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11 Days Best Yangtze River Cruise Tour

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Beijing-Xian-Chongqing-Yangtze River Cruise-Yichang-Shanghai

Tour Type: Private Tour
Tour Code: TCT-Yangtze-02
Tour Ratings: Comfort    Culture    Natural Scenery
Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year, best from April to November.
Price from
2-5 persons: US$ 1841 P/P
6-9 persons: US$ 1586 P/P
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    Beijing-Xian-Chongqing-Yangtze River-Yichang-Shanghai Tour

  • Beijing Badaling Great Wall

    Beijing Badaling Great Wall

  • Beijing Forbidden City

    Beijing Forbidden City

  • Beijing Temple of Heaven

    Beijing Temple of Heaven

  • Beijing Hutong Tour

    Beijing Hutong Tour

  • Xian Terracotta Warriors

    Xian Terracotta Warriors

  • Xian City Wall

    Xian City Wall

  • Yangtze Qutang Gorge

    Yangtze Qutang Gorge

  • Yangtze Wu Gorge

    Yangtze Wu Gorge

  • Shanghai Yuyuan Garden

    Shanghai Yuyuan Garden

  • Our Clients in Shanghai

    Our Clients in Shanghai

  • Shanghai City View

    Shanghai City View

Summary: What the first destination will flash into your mind when you are planning to visit China? The mysterious Great Wall in Beijing? The remarkable Terracotta Warriors in Xian? Or the romantic Bund in Shanghai? You will see them all in this 11-day tour. And of course, we will offer you a comfortable 3-night cruise along the mighty Yangtze River on one of the Three Gorges' top-rated floating hotels. You'll definitely be captivated by the sheer spectacle of your trip through the famous Three Gorges, and awe-struck by the modern engineering marvel of the Three Gorges Dam.

Tour Overview

Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Beijing Be transferred to the the hotel
02 Beijing Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven
03 Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park (Bird Nest and Water Cube)
04 Beijing - Xian Hutong Tour by rickshaw, Summer Palace, Flight to Xian
05 Xian Terracotta Warriors, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian City Wall
06 Xian - Chongqing, Embark Shaanxi History Museum, Flight to Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise
07 Yangtze River Cruise Fengdu or Wanzhou, Shibaozhai at own expense
08 Yangtze River Cruise White Emperor City at own expense, Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Shennong Stream or Less Three Gorges
09 Disembark, Yichang - Shanghai Three Gorges Dam, Disembark Yichang, Flight to Shanghai
10 Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple, Yuyuan Garden, Chenghuangmiao, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Nanjing Road, the Bund
11 Departure Shanghai Be transferred to the airport

Day-by-day Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China, you will be met at the airport by tour guide and transferred to your comfortable hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Meals: No meal
Accommodation: In Beijing
Optional Night Activities: No

Details in the itinerary: 
► Beijing airport - Beijing downtown: 35 km, 50min driving 
Beijing City View Travel to Beijing Beijing Capital Airport
Beijing City View Our Clients in Beijing Beijing Capital Airport
Day 2
Beijing
Depart from your hotel in the morning to visit Tian'anmen Square (40min) - the World's largest urban square, and the Forbidden City (2.5 - 3 hours) - the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Then visit the Temple of Heaven (1 hour) in the afternoon.  After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
Optional Night Activities: Peking Opera 1.5 hours (daily 19:30)
 
Details in the itinerary:
► About Forbidden City sightseeing information can be found in Forbidden City Tour Tips 
Tiananmen Square Forbidden City Temple of Heaven
Tian'anmen Square Forbidden City Temple of Heaven
Day 3
Beijing
After breakfast, start to drive to visit the Mutianyu Great Wall (2 hours) - the section of the Great Wall which is more popular among foreign visitors. Have the lunch near the Mutianyu Great Wall, and then drive back to the downtown and have a short visit to see the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube (about 1 hour) - the amazing architectures that built for Beijing Olympic Games. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
Optional Night Activities: Peking Roasted Duck around 1 hour

Detials in the itinerary:
► Click What to pack for Great Wall Trips to find some tips when climbing the Great Wall of China
► If you would like to have a tighter itinerary in this day,
Xiushui Street (generally 1.5-2 hours) - known as the Leading Foreign Trade Market, can be added after your sightseeing of Bird Nest and Water Cube.
Mutianyu Great Wall Water Cube Beijing Peking Roast Duck
Mutianyu Great Wall Water Cube Peking Roast Duck
Day 4
Beijing Xian
After breakfast, drive to Drum Tower area for taking a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw (Short route, 40 min) - the way to know the Beijing local lifestyle. And then, a visit to the Summer Palace (about 1.5 hour ) - the existing largest, best-preserved imperial garden in China. After you lunchi in Beijing, be transferred to the airport for the 2 hours flight to Xian. Your Xi'an tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian

Details in the itinerary:
► About Beijing Hutong sightseeing details can be found on Beijing Hutong Tour Tips
► During the summer days, you can have a dragon boat cruise in Summer Palace on the Kunming Lake, about 10 min cruising. (fee excluded in the quotation)
► An alternative transporting method between Beijing and Xian is the high speed train which is in lower price but a little longer transporting duration, about 5.5-6 hours. Detailed information can be found in Beijing-Xian High-speed Train page.
Beijing Hutong Rickshaw Tour Summer Palace Xian City View
Beijing Hutong Rickshaw Tour Summer Palace Xian City View
Day 5
Xian
Ample time will be provided for visits to Terracotta Warriors (2.5 - 3 hours) - one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation. After lunch near the Terracotta Warriors area, drive back to the downtown for a visit to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda (1 hour) - the site of the old Han and Tang capital Chang'an. After that, continue to visit the Xian City Wall (1 hour) - represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian
Optional Night Activities: Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner 3.5 hours (daily 18:00 - 20:30 for dinner, 20:30 – 21:35 for Tang Dynasty Show)

Details in the itinerary:
Terracotta Warriors Sightseeing including Army of Terracotta Warriors Museum (inlcuding Pit 1, Pit 2 and Pit 3 as well the exhibition hall of the chariots and horses), Tomb of Qin Shi Huang, etc. (Not fixed because some sites may be closed for renovating)
Xi’an downtown - Terracotta Warriors: 38km, 1 hour driving
    Terracotta Warriors - Small Wild Goose PAgoda (Xian downtown area): 38km, 1 hour driving 
Terracotta Warriors Xian City Wall Tang Dynasty Show
Terracotta Warriors Xian City Wall Tang Dynasty Show
Day 6
Xian  Chongqing, Embark
Finish up Xi'an tour by visiting famous Shaanxi History Museum. After lunch in Xi’an be transferred to airport and take a 2 hours flight to Chongqing - so called ‘Mountain City’. Your Chongqing tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the wharf and start point of the Yangtze River Cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: On Yangtze cruise boat

Details in the itinerary:
► The embark time of Yangtze River Cruise is 19:00. And the depart time of the cruise is 21:00.
► If you have enough free time in Chongqing before embark, you can have a try of Chongqing Hot Pot
► Xi’an downtown - Xi’an airport: 46km. 1 hour driving
    Chongqing Airport - Chongqing downtown: 32km, 1 hour driving
Shaanxi History Museum Chongqing City View Yangtze River Cruise
Shaanxi History Museum Chongqing City View Yangtze River Cruise
Day 7
Yangtze River Cruise
Enjoy your Yangtze cruise! Around 8:00, you will have a short visit to Fengdu (or Wanzhou according to the river condition, 2.5 - 3 hours) - known as the 'Ghost City' to most Chinese people. Around 16:00, there is an excursion to Shibaozhai (around 1 - 2 hours, at your own expense) - a wooden architecture stands on the riverside. .
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: On Yangtze cruise boat

Details in the itinerary:
► A general cruising time of this day (based on Victoria Cruise itinerary)
   07:00 breakfast
   08:00 Fengdu Ghost City (or Wanzhou) visiting (2.5 - 3 hours)
   11:30 back to the ship12:00 lunch time
   16:00 optional excursion to Shibaozhai (around 1 - 2 hours)
   18:00 back to the ship and join the welcome banquet and Capitan’s party
Fengdu Ghost City Shibaozhai Room of Yangtze River Cruise
Fengdu Ghost City Shibaozhai Room of Yangtze River Cruise
Day 8
Yangtze River Cruise
Today, an optional excursion around 07:30 will be the White Emperor City (2 hours, at your own expense) - a place offers a view looking toward the Qutang Gorge is depicted on the back of the Chinese 10-yuan bill. Back to the ship and then pass through Three Gorges that namely Qutang Gorge (near 10:00) - considered the most dramatic by many visitors, Wu Gorge (near 11:30) - known for its deep valleys and forest covered mountains., and then after lunch, you will have a excursion to Shennong Stream (or Less Three Gorges according to the river condition. 4.5 - 5 hours) around 12:30.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: On Yangtze cruise boat

Details in the itinerary:
► A general cruising time of this day (based on Victoria Cruise itinerary)
   06:30 breakfast07:30 optional excursion the White Emperor City (2 hours)
   10:00 back to the ship, pass through the Qutang Gorge and appreciating the magnificent scenery of Kuimen
   11:30 pass through Wu Gorge, lunch time
   12:30 change into a small-size sightseeing boat to visit Shennong Stream or Less Three Gorges (4.5 - 5 hours)
   17:30 back to the ship and pass through Xiling Gorge
   19:00 dinner time
   23:00 pass through the ship lock of Three Gorges Dam
► Excursion trip to White Emperor City, you would take the coach directly to Baidi Temple in 20 minutes’ drive. You will have two hours for your White Emperor City visit to appreciate the rich historic story and mysterious land.
Qutang Gorges Wu Gorge Shennong Stream
Qutang Gorge Wu Gorge Shennong Stream
Day 9
Disembark, Yichang  Shanghai
Today around 07:30, you will firstly visit the Three Gorge Dam (2.5 - 3 hours) - planned to be by far the largest hydroelectric project in the world. After the visiting and lunch time, disembark at Yichang around 13:30. Your tour guide will wait for you at the wharf and help you to be transferred to the airport for your 2 hours’ flight to Shanghai. Your Shanghai tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai
Optional Night Activities: No

Details in the itinerary:
► A general cruising time of this day (based on Victoria Cruise itinerary)
   07:00 breakfast
   07:30 visiting Three Gorges Dam (2.5 - 3 hours)
   10:00 back to the ship
   13:30 after lunch time and disembark
► Yichang wharf - Yichang airport: 37km, 50 min driving
   Shanghai Pudong airport - Shanghai downtown: 50km, 1.5 hours driving
   Shanghai Hongqiao airport - Shanghai downtown: 15km, 30min driving
Three Gorges Dam Yichang City View Shanghai Hongqiao Airport
Three Gorges Dam Yichang City View Shanghai Hongqiao Airport
Day 10
Shanghai
A full day sightseeing starts with Jade Buddha Temple (1 hour) - famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels, which is said to weigh 1,000 kg. And then, go to Yuyuan Garden (1 hour) - a Chinese classic garden in city downtown. Then visit the nearby Chenghuangmiao (Old Street)(1 hour). After lunch time, you will have an exterior tour of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower (30 min) - the most charming landmark of Shanghai. And then, go for shopping in Nanjing Road (1 hours generally) - the earliest commercial street in Shanghai, and have a leisure walk along the Bund (30 min) - famous as a group of building known as "a Gallery of world architecture". After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai
Optional Night Activities: Acrobatic Show about 2 hours (daily 19:30)

Details in the itinerary:
Traditional Dim-sum Banquet in Yuyuan Garden Yuyuan Garden is recommended as today’s lunch choice. 
Jade Buddha Temple Chenghuangmiao The Bund Shanghai
Jade Buddha Temple Chenghuangmiao The Bund
Day 11
Departure Shanghai
Free at leisure until be transferred to the airport for the return flight.
Meals: Breakfast

Details in the itinerary:
Shanghai downtown - Shanghai Pudong airport : 50km, 1.5 hours driving
    Shanghai downtown - Shanghai Hongqiao airport: 15km, 30min driving
Service Ends

Note:
Visiting time, transporting time, and duration of shows and meals in the itinerary are suggested and will be subject to change particular situations.

Full price of this tour (per person in US$):

  • JAN, FEB, DEC
  • MAR, JUN, JUL, AUG
  • APR, MAY, SEP, OCT, NOV
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   2828   3134   3609
2-5 persons 1841 2388 2006 2694 2251 3169
6-9 persons 1586 2132 1751 2438 1996 2913
10 persons & above 1371 1845 1518 2114 1762 2587
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   2926   3245   3905
2-5 persons 1918 2485 2091 2805 2438 3465
6-9 persons 1663 2230 1835 2549 2182 3209
10 persons & above 1430 1933 1579 2208 1845 2724
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   3057   3458   4111
2-5 persons 2003 2616 2219 3018 2555 3671
6-9 persons 1748 2361 1963 2762 2300 3415
10 persons & above 1524 2082 1716 2438 2041 3068

Full price of this tour (per person in US$):

  • JAN, FEB, DEC
  • MAR, JUN, JUL, AUG
  • APR, MAY, SEP, OCT, NOV
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   2828   3134   3609
2-5 persons 1841 2388 2006 2694 2251 3169
6-9 persons 1586 2132 1751 2438 1996 2913
10 persons & above 1371 1845 1518 2114 1762 2587
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   2926   3245   3905
2-5 persons 1918 2485 2091 2805 2438 3465
6-9 persons 1663 2230 1835 2549 2182 3209
10 persons & above 1430 1933 1579 2208 1845 2724
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   3057   3458   4111
2-5 persons 2003 2616 2219 3018 2555 3671
6-9 persons 1748 2361 1963 2762 2300 3415
10 persons & above 1524 2082 1716 2438 2041 3068

Recommended Hotels:

City Economy Hotel ★★★ Comfortable Hotel ★★★★ Deluxe Hotel ★★★★★
Beijing Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of HeavenRoyal Phoenix Hotel BeijingCrowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U Town
Xian Skytel Hotel XianDays Hotel & Suites Xinxing XianSofitel on Renmin Square Xian
Yangtze River CruisePresident No.1Victoria Cruises (USA)Century Legend/Paragon
Shanghai Kingtown Hotel Plaza ShanghaiCourtyard by Marriott Shanghai Puxi HotelHoward Johnson Plaza Hotel

Optional Local Specialties & Night Shows:

City Local Specialties Nights Shows
Beijing Beijing Roasted DuckSee the Peking Opera
Xian Dumpling BanquetTang Dynasty Show with Dinner
Shanghai Tea CeremonyAcrobatics Show

Remarks:
1. The prices quoted here are only valid from March 1, 2014 to March 1, 2015. TCT reserves the right to adjust the prices of any portion of the tour due to the reasons beyond our control without prior notice.
2. All quotation is in US dollar (per person), and based on the exchange rate between CNY and USD in effect at the time of publishing. It is subject to change.
3. The quotation on our website is also subject to change during some Chinese festivals, national holidays, fairs or events, when hotels may levy higher rates which will be advised on a case by case basis.
4. The availabilities of rooms, flights and etc. are subject to change until the actual booking is been made.
5. Specific requests such as adjacent or connecting rooms, bedding requests, smoking or non-smoking rooms and special dietary needs should be subjected to reconfirm upon your arrival. We would put on your request to the Hotel.
 
Price includes:
1. Airport/railway station welcome and private transfers between airports/railway stations, hotels and sightseeing spots. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
2. Domestic airfare of economic class or train ticket(s) as mentioned in the itinerary. Airport construction fee and fuel surcharge are included.
3. Accommodation (if include Yangtze cruiser) based on two adults sharing one standard twin-bed room (cabin); solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin-bed room/cabin of their own are required to pay additional charge of single supplement rate (S.SUPP in above price table). A single room (cabin) is subject to availability based on prior request at an additional cost; if the recommended hotel is not available, it will be substituted by a similar one.
4. Driver and English-speaking guide service on normal sightseeing activities noted in the itinerary.
5. All entrance fees to scenic spots as shown in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by local tour guides based on the local circumstances which are beyond the control of TopChinaTravel. TCT will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible.
6. Meals as specified in the itinerary.
7. Government taxes.
 
Price excludes:
1. Round way International airfare or train tickets, unless otherwise noted.
2. Visa fee, passport application or renewal fee.
3. Any Meals not specified in the itinerary.
4. Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc.
5. Personal expenses such as excess luggage fees, laundry, postage, communications and beverages.
6. Optional meals and shows mentioned in the itinerary, which will be added up if the clients desire to take the activities.
7. Any extra cost caused by changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations, damages or injury caused by accident beyond the control of TopChinaTravel and that has incurred due to the tourist action violating the laws.
8. Any items not specified in the plan.

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