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[CHINA10YZ]Beijing Shanghai Suzhou Wuxi Hangzhou Yangtze River cruise 14 Days
Tour CodeCHINA10YZ
Tour Info** Compass Holidays City Tour
** Multi Destination
** Family Friendly
** Authentic foods.
Tour Note
Day 1   Home City - Beijing

Departure from home city to Beijing. Please make sure that you have all your travel documents prior to departure date. Enjoy your trip with Compass Holidays.

Day 2   Arrive in Beijing

When arriving in Beijing, you will be greeted by one of the Compass Holidays local representatives at Beijing Capital Airport and then transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is yours, you can choose to relax in the hotel or explore the city on your own.

Hotel: Beijing Weishi Hotel or CNCC Grand Hotel or The Great Wall Hotel Beijing or similar hotels

Day 3   Beijing

Explore Beijing—the capital city of China with rich culture and a long history. You can also take advantage of the optional tours and create some special memories.
We will begin our sightseeing today with a visit to Tian'anmen Square, located at the center of Beijing City and the midpoint of Chang'an Avenue. It is a must-see site for all tourists, due to its massive size and clouded history. Thousands of tourists and local people come to the Square every day. You can visit the Tiananmen Tower, Monument to the People's Heroes, Great Hall of the People, Chairman Mao Zedong Memorial Hall and see the national flag raising ceremony.
You can choose to enjoy an optional Day Tour Package: Icons of Beijing (USD$75/person, lunch included)
The optional Day Tour Package will start with a visit to Forbidden City, which is the palace of the emperors throughout the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is a true architectural masterpiece and home to the National Palace Museum. Covering an area of 72 hectares and having been the imperial palace for 24 emperors of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) Dynasties, the Forbidden City is honored as the largest palace in the world. It is composed of two parts, one is the Outer Court where the Emperor held court and led the nation with his imperial power, and the other is Inner Court where the Emperor resided with his family and performed religious rites. After lunch, proceed to the Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing. The Summer Palace is another UNESCO inscribed World Heritage site.
Next up is Tongrentang Chinese Medicine Institute, which was designated to produce medicines for the royal pharmacy of the imperial palace of the Qing Dynasty for 188 years.
There is no doubt that Peking Duck is the best-known Chinese dish. This optional dinner will provide you with an authentic tasting experience of Pecking Duck.

Hotel: Beijing Weishi Hotel or CNCC Grand Hotel or The Great Wall Hotel Beijing or similar hotels

Meal: Breakfast

Day 4   Beijing

Start with the Great Wall (Juyongguan), one of the "Seven Wonders of the World" and the UNESCO heritage site that you can't miss. Get a chance to climb a portion of this 3,700-mile marvel.
Then take a look at Beijing 2008 Olympic Center including the famous Beijing National Stadium aka Bird's Nest and Water Cube from outside.
Lastly, visit one of the largest Jade Exhibitions in Asia enroute and see skilled artisans working at a Cloisonné Factory.
Optional Night Tour: Beijing Kung Fu Show (USD$50/person)

Hotel: Beijing Weishi Hotel or CNCC Grand Hotel or The Great Wall Hotel Beijing or similar hotels

Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 5   Beijing-Suzhou

You can explore the beautiful city ,just sign up for the optional tour program package.
Optional day tour: Live Like a Local (USD$69/person, lunch included)
Take a morning tour to Temple of Heaven, recognized by UNESCO, an architectural masterpiece built between 1406-1460 AD. Temple of Heaven was built for ceremonies honoring the god of harvests during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Then visit the famous rickshaw Hutong to see how the locals live. You will have "Zhajiang" Noodle with special Beijing traditional source as your lunch.
After 5pm, take a flight to Shanghai (about 2 hours). Upon arrival at Shanghai airport then transfer to Suzhou directly by bus. (About one-hour drive)

Hotel: Suzhou Grand Metropark Hotel Hotel 5* or snowy sea hotel or similar hotel

Meal: Breakfast & Dinner (on the airplane)

Day 6   Suzhou-Wuxi

Suzhou is known as the Oriental Venice for its exquisite canals, bridges, pagodas, and beautiful gardens.
After breakfast, enjoy a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Lingering Garden, a classic private garden with 500 years of history.
Afterwards, continue our journey to the Suzhou Silk Factory—the largest silk factory in the country, to discover the mysterious producing of silk.
You will have the opportunity to taste the famous local dish "Hong Shao Paigu", which is Wuxi style pork ribs, cooked in a red style, topping a sauce of rice wine and soya sauce flavored with ginger, cloves, anise and black pepper.
Optional cruise tour($30/person): Along the ancient canal from the city to the picturesque Grand Canal
In late afternoon, enjoy a visit to the Li Garden, which lies on the bank of Li Lake, covering an area of 8.2 hectares. It is also one of the main beautiful attractions of Tai Lake, a key scenic area of China.

Hotel: Wuxi Swiss Bellhotel Liyuan 5* or Junle Hotel or similar hotel

Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 7   Wuxi-Hangzhou

Today, we will make our way from Wuxi to Hangzhou. On the way to Hangzhou we will pass by and chill at the fresh Water Pearl Farm.
Hangzhou is described by Marco Polo as "the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world".
Enjoy Dongpo Pork which is slowly cooked by braising fine-skinned and thin pieces of fat streaky bacon with famous Shaoxing wine in a sealed pot. When the dish is ready, the bacon will be moist and red, and the sauce will be thick and tasty. It tastes savory, sweet and tender, but not greasy.

Optional Evening shows:
A. Impression West Lake ($79/person from Feb- Oct). This large-scale scenic on-water performance is produced by famous film director Yimou Zhang. It is one of the best shows in China, so we highly recommend it!
B. You can also choose to watch West Lake Night Show ($65/Person all seasons).

Hotel: Hangzhou Jinma International Hotel 5* or similar hotel

Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 8   Hangzhou-Shanghai

After breakfast, enjoy a visit to a cultural and natural heritage site in Hangzhou, West Lake, which is one of the tops "can't miss" sites in China. Wonder around and take some photos. West Lake is a great destination for leisure.
Optional boat ride tour on the serene West Lake: (USD$35/person)
West lake is the most renowned feature and the centre of Hangzhou, noted for its scenic beauty which blends naturally with many famous historical and cultural sites. Take a boat ride to see the lake and the city from a different angle.
For lunch, you will have the opportunity to taste the authentic local "Xiao Long Bao" (steamed buns).
After lunch, visit the No.1 tea plantation and taste the well-known Dragon Well Tea, which is acknowledged as the best green tea in China, and the best among all the green teas in the world.
Afterwards, the bus driver will drive us to Shanghai. Walk along the famous Bund, lined by the colonial architecture of European design built in early 1900s. This area is the best place to capture the Western influence on Shanghai’s architecture and urban space in the old days. It is now the called "Wall Street of the East".
Optional Night Tour: Huangpu River Night Cruise (USD$50/person)
Huangpu river runs across Shanghai, dividing the new and old parts of the city. You can get a glimpse of the dazzling and charming night view of Shanghai from the boat.

Hotel: Shanghai Crowne Plaza Shanghai Jiangong Hotel 5* or similar hotel

Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 9   Shanghai

In the morning, visit the Shanghai Museum to see ancient Chinese art, furniture and jade, followed by a visit to an Emerald exhibition center.
Then visit the City God Temple Bazaar where you can find many specialty stores selling traditional Chinese arts and crafts, medicine and souvenirs.
In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner in Shanghai style, called "Hu" cuisine, also known as "Benbang Cai".
Optional Night Show: ERA the Intersection of Time (USD$60/person)

Hotel: Shanghai Crowne Plaza Shanghai Jiangong Hotel 5* or similar hotel

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10   Shanghai-Yangtze River Cruise

Transfer to Shanghai airport fly to Yichang After breakfast. Upon arrival, airport pick up and transfer to Yichang port, board the ship.
Day 1 16:00-21:30
Gather at Yichang East Railway Station or Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal and shuttle to Maoping Port for embarkation. Embarkation safety briefing & facilities introduction.

Hotel: Yangtze Gold Cruise or 5* similar

Meal: Breakfast

Day 11   Yangtze River Cruise

Morning coffee & Tai Chi practice
Buffet breakfast
Optional shore excursion to Tribe of Three Gorges or Quyuan Temple
Buffet lunch
Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site and Optional experience to pass through Ship Lift or visit Quyuan Temple
Captain's welcome party
Buffet dinner
Evening dancing party & entertainment

Hotel: Yangtze Gold Cruise or 5* similar

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12   Yangtze River Cruise Cruise

Morning coffee & Tai Chi practice
Buffet breakfast
Sail through Wu Gorge
Shore excursion to Lesser Three Gorges; OPTIONAL visit to Mini Three Gorges
Buffet lunch
Sail through Qutang Gorge
You'll have 4 options and select your likes:
Option 1: Stay onboard and enjoy free time on your own;
Option 2: Take optional excursion to White Emperor City and enjoy optional Return to the Three Gorges Night Performance (490RMB/PP);
Option 3: Take optional visit to White Emperor City (290 RMB/PP), and then return on board to enjoy dinner;
Option 4: After dinner on board, take optional visit to night show Return to the Three Gorges (320RMB/PP).
Note: If you take option 2, you need to have box meal for dinner at White Emperor City Scenic Area, otherwise you will enjoy buffet dinner on board.
Happy late-night supper time onboard

Hotel: Yangtze Gold Cruise or 5* similar

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13   Yangtze River Cruise

Morning coffee & Tai Chi practice
Buffet breakfast
Optional Shore Excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda in Zhongxian County
Buffet lunch
Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City
Farewell banquet
Settle the bills
Attend party with your mates to spend a wonderful night

Hotel: Yangtze Gold Cruise or 5* similar

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14   Yangtze River Cruise-Chongqing-Home

Buffet breakfast
Disembark at 9 am, at Chongqing Chaotianmen Port

Meal: Breakfast

Inclusions and Exclusions


1) Hotel Accommodation as listed

2) Daily meals as per itinerary; 
3) Sightseeing and orientation tours included in the itinerary;
4) Daily transportation on modern air-conditioned coaches; 
5) English speaking guide 

1) Single Sup: 

( Passenger should pay the single room supplement if the companion cancels or no show or interrupts the tour.)
*If you travel alone and want to avoid single sup,  you can use "Find Buddy"on our website.  

2) International airfare and airport taxes, 

    Domestic Airfare and airport taxes:

    Beijing-Shanghai(Day5): USD160/per person

    Shanghai-Xi'an (Day10): USD 180/per person

    Shanghai-Yichang(Day10): USD 180/per person

3) Travel Insurance;

4) Gratuity for the tour guide and driver.  Paid at destination on tour mandatory;(USD $10 per person per day);  
5) Meals and drinks not listed in the itinerary;
6) Personal expenses and any item not listed;
7) Optional programs;
8) China Visas;

Terms and Conditions


Reservation: Please fill all the information in the booking form. Passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the day you arrive at your destination. A 30% deposit is required at time of booking. Full payment must be received  3 month prior to the departure date. We reserve the right to cancel the booking without prior notice if the balance is not paid by the deadlines and you will forfeit your deposit. We reserve the right to cancel any tour and to decline to accept any person as a participant on a tour. Single supplement must be paid at the time of booking. The company will assist in finding someone to share a room but this is not guaranteed.

Air-inclusive package is 100% NON-REFUNDABLE

For land only tours:
If you cancel your tour for any reason including medical or personal, cancellation fees will apply as follows:
(1) More than 120 days before departure – 10% of tour price penalty.
(2) 120-90 days before departure- 25% of tour price penalty.
(3) 90-60 days before departure- 50% of tour price penalty.
(4) 60 days before departure – No refund.

Customers are responsible for obtaining and paying for all visas and entry documents,for meeting all health and other requirements and for any documents required by the laws, regulations, orders and/or requriements of the countries you will visit and for your return home.Visa and entry documents must be obtained independently prior to departure. Compass Holidays will assume no responsibility whatever for passengers denied carriage by the airline or refused entry into any country.
1. Valid for USA/Canadian/Australia passport/ PR holder with English speaking tour guide service;

Compass Holidays acts only as an agent and/or intermediary for independent suppliers. As a result it retains other contractors to provide transportation, accommodation and other related travel services. Compass Holidays accepts no responsibility for any such losses or any additional expenses or and distress due to delays, sickness, weather, strikes or any other causes. Passengers shall be regarded as carrying his/her own risk with respect to loss or injury to person or property. Compass Holidays is not liable for any loss, injury, accident, damage, delay or expense which may arise during the tour. Passenger accepts full responsibility for losses and expenses due to delay, sickness, weather, strikes, wars, quarantine and changes in itinerary. Compass Holidays will not be held responsible if passenger carries any unlawful items or irregularities, any losses and expenses are the responsibility of the passenger. Compass Holidays tour manger and driver do not accept liability for lost or stolen personal property during the tour.

We strongly recommend all of our customers purchase health and trip cancellation insurance.
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