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Beijing Lhasa Xian Guilin Yangtze River and Shanghai Tour
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private China tour
photo of chinatravelkey imageReturn time: around 17:00 on each day
photo of chinatravelkey imageAccommodation: included
photo of chinatravelkey imageVehicle: Private car, van or mini-bus according to numbers of travelers. Please let us know if you have much luggage in advance. We will arrange bigger vehicle for you.
photo of chinatravelkey imageEscorted: yes
photo of chinatravelkey imageLevel: Standard
photo of chinatravelkey imageKids (2-5 years old) or elders(above 65 years old): possible
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photo of Beijing Forbidden CityDay 1. Entry Beijing, Temple of Heaven.
Be picked by private vehicle and English speaking tour guide from airport. Be transferred to hotel.
After a short rest in hotel, visit Temple of Heaven. Built in 1420, Temple of Heaven is the best preserved and largest sacrificial building complex in the world. Take sightseeing in the attraction for one hour.
Be transferred back to hotel.

Day 2. Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Beijing Opera
Be picked up from hotel at 08:30 am.
Visit Tiananmen Square -the biggest downtown Square of the world. Walk around on Tiananmen Square.
Then we will enter the Forbidden City from the north end of Tiananmen Square. Forbidden City also called Palace Museum and is located at the center of Beijing. It was the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Rectangular in shape, Forbidden City is the world's largest palace complex. Take sightseeing in Forbidden City along the central axis for 1.5 to 2 hours. Then we will drive to Summer palace - 20 kilometers northwest of downtown Beijing. Summer Palace is the largest imperial garden of Ming and Qing dynasty. The whole Summer Palace covers an area of over 290 hectares including more than 3,000 buildings, such as halls, pavilions, towers, etc. Take sightseeing for 1 to 1.5 hours.
Have dinner in a restaurant with Beijing local favor. Enjoy Beijing opera in theatre. Beijing Opera is deemed the national opera of China. The accompanying music, singing and costumes are full of Chinese cultural facts. It presents an encyclopedia of Chinese culture as well as unfolding stories, beautiful paintings, exquisite costumes and graceful gestures.
Be transferred back to your hotel after the whole day tour. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3. Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Sacred Way. photo of Badaling Great Wall
Be picked up from hotel at 08:30 am.
Drive one and half hours to the famous Badaling Great Wall -the most famous section of Great Wall, well maintained. It is easy to walk along this section of defensive project of ancient China. Take sightseeing on Badaling Great Wall for about 2 hours. Cable car is optional to get the top to have a bird view of the wall. Drive 30minutes to local restaurant with SICHUAN flavor to have Chinese lunch. Drive 20minutes to Ming Tombs. Located 60 Kilometers north of Beijing, Ming Tombs consist of mausoleums of 13 Ming emperors. Changling is the most famous one. Construction of the Changling was started in 1409 and completed in 1427. Visit the tomb for one hour.
Move on to visit the sacred way for half an hour. Drive back to Beijing city to have Beijing Roast Duck for Dinner. Eating Peking duck is seen to be one of the two things you are absolutely supposed to do while in Beijing. Be transferred back to your hotel after the whole day tour. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4. Beijing - Lhasa
Be transferred to airport to connect flight to Lhasa. Local tour guide will meet you in Lhasa airport. Be met by tour guide and private vehicle inLhasa airport. Visit the Nietang Buddha on the way from airport to your hotel. Check in Hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 5. Lhasaphoto of Lhasa Norbulingka Park
Be picked up from your hotel at 09:00 am.
Visit the Potala Palace. Originally built in the seventh century, Potala Palace is landmark of Lhasa. It is famous for its grand buildings, complicated constructions, devotional atmosphere and splendid artworks. Then we will visit the Sera Monastery - one of the three largest monasteries of Gelugpa. Completed in 1419, the collection of murals is maintained in perfect, original condition.
Move on to visit the Norbulingka Park. Built in the 1740s, Norbulingka Park was Dalai Lama's summer palace. Visit a Tibetan family to get some information of Tibetan's life and local custom. Be transferred back to your hotel. Dinner is served at hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6. Lhasa
Be picked up from your hotel at 09:00 am.
Visit the Drepung Monastery - known as the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism. Established in 1416, Drepung Monastery houses many cultural relics, which make it more superb. Then we will visit the Jokhang Temple -the holiest site in Tibet and is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Buddhists. Move on to visit the thriving bazaar of the Barkhor Street - Tibetan culture, economy, religion and arts assemble and a place to which a visit must be paid. Visit the Tibetan Traditional Hospital and the local Carpet Factory before be transferred back to your hotel after the tour. Dinner is served at hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7. Lhasa - Xianphoto of Xian City Wall
Be picked up from your hotel. Be transferred to airport to connect flight for Xian.
Arrive in Xian, Be picked up from airport and transferred to your hotel by private guide and English speaking tour guide. Visit the Great Mosque -the largest and best preserved mosques of China, which serves as an important spot for religious activities of over 60,000 Muslims in Xian. Be transferred back to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 8. Xian
Be picked up from your hotel at 09:00 am.
Visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum-the Eighth Wonder of the World. More than 6,000 different looking pottery figures depict the history of the Qin Dynasty from 221 BC-206 BC. After lunch, visit the Forest of Stone Steles Museum -a classical courtyard styled structure with the oldest and richest collection of steles in China. Move on to visit the City Wall -the best preserved, oldest and largest ancient city defense system in China. The wall has a history of over 600 years.
Then we will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda -Originally built in 652 of Tang Dynasty, the pagoda is functioned to collect Buddhist materials that were taken from India by the hierarch Xuanzang. Now it is Landmark of the Xian.
Taste local Dumpling Dinner -traditional food for Chinese New Year. It is a must taste food in China. Enjoy Tang Dynasty Show -performance of Chang'an music and dances that was originated in the Tang dynasty over a thousand years ago. The musicians present the music with the Tang-dynasty-style musical instruments. You will enjoy a national art that reflects the glory and richness of the Tang Dynasty era. Be transferred back to your hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9. Xian - Guilin
Be picked up from your hotel at 09:00 am. Be transferred to airport to connect flight to Guilin.
Arriving in Guilin, be met and transferred to your hotel with private vehicle and tour guide. Have private city tour in this scenery city. Visit Reed Flute Cave -Known as "the Palace of Natural Arts" contains beautiful stalactites and photo of Guilin Li Riverstalagmites. Then we will visit Elephant Trunk Hill -the symbol of Guilin, looks like a giant elephant with a long trunk. Be transferred back to your hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 10. Li River Cruise, YangShuo
Pick up from your hotel in the morning.
Be transferred to the Zhujiang Pier (about 1 hour drive) for a 4.5 hours wonderful Li River cruise with lunch aboard. You will enjoy the picturesque mountains, peaceful green fields, farms and villages with water buffalos, cows wondering around on both sides of the river bank. Disembark at the one thousand year old town YangShuo -one-thousand-year-old town, a lovely and relaxing place to break a journey and to soak up some of China's most beautiful scenery in the afternoon. Have a short exploration to the old town before to be transferred back to Guilin city.
(Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 11. Departure for Chongqing
Transfer to airport to connect flight for Chongqing. Be picked up by English speaking tour guide and vehicle from Chongqing airport. Visit the Panda House in Chongqing Zoo and the Residence of General Joseph W. Stilwell if time permits. After dinner in a local restaurant, be transferred to cruise port. Leave Chongqing at 23:30. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 12. Yangtze River Cruise on 5 star Century Star Cruise Shipphoto of Yangtze River Cruise
Morning Cruise.
In the afternoon, go ashore to visit-Fengdu, the Ghost City, where the Chinese believe the soul of the dead goes. They say that spirits go to heaven, and evil goes to Fengdu. The balance of the day is free for you to explore the ships amenities. The only people here are those who make a living from visiting cruise boats. In the evening, you will be the guests at the captains cocktail party.(B,L,D)

Day 13. Yangtze River Cruise (Cruise Ship: Century Star, 5 star)
Cruise through the two of the great Three Gorges: Qutang Gorge, framed by steep mossy cliffs and Wu Gorge, celebrated for its 12 peaks. Then shore excursion to Shennong Stream, Shennong Stream is another tributary of the Yangtze River, and its fast-flowing, crystal clear water runs southwards through deep gorges. Next, sail through Xiling Gorge, the last and most scenic of the Three Gorges. Pass through the five-step ship locks. Enjoy Farewell Party in the evening. (B,L,D)

Day 14. Yangtze River - Shanghai
Shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam Site, the largest hydroelectric project in the world. Construction of the dam formally began in 1994. The body of the dam was completed in 2003, and the whole construction will be competed in 2012. Arrives in Yichang at 11:30.
Be met by our local tour guide and transferred to airport to connect flight to Shanghai. Arrive in Shanghai. Be met and transferred to your hotel. After a short rest in hotel, take a city tour to visit Shanghai Museum - known as the Museum of Ancient Chinese Art, where you will find more than 120,000 precious and rare works of art. Visit the Bund -famous waterfront with art-like buildings in China, the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years. Remainder of the day is at leisure.
photo of Shanghai Yu Garden

Day 15. Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Children's Palace, River Cruise, Acrobatic
Pick up from your hotel. Visit Oriental Pearl TV Tower -the world's third tallest TV and radio tower, which combines ancient concepts with 21st Century technology. Get a bird-eye-view of whole Shanghai city by mounting Jin Mao Tower -the tallest building in China. Then we will visit Nanjing Road and the Children's Palace -where gifted children attend and learn to dance, sing and other art skill. Have a short Cruise on Huangpu River. Enjoy Acrobatic Show in the evening. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 16. Yu Garden and Market, Departure.
Be picked up from your hotel at 09:00 am. Visit Yu Garden -one of the best
Suzhou-style gardens in southern China. and Yu Market. Be transferred to airport to connect flight. (Breakfast)

Remark: The above private tour is tailored for you and your friends exclusively. You and your friends will enjoy Private car, driver and tour guide. If you want to adjust the itinerary, please contact us.

(validity: 2017-12-31)

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Hotel for This Tour:

Hotel name Class Location
Luxury Capital Hotel Beijing 5 star Near Wangfujing Street
Brahmaputra Grand Hotel Lhasa 5 star Downtown
Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square 5 star Downtown, near Bell Tower and Drum Tower
Sheraton Hotel Guilin 5 star Downtown
Grand Central Hotel Shanghai
5 star Downtown
Standard Holiday Inn Beijing Temple of Heaven 4 star Downtown, near Temple of Heaven
Jardin Secret Hotel Lhasa 4 star Downtown
Xi'an Hotel 4 star Downtown
Guilin Plaza Hotel 4 star Downtown
Central Hotel Shanghai 4 star Downtown
Comfort Red Wall Hotel Beijing 3 star standard Downtown, near Wangfujing Street
Tibet Hotel Lhasa 3 star Downtown
City Hotel Xian 3 star Downtown, near Bell Tower and Drum Tower
Universal Hotel Guilin 3 star Downtown
Pacific Hotel Shanghai 3 star at Nanjing Road
* Please contact us for more persons group.
Notes: Hotel accommodation is based on two persons sharing one standard room.

Package Price Includes
-Domestic flight;
-Hotel accommodation as mentioned;
-Private car or van in each city (air-conditioned);
-Well-trained English-speaking tour guides;
-All meals mentioned in the itinerary;
-Admission fee of mentioned attractions in the itinerary;
-Performance mentioned in the itinerary;
-Fuel, Parking, Expressway cost.
Package Price Excludes
-China visa fee;
-International air tickets and International airport tax;
-Meals unless specified;
-Personal expense;
-Gratuities to guides and drivers;
-Items not listed in the itinerary.
Payment:ChinaTravelKey accept payment via 5 methods:
-Pay our tour guide in cash (Except the hotel or airlines needs deposit).
-Credit card at least one week before tour date.
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