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Classic Yangtze Cruise

Tour Code: 2017 WT-SG04
11-Day Beijing/ Xian/ Chongqing/ Yangtze River/ Yichang/ Shanghai
Starting from US per person
  • Day
    Entry Beijing

    When you arrive in the capital city Beijing, you will be warmly welcomed by our professional tour guide at the Beijing airport and transferred to the best Holiday Inn Hotel in Beijing. We would like to leave the rest of the day on your own to recover at the hotel or walk around the city to get familiar.

  • Day

    Forbidden City, Beijing

    After one night breaking, the hotel will prepare a decent breakfast for you. Our guide will present a pre-tour introduction and introduce you to other group members at your hotel. Then your whole group will be led to the Tiananmen Square as your first stop. This square has an area of 440,000 square meters and has become a relaxing place for the common people to fly kites and walk. For better feel the grand Chinese history, our guide will take you to the world-famous Forbidden City,  lay at the center of Beijing, which is called Gugong in Chinese. Nowadays, the Forbidden City, or the Palace Museum is open to tourists home and abroad. After a la carte lunch at a local restaurant, go ahead to the Temple of Heaven. Tonight, we will arrange you a wonderful Chinese Kung Fu Show at  Red Theatre. (B, L)

  • Day

    Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Xian

    In the morning, our guide will take you to one of the world-famous eight wonders - Badaling Great Wall, which is the earliest section to be open to the tourists among all the parts of the whole Great Wall. This immense wall was built to keep out invaders as well as to retain the inhabitants. Drop by a jade factory. Lunch is not included today as restarurants there are not good. We suggest you have a hearty breakfast at the hotel and take some snacks for lunch. In the afternoon, transfer you to the Sacred Way. In the front part of the imperial necropolises, there usually is a Sacred Way (or Divine Road) which means the road leading to heaven. Among many Sacred Ways, the one leading to Dingling Tomb is best preserved and complete. The whole day tour will come to end after seeing the Birds Nest (Olympic National Stadium) afar on the way back, you may take some pictures for few minutes if you like. (B)

  • Day
    Beijing/ Xian

    Xian City Wall

    Before go to the next stop, have a tour to the Summer Palace, which is the largest imperial garden in the world and it is a veritable museum of classical Chinese garden architecture. Visit a pearl store next. We will serve you an a la carte lunch at a local restaurant at noon. Then have a Hutong tour to trace the old Beijing. Then you will be transferred to the airport and fly to the ancient Xian. Our guide will welcome you and transfer you to the Sheraton Hotel (5-star). (B, L)

  • Day

    The first place to visit in Xian must be the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. The terra cotta soldiers are remarkably realistic sculptures. The figures are mostly 1.8 meters (5 feet 11 inches) in height, the lower part of the body being solid and the upper part hollow. Then visit a pottery-making factory. After the whole morning visit, you will have an a la carte lunch at a local family home, wehre you will taste the authentic home-cooked Chinese food. The tour in the afternoon goes to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda & Xian Museum. Tonight, you will be treated to a marvelous Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show and a dumpling dinner. (B, L, D)

  • Day
    Xian/ Chongqing

    Yangtze Three Gorges tour

    This morning you will have a visit to the ancient City Wall. Then we will transfer you to the airport and board the flight to Chongqing. Lunch is on your side. Our guide will wait for you according to your flight schedule and transfer you to the downtown. If time is available, you will have a chance to visit the Ciqikou Ancient Town. Afterwards, check in at the deluxe 5-star President No.6 cruise ship, which will set sail at 22:00.(B)

  • Day
    Chongqing/ Shibaozhai

    At 08:00 am, your memorable Yangtze River tour begins. This morning, join in the activities arranged in the ship to have a good preparation for your Yangtze Exploration. In the afternoon the ship will stop for your initial onshore excursion to the Shibaozhai. ( B, L, D)

  • Day
    Badong - Xiling Gorge - Sandouping

    You will visit Badong and take a small junk for a close-up view of the breath-taking natural splendors along the Shennong Stream. You are sure to be impressed by the dexterity the team of trackers as they push and haul the wooden sampans over the rapids. Back to ship to continue your cruise into the western section of the Xiling Gorge and pass through the five-step ship lock. (B, L, D)

  • Day
    Yichang/ Shanghai

    Your sweet cruise tour will be concluded after visiting the under construction Three Gorges Dam Project. Then pack up and disembark the cruise ship. Our guide will meet you on board and drive you to Yichang for lunch in the downtown area. After lunch, transfer you to Yichang airport and fly to modern city - Shanghai. Another local guide will pick you up at Shanghai airport and transfer you to the 4-star Grand Mercure Shanghai Zhongya. We plan to leave the rest day free for your flexible plan and the dinner is also on your side. (B, L)

  • Day

    Morden Shanghai

    You will visit the Shanghai Museum in Peoples Square. This museum was established in 1952 and reputed to be one of the four largest museums in China. Then continue to visit the beautiful Yuyuan Garden, each pavilion, hall, stone and stream in the garden can express the quintessence of South China landscape design from Ming and Qing dynasties. Drop by a silk shop. After a  luxurious a la carte lunch, you will have chances to visit the Bund, the Nanjing Road and an old cultural street in Shanghai in the afternoon. Our guide will transfer your group back to the hotel and see you into the lobby to say bon voyage. (B, L)

  • Day
    Exit Shanghai

    Your pleasant China tour will come to end on this day. After having a big breakfast at the hotel, pack your luggage and check out the hotel before 12 o'clock. Then take a shuttle bus to get to the airport for your homeward flight on your own. However, if you plan to stay on rather than return home right away, our tour specialists will be pleased to arrange an extension private tour for you! (B)

    In Shanghai there are two airports: Hongqiao Airport (SHA) and Pudong Airport (PVG). Please make sure you will go to the right one before departure. You may book a taxi through your hotel reception to avoid any long waiting at the gate. The rate is about CNY150.00 for one and a half hours drive to PVG and CNY50.00 for 50 minutes drive to SHA. Alternatively, you may take the hotel shuttle bus to the airport. It is less expensive. Please contact the hotel reception for more information.

Group Code
Arrival Date
Departure Date 2017
Double Occupancy
Sole Occupancy
17-Y0401 Apr 01(Sat) Apr 11(Tue) $1800 $2380 Closed Enquiry
17-Y0406 Apr 06(Thu) Apr 16(Sun) $1800 $2380 Closed Enquiry
17-Y0413 Apr 13(Thu) Apr 23(Sun) $1800 $2380 Closed Enquiry
17-Y0420 Apr 20(Thu) Apr 30(Sun) $1800 $2380 Closed Enquiry
17-Y0504 May 04(Thu) May 14(Sun) $1860 $2480 Closed Enquiry
17-Y0511 May 11(Thu) May 21(Sun) $1860 $2480 Closed Enquiry
17-Y0518 May 18(Thu) May 28(Sun) $1860 $2480 Closed Enquiry
17-Y0525 May 25(Thu) Jun 04(Sun) $1860 $2480 Closed Enquiry
17-Y0601 Jun 01(Thu) Jun 11(Sun) $1750 $2280 Closed Enquiry
17-Y0608 Jun 08(Thu) Jun 18(Sun) $1750 $2280 Closed Enquiry
17-Y0615 Jun 15(Thu) Jun 25(Sun) $1750 $2280 Closed Enquiry
17-Y0622 Jun 22(Thu) Jul 02(Sun) $1750 $2280 Closed Enquiry
17-Y0629 Jun 29(Thu) Jul 09(Sun) $1770 $2310 Closed Enquiry
17-Y0706 Jul 06(Thu) Jul 16(Sun) $1770 $2310 Closed Enquiry
17-Y0713 Jul 13(Thu) Jul 23(Sun) $1770 $2310 Closed Enquiry
17-Y0720 Jul 20(Thu) Jul 30(Sun) $1770 $2310 Closed Enquiry
17-Y0727 Jul 27(Thu) Aug 06(Sun) $1770 $2310 Closed Enquiry
17-Y0803 Aug 03(Thu) Aug 13(Sun) $1790 $2330 Closed Enquiry
17-Y0810 Aug 10(Thu) Aug 20(Sun) $1790 $2330 Closed Enquiry
17-Y0817 Aug 17(Thu) Aug 27(Sun) $1790 $2330 Closed Enquiry
17-Y0824 Aug 24(Thu) Sep 03(Sun) $1790 $2330 Closed Enquiry
17-Y0831 Aug 31(Thu) Sep 10(Sun) $1860 $2480 Closed Enquiry
17-Y0907 Sep 07(Thu) Sep 17(Sun) $1860 $2480 Closed Enquiry
17-Y0914 Sep 14(Thu) Sep 24(Sun) $1860 $2480 Closed Enquiry
17-Y0921 Sep 21(Thu) Oct 01(Sun) $1860 $2480 Closed Enquiry
17-Y1005 Oct 05(Thu) Oct 15(Sun) $1860 $2480 Closed Enquiry
17-Y1012 Oct 12(Thu) Oct 22(Sun) $1860 $2480 Closed Enquiry
17-Y1019 Oct 19(Thu) Oct 29(Sun) $1860 $2480 Closed Enquiry
17-Y1026 Oct 26(Thu) Nov 05(Sun) $1860 $2480 Closed Enquiry
17-Y1102 Nov 02(Thu) Nov 12(Sun) $1680 $2250 Closed Enquiry
17-Y1109 Nov 09(Thu) Nov 19(Sun) $1680 $2250 Closed Enquiry
17-Y1116 Nov 16(Thu) Nov 26(Sun) $1660 $2210 Closed Enquiry
18-Y0331 Mar 31(Sat) Apr 10(Tue) $1880 $2540 Open Enquiry

Based on per person and shown in US dollars.

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