Day 1 Arrive Beijing
Arrive Beijing, meet and transfer to your hotel
Remain of the day is at leisure.
Day 2 Beijing Sightseeing (B,L,D)
Out this morning to sightseeing the extravagances of Chinese history in the Forbidden City’s Imperial Palace and Tian’anmen Square. This afternoon you visit the Summer Palace and tonight, enjoy an entertaining cultural show.
Day 3 Beijing Sightseeing (B,L,D)
Today behold and mount the astonishing Great Wall; after lunch coach along the sacred way animals to visit the Ming Tombs. This evening you are invited to a delicious Beijing Duck Dinner.
Day 4 Beijing – Xian (B,L,D)
In the morning you wing on to Xi’an, a world-renowned city for its wealth of antiquities. Check in at Golden Flower Shangri-La hotel then out to view the extraordinary life-sized terra-cotta army buried for 2,200 years in the first emperor’s necropolis, and the Bronze Chariots. This evening you are our guest at a fabulous dinner show at Tang Dynasty Theatre Restaurant.
Day 5 Xian Sightseeing (B,L,D)
You are continuing sightseeing in Xi’an today by a visit to Shaanxi History Museum, A section of the massive old City Wall, and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Tonight you enjoy the local special favorite of Dumpling Banquet.
Day 6 Xian – Lhasa (B,L,D)
This morning your will be transferred to airport for flight to the holy city of Lhasa. After two hours flight, you are met and transferred to Lhasa city, you stop and visit the Stone Giant Buddha en route. After check into Lhasa hotel, you will be at rest and adjust to the altitude
Day 7 Lhasa Sightseeing (B,L,D)
Today you visit the Potala Palace which dominates Lhasa. An architectural wonder with hundreds of rooms, labyrinthine corridors and lavish decorations. Also on your agenda today, the summer palace of Dalai Lama – Norbu Lingkha. A visit to Tibet Museum to get a brief review about Tibetan Culture and history!
Day 8 Lhasa Sightseeing (B,L,D)
Today visit to the sprawling complex of the Drepung Monastery, Tibetan Meditation and the Sera Monastery, which once housed 10,000 lamas.
Day 9 Lhasa Sightseeing (B,L,D)
Focusing your visit in the center of sacred city; Jokhang Monastery which houses Tibet’s holiest shrines, where yak butter fuels altar lamps and devout pilgrims prostrate themselves as a sign of worship and Barkhor Bazaar, rich in festival color and atmosphere, crowded with Lhasanese, pilgrims from all over Tibetan Regions. It is the perfect place to pick up a well-crafted Tibetan ornament.
Day 10 Lhasa – Chongqing (B)
This morning you will be transferred to the airport for flight to Chongqing. If time permits, visit the Chongqing Panda Zoo, the Stilwell Museum and local Market. Enjoy a Sichuan Hot Pot Dinner before transfer to pier to board on MV President Cruiser.
Day 11 Yangtze Cruise (B/L/D)
M/V President casts off with views along the riverbanks convey the harmony of nature and beauty. A shore excursion to Fengdu to see temples with ghost and devil-like statues, hence the name of the “City of Devils”
Day 12 Yangtze Cruise (B/L/D)
Heading down through Qutang and later Wu Gorges. Board a small boat to explore beautiful Shennong Stream. Return to ship as it enters Xiling, the longest of three gorges.
Day 13 Yichang – Shanghai (B/L)
Visit the Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydroelectric project in the world which changed the face of the Yangtze River forever. Disembark in Yichang and fly to Shanghai. On arrival, transfer to the hotel.
Day 14 Shanghai (B/D)
Start your day with a walking tour along the Bund, the waterfront of Shanghai combining the history and culture. Visit the Yu Garden and the Old Town area and then spend time to explore the Shanghai Museum. Dinner at local restaurant followed by Acrobatic Show
Day 15 Shanghai (B)
Free day at leisure to pursue your own interest or take a full day optional excursion to Suzhou, a trading town ever since the first days of the Grand Canal. Visit the Garden of Master Fishing Net, Silk Factory to see the process of the fabric from moth cocoons and enjoy a cruise along the Grand Canal. Return to Shanghai by train.
Day 16 Shanghai – Guilin (B)
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Guilin, transfer to your hotel. City Tour of Guilin including visit to the famous Reed Flute Caves and Elephant Trunk Hill.
Day 17 Guilin – Li River Cruise (B/L)
Li River Cruise with lunch on board. Disembark in Yangshuo, check-in at the Green Lotus Yangshuo for 2 nights
Afternoon your own exploration on the famous West Street, which is near your hotel. Optional- Impression Liu San Jie Light Show
Day 18 Yangshuo – Guilin – Hong Kong (B/L)
Drive back to Guilin and transfer to airport for flight to Hong Kong. On arrival, transfer to the hotel.
Day 19 Hong Kong (B)
A half day Hong Kong Island tour brings you up to the Victoria Peak for a panoramic view of Hong Kong and its harbour. Continue to visit the Aberdeen fishing village, Stanley markets where you can pick up some great bargains.
Day 20 Hong Kong (B)
Full day at leisure to pursue own interest or take an optional excursion to Macao, just less than one hour by high speed boat or to Lantao Islands to see the Giant Buddha.
Day 21 Hong Kong (B)
Transfer to the Airport for onward flight.
Based on minimum 10
- Single supplement: $1275
Based on 6-9 passengers
- Single supplement: $1495
Based on 2-5 passengers
- Single supplement: $1595