty over 2000 years ago, prospering in Tang and Song, flourishing in Ming and Qing, is a world famous tourist city for its picturesque scenery, as well as a well-known cultural and historic city. Located in the subtropical zone, Guilin boasts a pleasant climate for sight-seeing throughout the four seasons. It is inhabited by 12 nationalities with a total population of 1,260,000. The typical Karst formation makes Guilin the prettiest wonder on earth which notables of all dynasties and heads of different states have been coming one after another to appreciate, all gasping with admiration:”Guilin is the most beautiful place in the world!” Today’s Guilin ranks second respectively on the list of China’s ten best scenic spots and that of China’s top forty tourist spot. With her new appearance today, she is ready at any moment to bid you welcome.
Shanghai is China’s most comprehensive industrial and commercial city, ranking the first in population and population density. As a tourist city, it attracts travelers from both home and abroad by its commercial activity rather than scenic beauty. Shanghai is situated on the bank of the Yangtze River Delta, with East China Sea in the east and Hangzhou delta in the south. Housing a population of over 16 million at present, it was once a small town supported by fishing and weaving before the first Opium War. Late in 1990, the central government started developing the area, and has since become the well-known booming metropolis city.
|1||Arrive at Beijing. Transfer to Doubletree by Hilton Beijing Hotel for 2 nights stay.|
|2||Beijing Full Day Tour of Temple of Heaven & Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City. (B, L, D)|
|3||Morning visit Great Wall Afternoon take flight from Beijing to Guilin Transfer to Guilin EVA INN Hotel for 1night stay (B, L)|
|4||Guilin Li River Cruise to Yangshuo Transfer to Yangshuo Regency Holiday Hotel for 1 night stay (B, L, D)|
|5||Half day Yangshuo Tour Afternoon take flight from Guilin to Xian Transfer to Xi’an Heizee Hotel for 2 nights stay(B, L, D)|
|6||Full day Terracotta tour ( Terracotta Museum & visit to Terracotta factory to see how Terracotta’s were made two thousand years ago) Afternoon visit to Banpo Museum (B, L, D)|
|7||Take a flight from Xian to Chongqing Embark in the evening for 3-nightYangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)|
|8||Cruise with Shore Excursion to Fengdu or Shibaozhai or Wanzhou (B, L, D)|
|9||Cruise sail through Qutang Gorge/Wu Gorge and the Three Gorges Dam ship Locks.Excursion to Daning River Small Gorges or Shennong Stream (B, L, D)|
|10||Morning visit Three Gorges Dam site. 1:30 pm disembark Yichang,then take flight from Yichang to Shanghai Transfer from Shanghai Airport to Shanghai Grand Mercure Baolong Hotel for 2 night stay (B, L,D)|
|11||Full day City Tour visit the Shanghai Museum , the Bund, Jade Buddha Temple and Shopping at Nanjing Road. (B, L,D)|
|12||Transfer from Shanghai Grand Mercure Baolong Hotel to Shanghai Airport. Departure from Shanghai . (B)|
The price includes:
- Doubletree by Hilton Beijing Standard room for 2 nights, with ABF daily
- Guilin EVA INN Hotel Standard room for 1 night, with ABF daily
- Yangshuo Regency Holiday Hotel Standard room for 1 night, with ABF daily
- Xi'an Heizee Hotel Sta ndard room for 2 nights, with ABF daily
- Shanghai Grand Mercure Baolong Hotel Standard room for 2 nights, with ABF daily
All airport transfers
All entrance fees to all sightseeing
Private English Speaking tour Guide, and Driver
Yangtze River Cruise Ticket
All domestic airfare (Economy Class)
- Beijing to Guilin
- Guilin to Xi'an
- Xi'an to Chongqing
- Yichang to Shanghai
This price excludes:
- Gratuities for the Guides and Drivers
- Incidentals in hotel such as dry cleaning, phone, mini bar
- Inbound and outbound international air
- Hotels used may be changed prior to tour but will be replaced with similar category of hotels
- Price and availability subject to change without notice until deposit is received