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Sightseeing & Excursions Beijing (China) ❖ Visit Tiananmen Square ❖ Forbidden City ❖ Summer Place ❖ Great Wall of China ❖ Visit the Pearl Factory ❖ Temple of Heaven ❖ Stroll down the famous Hutongs (if time permitting) Victoria Yangtze Cruise (China) ❖ Sail along the Qutang, Xiling & Wuxia Gorges ❖ Shore Excursions to Fengdu, Three Gorges Dam, Shennong Stream Xi’an (China) ❖ Visit the Terra Cotta Army Museum ❖ Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show ❖ Wild Goose Pagoda ❖ Ancient City Wall Shanghai (China) ❖ Guided City Tour ❖ Jade Buddha Temple ❖ Yuyuan Gardens ❖ Ride the Maglev Train ❖ Free day for shopping with Transfers Hong Kong ❖ Victoria Peak ❖ Repulse Bay ❖ Aberdeen Fishing Village ❖ Kowloon Walled City Park ❖ Avenue of the Stars ❖ Bronze Giant Buddha ❖ Jewelers Factory ❖ Factory Outlet & Shopping Macau ❖ Turbojet to Macau ❖ Saint Paul’s Ruin ❖ Temple of the Goddess of Mercy ❖ Porta de Cerco Gate Border ❖ World Famous CasinoBaggage handling and airline Baggage Charges Cost of Visa for USA citizen only (7M Tours is not responsible for rejection in Visa by consulate) Early check in in the Hotel. Anything not included in the package Any tours, transfers or event tickets not mentioned in package Travel and Medical Insurance to participate in tour Airports Departure Taxes Tips Portages Meals other than what is mentioned in your itinerary. Any expenses of personal nature such as porterage, laundry, wines, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menu provided by us, mini bar, telephone calls, pay channels etc. Cost of excursions, city sightseeing, entrance fees and local guides availed of by the passengers, other than that mentioned in ‘Inclusions’
Day 1 : Depart to Beijing
Today you will be departing from USA to visit China, the country that is forever linked to its ancient civilization and many of the world’s most
revered treasures, such as The Great Wall, Terra-Cotta Warriors & Horses and the Yangtze River.
Day 2 : Beijing
On arrival at Beijing airport, our local guide will be waiting outside the customs area to welcome you and take you to your hotel. Beijing is
also known as Peking, is a metropolis in northern China, and the capital of the People's Republic of China. The Encyclopedia Britannica
describes it as "one of the world's great cities”.
Day 3 : Beijing City Tour Guided City Tour. Tiananmen Square - the Forbidden City - the Chinese Imperial
After a buffet breakfast, we take you on a city tour of Beijing conducted by an English speaking guide. Pick up from your hotel at 8:30 am.
First visit Tiananmen Square. Tiananmen Square is the heart and symbol of Beijing and is the biggest square in the world as well. The
square can hold about one million people for public celebration or gatherings. On the west of Tiananmen Square it is the Great Hall of the
People, the meeting place of national people's congress of the People's Republic of China. There are Monument to the People's Heroes
and Chairman Mao's Mausoleum on the south. On the east of Tiananmen Square is The National Museum of China, and visiting the
exhibition is like reading concise China General History. Then move on to the Imperial Palace, also known as the "Forbidden City" the
largest and best-preserved ancient imperial palaces group with 500 years history. It is symbolic center of the Chinese universe and a lasing
monument of dynastic China, from which 24 emperors of the Ming and the Qing Dynasties ruled the Middle Kingdom for nearly 500 years
(1420-1911). Proceed to the Temple of Heaven (1.5 hours), the place where the Emperors prayed for peace and harvest. It is located in
the southern part of Beijing, and had been one of the most holy places for the whole country for more than five centuries. It used as a
complex of sacrificial buildings for the Ming and Qing emperors. Then visit a Silk Factory, where you can bargain for silk products and China's
traditional silk arts. After lunch, visit the Summer Palace, one of China's largest imperial gardens. Summer Palace was originally a
royal garden and a temporary dwelling palace for emperors of Qing Dynasty, Its predecessor was the Garden of Clear Ripples (Qingyiyuan)
started in 1750 and burned down by the British and French allied troops in 1860. Fresh-water pearl market for a good bargain not to be
missed. Night in Beijing.
Day 4 : Great Wall of China - Ming Tombs - Olympic Game Park - Jade Factory
After breakfast, you take a drive to the northwest of Beijing to visit the Sacred Way of Ming Tombs - the mausoleums of 13 emperors,
regarded as China's finest example of imperial tomb architecture. Situated in a peaceful valley, the site was chosen by the Ming emperors
as their burial place for its auspicious Fengshui alignment—a ridge of mountains to the north cradles the tombs on three sides, opening to
the south and protecting the dead from the evil spirits carried on the north wind. Here you will walk along the elegant Sacred Way that leads
to the tombs. Beginning with a grand marble gateway more than 400 years old, the long avenue is lined with 36 massive stone sculptures
of officials, lions, elephants, camels and mythical beasts. Lunch stop at a local jade workshop, afterwards, you take a scenic drive through
the countryside and mountains to reach China's most renowned monument— the Great Wall. Since the Great Wall is the single greatest
attraction of China travel, we take you to the less-visited and more original Mutianyu section and try to avoid other sections which are the
most accessible and consequently the most crowded. The wall was begun in the 5th century BC to keep out foreign invaders. Construction
continued for centuries, eventually linking up the walls of the former independent kingdoms. The Great Wall meanders through China's
northern mountain ranges from the Yellow Sea to the Gobi Desert—a distance of over 3500 miles! Chairman Mao once said "You
haven't walked on the Wall, you haven't been a good Chinese".
Day 5 : Beijing - Xi’an by Train (Bullet Train)
After an early breakfast we visit White Horse Temple, one of the oldest Buddhist Temples in China. From the outside, the temple looks as
if it houses the common collection of ornaments, decorated with cartoon style colours and images that are so prevalent in many of Chines
cities. In fact, this is one of the most impressive and truly holy temples in the entire province. Next we visit Indian Buddha Temple. In the
afternoon transfer to take bullet train to Xi’an (about 5.5 hours). Transfer to your hotel after arriving at Xi’an North Railway Station.
Spend a night in Xian.
Day 6 : Xi’an - Terra Cotta Army Museum - Wild Goose Pagoda & Ancient City Wall
After a buffet breakfast, begin with a full day tour of Xi’an. Visit the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses – the tomb of the Fist Emperor of
China. See more than 6000 moulded soldiers, officers, horses and wagons of this famed army. Later visit the Huaqing Hot Springs situated
at the foot of Li Mountain . For over 1000 years, these springs have maintained a pleasant 43 temperature. Our tour now takes to the Big
Wild Goose Pagoda, built in 652 AD. Visit the City Wall of Xian, built during the Tang dynasty. Spend the night at Xi’an.
Day 7 : Xian - Chongqing By Air
After a buffet breakfast, the morning is free. Later we drive to the airport for our flight to Chongqing. Then we visit Chongqing Zoo, the
largest zoo in southwest china with over 1000 birds and 170 species of animals. See the giant panda, lesser pandas and their offspring’s,
golden hair monkeys and South China tigers. We then proceed to board the scenic Yangtze River Cruise. Enjoy Indian Style Chinese Veg
Dinner. Spend a night on luxury cruise ship.
Day 8 : Yangtze River Shore Excursion of Fengdu
Enjoy breakfast on board the cruise. Relax on the deck and marvel at the scenic beauty as your cruise ship sails into Fengdu. Enjoy a shore
excursion of Fengdu – the city of Ghosts on the Ming Hill. Today you'll visit the city of Fengdu, situated on the northern bank of the Yangtze
River, which, throughout 2000 years of legend became known as a "Ghost City" and is today popular among tourists who come to visit the
temples and shrines dedicated to the gods of the underworld. Fengdu, known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill, was first
described as a 'City of Ghosts' in two ancient, classic Chinese works-"Monkey King" and "Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio". In keeping
with the town's theme, landmarks bear thematic names such as Last Glance at Home Tower, Nothing-to-be-done Bridge, and Ghost
Torturing Pass. Have an enjoyable time at Captain’s “Welcome Party” as your ship anchors at Wanxian for an overnight halt. Enjoy Indian
lunch and dinner on board the cruise. Spend a night on luxury cruise
Day 9 : Yangtze River - Qutang Gorge / Small Gorges Excursion
As you enjoy breakfast, we pass through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. We proceed on an excursion of the Shengnong Brook. The
magnificent Qutang Gorge extends 8 Km and leads us to the splendour of Wu Gorge. We sail into the west section of the Third Gorges of
the Yangtze River – the Xiling Gorge, the longest of the Yangtze gorges, after which your ships passes through the 5 stage ship lock.
Enjoy a Chinese lunch and dinner on board the cruise. Overnight on luxury cruise
Day 10 : Yangtze River - San Dou Ping - Yichang - Shanghai (by Air)
After breakfast on the cruise, enjoy a shore excursion of the Three Gorges Dam. This morning, stop at the village of San Dou Ping for a
shore excursion to one of the world's largest dams. Consisting of five stage ship locks and the biggest hydroelectric power station in
China, the Three Gorges Dam is now a major transportation hub connecting the eastern and western parts of China. After the ship sails into
Yichang, we disembark the cruise and proceed to the Wuhan airport for our flight to Shanghai. On arrival, have a VEG. dinner. After checking
into the hotel, the evening is free to relax. Spend a night in Shanghai.
Day 11 : Shanghai City Tour
After breakfast depart on a full day tour including lunch to some of Shanghai's most fascinating places. Start at the Oriental Pearl TV
Tower, and later visit the Shanghai Museum of ancient Chinese art, which possesses a collection of 120,000 precious works. Its
rich and high-quality collection of ancient Chinese bronze, ceramics, painting and calligraphy is known throughout the world. After some
time for silk shopping, complete your tour of Shanghai with a visit to the Bund, also called Zhongshan Road, a famous waterfront that
has been regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years. Visit Shanghai Xintiandi is where "yesterday meets tomorrow
in Shanghai today." Xintiandi is a redevelopment of a once rundown part of town based on the layout of an old Shanghaies neighborhood.
Here you find the oddly complimentary combination of the traditional houses of old Shanghai hosting ultra-modern restaurants, bars and
shops. Tonight, enjoy an exciting acrobatic show.
Day 12 : Shanghai - Hong Kong (by Air)
After breakfast, we visit the Nanjing road shopping area and later we are transferred to the Train Station to experience one of the world
fastest trains The Maglev Train to the airport to take our flight to Hong Kong. Overnight in Hong Kong
Day 13 : Hong Kong
Today you will enjoy some major attractions in Hong Kong & Kowloon Island with half day Hong Kong Island tour with Victoria Peak, Repulse
Bay and Aberdeen. We visit Victoria Peak:The highest spot in Hong Kong offers a spectacular vantage point from which to see the hustle
and bustle of the day as well as the breathtaking night view and colorful city lights. Repulse Bay: A charming beach, soft golden sand, and
clear azure blue water gently lapping the seashore have made it a popular spot for relaxation, aquatic activities, and especially to escape
the summer heat. Aberdeen Fishing Village:A fishing port for more than 100 years, it is ripe with well-preserved traditions and plenty of
wild tales. You can first stroll to take it all in and then take a sampan ride to enjoy the lifestyle or enjoy some Dim Sum and fresh seafood in
a floating restaurant. Kowloon Walled City Park Occupying one of the most historic sites in the territory, the Kowloon Walled City Park is
a rare classic Chinese garden in Hongkong with turbulent history worthy to learn about. Avenue of Stars: Located along the Tsim Sha Tsui
waterfront promenade, Avenue of Stars is designed to recognize the local film industry's contribution and gains the name as the Hollywood
of the East. Bronze Giant Buddha:As an extension of the Po Lin Monastery, this statue is also called Tian Tan Buddha, and is the world's
largest bronze Buddha statue. Jewelers factory and Factory outlet and Shopping. Tonight enjoy a delicious Indian Dinner. Overnight at
hotel in Hong Kong.
Day 14 : Day Trip to Macau
After breakfast, first you will be transferred to the pier Hong Kong. Then take a Turbojet to Macao by yourselves. Visit the famous A-Ma
temple, from where the name Macau is derived. This temple is dedicated to the Sea Farer's goddess and dates from the 16th century. Visit
Macau's landmark - the ruins of St. Paul's church, considered to be one of the greatest of Macau's churches it has a magnificent Stone
Façade and a grand Staircase. Also visit the Senado Square – paved with a wave patterned mosaic of colored stones. See the Barrier
Gate - an imposing gateway that marks the border between Macau and Mainland China. See the Kun Lam Statue dedicated to goddess
of Kun Lam (goddess of Mercy) which stands 20 meters tall and is made of special bronze. Later go up to the Observatory of the Macau
Tower - Soaring 338 meters above the city, the Macau Tower is one of the highest freestanding towers in the world. The views from here
are excellent. After an Indian Lunch, try your luck at world famous Casino on your own After the tour, you will be returned back to the hotel.
Day 15 : Departure From China
After breakfast check out the hotel and transfer to Hong Kong International Airport for your flight back home. If time permit, we can do
shopping in the morning. Your trip to fascinating China and Hong Kong ends with sweet memories! (B)
Day 16 : Arrive At Home
Good times need never end! Your tour ends with guests departing for the airport. Relive the high points of your China, Hong Kong & Macau
with Yangtze River cruise Tour '. We are confident you will join us again sometime soon.
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