Beijing / Xian / Chongqing / Yangtze River / Yichang / Shanghai / Hangzhou / Wuzhen / Shanghai
1. This price is based on a group (2 to 5 travelers) accommodated in 3-star hotel in lower seasons.
2. This price is subject to change according your group members and traveling time. Usually more travelers, lower the price; higher price in high seasons, lower in low seasons.
3. This price is valid until February 28th, 2018.
Beijing (3 nights), Xian (2 nights), Chongqing, Yangtze Cruise (3 nights), Yichang, Shanghai (3nights), Hangzhou (1 night)
Beijing is a treasure city with profound heritage sites of Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace. Following our local guide and driver, your China Tour & Yangtze Cruise can have a pleasant beginning from here.
Come to the ancient city ramparts of Xian and meet the mighty Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, etc, accompanying with local guide and personalized service.
Transfer to Chongqing for your late afternoon Yangtze Cruise. With local guide, you have chance to visit Chongqing Zoo and Ciqikou Old Town before getting onboard.
Enjoy the Yangtze Cruise tour from Chongqing to Yichang with the famous Three Gorges Dam and various shore excursion sites included. Disembark at Yichang and fly to Shanghai and meet your local guide, who escorts you to your hotel of Shanghai.
Combined with east and west aspects, Shanghai shows you different personality, but the same hospitality with private guide and drive for you to tour. You'll visit Yu Garden, Nanjing Road, The Bund, Jade Buddha Temple and more sites.
Take side trip to Hangzhou and visit West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Dragon Well Tea Plantation and Wuzhen Water Town. After water town trip, return back to Shanghai.
On this day, catch your flight to get back home from Shanghai.
Full Itinerary Day by day
Welcome to Beijing, the Capital of China! Clear the customs and retrieve your baggage by yourself upon arrival, be greeted by our tour guide in the Arrival Hall who is holding a sign on which says your name; transferred by your private car/van to your hotel downtown. The rest of the day is your own time.
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After breakfast, you will first visit the world's biggest city plaza, the Tiananmen Square; then walk to the marvelous "Egg" (National Center for the Performing Arts) to take some pictures from its outside; subsequently, go to the Forbidden City, where you can hear the echo of the ancient ages as you walk down the porch; and later proceed to the impressive Temple of Heaven, a complex of Taoist building where emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties visited for annual ceremonies of pray for good harvests. After the sightseeing tour, drive back to your hotel and have a good rest.
After breakfast, drive to the Badaling Great Wall (about 80 km, 1.5hours) where you will experience at first hand the wonder of the Great Wall. For lunch you'll sample some delicious fare in a local restaurant. Afterwards, visit the Sacred Way and Changling, one of the Ming Tombs; on the way back to your hotel, you might make a stop at the Beijing Olympic Village to take some photos of the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube from the outside。
In the evening, enjoy Peking Roast Duck dinner that you will complete today's tour!
After breakfast, take a leisurely walk in the enchanting royal garden to appreciate the masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design Summer Palace, the imperial garden.
Then head to visit the Drum Tower dating from 1420. Ascending the big Drum Tower, you will have a bird's eye view of the surrounding communities of Hutongs and Siheyuan from here. And then move on to an ordinary family courtyard home for a tea break. Afterwards, take a rickshaw to visit the most famous Hutongs keeping the original layout in the Shichahai area. Then move on to the Prince Gong's Mansion.
After the tour, our guide will escort you to the airport and take the flight to Xian.
In the morning be picked up at your hotel then driven to the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses; the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century, It is one of the most popular tourist spots not to be missed by any visitor to China. After lunch, move on to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Ancient City Wall.
In the evening, enjoy the local specialty Dumpling Dinner served in a fine restaurant.
Today will be free until your guide picks you up to the airport and flight to Chongqing. After arriving in Chongqing city be met and transferred to the Chongqing downtown. Your tour guide and driver will take you to the Chongqing zoo to see the Giant Panda, and then visit the Ciqikou Old Town, if time permits.
Then, you'll be transferred to the Chongqing Chaotianmen Cruise Port, and board the ship from 17:00 to 20:00. Your lifetime Yangtze River Cruise starts in Chongqing at arond 22:00. (Note: the aboarding time changes based on the cruise ships, season, water level, weather, etc.)
Take shore excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda. Shibaozhai, like a pearl on Yangtze River, is 278 kilometers away from Chongqing. As the gem of Chinese Architecture, the 12-story, 18th Century red wooden temple is an architectural delight full of Legends and beautiful stories.
Please Note: Some cruise ships make the shore excursion to the Fengdu Ghost City. Reach the top of Ming Mountain to check why it has been regarded as the "City of Ghosts". It is where the devil lives according to Chinese legend. The temples shows punish instruments and demon paintings, depicting the Chinese people’s imagination of hell. You have the final say on which excursion to make, as we can book any of the cruise ships at great rates!
Shore excursion to Shennv Stream by smaller vessels. Shennv Stream, called Goddess Stream, is reputed as the Original Virgin Valley of Yangtze where you could see extraordinary view.
Note: Some cruise ships make the shore excursion to the Shennong Stream. You have the final say on which excursion to make, as we can book any of the cruise ships at great rates!
Today's highlight is your morning excursion to the world-famous Three Gorges Dam. Be prepared for your check-out procedure and the ship will arrive in Yichang at about 11:30. Our guide will expect you on board and visit the Yichang Museum if time permits. After lunch at a local famous restaurant, drive to the Yichang airport and take the flight to Shanghai.
After arrival in Shanghai, our local tour guide and driver will escort you to your hotel in Shanghai. Rest of the day is free to explore the metropolis on your own.
Today you will first visit the magnificent Yu Garden. Right out of the Yu Garden, you can observe local people's life at the Yuyuan Market (Yu Garden Market). Proceed to the Temple of Jade Buddha. Take a stroll or shop in the famed Nanjing Road and then down to the Bund alongside the Huangpu River to explore the modern aspect of Shanghai. Drive to the Pudong New Area to enjoy a bird's eye view of Shanghai from the Jinmao Tower.
After breakfast, our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Hangzhou. Stay overnight in Hangzhou.
After arriving in Hangzhou, you’ll first visit Linyin Temple. Founded in AD 326, this temple once housed 3,000 monks who worshiped in more than 70 halls. Hui Li, an Indian monk, thought it was the spitting image of a hill in India and asked whether it had flown here. FeilaiFeng (Flying Peak) us known for the dozens of Buddhist sculptures carved into the rock, many dating from the 10th Century.
After lunch, you’ll enjoy the leisure cruising time on West Lake. Long considered one of the scenic wonders of China, West Lake situated at the Heart of Hangzhou. Fairy Island is worth it to see one the Ten Best Views of West Lake – Three Pools Reflecting the Moon.
Finally, drive to Dragon Well Tea Plantation in Dragon Well Village. It produces one of the China’s most famous varieties of green tea. You could wander around the tea terraces, catching glimpses of the different stages of production – cutting, sorting, and drying – and also buy the tea.
Today after breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Wuzhen Water Town.
Located in the center of six ancient towns south of Yangtze River,
Wuzhen Water Town displays its two-thousand-year history in its ancient
stone bridges floating on mild water, its stone pathways between the
mottled walls and its delicate wood carvings. It gives a unique
experience through its profound cultural background.
The famous attractions in Wuzhen are: Former Residence of Mao Dun, Fanglu Pavilion, and Bridge in Bridge.
After visiting Wuzhen, drive back to Shanghai and escort to hotel. The rest of today is free on your own.
Our guide will pick you up from the hotel to the airport in time for the scheduled flight to your next destination. Before that, you can take a rest at the hotel or go for a walk nearby.
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Mt.Huangshan is located on the south side of Yangtze River, well known for its scenery, sunsets, peculiarly- shaped granite peaks, pine trees, and views of the clouds from above. Huangshan is a frequent subject for traditional Chinese paintings and modern photography. It is now one of the major tourist destinations in China.
This former Chinese financial centre is renowned for its well-preserved ancient city walls and has been listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Pingyao still retains the city layout from Ming and Qing Dynasties and most of city’s ancient streets and storefronts largely remain their historical appearance. It has always been a No.1 choice for those who would like to explore the genuine ancient China.
Once a confluence for trade along the old tea horse road, the Old Town of Lijiang is famous for its orderly system of waterways and bridges. The uniqueness of Lijiang Old Town makes it another UNESCO World Heritage Site. It differs from other ancient Chinese cities in architecture, history and its culture of the traditional residents the Naxi people.
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* Please note that our English-speaking guide and driver provided for you in each city or area will not fly with you from one city to another.
To help you have a further understanding of your tour, we provide some essential travel information like your tour guides, drivers, private cars/vans, accommodations and meals that you could know more about how is your China Yangtze cruise tour going. All the experience will be vivid and memorable in any time in any destination.
The tour guides in all destinations are qualified, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and responsible!
All of our guides in every destination are locals. They will be greeted you punctually upon arrival at airport, train stations or cruise ports. And escort you to your hotel and tourist attractions and make you have full understanding about the local life, scenic spots as well as show you the fun places for more featured activities and things to do according to your time and interests.
“All our guides, especially those who we had a chance to spend more time with (Guilin, Chengdu, Lijiang, Zhangjiajie) were great. Always very accommodating, punctual and attentive.” - Review from Zane, Canada
Taking our private transportation will make you comfortable, relaxed and worry free!
All our drivers are licensed with many years’ driving experience. They are always polite, friendly and helpful, glad to offer more service you may need during the transfer. Our vehicles are air-conditioned, non-smoking, clean and expertly maintained. We use different types of cars/vans to guarantee your comfort. Besides, there is need to worry about your luggage for we use vehicles with extra space for your luggage.
"With respect to the drivers, we can state that they are excellent drivers and very friendly. They are pleasant with smiling face and helpful too." - Review from Pedro Corro‚ USA
In each destination, we guarantee you a comfortable stay!
The hotels we choose are based with star rating, great location, well-pointed facilities and high quality service and guests’ feedbacks. Choices are a lot and you could decide where to stay on your own. When taking a Yangtze River cruise, you are guaranteed a comfortable cabin or suite with private balconies to enjoy breathtaking scenery.
“All the hotels were comfortable and in good locations. The food was generally good with a wide choice of both western and Chinese choices for breakfast. The room sizes even with the extra bed for Jessica were also fine.” - Review from McHale, USA
On Yangtze River cruise, you are offered three meals (usually buffet with western and Chinese dishes) each day. In other cities of China, breakfast and lunch usually are included in your tour packages. You’ll dine in local restaurants, follow local customs and enjoy local dishes. The food quality and dining environment will suit for your taste. If you have any suggestions or special requirements (vegetarian or food allergies), just let your travel consultants and guides know. They will arrange the suitable food and restaurants for you. Recommended evening dining options are: Peking Roast Duck in Beijing, Dumpling Dinner in Xian, and Hot Pot in Chengdu etc.
“We had very good breakfasts in all the hotels and were given a substantial lunch every day.” - Review from John, United Kingdom
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