13-day China Winter Cruise Tour

13-day China Winter Cruise Tour

Tour Code: IFH-CW-16

Tour days: 13 Days

Spectacular China winter cruise vacations: Li River, Huangpu River, Erhai Lake, Zhujiajiao Water Town...with beautiful gardens, picturesque mountains, islands, villages, landmarks, unique cultures, ancient temples and towns.


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DAY 1 Arrival in Shanghai

Transfer via: TBA – your arrangement

Activities for today: Airport to hotel transfer

Upon arrival in Shanghai, you will be met by the local guide and transferred to the hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

DAY 2 Shanghai

Activities for today: Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, the Bund, Nanjing Road

After breakfast at the hotel, meet the guide and full day guide tour to visit Oriental Pearl TV Tower where has best viewing spot of Shanghai located by the Huangpu River with 468 meters high. Followed by a visit to the Yu Garden. The garden used to be a private garden with 400 years' history; it features traditional architectural style of Yangtze Delta.

After that, have a free walk on the nearby Old Street and transfer to visit the Jade Buddha Temple. Free at leisure on the Bund and Nanjing Road.

Optional evening activity: Night Cruise on Huangpu River to see the night view of Shanghai City.

DAY 3 Shanghai/Lijiang

Transfer via: TBA – our arrangement

Activities for today: Zhujiajiao Water Town, Jiangnan Silk Workshop

After breakfast at the hotel, meet the guide and drive to Zhujiajiao Water Town to see the traditional life at Yangtze River Delta. You may have a short boat cruise in the water town.

After lunch, drive back to the city and pay a visit to the Jiangnan Silk Workshop. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for the flight to Lijiang. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel for a good evening.

DAY 4 Lijiang

Activities for today: Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Baisha Village & Murals

Today guide tour to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, which is quite a different view from the one you get at the Dry Sea. You will take a cable car up to the Spruce Meadow for the beautiful views of snow-capped peaks. Followed tour to Baisha Village where you will visit a local Naxi family to get a close touch to the daily life of Naxi Minority.

After lunch, pay a visit to the Baisha Murals to see the colorful murals with 600 years of history. Drive back to your hotel for a free evening.

DAY 5 Lijiang

Activities for today: Lijiang Ancient City, Black Dragon Pool Park

Today guide tour to explore the Lijiang Ancient City and Black Dragon Pool Park. Lijiang Ancient City was listed as the World Cultural Heritage Sites in 1997. The town was originally called Dayan Town. Built by Naxi People with unique cultural background, it is a very well preserved old town.

DAY 6 Lijiang/Dali

Transfer via: private vehicle

Activities for today: Three Pagodas, Xizhou Old Town

After breakfast at the hotel, meet the guide and drive to Dali.

Upon arrival, visit the Three Pagodas and Xizhou Old Town.

DAY 7 Dali

Activities for today: Cangshan Mountain, Cruise on Erhai Lake, Dali Old Town

Today take a cable car up to explore Cangshan Mountain, take a boat cruise on Erhai Lake, Free to explore Dali Ancient City and local boutique workshop.

DAY 8 Dali/Kunming

Transfer via: TBA – our arrangement

Activities for today: Western Hills and Dragon Gate

Free at leisure and transfer to the airport for the flight to Dali.

Upon arrival, you will be met by the local guide and transferred to visit the beautiful Western Hills. Standing in its historic Dragon Gate, you can get a commanding view of the beautiful Dianchi Lake.

DAY 9 Kunming/Guilin

Transfer via: TBA – our arrangement

Activities for today: Stone Forest

Today's excursion will take you to the Stone Forest. It is the most famous tourist attraction in Kunming - a typical formation of Karst topography.

In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for the evening flight to Guilin.
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

DAY 10 Guilin

Activities for today: Elephant Trunk Hill, Jingjiang Palace, Reed Flute Cave

After breakfast at the hotel, today is the guide tour to visit the symbol of Guilin - Elephant Trunk Hill, and the Jingjiang Palace.

In the afternoom, explore the Reed Flute Cave, which is a fantastic stalactites & stalagmites formation, known as "Natural Art Gallery". Drive back to your hotel and free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Optional evening activity: cruise on the Central Lakes to see the night view of Guilin City

DAY 11 Guilin/Yangshuo

Transfer via: Cruise

Activities for today: Li River Cruise, West Street

After breakfast at the hotel, meet the guide and drive about 40 minutes to Zhujiang Pier, and take a cruise on the Li River (about 3.5-4 hours) and enjoy a simple Chinese buffet lunch on board.

Upon arrival at the small town Yangshuo in the afternoon. Check in your hotel and free for your own exploration (perhaps strolling or shopping for some souvenirs along the West Street).

Recommended evening activity: Impression Liu Sanjie, an outdoor night show, performing on the Li River.

DAY 12 Yangshuo

Enjoy free day for independent exploration.

DAY 13 Yangshuo/Guilin/Exit

Transfer via: TBA – your arrangement

Activities for today: Hotel to airport transfer

Free at leisure unitl meet the guide and drive to Guilin Airport for the flight to your next destination.

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Price Details & Inclusions of this Trip

Price Includes

Entrance fees:
To scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary.
Meals:
All meals as specified in the itinerary. "B" stands for Chinese or western breakfast at your hotel. "L" for Chinese Lunch at local Chinese restaurant. "D" for Chinese dinner at local Chinese restaurant. If you have any special request about meals, like vegetarian, or Indian food etc, please inform us in advance.
Private Transfers:
Between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in Harbin by the private air conditioned vehicle with driver.
Private tour escort for Sightseeing:
As outlined in the Itinerary will be escorted with English-speaking guide.
The English-speaking guide and driver of each city accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
Hotels:
Service includes standard rooms for your tour group.
All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
Transportation:
All the domestic airfare of economy class with airport tax/ or train ticket(s) as specified in the itinerary.
Service Charge & Government Taxes.
Arrangements:
The tour cost includes the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Excludes

Entry / Exit Airfare or train tickets..
Visa Fees; Trip Insurance; Credit Card Processing Fee;.
Excess Baggage Charges:
For checked luggage: Adult and children are entitled to a free checked baggage allowance in economy class of 20kg / 44. The size limit for each piece is 40x60x 100cmor 15.7x 23.6x 39.4 inches. For carry-on luggage: each economy class passenger is allowed one piece of 5kg / 11 lbs. The size limit for each piece is 20 x 40 x 55cm or 7.8 x 15.7 x 21.6 inches.
Personal Expenses:
Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities and sightseeing.
Meals:
Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L" or "D".
Gratuities to guides or drivers.

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