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Scenic Yangtze Tour
Arrive in Shanghai, the financial and commercial center of China. You are greeted by your guide at the airport and transferred to the four-star Shanghai Greenland Jiulong Hotel. The rest of the day will be free at your leisure.
Have full day sightseeing to the major attractions of the city including the Temple of Jade Buddha, Yu Garden at the Old Quarter, Shanghai Museum, the famous waterfront Bund and Nanjing Road at the shopping center. You will have the authentic Chinese cuisine for lunch at our carefully-selected restaurant.
In the morning, you will drive to Suzhou. Visit the Lingering Garden, Fishing Net Garden and Suzhou Museum. You will stay at the Youlian Holiday Inn Hotel this evening. Enjoy the local flavor for lunch today.
Today's tour will bring you to visit the famous Panmen Gate, the Tiger Hill and Hanshan Temple. You will have delicious Chinese cuisine for your lunch. In the afternoon, drive to Wuxi and check into the Jinlun Hotel.
In the morning, you will visit the beautiful Yuantouzhu Park, where you can have a bird view of the famous Taihu Lake. Then continue to visit the Xihui Park. Drive to Hangzhou in the late afternoon and check into the four-star West Lake Golden Plaza Hotel.
Today you will visit the beautiful West Lake, Linyin Temple, Six Harmonious Pagoda and the Tea Plantation. Enjoy the local flavor for lunch.
Drive to Huangshan which is listed as one of the Top Ten scenic highlights of China. Meet and transfer to the Huangshan International Hotel upon arrival.
This morning, ascend to the top of the mountain by cable car and enjoy the attractions of Huangshan. You would be enchanted by bizarre contoured pine trees, fantastic rock formations, seas of cloud and budding hot springs. Stay at the local best Xihai Hotel this evening.
Rise early to catch the glory of the rising sun bathes the nearby peaks and pavilions in a shower of light. Then visit the Bright Top, see the Rock Flying from afar. Tour to the Yupinglou located at the front side of the mountain. Descend the mountain by cable in the afternoon and fly to Shanghai. Transfer and check into the Shanghai Hotel.
Fly from Shanghai to Yichang. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our local guide and transferred to the Victoria Yangtze River Cruise, where you will begin your memorable cruise upstream.
Today the cruise will stop at San Duo Ping and sail through the Xiling Gorge, the longest of the famed Three Gorges. After lunch, you will enjoy a shore excursion at the splendid Three Gorges Dam Project.
This morning, you will pass through the west part of Xiling Gorges. After a shore excursion at Shennong Stream, you will pass through the Wu Gorge and visit the fascinating peaks and rocks along the Wu Mountains. Then pass through Qutang Gorge, which is framed by steep cliffs, with overhanging mountains on the two sides.
Today's highlight is a shore excursion to Shibaozhai, the magnificent 12-story wooden pagoda which was built against a protruding 220-meter rectangular rock with sheer cliffs on the north bank.
Morning cruise will bring you to the mountain city of Chongqing where you will disembark. Transfer to the airport and take the flight to Xian. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the local guide and transferred to the Aurum International Hotel.
A full day tour recalls the glories of ancient Xian as you visit the burial site of the incredible army of 8000 lifelike Terra-cotta soldiers, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the City Wall. Today you will enjoy the authentic Chinese cuisine for lunch.
Today you will visit the only underground museum in China, Yangling Mausoleum. Yangling Mausoleum will bring you to one of the most prosperous dynasty, Han Dynasty in Chinese history. After that, transfer to the airport and fly to Beijing, the capital of China. You will be greeted by your guide at the airport and transferred to the first class Holiday Inn Downtown Hotel.
Morning program takes you to Tian An Men Square and the Forbidden City, the residence of emperors for more than 500 years. Enjoy the famous Sichuan cuisine at our carefully-selected restaurant. Afternoon sightseeing features the Temple of Heaven, where emperors once prayed for good harvests. On the way back to the hotel, you will have an overlook of the major Olympic Stadium and the Olympic village.
Today you will visit the Gongwangfu Garden, the largest private mansion house in the Qing Dynasty. After that, you will have a special tour to the 700-year-old narrow streets, Hutongs, to visit the old quadrangles by the old fashioned rickshaw and learn about the daily life of ordinary Beijing residents. Today you will enjoy one of the famous cuisines in China, Huaiyang cuisine for lunch. This afternoon visit 798 factory, it is a new rising, avant-garde and trendy space that hosts high-level cultural, artistic and commercial activities.
The highlight today is a visit to the Badaling Great Wall, a symbol of the Chinese ancient civilization. After enjoying a delicious lunch at our carefully-selected restaurant, you will visit the Ming Tombs (Changling), the burial grounds for the 13 Ming Dynasty emperors.
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. The whole tour ends with a pleasant and memorable experience.
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