Cities: Beijing, Urumqi, Turpan, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Xian, Yangtze River, Lhasa, Chengdu, Guilin, Yangshuo, Shanghai

Highlights: The Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Heavenly Lake, International Grand Bazaar, Jiaohe Ruins, Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Grape Valley, Crescent Moon Lake, Mogao Grottos, Jiayuguan Fort, Jiayuguan Pass, Terracotta Warriors, Yangtze River, Three Gorges Dam, Potala Palace, Yamdrok Yumtso, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Panda Research Institute, Wide and Narrow Alleys, Li River, Reed Flute Cave, The Bund, Yu Garden

This is the most comprehensive itinerary! It is considered as the best program showcasing famous sites listed under UNESCO World Heritage and National Geographic! All the historical attractions are well-represented by beauty, power, wealth, and royalty. This 28-Day itinerary is a combination of well-known landmarks of three diverse cities of Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai; the intriguing sights of Urumqi, Turpan, Dunhuang, and Jaiyuguan along the Silk Road; the spectacular view of the Yangtze River; the predominantly home of the Tibetans which is the "City of Sunshine" and the highest region on earth; the land of milk & honey and the breeding center of Panda in Chengdu; the Li River and surreal beauty of Guilin. Soar high and consider this trip as your journey of a lifetime!


Itinerary Summary
Day
City
Meals
Activity
1
Depart US to Beijing
In-Flight Meal
Depart US to Beijing
2
Arrive Beijing
In-Flight Meal
Arrive Beijing
3
Beijing
Breakfast
Great Wall, Hutong
4
Beijing
Breakfast, Peking Duck Dinner
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Peking Duck Dinner
5
Beijing to Urumqi
Breakfast
Temple of Heaven, Fly to Urumqi
6
Urumqi
Breakfast
Heavenly Lake, Khazak Community, International Grand Bazaar
7
Turpan Day Excursion
Breakfast
Coach to Turpan, Jiaohe Ruins, Grape Valley, Karez Underground Irrigation Channels
8
Urumqi to Dunhuang
Breakfast
Train to Liuyuan, Motor coach to Dunhuang
9
Dunhuang
Breakfast
Mogao Grottos, Crescent Moon Lake
10
Dunhuang to Jiayuguan
Breakfast
Coach from Dunhuang to Jiayuguan
11
Jiayuguan to Xi’an
Breakfast
Jiayuguan Fort, Jiayuguan Pass, Fly to Xi'an
12
Xi'an
Breakfast, Dumpling Banquet Dinner
Terracotta Warriors, Dumpling Feast and Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show
13
Xi'an to Yichang
Breakfast
Free Day, Fly to Yichang
14
Yichang
Breakfast
City Tour, Board President Cruise
15
Yangtze River
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Three Gorges Dam Site, Captain's Welcoming Dinner
16
Yangtze River
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Shennong Stream, Wu Gorge, Qutang Gorge
17
Yangtze River
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Shibaozhai, Farewell Dinner
18
Chongqing to Lhasa
Breakfast
City Tour, Fly to Lhasa
19
Lhasa
Breakfast
Potala Palace, Barkhor Street
20
Lhasa
Breakfast
Yamdrok Yumtso, Jokhang Temple
21
Lhasa to Chengdu
Breakfast
Drepung Monastery, Fly to Chengdu
22
Chengdu to Guilin
Breakfast
Panda Research Institute and Breeding Center, Wide and Narrow Alley, Fly to Guilin
23
Guilin to Yangshuo
Breakfast
Li River Cruise to Yangshuo, Free afternoon
24
Guilin to Shanghai
Breakfast
Reed Flute Cave, Fly to Shanghai
25
Shanghai
Breakfast
Shanghai Bund, Yu Garden
26
Shanghai
Breakfast
Free Day
27
Depart Shanghai to US
Breakfast, In-flight Meals
Depart Shanghai to US

Hotel Details
City
Hotel
Phone Number
Beijing
Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao
011-86-10-6513-3366
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Urumqi
Hoi Tak Hotel
011-86-991-232-2828
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Dunhuang
Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel
011-86-937-888-2088
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Jiayuguan
Jiugang Hotel
011-86-937-671-4425
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Xi'an
Empark Grand Hotel
011-86-29-6860-8888
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Yichang
Ramada by Wyndham Yichang
011-86-717-652-8888
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Yangtze River
President Cruises
None
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Lhasa
Four Points By Sheraton Lhasa
011-86-891-634-8888
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Chengdu
Tibet Hotel
011-86-28-8318-3388
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Guilin
Guilin Bravo Hotel
011-86-773-289-8888
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Shanghai
Riverview Hotel
011-86-10-5764-2828
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