WONDERS OF CHINA
7 days / 6 nights
Beijing - Xi'an - Chengdu - Yangtze River Cruise - Three Gorges Dam- Chongqing - Yichang - Shanghai
DAY 01 : ARRIVA BEIJING ( D)
On arrival at Beijing Airport, meet your local representative/ tour manager and proceed to your hotel. Remainder of day is at leisure. (Check in time is after 15:00 hrs). In the evening enjoy an Indian dinner. Note: Transfers to hotel are available all day, mode of transportation could be either a coach/ minivan along with other passengers from the group. If your flight arrives after 16:30hrs local time, then dinner will not be provided.
DAY 02 : BEIJING (B, L, D)
Today we visit Tiananmen Square which is known to be one of the largest public squares in the world, bordered by the Qianmen Gate, the Great Hall of the People and Theatre of Heavenly Peace. Later visit the Forbidden City to see the courtyards, palaces and pavilions. In the afternoon, continue to Lama Temple, which
combines styles of Manchurian, Chinese, Tibetan, and Mongolian architecture. Everywhere you turn, expansive details and bold patterns can be found to tease and tantalize the senses.
DAY 03 : BEIJING (B, L, D)
In the morning visit the Jade Factory for shopping before departing for a tour of the Great Wall of China. This 6,400 kilometre long wall is a symbol of China’s ancient civilisation and ranks among the greatest ancient monuments in history. After lunch we visit the Temple of Heaven. Evening visit the Yashow Market also known as the “Yaxiu Market”.
DAY 04 : BEIJING - XI'AN (B, L, D)
Morning check out. Proceed to a short city tour to visit some of the modern sights that Beijing has to offer; view the iconic Olympic buildings, take photos with the National Aquatics Centre (Water Cube), and the National Stadium, known as the Bird’s Nest. After lunch proceed to Xi’an via a super-fast train. Late evening arrival in Xi’an. After dinner check in to your hotel.
DAY 05 : XI'AN (B, L, D)
Today enjoy a full day tour of the Terracotta Warriors - the tomb of the First Emperor of China and a UNESCO site. See more than 6000 moulded soldiers, officers, horses and wagons of this famed legendary army which were buried together with the Emperor 2,200 years ago and discovered only in 1974. Afternoon visit the Wild Goose Pagoda which is a Buddhist pagoda, built in 652 AD by the Tang Dynasty. Also visit the Bell Tower Square which is in the heart of this bustling city.
DAY 06 : XI'AN - CHENGDU (B, L, D)
In the morning fly to Chengdu - Famed for being the home of cute giant pandas. Upon arrival, transfer for lunch and then later to your hotel. In the afternoon, visit Kanzhai xiangzi street & Jin Li street. Kuan Zhai Xiang Zi in Chinese literally means “Wide and Narrow Alleys”. Here enjoy free time to explore the charm of these streets.
DAY 07 : CHENGDU (B, L, D)
Begin by visiting the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. This 540 hectare park is a truly splendid way to see the panda in its natural habitat. In the afternoon take a short boat ride to see the Leshan Buddha – the largest stone Buddha in the world, known as “Dafo” by the Chinese, which is carved on the side of the hill, where he sits tall 71 meters high overlooking the river. It took more than 90 years to carve, and is now one of UNESCO world heritage site.
DAY 08 : CHENGDU (B, L, D)
Morning at leisure in Chengdu. In the afternoon, transfer to take a 2nd class high speed train from Chengdu to Chongquing. Upon arrival, we proceed to the pier to embark on your wonderful Yangtze River Cruise.
DAY 09 : CHONGQING - YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE (B, L, D)
Depart from Chongqing in the morning. Visit Fengdu (optional) the City of Ghosts on the Ming Hill. You may climb the winding cobblestone road or take a cable car to reach the 288 meter-high Ming Hill. Later, have an enjoyable time at the Captain’s Welcome Party, as your ship anchors at Wanxian for an overnight stop. (Please note that the first shore excursion of the cruise may occur either at Fengdu, Shibaozhai or Wanzhou, dependent on local river conditions).
DAY 10 : YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE (B, L, D)
Today sail pass the Three Little Gorges. The magnificent Qutang Gorge extends 8 km and leads us to the splendour of Wu Gage. Disembark for an excursion through Daning River Lesser Three Gorges. Sail into the west section of the third gorge of the Yangtze River - the Xiling Gorge, the longest of the Yangtze gorges, after which the ships passes through the 5 stage ship lock. As you pass through the gorge, the river varies from 200 metres wide at is broadest to just 10 metres. The thundering waters and towering crags makes a breathtaking sight.
DAY 11 : THREE GORGES DAM - SHANGHAI (B, L, D)
Today enjoy a shore excursion of the Three Gorges Dam, the largest project of its kind in the world. The dam is 1,983 metres long and 185 meters high. Its construction involves the relocation of 13 cities, 140 towns and 1.3 million people and the enormity of the project is quite staggering. After local lunch drive to the airport for the flight to Shanghai. Local Lunch
DAY 12 : SHANGHAI (B, L, D)
This morning, visit the famous Buddhism shrine, Jade Buddha Temple, located in the bustling city of Shanghai. It is named for its two bejewelled white jade Buddha. Carved from a whole piece of white jade, the sitting jade Buddha statue is translucent with a solemn expression, displaying the excellent skill and extraordinary art of the Chinese people. Later, visit the Yuyuan Garden which has many scenic courtyards decorated with baroque rockery, pools, and flora that are all connected by corridors and passageways. Finally experience the super-fast Maglev Train ride.
DAY 13 : SHANGHAI (B, L, D)
Today you will visit Zhujiajiao, located in a suburb of Shanghai city. Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town wellknown throughout the country, with a history of more than 1,700 years. Covering an area of 47 square kilometres, the little fan-shaped town glimmers like a bright pearl in the landscape of lakes and mountains. Endowed with another elegant name - ‘Pearl Stream’ - the little town is the best-preserved among the four ancient towns in Shanghai. Later drive back to Shanghai for shopping at The Bund, Nanjing Road and TV Tower, which was completed on October 1, 1994. The TV Tower has a height of 468 meters, which multi-functions as a sightseeing attraction, dining opportunities, shopping, amusement and accommodations. This tower has become the symbol of the city and a popular tourist attraction in Shanghai.
DAY 14 : SHANGHAI FLY OUT (B)
After breakfast, check-out and transfer to the airport for your return flight home. Check out time is 11:00 hrs. Depending on your return flight timing, you will be transferred to the airport, the mode of transportation could be either coach/ minivan along with your other passengers from the group. Please note that late check-out is not guaranteed and it is advisable to opt for an early morning flight
2019 Departure Dates
July - 20
Aug - 03, 17
Sept - 07,21
Beijing City Tour
Great Wall of China with entrance
Forbidden City with entrance
Lama Temple with entrance
Jade Factory with entrance
Olympic Buildings photo-stop
Temple of Heaven with entrance
Terracotta Warriors with entrance
Bell & Tower Square
Wild Goose Pagoda
Kanzhai xiangzi Street
Jin Li Street
Research BAse of Giant Panda Breeding with entrance
Leshan Buddha with entrance
Yangtze River Cruise
Three Gorges Dam Project
Yuyuan Garden with entrance
Zhujiajia City Tour with entrance
Oriental Pearl TV Tower with entrance
Jade Buddha Temple with entrance
Maglev train with entrance
All transfers in a private air condition coach
All domestic flights in China in economy class
(Xi'an-Chengdu & Yichang-Shanghai)
All trian journeys mentioned in the itinerary
(Beijing-Xi'an & Chengdu-Chongqing)
10 nights accommodation in a 4* hotel with buffet breakfast
3 nights accommodation in Yangtze River Cruise with buffet breakfast
12 Lunches & 13 Indian Dinners
1 Water bottle per person per day
Entrances and sightseeing as mentioned in Tour Highlights
Services of local English speaking guide wherever applicable
Premium service of a Tours Respresentative or experienced local ground operator
All tips and service charges
- Domestic or International Airfare
- Passport, VISA or other Consular Fees
- Personal expenses such telephone bills, pay per view movies, laundry expenses, alcoholic beverages, Hotel incidentals
- Any other items not mentioned in this itinerary
- Travel and Medical Insurance
- Airline baggage fees