14-day Small-group China Tour: Beijing, Xi'an, Lhasa, Yangtze Cruise, Shanghai

14-Day Small-Group China Tour: Beijing, Xi'an, Lhasa, Yangtze Cruise, Shanghai

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We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from Beijing Airport

Pass By: Beijing International Airport Airport Transportation China, No. 168, Capital Airport Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing,China, Beijing 100026 China
Once you arrive at Beijing Airport, your professional guide will be waiting for you at the arrival hall holding a sign with your name on it. The driver will take you to the hotel and assist you in check-in process. For the rest of time, you can have a good rest in your room or manage your own activities.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars)

Day 2: Beijing City Highlights Tour

Stop At: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
Tiananmen Square, a revered place for Chinese people where you will stay for 30 minutes.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China
As a world-renowned imperial palace complex, it boasts magnificent ancient palatial constructions and cultural heritage. At least 2 hours are needed to appreciate its grandness.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Temple of Heaven, Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050 China
Drive to the Temple of Heaven to see the site where Chinese emperors worshiped.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Red Theatre Beijing Kung Fu Show, No.44 Xingfu Street, Dongcheng District 50 Meters East of Tiantan Hotel, Beijing 100061 China
In the evening, we will invite you to enjoy the Kung Fu Performance at the famous Red Theater.

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: A la carte lunch
Accommodation included: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars)

Day 3: China Great Wall Tour

Stop At: Mutianyu Great Wall, Mutianyu Village, Bohai Town, Huairou District, Beijing China
It is advisable to have a hearty breakfast at the hotel as you will climb the Great Wall this morning, though the round trip cable car is included.
Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Niaochao National Stadium, No.1 Guojia Tiyuchang South Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing China
After the Great Wall tour, we will drive you back to the city. On the way, you can take photos for the Bird's Nest stadium, where the 2008 Olympic Games were held. You will also have some free time at a popular local market before returning to the hotel.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars)

Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an by flight

Stop At: Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080 China
After breakfast, our escorted tour will take you to the Summer Palace, a summer resort for the royal families.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hutong Tour, No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District, 100009, Beijing, Beijing 100009 China
Next stop is the original Hutong alleys to experience the changing times of old Beijing by rickshaw. You can also participate in Chinese Paper Cutting activity.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: A la carte lunch
Accommodation included: Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

Day 5: Terracotta Warriors Tour

Stop At: The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Qinling North Road, Lintong District, Xi'an 710600 China
This morning you will have the chance to appreciate the amazing wonder - Terracotta Army Museum. In the museum, you can appreciate the pottery generals, soldiers with saddled horses and kneeling archers forming an impenetrable fortress to protect Emperor Qin Shi Huang.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Small Goose Pagoda, No.72 Youyi Road, Beilin District, Xi'an 710068 China
After having a home-cooked a la carte lunch at a local family home, you will visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi'an Museum.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tang Dynasty Show, 75 North Chang'an Road, Xi'an 710065 China
In the evening, you will enjoy the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Performance while you will also experience a famous Dumpling Dinner.

Friendly Tips: Since the theater is usually not open in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec, we will not arrange the show and dumpling dinner for tours starting during the periods. Clients will enjoy free time to relax.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Home-cooked a la carte lunch at a local family home.
• Dinner: Dumpling dinner with the show
Accommodation included: Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

Day 6: Xi'an - Lhasa by flight

Stop At: Lhasa Gongga Airport Parking Lot, Gonggar County, Shannan, Tibet, China
Today we will drive you to the airport where you will board the morning flight to Lhasa. The guide will wait for you at the airport and transfer you to a good hotel for a three-night stay. After checking in, it is recommended that you have a good rest at the hotel to acclimatize yourself to the high altitude of 3,650 meters above sea level.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Xinding Hotel (4 stars)

Day 7: Lhasa Tour

Stop At: Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden), No.21 Luobulinka Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
A morning visit takes you to the Norbulinka Park, which is the largest man-made garden with the most beautiful scenery and historical relics in Tibet.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sera Monastery, Wuze Hill , Sera Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Afterwards, pay a visit to the Sera Monastery. It is rich in precious cultural relics and art works.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Yaowang Mountain of Lhasa, Right of Potala Palace, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Then you will go to the Viewing Platform of Yaowang Hill, which is the best location to take a panoramic view of the Potala Palace.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Xinding Hotel (4 stars)

Day 8: Potala Palace Tour

Stop At: Potala Palace, No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000 China
There are some cultural observations that you should be aware of when you visit the Potala Palace. You should avoid stepping on the doorsill when entering. Taking photos is prohibited and it is not acceptable that women wear hats in the palace.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Jokhang Temple is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Pilgrims.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Barkhor Arts Gallery, Pedestrian St, Chengguan Qu, Lasa Shi, Xizang Zizhiqu, China
After visiting a Nunnery, we will turn to the Barkhor Street. You will see many pilgrims in procession prostrating themselves along the Barkhor street.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Xinding Hotel (4 stars)

Day 9: Lhasa - Chongqing by flight

Stop At: Tibet Museum, No.19 Luobulinka Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
The last destination in Lhasa is Tibet Museum, which offers visitors an opportunity to learn much about the region. A vast amount of cultural heritage is on display. After that you will take a flight to Chongqing.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jiefangbei Square, Junction of Mingzu Road, Mingquan Road and Zourong Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing 400000 China
Our local guide will greet you at Chongqing airport. Explore Jiefangbei CBD, where you may have dinner by yourself before boarding the cruise.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at President No. 8 Cruise ship with balcony (5 stars)

Day 10: Yangtze River Cruise

Stop At: Shibaozhai (East Gate), China, Chongqing Shi, Zhongxian, 582 Xian Dao, 石宝镇印山街
In the morning, the river guide will give an introduction to the cruise schedule and the Yangtze River. At about 14:00, the ship will disembark at Zhongxian for an onshore excursion to Shibaozhai. After that, you will re-board the ship and the cruise will continue towards the splendid Three Gorges. This evening, the cruise staff will invite you to join the Captain's Welcome Party.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at President No. 8 Cruise ship with balcony (5 stars)

Day 11: Yangtze River Cruise

Stop At: Shennong Stream, North Shore of Wu Gorge, Badong County 442400 China
As the ship sails through Wu Gorge, you will change to a sampan to take a side trip along Shennong Stream for 3 to 4 hours. Shennong Stream features picturesque natural beauty, distinctive Tujia flavor, boat tracking culture and valued historical relics.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at President No. 8 Cruise ship with balcony (5 stars)

Day 12: Yichang - Shanghai by a bullet train

Stop At: Three Gorges Dam Project, Sandouping Town, Yiling District, Yichang 443134 China
After breakfast, you will disembark for an excursion to the Three Gorges Dam. Before that, you should pack your luggage and complete check-out procedures. After finishing the excursion, the cruise ship company will drive you to the Three Gorges Tourist Center in Yichang city. Our local guide will meet you there and then see you off at Yichang East Railway Station for a bullet train to Shanghai.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel (5 stars)

Day 13: Shanghai City Trip

Stop At: Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), No.201 Renmin Avenue, Shanghai China
This morning, you will visit one of the four largest museums in China, Shanghai Museum, which specializes in exhibiting art works from ancient times.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Yu Garden (Yuyuan), No.218 Anren Street, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010 China
After that, explore Yu Garden and its nearby traditional bazaar. The symbol of the Garden is the Nine Zigzag Bridge built of granite and grass-white jade and the quaint, elegant mid-lake pavilion.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Former French Concession, Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 China
In the afternoon, you will first discover the Former French Concession, a great place to learn the history and unique beauty of the city.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Huangpu River, Headstreams from Dianshan Lake, Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai 201700 China
Take a one-hour cruise along the Hungpu River.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Bund (Wai Tan), Zhongshan East 1st Road, Shanghai China
Have some free time on the Bund area. Upon returning to the hotel, our guide will see you into the lobby to say bon voyage.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: A la carte lunch
Accommodation included: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel (5 stars)

Day 14: Leave Shanghai

Stop At: Shanghai Pudong International Airport, S1 Yingbin Expy, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China
After breakfast at the hotel, please find your own way to the airport for your homeward flight. Your 8 days China tour package is wane to the close with wonderful memories. We suggest you reserve a taxi at the hotel reception beforehand to avoid having to wait for a taxi outside. The trip to Pudong Airport (PVG) will take about one hour and cost around CNY150. Ensure you have at least an hour and a half drive if your flight leaves from Hongqiao Airport (SHA). The cost for the taxi there is about CNY200. Please check carefully from which airport your flight will depart. We wish you a smooth journey home.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Leaving from Beijing

Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China, is one of the oldest and largest cities in the world. Famous for one of the largest engineering works known as the Wall of China.

$3,800.00 Per Person

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