11-Day Small-Group China Tour: Beijing - Xi'an - Yangtze Cruise - Shanghai

11-Day Small-Group China Tour: Beijing - Xi'an - Yangtze Cruise - Shanghai
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$1957
Duration: 11 days
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This 11-day China small group tour is a collection of highlight cities - Beijing, the capital city for several dynasties; Xi'an - the starting point of the world-renowned Silk Road; Shanghai, an international modern metropolis; and the most importantly, the three Gorges Dam, the 'cross-the-century' project and the Yangtze River cruise, just as classical as it sounds.

Day 1: Beijing
Today your guide will meet you at Beijing International Airport and transfer you to the hotel. Relax for the rest of the day before the adventure begins.

Overnight: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5-star) - the former Sheraton

Day 2: Beijing (B+L)
Visit Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City this morning. An a la carte lunch is served to taste the real Chinese food. In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Heaven. The evening will be highlighted by a lovely Chinese Kung Fu Show.

Overnight: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5-star) - the former Sheraton

Day 3: Beijing (B)
Visit the Badaling Great Wall and a jade factory in the morning. Lunch is on your own arrangement. Visit the Sacred Way. You will see the appearance of Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) on the way to downtown.

Overnight: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5-star) - the former Sheraton

Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an (B+L)
Visit the Summer Palace, a pearl store and the traditional Hutong alleys. A la carte lunch is served. Take an afternoon flight to Xi'an and check in the hotel.

Overnight: Sheraton Hotel Xi'an (5-star)

Day 5: Xi'an (B+L+D)
Full day tour to the amazing Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, a pottery-making factory, the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and the famous Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show with the Dumpling Dinner. A special home cooked lunch at a local family is served today. (Tips: the dance show is available from Apr to Nov.)

Overnight: Sheraton Hotel Xi'an (5-star)

Day 6: Xi'an - Chongqing (B)
Visit the ancient City Wall. Take a flight to Chongqing and visit Ciqikou area if time permits. Then your memorable Yangtze River tour begins at 22:00 as you board the luxurious cruise ship.

Overnight: President No.6 with balcony (5-star)

Day 7 - Day 8: Yangtze River Cruise (B+L+D)
Yangtze River cruise tour.

Overnight: President No.6 with balcony (5-star)

Day 9: Yichang - Shanghai (B+L)
Check out of the ship and disembark to visit the Three Gorges Dam. Then the cruise ship company drive you to the Three Gorges Tourist Center. Our guide will pick you up there.  After lunch, Take a flight to Shanghai and check in at the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Equatorial Shanghai (4-star)

Day 10: Shanghai (B+L)
Visit Shanghai Museum, the Yuyuan Garden and a silk shop. An a la carte lunch will be served at a popular local restaurant. After lunch, visit the Bund, where you will have a cruise tour along the Huangpu River. Upon returning to the hotel your guide will see you into the lobby to say bon voyage.

Overnight: Hotel Equatorial Shanghai (4-star)

Day 11: Shanghai (B)
Airport drop-off is not included today. Please find your own way to the airport.

This 11-day China small group tour is a collection of highlight cities - Beijing, the capital city for several dynasties; Xi'an - the starting point of the world-renowned Silk Road; Shanghai, an international modern metropolis; and the most importantly, the three Gorges Dam, the 'cross-the-century' project and the Yangtze River cruise, just as classical as it sounds.