Beijing-Xi'an-Shangha-Suzhou-Hangzhou- Yangtz River Cruise-Chongqing-Guilin/Yangshuo-Shenzhen-Hong Kong- Macau
Day 1: Depart Canada
Take transpacific flight to Beijing
Day 2: Arrive Beijing
Upon arrival in late afternoon, you will meet our professional English-speaking tour guide and transfer to the hotel by a private air conditioned tour bus. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore this city once known as Peking to Westerns.
Accommodation: Red Wall Garden Hotel * * * * * (or similar)
Day 3: Beijing (BLD)
Today, we start our sightseeing with a visit to the Tiananmen Square—the largest public city square in the world. From there you enter The Forbidden City to observe the 250-acre complex of palaces, pavilions, courtyards and gardens. After lunch, we visit the Summer Palace, a royal resort during the Qing Dynasty. A Peking duck dinner is prearranged to conclude your first day of sightseeing.
Day 4: Beijing (BLD)
We drive 70km northwest from the city of Beijing for a full-day excursion to the Great Wall — the world's longest man-made structure, stretching over 6,352 km (3,948 miles) from Shanhai Pass in the east to Lop Nur in the west — along an arc that roughly delineates the southern edge of Inner Mongolia. Then, we will visit the Ming Tombs. On the way back we have an opportunity to stop for picture-taking at the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube where the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games were hosted. Tonight we enjoy the fantastic Chinese Kungfu Show.
Day 5: Beijing-Xi'an (BLD).
In the morning, we visit the Temple of Heaven and join local residents in practicing Tai Chi and morning exercises in the park. Take an afternoon Train ride to Xi’an – an ancient Chinese capital city for 13 dynasties and the home of the incredible Terracotta Army. Transfer to hotel upon arrival.
Accommodation: Shangri-La Golden Flower Xi’an * * * * * (or similar)
Day 6: Xi'an (BLD)
Today, we drive 30km east of the city to visit the excavation site of the Terracotta Army, followed by visiting Old city wall and Muslin quarter.
Day 7: Xi'an-Shanghai-Suzhou (BLD)
Today, We take a morning flight to Shanghai and transfer to Suzhou immediately, check in hotel and relax.
Accommodation: Grand Metro Park Hotel Suzhou * * * * * or similar
Day 8: Suzhou (BLD)
This 25th-century-old city is best known for its traditional Chinese gardens, silk industry. Our schedule today includes the Master of the Nets Garden, silk spinning mill and silk embroidery institute to see the amazing art. Our last stop today is Shang Tang St where you will find most interesting local life.
Day 9: Suzhou-Hangzhou (BLD)
We have a one-day excursion to the Heaven City, Hangzhou. Today’s schedule includes a boat tour on West Lake, Qinghefang Street, and Longjing (Dragon Well) Tea Tasting House.
Accommodation: Merchant Marko Hotel Hangzhou * * * * *(or similar)
Day 10: Hangzhou to Shanghai (BLD)
Today's sightseeing includes visiting the Yufo Temple, Shanghai Museum , and The Bund — a waterfront promenade famous for its landmark neoclassical buildings of European style. Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Shanghai* * * * *(or similar)
Day 11: Shanghai (BLD)
Today is yours to spend at leisure — exploring China's most dynamic city on your own is easy and enjoyable. Our recommended to-do list includes a visit to glitzy Pudong New District, a ride aboard the Maglev train, and the popular evening cruise on Huangpu River to enjoy the city's spectacular neon-lit skyline.
Day 12: Shanghai - Yichang (BLD)
Today we fly to Yichang and embark the famous Yantze River cruise,
Cruise ship: Ms Yangtze No# 2 ***** or similar
Day 13: Oct 30 Yangtze River Cruise (BLD)
We tour the site of the Three Gorges Dam in the morning; it is the largest hydroelectric dam in the world with a reservoir stretching hundreds of kilometres upstream. Construction of the dam began in 1992 and at 6,380km, the Yangtze is the longest river in China and the third longest in the world after the Nile and the Amazon. The most impressive section of the Yangtze is the Three Gorges. After tour the dam, the ship enters the eastern section of Xiling Gorge (66km), the longest gorge in three gorges. We will pass the biggest ship lock in the world this afternoon.
Day 14: Yangtze River Cruise (BLD)
Admire nature’s grandeur while sailing through Wu Gorge (44km) and spectacular Qutang Gorge (8km) today. In late morning we navigate Shennv Stream on a small vessel. Today's shore excursion features Shibaozhai (Stone treasure Fortress), an ancient wooden pagoda built against rock cliffs facing the Yangtze.
Day 15: Yangtze River Cruise (BLD)
Today we continue our journey to Chongqing, we will have a shore excursion at White Emperor city and arrive Fengdu in the afternoon.
Day 16: Chongqing to Guilin (BL)
This morning we disembark the cruise and fly to Guilin. We arrive at Guilin in the afternoon and visit the landmark of Guilin, the elephant trunk; then we continue to drive to Yangshuo. Enjoy your free time in the evening and explore your dining options at the famous Xijie Street (West End Street)
Accommodation: Yangshuo Tea Cozy Hotel * * * * *(or similar)
Day 17: Yangshuo (BL)
Today’s sightseeing begins with an hour and half cruise on the Lijiang River to enjoy the best scenic section of the River. Then proceed to visit the Silver Cave where the limestone karsts formations are one of the finest examples of its kind. Overnight in Yangshuo
Day 18: Yangshuo to Guilin to Shenzhen (B)
we drive to Guilin in the morning and take a train ride to Shenzhen, the pioneer city in China to form the special economy development zone. Then we drive to Hong Kong and check in our hotel.
Accommodation: Pentahotel Kowloon **** or similar
Day 19 Hong Kong to Macau (BL)
We will take ferry to Macau and have a city tour in the morning. Lying 65km to the west of Hong Kong, Macau is a city of duality. Its fortresses, churches and the culinary traditions of its former Portuguese colonial masters speak to a uniquely Mediterranean style on the China coast. Today’s schedule including the visits to Ruins of St. Paul’s, Mount Fortress, Leal Senado Square, A Ma Temple and a casino. Afternoon is yours to explore. We take a ferry back to Hong Kong in later afternoon.
Day 20 Hong Kong (B)
Today is your free day to explore Hong Kong. Our recommendation includes Ding-Ding Tramway to see the Hong Kong above ground and Stanley market for souvenirs and local Chinese food.
Day 21 Hong Kong to Home (B)
Bid farewell as we transfer to airport for our flight home.
(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner, SD=Special Dinner)
Packaged price: $7999 p/p based on double occupancy; Single supplement for $2400
Round trip international airfare and China domestic flights;
Hotel accommodation and cruise ship with breakfast, as specified or similar class;
Meals daily and special food as indicated:
Daily guided sightseeing, admission fees to scenic spots and cultural entertainments as specified;
Air-conditioned vehicle and private professional English-speaking tour guide;
Round-trip airport-hotel transfers in each city
1 bottle of water on the bus each day
Tips for tour guides, drivers CAD $210 P/P
Porter fee CAD $75 for the whole trip.
Tips for staff on cruise $30 p/p; pay on ship.
Chinese Visa fee CAD$170 P/P;
Personal expenses such as laundry, alcoholic beverages and telephone calls;
Prices and itinerary are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. This is a small private group tour, and guaranteed departure with minimum 4 guests.