14 Days China Yangtze River Cruise TourTour Code: ST-J05
Tour Type: Sit-in-Coach
Visit: Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise, Yichang, Shanghai, Suzhou
Departure: Every Wednesday
|Day 01 (Wed)
Arrive in Beijing. Guide meet and transfer to the hotel upon arrival.
|Day 02 (B, L)
Morning tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City. Afternoon take the Hutong tour to see the old Beijing neighborhood and local families by rickshaw ride.
|Day 03 (B, L)
Tour to the Badaling Great Wall and the Ming Tomb. If time permit, visit a Jade Carving Factory and observe the skilled artisans at work as they create intricate designs. Photo stop at the Bird's Nest (National Stadium) and the Water Cube (National Aquatic Center), which are designed and constructed for 2008 summer Olympics. Optional Legend of Kungfu Show in evening.
|Day 04 (B, L, D)
Morning tour to Temple of Heaven, where you can also take a short Tai Chi lesson with a Tai Chi master. Tour visit to the Summer Palace and Pearl workshop if time available. Beijing Duck dinner in the evening
|Day 05 (B, L)
Depart Beijing to Xian by morning flight. Upon arrival, tour Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Provincial Museum.
|Day 06 (B, L, D)
Full day visit to the Terracotta Warriors & Horses, and City Wall. Visit to the ceramics & pottery workshop en route. Enjoy the Tang Dinner Show tonight.
|Day 07 (B, L, D)
Depart for Chongqing by morning flight. Upon arrival, visit the Panda Zoo and enjoy local flavored hot pot dinner before boarding the 5-star cruise ship.
|Day 08 (B, L, D)
Start our sail for a distance of 430 miles in all the great gorges and deep mountain valleys. Shore excursion in the afternoon to the ghost city of Fengdu, where the temples reveal ancient Chinese religion and legends with their imaged construction and the ghost stature for people lucky praying.
|Day 09 (B, L, D)
Sailing into the Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. When the boat gets to the famed Shennong Steam, change to small boat and sail deep into the fabled Lesser Three Gorges for 3 hours exploration. When we get to the upstream, change to small sampans pulling up by man trackers on bubbled water to ethnic village, they celebrate our visiting by singing local songs along the sampan trip while we enjoy the most scenic of all gorges for an excursion. Then we return to our boat and continue sail into the Xiling Gorge.
|Day 10 (B, L)
Excursion to the Three Gorges Dam site and pass through the 5 ship locks with lowering our boat down 412 feet, before we end our cruise at Yichang. Transfer to airport and fly to Shanghai. Transfer to hotel upon arrival.
|Day 11 (B, L, D)
Day tour to Yu Garden, Shanghai Museum, the Bund and Tianzifang Artist Area. Acrobatic Show in evening.
|Day 12 (B, L)
Excursion to Suzhou and visit Garden of Net Master, Lingering Garden, the Grand Canal, Silk spinning factory and the local market. Return to Shanghai in later afternoon.
|Day 13 (B)
Day free to explore the metropolitan city and shopping at the Nanjing Road.
Optional tour: excursion to Hangzhou by coach, including visit to the West Lake, Hefang Street, tea plantation & Billionaire Hu’s former residence with lunch.
|Day 14 (Tue) (B)
Transfer to airport and depart for your next destination. Ends tour.