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Heard of the legend of Terracotta Warriors? Topping in the list of sights of Xi'an City, this attraction is surely not to be missed. Also included are the Great Mosque, Muslim Quarter and the Ancient City Wall.
Biding farewell to Xi'an, set sail along the spectacular Yangtze River while enjoy a luxury cruise trip. Attractions along the voyage, like Three Gorges and Three Gorges Dam, will leave you an everlasting memory.
Probing into the mystery of Xi'an Terracotta Warriors
Impressed by the magnificent landscapes of Yangtze River by crusing
|Today's Activities|| Xi'an, formerly ancient capital Chang'an, is the home of the world-renowned Terracotta Warriors, who tasked with guarding the first emperor of China in the after life.
Arrive in the city and meet with our local guide. Free time for you to have a good rest at the hotel or hang around to take a peek of the city.
|Today's Activities|| As the top must-sees of Xi'an City, Terracotta Warriors, with the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, awaits you to learn its legend and its mystery. Marvelous? Then take a visit to the Xi'an Art Ceramics & Lacquer Factory to unveil the producing process of Terracotta Warriors replicas. If you wish, you can buy souvenirs for your friends or even take an extra chance to DIY your own Terracotta Warriors! (Fees are not included.)
After the visit, set foot in the Muslim culture at the Great Mosque, savoring the special blend of Chinese & Muslim cultures and feel the soul of the broad-minded ancient Xi'an. Hanging around the Muslim Quarter nearby the Drum Tower is another way to experience the local Muslim life. Various featured snacks & crafts shops are surely a great feast!
|Today's Activities|| Walk up to the top of Xi'an Ancient City Wall, which was built in 1370 during the Ming Dynasty and 12 meters in height. Take a leisure stroll along the wall and feel the wind coming from History. Cycling on the city wall is an available add-on activity for you.
Then drive to the airport and fly to Chongqing, where you will board the cruise ship and start your Yangtze River journey!
|Today's Activities|| Set sail! In front of you are the glorious landscapes of Yangtze River, the 3rd longest river in the world and the 1st in China. Verdant mountains, tumbling waters and all beautiful sceneries will surely hold your breath. Take an off-ship trip by small boats to Fengdu Ghost City for an exploration of the special and mythical ghost culture.
Abundant free activities are held for your entertainment on the cruise, including welcoming banquet and dancing shows. (Note: Different cruise will have different activities, e.g. Tai Chi Learning, Fashion Show, Music Salon, etc.)
|Today's Activities||Explore the charm of Yangtze River through the breathtaking Three Gorges, namely, Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge. Try to spot their different features endowed by the great Nature. You will also cruise past Shennong Stream or the Lesser Three Gorges depending on which cruise itinerary you take.
(Note: Different cruise will have different free activities on board, e.g. Tai Chi Learning, Face Changing Show of Sichuan Opera, Crew Performance, etc.)
|Today's Activities|| Maybe the great project Three Gorges Dam is the most known spot of Yangtze River. This voyage takes you to a closer look at this world's largest hydroelectric power project! With a visit to the Three Gorges Dam site, you can also get some knowledge of its blueprint and achievement.
Keep sailing down the Yangtze River until arriving at Yichang Port. And you'll be transferred to the airport for your departure for the next destination.
|Tour Package Includes:|
|Dining: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners||Admissions: Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in itinerary|
|Flight/Ship Tickets: Xi'an - Chongqing, Chhongqing - Yichang (Ship)||Hotels: Accommodation in Xi'an and on Yangtze River cruise ship|
|Tour Guide: Local experienced English-speaking guides||Car Driver: Experienced licensed drivers|
|Vehicle: Private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers||Luggage Transfers: A hand for your heavy luggage|
|Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance||Government taxes & Service charges|
|Tour Package Excludes:|
|- Other optional attractions/ tours/ meals and international flights||- Tips for tour guides and drivers.|
-- Breakfasts are offered by the hotels
-- Lunches and Dinners on cruise are arranged according to different classes of tour
-- Dinners (except on cruise) are for your own arrangement
We promise worry-free dining quality, plus flexible choices regarding your preference. Any special requestment please tell our trip advisors directly. Other recommendations are as follow:
Xi'an features distinctive cuisines of China Northwest, such as various-shaped Chinese dumplings and other wheaten food. Muslim Quarter gathers lots of delicious local food like Rou Jia Mo and shish kebabs, etc.
(1) Here we highly recommend Chinese Dumpling Dinner, which also named Jiaozi, typically consist of a ground meat and/or vegetable filling wrapped into a thinly rolled piece of dough, which is then sealed by pressing the edges together or by crimping. As a must-try for visitors, it serves with Tang dynasty show. And it belongs to an [add on] item in the tour.
(2) Rou Jia Mo, also called Chinese Hamburger, is very similar to the Western hamburger essentially, but with different cooking method.
|Chinese Dumpling Dinner||Rou Jia Mo ( Chinese Hamburger )|
Chongqing food is largely a hybrid of Sichuan cuisine and local specialty dishes. Compared with Chengdu's Sichuan Cuisine, Chongqing's has a stronger taste, spicier and more innovative. Famous Chongqing Cuisine include Chongqing Hotpot, Qianzhang (Beam Cream Skim), Jiangtuan Fish, Sliced Meat with Cripsy Rice, etc.
-- Chongqing Hotpot: Most famous Sichuan traditional dish. Characterized by heavy flavors, diverse ingredients, and steaming aromas, hotpot is to the local culture what tea is to Chinese culture. If spicy food doesn't agree with you, you can also take a Yuanyang Hotpot, which offer both hot and light tastes in different containers at a time.
-- Sliced Meat with Crispy Rice: Slice meat with crispy rise is another local favorite. The meat is soft and tender while the rice is crispy, forming a sharp but great contrast.
-- More Information about Chongqing Dining
For travelers who spend their time and dinner before boarding the cruise ship, Qinghuayuan Restaurant is a good choice. Only a few steps away from the Chaotianmen Dock, the restaurant is of local styled architecture, especially featuring in seafood and Sichuan food.
|Local Architectural Style of Qinghuayuan Restaurant||Elegant Arrangement of Qinghuayuan Restaurant|
Customer: Mr. SquissatoUpdate Date: Apr. 28, 2012
Destinations: Chongqing - Yangtze River - Yichang
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Customer: Mr. DananUpdate Date: Feb. 2, 2012
Destinations: Shanghai - Suzhou - Yichang - Yangtze River - Chongqing - Shanghai
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