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Best of China 26 Day Deluxe Tour

BEST OF CHINA - 26 DAY DELUXE TOUR


Date: October 07,2017 - Oct 31, 2017

Day 1 Depart Canada to Beijing
Your journey begins with your transpacific flight from Canada to Beijing. Adjust your watch one day ahead as you cross the International Dateline.

Day 2 BEIJING
Welcome to Beijing, the Capital of China. An incredible mix of ancient landmarks and a modern city, Beijing is the perfect home base for your exploration of China. You will be met by your friendly guide and transferred to the Hotel. After taking a rest in the Hotel, this evening you will get together with your local friendly tour guide and fellow passengers for a WELCOME Dinner.

Day 3 BEIJING (B)
Today will be your free day to get rest and adjust the Time Difference. Explore the Capital City on your own pace.

Day 4 BEIJING
A buffet breakfast & real fresh coffee will start your day. This morning, let's join local residents in practicing Tai Chi and morning exercises in The Temple of Heaven, as you walk to the temple. After that, we will visit Tian An Men Square, the largest public plaza in the world, and the Forbidden City, which is known as Imperial Palace. Consisting of more than 9,999 rooms and spread over 250 acres, this huge palace complex was built in the 15th century and later extensively renovated and restored during the Qing Dynasty in the 18th century. Over twenty emperors lived there from the 15th to the early 20th century. After lunch, make a stop at the Pearl Factory before we visit the old lanes and courtyard houses in the Hutongs, a rickshaw drive will help you to explore this charming world. This evening, we will enjoy our special meal with a local Beijing Family. After dinner, we will take a walk along the Dong Hua Men Night Market before returning back to our hotel. (B/L/D)

Day 5 BEIJING
Today, we will visit the mighty Great Wall - Section MutianYu’’ (Round trip Cable Car included), which is less crowded and with the
most spectacular views. On the way, we will take a look at the “Bird Nest” –the Olympic Stadium which is considered “the most spectacular Stadium in the world”. Lunch will be served in a Special Farmhouse Restaurant in the Mountains. Today we will also visit
the Jade Carving Museum and Factory. Tonight, we will enjoy a succulent Peking Duck Dinner with wine—a must during any visit to Beijing. (B/L/D)

Day 6 BEIJING è XI’AN (Bullet Train)
After breakfast in the morning, we will visit the beautiful Summer Palace, once a summer retreat for emperors. You can relax here or stroll around the ancient pavilions, mansions, temples, and bridges. If weather permits, we will take a boat tour on the beautiful Kunming Lake. Today, we will also visit the pearl market. After lunch, we will take the Bullet Train (4 hours) to Xian, China's ancient capital for 13 dynasties. Upon arrival, we will check in the hotel after dinner. (B/L/D)

Day 7 XI’AN
In the morning, we’ll visit the spectacular sight of Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, One of the most significant archaeological discoveries in the world. This 16,300 square meters excavation reveals more than 7,000 life-size Terracotta figures of Warriors and Horses in battle formations. After lunch, we then return to the hotel for a rest before we leave for the unique Dumplings dinner, followed by the amazing Tang Dynasty Show. (B/L/D)

Day 8 XI’AN
After breakfast, visit the Ancient City wall in Xian, then we will stroll around the Muslim Market, a live market full of flavors and smells and colorful spices and jewelry and silks. Then we will fly out to Guilin. Upon arrival, transfer to our hotel in YangShuo. (B/L/D)

Day 9 YANGSHUO
Begin your day by a boat ride on the Li River, marvel at the beautiful needle-like limestone hills surrounded by lush tropical growth. Today, lunch on your own. In the afternoon, you can either take a rest, join our countryside visit (Included) to the rice fields/farmhouses, or rent a bike cycling around. Tonight enjoy the amazing Impression Liusanjie Show. (B/D)

Day 10 YANGSHUO
Today will be your free day to explore this beautiful and tranquil small town. (B)

Day 11 YANGSHUO (Longsheng)

Spend 3 hours drive to Longsheng. Visit the Dragon-Back Terraced Fields in the villages of Miao and Yao People. Stay overnight in the Rice Fields and Mountain Area. (B/L/D)

Day 12 LONGSHENG
This morning, spend more time enjoying the gorgeous View in Longsheng, after lunch, we’ll leave this beautiful mountain and drive to Guilin City. On the way, stop at the Gorgeous Tea Plantation. Tonight, we stay in the Guilin. (B/L/D)

Day 13 GUILIN CHENGDU (AIR)
This morning, enjoy your free time either by taking a rest in this beautiful Shangrila Resorts, or exploring the local market nearby. After lunch on your own, we will fly out to Chengdu, the Panda city. Upon arrival, we will visit Kuanzhaixiangzi, and Jinli Ancient Street. Tonight enjoy the Special Si Chuan Food. After dinner,you will have the option of taking the “Face Changing Show”. (B/D)

Day 14 CHENGDU-CHONGQING
After breakfast, today,you will have a special date with the adorable giant pandas in Chengdu Panda.Breeding and Research Center. Here you could learn more about the life and habits of the national treasure of China. Take the bullet train back to Chongqing. A picturesque “Mountain City”, and the largest city in China by populations. After dinner, we will enjoy the shining twinkling lights of this mountainous city. You will be amazed by the bird's eye view of the city in the evening that awaits you. (B/L/D)

Day 15 CHONGQING -YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE
We will take a city tour, which includes visit to Ciqikou. Ancient Town. The old town is located in Shapingba district of Chongqing
and on the west bank of Jialing River, taking up an area of 1.18 square kilometers. The majority of the houses date from the Ming and Qing Dynasties,periods during which many masterpieces of Chinese architecture were created. We will board on our Luxury and the newest 5-Star Cruise ship—Century Legend after dinner (all cabins with balcony). (B/L/D)

Day 16 THREE GORGES-Shibao-Pagoda Shore
excursion to Shibao Pagoda . River briefing and the Captain's Welcome Party,welcome dinner and crew cabaret.Morning Optional Excursion to Fengdu Ghost City. and late afternoon Shore (B/L/D)

Day 17 THREE GORGES (Three Gorges/Goddess Stream “Small Gorges”)

Today you will first pass through two of the Three Gorges:Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Qutang Gorge is the shortest (5 miles)
and the narrowest (500 feet), but most dramatic. The 25-mile long Wu Gorge is known for its quiet beauty, forest-covered mountains, and cliffs which are so sheer that the sun barely penetrates the precipices. Then we will be transferred to another vessel for a relaxing excursion through the attractive gorges of Goddess Stream. Finally, we will sail through Xiling Gorge, the
longest (41 miles), and the deepest of the Three Gorges. In the evening, we will pass through the Three Gorges Dam ship locks. Today you will have an option to do an extra Shore Excursion to White Emperor City (river conditions permitting), an ancient city overlooking the western end of Qutang Gorge (Extra Cost) (B/L/D)

Day 18 THREE GORGES - YICHANG/SUZHOU (BULLET TRAIN)
After breakfast, we will visit one of the largest projects in the world----the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest power station. After lunch, we will take the Bullet Train to SUZHOU, the “Venice in the East”. Upon arrival, transfer to our hotel. (B/L)

Day 19 SUZHOU
This morning, we will take a Canal Cruise in this famous UNESCO site Ping Jiang Road.With the old stone bridges across the canal, houses of white walls and black roofs along the stone road, Ping Jiang Road is the symbol of Suzhou ancient city.

Day 20 SUZHOU / SHANGHAI
This morning, we visit the beautiful Suzhou Garden. We will visit the famous silk factory and enjoy the masterpieces at the Silk Embroidery Research Institute. After lunch we will drive to Shanghai. Transfer to our hotel and take a rest before leaving for dinner, which is followed by the Huangpu River Night Cruise, with lights of the city sparkling all around, a lovely way to see
this Metropolitan of China. (B/L/D)

Day 21 -SHANGHAI---Free Day
Enjoy your free day in Shanghai. You can visit the Shanghai Museum, do some shopping at the People’s Square, Yu Yuan Market, and the Nanjing Street East, in the evening enjoy the fantastic Acrobatic show (B)

Day 22 SHANGHAI /HONGKONG (B)
Continue to enjoy your free time in the morning. In the earlyafternoon we will say farewell to Mainland China and fly to Hong Kong. Upon arrival, get settled into your hotel and relax. You will have the option of taking the Twilight Hong Kong tour (Optional), detail please see the attached, where you will have a good chance to see the best attractions both during the day time and in the
evening.

Day 23 HONG KONG (B)
Today, it will be your free day. Or set out on an optional Full day Macau tour (Optional) with a Local Guide. The evening is yours to explore the bustling city as you please or just relax at your Hotel.

Day 24 HONG KONG (B)
Today it will be your free day.

Day 25 HONG KONG (B)
Today it will be your free day.

Day 26 DEPART HONG KONG(B)
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.


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"Pandas!! (GIANT PANDA/WOLONG/SICHUAN/CHINA)" by Chi King, Flickr.com is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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