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9-Day: Beijing Chongqing Yichang Shanghai

Highlights: Yangtze Three Gorges, Three Gorges Dam, Great Wall, Forbidden City, Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, Nanjing Road

Tour Code:CYT-1

Day 01 - Beijing: Beijinig Arrival, Airport Transfer, Check in Hotel, Free Explore Beijing

  • Beijng Arrival

    Beijing Arrival

    We will meet you at Beijing airport.
  • Beijng Airport Transfer

    Beijing Airport Transfer

    Be transfered to downtown Beijing.
  • Beijng Hotel

    Hotel in Beijing

    The hotel is located in downtown Beijing.
  • Wangfujing Shopping Street

    Free Explore Beijinig

    Free explore Beijinig on your own.
Accommodation: 4 stars hotel;   Meals: None;

Day 02 - Beijing: Visit Tian'anmen Square, Fordidden City and the Temple of Heaven

  • Tian'anmen Square

    Tian'anmen Square

    A National Symbol of China: The Tiananmen, or Gate of Heavenly Peace, is a famous monument in Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China. It is widely used as a national symbol.
  • Forbidden City

    Forbidden City

    A World Heritage Site in Beijing: The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum.
  • Forbidden City

    Forbidden City

    For almost 500 years, The Forbidden City served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.
  • The Temple of Heaven

    The Temple of Heaven

    A World Heritage Site in Beijing: The Temple of Heaven, literally the Altar of Heaven is a complex of religious buildings. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest.
Accommodation: 4 stars hotel  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch;

Day 03 - Beijing: Visit Great Wall of China, The Ming Tombs

  • Great Wall of China

    Great Wall of China

    A World Heritage Site in Beijing: The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China in part to protect the Chinese Empire or its prototypical states against intrusions by various nomadic groups or military incursions by various warlike peoples or forces.
  • Great Wall of China

    Great Wall of China

    In c. 220 B.C., under Qin Shi Huang, sections of earlier fortifications were joined together to form a united defence system against invasions from the north. Construction continued up to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), when the Great Wall became the world's largest military structure. Its historic and strategic importance is matched only by its architectural significance.
  • Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties

    Ming Dynasty Tombs

    A World Heritage Site in Beijing:The Ming and Qing imperial tombs are outstanding testimony to a cultural and architectural tradition that for over 500 years dominated this part of the world. By reason of their integration into the natural environment, they make up a unique ensemble of cultural landscapes.
  • Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties

    Ming Dynasty Tombs

    They feature rich decoration of stone statues and carvings and tiles with dragon motifs, illustrating the development of the funerary architecture of the Qing Dynasty. The three tomb complexes, and their numerous edifices, combine traditions inherited from previous dynasties and new features of Manchu civilization.
Accommodation: 4 stars hotel  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch;

Day 04 - Beijing-Chongqing: Visit Summer Palace, Fly to Chongqing, Board the Yangtze Cruise

  • Summer Palace

    Summer Palace

    A World Heritage Site in Beijing:The Summer Palace in Beijing is a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value.
  • Summer Palace

    Summer Palace

    The Summer Palace (literally "Gardens of Nurtured Harmony") is a palace in Beijing, China. The Summer Palace is mainly dominated by Longevity Hill and the Kunming Lake. It covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometres, three quarters of which is water.
  • Beijng Arrival

    Fy to Chongqing

    We will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Chongqing.
  • Yangtze Cruise

    Boarding Yangtze Cruise

    Boarding Yangtze Cruise before 8:00 PM.
Accommodation: Yangtze Cruise Cabin;   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch;

Day 05 - Yangtze River: Learn Tai Chi, Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost Town or Shibaozhai, Captain's Welcome Dinner;

  • Yangtze River

    Depart Chongqing

    Depart Chongqing
  • Fengdu Ghost Town

    Fengdu Ghost Town

    The Fengdu Ghost Town is a tourist attraction in Fengdu County, Chongqing municipality, China. It is situated about 170 kilometres (110 mi) downstream from Chongqing on the north bank of the Yangtze River. It is an attraction of a cruise tour along the Yangtze River. The town has numerous buildings, structures, dioramas, and statues related to Diyu, the concept of the underworld and hell (or Naraka) in Chinese mythology and Buddhism. It is modelled to resemble Youdu, the capital of Diyu.
  • Shibaozhai

    Shibaozhai

    Shibaozhai, literally "Precious Stone Fortress") is a hill along the bank of the Yangtze River (Chang Jiang) in Zhong County, Chongqing, China. This rocky and craggy hill has extremely steep sides and is about 200 meters (700 feet) tall. On the river side of the hill is a red pavilion of nine floors which leans against the side of the hill providing a walkway to the temple at the top of the hill. A yellow entrance at the base of the pavilion provides an entrance.
  • Captain's Welcome Party

    Captain's Welcome Party

    In the dinner, the Captain and crews will welcome guests with a party. The crew members will perform folk dances and traditional music for the guests. At the end of the party the Captain will toast the guests and all will be welcomed onboard. Visitors can have photo with captain after the dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner;

Day 06 - Yangtze River: Visit Qutang, Wu Gorge, Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong Stream;

  • Qutang Gorge

    Qutang Gorge

    The Qutang Gorge is the shortest and most spectacular of China's Three Gorges. Immediately downstream of the ancient village Baidicheng the Yangtze River passes between the Chijia Mountain on the north and the Baiyan Mountain on the south. The point where the river passes between these mountains is called the Kuimen Gate and it is the entrance to the Qutang Gorge - the first of the three Yangtze gorges.
  • Wu Gorge

    Wu Gorge

    Wu Gorge, sometimes called Great Gorge, is the second gorge of the Three Gorges system on the Yangtze River, People's Republic of China. Formed by the Wu River, it stretches 45 kilometres (28 mi) from Wushan to Guandukou, and is located downstream of Qutang Gorge and upstream of Xiling Gorge. The gorge straddles the boundary between Wushan County of Chongqing Municipality (formerly part of Sichuan Province) and Badong County, Hubei Province.
  • Lesser Three Gorges

    Lesser Three Gorges

    The Lesser Three Gorges is one of the exciting and famous stops in the Yangtze Three Gorges. It is often called the "highlight" of the Yanzgte cruise, even the whole China trip. It always refers to the three separate valleys of the Daning River, namely "Dragon-Gate Gorge", "Misty Gorge" and "Dicui (Emerald) Gorge". These three gorges, with an area of 160 hectares of forest, lie on the lower reaches of Daning, extending from the entrance of the Dragon-Gate Gorge in the South to Tujiaba in the North for 50 km.
  • Shennong Stream

    Shennong Stream

    Shennong Stream is a left tributary of the Yangtze River, located in the Hubei Province of central China. Fed by tributaries some of which come from the Shennongjia Forestry District, the stream flows south, falling into the Yangtze opposite the city of Badong.
Accommodation: Deluxe Yangtze Cruise;   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner;

Day 7 - Yichang-Shanghai: Visit Three Gorges Dam, Xiling Gorge, Captain's Farewell Banquet, Disembark in Yichang, Fly to Shanghai;

  • Three Gorges Dam

    Three Gorges Dam

    The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Yangtze River by the town of Sandouping, located in Yiling District, Yichang, Hubei province, China. The Three Gorges Dam is the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity (22,500 MW) but is second to Itaipu Dam with regard to the generation of electricity annually.
  • Xiling Gorge

    Xiling Gorge

    The longest among the Yangtze Gorges, Xiling Gorge stretches west to east for 76 kilometers from the mouth of the Xiangxi River at Zigui in Hubei Province to Nanjing Pass near the city of Yichang in Hubei. It is divided into two sections -- the west section consists of the Military Book and Sword Gorge, the Bull's Liver and Horse's Lung Gorge and Kongling Play Gorge, while the east section features the Shadow Play Gorge and the Yellow Cat Gorge, otherwise known as Yichang Gorge.
  • Yichang Pier

    Disembark in Yichang

    Disembark in Yichang after lunch about 1:30 PM.
  • Yichang Departure

    Fly to Shanghai

    Yichang Pier is about 15 kilomteters to downtown and 45 kilometers the airport. If you book private airport transfer with us, your English speaking guide and driver will pick you up at the lobby of Yangzte Cruise at 1:30 PM.
Accommodation: 4 stars hotel;   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch;

Day 8 - Shanghai: Visit Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, Shanghai Old Street, The Temple of City God, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

  • Yuyuan Garden

    Yuyuan Garden

    Yu Garden or Yuyuan Garden is a famous classical garden in south China , it was once famed as the "top beauty in southeast China". First built during the Ming Dynasty, 400 years ago, by a Sichuan minister of finance named Pan Yunduan, it has been several times renovated by the government since the Liberation and is now one of the key relic sites in the country under state protection.
  • Shanghai Old Street

    Shanghai Old Street

    Shanghai Old Street: The 825-m long Old Street runs from Renmin Rd. to Henan Rd. . It is an important thoroughfare for visiting the Yuyuan commercial area. In old Shanghai here were found the private banks, gold shops, jewelry stores, wine shops, tea houses, theatres, and other firms, usually called the center of all trades in Shanghai. Here, now, we can find some of the traditional trades like a coin store, old-fashioned tea houses, a shop selling mahogany decorative articles, a pawn shop, a wine shop and a private bank.
  • The Bund

    The Bund

    The Bund is a waterfront area in central Shanghai. The Bund usually refers to the buildings and wharves on this section of the road, as well as some adjacent areas. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai.
  • Shanghai Urban Planning Exihibition Center

    Urban Planning Center

    Shanghai Urban Planning Exihibition Center is a 6 story building, with two basement levels, which displays Shanghai's urban planning and development. Exhibitions include models of planned and recent developments, as well as Shanghai's history. The centrepiece of the exhibition is a huge scale model of the city of Shanghai, showing all existing and approved buildings. Visitors can view the model at "ground level", or ascend a gallery running around it for views from above.
Accommodation: 4 stars hotel;   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch;

Day 9- Shanghai Departure: Nanjing Road, People's Square, Airport Transfer, See off!

  • Nanjing Road

    Nanjing Road

    Nanjing Road is the main shopping street of Shanghai, China, and is one of the world's busiest shopping streets. Today's Nanjing Road comprises two sections, Nanjing Road East and Nanjing Road West. In some contexts, "Nanjing Road" refers only to what was pre-1945 Nanjing Road, today's Nanjing Road East, which is largely pedestrianised. Prior to 1949, the road's English name was rendered "Nanking Road" using the standard romanization of the time.
  • Nanjing Road Pedestrian Walkway

    Pedestrian Walkway

    Nanjing Road, famed as "No. 1 Street in China", is an epitome of Shanghai's history and culture. The 1,033-m long Pedestrian Walkway lies between the Bund and the People's Square. There are more than 600 shops on both sides of the walkway. There are not only 100-year old ones, famous brand ones but also specialty shops of different trades. At night, the whole walkway is lit up.
  • People's Square

    People's Square

    People's Square is a large public square just off of Nanjing Rd. in the Huangpu District of Shanghai. People's Square is the site of Shanghai's municipal government building, and is used as the standard reference point for measurement of distance in the Shanghai municipality.
  • Shanghai Departure

    Shanghai Departure

    Your tour guide and driver will help you board your home flight.
Accommodation: None;  Meals: Breakfast;

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