Flexibility! Guide and driver to bend over backwards for you and your family only! Choose when to go and where to go.
     08616 - CHINA
     08616 -  24462
________________________________________________

   Click on pictures to
    find out more ...
Home >> More Private Tours >> Grand Yangtze Cruise >>  B - X - Gy -YC - S

Beijing (3N) - Xi'an (2N) - Guilin (2N) - Yangshuo (2N) - Yangtze Cruise (3N) - Shanghai (3N)  tour

Visit Beijing to appreciate the might and grandeur of Imperial China and walk on the Great Wall.  Private tours give you flexibility! Choose when you want to travel and who you want to travel with. You could go with just your partner or travel with family and friends. Obviously, the more people traveling together, the cheaper it gets per person.
Minimum 2 persons.

For the prices below,we have separated the Land arrangements and international airfare. However, please note that the Land arrangements do include all domestic airfare within China.
                                                                                                                                               

Day (International Flights)
Johannesburg - Hong Kong / Dubai / Singapore / other stopover
Flight from to Johannesburg to Hong Kong / Dubai / Singapore / Other stopover.

Day 1
Stopover destination - Beijing
Flight from (Hong Kong / Dubai / Singapore / other stopover) to Beijing.
Your international flight price will include this sector as a through-fare.

The price of the land arrangements below includes everything starting here:
Upon arrival and after clearing customs, your professional local English speaking guide will meet you at the airport in Beijing and take you to enjoy the night views of Beijing CBD & SOHO Business Street and visit the Houhai Lake Bar Street before returning to the hotel.

Day 2
Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, start your tour of Beijing by first visiting Tiananmen Square, and the Forbidden City - the largest ancient imperial palace ever built in the world. Drive on perhaps the most important street in Beijing - Chang an Avenue and your guide will point out  the National Grand Theatre and Ancient City Walls. After seeing how the royalties lived, have Jiaozi (dumplings) together with a chinese family for lunch and enjoy a pedi-cab tour of the Hutongs. Later, visit the famous Wanfujing street to see where the rich Beijing people shop, there is a Snack street off Wanfujing street where you will be given the opportunity to sample local delicacies. In the evening, enjoy the exciting and dramatic Kung-fu show before returning to the hotel.

Day 3
Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch, special Dinner)
After breakfast at hotel, Journey to the The Great Wall at Badaling. Stroll along this incredible wonder and enjoy the breathtaking view. After lunch at a good Chinese restaurant, drive back to Beijing to visit the Imperial gardens - the Summer Palace. Drive through "Chinese Wall Street"-Beijing Bank Street and later, put your bargaining skill to work at the famous Xiushui market. In the evening, enjoy a delicious Peking Roasted Duck. After dinner, you will be taken to the Olympic sites for a photo opportunity of the Bird's Nest (National Olympic Stadium) and the Water Cube (Olympic Aquatic Centre) from outside. At night, these two buildings are lit up and very pretty compared to during the day.

Day 4
Beijing - Xi'an (Breakfast, Lunch, special Dinner)
After breakfast, visit the holiest temple in Beijing - Temple of Heaven - used to offer sacrifice to the heavens by the Emperors in ancient times. After lunch and it is time to say goodbye to your Beijing guide as you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Xian where the famous Terracotta Warriors awaits you. Domestic Flight (included) from Beijing to the ancient city of Xi'an. Upon arrival, your local Xi'an guide will take you for Dumpling banquet before checking into your hotel. This is an experience for the dumpling connoisseur, the flavours, shapes and colours will tempt the palette, while the elegant names and stories attached to each variety are truly amazing.

Day 5
Xi'an (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, visit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum ; here, you will learn about China's history and have a better understanding before your visit to the warriors. After lunch, you will visit the thousands of life size Terracotta Warriors and Horses about an hour and a half from Xi'an, In the late afternoon, you will return to Xi'an and to visit the Grand Mosque with Muslim Quarter - one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China. Stroll on Muslim street and see how Chinese Muslims live - Your guide will show you the famous local snacks that Xi'an has to offer on this street.

Optional extra - if you like extravagant costumes, elaborate staging and Chinese dances, ask your guide to take you to the Tang Dynasty dinner and show.

Day 6
Xi'an - Guilin (Breakfast, special Lunch)
After breakfast, visit the Ancient City walls that surrounds this old city. If you are interested, you could even rent a bike on the wall and ride the entire wall in an hour and a half. visit the Big Goose Pagoda where you will be able to climb to the top of the pagoda for a bird's view of Xi'an. Enjoy Hand-pulled noodles for lunch before saying goodbye to your Xian guide as you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Guilin. Domestic Flight (included) from Xi'an to Guilin. Upon arrival, your local Guilin guide will meet you at the airport and take you to visit the Elephant Trunk Hill and Fubo Hill.  After dinner, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 7
Guilin - Longsheng - Guilin (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast at hotel, travel by road for about 2 hours to see the Dragon Backbone (Longji) Rice Terraces of Longsheng County. Walk along the rice terraces for some spectacular views and great photo opportunities. Enjoy your day with ethnic minorities from the rural villages of Longsheng county and drive back to Guilin.

Day 8
Guilin - Yangshuo (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast at hotel, enjoy a scenic Li River cruise to the legendary Yangshuo. Lunch will be served on board, Your cruise will take you through some of Guilin's best scenery. Disembark at Yangshuo, visit the lovely small town, and enjoy a stroll through the tiny, pedestrian street (West Street) of Yangshuo and check into your hotel. In the evening, your guide will take you to enjoy the "Impressions of Liusanjie" show. You will overnight in this small town - Yangshuo.

Day 9
Yangshuo (Breakfast, special Lunch)
After breakfast at hotel, cycle in rural China on a country road to the middle reaches of Yulong River, take a bamboo raft to go down along the river, cycle to see the Moon Hill.  After rafting, then go for lunch in a farmer's house. Continue with bicycles in the afternoon and visit Dragon Cave, ride back to Yangshuo and enjoy breathtaking scenery and a taste of life far removed from the concrete metropolis along another small way.

Day 10
Yangshuo - Guilin - Chongqing (Breakfast)
After breakfast, visit the Reed Flute Caves before to saying goodbye to your Guilin guide as you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Chongqing. Domestic flight from Guilin to Chongqing. Upon arrival, your local Chongqing guide will meet you at the airport and take you for a half day city tour including a visit to see the National treasure of China - the Giant pandas and Er Ling Park for a view of the city. Board your cruise ship in the evening for a relaxing journey down the mighty Yangtze River.

Day 11
Yangtze cruise (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast,  shore excursion to Fengdu - known as "Ghost City". Continue your cruise and enjoy the scenery on the Mighty Yangtze River. Tonight, dress smart for the Captain's welcome dinner.

Day 12
Yangtze cruise (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, Pass through the magnificent Qutang Gorge and the beautiful Wu Gorge. A shore excursion to Baidi City (optional tour) and Lesser Three Gorges, transfer to a small sampan to cruise the Shennong Stream. Experience the trackers of ancient China and see the Hanging coffins of the Ba minority. Tonight, enjoy the Captain's farewell dinner.

Day 13
Yangtze cruise - Yichang - Shanghai (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, your wonderful cruise has come to an end. Disembark and visit the Three Gorges Dam. After lunch at Yichang, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Domestic Flight (included) from Yichang to the modern city of Shanghai. Upon arrival, your local Shanghai guide will meet you at the airport and take you to visit the Bund, Nanjing Road, have dinner and a cruise on the Huangpu River for the night view of Shanghai before transferring to your hotel.

Day 14
Shanghai (Breakfast, special Lunch, Dinner, show)
After breakfast, visit Shanghai's landmark - the Oriental Pearl TV tower for a bird's view of this modern city. Head for the Yu Gardens & Bazaar where you can pick up souvenirs. Have Mongolian Barbeque for lunch before visiting the Jade Buddha Temple. After dinner, be amazed by the sensational performance of the famous Acrobatic Show.

Day 15
Shanghai (Breakfast)
After breakfast, you will have a full day at leisure.

Day 16
Shanghai - Hong Kong - Johannesburg (Breakfast)
After breakfast, you will have a free day until your evening transfer to the station for the ride of your life. The Maglev bullet train will take you 431km/hr to the airport for your flight to Hong Kong / Dubai / Singapore / Stopover destination.

The inclusion in the land arrangements below includes ends here.

Flight from Shanghai to (Hong Kong / Dubai / Singapore / other stopover).
Your international flight price will include this sector as a through-fare.

Day (International Flights)
Johannesburg
Arrival O R Tambo International Airport.
Home sweet home with unforgetable memories of your wonderful trip to China.
                                                                                                                                               

Price Details (per person in US Dollars) -  2015

4 Star Hotels / 5 Star Cruise (★ ★ ★ ★)
Travel in party of
2-5 persons
6-9 persons
10 persons or more
in twin
single supp.
in twin
single supp.
in twin
single supp.
High Season
$ 4,002
$ 1,076
$ 3,518
$ 1,076
$ 3,158
$ 984
Shoulder
$ 3,781
$ 925
$ 3,297
$ 925
$ 2,912
$ 812
Low Season
$ 3,688
$ 848
$ 3,205
$ 848
$ 2,850
$ 761
5 Star (★ ★ ★ ★ ★)
Travel in party of
2-5 persons
6-9 persons
10 persons or more
in twin
single supp.
in twin
single supp.
in twin
single supp.
High Season
$ 4.441
$ 1,439
$ 3,957
$ 1,439
$ 3,588
$ 1,339
Shoulder
$ 4,089
$ 1,179
$ 3,605
$ 1,179
$ 3,256
$ 1,096
Low Season
$ 3,972
$ 1,083
$ 3,488
$ 1,083
$ 3,113
$ 978
High Season: May 01-May 31, September 1- November 15
Shoulder Season: March 1- April 30, June 1-August 31, November 16- November 30
Low Season: Dec 01 - February 28

Important Note:
Due to the current fluctuation of the Rand against the US Dollar, we have quoted in US dollars for the land portion of this tour only. For the International flights, please advice us with your names as appearing on your passports to enable us to check for the availability of class of travel on our special IT fare.


Services included
A.  Domestic airfare and taxes between Beijing & Xi'an, Xi'an & Guilin,
     Guilin & Chongqing and Yichang & Shanghai.
B.  Hotels (twin share basis) as listed in the itinerary.
C.  All Entrance fees as listed in the itinerary.
D.  Scheduled sightseeing by air-conditioned coach with a private English Guide in each city.
E.  Meals and Entertainment as listed in the itinerary,
F.  Domestic flights or trains as listed in the itinerary.
G.  Service Charge & Government Taxes.
H. Terms & Conditions

Services not included
A   International airfare (Johannesburg - Beijing & Shanghai - Johannesburg).
            See International airfare.
           Please advice us with your names to enable us to check for the availability on our
           special IT fare. Fare increase for tickets bought after Mar 31.
B.  Airport Taxes and fuel charges.
C.  Visa Fees.
D.  Gratuities, Tips to guides or drivers.
E.  Personal expenses (ie. laundry, beverages and entertainment not shown in itinerary)
F.  Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L", or "D".
G.  Single Room Supplement.
     Hotels in China charge per room per night - if you wish to stay in a room by yourself,
     add the single supp. price to the per person sharing rate.

Note:
  1. Due to the fluctuation of the Rand, we have quoted the land arrangements separately in US Dollars. However, our prices are still subject to change of the exchange rate between US$ and RMB.
  2. Subject to availability of the respective class of travel on Cathay Pacific airline. Please advise us with your names to enable us to check for availability on our special IT fare.
  3. The prices listed include a discount for cash payment either by wire transfer or cheque deposit, for any other type of payment, the discount price may not apply and subject to 5% surcharge.
  4. Not valid during the Shanghai F1 race.

Featured Hotels for this tour

City
4 Star option
Rating
Beijing
( ★ ★ ★ ★ )
Xi'an
( ★ ★ ★ ★ )
Guilin
( ★ ★ ★ ★ )
Yangshuo
(  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ )
Yangtze Cruise
( ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ )
Shanghai
( ★ ★ ★ ★ +)
City
5 Star option
Rating
Beijing
( ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ )
Xi'an
( ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ )
Guilin
( ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ )
Yanghsuo
( ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ )
Yangtze Cruise
( ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ )
Shanghai
( ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ )
Copyright @ 2015 All rights reserved to Dragon Holidays