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Tour Code: Superior - SG0904

tination: Beijing, Xian, Lhasa, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise, Yichang and Shanghai
Tour Length: 15 days
Available Dates: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday 
Making a difference

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Daily Itinerary Summary

Day 01: Entry Beijing 
Upon arrival at the airport, our professional local guide will pick you up there. Oon the way to the hotel, a brief introduction of the capital city will be given. Check into your hotel and enjoy the free time on your own.

  Hotel : Deluxe Holiday Inn Central Plaza - the best Holiday Inn Hotel in Beijing


Forbidden City, Beijing

Day 02: Beijing 
The first arrangement this morning is to meet the other members of the group that are from all around the world but share the same taste on travel. Then the pre-tour briefing which includes some dos and donts will be given in the hotel. To begin with your memorable travel, you will visit the world famous Tian'anmen Square - one of the grandest city squares in the world. The Imperial Palace - known as the Forbidden City is arranged next, where you can sense the vicissitude of once feudal spelled country. After a couple of hours in the Forbidden City, you will be taken to the Temple of Heaven, which was the royal temple for the royal members to pray and worship for harvests and blessings to their people. As one of the most important parts to shape the present day Beijing - Beijing Roast Duck is something you can not miss. We serve roast duck at the Quan Ju De Restaurant, followed by the evening delight, Peking Opera, known as the national opera at Liyuan Theatre.

  Hotel : Deluxe Holiday Inn Central Plaza - the best Holiday Inn Hotel in Beijing
  Meals : B, L, D

Day 03: Beijing 
The Great Wall is the top highlight of Beijing and of China, if there is only one thing you could expect to see in China, that is definitely the Great Wall. The truly magnificent Great Wall will be presented to you this morning as you travel Badaling section. After the decent lunch at a famous Sichuan food restaurant (not lunch site tourist restaurant), you will continue your visit to the Sacred Road and the Ming Tomb - one of the Ming Dynasty royal graves. The evening delight is the Cantonese Cuisine dinner in the top end restaurant in pedestrian Wangfujing Street, where you can take a leisure walk after dinner.

  Hotel : Deluxe Holiday Inn Central Plaza - the best Holiday Inn Hotel in Beijing
  Meals : B, L, D


Our group at the Great Mosque, Xian

Day 04:
Beijing Xian  
After the visit to the royal garden - the Summer Palace and the lovely Pandas in Beijing Zoo, your Beijing Travel will end by taking an afternoon flight to the ancient city - Xian. Our professional guide will expect you at the exit terminal of the airport and transfer you to your hotel. On the way to the downtown, the guide will make a brief presentation of the history of the city. The welcome dinner will be served at your hotel valued at CNY168.00 per person, buffet style.

  Hotel : Hyatt Regency Hotel  - downtown
  Meals : B, L, D

Day 05: Xian 
A wonderful journey today eastwards will take you to a genuine Qin Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum tour. Drive back by highway for a decent lunch in the downtown area. Afternoon delights include the visit to the Peasant Painting Gallery, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the well-preserved ancient City Wall. The local special Dumpling dinner is scheduled and followed by the marvelous Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.
  Hotel : Hyatt Regency Hotel  - downtown
  Meals : B, L, D

Day 06: Xian  
This morning you will visit the Provincial History Museum, which is one of the top museums in China both by scale and by the quantity and quality of its collections. You will be offered chance to order your own food again for lunch, which valued at CNY80.00 per person. The afternoon is customized to visit the Great Mosque and walk around the Bazaar for leisure. The various sorts of souvenirs there may activize your interest. The same valued a la carte dinner will be offered at a popular Sichuan cuisine restaurant.
  Hotel : Hyatt Regency Hotel  - downtown
  Meals : B, L, D

Our group in front of Potala Palace, Lhasa

Day 07: Xian
The morning flight will take you to a piece of mystical land - Tibet, the attitude of which is 3,650 meters above sea level. Airport-Hotel transfer is arranged. After checking in, you will have a good rest at the hotel. Late in the afternoon, you will meet a local expert, a professor from Tibet University who will happily have a talk with you on Tibetan culture and religion and anything that you may be interested in. A la carte dinner is arranged at a famous Sichuan Cuisine restaurant, the dinner allowance is CNY120.00 per person.

  Hotel : Luxurious Lhasa Hotel - formerly Holiday Inn
  Meals : B, D

Day 08 : Lhasa 
Make the most of the day by touring to the magnificent Potala Palace, the Sera Monastery,  and a typical Tibetan family. Dinner is served at a famous restaurant, at the same time enjoy the delightful Tibetan dance and fashion show performed by local Tibetans.

  Hotel : Luxurious Lhasa Hotel - formerly Holiday Inn
  Meals : B, L, D

Day 09: Lhasa 
This highland gem will keep you enthralled for a whole day. Visit the Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor Street, the Tibetan Traditional Medicine Hospital. After a western style dinner, you will visit the Norbulingka Park - the Summer Palace of Dalai Lama. Dinner served at your hotel.
  Hotel : Luxurious Lhasa Hotel - formerly Holiday Inn
  Meals : B, L, D

Attractive Shennong Stream scenery, Yangtze River

Day 10:
Lhasa Chongqing 
Head for Chongqing by a morning flight and the Chongqing local guide will pick you up at the airport. The old street of Ci Qi Kou (Porcelain Village) and the Residence of General Joseph W. Stilwell will be scheduled if time permitting. Have a rich buffet dinner at 4-star hotel, Holiday Inn Yangtze before checking in at the deluxe German-made cruise ship to stay overnight.
  Hotel : China Regal Cruises 
  Meals : B, L, D

Day 11: Chongqing Fengdu 
The deluxe cruise ship sets sail at 08:00, the moment your memorable Yangtze River tour starts. The ship stops over in Fengdu, known as the "Ghost City", which is famous for its temple dedicated to the King of the afterworld, an association dating back to the Han Dynasty. Shore excursion to the "Ghost City" arranged.
  Hotel : China Regal Cruises 
  Meals : B, L, D

Day 12: Badong Xiling Gorge Sandouping 
When the cruise ship passes Badong, you will have the chance to take a sampan for a close shot of the breath-taking natural sceneries along the Shennong Stream. Back to China Regal to continue your cruise into the western section of the Xiling Gorge.

  Hotel : China Regal Cruises 
  Meals : B, L, D

Day 13: Sandouping Yichang Shanghai  
This morning you will take a shore excursion to see the freshly finished Three Gorges Dam. The record making project will surely impress you a lot. After that, the cruise journey will have to come to an end and see you off for the flight to Shanghai. Our guide in Shanghai will pick you up at the airport and help you checking in at your hotel. You will be free to enjoy your evening and sample your first meal in Shanghai on your own.

  Hotel : Sofitel Hyland Hotel  - downtown
  Meals : B, L


Shanghai Pudong new area

Day 14:
Your Shanghai city tour package will start by the visit to the Shanghai Museum, which is the top museum in China. Following visit the Yuyuan Garden. Then, you will have a chance to get close touch with the native residents by going to a local family and have some free time to wander along the Bund, to see the striking contrast along the two sides of the Huangpu River. Dinner will be served at a fancy restaurant named Wang Bao He, which is the best place to sample Shanghai cuisine. The evening delight is the Portman Acrobatic Show held at the Shanghai Center Theatre. The guide will say bon voyage to you after see you into the hotel lobby.

  Hotel : Sofitel Hyland Hotel  - downtown
  Meals : B, L, D

Day 15: Shanghai/ Exit
No scheduled activities are arranged after breakfast, you will travel to the airport for your homeward flight by yourselves. However, should you wish to stay on rather than return home right away, we are glad to make an extension tour for your China adventure!

  Meals : B


Important note:

To the airports:
Shanghai has two airports: Hongqiao Airport (9 miles (15 km) west of the center of Shanghai) and Pudong Airport (19 miles (30km) southeast of Shanghai). Please make sure you go to the right one for departure.

Best way to Airports:
Beijing Travel suggests you book a taxi at the Front Desk of your hotel (Sofitel Hyland Hotel) to make sure you won't stand outside the hotel entrance with your luggage waiting for a taxi. The Travel to Pudong Airport will take about one hour at 150 -170 RMB and it needs a 20 minutes drive for the Hongqiao Airport at 50 RMB. Hotel shuttle buses are available every hour to the airport at 50 RMB per person. For details please contact the Front Desk of the hotel.

Tour Prices (based on per person and shown in US dollars)
Group Code
Arrival Date
Departure Date
Double Occupancy
Sole Occupancy
09-TY0415 Apr 15 Apr 30 $2902.00 $3952.00 Open 
09-TY0506 May 06 May 21 $2902.00 $3952.00 Open 
09-TY0603 Jun 03 Jun 18 $2702.00 $3582.00 Open 
09-TY0701 Jul 01 Jul 16 $2672.00 $3532.00 Open 
09-TY0803 Aug 03 Aug 18 $2702.00 $3582.00 Open 
09-TY0902 Sep 02 Sep 17 $2942.00 $4042.00 Open 
09-TY1007 Oct 07 Oct 22 $2942.00 $4042.00 Open 
09-TY1104 Nov 04 Nov 19 $2702.00 $3582.00 Open 

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