12 Days Grand Jiangnan, Xian & Three Gorges Tour (Land Only)

Tour Code: EHXYU

Departure: Sunday

Highlights:
Four Cities in East China + Ancient Capital Xi’an +Landscape Art Gallery –The Three Gorges

*Shanghai: The China’s biggest and most prosperous city oozes an atmosphere of vitality and a dynamic which can rival New York in the United States and Paris of France in terms of modernity.

*Suzhou: Stroll in one of the four most famous gardens in Suzhou--Master of the Nets Garden.

*Wuxi: Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Taihu Lake, one of China’s Five Freshwater Lakes.

*Hangzhou: Admire the beauty of West Lake by taking a short cruise on it.

*Xi’an: Climbing up the ancient wall and see what it is like today.

*Three Gorges: enjoy the beautiful landscape art gallery, the essence scenery of Yangtze River.

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1: Shanghai Arrival X

Upon arriving in Shanghai Airport (PVG/SHA), you will be transferred to hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

2: Shanghai-Suzhou BUS B, L, D

After breakfast, visit the "City God Temple of Shanghai". Then transfer to Suzhou. Visit "Suzhou Culture and Arts Center" which is called Suzhou “Bird’s Nest”.

3: Suzhou-Wuxi BUS B, L, D

After breakfast, visit the Couple's Retreat Garden (Ou Yuan). It is representative and outstanding among the classical gardens of Suzhou and it was added to the UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2000. After that, visit the silk factory. Then transfer to Wuxi. Visit the "Xues' Garden". Later appreciate the Tea Pot Factory. After dinner, check-in hotel.

4: Wuxi-Hangzhou BUS B, L, D

After breakfast, visit the "Lihu Park" and "Taihu Lake Scenic Area". Turtle Head Park is the city's most attractive park and the best place to admire the beauty of Taihu Lake, one of the five largest freshwater lakes in China and has been world famous for its fascinating beauty. Later appreciate the Pearl Center. Then transfer to Hangzhou. Visit "Leifeng Pagoda" which is a tower by the West Lake in Hangzhou which was originally constructed in the year AD 975. It has been a popular tourist attraction since being rebuilt in 2002.

5: Hangzhou-Shanghai BUS B, L, D

After breakfast, take a painted boat on "West Lake" -the most famous attraction in Hangzhou. Enjoy "Fish Wonder at Huagang Crook". Then visit "Meijiawu Tea Plantation". After lunch, transfer to Shanghai. Appreciate scenery at "Pudong Newly Developed Zone". Walk along "the Bund", a mile-long stretch along the Huangpu River. This area is the best place to capture the western influences of the old days. Then continue to the bustling shopping district- "Nanjing Road". After that, visit the jewelry store and Yangshentang.

6: Shanghai-Xi’an AIR B, L, D

After breakfast, take an early flight to Xi’an. Upon arrival, visit the "Ancient City Wall" which still compasses the center of Xi’an. It is the most complete one that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. After that, continue to visit the dramatic "Small Wild Goose Pagoda", famous Buddha's pagoda of Tang Dynasty. Then visit "Xi’an Museum", China's first national museum equipped with modern facilities. Dinner will be the century-old "De Fa Chang Dumplings", one of China’s Intangible Cultural Heritage, the most famous dumplings’ restaurant in China. At night, enjoy the wonderful "Tang Dynasty Music & Dance Show".

7: Xi’an B, L, D

After breakfast visit the world-famous "Qin Emperor's Mausoleum & Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses", the most significant archaeological excavations of the 20th century. The Terra-Cotta Army is one of the top attractions in China, because of its historical significance and uniqueness. After that, continue to visit Artistic Ceramics Factory, learn about the techniques of making Tang San Cai, as well as the Terra-Cotta warriors. Then continue to visit the "Big Wild Goose Pagoda" (outside view)—a Buddhist pagoda located in southern Xi'an. By the way, enjoy the "Music Conduit" beside the pagoda, which is the largest Music Conduit Square of Asia, experiencing the perfect combination of music and spring (except rainy or snowy days). Then visit the "Qujiang Pool Park". Many Tang style sculptures here show the real view of the living situation in that ancient Tang dynasty.

8: Xi’an-Wuhan-Yichang Embark AIR+TRAIN/BUS B, X, D

After breakfast take a flight to Wuhan. Have lunch at your own expenses. Then transfer to Yichang by bus or train. Embark at Yichang during 6:00pm-9:00pm. Set sail from Yichang at 9:00pm.

9: Three Gorges B, L, D

07:30-08:30 Breakfast (buffet)
07:00 (Est.) Scenic cruising- "Xiling Gorge"
09:30-12:30 Shore excursion to "Three Gorges Tribe" (optional)
12:30-13:30 Lunch (buffet)
13:00-16:30 Shore excursion- "Three Gorges Dam Site"
17:15 (Est.) Sail through the "ship-locks"
18:15-19:00 Captain's Welcome Reception
19:00-20:30 Dinner
21:00 Minorities and Dynasty Costumes Show

10: Three Gorges B, L, D

07:30-08:45 Breakfast (Buffet)
07:00 (Est.) Scenic cruising- "Wu Gorge"
08:45-12:45 Shore excursion- "Shennong Stream"
12:45-14:00 Lunch (Buffet)
14:45 (Est.) Scenic cruising- "Qutang Gorge"
15:30-18:00 Shore excursion - "White Emperor City"(optional)
19:00-20:30 Dinner
21:00 Cabaret show

11: Three Gorges B, L, D

07:00-08:15 Breakfast (buffet)
08:00-10:00 Shore excursion- "Shibaozhai"
12:00-13:15 Lunch (buffet)
14:00-16:30 Shore excursion- "Fengdu"(optional)
19:00-20:15 Captain's Farewell Banquet


12: Chongqing Departure B

Disembark at Chongqing after breakfast. Then transfer to the airport
(Please book the flight which takes off after 11:30AM).

Tour Arrangements will be subject to local real conditions!

Wish You a Happy Journey!


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Date(s)Double OccupancySingle RoomRemark
2017 Shanghai Arrival Date :

Mar. 12
Jun. 11, 25
Jul. 09
Aug. 27
Nov. 12, 26



$1149+ $500Child 2-11 years old with bed : $899
Child 2-11 years old without bed : $819
Child under 2 years old without bed : 10% of adult tour fare

* Including Shanghai–Xi’an-Wuhan air ticket fare and tax & Wuhan-Yichang bus or train ticket fare
2017 Shanghai Arrival Date :

Apr. 09
May. 07, 21
Sep. 10, 17
Oct. 15, 22, 29

$1199+ $550Child 2-11 years old with bed : $919
Child 2-11 years old without bed : $839
Child under 2 years old without bed : 10% of adult tour fare

* Including Shanghai–Xi’an-Wuhan air ticket fare and tax & Wuhan-Yichang bus or train ticket fare
* Admission fee as indicated : $200
* Service Charge : $120
Notes:

Itin.: Shanghai-Suzhou -Wuxi -Hangzhou-Shanghai –Xi’an-Wuhan-Yichang–Three Gorges –Chongqing Dep. 11N12D

Wonderful Shows:
Xi’an/Tang Dynasty Music & Dance Show

Deluxe Hotels:
Shanghai: 5*Koyal Hotels & Resort/Ramada Plaza Sino-Bay/similar
Suzhou: 5*Garden Hotel/Holiday Inn Suzhou Huirong Plaza/similar
Wuxi: 5*Jinting International Hotel/Swiss-Belhotel Liyuan/similar
Hangzhou: 5*White Horse Lake Jianguo Hotel/Jinma Palace/similar
Xi’an: 5*Grand Noble Hotel Xi’an/similar
Three Gorges: 5*Victoria Grace/similar


Remarks:
1) Tour fare has included Shanghai–Xi’an-Wuhan air ticket fare and tax & Wuhan-Yichang bus or train ticket fare.

2) Total fare composed of tour fare, admission fee as indicated and service charge must be pre-paid at time of reservation. The admission fee as indicated and service charge for adults and children are the same (free for infant under 2 years old). The optional shore excursion fees are not included in the package.

3) Tour fare above is based on American adults (non student group).
That for travelers under 12 years old is as follows:
Mar./Jun./Jul./Aug./Nov. Child between 2-11 years old with bed : $899/pax
Child between 2-11 years old without bed : $819/pax
Child under 2 years old without bed : 10% of adult tour fare

Apr./May./Sep./ Oct. $919/pax $839/pax 10% of adult tour fare
Child between 2-11 years old with bed : $919/pax
Child between 2-11 years old without bed : $839/pax
Child under 2 years old without bed : 10% of adult tour fare

4) Excellent English speaking tour guide.

5) We reserve the right to modify the itinerary if necessary subject to the local real conditions.

6) We reserve the right to modify the price without notice subject to the fluctuations of exchange rates.

7) Attendance during the whole trip is required.

8) There are shopping excursions on this tour as per itinerary. However, there is no obligation to purchase anything. Visitors who are not very keen on shopping can treat this as culture learning experience.

9) For Three Gorges tour series, please do confirm the cruise seats with us before issuing international air tickets to avoid unnecessary losses.

12 Days Grand Jiangnan, Xian & Three Gorges Tour (Land Only)
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