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Tour Code: BT08 - Superior04

tination: Beijing, Xian, Lhasa, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise, Wuhan and Shanghai
Tour Length: 16 days
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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. On 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 Hotel - the best Holiday Inn Hotel in 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 a famous restaurant, which is the original and has sold millions of ducks since it was established centuries ago. The evening delight is Peking Opera, known as the national opera at Liyuan Theatre.

 Hotel : Deluxe Holiday Inn Central Plaza Hotel - 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.

 Hotel : Deluxe Holiday Inn Central Plaza Hotel - the best Holiday Inn Hotel in Beijing
 Meals : B, L, D
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 valued at CNY80.00 net per person in the downtown area. Afternoon delight is the visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the City Wall. In the evening enjoy the Tang Dynasty Dinner Show in Tang Dynasty Palace.

 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 a la carte lunch valued at CNY80.00 per person at a local cuisine restaurant. The afternoon is customized to visit a local family and the Great Mosque and walk around the Bazaar for leisure. The various sorts of souvenirs there may activize your interests. A la carte dinner valued at CNY80.00 net per person is served at a welcome Sinchuan cuisine restaurant.

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

Day 07: Xian  Lhasa
Take the flight 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 : Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa
 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. We will arrange a western style lunch for you. Dinner is served at a famous restaurant; at the same time enjoy the delightful Tibetan dance and fashion show performed by local Tibetans.

 Hotel : Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa
 Meals : B, L, D

Day 09: Lhasa
This highland gem will keep you enthralled for a whole day. Visit the Jokhang Temple, the Barkhor Street and the Tibetan Traditonal Medicine Hospital. In the afternoon, you will visit the Norbulingka Park – the Summer Palace of Dalai Lama. We will arrange a western style lunch for you. Dinner is served at your hotel. 

 Hotel : Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa
 Meals : B, L, D

Day 10: Lhasa  Chongqing
Head for Chongqing by a morning flight and the Chongqing local guide will pick you up at the airport. The Residence of General Joseph W. Stilwell will be scheduled if time permitting. Have a rich buffet dinner valued at CNY88.00 per person at 4-star hotel, Holiday Inn Yangtze before checking in at the German-made cruise ship to stay overnight.

 Hotel : China Regal Cruises
 Meals : B, D

Day 11: Chongqing  Fengdu
The deluxe cruise ship sets sail at 08:00, the moment your memorable Yangtze River tour starts. The ship will stop over at 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. Delightful shore excursion to the "Ghost City" is 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 and pass through the five-step ship lock.

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

Day 13: Sandouping
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. Afterwards continue your cruise to pass the eastern section of Xiling Gorge. The river guide will be available to provide a narration. Go out the gorges at Yichang city, where you pass the ship lock of Gezhouba Dam. At 20:00, you will be entertained by the dancing and music performance in the evening party.

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

Day 14: Wuhan  Shanghai
The cruise journey will have to come to an end when arriving in Wuhan at around mid-day. After lunch, you will continue your visit to the Hubei Provincial Museum. Afterwards, the guide will 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.

 Hotel : JC Mandarin Hotel  - deluxe room
 Meals : B, L

Day 15: Shanghai
Your Shanghai city tour package will start by the visit to the Shanghai Museum, which is the top museum in China. Following the visit is the Yuyuan Garden. After lunch, take a cruise tour on the Huangpu River to view the modern Shanghai. Dinner valued at CNY105.00 net per person 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. Our guide will say bon voyage to you after seeing you into the hotel lobby.

 Hotel : JC Mandarin Hotel  - deluxe room
 Meals : B, L, D

Day 16: 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
08-TY0412 Apr 12 Apr 27 $2872.00 $3882.00 Closed 
08-TY0517 May 17 Jun 01 $2872.00 $3882.00 Closed 
08-TY0604 Jun 04 Jun 19 $2682.00 $3542.00 Closed 
08-TY0702 Jul 02 Jul 17 $2722.00 $3552.00 Closed 
08-TY0714 Jul 14 Jul 29 $2702.00 $3522.00 Closed 
08-TY0915 Sep 15 Sep 30 $3002.00 $4062.00 Open 
08-TY1013 Oct 13 Oct 28 $3002.00 $4062.00 Open 
08-TY1025 Oct 25 Nov 09 $2682.00 $3532.00 Closed 
08-TY1105 Nov 05 Nov 20 $2682.00 $3532.00 Closed 

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