14 Days Beijing Yangtze Cruise Guilin Xian Shanghai Small Group Tour
• 5 star Yangtze cruise ship with balcony
• Superior hotels
• English-speaking guide
• Guaranteed departures:Mon.Wed.Fri.Sun.
• All inclusive
Day 1 Beijing Arrival
On arrival in Beijing, meet our driver and enjoy a private transfer to our city centre located hotel.
Explore the city on your own.
Hotel: Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel or similar
Day 2 Beijing City Tour
Pick up from your Beijing hotel around 6:30am. Visit the largest square of the world, Tiananmen Square. Followed with the largest Imperial Palace in the world-Forbidden City (UNESCO) where 24 emperors of Ming & Qing dynasty lived and controlled China from there for several hundred years.
After typical Chinese lunch at local restaurant, head to the Temple of Heaven (UNESCO) which was built in 1420, once was the venue for the Ming and Qing emperors to offer sacrifices to Heaven and pray for good harvest for the coming new year.
The next stop is the Summer Palace (UNESCO). Known as the largest and best-preserved imperial gardens of the world, the Summer Palace inscribed on the UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1998.
Transfer back to your hotel in the late afternoon.
Optional: Enjoy Acrobatic Show at only US$37 per person.
Our Beijing night tou starts from pick up from your downtown hotel in Beijing around 6:00 pm and drive to Beijing the theatre.
Arrival at theatre, you will be lead to your seat with the assistance of both our tour guide and theatre staff who have your pre-reserved entrance tickets.
Acrobatic show in China boasts a rich history of more than 1,000 of years. “Splendid!” represents the unremitting pursuit of China National Acrobatic Troupe for the traditional Chinese culture and top level of acrobatic arts. The show grants the traditional acrobatic arts with brand new elements by implementing modern techniques. Through this soul touching experience, the concept of “Great acrobatics with vigorous artistic life” has been fully interpreted.
Transfer back to your hotel around 21:00 pm.
Meals: Breakfast + Chinese lunch
Day 3 Badaling Great Wall
Pick up from your hotel around 0650am . Take a 2 hrs drive to Badaling Great Wall, the symbol of ancient Chinese civilization and the landmark of China. Badaling Great Wall (UNESCO): It is the most famous section of Great Wall in Beijing which built more than 600 years ago during the Ming Dynasty. This section is some 70km away to downtown Beijing by superhighway and it is the closest section of the Great Wall to Beijing which can be visited in a half day. Badadling Great Wall was completely restored after 1957. Hiking the Great Wall (cable car is optional) for 1.5 hrs and head to the largest restaurant to enjoy a typical Chinese style lunch.
Take a 45 minutes drive to the Changling Mausoleum (UNESCO), the largest of the 13 Ming Tombs. The 13 Ming Tombs are the cemeteries of the 13 Ming emperors after the Ming Dynasty moved the capital to Beijing. The imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties are four groups of tombs in four provinces of eastern China. The tombs, designed in keeping with the Chinese principles of geomancy (fengshui), provide outstanding evidence of Chinese beliefs and traditional from the 14th century onwards and are significant examples of architecture and applied arts from that period.
Pass by Olympic Green, the "Bird's Nest" & "Water Cube".
Badaling Great Wall tour ends and transfer back to your hotel Beijing in the late afternoon.
Optional: Enjoy Kungfu Show at only US$37 per person.
Our Beijing show tour starts from pick up serivce from your Beijing hotel around 6:00 pm and drive to Beijing Red Theatre which located at No. 44, Xing fu Da Jie, Chongwen District Beijing.
Arrival at Red Theatre, you will be lead to your seat with the assistance of both our tour guide and theatre staff who have your pre-reserved entrance tickets.
Meet our guide and transfer back to your hotel Beijing around 0900 pm. End of our memorable Beijing Kung fu Show tour.
Meals: Breakfast + Chinese lunch
Day 4 Beijing Yichang by high speed train
Take high speed train G555 12:57PM-19:15PM (Duration:6h18m)to Yichang.
We are arranging a motor-coach transfer from Yichang passenger terminal to board our vessel in Maoping:
From the Yichang Cruise Terminal Center at Dock #9 (142 Yanjiang Road (across the street from Wanda Square)
Transfer starts between 4:00pm and 9:00pm (shuttle bus service is arranged by the Yichang Transportation Group). Passengers proceed to the service counter set up by Yichang Transportation Group, and will be given a color coded logo to correspond with their ship when boarding the coaches. Passengers will not be responsible for any transfer cost.
Depart Yichang - This evening, Victoria Cruises will provide a shuttle transfer from Yichang to the nearby Maoping pier to embark on your Victoria ship.
Cruise:: Victoria cruise, superior cabin with balcony on main deck
Day 5 Ship Lock Lift/Three Gorges Dam/Xiling Gorge
Disembark this morning and take a specially-designed sightseeing boat through the recently-completed unique ship lock with a ship lift, the world’s largest. The lock will be transited in about 40 minutes to an hour. Then visit the Three Gorges Dam, which spans the Yangtze River at Sandouping; it is the world’s largest power station. Sail through Xiling Gorge, the longest (41 miles), and the deepest of the Three Gorges.
Additional optional Tribe of the Three Gorges Shore Excursion (river conditions permitting), offering an interesting glimpse into life in the Xiling Gorge region.
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner on board
Day 6 “Small Gorges”/Wu Gorge/Qutang Gorge
Transfer to another vessel for a relaxing excursion through the attractive gorges of Goddess Stream. Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to the gorges of Shennong Stream. Enter Wu Gorge, known for its quiet beauty, forest-covered mountains, and cliffs so sheer that the sun barely penetrates the precipices. Then sail through Qutang Gorge, the shortest (5 miles), narrowest (500 feet), and most dramatic gorge.
Additional optional Shore Excursion to White Emperor City (river conditions permitting), an ancient city overlooking the western end of Qutang Gorge.
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner on board
Day 7 Shibaozhai
Take a shore excursion to Shibaozhai, with its impressive wooden pagoda, appropriately named “The Pearl of the Yangtze”. Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to Fengdu, visiting either the new relocation village built for families who have moved as a result of the Yangtze’s rising waters brought about by the Three Gorges Dam.
Additional optional Shore Excursion to Fengdu’s “Ghost City” on your own cost, known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill.
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner on board
Day 8 Chongqing Guilin by high speed train
Arrive Chongqing - 9:00am: Disembark at picturesque Chongqing, the “Mountain City”.
Take high speed train G1817 11:41AM-16:38PM (Duration:4h57m) to Guilin.
Railway station-hotel transfer.
Hotel: Guilin Plaza Hotel or similar
Day 9 Guilin Li River cruise tour
Enjoy a downstream cruise on the Li River which moves gently between Guilin's lovely peaks. It is called the "hundred-mile art gallery". Stop at the town named Yangshuo, which is embraced by a dozen of limestone karst mountains, and "has the best scenery in Guilin".
Explore the West Street in Yangshuo, a 2km stretch crammed with pubs, shops and hotels. Glimpses of the rich culture can be found in many shops selling local products.
Pick up from West Street and take 1 hr drive back to your hotel in Guilin. End of our memorable Li River cruise tour.
Meals：Breakfast + Chinese Lunch on cruise
Day 10 Guilin Xian by flight
Our Guilin city tour starts with the Reed Flute Cave, which has some of the best scenery of Guilin with stalactites and stalagmites casting distorted shadows that contort to the shifting multi-colored lights.
Then visit the Elephant Trunk Hill, Guilin's best known sight and also the symbol of Guilin.
Climbing the Fubo Hill, with half its base sticking out into the Li River. The hill is dotted with many interesting caves such as Returned Pearl Cave which has a thousand-year-old image of Buddha from the Tang and Song Dynasty.
Transfer to airport for Xian. Overnight in Xian.
Hotel: Ramada Bell Tower Xian or similar
Day 11 Terracotta Tour
Pick up from hotel after breakfast. Our sightseeing this morning features the Terracotta Warriors Army and Horses Museum UNESCO. It is not only reputed as the world's Largest Military Museum but also the Eighth Wonder of the world. Found in 1974, it covers the three going hand in hand with pits of the first head of Qin's mausoleum. Everybody who visits here will be overpowered by its fabulous scale, exciting scenes, elevated expectation of science and workmanship in the antiquated times.Terracotta Warriors tour lasts about 3hrs.
In the afternoon, explore the city on your own pace.
Optional Tour: Tang Dynasty Music & Dance Show plus Dumpling Dinner US$60 p.p
Pick up from your downtown hotel in Xian and head to the Shaanxi Grand Opera House around 6:00pm. Our guide tour guide will help you find your seat for the Dumpling dinner at the Opera House. Xian is famous for the dumpling feasts. The dumpling dinner features a selection of dumplings differ in shape and filling.There you can not only experience dumplings' various flavors; the dinner is also a feast for the eyes both in color and in variety. Enjoy the dumpling dinner before and over the Tang Dynasty Show.
The Tang Dynasty Show, a wonderful performance of the ancient music and dance, is a must when you visit Xian. It is a spectacle of color, culture, music, and dance. The spectacular music and beautiful costumes with long flowing sleeves perfectly match and complement each other. Drop off at your hotel after the show.
Day 12 Xian to Shanghai by high speed train
High speed train G1918 09:23AM-16:39PM (Duration 7h16m) to Shanghai. Hotel-railway station-hotel transfer.
Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Putuo or similar
Day 13 Shanghai City Tour (Mon.Wed.Fri.Sun.)
Pick up service by your tour guide and driver at 8:30
Shanghai Old Downtown- Sightseeing (30 minutes)
Chinese classic garden”Yu Garden” - Sightseeing (1 hour)
The Bund (Multinational classic buildings complex) - Sightseeing (1 hour)
View the modern skyscrapers complex in Pudong New Area
(Opinion: Global Financial Center top ascending for bird-view of whole shanghai)
Local Restaurant-Lunch (1 hour)
Short time shopping at Fresh water pearl shop (30 minutes)
Shanghai People Square- Sightseeing (30 minutes)
Shanghai Museum - Sightseeing (1.5 hour)
Old French Concession stroll-Sightseeing (30 minutes)
Drop-off service at your hotel before 17：30.
Meal: Breakfast + Chinese Lunch
Day 14 Depart Shanghai
• Prices are shown in USD per person, based on minimum 2 persons.
• Booking for 3rd person is based on triple sharing using extra folding bed / mattress – wherever possible.
• Twin & Triple Sharing is charged at same rate.
• The Single Room Supplement cost is in addition to the twin sharing cost for those who would like a single room.
• If traveling alone, please contact us for a solo traveler cost.
• Surcharge applies for airport transfer required between 2100hrs – 0700hrs.
• Hotel check-in time at 1400hrs & check-out time at 1200hrs. Surcharge applies for early check-in / late check-out.
• Tour rate subject to availability and confirmation.
• Itinerary may be omitted or substituted depending on traffic, weather conditions, or other operational concern.
• Shanghai city tour is only available every Mon. Wed. Fri. Sun.You'll be free on your own if can not meet the dates.
• Tour fees above are cash rates,Paypal or transaction fees is on your own.
Arts and crafts in China: Our package includes shopping at specialty shops providing opportunities to purchase, learn, and gain valuable cultural insight on items such as Silk. The specialty shops offer quality products and international shipping service. If you are not interested in shopping then this time can be used for bathroom breaks, to rest, or just to learn more about China's specialty products, many of which are strongly aligned with Chinese culture.
Package Price Includes:
• Sightseeing with admissions as specified
• Professional English-speaking guide + air-conditioned vehicle
• Hand-selected hotels, double occupancy basis
• Meals as specified.If your flight is during the lunch or dinner time, your meal will be served on board by this flight
• High speed train from Beijing to Xian in second class
• Internal flights from Xian to Guilin, Guilin to Chongqing, Yichang-Shanghai, economic class
• Shore excursions include: Shibaozhai, Small Gorges/Goddess Stream, Three Gorges Dam site
• 5 star cruise ship, standard cabin with balcony on main deck, double occupancy basis
Package Price does not Include:
• Items of a personal nature
• Travel insurance
• Not Including Optional Excursions offered on-board (pending river conditions) Fengdu Ghost City, White Emperor City, Tribe of the Three Gorges (payable on-board)
• Airport tax
• Tips and gratuities to drivers, guides
• Compulsory surcharge of Yangtze cruise, CNY150 p/p
• Optional tour and additional shore excursions on cruise
Blackout Date: Chinese New Year (TBA) & National Day Holiday from Oct 1 to Oct 8.