OVERVIEW

This tour starts from Beijing, then Xi’an, Chengdu, Three Gorges and Shanghai to explore Great Wall, Terra Cotta Warriors, Pandas, cruising on the Three Gorges of Yangtze River, and Shanghai Bund, which are the imposing sites of China.

ITINERARY

Day 1Beijing Arrival Transfer

Welcome to Beijing, the capital of P.R.China. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to Beijing hotel. 

Transport: Private vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Beijing

Day 2Beijing: The Forbidden City & Summer Palace

Today you will walk on the biggest City Square in the world, the Tian'anmen Square with a local guide, then visit the biggest palace in the world, the Forbidden City. Explore the main buildings and listen to the stories about the palace. 

Head to Summer Palace this afternoon to view the amazing Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill, where it used to be a summer resort for the royal families during Qing Dynasty.

Later you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Transport: Private vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3Beijing Mutianyu Great Day Tour

Today you will take 2-hour ride to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, whihc was built 600 years ago in early Ming Dynasty. You can choose walk up or take cable car up, and view the imposing ancient Chinese military construction.

Lunch is included at local restaurant before moving back to Beijing hotel.

Transport: Private vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4Beijing to Xi'an by bullet train

Take a bullet train to Xi'an in the morning (approx. 5 hours) to Xi'an. Upon arrival, transferred to the hotel. Walking tour to old city wall and Muslim Quarter to visit Grand Mosque. You have opportunity to taste dumpling banquet as optional tonight.

Transport: Private Vehicle + Bullet train
Accommodation: Overnight in Xi'an
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5Xi'an: Terra-Cotta Warriors and Big Wild Goose Pagoda

This morning you will take the fantastic tour to Terra-cotta warriors that is one-hour car ride from Xian. There are 4 exhibition halls presenting various warriors and horses that were make 2200 years ago.

This afternoon you will move to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda afterwards which was constructed 1500 years ago.

Later, you will be transferred back to your hotel.


Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Xi'an
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6Xi'an to Chengdu by bullet train, explore Kuaizhai Alleys & Qingyang Temple

Take 3-hour bullet train this morning to Chengdu. Upon arrival, you will explore the Kuaizhai Alleys, Qingyang Temple in the afternoon. The yummy hot pot is a well-known meal in Chengdu, so taste the hot pot for dinner! You can choose the Sichuan opera performance this evening to learn Chinese traditional drama culture.

Transport: Private Vehicle + Bullet Train
Accommodation: Overnight in Chengdu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7Chengdu to Chongqing by bullet train, embark the cruise

Visit Chengdu Panda Base in the morning to view the cute panda feeding. Afterwards move to railway station to catch a bullet train to Chongqing where boarding a luxury boat to start 4-day boat tour on the Yangtze River.

Transport: Private Vehicle + Bullet Train
Accommodation: Overnight on the cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8Cruise sailing to Shibaozhai or Yuhuang Shengdi

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 Yuhuang Shengdi (Jade Emperor Sanctuary), 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” (river conditions permitting), known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill. 

Transport:
Accommodation: Overnight on the cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9Cruise enter the Three Gorges

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 or Goddess Stream. Enter Xiling Gorge, the longest (41 miles), and the deepest of the Three Gorges. Additional optional Shore Excursion to White Emperor City (river conditions permitting), an ancient city overlooking the western end of Qutang Gorge. 

Transport:
Accommodation: Overnight on the cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10Yichang: Disembark the Cruise, fly to Shanghai

Visit the Three Gorges Dam this morning before transferring from the cruise to Yichang airport to catch flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival Shanghai, transfer to hotel.

Transport: Private Vehicle + Flight
Accommodation: Overnight in Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11Shanghai City Tour

City explore in Shanghai today with a local guide, you will visit the Bund that is riverfront of the Huangpu River, Yuyuan Garden that is an old pretty garden, Xintiandi that is former French Colony, and Jede Buddha Temple etc. 

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12Departure from Shanghai

Today is departure day, you will be transferred to Shanghai Airport to catch your flight back home, where the wonderful tour concludes.

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation:
Meals: Breakfast

INCLUDED

Group Size: 1 --15 pax 

Travel Season: Year around

Accommodation: 5-star hotel 

Transport: Chartered car 

Train (First Class):

   Bullet train Beijing/Xi'an/Chengdu

Flights:

   Yichang/Shanghai

Meals: Listed in the itinerary

Guide: English-speaking local guides

Entrance Fees: Sites stated


EXCLUDED

Gratuities

TRIP NOTES

China Visa required

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