12 Days Yangtze River Cruise with China Must-see

Tour Type: Private Package Tour
Tour Duration: 12 Days
Destination: Shanghai - Yichang - Yangtze River - Chongqing  - Xian -  Beiijing
Service: Personal English-speaking Guide, Private car and driver + Entrance fees + Hotel

Price from $ 1566

 Tour Itinerary

* B(Breakfast), L(Lunch), D(Dinner)

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Upon arrival at Airport, you will be greeted by our guide and transferred to the hotel. The rest day is free to have the chance for shopping or to explore this booming city at your own pace.  

This morning, you will visit the Shanghai Museum, a large museum of ancient Chinese art. The exterior design of the round dome and the square base symbolizes the ancient idea of a round heaven and a square land. After lunch, you will also tour the Old Town with its winding alleyways, lined with shops, teahouses and restaurants, and to the elegant and tranquil Yu Garden. Continue to visit the Bund, a popular promenade along the Huangpu River, where the old meets the modern in Shanghai.

After breakfast at the hotel, our guide will meet you. This morning you will visit the Jade Buddha Temple with its fine collection of carved jade statues. Fly to Yichang. The guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to board the Yangtze River cruiser.

This morning you will set sail on the Yangtze River, the third longest river in the world, bound for the magnificent, wild scenery of the Three Gorges. Later today you will visit the Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydroelectric man-made dam in the world.

In the morning you will sail through miles of stunning gorges. In the afternoon you will arrive at Badong where you will disembark for a magical excursion down the Shennong Stream. Local trackers will pull us in wooden sampans through awesome gorges and lush pine forests. Along the way you will see the remnants of ancient roads and pass cliff-top grottos that held the coffins of warriors. If you are lucky, you will glimpse rare animals, such as the golden-haired monkey.

Today You will take a short break from the fabulous natural scenery to visit spectacular along the river, Fengdu Ghost City, where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend.

Your boat will arrive at Chongqing around noon time. Fly to XiAn. The tour guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel.

Today you will visit what for many is the high point of their trip to China - the excavation site of the Terra-Cotta Warriors, you will have plenty of time to explore the site, get a good look at the warriors from various vantage points and visit the excellent museum. After lunch, go on visiting the Big Goose Pagoda, built in 652 AD to house Buddhist scriptures from India. This evening, you will enjoy the local speciality of Dumpling Dinner.

Today you will visit the Hanyangling Museum. Fly to Beijing. The tour guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel.

Leave the bustle and traffic of Beijing behind and journey through the countryside to see one of the Wonders of the World – The Great Wall. Along the way, you will stop at a jade carving factory where you can watch artisans at work. After lunch you will visit the massive tomb complex of the Ming Emperors where you will walk along the "Sacred Way" passing between pairs of huge stone sculptures.

Today's adventure begins at Tian'anmen Square, the largest public space on earth. Passing through the Heavenly Peace Gate and walking into the Forbidden City, you will step back in time and home to the Imperial Courts of Ming and Qing Dynasties for more than 500 years. After lunch, visit the Temple of Heaven, one of China's most photographed attractions, where the Chinese Emperors were known, worshipped the gods and prayed for good harvests.

This morning you will visit the Summer Palace, the best preserved of all imperial palace gardens. See you off by transferring to the Airport.

 Tour Feature

1. Our private car and driver, professional English-speaking Guide only serve you. No other travelers will join in your group.
2. You will have flexible time on sites.
3. You will obtain informative knowledge about the China history and culture.

 Tour Prices (per person in US $)

Group Size Double Occupancy Sole Occupancy
2-5 Travelers $ 2051 $ 2650
6-9 Travelers $ 1759 $ 2350
10+ Travelers $ 1566 $ 2113
 Price Includes
  • All site Entrance Tickets
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Air-conditioned Private Car with driver
  • Airport-hotels transfers or vice versa
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Domestic flights with tax
  Price Excludes
  • Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers
  • Travel Insurance

 Tour Note

1. Infant Price: for an infant of 0-2 years old, this tour is free of charge.
2. Confirmation: Upon receiving your booking request, tour booking confirmation will be sent within 24 hours.