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9-day Dalian-Yangtze Cruise-Shanghai Excursion

Tour code: ETC-Q101   

Take this 9-day tour in China in a leisurely and easy way. The trip starts from the beautiful city – Dalian, then fly to Chongqing then spend 3 nights along the Yangtze cruise; this is a great fun journey with kinds of activities arranged; then come to the last stop Shanghai, view the grand buildings at the Bund.

Tour Date City Tour Brief
1 Dalian
Arrival in Dalian
2 Dalian
Sea Square, Russian Street, Xinghai Square, and Laohutan Ocean Park
3 Dalian / Chongqing
Flight to Chongqing,Three Gorges Museum, Chongqing Zoo, Boarding
4 Yangtze Cruise
Fengdu Ghost City
5 Yangtze Cruise
Shennong Stream or Lesser Three Gorges
6 Yichang / Shanghai
Three Gorges Dam, Fly to Shanghai
7 Shanghai
Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai History Museum and the Bund, Arcobatic Show
8 Shanghai
Zhujiaojiao Watertown, Tianzifang
9 Shanghai
Day 1 Arrival in Dalian (No meal)
Upon arrival, our guide will meet you at the airport. Transfer to the hotel for check-in.

Day 2 Dalian (B, L)
In the morning, Visit the Charm of Sea Square. Then go to the Russian Street to experience its thick atmosphere of Russia style. Xinghai Square comes the next spot. Encompassing an area of 1.1 million square meters, it may be the largest one in Asia of the same type. It was open to public in June 1997 in memory of the Hong Kong SAR’s return to the mainland. Later, go to Laohutan Ocean Park where will bring great fun to the family to watch varies kinds of sea animals.

Day 3 Dalian – Chongqing (B, L, D)
Transfer to the airport to take an early morning flight to Chongqing. Upon arrival, be picked up and transferred to visit the Three Gorges Museum. The museum is a part of the huge project of the Three Gorges Dam, where there are 1087 relic sites will be submerged in water. Later, go to Chongqing Zoo to see giant pandas. Have dinner before boarding the cruise.

Day 4 Yangtze Cruise (B, L, D)
On board, shore excursion to "the Ghost City" --Fengdu or Shibaozhai depending on the schedule of the cruise companies. Since 2010, some cruise companies offer optional shore excursions during your cruise, please kindly check with your travel consultant for more information.

Day 5 Yangtze Cruise (B, L, D)
Today you'll get a close look of the enchanting landscape as you board a small boat and cruise along a tributary to the Yangtze to explore the exceptionally beautiful Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong Stream depending on the arrangement of the cruise company.

Day 6 Yichang - Shanghai (B, L)
Shore excursion to the amazing Three Gorge Dam: it is the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity (22,500 MW). Later, disembark at Yichang. After lunch, transfer to airport and fly to bustling Shanghai.

Day 7 Shanghai (B, L)
In the morning, firstly pay a visit to Yu Garden in the downtown area. It was inaugurated in the Ming dynasty and has a total area of 20,000 square meters. As a paragon of the south Chinese landscaping style, it is a must-see sight in Shanghai. Then go to Jade Buddha Temple, which is the most popular Buddhist temple in Shanghai boasting 2 precious jade Buddha sculptures from Burma. Next, visit Shanghai History Museum to take a look at Shanghai's history and culture. Later, visit the Bund, a symbol of Shanghai and an epitome of Shanghai's modern history, where the past and the future meet with the colonial style buildings of the Bund facing the new futuristic buildings of Pudong. At night, enjoy an optional acrobatic show.

Day 8 Shanghai (B, L)
Around Shanghai, there are many famous water towns. Today we drive to the Zhujiajiao ancient town to see the elegant watery views there. Later, transfer back to visit Tianzifang Old District, which has transformed itself from legacy residential architectures and factories into an artsy area housing bars, cafes, crafts shops, design studios, galleries and boutiques.

Day 9 Shanghai departure (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination.

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As all of our holidays are tailor-made it isn’t possible to give anexact price on the web-site as the final cost is dependant on a number of factors. These include the number of people in your party, the season you travel, the standard of hotel (we offer a variety of standards from three-star to super-luxurious) and duration of your trip. However, as aguideline you should expect to pay from US$ for the opposite itinerary.

Included Services

Private transfers airport/hotel/airport;
Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide;
Accommodations with daily breakfast;
Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner;
Domestic flights and trains listed;
Admission fees.

Non-included Services,
Visa arrangement;
Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg);
Personal expense;
Any meals not specified as "B, L or D";

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