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9-Day, Shanghai, Chongqing, Yangtze, Yichang, Beijing, Private Tour (ct-yz-01s)

China Top Must-seeing Trips
China Top Must-seeing Trips


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

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Shanghai Arrival (Flight not Included)

Destinations & activities: Airport transfer

Today your international flight will land in Shanghai. Our Shanghai tour guide will escort you to hotel for check-in.


- Smart Tips:

  • No international flight included in this tour, however, please feel free to contact us if you need any help.
  • Get to know Shanghai by a free stroll at People's Square.
  • Meals: None

    Day 2


    The Bund
    The Bund in Shanghai


    Destinations & activities: The Bund, Shanghai Museum, the Former French Concession, Tianzifang and a silk store

    The Bund is Shanghai's landmark, and also our first stop for today. Later, learn about Shanghai's history at Shanghai Museum. Have lunch and stop by a silk store.

    In the afternoon, we will get to the Former French Concession and walk into the interesting complex of Tianzifang.


    - Smart Tips:

  • You will fly to Chongqing and start a 3-day cruise on Yangtze River tomorrow. Although all meals included on cruise, we suggest you bring some snacks and fruits with you.
  • Book a night show of ERA Time Acrobatic Show and you are in for a wonderful eye treat.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch


    Day 3

    Shanghai to Chongqing (Flight MU5419 0850-1140)

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    Destinations & activities: Airport, Ciqikou Old Town, Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo and pier transfer

    Today, a flight will take you to Chongqing.

    Upon arrival, your Chongqing tour guide will take you to visit the giant pandas at Chongqing Zoo. Chongqing's Ciqikou Old Town is also an interesting place to kill some time. After dinner on your own, your Chongqing tour guide will transfer you to the pier. Board on Yangtze River Cruise and enjoy your first night!


    - Smart Tips:

  • The Yangtze River Cruise embarks at 9:00pm and our Chongqing tour guide will get you to the pier ahead of time.
  • You shall pay CNY 150 as tips at embarkation of the Yangtze River Cruise.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch


    Day 4

    Yangtze River Cruise

    Yangtze River Cruise
    Yangtze River Cruise

    Destinations & activities: Welcome banquet, dance party, shore excursion to Shibaozhai; Fengdu Ghost City (Optional upon request)

    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.

    Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch and Dinner on the cruise

    Day 5

    Yangtze River Cruise

    China Top Must-seeing Trips

    Destinations & activities: Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Shennong Stream, crew performance

    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.

    Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch and Dinner on the cruise

    Day 6

    Yichang to Beijing (Flight CA1824 1650-1900)

    Three Gorges Dam
    Imposing view at Three Gorges Dam

    Destinations & activities: Three Gorges Dam Site, hotel - airport transfer

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

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

    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 7


    The Forbidden City
    The Forbidden City

    Destinations & activities: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong rickshaw ride and family visit

    A fresh coffee kicks a good start for your morning.

    Today you will firstly visit Tian'anmen Square and then the Forbidden City.

    Get on a rickshaw and the rider will take you into Beijing's beating heart: Hutong. Following up is some quality time with a local family in the Hutong.

    Today you will also have a chance to learn how to spot fake pearls at a time-honored pearl store.


    - Smart Tips:

  • The Corner Tower of the Forbidden City is always a favorite spot for photographers. Spend some time there if the time allows.
  • Today's tour ends up at the Hutong area near Houhai, where you can find a decent place to kick back and enjoy a brisk Beijing night.
  • It takes some nerve to dance in public. But moves don't matter if you got the passion - at least it's so for Chinese dance devotees. Go check out China's national hobby: Square Dance in Beijing!
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch


    Day 8


    China Top Must-seeing Trips

    Destinations & activities: Temple of Heaven, Badaling Section of the Great Wall

    In morning, we will first visit the holy site of Temple of Heaven, where Chinese emperors used to worship God with their sacrifices. Later, drive up to the Great Wall at Badaling Section, where you will take a cable car ride up the peak and walk along with your tour guide. Have lunch and we will drive back to Beijing.

    In the afternoon, we will be back to the city. Free night for you to thrill.


    - Smart Tips:

  • Don't leave Beijing without a bite of the legendary Peking Duck. Dine like a royalcourt member at Hua's Restaurant.
  • Tired of today's walking and photo-taking? Let's rub it away with a traditional Chinese massage. Your Beijing tour guide sure knows some decent place.
  • If you want to carry on with excitment, a Kungfu Show will be the best bet. Ask your guide for ticket and direction or you can check on our "Solo Adventure!" tag.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch


    Day 9

    Beijing Departure (Flight not Included)


    Destinations & activities: Airport transfer

    Today our Beijing tour guide will help you check out and escort you to the airport.


    Meals: Breakfast



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    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.
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    Tour Highlights

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

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