Imperial Dragon Explorer
14 Days 13 Nights
Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Chongqing, Yangtze River, Shanghai
Day 1 Beijing Arrival
Arrive at Beijing International Airport, where you will be met by a local representative and transferred to your deluxe hotel. Relax for the rest of the day.
Accommodation: Fairmont Beijing or similar
Day 2 Beijing (B/L)
This morning you will start your Beijing city tour at Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest public square with the capacity to accommodate more than one million people. Next, step into the Forbidden City with its acres of elegant palaces, pavilions, courtyards and gardens. Lunch will be served at Hua’s Garden Restaurant. In the afternoon, visit to the Hutongs by pedicab, including the visit to the local family. Stop by a local teahouse for a tea ceremony and tea tasting. Return to your hotel after the tour and the rest of your evening is at your leisure.
Day 3 Beijing (B/L/D)
Morning visit the Ancient Great Wall with Great Wall Restoration Work. Receive participation of restoration certificate from the Great Wall Minister’s Office followed by lunch at the Commune by the Great Wall. After lunch, visit the Summer Palace. (Enjoy a cruise on Kunming Lake if weather permits). In the evening you will enjoy a delicious Peking Duck dinner at Duck de Chine.
Day 4 Beijing – Xian (B/L)
Morning visit the Temple of Heaven, where you will see the locals practicing morning exercise such as Taichi, shuttlecock kicking, dancing, etc. Participate in a private Taichi Class by your Taichi Master. After lunch, ttransfer to airport for your flight to Xian. Upon arrival, meet by local guide and visit the Muslim Quarter and Ancient City Wall with bike ride on the Wall. After the tour, check in for your stay and enjoy the evening at leisure.
Accommodation: Renaissance Xian or similar
Day 5 Xian (B/L/SD)
In the morning, visit the site of the world-renowned Terra Cotta Warriors. Take a tour of the Terra Cotta Museum, including visit to the main excavation site and a Circle Vision movie which outlines the story of the warriors. Lunch will be served at the Museum restaurant. In the afternoon, enjoy a special VIP access to the Curator’s Room for a white-glove handling of the treasure at the Tang Dynasty Palace Ceramics Art Museum. Enjoy the Tang Dynasty Dinner and Show tonight.
Day 6 Xian-Guilin (B/L)
Morning visit the Nansuo Village in Hu County, greeted by the local villages. Meet with Mr. ZHANG Qingyi, the most renowned farmer painter in China, and learn about his story. After lunch at Mr. Zhang’s house, transfer to the airport for flight to Guilin. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to hotel, enjoy the evening at leisure.
Accommodation: Shangri-la Guilin or similar
Day 7 Guilin – Yangshuo – Guilin (B/L/D)
After breakfast, board a river cruise and sail down Li River toward Yangshuo (Upper Deck). Lunch will be served on board. Disembark in Yangshuo, visit to West Street and local villages. Take a private cooking class followed by your own cooked dinner. Return to Guilin after dinner and overnight.
Day 8 Guilin – Chongqing – Yangtze River Cruise (B/L/D)
After breakfast, visit the Chongqing Panda Zoo. After lunch at local restaurant, visit the Stilwell Museum and local Market. Then enjoy Sichuan Hot Pot dinner before transfer to pier to board your cruise ship to begin your memorable Yangtze River Cruise.
Accommodation: Century Cruise Lines or similar
Day 9 Yangtze River Cruise (B/L/D)
Shore excursion to Shibao Pagoda . River briefing and the Captain’s Welcome party, welcome dinner and crew cabaret. Optional excursion to Fengdu Ghost City.
Day 10 Yangtze River Cruise (B/L/D)
A morning optional tour is available to the White Emperor City at Fengjie County. Pass through the Qutang Gorge and the Wu Gorge before taking an excursion of rowboat through the Shennv or Shennong Stream or Lesser Three Gorges. In the evening, sail through the Three Gorges Dam ship locks. (River conditions and Authority permitting).
Day 11 Yangtze River Cruise – Yichang – Shanghai (B/L)
Arrive in Yichang, where you will disembark from your cruise. Meet by local representative taken to local restaurant for lunch. After lunch, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to hotel.
Accommodation: Fairmont Peace Hotel or similar
Day 12 Shanghai (B/L/D)
Today you will tour the city of Shanghai, with stops at the Bund, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, Shanghai Tower, Yu Garden, Shanghai Museum and Old Town, with Dim Sum lunch. In the evening, enjoy dinner followed by the Shanghai Acrobatic Show.
Day 13 Shanghai-Suzhou-Shanghai (B/L)
After breakfast, excursion to Suzhou by high speed train, a famous garden city. Visit the Garden of Master of Nets, Suzhou Museum and Silk Embroidery Institute and a cruise on the ancient Grand Canal. Return to Shanghai in the late afternoon, and evening at leisure.
Day 14 Shanghai – Canada (B)
Enjoy leisure time before you transfer to Shanghai airport to board your return flight to Canada.
B – BREAKFAST L – LUNCH D – DINNER
Tour Price per Person Double Occupancy – minimum 2 persons
|TUESDAY or SATURDAY
(Arrive in Beijing)
|Land Package||Single Supp.|
|May, September, October||7000||2770|
LAND PACKAGE prices include Domestic airfare within China only.
HOTEL BLACKOUT DATES and FAIR/SEASONAL SURCHARGES MAY APPLY.
INTERNATIONAL PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS AIRFARE ADD-ON
Estimated Air Taxes and fuel surcharge of $425 – $500 are additional.
HIGH SEASON AIRFARE SURCHARGE is additional and is subject to the date of travel.
ADD-ON AIRFARES from other Canadian cities are available on request.
ALL PRICES ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
Your Tour Package Includes
• Domestic Airfare within China.
• Return transfers between the airport and your hotels.
• Deluxe 5-Star hotel accommodation with daily breakfast.
• Private Sightseeing Tours with admissions and meals as per itinerary.
• Professional English Speaking local guide service.
Your Tour Package Does NOT Include
• International Airfare from Canada to China.
• Any applicable weekend and other surcharges imposed by the airlines.
• Any taxes, airport fees, fuel surcharges and visa fees.
• Travel/Medical/Cancellation insurance, Travel Visa and all personal expenses.
• Tipping and gratuities to local guides, drivers, and hotel staff.
• Any items not specified as included.
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