One Month Tour to China

Beijing, Xian, Jiuzhaigou, Chengdu, Lhasa, Shangri-la, Lijiang, Dali, Kunming, Chongqing, Yangtze Cruise, Yichang, Shanghai, Huangshan, Hangzhou, Guilin, Hong Kong

Tour Code: TCT-Classic-16

Tour Type: Private Tour

Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year, best from April to November. p.s. October and early November are the most colorful months of Jiuzhaigou Valley. Mt. Huangshan is the good summer resort during June and August; Dec to Feb the next year will be the best season for a winter tour to Mt. Huangshan

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Tour Feature

  The best-designed tour covering all the popular places in China
  The complete tour, seeing a panoramic view of China from cities with different characters
  Suitable for those tourists who have enough time and hope to see China as much as possible
  A long, colorful and bother-free tour with expert designation and attentive services

What to Expect

Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Beijing Be transferred to the the hotel
02 Beijing Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Temple of Heaven
03 Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park, The exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube
04 Beijing Xian Beijing Hutong, Summer Palace
05 Xian Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, Muslim Quarter
06 Xian Jiuzhaigou Huanglong National Park
07 Jiuzhaigou Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve
08 Jiuzhaigou Chengdu Flight to Chengdu
09 Chengdu Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Renmin Park, Jinli Old Street
10 Chengdu Lhasa Flight to Lhasa
11 Lhasa Potala Palace, Jokhang Monastery, Barkhor Street
12 Lhasa Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka Park, Sera Monastery
13 Lhasa Shangri-La Dukezong Ancient Town
14 Shangri-La Sumtsaling Monastery, Potatso National Park
15 Shangri-La Lijiang Tiger Leaping Gorge, Lijiang Ancient Town
16 Lijiang Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Yufeng Temple, Baisha Mural, Black Dragon Pond Park
17 Lijiang Dali Three Pagodas, Dali Ancient Town
18 Dali Erhai Cruise, Xizhou Bai's House, Cangshan Mountain
19 Dali Kunming Green Lake, Flowers and Birds Market
20 Kunming Chongqing West Hill & Dragon Gate
21 Yangtze River Cruise Fengdu (optional), Shibaozhai
22 Yangtze River Cruise White Emperor City (optional), Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Goddess Stream
23 Yichang Hangzhou Three Gorges Dam Site
24 Hangzhou West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Six Harmonies Pagoda, Tea Museum, Hefang Street
25 Hangzhou Huangshan Tunxi Old Street, Chengkan Ancient Village
26 Huangshan Mt. Huangshan, Lion Peak, Shixin Peak, Grand Canyon of Xihai
27 Huangshan Shanghai Mt. Huangshan
28 Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple, the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street, The Bund
29 Shanghai Guilin Elephant Trunk Hill, Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park
30 Guilin Yangshuo Li River Cruise to Yangshuo, Yangshuo West Street
31 Guilin HongKong Reed Flute Cave
32 Hong Kong The Peak, Repluse Bay, Aberdeen Fishing Village, Gem Factory Outlet, Stanley Market
33 Departure Hong Kong Be transferred to the airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Beijing

Meals: No Meals
Recommended Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China. You will be greeted and met by TCT tour guide at the airport and transferred to your hotel, whenever your flight arrives in Beijing. After check-in, free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Beijing City View
Beijing City View

Day 2Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★
Sightseeing: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Temple of Heaven, Panjiayuan Antique Market
 

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the historical city of Beijing.
[09:30-12:30] You will reach the Tian’anmen Square, the largest public square in the world. Walk through the square and visit today’s highlight: Forbidden City , the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Hike to Jingshan Park, where gives a nice panoramic view of the Forbidden City at the top of Coal Hill.
[12:30-14:00] Lunch time at Shi Yuan Restaurant, Chinese local food, famous for the braised eggplant, vegetable ball, and diced chicken with walnuts in soya sauce.
[14:00-16:30] Visit Temple of Heaven, which was used to pray for harvest by the emperors. It is China's existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven. Shopping time at Panjiayuan Antique Market and Pearl Market.
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night show or the Peking duck dinner with your guide and ask for suggestions.


Forbidden City
 

Day 3Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★
Sightseeing: Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park, The exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube
 

[08:00-08:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Great Wall.
[08:30-12:30] Drive to Mutianyu Great Wall, which section is more popular among foreign visitors. Upon arrival, you can choose to hike on the Great Wall, or take cable car up and walk around.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time at Xiaolongpu Restaurant, famous for the vegetable food, such as fried vegetables, dry-fried beans, sweet corn cake
[13:30-16:30] Drive back to Beijing city, while you can take a nap in the car. Visit the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube, the amazing architectures that built for Beijing Olympic Games. After that you will experience Chinese tea at tea house.
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night activities, such as foot massage, houhai night bars and Sanlitun bar street.


Mutianyu Great Wall
 

Day 4Beijing Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Atour Hotel Xian Nanmen ★★★★
Sightseeing: Beijing Hutong, Summer Palace
 

[09:30-10:00] You will have enough time to pack up and check out. Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and have half day leisure tour in Beijing.
[10:00-11:30] Drive to Drum Tower area for taking a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw , which is the way to know the Beijing local lifestyle.
[11:30-14:30] Drive to Summer Palace, which is the existing largest, best-preserved imperial garden in China. Boat ride on Kunming Lake is included. Lunch will be arranged at nearby restaurant, named Xiangyangtun, with opera stage inside.

After lunch, 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.


Hutong Tour by rickshaw
 

Day 5Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Atour Hotel Xian Nanmen ★★★★
Sightseeing: Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, Muslim Quarter
 
[09:00-09:30]  Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Ancient city.
[09:30-12:30] Drive to Terracotta Warriors and explore one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation. Shuttle bus will be arranged for your convenience.
[12:30-14:00] Lunch time at Lanchi Restaurant, professional for buffet and local food, such as dim sum, noodles and Chinese hamburger.
[14:00-17:00] Visit the Ancient Xian City Wall, which represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Bicycle or sightseeing car will be arranged on the wall to go around. Continue to visit Muslim Quarter and enjoy your shopping time there.
[17:00-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night activities, such as Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner.


Terracotta Warriors

Day 6Xian Jiuzhaigou

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Jiu Gong Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Huanglong National Park

After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for morning flight to Jiuzhaigou. Your Jiuzhaigou tour guide will wait for you at the airport.
 
[12:00-16:00] Lunch will be served at local restaurant nearby Chuanzhusi Temple. After lunch, visit Huanglong National Park, which is a World Natural Heritage site, and famous for its colorful ponds, snowy mountains, deep valleys, and dense forest. All the colors of the rainbow are here. The landscape studded with waterfalls and terraced, colored limestone ponds of blue, yellow, white and green. We suggest you hike on the mountain to explore the real beauty of Huanglong National Park. There is also cable car service available, and you can take it to the top at your expense for relaxing trip.
[16:00-17:30] Drive to your hotel in Jiuzhaigou about 1.5 hours. Get rest and prepare for tomorrow excursion tour to Jiuzhaigou valley.


Huanglong Scenic Area
 

Day 7Jiuzhaigou

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Jiu Gong Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve
 
[08:00-08:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the fairyland and national treasure.
[08:30-12:30] Take full day excursion into Jiuzhaigou valley with your guide accompanying. Firstly, we would suggest you get on the shuttle bus to Mirror Lake which looks peaceful in the morning and it is perfectly as a mirror with all water stillness. After that, get on the shuttle bus again and go directly to Arrow Bamboo Lake. From there, you can hike down the scenery line along with Panda Sea, Wuhua Flower Sea, and Nuorilang Waterfall. Footpath is available to all the places and you will be astonished by the natural gallery.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time will be served at Nuorilang restaurant in the park. You can also choose to have a picnic lunch at stopover site.
[13:30-17:30] Continue your hiking tour in the afternoon and feel relaxed without pushing at all. You can stop wherever you find beautiful views. Along the hiking route, you will find out another side of Jiuzhaigou valley, lovely and charming. The Shuzheng Valley, Rhinoceros Lake, Shu Zheng Lake, Sparkling Lake and Reed Sea will show you an unforgettable afternoon.
[17:30-18:00] Get on the shuttle bus again to the exit and end today’s trip. Relax in the hotel. The Tibetan dancing show will be an optional activity for you in the evening.


Jiuzhaigou Valley
 

Day 8Jiuzhaigou Chengdu

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel: Tianfu Sunshine Hotel ★★★★

Morning at leisure in the hotel and be transferred to Jiuzhaigou airport for flight to Chengdu in the afternoon. Your Chengdu tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel. Today is a free day without tours and you will get refreshing and prepare for the next destination: Tibet.


Chengdu City View
 

Day 9Chengdu

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Tianfu Sunshine Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Renmin Park, Jinli Old Street
 
[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Panda hometown.
[09:30-12:30] Enjoy your interesting tour to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding which is a huge institution replicates the natural habitat of the giant panda. Sightseeing shuttle bus is included. You will learn the habits and characteristics of Giant and baby pandas, observe them eating bamboos and playing around. Lunch will be arranged as local food at restaurant nearby.
[12:30-13:30] Typical lunch will be arranged as Hot Pot at Old House restaurant.
[13:30-16:30] In the afternoon, visit Renmin Park and it is the paradise for local people who addict to dancing, playing mahjong, drinking teas. We will arrange tea break in the park and mahjong lesson if you are interested in. After that enjoy shopping time at Jinli Old Street which is the elegant style of the architectures tells you what Sichuan looks like during the Qing Dynasty.
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel and the Face Changing show will be a good option or you can just stroll around Kuanzhai Alley which is the famous snack street in the evening.


Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
 

Day 10Chengdu Lhasa

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel: Lhasa Hotel ★★★★

After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for morning flight to Lhasa. Your Tibet tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel. Relax and have a good rest at your hotel to acclimatize when you arrive. In the afternoon, you might walk around to get first impression of Tibet. Have a good rest at night and get ready for tomorrow’s tour.


Lhasa City View
 

Day 11Lhasa

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Lhasa Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Potala Palace, Jokhang Monastery, Barkhor Street

Tips: When you enter into a temple or monastery in Tibet, please take off your hats at the entrance to show your respects and follow the clockwise direction for visiting. No smoking, do not touch the Buddha statues, turn the Buddhism scriptures or toll the bell.
 
[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Holy city.
[09:30-12:30] Visit Potala Palace, the largest monastery of its type in the world and official home to Dalai Lama. Walk around the Potala PalaceClockwise to appreciate those who worship every day and also experience the life of local residents. After that, we will arrange a visit to the opposite hill in order to get a panoramic picture of Potala Palace, which is the best photo spot.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time at Ganglameduo restaurant for local meal, beef and mutton
[13:30-16:30] Visit Jokhang Monastery, where monks receive their official training and education. Shopping time at Barkhor Street, a window into Tibetan culture and an opportunity to buy colorful ethnic handicrafts rarely seen outside of Tibet.
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night show and ask for some suggestions.


Potala Palace
 

Day 12Lhasa

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Lhasa Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka Park, Sera Monastery
 
[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start the second day trip in Lhasa.
[09:30-12:30] Visit Drepung Monastery, which is one of the three great monasteries in Tibet. Then continue your tour to Norbulingka Park, a traditional summer palace and residence starting with the 7th Dalai Lama.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch at Tibetan Family Kitchen for local food, especially for the Yak meat dumplings.
[13:30-16:30] Pay a visit to Sera Monastery 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.


Norbulingk
 

Day 13Lhasa Shangri-La

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel: Tian Rui Sunshine Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Dukezong Ancient Town

Wake up naturally and morning at leisure on your own. Be transferred to Lhasa airport after check-out at noon time. Fly toShangri-la, the lost horizon.

Upon arrival, be met by our guide and explore the Dukezong Ancient Town, which is the largest and best-preserved Tibetan city among China 147 Tibetan counties. It is also site of the largest ancient Tibetan community. As one of the oldest towns in the region, it is also known as the 'footstep of Shangri-La'. After the tour, be transferred to the hotel and check-in.

In the evening, you can go back to Dukezong Ancient Town, and enjoy the bonfire night at Moonlight square. You can join in the dancing party with local resident or go to the night bar as you wish.


Shangri-la
 

Day 14Shangri-La

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Tian Rui Sunshine Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Sumtsaling Monastery, Potatso National Park
 
[09:30-10:00] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to find out the lost horizon, Shangri-La.
[10:00-12:00] You will reach the Sumtsaling Monastery, which is the largest Tibetan Buddhism monastery in Yunnan Province. Covering an area of 30 hectares, it looks like a mini Kumbum Monastery. It is located on a mountain slope 5km from the county town of Shangri-La. Today Songzanlin once again houses more than 700 monks and lamas. Take a family visit to local resident home and with help from our guide, you will learn about a local family’s history and way of life.
[12:00-13:00] Share lunch with the local resident in their home or go to the restaurant nearby for Tibetan food.
[13:30-16:30] In-depth visit to today’s highlight: Potatso National Park which is the first national park in mainland China. Bitahai Lake and Shuduhu Lake are two major parts of the park. Besides these two lakes, forest, marsh, valley, alpine meadow and so on can be seen in the park. All major spots are connected by footpath which offers a closer distance for travelers to experience the natural environment. You will walk in the picture and enjoy the peaceful time.
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel and relax in the room. We suggest the folk-custom dancing show, Dream Shangri-La for you in the evening which is absolutely awesome.


Songzanlin Lamasery
 

Day 15Shangri-La Lijiang

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Wang Fu Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Tiger Leaping Gorge, Lijiang Ancient Town
 
[09:30-10:00] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and leave for Lijiang, the ideal destination for nature lovers and anyone interested in ancient people groups and their customs.
[10:00-11:30] Visit Tiger Leaping Gorge en route. Tiger Leaping Gorge is a canyon on the Yangtze River which can be divided in to upper, middle and lower sections, winding 25 km and it is one of the deepest valleys in the world. The narrowest part of the gorge was just 30 m, which is so narrow that a tiger can jump over the gorge, hence the name. We will drop you at upper Tiger Leaping Gorge and you hike down to the viewing deck about half an hour.
[11:30-13:30] Continue driving to Lijiang and have lunch at Hong Lou restaurant serving local special food.
[13:30-17:30] Be transferred to the hotel and check-in. In the afternoon, enjoy your free time at Lijiang Ancient Town, which is perfectly adapted to the uneven topography of this key commercial and strategic site. We will give you a map of Lijiang old town. We would suggest you Sifang Street for the vivid nights and Lion Mountain for the panoramic view of Lijiang old town.


Lijiang Ancient Town
 

Day 16Lijiang

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:Wang Fu Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Yufeng Temple, Baisha Mural, Black Dragon Pond Park
 
[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start today’s tour.
[09:30-12:30] Drive to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and take cable car up to the Mountain. We will arrange the visit to Glacier Park at 4506 meters above sea level and get real close to the Snow Mountain. You can choose to hike on the mountain and get to the top at 4680 meters or just stroll around at Glacier Park and appreciate the holy Mountain peacefully.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time at local restaurant in Baisha village nearby the Snow Mountain.
[13:30-16:30] In the afternoon, visit Yufeng Temple. The whole temple shows a distinctive and conjunct architecture style of Han Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Taoism and the local Naxi Dongba Religion. The temple also has three courtyards and the famous great Camellia tree here had been more than 500 years old. Afterwards, pay a visit to Baisha Mural, which is the cradle of the Naxi culture and ancient capital of the Naxi Kingdom. Go back to Lijiang, on the way, have a short visit to Black Dragon Pond Park where is the perfect place to take photo of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain with reflection in the Pond.
[16:30-17:30] Drive back to the hotel and enjoy your free time in Lijiang old town or go to Suhe old town on your own for the evening bonfire party.


Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
 

Day 17Lijiang Dali

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Landscape Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Three Pagodas, Dali Ancient Town
 
[10:00-10:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and check-out
[10:30-14:30] Drive to Dali about 3 hours. Lunch will be arranged later when you arrive in Dali. Check in at the hotel in Dali and take a rest. Dali enjoys a very high fame for its four grand scenes, namely, Xiaguan's wind, Shangguan's flowers, Mt. Cangshan's snow and Erhai's moon.
[14:30-16:30] In the afternoon, enjoy leisure tour to Three Pagodas. The elegant, balanced and stately style is unique in China's ancient Buddhist architectures, which makes it a must-see in the tour of Dali. Hiking to the top is highly recommended where you can get full view of Dali old town and Erhai Lake. The reflection park is also a nice place to capture the classical photo with three Pagodas’ reflection.
[16:30-17:30] Back to hotel and enjoy your free time at Dali Ancient Town. Unlike any other Chinese town, the traditional Bai ethnic folk houses give the town distinctive feeling.


Dali Ancient Town
 

Day 18Dali

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Landscape Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Erhai Cruise, Xizhou Bai's House, Cangshan Mountain
 
[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and get ready for today’s exploration of Dali city.
[09:30-12:30] Take a short visit to Xizhou Bai's Houses. People nowadays regard Xizhou as a town that is famous for the Bai minority culture. The old houses and streets are well preserved, through which visitors may still find some traces of past glory. After that, get on a small boat for Erhai Lake tour. Erhai Lake was formed by the subsidence of geological fault. It is reputed as the pearl on plateau for its beautiful scenery.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time at Duan Shi restaurant serving local dishes, you can have a try of the Bai Minority food, especially the Boiled Fish with Pickled Cabbage and Chili.
[13:30-16:30] After lunch, you will spend the afternoon on Cangshan Mountain. The cable car service will be arranged up to Jade Belt gallery road and you can hike on Cangshan Mountain and have chance to visit Taoist temple and find the precious vegetation on the mountain. In a sunny day, the crystal water of Erhai Lake and the snow mantled Mt. Cangshan radiate with each other forming a beautiful picture.
[16:30-17:30] Go back to hotel and relax in the room. We would suggest you go to the night bar in the old town and highly recommend Bad Monkey Bar for the House music.


Erhai Lake
 

Day 19Kunming Dali

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Jinjiang Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Green Lake, Flowers and Birds Market

Morning at leisure before checking out from the hotel and be transferred to Dali airport for flight to Kunming. Upon arrival, be met by your tour guide in Kunming.

Enjoy an afternoon leisure tour to Green Lake which is peaceful and a public park for local people. You will see musicians singing and playing and you can also take a paddle boat out and relax on the lake. Lunch will be arranged at the restaurant in the park. After that, go directly to Flower and Bird Market, which is the biggest and most exciting market in Kunming where antiques, jewelry, and other handmade crafts can be found. This is a perfect place for entertainment and observing local lifestyle.

For evening activity, we highly recommend the Yunnan Impression Show - Dynamic Yunnan as an option.


Kunming City View
 

Day 20Kunming Chongqing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
On Board: Victoria cruise ★★★★
Sightseeing: West Hill & Dragon Gate
 
[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and visit the Spring City.
[09:30-12:30] Visit West Hill & Dragon Gate. Located at the west bank of the Dianchi Lake of Kunming, it is set in mountains well covered by evergreen woods and filled with sweet songs by lovely birds. We will arrange cable car services up & down as well as sightseeing car in the scenic spot. When you get on the mountain, you will have a breathtaking view of the panoramic Dianchi. There are also some interesting places waiting for you to explore on the mountain, especially the Dragon Gate.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch will be arranged as local special food, Yunnan Rice Noodles.

After lunch, be transferred to Kunming airport. Fly to Chongqing. Your Chongqing tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to Chaotianmen wharf and check-in at the Victoria cruise, which Set sail from Chongqing at 9:00 p.m.


Western Hill & Dragon Gate
 

Day 21Yangtze River Cruise

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch& Dinner
On Board: Victoria cruise ★★★★★
Sightseeing:Fengdu (optional), Shibaozhai
 
[06:30-08:30] Early Bird Coffee and Tea; Practice Tai Chi on board and Buffet breakfast.
[09:00-13:30] Activities on board as you like. Or take Additional Shore excursion to Fengdu with extra cost. Buffet lunchis served on board.
[16:00-21:00] Shore excursion to Shibaozhai. Late afternoon Captain's Welcome Reception with buffet dinner. Evening, enjoy the Minorities and Dynasty Costumes Show


Fengdu Ghost City
 

Day 22Yangtze River Cruise

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch& Dinner
On Board: Victoria cruise ★★★★★
Sightseeing:White Emperor City (optional), Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Goddess Stream
 
06:30-08:30] Early Bird Coffee and Tea; Practice Tai Chi on board and Buffet breakfast.
[07:30-10:15] Activities on board as you like. Or take Additional Shore excursion to White Emperor City with extra cost.
[10:45-13:00] Sailing through Qutang Gorge & Scenic cruising of Wu Gorge, buffet lunch is served on board.
[15:15-21:45] Shore excursion to Goddess Stream. Evening enjoy Captain's Farewell Banquet and the Crew cabaret.


Qutang Gorge
 

Day 23Yichang Hangzhou

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel: Hangzhou Merchant Marco Edgelake Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing:Three Gorges Dam Site
 
06:00-07:45] Buffet breakfast
[07:45-11:15] Disembark in Maoping cruise terminal, Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site; transfer to passenger center in Yichang downtown
[12:30-15:30] Your Yichang tour guide will wait for you at Yichang passenger center and help you to transfer to the airport.
Fly to Hangzhou. Your Hangzhou tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.


Three Gorges Dam
 

Day 24Hangzhou

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Hangzhou Merchant Marco Edge Lake Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Six Harmonies Pagoda, Tea Museum; Hefang Street
 

[09:00-09:30] Guide will meet you up at the hotel lobbyearly in the morning.
[09:30-12:30] Today is a joyful day with firstly visit the West Lake, reputed for beautiful scenery, a multitude of historical sites, brilliant cultural relics, and a profusion of native products. We will arrange cruise tour on West Lake and it is also highly recommended to walk around. After that, visit the Lingyin Temple, a site famous for not only as a Buddhism temple but also an attraction to catch beautiful scenery.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time at local restaurant for traditional Hangzhou cuisine
[13:30-17:00] Visit Six Harmonies Pagoda, ensure a view of the Qiantang River and a far view towards the misty horizon. After that, visit China Tea Museum you can have close touch with the China tea history and know more about the tea producing process. Shopping time at Hefang Street, which is the most prosperous place in Hangzhou since the ancient time.
[17:00-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night activities or watch Impression Show of West Lake.

West Lake
West Lake
 

Day 25Hangzhou Huangshan

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Huashan Huiyan Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Tunxi Old Street, Chengkan Ancient Village
 
[07:30-08:00] Get up early in the morning. Check-out and be transferred to Hangzhou East train station for 3 hours bullet train to Huangshan city.
[09:30-14:00] You will get on the bullet to Huangshan. Upon arrival, your local tour guide will meet you up at Huangshan train station and have simple lunch in the station.
[14:00-17:00] Enjoy afternoon tour to Chengkan Ancient Village which is a perfect and typical combination of beautiful natural scenery and Huizhou culture art. It is famous for well-preserved residential architecture of the Ming Dynasty (1368 AD - 1644 AD). The ancient architectures contain elegant pavilions, bridges, houses, ancestral temples, wells, etc. Taste the local snack in the village. You can have a try the flocky bean curd which is very famous.
[17:00-18:00] Drive back to Huangshan city and check in. Enjoy your free time at Tunxi Old Street which is an ancient Western-European architect once visited the old street and said that he had found "The Eastern Ancient Rome.” You can find delicious food there as well.


Tunxi Old Street
 

Day 26Huangshan

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Xihai Hotel ★★★★★
Sightseeing: Mt. Huangshan, Lion Peak, Shixin Peak, Grand Canyon of Xihai
 
[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start today’s exploration on Mt. Huangshan. You can store your luggage in the hotel and travel light.
[09:30-12:30] Enjoy your full day excursion to visit Mt. Huangshan which is one of China's ten best-known scenic spots and also the No. 1 Mountain under heaven.. It is characterized by the four wonders, namely, odd-shaped pines, grotesque rock formation, seas of clouds and crystal-clear hot springs. Yellow Mountain is celebrated for having all the features of mountain scenery. Take cable car up and head for Xihai hotel on the mountain. It is about half an hour hike to the hotel. En route, you will appreciate the Lion Peak and Shixin Peak.
[12:30-13:30] Check-in and have lunch at the hotel’s restaurant. There is less choice for food on mountain and the best option would be in the hotel.
[13:30-18:30] Spend your afternoon and hike on Grand Canyon of Xihai (West Sea). Grand Canyon of Xihai is the highlights of scenic area in Yellow. Covering the most prime scenery of Xihai Scenic Area, it starts at Paiyun Pavilion, linking White Cloud Area at Fairy-walking Bridge and creating a breath-taking sightseeing route. It is a circular footpath for hiking and you will reach the hotel you stay at the end of the tour


Mt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)
 

Day 27Huangshan Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Sunrise On The Bund Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Mt. Huangshan
 
[06:00-12:00] Get up earlier in the morning and go to Danxia Peak or nearby peak to watch the sunrise and sea of clouds. It is under the influence of weather. Try your luck! You might have chance to see colorful sea of clouds which is the top view of Mt. Huangshan. Back to your hotel for short break and take cable car down to the foot of Mt. Huangshan.
[12:00-13:30]  Lunch will be arranged at local restaurant in the old town and get your luggage which are stored in the hotel you stayed in Huangshan city. After that ,be transferred to Huangshan train station.
[14:00-18:30] Take 4 hours bullet train to Shanghai. Your Shanghai tour guide will wait for you at the train station and help you to transfer to the hotel.


Mt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)
 

Day 28Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:Sunrise on the Bund Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Jade Buddha Temple, the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden; Shanghai Old Street, The Bund
 

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Modern city of China.
[09:30-12:30] Visit Jade Buddha Temple, which is famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels, which is said to weigh 1,000 kg.Then visit the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, while walking on Riverside Promenade Bingjiang Da Dao.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time for the local special food, Dim Sum and Steamed Bun
[13:30-16:30] Visit Yuyuan Garden, which is a Chinese classic garden in city downtown, shopping time at Shanghai Old Street and Nanjing Road which is the earliest commercial street in Shanghai, you could look for some special souvenirs there. After that, enjoy a leisure walk along the Bund, famous for groups of buildings known as "a Gallery of world architecture".
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night Acrobatic Show, especially the ERA show, which is one of the most popular evening entertainments in Shanghai.

Shanghai City View
The Bund
 

Day 29Shanghai Guilin

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel:Guilin Bravo Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Elephant Trunk Hill, Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park

Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for flight to Guilin.
Fly to Guilin. Your Guilin tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.In the afternoon, visit Elephant Trunk Hill, the symbol of Guilin. Walk to Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park next to Shahu Lake, which is famous for the golden and silver twin pagodas.

Elephant Trunk Hill
Elephant Trunk Hill
 

Day 30Guilin Yangshuo

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Guilin Bravo Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Li River; West Street
 
[08:00-08:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Li River on Cruise.
[09:30-14:00] Enjoy cruise down the Li River with lunch on board. Deluxe cruise will be arranged with decent facility and good service. Savor the fairy-tale scenery while cruising down the meandering river to Yangshuo. You can go on the sundeck or just sit and appreciate the view from the picture windows.
[14:00-17:00] After disembarking, stroll around the West Street which is the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years. It now becomes a place that mixes the eastern and western culture harmoniously. West Street in Yangshuo has developed into the most prosperous area in Yangshuo. Enjoy your free time there. Drive back to the Guilin through express way, while you will appreciate the Yangshuo ten-mile Gallery on the road.
[17:00-17:30] Back to the hotel and rest of day at leisure, for evening activities, we suggest you walk by the four lakes or take the night cruise along the city waterway.


Li River
 

Day 31Guilin Hong Kong

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Eaton, Hong Kong ★★★★
Sightseeing: Reed Flute Cave
 
[10:00-10:30] Morning at leisure and pack up well before check out. Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the city of karst landform.
[10:30-12:00] Visit Reed Flute Cave which is a famous scenic spot mainly offering a magic fairyland of stalactites, stalagmites, stone columns, curtains and flowers in fantastic shapes and colors while appreciating landscape and rural scenery.
[12:00-13:00] A la carte lunch will be arranged at local restaurant, you can taste the local famous food, such as tofu, tianluonian and stewed pork with taros.
After lunch, be transferred to Guilin airport for afternoon flight to Hong Kong. Your Hong Kong driver guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.


Reed Flute Cave
 

Day 32Hong Kong

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Eaton Hotel Hong Kong ★★★★
Sightseeing:The Peak, Repulse Bay, Aberdeen Fishing Village, Gem Factory Outlet, Stanley Market

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start for the day trip
[09:30-12:30] The Victoria Peak (include one way Peak Tram Ride), sit on the right of the tram for the best views, and be certain to wait for a clear day to make the trip. Do not leave the Tower complex - which is a little disorientating without riding the escalators to the outdoor observation deck: the views are breathtaking. After that, visit Aberdeen fishing village (with Sampan Ride), old-fashioned boats which provide floating homes for thousands of people. Taking a ride on one of the boats is a popular activity.
[12:30-13:30] Dim sum lunch at jumbo floating restaurant, aside from feasting every imaginable appetite, the Restaurant will dazzle visitors with the same auspicious stories decorating regal residences of old, told through illustrious craftsmanship in the wealth of treasures on these world-renowned floating fantasies.
[13:30-17:00] Visit Gem Factory Outlet, the outlet located in Aberdeen mainly reserved for foreigners, and the factory has won a lot of jewelry design competition in the world. Then shopping time at Stanley Market, where is known for its bargain clothes, and the stalls are as good a place as anywhere in Hong Kong to buy souvenir T-shirts or inexpensive Chinese artifacts and household goods. After seeing the market wander down to Stanley's waterfront Main Street, lined with bars, pubs and restaurants popular with ex-pats.
[17:00-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night activities, especially the light show, or go to Lan Kwai Fong (famous bar street) for the night life.


Victoria Peak
 

Day 33Departure Hong Kong

Meals: Breakfast

Pack-up & check-out. Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for return flight. Your pick-up time will be reconfirmed by our tour guide beforehand according to your departure flight timing. Anyway, shopping spree before leaving for the airport

Service Ends

Day 1Arrival Beijing

Meals: No Meals
Recommended Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China. You will be greeted and met by TCT tour guide at the airport and transferred to your hotel, whenever your flight arrives in Beijing. After check-in, free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Beijing City View
Beijing City View
 

Day 2Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the historical city of Beijing. Morning tour visit Tian’anmen Square, the largest public square in the world. Walk through the square and visit Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Hike to Jingshan Park, where gives a nice panoramic view of the Forbidden City at the top of Coal Hill. After lunch, Visit Temple of Heaven which was used to pray for harvest by the emperors. It is China's existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven. Shopping time at Panjiayuan Antique Market and Pearl Market.


Forbidden City
 

Day 3Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Great Wall. Drive to Mutianyu Great Wall, which section is more popular among foreign visitors. Upon arrival, you can choose to hike on the Great Wall, or take cable car up and walk around. After lunch, Drive back to Beijing city, while you can take a nap in the car. Visit the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube, the amazing architectures that built for Beijing Olympic Games. After that you will experience Chinese tea at tea house.


Mutianyu Great Wall
 

Day 4Beijing Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Atour Hotel Xian Nanmen ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and have half day leisure tour in Beijing. Drive to Drum Tower area for taking a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw, which is the way to know the Beijing local lifestyle. Drive to Summer Palace, which is the existing largest, best-preserved imperial garden in China. Boat ride on Kunming Lake is included.  After lunch, be transferred to the airport for the 2 hours flight to Xian. Your Xian tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.


Hutong Tour by rickshaw
 

Day 5Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Atour Hotel Xian Nanmen ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Ancient city. Drive to Terracotta Warriors and explore one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation. Shuttle bus will be arranged for your convenience. After Lunch, visit the Ancient Xian City Wall, which represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Bicycle or sightseeing car will be arranged on the wall to go around. Continue to visit Muslim Quarter and enjoy your shopping time there.


Terracotta Warriors
 

Day 6Xian Jiuzhaigou

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Jiu Gong Hotel ★★★★

After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for morning flight to Jiuzhaigou. Your Jiuzhaigou tour guide will wait for you at the airport. After lunch, visit Huanglong National Park, which is a World Natural Heritage site, and famous for its colorful ponds, snowy mountains, deep valleys, and dense forest. Drive to your hotel in Jiuzhaigou about 1.5 hours. Get rest and prepare for tomorrow excursion tour to Jiuzhaigou valley.


Huanglong Scenic Area
 

Day 7Jiuzhaigou

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Jiu Gong Hotel ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the fairyland and national treasure. Take full day excursion into Jiuzhaigou valley with your guide accompanying. Firstly, we would suggest you get on the shuttle bus to Mirror Lake which looks peaceful in the morning and it is perfectly as a mirror with all water stillness. After that, get on the shuttle bus again and go directly to Arrow Bamboo Lake. From there, you can hike down the scenery line along with Panda Sea, Wuhua Flower Sea, and Nuorilang Waterfall. Footpath is available to all the places and you will be astonished by the natural gallery. After lunch time, continue your hiking tour in the afternoon and feel relaxed without pushing at all. You can stop wherever you find beautiful views. Along the hiking route, you will find out another side of Jiuzhaigou valley, lovely and charming. The Shuzheng Valley, Rhinoceros Lake, Shu Zheng Lake, Sparkling Lake and Reed Sea will show you an unforgettable afternoon.


Jiuzhaigou Valley
 

Day 8Jiuzhaigou Chengdu

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel: Tianfu Sunshine Hotel ★★★★

Morning at leisure in the hotel and be transferred to Jiuzhaigou airport for flight to Chengdu in the afternoon. Your Chengdu tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel. Today is a free day without tours and you will get refreshing and prepare for the next destination: Tibet.


Chengdu City View
 

Day 9Chengdu

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Tianfu Sunshine Hotel ★★★★

Enjoy your interesting tour to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding which is a huge institution replicates the natural habitat of the giant panda. Sightseeing shuttle bus is included. You will learn the habits and characteristics of Giant and baby pandas, observe them eating bamboos and playing around. Lunch will be arranged as local food at restaurant nearby. After lunch, visit Renmin Park and it is the paradise for local people who addict to dancing, playing mahjong, drinking teas. We will arrange tea break in the park and mahjong lesson if you are interested in.  After that enjoy shopping time at Jinli Old Street which is the elegant style of the architectures tells you what Sichuan looks like during the Qing Dynasty.


Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
 

Day 10Chengdu Lhasa

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel: Lhasa Hotel ★★★★

After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for morning flight to Lhasa. Your Tibet tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel. Relax and have a good rest at your hotel to acclimatize when you arrive. In the afternoon, you might walk around to get first impression of Tibet. Have a good rest at night and get ready for tomorrow’s tour.


Lhasa City View
 

Day 11Lhasa

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Lhasa Hotel ★★★★

Tips: When you enter into a temple or monastery in Tibet, please take off your hats at the entrance to show your respects and follow the clockwise direction for visiting. No smoking, do not touch the Buddha statues, turn the Buddhism scriptures or toll the bell.

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Holy city. Visit Potala Palace, the largest monastery of its type in the world and official home to Dalai Lama. Walk around the Potala Palace Clockwise to appreciate those who worship every day and also experience the life of local residents. After that, we will arrange a visit to the opposite hill in order to get a panoramic picture of Potala Palace, which is the best photo spot. After lunch, visit Jokhang Monastery, where monks receive their official training and education. Shopping time at Barkhor Street, a window into Tibetan culture and an opportunity to buy colorful ethnic handicrafts rarely seen outside of Tibet.


Potala Palace
 

Day 12Lhasa

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Lhasa Hotel ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start the second day trip in Lhasa. Visit Drepung Monastery, which is one of the three great monasteries in Tibet. Then continue your tour to Norbulingka Park, a traditional summer palace and residence starting with the 7th Dalai Lama. After lunch, pay a visit to Sera Monastery 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.

Drepung Monastery
Drepung Monastery
 

Day 13Lhasa Shangri-La

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel: Tian Rui Sunshine Hotel ★★★★

Fly toShangri-la, the lost horizon. Upon arrival, be met by our guide and explore the Dukezong Ancient Town, which is the largest and best-preserved Tibetan city among China 147 Tibetan counties. It is also site of the largest ancient Tibetan community. As one of the oldest towns in the region, it is also known as the 'footstep of Shangri-La'. After the tour, be transferred to the hotel and check-in.


Shangri-la
 

Day 14Shangri-La

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Tian Rui Sunshine Hotel ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to find out the lost horizon, Shangri-La. You will reach the Sumtsaling Monastery, which is the largest Tibetan Buddhism monastery in Yunnan Province. Take a family visit to local resident home and with help from our guide, you will learn about a local family’s history and way of life. After lunch, visit Potatso National Park which is the first national park in mainland China. Bitahai Lake and Shuduhu Lake are two major parts of the park. Besides these two lakes, forest, marsh, valley, alpine meadow and so on can be seen in the park. All major spots are connected by footpath which offers a closer distance for travelers to experience the natural environment.


Songzanlin Lamasery
 

Day 15Shangri-La Lijiang

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Wang Fu Hotel ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and leave for Lijiang. Visit Tiger Leaping Gorge en route. Tiger Leaping Gorge is a canyon on the Yangtze River which can be divided in to upper, middle and lower sections, winding 25 km and it is one of the deepest valleys in the world. After lunch, be transferred to the hotel and check-in. In the afternoon, enjoy your free time at Lijiang Ancient Town, which is perfectly adapted to the uneven topography of this key commercial and strategic site.


Lijiang Ancient Town
 

Day 16Lijiang

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:Wang Fu Hotel ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start today’s tour. Drive to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and take cable car up to the Mountain. We will arrange the visit to Glacier Park at 4506 meters above sea level and get real close to the Snow Mountain. You can choose to hike on the mountain and get to the top at 4680 meters or just stroll around at Glacier Park and appreciate the holy Mountain peacefully. After lunch, visit Yufeng Temple. The whole temple shows a distinctive and conjunct architecture style of Han Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Taoism and the local Naxi Dongba Religion. Afterwards, pay a visit to Baisha Mural, which is the cradle of the Naxi culture and ancient capital of the Naxi Kingdom. Go back to Lijiang, on the way, have a short visit to Black Dragon Pond Park where is the perfect place to take photo of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain with reflection in the Pond.


Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
 

Day 17Lijiang Dali

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Landscape Hotel ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and check-out. Drive to Dali about 3 hours. After lunch, check in at the hotel in Dali Ancient Town and take a rest. Dali enjoys a very high fame for its four grand scenes, namely, Xiaguan's wind, Shangguan's flowers, Mt. Cangshan's snow and Erhai's moon.  In the afternoon, enjoy leisure tour to Three Pagodas. The elegant, balanced and stately style is unique in China's ancient Buddhist architectures, which makes it a must-see in the tour of Dali.

Dali Ancient Town
Dali Ancient Town
 

Day 18Dali

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Landscape Hotel ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and get ready for today’s exploration of Dali city. Take a short visit to Xizhou Bai's Houses. People nowadays regard Xizhou as a town that is famous for the Bai minority culture. After that, get on a small boat for Erhai Lake tour. Erhai Lake was formed by the subsidence of geological fault. It is reputed as the pearl on plateau for its beautiful scenery. After lunch, you will spend the afternoon on Cangshan Mountain. The cable car service will be arranged up to Jade Belt gallery road and you can hike on Cangshan Mountain and have chance to visit Taoist temple and find the precious vegetation on the mountain. In a sunny day, the crystal water of Erhai Lake and the snow mantled Mt. Cangshan radiate with each other forming a beautiful picture.


Erhai Lake
 

Day 19Kunming Dali

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Jinjiang Hotel ★★★★

Morning at leisure before checking out from the hotel and be transferred to Dali airport for flight to Kunming. Upon arrival, be met by your tour guide in Kunming. Enjoy an afternoon leisure tour to Green Lake which is peaceful and a public park for local people. You will see musicians singing and playing and you can also take a paddle boat out and relax on the lake. After lunch, go directly to Flower and Bird Market, which is the biggest and most exciting market in Kunming where antiques, jewelry, and other handmade crafts can be found.


Kunming City View
 

Day 20Kunming Chongqing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
On Board: Victoria cruise ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and visit the Spring City. Visit West Hill & Dragon Gate. Located at the west bank of the Dianchi Lake of Kunming, it is set in mountains well covered by evergreen woods and filled with sweet songs by lovely birds. When you get on the mountain, you will have a breathtaking view of the panoramic Dianchi. After lunch, be transferred to Kunming airport. Fly to Chongqing. Your Chongqing tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to Chaotianmen wharf and check-in at the Victoria cruise, which Set sail from Chongqing at 9:00 p.m.


Western Hill & Dragon Gate
 

Day 21Yangtze River Cruise

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch& Dinner
On Board: Victoria cruise ★★★★★

Early Bird Coffee and Tea; Practice Tai Chi on board and Buffet breakfast. Activities on board as you like. Or take Additional Shore excursion to Fengdu with extra cost. Buffet lunchis served on board. Shore excursion to Shibaozhai. Late afternoon Captain's Welcome Reception with buffet dinner. Evening, enjoy the Minorities and Dynasty Costumes Show


Fengdu Ghost City
 

Day 22Yangtze River Cruise

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch& Dinner
On Board: Victoria cruise ★★★★★

Early Bird Coffee and Tea. Practice Tai Chi on board and Buffet breakfast. Activities on board as you like. Or take Additional Shore excursion to White Emperor City with extra cost. Sailing through Qutang Gorge & Scenic cruising of Wu Gorge, buffet lunch is served on board. Shore excursion to Godness Stream. Evening enjoy Captain's Farewell Banquet and the Crew cabaret.


Qutang Gorge

Day 23Yichang Hangzhou

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel: Hangzhou Merchant Marco Edgelake Hotel ★★★★

Disembark at Maoping Cruise Terminal this morning and take a coach to visit the Three Gorges Dam, which spans the Yangtze River at Sandouping; it is the world’s largest power station. After the tour in late morning, the cruises company will provide a motor coach to transfer you to the passenger center in the downtown of Yichang, where our local guide is waiting for you and will transfer you to the airport. Fly to Hangzhou. Your Hangzhou tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.


Three Gorges Dam
 

Day 24Hangzhou

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Hangzhou Merchant Marco Edge Lake Hotel ★★★★

Guide will meet you up at the hotel lobbyearly in the morning. Today is a joyful day with firstly visit the West Lake, reputed for beautiful scenery, a multitude of historical sites, brilliant cultural relics, and a profusion of native products. We will arrange cruise tour on West Lake and it is also highly recommended to walk around. After that, visit the Lingyin Temple, a site famous for not only as a Buddhism temple but also an attraction to catch beautiful scenery. After lunch visit Six Harmonies Pagoda, ensure a view of the Qiantang River and a far view towards the misty horizon. After that, visit China Tea Museum you can have close touch with the China tea history and know more about the tea producing process. Shopping time at Hefang Street, which is the most prosperous place in Hangzhou since the ancient time.

West Lake
West Lake
 

Day 25Hangzhou Huangshan

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Huashan Huiyan Hotel ★★★★

Be transferred to Hangzhou East train station for 3 hours bullet train to Huangshan city. You will get on the bullet to Huangshan. Enjoy afternoon tour to Chengkan Ancient Village which is a perfect and typical combination of beautiful natural scenery and Huizhou culture art. It is famous for well-preserved residential architecture of the Ming Dynasty (1368 AD - 1644 AD). Drive back to Huangshan city and check in. Enjoy your free time at Tunxi Old Street which is an ancient Western-European architect once visited the old street and said that he had found "The Eastern Ancient Rome.”


Tunxi Old Street
 

Day 26Huangshan

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Xihai Hotel ★★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start today’s exploration on Mt. Huangshan. You can store your luggage in the hotel and travel light. Enjoy your full day excursion to visit Mt. Huangshan which is one of China's ten best-known scenic spots and also the No. 1 Mountain under heaven. Take cable car up and head for Xihai hotel on the mountain. It is about half an hour hike to the hotel. En route, you will appreciate the Lion Peak and Shixin Peak. After lunch, spend your afternoon and hike on Grand Canyon of Xihai (West Sea). Grand Canyon of Xihai is the highlights of scenic area in Yellow. Covering the most prime scenery of Xihai Scenic Area, it starts at Paiyun Pavilion, linking White Cloud Area at Fairy-walking Bridge and creating a breath-taking sightseeing route.


Mt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)
 

Day 27Huangshan Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Sunrise On The Bund Hotel ★★★★

Get up earlier in the morning and go to Danxia Peak or nearby peak to watch the sunrise and sea of clouds. It is under the influence of weather. Try your luck! You might have chance to see colorful sea of clouds which is the top view of Mt. Huangshan. Back to your hotel for short break and take cable car down to the foot of Mt. Huangshan. After lunch ,be transferred to Huangshan train station. Take 4 hours bullet train to Shanghai. Your Shanghai tour guide will wait for you at the train station and help you to transfer to the hotel.


Mt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)
 

Day 28Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:Sunrise on the Bund Hotel ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Modern city of China.  Visit Jade Buddha Temple, which is famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels.Then visit the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, while walking on Riverside Promenade Bingjiang Da Dao. After Lunch time, visit Yuyuan Garden, which is a Chinese classic garden in city downtown, shopping time at Shanghai Old Street and Nanjing Road which is the earliest commercial street in Shanghai, you could look for some special souvenirs there. After that, enjoy a leisure walk along the Bund, famous for groups of buildings known as a Gallery of world architecture

Shanghai City View
The Bund
 

Day 29Shanghai Guilin

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel:Guilin Bravo Hotel ★★★★

Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for flight to Guilin.
Fly to Guilin. Your Guilin tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.In the afternoon, visit Elephant Trunk Hill, the symbol of Guilin. Walk to Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park next to Shahu Lake, which is famous for the golden and silver twin pagodas.

Elephant Trunk Hill
Elephant Trunk Hill
 

Day 30Guilin Yangshuo

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Guilin Bravo Hotel ★★★★

Enjoy cruise down the Li River with lunch on board. Deluxe cruise will be arranged with decent facility and good service. Savor the fairy-tale scenery while cruising down the meandering river to Yangshuo. You can go on the sundeck or just sit and appreciate the view from the picture windows. After disembarking, stroll around the West Street which is the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years.  Back to Guilin and rest of day at leisure.


Li River
 

Day 31Guilin Hong Kong

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Eaton, Hong Kong ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the city of karst landform. Visit Reed Flute Cave which is a famous scenic spot mainly offering a magic fairyland of stalactites, stalagmites, stone columns, curtains and flowers in fantastic shapes and colors while appreciating landscape and rural scenery. After lunch, be transferred to Guilin airport for afternoon flight to Hong Kong. Your Hong Kong driver guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.


Reed Flute Cave
 

Day 32Hong Kong

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Eaton Hotel Hong Kong ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start for the day trip. The Victoria Peak (include one way Peak Tram Ride), sit on the right of the tram for the best views, and be certain to wait for a clear day to make the trip. After that, visit Aberdeen fishing village (with Sampan Ride), old-fashioned boats which provide floating homes for thousands of people. Taking a ride on one of the boats is a popular activity. Dim sum lunch at jumbo floating restaurant. Afternoon, visit Gem Factory Outlet. Then shopping time at Stanley Market, where is known for its bargain clothes, and the stalls are as good a place as anywhere in Hong Kong to buy souvenir T-shirts or inexpensive Chinese artifacts and household goods. Back to the hotel after the tour.


Victoria Peak

 

Day 33Departure Hong Kong

Meals: Breakfast

Pack-up & check-out. Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for return flight. Your pick-up time will be reconfirmed by our tour guide beforehand according to your departure flight timing. Anyway, shopping spree before leaving for the airport

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Prices (per person in US$)

Hotel Class Group Size Dec. ~ Feb. Mar. ~ Nov.
Economy Hotel
★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $7736 $8283
6 ~ 9 pax $6371 $6918
Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $8155 $9002
6 ~ 9 pax $6790 $7637
Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $9085 $10248
6 ~ 9 pax $7720 $8884

Notice:
Due to the uncertainties of this tour, such as special local conditions , the changes of accommodation rate, etc, the tour has to be tailor-made and its price is on request. Please tell us in advance your group information inclusive of departure date, number of pax, and other individual needs, which will be helpful to work out a fit program and the right price.

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