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Pandas with Grand Yangtze

Daily Itinerary Briefings

 1st Day : Arrival in Beijing 

Upon your arrival at Beijing airport, our guide will be waiting for you outside the customs of Beijing Airport, and then transfer you to the hotel. Relax during the remainder of the day.
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Central Plaza Hotel - the best Holiday Inn Hotel in Beijing   

Forbidden City

 2nd Day: Beijing  (B+L)

Visit the world famous Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City this morning. To avoid the cheap tourist restaurant as the most are doing now, we specially serve you an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a famous and elegant restaurant to taste the authentic Chinese food. In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Heaven. The evening will be highlighted by a lively Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre.
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Central Plaza Hotel   

 3rd Day: Beijing  (B)

Visit the Badaling Great Wall and a jade factory in the morning. The restaurants nearby the site are in low quality, so we do not arrange the lunch today. It may be the best that you have a big breakfast at the hotel and have some fast food for lunch by yourself. Our guide will show you some restaurants. Then visit the Sacred Way. The whole day's sightseeing will come to an end after seeing the appearance of Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) on the way to the urban area.
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Central Plaza Hotel   

Temple of Heaven, Beijing

 4th Day: Beijing - Xian  (B+L)  

Visit the Summer Palace and a pearl store. We will serve you an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a fancy restaurant with delicious food and great atmosphere. In the afternoon, following our guide, you will trace the old Beijing culture by walking through the original Hutong alleys, appreciate the oldest gray brick courtyard residence and capture the lifestyles of local families. Take a flight to Xian and check in at the hotel.
Accomadation: Sheraton Hotel Xian  
 5th Day: Xian  (B+L+D)

Visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum and a pottery-making factory. After a special and authentic homely cooked a la carte lunch (valued at CNY100.00 per person and included in our price) at a local family, you will visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. A splendid evening is in store when you will be entertained by the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show when partaking of the famous Dumpling Dinner.
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel Xian  

Terracotta army

 6th Day: Xian (B+L)

You will visit the City Wall and the Provincial History Museum in the morning. After an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) at a well-known restaurant, continue to visit the Great Mosque. We will leave you some free time at the nearby market.
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel Xian  
 7th Day: Xian - Chengdu (B)

We will transfer you to the airport for the morning flight to Chengdu. Our guide will meet you at Chengdu airport upon arrival and help you check in at the hotel. Free in the afternoon.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza  

Xian City Wall

 8th Day: Chengdu (B)

Visit Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in the morning. After that, visit Jinsha Site Museum including 4D Cinema Dream Back to Jinsha. Then go to explore the Broad and Narrow Alleys.
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza  
 9th Day: Chengdu - Chongqing (B)

Morning is free. In the afternoon we will transfer you to the railway station for a bullet train to Chongqing. Upon your arrival,our guide will meet you at Chongqing railway station and transfer you to board the luxurious cruise ship. Your memorable Yangtze River tour begins at 22:00.
Accommodation: President No. 8 with balcony  

 10th Day: Shibaozhai (B+L+D)

At about 14:00, have a shore excursion to Shibaozhai. The Captain's Welcome Party will be held this evening.

Shennong Stream excursion

 11th Day: Badong - Xiling Gorge - Sandouping (B+L+D)

Begin the passage with Qutang Gorge, the shortest and the grandest of the Three Gorges. Later we will pass the Wu Gorge with its famous lofty and misty peaks. Disembark at Badong for an excursion to the Shennong Stream. The trip features natural beauty and an exciting boat ride drifting along the crystal stream. The pea boat allows you to experience a speedy adventure and have a close look at mossy rocks, verdant plants, plank roads, ancient coffins and precious animals. The unique songs of the local Tujia people are very impressive. Then continue sailing into the western section of Xiling Gorge. Dock overnight at Sandouping,close to the Three Gorges Dam.  

 12th Day: Yichang - Shanghai (B+L)

Disembark for an excursion to the under constructed Three Gorges Dam. Then pack your luggage and complete check-out procedures. Drive to Yichang, have lunch and then see you off by the flight to your last travel destination Shanghai. Check in at the hotel and have a good rest.  

Accommodation: Grand Mercure Shanghai Zhongya  

Yuyuan Garden

 13th Day: Shanghai (B+L)

Visit Shanghai Museum, the Yuyuan Garden and a silk shop. An a la carte farewell lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) will be served at a popular local restaurant. After lunch, visit the Bund, Nanjing Road and an ancient cultural street, Tianzifang, which developped from local residence area to a new art zone combing artistic centers, exotic restaurants and bars. Upon returning to the hotel our tour guide will see you into the lobby to say bon voyage.  

Accommodation: Grand Mercure Shanghai Zhongya  

 14th Day: Departure from Shanghai (B)

Today you will travel to the airport for your departing flight by yourself. Due to different flight schedules, the hotel-airport transfer service is not included. We wish you a nice journey home.
2017 Tour Price

(Based on per person and shown in US dollars)

Group Code
Arrival Date
Departure Date
Double Occupancy
Sole Occupancy
17-FY0401 Apr 01(Sat) Apr 14(Fri) $2421.00 $3251.00 Closed
17-FY0406 Apr 06(Thu) Apr 19(Wed) $2371.00 $3181.00 Closed
17-FY0413 Apr 13(Thu) Apr 26(Wed) $2371.00 $3181.00 Closed
17-FY0420 Apr 20(Thu) May 03(Wed) $2371.00 $3181.00 Closed
17-FY0504 May 04(Thu) May 17(Wed) $2431.00 $3281.00 Closed
17-FY0511 May 11(Thu) May 24(Wed) $2431.00 $3281.00 Closed
17-FY0518 May 18(Thu) May 31(Wed) $2431.00 $3281.00 Closed
17-FY0525 May 25(Thu) Jun 07(Wed) $2351.00 $3141.00 Closed
17-FY0601 Jun 01(Thu) Jun 14(Wed) $2431.00 $3171.00 Closed
17-FY0608 Jun 08(Thu) Jun 21(Wed) $2431.00 $3171.00 Closed
17-FY0615 Jun 15(Thu) Jun 28(Wed) $2431.00 $3171.00 Closed
17-FY0622 Jun 22(Thu) Jul 05(Wed) $2431.00 $3171.00 Closed
17-FY0629 Jun 29(Thu) Jul 12(Wed) $2351.00 $3161.00 Closed
17-FY0706 Jul 06(Thu) Jul 19(Wed) $2351.00 $3161.00 Closed
17-FY0713 Jul 13(Thu) Jul 26(Wed) $2351.00 $3161.00 Closed
17-FY0720 Jul 20(Thu) Aug 02(Wed) $2351.00 $3161.00 Closed
17-FY0727 Jul 27(Thu) Aug 09(Wed) $2351.00 $3161.00 Closed
17-FY0803 Aug 03(Thu) Aug 16(Wed) $2351.00 $3181.00 Closed
17-FY0810 Aug 10(Thu) Aug 23(Wed) $2351.00 $3181.00 Closed
17-FY0817 Aug 17(Thu) Aug 30(Wed) $2351.00 $3181.00 Closed
17-FY0824 Aug 24(Thu) Sep 06(Wed) $2441.00 $3321.00 Closed
17-FY0831 Aug 31(Thu) Sep 13(Wed) $2441.00 $3301.00 Closed
17-FY0907 Sep 07(Thu) Sep 20(Wed) $2441.00 $3301.00 Closed
17-FY0914 Sep 14(Thu) Sep 27(Wed) $2441.00 $3301.00 Closed
17-FY0921 Sep 21(Thu) Oct 04(Wed) $2561.00 $3511.00 Closed
17-FY1005 Oct 05(Thu) Oct 18(Wed) $2441.00 $3301.00 Closed
17-FY1012 Oct 12(Thu) Oct 25(Wed) $2441.00 $3301.00 Closed
17-FY1019 Oct 19(Thu) Nov 01(Wed) $2441.00 $3301.00 Closed
17-FY1026 Oct 26(Thu) Nov 08(Wed) $2371.00 $3181.00 Closed
17-FY1102 Nov 02(Thu) Nov 15(Wed) $2291.00 $3081.00 Closed
17-FY1109 Nov 09(Thu) Nov 22(Wed) $2291.00 $3081.00 Closed
17-FY1116 Nov 16(Thu) Nov 29(Wed) $2261.00 $3011.00 Closed
18-FY0331 Mar 31(Sat) Apr 13(Fri) $2381.00 $3301.00 Open

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