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16 Days Luxury China Tour of Yangtze River Cruise
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16 Days Luxury China River Cruise Tour

Beijing / Xian / Shanghai / Yichang / Yangtze Cruise / Chongqing / Guilin / Hong Kong

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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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Including the must see experience of Yangtze River Cruise, this tour also combined with culture sites in Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, and more nature sceneries in Guilin. Seize the life time chance to enjoy your tour in China.

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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 (3 nights), Xian (2 nights), Shanghai (2 nights), Yangtze Cruise (4 nights), Guilin (2 nights), Hong Kong (2 nights)

Highlights of the Trip

  • Immerse into profound Chinese culture and modernization in different cities
  • Take a voyage along Yangtze to explore the historical sites and local lifestyle
  • Encounter the eye-popping countryside views in Guilin Li River and Yangshuo

Trip Summary

Day 1-4: Fly to Beijing & Beijing

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.

Day 4-6: Fly to Xian & Xian & Fly to Shanghai

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. Then Take flight to Shanghai for your next exploration.

Day 7-8: Shanghai & Fly to Yichang to board Yangtze Cruise

Different prospective in Shanghai feast your eyes with sparkling and bustling environment by travelling to the Bund and Nanjing Road, etc. Then transfer to Yichang to get onboard of your Yangtze River Cruise late afternoon with local guide.

Day 9-12: Yangtze Cruise to Chongqing & Fly to Guilin

Enjoy the Yangtze Cruise tour from Yichang to Chongqing with the famous Three Gorges Dam and various shore excursion sites included. Disembark at Chongqing and take flight to Guilin to meet your local guide here.

Day 13-14: Guilin & Fly to Hong Kong

Suck up the picturesque landscape and total nature sceneries along the way for your Li River Cruise. And enjoy the casual lifestyle in West Street of Yangshuo. Then take flight to Hong Kong to experience more.

Day 15-16: Hong Kong & Hong Kong Departure

Appreciate the combination of west and east buildings and culture in Hong Kong by visiting the Victoria Peak and Aberdeen Harbor . After the tour, transfer to your next destination or back home.

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.

Enjoy Panoramic View 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!

Mutianyu Great Wall Hiking in Autumn Season

Day 4 Beijing to Xian (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 the tour, our guide will escort you to the airport and take the flight to Xian.

Longevity Hill & Kunming Lake of Summer Palace

Day 5 Xian (B, L, D)

After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at your hotel to the Terracotta Warriors, the most significant archeological discoveries of 20th century. Facing with the massive artificial warriors and horses, you will be stunned about the great artwork and craft back to Qing dynasty. Later, head for the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Ancient City Wall, the top must see attractions to explore the culture and enjoy the best panoramic view over Xi'an. After that, you can enjoy the local special Dumpling Dinner served in a fine restaurant in the evening.

Terracotta Warriors and Horses, the Eighth Wonder of the World

Day 6 Flight to Shanghai from Xian (B, L)

Today after breakfast, you’ll visit the Great Mosque, a tranquil and historic mosque that has served Xian’s Muslim community for more than a millennium. By the way, you’ll stop by the Muslim Community.

After that, transferred to the airport and take 2.5-hour flight to Shanghai. Upon your arrival, your local guide will meet you and escort to your hotel in Shanghai in private vehicle. The rest of today is free to explore this modern city at your own.

the Grand Mosque in Xian

Day 7 Shanghai (B, L)

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.

Yu Garden in Shanghai

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

Today you will visit the People’s Square and the Shanghai Museum. Then after lunch, you will be escorted to the airport and take the flight to Yichang.

After arriving Yichang, our guide will take you to visit the Yichang Museum if time permits. Then go to the Cruise Pier, and board your Yangtze Cruise Ship in the late afternoon.

(Please Note: the boarding time changes based on the cruise ships, seasons, water level, weather, etc.)

Shanghai Museum on the People's Square

Day 9 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

The first day onboard, you will have the Taichi exercise in the morning and the shore excursion site to the Great Three Gorges Dam. Here you can explore the world largest hydroelectric engineering project from different angles.

Three Gorges Dam Site on the Yangtze has been a dream for generations and is one of the largest construction projects ever undertaken by mankind. This great dam, the biggest hydropower project in the world, provides China with tremendous power generation and flood control service.

Also you can enjoy the Chinese folk dancing and music performance in the evening.

World-famous Three Gorges Dam

Day 10 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

Today you've arranged the shore excursion to Lesser Three Gorges by smaller vessels. As you may seen, the Lesser Three Gorges, like a shinning pearl hiddden in remote mountains, are much smaller, narrower and have some dramatic scenery to offer. That is the most splendid river adventure throughout China for you.

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.

Qutang Gorge

Day 11 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 12 Chongqing & Fly to Guilin (B, L)

You will disembark in Chongqing at around 9:00am, and your local tour guide will meet and escort you to the Chongqing airport from the cruise pier. Take the flight to Guilin. After you arrive in Guilin, the local guide and driver will take you to your hotel.After a short break, you will tour around the Elephant Trunk Hill, Fubo Hill and Reed Flute Cave.

Elephant Trunk Hill, the symbol of Guilin, got its name because it looks like an elephant drinking water. The round opening that would be under the elephant’s trunk is known as Water-Moon Cave because at night the reflection of the moon can be seen through the arch and it looks like it is under the water and floating on the surface of the water at the same time.

Fubo Hill is a solitary peak, standing elegantly half on land and half on water, situated to the west of Li River and the north of Guilin. Reed Flute Cave known as the Palace of Natural Arts is is a fantastic cave decorated by peculiar-shaped stalactites, stalagmites, and rock, being in Guilin urban area.

The Famous Elephant Trunk Hill

Day 13 Guilin-Yangshuo (B, L)

After breakfast, you'll be driven to Zhujiang Pier to cruise the Li River, a must-do for any Guilin tourists to see the natural gallery of karst landscape, like a vivid traditional Chinese paintings.

After about 4 hours, you’ll disembark in Yangshuo, the paradise of Guilin. Then you’ll be free to explore Yangshuo and find out why West Street is so popular among tourists. Stay overnight in Yangshuo.

Guilin Li River Landscape

Day 14 Yangshuo-Guilin & Fly to Hong Kong (B)

Today you have time free to explore Yangshuo and tour around. Then be driven back to Guilin city and our local guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to Hong Kong. Upon your arrival in Hong Kong, you will be met and escorted to your hotel by our local tour and guide. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure.

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Day 15 Hong Kong (B)

After breakfast in your hotel, you'll be picked up by your guide to tour this city with a fascinating combination of East and West but it has its own unique and distinctive culture.

Your half day tour will take in Victoria Peak, Hong Kong's number one tourist destination. It features the 112 year old Peak Tram and Hong Kong's most unusual building, The Peak Tower.

Next stop is Aberdeen Harbor which is home to hundreds of people living on fishing junks. If you would like close up look at this unusual way of life, you can take a sampan ride (US$10-12). Repulse Bay is the last stop today; it is one of Hong Kong's most exclusive residential areas.

After the tour, you will be transfer to your hotel.

Victoria Peak of Hong Kong

Day 16 Hong Kong Departure (B)

After breakfast, you will head to the famous Wong Tai Sin Temple, a Taoist Temple where old beliefs and traditions survive in this modern city. Later, be transferred to the airport for your flight to next destination or back home.

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