11 Days 10 Nights Leisure China Tour with Yangtze River Cruise

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Explore both the ancient cultures and prosperous features, and relax on the Yangtze River Cruise to see the various sides of China. Your informative guides will show you around not only the most classic spots, like the Forbidden City, Great Wall, Terra-cotta Army, the Bund, Yuyuan Garden and Three Gorges but also take you for a genuine local experience by visiting adorable giant pandas and local markets.
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Day 1: Beijing Arrival

Pass By: Capital International Airport Terminal 1 Parking Lot, Capital Airport Rd, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100621
Arrive in Beijing, you will meet the tour guide at the airport and then be transferred to your hotel. After check-in, free at leisure for the rest of the day.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Dongfang Hotel Beijing (3-star)

Day 2: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven

Stop At: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
Tian'anmen Square, the heart of Beijing, is the world's largest city center square. The ground of the square is all paved with specially processing light-colored granite stone. The ceremony of raising the national flag in every morning and dropping flag in every sunset time is the most solemn ceremony. Tian'anmen Square was the locality of numerous major political and historical events. It...
Itinerary

Day 1: Beijing Arrival

Pass By: Capital International Airport Terminal 1 Parking Lot, Capital Airport Rd, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100621
Arrive in Beijing, you will meet the tour guide at the airport and then be transferred to your hotel. After check-in, free at leisure for the rest of the day.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Dongfang Hotel Beijing (3-star)

Day 2: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven

Stop At: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
Tian'anmen Square, the heart of Beijing, is the world's largest city center square. The ground of the square is all paved with specially processing light-colored granite stone. The ceremony of raising the national flag in every morning and dropping flag in every sunset time is the most solemn ceremony. Tian'anmen Square was the locality of numerous major political and historical events. It is the witness of Chinese development. While strolling in Tian'anmen Square, looking up at the magnificent layout, the majestic momentum, the vast and deep landscape, you will feel China's rapid development. Tiananmen Square is the Holy Land in the hearts of the Chinese people, and is the heart of great China.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China
Forbidden City was formerly known as the Imperial Palace, which covers an area of over 720,000 m², has more than 9,000 buildings and construction area of 150,000 square meters. Forbidden City was the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties, is the existing China's largest and most complete ancient buildings. It was first built in 1406 and finished in 1420. In its 500 years of history, there were 24 emperors living here. Experiencing several times renovation and expansion during the Ming and Qing dynasties, the Forbidden City is still remaining its original layout.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Temple of Heaven, Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050 China
The Temple of Heaven was the most important of Beijing's imperial temples. It was where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties (from 1420 to 1900) worshiped the god of heaven and prayed for good harvests.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Dongfang Hotel Beijing (3-star)

Day 3: Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park, the exterior of Bird Nest and Water Cube

Stop At: Mutianyu Great Wall, Mutianyu Village, Bohai Town, Huairou District, Beijing China
Mutianyu Great Wall is one of the best-preserved and best-known Great Wall sections. The Great Wall at Mutianyu has breath-taking scenery but less tourists, thus a good destination on hot holidays for a Great Wall tour at ease.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Olympic Park, North of Beisihuanzhong road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101 China
Beijing Olympic Park, also known as the Olympic Green, will be where the 2022 Winter Olympics takes place. It contains the main venues used during the 2008 Summer Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, such as the Bird’s Nest and the Water Cube.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Water Cube, No.11 Tianchen East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing China
The National Aquatics Center, also known as the Water Cube, is located on Olympic Green, with the Bird’s Nest Stadium, on Beijing's north-south axis.

It was built as the main natatorium for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and became known as one of the Games' iconic structures.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Dongfang Hotel Beijing (3-star)

Day 4: Hutong Tour by rickshaw, Summer Palace,Departure to Xian by high speed train

Stop At: Hutong Tour, No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District, 100009, Beijing, Beijing 100009 China
The old lanes of the Beijing hutongs, many laid out hundreds of years ago during the Ming and Qing dynasty eras (1368-1912), retain some of the traditional culture and way of life of the past. Visiting the Beijing hutongs for shopping, dining, and experiencing the street life is a way to get in touch with the everyday people and experience the daily life of people in Beijing.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080 China
The Summer Palace , in northwest Beijing, is said to be the best preserved imperial garden in the world, and the largest of its kind still in existence in China. It is only a short drive (15 km) from central Beijing, but seems like another world.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Titan Times Hotel (3-star)

Day 5: Terracotta Warriors, Tang Bo Art Museum, Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter

Stop At: The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Qinling North Road, Lintong District, Xi'an 710600 China
Visit Terracotta Warriors and explore one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation.
Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Xi'an Bell Tower, Lianhu District Junction of East main street, west main street, south main street and north main street,, Xi'an 710000 China
Built in the 17th year (1384) of the Hongwu Period of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang’s reign during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the Bell Tower sits in the center of Xi’an ancient city, which is the largest and the best-retained one of its kind in China, and it’s of a high historical and artistic value.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Muslim Quarter, West of Bell Drum Towers Square , Beilin District, Xi'an 710000 China
visit Muslim Quarter and enjoy your shopping time there
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Titan Times Hotel (3-star)

Day 6: Ancient City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda and north square,Departure to Chongqing by Hi-speed train

Stop At: Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), Zhongxin District, Xi'an 710001 China
Visit the Ancient City Wall, which represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Bicycle or sightseeing car will be arranged on the wall to go around.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), Enci Temple The southern part of Yata Road, Yanta District, Xi'an 710061 China
The Big Wild Goose Pagoda or Giant Wild Goose Pagoda is a well-preserved holy place for Buddhist with a history of over 1300 years.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Yangtze River Cruise (5-star)

Day 7: Yangtze River Cruising Trip

Stop At: Ghost City of Fengdu, North bank of Yangtze River, Chongqing 408200 China
Shore excursion: Fengdu "Jade Emperor" is aranged in the morning. Or take additional shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City with extra cost. Buffet lunch is served on board.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Yangtze River Cruise (5-star)

Day 8: Yangtze River Cruising Trip

Stop At: Baidicheng Scenic Area, Fengjie, Chongqing, China
Fengjie White Emperor City is located in the north shore of the Yangtze river of Qutang Gorge, east to KuiMen, surrounded by eight waterfall, surrounded on three sides by water, in water levels, for all previous dynasties mohican, fengjie city, 8 kilometers, 451 kilometers away from downtown chongqing.It back on high, the Yangtze river in the former, imposing manner is very spectacular, is long on three gorges punters equally famous scenic spot.
Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: Chongqing Qutang Gorge, Baidi Cheng, Fengjie County 404600 China
Qutang Gorge is the shortest of the Three Gorges (8 kilometers). It is considered the most dramatic by many visitors. The river navigates through the gorge's sheer, steep cliffs where the Meng Liang staircase from the Song Dynasty can be seen. Qutang Gorge starts at the White Emperor City in the west and ending at Daxi Stream in the east with a distance of 8 kilometers.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Yangtze River Cruise (5-star)

Day 9: Three Gorges Dam, Fly to Shanghai

Pass By: Three Gorges Dam Project, Sandouping Town, Yiling District, Yichang 443134 China
The Three Gorges Dam Site is 27 miles upstream from Yichang City proper, at Sandouping Town, 38km upstream from the Gezhouba Dam Lock, inside the third of the Three Gorges.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Kingstown Hotel Plaza Shanghai (3-star)

Day 10: Shanghai City Tour: Jade Buddha Temple, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden, Nanjing Road, The Bund

Stop At: Jade Buddha Temple, 170 An Yuan Road, Shanghai China
Jade Buddha Temple is located in a crowd of Shanghai City. It was first built in 1882 in Jiangwan on the southern outskirts of Shanghai. At that time, a 1.9-metre-high white jade Buddha was installed here after a monk had brought it from Burma to Zhejiang Province in 1882.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), No. 1 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120 China
Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower has become a landmark of excellence in architecture and is a favourite sight for tourists in Shanghai. At 468 meters, it is the third tallest TV and radio tower in the World.

The tower is composed of the tower base with three batter posts, and three standing pillars, within which are elevators, holding 11 steel-structures creates the poetic conception as described in the old line "large and small pearls dropping onto a jade plate".
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Yu Garden (Yuyuan), No.218 Anren Street, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010 China
Yuyuan Garden is the only fully restored classical Chinese garden in Shanghai. It was inaugurated in the Ming dynasty and has a total area of 20,000 square meters. Although the Garden occupies less than five acres, demonstrates perfectly the sophisticated art of combining several different elements to create a world in miniature - ingeniously mingling pavilions and corridors, small hills and carefully selected and well-placed rocks, lotus ponds, bridges, winding paths, and trees and shrubs.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), Nanjing East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 China
Nanjing Road, 5.5 km in full length, enjoys the reputation as China No.1 commercial center. It was the earliest commercial street in Shanghai since the city opened to the outside world.

The street stretches across the central city of Shanghai and next to Huangpu River in the east, the cross point of Jing'an Temple and West Yan'an Road. The road is divided into east and west parts by Xizang Road. On both sides of the street, there are more than 360 malls, department stores, specialized shops, restaurants and cultural and recreational facilities, which receive more than 1.5 million customers everyday. In the day - time, the street is crowned with visitors and when the night falls, the colorful neon lights make the street more attractive.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: The Bund (Wai Tan), Zhongshan East 1st Road, Shanghai China
The Bund is located along the Huangpu River which is located in the Huangpu District, the center of Shanghai. It is the scenery line of Shanghai. In the opposite across the Huangpu River,it has a few Shanghai landmarks like Shanghai Tower, Shanghai World Finacial Centre, Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Jinmao Tower, which are among those most famous buildings in China.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Kingstown Hotel Plaza Shanghai (3-star)

Day 11: Shanghai Departure

Pass By: Shanghai Pudong International Airport Terminal 1, China, Shanghai Shi, Pudong Xinqu, 启航路900号
Free day for you.

We can arrange the Maglev train to Pudong airport or we will drive you directly to the airport.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Details

Included
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Entry/Admission - Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
  • Entry/Admission - Olympic Park
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
  • 9x Lunch
  • All taxes and handling charges; entrance fees and Yangtze Cruise
  • Entry/Admission - Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)
  • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
  • 10x Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven
  • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)
  • Entry/Admission - Xi'an Bell Tower
  • Driver/guide
  • Accommodation included: 10 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Jade Buddha Temple
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
  • 2x Dinner
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Hutong Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Not Included
  • International airfare or train tickets in or out of China
  • Entry/Admission - Baidicheng Scenic Area
  • Entry/Admission - The Bund (Wai Tan)
  • Any private expenses
  • Entry/Admission - Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)
  • Optional tours, activities, meals
  • Entry/Admission - Ghost City of Fengdu
Departure Point
Beijing Capital International Airport, China
9:00 AM
Return Details
Pudong International Airport, Pudong, Shanghai, China
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.