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6 Days Shanghai & Yangtze Cruise Tour (Downstream)

Shanghai / Chongqing / Yangtze Cruise / Yichang

Tour Code:
YRC-SH-01
Tour Style:
Private Tour (personal guide, driver, private car/van and more service)
Group size:
You, your family, friends or group
Departure:
You Choose!
Experience:
Photograph ship
Features:
This trip allows visitors to discover some of the most stunning natural and super-modern elements in China. On your visit to Shanghai you will experience the future of the world and on your cruise down the Yangtze River, you will discover just how amazing Mother Nature can be.

Price from$1327

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

Shanghai (2 nights), Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise (3 nights), Yichang

Highlights of the Trip

  • Get under the modern skin of the largest city in China
  • Enjoy a 4-day relaxing Yangtze River cruise from chongqing to Yichang
  • Marvel at the world famous Three Gorges Dam

Trip Summary

Day 1-2: Fly to Shanghai & Shanghai

Your lifetime Yangtze Cruise tour begins with welcome from your local guide at the Shanghai airport. In the metropolis Shanghai, you'll visit Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yu Garden and more sites.

Day 3: Shanghai & Fly to Chongqing to board Yangtze River cruise

Have a leisure exploration in Shanghai to stroll along Nanjing Road and The Bund; fly to the Mountain City and transfer to Chongqing Chaotianmen cruise port to board your Yangtze River cruise.

Day 4-5: Yangtze River Cruise

Enjoy the relaxing leisure life on Yangtze cruise, take shore excursions to Shibaozhai Pagoda, Shennv Stream, appreciate breathtaking scenery along Three Gorges - Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge.

Day 6: Yangtze River Cruise & Yichang Departure

In the morning, transfer to see the world famous Three Gorges Dam Site before you leave Yichang.

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Shanghai Arrival

Welcome to Shanghai, the Oriental Paris in China! Upon arrival, your guide will meet you at the airport/train station or cruise port. A comfortable vehicle (non-smoking) with an experienced driver will transfer you directly to your hotel. The guide will help you check in. The rest of today is on your own to explore the west-meet-east city.

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Day 2 Shanghai (B, L)

After breakfast, your guide will pick you up at your hotel. First, get to Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center which displays Shanghai’s urban planning and development. Here, you’ll have vivid ideas about how Shanghai became a cosmopolitan from a shabby fishing village.

Later, head to the 400-year-old Yu Garden, a famous classical garden in south China. Out from Yuyuan Garden, move to Yuyuan Bazaar to explore how elaborate and cute the traditional Chinese handicrafts and art works are, and savor some local flavor snacks. Drive to the highest tower in Aria – Oriental Pearl TV Tower and have a bird view of the Bund and Huangpu River.

Evening Ideas: In this evening, enjoy the stunning acrobatic show with a lot of exciting programs. It is one of the oldest performing arts in China which will make you astonished and amazed. (Optional)

Yu Garden in Shanghai

Day 3 Shanghai & Flights to Chongqing (B)

After breakfast, have a walk along the Bund to witness Shanghai Pudong skyline and appreciate many beautiful old buildings from the colonial era. Stroll along China’s No.1 shopping street – Nanjing Road to see the middle-end and high-end brands and do some shopping here if you like.

After the tour, your guide and driver will escort you to the airport and take a flight to Chongqing. If time permits, transfer to Three Gorges Museum to know history and culture about Three Gorges and Three Gorges Dam.

Then, you'll be transferred to the Chongqing Chaotianmen Port, 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.)

The Bund of Shanghai

Day 4 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

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!

Shibaozhai Pagoda

Day 5 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

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. Shennong Stream is a collection of local culture. The nature scenery, boat tracker, local sampan, ancient hanging coffins, unique ethnic minority Tujia culture… all is worth your exploration. You have the final say on which excursion to make, as we can book any of the cruise ships at great rates!

Shennv Stream

Day 6 Yangtze River Cruise & Yichang Departure (B, L)

Today's highlight is your morning excursion to the world famous Three Gorges Dam. It is the biggest dam in China and the world’s largest hydroelectric station for the usage of the flood control and power generation.

Be prepared for your check-out procedure and the ship will arrive in Yichang at about 11:30-12:00. 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, train stations and take a flight or train to next destination.

World-famous Three Gorges Dam

Recommended Add-on Options

+ 3 more days to feel the imperial capital city World - Beijing

As a metropolis in northern china, Beijing served as the political and cultural centre for the immense China for a long history. Major buildings of each age in Beijing bear de facto historical and national significance. Its opulent palaces, temples and magnificent walls and gates make wonderful tourist destinations in China.

Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests of Temple of Heaven

+ 2 more days to explore the Ancient of Heart - Xian

With a history of over 3000 years, Xian is the birthplace of Chinese civilization and capital of most important dynasties in early Chinese history. It is known as the eastern terminus of the famed Silk Road and home to the Terracotta Army along with many other historical sites.

Terracotta Warriors and Horses, the Eighth Wonder of the World

+ 3 more days to feel a real Chinese white & black painting - Mt.Huang

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.

Yellow Mountain

+ 2 more days to step back into a Ming-and-Qing Dynasty China - Pingyao

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.

Shanxi Pingyao Ancient Town

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-March 17, 2017

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