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ROUTE
Beijing /Xian /Shanghai /Yangtze Cruise /Shanghai

HOTELS
3 nights at Holiday Inn Changan West or similar in Beijing.
2 nights at Titan Central Park or similar in Xi’an.
2 nights at Greenland Jiulong or similar in Shanghai.
3 nights at Yangtze cruise or similar.
1 night at Greenland Jiulong or similar in Shanghai.

MEALS
Enjoy American Buffet Breakfast Everyday
Bread, Butter, Jam, Cereal, Eggs, Fruits, Milk, Tea, Coffee and Juice

Enjoy Dinners at Indian Restaurants & Chinese Meals on board the
Cruise
A Choice of Vegetarian / Non-Vegetarian / Jain Menus

Enjoy Veg / Non-Veg Lunches as mentioned in your itinerary

Suggested Excursions

• Golden Mask show Beijing.
• Tang Dynasty Xi’an.
• Acrobatic show Shanghai.
• Huangpu River Cruise Shanghai.

SIGHTSEEING
Enjoy the services of a Friend, Philosopher and Guide (Your Tour Manager).
Beijing
• Visit the Great Wall of China.
• Visit the Summer Palace.
• Photo stop at Olympic Park.
• Visit the Tiananmen Square.
• Visit the Forbidden City.
• Visit the Temple of Heaven.

Xi’an
• Visit the Terracotta Warriors.
• See the Wild Goose Pagoda.
• See the Bell Tower.
• Photo stop of the Xi’an city wall.

Shanghai
• Guided City Tour.
• Photostop of the Yu Yuan gardens.
• Visit the Jade Buddha Temple.
• Photostop of the Oriental Pearl TV tower.
• Experience Maglev Train.

Chongqing
• Visit Panda Zoo.

Yangtze Cruise
• Shore Excursion to Shiboazhai.
• Captain’s Welcome Party onboard.
• Shore Excursion to the Three Gorges Dam.
• Bullet Train to Shanghai.

Day 1
Arrive into Beijing
Begin your ‘Mysterious China with add on Yangtze Cruise’ Tour
Welcome to Beijing. On arrival check into your hotel on your own anytime after 1500 hrs.
Overnight at the hotel in Beijing.
(Dinner)

Day 2
Visit the Great Wall of China
Visit the Summer Palace
Today, we take you on a tour of the Great Wall of China. This 3,946 mile long wall is a symbol of China’s ancient civilization and ranks among the greatest monuments in history. Later we stop for a photo opportunity of the ‘Olympic Park’ - the symbolic stadium where the 2008 Olympics were held. In the afternoon, we continue our tour to Summer Palace and its immense gardens, where the imperial court resided during summer.
Overnight at the hotel in Beijing.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3
Guided City Tour of Beijing
Visit the Temple of Heaven
Visit Tiananmen Square
Visit the Forbidden City
Today, we take you on a guided city tour of Beijing conducted by an English speaking guide. We go on a visit to the Temple of Heaven. The Temple of Heaven was the place where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties came to worship the God of Heaven and pray for good harvests. The highlight of this tour is the blue tile-roofed Hall of prayer. See Tian’anmen Square, the largest square in the world. Visit the Forbidden City, an awesome 250- acre complex of palaces, pavilions and gardens.
Overnight the hotel in Beijing.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4
Fly to Xi’an
Photo Stop at Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Photo Stop at Ancient City Wall
Today we drive to the airport for our flight to Xian. Later, we take a stop for a photo opportunity of the City Wall of Xi’an, built during the Tang dynasty. We also drive past the Big Wild Goose Pagoda built in 652 AD. As the symbol of the old-line Xian, Big Wild Goose Pagoda (also called Giant Wild Goose Pagoda) is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists.
Overnight at the hotel in Xi’an.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5
Visit the Terracotta Warriors
Today, we begin the day with a tour of Xi’an. See the Terracotta
Warriors - the tomb of the First Emperor of China. See more
than 6000 moulded soldiers, officers, horses and wagons of this
famed army.
Overnight at the hotel in Xi’an.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6
Fly to Shanghai
Today we drive to the airport for our flight to Shanghai. On arrival we check-in to the hotel (Check-in time is 3.00 pm). The rest of the evening is free to relax.
Overnight at the hotel in Shanghai.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 7
Guided City Tour of Shanghai
Visit the Jade Buddha Temple
See the Yu Yuan Garden
Photo-Stop at the Oriental Pearl TV Tower
Today, we take you on a guided city tour of Shanghai. We take a photo Stop at the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and the Yu Yuan Garden, a traditional Chinese park with beautiful pavilions, miniature lakes and bridges. Visit the famous Jade Buddha Temple. Built in 1882, the temple has two Jade statues of the Sakyamuni Buddha and houses various ancient sculptures, rare paintings and Buddhist scriptures.
Overnight at the hotel in Shanghai.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8
Fly to Chongqing
Visit the Panda Zoo
Board the Yangtze Cruise
Today, we drive to the airport for our flight to Chongqing. On arrival, we proceed to the Panda Zoo ,the zoo has an interesting variety of animals, the rare South China Tiger,In the Panda Room the guests can see the Giant as well as the small catlike pandas,later we proceed to the wharf to board the scenic Yangtze River cruise.
Overnight in the comfort of your Cabin.
(Breakfast, Chinese Dinner)

Day 9
Shore Excursion to Shibaozhai
Captain’s Welcome Party
Today, enjoy breakfast on board the cruise. Relax on the deck and enjoy the scenic beauty as your cruise ship sails through Shibaozhai. Enjoy a shore excursion of Shibaozhai. Have an enjoyable time at Captain’s Welcome Party as your ship anchors at Wanxian for the night.
Overnight in the comfort of your Cabin.
(Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner)

Day 10
Three Little Gorges
Today, as you enjoy breakfast, we pass through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Disembark for a shore excursion of the Shennong Gorges. Later we sail into the west section of the third gorge of the Yangtze River - The Xiling Gorge after which your ships passes through the 5 stage shiplock.
Overnight in the comfort of your Cabin.
(Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner)

Day 11
Three Gorges Dam
Onto Shanghai
Today, we disembark the cruise and visit the Three Gorges Dam.
Later, after packed lunch we drive to Yichang to board our bullet train to Shanghai. On arrival we check-in to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel in Shanghai.
(Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Packed Dinner)

Day 12
Return Home with Wonderful Memories
Today, After breakfast, your ‘Mysterious China with Yangtze cruise’ tour ends as you check out of the hotel. It’s time to say goodbye to all the new friends you have made. We hope you take back many happy memories of your tour. We would like you to spare a few minutes of your time to write and tell us how you enjoyed your holiday and any suggestions you may have for the future.
(Breakfast)

Adult in Twin

Child with Bed*

Child without Bed**

USD 1,600

USD 1,600

USD 1,050

Single room supplement USD 720 per person.
*As a 3rd in a triple, a roll away cot may be provided.
Child with bed cost based on 02 adults and 01 child with bed in 01 room.
**As a 3rd in a double, no bed or cot will be provided to the child. Person below 12 years will be considered as a Child.

What your Tour Price includes

1. Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar.
2. Services of SOTC Tour Manager (provided there are over 20 adult passengers traveling on the tour) / or local representatives.
3. The tour price mentioned is applicable provided there are more than 30 adult passengers travelling on tour, else an FIT supplement may be applicable.
4. Meals, coach tours, transfers, entrance fees, sightseeing & surface transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.

What your Tour Price does not include
1. Passport, Visa Charges, Airport & Port Taxes.
2. Cost of your air tickets required to participate in this tour.
3. Porterage, tips, insurance, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, suggested excursions and all items of personal nature and also food and drinks not forming part of the group menus.
4. Cost of the Suggested Excursions.
5. Mandatory tipping & Porterage: An amount of USD 7 per person per day towards tips & USD 1 per piece of luggage per hotel to be paid to guide / driver / hotel porter.
6. Any increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in all land arrangement which may come in to effect prior to departure.
7. Anything not specifically mentioned in ‘What your Tour Price includes’ box.

Surcharges applicable during Peak and Event periods

Visa Requirements
You must be in possession of a Single Entry Visa for China. The cost of this visa is not included in your package tour price. It would be best to check with your travel agent and the consulates nearest to you for advice and information. Please ensure that your travel documents are ready in time for departure.

Ticketing Requirements
To participate on this tour, you need to be in possession of valid air tickets for travel within China apart from your international tickets for the following sector: Beijing / Xian / Shanghai / Chongqing. It is mandatory to purchase this internal tickets through SOTC. The cost of this internal tickets is USD 700 per person which has to be paid at the time of booking the tour.

Suggested Excursions Price in USD

Name of Suggested Excursions

Adult

Child

Golden Mask show Beijing

60

60

Tang Dynasty Xi’an

60

60

Acrobatic show Shanghai

60

60

Huangpu River Cruise Shanghai

45

45

Reservation and payment for the suggested excursions should be made only on tour & upon arrival on the 1st day of your tour with the tour manager in USD only. Suggested excursions will be operated subject to minimum 20 adult passengers.

Departure Dates*

Month

Departure dates

April 2017

28

May 2017

5, 12

June 2017

16, 30

July 2017

21

August 2017

11

September 2017

8, 22

October 2017

20

*Day 1 as mentioned in your day to day itinerary.

Hotel / Flights / Itinerary / Route subject to change without notice.