China Three Gorges Cruise Tour
11 Day Beijing Xian Three Gorges Cruise Shanghai Private Tour
Day 1 Beijing Arrival
On arrival in Beijing, greet and meet at Beijing airport and transfer to hotel. Refresh and relax at leisure.
Hotel: 5 star Prime Hotel Wangfujing or similar
Day 2 Beijing City Tour
Pick up from your hotel at 08:30 am. Visit to the world largest square-Tiananmen Square. Then move on to 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.
A la carte lunch.
Pay a visit 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. Return to hotel in the late afternoon.
Optional: Enjoy Acrobatic Show at only US$35 per person.
Meal: Hotel Breakfast
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.
Day 3 Great Wall Tour
Pick up from your hotel after breakfast. Take a 2 hrs drive to Badaling Great Wall (UNESCO), the symbol of ancient Chinese civilization and the landmark of China.
Badaling Great Wall -It is one of the most famous sections among the Great Wall of China 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. Great Wall at Badadling section was completely restored after 1957.
Afterwards, return to downtown Beijing and visit the Summer Palace (UNESCO). Built in 1750 and known as the existing largest, best-preserved imperial gardens of the world, the Summer Palace inscribed on the UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1998.
Our next stop will be an exterior visit of both the National Stadium - the "Bird Nest" and National Aquatics Centre - the "Water Cube".
Return to your hotel.
Optional: Enjoy Kungfu Show at only US$35 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: Hotel Breakfast
Day 4 Beijing Xian by train
This morning visit the old Beijing lanes by taking rickshaws. Hutong tour lasts for 2 hours. You can also have the chance to enjoy the porcelain factory, which is also a must in ancient Beijing tour.Then, you will take a high-speed train to Xian.
On arrival, our guide will greet you at the railway station and escort you to check in at the hotel.
Hotel：5 star Jianguo Hotel Xian
Day 5 Terracotta Museum
Our sightseeing this morning features the Terracotta Warriors Army and Horses Museum. 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.
The Qin Shi Huang Tomb is the Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty (221BC-207BC) and also of China. Covering 2.13 square kilometers, the four-layered mausoleum, like a well-structured city, includes an underground palace, which is the center of the mausoleum, an inner city, outer city and grounds. Terracotta Warriors tour lasts about 3 hours.
Afterwards, pay a visit to the Muslim Street. Enjoy an exterior tour to Bell Tower or Drum Tower.
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.
Meal: Hotel Breakfast
Day 6 Xian Chongqing
Visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda including Xian Museum after breakfast, which is one of the most important surviving marks of the ancient capital Chang'an in the Tang Dynasty. Then you will head to Chongqing by flight.
On arrival in Chongqing, meet our guide and visit Hongqyadong. Located in commercial district of Chongqing, Hongyadong combines travel, business, and cultural scenery into one grand view. The area overlooks the intersection of two rivers, and has a bustling nightlife and other leisure entertainment services.
Visit the Ciqikou Old Street and enjoy free shopping at JIefangbei Shopping Street if time permit. Board the Yangtze cruise around 18:00pm.
Meal: Hotel Breakfast
Cruise ship: 5 star Victoria,superior cabin with balcony
Day 7 Yangtze cruising - 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 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 arrangment, known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill.
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner on board
Day 8 Three Gorges - “Small Gorges” - Shiplock
Enter the Three Gorges, one of nature’s most extraordinary sculptures. Today you will pass through the first two—Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Qutang Gorge is the shortest (5 miles), narrowest (500 feet), and most dramatic. The 25-mile long Wu Gorge is known for its quiet beauty, forest-covered mountains, and cliffs so sheer that the sun barely penetrates the precipices. 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 Xiling Gorge, the longest (41 miles), and the deepest of the Three Gorges. In the evening, sail through the Three Gorges Dam ship locks. Additional optional Shore Excursion to White Emperor City on your own cost, an ancient city overlooking the western end of Qutang Gorge.
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner on board
Day 9 Yichang Shanghai by air
Upon arrival, meet our driver and transfer to our Shanghai hotel.
Meal: breakfast on cruise
Hotel: 5 star Mingde Grand Hotel or similar
Day 10 Shanghai City Tour
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: Hotel Breakfast + Chinese Lunch
Day 11 Depart Shanghai
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|3-5 travelers||Jan.-Apr. Jun-Aug.Nov.-Dec.|
|6-9 travelers||Jan.-Apr. Jun-Aug.Nov.-Dec.|
|10 travelers & more||Jan.-Apr. Jun-Aug.Nov.-Dec.|
|Single Supplement||Jan.-Apr. Jun-Aug.Nov.-Dec.|
• 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.
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 Jade, Pearls, Silk, and more. Many of these 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
• Internal flights from Beijing-Xian, Xian-Chongqing, Yichang-Shanghai, economic class include tax
• Shore excursions include: Shibaozhai, Small Gorges/Goddess Stream, Three Gorges Dam site
• 5 star cruise ship, superior 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)
• Tips and gratuities to drivers, guides
• Compulsory surcharge of Yangtze cruise, CNY150 p/p
• Optional tour