Yangtze Cruise Tour - 16 Days With Hotel & Guide To 7 Cities

Yangtze Cruise tour - 16 Days with Hotel & Guide to 7 Cities

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We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Beijing - Airport Pickup & Hotel Transfer

Pass By: Wangfujing Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
Welcome to the Greatest tour of China! On your first day, you will arrive in Beijing and meet our guide after reaching the arrival hall of the airport. Once welcomed by our guide, you will get some instructions and then head out to your hotel for check-in.
Upon check-in hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to recover in your room or you can visit Wangfujing Street. Beijing Wangfujing Street, as one of the symbols of Beijing's commerce, is the most well-known and prosperous shopping street with modern and fashion trends.

Stop At: Golden Mask Dynasty Show, Xiaowuji North Rd OCT Theatre, Beijing China
The spectacular performance Golden Mask Dynasty will be another optional item fro today's tour. Golden Mask Dynasty Show will be held at the Red Theatre in Beijing. This show incorporates dancing, acrobatics, some magnificent costumes, and one or two surprises.
Duration: 50 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Mercure Wanshang Hotel Beijing - 4 Stars

Day 2: Beijing - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City,Temple of Heaven, and Chinese Kung Fu Show (B+L)

Pass By: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
After having breakfast in your hotel, you will meet your tour guide and other group members and we will take you directly to your first destination, Tiananmen Square by private car or van. Not only one of the largest squares in the world, but this place is also famous for all the events that have taken place in Chinese history.

Stop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China
Cross the street is your next destination, The Forbidden City which is an imperial palace and you will take 2 hours walking tour around Forbidden City.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Temple of Heaven, Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050 China
By the time we finish this visit, it will be time for lunch in a nice local Chinese restaurant. After our lovely lunch and in the afternoon, we will head to the Temple of Heaven. This temple is one of the largest and most important places of worship in Beijing, which is also unique in its architecture.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Red Theatre Beijing Kung Fu Show, No.44 Xingfu Street, Dongcheng District 50 Meters East of Tiantan Hotel, Beijing 100061 China
In the evening, you will go to Red theater to watch the exciting Chinese Kung Fu Show. The Legend of Kung Fu Show, which premiered at Beijing’s Red Theater in 2004, tells the story of a young monk who dreams of one day becoming a kung fu master. The best Kong Fu practitioners from all across China tell the story through Chinese martial arts, traditional and modern dance, and Chinese acrobatics.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Western Buffet Breakfast
• Lunch: Chinese Food / Fast Food
Accommodation included: Mercure Wanshang Hotel Beijing - 4 Stars

Day 3: Beijing - The Great Wall of China (Mutianyu Section), and Summer Palace (B+L)

Stop At: Mutianyu Great Wall, Mutianyu Village, Bohai Town, Huairou District, Beijing China
You will start your day with a full buffet breakfast in the hotel and prepare to see one of the seven wonders of our world. Our first destination for the day is The Great Wall of China, but since the wall is very long, we have selected one of the most famous and at the same time, less crowded sections. We will take you to the Mutianyu Section and then hike up and then down the wall. You can also take a cable car to ascend and use a toboggan to climb down the wall which is optional and the price is not included in the tour.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080 China
After lunch and a short stop at Jade Factory, we will head to Summer Palace, a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens, and palaces in Beijing. Summer Palace is a lavish lakeside retreat from the heat of Beijing. With pavilions, walkways, gardens, and bridges, the UNESCO World Heritage site on Kunming Lake served as the seat of government for Empress Dowager Cixi during the last years of her life.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kunming Lake, Inside Summer Palace, Haidian District, Beijing 100091 China
Kunming Lake is the most attractive water feature a short distance from downtown Beijing, where it covers three-quarters of the total area of the Summer Palace grounds. Hiring a boat is a good choice to visit the lake in the Summer Palace (not included). There are different kinds of boats varying size, startups, and close time.
Our plans for this day will end with a Tea Ceremony in a local tea house, which will help in better understanding the culture of Chinese people.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Western Buffet Breakfast
• Lunch: Chinese Food / Fast Food
Accommodation included: Mercure Wanshang Hotel Beijing - 4 Stars

Day 4: Beijing to Xi'an - Beijing Hutong Tour - Pick up from Train Station & Hotel Transfer (B)

Stop At: Hutong Tour, No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District, 100009, Beijing, Beijing 100009 China
You can have your last breakfast of Beijing in the hotel before we take you to one of the Hutongs of Beijing to walk in the older neighborhoods of the city. You can plan to have lunch during this visit or return to the hotel with your guide. In the afternoon the group will check-out from the hotel and then head to the train station to leave for Xian. Once in Xian, your guide will take you and the rest of your group to your new hotel to check-in and rest. If there is time you can explore a little, but it is better to rest and prepare for the next day.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Western Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation included: Mercure Xian Renmin Square - 4 Stars

Day 5: Xian Full City Tour - Terracotta Warriors & Houses Museum, Small Wild Goose Pagoda (B+L+D)

Stop At: The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Qinling North Road, Lintong District, Xi'an 710600 China
Your first morning of Xian will begin with breakfast at the hotel. Then you will be taken to visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum and after it, a pottery-making factory. During these two visits, you learn about the crafts and pottery of the Qin dynasty and see some exotic pieces of Chinese culture. By the time this visit ends, it will be time for our lunch in a fine local Chinese restaurant, where we can try some of their Chinese dishes.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Small Goose Pagoda, No.72 Youyi Road, Beilin District, Xi'an 710068 China
After lunch, we can head out to discover more about the temples of China. Your guide will take you to see Small Wild Goose pagoda.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Xi'an Museum, 72 Youyi Xilu, Xi'an 710068 China
Located next to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and amidst water fountains and a well-tended garden, this museum is a great choice to learn more about Chinese history in Xian.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Tang Dynasty Show, 75 North Chang'an Road, Xi'an 710065 China
At night, we arrange dinner and you will have one of the most famous Chinese food called Dumplings at a local restaurant, and also watching the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show
* Note: Since the dance show is closed on December, January, February and March, passengers in this months will have the free evening instead.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Western Buffet Breakfast
• Lunch: Fast Food / Chinese Food
• Dinner: *Dumpling Dinner
Accommodation included: Mercure Xian Renmin Square - 4 Stars

Day 6: Xian - City Wall, Great Mosque, & Muslim market day Tour (B+L)

Stop At: Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), Zhongxin District, Xi'an 710001 China
Today you will go to ancient City Wall to have a panoramic view of Xian. The wall is one of the oldest and best preserved ramparts in China. If you like being more active, today you have time to rent a bicycle and enjoy biking around. (Fee is not included)
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Xi'an Mosque, Huajue Alley, Xincheng District, Xi'an 710043 China
After lunch, we will continue the tour by visiting The Great Mosque of Xian. This is the largest and the best preserved mosque in China.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Muslim Quarter, West of Bell Drum Towers Square , Beilin District, Xi'an 710000 China
At the evening, you will have some free time to enjoy walking around Muslim market and Muslim street to try some delicious food or buy souvenirs.

Stop At: Muslim market, Muslim Street, Xi'an China
After the mosque, there is some free time to walk around Muslim Street to try some of the food there and even go shopping if you want.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Western Buffet Breakfast
• Lunch: Fast Food / Chinese Food
Accommodation included: Mercure Xian Renmin Square - 4 Stars

Day 7: Xi’an to Guilin - Guilin City Tour (B)

Stop At: Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan), 0773-2695075, Guilin 541001 China
Catch a morning flight to Guilin. Upon arrival, our guide will meet you outside the baggage claim area. Your Guilin sightseeing starts with the famous Reed Flute Cave, which is a 240-meter karst cave that has various shapes of stalactites and stalagmites more beautified by projecting various colors of light of.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan), Within Xiangbishan Park, Xiangshan District, Guilin 541004 China
Our last destination for today will be Elephant Trunk Hill. Elephant Trunk Hill is the symbol of the city of Guilin. This attraction named so because it looks like an elephant drinking water. Your guide will send you back to the hotel to rest and prepare for the tomorrow day tour.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Western Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation included: Grand Link Hotel - 5 Star

Day 8: Guilin - Yangshuo - Cruising on Li River (B+L)

Stop At: Li River Cruise Ticket Office, Lijiang Rd, Qixing Qu, Guilin Shi, Guangxi Zhuangzuzizhiqu, China
You are half way done on your wonderful travel tour to China, and the best is yet to come! After breakfast, we will take you to the pier to cruise on Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo and appreciate the beauty of nature along the river. There is some Chinese boxed lunch on the ship and you also might bring some snacks for yourself in case you want.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: West Street, East Side of Li River, Yangshuo County 541900 China
You will be on board for almost 4 hours before arriving at Yangshuo. In Yangshuo, you can visit around and enjoy the rural areas and get to know the local lifestyle of people. you can walk through West Street, we will drive you to the countryside area to see rural views, along with a local peasant’s home.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Western Buffet Breakfast
• Lunch: On Board Boxed Lunch
Accommodation included: Grand Link Hotel - 5 Star

Day 9: Guilin to Chengdu - Chengdu Optional Day Tour (B)

Pass By: Chunxi Road Pedestrian Street, Chunxi Road, Chengdu China
After 2 hours of flight, our guide will pick you up upon your arrival and transfer you to your hotel and you are free today to have lunch and spend your evening on your own. Your hotel is very close to Chunxi Road and Tianfu Square so you can walk around the city and have some free time after an active week or and get ready for the rest of your journey.

Pass By: Tianfu Square, Section 1, Renmin South Road, Chengdu China
Tianfu Square is the largest square and biggest transportation junction in west China and is the symbol of Chengdu. Since your hotel is located near this square, you can walk around and enjoy your free time.

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Western Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation included: Mercure Chengdu Chunxi - 4 Star

Day 10: Chengdu City Tour - Giant Pandas & Jinsha Site Museum (B+L)

Stop At: Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), No.1375 Xiongmao Avenue the Outside Northern Third Ring Road, Chenghua District, Chengdu 610081 China
Today is scheduled to visit China’s national treasure, giant pandas at the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. The morning is the best time to watch active pandas. You will surely enjoy seeing panda bears eating bamboo or playing with each other.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Jinsha Site Museum, No.2 Jinsha Site Road, Chengxi, Chengdu 610091 China
After having lunch, you will visit the Jinsha Site Museum where you can watch a 4D film “Dream Back to Jinsha”. This gives you a chance to understand how life was 2,000 years ago.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Western Buffet Breakfast
• Lunch: Chinese Food / Fast Food
Accommodation included: Mercure Chengdu Chunxi - 4 Star

Day 11: Chengdu to Chongqing (B+D)

Pass By: Yangtze River, Chaotianmen Harbour Nanan District, Chongqing China, Taixing 400060 China
You will have the whole morning to yourself to explore the city and have lunch and also get ready to check out your room. (You can visit Chengdu Renmin Park). Then our tour guide will transfer you to the railway station and help you board a bullet train to Chongqing. The train is high-speed and very comfy and it just takes 2 hours to arrive in Chongqing. Our tour guide will pick you up at the train station and you will check-in to your luxury five-star Yangtze cruise ship to start your floating adventure along this very famous river that travels from east to the west of China.

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Western Buffet Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Cruise Ship: Yangtze Golden Cruise (Double room with balcony)

Day 12: Shibaozhai (B+L+D)

Stop At: Shibaozhai, Wangjiahe Rd, Wujiagang Qu, Yichang Shi, Hubei Sheng, China
You will disembark at Zhongxian at about 14:00. Here, you visit Shibaozhai a huge twelve-story pagoda sheltering at the top a temple. It is located on an island, on the northern banks of the Yangtze River. You will re-embark for joining to the Captain’s Welcome Party in the evening.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Cruise Ship: Yangtze Golden Cruise (Double room with balcony)

Day 13: Shennv Stream - Xiling Gorge (B+L+D)

Stop At: Chongqing Qutang Gorge, Baidi Cheng, Fengjie County 404600 China
The cruise ship arrives at Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge in the morning. The Gorges are spectacular and this is the best time to take some photos. The cruising guide will make a formal presentation to you.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shennv Stream, Changjiang River South Bank, Originated in Guandu District, Wushan County 404700 China
After lunch, you will disembark in the Shennv Stream by boat. The locals call it “Beauty Stream”. It makes your day marvelous. The visit lasts around 3 to 4 hours. You will embark to sail to western section of Xiling Gorge.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Xiling Gorge Scenic Resort, Urban area, Yiling District, Yichang 443000 China
After lunch, you will disembark in the Shennv Stream by boat. The locals call it “Beauty Stream”. It makes your day marvelous. The visit lasts around 3 to 4 hours. You will embark to sail to the western section of Xiling Gorge.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Cruise Ship: Yangtze Golden Cruise (Double room with balcony)

Day 14: Yichang to Shanghai (B+L)

Stop At: Three Gorges, Yangtze River Chongqing, China, Chongqing 400060 China
The last excursion stop on Yangtze is the Three Gorges Dam which is the largest hydroelectric plant in the world.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Three Gorges Dam Project, Sandouping Town, Yiling District, Yichang 443134 China
The last excursion stop on Yangtze is the Three Gorges Dam which is the largest hydroelectric plant in the world.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Three Gorges, Nanjinguan Village, Yaowan Country, Yiling District, Yichang 443002 China
Then the cruise ship takes you to the Three Gorges Tourist Center and our guide will find you there. After lunch, we will take a flight to the last scheduled destination in this tour, Shanghai. At the airport, our English speaking guide will meet you outside the customs area and transfer you to the hotel.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), Nanjing East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 China
Optional Item in Shanghai

Pass By: People's Square (Renmin Guang Chang), People's Square, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 China
Optional Item in Shanghai

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Western Buffet Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: San Want Hotel - 4 Star

Day 15: Shanghai City Tour (B+L)

Stop At: Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), No.201 Renmin Avenue, Shanghai China
Your first day in Shanghai starts from Shanghai Museum. This is a museum of ancient Chinese art located in Puxi on famous People’s Square.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Yu Garden (Yuyuan), No.218 Anren Street, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010 China
Yu Garden is one of the most sumptuous and first class Chinese gardens in the region.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Bund (Wai Tan), Zhongshan East 1st Road, Shanghai China
Then continue on to visit The Bund area, which has witnessed the city’s development since the last century.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), No. 1 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120 China
You will also go to one of the most famous and iconic towers in the world, The Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower (TV Tower) to see the beauty of Shanghai from the elevation.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Western Buffet Breakfast
• Lunch: Chinese Food / Fast Food
Accommodation included: San Want Hotel - 4 Star

Day 16: Departure from Shanghai (B)

Pass By: Shanghai Tower, No479 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai China
In the last day of trip, you will check out of the hotel after breakfast. According to your flight schedule, you go to the airport by yourself. It is easy to find your way to Pudong International Airport. We hope that you have enjoyed your 16 days trip to China and come back again!

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Western Buffet Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Leaving from Beijing

Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China, is one of the oldest and largest cities in the world. Famous for one of the largest engineering works known as the Wall of China.

$2,349.00 Per Person