DESTINATION : China

China

Beijing, Xi’an, Chengdu, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise, Yichang & Shanghai

No. of Days : 14 days in China



Tour Code : CHIN



Day 1:
ARRIVE BEIJING
On arrival at Beijing Airport, meet your local representative/ tour manager and proceed to your hotel.Remainder of day is at leisure. (Check in time is after 15:00 hours). In the evening enjoy an Indian dinner. Note: Transfers to hotel are available all day, mode of transportation could be either a coach/ minivan along with other passengers from the group. If your flight arrives after 16:30 hours local time, then dinner will not be provided
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 2:
BEIJING
Today we visit Tiananmen Square which is known to be one of the largest public squares in the world, bordered by the Qianmen Gate, the Great Hall of the People and Theatre of Heavenly Peace. Later visit the Forbidden City to see the courtyards, palaces and pavilions. In the afternoon, continue to Lama Temple, which combines styles of Manchurian, Chinese, Tibetan, and Mongolian architecture. Everywhere you turn, expansive details and bold patterns can be found to tease and tantalize the senses. This evening enjoy a wonderful acrobatic show which promises to dazzle and entertain.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3:
BEIJING
In the morning visit the Jade Factory for shopping before departing for a tour of the Great Wall of China. This 6,400 kilometre long wall is a symbol of China’s ancient civilisation and ranks among the greatest ancient monuments in history. Later visit some of the modern sights that Beijing has to offer; view the iconic Olympic buildings, take photos with the National Aquatics Centre (Water Cube), and the National Stadium, known as the Bird’s Nest. Evening visit the Yashow Market also known as the “Yaxiu Market”.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4:
BEIJING - XI’AN
After breakfast check out and proceed to visit one of Beijing’s important structure - Temple of Heaven, the place where the Emperors of the Ming & Quing dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvest. After lunch proceed to the train station to board the super-fast bullet train to Xi’an. On arrival enjoy dinner at Indian Restaurant. After dinner, check in to your hotel.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5:
XI’AN
Today enjoy a full day tour of the Terracotta Warriors - the tomb of the First Emperor of China and a UNESCO site. See more than 6000 moulded soldiers, officers, horses and wagons of this famed legendary army which were buried together with the Emperor 2,200 years ago and discovered only in 1974. Afternoon visit the Wild Goose Pagoda which is a Buddhist pagoda, built in 652 AD by the Tang Dynasty. Also visit the Bell Tower Square which is in the heart of this bustling city.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6:
XI’AN - CHENGDU
In the morning fly to Chengdu - Famed for being the home of cute giant pandas. Upon arrival, transfer for lunch and then later to your hotel. In the afternoon, visit Kanzhai xiangzi street & Jin Li street. Kuan Zhai Xiang Zi in Chinese literally means “Wide and Narrow Alleys”. Here enjoy free time to explore the charm of these streets.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7:
CHENGDU
Begin by visiting the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. This 540 hectare park is a truly splendid way to see the panda in its natural habitat. In the afternoon take a short boat ride to see the Leshan Buddhathe largest stone Buddha in the world, known as “Dafo” by the Chinese, which is carved on the side of the hill, where he sits tall 71 meters high overlooking the river. It took more than 90 years to carve, and is now one of UNESCO world heritage site.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8:
CHENGDU
Morning at leisure in Chengdu. In the afternoon, transfer to take a 2nd class high speed train from Chengdu to Chongquing. Upon arrival, we proceed to the pier to embark on your wonderful Yangtze River Cruise.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9:
CHONGQING - YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE
Depart from Chongqing in the morning. Visit Fengdu (optional) the City of Ghosts on the Ming Hill. You may climb the winding cobblestone road or take a cable car to reach the 288 meter-high Ming Hill. Later, have an enjoyable time at the Captain’s Welcome Party, as your ship anchors at Wanxian for an overnight stop.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10:
YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE
Today sail pass the Three Little Gorges. The magnificent Qutang Gorge extends 8 km and leads us to the splendour of Wu Gage. Disembark for an excursion through Daning River Lesser Three Gorges. Sail into the west section of the third gorge of the Yangtze River - the Xiling Gorge, the longest of the Yangtze gorges.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Note:

  • The river cruise itinerary is subject to changes and solely at the discretion of cruise company.
  • That the first shore excursion of the cruise may occur either at Fengdu, Shibaozhai or Wanzhou, dependent on local river conditions and at the discretion of cruise company.
  • Day 11:
    THREE GORGES DAM - YICHANG - SHANGHAI
    Today enjoy a shore excursion of the Three Gorges Dam, the largest project of its kind in the world. The dam is 1,983 metres long and 185 meters high. Its construction involves the relocation of 13 cities, 140 towns and 1.3 million people and the enormity of the project is quite staggering. After local lunch drive to the airport for the flight to Shanghai.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 12:
    SHANGHAI
    This morning, visit the famous Buddhism shrine, Jade Buddha Temple, located in the bustling city of Shanghai. It is named for its two bejewelled white jade Buddha. Carved from a whole piece of white jade, the sitting jade Buddha statue is translucent with a solemn expression, displaying the excellent skill and extraordinary art of the Chinese people. Later, visit the Yuyuan Garden which has many scenic courtyards decorated with baroque rockery, pools, and flora that are all connected by corridors and passageways. Later experience the super-fast Maglev Train ride.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 13:
    SHANGHAI
    Today you will visit Zhujiajiao, located in a suburb of Shanghai city. Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town wellknown throughout the country, with a history of more than 1,700 years. Covering an area of 47 square kilometres, the little fan-shaped town glimmers like a bright pearl in the landscape of lakes and mountains. Endowed with another elegant name - ‘Pearl Stream’ - the little town is the best-preserved among the four ancient towns in Shanghai. Later drive back to Shanghai for shopping at The Bund, Nanjing Road and TV Tower, which was completed on October 1, 1994. The TV Tower has a height of 468 meters, which multi-functions as a sightseeing attraction, dining opportunities, shopping, amusement and accommodations. This tower has become the symbol of the city and a popular tourist attraction in Shanghai.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 14:
    SHANGHAI - FLIGHT OUT OR CONTINUE ONTO HONG KONG OR JAPAN
    After breakfast, check-out and transfer to the airport for your return flight home. Check out time is 11:00 hours. Depending on your return flight timing, you will be transferred to the airport, the mode of transportation could be either coach / minivan along with your other passengers from the group. Please note that late check-out is not guaranteed and it is advisable to opt for an early morning flight.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Note: On occasions, due to large events, traffic and availability of reservations, it may be necessary to change the above itinerary. However all aspects of the itinerary will be covered.


    The Star Difference

  • Tips and service charge included.
  • Experience Bullet train ride.
  • Opportunity to see the Giant Panda.
  • 4 days Yangtze river cruise.
  • Enjoy meals prepared by our own Indian chef during the Yangtze Cruise.
  • No supplements for arriving/departing at different times.
  • Early Bird Offer

  • Book 10 weeks in advance and get £50 OFF per adult and child .
  • Book 08 weeks in advance and get £40 OFF per adult and child.

  • Tour Highlights:

    BEIJING

  • Beijing City Tour.
  • Great Wall of China with entrance.
  • Tiananmen Square with entrance.
  • Forbidden City with entrance.
  • Yashow Market.
  • Lama Temple with entrance.
  • Jade Factory with entrance.
  • Olympic Buildings.
  • Temple of Heaven with entrance.

  • XI’AN

  • Terracotta Warriors with entrance.
  • Bell & Tower Square.
  • Wild Goose Pagoda.

  • CHENGDU

  • Kanzhai xiangzi Street.
  • Jin Li Street.
  • Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding with entrance.
  • Leshan Buddha with entrance.

  • YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE

  • Three Gorges Dam Project.

  • SHANGHAI

  • Yuyuan Garden with entrance.
  • Zhujiajia City Tour with entrance.
  • Oriental Pearl TV Tower with entrance.
  • The Bund.
  • Jade Buddha Temple with entrance.
  • Maglev train with entrance.

  • Price Includes

  • All transfers in a private air condition coach.
  • All domestic flights in China in economy class (Xi’an-Chengdu & Yichang-Shanghai).
  • All train journeys mentioned in the itinerary (Beijing-Xi’an & Chengdu-Chongqing).
  • 10 nights’ accommodation in a 4* hotel with buffet breakfast.
  • 03 nights’ accommodation in Yangtze River Cruise with buffet breakfast.
  • 12 Lunches & 13 Indian Dinners.
  • 1 Water bottle per person per day.
  • Entrances and sightseeing as mentioned in Tour Highlights.
  • Services of local English speaking guide wherever applicable.
  • Premium service of a Star Tours Representative or experienced local ground operator.
  • All tips and service charges.
  • Price Does Not Includes

  • International airfare tickets.
  • Visa charges and insurance charges.
  • Anything not mentioned in the tour price include columns.
  • Additional Excursions

    During the Yangtze River Cruise there will be a range of onshore excursions offered by the cruise company.

    Pre & Post Tour Accommodation

    For additional pre/post night accommodation the price will be £95 per double room (excludes airport transfers). Airport transfers one way to hotel or vice-versa will be £40 per person


    Departure Dates & Prices

    DEPARTURE DATES ADULT CHILD(2-11 Years) SINGLE
    Apr – 10 £1555 £1375 £2065
    May – 08, 23 £1555 £1375 £2065
    Jun – 13, 27 £1555 £1375 £2065
    Jul – 11, 25 £1555 £1375 £2065
    Aug – 15, 29 £1555 £1375 £2065
    Sep – 12, 26 £1580 £1395 £2095
    Oct – 10, 24 £1580 £1395 £2095
    Nov – 07, 21 £1580 £1395 £2095

    £ - GBP

  • Price per person based on 2/3 adults sharing a room.
  • Child 2 - 11 years must share a room with 2/3 adults.
  • Infants 0 - 23 months price is £550 for a seat in coach and all internal flight and train travel.
  • Max occupancy per room is 3 person (excluding infants).
  • £120 reduction will apply for 2nd child without a bed.
  • You can extended your holidays to destinations like Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, Singapore etc. or add a cruise itinerary from Hong Kong or Singapore.
    Note:Indian chef/Indian meals on Yangtze river cruise is subject to availability. In case if Indian meals are not possible, we shall provide continental/Chinese meals on board the cruise.
    Please contact our sales team for more details.

    Hong Kong Extension

    Day 14:
    SHANGHAI - HONG KONG
    On arrival at Hong Kong, proceed to hotel for check in. Evening is free explore and for shopping. In the evening enjoy an Indian dinner.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 15:
    HONG KONG
    In the morning depart for a half day Hong Kong Island orientation tour, which will cover: a visit to the highest point, Victoria Peak, Aberdeen Park, the stylish and up-market Repulse Bay, the famous open air Stanley Market and Jewellery Factory. Remainder of day is free for shopping. Later enjoy an Indian dinner.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 16:
    HONG KONG - FLIGHT OUT
    This morning, we transfer to the airport for the return flight home and where you bid farewell to the group.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    The Star Difference

  • Tips and service charge included
  • Bullet train from Beijing to Xi’an
  • Experience of Maglev train ride
  • No supplements for arriving/departing at different times

  • Departure Dates & Prices

    2 NIGHTS / 3 DAYS EXTENSION TO HONG KONG
    ADULT CHILD (2-11) SINGLE
    £270 £240 £360