21 Days China Panorama Tour

Beijing, Xian, Lhasa, Yangtze River Cruise(Chongqing-Yichang), Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Guilin, Hong Kong

Tour Code: TCT-Classic-15

Tour Type: Private Tour

Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year, best from April to November.

Price from $ 4331 3898

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Rich in cultural relics and natural resources, wanna travel through China to appreciate its most popular landscapes, to discover its inner spirit in one time? So come with TCT, this 21 days China discovery tour will match 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 that wonderful time.

Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Beijing Be transferred to the the hotel
02 Beijing Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven
03 Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park (Bird Nest, Water Cube)
04 Beijing - Xian Hutong Tour by rickshaw, Summer Palace, Flight to Xian
05 Xian Terracotta Warriors, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian City Wall
06 Xian - Lhasa Flight to Lhasa
07 Lhasa Potala Palace, Jokhang Monastery, Barkhor Street
08 Lhasa Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka Park, Sera Monastery
09 Lhasa - Chongqing, Embark Flight to Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise
10 Yangtze River Cruise Fengdu at own expense, Shibaozhai
11 Yangtze River Cruise White Emperor City at own expense, Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Goddess Stream
12 Disembark, Yichang - Shanghai Three Gorges Dam, Disembark Yichang, Three Visitors Cave, Flight to Shanghai
13 Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple, Yuyuan Garden, Chenghuangmiao, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Nanjing Road, the Bund
14 Shanghai - Suzhou Train to Suzhou, Lingering Garden, Suzhou Museum, Silk Factory
15 Suzhou - Hangzhou Pingjiang Ancient Street, Train to Hangzhou, Hefang Ancient Street
16 Hangzhou  West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Six Harmonies Pagoda, China Tea Museum
17 Hangzhou - Guilin Flight to Guilin, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill
18 Guilin - Yangshuo Li River Cruise to Yangshuo, Yangshuo West Street
19 Yangshuo - Guilin - Hong Kong Back to Guilin, Flight to Hong Kong
20 Hong Kong Victoria Peak, Aberdeen, Jewelry Factory, Half day free
21 Departure Hong Kong Be transferred to the airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Meals: No Meals
Accommodation: In Beijing

Beijing City View
Beijing City View
 



Day 2 Beijing

Depart from your hotel in the morning to visit Tiananmen Square (40min) - 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)(your own expense)
Tips: About Forbidden City sightseeing information can be found in Forbidden City Tour Tips

Tian’anmen Square
Tiananmen Square
 



Day 3 Beijing

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. Have the 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. 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(your own expense)

Badaling Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
 



Day 4 Beijing  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 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 you lunchi in Beijing, 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

Tips:
1) About Beijing Hutong sightseeing details can be found on Beijing Hutong Tour Tips
2) An alternative transporting method is the high speed train. Detailed information can be found in Beijing-Xian High-speed Train page.

Our Clients taking Hutong Tour by Rickshaw
Hutong Tour by Rickshaw
 



Day 5 Xian

Ample time will be provided for visits to 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)(your own expense)
Tips: You can have a general idea after you read What is Terracotta Warriors page.

Terracotta Army
Terracotta Army



Day 6 Xian Lhasa

After breakfast, you will be then transferred to the airport to board a 3 hours flight to Lhasa, capital 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 City View
Lhasa City View
 



Day 7 Lhasa

Taking a visit to Lhasa, a trip to Potala Palace (1 hours) - largest monastery of its type in the world and official home to Dalai Lama. When finished lunch, move to Johkang Monastery (1 hour) - where monks receive their official training and education. The surrounding Jokang Monastery of is Barkhor Street (1 hour) - afford us a window into Tibetan culture and an opportunity to buy colorful ethnic handicrafts 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 Lhasa
Potala Palace Lhasa
 



Day 8 Lhasa

After breakfast, enjoy your one day city tour today that starts with a visit to Drepung Monastery (1.5 hours) - one of the three great monasteries in Tibet. Drive back to the downtown and have the lunch, then continue your tour to Norbulingka Park (1 hour) - a traditional summer palace and residence starting with the 7th Dalai Lama. After that, pay a visit to Sera Monastery (1.5 hours) - .to see a monks debating 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
Drepung Monastery
 



Day 9 Lhasa  Chongqing, Embark

After breakfast in Lhasa 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 and start point of the Yangtze River Cruise.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: On Yangtze cruise boat

Tips:
► The embark time of Yangtze River Cruise is 19:00. And the depart time of the cruise is 21:00.
► If you have enough free time in Chongqing before embark, you can have a try of Chongqing Hot Pot
► The shore excursions included in the Yangtze River Cruise are changeable, which are subject to the actual arrangement by the cruise company.

Chongqing City View
Chongqing City View
 



Day 10 Yangtze 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 boat

Fengdu Ghost City
Fengdu Ghost City
 



Day 11 Yangtze 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 Gorge is depicted on the back of the Chinese 10-yuan bill. Back to the ship and then pass through Three Gorges that namely 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 boat

Qutang Gorge
Qutang Gorge
 



Day 12 Disembark, Yichang  Shanghai

Today around 07:30, you will firstly visit the Three Gorge Dam (2.5 - 3 hours) - planned to be by far the largest hydroelectric project in the world. 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 in Yichang. After that, 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 Gorge Dam
Three Gorge Dam
 



Day 13 Shanghai

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 min) - 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 min) - 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)(your own expense)

Shanghai City View
The Bund
 



Day 14 Shanghai  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


Lingering Garden
Lingering Garden
 



Day 15 Suzhou  Hangzhou

In the morning after breakfast, have a leisure walk on the Pingjiang Ancient Street (30min) - 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 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 

Hefang Ancient Street
Pingjiang Ancient Street
 



Day 16 Hangzhou

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 pay 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
West Lake
 



Day 17 Hangzhou  Guilin

After a breakfast in Hangzhou, your Hangzhou tour will be finished by connecting 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, be transferred to the hotel and have a rest of this day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guilin

Elephant Trunk Hill
Elephant Trunk Hill
 



Day 18 Guilin 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 disembarkation and check-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)(your own expense)

Tips:
1) Click Li River Trip Tips to know more information about that.
2) Recommended things to do in Yangshuo: Yangshuo Countryside Biking Tour (renting a bike to cycle around Yangshuo, a leisure way to see the countryside scenery there.)

Li River Cruise
Li River Cruise
 



Day 19 Yangshuo  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. Finish lunch and say good bye to Guilin and have a 1.5 hours flight to Hong Kong. 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

Moon Hill
Moon Hill
 



Day 20 Hong Kong

Today, enjoy your half day city tour (SIC join in basis) 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
Tips: It is a half day group tour without lunch. Duration of the half day tour is about 4.5 hours

Victoria Peak Hong Kong
Victoria Peak Hong Kong
 



Day 21 Departure Hong Kong

The vacation is over all too soon as you're transferred to the airport to board the homebound flight, bidding a fond farewell to China, and we know you'll be back.

Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

Prices (per person in US$)

January, February, December
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
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Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
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Double
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1 person   8104 7294   8624 7762   10063 9057
2-5 persons 5193 4674 6434 5791 5458 4912 6955 6259 6191 5572 8393 7554
6-9 persons 4331 3898 5536 4983 4596 4137 6056 5451 5329 4796 7495 6745
≥10 persons 3848 3464 4928 4436 4132 3719 5487 4938 4788 4310 6772 6095
March, June, July, August
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
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Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   8400 7560   9055 8150   10765 9688
2-5 persons 5406 4866 6730 6057 5740 5166 7386 6647 6610 5950 9095 8186
6-9 persons 4544 4090 5832 5249 4878 4390 6487 5839 5749 5174 8197 7377
≥10 persons 4015 3614 5192 4673 4375 3938 5899 5309 5105 4594 7337 6603
April, May, September, October, November
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   8519 7668   9446 8502   11292 10163
2-5 persons 5496 4946 6850 6165 5971 5374 7776 6999 6904 6214 9622 8660
6-9 persons 4634 4171 5951 5356 5110 4599 6878 6190 6043 5438 8724 7851
≥10 persons 4107 3696 5315 4783 4610 4149 6297 5668 5408 4867 7873 7086


Price includes:
★ Private transfer between airport(railway station), hotel and attractions
English speaking guide service
★ Domestic airfare or train fare based on economy class
 Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
 Entrance fee to attractions listed in the itinerary
 Meals as itinerary specifies
Tibet permit
 China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance,  Insurance Terms & Conditions

 
Price excludes:
 International airfare
 Visa fee
 Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc. 
 Personal expenses
Optional tours, meals, activities and services

Remarks:
★ Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2016 to Feb 28, 2017, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
★ TCT reserves the right to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
★ No guide on the flight and Yangtze River cruise.
 Recommended hotels are subject to change in actual booking
★ Special requirements should be advised to TCT in advance.
 TCT reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control

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