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8 Days Splendid China with Downstream Yangtze River Cruise Tour (Join-in tour)

 

A join-in tour starting from Beijing, traveling to Xian and ending in Shanghai, this tour brings you to the most popular Chinese cities where you can learn more about China and also enjoy a cruise tour on the mighty Yangtze River. Pre and extended tour can be arranged on request.

Tour code: GR-YZ01
Destination: Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze River, Yichang, Shanghai
Departure: see timetable below
Duration: 8 days/ 7 nights
Highlights: Terracotta Warriors, Emperor Qinshihuang s Mausoleum, City Walls, Great Mosque, ancient town of Ciqikou, Yangtze Cruise, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Museum

8 Days Splendid China with Downstream Yangtze River Cruise Tour (Join-in tour)

 

Day 1 Beijing – Xian by overnight train Z19 (Depart Beijing at 21:24, Arrive in Xian at 8:25am next morning)

 

Our English speaking representative will pick you up at the following places and transfer you to Beijing Railway Station.
Pick up time and places:
20:00 Holiday Inn Downtown (98 Beilishi Road,Xicheng District. Tel: 10-68338822)
20:30 Beijing International Hotel (9 Jianguomennei Dajie. Tel: 10-65126688)
Board the direct deluxe train Z19, find your compartment and bed with your guide’s help. The train departs at 21:24 and will arrive in Xian at 8:25 next morning, running about 11 hours.
Stay overnight on the train, sleep in soft berth.


Day 2 Xian (-/L/-)

 

Xian city wallHave breakfast on board at your own expenses. Arrive in Xian around 8:25am, meet your local guide and begin your tour in Xian. Today you will visit the world wonder Terra Cotta Army and Emperor Qinshihuang’s mausoleum, the most significant archaeological excavations of 20th century. After lunch, you will visit the imposing gray city walls which were built to keep out bandits and barbarians. Go on to the Great Mosque, built more than 1200 years ago and is still an active place of worship. Stroll around the Mosque and experience the distinct Muslim atmosphere.
Accommodation: Xian Sunshine International Hotel or similar


Day 3 Xian – Chongqing by MU2261 (B/L/D)

 

Transfer to the airport, take MU2261 (08:45-09:55) to Chongqing. Upon arrival, meet your local guide and begin your tour in Chongqing including the ancient town of Ciqikou and Chaotianmen Gate for a taste of old Chongqing.
Try local cuisine for lunch and dinner. Then board the deluxe Victoria cruise, Victoria Anna, the Yangtze's largest and most luxurious ship, setting new standards for Yangtze River cruising inaugurated in 2006.
Accommodation: standard cabin (double occupancy)


Day 4 Cruise the Yangtze River (B/L/D)

 

Yangtze cruiseDepart Chongqing at 8:00am.
After lunch have a shore excursion at Fengdu Ghost City, a legendary old town famed as immortals and ghosts.
Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner and Captain’s party.
Accommodation: standard cabin (double occupancy)


Day 5 Cruise the Yangtze River (B/L/D)

 

Sail through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge early in the morning;
Have a shore excursion to Shennong Stream. Enter Xiling Gorge in the afternoon and navigate Three Gorges Ship lock.
Accommodation: standard cabin (double occupancy)


Day 6 Cruise- Yichang- Shanghai (B/L)

 

Yangtze cruiseVisit the Three Gorges Dam Site, navigate Gezhouba Ship lock.
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. Started in 1992, the project is expected to be fully completed in 2009. Disembark at Yichang at 12:00, meet your local guide and transfer to a fine restaurant for lunch.
And then you will be transferred to the airport for flight (Flight TBA) to Shanghai. Upon arrival in Shanghai, your guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel.
Accommodation: Dorure International Hotel or similar


Day 7 Shanghai (B/L)

 

Shanghai bundHave breakfast at your hotel. This morning you visit Yuyuan Garden, stroll at Chenghuangmiao bazaar. Enjoy local cuisine for lunch. In the afternoon, pay a visit to Shanghai Museum, People’s Square, the Bund and then enjoy a cruise tour on the Huangpu River.
Accommodation: Dorure International Hotel or similar


Day 8 Depart Shanghai (B)

 

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, check out and transfer to the airport to take your onward flight. Or if you would like to extend your tour, we could arrange on request.

Group Code Starting From Ending On Double Occupancy Single Occupancy Booking
GR-YZ90318 3/18/2009 3/25/2009 US$ 1,344 US$ 1,442 Closed
GR-YZ90325 3/25/2009 4/1/2009 US$ 1,344 US$ 1,442 Closed
GR-YZ90401 4/1/2009 4/8/2009 US$ 1,575 US$ 1,673 Closed
GR-YZ90408 4/8/2009 4/15/2009 US$ 1,575 US$ 1,673 Closed
GR-YZ90415 4/15/2009 4/22/2009 US$ 1,575 US$ 1,673 Closed
GR-YZ90422 4/22/2009 4/29/2009 US$ 1,575 US$ 1,673 Closed
GR-YZ90429 4/29/2009 5/6/2009 US$ 1,575 US$ 1,673 Closed
GR-YZ90506 5/6/2009 5/13/2009 US$ 1,575 US$ 1,673 Closed
GR-YZ90513 5/13/2009 5/20/2009 US$ 1,575 US$ 1,673 Closed
GR-YZ90520 5/20/2009 5/27/2009 US$ 1,575 US$ 1,673 Closed
GR-YZ90527 5/27/2009 6/3/2009 US$ 1,575 US$ 1,673 Closed
GR-YZ90603 6/3/2009 6/10/2009 US$ 1,344 US$ 1,442 Closed
GR-YZ90610 6/10/2009 6/17/2009 US$ 1,344 US$ 1,442 Closed
GR-YZ90617 6/17/2009 6/24/2009 US$ 1,344 US$ 1,442 Closed
GR-YZ90624 6/24/2009 7/1/2009 US$ 1,344 US$ 1,442 Closed
GR-YZ90701 7/1/2009 7/8/2009 US$ 1,344 US$ 1,442 Closed
GR-YZ90708 7/8/2009 7/15/2009 US$ 1,344 US$ 1,442 Closed
GR-YZ90715 7/15/2009 7/22/2009 US$ 1,344 US$ 1,442 Closed
GR-YZ90722 7/22/2009 7/29/2009 US$ 1,344 US$ 1,442 Closed
GR-YZ90729 7/29/2009 8/5/2009 US$ 1,344 US$ 1,442 Closed
GR-YZ90805 8/5/2009 8/12/2009 US$ 1,344 US$ 1,442 Closed
GR-YZ90812 8/12/2009 8/19/2009 US$ 1,344 US$ 1,442 Closed
GR-YZ90819 8/19/2009 8/26/2009 US$ 1,344 US$ 1,442 Closed
GR-YZ90826 8/26/2009 9/2/2009 US$ 1,344 US$ 1,442 Closed
GR-YZ90902 9/2/2009 9/9/2009 US$ 1,575 US$ 1,673 Closed
GR-YZ90909 9/9/2009 9/16/2009 US$ 1,575 US$ 1,673 Closed
GR-YZ90916 9/16/2009 9/23/2009 US$ 1,575 US$ 1,673 Closed
GR-YZ90923 9/23/2009 9/30/2009 US$ 1,575 US$ 1,673 Closed
GR-YZ90930 9/30/2009 10/7/2009 US$ 1,575 US$ 1,673 Closed
GR-YZ91007 10/7/2009 10/14/2009 US$ 1,575 US$ 1,673 Closed
GR-YZ91014 10/14/2009 10/21/2009 US$ 1,575 US$ 1,673 Closed
GR-YZ91021 10/21/2009 10/28/2009 US$ 1,575 US$ 1,673 Closed
GR-YZ91028 10/28/2009 11/4/2009 US$ 1,575 US$ 1,673 Closed
GR-YZ91104 11/4/2009 11/11/2009 US$ 1,344 US$ 1,442 Closed
GR-YZ91111 11/11/2009 11/18/2009 US$ 1,344 US$ 1,442 Closed
GR-YZ91118 11/18/2009 11/25/2009 US$ 1,344 US$ 1,442 Closed
GR-YZ91125 11/25/2009 12/2/2009 US$ 1,344 US$ 1,442 Closed


 

Service included:
- Entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Meals as listed in the itinerary, B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner.
- Private car/ van; English speaking guide in each city.
- Hotel accommodation as listed in the itinerary.
- Domestic air tickets (economy class) and train tickets (soft sleepers) as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Domestic airport taxes.
- Service Charge & Government Taxes.
Service not included:
- International transportation
- Chinese visa
- Personal expenses such as: excess luggage charge (please verify your flight documentation), beverages, laundry services, etc.
- Tips or gratuities to local driver and guide
- Single occupancy does not include single cabin on cruise.

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