13 Days from Li River to the Yangtze Tour

Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Yangtze River Cruise (Chongqing-Yichang), Shanghai

Tour Code: TCT-Yangtze-04

Tour Type: Private Tour

Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year, best from April to November.

Price from $ 2051

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Tour Feature

  The Best seller tour of Top China Travel.
  Fine-designed itinerary and hand-picked tours combination.
  Not only present the long history and rich culture in China, but also the breathtaking scenery of Li River in Guilin and
      relaxing voyage  along Yangtze River.

What to Expect

Day Destination Highlights
01 Beijing Transfer service to hotel
02 Beijing Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Temple of Heaven, Panjiayuan Antique Market
03 Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park (exterier view of Bird Nest and Water Cube)
04 Beijing Xian Hutong Tour by rickshaw, Summer Palace
05 Xian Guilin Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, Muslim Quarter
06 Guilin Yangshuo Li River, West Street, Silver Cave, Langzi Ancient Village
07 Yangshuo Yangshuo countryside, Yulong River
08 Guilin Chongqing Eling Park, Chongqing People's Great Hall
09 Yangtze River Cruise Fengdu(optional), Shibaozhai
10 Yangtze River Cruise White Emperor City (optional), Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Godness Stream, TGD ship-locks
11 Yichang Shanghai Three Gorges Dam, Xiling Gorge
12 Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple,  the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street, The Bund
13 Shanghai Transfer service to airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Beijing

Meals: No Meals
Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China. You will be greeted and met by TCT tour guide at the airport and transferred to your hotel, whenever your flight arrives in Beijing. After check-in, free at leisure for the rest of the day.


Beijing City View

Day 2Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel:Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★
Sightseeing: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Temple of Heaven, Panjiayuan Antique Market
 

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the historical city of Beijing.
[09:30-12:30] You will reach the Tian’anmen Square, the largest public square in the world. Walk through the square and visit today’s highlight: Forbidden City , the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Hike to Jingshan Park, where gives a nice panoramic view of the Forbidden City at the top of Coal Hill.
[12:30-14:00] Lunch time at Shi Yuan Restaurant, Chinese local food, famous for the braised eggplant, vegetable ball, and diced chicken with walnuts in soya sauce.
[14:00-16:30] Visit Temple of Heaven, which was used to pray for harvest by the emperors. It is China's existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven. Shopping time at Panjiayuan Antique Market and Pearl Market.
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night show or the Peking duck dinner with your guide and ask for suggestions.


Forbidden City

Day 3Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★
Sightseeing: Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park, The exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube
 

[08:00-08:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Great Wall.
[08:30-12:30] Drive to Mutianyu Great Wall, which section is more popular among foreign visitors. Upon arrival, you can choose to hike on the Great Wall, or take cable car up and walk around.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time at Xiaolongpu Restaurant, famous for the vegetable food, such as fried vegetables, dry-fried beans, sweet corn cake
[13:30-16:30] Drive back to Beijing city, while you can take a nap in the car. Visit the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube, the amazing architectures that built for Beijing Olympic Games. After that you will experience Chinese tea at tea house.
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night activities, such as foot massage, houhai night bars and Sanlitun bar street.


Mutianyu Great Wall

Day 4Beijing Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Atour Hotel Xian Nanmen ★★★★
Sightseeing: Beijing Hutong, Summer Palace
 

[09:30-10:00] You will have enough time to pack up and check out. Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and have half day leisure tour in Beijing.
[10:00-11:30] Drive to Drum Tower area for taking a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw , which is the way to know the Beijing local lifestyle.
[11:30-14:30] Drive to Summer Palace, which is the existing largest, best-preserved imperial garden in China. Boat ride on Kunming Lake is included. Lunch will be arranged at nearby restaurant, named Xiangyangtun, with opera stage inside.


After lunch, 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.


Beijing Hutong Tour
 

Day 5Xian Guilin

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Guilin Bravo Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, Muslim Quarter

[09:00-09:30]  Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Ancient city.
[09:30-12:30] Drive to Terracotta Warriors and explore one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation. Shuttle bus will be arranged for your convenience.
[12:30-14:00] Lunch time at Lanchi Restaurant, professional for buffet and local food, such as dim sum, noodles and Chinese hamburger.
[14:00-17:00] Visit the Ancient Xian City Wall, which represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Bicycle or sightseeing car will be arranged on the wall to go around. Continue to visit Muslim Quarter and enjoy your shopping time there.

Fly to Guilin. Your Guilin tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.


Terracotta Warriors

Day 6Guilin Yangshuo

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Green Lotus Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Li River, West Street, Silver Cave, Langzi Ancient Village
 

[08:00-08:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Li River on Cruise.
[09:30-14:00] Enjoy Li River Cruise tour with buffet lunch on board. Deluxe cruise will be arranged with decent facility and good service. Savor the fairy-tale scenery while cruising down the meandering river to Yangshuo. You can go on the sundeck or just sit and appreciate the view from the picture windows. After disembarking, walk through the West Street or take sightseeing car to the parking lot. Check-in the hotel in Yangshuo and take a refreshment rest.
[14:30-17:00] Drive to Silver Cave, which is the typical karst cave that goes through 12 hills totally. It is worth a visit there. After that, discover the nearby Langzi Ancient Village, which is well preserved. Walk in the ancient architectural complex in Ming & Qing dynasty and also experience the life of local residents.
[17:00-17:30] Drive back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the Impression of Liu Sanjie or just hang out at West Street night bars.


Li River Cruise

Day 7Yangshuo

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Green Lotus Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Yangshuo countryside, Yulong River
 

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Yangshuo countryside.
[09:30-12:30] Enjoy Yangshuo countryside leisure tour by bike or electromobile. We offer two options for your selection. This route covers the highlights of Yangshuo village, from Jima to Chaoyang about 15 km. You will be well guided and no rush at all.
[12:30-13:30] A la carte lunch will be arranged at farmhouse courtyard nearby Yulong River. The meal is exactly the local dishes, such as beer fish; Yangshuo tianluonian; stewed pork with taros
[13:30-17:30] Hike on the Yulong footpath at Yulong riverside. Appreciate the clear river with countless hills surrounded. Cycling back to Yangshuo town among the Yangshuo ten-mile Gallery, extension visit to moon hill and big banyan tree is up to you.
 
Yangshuo Countryside Biking
Yangshuo Countryside Biking

Day 8Guilin Chongqing

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
On Board: Victoria cruise ★★★★★
Sightseeing: Eling Park, Chongqing People's Great Hall

Morning at leisure on your own, you could just relax at the hotel outdoor bar next to Li River or get back to West Street for shopping.

Fly to Chongqing. Your Chongqing tour guide will wait for you at the airport. After lunch, have a visit to Eling Park displays the layout of Suzhou gardens. You can also take excursion to Kansheng Tower where the bird’s-eye view of the Yangtze River and Chongqing city is breathtaking. And then, continue to visit the Chongqing People Grand Hall which looks like the enlarged version of the sacramental Temple of Heaven in Beijing.

Drive to Chaotianmen wharf and check-in at the Victoria cruise, which Set sail from Chongqing at 9:00 p.m.

Chongqing City View
Chongqing City View

Day 9Yangtze River Cruise

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch& Dinner
On Board: Victoria cruise ★★★★★
Sightseeing:Fengdu (optional), Shibaozhai

[06:30-08:30] Early Bird Coffee and Tea; Practice Tai Chi on board and Buffet breakfast.
[09:00-13:30] Activities on board as you like. Or take Additional Shore excursion to Fengdu with extra cost. Buffet lunchis served on board.
[16:00-21:00] Shore excursion to Shibaozhai. Late afternoon Captain's Welcome Reception with buffet dinner. Evening, enjoy the Minorities and Dynasty Costumes Show


Fengdu Ghost City

Day 10Yangtze River Cruise

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch& Dinner
On Board: Victoria cruise ★★★★★
Sightseeing:White Emperor City (optional), Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Godness Stream, TGD ship-locks

06:30-08:30] Early Bird Coffee and Tea; Practice Tai Chi on board and Buffet breakfast.
[07:30-10:15] Activities on board as you like. Or take Additional Shore excursion to White Emperor City with extra cost.
[10:45-13:00] Sailing through Qutang Gorge & Scenic cruising of Wu Gorge, buffet lunch is served on board.
[15:15-21:45] Shore excursion to Godness Stream. Evening enjoy Captain's Farewell Banquet and the Crew cabaret.
[22:00-23:00] Sails through the TGD ship-locks



Qutang Gorge

Day 11Yichang Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Sunrise On The Bund Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing:Three Gorges Dam Site, Xiling Gorge

[06:00-07:45] Buffet breakfast
[07:45-11:15] Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site; Scenic cruising Xiling Gorge
[12:30-15:30] Disembark in Yichang, Your Yichang tour guide will wait for you at Yichang dock and help you to transfer to the airport.

Fly to Shanghai. Your Shanghai tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.


Three Gorges Dam

Day 12Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel:
Sunrise on the Bund Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing:
Jade Buddha Temple, the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden; Shanghai Old Street, The Bund
 

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Modern city of China.
[09:30-12:30] Visit Jade Buddha Temple, which is famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels, which is said to weigh 1,000 kg.Then visit the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, while walking on Riverside Promenade Bingjiang Da Dao.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time for the local special food, Dim Sum and Steamed Bun
[13:30-16:30] Visit Yuyuan Garden, which is a Chinese classic garden in city downtown, shopping time at Shanghai Old Street and Nanjing Road which is the earliest commercial street in Shanghai, you could look for some special souvenirs and silk product there. After that, enjoy a leisure walk along the Bund, famous for groups of buildings known as "a Gallery of world architecture".
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night Acrobatic Show, especially the ERA show, which is one of the most popular evening entertainments in Shanghai.
 

The Bund

Day 13 Departure Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast

Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for return flight. We can arrange the Maglev train ride to Pudong airport if you are
interested in, or we will drive you directly to the airport.

Service Ends

 

Day 1Arrival Beijing

Meals: No Meals
Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China. You will be greeted and met by TCT tour guide at the airport and transferred to your hotel, whenever your flight arrives in Beijing. After check-in, free at leisure for the rest of the day.


Beijing City View

Day 2Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel:Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the historical city of Beijing. Morning tour visit Tian’anmen Square, the largest public square in the world. Walk through the square and visit Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Hike to Jingshan Park, where gives a nice panoramic view of the Forbidden City at the top of Coal Hill. After lunch, Visit Temple of Heaven which was used to pray for harvest by the emperors. It is China's existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven. Shopping time at Panjiayuan Antique Market and Pearl Market.
 


Forbidden City

Day 3Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Great Wall. Drive to Mutianyu Great Wall, which section is more popular among foreign visitors. Upon arrival, you can choose to hike on the Great Wall, or take cable car up and walk around. After lunch, Drive back to Beijing city, while you can take a nap in the car. Visit the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube, the amazing architectures that built for Beijing Olympic Games. After that you will experience Chinese tea at tea house.


Mutianyu Great Wall

Day 4Beijing Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Atour Hotel Xian Nanmen ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and have half day leisure tour in Beijing. Drive to Drum Tower area for taking a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw, which is the way to know the Beijing local lifestyle. Drive to Summer Palace, which is the existing largest, best-preserved imperial garden in China. Boat ride on Kunming Lake is included.  After lunch, be transferred to the airport for the 2 hours flight to Xian. Your Xian tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.


Beijing Hutong Tour
 

Day 5Xian Guilin

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Guilin Bravo Hotel ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Ancient city. Drive to Terracotta Warriors and explore one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation. Shuttle bus will be arranged for your convenience. After lunch, visit the Ancient Xian City Wall, which represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Continue to visit Muslim Quarter and enjoy your shopping time there. Fly to Guilin. Your Guilin tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.
 

Terracotta Warriors

Day 6Guilin Yangshuo

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Green Lotus Hotel ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Li River on Cruise.  Enjoy Li River Cruise tour with buffet lunch on board. Deluxe cruise will be arranged with decent facility and good service. Savor the fairy-tale scenery while cruising down the meandering river to Yangshuo. After disembarking, walk through the West Street or take sightseeing car to the parking lot. Check-in the hotel in Yangshuo and afternoon drive to Silver Cave, which is the typical karst cave that goes through 12 hills totally. After that, discover the nearby Langzi Ancient Village. Walk in the ancient architectural complex in Ming & Qing dynasty and also experience the life of local residents.
 


Li River Cruise

Day 7Yangshuo

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Green Lotus Hotel ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Yangshuo countryside. Enjoy Yangshuo countryside leisure tour by bike or electromobile. We offer two options for your selection. This route covers the highlights of Yangshuo village, from Jima to Chaoyang about 15 km. You will be well guided and no rush at all. After lunch, hike on the Yulong footpath at Yulong riverside. Appreciate the clear river with countless hills surrounded. Cycling back to Yangshuo town among the Yangshuo ten-mile Gallery, extension visit to moon hill and big banyan tree is up to you.

Yangshuo Countryside Biking
Yangshuo Countryside Biking

Day 8Guilin Chongqing

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
On Board: Victoria cruise ★★★★★

Morning at leisure on your own. Fly to Chongqing. Your Chongqing tour guide will wait for you at the airport. After lunch, have a visit to Eling Park displays the layout of Suzhou gardens. You can also take excursion to Kansheng Tower where the bird’s-eye view of the Yangtze River and Chongqing city is breathtaking. And then, continue to visit the Chongqing People Grand Hall which looks like the enlarged version of the sacramental Temple of Heaven in Beijing. Drive to Chaotianmen wharf and check-in at the Victoria cruise, which Set sail from Chongqing at 9:00 p.m.

Chongqing City View
Chongqing City View

Day 9Yangtze River Cruise

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch& Dinner
On Board: Victoria cruise ★★★★★

Early Bird Coffee and Tea; Practice Tai Chi on board and Buffet breakfast. Activities on board as you like. Or take Additional Shore excursion to Fengdu with extra cost. Buffet lunchis served on board. Shore excursion to Shibaozhai. Late afternoon Captain's Welcome Reception with buffet dinner. Evening, enjoy the Minorities and Dynasty Costumes Show


Fengdu Ghost City

Day 10Yangtze River Cruise

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch& Dinner
On Board: Victoria cruise ★★★★★

Early Bird Coffee and Tea. Practice Tai Chi on board and Buffet breakfast. Activities on board as you like. Or take Additional Shore excursion to White Emperor City with extra cost. Sailing through Qutang Gorge & Scenic cruising of Wu Gorge, buffet lunch is served on board. Shore excursion to Godness Stream. Evening enjoy Captain's Farewell Banquet and the Crew cabaret. Sails through the TGD ship-locks.


Qutang Gorge

Day 11Yichang Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Sunrise On The Bund Hotel ★★★★

After buffet breakfast, shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site, Scenic cruising Xiling Gorge. Disembark in Yichang, Your Yichang tour guide will wait for you at Yichang dock and help you to transfer to the airport.


Three Gorges Dam

Day 12Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel:
Sunrise on the Bund Hotel ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Modern city of China. Visit Jade Buddha Temple, which is famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels, which is said to weigh 1,000 kg.Then visit the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, while walking on Riverside. After lunch, visit Yuyuan Garden, which is a Chinese classic garden in city downtown, shopping time at Shanghai Old Street and Nanjing Road which is the earliest commercial street in Shanghai. After that, enjoy a leisure walk along the Bund, famous for groups of buildings known as "a Gallery of world architecture".
 


The Bund

Day 13 Departure Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast

Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for return flight. We can arrange the Maglev train ride to Pudong airport if you are
interested in, or we will drive you directly to the airport.

Service Ends

Prices (per person in US$)

Group Size Dec. ~ Feb. Mar. ~ Nov.
2 ~ 5 pax $2415 $2680
6 ~ 9 pax $2051 $2316

Price includes:
  Domestic flight or high-speed train as specified
  Private transfer between the airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
  Private licensed English-speaking guide and driver service
  Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
  All attraction entrance fees as specified
  Meals mentioned in the itinerary, Chinese local food
  China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance

Price excludes:
  International Air tickets or Train Tickets to enter or leave China
  Tips to your tour guide and driver on your own discretion
  China Entry Visa Fees
  Personal expenses
  Optional tours, meals, activities and services

Remarks:
※   Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2016 to Feb 28, 2017, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
※   TCT reserves the right to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
※   No guide on the flight and Yangtze River cruise. 
※   Recommended hotels are subject to change in actual booking
※   Special requirements should be advised to TCT in advance.
※   TCT reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control


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