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Vicky Wen
Tour designer

Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai, plus a Yangtze River Cruise, this 11-day China tour will be everlasting memory for your whole family.


  • Have a comfortable and cozy Yangtze River Cruise
  • Visit typical attractions in Beijing and Xi’an
  • Enjoy famous Beijing Roast Duck
  • Visit the Yuyuan Garden and the Bund

Tour Itinerary

Beijing Arrival
  • Activities: Airport Transfer (Beijing)
  • Meals: No Meals
  • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town 5-star hotel  |  Sunworld Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

Upon arrival, your Beijing tour guide will give your family a big warm welcome. Check in hotel and rest.


  • Activities: The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Kungfu Show in Red Theater, Temple of Heaven, Lizexiang Pearl Store
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Courtyard 7 Restaurant
  • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town 5-star hotel  |  Sunworld Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

As Beijing's landmark, Tian'anmen Square is worth a visit for people-watching and a warm-up before getting into Beijing's history. Later, your family will walk into the Forbidden City. Palace of Heavenly Purity, Hall of Mental Cultivation, Hall of Supreme Harmony and Royal Garden will come along the route. Have lunch in a traditional courtyard restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will visit the Temple of Heaven . Stop at a famous pearl store to learn how to spot fake pearls.

Your family will have some solo adventure after the tour. But do remember the Kung Fu Show starts at 7:30pm and your Beijing tour guide will escort you to the theatre.


- Smart Tips:

  • As a family-friendly restaurant recommended by Trip Advisor reviewers, Din Tai Fung Restaurant offers a refined dining experience with various menu including dumplings, soup, noodle, pancake, dim sum and other cuisine.
  • DAY
    • Activities: Free time, The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car), Shahe Cloisonne Factory
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Xin Shuang Quan Restaurant, Dinner
    • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town 5-star hotel  |  Sunworld Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

    Simply a marvel for all China tours, today your family will take a visit to the Great Wall at Mutianyu Section. Take a cable ride uphill and switch to an exciting slide-way downhill. Have lunch in a farmhouse-style restaurant when you get down the Great Wall.

    Before heading back to the city, you will stop at a cloisonné factory to learn about the cloisonné process. Have some solo adventure with your family.

    For dinner, your Beijing tour guide will lead your into a time-honored Peking Duck restaurant for a real feast. Bon appetite!


    - Smart Tips:

  • How about a foot massage or spa after dinner? Your Beijing tour guide would show you direction to Regency Taipan Massage Center, recommended by City Weekend.
  • DAY
    Beijing to Xian by Flight No. TBA
    • Activities: Chinese Cooking at local people's house, Hutong Tour by Rickshaw in Xicheng District, Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing), Airport Transfer (Xian)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Sofitel on Renmin Square Xian 5-star hotel  |  Xian Garden Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Xian Skytel Hotel 3-star hotel

    This morning, you will take a rickshaw ride into the Hutong. You will visit a local family and learn to cook with the household. Enjoy the class and lunch.

    Have some free time afterwards.

    Later today, you will fly to Xi'an. Check in upon arrival.


    - Smart Tips:

  • During summer, the water park in Water Cube gives your family a cool-off. Great discount booking with us.
  • Besides Wangfujing Mall, you can buy something very "Chinese" at Panjiayuan Antique Market or Liulichang Street.
  • If you'd like to learn some basic Chinese, you can book a Chinese lesson with us. Class will be arranged at Lao She Teahouse or a local family.
  • hutong

    • Activities: The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Xian City Wall with Bicycle, Muslim Quarters, Xi'an Imperial Fine Arts center
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at A Wa Shan Zhai Restaurant(Qinling Branch)
    • Hotels: Sofitel on Renmin Square Xian 5-star hotel  |  Xian Garden Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Xian Skytel Hotel 3-star hotel


    Without a doubt, Terracotta Warriors and Horses, or Terracotta Army, is one highlight to your family tour. Today you will spend a couple of hours at this wonderful site. Have lunch in a traditional Sichuan-style restaurant. Visit a handicraft center after lunch.

    In the afternoon, you will take a free walk in the Muslim Quarter.Later, your family will go on a cycling trip on the Ancient City Wall, ideal for watching sunset.

    Xian to Chongqing to Yangtze
    • Activities: Board the ship between 19:00 and 22:00, and depart from Chongqing at 22:00. (Dinner is not included on the first evening.), Hotel to airport Transfer (Xian), Airport Transfer (Chongqing), Ciqikou Old Town, Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Wanyue Restaurant
    • Hotels: On the Ship
    • Cruises: Century Legend  |  President 8  |  President 8

    Today you will fly to Chongqing. Have lunch in a Sichuan-style restaurant.

    Panda is one of the symbols of China. Today your family will get close to these cute creatures at the Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo. Later, walk in history at Ciqikou Old Town.

    At the evening, your family will be escorted to the pier. Board on your Yangtze River Cruise and enjoy the night.


    - Smart Tips:

  • You can easily find something to eat at Hongya Cave. Not a real cave, but a place good for dinner and drinks.
  • panda

    • Activities: Program: learn traditional Chinese tai chi, optional tour to Fengdu Ghost City in the morning, shore excursion to Shibaozhai in the afternoon, and in the evening the cruise welcome party
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch ,Dinner
    • Hotels: On the Ship

    Waking up in the wave sound of the Yangtze River, you will embrace the morning of nature. Today you will take a short visit to Shibaozhai. Shibaozhai, literally meaning Stone Treasure Fortress, and its riverside location is what allows the historic hill site much of its beauty. The sheer vertical cliffs below it stand more than 56 meters tall, thus creating much curiosity over the centuries. The red pavilion found there was first built in 1750 during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) and has since been restored. Inside, visitors can see many interesting artifacts since each of the 12 floors is dedicated to a famous general from the Three Kingdoms Period (220-265), a local scholar, or a known Chinese poet.


    - Smart Tips:

    Fengdu Ghost City is not included in our itinerary, but it's available to book after you get on the cruise. Cost will be your own exspense.

    die Yangtze Kreuzfahrt

    • Activities: Taichi exercise.
      Passes through the 1st gorge--Qutang Gorge.
      Passes through the 2cd gorge---Wu Gorge.
      Shore excursion to Shennong Stream(1:30pm-5:30pm). You have the option of visiting White Emperor City(RMB260 per person).
      Crew's Performance.
      Sails through the 5-steps Ship locks.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch ,Dinner
    • Hotels: On the Ship

    On your spectacular Yangtze River cruise today, the first gorge of the day will be Qutang Gorge and then later pass through Wu Gorge. After lunch, you will have the chance to go on land to visit Shennong Stream, a tributary of the Yangtze River. It is a dramatic piece of natural beauty with water rushing past karst caves, vertical cliffs, numerous waterfalls, three-colored springs, an ancient plank path, and much more. As well, there is an option to visit the White Emperor City, also known as Baidi city (price not included).

    The crew will later put on a performance for your entertainment, and the vessel will sail through the 5-step ship locks, bringing you back to Yangtze.


    - Smart Tips:

    White Emperor City is an option upon your request. Please inform the crew if you'd visit it. Cost will be on your own.

    Yichang to Shanghai
    • Activities: Cruise pier Transfer (Yichang), Airport Transfer (Yichang), Airport Transfer (Shanghai), Program: tai chi exercises, shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam Site, sail through the Eastern Xiling Gorges, and arrive at New Century Wharf in Yichang at 13:00
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Hotels: Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel  5-star hotel  |  The Bund Hotel Shanghai 4-star hotel  |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 3-star hotel


    Today you will get to Yichang. Visit the imposing site of Three Gorges Dam.

    Later today, a domestic flight will take you to Shanghai. Check in upon arrival.

    • Activities: Yuyuan Garden, City God Temple, Shangcheng Acrobatic Show, Oriental Pearl TV Tower(INCL Shanghai History Museum), The Bund, Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Seagull Palace
    • Hotels: Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel  5-star hotel  |  The Bund Hotel Shanghai 4-star hotel  |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 3-star hotel

    In the morning, your family will walk along The Bund. Take a ferry to get to the other side, where you will get on the top of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and visit Shanghai History Museum inside the tower. Have lunch in a nearby restaurant.

    In the afternoon, your family will get to Yuyuan Garden and City God Temple.

    At night, your family will have a blast at a traditional acrobatic show.


    Yuyuan Garden

    Shanghai to Departure City
    • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai)
    • Meals: Breakfast


    Thanks for taking your family holiday with China travel. Today your Shanghai tour guide will escort you to the airport. Hope to see you again soon!

    Prices (Go Solo Private Tour)

    $ USD
    Apr.1- Nov.31 Superior Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class Single Room Supplement
    1 person -
    2-5 persons / /
    6-9 persons / /

    * The price may change during some festivals including the Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Labor Day (1st May), Mid Autumn Day and National Day (1st Oct.).

    * The price is subject to change based on exchange rate.

    What's Included & Excluded

    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.
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    Key sites in the three major cities Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai are all included in this 8-day China tour. Plus, No hidden fees and No tourist traps at all!

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    Tour Type : Private Tour

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