9 Days Golden Yangtze Cruise

Beijing, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise, Yichang, Shanghai

Tour Code: TCT-Yangtze-01

Tour Type: Private Tour

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

Price from $ 1317

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Tour Feature

  Best combination of Yangtze River and two gateway cities Beijing and Shanghai
  Great short-term China tour to see the highlights of China
  Enjoy the history and culture in Beijing, leisure on cruise but not boring, stunned by skyline of Shanghai
  Free enquiry and tour can be customized according to your personal requests and interests


What to Expect

DayDestinationHighlights
01BeijingTransfer service  to hotel
02BeijingTiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Temple of Heaven, Panjiayuan Antique Market
03BeijingSummer Palace, Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park, the exterior of Bird Nest and Water Cube
04Beijing ChongqingEling Park, Chongqing People's Great Hall
05Yangtze River CruiseFengdu(optional), Shibaozhai
06Yangtze River CruiseWhite Emperor City (optional), Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Godness Stream, TGD ship-locks
07Yichang ShanghaiThree Gorges Dam, Xiling Gorge
08ShanghaiJade Buddha Temple,  the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street, The Bund
09ShanghaiTransfer 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: Summer Palace, 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 start your tour to explore Great Wall.
[08:30-12:30]Drive to Summer Palace, which is the existing largest, best-preserved imperial garden in China. Boat ride on Kunming Lake is included. Then drive directly to Mutianyu Great Wall.
[12:30-13:30]Lunch time at Xiaolongpu Restaurant,famous for the vegetable food, such as fried vegetables, dry-fried beans, sweet corn cake
[13:30-17:30]Visit 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. 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.
[17:30-18:30]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 Chongqing

Meals: Breakfast
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 before transfer to airport to catch the morning flight for Chongqing.

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 Riverand 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 5Yangtze 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 6Yangtze 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


Xiling Gorge

Day 7Yichang 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 8Shanghai

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 9Departure 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
Accommodation:
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 ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and drive to Summer Palace, which is the existing largest, best-preserved imperial garden in China. Boat ride on Kunming Lake is included. Then drive directly to Mutianyu Great Wall, which 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.

In the later afternoon drive back to downtown, photo stop at 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 Beijing China
 

Day 4Beijing Chongqing

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

Morning at leisure before transfer to airport to catch the morning flight for Chongqing.

Arrive at Chongqing about noon time. 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 5Yangtze 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. Enjoy the Minorities and Dynasty Costumes Show at night.


Fengdu Ghost City

Day 6Yangtze River Cruise

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

Early Bird Coffee and Tea, practice Tai Chi on board and Buffet breakfast in the morning.  Then take Additional Shore excursion to White Emperor City with extra cost. Sailing through Qutang Gorge & Wu Gorge. After the buffet lunch, shore excursion to Godness Stream. Evening enjoy Captain's Farewell Banquet and the Crew cabaret. Sails through the TGD ship-locks.


Xiling Gorge

Day 7Yichang 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 8Shanghai

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, a Chinese classic garden in city downtown, shopping time at Shanghai Old Street and Nanjing Road, 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 SizeDec. ~ Feb.Mar. ~ Nov.
2 ~ 5 pax$1463$1665
6 ~ 9 pax$1317$1518

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
ShanghaiXiao Long BaoAcrobatics Show

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