DAY 1 Welcome to China - “The land of dragons and emperors”. Arrive in Beijing, the Capital City of China!
Welcome to China – “The land of dragons and emperors”. On arrival at airport in Beijing, you will be greeted by the Thomas Cook Tour Manager/local representative outside the baggage hall area. Proceed to the hotel and Check in (check in time after 14.00 hrs). Tonight enjoy a delicious Indian dinner at a local Indian restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Jiangxi Grand or similar in Beijing (D)
DAY 2 Enjoy an exciting and unforgettable tour to the world famous Great Wall of China. Visit Jade Factory. In the evening enjoy the Golden Mask Dynasty Show
Today after an American breakfast, visit the Jade Factory (Compulsory Government Stop). Later experience local Chinese lunch. Proceed on a guided tour of the renowned Great Wall of China, stretching to a length of around 5500 miles across China, visit the Juyongguan pass section of the wall. On the way back, Photo stop at Olympics Venue of 2008 with its Aqua Theatre, the “Bird’s Nest” stadium and the dragon shaped Olympic Office. In the evening enjoy the famous Golden Mask Dynasty show – an awe inspiring show with grand sets, colorful costumes and spectacular performances. Tonight enjoy delicious Indian dinner at a local Indian restaurant Overnight at Hotel Jiangxi Grand or similar in Beijing (B, L, D)
DAY 3 Enjoy the sights and sounds of Beijing on your guided city tour. Visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City. Also visit the stunning summer palace with Kunming Lake Boat Ride and Xinshui Market.
Today after an American breakfast, proceed on an exciting city tour of Beijing. Visit Tiananmen Square, one of the largest squares in the world, named after the Tiananmen Gate (Gate of Heavenly Peace) located to its North, separating it from the Forbidden City. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history. Later see the Forbidden City which was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. For almost 500 years, it served as the home to the emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government. Enjoy your Indian lunch. Visit to Summer Palace with Kunming Lake boat ride - a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces in Beijing. Then enjoy shopping at Xiushui Market. Tonight enjoy a delicious Indian dinner at local Indian restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Jiangxi Grand or similar in Beijing (B, L, D)
DAY 4 Onto Zhengzhou –Visit the famous Shaolin Temple in the forests of Shaoshi Mountain
Today after an American breakfast, check out and take the state of art high speed bullet train to Zhengzhou. On arrival enjoy local Chinese lunch. Later visit the Shaolin Temple (one way battery car for your convenience), enjoy the Shaolin Kung Fu demonstration, a short training for Shaolin Kung Fu in the most famous Kung Fu Training School where there are more than 15000 students from all over the world who live and get trained here. Proceed to Luoyang in the comfort of your coach. Tonight, enjoy a delicious Indian dinner at a local Indian restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Peony Plaza or similar in Luoyang (B, L, D)
DAY 5 Visit World Culture Heritage Longmen Caves & White Horse Temple. Onto Xian – the ancient city of Chang’an! See the famous Wild Goose Pagoda with its magical fountains
Today after an American breakfast at the hotel, visit the World Culture Heritage Longmen Caves – one of the finest examples of Chinese Buddhist art (One way battery car for your convenience). It houses thousands of statues of Buddha and his disciples. Then visit the White Horse Temple where you can also visit the Indian style temple donated by the Indian Government. Enjoy lunch at local Restaurant. Then get on board the high speed train to Xian. Arrive and proceed to the Wild Goose Pagoda, where you will also see the magical colorful and musical fountains which will leave you in awe. Tonight enjoy a delicious Indian dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at Jianguo Hotel or similar in Xian (B, L, D)
DAY 6 Visit the world famous Xian Terra-Cotta warriors and Fly to Chongqing. Enjoy sights of Chongqing. Board Yangtze River Cruise
Today after an American breakfast, visit Crockery Factory (Compulsory Government Stop). and famous Terra Cotta warriors (one way battery car for your convenience) where you can see life-sized Terra Cotta warriors and horses arranged in battle formation. Also enjoy a 360 degree film presentation about the terracotta army; its history and formation. Enjoy packed Subway lunch. Later transfer to airport in Xian to board the flight to Chongqing. Tonight enjoy early Indian dinner at local restaurant. Then proceed to the cruise terminal to board Yangtze Cruise liner. Overnight on-board the Yangtze River Cruise. (B, L, D)
DAY 7 A chance to enjoy shore excursion to the Red Pagoda
Today after a buffet breakfast on the cruise, you can opt for a tour of Red Pagoda. The afternoon is free for you to relax or enjoy host of activities on board the cruise. Enjoy all Chinese meals on board the cruise. Overnight on-board the Yangtze River Cruise. (B, L, D)
DAY 8 Today on the Cruise, enjoy breathtaking views from the comforts of your cruise
Today after breakfast on the cruise, sail through the three mini gorges. Taking a cruise on the Yangtze River offers something special, a means of getting up close to the heart of Asia. As the river winds its way through the 3 gorges to include the Wuxia Gorge, Xiling Gorge, and the Qutang Gorge, you are treated to breathtaking views of lush greenery, stiff peaks, strange rock formations, and unique caves. Today enjoy a Chinese lunch and dinner on board. Overnight on-board the Yangtze River Cruise. (B, L, D)
DAY 9 Arrive Yichang and chance to visit the Three Gorges Dam Project. Disembark from the cruise and Fly to Shanghai.
Today after breakfast, disembark from the cruise. Get a chance to visit the Three Gorges Dam Project – one of World’s largest hydroelectric dam, later drive to Yichang and enjoy local Chinese lunch. After lunch drive to airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Enjoy delicious Indian dinner at Indian restaurant. Overnight at Regal Jinfeng Hotel or similar in Shanghai (B, L, D)
DAY 10 Enjoy a guided city tour of Shanghai with Huangpu River Tunnel followed by visit to observatory deck of Oriental Pearl TV Tower to get the panoramic view of the city. Visit the Shanghai Zoo to see Giant Panda and the Red Panda and then enjoy the river cruise on Huangpu
Today after an American breakfast, proceed on an exciting city tour of Shanghai. Experience a ride through the Huangpu River Tunnel. Later get ready to see splendid view of the city from the observatory deck of the oriental pearl TV Tower. Enjoy your Indian Lunch. Proceed to Shanghai Zoo to see the Giant Panda and the Red Panda. Sitting in the outdoor exhibition area you can see every move of the Panda. Proceed to board the Huangpu River Cruise and enjoy the beautifully illuminated skyline of Shanghai. In the evening, you have a chance to enjoy the famous Acrobatic show where top artists display their prowess at trick cycling, spinning, juggling and Chinese dancing. Proceed for a delicious dinner at a local Indian restaurant. Overnight at Regal Jinfeng Hotel or similar in Shanghai (B, L, D)
DAY 11 Continue to a guided city tour of Shanghai - visit to Jade Buddha Temple later shopping at A.P.PLAZA/Taobao Market
Today after an American breakfast, continue on an exciting city tour of Shanghai. Visit Pearl Factory (compulsory stop), Visit Jade Buddha Temple - an old temple built to keep two jade Buddha statues which had been brought from Burma. The two precious jade Buddhist statues are not only rare cultural relics but also porcelain artworks. Both the Sitting Buddha and the Recumbent Buddha are carved with whole white jade. The sparkling and crystal-clear white jade gives the Buddha’s the beauty of sanctity and make them more vivid. Enjoy lunch at a local Indian restaurant. Shop to your heart’s content at A P Plaza/ TaoBao market. There are items like clothes, watches, shoes, bags, chopsticks, electronics, toys and accessories sold at stalls there. Enjoy Dinner at a local Indian restaurant. Overnight at Regal Jinfeng Hotel or similar in Shanghai (B, L, D)
DAY 12 Fly back home
After an American breakfast, check out. Proceed to the airport for your flight back home. Do spare a few minutes to share your feedback with your Tour Manager. Your valued suggestions will be most appreciated. Arrive home with pleasant memories of your tour Chinese Extravaganza, which we are sure you will treasure for a lifetime. (B)
- Accommodations at the hotels specified above or similar
- Services of a Thomas Cook Tour Manager
- Meals, transfers, entrances, sightseeing and surface transport as mentioned in the itinerary
- Return airport transfers included only if arrival & departure is as per tour arrival & departure dates
Per person in double room
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Departure Dates: April: 11, 25 May: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 June: 06, 13, 20, 27 July: 11 August: 01, 15 Sept: 12.
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