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Yangtze River Cruise and Essential China

10-Day Beijing, Chongqing, Yangtze, Yichang, Shanghai Tour

Yangtze River Cruise and Essential China

This great tour fuses the experience of seeing modern China and the beauty of the nature along the Yangtze River and this mixture will definitely make any man happy.

Tour Code: CHT-YZ-06

Departure Date: You Choose!

Inclusions:

Private Guide Driver Hotel
Entrance Fees Authentic Chinese Meals

From $1,839  P/P Price detail

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Day1

Beijing Arrival

This day is predicted for getting in to the city of Beijing and no other activities are predicted.

Meals: No Meals

Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town   |  Sunworld Hotel Beijing   |  Red Wall Hotel Beijing 

Day2

Beijing

Great Wall

Great Wall

The first stop of the day is the famous Great Wall. This is the largest defensive structure ever made by a human hand and it is also one of the most famous landmarks of China. You will be visiting a less crowded and more accessible part of it called the Mutianyu Great Wall and that will be a really special experience. The climb there is very steep so you will get to climb with a cable car and the descending is predicted by a slide way. After that, you will get to see the Temple of Heaven. This is one of the most significant Buddhist temples and it is a rather huge structure. It was used as an imperial temple where Chinese emperors used to pray for the good harvest. You will have your lunch at the Traditional Mongolian Restaurant. Meals: Breakfast and a Chinese lunch

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Traditional Mongolian Restaurant

Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town   |  Sunworld Hotel Beijing   |  Red Wall Hotel Beijing 

Day3

Beijing

Forbidden City

Forbidden City

The first scenic spot of the day is the largest and the most famous city square in the entire world. Namely the Tiananmen Square is a place where many important things in Chinese history took place and it offers some really spectacular sites to be seen. It is surrounded by monumental buildings and visiting it will be an extraordinary experience.After that you will go to the neighbouring Forbidden City. It is arguably the most famous imperial complex in the world. It was home to not less than 24 Chinese Emperors from 1368 until 1911 and it is really something that can’t be seen anywhere else. The last stop of the day is Hutong in Xicheng District. This part of the town still has the old appeal and it is rapidly disappearing suppressed by the modern construction. It is only the matter of time until it completely perishes and seeing it before that is definitely a good idea. Your lunch will be served at the Courtyard 7 Restaurant. Meals: Breakfast and a lunch

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Courtyard 7 Restaurant

Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town   |  Sunworld Hotel Beijing   |  Red Wall Hotel Beijing 

Day4

Beijing to Chongqing to Yangtze

This day is reserved for travelling from Beijing to Chongqing. Once you are there you will get to see the Three Gorges Museum. This place is dedicated to the famous dam and to the Yangtze River although there are some exhibits connected to the war years. After that you will get to see the Ciqikou Old Town. This place is very charming with its narrow streets and small wooden houses and it provides some great opportunities for shopping souvenirs or tasting local snacks. The lunch will be served at the Cai Xiang Yuan Restaurant. When you are done with this, the ship will be waiting for you to take you on the cruise. Meals: Breakfast and a Chinese lunch

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Hai Ke Hui Restaurant

Hotels: On the Ship

Day5

Yangtze

--Shibaozhai, literally means Stone Treasure Fortress, Located in Zhong County, it was first built in Qing Dynasty in 1750. Shibaozhai is one historic site that will look much different in 2009. The wooden architecture stands on the riverside. It is built by catch upon a rectangular rock with sheer cliffs with a height of 56 meters and 12 stories. And every floor of the wooden structure contains interesting artifacts. Each of the 12 floors of Shibaozhai is dedicated to a famous general of the Three Kingdoms period (220-265AD), a local scholar or a renowned Chinese poet.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch , dinner

Hotels: On the Ship

Day6

Yangtze

--Taichi exercise.
Passes through the 1st gorge--Qutang Gorge.
Passes through the 2cd gorge---Wu Gorge.
Shore excursion to Shennong Stream(1:30pm-5:30pm). You have the option of visiting White Emperor City(RMB290 per person).
Crew's Performance.
Sails through the 5-steps Ship locks.
Shennong Stream is another tributary of the Yangtze River, and its fast-flowing, crystal clear water runs southwards through deep gorges. The stream races past large and small karst caves, flocks of swallows, sheer cliffs, deep gorges, waterfalls, three-colored springs, rapids, the ancient plank path, a suspended coffin in the cliff, groups of ancient tombs and marvelous karst formations.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch , dinner

Hotels: On the Ship

Day7

Yichang to Shanghai

--Shore excursion to The Three Gorges Dam Site. Arrive in Yichang at 1:00pm.
Three Gorges Dam, the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man and it has been a dream for several generations of Chinese people. The construction of the dam formally began in 1994. The body of the dam was completed in 2003, and the whole construction has been completed in 2009. It will be 2,335 meters long, 185 meters high, 18 meters wide on the top and 130 meters wide at the bottom. The tourists can get access to the top of the dam and enjoy different kinds of photo opportunities.

Meals: Breakfast

Hotels: Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World   |  The Bund Hotel Shanghai   |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 

Day8

Shanghai

Yuyuan Garden

Yuyuan Garden

This day starts with a visit to the Exhibition Hall of Shanghai Urban Planning. This is the place dedicated to the future of Shanghai and the whole second floor is reserved for a scale model of the future city core. It is a leap to the future and it will be very interesting experience. Yuyuan Market is best known for the Temple of City God which makes it a religious centre of Shanghai and many locals come here to worship daily. There are also some festivals being held there. After that, the tour goes to the Yuyuan Garden. This is a classic Chinese style garden that allows you to enjoy some truly impressive sites and above all, some peace and quiet. Finally, you will get to see the Shanghai World Financial Centre. This is one of the tallest buildings in the world and it looks more than impressive in every aspect. It also has the tallest observation platform in the world and the view from it is simply breathtaking. The lunch will be served in the Old Shanghai Restaurant. Meals: Breakfast and a Chinese lunch

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Old Shanghai Restaurant

Hotels: Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World   |  The Bund Hotel Shanghai   |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 

Day9

Shanghai

This is one of the most interesting places in Shanghai. It is lying on the water and allows you to see some really interesting architecture along the way. The tour includes 8 scenic spots: Shanghai Handicraft Exhibition Hall, Tongtianhe, the historic Post Office, the Chenghuang Temple, Yanyitang Art Gallery, Kezhi Garden, Quanhua Shanghai Art Gallery and Yuanjin Temple. There is also a 20 minutes cruise predicted as well. Meals: Breakfast

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotels: Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World   |  The Bund Hotel Shanghai   |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 

Day10

Shanghai Departure

This is the day of the departure and no other activities are predicted.

Meals: Breakfast

Price Per Person in US Dollars

$ USD
Dec.1 - Mar.31 Deluxe Superior Tourist Single Room Supplement
1 person -
2-5 persons / /
6-9 persons / /
Apr.1- Nov.31 Deluxe Superior Tourist Single Room Supplement
1 person -
2-5 persons / /
6-9 persons / /

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Price Inclusion

  • Entrance Fees to the Scenic Spots as Listed in the Itinerary
  • Centrally Located Hotels with daily western & Chinese buffet breakfasts
  • Authentic Chinese Food
  • Private Cars and Drivers
  • Private Guides
  • Flights & Transfers in China
  • Airport Taxes and Fuel Fees
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • Insurance
  • Luggage Transfers

Price Exclusion

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Single Room Supplement.
  • Personal Expenses: such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.

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