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13-Day Golden Yangtze Cruise Tours

City Involved: Beijing-Xian-Guilin-Chongqing-Cruise-Yichang-Shanghai
  • From: USD1575
  • Tour Code : TOC423
  • Starts/Ends : Beijing/Shanghai
  • Trip Type : River Cruise, History and Nature

Trip Highlights: Tour Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Yangtze River (Chingqing-Yichang), Shanghai. This is a well-paced tour combines capital Beijing, historical Xian, picturesque Guilin, a relaxed cruise on the mighty Yangtze and metropolitan Shanghai. Beijing and its multitude of cultural relics, such as the Great wall and Forbidden City, are the starting point for your 13 day China experience. Then have a stop in historic Xian to see the "Eighth wonder of the world", the Terra-cotta Warriors. Move on to the fairyland of Guilin to explore its natural beauty. A cruise on the Yangtze River with its magnificent Three Gorges, spectacular scenery, temples, caves, and riverside pagodas will be the highlights. Finally, spend the rest days in Shanghai enjoying the sights of this impressive modern city.

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 Tour Prices (this is private tour based on per person and shown in US dollars)
Group Size Budget ClassStandard ClassDeluxe Class
2 personsUSD1775USD1900USD2185
3-5 personsUSD1720USD1850USD2130
6-9 personsUSD1575USD1700USD1955
Single SupplementUSD470USD560USD890
CityBudget ClassStandard ClassDeluxe Class
BeijingRich Hotel Jindu Holiday Inn The Prime Hotel
XianTaiwan Grand HotelXian Empress Hotel Jinshi International Hotel
GulinGolden Elephant Hotel Guilin Bravo Hotel Guilin Waterfall Hotel
CruiseOriental Emperor Three Kingdoms Victoria Prince
ShanghaiHansen Hotel Holiday Inn DowntownNew World Mayfair Hotel
Service Inclusions
Hotel fare and daily buffet breakfastLunch and dinner listed in the itinerary
Entrance fees to the sightseeingChina domestic flight and airport taxes
Private vehicle, driver and guide Cruise Fare and Accident insurance
Service Exclusions
International air fare and airport taxPersonal expenses
Tips for guide and driver  

Tour Itinerary

Itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)

Day 01: Arrive in Beijing
When you arrive in Beijing, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel where you will have time to relax and settle down.
Day 02: Beijing (B/L/D)
Today's tour will first bring you to Tiananmen Square and then to the Forbidden City, the largest and most intact group of ancient structures in the Imperial Palace.After a few hours at the Forbidden City, you will eat lunch and then head to the Summer Palace, the resort of Empress Dowager Ci Xi. For dinner, you will eat Beijing's famous Peking duck and then head back to your hotel.
Day 03: Beijing (B/L/D)
Today's trip will be the amazing Great Wall of China, the only man-made structure on Earth that can be observed from the moon. In the afternoon you will visit the Ming Tombs, the burial site for 13 of the Ming emperors. At night you will watch an acrobatic show and then return to your hotel.

Day 04: Beijing / Xian (B/L/D)
Today you will fly to Xian, the ancient capital city of China. When you first arrive in Xian you will visit the ancient City Wall followed by the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Tonight's dinner will consist of an imperial dumpling banquet followed by a show of dancing and music from the Tang Dynasty.

Day 05: Xian (B/L/D)
After breakfast, you will visit the Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses, widely regarded as the eighth wonder of the world and then visit the Tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang.
Day 06: Xian / Guilin (B/L/D)
Morning fly to Guilin. Upon your arrival, your guide will pick you up from the airport and drive you to visit the Elephant Trunk Hill, The hill is deservedly renowned as the symbol of Guilin. Then visit the Reed Flute Cave, also known as the 'Palace of Natural Arts'. Afterwards, you will be driven to your hotel.

Day 07: Guilin / Yangshuo / Guilin (B/L/D)
Enjoy the splendid mountains, lush green pastures, farms, villages, and animals with a 4.5 hour cruise down the Li River. Guests are picked up at the Zhujiang Pier and escorted down to the thousand year old town of Yangshuo, and then you will visit the West Street. Back to Guilin in the evening.

Day 08: Guilin / Chongqing (B/L/D)
Before your flight to Chongqing you will have some free time around the city. After boarding your flight and landing in Chongqing, you will be met at the airport. In the evening you will enjoy a welcome dinner and then head to the cruise for the night.
Day 09: On the Yangtze River Cruise (B/L/D)
In the morning you will leave from Chongqing and board the boat to visit the Three Gorges. The cruise will first stop at the Ghost City of Fengdu. After returning to the boat, you will be invited to the Captain's Welcome Party. There will be a buffet dinner followed by a music and dance show.

Day 10: On the Yangtze River Cruise (B/L/D)
Today, you will visit all three gorges: the Qutang Gorge, the Wu Gorge and the Xiling Gorge. Afterwards, you will journey to the Shennong Stream, where you will ride a "pea boat" up the small gorges against the rapids. In the early evening, you will be brought back to your main cruise ship to enjoy the remainder of the day.

Day 11: Yichang / Shanghai (B/L/D)
After viewing the Three Gorges Dam Site, your tour of the Yangtze River will come to an end in Yichang. Next you will be driven to the airport where your guide will meet you on board and see you off for the flight to Shanghai. After landing in Shanghai, you will be met by another guide and brought to your hotel for the evening.
Day 12: Shanghai (B/L/D)
Today you will take a tour of China's largest city, which is also China's principal port located on the Yangtze River Delta. You'll visit the Bund, Nanjing Road, Yu Garden, and the well-known Temple of City Patron.
Day 13: Depart from Shanghai (B)
Today will be free for you to explore this city on your own. Later in the day you will be brought to the airport to leave China and return home.
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