The 13-day trip not only takes you to appreciate the grandeur of Yangtze River, but also covers four iconic cities of China. The Great Wall, Forbidden City in Beijing, the Terracotta Armies in Xian, the adorable pandas in Chengdu and the modern Shanghai, plus the magnificent Three Gorges will leave you a profound view of China.
Day 1 Arrive in Beijing Meet you at the Beijing airport and take you to the hotel. Beijing hotel options: 5-Star Hotel: The Regent Beijing 4-Star: Novotel Peace Hotel Day 2 Beijing (B) Visit Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace. Day 3 Beijing (B) Explore the Temple of Heaven and Mutianyu Great Wall, including a comfortable round trip cable car. Lastly make a stop at the Bird's Nest and Water Cube. Day 4 Beijing-Xian (B) Hop on a rickshaw for a Hutong Tour. Then take high-speed train ride to Xian. Xi'an hotel options: 5 Star: Sofitel on Renmin Square 4 Star: Grand Mercure on Renmin Square Day 5 Xian (B) Visit Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda. Day 6 Xian-Chengdu (B) Explore City Wall and Great Mosque. After a relaxing stroll around the Muslim Street, drive to the railway station for your high speed train heading Chengdu. Chengdu hotel options: 5 Star: Grand Hyatt Chengdu4 Star: Sofitel Chengdu TaiheDay 7 Chengdu (B) Visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Afterwards, take a stroll at Jinli Street loaded with authentic local snacks and fine crafts. enjoy some leisure time in Wangjiang Pavilion Park and drink a cup of tea there. Day 8 Chengdu-Chongqing (B) Today, take the D train to Chongqing. Upon arrival, take you to embark the cruise ship. Yangtze River Cruise options: 5 Star: President No. 6 (Every Tuesday Departure) 5 Star: Victoria Selina (Every Thursday Departure) 5 Star: Century Legend (Every Saturday Departure) Day 9 Yangtze River Cruise (B+L+D) Go shore for an excursion to Fengdu Ghost City or Shibaozhai. At night, join in the exciting Captain's Welcome Party. Day 10 Yangtze River Cruise (B+L+D) Sail pass the gorgeous Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge today. Disembark to experience a small boat trip on the crystal Shennong Stream. At night, pass through the ship lock if weather permits. Day 11 Yichang-Shanghai (B) After breakfast, disembark to visit the grand Three Gorges Dam. When arriving in Yichang, drive to the airport to catch the flight heading Shanghai. Shanghai hotel options: 5 Star: Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel 5 Star: Pullman Shanghai Jingan Hotel Day 12 Shanghai (B) Commence your tour with a visit to the Shanghai Museum, a walk at The Bund and Nanjing Road. Then visit the 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 13 Depart from Shanghai (B) Today please arrange your own way to the airport for your homeward flight.