Tour route: Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Yangtze River - Shanghai
In the morning, the guide will pick you up at hotel lobby to start the exploration of this historical city. You will first visit the iconic Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest square. Walk through Tiananmen Gate, and you will enter the splendid Forbidden City which always amazes visitors from all over the world with imposing pavilions, elegant ornaments, and lively historic stories. Continue to the Summer Palace afterward and enjoy a 15-minute boat ride on Kunming Lake.
Tonight, a recommended optional entertainment Chinese Kung Fu Show will show the thrilling Chinese martial art for you.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Zhujiang pier (40 to 50 minutes' drive) to embark on your Li River Cruise down to Yangshuo. During the cruise, you will be inspired by breathtaking views of peaks and pinnacles, crystal-clear water and picturesque pastoral views, and may even have the illusion that you are in a Chinese landscape painting.
After disembarkation in the early afternoon, transfer to your hotel in Yangshuo and then enjoy exploring on your own. you might want to go check out the well-known West Street or sign up optional activities like a countryside tour or cooking class we provide. For recreation tonight, we'd heartily recommend an optional open-air show of Impression Sanjie Liu.
In the morning you will be transferred to the Guilin railway station for the high-speed train to Chongqing, the largest city in Southwest China. When arrive, your local tour guide will escort you to the dock to get on board. The ship will depart from Chongqing at around 9:30 pm. Are you ready to start your fantastic Yangtze River Cruise?
Enjoy the relaxing morning when the boat passing by the majestic mountains along the river. In the afternoon, a sort visit to Shibaozhai will provide you spectacular views from the top of a mountain.
An optional tour to Fengdu Ghost City is also available for those who are interested in mystical matters.
In the evening, there will be a welcome banquet and party which will give you a good chance to get known new friends. Just enjoy it!
This morning, the ship will pass through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge, two of the magnificent three gorges. So be ready with your camera.
Shore excursion to Shennv Stream in the afternoon will provide you not only more primitive natural landscape of Yangtze River before the dam was built but also some touching stories.
You also have the option to visit White Emperor City.
The three days’ cruise will end with a land tour to the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric project. After that, come back to the ship and get ready for disembarkation.
Your personal tour guide in Yichang will pick you up from the dock and escort you to do a quick sightseeing in the city of Yichang before heading to airport for flight to Shanghai. Upon your arrival in Shanghai, be met and transferred to your hotel.
US$ 2887 for the group with two adults & 4-star hotel
Early Bird Offer:
1. US$100 off US$1000 per person
2. 15% fully-refundable deposit
3. Free room upgrade at select hotels
4. One free private tour & coupons for your next booking
5. Added bonuses in select cities
1. Entrance fees, meals, accommodations and transportation listed in the itinerary.
2. Sightseeing & English-speaking guides as outlined in the itinerary.
3. Private transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in each city or area by a private air-conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide as listed in the itinerary.
1. Flight, accommodation, sightseeing, meal not listed in the itinerary.
2. Visa fees.
3. Personal expenses such as room service, Internet charge, laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
4. Gratuities to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.
5. Excess baggage charges & travel insurance.
6. Optional activities and others not mentioned.
Normally China Odyssey Tours provides two meals each day: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.
It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, Chinese style, or a combination.
When plan your lunches, we consider the balance of food quality, dining environment and tour convenience. We provide a la carte lunch in a local restaurant whenever possible. A la carte meal will give you an opportunity to eat at local restaurant, follow local customs, and taste local dishes. The a la carte allowance would be adequate for a decent meal in our recommended local restaurants, but varies from different restaurants and different cities. However in some remote regions where it’s simply hard to find a non-tourist restaurant, the meal could be arranged at a local tourist restaurant or a local family.
Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in China. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.
If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Private Guide & Transfer
You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility.
All of our tour guides are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides in China who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed safe drivers.
You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, your guide will stay at your side until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.
All of our travel guides in every destination are locals, who know the area well, they are very good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for taking your best photos.
When changing your itinerary is needed due to unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you have a wonderful experience.
With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most of your experience in China.
In every destination visited, your vehicle is air conditioned, clean, and expertly maintained. Your private driver is licensed, insured, and very experienced.
To maximize your comfort, we use vehicles with extra space for you and your luggage. Depending on how many are traveling together, we generally use sedans or mini vans (7 seats) for 4 people or less, large vans or small coaches (12-22 seats) for 5-12 people, medium coaches (33 – 37 seats) for 13 – 25 people, and large coaches (45 seats over) for more than 25 people.
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