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China Family Holiday

11-Day, Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze, Yichang, Shanghai, Private Tour (ct-ft-02)

China Family Holiday
China Family Holiday

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Peggie Lv,

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Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai, plus a Yangtze River Cruise, this 11-day China tour will be everlasting memory for your whole family.

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Beijing Arrival (Flight not Included)

Destinations & activities: Airport - hotel transfer

Upon arrival, your Beijing tour guide will give your family a big warm welcome. Check in hotel and rest.

 

Meals: None

 

 
Day 2

Beijing

Kung Fu Show
Kung Fu Show at Red Theatre

Destinations & activities: The Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Kung Fu Show

As Beijing's landmark, Tian'anmen Square is worth a visit for people-watching and a warm-up before getting into Beijing's history. Later, your family will walk into the Forbidden City. Palace of Heavenly Purity, Hall of Mental Cultivation, Hall of Supreme Harmony and Royal Garden will come along the route. Have lunch in a traditional courtyard restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will visit the Temple of Heaven . Stop at a famous pearl store to learn how to spot fake pearls.

Your family will have some solo adventure after the tour. But do remember the Kung Fu Show starts at 7:30pm and your Beijing tour guide will escort you to the theatre.

 

- Smart Tips:

  • As a family-friendly restaurant recommended by Trip Advisor reviewers, Din Tai Fung Restaurant offers a refined dining experience with various menu including dumplings, soup, noodle, pancake, dim sum and other cuisine.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Courtyard 7 Restaurant

     

     
    Day 3

    Beijing

    China Family Holiday

    Destinations & activities: The Great Wall at Mutianyu Section, free time in Beijing and cloisonné factory

    Simply a marvel for all China tours, today your family will take a visit to the Great Wall at Mutianyu Section. Take a cable ride uphill and switch to an exciting slide-way downhill. Have lunch in a farmhouse-style restaurant when you get down the Great Wall.

    Before heading back to the city, you will stop at a cloisonné factory to learn about the cloisonné process. Have some solo adventure with your family.

    For dinner, your Beijing tour guide will lead your into a time-honored Peking Duck restaurant for a real feast. Bon appetite!

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • How about a foot massage or spa after dinner? Your Beijing tour guide would show you direction to Regency Taipan Massage Center, recommended by City Weekend.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Xinshuangquan Restaurant and Peking Duck Dinner at Fangzhuang Roast Duck Restaurant

     

     
    Day 4

    Beijing to Xi'an (Flight No.TBA)

    Hutong Life
    A kitten in the Hutong, Beijing.

    Destinations & activities: Hutong visit (cooking class at a local family), hotel - airport transfer

    This morning, you will take a rickshaw ride into the Hutong. You will visit a local family and learn to cook with the household. Enjoy the class and lunch.

    Have some free time afterwards.

    Later today, you will fly to Xi'an. Check in upon arrival.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • During summer, the water park in Water Cube gives your family a cool-off. Great discount booking with us.
  • Besides Wangfujing Mall, you can buy something very "Chinese" at Panjiayuan Antique Market or Liulichang Street.
  • If you'd like to learn some basic Chinese, you can book a Chinese lesson with us. Class will be arranged at Lao She Teahouse or a local family.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at a local family

     

     
    Day 5

    Xi'an

    China Family Holiday

    Destinations & activities: Terracotta Army, Muslim Quarter, Ancient City Wall and a handicraft center

    Without a doubt, Terracotta Warriors and Horses, or Terracotta Army, is one highlight to your family tour. Today you will spend a couple of hours at this wonderful site. Have lunch in a traditional Sichuan-style restaurant. Visit a handicraft center after lunch.

    In the afternoon, you will take a free walk in the Muslim Quarter.Later, your family will go on a cycling trip on the Ancient City Wall, ideal for watching sunset.

     

    Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at A Wa Shan Zhai Restaurant

     

     
    Day 6

    Xi'an to Chongqing (Flight No.TBA)

    Chongqing Zoo
    Snuggling babies

    Destinations & activities: Hotel - airport transfer, Panda Room at Chongqing Zoo, Ciqikou Old Town

    Today you will fly to Chongqing. Have lunch in a Sichuan-style restaurant.

    Panda is one of the symbols of China. Today your family will get close to these cute creatures at the Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo. Later, walk in history at Ciqikou Old Town.

    At the evening, your family will be escorted to the pier. Board on your Yangtze River Cruise and enjoy the night.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • You can easily find something to eat at Hongya Cave. Not a real cave, but a place good for dinner and drinks.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Caixiangyuan Restaurant

    Day 7

    Yangtze River Cruise

    Yangtze River
    Amazing view along the Yangtze River

    Destinations & activities: Welcome banquet, dance party, shore excursion to Shibaozhai; Fengdu Ghost City (Optional upon request)

    Waking up in the wave sound of the Yangtze River, you will embrace the morning of nature. Today you will take a short visit to Shibaozhai. Shibaozhai, literally meaning Stone Treasure Fortress, and its riverside location is what allows the historic hill site much of its beauty. The sheer vertical cliffs below it stand more than 56 meters tall, thus creating much curiosity over the centuries. The red pavilion found there was first built in 1750 during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) and has since been restored. Inside, visitors can see many interesting artifacts since each of the 12 floors is dedicated to a famous general from the Three Kingdoms Period (220-265), a local scholar, or a known Chinese poet.

     

    - Smart Tips:

    Fengdu Ghost City is not included in our itinerary, but it's available to book after you get on the cruise. Cost will be your own exspense.

    Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch and Dinner on the cruise

     
    Day 8

    Yangtze River Cruise

    Yangtze River
    Yangtze River

    Destinations & activities: Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Shennong Stream, crew performance

    On your spectacular Yangtze River cruise today, the first gorge of the day will be Qutang Gorge and then later pass through Wu Gorge. After lunch, you will have the chance to go on land to visit Shennong Stream, a tributary of the Yangtze River. It is a dramatic piece of natural beauty with water rushing past karst caves, vertical cliffs, numerous waterfalls, three-colored springs, an ancient plank path, and much more. As well, there is an option to visit the White Emperor City, also known as Baidi city (price not included).

    The crew will later put on a performance for your entertainment, and the vessel will sail through the 5-step ship locks, bringing you back to Yangtze.

     

    - Smart Tips:

    White Emperor City is an option upon your request. Please inform the crew if you'd visit it. Cost will be on your own.

    Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch and Dinner on the cruise

     
    Day 9

    Yichang to Shanghai (By Flight No.TBA)

    Three Gorges Dam
    Three Gorges Dam

    Destinations & activities: Three Gorges Dam Site, hotel - airport transfer

    Today you will get to Yichang. Visit the imposing site of Three Gorges Dam.

    Later today, a domestic flight will take you to Shanghai. Check in upon arrival.

    Meals: Breakfast

     
    Day 10

    Shanghai

    China Family Holiday

    Destinations & activities: The Oriental Pearl TV Tower (with Shanghai History Museum inside), The Bund, Yuyuan Garden, City God Temple, a silk store and acrobatic show at night

    In the morning, your family will walk along The Bund. Take a ferry to get to the other side, where you will get on the top of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and visit Shanghai History Museum inside the tower. Have lunch in a nearby restaurant.

    In the afternoon, your family will get to Yuyuan Garden and City God Temple.

    At night, your family will have a blast at a traditional acrobatic show.

     

    Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Seagull Restaurant

     

     
    Day 11

    Shanghai Departure (Flight not Included)

    Destinations & activities: Hotel - airport transfer

    Thanks for taking your family holiday with China travel. Today your Shanghai tour guide will escort you to the airport. Hope to see you again soon!

     

    Meals: Breakfast

     

     

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    Price Inclusion

    • Entrance fees.
    • 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.

    Price Exclusion

    • 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.

    Special Terms

    • Price may change during some Chinese festivals.
    • Price is subject to change based on exchange rate.
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    Tour Highlights

    • Have a comfortable and cozy Yangtze River Cruise
    • Visit typical attractions in Beijing and Xi’an
    • Enjoy famous Beijing Roast Duck
    • Visit the Yuyuan Garden and the Bund

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