Best of China with Yangtze River Cruise

Tour Plan

  • 11 Days 10 Nights

  • Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise, Yichang & Shanghai

  • 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

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    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 evening at leisure.

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    Beijing (B/L/D)

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

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    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 Lama Temple, a temple and monastery of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism.  Afterward, enjoy a traditional Beijing Noodle lunch.  Then transfer to airport for flight to Xian.  Upon arrival in Xian, meet and transfer to your hotel and rest of day at leisure.

    Accommodation: Holiday Inn Xian Big Goose Pagoda or similar

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    Xian (B/L)

    In the morning you will travel to 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 hotel after the tour and enjoy the evening at your leisure.

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    Xian – Chongqing (B/D)

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

    Accommodation: Victoria Sabrina or similar

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    Yangtze River Cruise (B/L/D)

    In the morning, enjoy the magnificent scenery while cruising on the Yangtze waters. 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.

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    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.

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    Yangtze River Cruise – Yichang – Shanghai (B)

    Disembark from Maoping Pier in the morning, 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: Ambassador Hotel Shanghai or similar

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    Shanghai (B/L)

    Today you will take a full day city tour of Shanghai, where you will discover the city’s past and present.  Visit People’s Park, Shanghai Urban Planning Museum, Yu Garden, The Bund and the Shanghai Museum.  Enjoy the evening at your leisure.

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    Shanghai- Departure (B)

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


    B – Breakfast          L – Lunch          D – Dinner 

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Tour Package Details


(Arrival in Beijing)
Land Package From Single Supp
2022: April, May, November 2790 1000
2022: June – August 2700 920
2022: September, October 2840 1040
2023: 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.
  • Cruise Line mandatory gratuity of RMB150 per person upon boarding.
  • Tipping and gratuities to local guides, drivers, and hotel staff.
  • Any items not specified as included.