12 Days: Mysterious China with Yangtze Cruise

15 Days: Mysterious China with Splendors of Japan

Shanghai | Xian | Beijing |Osaka | Kyoto | Nara |
Hiroshima | Numazu/Shizouka | Tokyo
Description

This 15-day tour consists of a trip around some of the most scenic sites across China. We begin our journey in Hanoi and end in Ho Chi Minh. Download the full itinerary for full details.

If interested, please email raj@premieregroup.com or call today at 416-216-0107 – Ext. 4107

Hotels

3 nts at Shanghai New Century Manju or similar in Shanghai.
3 nts on board the Yangtze Cruise.
2 nts at Titan Central Park or similar in Xi’an.
3 nts at 5L or similar in Osaka.

Meals
  • Enjoy American Buffet Breakfast Everyday Bread, Butter, Jam, Cereal, Eggs, Fruits, Milk, Tea, Coffee and Juice.
  • Enjoy Lunches and Dinners prepared by your very own chef in China (except 1 Night Shanghai & 3 Nights Yangtze Cruise).
  • Enjoy 1 Indian Dish and Masala Tea during Breakfast prepared by
    your very own chef in China(except 1 Night Shanghai & 3 Nights
    Yangtze Cruise).
  • Enjoy local Chinese Meals onboard the Yangtze River cruise & Packed Meals in Chonqing & Shanghai.
Itinerary
Day 1: SHANGHAI (D)

Welcome to Shanghai. After your arrival you will be transferred to your hotel (check-in after 1500 hrs). Shanghai, is China’s largest city and a global financial hub. Its heart is the Bund, a famed waterfront promenade lined with colonial-era buildings. Across the Huangpu River rises the Pudong district’s futuristic skyline, including the 632m. Shanghai Tower and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Overnight in Shanghai.

Day 2: SHANGHAI – CHONQING (B, CD)

Today, we drive to the airport for our flight to Chongqing. On arrival, we proceed to the wharf to board the scenic Yangtze River cruise. Overnight in the comfort of your Cabin.

Day 3: SHORE EXCURSION (B, CL, CD)

Today, enjoy breakfast on board the cruise. Relax on the deck and enjoy the scenic beauty as your cruise ship sails through Shibaozhai. Enjoy a shore excursion of Shibaozhai. Have an enjoyable time at Captain’s Welcome Party as your ship anchors at Wanxian for the night. Overnight in the comfort of your Cabin.

Day 4: ON BOARD THE CRUISE (B, CL, CD)

Today, as you enjoy breakfast, we pass through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Disembark for a shore excursion of the Shennong Gorges. Later we sail into the west section of the third gorge of the Yangtze River – The Xiling Gorge after which your ships passes through the 5 stage shiplock. Overnight in the comfort of your Cabin.

Day 5: THREE GORGES DAM (B, PD)

Today, we disembark the cruise and visit the Three Gorges Dam. Later we drive to Yichang to board our bullet train to Shanghai. Overnight in Shanghai.

Day 6: SHANGHAI (B, L, D)

Today you will be taken on a guided city tour of Shanghai with photo stops at the Oriental Pearl TV Tower with its distinctive pink spheres and at the Yu Yuan Garden, a traditional Chinese park with beautiful pavilions, miniature lakes and bridges. You will visit the famous Jade Buddha Temple, which was built in 1882. This temple has two Jade statues of the Sakyamuni Buddha and houses various ancient sculptures, rare paintings and Buddhist scriptures. In the evening prepare to be spellbound by witnessing the Acrobatic show, showcasing the traditional martial art. Overnight in Shanghai.

Day 7: SHANGHAI – XI’AN (B, PL, D)

This morning you take a flight to Xian.On arrival in Xian, there is a stop for a photo opportunity of the City Wall of Xi’an, built during the Tang dynasty. You are also driven past the Big Wild Goose Pagoda (also called Giant Wild Goose Pagoda).As the symbol of the old-line Xian, this Pagoda is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists. Overnight in Xi’an.

Day 8: XI’AN (B, PL, D)

Today begins with a tour of Xi’an. Visit the Terracotta Warriors, a collection of over 6000 terracotta moulded soldiers, officers, horses and wagons depicting the army of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. The Terracotta Army was constructed beside the tomb of China’s First Emperor as an afterlife guard for the Emperor. Overnight in Xi’an.

Day 9: XI’AN – BEIJING (B, PL, D)

Today you board your bullet train ,one of the best ways to travel to Beijing, the capital of the People’s Republic of China and the world’s second most populous city. On arrival we check-in to your hotel (after 1500 hrs). Overnight in Beijing.

Day 10: BEIJING (B, PL, D)

Today you are taken on a tour of the Great Wall of China at the Badaling section, Badaling is the only place on the Great Wall that you can take a cable car which offers you a panoramic view of this majestic structure. This 3,946-mile wall is a symbol of China’s ancient civilization and ranks among the greatest monuments in history. In the afternoon, your tour continues to the Summer Palace and its immense gardens, where the imperial court resided during summer. Overnight in Beijing.

Day 11: BEIJING (B, PL, D)

Today you go on a guided city tour of Beijing, which is conducted by an English-speaking guide. The first stop is at the Temple of Heaven – the temple where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties came to worship the God of Heaven and pray for good harvests. The highlight of this tour is the blue tile-roofed Hall of Prayer. Later we also experience the Taichi, it lets you practice tai chi in the grand surroundings of the Temple of Heaven and explore some of the country’s best-preserved classical designs. You will also see Tiananmen Square, the largest square in the world and you will then visit the Forbidden City, an awesome 250-acre complex of palaces, pavilions and gardens. Later there is a stop for a photo opportunity at the ‘Olympic Park’ – the symbolic stadium where the 2008 Olympics were held. Overnight in Beijing.

Day 12: RETURN HOME (B)

Today you are driven to the airport for your flight back home. We hope you take back many happy memories of your holiday. We would like you to write and tell us how you enjoyed yourself and give us your suggestions.


NOTE: Due to operational reasons, the routing of this tour may be changed. However, all the sightseeing will remain the same.


B=Breakfast – L=Lunch – IL=International Lunch – D=Dinner – ID=International Dinner – LD=Local Dinner
Surcharges applicable during Peak and Event periods

Contact Raj Dhingra today to reserve your spot!
Email: raj@premieregroup.com or call 416-216-0107 – ext. 4107