Best of China & Yangtze River Cruise

11 Days 10 Nights
Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise, Yichang & Shanghai

Day 1:    Beijing – Arrival

Arrive at Beijing International airport, meet your local representative and transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Accommodation: The Capital Hotel Beijing or similar

Day 2:     Beijing (B/L)

Today’s tour of Beijing starts at Tian’anmen Square, the world’s largest public square. You will then visit the Forbidden City with its acres of elegant palaces, pavilions, courtyards and gardens. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Summer Palace and enjoy a cruise on Kunming Lake (weather permitting between April and October). After the tour, return to your hotel and rest of the evening at leisure.

Day 3:     Beijing (B/L/D)

Today’s tour highlight is a visit to the famous Great Wall of China. Visit the Beijing Jade Carving Factory followed by lunch at its Friendship restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Sacred Way and Ming Tombs to experience the best-preserved Chinese Imperial Tombs with over 500 years of history. Tonight, enjoy a delicious Peking Duck dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 4:     Beijing – Xian (B/L)

After breakfast, visit the majestic Temple of Heaven where dynastic rulers of the past worshipped the gods and ancestors. Then visit the Lama Temple, a temple and monastery of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism.  Afterward, enjoy a traditional Beijing Noodle lunch.  Then transfer to the airport for your flight to Xian.  Upon arrival in Xian, meet and transfer to your hotel and rest of the day at leisure.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Xian Big Goose Pagoda or similar

Day 5:     Xian (B/L)

In the morning you will visit the Terra Cotta Warrior Museum, the site of thousands of life-sized statues.  Then visit the Xian Art and Ceramic Workshop before you enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, where you will also have the opportunity to see a noodle making demonstration. In the afternoon, visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Ancient City Wall.  Return to your hotel after the tour and enjoy the evening at your leisure.

Day 6:     Xian – Chongqing (B/D)

Morning at leisure. After checking-out from the hotel, transfer to the airport for your flight to Chongqing.  Upon arrival, meet your tour guide and enjoy a city tour (if time permits). Then enjoy a Sichuan dinner before transferring to the pier to board your cruise ship to begin your memorable Yangtze River Cruise.

Accommodation:  Victoria Jenna or Sabrina or similar

Day 7:     Yangtze River Cruise (B/L/D)

In the morning, enjoy the magnificent scenery while cruising on the Yangtze waters. In the morning, you will have the option to take a shore excursion to visit Fengdu, the ‘Ghost City’. Return to your ship and continue your journey in the afternoon. Overnight on board.

Day 8:     Yangtze River Cruise (B/L/D)

This morning, cruise through the Yangtze’s limestone cliffs that create the famous Three Gorges. See Qutang Gorge, the most spectacular of these three large gorges. Next, enter Wu Gorge with its immortal Twelve Peaks. Your shore excursion includes a river boat ride on the crystal-clear Danning River through the towering “Three Small Gorges”. Return to your cruise and sail through the scenic Xiling Gorge, the longest and deepest of the three Gorges. Later, pass through Three Gorges Ship Lock.

Day 9:    Yangtze River Cruise – Yichang – Shanghai (B)

Disembark from Maoping Pier in the morning, and transfer to Yichang airport for your flight to Shanghai.  Arrive at Shanghai, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Accommodation: The Ocean Hotel Shanghai or similar

Day 10:     Shanghai (B/L)

After breakfast, arrive at Sandouping village and visit the massive Three Gorges Dam. Learn about the immense construction project and its effects on the people and landscapes of China. You will then disembark from your cruise and transfer to Yichang airport for your flight to Shanghai. Arrive Shanghai, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Accommodation: The Ocean Hotel Shanghai or similar

Day 11:     Shanghai – Departure (B)

After breakfast transfer from your hotel to the airport for your return flight to Canada.

B – Breakfast        L – Lunch    D – Dinner

Tour Price per Person Double Occupancy – minimum 2 persons

Every Wednesday

(Arrival in Beijing)

Land Package Single Supp.
2021:  April, May, November 2800 1000
2021:  June – August 2700 920
2021:  September, October 2840 1040
2022:  March 2660 880

LAND ONLY prices include domestic transportation within China.



Your Tour Package Includes

• Domestic airfare within China.
• Return transfers between the airport and your hotels.
• Superior 4-Star hotel accommodation with daily breakfast.
• Sightseeing tours with admissions and meals as per itinerary.
• Professional English-speaking local guide service.

Your Tour Package Does NOT Include

• International airfare from Canada to China
• Any applicable weekend and other surcharges imposed by the airlines.
• Any taxes, airport fees and fuel surcharges.
• Travel/medical/cancellation insurance, travel visa and all personal expenses.
• Tipping and gratuities to local guides, drivers and hotel staff.
• Any items not specified as included.

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