8-day Private Tour From Xi'an To Chongqing And Yangtze River Cruise

8-Day Private tour from Xi'an to Chongqing and Yangtze River Cruise

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Itinerary

Day 1: Xi'an. O/N Xi'an.

Stop At: Xi'an, Xi'an, Shaanxi
In the morning,your tour guide can meet you at your Xi'an hotel lobby at 9:00am then transfer to Terracotta Warriors Museum, need 80 minutes driving,45km.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Qinling North Road, Lintong District, Xi'an 710600 China
As the former capital of China, Xi’an was the seat of the Chinese Emperor for more than 10 dynasties over a period of 1,000 years. On this full-day, 8-hour private tour you will visit one of the highlights of Xi’an, the thousands of life-sized terracotta warriors in the superb mausoleum museum.
Visiting the Terracotta Warriors and Horses is a highlight of any Xi'an tour, and gives you the chance to see more than 8,000 life-size Qin Dynasty-era model soldiers. Discovered in 1974, the warriors are located to the east of Emperor Qin Shihuang's Tomb, where the man who first unified China is buried.
Among the three pits, No. 1 pit is the largest, containing more than 6,000 clay warriors and horses in 11 three-meter deep corridors. Since their discovery, the warriors have captured the world’s imagination as they have traveled the globe, from England to America to Chile.
The warriors and horses are now back in China, displayed in an oblong battle formation of the Qin Dynasty. Facing east, they look healthy and determined, with different facial expressions that all reflect Emperor Qingshihuang's determination to wipe out the other 6 states and unify the entire country.
Travel from Xi’an City with a private guide to get an intimate view of this magnificent exhibition, with personalized attention and the best local knowledge available.


Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Small Goose Pagoda, No.72 Youyi Road, Beilin District, Xi'an 710068 China
Next, you will Transfer to Small Wild Goose Pagoda which is located inside Jianfu Temple, about one kilometer south of Xi'an city proper. It is one of the two famous and important Buddhist pagodas erected in the Tang Dynasty about 1300 years ago. Small Wild Goose Pagoda and its large neighbor, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, are two important Buddhist sites, dating back to the Tang Dynasty, 1300 years ago.

The two pagodas were a symbol of Chang'an (Constant Peace) city. Xi'an (West Peace) was called Chang'an until the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), when Beijing became the capital of China. Chang'an had served as the capital for ten dynasties.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), Zhongxin District, Xi'an 710001 China
After the lunch, you will Transfer to city wall.You can walking or cycling around the wall, the bike fees you pay locally if you do that.
The first landmark visitors will encounter in Xian is the ancient City Wall, which stretches round the old city. It is also one of the most famous attractions in Xian. Today, this wall represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Muslim Quarter, West of Bell Drum Towers Square , Beilin District, Xi'an 710000 China
Your last stop will be the Muslim Bazaar, the most thriving area of the city. If you are interested, you can explore the bazaar at your own pace and then return to the hotel by yourself. Your guide will give you directions for returning to your hotel. The Great Mosque and the Bell and Drum Tower Square are within walking distance of the Bazaar. There are many boutique stores at fair prices in Bazaar and also a number of excellent choices of food for dinner.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Xi'an, Xi'an, Shaanxi
At the end,we drive you back to your Xi'an hotel.
Duration: 18 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Xi'an--Chongqing by flight. O/N Chongqing.

Stop At: Xi'an, Xi'an, Shaanxi
In the morning,your tour guide will meet you at your Xi'an hotel lobby at 8:30am then transfer to Hanyanglin, need 30 minutes driving,15km.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling), Zhanjiawan Village, Xi'an China
We first drive for one hour to visit the Hanyangling Mausoleum, which is on the site of the Mausoleum of Western Han Emperor Liu Qi built in 153 AD. In the company of the guide, you will have a close look at the thousand-year-old tombs through the glass floors and the glass walls in the tomb pits. Besides, the advanced Spectra Vision program will reproduce the real life of the Western Han Dynasty about 2,000 years ago. We will ensure you two hours exploring the site.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Shaanxi History Museum, 91 Xiaozai E Rd, Xi'an 710061 China
After that, you will continue Xi'an tour to explore Shaanxi History Museum. Unique historical and culture heritage of Shaanxi is undoubted worth the praise as treasure house of Chinese civilization, and Shaanxi History Museum is definitely a palace of art to display Shaanxi's history and culture and China's ancient civilization. There are as many as some 370,000 antiquities collected, ranging from prehistorical relics to that of the 1840s. Time spans more than one million years and the collection is superior in value, quantity, rank and species. Your guide will provide professional full explanations.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), Enci Temple The southern part of Yata Road, Yanta District, Xi'an 710061 China
Instead of entering the temple to visit the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, we will have a photo stop here for half an hour. With suggestions from our former guests, it is enough to see the pagoda and the statue of Monk Xuanzang at the south square outside the temple. As a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists, the pagoda built during the Tang Dynasty was once the site for Xuanzang to translate the Buddhist sutras.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, Weicheng District, Xianyang, Xianyang, China
At the end, your guide will escort you to Xi'an airport and flight to Chongqing. You may take the MU2267 18:50--20:20. The flight takes around 1.5 hours.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Jiangbei Airport, Yubei District, China
Upon arrival at Chongqing, you will be picked up on time and transferred to the hotel(Driver only, no guide).

Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Chongqing. O/N Chongqing.

Stop At: Chongqing, Chongqing
At around 08:30, our excellent tour guide will pick you up at your downtown Chongqing hotel for a 3-hour comfortable private vehicle drive to Wulong County.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Wulong Karst geological park, Furong River Bank, Jiangkou Town, Wulong County 408506 China
Wulong, featuring peculiar karst landforms, boasts of jaw-dropping stone bridges, caves, pits, eroded sinkholes and gorges.
Wulong becomes known to foreign tourists due to Michael Bay's hit movie – Transformers: Age of Extinction, which directly shows the majesty beauty of the Three Natural Bridges in Wulong. Besides the famous movie-site, other interesting nature objects are also in this area, like Furong Cave, Longshuixia Gap and Fairy Mountain.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Wulong Tiankeng Three Bridges, Junction of Baiguo Town and Hetao Town, Wulong County 408500 China
After a hearty lunch at a local restaurant, your splendid Chongqing Wulong karst tour begins with the Three Natural Bridges, the essential scenic feature of this world heritage area. Exquisitely sculptured by the hands of god, the three giant stone arch bridges are real wonders that can't be seen anywhere else in the world. Inside the tranquil scenic area, you can embrace the rugged beauty of the mountain bridges and gorges by meandering along the narrow path on the valley's bottom.

During the 2 - 2.5 hours visit, you will also stop by an ancient staging post near Qinglong Bridge, which was constructed during the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907) for handling official business and receiving guests. The wooden-structured courtyards are still well preserved with more than 20 rooms remaining.

After some free time to wander around, your Wulong trip from Chongqing concludes. You will be transferred back to your hotel. Upon arrival at around 18:30.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Chongqing, Chongqing
At the end, your guide will escort you to your Chongqing hotel.
Duration: 18 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Chongqing. O/N Chongqing.

Stop At: Chongqing, Chongqing
In the morning, our driver and tour guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at 09:00am then transfer to Chongqing city center for the city day tour.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: People's Assembly Hall, No.173 Renming Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing 400015 China
Your first stop of this tour will be The People’s Hall of Chongqing, a landmark architecture completed in 1954 to memorize China's resistance war and establishment of new government. It is also one of the top 10 classic architectures in 20th century Asia.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Stilwell Museum/Former Residence of General Stilwell (Shidiwei Jiangjun Jiuju), Jialing Xin Cun 63, Chongqing China
Then, you will visit Chongqing Stilwell Museum - The Flying Tiger Memorial, which was once used as an important lodging place by the KMT government to accommodate VIPs during the war against Fascism.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Ciqikou (Porcelain Port), 14 km W of Chongqing, Chongqing 400030 China
After the museum visit, your guide will take you to taste authentic Chongqing Hot Pot (steam bowel) which is well known and popular in China. You will challenge this hot and spicy dish for lunch to appreciate its popularity. In the afternoon, you will visit Ciqikou old town. Ciqikou received its name from making of Chinaware in ancient time. It is also a good place to explore local folklore.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: E'ling Park, No.176 Eling Centre Street, Yuzhong District, Chongqing 400014 China
Your last stop in Chongqing will be the Eling Park, the highest scenic location where you could enjoy aerial views of the whole city.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 5: Chongqing.O/N Victoria Cruise boat.

Stop At: Chongqing, Chongqing
Today, you will go to Dazu County for a whole day of sightseeing (your guide will meet you at 08:30 in your hotel lobby).
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Dazu Rock Carvings, In DaZu Zone, Dazu County 402360 China
A famous world heritage site, the Dazu Rock Carvings refer to all the grotto sites in Dazu County, which cover several large scenic areas. Today, our guide will accompany you to tour the well-preserved Baodingshan Carvings. There are green buses taking you to Baodingshan directly. You will see that mountain cliffs are densely scattered with Buddhist and Taoist statues as well as celebrity figures from the late Tang Dynasty (618 - 907). You can wander at your own pace to have a close look at the precious grotto art.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Chongqing Chaotianmen, Interchange of Yangtze River and Jialing River , Yuzhong District, Chongqing 400000 China
After that,then transfer to the Chongqing Chaotianmen pier and helping you check in.Board the ship from 18;30 to 21:00 and departs Chongqing at 21:30.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at Victoria Cruise Ship, a 5-star boat.

Day 6: Sailing & Shore Excursion at Fengdu Jade Emperor. O/N Victoria Cruise boat.

Stop At: Fengdu County, Fengdu County
Today will be a relaxing day for you. A Yangtze River cruise orientation will be given by the cruise guide after breakfast. Then you can choose to rest on the deck or participate in some activities in the schedule. An onshore excursion to Fengdu "Jade Emperor" will be arranged in the morning around 8:00am.After the excursion, you will continue the cruise trip and the Captain's Welcome Party will be held in the evening.

P.S: About the Fengdu Jade Emperor Scenic Spot--The scenic spot is built along the mountains and river, use the Jade Emperor image as the overall shape. The construction of 30 traditional architectures here are based on four-image, five-element and eight-diagram, contained more than 200 elaborately sculpted statues of gods, revealing the traditional immortal culture and creating a solemn atmosphere of religious culture. Famous scenic spots are including Jade Emperor Hall, the Great Buddhist’s Hall, Land’s Hall, Domu Hall, Wealth Hall and Prayer Hall etc.If you are interested in the old structures and traditional Chinese culture and religions, do not miss this great place.


Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Victoria Cruise Ship, a 5-star boat.

Day 7: Sailing through Three Gorges & Shore Excursion at Shennv Stream. O/N Victoria Cruise boat.

Stop At: Chongqing Qutang Gorge, Baidi Cheng, Fengjie County 404600 China
This day the Yangtze River Cruise Ship will first enter Qutang Gorge, the beginning passage of the Three Gorges, which is the shortest but the grandest one. Later, we will pass the Wu Gorge with famous lofty and misty peaks on two sides. It is the largest and the longest gorge along the way. This gorge is full of craggy grotesque rocks, and the entire pass looks like a winding natural gallery.

Stop At: Shennv Stream, Changjiang River South Bank, Originated in Guandu District, Wushan County 404700 China
Afterwards, you will disembark at Badong for an excursion to the Shennv Stream, which originates from the south slope of Shennongjia. You will take a pea boat ride drifting along the crystal stream to have a close look at mossy rocks, verdant plants, plank roads, ancient hanging coffins and precious animals. Moreover, the unique songs of the local Tujia people will leave you a deep impression.

After that, you will go back to the ship and continue the cruise to the west section of Xiling Gorge, which is famous for torrential water.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Victoria Cruise Ship, a 5-star boat.

Day 8: Sailing & Shore Excursion at Three Gorges Dam. The cruise end of Yichang. The tour end.

Stop At: Three Gorges Dam Project, Sandouping Town, Yiling District, Yichang 443134 China
After breakfast, please pack your luggage and check out the cruise. The cruise company will arrange an excursion to visit the Three Gorges Dam, which is the largest water power project in the world. Then they will drive you to the Three Gorges Tourist Center in Yichang city.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Yichang, Yichang, Hubei
Our local guide will meet you at Three gorges tourist center and transferred to Yichang airport or Yichang train station or have a half day tour at Yichang city center, like the river side park and Wanda Plaza.
Duration: 10 minutes

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

$1,995.00 Per Person