11-Day Odyssey of the Yangtze Join-in Tour: Beijing, Xian, Yangtze River Cruise and Shanghai

11-Day Odyssey of the Yangtze Join-in Tour: Beijing, Xian, Yangtze River Cruise and Shanghai
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$1924
Duration: 11 days
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Description

A small group tour takes you to discover the splendid treasures of China, beginning in Beijing, followed by numerous popular destinations, like the Xian, Chongqing and Shanghai. The highlight of the tour lies in the relaxing voyage on the Yangtze River, along with fascinating shore excursions to Three Gorge Dam and a small boat trip on the Shennong Stream, among others.

Day 1 Arrive in Beijing
You will be met at the Beijing Internal Airport and taken to your hotel.

Beijing hotel options:
5-Star Hotel: The Regent Beijing
4-Star Hotel: Novotel Peace Hotel

Day 2 Beijing (B)
Visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace.

Day 3 Beijing (B)
The tour today starts with the Mutianyu Great Wall. Round trip cable car is included. Back to downtown, have a stopover at the Bird's Nest and Water Cube. Lastly hop on a rickshaw for a Hutong tour.

Day 4 Beijing-Xian (B)
After breakfast, visit the remarkable Temple of Heaven. Afterwards, take a high-speed train ride to Xian.

Xi'an Hotel options:
5 Star: Sofitel on Renmin Square, Xian
4 Star: Grand Mercure on Renmin Square, Xian

Day 5 Xian (B)
Explore the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda.

Day 6 Xian-Chongqing (B)
Start your tour today with the ancient Xian City Wall and the Great Mosque. After taking a stroll around the Muslim Street, you will be driven to the airport for your flight to Chongqing. Upon arrival, visit Ciqikou Old Town if time permits. Later, embark the Yangtze River Cruise ship.

Yangtze River Cruise options:
5 Star: Century Diamond (Every Tuesday Departure)
5 Star: President No. 6 (Every Thursday Departure)
5 Star: Victoria Selina (Every Saturday Departure)

Day 7 Yangtze River Cruise (B+L+D)
Go ashore for an excursion to Fengdu Ghost City or Shibaozhai. The Captain's Welcome Party will be held in the evening.

Day 8 Yangtze River Cruise (B+L+D)
Today the ship will sail pass the stunning views of Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge. Disembark to visit the Small Three Gorges or experience a small boat trip on the Shengnong Stream. At night, pass through the ship lock if weather permits.

Day 9 Yichang – Shanghai (B+L)
After breakfast, disembark to visit the grand Three Gorges Dam. When arriving in Yichang, you will be taken to have lunch, then brought to the airport to catch the flight heading to Shanghai.

Shanghai hotel options:
5 Star: Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel
5 Star: Pullman Shanghai Jingan Hotel

Day 10 Shanghai (B)
Commence your tour with a visit to the Shanghai Museum, a walk at The Bund and Nanjing Road. After that, visit Yuyuan Garden, and stroll around the nearby Chenghuang Miao bazaars and New Spot.

Note: Shanghai Museum is closed to public on Mondays, then Shanghai History Museum will be arranged on the day instead.

Day 11 Depart from Shanghai (B)

Today please arrange your own way to the airport for your homeward flight.

A small group tour takes you to discover the splendid treasures of China, beginning in Beijing, followed by numerous popular destinations, like the Xian, Chongqing and Shanghai. The highlight of the tour lies in the relaxing voyage on the Yangtze River, along with fascinating shore excursions to Three Gorge Dam and a small boat trip on the Shennong Stream, among others.