26 Days All-Around China Discovery Tour Package from China Odyssey Tours (Posted on Jul 28 2011)

26 Days All-Around China Discovery Tour Package from China Odyssey Tours

26 DAYS ALL-AROUND CHINA DISCOVERY TOUR

Trip Highlights: This is an absolute China tour that will literally make you an expert of China’s diverse geography, rich culture, and legendary history by seeing all these in real. Through in-depth discovery from the eastern coastal cosmopolitan cities to the far western Himalayas, from classic garden cities to the unparalleled heavenly natural beauties, it is going to be a dream fulfilling China memory never fades away.

Tour Route: Beijing (China’s Capital)Xian (Home of the Terracotta Warriors)Lhasa (Holy Tibetan City)Gyantse (Palcho Monastery)Shigatse (Tashilhunpo Monastery)Lhasa (Holy Tibetan City)Chengdu (Home of the Giant Panda)Yangtze Cruises (Majestic Landscapes)Shanghai (Cosmopolitan Metropolis)Hangzhou (Paradise on Earth)Guilin (Li River & Yangshuo)Hong Kong (A Kaleidoscope of Culture)

Tiananmen Square is the south

Tiananmen Square is the south

Tour Code: COT-B-031
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Beijing/Hong Kong
Trip Type: Top 10s, Photo Tours, Food and Drink, Ethnic Culture and Folk Arts, Landscape and Nature
Activity Level: Active itinerary, Moderate walking, Easy cycling
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Special Experiences:

  • Enjoy the tasty Peking Roast Duck and a life show of Peking Opera in Beijing
  • Taste delicious dumplings with surprising variety when appreciate Tang Dynasty Music and Dance reflecting the splendor of ancient China
  • Monastery tour in Tibet to sense the spiritual life on the highest plateau
  • Cruise down the extremely scenic Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo and cycle around the picturesque mountains and paddy fields

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1  Arrive Beijing
Transfer via: International Flight on your own arrangement
Accommodations: Jianguo Garden Hotel
Upon your arrival at the Beijing airport, your local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax and recover from jetlag.

Day 2  Beijing (B,L)
Accommodations: Jianguo Garden Hotel
Sites visited: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Jade Gallery
On this day you will first visit Tiananmen Square followed by the magnificent Forbidden City. In the afternoon you will marvel at the incredible Temple of Heaven and Jade Gallery.

Day 3  Beijing (B,L)
Accommodations: Jianguo Garden Hotel
Sites visited: Great Wall, Sacred Road
You will visit to the magnificent Great Wall (Mutianyu section) and Sacred Road.

Day 4  Beijing / Xian (B,L)
Transfer via: Domestic flight arranged by China Odyssey Tours
Accommodations: Grand New World Hotel  4 Star
Sites visited: Hutongs
After breakfast, you will visit some of Beijing’s Hutongs by rickshaw. Lunch will be served in one of the local’s homes during the tour. In the afternoon you will take the flight to Xian. Upon arriving in Xian, your local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax, or step out to discover what this amazing city has to offer.

Day 5  Xian (B,L)
Transfer via: Domestic flight arranged by China Odyssey Tours
Accommodations: Grand New World Hotel
Sites visited: Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Xian Art Ceramics Factory, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Walls
You will visit the incredible life-size Terracotta Warriors and Art Ceramics Factory in the morning. After lunch, you will visit the Big Wild Goose pagoda and the Ancient City Walls.

Day 6  Xian / Lhasa (B,L)
Transfer via: Domestic flight arranged by China Odyssey Tours
Accommodations: Tibet Hotel
Sites visited: Lhasa
On this day you will be free until your guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to your next destination-Lhasa.Upon your arrival at Gonggar airport, you will be met by your local guide and transferred to the hotel in Lhasa city (2-hour drive), you will view the Stone Giant Buddha engraved in the mountain face en route. After checking in the hotel, rest in the afternoon to get adapted to the high altitude.

Day 7  Lhasa (B,L)
Accommodations: Tibet Hotel
Sites visited: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Your sightseeing today will include the Lhasa’s cardinal landmark – Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and flourishing Barkhor Street.

Day 8  Lhasa (B,L)
Accommodations: Tibet Hotel
Sites visited: Norbulingka Park, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
Special Dinner: Dumpling Dinner
Unique Cultural Performance: Tang Dynasty Show
The whole day tour will bring you to the Norbulingka Park, the Drepung Monastery and the Sera Monastery.

Day 9  Lhasa / Gyantse (B,L)
Transfer via: Private van arranged by China Odyssey Tours
Accommodations: Gyantse Hotel
Sites visited: Yamdrok Lake, Tibetan Family, Palcho Monastery
Today’s drive is from Lhasa to Gyantse (about 256km, 5.5-hour drive). Along the way you will visit Yamdrok Lake and a Tibetan family. After arrival in Gyantse, you will tour Palcho Monastery.

Day 10  Gyantse / Shigatse (B,L)
Transfer via: Private van arranged by China Odyssey Tours
Accommodations: Shigatse Hotel
Sites visited: Tashilumpo Monastery
After breakfast, drive from Gyantse to Shigatse (about 90km, 1.5-hour drive). In Shigatse, you will visit Tashilumpo Monastery and free market.

Day 11  Shigatse / Lhasa (B,L,D)
Transfer via: Private van arranged by China Odyssey Tours
Accommodations: Tibet Hotel
Sites visited: Yaluzangbu River
Today, drive back to Lhasa (280km, about 6 hours driving) along the Yaluzangbu River, and enjoy the beautiful view of the valley en route. After a rest in Lhasa, the farewell dinner will be arranged at the Typical Tibetan restaurant for you to enjoy the local food with Tibetan dances and songs.

Potala Palace Lhasa Tibet

Potala Palace Lhasa Tibet

Day 12  Lhasa / Chengdu (B,L,D)
Transfer via: Domestic flight arranged by China Odyssey Tours
Accommodations: Tianfu Sunshine hotel  4 Star
Free in the day until our local guide escorts you to the airport for your onward flight to your next destination-Chengdu. Upon arriving in Chengdu, your personal guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel for a rest before you are taken out for a delicious dinner of Sichuan cuisine at a local restaurant.

Day 13
Transfer via: Private van arranged by China Odyssey Tours
Sites visited: Leshan Giant Buddha, Baoguo Temple, Mt. Emei
On this day you will be driven about 2 hours to Leshan and visit the Giant Buddha carved out of the cliffs at the confluence of the Dadu, Minjiang and Qingyi Rivers. After, you will be driven to Mt. Emei to visit Baoguo Temple. You will stay overnight at the foot of Mt. Emei. After, you will be driven to Mt. Emei to visit Baoguo Temple. You will stay overnight at the foot of Mt. Emei.

Day 14  Mt.Emei / Chengdu (B)
Transfer via: Private van arranged by China Odyssey Tours
Accommodations: Tianfu Sunshine hotel
Sites visited: Mt. Emei
On this day you will visit Mt. Emei. The touring bus will bring you to Leidongping first, where you need to walk to Jieyin Palace to take the cable car up to appreciate the natural scenery around Golden Summit, descend by the cable car and take the bus to Wannian Temple parking lot, where you will take the cable car up to visit the Wannian (Myriad Years) Temple which is the field for Samantabhadra, walk through Qingyin (Pure Note) Pavilion-the biggest natural ecology reserve area for monkeys, till you get to Wuxiangang parking lot to take the touring bus down to the foot of the mountain. After your tour of Mt. Emei, you will be driven back to Chengdu.

Day 15  Chengdu / Chongqing / Yangtze River Cruise
Transfer via: Express Train for first class soft seat arranged by China Odyssey Tours
Sites visited: Ciqikou Old Town, Stillwell Museum, Erling Park, Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Wenshu Temple
Unique Cultural Performance: Tibetan Dinner Show
The tour on this day will bring you to the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base first, followed by a trip to the Wenshu Temple where you can spend some time sitting in its tea house to enjoy a cup of tea and absorb the special atmosphere of Chengdu. Afterwards, you will be escorted to the railway station for your train to Chongqing. Upon your arrival at Chongqing, the largest city in Southwest China, our local guide will meet you at the railway station and then escort you to the dock.

Day 16  Yangtze River Cruise (B,L,D)
Accommodations: Ship of Yangtze Cruise
Sites visited: Fengdu Ghost City
Special Dinner: Chuan Food
Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City or Shibaozhai this morning. The ship company will choose one spot as your shore excursion destination according to the weather situation and other conditions.

Day 17  Yangtze River Cruise (B,L,D)
Accommodations: Ship of Yangtze Cruise
Sites visited: Lesser Three Gorges
Shore excursion to Shennong Stream at about 13:00pm.

Day 18  Yichang / Shanghai (B,L)
Transfer via: Domestic flight arranged by China Odyssey Tours
Accommodations: Holiday Inn Shanghai -Downtown
Sites visited: The Three Gorge Dam
Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam site this morning. After lunch, you will disembark the ship in Yichang at 13:00. Upon your arrival, be met and escorted to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon your arrival at Shanghai, China’s most cosmopolitan city, your personal guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel.

Day 19  Shanghai (B,L)
Accommodations: Holiday Inn Shanghai -Downtown
Sites visited: Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, Yuyuan Market, The Bund, Jiangnan Silk Workshop
On this day you will visit the Shanghai Museum, then take a stroll through the Yu Garden. After, you can observe local people’s life at the Yuyuan Market and visit the Bund and then Silk Workshop.

Day 20  Shanghai (B,L)
Accommodations: Bamboo Grove Hotel
Sites visited: Zhujiajiao old town
After breakfast, you will visit historic Zhujiajiao village (50 minute drive from Shanghai). At Zhujiajiao, you will walk through Fangsheng Bridge, Beida Street, and the Xi Family Residence. You will feel as though you have stepped back in time. After your trip to this beautiful village, you will be driven back to Shanghai.

Day 21  Shanghai / Hangzhou (B,L)
Transfer via: Express Train for first class soft seat arranged by China Odyssey Tours
Accommodations: Wanghu Hotel
Sites visited: West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Feilai Peak (Peak Flying From Afar), Dragon Well Tea Plantation, Six Harmonies Pagoda
After breakfast, you will be transfered to the railway station for your train to Shanghai. After your arrival at the railway station, you will be met by our local guide. The city tour in this beautiful city will include: West Lake by boat, Lingyin Temple, Feilai Peak and Dragon Well Tea Plantation.

Day 22  Hangzhou / Guilin (B,L)
Transfer via: Domestic flight arranged by China Odyssey Tours
Accommodations: Guilin Park Hotel
Free in the day until our local guide escorts you to the airport for your onward flight to your next destination–Guilin.Upon your arrival in Guilin, the most scenic city in China, your personal guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax, or step out into this dynamic city for a little adventure on your own.

Day 23  Guilin / Yangshuo (B,L)
Accommodations: New Century Hotel
Sites visited: Li River Cruise, West Street(Yangshuo)
Unique Cultural Performance: Acrobatic Show
After breakfast, you will be driven to Zhujiang Pier (40-minute drive) to start your boat cruise down the picturesque Li River, which is the highlight of any visit to Guilin, until you get to Yangshuo County. Along the river, you will be inspired by breathtaking views of peaks and pinnacles, crystal-clear water and picturesque pastoral views of rice paddies and water buffaloes. Visitors feel they have stepped into a traditional Chinese painting. After checking into your hotel, you will take a bike tour along Jima Road.

Day 24  Yangshuo / Guilin / Hong Kong (B,L)
Transfer via: Domestic flight arranged by China Odyssey Tours
Accommodations: Regal Kowloon Hotel HK
Sites visited: Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Guilin South China Sea Water Pearl Museum
Today, you will be driven back to Guilin (1.5-hour drive), where you will tour Elephant Trunk Hill,Pearl Museum and the Reed Flute Cave before your guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to your next destination-HongKong.Upon your arrival at Hong Kong, a vibrant metropolis, our local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure.

Day 25  Hong Kong (B)
Accommodations: Regal Kowloon Hotel HK
Sites visited: Victoria Peak, Aberdeen, Repulse Bay
Today, you will explore Hong Kong’s unique blend of Chinese heritage and colonial influences. Your tour will include Victoria Peak, the floating community of Aberdeen, Repulse Bay and Stanley Market of Hong Kong Island.

Day 26  Hong Kong / Final departure (B)
Transfer via: International flight arranged by you
Free in the day until our local guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to your next destination.

Guilin China

Guilin China

Price & Included Features
About Price: Since this is a private tour, the price per person varies and depends on many aspects, such as your group size, the hotel ratings and your departure date. If you want to get a custom price quote for this tour, please fill out the online inquiry form and give us as much information as possible about your trip. Our online travel consultants will be at your service and help you make the most of your travel time and dollars!

What’s included?

  • China domestic flights as specified in the itinerary
  • Accommodations: for 3 nights at three star hotels, 18 nights at four star hotels and 2 nights at five star cruise in comfortable twin-bedded rooms with a private bath, air-conditioning, television, telephone and minibar.
  • 47 meals: 23 full breakfasts, 20 lunches and 4 dinners(included )
  • 3 unique cultural performance– Tang Dynasty Show, Tibetan Dinner Show, Acrobatic Show
  • Round-trip transfers between airports, hotels, and scenic spots in each city by private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced licensed drivers
  • A local English-speaking guide in each city
  • Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels
  • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
  • Government taxes and service charges except tips for tour guides and drivers

Accommodation
China Odyssey Tours provide you the accommodations at 3 to 5-star hotels with great service and excellent prices. Most of the hotels that we arrange for customers enjoy safe and good locations, very convenient for your tour and shopping. If you have special requirements for hotel rooms, inform us on the inquiry form and we will arrange them according to your specifications.

Meals
If you have any specific dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us on the inquiry form so that we can provide advance notice about any special accommodations that may be necessary for you. If you are a food lover, China Odyssey Tours can be your culinary guide and provide you the opportunity to savor tempting local food and world-famous dishes
Most meals are included as specified in the itinerary. Meal codes are: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.

Breakfast – Each breakfast will be served in your hotel. Breakfast selections include both Chinese and Western dishes to meet every diner’s taste.

Lunch – Lunches are normally arranged at the Chinese restaurants near the scenic spots. Your tour guides will order food according to your appetite. Most are Chinese dishes, and some are modified to fit westerners’ tastes. A complimentary glass of beer or soft drink is served with lunch.

Dinner – Same as lunch. If you prefer to not eat Chinese food, China Odyssey Tours suggests you have dinner on your own. Your local tour guide can recommend some good western restaurants in the area.

Transfer and Transport Service
China Odyssey Tours has received wide recognition for its transfer service. With our on-time service, you will never feel alone while traveling through China. We work hard to live up to the slogan’s promise “You are not alone in China”.

With our private small group tours, you can feel safe in the knowledge that you will enjoy flexible tour arrangements and you will have your own tour guide, car and driver in each destination, exclusive to your own group of friends or family.

For More Detail & Booking of All-Around China Discovery Tour Package

Visit: http://www.chinaodysseytours.com/tours/32-days-All-around-China-Discovery-Tour/brief-itinerary.html


Posted by on Jul 28 2011. Filed under Asia, Beijing, China, Featured, Great Wall of China, Guilin, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Suzhou, Tibet, Xian.

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