14-Day Glorious China
Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Yangtze River - Shanghai
You will discover the most well-known historical sites in China, and unlock the indescribable natural wonders on a leisure cruise along Yangtze River.
Most popular historical sites - the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors
Enjoy the exquisite rivers and hills in Guilin - a city known for its Karst landform
Beautiful hills and rivers along the Yangtze by cruise
China's modern face - Shanghai
It has stood there for thousands of years to prevent enemies
Experience bamboo rafting on Yulong River, the landscape of which is the essence of Li River
A scroll of landscape painting...
It has stood there for thousands of years to prevent enemies
Our service includes:
√ China Panda Tour's experienced travel consultant 1 on 1 service 24hours/7days from inquiry to back home;
√ Entrance tickets to listed viewpoints in the itinerary as well as necessary shuttle bus/cable car/sightseeing bus tickets in attractions;
√ Escorted by experienced English-speaking tour guide;
√ Meals mentioned in the itinerary;
√ Private transfers with professional driver between hotel/attraction/airport/railway station/restaurant as listed in the itinerary;
√ Booking of flight/train/cruise tickets per your preferences;
√ Accommodation in each city, hotel level/feature is decided by your choice;
√ Traveler's accidental insurance.
In the morning, pay a visit to the Great Wall, its grey stones, lofty watchtowers and winding routes all tell a story of soul-stirring history. Later move steps to the Ming Tombs, the biggest imperial mausoleum complex in China. You will visit Dingling, the tomb of Wanli, which is the only excavated one of the Ming Dynasty Tombs. Enjoy a wonderful welcome dinner Peking Roast Duck that absolutely comfort your spirit and stomach after a whole-day sightseeing.
Today firstly visit the Temple of Heaven, where the emperors sacrificed the heaven. Continue sightseeing to Tian’anmen Square, the largest central square in the world. And then enter the Forbidden City. For almost 500 years, it serves as the ceremonial and political center of central court. Looking at the yellow roof, glazed tile and red wall, just imagine what emperors’ daily life would be. Have a whole view of this magnificent palace from Jingshan Park.
After breakfast, go sightseeing in Summer Palace, once "the Garden of Thousands Gardens" royally built in Qing Dynasty. Then experience the rickshaw in Hutongs. Hutong is perhaps the traditional Beijing alleys that show the real old Beijing. Be taken to the railway station, experience China's high-speed train to Xi’an, the ancient capital for 13 dynasties. On arrival in Xi'an, be picked up and transferred to hotel.
Beijing tour, Beijing to Xi'an
In the morning, transfer to visit the Terracotta Army, which is now the Terracotta Warriors Museum. It is a must-see place when you travelled to Xi'an. Even 2000 years has passed, the wood protects of the warriors are still clear to see. Return to downtown Xi'an, learning China's long history in Shaanxi History Museum followed by visiting the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the symbol of Xi’an City.
In the morning, have a leisure walk on the Ancient City Wall. Built in Ming Dynasty, this old architecture has an honored history of over 600 years and is the best preserved ancient city wall in China. There is a Muslim Quarter near the Great Mosque that you should never miss. Be sent to the airport for a flight to Guilin, a city known for its exquisite hills and waters. Be greeted to hotel and check in.
Xi'an tour, Xi'an to Guilin
Take the Li River Cruise in the morning. The 83km waterway from Guilin City to Yangshuo County, like a meandering jade belt wrapped in green peaks, making Li River the world’s largest and most beautiful Karst landscape area. With fresh breath, everything is so poetic! Walk freely on West Street, or you can choose to ride a bicycle in local villages, or go rafting on Yulong River, which is said to be the essence of Li River.
Drive to the delightful Longji Rice Terrace Field. Longji, which means Dragon’s Backbone, is not only the globally top rice terrace field cluster, but also the culmination of both profound wisdom and strenuous labor. Make a visit to the Zhuang and Yao Villages. The hanging-feet cottage and coiled layers from the foot to the top of the mountain form a spectacular picture. In the late afternoon, return to Guilin downtown.
In the morning, come to Guilin's symbol, the Elephant Trunk Hill. The hill is shaped like a giant elephant drinking water of Li River. After that be sent to the railway station and take the bullet train to Chongqing. Be picked up at Chongqing railway station and then dropped off at Chongqing wharf. Get on board the Yangtze River Cruise which sails out in the evening.
Guilin tour, Guilin to Chongqing, board Yangtze River Cruise
Enjoy the wonderful landscape of Yangtze. Have a short visit to Shibaozhai, which is an exquisite pavilion with a walkway to the top of a solo hill in the river. You can have the chance to have a look at the spectacular views of Three Gorges. There is an optional tour to Fengdu Ghost City if you are interested.A welcome banquet and party will be held on the cruise for you to have fun.
Yangtze River Cruise
The cruise today passes through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge, which are two of the three gorges with magnificent views. The amazing nature show all of people its miraculous side. In the afternoon you will visit Shennong Stream, where there is an ancient plank path connecting to coffins on a cliff. The crew on cruise will give a performance for entertainment in the evening.
Yangtze River Cruise
Make a visit to the top of Three Gorges Dam. You will learn about the world's biggest hydroelectric project seeing the vast ship locks. Arrive in Yichang at noon time, be picked up at wharf and then you will be taken to the airport for flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival in Shanghai, be transferred to hotel. Evening free on your own to explore the most developed city of China.
Three Gorges Dam, Yichang arrival, Yichang to Shanghai
Today firstly visit Yuyuan Garden, and then walk in the Former French Concession. Go through Nanjing Pedestrian, coming to Shanghai’s landmark, the Bund. It mainly includes Oriental Pearl TV Tower and 52 distinctive mansions in different styles. Enjoy a panoramic view of Shanghai from the 100th floor at “the Eye of Shanghai” - Shanghai World Financial Center.
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- Tour code: CPT-CT-05
- Price: from $1,548 p/p
- Tour type: private tour
- Departure date: flexible
- Travel route: Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Yangtze River - Shanghai
- Trip length: 14 Days / 13 nights
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