China: Yangtze Cruise
Our Itineraries are provided as a preview of what to expect on our tours. Please, note, that itineraries are subject to change.
Upon arrival in Beijing, our representative will meet you at airport and assist you in transferring to your hotel. Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China, one of the largest and most populated cities in the world that is full with monuments and great points of interest. Once you check-in, the rest of the day is open at leisure.
Following breakfast, you will visit the Tian An Men Square which is the largest public square in the world, which can hold one million people. You will then visit the Imperial Palace known as the Forbidden City, China’s traditional symbol and a masterpiece of classical architecture. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will visit the Summer Palace, the summer residence of the emperors located about ten kilometers northeast of the city. In the evening, you will be treated to a roasted duck in Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant.
After breakfast, you will head off to the world famous Great Wall, a colossal architectural work designed for defensive purposes and communication over 6,000 kilometers. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Following lunch, you will make a photo stop at the Olympic Stadium, known as the “Bird’s Nest” for its characteristic shape of a bird’s nest, and the “Water Cube” Aquatic Center opened at the forefront during the 2008 Olympics.
Have breakfast at your hotel before leaving to visit the Temple of Heaven, the immense construction of blue glazed roofs topped by golden balls. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will be transferred to the train station to travel in a high speed train from Beijing to Xi’an (2nd class). Upon arrival in Xi’an, you will start you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight. Enjoy the rest of your morning to do as you please.
Following breakfast, you will start the day with a visit to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, a well-preserved ancient building and regarded as the city’s symbol and a Chinese calligraphy demonstration to have an understanding of the Chinese characters. Then, you will have time to stop at the Jada Atelier. In the afternoon, you will visit the world famous Terracotta Army, a large number of statues depicting the wagons and warriors of the Imperial Army, each one looks distinctly unique. Enjoy a ravioli lunch at Defachang Restaurant.
Begin your morning by having breakfast. You will be transferred to the train station to head to Chengdu. Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan Province and the hometown of the world famous pandas. Upon arrival in Chengdu, you will be met by one of our representatives that will help you in transferring to your hotel
Following breakfast, you will visit Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. It is a non-profit organization engaged in wildlife research, captive breeding, conservation education, and educational tourism. Following lunch at a local resturant, you will be transferred to the train station where you will board a high speed train as you travel to Chongqing. Upon arrival in Chongqing, you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to the port where you will board your cruise. The cruise will depart in the late evening.
After breakfast in the early morning there is an optional tour. The optional tour will take you to the City of Ghosts, Fengdu. Lunch will be served on board. In the evening, you will head towards the Shibaozhai Temple.The temple is ared wooden 12-story pagoda rising stunningly against a 30 meter high rock outcropping along the banks of the Yangtze River. Following the excursion, you will be treated to a welcome dinner begins that is hosted by the crew on board.
Begin your morning with breakfast. In the early morning, there is an optional tour. The optional tour is an excursion to Baidicheng. Baidicheng is an ancient temple complex on a hill on the northern shore of the Yangtze River in China. Around noontime, you will pass the Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Lunch will be served on board. Later in the day, you will tour the Shennnong River in a small boat. If you are lucky, you may be able to see 3 small gorges. In the evening, you will be treated to a farewell dinner will be hosted by the crew on board. The cruise will pass through the locks of the Grand Dam in the late evening.
Following breakfast, you will head to an excursion of the Three Gorges Dam. The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Yangtze River and it is the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity. In the morning, the cruise will pass the Xiling Gorge. You will continue to Yichang before having lunch at a local restaurant. Following lunch, you will be transferred to the train station for your high speed train to Shanghai. Shanghai is a multicultural metropolis with both modern and traditional Chinese features in the city. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight. Enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure.
Following breakfast, you will visit Mandarin Yu Garden, 16th-century Ming style masterpiece which reproduces the typical landscape of the South of the country with small lakes and streams, rocks and the bazaars around it. You will also enjoy the Jade Buddha Temple, with the statue in the precious white material coming from Myanmar, and the Bund, the symbol of Shanghai, where you can view the history of the city. You will also visit the Silk Factory. Enjoy a lunch buffet at local restaurant before you are transferred to your hotel for overnight. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
ave breakfast at your hotel on your final day. You will be transferred to the airport at the appropriate time, depending on your departure time, to take your flight home.
• 3 nights in Beijing at Presidential Hotel or similar
• 2 nights in Xi’an at Tianyu Gloria Hotel or similar
• 1 nights in Chengdu at Xinliang Hotel or similar
• 2 nights in Shanghai at Ambassador Hotel or similar
• 3 nights on China Goddess No. 2 Cruise or similar
• 17 meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 1 dinner
• Meet & greet at airport
• Transfer from airport/hotel/airport
• Visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
• Visit Summer Palace
• Excursion to the Great Wall of China
• Photo stop at Olympic Stadium
• Visit Temple of Heaven
• Visit Small Wild Goose Pagoda
• Visit a Chinese calligraphy demonstration and the Jade Atelier
• Visit the famous Terracotta Warriors & Bronze Chariots
• Visit Panda Research Base
• Excursion to Shibaozhai Temple
• Passage of Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge
• Tour of Shennong River in a small boat
• Excursion of Three Gorges Dam
• Passage of Xiling Gorge
• Visit to Mandarin Yu Garden
• Visit Jade Buddha Temple and Bund
• All transfers and transportation for sightseeing in air-conditioned vehicles
• High-speed train ticket in 2nd class from Beijing – Xi’an
• High-speed train ticket in 2nd class from Chengdu – Chongqing
• High-speed train ticket in 2nd class from Xi’an – Chengdu
• High-speed train ticket in 2nd class from Yichang – Shanghai
• Entrance fees
• English-speaking guide
• Compulsory gratuity per person for cruising (Approximately $25.00 per person)
• Optional tours
• Visa fee for China
• Tips for services of local guides and drivers
• Any personal expenses
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