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Vicky Wen
Tour designer

Rewarding trip in Shanghai plus a Yangtze River Cruise, reason to make your one week and money well spent.

Highlights

  • Major attractions in Shanghai
  • See pandas in Chongqing
  • Scenic Yangtze River Cruise
  • Professional guide and experienced driver

Tour Itinerary

DAY
1
Shanghai to Chongqing to Yangtze
  • Activities: Airport Transfer (Shanghai), Airport Transfer (Chongqing), Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo, Ciqikou Old Town, Cruise pier Transfer (Chongqing), Board the ship between 19:00 and 22:00, and depart from Chongqing at 22:00. (Dinner is not included on the first evening.)
  • Meals: Lunch at Cai Xiang Yuan Restaurant (Yangjiaping Branch)
  • Hotels: On the Ship

Destinations & activities: Hotel - airport transfer, Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo, Ciqikou Old Town, transfer to the pier, Yangtze River Cruise

Today, you will take an early flight to Chongqing.

Make every minute count, we will visit Chongqing Zoo, wave hello to the giant pandas. Later, have lunch in a famous local restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will walk in history's track in the Ciqikou Old Town, . Later, your Chongqing tour guide will esort you to the pier. Board on Yangtze River Cruise before dark.

- Smart Tips:

  • No flights included in this Shanghai tour package, you can contact us for our airfare deals.
  • Find yourself something to eat before boarding the Yangtze River Cruise, we know a good place: Hongya Cave. Find more information on the "Solo Adventure!" tag.
  • Panda

    DAY
    2
    Yangtze
    • 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.

    DAY
    3
    Yangtze
    • 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.

    Shennong Stream

    DAY
    4
    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: On the Ship

    Your cruise along the world famous Yangtze River will conclude today. In the morning, you will embark on one final shore excursion to visit the Three Gorges Dam Site. This is China and the world’s largest water conservancy project, a work in progress from 1994 until its final completion in 2009. Have lunch on your own.

    You will take a flight back to Shanghai. Our Shanghai tour guide will escort you back to hotel or home.

    Three Gorges Dam

    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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    Tailor-make a China tour based on your needs.

    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

    Best Season :All seasons

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