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 plaza. 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 driven to the pier (40 to 50 minutes' drive) to start the 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 the cruise, check into the hotel and then explore Yangshuo and it’s the West Street on your own.
In the evening, an optional show of Impression Liu Sanjie will be available for you to get known about the minority groups in Guilin.
In the morning you will be transferred to the Guilin airport for flight to Chongqing, the largest city in Southwest China. When arrive, local tour guide will escort you to do a city tour before sending you to the dock to get on board.
Firstly, you will experience the Yangtze River Cableway, and then visit Chongqing Zoo to see pandas. The following Three Gorges Museum will give you a general idea about the Three Gorges Dam. You also will pass by Chongqing Great Hall and can stop to see the beautiful building from outside.
Get on board at around 5pm afterwards and be ready for your Yangtze River cruise. The ship will depart from Chongqing at around 9:30pm.
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.
Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey
There is no doubt that your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around China will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.
|Standard Tour Class||Comfortable Tour Class||Deluxe Tour Class|
|Beijing||Dong Fang Hotel Beijing No. 11 Wanming Road ,Xuanwu District, Beijing ,China P.C.100050||Beijing Novotel Peace Hotel 3 Jinyu lane, Wangfujing, Beijing, 100006, China||The Regent Beijing 99# Jinbao Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China|
|Xian||Skytel Xi'an (Formerly Prince International Hotel) No.32 South Main Street, Beilin District, Xi'an 710001, China||Grand Noble Hotel Xian 334 Dong Da Jie(East Street), Xian City, Shaanxi Province, China No. 334 East Street, Xian City, Shaanxi, P.R.C. 710001||Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square No. 319 Dongxing Road, Xian, China, 710004|
|Guilin||Hotel Universal #1 JiefangDong Road, Guilin, Guangxi, China 541001||Guilin Bravo Hotel No.14 Ronghu South Road, Xiangshan District, Guilin 541002, China||Guilin Shangri-la Hotel 111 Huan Cheng Bei Er Lu, Guilin, Guangxi, 541004, China|
|Yangshuo||Yangshuo New Century Hotel Principle Building Near Yangshuo Park, Pantao Road, Yangshuo, Guilin, Guangxi P.R, China.||Green Lotus Hotel No.1 Guanlian Road Yangshuo Guilin Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region China 541900|
|Shanghai||Greenland Jiulong Hotel No.601 Liyang Road,Hongkou District, Shanghai 200080 China||The Bund Hotel 525 Guangdong Road, Shanghai China||The Westin Bund Center Shanghai No.88 Henan Middle Road, Bund Center, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200002, China|
We pick Hotels for You Based on:
Location:most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.
Facility & Service Quality:all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.
Diversity for Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.
Hotel criteria for each tour class
Hotel arrangement for Standard Tour Class
It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.
Hotel Arrangement for Comfortable Tour Class
Normally you'll stay at formal and large hotels conveniently located with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, room service, fitness center and swimming pool (in very rare cases there is no pool) all together offer an above-average accommodation experience.
Usually good 4-star hotels are adopted or boutique hotels at request. Hotels best available will be arranged if no qualified choice, e.g. in remote area.
Hotel Arrangement for Deluxe Tour Class
Luxurious hotel with top-notch service and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site with extensive menus for choice, room service available 24/7, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience. Hotels best available will be arranged if no qualified choice, e.g. in remote area.
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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