Places: Beijing, Yangtze River, Chonqing, Xi-an, Shanghai, Suzhou.
Date: 2017: *07 Sep, 09 Nov
Day 1: Vancouver/ Beijing
- Air China non-stop flight to Beijing
Day 2: Arriving Beijing
- Upon arrival, transfer to hotel,
- Dinner at own expense
- Hotel: Oriental Bay International Hotel or similar
Day 3: Beijing (B/L/D)
- Tiananmen Square
- Imperial Palace, The Forbidden City
- National Museum of China
- Show: The Legend of Kungfu
Day 4: Beijing (B/L/D）
- Great Wall of China
- Jade Exhibition Center
- Summer Palace
- Olympic Village (photo stop)
Day 5: Beijing / Yichang (B/L)
- Temple of Heaven
- Pearl factory
- Lunch and transfer to airport
- Fly to Yichang city
- Embark & overnight on the cruise ship
- Cruise: MS President No. 8 (Cabin with French balcony )
Day 6: Yangtze River (B/L/D)
- Entering Xiling Gorge
- Shore excursion – Three Gorges Dam site
- Passing through 5 ship locks
- Captain's welcome dinner
Day 7: Yangtze River (B/L/D)
- Shore excursion – Shennong Stream
- Wu Gorge
- Qutang Gorge
Day 8: Yangtze River (B/L/D)
- Shore excursion – Shibaozhai Pagoda
- Farewell dinner
Day 9: Chongqing / Xian (B/L)
- Chongqing National Zoo
- Lunch and transfer to the Airport
- Fly to Xian
- Dinner at own expense
- Hotel: Grand Noble Hotel or similar
Day 10: Xian (B/L/D)
- Terra Cotta Warrior Museum
- Ancient City Wall
- Dumpling dinner with Tang Dynasty show
Day 11: Xian / Shanghai / Suzhou (B)
- Fly to Shanghai
- Upon arrival, transfer to Suzhou
- Hotel: Metropark Hotel or similar
Day 12: Suzhou/ Shanghai (B/L/D)
- Master of Net Garden
- Silk Factory
- Tongli water village
- Coach to Shanghai
- Hotel: Grand Mercure Hotel Hongqiao or similar
Day 13: Shanghai (B/L)
- The Bund and Yu Garden Bazaar
- Tea house enjoy the tea presentation
- Xintiandi (former French Concession)
- Dinner at own expense
Day 14: Shanghai (B/L/D)
- Shanghai Museum
- Pudong new developed area
- Tian Zi Fang Walking Street
- Show: Acrobatic Show
Day 15: Shanghai / Vancouver (B)
- Transfer to airport
- Air China flight to Vancover via Beijing
- Arriving Vancouver on same day
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Chongqing, formerly known as Chungking, is a major city in southwestern mainland China and one of the five national central cities. Administratively, it is one of the People's Republic of China's four direct-controlled municipalities (the other three are Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin), and the only such municipality in western China. The municipality was created on 14 March 1997, succeeding the sub-provincial city administration that was part of Sichuan Province. In 2007, the municipality of Chongqing had a population of 31.4 million. It has jurisdiction over 19 districts, 17 counties, and four autonomous counties. With an area of 82,300 km² (31,800 mi²), it is the largest direct-controlled municipality, larger even than one province and an autonomous region, as well as Taiwan. It is possibly the world's largest municipality by population and one of the largest by area.
Xi'an is the capital of the Shaanxi province, and a sub-provincial city in the People's Republic of China. One of the oldest cities in China, with more than 3,100 years of history, the city was known as Chang'an before the Ming Dynasty. It is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, having held that position under several of the most important dynasties in Chinese history, including Zhou, Qin, Han, Sui, and Tang. It is the eastern terminus of the Silk Road and home to the Terracotta Army. Xi'an is, for certain, one of the most popular tourist destinations among foreign travelers. A tour to Xi'an is something that any tourist to China would not want to miss, as it serves as a window on China's ancient civilization.
Beijing is a metropolis in Northern China, and the capital of the People's Republic of China. It is one of the most populous cities in the world. Governed as a municipality under direct administration of the central government, Beijing borders Hebei Province to the north, west, south, and for a small section in the east, and Tianjing Municipality to the southeast. As the last of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, Beijing has been the political center of the country for much of the past eight centuries.
Beijing has a glorious past, but is by no means stuck in the past. Standing side-by-side with old Beijing's crimson palace complexes are the city's modern buildings, the super-modern Olympic Village, with the Bird’s Nest Stadium and Water Cube; the dazzling shopping malls in Wangfujing Street and the colorful entertainment center of Houhai. The city is renowned for its opulent palaces, temples, parks, gardens, tombs, walls and gates, and its art treasures and universities have made it a center of culture and art in China!
Suzhou, formerly romanized as Soochow, is a major city located in southeastern Jiangsu Province of East China, about 100 km (62 mi) northwest of Shanghai. It is a major economic center and focal point of trade and commerce, and the second largest city in the province after its capital Nanjing. The city is situated on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and the shores of Lake Tai and belongs to the Yangtze River Deltaregion.
Founded in 514 BC, Suzhou has over 2,500 years of history, with an abundant display of relics and sites of historical interest. At around 100 AD, during the Eastern Han Dynasty, it became one of the ten largest cities in the world mostly due to emigration from Northern China. Since the 10th-century Song Dynasty, it has been an important commercial center of China. During the Ming and Qing Dynasty, Suzhou was a national economic, cultural, and commercial center, as well as the largest non-capital city in the world, until the 1860 Taiping Rebellion.
The city's canals, stone bridges, pagodas, and meticulously designed gardens have contributed to its status as one of the top tourist attractions in China. The Classical Gardens of Suzhou were added to the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1997 and 2000. Suzhou is often dubbed the "Venice of the East" or "Venice of China".
Yangtze River is the largest in China and the third largest in the world after the Nile in Africa and the Amazon in South America. It is about 3,964 miles in length. It stretches across eleven provinces and cities from west to east, including Qinghai, Tibet, Sichuan, Yunnan, Chongqing, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui, Jiangsu and Shanghai. Finally it pours into the East China Sea at Shanghai.
Shanghai is the cool, confident face of modern China, and its energy is infectious. Located in the Yangtze River Delta in East China, Shanghai sits on the south edge of the mouth of the Yangtze in the middle portion of the Chinese coast. Shanghai is a popular tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as The Bund, City God Temple and Yu Garden as well as the extensive Lujiazui skyline, many skyscrapers, and major museums including the Shanghai Museum and the China Art Museum. It has been described as the "showpiece" of the booming economy of mainland China. Go to its heart, The Bund, to watch ships on the river and marvel at the huge variety of architectural styles on display, or watch the crowds go by in People's Square!