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Greeting from Italy!

 

We had a safe trip back home and, once jet-lag was gone, everything is back to normal.

The travel has been a fantastic, unique experience I will never forget. Thanks for setting everything so well, so precisely, so perfectly! Everything was really great, from the hotels to the guides. So...thank you! The only thing you couldn't really do anything on was the weather.  Maybe next time you can "book" also some sunny weather for us, ok? ^_^

That was my pleasure to meet you in Chengdu. I promise next time I'll come to China I'll be able to read the book you gave me ^_^

 

Here Autumn has come, it's quite cold and i miss pandas very much...

 

Many thanks for your email, hope to hear from you soon.

 

S. S.
Italy

August - September 2017
China Family Holiday (Beijing - Chengdu - Chongqing - Yangtze Three Gorges - Shanghai - Suzhou)

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Insight Twin Cities and Yangtze CruiseTour Name:         Insight Twin Cities and Yangtze Cruise
Tour Code:          M167D643
Duration:            9 Days & 8 Nights
Destination:        Beijing, Chongqing, Yangtze Rivr, Shanghai
Features:            Beijing and Shanghai are often regarded as the "Twin Cities" in the Chinese dimension. Visit Beijing and Shanghai to understand China in terms of culture and economics. A cruise sailing through the significant of Three Gorges on the Yangtze will definitely give you an insight to Chinese civilization whilst seeing some of the most imposing natural sceneries on this planet!
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Trip Summary

Detailed Itinerary

Dates & Prices

 Tour Dates

 Destinations

 Tours & Services

Meals

 Accommodation

Day01

 Beijing 

Arrive in Beijing, be met and transferred to hotel.  N/A

 Jianguo Hotel Beijing

Day02

 Beijing 

Full day visit Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, The Temple of Heaven, enjoy Peking Roast Duck Dinner. B, L,SD

 Jianguo Hotel Beijing

Day03

 Beijing 

Morning Mutianyu Great Wall Hiking including cable cars. Take a Rickshaw Ride to visit the Hutongs, visit a local family and have lunch in their home. B, L

 Jianguo Hotel Beijing

Day04

 Beijing / Chongqing

Morning visit Summer Palace including a boat tour on the Kunming Lake, then you will be transferred to airport and fly to Chongqing. On arrival, drive to visit the city of Chongqing before the Yangtze Cruise ship embarkation. B, L

Yangtze Cruise Ship

  Day05

Yangtze River

Sailing on Yangtze River, shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City. B, L, D Yangtze Cruise Ship
  Day06

Yangtze River

Sailing on Yangtze River, shore excursion to Shennong Stream. B, L, D Yangtze Cruise Ship
  Day07

 Yichang / Shanghai

Shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam. Arrive in Yichang at noon, be met at the dock and transferred to airport and fly to Shanghai. Arrive in Shanghai, be met and transferred to hotel. B, L   The Bund Hotel
  Day08

 Shanghai

Full day tour of Jade Buddha Temple, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Museum and  Yuyuan Garden. B, L   The Bund Hotel

Day09

 Shanghai

Transferred to airport for your departure flight. Trip ends.  B  N/A




Day01 Arrival BeijingForbidden City,Beijing,China
Today you arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. Greeted and received by your local guide and escorted to your hotel in downtown Beijing. The rest of day is at your own disposal.


Day02 Beijing (B, L, SD)Temple of Heaven Beijing
Enjoy your buffet breakfast at your hotel. Today you will have a day guided tour to explore Beijing. This morning the tour begins with a visit of the Temple of Heaven, located in the southern part of Beijing, and has been one of the most holy places for the whole country for more than five centuries. It used as a complex of sacrificial buildings for the Ming and Qing emperors, and is the largest one in Beijing among several royal altars to Heaven, Earth, the Sun, the Moon and other deities or symbolic forces of Nature. Then you will take a walking in the iconic Tiananmen Square, which is probably the biggest one of its kind in the world. From here you will go on to the Forbidden City (also known officially as the Imperial Palace Museum ) was commissioned by the third Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Emperor Yong Le. The palace was built between 1406 and 1420, but was burnt down, rebuilt, sacked and renovated countless times, so most of the architecture you can see today dates from the 1700's and on wards. The Forbidden City was the seat of Imperial power for 500 years, and is now a major tourist attraction in China. The total area of the complex is 183 acres, so it takes quite a while to walk through, especially if you want to have a close look at everything. All together there are 9,999 1/2 rooms in the Museum, not all of which can be visited. At night you will enjoy delicious Peking Roast Duck Dinner at a fine local restaurant.


Day03 Beijing (B, L)Great Wall of China
This morning you will head to the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu. The Great Wall, like the Pyramids of Egypt, the Taj Mahal in India and the Hanging Garden of Babylon, is one of the great wonders of the world. Starting out in the east on the banks of the Yalu Rivers in Liaoning Province, the Great Wall stretches westwards for 12,700km to Jiayuguan in the Bobi Desert, thus known as the Ten Thousand Li Wall in China. In the afternoon you will return back the town and take a unique Hutong tour by a rickshaw to discover the old residential area of Beijing. Hutongs are closely associated with individual four-sided courtyard in which people live. Most Hutongs are running east west for the local dwellers to procure the sunlight. You will visit a local family and have lunch in their home.


Day04 Beijing / Chongqing (B, L)Summer Palace,Beijing,China
You start today's activity at the Summer Palace. Located at the northwest suburb of Beijing, the Summer Palace was originally a royal garden and a temporary dwelling palace for emperors of Qing Dynasty, Its predecessor was the Garden of Clear Ripples (Qingyiyuan) started in 1750 and burned down by the British and French allied troops in 1860. In 1886, Empress Dowager Cixi used navy outlays and other funds in the reconstruction and renamed the park as Summer Palace in 1888.The Summer Palace in northwest suburban Beijing is the largest and most complete imperial garden existing in China. Then you will be transferred to airport for a flight to Chongqing, a Mountainous City and River Town and is noted as China's "Wartime Capital" during 1938 - 1945. You will be received by your local Chongqing guide who will escort you to have a city sightseeing including the People’s Assembly Hall and Jie Fang Bei Pedestrian Street. Transferred to the pier and board your Yangtze Cruise Ship. Then your guide will leave the boat and your cruise will start at about 10:00 pm.


Day05 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)Qutang Gorge, Yangtze Three Gorges
Your memorable Yangtze Cruise begins today. Various activities onboard will expand your preparation for Yangtze exploration. Your ship will stop for a shore excursion at the famous Fengdu Ghost City where you can learn about China's afterlife culture. Afterwards, you'll re-board the ship and continue your cruise. Usually there will be a welcome party hosted by the captain in the evening, this is the best chance to make new friends and be immersed in the staff's hospitality. So dress up and be ready to enjoy.


Day06 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)Lesser Three Gorges, Yangtze
Besides the enchanting landscape along the Yangtze River, today's sightseeing will be highlighted by the shore excursion to Lesser Three Gorges. You will take a local sampan to enter the fabulous green gorges. Deep gorges, lush mountains, crystal waters, appalling cliffs, thriving groves and perhaps native wildlife make this excursion worthwhile. Get back to your ship after the stop, the ballroom maybe an ideal place to entertain at night.



Day07 Yangtze Cruise / Yichang / Shanghai (B, L)Three Gorges Dam,Yangtze
Disembark early in the morning for an excursion to the Three Gorges Dam. There is a bus driving you to the peak where you could overlook the huge Three Gorges Dam composed of the dam, the hydropower stations and the navigation facility. After returning to the ship, please follow the check-out procedure. You will meet your local Yichang guide at the pier who you transfer you to Yichang Airport where you will take a flight to Shanghai. On arrival Shanghai, you will meet your guide who will transfer you to your hotel. 
 


Day08 Shanghai (B, L)Yu Yuan Garden Shanghai
You have a day guided trip to explore the city of Shanghai. You will visit the Jade Buddha Temple. As Shanghai's most popular temple with visitors, the Jade Buddha complex has an exceedingly short history, having been completed in 1918, but it exudes a powerful potion of thick incense, flashy decorations, and a dark, seedy atmosphere that makes it seem centuries older. After that you will proceed to the Shanghai Museum. The Shanghai Museum contains more than 112,000 Chinese cultural relics from the Old Stone Age to modern times, including bronze ware, calligraphy, paintings etc. Then you will continue to visit Yuyuan Garden. Yuyuan garden is the most famous garden in south China and decorated with beautiful pavilions, miniature lakes, bridges and rock formations. Later in the afternoon your guide will take you to the Oriental Pearl Tower where you may have a stunning skyline of the townscape Shanghai.


Day09 Depart Shanghai (B)Shanghai,China
Your guide and driver will transfer you to airport according to your flight schedule. End of your China travel.



Tour costing varies upon group size, travel season and hotel accommodation levels etc. For price details please email us at info@splendidchinatours.com.

Price inclusions:
01).
All accommodations based on two persons sharing one room (single occupancy is subject to supplement);
02). China internal flights with airport tax or train as stated in the program;
03). Round-trip transfers between airports or railway stations, hotels, and scenic spots in each city by private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced licensed drivers;
04). All admission fees and activity expenses as listed in the itinerary;
05). Daily meals as specified in the itinerary: B denotes breakfast, L denotes lunch, and D denotes dinner (SD signifies special dinner);
06). Services of a local English speaking guide in each city (other languages can be arranged upon request, supplement may apply);
07). Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour;
08). Governmental taxes and fees.

Price excluded:
01). International airfare to/from China;
02). Chinese Visa fees;
03). Expenses of personal natural such as laundry, telephone, drinks, mini bar etc;
04). Personal shopping, optional activities and excess baggage charges;
05). Gratuities for local tour guides, drivers and hotel bellboy etc;
06). International travel insurance;
07). Services and activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary.

 

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