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Tower Of Forbbiden City

14-Day China Golden Journey with Yangtze

Tour Highlights

  • Visiting highlights of the most popular cities.

  • Marveling at the perfect scenery on the Yangtze River Cruise.

  • Admiring Tang Dynasty Dinner Show, Real Chinese Kung Fu performance and Portman Acrobatics.

  • Family Visit in Xian - get a close touch of the local people's life and taste the true home cooked food.

Tour Facts

  • Tour Days: 14 days
  • Tour Code: CH-5
  • Tour Price: From US$2389/Person
  • Destination: Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Yangshuo, Chongqing, Yichang, Shanghai

Detail Itinerary

14 Days China Golden Journey to Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Yangshuo, Guilin, Chongqing, Yichang, Shanghai highlighted by Yangtze River Cruise. Deluxe hotels, a la cart meals and perfect scenery are worthy of your time and money.

  • According to your flight schedule, our English-speaking guide and experienced driver will be ready at the airport. After getting back your checked luggage and going through the customs, you will find the guide holding a sign on which your name is written. A comfortable private transfer will take you to check in the hotel. For the rest time of the day, you may relax or disposal by yourself.

    Meals: No meals

  • In the morning, our guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel. Your Beijing tour will begin with Tiananmen Square, which is renowned as the largest urban square in the world. Half an hour is reserved for you to walk along the square and take some nice photos. Getting across the Changan' street, we will get into the Forbidden City, the largest and best-preserved imperial palace where 24 emperors from the Ming and Qing dynasties lived. This ancient palace complex will present you with golden Chinese history and majestic imperial power. Around noon, we will transfer you to a nice local restaurant to enjoy a la carte lunch. In the afternoon, we will continue to visit the Temple of Heaven. It is an inviolable altar, where the emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties used to hold ceremonies to sacrifice the God and bless abundant harvest. Afterwards, we will arrange a spellbinding Chinese Kung Fu Show for you at the Red Theater.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • After breakfast, we will drive to a must-see of the capital city - the Great Wall. You will be scheduled to visit the most elite part of the Great Wall at Badaling section. Hiking on the wall for about two hours may make you feel a little bit exhausted. But the unique Chinese history and culture as well as the magnificent scenery will be worthy of all your efforts. The wall winds along the mountain ranges, just like a huge dragon creeping on the undulations of the mountains. After that, we will drop by a Jade Factory. To ensure that you can taste the authentic Chinese food, the lunch will be served with a Sichuan cuisine at a popular local restaurant. In the afternoon, our tour will be extended to the Sacred Way, which features Stone Archway, the Red Palace Gate, the Stone Tablet Pavilion, the Stone Animals and Human Figures, and the Ling Xing Gate. Going through the Scared Way, we will come to visit the Ming Tomb, which is reputed as the existing largest imperial mausoleum that buries 13 emperors and their wives and sons. On the way back to the downtown area, you will have a chance to see the Bird's Nest at close quarters and take some photos.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • In the morning, we will pick you up at the hotel and transfer to visit the Summer Palace and a Pearl Store. Renowned as 'Imperial Garden Museum of China', the palace shows the architectural skills' essence of those Chinese classical gardens. If you want know a complete Beijing City, you should not miss the visit to Hutong, which is an important part of old Beijing culture. We will specially arrange you a Hutong tour by taking a rickshaw. Riding through the various Hutong, you will close to the local people and know about old local manners and customs that you can not obtain from the other sightseeing attractions. The unique courtyards of Hutong will give you a sense of tranquility and peace. After that, you will enjoy an a la carte lunch at a noted local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will drive you to the airport for a flight to Xian. Our local guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the selected hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • The first stop of Xian is the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, which are the most important archeological excavations of the 20th century. As the 'Eighth Wonder' of the world, the huge underground military museum will deeply impress you with its large scale, mighty scenes, exquisite warriors and horses in battle formations. A Pottery-making Workshop will also catch your eyes. Afterwards, you will have an a la carte lunch at the best local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will head to the Provincial History Museum. Famed as ‘the best museum in the country', the museum exhibits more than 370, 000 relics mainly including bronze vessels, mural paintings, potteries, porcelains, bronze mirrors, jade articles and currencies of different dynasties, presenting the long and golden history and culture of Shaanxi Province and the country. The next stop will be the City Wall, which is the largest and best-preserved existing city wall in the world. Standing on it, you will have a bird's eye view of the city. If time permits, you can also walk or rent a bicycle to ride on the wall by yourself. In the evening, you will be scheduled to enjoy the local flavored Dumping Dinner and then appreciate the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Performance at Shaanxi Opera Theatre.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • After breakfast, we will start today’s tour with Xian Museum, where you can get more knowledge about Xian’s history and culture from a large number of historical relics. Then, we will pay a visit to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, a famous well-preserved Buddhist pagoda of the Tang Dynasty. Getting out of the pagoda, we will come to the Muslim Street, where you can taste the various delicious local foods and pick the interesting handicrafts or souvenirs. After that, we will arrange you a local family visit and enjoy an a la carte lunch at the home. Not only can you talk and dine with the local people, but also can learn to cook Chinese food with the host if you are interested. It is a good chance for you to get a close touch of the local people's life. In the afternoon, you will take a flight to Guilin. Our local guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Endowed with amazing landscapes and historic culture, Guilin becomes one of the most famous scenic cities around the world. The highlight of Guilin tour will be the Li River Cruise. The Li River snakes through a fairy-tale landscape of conical limestone peaks, and its smooth waters exquisitely mirroring the magical scenery. The cruise along the river will take you to indulge in a painting gallery with elegant mountains of different postures on both sides. Fishermen fishing on bamboo rafts, peasants reaping rice paddies and children skylarking in the riverside, all these will bring you to the pristine nature. Around noon, you will have a lunch provided by the cruise, which is limited and does not meet the high standard that we aim to ensure. So you are suggested to have a larger breakfast at the hotel this morning or enjoy a wonderful dinner at Yangshuo. After about four hours' cruising, we will arrive at Yangshuo, a small town but impressive and romantic. After checking in at the hotel, our guide will accompany you to enjoy an exciting cycling to the countryside of Yangshuo. Not only can you appreciate the tranquil rural scenery, but also have a chance to get a close touch to the local farmer’s life as you will be scheduled to pay a visit to a villager's home. If you are not good at riding bicycles, we can drive you there instead.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Before going back to Guilin, you will have a free time for the whole morning in Yangshuo to explore this small town leisurely on your own. Around noon, a la carte lunch will be served to you at a delicate local restaurant. This afternoon excursion will start with the visit to the Reed Flute Cave. Walking in the art palace of nature, you will be impressed by the stalactites, stalagmites and stelae of various shapes. After a Sea Water Pearl Factory, we will turn to the Seven Star Park. In the largest park of Guilin City, you will see elegant mountains, clear water, miraculous stone forest, deep and serene valleys, plentiful animals and plants and valued cultural relics. In the end, we will pay a visit to the Elephant Trunk Hill, which is the most notable symbol of Guilin. It was so named because it is like a huge elephant drinking water with its long trunk in the river.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • According to the flight schedule, we will transfer you to the airport for the flight to Chongqing. Upon your arrival, you will find our guide is waiting for you outside the custom. Then you will take a comfortable private transfer to have a close view of the lovely pandas in Chongqing Zoo. Afterwards, we will drive you to visit the Residence of General Joseph W. Stilwell and Ci Qi Kou, an ancient town featuring many constructions decorated in Ming and Qing style. After that, we will transfer you to board the deluxe President Cruise Ship. Your memorable Yangtze River Cruise will begin as the ship starts sailing at 22:00.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • This morning you will have a Safety, Orientation & River Briefing to learn the geography & river lore on board. After lunch, disembark for a shore excursion at Shibaozhai, which is reputed as one of the eight world fantastic architecture. A legend tells that when Nu Va (a goddess in Chinese mythology) mended the sky, she left this large multicolored stone called "Shibao" which means "precious stone" in Chinese. Around 20:00, the Captain's Welcome Party is ready for you. You will be presented with Chinese folk dancing and music performances.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Today, the cruise will pass through the shortest and the grandest of the Three Gorges - Qutang Gorge, which will present you with the exquisite peaks and grotesquely shaped rocks. Then continue to pass the Wu Gorge, which is the second gorge of the Three Gorges of Yangtze River. It winds 40 kilometers beginning from the estuary of Daning River (Wushan County) in the west and ending at Guandukou (Badong County, Hubei) in the east. Wu Gorge, also known as Da Xia (Large Gorge), is the most famous one for its elegant and graceful sceneries. Disembarking at Badong, you will be scheduled to take an excursion to Shennong Stream. You will enjoy a pea-boat floating along the attractive Shennong Streem for about 3 to 4 hours. We suggest you have a big breakfast today or bring some snacks with you since you will have lunch a little bit late. Then get back to your ship and continue sailing into western section of the Xiling Gorge. This gorge with the length of 49 miles is the longest among the three gorges of the Yangtze River. Cruising along the Xiling Gorge, you will immerse yourselves into the enchanting landscapes with streams, springs, stones and karst caves.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Today you will visit the Three Gorges Dam, which is the major construction of the Three Gorges Project, the most magnificent hydroelectric project in the world. Your amazing Yangtze cruise will come to the end here. After checking out from the ship, our local guide will get on board to meet you. You will have lunch in Yichang City and then visit Yichang Museum if time permits. Finally, we will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon your arrival, our local guide will meet you at the airport and take you to the hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Today we will accompany you to explore Shanghai, one of the famous international modern cities. To begin with, we will pay a visit to Shanghai Museum. In the comprehensive ancient museum, you will learn more about the history and culture of Shanghai and China from over 120,000 historic relics. Walking out of the museum, we will continue to visit Yuyuan Garden, one of the most celebrated gardens in the Southern part of our country. For its elegant landscape, delicate buildings and exquisite layout, the garden becomes a must-see tourism spot in Shanghai. After visiting a Silk Museum, we will offer you an a la carte lunch of genuine Shanghai cuisine at a delicate local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will come to the Bund, which is a famous waterfront and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years. Then a short Huangpu River Cruise will be arranged for you. You will impressed by different scenes along both sides of the river, the huge mansions on the east bank and the old western buildings on the west bank. After having a leisurely stroll on the Bund, our guide will accompany you to an old street in the city.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • It is the end of your fantastic China tour. According to the flight schedule, our private transfer will take you to the airport for your homebound flight. Wish you a pleasant journey!

    Meals: Breakfast

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Price includes

  • 13 nights' accomodation

  • All meals listed

  • Private English-speaking guide

  • Private vehicle during the trip

  • Entrance to all sites listed