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A Lovely Holiday with Pandas

14-Day, Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Yaan, Chongqing, Yangtze, Yichang, Shanghai, Private Tour (ct-pd-01s)

A Lovely Holiday with Pandas
A Lovely Holiday with Pandas
Yangtze River Cruise
Take an enjoyable journey along the Yangtze River.
Terracotta Army
The wonderful site of Terracotta Army, Xi'an.
Temple of Heaven
Open the gate and into the Temple of Heaven, Beijing.
The Great Wall at Mutianyu Section
The Great Wall at Mutianyu Section, Beijing.
Forbidden City
Visit the Forbidden City to learn about China history, Beijing.
Ancient City Wall
The well preserved Ancient City Wall in Xi'an.
Chengdu Night
Nightscape in Chengdu.
The Bund
The Bund at night, Shanghai.

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Getting close to the cute giant pandas, this China tour takes you to Chengdu, Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai. Relax on a Yangtze River Cruise.

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Beijing Arrival (Flight not Included)

Destinations & activities: Airport - hotel transfer

Beijing is kinda an important signature of China. Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be immersed in its hospitality and vigor.

Free time after check-in your hotel.

 

Meals: None

 

 
Day 2

Beijing

Hutong house in Beijing
Hutong house in Beijing

Destinations & activities: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Former Residence of Soong Chin Ling, Hutong rickshaw ride and family visit

A fresh coffee kicks a good start for your morning.

Pack up your gear and today you will firstly visit Tian'anmen Square and then the Forbidden City.

Have lunch, we will get to the Former Residence of Soong Chin Ling, more widely known as the birthplace of China's last emperor Puyi. Get on a rickshaw and the rider will take you into Beijing's beating heart: Hutong. Following up is some quality time with a local family in the Hutong.

Today you will also have a chance to learn how to spot fake pearls at a time-honored pearl store.

 

- Smart Tips:

  • The Corner Tower of the Forbidden City is always a favorite spot for photographers. Spend some time there if the time allows.
  • Today's tour ends up at the Hutong area near Houhai, where you can find a decent place to kick back and enjoy a brisk Beijing night.
  • It takes some nerve to dance in public. But moves don't matter if you got the passion - at least it's so for Chinese dance devotees. Go check out China's national hobby: Square Dance in Beijing!
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch at Bai Shi Da Restaurant

     

     
    Day 3

    Beijing

    Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall
    Watchtower at Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall

    Destinations & activities: Temple of Heaven, Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall, a cloisonné factory and Kungfu Show at night

    In morning, we will first visit the holy site of Temple of Heaven, where Chinese emperors used to worship God with their sacrifices. Later, drive up to the Great Wall at Mutianyu Section, where you will take a cable car ride up the peak and walk along with your tour guide. Visit a local cloisonné store before lunch.

    In the afternoon, we will be back to the city. Free night for you to thrill.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • Don't leave Beijing without a bite of the legendary Peking Duck. Dine like a royalcourt member at Hua's Restaurant.
  • Tired of today's walking and photo-taking? Let's rub it away with a traditional Chinese massage. Your Beijing tour guide sure knows some decent place.
  • If you want to carry on with excitment, a Kungfu Show will be the best bet. Ask your guide for ticket and direction or you can check on our "Solo Adventure!" tag.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Xinshuangquan Restaurant

     

     
    Day 4

    Beijing to Xi'an (Flight CA1235 1710 - 1910)

    Summer Palace
    Summer Palace in Beijing
    Destinations & activities: The Summer Palace, Bird's Nest and Water Cube, 798 Art Zone and transfer to the airport

    In the morning, you will take a relaxing tour at the Summer Palace. Enjoy the boat ride on Kunming Lake. Later, visit the less-visted yet much interesting Yonghe Lama Temple. Have lunch in a traditional Sichuan Restaurant.

    Bird's Nest and Water Cube were made known in the world for the grand Olympics 2008. This afternoon you will take an exterior visit at this great site. Later, feel up Beijing's art touch at 798 Art Zone.

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

    Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Ba Guo Bu Yi Restaurant

    Day 5

    Xi'an

    Terracotta Army
    Terracotta Army in Xi'an

    Destinations & activities: Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Ancient City Wall and a handicraft center

    After breakfast, your tour guide will take you to some simple breakfast and help you check in. Later, you will visit the wonder of ancient China: Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Have lunch in a Sichuan restaurant nearby before a walk at a handicraft center.

    In the afternoon, you will be back to Xi'an downtown, waiting is the Ancient City Wall, one of the oldest milatry defense systems in China.

    Have the rest of today free at your pace.

     

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

     

     
    Day 6

    Xi'an to Chengdu (Flight CZ6255 1655 - 1810)

    Muslim Quarter
    Persimmon cake on sale in the Muslim Quarter
    Destinations & activities: Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim Quarter, Great Mosque and transfer to the airport

    In the morning, you will visit one of the most important Buddhist temples in China: Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Later, get to the bustling Muslim Quarter and visit its Great Mosque.

    Later today you will fly to Chengdu. Check in upon arrival.

     

    Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Guohua Restaurant

     
    Day 7

    Chengdu to Ya'an

    A Lovely Holiday with Pandas
    Destinations & activities: Land transfer to Bifeng Valley Panda Center

    In the morning, your Chengdu tour guide will take you to Bifeng Valley Panda Center where you will be working as the babysiter of these cute creatures. At the center, the experts will tell you the panda's living habits, favorite food, important notes to take care of them and stuff you are interested.

    Tonight you will stay overnight in a hotel outside the center.

    Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

    Day 8

    Ya'an to Chengdu

    A Lovely Holiday with Pandas
    Destinations & activities: Thatched Cottage Of Dufu, Wide and Narrow Lanes, Wuhou Temple and Shu Brocade Institute and Factory

    Dufu is a famous poet back in Tang Dynasty, and today you will get a glance at his life at Thatched Cottage Of Dufu. Have lunch in a traditional Sichuan restaurant.

    Get into the Wide and Narrow Lanes, aka Kuanzhai Xiangzi, learning about Chengdu local's daily life. Later, visit a traditional temple: Wuhou Temple. Last, you will visit the Shu Brocade Institute and Factory to learn about the delicate Shu embroidery art.

     

    Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch at Longchaoshou Restaurant

     
    Day 9

    Chengdu to Chongqing (High Speed Train G5106 0910 - 1133)

    A Lovely Holiday with Pandas

    Destinations & activities: Hotel - train station transfer, Goose Neck Park and Ciqikou Old Town, transfer to the pier

    Take a high speed train to Chongqing after about 2 and a half hours. Have lunch in a local restaurant. Later, visit the Goose Neck Park, here you can explore Bonsai Garden, Tiger Terrace and Sheng Bridge. Later, get to the Ciqikou Old Town.

    Later tonight, you will be taken to the pier. Board on your Yangtze River Cruise and enjoy the night.

     

    Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch at Caixiangyuan Restaurant

     

     
    Day 10

    Yangtze River Cruise

    A Lovely Holiday with Pandas

    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 11

    Yangtze River Cruise

    Yangtze River Cruise
    Yangtze River Cruise

    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 12

    Yichang to Shanghai (Flight FM9366 1545 - 1720)

    Three Gorges Dam
    Imposing view at 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 13

    Shanghai

    Oriental Pearl TV Tower
    Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai

    Destinations & activities: Oriental Pearl TV Tower, The Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Former French Concession, Tianzifang and a silk factory

    Overlooking the Huangpu River and the Bund, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower is absolutely Shanghai's pride and icon. Today you will be on the top of it, taking in a panoramic. Visit Shanghai History Museum, which is located inside the tower, with a great collection of wax work detailing the history of Shanghai. Take a walk along the Bund and go to have lunch at a local restaurant.

    After a stop at a local silk factory, visit Yuyuan Garden. Later,your Shanghai tour guide will take you on a romantic stroll at the Former French Concession and get to Tianzifang.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • Enjoy the nightscape by the Bund at the jazz bar of the Peace Hotel.
  • After a walk at the Former French Concession, you can go to dinner at the famous dim sum restaurant Din Tai Fung Restaurant. Find its info on our tag or ask your Shanghai tour guide for direction.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Seagull Restaurant

     

     
    Day 14

    Shanghai Departure (Flight not Included)

    Destinations & activities: Hotel - airport transfer

    Thanks for taking this China tour with China Travel. Hopefully we've created a beautiful memory for you. Today your Shanghai tour guide will take you to the airport. See you again before long!

    Meals: Breakfast

     

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    Tour Highlights

    • One of China Travel's best Panda tours
    • Important historic and cultural sites in Beijing and Xi'an
    • Relaxing Yangtze River Cruise
    • Ideal for families and senior travellers who have a heart for nature

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