13 Days | From $2,199.00 per person twin share
Departure Date: 30 August, 2019
Yangtze River Cruise-Three Gorges Dam-Terracota Warriors-Forbidden City-Temple of Heaven-Great Wall
Roundtrip International Airfares and Domestic Transfers
Meals: 12 Breakfasts,6 Lunches,5 Dinners
8 Nights Accommodation in 4 to 5 Star Hotels
4 Nights Cruise Accommodation
English Speaking Tour Guide
Sightseeing & Entry Fees on Itinerary
* International flight
* Meet & greet your tour guide
* City exploration
2. Yangtze River Cruise
* Three Gorges Dam
* Luxury facilities
* On-cruise entertainment
* Explore the City
* Terracota Warriors
* Moslem Street
* Wild Goose Pagoda
* The Great Wall
* Temple of Heaven
* Tai Chi Exercise
DAY 1 / CHENGDU ARRIVAL
Begin your journey with your international flight to Chengdu. Upon arrival at the Chengdu International Airport you will be greeted by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel.
DAY 2 / CHENGDU- YICHANG
Today you will be transferred from Chengdu to Yichang. Upon arrival, you will board the Yangtze River Cruise ship and begin your memorable 4-night cruise down the Yangtze River.
DAY 3 / YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE
Start the morning with a morning exercise on board in the presence of the beautiful Gorges. Spend your day out on an optional excursion or relax on board the cruise ship. This evening you will return to the ship and attend the Captain's Welcome Banquet and enjoy the evening entertainment with a Chinese dancing ball.
DAY 4 / YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE
Today, you may choose to embark on the exciting optional excursions or for a leisure day on board the ship. The afternoon you will continue to cruise into the western section of Xiling gorge.
DAY 5 / YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE
Today you will pass through the mountains of Eastern Sichuan. Participate in the optional excursion or relax by the pool, pamper yourself with a massage and make the most of the last full day on your ship. Tonight, enjoy the farewell dinner and pack your bags in preparation for disembarking tomorrow.
DAY 6 / CHONGQING - XI'AN
Today you will be transferred from Chongqing to Xi an. Upon arrival, you will be met by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel. Take some time to relax and prepare for your tour tomorrow.
DAY 7 / XI'AN - TERRACOTTA WARRIORS, MOSLEM STREET
Today you will explore the ancient wonders of Xi’an. For a period of more than 1,000 years, Xi’an served as China’s capital city and remains home to a great number of precious relics and historical sites. Your tour today will include a visit to the Terracotta Warriors and the lively Moslem Street. The Terracotta Warriors site is widely considered as the eighth wonder of the world and was discovered by accident in 1974. You will see the army of over 7,000 soldiers, archers, horses and chariots that has guarded Emperor Qin’s tomb since 210BC. Each figure is unique and the painstaking repair and evacuation continues to this day. After lunch, you will walk through the famous Moslem Street, where many souvenirs and delicious local snacks can be sampled.
DAY 8 / XI'AN - WILD GOOSE PAGODA, PROVINCIAL MUSEUM, ANCIENT CITY
Today you will begin with a visit to the Wild Goose Pagoda. The temple was originally used by a large team of scholars to translate the Buddhism Scriptures into Chinese and subsequently became a holy place for pilgrims. You will then continue on to the Provincial Museum, which documents China’s archaeological finds which date as far back as the Neolithic Age (20,000 years ago). Your next visit will be to the Ancient City Wall, which was built in 194 BC and is the oldest and best preserved ancient city wall in all of China. In the evening, you may choose to join the optional activity: Tang Dynasty Dance Performance.
DAY 9 / XI AN - BEIJING
Today you will board a high speed train to the capital city of Beijing. Upon arrival, you will be met by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel. Take some time to relax and prepare for your full day tour tomorrow.
DAY 10 / BEIJING - TIANANMEN SQUARE, FORBIDDEN CITY
Begin your day with your daily hotel buffet breakfast, featuring a large selection of Asian and Western cuisine. You will then set out with your trip leader to discover Beijing’s imperial treasures. Stand in Tiananmen Square, one of the largest and grandest public plazas in the world. Enter the imposing walls of the Forbidden City, once the exclusive domain of the Ming Dynasty, for an extensive tour through this vast complex. Afterwards, visit the Silk Factory Outlet to learn about silk, the very trade item which started the famous Silk Road, and its delicate manufacturing process.
DAY 11 / BEIJING - THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA, 2008 OLYMPIC GAMES SITES
Today, you will travel into the rugged mountain landscapes north of the city to the magnificent Great Wall of China. Once on top of this ancient defensive structure, you’ll find that some sections are quite steep, but the views are magnificent and the experience is truly unforgettable. You will then learn about Jade, China’s most precious and celebrated stone, and its manufacturing process at the largest Jade factory in Beijing. Furthermore, you will visit the 2008 Olympic Games Sites including the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. Afterwards you will head back to the city to enjoy an oriental foot massage before returning to the hotel.
DAY 12 / BEIJING - TEMPLE OF HEAVEN
In the morning you will practice Tai Chi in the Temple of Heaven. Tai Chi is an internal martial art system which places emphasis on the development and control of Chi (consciousness) energy within the body.
DAY 13 / DEPART BEIJING
Today you will be transferred to the Beijing International Airport for your flight home. If time permits, before heading to the airport, you may choose to explore the city of Beijing at your own pace.