11 Days China Explorer & Cruise

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  • Duration: 11
  • Destinations: Beijing - Xi'an - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang - Shanghai
  • Departure date: As you prefer.
  • Tour Code: CTG-2

    Explore 3 major cities of China :Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai.  Cruise along the majestic Yangtze River through the splendid Three Gorges. 

    Day 1 Arrival in Beijing

    Upon your arrival, our local tour guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel. You are free to arrange your time for today, whether to have a good rest at the hotel, or to ramble around to get some impression of the city.

    Day 2 Beijing (B, L)

    As a symbol of the nation, visit the world’s largest city square – Tian’anmen Square.  Visit the Forbidden City, one of the world’s most beautiful architectural complexes serving as China’s imperial palace for almost five centuries.

    Apart from the imperial culture, there is also a populace culture at the heart and soul of Beijing – Hutong Culture. Taking a rickshaw tour through the narrow alleyways and deep courtyards is like traveling back in time and exploring the life of local residents.

    Day 3 Beijing (B, L)

    Visit the Temple of Heaven which was visited by Emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties for annual Heaven worship for good harvest.

    Then be led to a hiking tour on the magnificent Badaling Great Wall, which is the most popular section of the Great Wall and is about 3,741m (12,273ft) in length with an average height of 7.8m (25.6ft).

    On your way back to the hotel, you can have an exterior view of the modern-styled Olympic Stadiums Bird’s Nest and Water Cube.

    Day 4 Beijing – Xi’an (B, L)

    Take a boat tour to the once imperial summer getaway – Summer Palace for catching a lasting impression of this splendid classical garden. After that you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Xi’an. Upon your arrival to Xi’an our local tour guide will meet you at the airport and take you to the hotel.

    Day 5 Xi’an (B, L)

    The most known attraction of Xi’an City – Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses. As the eighth wonder of the ancient world, these over 2,200-year-old oriental mummies await you to discover its mystery.

    Another must-see for Xi’an City is the Great Mosque, which is one of the largest and best preserved early mosques in China. A special blend of Chinese architectural elements and mosque architecture is of course well worth seeing.

    Also an exploration of the local Muslim community at the Muslim Quarter, where a great quantity of exotic shops and savory restaurants stand in lines for your visit.

    Day 6 Xi’an – Chongqing (B, L)

    Transferred by Flight, Cruise Boarding.
    Take a walk on the 600-year-old Xi’an City Wall, one emblem of this ancient capital city and one of the largest well-preserved ancient military defensive systems in the world. Then have a visit to the Shaanxi History Museum, where you can take an extensive view of China’s changes in the past 5,000 years.

    After the visit, you will be transferred to the airport heading for Chongqing. Upon your arrival to Chongqing our local guide will pick you up and take you to the port for cruise boarding.

    Day 7 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

    Start your cruise tour on the mighty Yangtze River today! Enjoy the marvelous scenery along the way and spend time for an excursion to Fengdu Ghost City to explore a special and fabulous ghost culture.

    Various free activities including welcoming banquet and dancing shows will also be held on the cruise for your entertainment. (Different cruise will have different activities, e.g. Taichi Learning, Fashion Show, Music Salon, etc.)

    Day 8 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

    Continue your cruise tour along Yangtze River, passing through the breathtaking gorges viewing the steep pecipices, hidden reefs, perilous cliff and tumbling rapids.  You will also tour past Shennong Stream or the Lesser Three Gorges depending on different cruise itineraries.

    Day 9 Yangtze River Cruise – Yichang – Shanghai (B, L)

    Continue your cruise and pass the largest hydroelectric power project in the world – the majestic Three Gorges Dam.

    Upon arrival at Yichang Port, you will be taken to the airport for a flight heading to Shanghai. Then on arrival in Shanghai your tour guide will pick you up and escort you to your hotel.
     

    Day 10 Shanghai (B, L)

    Shanghai is a visit to the symbol of the city – the world-famous Oriental Pearl Tower where the Shanghai Municipal History Museum lies.  Begin with the over 400-year-old Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai, which is famed as “An Architectural Miracle in the Region South of Yangtze River”, then move to the neighboring Yuyuan Market (or Yuyuan Bazaar), which is a lively market specializing in traditional Chinese arts and crafts.  Visit Nanjing Road, the earliest and most prosperous shopping street in Shanghai offers you with all kinds of all-in-one shopping malls and savory restaurants.

    Another symbolic landmark of Shanghai is The Bund, where you can embrace the best cityscape of Shanghai. The famous restaurants on top of The Bund No.3 and No.5 are highly recommended for your dinner choices.

    Day 11 Depart Shanghai (B)

    The last day of your tour is free for your own arrangement. You can go shopping for some souvenirs or just stay in the hotel and prepare your package. Later our tour guide will take you to the airport for your departure flight.

    MEALS

    (Coding B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
     

    ACCOMMODATION

    Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing

    Located in the golden business area of Wangfujing, the hotel only takes 10 minutes to Forbidden City and Dongfang Square.
    With stylish guest rooms and newly renovated Crowne Plaza Club floor – Crowne Plaza Beijing has anticipated every need while providing easy access to business, commercial districts and historical landmarks.

     

    Sunworld Hotel Beijing

    Situated on the intersection of Wangfujing Avenue and Dengshikou Street, Sunworld Hotel Beijing is close to many famous historical and cultural landmarks, including the Forbidden City.
    Guest rooms and suites are designed with a traditional and refined style. From servies to amenities, the hotel strives to make your stay a pleasant experience.

    Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing

    With its courtyard style, the hotel has retained its charm of the ancient time but as well merged in contemporary architecture and designs. The hotel is near the famous Tian’anmen Square and Wangfujing Business Street. It takes about 20 minutes from Capital International Airport (24km) and 5 minutes from Beijing Railway Station (3km). The hotel provides guests clean and comfortable service and amenities

    Sheraton Hotel Xi’an

    Located near the 600-year-old City Wall and close to the city centre, Sheraton Hotel is just 35 minutes from Xi’an Xianyang International Airport.
    With first-class amenities, facilities and family-friendly services, Sheraton Xi’an Hotel will make you feel at home.

    Grand New World Hotel Xi’an

    Located within the Ancient City Wall and styled in an extraordinary mix of tradition and modernity, the hotel is just 4km from the railway station and 45km from Xianyang International Airport. The large Parkson shopping centre is close by, while the Terracotta Warriors Museum is about 35km from the hotel.
    The hotel provides a satisfying range of contemporary accommodation together with business services and recreational facilities.

    City Hotel Xi’an

    The hotel is located in the centre of Xi’an city and just near the well-known Bell Tower, Drum Tower and Ancient City Wall.
    The hotel offers a total of 137 well-appointed guestrooms for guests’ comfortable living space. The elegant and magnificent restaurants serve delicious flavor of many varieties.

    Victoria Series Cruises

    As the only American cruise line currently sailing on Yangtze River, Victoria Cruises is a leading fleet line for over 12 years along the River and through its magnificent Three Gorges. Designed for maximum comfort, flexibility and maneuverability, and with their special double-bottom hulls, the Victoria Cruises epitomize safe and smooth navigation on Yangtze River’s spectacular twists and turns.

    President Series Cruises

    President Yangtze Series ships are some of the most luxury sailing on Yangtze River. The company’s dedication to high quality service and their state of the art equipment make President Series one of the best fleets on the Yangtze River.

    New Century Series Cruises

    New Century Cruises on the Yangtze River is a deluxe fleet including 4 super 5-star ships. Sailing on modern, comfortable vessels with state-of-the-art amenities and spacious public areas is surely an enjoyable ride along the Yangtze River.

    CSC Changjiang Series Cruises

    Divided into two series: Yangtze Premier Cruise Series and Yangtze Classic Cruise Series, the CSC fleet with its professional service team aims at providing guests with an unmatched and high-quality voyage along the Yangtze River.

    Howard Johnson Plaza Shanghai

    The hotel is conveniently located in the centre of Shanghai, 2 minutes from Nanjing Road, People Square and the Bund. It offers easy access to the city’s most important business, cultural and entertainment hubs.
    The elegantly designed and tastefully decorated rooms provide you with an experience of exceptional luxury and comfort.

    Heng Sheng Peninsula International Hotel

    Located in Hongkou District of Shanghai, Heng Sheng Peninsula International Hotel is surrounded by many famous attractions including the Bund, Oriental Pearl River TV Tower, and Nanjing Road.
    With its comfortable rooms and complete services, the hotel tries all its best to make guests feel like at home.

    Magnificent International Hotel

    The hotel is located in the central heart of Shanghai – Xizang South Road and surrounded by the Bund, Xin Tian Di, Yu Garden and Shanghai Museum & Grand Theatre. Shopping streets like Nanjing Road and Huaihai Road are only within walking distance. The well-appointed guestrooms with a great number of amenities and facilities offer you an excellent stay with comfort and convenience.

    2016

    Group size Price/person
    Nov. 1 – Mar. 31 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars

    1 pax

    $3,099 $3,239 $3,569

    2-5 pax

    $2,169 $2,299 $2,459

    6 – 9 pax

    $1,819 $1,939 $2,139

    Single Supplement

    $309 $319 $519
    Apr. 1 – Oct. 31 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars

    1 pax

    $3,179 $3,499 $3,949

    2-5 pax

    $2,239 $2,419 $2,709

    6 – 9 pax

    $2,379 $2,069 $1,899

    Single Supplement

    $329 $429 $649

    2017

    Group size Price/person
    Nov. 1 – Mar. 31 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars

    1 pax

    $3,199 $3,329 $3,699

    2-5 pax

    $2,269 $2,359 $2,559

    6 – 9 pax

    $1,929 $1,989 $2,199

    Single Supplement

    $329 $359 $549
    Apr. 1 – Oct. 31 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars

    1 pax

    $3,279 $3,629 $4,289

    2-5 pax

    $2,339 $2,499 $2,889

    6 – 9 pax

    $2,119 $2,139 $2,559

    Single Supplement

    $379 $469 $789 /
    ​$919

    1.Travel Documentation

    All clients must have a valid passport and visas before travel.

    2. Children Policy

    Under 2 years old: No charge for tour & 50% airfare charge
    From 2 to under 5 years old: 50% charge for tour & 75% airfare charge
    From 5 to under 12 years old: 75% charge for tour & airfare
    From 12 years old: 100% charge as adult

    3. Insurance:

    An illness, an accident or an unexpected situation can arise before or during any type of vacation. Such an event might cause you to cut short your trip or cause your trip to be cancelled altogether.

    Insurance exists to protect passengers from financial loss in the event of an emergency.

    We strongly recommend you buy travel insurance before travel.

    4. Luggage Allowance

    The General Administration of Civil Aviation of China dictates that the free baggage allowance within China is 20kg in economy class, 30kg in business class, and 40kg in first class, plus limited carry-on luggage. Charges for excess baggage are the sole responsibility of the client. In accordance with regulations in China all suitcases must be secured with a locking device. Airport staff may refuse to load luggage that does not observe these requirements.

    5. Alteration of Itinerary

    Prior to the booking, we are happy to process alterations to your itinerary free of charge. Once the deposit has been paid, alterations will attract a fee of 30AUD per request.

    6. Cancellation

    All cancellations will incur a fee of 100AUD per person.

    No-show travellers will be charged 100% of the tour price.

    7. Deposit & Final Payment

    Bookings Less than 45 days from departure date More than 45 days from departure date
    1000AUD or more Full amount required at time of booking 200AUD deposit required at time of booking
    1000AUD or less Full amount required at time of booking

    The appropriate amount will automatically be debited to the credit card provided or by other payment arrangements. Failing this the booking will automatically be cancelled without notification.

    Final Payment:
    Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure. Ticket/voucher will be provided on receipt of final payment.

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