Yangtze & Three Gorges Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF CHINA 1759

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Day 1: Shanghai

Huan ying, welcome to China and the start of your holiday! Airport arrival transfer is arranged with our friendly local guide whom will also assist with hotel check in at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai.

Day 2: Shanghai

Spectacular Shanghai Enhance option.

Day 3: Shanghai

Today is at your leisure to explore.

Day 4: Shanghai

Today we take a high speed train journey to ancient Suzhou to enjoy the annual Dragon Boat Festival. A sort of oriental Venice, ancient Suzhou is interwoven by a series of canals and pretty waterways which feed a series of classical gardens, laid out here since the Song dynasty, a thousand years ago. We enjoy a cruise on the Grand Canal and tour the Humble Administrator’s Garden before catching the train back to Shanghai.

Day 5: Shanghai - Yangtze & Three Gorges

Today we travel back to Shanghai airport for the flight to Yichang. Arriving here, we will assist with your check in to the Yangtze Cruise Ship named Century Legend in a Executive Suite.

Days 6-8: Yangtze & Three Gorges

Good morning from the River Yangtze! At 6340km in length, the Yangtze is the 3rd longest river in the world, neatly dividing China into north and south and wending its way through eight very different provinces. The Gorges are a breathtaking sight! Sit back and enjoy the next three days cruising the river with all the interesting excursions and stops that come with it.

Day 9: Yangtze & Three Gorges - Xi'an

Arriving into Chongqing after breakfast, you will be met by our local guide for the transfer to Chongqing airport and your onward flight to Xian. Here again our local team awaits to assist with transfer and to assist with check-in at the Shangri La hotel.

Day 10: Xi'an

Today we tour the Terracotta Warrior archaeological site where some 7,000 warriors stand in battle ready position. The afternoon enjoy the Ancient Xian Enhance option.

Day 11: Xi'an - Beijing

Enjoy an early morning excursion to see Pandas at the Shaanxi Rare Wildlife Rescue and Breeding Centre. The rest of today is at leisure before we transfer you to the station for the overnight sleeper train to Beijing.

Great Wall

Day 12: Beijing

Upon arrival at Beijing station, you will be greeted by our local guide and transferred to the Opposite Hotel. Later today enjoy a guided walk on the Great Wall of China.

Forbidden City

Day 13: Beijing

Today we explore the heart of Beijing including the vast Tiananmen Square where Chairman Mao’s tomb and various monuments to the people are located. Dominating the city’s heart is the Forbidden City, a centre of power for five centuries and seat of the emperors. Entering through the Gate of Heavenly Peace, we enjoy a guided walk of this old city within a city.

Ming statue

Day 14: Beijing

Hutongs of Beijing Enhance option.

Summer Palace

Day 15: Beijing

Today you bid a fond farewell to Amazing China - we will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.

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last updated - 30 Jan 2015 11:14 PM