11 Days Impressive China Tour with Yangtze River
Day 1 Enter Beijing
Airport pick-up and hotel transfer. A paper board with your name sign will be held high at the airport exit.
Day 2 Beijing (B, L)
Today we do the sightseeing in the city center. We will see the historic Tiananmen Square and the majestic Forbidden City imperial palace; feel the old city life in Hutongs with a local family visit and an exciting rickshaw trip. In the Pearl factory appreciate the pearl making process and buy some as souvenirs if you like.
Optional: Peking Opera
Day 3 Beijing (B, L)
Great Wall sightseeing as well as Ming Tomb exploration today. Badaling Great Wall is the most popular section of Great Wall; the Changling of Ming Tomb and Sacred Way represent the tomb design culture for emperors. Besides, you also have the oppotunity to learn Chinese pocerlain culture in the Cloisonne factory.
Optional: Chinese Kung Fu Show, Quanjude Roasted Duck Dinner
Day 4 Beijing-Xian(B, L)
Morning tour starts in the beautiful Summer Palace, an imperial garden as the entertainment resort of emperors and their family (a lake cruise included). After lunch, be driven to airport and fly to Xian. Upon arrival, be picked up and transferred to the hotel.
Day 5 Xian (B, L)
Begin our first day sightseeing in this ancient capital. Of course we will first see the impressive Terracotta Warriors and Horses, the ‘underground army’from the first Chinese dynasty. Then we will see the other historic landmarks, Xian City Wall and Big Wild Goose Pagoda. It is so exiting to buy some copies of the Terra-cotta Warriors in the Xian Art Pottery Factory.
Optional: Dumpling Banquet with Tang Dynasty Dances and Music
Day 6 Xian-Chongqing-Yangtze River (B, L)
Fly to Chongqing after breakfast; be picked up at the airport and drive to Ciqikou Old Town, which features unaltered wooden houses and narrow streets, offering a glimpse of the peaceful life in Sichuan countryside. After lunch, go to see cute pandas in Chongqing Zoo and then be transferred to board the ship for a Yangtze River Cruise.
Day 7 Yangtze River (B, L, D)
During the amazing cruise, you will have a shore excursion to the Fengdu Ghost City, a well-known town for its special culture of ghosts and the afterlife, and a good place to learn about Chinese ghost culture.
Day 8 Yantze River (B, L)
Take a small boat to the Shennong Stream in the afternoon during the cruise. Drifting along the it, you will see around the steep ridges, peaks, clear water, thick vegetation, wild flowrs, flying birds, ancient hanging coffins as well as hear the local sweet songs. In the evening, the cruise holds various activities and cultural performances, such as costume shows, Sichuan Opera and Mask changing.
Day 9 Yangtze River-Yichang-Shanghai (B, L)
The Three Gorges Dam is a key attraction of this Yangtze River Trip. Tourists can get access to the top of the dam and enjoy photos. The cruise end in Yichang at 1pm. Be transferred to airport and take the flight to Shanghai; be met by the guide at Shanghai airport and driven to hotel.
Day 10 Shanghai (B, L)
Take our eye on this modern metropolis. You will be very exited to stand at the observation deck of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower at 468 m high; the city view is stunning. Shanghai Museum is the fast way to learn about Shanghai’s history and culture. Yuyuan Garden is a typical south China classical garden, by its pavillions, small bridges, pools, etc. The Bund is impressive for the group buildings by different countries in the city’s colonial period. Nanjing Road is a world-noted pedestrian shopping street for fasion lovers.
Optional: Acrobatic Show
Day 11 Depart Shanghai (B)
Free at your own leisure till being transferred to airport for departure. Have a nice trip home!
*Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary.
*Meals as listed in the itinerary.
*Free-bottled mineral water.
*Free visits to handicraft factories.
*Yangtze River Cruise ship.
*China internal flights: Beijing-Xian, Xian-Chongqing, Yichang-Shanghai.
*Private English-speaking tour guide and private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing.
*Luggage transfers between airports or raiway station and hotels.
*Service charge & government taxes.
*China life tourist accident/casualty insurance.
*Entry or exit Beijing airfare or train tickets.
*Single room supplyment only applies to hotel; for a single cabin in the ship please contact us to check cost.
*Gratuities, tips to guides or drivers.
*Discount for children from 2 to 12 years old differs according to your tour size.
*If you are a group of 10 or 10 people above, please tell us, we could give a very competitive discount.
*If you need to prolong your stay in Beijing, or arrive a few days earlier, please let us know and we’d be happy to extend your hotel bookings, or arrange additional tours for you