Tour Code:CN-ESN11
10 Days China Tour to Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Cruise along the 3-Gorge of Yangtze River, Shanghai
Duration:10 Day(s)
Price from:(per person)

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Departure/Pick-up from:

Beijing

Main Destination :Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, the 3-Gorge of Yangtze River, Shanghai
Traffic between Cities:

Flight/Ship

Departure Date:You Decide !
Tel:021-53069239

Why we suggest this tour itinerary?  

In this itinerary, you can visit the most famous ancient cites and world heritages in China, and meanwhile, you will also visit one of the most famous gorges in the world – Three Gorges along the 3rd longest river in the world – Yangtze River in the 5-Star Cruise Ship. 

 

The Location of the 3-Gorge along the Yangtze River

The Map of the 3-Gorge:

 

Main Tourist Attractions in the Itinerary:  

Beijing: 

Qianmen Street, Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Lunch at an old Beijing family, Rickshaw in Hutongs (Lanes in the residence area in the well protected old Beijing zone) in well-protected old Beijing area, Summer Palace (include the Foxiang Pavilion on top of the central mountain (means Buddha Fragrance Pavilion)), Temple of Heaven, Great Wall at Badaling, 

 

Xi’an:  

Terracotta Warriors and Copper Carriage for the Emperor Qinshihuang (UNESCO World Heritage), Big Wild Goose Pagoda (UNESCO World Heritage) and Dacien Temple (Temple of Great Maternal Grace), the Bell & Drum Tower (out view), old Muslim streets, 

 

Chongqing and 3-Gorges along Yangtze River: 

Ciqikou Old Town, Three Gorges Museum, Cruising in the 3-Gorges (Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Xiling Gorge) along the Yangtze River in the 5-Star Cruise Ship and also cruising in the little branch stream by the Yangtze River in the small boat, the Fengdu Ghopst City, Shibao Castle (paid additionally), Baidi City (paid additionally), three Gorges Dam. 

 

Shanghai:  

Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai History Museum, the Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Yuyuan Bazaar, Old City God Temple, the heart of the former French Concession – Xintiandi & Old Shikumen Open House Museum in it, the Site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China (It is closed at 4pm. So It is only optional according to time), Sinan Mansion (Biarritz in Shanghai).  

 

Experience in the Itinerary: 

* Walk on the Great Wall.  

* Rickshaw through the Hutongs. Have a lunch in the normal Beijing citizen’s home in the well protected old Beijing Area.   

* To know the imperial life in the Forbidden City,  

* Enjoy the marvel of of China Ancient Metallurgical Technology – Copper Carriage for the emperor Qinshihuang around 2300 year ago and the Worlds No.8 Wonder – Terracotta Warriors. 

* 4 Days / 3 Nights in the 5-Star Cruise Ship to Cruise on the spectacular Three Gorges along the mighty Yangtze River. Yangtze River is the longest river in China and the third longest in the world after the Amazon in South America and the Nile in Africa. It is also a cradle of ancient Chinese civilization.

* Explore Shanghai’s colonial history, Enjoy the combination of the ancient cultures and modern miracles.

Day 1
Arrival in Beijing
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:In Beijing
Your private guide and driver will be on time and waiting in the arrival at the Airport or Railway Station in Beijing. A comfortable private car & experienced driver will transfer you to the hotel in central Beijing.
Day 2
Sightseeing in Beijing
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:In Beijing

Today, your tour in Beijing will began with strolling on Qianmen Street, an old Beijing style commercial street right to the south of Tiananmen Square. Afterwards you will walk north to visit Tiananmen Square, the heart of China and the biggest square in the world. 

 

 

Then walk through an underground tunnel to pass Chang An Road before The Tiananmen Rostrum to get into the Forbidden City Area, visit the Forbidden City (Palace Museum & Imperial Palace, UNESCO World Heritage) - the history and meanings of it will be unlocked by your guide. Glean the history out of a place where the guidebooks leave you short. It has served as the residence to 24 emperors throughout the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 AD - 1911 AD), but is now used as the Palace Museum. The Forbidden City has been the center of the highest authority for more than 500 years in China. With garden landscapes and an enormous architectural complex consisting of 9,000 chambers and halls containing furniture and works of art, it has become the historical landmark witnessing invaluable Chinese civilization during the Ming and Qing dynasties. 

  

 

Afterwards you will get to the north back of the Forbidden City to explore the well-protected old Beijing zone to get an authentic taste of the style and features of Old Beijing. Taking a rickshaw to explore this charming world.

 

There you will visit an old Beijing family who’ve lived in the Hutongs for generations, offering unique insights from a local perspective. You will also have Lunch at their home, and photograph the old lanes and courtyard houses in the neighboring Hutongs area. 

  

 

The last place to visit today is the Summer Palace (UNESCO World Heritage), an famous imperial garden with pavilions, vividly painted long corridors, temples, and a very large lake surrounded by hills. It was originally the imperial courts summer retreat, and still makes a nice place to escape the heat of the summer in Beijing. Strolling in the Garden, climbing the hill and enjoying the amazing view of the lake at the palace on top of the hill, for sure it is a location that will be the highlight for your photo album and also your memories because of its enchanting scenery.

 

We specially include the Foxiang Pavilion (means Buddha Fragrance Pavilion) - near the highest place in the central mountain where tourist can have a birds eye view of this giant charming garden although the extra charge should be paid for it (we included the fee in the quotation.) .

 

Day 3
Sightseeing in Beijing, Beijing-Xian by Bullet Train
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:In Xian

In the morning, stroll with locals among the 6,000 ancient trees in the Temple of Heaven’s Grounds. Watch locals play chess, exercise, practice martial arts, and maybe play traditional instruments. 

 

The Temple of Heaven (UNESCO World Heritage) provided a place for emperors to pray to ‘the most high God in heaven’ for a good harvest. The Round Altar, Echo Wall and Imperial Vault of Heaven are rated as the key sight in China,You will cover these and more. 

  

 

The last and also the highlight place of the tour in Beijing this time is the Great Wall at Badaling (UNESCO World Heritage). You’ll drive for around 40 km/2 hours to the north of Beijing into the mountains, walk and enjoy the fantastic view there. 

  

 

Enjoy a fair well dinner in Beijing. Then drive to Beijing West Railway Station, say goodbye to your local guide in Beijing and take the bullet train to Xi’an. In around 4.5 hours, you will meet your local guide at Xian Railway Station and get to the hotel by private transfer.

Day 4
Tour in Xian
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:In Xian

The tour in Xian will begin with the visit to one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, the Terra-cotta Warriors and Copper Carriage for the Emperor Qinshihuang (UNESCO World Heritage) which is around 45 km / 1 hour drive to the east of Xian city.

 

 

In the afternoon, drive back to Xian city to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda (UNESCO World Heritage) and the Da Cien Temple (Temple of Great Maternal Grace) around it. (You will get into the temple to have a close look at the pagoda, but do not include stepping up the pagoda.) The Pagoda was built in 652 AD, Chinese-style architecture combined with Buddhist historic statues, murals and scriptures, topped off by the best panoramic view over Xi’an. 

  

 

The tour will then move on to yet more historical milestones in the form of the beautifully decorated Bell Tower and Drum Tower (to enjoy the out view for both of them), which mark the centre of the ancient capital with their garish colors and elegant architecture. Then you will walk on the well protected Muslim streets, the well protected Old Xian area.

  

Day 5
Xian-Chongqing by Morning Flight, Boarding on the 3-Gorges Cruise along Yangtze River
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:In the Cruise Ship

Today begins with the included flight to Chognqing and boarding the 3-Gorges Cruise. Your private car, driver and guide handle all the transfer for you at each end. Say goodbye to your local guide in Xian. After around 1.5 hours flight, you will meet your private guide and driver in Chongqing. 

 

On arrival at Chongqing City, we will make a trip to Ciqikou Old Town.

 

 

And the next stop in Chongqing is the Three Gorges Museum (Do not open on Monday). Afterwards you will take in the charm of this mountain city, before boarding the cruise in the evening. 

 

 

More detail about the Three Gorges Museum: http://www.3gmuseum.cn/

More detail about the Three Gorges at Wikipeida: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Gorges

Day 6
In the 3-Gorges Cruise
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:In the Cruise Ship

Today the off-shore tour is to visit the Fengdu Ghost City. You can also pay additionally to visit Shibao Castle

 

Fengdu Ghost City

 

Shibao Castle

 

The ship’s crew will offer you a formal Welcome Banquet Dinner and an optional party with great food and drink this evening.

Day 7
In the 3-Gorges Cruise
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:In the Cruise Ship

Today you will pass the Qutang Gorge

 

and Wu Gorge,

 

 

visit Baidi City (paid additionally),

 

taking the small boat deep into the Gorges in the Branch of Yangtze River. Doubtlessly, the perfect natural beauty makes the best setting for your China holiday. Enjoy it!

  

 

Today there is a Farewell Party in the evening in the ship.

Day 8
Arrive at Yichang in the morning, Yichang to Shanghai by flight
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:In Shanghai

Pass the Xiling Gorge.

 

 

Disembarking the ship in Yichang city, visit the Three Gorges Dam, the largest water containment project ever undertaken.  

  

 

Then Transfer service to Yichang Airport, you will take flight to Shanghai – the most cosmopolitan city in China. Just in time to catch the neon lights lighting up. Capture the city’s glamour through your lens and feel the citys pulse.


Good to Know:

The Three Gorges Dam – It generates as much power as 10 nuclear power stations, and is 10 times longer than the Hoover dam. Even non-engineers find this amazing, and worth the visit.

More detail about Three Gorges Dam at Wikipeida: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Gorges_Dam

Day 9
Tour in Shanghai
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:In Shanghai

Today you will taste the feature of Shanghai both “Classic and Modern”, feel the East-meets-West fusion and the air of the "Paris of the East". 

 

Today is packed: In the morning, your personal driver, and guide will be waiting at your address in time, ready to maximize your time. 

 

Your tour in Shanghai will begin with the visit to the 468m high Oriental Pearl Tower in Pudong area (East of Huangpu River) which is the icon of Shanghai, ranks the second tallest in Asia and the fourth tallest tower in the world. You will take the express elevator to arrive at the upper sphere (the middle sphere) which is 250m above the ground. The Shanghai Municipal History Museum located at the ground floor in the tower is also a must for tourists in Shanghai. The museum has six separate galleries which show the evolution of Shanghai in a period of 6,000 years. Then you will get to the West of Huangpu River to take a stroll on the Bund - the waterfront by the side of the river, and with many elegant classical skyscrapers built in the colonial period, it is also the most important showcase of Shanghai. 

  

 

In the afternoon, you will get to the Old Town of Shanghai which is right by the side of the former French Concession and Huangpu River, to visit the Yuyuan Bazaar and charming Yuyuan Garden, one of the best typical Classical Chinese style gardens in China. You will also visit the Old City God Temple here – the most famous city god temple in China and one of the most important religion centers for local Shanghai citizen. 

  

 

Then you can visit the heart of the former French Concession – Xintiandi area. It is an upmarket, pedestrian only, shopping, eating and entertainment district composed of refurbished or reconstituted traditional early 19th century Shikumen ("stone gate") houses, narrow alleys and stone paved courtyards. It is considered one of the first lifestyle centers in China. With the Taiping Lake area right by the side of it, Xintiandi area now is also the most expensive place to live in China, with some apartments costing more than Tokyo, New York and London. It is home to the Chinese elite and top executive expats. 

  

 

The small leafy street between the North Block and South Block of Xintiandi is Xingye Road (old name Rue Wantz, Built in 1914, named after the name of the chief engineer of Public Council of the French Concession, Wantz). 

 

The Shikumen Open House Museum here presents Shanghai life as it was around the 1920s and 30s in a Shikumen-style "stone-gate" house. There are about 7 rooms furnished with period furniture. The museum includes a tingzijian, a small triangular room, sometimes rented out at a low price to impoverished writers and others. 

  

 

This kind of building style was originally created to house refugees from the Taiping Rebellion (1851-1864) who flooded Shanghai from the nearby provinces. It gained in popularity and remained the preferred style until 1980s in Shanghai. 

 

In the south eastern corner of this block, also on the Xingye Road is the Site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China which has now been preserved as a museum. It is also located in the historical Shikumen buildings in which the 1st  National Congress of the Communist Party o  China took place on 23 July in 1921. The museum houses exhibits about the history of China and Shanghai and the foundation of the CPC.   

  

 

Not far from Xintiandi area is Sinan Road (Old name Rue Massenet) which was completed in 1914, in the memory of the famous French musician - Massenet (12 May 1842 - 13 Aug 1912) who was a French composer of the Romantic era best known for his operas, of which he wrote more than thirty. The two most frequently staged are Manon (1884) and Werther (1892). He also composed oratorios, ballets, orchestral works, incidental music, piano pieces, songs and other music. Now in 16th arrondissement of Paris (also known as "Arrondissement de Passy"), there is still a same name road. 

 

Further down this quiet picturesque street with pretty buildings and villas on each sides, many elegant detached French style garden villas will appear in front of your eyes. Built in 1920s, this community was designed by French architect and copied from the buildings in Biarritz, a famous beach resort by the side of Atlantic in the south France near Spain.

  

Day 10
Leave Shanghai
Dining:
Accommodation:
Today your private driver and guide will meet you at your hotel according to your time. Transfer service to the airport or railway station on time for your next destination. Say goodbye to Shanghai.
Note: Visiting time,transporting time and the duration of shows and meals in the above itinerary are for reference only and will be subject to change accoring to the real situation.
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Please Note:

1. Child under the age of 12 may have discount.

2. This tour package can be fully customizable to fit your travel plan.

3. The tour itinerary described above may change or cancel because of force majeure. If because of force majeure or any conditions and/or situation which are not under the control of Shanghai Elite Tours happens (such as the problem of airlines, train, ship, public bus and any other public traffic means, the sudden change of weather, temporary road problem…) and/or accidental situation such as tourists will endanger the personal safety and property safety problem, and/or any other accidental situation which are unforeseen, unavoidable and insurmountable by Shanghai Elite Tours, this tour can not be accomplished as scheduled, Shanghai Elite Tours will not bear the responsibility.

4. The sequence of the activities in the itinerary maybe will be changed according to the situation.

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