15 Days from Chongqing to Shanghai Yangtze Cruise

Beijing, Xian, Yangtze River Cruise (Chongqing-Yichang-Wuhan-Mt. Jiuhuashan-Nanjing-Shanghai)

Tour Code: TCT-Yangtze-Stop2

Tour Type: Private Tour

Best Travel Time: Best from middle March to November.

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Tour Feature

  The most favorable tour in our Yangtze River Tour list
  The best combination of travel destinations in China
  A private tour is well designed in chronological order day by day
  Comfortable Yangtze River cruise boat with colorful activities and shore excursions
 

What to Expect

DayDestinationHighlights
01BeijingTransfer service to hotel
02BeijingTiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Temple of Heaven, Panjiayuan Antique Market
03BeijingMutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park, the exterior of Bird Nest and Water Cube
04Beijing XianHutong Tour by rickshaw, Summer Palace
05XianTerracotta Warriors, Tang Bo Art Museum, Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter
06Xian ChongqingAncient City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda and north square, Hanyang Mausoleum
07Yangtze River CruiseFengdu(optional), Shibaozhai
08Yangtze River CruiseWhite Emperor City (optional), Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Godness Stream, TGD ship-locks
09Yangtze River CruiseThree Gorge Dam
10Yangtze River Cruise Hebei Provincial Museum
11Yangtze River CruiseMt. Jiuhuashan
12Yangtze River CruiseSun Yat–sen Memorial, Qing Dynasty style bazaar
13Disembark ShanghaiJade Buddha Temple, the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower
14ShanghaiYuyuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street, The Bund, Shanghai Museum, Nanjing Road
15ShanghaiTransfer 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
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.


Hutong Tour by Richshaw
 

Day 5 Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Atour Hotel Xian Nanmen ★★★★
Sightseeing:Terracotta Warriors, Tang Bo Art Museum, Bell Tower, 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]Afternoon visit Tang Bo Art Museum, where gives you brief history and examples of Chinese art. The calligraphy lesson will be arranged and you will be taught how to write a couple of Chinese characters. Then visit the Bell tower, which is the largest bell tower in structure and shape and the best-preserved one in China. Continue to visit Muslim Quarter and enjoy your shopping time there.
[17:00-17:30]Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night activities, such as Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner.


Terracotta Warriors
 
 

Day 6 Xian Chongqing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
On Board: Hongyadong Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Ancient City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda and north square, Hanyang Tomb
 
[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 one day leisure tour in Xian before leaving for Shanghai.
[10:00-12:30]Visit the Ancient 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. After that visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and you will have chance to watch the North plaza fountain show.
[12:30-16:30]Special lunch will be arranged as dumpling banquet at local restaurant. After lunch, drive to Xian airport, on the way visit the Hanyang Mausoleum, the largest museum with largest floor space in China.

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

Xian City Wall
Xian City Wall
 

Day 7Yangtze River Cruise

Meals: Lunch& Dinner
On Board: Victoria cruise ★★★★★
Sightseeing: Fengdu
 
In the morning, your local guide will meet you at your hotel then transfer to the dock for your cruise boat boarding.

Sail from picturesque Chongqing at 10:00. Take a shore excursion to Fengdu’s “Ghost City known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill, or the new relocation village for families who have moved as a result of the Yangtze’s rising waters brought about by the Three Gorges Dam. Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to Shibaozhai(your own expense), with its impressive wooden pagoda


Fengdu Ghost City
 

Day 8Yangtze River Cruise

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner
On Board: Victoria Cruise ★★★★★
Sightseeing: Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Goddness Stress, Three Gorges Dam Ship Locks,
 
[06:30-08:30]Early Bird Coffee and Tea; Practice Tai Chi on board and Buffet breakfast, Keep sailing through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge.
[08:00-13:30]Shore excursion to Goddess Stream with buffet Lunch on board
[18:00-22:00]The cruise sails trhough the Three Gorges Dam Ship Locks with buffet dinner on board
 
Goddess Stream
Goddess Stream
 

Day 9Yangtz River Cruise

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch& Dinner
On Board:Victoria Cruise ★★★★★
Sightseeing: Three Gorge Dam, Xiling Gorge
 
[06:30-08:30]Early Bird Coffee and Tea; Practice Tai Chi on board and Buffet breakfast
[08:00-13:00]Continue your cruise tour by visiting the Three Gorges Dam, you could really feel the might of the dam. After the tour, back to your boat. Then sail through the Gezhou Dam ship-locks. Buffet lunch on board
[13:00-21:00]Keep cruise along the river. Buffet dinner is offered on board in the evening.


Three Gorges Dam
 

Day 10Yangtze River Cruise

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch& Dinner
On Board: Victoria Cruise ★★★★★
Sightseeing: Hubei Provincial Museum
 
[06:30-08:30]Early Bird Coffee and Tea; Practice Tai Chi on board and Buffet breakfast
[08:30-12:00]Activities on board as you like. Continue your cruise and you will take a shore excursion of Wuhan the capital of Hubei Province.
[12:00-20:00]After lunch on board, visit the Hubei Provincial Museum. Enjoy the buffet lunch on board in the evening.
 

Wuhan City View
 

Day 11Yangtze River Cruise

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch& Dinner
On Board: Victoria Cruise ★★★★★
Sightseeing: Mt. Jiuhuashan
 
[06:30-09:00]Early Bird Coffee and Tea; Practice Tai Chi on board and Buffet breakfast. The cruise keeps sailing and arrives Guichi.
[09:00-21:00]Full day excursion to Jiuhuashan or “Mountain of the Nine Lotuses”, one of the four sacred mountains in Chinese Buddhism. The one hundred square kilometer area is known for its quiet beauty, which includes ridges and peaks, winding paths, waterfalls, streams and ancient temples. (Huangshan or “Yellow Mountain” may be substituted if weather or road conditions do not permit a visit to Jiuhuashan.) During the tour, lunch is arranged at local restaurant. Buffet dinner is arranged on board in the evening.
 

Jiuhua Mountain
 

Day 12Yangtze River Cruise

 Meals: Breakfast & Lunch& Dinner
On Board: Victoria Cruise ★★★★★
Sightseeing: Sun Yat–sen Memorial, Qing Dynasty style bazaar
 
[06:30-08:30]Early Bird Coffee and Tea; Practice Tai Chi on board and Buffet breakfast
[08:00-15:00] Arrive at Nanjing, where you will tour the The Dr. Sun Yat Sen's Mausoleum and a Qing-dynasty style bazaar that near Confucian Temple with a lunch. Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to Yangzhou.
[15:00-20:00]Keep sailing along Yangtze River. Buffet dinner offered on board.
 

The Dr. Sun Yat Sen's Mausoleum 
 

Day 13Arrival Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Sunrise On The Bund Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Jade Buddha Temple, the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower

The cruise arrive at Shanghai wharf in the morning, where the local tour guide pick you up and transfer to hotel for check.

After Lunch at local restaurant, 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 walk on Riverside Promenade Bingjiang Da Dao
 

Oriental Pearl TV Tower
 

Day 14Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Sunrise On The Bund Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street, The Bund, Shanghai Museum, Nanjing Road
 
[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]Lunch time for the local special food, Dim Sum and Steamed Bun
[12:30-13:30]Lunch time at Shi Yuan Restaurant, offering the local Chinese food, famous for the braised eggplant, vegetable ball, and diced chicken with walnuts in soya sauce.
[13:30-16:30]Drive to visit Shanghai Museum to see a comprehensive collection of Chinese arts, including paintings, calligraphy, sculptures, jade carvings and furniture. Then explore the famous commercial street in Shanghai, the Nanjing Road.
[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.
 

Yuyuan Garden
 

Day 15Departure 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 visit Tiananmen Square, the largest public square in the world;today’s highlight: Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Hike to Jingshan Park for a nice panoramic view of the Forbidden City at the top of Coal Hill.

After Lunch time at Shi Yuan Restaurant, visit Temple of Heaven, which was used to pray for harvest by the emperors. Shopping time at Panjiayuan Antique Market and Pearl Market before back to hotel.
 


Forbidden City
 

Day 3Beijing

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

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 time at Xiaolongpu Restaurant, 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. Experience Chinese tea at tea house before back to hotel.
 

 
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
 

Day 4Beijing Xian

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

Morning pick up from your hotel lobby, Drive to Drum Tower area for taking a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw, which is the way to know the Beijing local lifestyle. Continue visit to Summer Palace, which is the existing largest, best-preserved imperial garden in China.
After lunch, be transferred to the airport for the 2 hours flight to Xian


Hutong Tour by Richshaw
 

Day 5 Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Atour Hotel Xian Nanmen ★★★★
Sightseeing:Terracotta Warriors, Tang Bo Art Museum, Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter

Hotel pick up in the morning, then drive to  Terracotta Warriors and explore one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation.

After lunch time at Lanchi Restaurant, visit Tang Bo Art Museum, where gives you brief history and examples of Chinese art. Then visit the Bell tower, the largest bell tower in structure and shape and the best-preserved one in China. Continue to visit Muslim Quarter and enjoy your shopping time there.
 


Terracotta Warriors
 
 

Day 6 Xian Chongqing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
On Board: Hongyadong Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Ancient City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda and north square, Hanyang Tomb

Pick up and check out from hotel  and morning visit to the Ancient City Wall, which represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Thenvisit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda at the North plaza.

After dumpling banquet lunch, drive to Xian airport. Visit the Hanyang Mausoleum on the way, the largest museum with largest floor space in China. Fly to Chongqing where the airport pick up service is arranged and transfer to hotel.
 
Xian City Wall
Xian City Wall
 

Day 7Yangtze River Cruise

Meals: Lunch& Dinner
On Board: Victoria cruise ★★★★★
 
In the morning, your local guide will meet you at your hotel then transfer to the dock for your cruise boat boarding.

Sail from picturesque Chongqing at 10:00. Take a shore excursion to Fengdu’s “Ghost City” known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill. Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to Shibaozhai(your own expense), with its impressive wooden pagoda


Fengdu Ghost City
 

Day 8Yangtze River Cruise

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

Early Bird Coffee and Tea; Practice Tai Chi on board and Buffet breakfast, Keep sailing through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Shore excursion to Goddess Stream with buffet Lunch on board. The cruise sails trhough the Three Gorges Dam Ship Locks with buffet dinner on board
 
Goddess Stream
Goddess Stream
 

Day 9Yangtz River Cruise

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

Early Bird Coffee and Tea; Practice Tai Chi on board and Buffet breakfast. Continue your cruise tour by visiting the Three Gorges Dam, you could really feel the might of the dam. After the tour, back to your boat. Then sail through the Gezhou Dam ship-locks. Buffet lunch on board. Keep cruise along the river. Buffet dinner is offered on board in the evening.


Three Gorges Dam
 

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. Continue your cruise and you will take a shore excursion of Wuhan the capital of Hubei Province. After lunch on board, visit the Hubei Provincial Museum. Enjoy the buffet lunch on board in the evening.
 

Wuhan City View
 

Day 11Yangtze River Cruise

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

Early Bird Coffee and Tea; Practice Tai Chi on board and Buffet breakfast. The cruise keeps sailing and arrives Guichi. Full day excursion to Mt. Jiuhuashan or “Mountain of the Nine Lotuses”, one of the four sacred mountains in Chinese Buddhism. (Huangshan or “Yellow Mountain” may be substituted if weather or road conditions do not permit a visit to Jiuhuashan.) During the tour, lunch is arranged at local restaurant. Buffet dinner is arranged on board in the evening.

 

Jiuhua Mountain
 

Day 12Yangtze River Cruise

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

Early Bird Coffee and Tea; Practice Tai Chi on board and Buffet breakfast.  Arrive at Nanjing, where you will tour the The Dr. Sun Yat Sen's Mausoleum and a Qing-dynasty style bazaar that near Confucian Temple with a lunch. Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to Yangzhou. Keep sailing along Yangtze River. Buffet dinner offered on board.
 

The Dr. Sun Yat Sen's Mausoleum 
 

Day 13Arrival Shanghai

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

The cruise arrive at Shanghai wharf in the morning, where the local tour guide pick you up and transfer to hotel for check.
After Lunch at local restaurant, visit Jade Buddha Temple, which is famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels. Then visit the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, while walk on Riverside Promenade Bingjiang Da Dao.
 

Oriental Pearl TV Tower
 

Day 14Shanghai

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

The city tour starts from hotel pick-up in the morning. Drive to visit Jade Buddha Temple, which is famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels.Then visit the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, while walking on Riverside Promenade Bingjiang Da Dao.

After lunch at local restaurant, Visit Yuyuan Garden, a Chinese classic garden in city downtown. Shopping time at Shanghai Old Street and Nanjing Roa, 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".
 

Yuyuan Garden
 

Day 15Departure 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 SizeDec. ~ Feb.Mar. ~ Nov.
2 ~ 5 pax$-$-
6 ~ 9 pax$-$-

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, 2017 to Feb 28, 2018, 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

Optional Activities

CityLocal SpecialtiesNights Shows
BeijingBeijing Roasted DuckPeking Opera
ChongqingChongqing Hot PotSichuan Opera
ShanghaiXiao Long BaoAcrobatics Show

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