Cruise on Yangtze River from Chongqing to Yichang is by far the most travelled section of the Yangtze, You will wind through the Three Gorges and pass the Big Big Dam. The shore excursions and the majestic natural scenery of the Three Gorges will offer you a fantastic experience on the Yangtze River.

yangtze river cruise
Yangtze River Cruise

Tour Code: YR04
Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Yangtze River Cruise, Shanghai
Departure: Daily
Duration: 11 days
Language: English
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Details (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Day 1 Beijing  
Upon arrival, you will be met by our guide and transferred to your hotel. You will be free for the remainder of the day.

Day 2 Beijing B.L
A morning tour of Tian’anmen Square, the largest public square in the world, and the Palace Museum, known as the Forbidden City; the complex of imperial palaces which is home to the emperors for over 500 years in the Ming and Qing dynasties. After lunch you will be driven to visit the Summer Palace, a former summer resort for the royal family, and take a boat ride on its Lake Kunming if weather permits (not for Winter season). You will have chance to shop at a pearl market on the way back to down town. This evening, you will be at leisure or take an optional evening show – “the Legend of Kungfu”.

Day 3 Beijing B.L.D
Join a full day excursion to include the Great Wall – the landmark of China and one of the most amazing feats of human labor. You are to visit the less crowded Mutianyu section with cable car included. Mid afternoon, you’ll return to downtown and will visit the old Beijing – Hutongs – by trishaw and have tea at a local family. This evening you will be treated to a delicious Beijing roast duck dinner.

Day 4 Beijing – Xi’an B.L
Your sightseeing this morning is the Temple of Heaven, where the Ming and Qing emperors prayed for good harvest. It is the largest temple complex remaining in China today. You’ll also have chance to visit a famous silk store close by called Yuan Long which has a history of over a hundred years.  This afternoon, you’ll take a two-hour flight to Xi’an, the great ancient capital and the eastern end of the Silk Road. You are transferred to hotel upon arrival

Day 5 Xi’an B.L
This exciting day of sightseeing will include the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses at the Tomb of Qin Shi Huang, the first Qin Emperor. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda which was built in 652 AD. It contains a large volume of Buddhist scriptures which were obtained from India by the eminent monk Xuanzang. You’ll also have a chance to visit jade carving factory. Remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 6 Xi’an – Chongqing B.L
Today, you’ll visit the Shanxi Provincial Museum where you will discover how Xi’an became the cradle of Chinese culture and to visit the ancient City Wall, one of few well-preserved ones in China.  After lunch at a local restaurant, you will be transferred to the airport for one-hour flight to Chongqing. A panoramic city tour if time permits, and then you are transferred to the port to board the Yangtze cruise ship, your home for the next 3 days.

Day 7 Cruising on the Yangtze B.L.D
You’ll have shore excursion today to Fengdu (Ghost City) or Shibaozhai. Cruise through the spectacular Qutang Gorge. Lunch & dinner on board

Day 8 Cruising on the Yangtze B.L.D
Today you will witness some of the most fascinating sights in all of China. Enjoy a shore excursion at Shennong Stream or Lesser Three Gorges. You will continue cruising through the Wu Gorge and the west part of Xiling Gorges.

Day 9 Yichang – Shanghai B.L
Pass the east part of Xiling Gorge, which is famous for its strangely shaped cliff faces. Enjoy a shore excursion at the Three Gorges Dam Project, one of the largest construction project ever undertaken and it will forever change the face of the Yangtze River. After disembarkation at Yichang, you will be transferred to airport for your afternoon flight to Shanghai, a cosmopolitan, bustling and heavily populated city in China.  You will be transferred to hotel and free for the remainder of the day.

Day 10 Shanghai B.L.D
Your sightseeing today features a tour of the Yuyuan Garden, the old area of the city, and a stroll along the lively waterfront, known as the “Bund”. After lunch, you’ll have a visit to the Jade Buddha Temple. You’ll also have chance to visit a jade carving factory. After dinner, you’ll enjoy a stunning acrobatic show.

Day 11 Departure B
At leisure until your transfer to the airport for homebound flight. End of your unforgettable China trip.

Service included
A. Hotels (twin share basis) with breakfast
B. Flight or train tickets mentioned in the itinerary.
C. Private car or van with driver
D. English speaking tour guide
E. Entrance fees
F. Meals as listed in the itinerary.

Service excluded
A. International airfare or train tickets.
B. Tips to guides and drivers.

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