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Tour Code: BT-L416

China & Yangtze Cruise Tour of Beijing, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise, Yichang and Shanghai

Tour Length: 9 days
Available Dates: Based on the cruise sailing dates

Daily Itinerary Summary

Badaling Great Wall, China

Day 01: Entry Beijing
Upon your arrival in Beijing, our guide will meet you outside the baggage claim area at Beijing airport and transfer you to check in the well selected hotel. The left hours of the day are on your side for free individual arrangements. You can stay at the hotel to relax or explore the city by yourselves.

Hotel : Crowne Plaza

Day 02: Beijing
Today's delightful highlights cover the Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. The Tiananmen Square is located at the center of Beijing and it is the biggest city square of the world. It can accommodate nearly 1 million people to hold a celebration. Walking northward from the square, you can get to the front entrance of the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City was firstly built in the year of A.D.1406 and finished in A.D.1420. It witnesses the 24 emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties. Now it has been the largest and the most well-preserved ancient building complex of the world. After having an a la carte lunch, you will go ahead to the sacred Temple of Heaven where the emperors offer sacrifices to gods and pray for good harvest. In the evening, you will enjoy a lively Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre.

Hotel : Crowne Plaza
Meals : B, L

Day 03: Beijing
In the morning, you will be brought to the Badaling section of the Great Wall with comfortable transfer for a brief hiking there. This can be treated as one of the most important activities for the entire Beijing trip because there is a saying goes that he who has never been to the Great Wall is not a true man. The Sichuan food is arranged for lunch at a nice restaurant after your morning visit. Continue the visit to the Sacred Way and the Ming Tomb in the afternoon. The Sacred Way which is comprised by the stone archway, the big red gate, the stone statue and the Dragon and Phoenix Gate is the access of the Ming Tomb complex. There are 13 mausoleums in the Ming Tomb complex and 13 emperors, 23 queens, 2 princes, more than 30 Imperial Women and one eunuch of the Ming dynasty are buried there. Until now, only 3 tombs are open to the public and one of them is the most famous because of its underground palace. This is just the one that you will visit in the afternoon.
Hotel : Crowne Plaza
Meals : B, L

Yangtze River Shennong Stream excursion

Day 04: Beijing Chongqing
A royal garden, the Summer Palace which is situated at the northwest suburb of Beijing is welcome your coming in the morning. This garden is about 15 kilo meters away from Beijing city. The Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake were naturally utilized by the landscape architect to create a beautiful paradise. After an a la carte lunch, your guide will transfer you to the airport and see you off by a flight to Chongqing, which is the biggest city in Southwest China and the key port of departure and destination for Yangtze River cruises. Pick you up at Chongqing airport and then transfer you to board the luxurious cruise ship, which sets sail at about 21:30. Your memorable Yangtze River Cruise begins.

Cruises: Yangtze Gold Cruises
Meals : B, L

Day 05: Chongqing Fengdu
The river guide will give a brief introduction of the cruise and the schedule during the process after breakfast. Then, you will meet the initial onshore excursion to the Ghost City in Fengdu. The Captain's Welcome Party will be held tonight. Enjoy yourselves.

Cruises : Yangtze Gold Cruises
Meals : B, L, D

Day 06: Three Little Gorges
The essential part of the Yangtze River cruise is coming today. You will appreciate the unique scenery of the Three Gorges. An interesting junk adventure along the Three Little Gorges will expect you here, which lasts about 3-4 hours. Then sail into the Xiling Gorge and pass the Five Level Ship Lock in the evening.

Cruises : Yangtze Gold Cruises
Meals : B, L, D

Shanghai Pudong new area

Day 07: Yichang Shanghai
Disembark for an excursion to the under constructed Three Gorges Dam. Pack your luggage and follow the check-out procedures. After having lunch at Yichang city, visit the Yichang Museum if time allows. Head for Shanghai by flight and your local professional tour guide will expect you with comfortable transfer service. Check in at the hotel for a good rest.

Hotel : Renaissance Shanghai Yuyuan Hotel
Meals : B, L

Day 08: Shanghai
Your first stop in this morning is the Shanghai Museum. In this art hall, a collection of 120,000 pieces of precious art works are on display waiting for your coming. You can find ancient Chinese bronze, painting, ceramics, calligraphy and so on there. Then you will go ahead to the Yuyuan Garden which is a symbol of the architecture style of gardens in Ming and Qing dynasty. After having an a la carte lunch at a fancy restaurant, a wonderful Huangpu River cruise is arranged for you. Hope you will like it. After that you will have chance to visit an old street in Shanghai.  
Hotel : Renaissance Shanghai Yuyuan Hotel
Meals : B, L

Day 09: Shanghai/ Exit
Be at leisure until the hotel-airport transfer is arranged for you according to your homebound flight schedule.

Meals : B

2019 Tour Prices
( Based on per person and shown in US dollars. )
Group size
2-5 travelers 6-9 travelers 10 travelers & above
High season Double Occupancy $2002.00 $1762.00 $1642.00
Sole Occupancy $2712.00 $2472.00 $2352.00
Low season Double Occupancy $1982.00 $1742.00 $1632.00
Sole Occupancy $2682.00 $2442.00 $2332.00

The above private guided tour is tailored for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other participants will be in your group. In other words, others will not join in your tour and you will not take part into any tours of others on our land services.

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