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HomeChina ToursYangtze River Cruise Yangtze Cruise [ Tour Code: EL-CY-002 ]
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[ GW- CY- 002 ] Beijing-Xi'an-Chongqing-Dazu-Yangtze River-Shanghai ( 12 Day ) (downstream)
Day 1 Arrive Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. Meet your guide upon arrival and be transferred to your comfortable hotel. (D)

Day 2 Beijing

Begin the day’s activity with a visit to Tian’anmen Square, the largest urban square in the world. Then, move on to
the Imperial Palace, also known as the “Forbidden City”, the biggest palace complex in the world. In the afternoon,
visit the enchanting Summer Palace, one of China’s largest and best-preserved royal gardens, where you can have
a walk along the famous Long Corridor. A Peking Duck Dinner concludes your first full day activities in China.

Day 3 Beijing
Today’s highlight is your visit to the Great Wall, one of the “Seven Wonders of the World” and a symbol of
Chinese civilization. Just like a gigantic dragon, the Great Wall winds up and down across mountains. Then, move
on to visit the Ming Tombs (Changling Tomb) area where is for deceased emperors of the Ming Dynasty. (B-L-D)
Day 4 Beijing-Xi'an
Visit the Temple of Heaven, the place where the emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties worshipped heaven and
prayed for good harvest. Check out the nearby Liulichang, a traditional street lined with art & crafts shops and
antique stores. Explore some of Beijing’s old “Hutongs”, lanes or alleys formed by lines of Siheyuan (a
compound with houses around a courtyard). You will have a chance to visit some families who have lived there for
generations. Fly to Xi’an, the most famous ancient capital of China. (B-L)
Day 5 Xi'an

Begin the day’s sightseeing with an once-in-a-lifetime viewing of the extraordinary 2,200-year-old terracotta
of China’s first feudal Emperor, Qin Shihuang. Three exhibition halls house the continuing excavation of
an army of 7,000 terracotta soldiers and horses guarding the emperor’s tomb. On the way back, stop by a local
village to see farmers’ houses. Upon return to the city, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda which was built in 652 A.D.
It contains a large volume of Buddhist scriptures which were obtained from India by the eminent monk of Xuanzang.
Enjoy a characteristic dumpling dinner at a local restaurant. (B-L-D)

Day 6 Xi'an-

Visit Forest of Steles Museum where precious stone carvings and sculptures are kept. Then, visit the Great
built primarily in the Ming Dynasty when Chinese architectural elements were synthesized into mosque
architecture, and it is the largest and best-preserved one of the early mosques of China. Fly to Chongqing and be
transfered by motor coach to the small country town of Dazu. (B-L-D)

Day 7 Dazu-
At Dazu, you will explore the fascinating Buddhist carvings from the Song Dynasty (960-1279) on the hilltops of
Baoding Hill. Enjoy a typical Sichuan cuisine dinner in a local restaurant. Embark your deluxe Yangtze River Cruise
this evening in Chongqing. (B-L-D)
Day 8 Yangtze

Depart at 08:00am from Chongqing. Announcement the itinerary and ship facilities on board at about 09:30am.
Then, the shipman will introduce the Yangtze Three Gorge and the Three Gorges Dam Project to you. Around
14:00pm-17:00pm, disembark to visit the city of Fengdu, popularly known as the “city of ghost”, on the south bank
of the river. Enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Banquet and Singing & Dancing Party. (B-L-D)

Day 9 Yangtze

Around 06:30am-8:30am, visit the Baidi City of Fengjie at your own expense. At about 09:00am, cruise through
the Qutang Gorge, 8km long, which is the last (most up stream) and shortest of the gorges, quite spectacular.
Then, cruise through the Wu Gorge, which is the most beautiful section of the Yangtze River, flanked by high peaks
that are often capped by fog or clouds. Around 13:00pm-17:00pm, cruise along  the Shennong Stream by boat, you
will become immersed in the wonders of zigzagging watercourses, the primitive environment and the mysterious
culture along the banks. Around 17:30pm-18:30pm, sight-seeing the Xiling Gorge, which is the longest gorge
among the three gorges. Enjoy the Farewell Dinner and Party in the evening. At about 21:00pm, pass through the
Five-Step Ship Locks of Three Gorges Dam. (B-L-D)

Day 10 Yangtze

The highlight of today’s cruise is to visit the Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest hydroelectric project and the
newest attraction on the Yangtze cruise line. The whole Yangtze River Cruise will end at about 11:00am in Yichang.
Fly to Shanghai in the afternoon. A fabulous Acrobatic Show concludes your first day in Shanghai. (B-L-D)

(Attention: The above Yangtze River Cruise itineraries & times are subject to be changed according to the climate
factors, river conditions and restriction by the local authority.)
Day 11 Shanghai

Visit the Bund, at the west shore of the Huangpu River, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Jin Mao Tower can be
seen on the opposite side. The splendid row of early 20th century Europe buildings remains the quintessential
Shanghai sight. Visit fascinating Yuyuan Garden, a well-restored Suzhou-style garden, and take a walk through
the Old Town filled with antique markets and specialty stores. Then pay a visit to the Jade Buddha Temple where
two rare jade statues of Sakyamuni Buddha are treasured. You will have some free time in the afternoon to explore
the city.(B-L-D)

Day 12 Return from

Be transferred to the airport and board on your homebound flight. (B) 

B:Breakfast  L:Lunch  D:Dinner
Standard A ( for 4-star hotel )
Beijing: Guangxi Hotel Beijing
Xi’an: Hotel Royal Garden Xi’an
Dazu: Dazu Hotel
Shanghai: Shanghai Hotel
Hotel Standard A( for 4-star hotel ) Price: RMB --/ per person in 1/2 double room
≥10 person
Single Supplement
6-9 person
Single Supplement
2-5 person
Single Supplement
High Season
¥ 10008
¥ 4439
¥ 12416
¥ 4939
¥ 14605
¥ 4939
Shoulder Season
¥ 9546
¥ 3977
¥ 12064
¥ 4587
¥ 14253
¥ 4587
Low Season
¥ 9210
¥ 3641
¥ 11893
¥ 4417
¥ 14082
¥ 4417
Standard B ( for 3-star hotel )
Beijing: Beijing Pinganfu Hotel
Xi’an: Wan Nian Hotel
Dazu: Dazu Hotel
Shanghai: Shanghai Jin Sha Hotel
Hotel Standard A( for 3-star hotel ) Price: RMB --/ per person in 1/2 double room
≥10 person
Single Supplement
6-9 person
Single Supplement
2-5 person
Single Supplement
High Season
¥ 9485
¥ 3916
¥ 11837
¥ 4360
¥ 14026
¥ 4360
Shoulder Season
¥ 9320
¥ 3751
¥ 11672
¥ 4195
¥ 13861
¥ 4195
Low Season
¥ 9166
¥ 3597
¥ 11595
¥ 4118
¥ 13784
¥ 4118

High Season: Apr., May, Sep., Oct., 1st Nov.-15th Nov
Shoulder Season: Mar., July, June, Aug., 16th Nov.-30th Nov
Low Season: Dec., Jan., Feb


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