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Shanghai - Suzhou - Yichang - Three Gorges Area - Chongqing - Xian - Beijing

Description :This Yangtze River Cruise package includes the most well-known highlights of China, ranging from the most vibrant Shanghai, the picturesque Suzhou gardens, the mountainous city Chongqing to the world ancient capital Xian and the essence of Beijing. We elaborately select several representative local highlights such as the Children’s Palace and acrobatic show in Shanghai, Stilwell Museum in Chongqing, Shaanxi History Museum in Xian, Hutong tour and Peking Duck dinner.
Tour Code : CHY-14
Price : from US$1904 p/p
Departure Date :

Day 1

Shanghai   (No meal included)

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the guide and be transferred to your hotel in the city center.

Day 2

Shanghai   (B, L, D)

Visits : Yuyuan Garden

After breakfast go for Yuyuan Garden which was built for Pan Yunduan's parents as a place for them to enjoy a tranquil and happy time in their old age. Pan Yunduan was an official of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The garden is a typical classic garden-style architectural complex. Later on walk around Chenghuangmiao Bazaar. There is an authentic local flavor about this busy market area, where the locals preserved their unique life styles and customs. This afternoon continue to Shanghai Museum, one of the best in the world with a large collection of finest cultural relics. Then visit Children's Palace. It was initiated by Soong Ching-ling and offers after-school activities to children. In the evening, you will enjoy a fantastic acrobatic performance.

Day 3

Shanghai -> Suzhou -> Shanghai   (B, L)

Visits : Garden of the Master of the Nets(Wang Shi Garden), Lion Grove Garden, Lingering Garden(Liu Yuan)

After enjoying your breakfast you will be driven to Suzhou. After that, visit Net of Master Garden, Lion Forest Garden, both are small but elegant This afternoon continue to Lingering Garden and pay a visit to a silk spinning factory. you will be transferred to Shanghai by private car.

Day 4

Shanghai -> Yichang -> Three Gorges Area   (B, L, D)

After enjoying your breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Yichang.

This afternoon have a short city tour in Yichang before embarking the cruise.


 Yangtze cruise option
M.S. Yangtze 2        / M.S. Yangtze 1         / CSC Victoria II       
Day 5

Three Gorges Area   (B, L, D)

Today sail through Xiling Gorge in the morning. Visit the Three Gorges Dam site at noon and navigate Three Gorges Shiplock in the afternoon. The Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River is known as one of the largest construction projects and the dam is the largest of its kind in the world today. The project aims to generate tremendous power and control flood. You will spend the rest of the day cruising on the Yangtze River. You can watch the waterside scenery or participate in activities on board.


 Yangtze cruise option
M.S. Yangtze 2        / M.S. Yangtze 1         / CSC Victoria II       
Day 6

Three Gorges Area   (B, L, D)

After enjoying your breakfast enjoy excursion to Shennong Stream (Between 08:00 and 11:00). Drifting along Shennong Stream by a small sampan to enjoy the beautiful natural scenery and small villages is a unique experience for you. The mysterious hanging coffins on both sides of cliffs may also astonish you. It is an enigma so far by what kind of way the ancient people raised these coffins up to the cliffs.


 Yangtze cruise option
M.S. Yangtze 2        / M.S. Yangtze 1         / CSC Victoria II       
Day 7

Three Gorges Area   (B, L, D)

Visits : Fengdu Ghost Town

This morning take a shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City (Between 08:45 and 11:30). It is a city made famous by the ancient legends of sinister spirits and ghosts which make an important part of Chinese ancient culture. According to legends, here is the place where the evil people are punished after death while the good are awarded.


 Yangtze cruise option
M.S. Yangtze 2        / M.S. Yangtze 1         / CSC Victoria II       
Day 8

Three Gorges Area -> Chongqing -> Xian   (B, L)

After enjoying your breakfast you will take a ship from Three Gorges Area to Chongqing. After that, visit the Stilwell Museum founded in memory of an American general who contributed a great deal to Chinese people during the World War II. In the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Xian.

Day 9

Xian   (B, L)

Visits : Terra-Cotta Warriors, The Big Wild Goose Pagoda

After breakfast visit the world famous Terra Cotta Warriors. It was discovered in 1974 and considered one of the eight wonders in the world. After lunch enjoy a leisure visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the most important historical sites in Xian.

Day 10

Xian -> Beijing   (B, L)

Today pay a visit to Shaanxi History Museum, which is one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China with over 300,000 items. This afternoon you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Beijing.

Day 11

Beijing   (B, L)

Visits : Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square

This morning you will visit Tiananmen Square, the biggest city square in the world. Covering 440,000 square meters, it has witnessed many important historic events taking place here. Then pay a visit to the Forbidden City, one of the five most famous palaces in the world where 24 emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties lived and ruled for over 500 years. After lunch take a tour in Beihai Park, a best-preserved imperial garden with a history of 1,000 years, and take a hutong tour exploring the lanes and courtyard houses unique to Beijing.

Day 12

Beijing   (B, L, D)

Visits : Mutianyu Great Wall, Temple of Heaven

This morning explore the fantastic wild section of Great wall-Mutianyu Section, which is well preserved with spectacular view and has less tourists than Badaling.

In the afternoon you will visit the Temple of Heaven where emperors conducted religious rituals and prayed for good harvest in Qing and Ming dynasties. It is one of the most important landmarks of Beijing. This evening, you will go to taste Beijing Roast Duck in Quanjude which is a famous historied Roast Duck restaurant in China.

Day 13

Beijing   (B)

Free till being transfered to the airport. End of the fabulous tour in China.

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