13 Days Grand China with Pandas
Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Yangtze River Cruise, Shanghai
Code: BG06
Tour Type: Group Tour
This is a small group tour with fixed itinerary and guaranteed departures. You'll travel with other like-minded people.
Departure: 2-3 times per week
Flexible departure Private Tour for this itinerary pricing USD2401+
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Dining

Meals including all the breakfasts & lunches and dinners on Yangtze River Cruise

Transport

Within a City: Air-conditioned Vehicle

Between Cities: Economy Class Flight/ High-speed Rail/ Cruise Ship

Accommodations

  Luxury Superior
Beijing The Regent Beijing Novotel Peace Hotel (Main Building)
Xian Sofitel on Renmin Square, Xian Grand Mercure on Renmin Square, Xian
Chengdu Sofitel Chengdu Taihe Tianfu Sunshine Hotel, Chengdu
Yangtze River President No.6Every Tuesday Departure
Victoria SelinaEvery Thursday Departure
Century LegendEvery Saturday Departure
President No.6Every Tuesday Departure
Victoria SelinaEvery Thursday Departure
Century LegendEvery Saturday Departure
Shanghai Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel Pullman Shanghai Jingan Hotel

Detail Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Beijing

Upon your arrival in Beijing, you will be met outside the baggage claim area and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day will be free for you to enjoy this amazing city.

Day 2

Beijing

Begin your explorations in Beijing by paying a visit to the largest city square in the world, Tiananmen Square. We make our way across the road to the magnificent Forbidden City, one of the most recognizable landmarks and cultural symbols of China as the former royal residence for five centuries. After the tour of the Forbidden City the day continues with a visit to Summer Palace, the massive garden and summer resort for royal members only during the imperial times. (B)

Day 3

Beijing

Today, the first stop is the Mutianyu Great Wall, a comparatively less tourist-trodden part of the 1,400-year-old fortification system. An easy, comfortable round-trip cable car transfer over the picturesque scenery is included while certain amount of time would be given for you to climb the wall. On the way back to downtown, you will have a stopover at the Bird's Nest and Water Cube. You will hop on a rickshaw for a Hutong Tour through the most characteristic, maze-like neighborhood. Back to the hotel after the trip. (B)

Day 4

Beijing-Xian

The sightseeing today starts with a visit to the remarkable Temple of Heaven, where emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties performed ceremonies and rituals to pray for good harvest and blessing on the country. Afterwards, you would be taken to the railway station for the high speed rail train to Xian, which takes approximately 5 hours, and along the way, feel free to admire a totally different scenery of the countryside. Upon arriving at the Xian North Station, the tour guide would pick you up and escort you to the hotel. (B)

Day 5

Xian

The highlight of the touring planned for you today is the world-renowned Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. This site is reputed as the largest underground military base in the world. In the afternoon, head for the Xian Museum, a museum housing 130,000 pieces of archeological items and then to explore the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the two most significant Buddhist pagodas in Xian, which was built around early 8th century. (B)

Day 6

Xian-Chengdu

Today you will have the opportunity to explore the ancient Xian City Wall, the largest and best-preserved wall extant in China now, running 13.75km, enclosing the old capital. In the middle of the old block of Xian stands the Great Mosque, the oldest and biggest Islamic mosque in the country, determined to have been built in mid-7th century. Around the mosque is the Muslim Street that is bustling every day with loads of the most authentic fine eateries and souvenirs shops. Also we would stop at the nearby Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square for some great photo opportunities. Afterwards, drive to the airport to catch your flight heading Chengdu. Upon arrival, you would be met by your guide and drive to your hotel. (B)
Note: High speed train from Xian to Chengdu will replace the flight since Jan.1st, 2018.

Day 7

Chengdu

This morning, you'll visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in the morning and have a close-enough encounters with the adorable national treasure. Then take a relaxing stroll at Jinli Street where got loads of the most authentic Chengdu snacks and fine crafts, and the Kuan Zhai Xiangzi (Wide and Narrow Alleys), the trendiest neighborhood in Chengdu, featuring myriad ancient architects, museums, eateries, cafés, shops and the likes. (B)

Day 8

Chengdu-Chongqing

This morning, the local guide will take you to the Chengdu railway station to catch the D train heading Chongqing. Upon arrival in Chongqing your guide will meet you at the station and drive you to embark on the luxurious Yangtze River Cruise ship which will weigh anchor at 10.30pm. There is a necessary Safety, Orientation & River Briefing presentation waiting for you upon embarkation. (B)

Day 9

Yangtze River Cruise

Sail along the Yangtze River today and take the opportunity to go ashore for an excursion to Fengdu Ghost City or Shibaozhai, depending on the water level condition or different cruises. The exciting Captain's Welcome Party will be held in the evening.  Sit back and enjoy the Chinese folk dancing and music performance. (B+L+D)

Scenic Spots: Fengdu Ghost City is dubbed as the final resting place for all souls in Chinese mythologies, hence the series of temples and grotesque images ubiquitously found in town. Shibaozhai is a 56m or so tower leaning against the Yuyin Hill. The tower and the land around it were specially isolated and encircled by a moat after the Three Gorges Dam project in 2003, rendering it a gargantuan bonsai besides the Yangtze.

Day 10

Yangtze River Cruise

Today continue sailing along the Yangtze River where you will encounter the charming sights of the spectacular Qutang Gorge and the pretty Wu Gorge. Your knowledgeable river guide will provide you with information about the Three Gorges area including the Ancient Plank Road, Mengliang Stairway and Hanging Coffins. Dock at Badong and enjoy the natural beauty along the crystal Shennong Stream by taking a small wooden boat tour. Return to the ship and continue sailing into the western section of Xiling Gorge. Tonight the ship Farewell Party invites you to join the excellent performance by the cruise staff.  The cruise ship is also slated to pass through the massive ship locks if weather permits. (B+L+D)

Day 11

Yichang-Shanghai

After breakfast there is the chance to visit the grandest hydroelectric project in the world, the Three Gorges Dam. Later return to the cruise ship and prepare for disembarkation.As the ship arrives at Yichang, yur guide will meet you on board. Afterwards, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight towards Shanghai. Upon arrival, your Shanghai guide will meet you and transfer to the hotel. (B)

Day 12

Shanghai

This morning commence your tour of Shanghai with a visit to the Shanghai Museum, a massive museum housing over 140,000 pieces of artifacts, displaying the history and cultural scene of Shanghai. Afterwards take a walk at The Bund, the most prestigious landmark and best-preserved demonstration to the glamour of the old Shanghai, and Nanjing Road, the busiest shopping area in the metropolis or even across the whole China. In the afternoon, visit Yuyuan Garden, where you can marvel at the stunning view of the garden and enjoy a local experience by strolling around the nearby Chenghuang Miao bazaars, and New Spot (XinTianDi). (B)

Day 13

Depart from Shanghai

Today please arrange your own way to the airport for your homeward flight since the group's guests are not having the coordinating agenda after the scheduled tour. (B)

Note: A transfer from your hotel to Hongqiao or Pudong Airport in Shanghai is available upon request at a surcharge. Optional tours to Suzhou, Hangzhou etc are also available.

Tour Price

Departure: 2-3 times per week, 2017/2018

Prices (USD/PP) Based on Twin Occupancy
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
DurationLuxury (5 Star)Superior (4 Star)
Jul 06, 2017 - Jul 18, 2017 USD2546USD2233
Jul 11, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017 USD2546USD2233
Jul 13, 2017 - Jul 25, 2017 USD2546USD2233
Jul 18, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017 USD2546USD2233
Jul 20, 2017 - Aug 01, 2017 USD2546USD2233
Jul 25, 2017 - Aug 06, 2017 USD2546USD2233
Jul 27, 2017 - Aug 08, 2017 USD2546USD2233
Tips
Any city not included in the existing Group tour package can be blended into as Private tour.
Entering and exiting China from Hong Kong and Taipei are also viable.
Stays at entering and exiting cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei) can be extended.
Should you have any of the above demand, please elaborate in enquiry form. Thank you.

Price Inclusions

• Admission fees: to sightseeing spots & activities specified;

• Meals: as specified in the itinerary;

• Tour guides: excellent English-speaking guide;

• Transfers: domestic flights & land transfer with drivers as specified;

• Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour;

• Government taxes & fees;

• Transportation: economy class domestic flights; high speed train (First Class Seat for Luxury and Boutique tours & Second Class Seat for Superior tours); land transfers with drivers as specified.

Price Exclusions

• International flights to/from China;

• China visa fees;

• Gratuities to guides & drivers and any expense of personal nature.

• Our tour package does not include Travel Insurance. Please DO purchase the Travel Insurance before your trip to against any unforeseen circumstance.

• CNY150.00/per person of the service charge on the Yangtze River cruise.

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13 Days Grand China with Pandas
  • Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Yangtze River Cruise, Shanghai
  • Code: BG06
  • Tour Type: Group Tour
  • Departure: 2-3 times per week
  • Flexible departure Private Tour for this itinerary pricing USD2401+
Itinerary Breakdown

Detail Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Beijing

Upon your arrival in Beijing, you will be met outside the baggage claim area and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day will be free for you to enjoy this amazing city.

Day 2

Beijing

Begin your explorations in Beijing by paying a visit to the largest city square in the world, Tiananmen Square. We make our way across the road to the magnificent Forbidden City, one of the most recognizable landmarks and cultural symbols of China as the former royal residence for five centuries. After the tour of the Forbidden City the day continues with a visit to Summer Palace, the massive garden and summer resort for royal members only during the imperial times. (B)

Day 3

Beijing

Today, the first stop is the Mutianyu Great Wall, a comparatively less tourist-trodden part of the 1,400-year-old fortification system. An easy, comfortable round-trip cable car transfer over the picturesque scenery is included while certain amount of time would be given for you to climb the wall. On the way back to downtown, you will have a stopover at the Bird's Nest and Water Cube. You will hop on a rickshaw for a Hutong Tour through the most characteristic, maze-like neighborhood. Back to the hotel after the trip. (B)

Day 4

Beijing-Xian

The sightseeing today starts with a visit to the remarkable Temple of Heaven, where emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties performed ceremonies and rituals to pray for good harvest and blessing on the country. Afterwards, you would be taken to the railway station for the high speed rail train to Xian, which takes approximately 5 hours, and along the way, feel free to admire a totally different scenery of the countryside. Upon arriving at the Xian North Station, the tour guide would pick you up and escort you to the hotel. (B)

Day 5

Xian

The highlight of the touring planned for you today is the world-renowned Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. This site is reputed as the largest underground military base in the world. In the afternoon, head for the Xian Museum, a museum housing 130,000 pieces of archeological items and then to explore the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the two most significant Buddhist pagodas in Xian, which was built around early 8th century. (B)

Day 6

Xian-Chengdu

Today you will have the opportunity to explore the ancient Xian City Wall, the largest and best-preserved wall extant in China now, running 13.75km, enclosing the old capital. In the middle of the old block of Xian stands the Great Mosque, the oldest and biggest Islamic mosque in the country, determined to have been built in mid-7th century. Around the mosque is the Muslim Street that is bustling every day with loads of the most authentic fine eateries and souvenirs shops. Also we would stop at the nearby Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square for some great photo opportunities. Afterwards, drive to the airport to catch your flight heading Chengdu. Upon arrival, you would be met by your guide and drive to your hotel. (B)
Note: High speed train from Xian to Chengdu will replace the flight since Jan.1st, 2018.

Day 7

Chengdu

This morning, you'll visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in the morning and have a close-enough encounters with the adorable national treasure. Then take a relaxing stroll at Jinli Street where got loads of the most authentic Chengdu snacks and fine crafts, and the Kuan Zhai Xiangzi (Wide and Narrow Alleys), the trendiest neighborhood in Chengdu, featuring myriad ancient architects, museums, eateries, cafés, shops and the likes. (B)

Day 8

Chengdu-Chongqing

This morning, the local guide will take you to the Chengdu railway station to catch the D train heading Chongqing. Upon arrival in Chongqing your guide will meet you at the station and drive you to embark on the luxurious Yangtze River Cruise ship which will weigh anchor at 10.30pm. There is a necessary Safety, Orientation & River Briefing presentation waiting for you upon embarkation. (B)

Day 9

Yangtze River Cruise

Sail along the Yangtze River today and take the opportunity to go ashore for an excursion to Fengdu Ghost City or Shibaozhai, depending on the water level condition or different cruises. The exciting Captain's Welcome Party will be held in the evening.  Sit back and enjoy the Chinese folk dancing and music performance. (B+L+D)

Scenic Spots: Fengdu Ghost City is dubbed as the final resting place for all souls in Chinese mythologies, hence the series of temples and grotesque images ubiquitously found in town. Shibaozhai is a 56m or so tower leaning against the Yuyin Hill. The tower and the land around it were specially isolated and encircled by a moat after the Three Gorges Dam project in 2003, rendering it a gargantuan bonsai besides the Yangtze.

Day 10

Yangtze River Cruise

Today continue sailing along the Yangtze River where you will encounter the charming sights of the spectacular Qutang Gorge and the pretty Wu Gorge. Your knowledgeable river guide will provide you with information about the Three Gorges area including the Ancient Plank Road, Mengliang Stairway and Hanging Coffins. Dock at Badong and enjoy the natural beauty along the crystal Shennong Stream by taking a small wooden boat tour. Return to the ship and continue sailing into the western section of Xiling Gorge. Tonight the ship Farewell Party invites you to join the excellent performance by the cruise staff.  The cruise ship is also slated to pass through the massive ship locks if weather permits. (B+L+D)

Day 11

Yichang-Shanghai

After breakfast there is the chance to visit the grandest hydroelectric project in the world, the Three Gorges Dam. Later return to the cruise ship and prepare for disembarkation.As the ship arrives at Yichang, yur guide will meet you on board. Afterwards, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight towards Shanghai. Upon arrival, your Shanghai guide will meet you and transfer to the hotel. (B)

Day 12

Shanghai

This morning commence your tour of Shanghai with a visit to the Shanghai Museum, a massive museum housing over 140,000 pieces of artifacts, displaying the history and cultural scene of Shanghai. Afterwards take a walk at The Bund, the most prestigious landmark and best-preserved demonstration to the glamour of the old Shanghai, and Nanjing Road, the busiest shopping area in the metropolis or even across the whole China. In the afternoon, visit Yuyuan Garden, where you can marvel at the stunning view of the garden and enjoy a local experience by strolling around the nearby Chenghuang Miao bazaars, and New Spot (XinTianDi). (B)

Day 13

Depart from Shanghai

Today please arrange your own way to the airport for your homeward flight since the group's guests are not having the coordinating agenda after the scheduled tour. (B)

Note: A transfer from your hotel to Hongqiao or Pudong Airport in Shanghai is available upon request at a surcharge. Optional tours to Suzhou, Hangzhou etc are also available.

Dining
Accommodations
Transport
Inclusions
Exclusions
Dates & Prices (USD/PP)
Departure: 2-3 times per week,
Based on Twin Occupancy
2017 Departure
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Date Luxury (5 Star) Superior (4 Star)
Jul 06 USD2546 USD2233
Jul 11 USD2546 USD2233
Jul 13 USD2546 USD2233
Jul 18 USD2546 USD2233
Jul 20 USD2546 USD2233
Jul 25 USD2546 USD2233
Jul 27 USD2546 USD2233
2018 Departure
Tips
Any city not included in the existing Group tour package can be blended into as Private tour.
Entering and exiting China from Hong Kong and Taipei are also viable.
Stays at entering and exiting cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei) can be extended.
Should you have any of the above demand, please elaborate in enquiry form. Thank you.