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Beijing 3 nights
Xi'an 2 nights
Guilin 1 night
Yangshuo 2 nights
Chongqing 1 night
Yangtze River Cruise 3 nights
Shanghai 2 nights
Day 1: Fly to Beijing.
Day 2 Beijing: Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.
Days 3 Beijing & Xi'an: As days 3-6 China Essential itinerary.
Day 7 Xi'an/Guilin: Visit the Shaanxi Museum with its thousands of historic artefacts and this afternoon explore the ancient city wall, which is the most complete city wall in China. Fly to Guilin.
Day 8 Guilin/Yangshuo: Transfer to Zhujian Quay for a four hour cruise on the breathtaking Li River. Enjoy the tranquil rural scenes of buffalo farming the rice terraces, children splashing around in the river and the towering limestone mountain peaks. Arrive early afternoon in Yangshuo before an evening cormorant fishing show.
Day 9 Yangshuo: Morning at leisure to explore or relax. This afternoon enjoy a guided walk along the Yulong River and visit local families. An optional activity this evening is to view the spectacular "Impressions of Liu Sanjie" show, which is actually staged in the Li River itself (additional expense).
Day 10 Yangshuo/Chongqing: Visit the Reed Flute Caves, a remarkable collection of colourfully illuminated stalactites and stalagmites. Continue to Fubo Hill and Elephant Trunk Hill for panoramic countryside views. This afternoon fly to Chongqing.
Day 11 Chongqing/Yangtze River Cruise: Visit adorable pandas at the local zoo and a local market before boarding your ship for the start of your cruise along the majestic Yangtze River.
Days 12-13 Yangtze River Cruise: As days 9-10 of China Essential & Cruise itinerary.
Day 14 Yangtze River Cruise/Shanghai: Sail through the Xiling Gorge and visit the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest power station site. Disembark at Yichang and fly to Shanghai.
Day 15 Shanghai: Today's attractions include centuries old Yu Yuan Gardens and the impressive Jade Buddha Temple. Continue to the Shanghai Museum, see the Bund and finally enjoy breathtaking views of the whole city from the top of the World Financial Centre which is Shanghai's tallest building.
Day 16 Shanghai: Your tour concludes with a transfer to the airport for your onward journey.
14 nights escorted coach tour from £2848pp
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