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SG04: 16 Days Small Group Tour of Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Chengdu - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang - Shanghai

Tour Type: Perfect group size of maximum 6 travelers, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 12 nights at 4 to 5-star hotels, 3 nights on Yangtze River cruise
Meals: 15 breakfasts, 8 lunches with some being a la carte style, 3 dinners

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Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in Beijing
Our local guide and driver will pick you up at the airport and the driver will transfer you to the hotel. For the rest of the day, you can have a rest to prepare yourself for the following China Yangtze River tour. Alternatively, you can take a walk to get an introductory of the city.

Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars) - the former Sheraton

Day 2: Beijing
In the morning, the guide will meet you at the hotel lobby and make a brief introduction to this China Yangtze Tour. The first stop today is Tiananmen Square. The Monument to the People's Heroes and Chairman Mao Zedong Memorial Hall are in the center of the square. Then we will visit the foremost among the five most famous palaces in the world, the Forbidden City, which has 10-meter-high wall circled and 52-meter-wide moat outside.

To welcome you to China, we will arrange a la carte lunch with Peking Duck this noon.

After the lunch, the guide will lead you to Temple of Heaven, which is the largest ceremonial building complex in the world. Then we will view a Chinese Kung Fu Show in the evening.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch

Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars) - the former Sheraton

  • Baohedian of Imperial Palace
    Taking pictures in Forbidden City
  • Beijing Red Theatre
    Watching Lion Dance Performance
Day 3: Beijing
At 8:00 am, we will set out to Mutianyu Great Wall where you can see some famous watchtowers, such as Zhengguan Terrace and Big Corner Tower. We will ride a cable car to go up and down so the trip will not be very exhausting. And we will prepare some red wine for you to raise a toast on the famous wall. On the way back, we will have a look at the popular local market.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars) - the former Sheraton

Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an
This morning, we will tour the Summer Palace at first, the most well-preserved imperial garden in the world. It mainly consists of Longevity Hill where you can have a visit of the Hall of Dispelling Cloud and Tower of Buddhist Incense, the place where the emperor used to hold court meetings and Kunming Lake, the biggest lake in the imperial garden. Then drive through the Bird's Nest and you can get a photo opportunity with it as backdrop.

After having an a la carte lunch, a Hutong Rickshaw Tour and Chinese Paper Cutting are waiting for you to experience. Through that, you will have a deeper understanding of local Beijingers’ life and Chinese culture.

At last, the guide will send you to the flight to Xi'an, the second station of the China Yangtze Tour. The local guide there will pick you up when you arrive and then transfer you to the hotel and help you check in.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

  • Summer Palace of Beijing
    Summer Palace, the most well-preserved royal park in China
Day 5: Xi'an
Today's tour starts from Terracotta Army, one of the world’s ten largest tomb treasures. It is composed of three main pits. Number 1 pit is the most elaborate and you must ensure that you visit it. Then we will pay a visit to a local family, and enjoy an authentic home-cooked lunch there.

Afterwards you will visit Small Wild Goose Pagoda, a Buddhist pagoda of Tang Dynasty (618-907). In Tang Dynasty, it was one of the three Sutras translation sites which witnessed the spread of Buddhism in Chang’an (Xi’an today). In the evening, we will have a Dumpling Dinner. Meanwhile, appreciate a Tang Dynasty Show.

Friendly Tips:
As the theater is usually not open in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec, we will not arrange the show and dumpling dinner for tours during the periods. Guests will enjoy free time to relax.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling dinner

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

Day 6: Xi'an
Today, we will observe the local life in the City Wall Park and learn to play Tai Chi from a master there. Then we will ascend Xi’an City Wall which was built to defend against the enemy in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Today, we can take a walk or ride a bike on the wall to see the scenery in the city.

In the afternoon, Provincial History Museum will be the first attraction to visit. It is the first large modern national museum. Then the guide will lead you to the Great Mosque. It is such a perfect combination of Chinese traditional architecture and Islamic architecture that it is listed as one of the World Islamic Cultural Relics by UNESCO. Then we will go to Muslim Quarter, a good place to taste the most authentic local snacks.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

  • City Wall in Xi'an
    Taking a bike tour on ancient City Wall in Xi'an
Day 7: Xi'an - Guilin
In the morning, the guide will transfer you the airport for your flight to Guilin. After arriving, the local guide will accompany you to the hotel. After a short rest, the third stage of China Yangtze River tour will begin from Reed Flute Cave, where you can see various attractive karst caves, such as Crystal Palace, and ancient inscriptions on the cave walls. The next is Elephant Trunk Hill whose name comes from its shape: an elephant is drinking water in the river.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: Guilin Grand Bravo Hotel (5 stars)

Day 8: Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
In the morning, a Li River cruise will take us to Yangshuo. The scenery along the cruise will be quite unforgettable. Upon arrival, we will tour West Street at first. It is a tourist attraction integrating ancient and modern, Chinese and foreign culture. Then we will take a tour in the countryside to appreciate the rural scenery. At the end of the day, we will drive back to Guilin.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Guilin Grand Bravo Hotel (5 stars)

  • Li River Cruise
    Enjoying beautiful Li River view
  • Countryside of Yangshuo
    Pleasant countryside of Yangshuo
Day 9: Guilin - Chengdu
Today, the guide will escort you to the airport to take the flight to Chengdu. After reaching Chengdu, the local guide will transfer you to the hotel. For the rest of the day, you can take a rest to recover your energy. If you would like to hang out, the guide will be glad to give you some advice.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation:  Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza (4 stars)

Day 10: Chengdu
Today's first stop, Giant Panda Base can be one of the most expected attractions on this China Yangtze River tour. It is the best place to be closely in touch with pandas. You can observe the living state of pandas. There are also some other animals, like little pandas, peacocks and white swans there. Then we will hang out in an ancient street built in the Qing Dynasty (1636-1912), called Wide and Narrow Alley. It has three parallel streets, Wide Alley, Narrow Alley and Well Alley. All the buildings are antique quadrangle dwellings.

To know the local history, we will arrange to visit Jinsha Site Museum in the afternoon. After it, spend some leisure time at the Renmin Park.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza (4 stars)

  • Chengdu Giant pandas
    Cute giant pandas enjoying their bamboo dish
Day 11: Chengdu - Chongqing
This morning is your free time to explore the city, then the guide will accompany you to the railway station and help you board the 2-hour bullet train to Chongqing. After arrival, the guide will lead you to Jie Fang Bei CBD, the most prosperous area in Chongqing. Ci Qi Kou Ancient Village is the next stop which has both delicious local food and unique architecture.

At night, the guide will help you board a Yangtze River cruise ship where you will have a 3-night stay.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: Century Diamond with balcony (5 stars)

Day 12: Yangtze River Cruise
Before the start of this China tour with Yangtze River cruise, the cruise guide will introduce the itinerary briefly. In the afternoon, we will take an excursion to Shibaozhai. The architecture is mainly in the style of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and it is the largest existing wooden architecture with most layers in China. In the evening, the captain will hold a welcome party to express happiness at your arrival. Just enjoy yourself.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Century Diamond with balcony (5 stars)

Day 13: Yangtze River Cruise
Today, we will cruise along the expanse of the Yangtze River, Three Gorges, including Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge. And we will have an exciting excursion in Shennv Stream before reaching Xiling Gorge, which is famous for its narrow and rapid stream.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Century Diamond with balcony (5 stars)

  • Three Gorges of Yangtze River
    Three Gorges of Yangtze River tour
  • Shennv Stream
    Taking a boat on Shennv Stream
Day 14: Yichang - Shanghai
After breakfast, check out and disembark the cruise ship to visit the Three Gorges Dam. It is the main project of Three Gorges Hydroelectric Power Station and the largest hydro-electric project in the world. Then the cruise guide will send you to the Three Gorges Tourist Center in downtown Yichang. Our local guide will greet you there and escort you to the railway station for a 7.5-hour bullet train to Shanghai, the last stop of the China tour with Yangtze River cruise. Upon arrival, the local guide there will transfer you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel (5 Stars)

Day 15: Shanghai
In the morning, we will first visit Shanghai Museum, and then Yu Garden and a traditional bazaar next to it. At noon, we will arrange an a la carte farewell lunch for you.

In the afternoon, the Former French Concession will be the first stop. Then the guide will accompany you to the Bund where stands 52 Classical Renaissance Buildings, and then take a Huangpu River Cruise.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch

Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel (5 Stars)

  • Shanghai Bund buildings
    European-style buildings of Shanghai Bund
Day 16: Departure from Shanghai
Please check out before 12:00. We recommend you to take a taxi to the airport since it is the most convenient way. The China Yangtze tour ends here. We hope you will have enjoyed it and that you will take away happy memories of your visit. We shall be happy to see you again one day. Safe home!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

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Prices are per person in US Dollars;
prices in red reflect the discount prices.
Arrival DateDepature DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement
Apr
01(Fri)
Apr
16(Sat)
$3649
$3284
$1169
Apr
08(Fri)
Apr
23(Sat)
$3649
$3284
$1169
Apr
15(Fri)
Apr
30(Sat)
$3649
$3284
$1169
Apr
22(Fri)
May
07(Sat)
$3679
$3311
$1199
May
06(Fri)
May
21(Sat)
$3679
$3311
$1199
May
13(Fri)
May
28(Sat)
$3679
$3311
$1199
May
20(Fri)
Jun
04(Sat)
$3679
$3311
$1189
May
27(Fri)
Jun
11(Sat)
$3629
$3266
$1189
Jun
03(Fri)
Jun
18(Sat)
$3619
$3257
$1129
Jun
10(Fri)
Jun
25(Sat)
$3619
$3257
$1129
Jun
17(Fri)
Jul
02(Sat)
$3619
$3257
$1129
Jun
24(Fri)
Jul
09(Sat)
$3619
$3257
$1129
Jul
01(Fri)
Jul
16(Sat)
$3659
$3293
$1129
Jul
08(Fri)
Jul
23(Sat)
$3659
$3293
$1129
Jul
15(Fri)
Jul
30(Sat)
$3659
$3293
$1129
Jul
22(Fri)
Aug
06(Sat)
$3659
$3293
$1129
Jul
29(Fri)
Aug
13(Sat)
$3659
$3293
$1129
Aug
05(Fri)
Aug
20(Sat)
$3659
$3293
$1129
Aug
12(Fri)
Aug
27(Sat)
$3659
$3293
$1129
Aug
19(Fri)
Sep
03(Sat)
$3659
$3293
$1139
Aug
26(Fri)
Sep
10(Sat)
$3699
$3329
$1189
Sep
02(Fri)
Sep
17(Sat)
$3699
$3329
$1219
Sep
09(Fri)
Sep
24(Sat)
$3699
$3329
$1219
Sep
16(Fri)
Oct
01(Sat)
$3699
$3329
$1219
Sep
23(Fri)
Oct
08(Sat)
$3699
$3329
$1219
Oct
07(Fri)
Oct
22(Sat)
$3699
$3329
$1219
Oct
14(Fri)
Oct
29(Sat)
$3699
$3329
$1219
Oct
21(Fri)
Nov
05(Sat)
$3669
$3302
$1219
Oct
28(Fri)
Nov
12(Sat)
$3509
$3158
$1179
Nov
04(Fri)
Nov
19(Sat)
$3509
$3158
$1179
Nov
11(Fri)
Nov
26(Sat)
$3489
$3140
$1149
What's Included
  • Domestic airfares & train fares
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Yangtze River cruise with full board
  • Tips or gratuities for hotel porters
What's Excluded
  • International airfares
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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    Tour Plans
  • Expert
    Guides
  • Selected
    Brand Hotels
  • A La Carte
    Meals
  • Free 24/7
    Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation
    30 Days Before
  • No Shopping
    Stops
  • No Hidden
    Charge
From US$3489 per person
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