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2019 MYSTICAL CHINA & YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE WITH JAPAN ADD-ON
13 Days, PRICES PER ADULT STARTING FROM $ 2155.00
TOUR CODE: 13D – MYC       |      TOUR START IN: Beijing       |      TOUR END IN: Shanghai
 
 
TOUR ITINERARY
 
 
China
 
 
Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze Cruise, Shanghai
 
 
Arrive Beijing
   
On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel by the local guide. After a good rest at the comfortable hotel, you will proceed for dinner at an Indian Restaurant. Overnight at the hotel. (Indian Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Beijing: Tiananmen Square - Forbidden City - Lama Temple
   
This morning you begin your tour with a visit to Tiananmen Square which conquers you with its grandeur at first sight. It is the largest public square in the world, bordered by the Qianmen Gate, the Great Hall of the People and the Gate of Heavenly Peace. Later you proceed to the incredible Forbidden City, the imperial palace for 24 emperors during Ming and Qing dynasties and the biggest ancient architecture complex in the world. It is so called as only the emperor, his family and entourage were allowed within the complex for over 500 years. See the courtyards, palaces and pavilions of the Forbidden City. In the afternoon, you continue your tour to the Lama Temple: the architectural styles are unique in the fact that it combines Manchurian, Chinese, Tibetan, and Mongolian aspects. Everywhere you turn, expansive details and bold patterns can be found to tease and tantalize the senses.

(Breakfast, Indian Lunch, Indian Dinner)
 

 
 
 
Jade Factory - Great Wall - Olympic Park
   
In the morning you visit the Jade factory (driving distance approx. 75 kms). Later you visit the Great Wall at Badaling pass (with the cable car). This 6,400 kilometres long wall is a symbol of China's ancient civilization and ranks among the greatest ancient monuments in history. You will also have a short stop to take photos at Beijing Olympic Park, where you can see the outside view of the National Stadium - Bird’s Nest, and the National Aquatics Centre - Water Cube. Tea house will follow after the sightseeing. This evening why not join us for the optional Golden Mask Show.

(Breakfast, Local Lunch, Indian Dinner)
 

 
 
 
Beijing: Summer Palace - Pearl Factory - Yaxiu Market - Acrobatic Show
   
Today after breakfast you visit the Summer Palace. The Palace with the largest and well preserved royal park, was designated, in 1960 by the State Council, as a Key Cultural Relics Protection Site of China. Containing examples of the ancient arts, it also has graceful landscapes and magnificent constructions. After sightseeing, you will visit the Pearl Factory, where you can purchase some gifts for your family and friends. After lunch, you will be transferred to Yaxiu market where you have some free time for shopping. This evening, enjoy the Acrobatic Show.

(Breakfast, Indian Lunch, Indian Dinner)
 

 
 
 
Beijing - Xian: Little Goose Pagoda - Bell and Drum Tower
   
After breakfast, you will take the super-fast train to Xian. Arrive in Xian and proceed for lunch. This afternoon you will visit the little Goose Pagoda and enjoy your leisure time around the Bell and Drum Tower Square.

(Breakfast, Indian Lunch, Indian Dinner)
 

 
 
 
Xian: Terracotta Warriors - Meitao Factory
   
After breakfast at hotel, depart for a full day tour including a visit to China's richest historic area, recognized by the UNESCO as the eighth wonder of the world - the amazing Museum of the Terra Cotta Warriors which is very famous for the great underground army of the First Emperor of China, buried together with him 2200 years ago and discovered only in 1974. This is the most significant archaeological excavation of the 20th century. You will then visit the Meitao Factory. The rest of day is at leisure.

(Breakfast, Local Lunch, Indian Dinner)
 

 
 
 
Xian - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise
   
This morning transfer to airport for your flight to Chongqing. Arrive in Chongqing and visit the Chongqing Zoo. After an early dinner, you proceed to the pier to embark your wonderful Yangtze River Cruise.

(Breakfast, Pizza Dinner)
 

 
 
 
Yangtze River Cruise
   
Depart from Chongqing in the morning. The first shore excursion of cruise occurs either at Fengdu, Shibaozhai or Wanzhou (depending on local river conditions).

(Breakfast, Indian Lunch and Indian Dinner prepared by our chef on the Cruise)
 

 
 
 
Yangtze River Cruise
   
Today pass Three Gorges namely Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge, during which take an excursion through Daning River Lesser Three Gorges. In the evening, sail through the ship locks.

(Breakfast, Indian Lunch and Indian Dinner prepared by our chef on the Cruise)
 

 
 
 
Yangtze River Cruise: Three Gorges Dam - Yichang - Shanghai
   
This morning you visit the Three Gorges Dam. Disembark at Yichang for the flight to Shanghai. On arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel to catch up on some rest.

(Breakfast, Indian Dinner)
 

 
 
 
Shanghai: Jade Buddha Temple – Yuyuan Garden
   
After breakfast, you will visit a Buddhist shrine - Jade Buddha Temple, located in Shanghai City. It is named for its two bejewelled white jade Buddha. Carved from a whole piece of white jade, the sitting jade Buddha statue is translucent with a solemn expression, displaying the excellent skill and extraordinary art of Chinese people. Yuyuan Garden has many scenic courtyards decorated with baroque rockery, pools, and flora that are all connected by corridors and passageways. After a wonderful trip, you drive back to Shanghai for shopping at The Bund and Nanjing Road. See the Oriental Pearl TV Tower (2nd Ball Observation Deck), which was completed on October 1, 1994. The height of the tower is 468 meters. With multi-functions of sightseeing, catering, shopping, amusement and accommodations, the tower has become the symbol of the city and a popular tourist attraction in Shanghai.

(Breakfast, Indian Lunch, Indian Dinner)
 

 
 
 
Shanghai - Suzhou - Shanghai
   
Today you will be transferred to Suzhou by coach. Meet your guide on arrival and proceed for a visit to the Lingering Garden, which is recognized with other classical Suzhou gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will then make a brief visit to Suzhou Museum, a museum of ancient Chinese art and paintings, calligraphy, and handmade crafts. The current building of the Suzhou Museum was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei. Later you continue to the Silk Factory, to understand how silk is made. Return to Shanghai by coach.

(Breakfast, Local Lunch, Indian Dinner)
 

 
 
 
Shanghai – Return flight home / Add–on Trip to Japan
   
After breakfast you are transferred to the Airport for your flight back home or to Japan for your add-on trip.

(Breakfast)
 
 
 
 
ADD- ON TRIP: JAPAN
 
 
 
Arrive Tokyo
   
Arrive at Narita International Airport. On arrival, you will be met by an English-speaking guide and transferred to your hotel by chartered coach. After a good rest at comfortable hotel you will proceed for dinner at an Indian Restaurant (5 minutes walking distance from the hotel). Overnight at the hotel.

(Indian Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Tokyo City Tour
   
This morning after breakfast you depart for a full day city tour covering: Tsukji Outer Market, Hamarikyu Garden, Sumida River Cruise, Nakamise Shopping Arcade, Akihabara, Ginza Area and Asakusa Kannon Temple. Late evening you are transferred for dinner at an Indian Restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

(Breakfast, Indian Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Tokyo - Mount Fuji - Hakone - Kyoto
   
After breakfast, assemble at lobby and depart for the Mount Fuji and Hakone Day Tour by chartered coach with an English-speaking guide. Visit Mt. Fuji - 5th Station (depending on weather conditions) and Mt. Fuji Visitor Center. Later proceed to Hakone: visit Hakone; cruise on Lake Ashi; Ropeway Ride; Owakudani Valley. Drive to Odawara Station and take a bullet train from Odawara Station to Kyoto. On arrival at Kyoto, you are transferred for dinner at an Indian Restaurant. Later check-in at the hotel.

(Breakfast, Indian Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Kyoto City Tour – Tokyo
   
This morning, begin your excursion to visit Kyoto by chartered coach with an English-speaking guide. The excursion covers Kiyomizudera Temple, Kinkakuji Temple, Nishijin Kaikan Kimono Show, Nijo Castle and Gion Area. Later take a bullet train from Kyoto. to Tokyo. On arrival at Tokyo, you are transferred for dinner at an Indian Restaurant. Later check-in at the hotel.

(Breakfast, Indian Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Tokyo - Return flight home
   
This morning you are transferred to the Airport for your flight back home. The tour ends, and it is time to say farewell to all the friends you have made on tour.

(Breakfast)
 
 
 
 
 
 
TOUR INCLUSIONS
 
YOUR TOUR INCLUDES
 
       
    Hotel accommodation based on two adults sharing one standard twin-bed room
       
       
    Breakfasts as per the itinerary at the hotels

Lunches and dinners as per the itinerary at Restaurants. Lunches and dinners on the Cruise will be prepared by our chef.

       
       
    Group transfers between airports / railway stations, hotels and all sightseeing spots as mentioned. In case you require separate transfers from the Group they will attract additional charges.

Train: 2nd class super-fast train from Beijing to Xian

Airfare (Economy): Xian to Chongqing; Yichang to Shanghai

       
       
    All entrances to scenic spots as per the itinerary
       
       
    One driver and one English-speaking guide on normal sightseeing activities at each destination
 
YOUR TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE
 
       
    Charges for Passport and Visas, and other Consular Fees
       
       
    Cost of International Flights

Cost of Flight from Shanghai to Tokyo - Narita International Airport (for passengers joining the Add-on Trip: Japan)

       
       
    Travel & Personal Accident Insurance
       
       
    Personal expenses such as excess luggage fees, laundry charges, mini-bar, postage, telephone calls, communications, Pay TV, beverages, hotel incidentals, etc.
       
       
    Porterage
       
       
    Mandatory Tips for local guides / escorts / drivers / etc.: US $5.00 per person per day

Mandatory Tips and Porterage for the Cruise: US $25.00 per person

       
       
       
    Camera Fees at Museums, etc.

Any other services not mentioned in the ‘Itinerary’ and ‘Your Tour Includes’

       
 
The final itinerary for each day will be determined by local tour guides based on the local circumstances which are beyond the control of Taj Tours. Taj Tours will endeavour to adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible.
 
 
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
 
     
CHINA    
     
BEIJING   Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Lama Temple, Great Wall of China, Olympic Park: Bird’s Nest and Water Cube, Summer Palace, Pearl Factory, Yaxiu Market and Acrobat Show
     
XIAN   Little Goose Pagoda, Bell and Drum Tower, Terracotta Warriors, visit to Meitao Factory
CHONGQING   Visit Chongqing Zoo
YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE   Three Gorges Dam Project
SHANGHAI   Jade Buddha Temple, Yuvuan Garden, free time at The Bund and Najing Road, Pearl Tower, Suzhou Gardens and Museum, Silk Factory
     
JAPAN    
     
TOKYO   City Tour - Hamarikyu Garden, Sumida River Cruise, Akihabara, Ginza Area and Asakusa Kannon Temple, Tsukji Outer Market, Nakamise Shopping Arcade
     
MOUNT FUJI   Visit Mt. Fuji - 5th Station (weather permitting) and Mt. Fuji Visitor Center
HAKONE   Cruise on Lake Ashi; Ropeway Ride; Owakudani Valley
KYOTO   City Tour - Kiyomizudera Temple, Kinkakuji Temple, Nishijin Kaikan Kimono Show, Nijo Castle, Gion Area
     
     
 
TOUR DEPARTURES
 
Departures 13D – MYC
  Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
                                               
        12

26

  10

24

  07

21

  05

19

  02

23

  06

13

20

     
 
 
 
 
 
Friday arrivals in Beijing
 
TOUR PRICES
 
TOUR COST: 13 DAYS CHINA
 
Adult
$ 2155.00
Child 2 – 11 years
$ 1555.00
Infant 0 – 23 months
$ 505.00
Single Person
$ 2855.00

( EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE & SHOWN BELOW! )
ADD-ON TOUR COST: 5 DAYS JAPAN
 
Adult
$ 1555.00
Child 2 – 11 years
$ 1055.00
Infant 0 – 23 months
$ 605.00
Single Person
$ 2005.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adult Rate is based on 2/3 Adults (12+ years) sharing Twin / Triple Rooms

Child (2-11 years) must share a Room with 2 Adults

Infant price is for Coach Seat only

Maximum occupancy per room is 3 persons

ADDITIONAL EXCURSIONS
 
 
Golden Mask Show
 
Adult
Child (2-11 Years)
$ 65.00
$ 65.00
 
 
 
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