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10 Days Beijing Shanghai & Yangtze Cruise Tour

Beijing / Chongqing / Yangtze Cruise / Yichang / Shanghai

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Private Tour (personal guide, driver, private car/van and more services)
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You, your family, friends or group
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Enjoy your best Yangtze Cruise experience from Beijing with different cultural historical sites, like Great Wall and end with Shanghai to feel its modern flavor of dynamic life.

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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.

Places Visited

Beijing (4 nights), Yangtze Cruise (3 nights), Shanghai (2 nights)

Highlights of the Trip

  • Marvel at the impressive Great Wall
  • Wonder at the mighty Terracotta Warriors
  • Absorb the nature scenery of the Yangtze River

Trip Summary

Day 1-4: Fly to Beijing & Beijing

Your lifetime China tour begins with welcome from your local guide at the Beijing airport. Then be escorted to your hotel in a private vehicle. The rest of today is yours to acclimatize or explore the vast metropolis on your own.

Day 5: Fly to Chongqing & Board Yangtze River Cruise

Transfer to Chongqing for your late afternoon Yangtze Cruise before with a casual downtown tour of Chongqing Zoo and Ciqikou Old Town.

Day 6-8: Yangtze Cruise to Yichang & Fly to Shanghai

Enjoy the Yangtze Cruise tour from Chongqing to Yichang with the famous Three Gorges Dam and various shore excursion sites included. Later fly to Shanghai to meet your local guide.

Day 9-10: Shanghai & Shanghai Departure

End your tour at Shanghai with 2-day downtown sightseeing to the Bund, Nanjing Road, Yu Garden, etc, you will satisfied not only with local guide but also this whole enjoyment this tour gives to you.

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Welcome to Beijing! Our tour guide who is holding a sign with your name written on will meet you at the first time in the Arrival Hall and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is your own time.

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Day 2 Beijing (B, L)

After breakfast, your Beijing tour begins with Tiananmen Square and move to the Forbidden City to glean the history fragment left by the imperial palace. Then go to the Temple of Heaven to explore the ancient Chinese altar for harvest and enjoy unique Ming & Qing architecture with different decorations. After the sightseeing, you are taken back to your hotel.

Hall of Supreme - Typical Architecture of Forbidden City

Day 3 Beijing (B, L, D)

With the old saying “One who fails to reach the Great Wall is not a hero”, today you will visit the famous Great Wall (Badaling Great Wall Section) for about 1.5 hours hiking. Along the way, you can see ancient watchtowers and enjoy the stunning mountain views. Judging by the physical conditions, you may return by cable car or descend by chairlift. Then move to the Sacred Way, the first scenic spot to enter the Ming Tomb. Walking through the 7 km’s solemn road decorated by splendid architectures, you come to the Changling to explore further of the tomb.

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.

For the dinner, we prepare you with the typical local food-Peking Roast Duck to end today's tour!

Summer Scenery of Mutianyu Great Wall

Day 4 Beijing (B, L)

After breakfast, you will visit the Summer Palace leisurely to enjoy exquisite layout of this royal garden within ancient pavilions, temples and bridges. Later move to Drum Tower and take a rickshaw or bike to explore this cultural Hutong and Siheyuan nearby, depending on the weather. Or you may visit to one of the family of Hutong to get more insights of their local life.

Then go to the Prince Gong’s Mansion for sightseeing. After that, back to your hotel.

Beijing Hutong Rickshaw

Day 5 Flight to Chongqing from Beijing (B, L)

Today, your guide will send you off at airport to flight to Chongqing for your Yangtze River Cruise. Before that, you have time to tour around Chongqing downtown by visiting the Chongqing Zoo and meet the Giant Panda, and go to the Ciqikou Old Town where to explore the changes of Chongqing and find some local snacks and souvenirs.

Then, you'll be transferred to the Cruise pier, and board the ship in the late afternoon. Your lifetime Yangtze River Cruise starts! (Note: the boarding time changes based on the cruise ships, season, water level, weather, etc.)

Chongqing Zoo

Day 6 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

Today you will embrace your first shore excursion site-Shibaozhai Pagoda. With 278 kilometers away from Chongqing, Shibaozhai is a pearl on Yangtze River. As the gem of Chinese Architecture, the 12-story, 18th Century red wooden temple is an architectural delight full of Legends and beautiful stories. Climbing on the top, you can have a panoramic view of the Yangtze River.

Optional Site: Some cruise ships make the shore excursion to the Fengdu Ghost City instead. Also called as the City of Ghosts, it endows kinds of mysterious stories about the underworld cruel tortures and kinds of devils. Enter inside, you can find more devil statues and vivid cruel scenes.

Note: Once you told us which excursion site you choose, we’ll arrange the right cruise ship for you at great rates.

Shibaozhai Pagoda

Day 7 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

Each day is a flesh new. Today, you have shore excursion to Shennv Stream by smaller vessels. Known for the original virgin valley of Yangtze, it attracts you with the peaceful stream and stunning nature site you never seen before.

Optional Site: Some cruise ships make the shore excursion to the Shennong Stream instead. Having a great culture, Shennong Stream is more famous and mature. The riverside sceneries, boat tracker and unique local ethnic culture will give you a different cruise experience.

Note: Once you told us which excursion site you choose, we’ll arrange the right cruise ship for you at great rates.

Shennv Stream

Day 8 Yichang & Flight to Shanghai (B, L)

Passing through the Three Gorges, today you have time to visit the most highlight of Yangtze River-Three Gorges Dam. Here you can explore the world largest hydroelectric engineering project from different angles.

Later the cruise ship will arrive in Yichang at about 11:30-12:00am. Get ready to disembark. With abundant time, our guide will take you to visit the Yichang Museum. Then you will be drive to the airport and take fly 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.

World-famous Three Gorges Dam

Day 9 Shanghai (B, L)

After breakfast, you'll visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, a must-see for all true Shanghainophiles to witness how Shanghai became a cosmopolitan city from a shabby fishing village.

Then walk leisurely around the beautiful Yu Garden, a pleasant enough, well-contained classical Chinese garden, and savor some local flavor snacks at the Yu Garden Bazaar.

Later you will visit the French Concession to appreciate its old French-style villas and special colonial culture. In the evening, enjoy the breathtaking Acrobatic Show. (Optional)

Yu Garden in Shanghai

Day 10 Shanghai Departure (B, L)

After breakfast, you go to the Temple of Jade Buddha, which is an extraordinary jade Buddha rarely seen in big city. Then you’ll head to the famed Nanjing Road to feel the bustling and booming lifestyle. Then ascend the Jinmao Tower to get an amazing bird’s eye view of this metropolis. Later visit The Bund to explore the modern aspect of Shanghai.

After the tour, be free until the tour guide escorts you to the Shanghai airport or train station to your next destination. Service ends!

Jade Buddha Temple

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