1. Wonderful world heritage sites in Beijing – Forbidden City, Great Wall and Temple of Heaven.
2. See the Mighty gorges on a luxury cruise and grand Three Gorges Dam Site.
3. Find the new look of China at cosmopolitan Shanghai.
Our English-speaking guide will greet you at airport/train station according to your landing time. Look for a sign of your name out of the luggage claim area (if not specific). Transfer to hotel and check in.
After breakfast, depart to Tiananmen Square, the world's largest city square. We will have a brief stop here and photograph some national iconic structures including Monument to the People’s heroes, Great Hall of the People, Chairman Mao Memorial Hall, etc. Many visitors come very early for the spectacular flag-raising ceremony (not included in).
To the north of the square is the South Gate of the Forbidden City where we will spend the next 2.5-3 hours. Forbidden City is 600 years old in 2020. It has the largest and best-preserved collections of ancient architectures with more than 900 rooms in the palace.
Out of the Forbidden City from its north gate, we continue a short visit Jingshan Park right on the other side of the road. Located on the axis of the inner city, the park offers good panoramic view of Forbidden City and other historic sites like the Bell and Drum Tower, Beihai park, etc.
We have a long walk this morning. Refresh ourselves and enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, head to the World Heritage Park- Temple of Heaven which was built for worship and pray for harvest. Architectures in the park are outstanding representatives of ancient Chinese art.
We meet at your hotel at 8:30am or earlier if travel in summer, and head northeast to Mutianyu Great Wall. This section of the wall ranks number one among all sections on TripAdvisor list with beautiful-restored architectures but less tourists. Round trip cable car is included to save energy and enjoy a fun walk on the top. On the way back, we drive passing the Olympic Park and photograph the new landmark of Bird Nest and Water Cube.
Take morning flight to Chongqing to allow some time for a glimpse of Chongqing city. On arrival, enjoy an airport pick up and city tour of Ciqikou Old Street, Three Gorges Museum and Hangying Village.
Board cruise around 6pm (Tips: no meals served onboard tonight.)
Take a shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City in the morning. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon and Captain’s welcoming banquet tonight.
Enjoy the mighty Yangtze as your ship sailing through the Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. In the afternoon, take a shore excursion to Shennong stream, a tributary of Yangtze with crystal clear water.
Shore excursion to the amazing Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest water conservancy project. When disembark at Yichang, your guide will meet and transfer you to the airport for flight to Shanghai.
A day dedicated to the city’s essential sites. Shanghai Museum is one of the most incredible museums in China housing more than 120, 000 pieces of collections. Many of them are China's most precious artifacts such as jade, furniture, costumes, pottery, calligraphy and currency.
The Bund, a landmark of Shanghai, refers to the western bank of Huangpu River in the city center. It is renowned as “museum of buildings” for the aged European style architectures lined along the Bank. The view over the river is also stunning with many skyscrapers in good shape.
To discover Shanghai’s history, local life and development, we would always recommend a stop at Xintiandi, a former Shikumen Alley. The whole street retains the characteristics of Shikumen houses - the antique walls and tiles. While inside the houses are international galleries, fashionable bars and cafes, boutiques and restaurants.
Transfer back to your hotel when tour end or you can stay at Xintiandi if the active nightlife is the right thing for you. Then manage your own way back to hotel with taxi.
Zhujiajiao is a 1700-year old water town located in the suburb of Shanghai city. The town has many well-preserved historical buildings, 36 bridges and numerous streams. Walk along the street, you will come across attractions such as rice shops, banks, pharmacy, a Qing dynasty post office and gardens. A relaxing cruise provides great opportunity to soak in the landscape of a real Chinese village.
We will also visit the Shanghai World Financial Center, a 492-meter high building facilitating an amazingly glass on the 100th floor. Many people come for a challenge and a panoramic view of Shanghai.
Transfer to the airport/train station for your transport home.
1. All sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary.
2. Inter-city transport: flight from Beijing to Chongqing, Yichang to Shanghai (airport tax is included).
3. Ground transfers with air-conditioned vehicle (car, minibus or coach depending on the size of your group).
4. 5 Lunches at local restaurants with a cup of soft drink per meal, 2 lunches onboard.
5. 6 nights hotel accommodations with breakfast (based on double occupancy), 3 nights on cruise.
6. Local English-speaking guide accompany you throughout each city, shared guide on cruise.
7. Accident insurance during your travel.
1. Chinese visa.
2. Flight to and from China.
3. Tips to driver and tour guide.
4. Personal expenses.
Beijing: King Parkview Hotel Beijing 3*, Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel 4*, Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Beijing Wangfujing 5*
Yangtze: Golden Cruises 5*, Victoria Cruises 5*, Century Cruises 5*
Shanghai: Holiday Inn Express Putuo Shanghai 3*, SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund 4*, Grand Central Hotel Shanghai 5*
Private tour, just your party only.
No set date, you set the date your tour begins and ends (if possible, avoid the two crowded public holidays - National Day and Chinese New Year).
Follow this well-designed sample tour, or request a tailor make based on your own preferences on hotels, travel pace, interests of sights, means of transport, etc.
We begin with moderate hotels and adjust to your request.
A little deposit to confirm the tour.
Continuous customer support until you fly home.
15 days before commencement of services: 100% refund.
7 to 14 days before commencement of services: charge 10% of the tour price.
2 to 6 days before commencement of services: charge 50% of the tour price.
Within 2 days of commencement of services or no-show travelers: charge 100% of the tour price.
After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your willingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.
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