China Tours » Family China Tours » 12-day Family China Yangtze Cruise Tour
Tour Cities:BeijingXianChongqingYangtze SuzhouShanghai
Tour Code:ACT-family-01

China tour operator selects some vacation packages for family relaxing, learning and fun. Offer your family a lifetime experience in today China to see the great wall Beijing, Yangtze river, Suzhou gardens and more...

Day 1Arrival in Beijing

Upon arrival in Beijing, your guide will meet your family and escort your family to check in hotel. The rest of the day is for your free relax around the city on your own.

Day 2Beijing

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Beijing Hutongs

Your today's family tour starts with a morning strolling across the world's grandest city central square, Tiananmen Square, witnessed many historical events and significant celebrations through over 500 years. Then you will enter from its south gate to the Forbidden City, the world's largest palace complex where the emperors and his family had once worked and lived. And then have a overlook of the forbidden city at the top of Jingshan Park.

Go on a visit to Beijing Hutongs - the old lanes and courtyard houses. Take a rickshaw or bike to explore Beijing's charming lanes. The visit to a local family, who've lived in the Hutongs for generations, offers a local perspective of history, and is a highlight of the Hutongs for most.

Options: Peking Opera for night show and Beijing Roast Duck for dinner.


The Forbidden City

Day 3Beijing

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: The Sacred Road, 2008 Beijing Olympics' Venues, Mutianyu Great Wall

After breakfast, you will pay a morning visit to the world's greatest man-made projects, the Great Wall at Mutianyu section, set up as a military fortification more than 2,000 years ago. Then vist the Sacred Road of Ming Tomb, ancient emperor's mausoleum group of the Ming Dynasty.

On the way back to Beijing downtown, you will have a stop for an outside look of two famous Olimpic venues: Bird Nest (National Stadium) and Water Cube (National Aquatics Center).


The Sacred Road

Day 4Beijing/Xian

Meals: B,L

After breakfast, your family and you will be driven for a morning visit to the Beijing Zoo filled with animals from China and around the globe, this is a favorite spot of children and will introduce them to China’s native animals.

After that you will then be driven to the station for your bullet train (5 hours) to Xian. When you arrive in Xian your local guide will meet you and your family will be driven to check in your hotel.

Day 5Xian

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses , Tang Dynasty Show, Ancient City Wall

After breakfast, you will be driven to visit the incredible Terracotta Warriors. Then visit the Terracotta Warriors factory. In the afternoon, you will go on to Xian Ancient City Wall for a walk, a biking and a bird’s eye view of this ancient capital.

Options: Enjoy an amazing Jiaozi (Dumpling) Feast followed by the Tang Dynasty Show, which bring the pageantry and music of the ancient Tang Dynasty to life.

Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses

Day 6Xian/Chongqing

Meals: B,L

After a morning visit to Shaanxi History Museum. You will then be driven to the airport for your flight to Chongqing. Upon your arrival in Chongqing, your local guide will meet you. When it is time to board your Yangtze River cruise ship, your guide will take you to the docks.

Day 7Yangtze Cruise

Meals: B,L,D
Sites Visited: Shibaozhai Temple, Fengdu Ghost City

This morning you and your family will have an orientation onboard ship, and if you wish you can attend lectures about Chinese culture, history, and traditional medicine. Later in the day you will visit the Fengdu Ghost City. The city is located on a mountain overlooking the Yangtze River. It is the center for China's ghost culture and is an extremely interesting series of temple complexes. It is not a scary site and will not frighten children. Then visit Shibaozhai Temple.


Shibaozhai Temple

Day 8Yangtze Cruise

Meals: B,L,D
Sites Visited: Three Gorges, Shennong Stream

In the morning your ship will begin to cruise through the first of The Three Gorges. You and your family will visit the Shennong Stream on this day. You will board smaller boats to cruise down the stream. Mountains steeply rise on either side of your boats and the area is filled with exotic flora and fauna. It is a wonderful trip. Your guide will sing local ethnic minority songs to you during your cruise. In the evening your ship with pass through the massive 5 Stage Ship's Lock, part of the Three Gorges Dam. They are an incredible feat of engineering and it is very interesting to watch your ship pass through them.


Three Gorges

Day 9Yichang/Shanghai

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Three Gorges Dam

In the morning you and your family will disembark to visit the largest hydroelectric dam in the world. The Three Gorges Dam is incredible. From the observation area of the dam, you can learn about the dam's construction and get great photos of the dam itself. You will then head to Yichang, where your guide will meet you and you will be driven to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. When you and your family arrive in Shanghai, your local guide will meet you and you will be driven to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax.


Three Gorges Dam

Day 10Shanghai

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: Yuyuan Market, The Bund Shanghai, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Jinmao Tower

After breakfast, you will start a full day tour in Shanghai to visit the Shanghai Museum, Town God's Temple, Shikumen and Nanjing Road.

Then you will have a bird view of Shanghai city on the top of Jinmao Tower and enjoy coastal sight at the Bund of Shanghai.

Acrobatic performance for night show option.


Yuyuan Market

Day 11Shanghai/Suzhou/Shanghai

Meals: B,L
Sites Visited: No.1 Silk Factory, The Pan Gate, Humble Administrator Garden

After breakfast, will drive to visit the Humble administrator's Garden, the most well-known of Suzhou's four famous gardens. Then visit the No.1 Silk Factory and see the entire process of how silk is produced from silkworm, to finished product. After that you will be driven back to Hangzhou to visit the Pan Gate and for a relax walk on the Pingjiang Street.

After the day tour, you will take a night high speed train (0.5 hour ) from Suzhou to Shanghai. When you arrive in Shanghai, will meet you and transfer you to hotel for rest.

Option: Grand Canal Cruise for 1 hour. The cruise is a nice break from walking and your boat will cruise under stone bridges and past ancient houses and shops.


No.1 Silk Factory

Day 12Shanghai Departure

Meals: B

You and your family will be free until your guide meet you and you are driven to the airport for your flight back home.

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  • Ana
  • Oct 11,2015, 07:11 AM
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  • Visito china por 8 dias,favor de cotizarme e indicar los lugares a conocer,mi llegada es para el 18 de noviembre,favor de enviar su respuesta Gracias

Price Includes:

Transportation & Private Transfers:

Transportation cost covers all the domestic airfare of economy class with airport tax, train tickets between the cities as the itinerary specified.

 

Transfer between airports, railway station, hotels and scenic spots for sightseeing around the cities that are specified by the itinerary with private air conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.

 

Entrance Fees:

All entrance fees to the scenic spots listed in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by private tour guides depends on the real-time local circumstances wheather are beyond the control of Access China Travel. We will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible. 

 

Normal Meals:

All normal meals as the itinerary specified: B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = dinner in local  restaurant. Breakfasts are served in hotel, breakfasts have Chinese or Western style for your option; Lunches are served in carefully selected quality local Chinese restaurants with best service, your lunches will be ordered by your guide catering to your preferences within normal standard. Dinners as the itinerary specified will be also served in local Chinese restaurants. The meal quotation is normalized. If you have any special request about meals, like vegetarian, famous rare dishes, Indian food or more, please inform us in advance. For the unspecified dinners, you will have dinner on your own. Feel free to ask your local guide for suggestions or recommendation.

 

Private Sightseeing Escort:

Normal sightseeing activities as the itinerary listed will be escorted with English-speaking guide. The English-speaking guide and driver in each city are with you throughout the entire itinerary around that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.

 

Hotel Accommodation:

Hotel service criterion: two adults share on one standard twin/double-bed room; solo traveler who want to occupy one twin/double-bed room assigned is required for extra single supplement rate. A single room is available on prior request at an additional cost; if a recommended hotel unavailable, it will be replaced by one of the same class. All hotels as the itinerary listed serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.

 

Tour Arrangements:

The tour cost includes the planning, handling, booking, operation and communication charges.

 

Service Charge & Government Taxes

Price Excludes:

International airfare or train tickets for entry or exit China, unless that is noted or required otherwise.
Visa Fees, passport application or renewal fee.
Excess Baggage Charges.

 

Personal Expenses:

Expenses of a purely personal nature such as excess luggage fees, laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities (shows) and meals, beverages...

 

Meals:

Any meal are not specified in the itinerary with "B", "L" or "D".

 

Any extra cost caused by the changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, government and local authority orders, politics, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations; as well as tourist law violation, accident damages or injury incurred out of Access China Travel control.

 

Gratuities:

Tips to guides, escort, drivers bellman, etc.