17 Days Grand Tour of China

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Day 1
Arrival in Beijing

When arriving in Beijing, you will be greeted by our professional tour guide at the Beijing Capital Airport and then transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day will be free for your own leisure, and you can choose other scenic spots to visit at your own expenses.

Hotel: Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao Hotel or similar

Day 2
Beijing

After hotel breakfast, tour by visiting Forbidden City, which is the largest and the best-preserved imperial palace complex in the world. Then tour Tiananmen Square. Stop by Tongrentang Chinese Medicine Institute, which had been designated to provide medicines for the royal pharmacy of the Qing Dynasty for 188 years.

Then, visit the Temple of Heaven. Afterwards, explore the hutong neighbourhoods, nearby the Forbidden City, for insight into an historic area of Beijing that is fading fast. Over the years many of these age-old hutongs have been replaced by modern development, but much remains and a pedicab ride and walking tour will show you the most notable spots. You will explore the hutongs on foot and by pedicab with your guide.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch

Day 3
Beijing

Looking like a gigantic dragon across deserts, grasslands and mountains, the Great Wall of China is one of the ‘Eight Wonders of the World’. We tour the Juyongguan portion of the Great Wall in the morning and stop by a Jade Workshop where we will learn some information about the precious jade. Afterwards, drive by Olympic Village and have a photo stop at the Bird Nest &Water Cube.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Optional Tour :

Amazing Kungfu Show: USD$45 per person

Beijing duck dinner: USD$35 per person.

Day 4
Beijing/Xian

This morning you will take high speed train to Xian, the ancient capital city for 11 dynasties in Chinese history. Upon arrival, proceed to visit Shaanxi History Museum, which has been regarded as “the pearl of ancient dynasties and house of Chinese treasures”. Then take an outside view of the Ancient City Wall.

Hotel: Wyndham Hotel Xian or similar

Meals: Breakfast/Dinner

Day 5
Xian

Visit the Terra-cotta Warriors& Horses, which are the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century, and pay a visit to the Terra-cotta Figure Workshop en route. Then tour the Qinshihuang Mausoleum. Back to the town, visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayan Pagoda) is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch

Optional Tour :

Tang Dynasty Dancing Show & Dumpling Banquet: USD55 per person

Day 6
Xian/Shanghai (Flight)-Suzhou (Coach)

After breakfast, take a flight to city of Shanghai, China’s most popular metropolis that has attracted the visitors from all over the world. Then transferred to the city of Suzhou, often referred to as the “Venice of the East”. Upon arrival, visit the Suzhou’s Bird Nest, designed by Paul Andrew who also designed the Beijing’s Bird Nest. Later, take a boat ride on the Grand Canal to see the ancient homes and buildings along the water and then have the evening free at your leisure.

Hotel: Suzhou Pan Pacific Hotel or similar

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch

Day 7
Suzhou-Wuxi

After breakfast, we will visit Suzhou Lotus Garden, also named The Couple’s Garden. It is the world’s cultural heritage. It has survived to the present and is kept in a good state of preservation and its artistic perfection, the garden has had a good reputation, popularly known as “Oriental romantic”. And visit the silk embroidery factory for a demonstration on the silk-making process. Transfer to Wuxi after lunch, visit the Li Garden, Zisha Tea-Pot Center.The garden is surrounded with water on three sides, shows the interests of “the artificial hill the real water”.

Hotel: Swiss-Bel Hotel Liyuan, Wuxi or similar

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 8
Wuxi-Hangzhou

After breakfast proceed to visit the Pearl Breeding Center before transfer to Hangzhou. Visit West Lake and enjoy the relaxing cruise there. West Lake is man-made and created after the Chinese love for garden-style parks for recreation. It is the symbol of Hangzhou, and is considered one of the most beautiful sights in China.

Hotel: Jinma Palace Hangzhou or similar

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Optional Tour :

Impression West Lake show: USD60 per person

Day 9
Hangzhou-Shanghai

After breakfast, visit the Dragon Well Tea Plantation to have a taste of the famous green tea-Dragon Well. transfer to Shanghai, Visit the Bund, which is a famous waterfront and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years. Then City God Temple Plaza and the Nanjing Road, which is No. 1 commercial center in China.

Hotel: Grand Mercure Shanghai Hongqiao or similar

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch

Optional Tour :

Chinese acrobatic show ERA “ The Intersection of Time”: USD60 per person

Day 10
Shanghai

Have an early half-day city tour by visiting Jade Buddha Temple, stop by the Jewel Store, Xin Tian Di. Enjoy a Shanghai Dim sum lunch. In the afternoon, firstly we will experience the Maglev Train in Shanghai, whose highest speed could be up to 431Km/Hour. Afterwards, transfer to Pudong Developing Area and visit Jinmao Tower (inside visit to Observation Deck). Lastly, enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Huangpu River.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch

Day 11
Shanghai QYichang Boarding (Flight)

After hotel breakfast, transfer to airport to take a morning flight to Yichang. Upon arrival, transfer to have lunch and have a city tour in Yichang city. After dinner, transfer to pier to board the cruise.

** Cruise itineraries are subject to change due to the conditions of climate, water level, navigation channel, seasons etc.

Cruise: M.S. Yangtze Two (Outside Balcony)

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 12
Yangtze River Cruise

Take the included shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam Project site after breakfast in the morning. Join the Optional Tour to the fabulous the Three Gorges Tribe in the afternoon. Ship departs from Maoping pier and sail into the west part of the Xiling Gorge. Captain’s Welcome Reception in the early evening. A Crew Cabaret Show after welcome dinner at night.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 13
Yangtze River Cruise

Wu gorge, excursion to Shennv or Shennong Stream or Lesser Three Gorges of Daning River, Qutang Gorge. Optional tour to the White Emperor City in the afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 14
Yangtze River Cruise

Shore excursion to Ghost City in Fengdu, farewell dinner and settlement in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 15
Chongqing (Disembark)/Hong Kong (Flight)

Disembark at Chongqing in the morning. Transfer to take a flight to Hong Kong. Upon arrival of the Pearl of Orient – Hong Kong, take shuttle bus to the hotel. Free at leisure in the afternoon.

Hotel: The Cityview or similar

Meals: Breakfast

Day 16
Hong Kong Island Tour

Morning proceed to a city tour in Hong Kong Island (Seat-in-coach), including the famous Victoria Peak, drive by Repulse Bay, Stanley Market, Aberdeen Fishing Village and a jewelry factory. Free for your shopping spree for the rest of the day.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 17
Hong Kong Departure

Take shuttle bus to airport for homebound flight. Tour ends.

Meals: Breakfast

Arrival every Thursday: Aug01Sep12**Oct10**Nov07
Adult (13 & up) Child (0-12) Single Supp Tips
USD $2305 USD $1680 USD $ 895 USD $185

**Remark: May09, Sep12, Oct10 Departure Tour Surcharge: USD100 per person, single supplement surcharge: USD50per person

Land cost includes:

  1. 1st class hotel accommodation based on double occupancy;
  2. Beijing-Xian second class seat high speed train tickets; Xian/Shanghai/Yichang, Chongqing/Hong Kong air tickets.
  3. Daily American buffet breakfast and meals as listed in the itinerary 3. English-conducted sightseeing tour specified as itinerary
  4. Baggage handling

  Land cost does not include:

  1. International flight
  2. China visa
  3. Travel insurance
  4. Tips and personal expense
  5. Domestic flight within China

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17 Days Grand Tour of China