YCT-04 : Glorious cities package with Yangtze Cruise

13 Days Beijing/Xi’an/Guilin/Nanjing/Taizhou/Suzhou/Zhangjiagang/Shanghai

From: $ 2,899

Highlights:

  1. To enjoy luxurious Yangtze River Cruise, this trip must be suitable for you.
  2. Not only the cruise experience, but you can also know the history combined with the relaxation.
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  • Symbolic People's Congress Hall

    Day 1Arrive in Beijing

    Upon arrival at Beijing Airport, your private English-speaking tour guide will be waiting for you at the international arrival hall. After meeting with the guide, you and your luggage will be transferred to your hotel by a private car.

    Meals:

    Accommodation: Four Points By Sheraton Beijing, Haidian
    Mercure Beijing Downtown


  • A corner of Forbidden City

    Day 2Beijing

    After the substantial buffet breakfast in the hotel, the vehicle will transfer you to feel the glory of Tian'anmen Square and the magnificence of Forbidden City. A place could be just historic, or only extremely beautiful, or merely iconic, but Forbidden City is all three. In the afternoon, an interesting Hutong tour will be arranged for you. Hutong is like an encyclopedia that reflects not only history but also social customs of Beijing. What’s for dinner today? Roast Duck, of course! The last activity today is watching a famous Kongfu Show at Shicha Lake Theater. When you return to the hotel, you could have a good rest and get ready to your wonderful trip of the next day.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Beijing Roasted Duck Dinner

    Accommodation: Four Points By Sheraton Beijing, Haidian
    Mercure Beijing Downtown


  • Pretty image of Bird's Nest

    Day 3Beijing

    You will start a day by visiting Great Wall which is one of the most important symbols of China. Believe you will be shocked by the marvelous scenery you will see there. You will also visit Jade Museum to know the Jade culture of China. Next, you will view Beijing National Stadium (Bird’s Nest) and National Swimming Center (Water Cube) from outside.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Four Points By Sheraton Beijing, Haidian
    Mercure Beijing Downtown


  • The longest art gallery in the world

    Day 4Beijing/Xi’an

    Get up and enjoy a buffet breakfast in your hotel. Later, start for Summer Palace. Summer Palace is the most important center of political and diplomatic sites besides Forbidden City in late Qing Dynasty. After that, you will have some time to shop in a pearl store. After lunch, you will start for Temple of Heaven, and then fly to Xi’an. Similarly, you will be greeted by a private and excellent tour guide when you arrive in Xi’an, and taken to your hotel by a private car.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Kempinski Hotel Xi’an
    Golden Flower Hotel by Shangri-La Xi'an


  • Enjoy pleasant time on the City Wall

    Day 5Xi’an

    Before you witness Museum of Qin Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses, you might have never imagined this country with such long and mysterious history. This morning, we will take you there. Today we will also visit Terra-cotta warriors and horses reproduction factory and know something about the working process of terra cotta figures. Xi’an City Wall with a history of over 600 years is another highlight of today. There you could have a cozy time by walking on the wall or riding a bicycle (p.s.: bicycle renting fee is on your own). Later in a splendid theater, a marvelous Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show will be presented to you after a delious dumpling banquet.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dumpling Banquet Dinner

    Accommodation: Kempinski Hotel Xi’an
    Golden Flower Hotel by Shangri-La Xi'an


  • Traditional Chinese folk art-shadow play

    Day 6Xi’an

    You will have a visit to Shaanxi History Museum which houses numerous relics found in this province, and North and South Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda today. Alternatively, you can choose to visit Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi’an Museum instead. After lunch, you will visit Gao's Courtyard(Bangyan: the second in final imperial examination in ancient times), a typical local residence with a history of 400 years. You will also watch the local folk art - Shadow Play inside. You may immerse yourself in the Muslim Quarter in the afternoon, where almost all Xi’an snacks can be found, and stroll around the Bell and Drum Tower Square.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Kempinski Hotel Xi’an
    Golden Flower Hotel by Shangri-La Xi'an


  • Elephant drinking water from the river

    Day 7Xi’an/Guilin

    This morning you will be transferred to the airport to fly to Guilin. Your private tour guide will meet you and pay a visit to Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill, then check in at your hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Sheraton Guilin Hotel
    Grand Link Hotel


  • Dream-like Impression of Liusanjie Show

    Day 8Guilin/Yangshuo

    The first activity of today is to enjoy the best section of scenery of the Li River by ship from Guilin to Yangshuo. Maybe you have heard that “East or West, Guilin landscape is the best”, but you may haven’t heard the following one: “Yangshuo tops Guilin in landscape”. Countless foreigners have been so immersed in the charming scenery and chosen to live here. You will surely love there! After lunch,take a walk or have a bike tour along Yulong River, and enjoy a pleasant trip along West Street at Yangshuo. You could also make a visit to a local family and experience their daily life. After dinner, watch the famous night show-Impression Liu Sanjie.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Jasper International Hotel


  • Day 9Yangshuo/Guilin/Nanjing

    You will be transferred from Yangshuo to Guilin for your flight to Nanjing. Your own excellent English speaking tour guide will pick you up. After dinner, embark on a luxury cruise to start Downstream Yangtze River tour. Boarding SKY at Nanjing Wumadu Cruise Terminal. Departing around 21:00pm and sailing to SHANGHAI. You can come to sun deck to enjoy the night view of Nanjing along the Yangtze.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Century Legend
    Century Paragon


  • Great views of Sanxia

    Day 10Taizhou

    After breakfast, you’ll join the Excursion: Taizhou Day Trip includes Ancient City Wall + Tower & Gardens visiting + Lunch at the Ancient Town + Fengcheng River smaller boat tour. Around 15:30 back to the cruise for onwards cruise itinerary. Taizhou is a prefecture-level city in central Jiangsu Province in eastern China. Situated on the north bank of the Yangtze River, it borders Yangzhou to the west. Hu Jintao, former President of the Communist Party of China considered Taizhou his home town as did Mei Lanfang, one of the most famous Peking opera artists in modern Chinese history. Century SKY sets sail to Nanjing after you come back around 16:30. Either leave yourself in the library, gym, bar or enjoy the reading and relaxing in somewhere onboard. Of course you could join the variety of onboard activities! After enjoy dinner onboard, The classic movie time will be presented in the lounge .

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Century Legend
    Century Paragon


  • Memorable Three Gorges

    Day 11Suzhou/Zhangjiagang

    The delicacy Breakfast will be served in the restaurant. Complimentary Morning coffee, tea, home baked cookies and Taichi exercise onboard will leisure the beginning of your day. INCLUDED Excursion: Shuangshan Island in Zhangjia Gang + Jianzhen Museum + Folk Song Performance at the scenic tour site of a Full Day Tour. Lunch in town with table service. Shuangshan Island, is famous for fresh air and emerald plants that help visitors relax. The island, seated across the Yangtze River, is home to birds, ducks and fishermen.Villagers often lie in the tree shades to enjoy carefree country life. Jianzhen, or Ganjin in Japanese, was a Chinese monk who helped to propagate Buddhism in Japan. In the eleven years from 743 to 754, Jianzhen attempted to visit Japan some six times. Ganjin finally came to Japan in the year 754 and founded in Nara. When he finally succeeded on his sixth attempt he had lost his eyesight as a result of his hardship.
    Zhangjiagang. It is famous for the scenic beauty and a gathering place for talented people. It is also home to many famous historical sites in the south. The scenic resort is home to Wangjiang Pavilion, where people can view the Yangtze River. OPTIONAL Excursion: Suzhou one day tour by visiting the Lion Grove Garden & Suzhou Pingjiang Road walking street + Hanshan Temple. The Lion Grove Garden is a garden located at 23 Yuanlin Road in Pingjiang District, Suzhou, The garden is famous for the large and labyrinthine grotto of taihu rocks at its center. The name of the garden is derived from the shape of these rocks, which are said to resemble lions. The garden is recognized with other classical gardens in Suzhou as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ancient Pingjiang street has a long history of about 1,100 years, its layout and architecture are best to represent the characteristics of Suzhou's old alleys, and it has connections to many ancient Chinese celebrities and anecdotes. 【 *NOTE: LUNCH is on your own upon your interests in Suzhou day tour.】The Crew Cabaret Show – Let the stars begin to sparkle, enjoy an evening of China going through Traditions and highlights of the Yangtze River area folklore.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Century Legend
    Century Paragon


  • Many stories in Three Traveller's Cave

    Day 12Shanghai

    After an early breakfast onboard Century Sky. Guests will disembark around 08:30am from Shanghai International Cruise Terminal. You will make a visit to Shanghai Museum where you can get to know the old and modern Shanghai. Next, you will have an interesting trip at Nanjing Road and famous Town God's Temple. After lunch, you will head to Xintiandi Pedestrian Shopping District. A visit to a silk store will also be arranged for you. Flavored dinner will be offered later, followed by an acrobatics show in Portman Ritz Carlton Shanghai this evening. You will be transferred back to the hotel afterwards.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Grand Mercure Hongqiao Shanghai


  • Fresh Green Park in Shanghai

    Day 14Depart from Shanghai

    After breakfast, you will have some free time before we transfer you to the airport as per your flight schedule. Your wonderful China trip ends here.

    Meals: Breakfast

Service Inclusion:

1. Private air-conditioned cars, drivers and guides throughout the itinerary;
2. Well-selected international brand hotel or same level hotel with daily
western breakfasts;
3. Entrance fees to all tourist sites;
4. Authentic Chinese Food served at local best restaurants;
5. Domestic airfare with fuel fee & taxes and relative transfers in China;
6. Services charges and government taxes;
7. Travel liability insurance.

Service Exclusion:

1. Chinese visa application fee;
2. International airfare to and from China;
3. Personal expense like phone rental and laundry charges;
4. Gratuity to guides and drivers.

Group Size:2-5 people

Question

  • Asked by Rose

    Oct 15 , 2016 11:12

    HI, can we see the Peking Opera in this tour?

    Answered by travel consultant from CTCN

    Oct 17 , 2016 08:50

    Hi, Thanks to contact us! Since we have the Kung Fu show in the list, but if you prefer Peking Opera, we coule change it for you and the price is the same. Have a nice Day!

  • Asked by Pavoua

    Sep 29 , 2016 14:35

    I have a 22-hour layover in Beijing. Is it possible to leave the airport to a local hotel without a visa?

    Answered by travel consultant from CTCN

    Sep 30 , 2016 16:18

    From Jan 1, 2013, transit foreigners who will fly to the third country are allowed to have a visa-free stay of 72 hours in Beijing.

  • Asked by Lee

    May 21 , 2016 14:36

    Could you please tell me how to get Guangzhou from Guilin? Many thanks.

    Answered by travel consultant from CTCN

    May 22 , 2016 16:32

    You can take a bus, a train or an airplane to get to Guilin. It usually takes about 45 min to Guangzhou, but a little pricy, takes about 11 hours by train at the price of CNY 116, and 8 hours to take an express bus at CNY 170.

  • Asked by Jim

    Apr 28 , 2016 17:18

    I’m now attending a meeting in Beijing, and there is only one day break, so I would like to know if it is possible for me and my colleagues to visit Terra- Cotta Warriors and fly back to Beijing on the same day?

    Answered by travel consultant from CTCN

    Apr 29 , 2016 18:19

    Yes, sure. Tour to Terra-Cotta Warriors can just cost half day, and there are many flights available from Xi’an to Beijing, so you may take the flight back to Beijing after one day visit.

  • Asked by Nancy

    Feb 13 , 2016 07:48

    Hello, YCT-04 from your website really attracted my friends and me, but your quotation is beyond our budget, so could we get a discount if 10 of us coming?

    Answered by travel consultant from CTCN

    Feb 14 , 2016 08:22

    Surely, more competitive price will be provide if your group size is over 10 persons since we could gain group rate from hotel room rate and transportation fee.

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