15 Days China Highlight Tour from Shanghai

Tour Route: Shanghai, Yangtze River, Lhasa, Xian, Beijing

Yangtze Cruise and Lhasa of Tibet are the most suitable summer resort in China. Besides, there are many colorful activities worthing to visit.

Private Tour
Day 1 Arrive Shanghai

On arrival in Shanghai, you will be met and transferred to a downtown hotel for 2 nights stay.

Meals: No Meals
Day 2 Shanghai

Morning tour to the Shanghai Museum, and then visit the classical Yu Garden which was built in 1559 in both Ming and Qing styles. After lunch visit the Old Town and the Jade Buddha Temple.  Evening Acrobatic Show has been arranged.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Shanghai to Yichang

Morning at leisure in Shanghai. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Yichang. Visit Chinese Sturgeon Museum. After dinner you will be transferred to your Cruises for a four night upstream cruise to Chongqing.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Yangtze Cruising

Morning visit to the Three Gorges Dam. Sailling through the Three Gorges Shiplocks, sailing through Xiling Gorge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 Yangtze Cruising

Sailing through Wu Gorge, excursion to the Lesser Three, sailing through Qutang Gorge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 Yangtze Cruising

Shore excursion of Fengdu or Wanxian.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 Chongqing to Lhasa

While arriving at Chongqing, you will be transferred to airport and take flight to Lhasa. Upon arrival, met and transferred to the hotel for 3 nights stay in Lhasa.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 Lhasa

We start today’s tour from Potala Palace- the home of the Dalai Lamas, then move on to Norbulingka, the Dalai Lama’s summer palace. In the afternoon visit Jokhang Temple, the home of the most precious Buddha image the country possesses- the Sakyamuni Buddha. We also visit Barkhor Square in the center of Lhasa to absorb the local culture.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 Lhasa

Today we will visit the Drepung Monastery on the western outskirts of Lhasa. It was once the largest and the wealthiest in Tibet. In the afternoon visit Sera Monastery, which was once rival to the Drepung.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10 Lhasa to Xian

You will be met and transferred for your flight to Xi’an.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11 Xian

Full day tour to the mighty army of 8000 Terracotta Warriors, the Huaqing Hot Springs and Great Mosque, which is the largest Mosque in China. You will also spend some time looking around the Muslim Quarter.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 12 Xian to Beijing

Morning tour visit the City Wall and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, take the afternoon flight to Beijing.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 13 Beijing

A day tour to Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest city square, and the majestic Forbidden City, followed by the visit to the Panda Hall. You will then continue to the attractive Summer Palace and gardens. Peking Duck Dinner has been arranged this evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14 Beijing

Morning visit the Ming Tombs, Changling of the Ming Tombs. Afternoon visit the magnificent and mammoth cultural phenomenon – Great Wall at Badaling. Have dinner in Old Beijing restaurant. Enjoy an evening of Chinese Culture with the Kungfu Show.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15 Departure from Beijing

Met and transferred to the airport for your home country.

Meals: Breakfast
Travel Period 2-5 travelers 6-9 travelers
Dec.1- Feb.28 US$3265 US$2828
Mar.1- Nov.30 US$3433 US$2991

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 internal transportation and transfers in China, including internal flights from Shanghai to Yichang, Chongqing to Lhasa, Lhasa to Xian and Xian to Beijing.
2. Four-star hotel in each city with private facilities;
3. Five star Victoria cruise ship
4. Meals specified in the itinerary
5. English speaking guide in each city.
6. Air-conditioned vehicles;
7. Comprehensive sightseeing with all entrance fees.
8. All domestic airport taxes
9. Complimentary domestic travel insurance

1. Flights arriving Shanghai and departing Beijing.
2. Chinese visa fee.
3. Your own international travel insurance.
4. Expenses in hotels such as laundry, tips, telephone and room service, etc.
5. Gratuities for service provided by tour guides and drivers.
6. Other personal expenses.

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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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