Discover China Tour including three days on The Yangtze River!
China is the most populous nation on earth and it has a fascinating and mysterious history. Join us in 2018 for a never-to-be-forgotten tour of this beautiful country. And with our partners in China we have designed an out-of-the-ordinary experience, including the opportunity to trek off the beaten path to a remote section of the Great Wall of China and help restore the Wall by adding your own brick. We have also designed an amazing add-on tour at the end (your option) to go the Yellow Mountains, one of the most stunning and breathtaking landscapes on planet earth. Read the itinerary then come and join us for the adventure of a lifetime in China.
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Day 1: Thursday, September 6, 2018
Depart USA to Beijing
Today we begin our adventure as we will take flights from our various home cities, make transfers and arrive the following day (Friday, September 7) at the Beijing International Airport, where we will be taken to our comfortable hotel and rest from our travels.
Day 2: Friday, September 7, 2018
Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. You will be greeted and transferred to your hotel.
Hotel: Oriental Bay Hotel 5* or similar.
Day 3: Saturday, September 8, 2018
In the morning we tour the mysterious and beautiful Forbidden City; a huge complex of palaces, pavilions, courtyards and gardens. We will walk through Tian’anmen Square, the site of many history-making events. After lunch, visit the impressive Summer Palace, located in a park full of charming pavilions and scenic views. This evening watch the famous Beijing acrobatic show. (B/L/D)
Day 4: Sunday, September 9, 2017
Today, you travel off the beaten track for a walk on a remote section the Great Wall. After climbing the wall with your guide, you have the unusual opportunity to contribute to its restoration by personally adding your own brick. After lunch, drive by the Olympic Village. Tonight you will have the famous Beijing Duck dinner. (B/L/SD)
Day 5: Monday, September 10, 2018
After hotel breakfast, transfer to Temple of Heaven, The Temple itself is graceful and indeed impressive, and with the serenity of the grounds, this is among the most notable of all the temples in the city. We have arranged for a Master to teach participants Tai Ji for around 1 hour. Afterwards, we will visit the hutong neighbourhoods. The hutongs are an excellent look at the historic character that Beijing is trying their best to hold on to as you watch people play mahjong, see inside traditional homes, marvel at traditional Chinese buildings, and more. You will explore the hutongs on foot and by pedicab. (B/L)
Day 6: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Fly to Xian in the morning. Upon arrival, transfer to visit Hanyangling Tomb where participants can experience archaeological excavation by personally being on site. Then transfer to visit the Ming Dynasty City Wall. Tonight, you may wander around in the Moslem Street. (B/L/D) Hotel: Titan Times Hotel 5* or similar
Day 7: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Today we will visit the famous and incredible Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, one of the world’s great archeological treasures. This afternoon you will see the Shaanxi History Museum, which boasts more than 370,000 rare cultural relics unearthed in Shaanxi. Tonight, you will be served a dumpling banquet and watch the Dances & Music of the Tang Dynasty. After the Show, clients can take photo with the King or Queen, acted by the actor (B/L/SD)
Day 8: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Fly to Chongqing in the morning, visit Erling Park, and the Three Gorge Museum, then get onboard the deluxe cruise after dinner. (B/L/D) Cruise: MS Yangtze Two (5*) or similar
Day 9: Friday, September 14, 2018
Yangtze River Cruise
On your shore excursion today you will visit Shibao Stockaded Village (Shibaozhai), which was built on a skerry (island) named Yu’Ying. It’s formed from three parts: gate, body and cockloft. With 56 meters high, it has 12 floors and is reputed as the one of eight ancient peculiar architectures. Return to the ship and set sail for Yichang. Tonight enjoy the captain’s welcoming dinner. (B/L/D)
Day 10: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Yangtze River Cruise
Today your amazing excursion will take you on a drifting raft ride down the Lesser Three Gorges. You will enjoy the wonderful scenery of deep and quiet gorges, including waterfalls and magnificent peaks. Today’s cruise will pass through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. This is a day like no other and you will always remember it. (B/L/D)
Day 11: Sunday, September 16, 2018
Today’s excursion is to visit the world’s largest dam–a project in process.Disembark in Yichang and fly to Shanghai. (B/L/D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Vista Hotel or similar.
Day 12: Monday, September 17, 2018
Today we tour the sights of Shanghai, China’s largest city, the 2nd largest megacity in the world and China’s most important commercial center. We will visit the Jade Buddha Temple, the bund, Yu Garden bazaar, a silk factory and City God plaza. We have arranged a cooking class for participants to learn how to cook dim sum. The class lasts around 1 hour. (B/L/D)
Day 13: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
After breakfast, depart to the airport for your homebound flight. (B)
*Please read to the end to see the details of the not-to-be-missed add-on tour of the Huangshan region and the stunning Yellow Mountains.
Total land cost is only $2,469 and includes:
- 1st class hotel accommodation based on double occupancy specified as itinerary or equivalent.
- Daily American buffet breakfast and meals as listed in the itinerary
- English-conducted sightseeing tour specified in the itinerary
- Domestic flight within China and China AIF (Include airfare Beijing/Xian/Chongqing, Yichang/Shanghai)
- Yangtze Two River Boat (outside balcony cabin)
Land cost excludes:
- International flight
- China visa
- Travel insurance
- Personal expense and Tips
Don’t Miss this very Inexpensive Add-on Tour of the Huangshan Region and the Yellow Mountains
The Huangshan Region of China is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful regions of planet earth. You’ve come all this way to China, for only an additional $699 (based on double occupancy) you can add these five days on to your magnificent China tour. Read the itinerary and look at the pictures to get a feel for this stunning scenery and history you will experience:
Day 1 Extension, Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Meet at our hotel lobby and take our deluxe coach to Tunxi. We will visit the She County Ancient Wall en-route. We will stay one night Tunxi.
(B/L/D) Hotel: Huangshan International Hotel (or similar).
Day 2 Extension, Wednesday, September 19, 2018
This morning we will take the amazing cable car up to Mt. Huangshan, and visit the Beihai scenic area, the Xihai scenic area, see the famous Flying Stone and also the Bright Summit. (B/L/D) Hotel: Beihai Hotel (or similar).
Day 3 Extension, Thursday, September 20, 2018
We will get up early this morning to catch the Magical sunrise and take the cable car down the mountain.
We will visit the wonderful Hongcun Village and then take our deluxe coach to Tunxi and visit the famous Old Street.
(B/L/D). Hotel: Huangshan International Hotel (or similar).
Day 4 Extension, Friday, September 21, 2018
Today we take our luxury coach from Tunxi back to Shanghai. Upon arrival we will transfer to the hotel. Some free time for shopping.
(B) Hotel: Holiday Inn Vista (or similar).
Day 5 Extension, Saturday, September 22, 2018
Shanghai – Departure.
We meet at our appointed time in the hotel lobby, packed and ready to go, then transfer to the airport and board our aircraft to come home.
Cost of this extension is only $699.00 based on double occupancy!
To talk directly to our agent, have your questions answered and to get your reservations for this tour of a lifetime, please call Sarah at 801-483-6473 or click HERE to email Sarah.