11 Days Panda & Yangtze Cruise Family tour

Tour Route: Beijing, Chengdu, Yangtze River, Shanghai

Exploring the ancient imperial Beijing, Hiking along the greatest wall in the world, Tipping your hat to the solemn legion of Terracotta warriors in Xi’an, Touching the claws of the charmingly native creature--Panda in Chengdu, Be amazed and relaxed by the stunning beauty of the living landscape in Yangtze River. Finally, end this marvelous China journey at the fashion metropolis--Shanghai. All in 11 days, the magnificent China is right here, waiting for your family's discovering.

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Daily
Private Tour
Day 1 Beijing

A buffet breakfast & real fresh coffee will kick start your day. Your private guide will be on time and waiting in arrivals.
First stop, Tiananmen Square. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history.
Next visit the Forbidden City, which is 24 emperor's palace in Dynasty Ming and Qing. It is the ancient palace which has the largest scale, most magnificent, and best reservation in the world.
After that you will have a rickshaw tour to Beijing ancient Hutongs, you will get to know about Beijing's courtyard, history,layout and culture. You will have a chance to visit a local family and learn to make dumpling for lunch there. 
In the evening, enjoy Peking Duck dinner in Fangzhuang Quanjude Restaurant and Kungfu Show in Red Theater.
After sightseeing, be transferred back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 2 Arrive in Beijing

After arrival in Beijing Capital Airport. Our Beijing guide will hold a sign ”Lead to China” to pick your family up warmly and transfer to your hotel.

Meals: No meal
Day 3 Beijing

In the morning, you take a scenic drive through the countryside and mountains to reach China's most renowned monument—Great Wall(Mutianyu section, less crowed). Take a cable car up to the Great Wall, climbing up the venerable ramparts, you will marvel at this great construction. On the way down, those of you feeling adventurous can choose the gravity-propelled toboggan!
In the afternoon, Explore the construction art and royal dignity in the largest, most beautiful and exquisite imperial garden--Summer Palace. (including a boat cruise on Kunming Lake)


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Beijing to Chengdu

In the morning, visit the Temple of Heaven, the sacred altar for worshiping the God of Heaven in the world. Watch local people playing Taichi morning exercises.
In the afternoon, you will fly to Chengdu. Upon arrival, pick you up from airport by Chengdu guide and driver. Enjoy your free time!


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Chengdu

Today you visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to have a memorable close-up encounter with pandas. You will see real pandas enjoying their lives in this sanctuary and learn more about this lovable but endangered species via documentary film and exhibition.
Followed up will be an interesting activity for kids: Draw a panda on a T-shirt. We will invite a professional artist to teach you how to draw a panda in a blank T-shirt. After the course, you will can keep your own made panda T-shirt and wear it home. It’ll be a perfect souvenir.
In the late afternoon/evening, visit Chengdu Kuan-zhai Lane- a part of the old city in Chengdu which has been restored and renovated. This is a chance to see old Chengdu and experience the traditional lifestyle.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Chengdu to Chongqing

In the morning, visit People's Park, You can join the local people to experience the bustle and chatter of a local teahouse in this area.
After that, drive to train station to catching your bullet train to Chongqing.
Upon arrival, pick you up and transfer to the dock by Chongqing guide and driver. Embark Yangtze Cruise at about 6:00pm, depart from Chongqing in the evening.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 Yangtze River Cruise

07:30 Announcement on itinerary.
08:30-10:00 Shore excursion to Fengdu City. Having nearly two thousand years' history and combines the cultures of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism with the mystique of ghosts.
13:00-17:00 Participate activities on board.
17:30 Sailing through the Qutang gorge, the first of the Three Gorges encountered when cruising downstream along the Yangtze River, and it is the most imposing and steepest gorge among the Three Gorges.
18:00 Welcome Cocktail By Captain.
18:30 Welcome Dinner.
20:00 Singing & Dancing Concert.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 Yangtze River Cruise

08:00-10:00 Sailing through the Wu gorge, the second gorge of the Three Gorges system on the Yangtze River, the Gorge has been known as the Wu Gorge since at least the Three Kingdoms Period.
10:00-13:30 Shore Excursion For Shennong Stream (or mini three gorges), is one of the most important ports of call for Yangtze Three Gorges tour, the crystal clear and unpolluted water flows swiftly.
18:00 Farewell Dinner.
20:00 Singing & Dancing Concert.
20:00-24:00 Pass the ship locks of the Gorges Dam.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 Yichang to Shanghai

08:00-10:00 Shore Excursion For Three Gorges Dam, it is the largest hydropower station in the world with an annual energy output of 84.7 billion kilowatt-hours.
10:00-11:00 Sailing through the Xiling gorge, the longest of the three gorges that make up the Three Gorges "corridor" of the Yangtze River.
13:00 Arriving at Yichang, disembark the cruise.
After your arrival in Yichang our driver will pick you up and take you to the airport for flight to Shanghai. Arrive in Shanghai, our local guide will welcome you at airport and help you check in the hotel.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 Shanghai

Today you will taste the feature of Shanghai both "Classic and Modern".
First stop is Yu Garden, which reflects a very typical southern China garden style. Jagged pavilion with elegant decoration, glittering pools with roving fish, sprouting pine trees, all these pleasant scenes refresh your mood. Continue to visit the nearby Yuyuan Market which is a bustling bazaar in old town of Shanghai.
After that, visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center to witness how Shanghai became a cosmopolitan city from a shabby fishing village.
Drive to Pudong New Area to explore the modern Shanghai. Visit Oriental Pearl Tower where you can get a magnificent view of the city’s ever-changing modern skyline and the kids will have fun in the wax museum on the first floor.
Lastly, enjoy a leisure walk along the Bund to appreciate the historical architecture and the skyline of this modern city along the Huangpu River.
In the evening, enjoy a breathtaking Acrobatic Show.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11 Shanghai Departure

Your private car/van, driver and guide will be ready and waiting at your hotel lobby to get you to the airport on time. Sit back and relax as they help you check-in and escort you to the correct security gate

Meals: Breakfast
Travel Period 2-5 travelers 6-9 travelers
Dec.1- Feb.28 US$2290 US$2020
Mar.1- Nov.30 US$2390 US$2120

1. The price is based on stay in China four star hotels. If you want to deduct, upgrade or downgrade the hotel, please indicate this while sending the inquiry.
2. You will enjoy more discounts if there is more people join the tour.
3. Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Qingming Festival Holiday (Apr. 4 - 6, 2020 ), Labor's Day Holiday (May 1 - 3, 2020) ,Dragon Boat Festival Holiday (Jun. 25 - 27, 2020) and National Day Holiday (Oct 1- Oct 8, 2020).

1. All arrangements and first admission/entrance fees of scenic spots specified in the itinerary.
2. Meals as listed in the itinerary.
3. Well-equipped private commercial vehicle with excellent private guide and driver accompanied on your tour between airports, train stations,scenic spots and hotels.
4. Four Star Hotel based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast.
5. Yangtze River cruise: Based on 2 persons using one standard cabin (two twin beds) with a balcony in 5 star cruise.
6. The above price already includes the service charge of CNY150.00 per person recruited by the cruise company
7. Chongqing-Yichang high speed train, Beijing-Chengdu/Yichang-Shanghai airfare with airports taxes, fuel charges.
8. Travel Agency’s Liability Insurance with your tour inside China.
9. Chinese government taxes and the city construction fees on your travel tour.

1. China entry visa fees.
2. International airfare or train tickets not included in the itinerary.
3. Meals not specified in the itinerary and extra and alcoholic or beverages during meals.
4. Tips for guides and drivers.
5. Personal expense: e.g. mini bar, personal telecommunications, laundry, excess baggage charges etc.)
6. Excursions and activities not included in itinerary.
7. Single room supplement.

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It is flexible to change the duration, attractions, starting and ending cities according to your interests. Also the tour can be extended or shorten as your preference, just let your trip consultant know.
All of the tour packages exclude the international airfares. We suggest you can book it one your own. You can compare the price between OTAs (Expedia, Priceline, Sky scanner...) and the airlines. When you have a confirmed date, set alarm and compare it always.
As the China Visa, we cannot apply for you as we are an China inbound travel company. However, we can send you our invitation letter with our company's official seal to you after you booked the tour from us, which could assist you to get China Visa from China embassy easily. Usually, we suggest you to apply the visa about one month or one month and a half before your travel date.
For the breakfast, it is offered by the hotel you stay, usually Chinese and Western buffet breakfast. As for the lunch, we offer 80RMB per person for a standard Chinese meal at a nice tourist restaurant. If you want to order other kind of meals, such as vegetarian, Muslim meals, Indian Meals, please let your trip consultant know. Dinner usually will be left for you to choose the food you prefer. Our guide will help you to balance each meal such as your taboo, your preference and avoid repeated food. You have to pay for the extra cost if you want to take better or more. The meals on Yangtze Cruise are fixed Chinese and Western Buffet.
All the hotels can be replaced by your favorite ones or you can book your own hotels. And the hotel room we offered here usually is standard with twin beds. If you want to have king-size bed room or suite, please let your trip advisor know. Besides, all the accommodation are quoted on two persons sharing one room. The room supplement must be paid if you want to have a single room.
* Most hotels we offered in our tour package have WIFI in the lobby, and some of which have WIFI in hotel rooms. If you need the WIFI in your room, please make sure with your trip advisor.
We have non-shopping private tour and tour with carefully selected shops. For tour with shops, the price will be lower, and you will enter one or two shops in every tourist city. The shops could be jade, silk, pearl, Chinese tea etc., all of which have strong China's character and is worthy to buy. Each shop will take you around 45 minutes. We promise there is no compulsory consumption at all. You get the situation in your hands.
* Department stores, supermarkets, boutiques, hotel and restaurants in most cities of China do accept the credit card with the sigh of MasterCard, VISA and JCB. However, it does generate commission charge. Please check the regulations with your bank manager.
All domestic flight we offered is the economic class, which you can carry one hand-on luggage no more than 5 kg for free. The total of free registered luggage is no more than 20kg. Excess luggage will charge you some extra fees, be aware of that. The free registered luggage allowance in China domestic train is 20kg.
The insurance provided by us is called Travel Agencies' Liability Insurance, which covers accidents occurring during the activities arranged by travel agency. It does not cover mishaps or physical problems occurring outside the guided tour period or caused by clients themsevles, so we highly suggest you purchase the full coverage travel insurance from your country of origin.
For group of 1-4 passengers, recommend US$ 4-8 per tourist per day for guide, and US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide; for group of 5 and above, recommend US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide, and US$2-4 per tourist per day for driver. Besides, we highly recommend you to tip every day to encourage better service from them in the next coming days. However, if you have genuine reason not to tip, don't.
Usually, the deposit of tour package accounts for 30% of the total quotation, and the balance should be paid 30 days before your tour date. Payment methods we accept include Bank Transfer and PayPal, Credit Card and so on. More details you can check the Payment Guide page. Moreover, Children who are less than 12 y/o have their own discounts, please contact with your trip advisor.

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