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China Relaxation Tour

11-Day, Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze, Yichang, Shanghai, Private Tour (CT-62s)

China Relaxation Tour
China Relaxation Tour
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Terracotta Army
Get close to the fascinating Terracotta Army in Xi'an.
The Great Wall
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Yangtze River Cruise
Yangtze River fertilizes the land of China and its spirit

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Visit the most popular attractions of Xian and Beijing along with the beautiful Yangtze River, the Three Gorges Dam and modern Shanghai.

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day
1
Beijing Arrival (International Flight not Included)
Activities: Airport pick-up and transfer
Hotel: King Parkview Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel (or Same Class)
Meals: None

Your international flight will land in Beijing today. At the airport, our Beijing tour guide will be waiting for you. Check in hotel and take good rest.

Smart Tips:

  • No international flights included in this trip, however, please contact us if you need help booking the flights.
  • Hotel choice: King Parkview Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel , Sunworld Hotel Beijing 4-star hotel , Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town 5-star hotel
Day
2
Beijing
Activities: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong visit and a pearl store
Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

After a fresh breakfast, we will set off to discover Beijing the old yet vibrant city. Firstly walk on Tian'anmen Square, waiting for us is the Forbidden City. Have lunch and take a short break.

Afternoon time, we will ride through the narrow Hutong. Pictures of local daily life will be unfolded for you.

Tian'anmen SquareTian'anmen Square
Forbidden CityForbidden City
Beijing's HutongBeijing's Hutong

Smart Tips:

  • Spice up your trip with a hot pot dinner at Haidilao Hot Pot Restaurant. Find its info on our tag.
  • Kungfu Show starts at 7:30pm and lasts for about 2 hours.
Day
3
Beijing
Activities: Temple of Heaven, Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall and a cloisonne factory
Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

Learning about the riturals of a royal ceremony, today you will visit Temple of Heaven. Morning time would be a good chance to watch locals doing Tai Chi or sword-dancing.

Later, we will drive to Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall. Take a round-trip cable car for awesome views.

The Great WallThe Great Wall
Temple of HeavenTemple of Heaven

Smart Tips:

  • A massage will be a cure to your tired body and a great chance to know the essence of Chinese traditional massage.
  • Have mood for some Rock'n'Rool? Check out Mao's Live House at Nanluogu Xiang, which has nothing to do with Chairman Mao himself, though.
Day
4
Beijing to Xi'an (Flight CA1225 1525-1725 for Reference)
Activities: Summer Palace, Bird's Nest, Water Cube and airport transfer
Hotel: Xi'an Skytel Hotel 3-star hotel (or Same Class)
Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

Once a royal park, now Summer Palace is open to the world. Today tour the park to get a taste of exquisitely-built gardens and pavilions, enjoy a stroll in this grand garden. Later, a local rider will take you to Bird's Nest and Water Cube.

Fly to Xi'an and check in upon arrival.

Summer PalaceSummer Palace
Bird's NestBird's Nest

Smart Tips:

  • Hotel choice: Xian Skytel Hotel 3-star hotel , Grand Noble Hotel 4-star hotel , Hilton Hotel Xian 5-star hotel
Day
5
Xi'an
Activities: Terracotta Army, Ancient City Wall and an art center
Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

The first emperor of China, Emperor Qin Shi Huang, had his tomb built along with thousands of clay warriors, horses and battle chariots in hopes to rule his afterlife world. Time gone by and the Terracotta Army remains as evidence of his power. Today we will spend a couple of hours at this wonderful site. Stop by an art center before lunch.

When we get back to the city, you will walk on Ancient City Wall.

Breakfast and Chinese lunch are included for today.

Terracotta ArmyTerracotta Army
Battle HorsesBattle Horses
Ancient City WallAncient City Wall

Smart Tips:

  • One-way drive to the Terracotta Army site takes 1 hour by car.
  • Shaanxi cuisine's speaker is rich-flavored noodles, why don't you give it a try at First Noodle Under the Sun? Find info on our Solo Adventure tag.
  • Take a night walk at the square behind Big Wild Goose Pagoda and shot some nice photos.
Day
6
Xi'an to Chongqing (Flight MU2261 0805-0915 for Reference)
Activities: Transfer, Chongqing Zoo and Ciqikou Old Town
Hotel: President 1 Cruise 5-star hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

The Ancient City Wall is an excellent spot to view Xi'an from height, gorgeous views especially in the morning and sunset. After a walk on the wall, we saunter among the locals at the Muslim Quarter.

Learn to make dumplings at a traditional dumpling restaurant, that skill is definitely something you can bring home. Have lunch here.

An afternoon flight takes you to Chongqing.

For your soon-to-begin Yangtze River Cruise, we choose the 5-star cruise junk President Prime. After dinner on your own arrangement, our local tour guide will escort you to the pier. Board on and enjoy your night!

PandaPanda in Chongqing
Night on the CruiseNight on Yangtze Cruise

Smart Tips:

  • The cruise embarks at 9:00pm and our local tour guide will get you to the pier before 8pm.
  • Suggested tipping for the cruise crew is CNY 150 / Passenger, which should be paied at embarkation or check-out.
  • Cruise choice: President 1 3-star hotel , President 7 4-star hotel , Pr 5-star hotel
Day
7
Yangtze River Cruise
Activities: Welcoming Banquet, Dancing Party,Shibaozhai (14;00-16;00).Optional tour to Fengdu Ghost City(RMB280 per person).
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch and Dinner

Waking up in a bright breeze, today the cruise will take you deep into the gorges of the Yangtze River.

In the afternoon, we will take a land excursion to Shibaozhai. This riverside town is known as the biggest Bonsai in the world for its shape. Back to the cruise after the visit.

Dinner time, you will be invited to a welcome banquet and the whole crew will show you great hospitality. Enjoy a dance party afterwards.

Have breakfast, lunch and dinner on the cruise.

Yangtze RiverYangtze River
ShibaozhaiShibaozhai

Smart Tips:

Day
8
Yangtze River Cruise
Activities: Yangtze River Cruise, Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Shennong Stream and night show
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch and Dinner

Today, you will pass by Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and have a land excursion to Shennong Stream at 1:30pm to 5:30pm.

Be back onto the cruise and have dinner whilst enjoying a night show performanced by the crew.

Have breakfast, lunch and dinner on the cruise.

Yangtze RiverYangtze River
Qutang GorgeQutang Gorge
Boatmen Boatmen at Shennong Stream

Smart Tips:

  • Optional visit to White Emperor City in the morning, CNY 260 / Person.
Day
9
Yichang to Shanghai (Flight FM9366 1600 - 1730 for Reference)
Activities: Three Gorges Dam Site and airport transfer
Hotel: New World Mayfair Hotel Shanghai 5-star hotel (or Same Class)
Meals: Breakfast

In the morning, enjoy breakfast with a relaxing breeze on the cruise. Later today, we will reach Yichang. After check-out, we will visit the imposing Three Gorges Dam Site. Have lunch on your own arrangement. Later today a flight will take you to Shanghai. Our Shanghai tour guide will escort you to hotel from the airport. Check in upon arrival.

SunriseSunrise on Yangtze River
Yangtze RiverGorge Cliff
Three Gorges DamThree Gorges Dam

Smart Tips:

  • Security check at the dam will not allow lighters and knives.
  • Yichang's famous cuisine White Soup Fish is our idea for your lunch. Find one of the finest tastes at Fangweng Restaurant on our tag.
Day
10
Shanghai
Activities: The Bund, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden, French Concession, Xintiandi and a silk store
Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

After breakfast, we will saunter up and down the Bund is our first stop for today. Get onto a height at Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Here, you will also visit the wax museum.

As Yuyuan Garden, a typical Suzhou-style garden. Later, carry on the tour at French Concession and Xintiandi. Today's last stop will be a silk store.

The BundThe Bund
Yuyuan GardenYuyuan Garden

Smart Tips:

  • Interesting acrobatic show EAR Time Acrobatic Show gives you a wow night. Our Shanghai tour guide will help you book the tickets.
Day
11
Shanghai Departure (International Flight not Included)
Activities: Free time in Shanghai and airport transfer
Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will have some free time and then your Shanghai tour guide will take you to the airport.

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Solo Adventure

Haidilao Hot Pot Restaurant

Haidilao Hot Pot
Haidilao Hot Pot Restaurant is ranked as the third most popular restaurants on Trip Advisor forums.

The famous brand has over 20 branches in Beijing, all of which serve an all-inclusive hot pot dining experience. You can make your own dipping sauce and watch the chef making noodles. Good place recommended for group of 3 people and above. Some of the food is spicy. Please inform the waiters if you have any specific requirements.

Address:

1.Wangfujing Branch: F8, Yintai Department Store, No.88 Wangfujing Street, Dongcheng District (Tel: +86 010 57620153)

2.Mudanyuan Branch: No.2, East Huayuan Road, Haidian District (Tel: +86 010 62033112)

3.Baijiazhuang Branch: No.2 jia, Baijiangzhuang Road, Chaoyang District (Tel: +86 010 65952982)

 

Mao Live House

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Go rock'n'roll in Mao Live House!

As the capital’s premier music venue, Mao Live House takes the advantage of Mao's name and makes it a loud and trendy place for local artists and international bands to play off.

Address:111 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District, Beijing

 

Massage / Spa in Beijing

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After a day of touring, you must feel tired. A traditional Chinese massage will rejuvenate you in a breezy Beijing night. Here's the list of our recommendations.

Massage center & address:

1.I Spa: offering oil massage, Thai massage, Chinese massage, foot massage and spa. (6F, Kaiyuan Mingdu Hotel, Caishikou Street, Xicheng District, Beijing. Tel: +86-010-63527157)

2.Oriental Taipan: high-class setting with high-standard service, offering traditional Chinese massage and western-style aromatherapy. (NO.1 Xindong Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing. Tel: +86-010-85322177)

 

 

Fangweng Restaurant

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Fangwen Restaurant in Yichang has a various menu featuring mostly with fish. Their White Soup Fish is cooked with bullhead catfish, presenting its essence with a tad of tomatoes and parsley. Home-made Tofu, River Shrimp and other Szechuan dihes are also worth a try.

Address: Sanyou Dong, Nanjinguan, Yichang

Price: USD 20 - 50 / Person

Tel: +86 0717-8862179

 

The First Noodle Under the Sun

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The First Noodle under the Sun might sound like exaggerate but it's worth a try if you are in the mood for the province's specials.Recommend: Biang Biang Noodle, Youpo Noodle, Siwan Zheng (Four Steamed Bowls) and Shaozi Noodle.

Address: No.8, Xiaozhai Dong Road, Yanta District (near the Big Wild Goose Pagoda)

Tel: +86 029-88101818

Price: $ 25 - 40 / Person

 

ERA Legend of Time Acrobatic Show

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ERA Legend of Time Acrobatic Show in Shanghai has created a wonderful night for many travelers from all over the world. The show is a perfect mixture of China's traditional acrobatic art and modern state-of-art stage technique.

Price: CNY 120 - 580 / Person depending on the seat

Address: No.2266, Gonghe Xin Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai

Transportation: 1. Subway Route 1 to Shanghai Circus World at Exit 3; 2. Bus:95、46、253、912、916、114、893、210.

Tel: +86 021-66525468

Tips:1. Subway is the fastest way to get there; 2.You can ask your Shanghai tour guide for booking with great discount

 

 

 

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  • Meals listed in the itinerary.
  • Private transfers.
  • Private English-speaking guide and driver.
  • Hotels listed in the itinerary.
  • Service Charge & Taxes.
  • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
  • Luggage Transfers.

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  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.

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  • World-class Yangtze River Cruise.
  • Highlights of China: Forbidden City, Great Wall, Terracotta Army, Pandas and Shanghai's city skyline.
  • Perfect choice for first-timers and newly-weds.
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