Day 1 Beijing Arrival
Our tour guide and driver will be waiting for you at the exit of Beijing airport, holding a welcome sign with your name on it. Then you will be transferred to the hotel we have booked for you and check in . In the rest of the day, take the time to relax yourself or explore the city.
Day 2 Beijing
Attractions: Mutianyu Great Wall, Ming Tomb, Bird’s Nest (Breakfast+ Lunch)
After breakfast, first you will visit the Mutianyu Great Wall. After the included lunch, we will come to the Ming Tomb. On the way to the Ming Tomb, you will pass through the Sacred Way. The Ming Tomb is the place where 13 emperors of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) were buried. On the way back to downtown center, we will visit the Bird’s Nest (Olympic National Stadium), which is the main assembly hall of the 29th Olympic sports games in Beijing at the year of 2008.
Mutianyu Great Wall
Day 3 Beijing
Attractions:Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace (Breakfast+ Lunch)
Meet your guide and driver and firstly drive to the Tiananmen Square. Next we come to the largest as well as best-preserved imperial palace complex, Forbidden City. It displays an extraordinarily harmonious balance between buildings and open space within a more or less symmetrical layout. After the included lunch, we will continue our tour to the Summer Palace, the most beautiful and the largest imperial garden existing in China, and it is the best-preserved imperial garden in the world.
Day 4 Beijing – Xian by Fast Train
In the morning please enjoy your free time to explore Beijing. Then meet the driver in your hotel and transfer to train station for fast train to Xian. Arriving in Xian meet the driver and check in hotel in city area. Then please enjoy your free time.
Day 5 Xian
Attractions:Terracotta Warriors and Horses, City Wall, Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square, Muslim Quarter (Breakfast + Lunch)
Our tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel at 08:30am. Today’s first stop is the famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses. It was praised as “the eighth major miracle of the world” including Vault 1,2,3, with the total area of 22,780 square meters. It shows a much high level in handicraft and sculpture are the most significant archaeological excavations of the 20th century.
In the afternoon drive back to city center to visit the Ancient City Wall. Tourists could optionally ride a bike to cover more distance on City Wall top in limited time. Then take a walk in the Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square to pay an outer visit to the two towers. After finishing here you will enter Muslim Quarter, the best known and colorful foot street in Xian. If you like our guide will escort you to some more alleyways in Muslim Quarter to see real life of Muslim people here.
Xian City Wall
Day 6 Xian – Chengdu by Fast Train
Attractions:Xian Museum, Small Wild Goose Pagoda (Breakfast)
After hotel breakfast meet your guide and driver and drive to visit Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xian Museum to learn about the city’s history. After finishing here you will be escorted to train station for fast train to Chengdu. Met by local driver and transfer to hotel in Chengdu.
Day 7 Chengdu
Attractions: Panda Research and Breading Center, Jinli Old Street (Breakfast + Lunch)
After hotel breakfast we will pay a visit to Giant Panda Research and Breeding Center, one of the leading protecting and breeding bases of endangered wildlife in China. In the afternoon take a walk in Jinli Old Street. That street used to be one of the oldest and busiest commercial streets of Shu Kingdom. In that street tourists will see some typical elements of Chengdu lifestyle. E.g. Tea houses, taverns, bars, local snacks, handcrafts, local specialties, etc.
Panda Research and Breading Center
Day 8 Chengdu – Chongqing by Fast Train – Yangtze River Cruise Ship
Meet your driver in hotel and transfer to train station for fast train to Chongqing. Arriving in Chongqing met by local driver and transfer to cruise ship port to board the luxury Yangtze River cruise ship.
Accommodation: on the ship
Day 9 Yangtze River Cruise
Attractions: Shibaozhai (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
After breakfast, the river guide will give you a brief introduction of the cruise and the schedule. Our next destination is Shibaozhai. Upon arrival, we will disembark at Shibaozhai. It is famous for its fanciful architecture and many interesting legends. Enjoying a reputation of ‘Pearl on the River’, Shibaozhai has attracted 220,000 visitors from home and abroad every year. Now it has become the ‘little Penglai’ for visitors to overlook stunning river view. The Captain’s Welcome Party will be held tonight.
Accommodation: on the ship
Yangtze River Cruise Ship
Day 10 Yangtze River Cruise
Attractions: Three Gorges, Shennong Stream (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Today will be the highlight part of your cruise. Along the Yangtze River, you will appreciate the unique scenery of the Three Gorges. There is the famous Shennong Stream on the border between the Wu Gorge and the Xiling Gorge, where you will disembark and take an interesting sampan adventure. You will take a small boat to navigate deep into the gorges. Sitting on the special local wooden boat, you will travel along the zigzagging watercourses and enjoy the grotesque rocks and picturesque scenery along the banks, accompanied by the folk songs from the trackers. The Shennong Stream adventure will last about 3 to 4 hours. Doubtlessly, the perfect natural beauty makes the best setting for your China holiday.
Accommodation: on the ship
Day 11 Yichang – Shanghai by Flight
Attractions: Three Gorges Dam (Breakfast)
Today your amazing ship journey will end with an excursion to the Three Gorges Dam, which is the major construction of the Three Gorges Project. It is also known as the world largest irrigation project. When embark again, it’s time to say goodbye to your fantastic Yangtze cruise excursion. After lunch, you will head for Shanghai by flight. Upon your arrival in Shanghai airport, our local guide will be waiting for you with holding your name and transfer you to the hotel.
Day 12 Shanghai
Attractions: Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, French Concession (Breakfast + Lunch)
You will meet your tour guide in your hotel lobby in Shanghai. Today’s adventure start with Yuyuan Garden, a famous classical garden which was originally built for Pan’s parents as a place for them to enjoy a tranquil and happy time in their old age. Nearby is Yuyuan Market a bustling marketplace set in an old Chinese neighborhood with traditional architecture and shops selling everything from local snacks to various souvenirs.
After lunch, continue to visit the hundreds-year-old Jade Buddha Temple. The temple was built to keep two jade Buddha statues which had been brought from Burma by a monk named Huigen. Then move on to visit Shanghai Museum at People’s Square. At last pay a visit to Old French Concession is a residential area of Shanghai once designated for the French during the colonial period and now is popular with tourists and expats and appreciated for its cafes, tree-lined avenues, and houses.
Day 13 Shanghai Departure
Our guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel and send you to the airport for your flight back home after this pleasant journey.