11-Day China tour with Yangtze River Cruise
Tour Code: BTG-174
Tour Type: Private Tour
Starting Date: Daily
Day 1 Entry Beijing
Be met at the exit of the airport by the tour guide, who will hold a paper sign with your name on for you to recognize.
Day 2 Beijing (B, L)
In the morning, visit the historic Tiananmen Square and the majestic imperial palace Forbidden City, where 24 Chinese emperors had lived.
After lunch, an Hutong rickshaw trip will lead to see the past face of Beijing-the narrow Hutong alleys and old courtyard houses. Drop by the cultural Pearl Factory before visiting the Temple of Heaven where emperors hosted grand sacrifice ceremonies to heaven for good harvest.
Be transferred back to hotel.
Optional Add-on: Peking Opera
Day 3 Beijing (B, L)
It is so pleasant to spend the morning on the spectacular Badaling Great Wall, the most popularly visited section of Great Wall. Drop by the Cloisonne Factory to appreciate Chinese handicraft culture.
In the Ming dynasty imperial tomb cluster, we will visit the ancestral tomb-Changling of Ming Tombs and the Sacred Way.
Optional Add-on: Chinese Kung Fu Show, Quanjude Roasted Duck Dinner
Day 4 Beijing-Xian (B, L)
Take a leisurely walk in the enchanting imperial garden Summer Palace.
Be transferred to airport and fly to Xian. Xian airport to hotel transfer.
Day 5 Xian (B, L)
Our first stop in Xian is the most famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses-hundreds of real-size army has guarding the tomb of the first Chinese emperor for more than 2000 years.
Drive back downtown to have a stoll at the symbolic City Wall and the sacred Buddhist architecture-Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Optional Add-on: Dumpling Banquet, Tang Dynasty Dances and Music
Day 6 Xian-Chongqing-Yangtze River (B, L)
After breakfast at hotel, we will head to Chongqing by air; Chongqing airport pickup and transfer to hotel.
Drive to the Ciqikou Old Town, known for its well-preserved Ming and Qing dynasty buildings. Then visit the Panda Room at Chongqing Zoo.
Be tranferred to Chongqing Pier and board your cruise to Yangtze River.
Day 7 Yangtze River (B, L, D)
Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City. It is interesting place to learn about Chinese ghost culture.
Day 8 Yangtze River (B, L, D)
Changing a small boat to take a shore excursion to the beautiful Shennong Stream.
Day 9 Yangtze River-Yichang-Shanghai (B, L)
Disembark in Yichang, and witness the impressive Three Gorges Dam, so far the largest water control project in the world.
Be escorted to airport and take the flight to Shanghai. Shanghai airport pickup and transfer to hotel.
Day 10 Shanghai (B, L)
Start the day by visiting Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the highest TV Tower in Asia at 468 m. Have a amazing view of modern Shanghai. Then transfer to the first-rate Shanghai Museum.
After lunch, take a relaxing walk in the classical Chinese Yuyuan Garden. Drop by the Silk Factory to buy fine silk products. Finally come to the two must-see Shanghai attractions-the Bund and Nanjing Road, where you can trace Shanghai’s past by the different foreign style buildings.
Optional Add-on: Acrobatic Show
Day 11 Depart Shanghai (B)
Free time before being transfered to airport for departure. Wish you a pleasant journey home!
*Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary.
*Meals as listed in the itinerary.
*China internal flights: Beijing-Xian, Xian-Chongqing, Yichang-Shanghai.
*Free-bottled mineral water.
*Free visits to handicraft factories.
*Private English-speaking tour guide and private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing.
*Luggage transfers between airports and hotels.
*Service charge & government taxes.
*China life tourist accident/casualty insurance.
*Entry or exit China airfare.
*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 China, 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.