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SG34: 12 Days Small Group Tour of Shanghai - Beijing - Xi'an - 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: 8 nights at nice 5-star hotels, 3 nights on Yangtze River cruise
Meals: 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches with some being a la carte style, 3 dinners

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Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in Shanghai
Welcome to China! Upon your arrival, our experienced guide will be expecting you outside the arrival hall. Then the driver will take you to the hotel where you can have a good rest to refresh yourself from the travel fatigue.

Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel (5 Stars)

Day 2: Shanghai - Beijing
After breakfast, our guide will send you to the railway station to take a high-speed train to Beijing, which takes about 4.5 hours. Our local guide in Beijing will greet you at the railway station once you arrive. Then our driver will take you to the hotel. You are free to do whatever you like for the rest of the day.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

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

  • Hall of Supreme Harmony
    Visiting Hall of Supreme Harmony
  • Chinese Kung Fu Show
    Chinese Kung Fu Show at Red Theater
Day 3: Beijing
Today we are going to explore the city of Beijing. It possesses a profound historical and cultural heritage. Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City are the most recognized attractions of Beijing. These magnificent buildings are epitome of the historic capital, through which we see and feel the greatness, splendor, and also the ups and downs of China.

At noon, an a la carte lunch will be arranged for you at a very famous local restaurant. And we will serve you delicious Peking Duck to welcome your coming to Beijing.

After that, we will continue to visit the Temple of Heaven, the site where the emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 - 1912) prayed for good fortune and harvest from the god of the heaven. In the evening, we will enjoy the fascinating Chinese Kong Fu Show.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch

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

Day 4: Beijing
After having a big breakfast at the hotel, we will come to one of the must-see sights in China - Mutianyu Great Wall, which is one of the best-preserved sections of the Great Wall, and it is widely known for its fascinating sceneries in all seasons. A round-trip cable car will be arranged so that you can take a bird’s-eye view of the whole landscape of Mutianyu Great Wall. Up on the Wall, we will provide you with some red wine for a toast to mark this happy moment.

Afterwards, follow our guide to have some leisure time at a traditional local market before finishing today’s tour.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

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

  • Mutianyu Great Wall, Beijing
    Our guests going down Mutianyu Great Wall
Day 5: Beijing - Xi'an
Today we will first visit the Summer Palace, an ancient royal garden. Then we will go back downtown. The driver will make a photo-stop at the Olympic Bird’s Nest along the way. At noon, we will have an a la carte lunch at a restaurant, and then rent a rickshaw to explore the original Beijing Hutong, where you can catch the lifestyle of the Beijing folks. A folk artist we invite will show you Chinese Paper Cutting. After that, our guide will send you to the airport for flight to Xi’an. You will be greeted by our Xi’an guide when you arrive at the airport. Then our local guide will escort you to the hotel where you can relax.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

Day 6: Xi'an
In the morning, we will visit the largest ancient military museum in China - Terracotta Army. After that, an authentic home-cooked lunch is waiting for you to enjoy at a local family. You can learn to cook some local dishes from the hostess if you are interested. Our guide will translate for you and you are free to ask any questions during the visit.

Then, follow our guide to visit Xi’an Museum and the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, which allows you to take a glimpse of Xi’an’s rich and long history. In the evening, we will enjoy the excellent Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show and a delicious dumpling dinner.

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)

  • Terracotta Army in Xi'an
    Being restored Terracotta Army
Day 7 Xi'an - Chongqing
After breakfast, we will have some leisure time at the City Wall Park. Inside the park, you can observe local people’s lifestyle and get the chance to learn Tai Chi from a master we invite. Then, we will continue to visit the well-preserved ancient City Wall. You can rent a bicycle and ride on the wall if you like.

Afterwards, our guide will send you to the airport for the flight to Chongqing. Our local guide in Chongqing will wait for you at the airport and then accompany you directly to visit Jiefangbei CBD. After visiting, the guide will help you board the great Yangtze River cruise ship. This Yangtze River tour from Shanghai starts as the ship sets sail at around 22:00.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: President No. 6 with balcony (5 stars)

Day 8: Yangtze River Cruise
Today, we will go ashore to visit Mount Shuanggui, which has numerous plants and cultural sites. Later, in the afternoon, you will be invited to take part in Captain's Welcome Party to have fun.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: President No. 6 with balcony (5 stars)

  • Yangtze Cruise Tour
    Our guests enjoying the beautiful scenery on Yangtze River Cruise
Day 9: Yangtze River Cruise
First of all, today we will experience the spectacle of two of the three most wonderful gorges along Yangtze River - Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Then disembark at Wu Gorge to have an excursion to Shennong Stream. You will be impressed by the picturesque scenery there. Then follow the guide back to the ship for the cruise through Xiling Gorge, the longest and most dangerous gorge of the Yangtze River.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: President No. 6 with balcony (5 stars)

Day 10: Yichang - Shanghai
After breakfast, check out to visit the Three Gorges Dam, a modern construction marvel. Then the cruise guide will transfer you to the Three Gorges Tourist Center in Yichang city, where our local guide will wait for you and escort you to the railway station for a 7.5-hour bullet train to Shanghai. You will be greeted and escorted to the hotel once you arrive at the railway station in Shanghai.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel (5 Stars)

Day 11: Shanghai
The last destination in our Yangtze River cruise from Shanghai will be “the Oriental Pearl”-Shanghai. Today, we will first visit Shanghai Museum, then Yu Garden and its nearby bazaar. An a la carte farewell lunch will be arranged at noon. After that, we will visit the famous Former French Concession. Then we will spend some time walking along the Bund before having a one-hour cruise tour along the Huangpu River. At the end of the day, we will escort you to the hotel and say goodbye to you.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch

Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel (5 Stars)

  • Que Cao Ding
    The Bronze from Western Zhou Dynasty
  • The Bunds
    The view of overlooking Shanghai Bund
Day 12: Departure from Shanghai
Our 12 days Yangtze cruise from Shanghai comes to the end today. We sincerely hope you have enjoyed this memorable journey. We send our best wishes to you and hope we can serve you in the future.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Tour with us, you will enjoy
10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
Prices are per person in US Dollars;
prices in red reflect the discount prices.
Arrival DateDepature DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement
Aug
04(Wed)
Aug
15(Sun)
$2689$879
Aug
11(Wed)
Aug
22(Sun)
$2689$879
Aug
18(Wed)
Aug
29(Sun)
$2689$879
Aug
25(Wed)
Sep
05(Sun)
$2709$939
Sep
01(Wed)
Sep
12(Sun)
$2739
$2602
$979
Sep
08(Wed)
Sep
19(Sun)
$2739
$2602
$979
Sep
15(Wed)
Sep
26(Sun)
$2739
$2602
$979
Sep
22(Wed)
Oct
03(Sun)
$2739
$2602
$979
Oct
06(Wed)
Oct
17(Sun)
$2739
$2465
$979
Oct
13(Wed)
Oct
24(Sun)
$2739
$2465
$979
Oct
20(Wed)
Oct
31(Sun)
$2739
$2465
$979
Oct
27(Wed)
Nov
07(Sun)
$2579
$2321
$929
Nov
03(Wed)
Nov
14(Sun)
$2579
$2321
$929
Nov
10(Wed)
Nov
21(Sun)
$2569
$2312
$919
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
  • Best
    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$2569 per person
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