Vicky Wen
Tour designer

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.

Tour Type : Private Tour

Best Season :Summer Autumn Winter

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Beijing Arrival (International Flight not Included)

Activities: Airport pick-up and transfer

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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 the long-distance flight.

Good to Know:

  • No international flight is included in this trip. However, please contact us if you need help of booking the flights.
  • If you prefer going for a walk than resting in the hotel, feel free to ask your guide for some recommended places to go.

Day
2

Beijing Travel

Activities: Get to know the old Beijing: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, hutongs and a pearl store

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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.

Good to Know:

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

Treasure House

Day
3

Beijing Travel

Activities: Temple of Heaven, the Badaling Great Wall with cable car

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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

Day
4

Beijing to Xi'an, Train No. T231 Dep 18:55 - Arr 07:42

Activities: Summer Palace, Lama Temple and transfer to the airport

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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

Day
5

Xi'an Travel

Activities: Train station to hotel transfer, the Terracotta Warriors and Horses visit

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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.

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

Day
6

Xian to Chongqing, Flight No. TBA

Activities: Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo, Ciqikou Old Town, transfer to port

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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. Dinner can be offered on board but it is expensive than restaurant. You'd better have dinner in the city center before board the cruise.

Panda

Day
7

Yangtze River Travel

Activities: Shibaozhai

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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

Day
8

Yangtze River Travel

Activities: View Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge, see Shennong Stream

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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

Day
9

Yichang to Shanghai, Train No. D638 Dep 14:20 - Arr 22:35

Activities: Three Gorges Dam, Transfer to Yichang East Railway Station

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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

Day
10

Shanghai Travel

Activities: Oriental Pearl TV Tower (including Shanghai History Museum), the Bund, Yuyuan Garden

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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.

Good to Know:

  • 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

Day
11

Shanghai Departure (Flight not included)

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

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

Terms & Conditions

Price Inclusion

  • Entrance fees.
  • Meals listed in the itinerary.
  • Private transfers.
  • Private English-speaking guide and driver.
  • Hotels listed in the itinerary.
  • Service Charge & Taxes.
  • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
  • Luggage Transfers.

Price Exclusion

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.

Special Terms

  • Price may change during some Chinese festivals.
  • Price is subject to change based on exchange rate.
  • We accept both on-line payment (by Paypal® and Moneybookers®) and wire transfer.
  • A deposit of 10% ot the total cost is required when you confirm your booking.
  • For Cancellation Refunds, please click here .

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