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Yangtze River Cruise Group Tour 11 Days

Yangtze River Cruise Group Tour 11 Days
• Tour Code: GGT04
• Starting from: USD1698 per person
• Trip Duration: 11 Days
• Departure Dates: Fixed departure time in Beijing
• Starts from: Beijing
• Departs from: Shanghai
• Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze River, Yichang, Shanghai
  • Day 1: Arrival in Beijing 
    The prelude of your escorted China tour starts when you meet our professional local guide at Beijing Airport after reclaiming your luggage and clearing customs. Your guide will accompany you in a comfortable vehicle to the hotel and help you with the check-in procedure. The rest of the day is left for you to have a good rest or to become familiar with our capital city on your own.
     
    Meals Included: No meal
    Accommodation: 4-star Qianmen Jianguo Hotel Beijing 
     
    Day 2: Beijing 
    Have breakfast at the hotel and be ready in your room at 8:00AM for further instruction of 700-acre guide. Then visit the massive Tian'anmen Square, then take a trip to the Old Hutongs, this tour will conclude your memorable Beijing trip. Taking the local rickshaw and traveling along the narrow lanes, you will get a close touch with the original Beijing lifestyle and culture. In the afternoon tour the Summer Palace and view the scenery of its lake (One-way boat cost is included). Then Drop off at Beijing Olympic Green on the way back to hotel If time and traffic permits! Those who want get into the stadiums of Bird’s Nest or Water Cub could buy tickets on the spot by their own. Optionally you can join the Chinese Kongfu Show with extra charge.
     
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local Chinese restaurant
    Accommodation: 4-star Qianmen Jianguo Hotel Beijing 
     
     
    Day 3: Beijing 
    Today, ride to the legendary Great Wall of China and stand on its famous ramparts. A local lunch is included, along with a visit to a jade or cloisonné enamel workshop. In the afternoon, then see the Forbidden City with its elegant palaces, pavilions and landscaped gardens, once open only to nobility.
     
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local Chinese restaurant
    Accommodation: 4-star Qianmen Jianguo Hotel Beijing
     
     
    Day 4: Beijing to Xi’an
    In the morning we will visit the Temple of Heaven, where the emperors worshipped the heavens in hopes of good harvests. After lunch try the world-famous “China Speed” by taking high speed train to Xian. 
     
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local Chinese restaurant
    Accommodation: 4-star Grand New World Hotel Xian 
     
     
    Day 5: Xi’an 
    In the morning stroll on the Ancient City Wall. The wall is considered as the city’s landmark dividing it into the inner part and the outer part. In the afternoon tour Xian’s archaeological wonder: 8,000 life-sized Terracotta Warriors buried with Emperor Qin Shi Huang, each soldier and horse molded in incredible detail, after a visit to a Terra-cotta workshop our next stop is the Muslim Quarter where you can have a walk or try some local snacks. In the evening you can choose to enjoy the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show (optional).
     
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local Chinese restaurant
    Accommodation: 4-star Grand New World Hotel Xian 
     
     
    Day 6: Xi'an to Guilin
    In the morning we will Visit Xi’an Museum, a modern, well-organized museum traces the history of Xi'an from prehistory to Qing dynasty, then the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, an important cultural relic and one of the remaining symbols of ancient Xi’an. At last, we will spend some time learning Chinese Calligraphy, this traditional Chinese art is not only a means of communication, but also a means of expressing a person's inner world in an aesthetic sense. Fly to Guilin and check in at the hotel.
     
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local Chinese restaurant
    Accommodation:4-star Guilin Plaza Hotel
     
     
    Day 7: Guilin to Longsheng to Guilin
    Today we will visit China South Pearl Museum, considered as the symbol of health, longevity and wealth, pearls have always been loved by all people through the history of the world. Then we will drive to Longji Terrace Rice Fields, the fields offer some of the most fantastic scenery in China. The rice terraces are built into the hillsides, and look like great chains or ribbons as they wind around the contours in tiered bands. There are quite a few villages where the ethnic Zhuang and Yao people inhabit, we will visit one of those Minority village before transfer back to Guilin. 
     
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local Chinese restaurant
    Accommodation:4-star Guilin Plaza Hotel
     
     
    Day 8: Guilin to Yangshuo
    Enjoy Li River Cruising for about 4.5 hours and arrive at Yangshuo, a small lovely town where we will stay overnight. Looking around the narrow but interesting Yangshuo West Street and Moon Hill, the hill offers some broad, panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, which is characterized by the knobby karst hills found throughout the region. An evening option is to enjoy the stunning Impression Liusanjie Show.
     
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local Chinese restaurant
    Accommodation: 4-star Yangshuo New Century 
     
     
    Day 9: Yangshuo to Guilin to Shanghai
    Transfer from Yangshuo town to Guilin. Then visit Reed Flute Cave. There are stalactites, stalagmites, stone curtains, stone columns and stone flowers, which look like scenic pictures and human figures and make up more than 30 attraction spots. Then we will visit Elephant Trunk Hill, the limestone that deposited at the sea bottom 360 million years ago formed the rock, and a cave from west through east came into being about 12,000 years ago as the river water washed and dissolved the stone, and the rock with the cave looks just like an elephant sucking water with its trunk and then fly to Shanghai, China’s most modern metropolis. Optional program is cruising on the Huangpu River to see the enchanting night view of Shanghai.
     
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local Chinese restaurant
    Accommodation: 5-star Lexington Plaza Mingde Shanghai
     
     
    Day 10: Shanghai
    View the Shanghai Museum, Continue to Yuyuan Garden, a 16th century Ming period private garden/residence in the heart of Shanghai’s old Chinese quarter. Along is the local bazaar and Shanghai Old Street. Visit Former French Concession District.. Stroll along the Bund and Nanjing Road to experience the thrills of old and modern Shanghai today. Tonight you can take an optional acrobatics show or enjoy night life at Xintiandi.
     
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local Chinese restaurant
    Accommodation: 5-star Lexington Plaza Mingde Shanghai 
     
     
    Day 11: Departure from Shanghai
    After breakfast, you may have your FREE arrangement as long as you check out before 12:00, the hotel can help to keep your luggage after check out if you don’t want go to airport right away, the cost to Pudong Airport costs usually no more than 200CNY, you may also choose to book the drop off service with English speaking guide at 450CNY for a car.
     
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel
     

     

  • Yangtze River Cruise Group Tour 11 Days Tour Prices
     
    From Sep 01 to Nov 30, 2013
    Double occupancy rate: USD1768pp
    Single occupancy rate: USD1998pp
    Departure Dates: Sep 05; Sep 12; Sep 19; Oct 10; Oct 17; Oct 24; Nov 07; Nov 14; Nov 28.
     
    From Mar 01 to Aug 31, 2014
    Double occupancy rate: USD1698pp
    Single occupancy rate: USD1938pp
    Departure Dates: Mar 05; Mar 12; Mar 19; Mar 25; Apr 03, Apr 10, Apr 17, Apr 24, May 03, May 08, May 15, May 22, May 29; Jun 05, Jun 12, Jun 19, Jun 26; Jul 03, Jul 10, Jul 17, Jul 31; Aug 07, Aug 14, Aug 21. 
     
    From Sep 01 to Nov 30, 2014
    Double occupancy rate: USD1768pp
    Single occupancy rate: USD1998pp
    Departure Dates: Sep 04; Sep 11; Sep 23; Oct 09; Oct 16; Oct 23; Nov 06; Nov 13; Nov 22.
     
    Booking Notice
    Tour starts in Beijing
    Tour ends in Shanghai
    Tour Feature: Small group tour
    Minimum of two persons are required at the time of booking
     
    Pricing Policy
    The prices are based on per person, twin sharing basis
    Infants (under 2 years of age) traveling with parents: free of charge
    Child (2 -12 years of age) sharing a bed: 80% of the adult price
    Child (2 -12 years of age) sharing no bed: 60% of the adult price
    Minimum of two persons is required at the time of booking
    Tour Price Inclusions
    Hotel accommodations with daily Buffet Breakfast at hotel
    Soft seat ticket on bullet train Beijing/Xian (5 hours)
    Domestic flight with tax included from Xian to Chongqing, Yichang to Shanghai
    Meals as specified (B for breakfast, L for lunch and D for dinner at local restaurants)
    Private air-conditioned car/van/coach for land transportation
    Experienced English language speaking tour guide
    All admission tickets to sightseeing places
    All government taxes
    Tour Price Exclusions
    Optional tour & Insurance
    International airfare to Beijing and departing from Shanghai
    Gratuities to service staffs (please refer to Travel Information)
    Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, etc
    Reservation
    For reservation, please send an email to info@GrandChinaTravel.com. Please inform us: the tour code; the number of travelers; your name as appeared in passport; your passport number; the date of arrival in China and your international flight number. For details of payment, please read our Terms & Conditions.
  • Yangtze River Cruise Group Tour 11 Days Optional Tours
     
    Day 2: Acrobatic Show Performance with Chinese Dinner, USD30 per person
    Join an optional tour to a dazzling acrobatic performance by local acrobats at Beijing’s    Chaoyang Theater with an included dinner. Chinese acrobatics ranks among the best arts in the world. The history of acrobatic show has been existent for more than two thousand years. The acrobatic shows are characterized by feats of strength and daring performed cleverly, precisely and accurately, and the ability of retaining balance in motion.
     
      
    Day 3: Chinese Kungfu Show at Red Theater with Chinese Dinner, USD35 per person
    The show of the Legend of Kungfu at Red Theatre Beijing is a high level performance with the wonderful story layout, perfect stage design, professional martial arts actors, and the real Kungfu actions and scenes. You will be strongly impacted both mentally and physically by this show.
     
      
    Day 5: Tang Dynasty Dance & Music Performance with Dumplings Banquet Dinner, USD40 per person
    Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show integrates a program of several interpretations of  music, singing and dancing depicting the typical style, landscapes, traditions and costumes  of the Tang Dynasty. The Provincial Song and Dance Ensemble has had about 7,000 performances during the past 20 years recreating the amazing culture and history of the prosperous Tang Dynasty for over 5 million visitors.
     
      
    Day 9: Huangpu River cruise & night view of Shanghai, USD40 per person
    The cruise starts from the Bund and goes upstream. Towards the south, it takes you to look at the Nanpu Bridge, and then turns round to the north to go to the Yangpu Bridge and back to where it is started. Between the stately colonial edifices along the Bund, the glittering skyscrapers on the eastern shore of Pudong, and the unceasing river traffic, there is plenty to keep your eyes from ever resting.
     
      
  • City Inn Happy Valley Beijing
    Add: Vecchio Shopping Street, North Xiaowuji Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing,
    Tel: +86-10-67376688
     
    City Inn Happy Valley Beijing is a chain of fine business hotel brand developed by the OCT IHMC, located in the center of Beijing City that gives traveler the great location for business and financial purposes. The hotel is also easily reachable the city’s major shopping area and famous attractions. The hotel has an excellent location which is 18km to Beijing Railway Station, and 30km to Beijing Capital Airport. The hotel offers 224 rooms that have contemporary interiors and diverse room types. It offers the ideal setting for conferences, meetings, special events, business trips, and the Internet access helps guests keeping in touch with their friends and family when traveling in Beijing. Free broad video and self-help laundry house are available for guests. Restaurants, Bars, Sauna, Foot Massage, Beauty Salon, Supermarket, Banks, and Hospital are all around the hotel. An attentive and professional staff is always pleased to provide you all the necessary information for your successful Beijing travel
     
      
    Xian Skytel Hotel
    Add: No. 32 South Street, Xian
    Tel: +86-29-87632222
     
    Xian Skytel Hotel is located in the middle of South Street in Xian, the commercial center of this ancient capital city. It is within walking distance to the Bell Tower, the Drum Tower, the Ancient City Wall and the Muslims Street and is about 10 minutes' drive to the railway station and 40 minutes' drive to the airport. The Xi'an Skytel Hotel offers 170 guestrooms, including standard and deluxe rooms as well as suites. Guestroom amenities include direct-dial phone service, fax machines, premium satellite television and complimentary high-speed internet access. The accommodations also feature refrigerators and coffee makers. The hotel also has some apartments outfitted with living-rooms and kitchens, which are suitable for long-term stay. Besides, business centre, parking lot, beauty saloon, room service, laundry, waking-up, foreign currency exchange, ATM, safety deposit boxes at the Front Desk and rentable buses and cars are also available. The hotel restaurant provides guests with both western and Chinese food.
     
    Blue Whale Cruise Ship
    The Blue Whale was designed based on the standard for five-star sightseeing ships and caters to the growing demand from international passengers for comfort, convenience, and security. This ship is 91.5 meters long and 16.4 meters wide, and has five decks and a capacity of 148. The Blue Whale is also equipped with first-class modern communication and navigation devices like GPS, fathometer and radar etc, which started a new era for the shipbuilding mode of all Yangtze River cruises. Facilities include a dining hall, a bar, a scenery-viewing hall, a gymnasium, a multifunctional meeting room, a beauty saloon, a clinic, a business center, and a shop. The ship is also equipped with central air conditioning and a satellite TV and radio system that provide convenient communications with the outside world. 
     
     
    Sunshine China Cruise Ship
    Being one of the top cruisers on the Yangtze River, the Sunshine China was built in accordance with international four star standard. It can hold 136 passengers, with 72 cabins, one president suite, 6 spacious cabins, 8 single cabins, and 57 standard cabins. Its main facilities include central air-conditioning, closed circuit TV, audio, Chinese and western dining rooms, coffee house, video cinema, bar, ball room, karaoke, gift shop, beauty parlor, outside observation deck, etc. The ship's public areas, whether indoor cabins or out on deck, are warm and inviting places for all the kinds of people to meet, relax and view the picturesque gorges of Yangtze River. You have the cuisine option with Chinese style and western style, but we strongly suggest guests to try those China's best local specialties. Beautifully decorated dining hall is large enough to accommodate all passengers in single leisurely seating. 
     
    Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Shanghai
    Add: No.1738, ZhongXing Road, Zhabei District,Shanghai
    Tel: +86-21-36179999
     
    Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Shanghai is 30 minutes by taxi from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. Only a 5-minute walk from Shanghai railway station and subway station, this modern hotel is in the downtown Puxi area of Shanghai. You can surf the web with complimentary high-speed Internet in the comfort of your spacious, air-conditioned Guest room. Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei has 2 meeting rooms with great views that you can use to host events for up to 60 people. Drop by the 24-hour Business Centre to print your documents and prepare for meetings. Hotel restaurants offer a hearty Chinese spread including congee, noodles and fresh fruit at our complimentary breakfast buffet, prepared daily in the stylish Great Room. 
     
      

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We have returned safe, sound and very pleased. This is just a brief note to thank you for your hospitality, care and attention for details. We were a bit anxious before starting this tour but thanks to your organizing skills we have returned with great bundles of very happy memories. Your guides are all wonderfully dedicated individuals. They made our stay and movements easy, enjoyable and educational.

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