14 Days Amazing Journey to the Wonderland

Beijing, Xian, Jiuzhaigou Valley, Chengdu, Chongqing, Yangtze Cruise, Yichang, Shanghai

Tour Code: TCT-Yangtze-07

Tour Type: Private Tour

Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year, best from April to November. p.s. October and early November are the most colorful months of Jiuzhaigou Valley.

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Tour Feature

  Bring you to enjoy the most beautiful new scenery of Jiuzhaigou Valley in China
  The most popular river cruise along Yangtze River is included, offering you a more leisure China vacation
  Fine-designed itinerary and hand-picked tours combination of China history, culture and nature view\
  A private tour is well designed in chronological order day by day

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, the exterior of Bird Nest and Water Cube
04 Beijing Xian Hutong Tour by rickshaw, Summer Palace
05 Xian Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, Muslim Quarter
06 Xian Jiuzhaigou Huanglong National Park
07 Jiuzhaigou Jiuzhaigou Valley Park
08 Jiuzhaigou Chengdu Flight to Chengdu
09 ChengduChongqing Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
10 Yangtze River Cruise Fengdu(optional), Shibaozhai
11 Yangtze River Cruise White Emperor City (optional), Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Godness Stream
12 Yichang Shanghai Three Gorges Dam
13 Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple,  the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street, The Bund
14 Shanghai Transfer service to airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Beijing

Meals: No Meals
Recommended 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
Beijing City View
 

Day 2Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended 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
Recommended 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
Recommended Hotel: New Century Hotel Xi'an ★★★★
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
Beijing Hutong
 

Day 5Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: New Century Hotel Xi'an ★★★★
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.
[17:00-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night activities, such as Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner.

Qin Terracotta Warriors
Terracotta Warriors
 

Day 6Xian Jiuzhaigou

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:New Jiuzhai Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Huanglong National Park

After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for morning flight to Jiuzhaigou. Your Jiuzhaigou tour guide will wait for you at the airport.
 
[12:00-16:00] Lunch will be served at local restaurant nearby Chuanzhusi Temple. After lunch, visit Huanglong National Park, which is a World Natural Heritage site, and famous for its colorful ponds, snowy mountains, deep valleys, and dense forest. All the colors of the rainbow are here. The landscape studded with waterfalls and terraced, colored limestone ponds of blue, yellow, white and green. We suggest you hike on the mountain to explore the real beauty of Huanglong National Park. There is also cable car service available, and you can take it to the top at your expense for relaxing trip.
[16:00-17:30] Drive to your hotel in Jiuzhaigou about 1.5 hours. Get rest and prepare for tomorrow excursion tour to Jiuzhaigou Valley.

Huanglong Scenic Area
Huanglong Scenic Area
 

Day 7Jiuzhaigou

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: New Jiuzhai Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve
 
[08:00-08:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the fairyland and national treasure.
[08:30-12:30] Take full day excursion into Jiuzhaigou Valley with your guide accompanying. Take a shuttle bus from Lantian Station to the Long Lake, then walk around and enjoy the Long lake & the Five-colour Pool. After that, take a shuttle bus from Five-colour Pool to Nuorilang Waterfall.Take full day excursion into Jiuzhaigou valley with your guide accompanying. Take a shuttle bus from Lantian Station to the Long Lake, then walk around and enjoy the Long lake & the Five-colour Pool. After that, take a shuttle bus from Five-colour Pool to Nuorilang Waterfall.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time will be served at Nuorilang restaurant in the park. You can also choose to have a picnic lunch at stopover site.
[13:30-17:30] Continue your hiking tour in the afternoon and feel relaxed without pushing at all. Walk to the Nuorilang Waterfall  for a visit before taking a shuttle bus from Nuorilang to Shuzheng Lake, visit the Rhino Lake, Tiger Lake, Shuzheng Fall and Princess Lake along the way in the bus . Then walk around and enjoy the Shuzheng Lake, the Shuzheng Valley, Take a shuttle bus  From Shuzheng Lake to Shuanglong Lake for a visit to the Shuanglong Waterfall.
[17:30-18:00] Finally take a shuttle bus back to the Lantian Station, and visit the Reed Lake, Bonsai Shoal and Mirror Cliff along the way in the bus. Relax in the hotel. The Tibetan dancing show will be an optional activity for you in the evening.
 

Jiuzhaigou Valley
 

Day 8Jiuzhaigou Chengdu

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel: Atour Hotel Chengdu ★★★★

Morning at leisure in the hotel and be transferred to Jiuzhaigou airport for flight to Chengdu in the afternoon. Your Chengdu tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel. Today is a free day without tours. We suggest you have good rest at hotel or walk around by yourself. If time allows, you could walk around Kuai Zhai Alley or Jinlin Street by yourself. You can also ask with your local guide for night shows and activities, such as Sichan Opera, Sichuan Hot Pot, ect on the way to your hotel.

Chengdu City View
Chengdu City View|
 

Day 9Chengud Chongqing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Victoria Cruise ★★★★★
Sightseeing: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
 
[08:30-09:00] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Panda hometown.
[09:00-12:30] Enjoy your interesting tour to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding which is a huge institution replicates the natural habitat of the giant panda. Sightseeing shuttle bus is included. You will learn the habits and characteristics of Giant and baby pandas, observe them eating bamboos and playing around.
[12:30-13:30] Typical lunch will be arranged as Hot Pot at Old House restaurant.
 

Take high speed train for Chongqing where the local guide will meet you at the exit of railway station. Then drive you to Chaotianmen wharf and check in Victoria cruise, which Set sail from Chongqing at 9:00 p.m.

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
 

Day 10Yangtze 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
Fengdu Ghost City
 

Day 11Yangtze River Cruise

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch& Dinner
On Board: Victoria cruise ★★★★★
Sightseeing:White Emperor City (optional), Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Goddess Stream
 
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 Goddess Stream. Evening enjoy Captain's Farewell Banquet and the Crew cabaret.

Qutang Gorge of Yangtze River
Qutang Gorge
 

Day 12Yichang Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel: SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund ★★★★
Sightseeing:Three Gorges Dam Site
 
[06:00-07:45] Buffet breakfast
[07:45-11:15] Disembark at Maoping cruise terminal, Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site; transfer to the passenger center in downtown of Yichang
[12:30-15:30] Your Yichang tour guide will wait for you at Yichang passenger center and transfer you 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
Three Gorges Dam
 

Day 13Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund ★★★★
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 14 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
Recommended 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
Beijing City View
 

Day 2Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended 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. Shopping time at Panjiayuan Antique Market and Pearl Market.
 


Forbidden City
 

Day 3Beijing

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

Pick up from hotel in the morning. 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
Mutianyu Great Wall
 

Day 4Beijing Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: New Century Hotel Xi'an ★★★★

Pick up from hotel after breakfast, drive to Drum Tower area for taking a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw, which is the way to know the Beijing local lifestyle. Then visit 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 airport, where the local guide is waiting for you at the exit.

Beijing Hutong
Beijing Hutong Tour
 

Day 5Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: New Century Hotel Xi'an ★★★★

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. Bicycle or sightseeing car will be arranged on the wall to go around. Continue to visit Muslim Quarter and enjoy your shopping time there.

Qin Terracotta Warriors
Qin Terracotta Warriors
 

Day 6Xian Jiuzhaigou

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:New Jiuzhai Hotel ★★★★

After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for morning flight to Jiuzhaigou. Your Jiuzhaigou tour guide will wait for you at the airport. Lunch will be served at local restaurant nearby Chuanzhusi Temple. After lunch, visit Huanglong National Park, which is a World Natural Heritage site, and famous for its colorful ponds, snowy mountains, deep valleys, and dense forest. Drive to your hotel in Jiuzhaigou about 1.5 hours. Get rest and prepare for tomorrow excursion tour to Jiuzhaigou Valley.

Huanglong Scenic Area
Huanglong Scenic Area
 

Day 7Jiuzhaigou

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: New Jiuzhai Hotel ★★★★

Hotel morning pick-up, then take full day excursion into Jiuzhaigou valley with your guide accompanying. The guide will suggest the best visit route in the valley. Lunch time will be served at Nuorilang restaurant in the park. Continue your hiking tour in the afternoon and feel relaxed without pushing at all.
 

Jiuzhaigou Valley
 

Day 8Jiuzhaigou Chengdu

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel: Atour Hotel Chengdu ★★★★

Morning at leisure in the hotel and be transferred to Jiuzhaigou airport for flight to Chengdu in the afternoon. Your Chengdu tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.

Chengdu City View
Chengdu City View
 

Day 9Chengud Chongqing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Victoria Cruise ★★★★★

Today you will explore the panda hometown. Enjoy your interesting tour to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding which is a huge institution replicates the natural habitat of the giant panda. Typical lunch will be arranged as Hot Pot at Old House restaurant.

Then take high speed train for Chongqing where you check in Victoria cruise, which Set sail from Chongqing at 9:00 p.m.

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
 

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 in the morning.
Then take Additional Shore excursion to Fengdu with extra cost. Buffet lunchis served on board. Afternoon shore excursion to Shibaozhai. Captain's Welcome Reception with buffet dinner tonight. Enjoy the Minorities and Dynasty Costumes Show at night.

Fengdu Ghost City
Fengdu Ghost City
 

Day 11Yangtze River Cruise

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

Buffet breakfast in the morning, then take Additional Shore excursion to White Emperor City with extra cost. Keeping sailing through Gutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. After Lunch, Shore excursion to Goddess Stream. Enjoy Captain's Farewell Banquet and the Crew cabaret.

Qutang Gorge of Yangtze River
Qutang Gorge
 

Day 12Yichang Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel: SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund ★★★★

Disembark at Maoping Cruise Terminal this morning and take a coach to visit the Three Gorges Dam, which spans the Yangtze River at Sandouping; it is the world's largest power station. After the tour in late morning, the cruises company will provide a motor coach to transfer you to the passenger center in the downtown of Yichang, where our local guide is waiting for you. And then transfer you to the airport.

Three Gorges Dam
Three Gorges Dam
 

Day 13Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund ★★★★

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".


The Bund
 

Day 14Departure Shanghai

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$)

Hotel Class Group Size Dec. ~ Feb. Mar. ~ Nov.
Economy Hotel
★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $2939 $3225
6 ~ 9 pax $2321 $2606
Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $3096 $3398
6 ~ 9 pax $2478 $2780
Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $3451 $3963
6 ~ 9 pax $2832 $3345

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, 2018 to Feb 28, 2019, 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

City Local Specialties Nights Shows
Beijing Beijing Roasted DuckPeking Opera
Chengdu Chengdu Hot PotSichuan Opera
Shanghai Xiao Long BaoAcrobatics Show

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