Leon Long

Leon Long

Senior Travel Advisor

Explore both the ancient cultures and prosperous features, and relax on the Yangtze River Cruise to see the various sides of China. Your informative guides will show you around not only the most classic spots, like the Forbidden City, Great Wall, Terra-cotta Army, the Bund, Yuyuan Garden and Three Gorges but also take you for a genuine local experience by visiting adorable giant pandas and local markets.

There are three styles for you to discover the diversity of the major tourist cities of China:





Attraction Visit must-see attractions Explore essential attractions in detail Culturally discover authentic China
Private Service Guided tours everyday Knowledgeable local guides Worry-free service and senior experienced guides
Standard of Hotel 3-star western standard 4-star western standard 5-star western standard
Transport Beijing Xi'an Chongqing Yichang Shanghai Beijing Xi'an Chongqing Yichang Shanghai Beijing Xi'an Chongqing Yichang Shanghai
Resraurant Local restaurants Local restaurants and Quanjude Roast Duck
Shop Visit 4 top rated Chinese-style shops, no forced shopping No shops and no factories, more time to explore
Price From USD $1779 USD $2029 USD $2609


  • Try local food in all the destinations in the tour package
  • Touch the royal highlights, including the Forbidden City and Badaling Great Wall in Beijing
  • Check out the formations of Qin Shihuang’s Terracotta Army
  • Play with cute Giant Panda in Chongqing
  • Enjoy the gorge views on your Yangtze Cruise ship
  • Read the history of Shanghai in the Former French Concession

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 > Welcome to Beijing

  • Activities: Airport pick-up and transfer
  • Hotel: Dongfang Hotel 3-star hotel (or Same Class)
  • Meals: None

Your international flight will land in Beijing. Our Beijing tour guide will welcome you at the arrival hall, and then your driver will transfer you directly to your hotel with a private car. Your guide will help you check in hotel. Have a good rest to recover from jet lag and welcome to China!

Good to Know:

There are several small restaurants near your hotel. Noodles and mutton are very popular local food there. Please also feel free to ask for your tour guide’s recommendation for dinner.

Day 2 > Residence for Royalties and Common People

  • Activities: Get to know the old Beijing: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Hutongs and a Pearl Store
  • Hotel: Dongfang Hotel 3-star hotel (or Same Class)
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese lunch at a local restaurant

After a fresh breakfast, we will set off to discover the old part of Beijing. Firstly, walk on Tian'anmen Square, which is the largest city square in the world. If weather is allowed, you may see people flying kites there. Then, you will explore the Forbidden City which is the home to 24 emperors. Imaging your are an emperor too when you are there.

Later, have a Chinese lunch and take a short break. In afternoon time, we will zip around the narrow Hutong by rickshaws and visit a local family. Pictures of local daily life will be unfolded for you.

Dinner recommendation: Spice up your trip with a hot pot dinner at Haidilao Hot Pot Restaurant.

Treasure House

Treasure House

Day 3 > Badaling Great Wall Tour

  • Activities: Temple of Heaven, the Badaling Great Wall with Cable Car
  • Hotel: Dongfang Hotel 3-star hotel (or Same Class)
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese lunch at a local restaurant

This morning, you will take a relaxing visit at Temple of Heaven, where Chinese emperors used to worship God with their sacrifices.

Located in Yangqing County, Badaling Section is one of the most famous and easiest to cover sections of the Great Wall, which is about 1.5 hours' drive from Beijing downtown area. Taking a round-way cable car ride. Walking along the sections will open up your horizon at this imposing wonder and natural setting around. On the way back, you will see how cloisonne is made at a Cloisonne Factory.

Good to Know:

  • A Chinese traditional massage will be a cure to your tired body after the Great Wall hiking and you can get to know the essence of Chinese traditional massage.
  • In the evening, you can have a watch of an exciting Red Theater Beijng Kung Fu Show.

Badalin Great Wall

Badalin Great Wall

Day 4 > Beijing to Xi'an, Train No. T231 Departure 18:55 - Arrival 07:42

  • Activities: Summer Palace, Lama Temple and Transfer to the Airport
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese lunch at a local restaurant

In the morning, you will have a visit to the Summer Palace, a summer retreat for the imperial families during the Qing Dynasty.

Have lunch and visit Lama Temple, which is the largest and most famous Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. Later today you will take train to Xi'an. Overnight at train.

Yonghe Temple

Yonghe Temple

Day 5 > Terracotta Army Essence Tour

  • Activities: Terracotta Warriors Musuem, Muslim Quarter
  • Hotel: Xian Skytel Hotel 3-star hotel (or Same Class)
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese lunch at a local restaurant

Arrial at Xi'an, you will be transfer to hotel with your Xi'an guide. Xi'an is a metropolis which is also served as China's ancient capital for over 10 dynasties.

After a rest, you will discover the wonder of ancient China: Terracotta Warriors and Horses. The first emperor of China, Emperor Qin Shi Huang, had his tomb built along with thousands of clay warriors, horses and battle chariots in hopes to rule his afterlife world. Time gone by but the Terracotta Army remains as an evidence of his power. We will spend a couple of hours at this wonderful site. Later, you will hunt for delicacies and souvenirs in the Muslim Quarter.

Good to Know:

  • Shaanxi cuisine's speaker is rich-flavored noodles. Why don't you give it a try? Find info on our Solo Adventure tag or ask your guide for info.
  • In the evening, take a night walk on the square in front of Big Wild Goose Pagoda and shot some nice photos.

The Terracotta Warriors and Horses

The Terracotta Warriors and Horses

Day 6 > Fly to Chongqing to Kick off the Yangtze Cruise

  • Activities: Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo, Ciqikou Old Town, Transfer to Port
  • Cruise: President 1
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese lunch at a local restaurant

We will go to Chongqing Zoo to see cute giant pandas.

After a Chinese lunch at local restaurant, we will go to Ciqikou Old Town. This lively old area has been partly restored, and remains an authentic and busy community. The old wooden houses and narrow streets decorate the town. Near a river there are craft, souvenir shops, teahouses, and lots of local food and snacks shops. After visit, you will be transfer to port for your cruise.

Good to Know:

Dinner is not included. It is a good choice to go to a local restaurant in Chongqing, because the local food is renowned in China and it is not necessary to pay for the expensive food on board.



Day 7 > Shibaozhai Excursion

  • Activities: Shibaozhai
  • Cruise: President 1
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese lunch at a local restaurant

Get off board to visit Shibaozhai which was built in the Qing Dynasty in 1750. With a height of 56 meters and 12 stories,the wooden architectures stand on the riverside and was built upon sheer cliffs.

Shibaozhai Village

Shibaozhai Village

Day 8 > Gorge Adventure

  • Activities: View Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge, Shennong Stream
  • Cruise: President 1
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch and Dinner/li>

In the morning, the cruise will pass 2 gorges of the Three Gorges--Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Scenery there is amazing. In the afternoon, have a shore excursion on Shennong Stream. You have the option of visiting White Emperor City.

Qutang Gorge

Qutang Gorge

Day 9 > Yichang to Shanghai Bullet Train (14:20 - 22:35)

  • Activities: Three Gorges Dam, Transfer to Yichang East Railway Station
  • Cruise: President 1
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch and Dinner

Shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam after breakfast. Three Gorges Dam is the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man.

Three Gorges Dam

Three Gorges Dam

Day 10 > Shanghai Local Culture Tour

  • Activities: Oriental Pearl TV Tower (including Shanghai History Museum), the Bund, Yuyuan Garden
  • Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei 3-star hotel (or Same Class)
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

You will experience the ancient and modern sections Shanghai in a day. After breakfast, we will saunter on the Bund to see the European style buildings. Have a bird eye view of Shanghai in the top of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. There, you will also visit a wax museum. Have a visit of Yuyuan Garden, a typical Suzhou-style garden. Later, carry on the tour at French Concession. The last stop will be a silk store.

Recommended evening activity: An interesting EAR Time Acrobatic Show will give you a wow night. Our Shanghai tour guide will help you book the tickets.

Shanghai Street

Shanghai Street

Day 11 > Farewell to China

  • Activities: Hotel to airport transfer (Shanghai Pudong International Airport)
  • Meals: Breakfast

You will be transferred to Shanghai Pudong International Airport in time for your flight home.

Price Inclusion and Exclusion

Price Inclusion

  • Private English-speaking guide service fee
  • Private transfer service with air-conditioned vehichle
  • All entrance tickets, hotels and meals listed above
  • Service charge and tax
  • China life tourist accident/casualty insurance
  • Luggage transfers

Price Exclusion

  • International airfare or train tickets in or out China
  • Any meals not listed above
  • Single room supplement
  • China entry visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Excess baggage charges

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from US $1,759 p/p

11 days/10 nightsPrivate Tour

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