China Amazing Lhasa & Yangtze River Cruise 17 Days Tour

Tour Code: BJ-CTP-08

Duration: 17 Days

Visit: Beijing,Xian,,Xining,Lhasa,Chongqing,Yichang,Shanghai,Suzhou

Note: Take this trip to enjoy the splendid scenery of China! During this China tour, you will take a visit to Beijing, Xian, Xining, Lhasa, Chongqing, Yichang, Shanghai and Suzhou.

Starting From: $ 2761 P/P

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Chinese Treasures Trip Overview

Take this trip to enjoy the splendid scenery of China! During this China tour, you will take a visit to Beijing, Xian, Xining, Lhasa, Chongqing, Yichang, Shanghai and Suzhou. 

  • Badaling Great Wall climbing
  • Terracotta Warriors visiting
  • China's largest inland salt water lake
  • Special journey to Lhasa
  • Yangtze River Cruise
  • Garden in Suzhou
  • The bund in Shanghai
 
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  • Day

    01

    Arrive in Beijing

    Arrive in Beijing

    Attraction & Activities:

    Meet at the airport and transfer to check in hotel.

    Meals:

    Chinese Dinner

    Accommodation: Deluxe ★★★★Park Plaza West Hotel or Feitian Hotel or similar

    On arrival, you will be met and transferred to hotel by the local guide. After a good rest in a comfortable hotel , you will take dinner at local restaurant. Take a good rest and get ready for the China 17 days tour.

  • Day

    02

    Beijing

    Beijing

    Attraction & Activities:

    Badaling Great Wall,Ming Tomb,Beijing Olympic Stadium, CCTV Tower

    Meals:

    Hotel breakfast, Chinese Dinner

    Accommodation: Deluxe ★★★★Park Plaza West Hotel or Feitian Hotel or similar

    A day of breathtaking sights as we head towards Badaling Great Wall Tour with cable car. After lunch, visit Ming Tomb. Outside the Olympic Stadium "Bird Nest" and Water Cube. The Beijing National Stadium, also known as the bird's nest will be the main track and field stadium for the 2008 Summer Olympics and Outside CCTV Tower.

    Badaling Great Wall: Badaling was a massive defence project that represented the wisdom and tenacity of the ancient Chinese, till today it has been a symbolic achievement of the Chinese people.

    Ming Tomb: After the construction of the Imperial Palace (the Forbidden City) in 1420, the Yongle Emperor selected his burial site and created his own mausoleum.

    Olympic Stadium: The stadium was designed for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and since the end of the games it is now used as a center for international and domestic sport competitions and recreational activities.

    CCTV Tower: Home of many TV and Radio station broadcasts, including CCTV1 - CCTV9. 

  • Day

    03

    Beijing

    Beijing

    Attraction & Activities:

    Tiananmen Square,The Forbidden City,National Center for the Performing Arts,Summer Palace

    Meals:

    Hotel Breakfast, Chinese Dinner

    Accommodation: Deluxe ★★★★Park Plaza West Hotel or Feitian Hotel or similar

    After breakfast, have Beijing one day tour: visit Tiananmen Square and The Ancient Forbidden City. Visitors enter the grand hall via a stunning 80-meter-long corridor, afternoon visit Summer Palace, enjoy the Acrobatics Show in the evening.
     
    Tiananmen Square: the main building, which has no doors, angles or beams, is surrounded by a small lake that compliments the tranquil nature of the structure, which changes its hue depending on how the sun shines. 
     
    The National Performing Arts: the building has been controversial, with some describing the arts complex designed by French architect Paul Andreu as out of keeping with its near neighbor, the Forbidden City. Others hail it as a futuristic, signature building.
     
    Summer Palace is Chinese Royal Garden which has the largest Scale and best conservation in the world. 
     
    Acrobatics Show: Chinese acrobatics is said to have started during the Warring States Period (475-221 BC) two thousand years old, though some claim it is four thousand years old on the basis of the mythical Yellow Emperor, Huangdi, having started a martial form of acrobatics at a victory celebration in Wuqiao some 300 km south of Beijing.
  • Day

    04

    Beijing-Xian

    Beijing-Xian

    Attraction & Activities:

    Temple of Heaven

    Meals:

    Hotel Breakfast, Chinese Dinner

    Accommodation: Deluxe ★★★★Grand New World Hotel or Ramada Hotel or similar

    Morning depart for visit the 15th century Temple of Heaven. And then transfer to Xian by flight. Arrive in Xian meet at airport pick up and transfer to Hotel. Indian dinner and overnight.
     
    Temple of Heaven: Temple of Heaven is 24 emperor's praying place in Dynasty Ming and Qing. Temple of Heaven was announced as "National Key Cultural Relics Protection Unit" in 1961. It was listed into "The World Cultural Heritage" by UNESCO in 1998.
  • Day

    05

    Xian

    Xian

    Attraction & Activities:

    Terracotta Warriors and Horses,Big Wild Goose Pagoda,The Ancient City Wall

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast, Chinese Dinner

    Accommodation: Deluxe ★★★★Grand New World Hotel or Ramada Hotel or similar

    Morning arrive in Xian ,breakfast on the train. Then have Xian one day city tour:

    Then transfer to visit the Terracotta Warriors and then back to visit Bell Square and The Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

    The Terracotta Warriors and Horses allow you to see the vivid and lifelike figurines, each warriors has different features and facial expression. The warriors on the war chariots, warriors riding horses. It is known as “the Eighth Wonder of the World”, and is ranked the human cultural heritage of the world. 

    The Bell Tower is the symbol of the city The Bell Tower is first built in the 17th year of Hongwu reign(1384) of the Ming Dynasty, it is one of the largest, most magnificent and best-preserved architectural structures of the Ming Dynasty in China. 

    The Big Goose Pagoda is a famous ancient architecture in China, which is regarded as the symbol of the ancient capital of Xian. 

  • Day

    06

    Xian-Xining

    Xian-Xining

    Attraction & Activities:

    Qinghai Lake Cruise

    Meals:

    Hotel breakfast, Chinese Dinner

    Accommodation: Deluxe ★★★★Tiannian Ge Hotel or similar

    Take a morning flight to Xining. Visit Qinghai Lake.

    Qinghai Lake: China's largest inland salt water lake is at 3200 meters above sea level and is situated at the east of Qinghai province, around 2.30 hours drive from Xining. The ellipse-shaped lake looks like a huge poplar leaf sitting on the alpine prairie. Scenery in Qinghai lake varies according to seasons. Summer and autumn are the most comfortable weather conditions and the lake's scenery is most beautiful during these seasons.

  • Day

    07

    Xining-Lhasa

    Xining-Lhasa

    Attraction & Activities:

    ta’er Temple,take train to Lhasa

    Meals:

    Hotel breakfast, Chinese Dinner

    Breakfast at Hotel, and then Visit Ta’er Temple. After dinner, transfer to railway station and take train to Lhasa (Packed dinner). Overnight stay on the train.

    Ta’er Temple is located in Huangzhong County, 26 kilometers from Xining, capital of Qinghai Province. It's the Buddhist garden buildings, combining the architectural arts of the Zang and Han nationalities. A lot of cultural relics are stored in the temple, including all kinds of instruments used in Buddhism, statues of Buddha in different poses, profound sutras and stone inscriptions in language of the Zang and Man nationalities, as well as Mongolian.

  • Day

    08

    Arrive at Lhasa

    Arrive at Lhasa

    Attraction & Activities:

    Arrive at Lhasa train station in the late afternoon. Transfer to check in hotel.

    Meals:

    Chinese Dinner

    Arrive at Lhasa train station in the late afternoon. Transfer to check in hotel. Take a good sleep and be ready for the Lhasa tour.

  • Day

    09

    Lhasa

    Lhasa

    Attraction & Activities:

    Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

    Meals:

    Hotel breakfast, Chinese Dinner

    Accommodation: Deluxe ★★★★The Place Of Sunrise or similar

    After having breakfast proceed for the local sightseeing of Lhasa including the world famous Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street.

    Potala Palace: The Potala Palace is considered as a model of Tibetan architecture, and was originally built in the 7th Century by King Songtsan Gampo. Perched high up on the Red Hills, this ancient architectural complex remains the signature sight which represents Tibet. 

    Jokhang Temple: Jokhang Temple is the most sacred and important temple in Tibet for most of the Tibetans

    Barkhor Street: The Barkhor is an area of narrow streets and a public square located around Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, Tibet.

  • Day

    10

    Lhasa

    Lhasa

    Attraction & Activities:

    Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery

    Meals:

    Hotel breakfast, Chinese Dinner

    Accommodation: Deluxe ★★★★The Place of Sunrise or similar

    After having breakfast proceed for the local attractions in Lhasa: Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery

    Sera Monastery: Sera Monastery is one of the "great three" Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet, located 1.25 miles north of Lhasa. 

    Norbulingka was the traditional summer residence of the successive Dalai Lamas from the 1780’s right up until the 14th Dalai Lama's exile in 1959. Norbulingka is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was added as an extension of this historic ensemble in 2001.

    Drepung Monastery: Drepung Monastery is one of the "great three" Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet.

  • Day

    11

    Lhasa-Chongqing

    Lhasa-Chongqing

    Attraction & Activities:

    Huguang Guild Hall , Chongqing People's Great Hall, Three Gorges Museum

    Meals:

    Hotel breakfast, Chinese Dinner

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Chinese Victoria Cruise or similar 5*

    Take a morning flight to Chongqing, then have Chongqing One Day City Tour Huguang Guild Hall, Chongqing People’s Great Hall, Three Gorges Museum.

    After Indian dinner, board your Luxury Yangtze cruise ship for pre-sailing overnight, which will set sail to Fengdu at 10:00PM. 

    Chongqing People’s Great Hall is one of the landmarks in Chongqing, with Chinese antique flavor, the building displays elegant design, superb craft and harmonious disposition of colors.

    Three Gorges Museum is situated at the west part of the People's Square of Chongqing. Occupying the area of 30,000 square meters,the museum was completed and opened to the public on Jun 18 , 2005 with the construction area of 42,500 square meters.Three Gorges Museum is a comprehensive historical and artistic museum. It has a collection of over 170,000 pieces of cultural relics.

  • Day

    12

    Yangtze Cruise

    Yangtze Cruise

    Attraction & Activities:

    Yangtze River,Fengdu Ghost City or Shibao Pagoda

    Meals:

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on the boat

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Chinese Victoria Cruise or similar 5*

    Passing through the Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge in the morning, have Yangtze River tour. then excursion to the shore excursion---Fengdu Ghost City by Bus.

    Yangtze River:
    Winding about 3,964 miles, Yangtze River is the largest river in China and the third largest in the world after the Nile in Africa and the Amazon in South America.

    Fengdu Ghost City: Fengdu has been well known as the "Ghost City" since the Eastern Han Dynasty in China. Generally speaking, it is the first destination for the Three Gorges cruise from Chongqing, and is a very popular shore excursion site for tourists on the Yangtze River.

  • Day

    13

    Yangtze Cruise

    Yangtze Cruise

    Attraction & Activities:

    Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Shennong Stream

    Meals:

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on the boat

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Chinese Victoria Cruise or similar 5*

    Begin your Three Gorges Tour. Passing through the Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge in the morning, then excursion to the Shennong Stream by sightseeing boat.

    Enjoy the Captain's Farewell Party in the evening.

    Qutang Gorge is identified as the most picturesque even it is  the shortest of the Three Gorges.

    Wu Gorge is famous for the deep valleys and forest covered mountains, with a total 44 kilometers long, The Wu Gorge is devided into two parts,  the Golden Helmet and Silver Armor Gorge and the Iron Coffin Gorge.

  • Day

    14

    Yangtze River Cruise-Yichang-Shanghai

    Yangtze River Cruise-Yichang-Shanghai

    Attraction & Activities:

    Three Gorges Dam Site,Nanjing Road,The Bund, Huangpu Cruise

    Meals:

    Breakfast on boat, Local Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Deluxe ★★★★Ramada Wu Jiao Chang Hotel or New Century Puxi Hotel or similar

    Morning Excursion to the Three Gorges Dam, disembarkation at Yichang about 13:00, your guide will meet You and then fly to Shanghai.After arrived in Shanghai, visit Shanghai one day tour: Nanjing Road and The Bund and Huang Pu Cruise.

    Three Gorges Dam Site:
    Begun in 1994 and completed in 2009, the Three Gorges Dam is the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man. The Dam is located near Sandouping, which is in the middle of the Xiling Gorge, the longest of the Three Gorges.

    Nanjing Road: Nanjing Road is the main shopping street of Shanghai,China and is one of the World's busiest shopping streets.

    The Bund: As the most famous sightseeing destination in the city, the Bund has become a symbol of Shanghai and a must-go place for tourists.

  • Day

    15

    Shanghai-Suzhou-Shanghai

    Shanghai-Suzhou-Shanghai

    Attraction & Activities:

    Hanshan Temple, ,Master of the Nets Garden

    Meals:

    Hotel breakfast, Chinese Dinner

    Accommodation: Deluxe ★★★★Ramada Wu Jiao Chang Hotel or New Century Puxi Hotel or similar

    This morning transfer to Suzhou by bus. Have Suzhou One Day City Tour. Visit Hanshan Temple. Then transfer to visit Master of Nets Garden and Silk factory. After visit, transfer back to Shanghai in the evening.

    Hanshan Temple, also called Hanshan Si in Pinyin, is situated five kilometers (about three miles) from Fengqiao Old Town in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. It is said that in the Tang Dynasty. 

    Master of Nets Garden: Like many Confucian scholar-officials, he preferred the peace of nature to the wrangling of Court life. The garden remains of Suzhou's most well known gardens and attractions.

  • Day

    16

    Shanghai

    Shanghai

    Attraction & Activities:

    Chenghuang Temple,Yuyuan Garden,The Oriental Pearl Tower

    Meals:

    Hotel breakfast, Chinese Dinner

    Accommodation: Deluxe ★★★★Ramada Wu Jiao Chang Hotel or New Century Puxi Hotel or similar

    Breakfast at Hotel and then have Shanghai day tour: visit Cheng Huang Temple,and Yuyuan Garden, afternoon visit Oriental TV Tower(2 Floor).

    Cheng Huang Temple: also called City god Temple, which is Shanghai city tourist attractions, the place to offer sacrifices to local deities, who were mostly honest and outstanding officials that have rendered grand favors to people in their lives. 

    Yuyuan Garden
     is the largest of Shanghai's ancient gardens with architectural styles of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The garden has six areas, each with its own style. The Grand Rockery, in the center of the Garden, is the most renowned sight here. 

    Oriental TV Tower: Located in Pudong Park in Lujiazui, Shanghai. The tower, surrounded by the Yangpu Bridge in the northeast and the Nanpu Bridge in the southwest, creates a picture of 'twin dragons playing with pearls'. The entire scene is a photographic jewel that excites the imagination and attracts thousands of visitors year-round.

  • Day

    17

    Depart from Shanghai

    Depart from Shanghai

    Attraction & Activities:

    Transfer to airport for departure.

    Meals:

    Hotel breakfast

    After hotel breakfast, free activity until one way transfer to the airport for departure. 

Price Per Person in US Dollars
Group Size Luxury Class Tour Deluxe Class Tour Tourist Class Tour Single Room Supplement
Mar. 1, 2015 - Oct. 31, 2015 High Season
2 Persons-$ 3477-- / $ 628 / -
3-5 Persons-$ 3247-- / $ 628 / -
6-9 Persons-$ 3034-- / $ 628 / -
10 Persons Up-$ 2761-- / $ 463 / -
Remarks

* This is a private tour, only you and your family or friends will be in this tour. If you need any changes of itinerary or hotel ect., please just contact with our tour advisors, we can adjust the tour for you.
* Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Labor’s Day (Apr 29-May 5, 2014), China National Day Holiday (Sep 29-Oct 8, 2014), and Chinese Spring Festival (Jan 28-Feb 7, 2014).

* If only one person is traveling then the single room supplement is not required. If, for example, three people book a hotel, with two in one room and one in another room, the single room supplement must be paid. 
* You will enjoy more discount if there is more people join the tour.
* Pls try to make Wed and Fri arrive at Chongqing
* Compulsory shopping store:
Beijing: Jade Factory and embroidery factory and Tea shop
Shanghai: Pearl shop & Suzhou: Silk shop
Xian: Terra Cotta Warriors Factory

PRICE INCLUSIONS

  • Entrance Fees: To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
    If the restaurant indicated is not available on the day, your guide will arrange another restaurant from our list of approved restaurants. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet. We endeavor to ensure that a choice of western and Chinese breakfasts is supplied; however there may be occasions when only a Chinese breakfast is available in some remote locations.
  • Private Transfers: Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing, by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide.
  • Airfare: Domestic airfare with taxes from Beijing to Xian, Xian to Xining, Lhasa to Chongqing & Yichang to Shanghai
  • Normal train from Xining to Lhasa-- softer sleeper
  • Guide: English speaking tour guide
  • Hotel accommodation based on twin share & 3 nights on the boat

PRICE EXCLUSION

  • International airfare or train tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China entry visa fees.
  • Personal expenses: such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Single room supplement
  • Tips to guide and driver. (Tiping standard: USD 8/person/day.)