13 Days China Tour: Beijing – Xian – Chengdu – Yangtze River Cruise – Shanghai

This 13 days China tour includes 4 highlight tourist cities in China: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Shanghai and one of the most participated tour activities – Yangtze River Cruise. All highlight attractions in these cities are included in the tour: Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Panda, etc.

  • Mutianyu Great Wall, Ming Tomb, Bird’s Nest, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Terracotta Warriors and Horses, City Wall, Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square, Muslim Quarter, Xian Museum, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Panda Research and Breading Center, Jinli Old Street, Yangtze River Cruise, Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, French Concession
  • Private tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance fee + Lunch + Hotel + Fast Train Beijing – Xian – Chengdu – Chongqing + Flight Yichang - Shanhgai
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  • Start from $2200 per person
13 Days China Tour: Beijing – Xian – Chengdu – Yangtze River Cruise – Shanghai

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.

Accommodation: Beijing

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.

Accommodation: Beijing

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.

Accommodation: Beijing

Forbidden City

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.

Accommodation: Xian

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.

Accommodation: Xian

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.

Accommodation: Chengdu

Xian Museum

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.

Accommodation: Chengdu

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

Shennong Stream

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.

Accommodation: Shanghai


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.

Accommodation: Shanghai

Yuyuan Garden

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.

Tour Price Per Person ($=USD)

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Price includes

  • 2nd class fast train Beijing – Xian – Chengdu – Chongqing
  • Economy class flight Yichang – Shanghai
  • All entrance tickets as mentioned in itinerary
  • Chinese style lunch
  • Hotel in each city with breakfast
  • All transfer as mentioned in itinerary
  • Air-condition car and driver, English speaking tour guide
  • One bottle of mineral water per day

Price excludes

  • Personal expense
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Booking Method

  • Please send your travel request to us at [email protected]. You are also welcomed to call us free at +86 15129005119 for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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  • A small amount of deposit will be charged in advance via PayPal for tour booking (Deposit for tours excluding train/flight/hotel: USD50-USD200; deposit for tours including train/flight: your travel consultant will advise according to group size and itinerary). Balance is acceptable via PayPal at least 3 days ahead of the tour or with cash paid to the tour guide on the tour. Both RMB and hard currency are acceptable.

Our Tour guide

Over 15 years, we had built up a professional guide team. They are 100% guaranteed licensed guide. Apart from been knowledgeable, they are also friendly, fun, attentive, and flexible. Nothing is too difficult or troublesome for them, as they will always try their best to make a pleasant journey for you! You may get new friend after travelling in China!

The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.

Always makes you feel safe and comfortable is the main goal of our service. The vehicles we use are all air-conditioned and kept in good safety and sanitary condition. The drivers we use are all licensed driver with many years driving experience. More attentive, we offer you a free baby seatservice if you travel with your baby. 

Our Driver and Vehicle

The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.


Food is an important part of Chinese culture. China fits for all budgets. Hotels booked by us include breakfasts. Lunches are arranged at restaurants which are popular among the real locals with good environment (You might be a little worried about using washrooms in China, please rest assured that all restaurants have western style washroom). Dinners are mostly left for yourself to allow you more freedom on your own discovery to local food or having some familiar hometown food.

If you are vegetarian, Muslim, or allergic to any kind of food, please feel free to tell your travel consultant in advance. We will help arrange proper restaurant or food to meet your needs.

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