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Chongqing to Shanghai Yangtze Cruise & Beijing Tour

12-Day, Beijing, Chongqing, Yangtze, Shanghai, Group Tour (CTGP-7)

Chongqing to Shanghai Yangtze Cruise & Beijing Tour
Chongqing to Shanghai Yangtze Cruise & Beijing Tour
The Bund
The Bund in Shanghai at night.
Yellow Mountain
Amazing views at Yellow Mountain.

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Spend 7 days on Yangtze River cruise to take in the amazing landscape and visit Beijing and Shanghai's highlights.

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day
1
Beijing Arrival (Flight not Inlcuded)
Activities: Airport pick-up and transfer
Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing 4-star hotel (or Same Class)
Meals: None
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Transfer to your hotel upon arrival at Beijing airport. Time for you to relax or get around.

Smart Tips:

  • If you have some free time to kill after check-in, you might want to get around the hotel. Things worthy to check out near Feitian Hotel include: Temple of Earth (Bus No.650 for two stops) and Ancient Observatory (Bus No.29 for two stops).
  • We don't include international flights in this China tour package, however, please contact us if you need help.
Day
2
Beijing
Activities: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong visit and a pearl store
Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch
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Beijing is noted for its long history and today you are about to follow the trails.

Walk on Tian'anmen Square and get into the famous Forbidden City. The used-to-be palace is now an interesting museum for visitors to learn Chinese history, culture and arts. Have lunch before we get to Dongcheng District for a fun ride in Hutong. Stop by a time-honored pearl store to finish up today's tour.

Breakfast and Chinese lunch are included for today.

Forbidden CityForbidden City
Corner TowerCorner Tower of the Forbidden City
Hutong HouseAn Old Hutong House

Smart Tips:

  • During the rickshaw ride in the Hutongs, you shall bring a small bag or backpack for the rickshaw might not be big enough for large luggage.
  • An excellent way to spend the night, Kufung Show is THE choice.
Day
3
Beijing to Chongqing (Flight CA4136 1930-2215 for Reference)
Activities: Mutianyu Great Wall, Temple of Heaven and airport transfer
Hotel: Lafei Royal Hotel - Chongqing 4-star hotel(or Same Class)
Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch
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The Temple of Heaven is not only a traditional religious site, but also a symbol of imperial authority. Your visit will cover the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest, Circular Mound Altar and Echo Wall.

Drive up to the Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall and you will make a wonderful day to remember. Stop by a cloisonne factory before we get back to the city.

An evening flight takes you to Chongqing. Check in upon arrival.

Breakfast and Chinese lunch are included for today.

Temple of HeavenTemple of Heaven
The Great WallMutianyu Section of the Great Wall
Day
4
Chongqing
Activities: Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo, Huguang Assembly Hall, Ciqikou Old Town and an art gallery
Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch
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Chongqing is an attractive city by the riverbank of Yangtze River.

Today we will visit Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo, those cute little friends will keep you smiling all day. Later, get to Huguang Assembly Hall and tour Ciqikou Old Town. The last stop for today's Chongqing tour is an art gallery.

Breakfast and Chinese lunch are included for today.

PandaCute Panda
Huguang Assembly HallHuguang Assembly Hallg
Ciqikou Old TownCiqikou Old Town

Smart Tips:

  • Please keep an eye on your belongings while you are in Ciqikou Old Town.
  • Get ready for the coming Yangtze Cruise, you might want to bring some snacks, drinks, magazines and daily stuff for the 7-day cruise.
  • We suggest you pack up your luggage tonight because we will drive straight to the pier in the early morning tomorrow.
Day
5
Yangtze River Cruise
Activities: Transfer to the pier, cruise along the Yangtze River and visit Fengdu Ghost City
Cruise: Victoria Sophia 5-star hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch and Dinner
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This morning, our Chongqing tour guide will escort you to the pier where you board on the luxury Yangtze River Cruise: Victoria Sophia.

The sail starts at 10am and soon we will reach the spooky Fengdu Ghost City. A land excursion here takes about 2 hours, which allows you to climb up the mountain and visit the temples one by one. Every temple enshrines a different god, which is typicial in Chinese ghost cultures.

A welcome banquet is waiting for you when you are back on the cruise.

Breakfast, Chinese lunch and dinner are included for today.

Yangtze River CruiseVictoria Sophia Cruise
Fengdu Ghost CityFengdu Ghost City
Ghost TempleGhost Temple at Fengdu Ghost City

Smart Tips:

  • Tip to the cruise crew is required at embarkation, CNY 200 / Person.
  • Passengers shall dress in smart clothes to attend the welcome party.
  • There's a cyber cafe in the Business Center on the cruise, CNY 150 / Person with no-limited internet online hours.
Day
6
Yangtze River Cruise
Activities: Yangtze River Cruise and excurisons to the Lesser Three Gorges
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch and Dinner
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Mountains and cliffs hover above the river while ribbons of mist drift over our journey along the dream-like Yangtze River. Today we will reach the Lesser Three Gorges, which consists of Dragon Gate Gorge, Misty Gorge and Emerald Gorge.

Enjoy the rest of today in amazing scenery.

Breakfast, Chinese lunch and dinner are included for today.

Yangtze RiverPrecious Memories on Yangtze River
Yangtze River SceneryCruising the Stream
Soaring CliffsCliffs by the River
Day
7
Yangtze River Cruise
Activities: Yangtze River Cruiee and land transfer to the Three Gorges Dam
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch and Dinner
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Today we will visit the impressive site of Three Gorges Dam. The rest of today you will be drunk in the masterpiece of the Almight God.

Breakfast, Chinese lunch and dinner are included for today.

Three Gorges DamThree Gorges Dam
Yangtze RiverBeautiful Yangtze River
Cozy CabinCozy Cabin in the Cruise

Smart Tips:

  • The dam is a military administrative zone and visitors shall pass a security check to visit the dam. No allowed to bring lighters and knives.
Day
8
Yangtze River Cruise to Wuhan
Activities: Yangtze River Cruise and land transfer Wuhan Provincial Museum
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch and Dinner
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At noon, we will arrive in Wuhan, the provincial capital of Hubei Province. Take a land excursion to visit Hubei Provincial Museum, an important showcase for incredible archaeological finds and historical relics.

Be back to the cruise and carry on to Anhui Province.

Breakfast, Chinese lunch and dinner are included for today.

Hubei Provincial MuseumHubei Provincial Museum
Battle DisplayA Battle Display at the Museum
Ancient PlateAn Ancient Lacquerware Plate
Day
9
Yangtze River Cruise to Huangshan
Activities: Yangtze River Cruise and land transfer to Yellow Mountain (or Jiuhua Mountain)
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch and Dinner
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Gracefully and with much delight, the cruise is pulling to Anhui Province. Today we will spend a full day visit one of the most beautiful mountains in China: Yellow Mountain. Be back to the cruise and we will carry on to Nanjing.

Breakfast, Chinese lunch and dinner are included for today.

Yellow Mountain ViewsYellow Mountain
SunriseSunrise at Yellow Mountain
Jiuhua MountainJiuhua Mountain

Smart Tips:

  • The land excursion to Yellow Mountain might be changed to Jiuhua Mountain due to the weather condition.
Day
9
Yangtze River Cruise to Nanjing
Activities: Yangtze River Cruise and land transfer to Mausoleum of Dr Sun Yat Sen and
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch and Dinner
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Today we will arrive in the ancient capital of China: Nanjing. Today we will have a 1-day Nanjing tour visiting the Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat Sen. Dr Sun Yat Sen is an important figure in China's history and known and widely loved by all Chinese. Later, visit the bustling Confucius Temple.

Be back to the cruise to attend a farewell party. The cruise will sail off to Shanghai at 9pm.

Breakfast, Chinese lunch and dinner are included for today.

The MausoleumThe Mausoleum of Dr Sun Yat Sen
Confucius TempleConfucius Temple
Day
11
Yangtze River Cruise to Shanghai
Activities: Land transfer and sightseeing in Shanghai
Hotel: New World Shanghai Hotel 5-star hotel (or Same Class)
Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch
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In the morning, our cruise will reach Shanghai Wusongkou International Port. Our Shanghai tour guide will pick you up and take you to hotel. After check-in and a short rest, you will have a 1-day Shanghai tour.

Today's highlights include the Bund, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Xintiandi and Tianzifang. Stop by a silk store before the day ends.

Breakfast and Chinese lunch are included for today.

The BundThe Bund in Shanghai
Oriental Pearl TV TowerOriental Pearl TV Tower
XintiandiXintiandi
Day
12
Shangahi Departure (Flight not Included)
Activities: Free time in Shanghai and transfer to the airport
Meals: Breakfast
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Today you will have some free time before your departure flight. Our Shanghai tour guide will take you to the airport. Hope to see you again soon!

Smart Tips:

  • Take a side-trip to Zhujiajiao Ancient Town and feel the rustic charm.
  • You can exntend your trip from Shanghai to Hangzhou, Suzhou, Guilin, Chengdu, Lhasa and other cities in China. Please let us know what we can do for you.

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1.I Spa: offering oil massage, Thai massage, Chinese massage, foot massage and spa. (6F, Kaiyuan Mingdu Hotel, Caishikou Street, Xicheng District, Beijing. Tel: +86-010-63527157)

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Terms & Conditions

Price Inclusion

  • Entrance fees.
  • Meals listed in the itinerary.
  • Shared A/C coach.
  • Shared 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 .

Tour Highlights

  • Value winner for a group tour.
  • 7-day Yangtze River Cruise with luxury enjoyment.
  • Highlights of Beijing and Shanghai plus golden nuggets along the cruise.
  • Upgrade to 5-star hotel in Shanghai.
  • All-time land transfer and attendance.

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