10 Days China Ancient Capitals & Yangtze River Cruise (Land Only)

Highlights:China Double Capital Cities + Landscape Art Gallery –The Three Gorges Beijing: Feel its profound history as an Ancient Capital and its modern fashion of the CosmopolitanCity, experience the perfect combination of classic culture and modern fashion. Xi’an: Climbing up the ancient wall and see what it is like today.Three Gorges: enjoy the beautiful landscape art gallery, the essence scenery of Yangtze River, the landscape treasure of China.

Departure: Wednesday

Itinerary

1: Beijing Arrival X

Upon arriving in Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), you will be transferred to hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
(Free Pick-up Period: 9:00a.m.-midnight 1:30a.m.; passengers arriving adjacent within 2 hours will be picked up together; extra pick up fee: $60/vehicle/transfer for 2-3pax).

2: Beijing B, L, D

After breakfast, take an outside view of "the National Grand Theater". Then visit "Tiananmen Square" -the biggest city central square in the world, the area of the square is about 44 hectares and it can accommodate 1 million people. Then explore the incredible "Forbidden City" with its best-preserved imperial palace complex. After lunch visit the famous "Temple of Heaven". It was the Ming and Qing dynasties emperor worship, is the world's largest existing buildings of praying. Then taste the Puer tea.

3: Beijing B, L, X

After breakfast, explore the "Juyongguan Great Wall", one of the 'Seven Wonders of the World'. On the way there, visit Bona Jade Store first. After lunch, continue to take an outside view of "Bird’s Nest" and "Water Cube", which are Olympic stadiums of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Then visit invigorant store (free foot massage). After that visit the famous pedestrian shopping area -- "Wangfujing Street". The snack street is a must-see, selling all the interesting snacks. You can easily find a place for your dinner here (self-charge).

4: Beijing-Xi’an TRAIN B, X, D

After breakfast, take the high-speed train to Xi’an. Upon arrival, visit the "Ancient City Wall" which still compasses the center of Xi’an. It is the most complete one that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. After that, continue to visit the dramatic "Small Wild Goose Pagoda", famous Buddha's pagoda of Tang Dynasty. Then visit "Xi’an Museum", China's first national museum equipped with modern facilities. Dinner will be the century-old "De Fa Chang Dumplings", one of China’s Intangible Cultural Heritage, the most famous dumplings’ restaurant in China. At night, enjoy the wonderful "Tang Dynasty Music & Dance Show".

5: Xi’an B, L, D

After breakfast visit the world-famous "Qin Emperor's Mausoleum & Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses", the most significant archaeological excavations of the 20th century. The Terracotta Army is one of the top attractions in China, because of its historical significance and uniqueness. After that, continue to visit Artistic Ceramics Factory, learn about the techniques of making Tang San Cai, as well as the Terra-Cotta warriors. Then continue to visit the "Big Wild Goose Pagoda" (outside view)—a Buddhist pagoda located in southern Xi'an. By the way, enjoy the "Music Conduit" beside the pagoda, which is the largest Music Conduit Square of Asia, experiencing the perfect combination of music and spring (except rainy or snowy days). Then visit the "Qujiang Pool Park". Many Tang style sculptures here show the real view of the living situation in that ancient Tang dynasty.

6: Xi’an-Wuhan-Yichang Embark AIR+TRAIN/BUS B, X, D

After breakfast take a flight to Wuhan. Have lunch at your own expenses. Then transfer to Yichang by bus or train. Embark at Yichang during 6:00pm-9:00pm. Set sail from Yichang at 9:00pm.

7: Three Gorges B, L, D

07:30-08:30 Breakfast (buffet)
07:00 (Est.) Scenic cruising- "Xiling Gorge"
09:30-12:30 Shore excursion to "Three Gorges Tribe" (optional)
12:30-13:30 Lunch (buffet)
13:00-16:30 Shore excursion- "Three Gorges Dam Site"
17:15 (Est.) Sail through the "ship-locks"
18:15-19:00 Captain's Welcome Reception
19:00-20:30 Dinner
21:00 Minorities and Dynasty Costumes Show

8: Three Gorges B, L, D

07:30-08:45 Breakfast (Buffet)
07:00 (Est.) Scenic cruising- "Wu Gorge"
08:45-12:45 Shore excursion- "Shennong Stream"
12:45-14:00 Lunch (Buffet)
14:45 (Est.) Scenic cruising- "Qutang Gorge"
15:30-18:00 Shore excursion - "White Emperor City" (optional)
19:00-20:30 Dinner
21:00 Cabaret show

9: Three Gorges B, L, D

07:00-08:15 Breakfast (buffet)
08:00-10:00 Shore excursion- "Shibaozhai"
12:00-13:15 Lunch (buffet)
14:00-16:30 Shore excursion- "Fengdu" (optional)
19:00-20:15 Captain's Farewell Banquet

10: FRI, Chongqing Departure B

Disembark at Chongqing after breakfast. Then transfer to the airport (Please book the flight which takes off after 11:30AM).

Tour Arrangements will be subject to local real conditions!

Wish You a Happy Journey!




Price

Date(s)Double OccupancySingle RoomRemark2017 Beijing Arrival Date :

Mar. 22
Jun. 07, 21
Jul. 05
Aug. 23
Nov. 08, 22

$1149+ $450Child 2-11 years old with bed : $839
Child 2-11 years old without bed : $739
Child under 2 years old without bed : 10% of adult tour fare

Included Beijing–Xi’an high-speed second-class train ticket, Xi’an–Wuhan air ticket fare and tax, Wuhan-Yichang bus or train ticket fare.

2017 Beijing Arrival Date :

Apr. 05, 19
May. 03, 17
Sep. 06, 13, 20
Oct. 11, 18, 25

$1199+ $490Child 2-11 years old with bed : $879
Child 2-11 years old without bed : $769
Child under 2 years old without bed : 10% of adult tour fare


Included Beijing–Xi’an high-speed second-class train ticket, Xi’an–Wuhan air ticket fare and tax, Wuhan-Yichang bus or train ticket fare.
   * Admission fee as indicated : $100
* Service Charge : $100

Notes:

Itinerary: Beijing Arr.-Xi’an –Wuhan–Yichang-Three Gorges –Chongqing Dep. 9N10D

LLocal Delicacies:
Xi’an/Time-honored Defachang Dumplings

Wonderful Shows:
Xi’an/Tang Dynasty Music & Dance Show

Deluxe Hotels:
Beijing: Local 5*U Hotel Beijing/similar
Xi’an: 5*Grand Noble Hotel Xi’an/similar
Three Gorges: 5*Victoria Grace Cruise/similar

Optional Items (at your own expenses, excluded in the admission fee as indicated):
Kung Fu Show & the Place, total USD40/pax


Remarks:
1) Tour fare has included Beijing–Xi’an high-speed second-class train ticket, Xi’an–Wuhan air ticket fare and tax, Wuhan-Yichang bus or train ticket fare.

2) Total fare composed of tour fare, admission fee as indicated and service charge must be pre-paid at time of reservation.
The admission fee as indicated and service charge for adults and children are the same (free for infant under 2 years old). The optional shore excursion fees are not included in the package.

3) Tour fare above is based on American adults (non student group).
That for travelers under 12 years old is as follows:
Mar./Jun./Jul./Aug./Nov. 2017
Child between 2-11 years old with bed : $839/pax
Child between 2-11 years old without bed : $739/pax
Child under 2 years old without bed : 10% of adult tour fare

Apr./May/Sep./Oct.2017
Child between 2-11 years old with bed : $879/pax
Child between 2-11 years old without bed : $769/pax
Child under 2 years old without bed : 10% of adult tour fare

4) Excellent English speaking tour guide.

5) We reserve the right to modify the itinerary if necessary subject to the local real conditions.

6) We reserve the right to modify the price without notice subject to the fluctuations of exchange rates.

7) Attendance during the whole trip is required.

8) There are shopping excursions on this tour as per itinerary. However, there is no obligation to purchase anything. Visitors who are not very keen on shopping can treat this as culture learning experience.

9) For Three Gorges tour series, please do confirm the cruise seats with us before issuing international air tickets to avoid unnecessary losses.

Warm Tips:
1. The above itineraries are subject to change due to weather conditions, water level, navigation and seasonal conditions.

2. If there is additional time, several optional items may be organized, the fee for which is not included in the package.
Beijing/Kung Fu Show & outside view of Chang’an Avenue, total USD40/pax
Three Gorges/Three Gorges Tribe, White Emperor City & Fengdu (price to be advised on board)