Beijing-Xian-Chongqing-Yangtze River Cruise-Shanghai 11 days Tour
Day01,Arrival in Beijing
As the flight lands at Beijing Capital Airport, your long-anticipated China tour starts with a warm welcome by our guide. We will transfer you to the hotel and the rest of the day remains free for you to relax and recover from jet lag.
After breakfast, you will meet your guide and other group members at the orientation briefing held in the hotel. The exciting trip begins with a visit to the world famous Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City in the morning. In the Forbidden City, the world's biggest imperial palace complex, 24 emperors ruled continuously for 490 years. Nowadays, travelers can trace its gorgeous history from the well-preserved majestic palaces and valued collections. In the afternoon, you will visit the historically significant Temple of Heaven. After today's sightseeing, you will enjoy a fabulous Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre.
Have a big breakfast at the hotel today and then head for the majestic Badaling Great Wall and a jade factory. Only a small section of the Great Wall, Badaling has embodies the best of this wonderful military project. Climbing the great wall is energy-consuming but memorable, so TravelChinaGuide specially prepares red wine for a group toasting on the Great Wall to celebrate and commemorate this moment.
Day04,Beijing - Xian
This morning you will first visit the Summer Palace, which offers a harmonious combination of Chinese royal buildings, a Buddhist pagoda, classical garden design, man-made hills and lakes. Continue your visit to the old Hutongs this afternoon. After that, our guide and driver will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Xian.
After breakfast, you will set out for the world famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum and a pottery-making factory. The large quantity of life-size and vivid terracotta statuaries made 2,200 years ago will definitely amaze you.In the afternoon, go on to visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. Tonight, feast your eyes on the famous Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show after you enjoy the local specialty -- a Dumpling Dinner.
Day06,Xian - Chongqing
A morning excursion will take you to one of Xian's landmarks, the City Wall. You can rent a bicycle and enjoy a special ride on the old wall. Afterwards, you will fly to Chongqing. Our guide will meet you at the airport and take you to visit Ciqikou Ancient Town. Then you will head for Chaotianmen Ferry Terminal to board the luxurious Yangtze River cruise ship, which sails at 22:00.
In the morning, the river guide will give an introduction to the cruise schedule and the Yangtze River. At about 14:00, the ship will disembark at Zhongxian for an onshore excursion to Shibaozhai. After that, you will re-board the ship and the cruise will continue towards the splendid Three Gorges. This evening, the cruise staff will invite you to join the Captain's Welcome Party.
Day08, Badong - Xiling Gorge
The climax of your Yangtze River Cruise is coming today. The unique scenery of the Three Gorges will be unveiled in front of you. Among them, Qutang Gorge is the most dangerous and shortest. Wu Gorge is the most beautiful, renowned for its deep valley and elegant beauty. In Wu Gorge, you will change to a sampan to take a side trip along Shennong Stream for 3 to 4 hours. Shennong Stream features picturesque natural beauty, distinctive Tujia flavor, boat tracking culture and valued historical relics.After that, you will return to the ship and sail into Xiling Gorge. In the evening, the ship will travel through the Five Level Ship Lock of the Three Gorges Dam. The river guide will describe the well known project on the ship's deck and you can watch the whole process of the ship passing through the gigantic lock.
Day09,Yichang - Shanghai
After breakfast, you will disembark for an excursion to the Three Gorges Dam. Then you will re-embark and complete check-out procedures. Our guide in Yichang will pick you up on board and transfer you to the city for lunch. After that we will see you off in the airport for the flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, your guide will meet you in the airport and transfer you to the hotel.
Shanghai is an international metropolis with a blend of rich history and fashionable modernity. The short one-day trip will give you a panoramic view of the city. In the morning, visit Shanghai Museum, the beautiful Yuyuan Garden and a silk shop. In the museum, there are over 120,000 historical collections from ancient China. Yuyuan Garden, which was a private residence constructed 400 years ago, is one of the best combinations of ancient Chinese buildings, water, mountain and natural scenery. In the afternoon, you will be guided to stroll along the Bund and Nanjing Road to experience the thrills of old and modern Shanghai. Our final stop is a visit to a fabulous old street.
Day11 Departure from Shanghai
Go to shanghai's airport,end the tour.