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Do you wanna travel through China to appreciate its most popular landscapes, to discover its inner spirit in one time? So come with China-special, this 21 days China discovery tour will meet your needs. From inner land to coastal city; from royal Beijing to bustling HK; from cultural Xian, Tibet to picturesque Hangzhou, Suzhou and Guilin; plus a cruise on the mighty Yangtze River, all around China. During the journey, you can enjoy the brilliant Palaces, magnificent City Walls, Holy Monasteries and crystal clear streams; you can touch the common folk's life by a Hutong visiting; you can walk along the river Bund, etc. Do not forget to bring your camera, to record the wonderful time.

Full price of this tour (per person in US$):

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Group Size Using Economy Hotel
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Using Comfortable Hotel
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Using Deluxe Hotel
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1 person    $7155    $7718    $9705
2-5 persons  $4770  $5940 $5062  $6502  $6075  $8490
6-9 persons  $4115  $5268  $4402  $5825  $5392  $7762
10 persons & above  $3602  $4680 $3850  $5158  $4700 $6840

Note: The above price is flat quarter price. In May, Sept., Oct. and Chinese statutory holidays, on the basis of the above prices go up about 10%. In Jan., Feb., Mar., Dec., on the basis of the above price to fall by about 10%.

ITINERARY

DAY1Arrive in Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China, you will be met at the airport (Beijing Capital International Airport) by tour guide and transferred to your comfortable hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Meals: No meal

Accommodation: In Beijing 

DAY2Beijing

Depart from your hotel in the morning to visit Tiananmen Square (40mins) - the World's largest urban square, and the Forbidden City (2.5 - 3 hours) - the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Then visit the Temple of Heaven (1 hour) in the afternoon. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
Optional Night Activities: Peking Opera 1.5 hours (daily 19:30)

   

        Tian'anmen Square                        Forbidden City                         Temple of Heaven

DAY3Beijing

After breakfast, start to drive to visit the Mutianyu Great Wall (2 hours) - the section of the Great Wall which is more popular among foreign visitors. Having lunch near the Mutianyu Great Wall, and then drive back to the downtown and have a short visit to see the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube (about 1 hour) - the amazing architectures that built for Beijing Olympic Games. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
Optional Night Activities: Peking Roasted Duck around 1 hour

   

         Mutianyu Great Wall                        Bird Nest                                   Water Cube

DAY4Beijing - Xian

After breakfast, drive to Drum Tower area for taking a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw (Short route, 40 min) - the way to know the ancient Beijing local lifestyle. And then, a visit to the Summer Palace (about 1.5 hour ) - the existing largest, best-preserved imperial garden in China. After your lunch in Beijing, you'll be transferred to the airport for the 2 hours flight to Xian. Your Xi'an tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian

   

              Hutong Tour                              Summer Palace                                  xi‘an

DAY5Xian

After breakfast, you have ample time to visit the Terracotta Warriors (2.5 - 3 hours) - one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation. After lunch near the Terracotta Warriors area, drive back to the downtown for a visit to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda (1 hour) - the site of the old Han and Tang capital Chang'an. After that, continue to visit the Xian City Wall (1 hour) - represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian
Optional Night Activities: Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner 3.5 hours (daily 18:00 - 20:30 for dinner, 20:30 – 21:35 for Tang Dynasty Show)

   

        Terracotta Warriors              Small Wild Goose Pagoda                   Xi'an City Wall

DAY6Xian - Lhasa (3600m)

After breakfast, you will be then transferred to the airport to take a 3 hours flight to Lhasa, the capital city of the Tibetan Autonomous Region. Your Lhasa tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Lhasa

   

               Lhasa Airport                                   Lhasa                                         Tibetan

 

DAY7Lhasa

Taking a visit to Lhasa, a trip to Potala Palace (1 hours) - the largest monastery of its type in the world and the official home to Dalai Lama. After lunch time, move to Jokhang Monastery (1 hour) - where monks receive their official trainings and education. The Jokang Monastery is  surrounding by Barkhor Street (1 hour) - afford us a window into Tibetan culture and an opportunity to buy colorful ethnic handicrafts which are rarely seen outside of Tibet. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Lhasa

   

             Potala Palace                         Jokhang Monastery                      Barkhor Street

DAY8Lhasa

After breakfast, enjoy your one day city tour today that starts with visiting the Drepung Monastery (1.5 hours) - one of the three great monasteries in Tibet. Drive back to the downtown and have lunch, then continue your tour to Norbulingka Park (1 hour) - a traditional summer palace and residence started with the 7th Dalai Lama. After that, take a visit to Sera Monastery (1.5 hours) - to watch a debate between monks, inside the shady courtyard behind the main temple. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Lhasa

   

       Drepung Monastery                      Norbulingka Park                        Sera Monastery

DAY9Lhasa - Chongqing, Embark

After breakfast in Lhasa, you'll be transferred to airport and take a 2 hours flight to Chongqing - so called ‘Mountain City’. Your Chongqing tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the wharf, the start point of the Yangtze River Cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: On Yangtze cruise ship

     

           Chongqing Airport                        Chongqing                      Yangtze River Cruise Ship

DAY10Yangtze River Cruise

Enjoy your Yangtze cruise! Around 8:00, you will have a short visit to Fengdu (2.5 - 3 hours, at your own expense) - known as the 'Ghost City' to most Chinese people. Around 16:00, there is an excursion to Shibaozhai (around 1 - 2 hours) - a wooden architecture stands on the riverside.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: On Yangtze cruise ship

      

                  Fengdu                                         Fengdu                                   Shibaozhai

DAY11Yangtze River Cruise

Today, an optional excursion around 07:30 will be the White Emperor City (2 hours, at your own expense) - a place offers a view looking toward the Qutang Gorgewhicn is depicted on the back of the Chinese 10 yuan banknote. Back to the ship and then pass through the Three Gorges that including Qutang Gorge (near 10:00) - considered the most dramatic by many visitors, Wu Gorge (near 11:30) - known for its deep valleys and forest covered mountains. And then after lunch, you will have a excursion to Goddess Stream.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: On Yangtze cruise ship

   

         White Emperor City                        Qutang Gorge                                  Wu Gorge

DAY12Disembark, Yichang - Shanghai

Today around 07:30, you will firstly visit the Three Gorge Dam (2.5 - 3 hours) - planned to be the largest hydroelectric project in the world by far. After the visiting and lunch time, disembark at Yichang around 12:30. Your tour guide will wait for you at the wharf. In Yichang, you will firstly visit Three Visitors Cave. After that, you'll be transferred to the airport for your 2 hours flight to Shanghai. Your Shanghai tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai

   

         Three Gorges Dam                        Xiling Gorge                            Three Visitors Cave

DAY13Shanghai

A full day sightseeing starts with Jade Buddha Temple (1 hour) - famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels, which is said to weigh 1,000 kg. And then, go to Yuyuan Garden (1 hour) - a Chinese classic garden in city downtown. Then visit the nearby Chenghuangmiao (Old Street)(1 hour). After lunch time, you will have an exterior tour of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower (30 mins) - the most charming landmark of Shanghai. And then, go for shopping in Nanjing Road (1 hours generally) - the earliest commercial street in Shanghai, and have a leisure walk along the Bund (30 mins) - famous as a group of building known as "a Gallery of world architecture". After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai
Optional Night Activities: Acrobatic Show about 2 hours (daily 19:30)

   

          Chenghuangmiao                 Oriental Pearl TV Tower                        the Bund

DAY14Shanghai - Suzhou

Get up early this morning, you will then be transferred to the train station for your 0.5 hour G/D train to Suzhou. Your Suzhou tour guide will wait for you at the train station and help you to check in the hotel in Suzhou. And then, you will firstly have a sightseeing tour to Lingering Garden (1 hour) - which is one of the great four gardens in China. And then, take a short visit to Suzhou Museum (1 hour) - the masterpiece of I.M. Pei. Afterwards, continue to Silk Factory (1 hour) - a site for you to find out how silk is being made. Finally, drive back to your hotel and have a rest of this day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Suzhou

   

                   Suzhou                                  Lingering Garden                       Suzhou Museum

DAY15Suzhou - Hangzhou

In the morning after breakfast, have a leisure walk on the Pingjiang Ancient Street (30mins) - an ancient cultural road which has been preserved for more than 800 years. After lunch in Suzhou, transfer to the train station for your G/D train riding to Hangzhou - to explore the beauty there. Your Hangzhou travel guide will wait for you at the train station and help you to check in your hotel in Hangzhou. And then, you can have a short stroll along the  Hefang Ancient Street (1 hour) - a cobble street lined with traditional shops selling herbal medicines, handicrafts and silk products. Finally, drive back to your hotel and have a rest of this day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Hangzhou 

   

   Pingjiang Ancient Street             Hefang Ancient Street                           Hangzhou

DAY16Hangzhou

Today is a joyful day with firstly visit the West Lake (1.5 - 2 hours) - reputed for beautiful scenery, a multitude of historical sites, brilliant cultural relics, and a profusion of native products. After that, go to Lingyin Temple (1 hour) - a site famous for not only as a Buddhism temple but also an attraction to catch beautiful scenery. After a vegetarian meal in Lingyin Temple, continue to take a visit to Six Harmonies Pagoda (1 hour) - ensure a view of the Qiantang River and a far view towards the misty horizon. The final site of today is China Tea Museum (1 hour) - you can have close touch with the China tea history and know more about the tea producing process. After that, drive back to your hotel and have a rest of this day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hangzhou

   

                West Lake                               Lingyin Temple                       China Tea Museum

DAY17Hangzhou - Guilin

After a breakfast in Hangzhou, your Hangzhou tour will be finished by taking the 1 hour flight to Guilin. Your Guilin tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel. On the way, you will have chance to visit the gorgeous Reed Flute Cave (1 hour) - offering a magic fairyland of stalactites, stalagmites, stone columns scenery. And then, the next stop will be the Elephant Trunk Hill (1 hour) - the landmark of Guilin. After that, you'll be transferred to the hotel and have a rest of this day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guilin

   

                  Guilin                                   Reed Flute Cave                      Elephant Trunk Hil  

DAY18Guilin - Yangshuo

In the morning you will be driven to the Zhujiang Pier for the Li River Cruise (about 4 hours, lunch served on board). Savour the fairy-tale scenery while cruising down the meandering river to Yangshuo. After disembarking and checking-in hotel with help of your tour guide, you can have a walk along the famous West Street and enjoy the free leisure time there.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Yangshuo
Optional Night Activities: Landscape Show Impression of Liu Sanjie 1 hour (daily around 20:00, time will be changed in different seasons)

   

                 Li River                                     West Street                     Impression of Liu Sanjie     

DAY19Yangshuo - Guilin - Hong Kong

In the morning, after breakfast and then drive back to Guilin downtown. You will arrive in Guilin city during the lunch time. Finishing lunch and saying good bye to Guilin and have a 1.5 hours flight to Hong Kong. You'll be transferred to your Hong Kong hotel from the airport with the help of your English speaking driver.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Hong Kong

   

                  Yangshuo                                        Guilin                                  Hongkong

DAY20Hong Kong (Half Day SIC Tour+Half Day Free)

Today, enjoy your half day city tour to Victoria Peak - will give you the best angle to capture exceptional video footage while you are moving to the 373 meters hill top. And then, move to the Aberdeen (no sampan) - home to hundreds of people living on fishing junks. Finally go to visit the largest jewelry factory in Hong Kong. After the tour, you can enjoy your own free exploration in this city.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Hong Kong

 

             Victoria Peak                                Aberdeen                                     jewelry factory         

 

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DAY21 Depart from Hong Kong

Recognizing that Hong Kong is a destination that you need to explore begs on your own, we have planned no activities before transfer you to the airport for taking the flight to the next stop.
Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

 

Remarks:
1.If you have determined the date of departure, we will give you more favorable prices.
2.Visiting time, transporting time, and duration of shows and meals in the itinerary are suggested and will be subject to change,
depending on particular situations.
3.Specific Requests: requirements of adjacent or connecting rooms, bedding requests, smoking or non-smoking rooms and special dietary should inform us in advance.

Price Inclusion

1. Vehicle: Be transferred by private vehicle  in the itinerary
2. Flights Tickets: Domestic flights of economic class in the itinerary.
3. Train Tickets: Domestic train tickets in the itinerary.
4. Accommodation: Two adults sharing one standard twin-bed room (or cabin on Yangtze cruise ship) listed in the itinerary.
*Solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin-bed room/cabin of their own, single supplement rate (Sole Occupancy in above price table) is needed.
5. Driver & Guide: Licensed driver and English-speaking guide service based on the itinerary
6. Entrance fee: All entrance fees to scenic spots as shown in the itinerary
7. Dining: Meals as specified in the itinerary
8. Taxes: Airport taxes and fuel fees, Government taxes, etc.
9. Tibet Travel Permit: Tibet Permit fees and all necessary governmental fees
10. Travel insurance

Price Exclusion

1. Round way International airfare or train tickets
2. Visa fee
3. Tips for guides, escort, drivers, bellmen, etc.
4. Personal expenses such as excess luggage fees, laundry, postage, communications and beverages.
5. Optional scenic spots, meals and shows in the itinerary
6. Any other changes caused by force majeure incidents or accidents beyond the control of China-special Travel
7. Any items not specified in the plan.

Please send your plans and requests to us, we will design a suitable trip according to your needs to make your exploration for Chinese cities, culture, history and attractions more easy, simple and safe.
Telephone: 86-773-2851898
Email:china-special@hotmail.com

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