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[ GW- CY- 005 ] Shanghai-Yichang-Yangtze River-Chongqing-Xi'an-Beijing ( 14 Day ) (upstream)


The Yangtze River is China’s longest river and the third longest waterway in the world. There are more than 70 passenger ships cruising
between Chongqing and Yicahng, Wuhan or Shanghai both upstream and downstream. Their outstanding hotel and cruise management
expertise give travelers a wonderful vacation option on the Yangtze River.
The Three Gorges, Qutang, Wu and Xiling Gorge, the most spectacular section of the Yangtze River, are filled with breathtaking sceneries.
Beginning from Baidicheng in Fengjie, Chongqing and ending in Nanjin Pass in Yichang, they extend for a distance of 192 kilometers.
The Three Gorges Dam, is the world’s largest hydroelectric project using the rich water resources of the Three Gorges and the newest attraction
on the Yangtze cruise line. After the damming of the open diversion channel on Nov 6, 2002 during the second stage of the Three Gorges Dam’s
construction, the Yangtze River Cruise resumed from June 16th, 2003 with still magnificent gorge, impressive mountain landscape and some
new attractions.
Suggestions for the tour operator: Most passenger ships sail the line between Yichang and Chongqing. In general, upstream is one day longer
than downstream.

Day. 01 Shanghai
Arrive Shanghai, the bustling commercial heart of China, known as "Paris of the East". Meet your guide upon
arrival and transfer to your deluxe hotel.
(D)
Day.02 Shanghai
Shanghai Sightseeing includes the Temple of the Jade Buddha where two rare jade statues of Sakyamuni
Buddha are treasured, then a visit to the fascinating
Yuyuan Gardens and the Museum of Art and History. Stroll
along the lively waterfront
"The Bund". (B-L-D)
Day.03 Shanghai-Y
ichang

This morning is free to shop and explore. Take an afternoon flight to Yichang, a river port by the Three Gorges
Dam site. Embark your deluxe Yangtze River Cruise this evening. (B-L-D)

Day.04 Yangtze River
Cruise

Depart at 07:00am from Yichang. Around 08:30am-11:30am, visit Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest
hydroelectric project and the newest attraction on the Yangtze River Cruise line. Around 12:00am-16:00pm,
pass through the Five-Step Ship Locks of Three Gorges Dam. Then, cruise through Xiling Gorge, which is the
longest gorge among the three gorges. In the evening, enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Banquet and Singing &
Dancing Party
. (B-L-D)

Day.05 Yangtze River
Cruise
After breakfast, the ship will cruise through 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 09:00am-13:00pm, sight-seeing the
Lesser Three Gorges – Longmen Gorge, Bawu Gorge and Dicui Gorge on the Daning River, a tributary of
Yangtze River. Clean water, lush trees, pheasants, mallards and ancient hanging coffins are highlights. After
lunch, the cruise will enter Qutang Gorge, 8km long, which is the last (most up stream) and shortest of the
gorges, quite spectacular. Enjoy the Singing & Dancing Party in the evening. (B-L-D)
Day.06 Yangtze River
Cruise

After exercising Chinese Taiji, around 08:00am-11:00am, you will disembark to visit the city of Fengdu, popularly
known as the “city of ghost”, on the south bank of the river. In the afternoon, enjoy the performance of Chinese
calligraphy and sculpture
on the cruise ship. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner and Party in the evening. (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.07 Yangtze River
Cruise
-Chongqing
Yangtze River Cruise will be ended at 08:00am in Chongqing. Upon disembarking, enjoy a brief city tour of the
most famous mountain city in China, visit the People’s Hall of Chongqing. Stay overnight in Chongqing. (B-L-D)
Day.08 Chongqing

After breakfast, pay a visit to Chongqing Planning Exhibition Hall and the Loquat Hill (Pipashan) to have a bird’s
eye view of Chongqing. Residual time is for you to explore this city. (B-L)

Day.09 Chongqing-Xi'an
ChongqingTo Xi'an Take morning flight to Xi'an, the great ancient capital and the eastern end of the Silk Road.
City tour begins with a visit to the ancient City Wall which was built in 1370 A.D. Afternoon visit to 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. Attend a special Tang Dynasty Dinner and Show in the evening.
(B-L-D)
Day.10 Xi'an
Xi'an Full day excursion to the unparalleled highlight Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses at the Tomb of Qin Shi
Huang, the first emperor in China. Added highlights are a visit to the Huaqing Hot Spring - a former resort area
especially for the emperors and the royal family and a visit to Banpo Village - the remains of a neolithic village
dating back 6,000 years. Primitive tools and household utensils are displayed in the Banpo Museum. Time
permits, visit factory where copies of Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses are made. With the introduction of the
workman there, you may try to use clay and mould to make the copies of Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
yourself.
(B-L-D)
Day.11 Xi'an-Beijing
Xi'anToBeijing Take morning flight to Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China. Meet your guide
upon arrival and transfer to your deluxe hotel. Afternoon tour to the Temple of Heaven where the emperors
prayed for good harvest. Travel through the old neighborhoods of Beijing(Hutongs) via pedicabs in the afternoon
.
(B-L-D)
Day.12 Beijing
Beijing Morning tour to Tiananmen Square, located in the heart of the capital, and the Imperial Palace, known
as the Forbidden City - one of the greatest feats of ancient Chinese architecture. Afternoon sightseeing includes
Summer Palace - a former summer resort area of the royal family. Welcome Peking Duck Banquet in the evening.
(B-L-D)
Day.13 Beijing
Beijing Full day excursion to the Great Wall - the landmark of China. It is one of the most amazing feats of
human labour - the only man-made construction on earth visible from outer space. After lunch, a drive to the
Ming Tombs along the Sacred Way with giant marble figures and animals guarding the tomb area for deceased
emperors of the Ming Dynasty.
(B-L-D)
Day.14 Depart From
Beijing
Depart Beijing Your exciting journey draws to a close as your board your international flight home.(B)
B:Breakfast  L:Lunch  D:Dinner
 
Standard A ( for 4-star hotel )
Beijing: Guangxi Hotel Beijing
Chongqing: Hai de Hotel Xi’an: Hotel Royal Garden Xi’an
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
¥ 10390
¥ 4571
¥ 12792
¥ 5070
¥ 14832
¥ 5070
Shoulder Season
¥ 9906
¥ 4087
¥ 12418
¥ 4696
¥ 14458
¥ 4696
Low Season
¥ 9570
¥ 3751
¥ 12247
¥ 4525
¥ 14288
¥ 4525
 
Standard B ( for 3-star hotel )
Beijing: Beijing Pinganfu Hotel
Chongqing: Guang Chang Hotel
Xi’an: Wan Nian 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
¥ 9823
¥ 4004
¥ 12231
¥ 4509
¥ 14271
¥ 4509
Shoulder Season
¥ 9636
¥ 3817
¥ 12044
¥ 4322
¥ 14084
¥ 4322
Low Season
¥ 9482
¥ 3663
¥ 11967
¥ 4245
¥ 14007
¥ 4245
 

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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