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Take a 3 days trip on the Yangtze River by the luxury cruise ship, via the modern man-made marvels “Three Gorges Dam”; along with the MUST SEE for the first China visiting, including the capital city “Beijing”, the location of Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses since 210BC “Xi’an”, and the modern city “Shanghai”, this 11 days tour will write down a special page in your lifetime.
Day 1 Arrive Beijing (-/-/-)
Transfer via: International Flight arranged by you
Welcome to Beijing, where the capital, political, and cultural center of China lies.
We meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After check-in, you have
free time to relax.
Day 2 Beijing (B/L/-)
Visit the historic Tian’anmen Square, followed by the magnificent Forbidden City. In the evening you will enjoy Beijing’s famous Peking Opera at the Liyuan Theatre.
Day 3 Beijing (B/L/D)
Full day tours to the majestic Badaling Great Wall and Sacred Road, followed by the main Olympic venues for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, including the National Stadium (Bird’s Nest) and the National Aquatics Center nicknamed “the Water Cube“, after that a Peking Duck Dinner concludes your full day activities.
Day 4 Beijing / Xi’an (B/L/-)
Transfer via: Internal Flight on our arrangement. After breakfast, you will visit the exquisite Summer Palace. In the afternoon, take flight to Xi’an, visit Xi’an’s Ancient City Walls, and the Bell Tower.
Day 5 Xi’an (B/L/-)
Today’s highlight is Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. Visit the excavation site of the Terracotta Army located 30km east of the city. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Huaqing Hot Springs, then have another tour to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
Day 6 Xi’an / Chongqing (B/L/-)
Transfer via: Internal Flight on our arrangement.
Visit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum in the morning, and then take the afternoon flight to Chongqing. Tonight, board your deluxe Victoria Cruise Ship and settle into your comfortable outside cabin to begin your memorable cruise downstream.
Day 7 Yangtze River Cruise (B/L/D)
This morning ,an ashore excursion takes you to see Fengdu’s many Taoist Temples.
Day 8 Yangtze River Cruise (B/L/D)
Cruise through the first of the fabled Three Gorges: Qutang Gorge ,framed by steep mossy cliffs. Then, sail on through Wu Gorge, celebrated for its 12 peaks. At Badong, transfer to a small cruiser for an exciting excursion on Shennong Stream to view its breathtaking small gorges. Next, sail through Xiling Gorge, the last and most scenic of all the gorges. Finally, pass through the dramatic Three Gorges Ship Lock.
Day 9 Yichang / Shanghai (B/L/-)
This morning, stop at Sandouping to view the historic Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydroelectric project in the world. Continue on to Yichang where you board your early afternoon flight to Shanghai. On arrival, transfer to the Shanghai Hotel to check in.
Day 10 Shanghai (B/L/-)
A full day tours to the Shanghai Museum, the Bund, Nanjing Road, Yuyuan Garden and Yuyuan Market. In the evening you will enjoy a wonderful Acrobatic Show.
Day 11 Shanghai / Departure (B/-/-)
International/Internal Flight arranged by you
After breakfast, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to your next destination.