Heart of China Tour

ShangHai - Wuhan - Chongqing (Cruise) - Xi’an - Beijing  (14 Days)

(B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
If a specific hotel listed here is unavailable,
you will stay at a comparable hotel
with the same level of service

Day 01: Arrival in ShangHai

Upon arrival in ShangHai, you will be met and transported to your hotel.

After your overseas flight, you can relax during the remainder of the afternoon and evening.

For dinner, you may eat in the hotel or explore local restaurants.

(4-star: Shanghai Mansion; 5-star: Shanghai Hilton)

Shanghai Waterfront

Day 02: Shanghai

You must see the most modern city of China. At the Shanghai Museum, you will see beauty firsthand. The museum's displays show Chinese art from ceramics to jade to furniture. After experiencing Shanghai's past, you will see Shanghai's future at the TV Tower of Oriental Pearl - the world's third tallest TV tower. The remaining time is set aside for you to enjoy the magnificent views of the City's Old Bund, its European architecture and the Yuyuan Garden. In the evening, you will be treated to a magnificent Portman Acrobatic Show. (B, L, D)

Wuhan - Bells of Marquiss Shu

Day 03: ShangHai - WuHan

You will be transported to the airport for your flight to WuHan. Check in at your hotel upon arrival. You will then visit the Hubei Provincial Museum(B, L, D) (4-star: Wuhan Asia Hotel; 5-star: Wuhan Oriental Grand Hotel)

Day 04: Wuhan

You will take a bus from WuHan to Yichang and will board a deluxe ship from Yichang. You will relax for the remainder of the day. (B, L, D)

Day 05: Xiling Gorge

You will enter the Xiling Gorge and pass the five-step ship lock at the Three Gorges Dam. You will disembark for an excursion to the new and still under construction Three Gorges Dam. You will spend 2 hours there. In the afternoon you will take a small junk to enjoy the marvelous spectacles of Nature in the Shennong Stream.
(B, L, D)

Yangtze River

Day 06 : Cruise - FengDu

You will visit the Ghost City of Fengdu and continue your cruise.

FengDu Temple

Day 07: Cruise

Continue to see the sights of the Yantgze River. A farewell party will be held in the evening.

Day 08: ChongQing-Xi'An

You will disembark from the cruise ship at ChongQing, then fly to Xi’an.

The tour guide will meet you at the airport and tranport you to your hotel. For dinner, you may eat in the hotel or explore local restaurants.

(B, L) (4-star: Jianguo Hotel Xi’an; 5-star: Sheraton Xi’an Hotel)

Xian Wall

Day 09: Xi'an

Today's highlight is a visit to the Terracotta Warriors Museum. The museum is home to an entire army of life-sized clay soldiers buried centuries ago to guard the underground tomb of China's first emperor - Qin Shihuang. After this you will be transported back to the city where you will visit the Forest of Stone Steles Museum and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Your dinner served for this evening will be the Tang Dynasty Dinner Show at the Tang Dynasty Palace. (B, L, D) (4-star: Jianguo Hotel Xi’an; 5-star: Sheraton Xi’an Hotel )

Terracotta Warriors

Day 10: Xi'an - Beijing

This morning's tour features the Provincial History Museum with a collection of more than 113,000 historic and cultural artifacts unearthed in Shaanxi. After lunch, you will be transported to the airport for your flight to Beijing. Check in at your hotel upon arrival.
(B, L, D) (4-star: Tianlun Dynasty Hotel ; 5-star: Beijing New Century Hotel)

Day 11: Beijing

Touring in our capital city will begin with strolling across the Tiananmen Square - the largest and most imposing public square in the world. Through the Meridian Gate on the north side of the square, you will enter the fabled Forbidden City to appreciate its majesty and magnificence. In the afternoon, you will visit the Temple of Heaven where the emperor, twice each year, would visit to thank the Gods for a good harvest and pray for the new one. To complement a memorable start to your tour, you will have Beijing Duck Dinner at the famous century-old Quan Ju De restaurant followed by a fascinating Peking Opera performance. (B, L, D)

Tiananmen Square

Day 12: Beijing

You will follow the Chinese saying "you are not a real human being until you climb up on the great wall” at the Badaling Great Wall of China, more than 2, 500 years old. The wall was constructed to protect China from the savage Northern tribes. The wall construction was initiated in 200 B.C. during the Qin Dynasty and was finished around the 15th century during the Ming Dynasty, which lasted for 10 dynasties.   After the Great Wall, you will visit Dingling, one of the Ming Tombs – the burial site of royalty during the Ming Dynasty.   It took 10 years from Dingling's discovery develop the site. Entrance to this sacred burial ground is via the Sacred Way, an avenue where large animal statues stand guard.  (B, L, D)

Day 13: Beijing

You will visit the Summer Palace in the morning, which is the most attractive summer resort for ancient emperors and also the most popular public park. You will relax for the remainder of the day. For dinner, you may eat in the hotel or explore local restaurants. (B, L)

Great Wall

Day 14: Departure from Beijing

Having completed your memorable China tour, today you will be transported to the airport for your flight home. (B)

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