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China in Style 15 Days

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China in Style 15 Days

A tour of the places and sights most travellers wish to have incorporated in their China itinerary!  From the grandeur of Beijing, to the Great Wall, the Warriors of Xian, the mighty Yangtze and beautiful Li Rivers, to the bustling, modern city of Shanghai;  it will all be experienced on this tour.

 
Beijing • Great Wall • Xian • Chengdu • Lijiang • Guilin • Li River cruise • Yangshuo • Yangtze River cruise • Shanghai
 
  • Itinerary and Tour Map
    China in Style 15 Days

    Day 1 – Arrive Beijing
    Arrive Beijing this afternoon and transfer to the Tiantan Hotel for a four night stay. (D)

    Day 2 – Beijing
    Today you will visit the famous sights of Beijing including the majestic Forbidden City, Tian’anmen Square, and the Temple of Heaven. In the evening attend a performance of the Chinese Kongfu Show.  (B,L,D)

    Day 3 – Great Wall excursion
    Travel north from the city to the Great Wall of China.  Visit the section known as Badaling Remnant, a little way off the usual tourist route, and known for its beautiful natural setting. You can walk on top of the wall and appreciate the scale of this remarkable structure as it snakes down valleys and along ridge lines as far as the eye can see. On the way back to Beijing stop at the Ming Tombs to stroll along the Sacred Way lined with animal statues, and learn about the craft of cloisonné at a local factory. (B,L,D)

    Day 4 – Beijing
    Be delighted by the antics of the Pandas at Beijing Zoo before experiencing the graceful gardens and lakeside setting of the Summer Palace. See the Olympic Village, and this evening enjoy a Beijing speciality – a Peking Duck Banquet.  (B,L,D)

    Day 5 – Beijing – Xian
    In the morning tour the Hutongs, Beijing’s ancient, narrow streets, by rickshaw, then transfer to the airport for a flight to Xian. On arrival check in to the Grand New World Hotel for a two night stay. Walk on the imposing City Wall this afternoon. (B,L in-flight,D)

    Day 6 – Xian
    Today you will see another amazing sight; the Terracotta Warriors and Horses still standing in battle formation as placed 2000 years ago. Included is a full circle movie presentation providing the historical perspective for the main exhibition halls where excavation and restoration work is on going. Later visit the remains of the 6,000 year old Banpo Village before ending the day with a traditional Dumpling Dinner whilst being entertained by the colourful Tang Dance Show.  (B,L,D)

    Day 7 – Xian – Guilin
    This morning visit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum, one of the best museums in China, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Muslim Quarter. Fly to Guilin late afternoon and check into the Bravo Hotel for a two night stay. On the drive from the airport you will begin to see some of the beautiful limestone peaks for which the area is famed.  (B,L,D)

    Day 8 – Guilin
    Tour the colourfully lit Reed Flute Caves, visit a local art gallery, climb Fubo Hill and see landmark Elephant Trunk Hill. (B,L,D)

    Day 9 – Li River Cruise
    Cruise the unique Li River, twisting and turning through incredibly beautiful scenery. Disembark at the market town of Yangshuo and spend the afternoon enjoying the picturesque countryside by electric cart. This evening see the “Impressions of Sister Liu”, a spectacular show staged on the river. Stay overnight at the New Century Hotel.  (B,L,D)

    Day 10 – Yangshuo – Chongqing
    Transfer back to Guilin airport for a flight to Chongqing on the Yangtze River. Tour the city visiting Erling Park and Ciqikou Ancient Town before boarding your five star cruise boat, the MV President No. 1, for a three night Yangtze River cruise. All cabins on board this luxurious vessel have their own balconies. All meals, entertainment and shore excursions are included. Settle in and become familiar with the ship’s facilities and sailing schedule, which may differ slightly to the cruise described below. (B,L,D)

    Day 11 – Yangtze River Cruise
    The shore excursion today is to the striking wooden structure on the cliff face at Shibaozhai, or perhaps the ‘Ghost City’ of Fengdu with its temple devoted to the king of the underworld. Sail through Qutang Gorge, the first of the famous Three Gorges.  (B,L,D)

    Day 12 – Yangtze River Cruise
    Shore excursion to Shennon Stream (or Lesser Three Gorges), pass Wu Gorge, and cross the five step ship lock during the night.  (B,L,D)

    Day 13 – Yichang – Suzhou
    Visit the Yangtze Dam and pass through Xiling Gorge, the last of the Three Gorges. Disembark the ship late this morning at Yichang and transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai and a coach transfer to Suzhou, famous for its silk production, exquisite gardens and traditional canal living. Stay two nights at the Garden Hotel. (B,L in-flight,D)

    Day 14 – Suzhou
    Visit Tongli, an ancient canal town, stroll through the Lingering Garden, and marvel at the fine work at the Silk Embroidery Institute. (B,L,D)

    Day 15 – Suzhou – Shanghai
    Cruise the small canals of Suzhou seeing stone houses and arched bridges. See highly skilled textile work at the Silk Factory, then travel to Shanghai, staying two nights at the Bund Riverside Hotel. See the city lights on an evening Huangpu River Cruise (B,L,D)

    Day 16 – Shanghai
    Start the day with a panoramic view over the city from the top of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Learn about Shanghai’s development from a small village to the present metropolis at the History Museum at the base of the tower. Stroll along the Bund, and in the evening attend an acrobatic show. (B,L,D)

    Day 17 – Depart Shanghai
    Free until transfer to the airport this afternoon for exit flight. (B)

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  • Price Includes:
    • Four star hotels and five star cruise ship as listed, or similar.
    • All transfers, internal transportation and flights
    • Daily sightseeing as listed, with entrance fees included
    • Experienced local English speaking guides
    • National Chinese guide
    • Meals as listed (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner) plus a glass of beer or bottled water with lunch and dinner
    • Evening entertainment as listed
    • Porterage of one suitcase at hotels
    • Chinese airport and airline taxes and fuel surcharges
    • Hotel service charges and taxes
    • InterAsia China guidebook, one per couple or single traveller
    • InterAsia travel bag
    • Tour prices and inclusions based on a minimum of 10 passengers.
    • International airfares are not included in the tour price.  Ask InterAsia for the current best value fare with our airline partners SINGAPORE AIRLINES, THAI AIRWAYS, and MALAYSIA AIRLINES.