Day 1 Departure
To start off your amazing China Tour, you will leave your departure city and fly to Shanghai. Meals and snacks will be provided on the plane.
Day 2 Arriving Shanghai
When you arrive in Shanghai, a Rewards Travel China local representative will meet and greet you at the airport. The local representative will then transfer you to your hotel where you can enjoy the rest of the day for self-exploring or relaxation.
Day 3 Shanghai, Bus to Suzhou (Breakfast)
After breakfast, enjoy the morning and noon to explore Shanghai on your own. Then, we will transfer to Suzhou by bus in the late afternoon through scenic routes along the way, about an hours’ drive.
Day 4 Suzhou- Wuxi (Breakfast, Lunch)
Suzhou, the city in which is also known as a paradise, the Oriental Venice, for its exquisite water routes (canals), bridges, pagodas and gardens. Suzhou is also an UNESCO designated “World Heritage Site”. After breakfast, tour the Lingering Garden, a classic private garden housing more than 500-years of history. Next, visit a renowned traditional Silk Culture and Exhibition Centre, noted to be the largest silk producer in the country, where you will discover the mysterious processing of silk. After lunch, enjoy a relaxed and soothing canal ride inside the city, enjoy the picturesque feeling the ancient city offers on the Grand Canal Cruise. Later afternoon, continue onwards to Wuxi to visit the LingShan Grand Buddha. Recognized as one of China's largest Buddha statues standing over at an amazing 80m tall. Explore the whole LingShan area attraction with musical fountains that play-out the story of the birth of Buddha. Also, visit the spiritual Brahma palace (梵宫), a very grand palace with the pillars that are entirely made of sandalwood; Known to host the 2009 Buddhist conference.
Day 5 Wuxi- Hangzhou (Breakfast, Lunch)
This morning, tour the brilliance of Lihu Park, located at the famous Lake TaiHu. Followed by a visit to the fresh water pearl processing company, the “Yuanrun Ju” jewel corporate. Since its establishment in 1984, it has taken over, with high techniques, the farming, researching, processing and gallering of fresh water pearls for the district. Continue onwards to Hangzhou, the city described by Marco Polo as “City of Heaven” and “the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world”. This evening, enjoy a symbolic performance of Hangzhou, “The Romantic Show of SongCheng”. Performed over 2,000 times per year. Since its creation, the show has been performed more than 20,000 times, and entertained over 60 million audiences. It is one of the theatrical performances that had performed for the most times and performed to largest recording audience number; along with the O Show in Las Vegas, and the Moulin Rouge in Paris, the three are regarded as the "Top 3 Famous Shows in the World".
Day 6 Hangzhou- Shanghai (Breakfast, Lunch)
Hangzhou, also known as the “Paradise on Earth”, has been immortalized and celebrated by countless poets and artists. The West Lake Cultural Landscape has been recognized by UNESCO as a site of World Heritage. After breakfast, visit The West Lake, the most sensational and beautiful lake in the country. Then, take an amazing boat ride on the serene West Lake, the most renowned feature of Hangzhou, noted for its scenic beauty which blends naturally with many famous historical and cultural sites throughout the path. Then, visit the No.1 tea plantation site and get a chance to taste the well-known Dragon Well Tea. Many studies proofs that green tea is excellent for your health, and Dragon Well Tea is the best Green Tea in China offers. After lunch, transport to Shanghai. Upon arrival in Shanghai, walk along the famous Bund, lined by the colonial architecture of European designs, this area is the best place to capture China under the Western influences of the old days. It now is known as the “Wall Street of the East”. Later evening, participate on a western influenced Chinese Acrobatic Show - ERA: The Intersection of Time.
Day 7 Shanghai (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast early morning, tour the famous Shanghai Museum. Where you get to see ancient Chinese art, furniture and jade. Shortly followed by a visit to an Emerald exhibition center. Then, visit the City God Temple Bazaar. Which composes of specialty stores, selling traditional Chinese arts and crafts, medicine and souvenirs. At night, enjoy a scenery ride on the Huangpu River Night and get a breath-taking glimpse of the dazzling and charming night view of Shanghai.
Day 8 Shanghai- Yichang- Yangtze River Cruise (Breakfast)
After breakfast, we will take, China’s best, high-speed train which travels at an incredible 300km/hour speed, to the port city of Yichang to board our cruise line. “Yangtze River”, also known as the mother river of China, is the longest river in Asia, measured at a stunning 6,300 km. The river originates from flows of melting glacial waters in Tibet, extending and reaching as far to the “East China Sea” in Shanghai. After boarding, relax and prepare for your 4 nights on cruise, experiencing the absolute breathtaking sceneries of this 6,300 km magnificent natural wonder.
Day 9 Yangtze River Cruise (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
En-route, experience and capture the world’s largest hydroelectricity project, the “Three Gorges Dam”. It is located across by the town of Sandouping. The Three Gorges Dam is the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity (22,500 MW). The annual electricity generated by this marvel is of 20-times more than the famous Hoover Dam in Nevada, United States. An optional tour provided by the Cruise line can be purchased on route (available if river condition permits), which includes a visit to the “Tribe of the Three Gorges” or “Hometown of Qu Yuan”; offering interesting glimpses into the culture and history of the Xiling Gorge region.
Day 10 Yangtze River Cruise (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After Breakfast, enjoy the “Three Little Gorges” zigzags, occupying about 50 km starting from Wushan County located south, to the Dachang Hui, an ancient town located to the north. It, in reference, is at the lower reaches of the three gorges at “Daning River” (66th branch of Yangtze River) in Wushan County; The three little gorges are individually named, “Dragon Gate Gorge Longmen Xia”, “Misty Gorge Bawu Xia” and the “Emerald Gorge Dicui Xia”. Afterwards, enter the Wu Gorge, known for its quiet beauty, forest covered mountains and cliffs so sheer that the sun barely penetrates the precipices. Then, sail through the Qutang Gorge, the shortest, narrowest and most dramatic gorge of the Cruise. After the astonishing sails, an optional tour provided by the Cruise line can be purchased on route; A visit to the glorious White Emperor City, which houses well-known stories of Liu Bei (warlord of Han dynasty during the famous “Three Kingdoms” period).
Day 11 Yangtze River Cruise (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, visit the “Jade Emperor Scenic Area”, a shoreside excursion area near the city of Fengdu. It is the largest man-made jade image of an emperor in the world. The sacred site features a 100-foot-tall statue depicting the Jade Emperor, an important deity in Chinese Taoism, as well as more than 200 additional Taoist and Buddhist sculptures (an alternate excursion to “Shibaozhai” may be substituted depending on the river conditions. “Shibaozhai”, literal translation the “Precious Stone Fortress”, is a 12-floor wonder that leans against hills along the banks of the Yangtze River). After the marvelous visit, an optional tour provided by the Cruise line can be purchased on route, which visit the “Ghost City” of Fengdu. The city, known complex shrines, temples and monasteries dedicated to the believe of afterlife, has more than 2000-years of history associated with it; It features statues of ghosts and demons and showcases famous stories and legends correlated to them.
Day 12 Yangtze River Cruise- Chongqing (Breakfast, Lunch)
To end the phenomenal Cruise, you will disembark at Chongqing after breakfast. (Then, there will be a tour guide picking you up at the port, and will transfer to the Panda Zoo where you will enjoy the afternoon at. The Zoo is considered the biggest urban zoo in China. It consists of exhibits, parks and a Dinosaur Valley for your exploration).
*Should a flight back to the States be available per itinerary scheduling, you will be transferred to the airport by your local tour guide to depart home after the tour is finished*
Day 13 Chongqing (Breakfast)
After breakfast, your tour guide will transfer you to the airport. Depart home (via Beijing or Shanghai) or extend your journey to other cities in China.
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* Prices are per person based on twin share accommodation.
* Add on airfare from other cities may available upon request.
* No child discount.
* Tour prices are subject to change without prior notice. Please check with your travel agent or our website for the latest information.
* Rewards Holiday reserves the right to substitute hotels in similar standard if the hotels listed in the flyer/website are not available. Hotel rating base in local standard.
* Several shopping excursions are arranged during the tours. A period of time (60 mins) will be spent at each shopping site, however, there is no obligation to purchase anything. For those who are not very keen on shopping, visits to shopping sites may be treated as cultural learning experiences. Each product showcases importance as are deeply ingrained in the Chinese culture and is well worth learning.
* International flights and airport transfer service;
* Intra-China transportation (air, cruise, coach);
* All deluxe hotel accommodations (based on double occupancy);
* Meals and featuring regional delicacies mentioned in the itinerary;
* All visits and admission fees including entertainment shows mentioned in the itinerary;
* English speaking guide;
* Taxes and fuel surcharges.
Price Does Not Include:
* Chinese Visa Application fee of USD$140/person (US Citizen) through the Chinese Consulate; Service fee may apply through third party agency;
* Service charge & all gratuities: USD$130/person for the entire trip, to be paid at time of booking;
* Travel insurance.
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Xiao Long Bao is a type of steamed bun from the south region of China, especially associated with Shanghai. It is traditionally prepared in xiaolong, small bamboo steaming baskets, which give them the name. Xiaolongbao are often considered as a kind of "soup dumpling" filled with a nugget of seasoned pork and a burst of warm soup. To eat, pick up the soup dumpling by its topknot using chopsticks, and transfer to a Chinese soup spoon. Then poke a hole in the side with your chopstick and sip out the soup, and then eat the dumpling.
Chinese Acrobatics is one of the oldest performing arts. Its history can be traced back to the beginning of civilization. It is believed that acrobatics grew out of labour and self-defence skills, which people practice and demonstrated during their leisure time. The modern acrobatics have been evolved into a kind of performing art and became well known worldwide while performances are presented along the Silk Road. In Europe and North America, Chinese acrobatic performances always attract large audiences.
The Romantic Show of Songcheng It is the symbolic performance of Hangzhou, being performed over 2,000 times per year. Since it was created, the show has been performed more than 20,000 times, and entertained over 60 million audience. It is the theatre performance that has been performed for most times and has the largest audience number; along with the O Show in Las Vegas, and the Moulin Rouge in Paris, the three are regarded as the "Top 3 Famous Shows in the World".