Yangtze-River

Discovery of the Land and Water

12 Days From US$1,630 p/p

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Tour highlights

  • Discover China from the perspectives of water and land
  • Explore the most popular part of the Great Wall at Mutianyu in Beijing
  • Discover the vicissitudes and rapid development in Mega Metropolis of Shanghai
  • Enjoy a memorable trip on mighty Yangtze River cruise
  • Meet UNESCO World Heritage Terracotta Warriors in Xian which had been buried underground for more than 2,000 years

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Itinerary Details

Apart from those classic highlights you have explored in China , you will have a few days at your leisure to relax during your river cruise on the mighty Yangtze River. Before traveling inland, you may immediately soak yourself in a dynamic atmosphere that the ultra-modern metropolitan city of Shanghai is able to offer: During your 4 days on the river cruise you will certainly enjoy not only the stunning landscape of Mother Nature along the Yangtze River but also some other short-trips of interest along the way. After this memorable cruise you will continue to explore the world- renowned attractions that the former imperial capital city of Xian and the capital city of Beijing boast.

Welcome to China! Your tour guide will welcome you in Shanghai airport and accompany you to your hotel.

Shanghai has a long history as a gateway to China on the Yangtze River Delta. It is the largest economic and trade center in China, and one of China's cultural centers.

Accommodation option:

  • Shanghai Metropark Jichen Hotel
  • (4 Ratings)

breakfast and lunch

Explore the Old City of Shanghai, where you can get an idea of what the city looked like hundreds of years ago. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the old town, there is the oasis of peace, the Yu Garden. As a paragon of the south Chinese landscaping style of the Ming and Qing dynasties, it is a MUST-SEE for all visitors to Shanghai.

Then visit the panorama hall of the more than 630 meter high Shanghai Tower with a breathtaking panoramic view over the city. It is also the tallest building in China.

Let's go to the Bund. It is located along the Huangpu River which is located in the Huangpu District, the center of Shanghai. It is the scenery line of Shanghai.

Round off the day with the famous Nanjing Road. Get a taste of bustling Chinese commerce where retailers from all over the world display their products on streets. Once you have arrived on Nanjing Road, you will observe the colorful everyday bustle of the locals.

Accommodation option:

  • Shanghai Metropark Jichen Hotel
  • (4 Ratings)
The Bund

The Bund

dinner

Take a high-speed train from Shanghai to Yichang. Upon arrival, your journey continues from land to water - your Yangtze cruise is on! Move into your comfortable and spacious cabin and prepare yourself for amazing and relaxing days on China’s largest river.

Accommodation option:

  • Yangtze cruise boat
  • (4 Ratings)

breakfast and lunch and dinner

Over the next three days, you will be able to enjoy the wonderful views of impressive rock formations and landscapes on the cruise. You will firstly take a shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam Site. Its vast ship locks of are a wonder of engineering,you will learn more about the world's biggest hydroelectric project firsthand.

Back on the cruise, proceed to sail through Xiling Gorge where you can enjoy the picturesque scenery of the both sides.

Accommodation option:

  • Yangtze cruise boat
  • (4 Ratings)
Three Gorges Dam

Three Gorges Dam

breakfast and lunch and dinner

Sailing through the Wu Gorge and Qutang Gorge, you can relax or immerse yourself in the beautiful scenery. Between them you will take a shore excursion to Shennong Stream, which has rushing waterfalls and an ancient plank path leading to suspended coffins in the cliff.

In the evening, the ship's crew will prepare performance for your entertainment.

Accommodation option:

  • Yangtze cruise boat
  • (4 Ratings)
Three Gorges

Three Gorges

breakfast and lunch and dinner

Enjoy a leisurely morning watching the scenery of riverbanks passing by. A series of leisure activities are waiting for you, including distinguishing fresh water pearl, lectures about traditional Chinese embroideries and appreciations of teapots and paintings.

In the afternoon, take a shore excursion to Shibaozhai, a magnificent twelve-story pavilion built along the cliff to the top, where you can see the spectacular views of the surrounding area.

Accommodation option:

  • Yangtze cruise boat
  • (4 Ratings)
Yangtze River Cruise

Yangtze River Cruise

breakfast and lunch

 

You will arrive in Chongqing in the morning. It is the largest city in China with a population of more than 30 million people. Get off the ship, our local guide will pick you up from the cruise terminal and transfer to Chongqing train station to take a high-speed train to Xi'an. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the local guide and transfer to hotel. You will be free at leisure for the rest of the time.

Accommodation option:

  • Grand Noble Hotel Xi'an
  • (4 Ratings)
Xi'an

Xi'an

breakfast and lunch

Today you'll journey out in to the countryside surrounding Xi'an and visit what is undoubtedly one of the man-made wonders of the world – the Terracotta Warriors. These clay statues of soldiers, horses and chariots – each individually sculpted from clay, each having a different costume, height, and even facial expressions – stand in battle formation.

After lunch, you will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda - a landmark building of Xi'an. It is a well-preserved holy place for Buddhist with a history of over 1300 years.

The next stop of your journey is the Great Mosque. It is the largest and best-preserved mosque in Xi'an. It assumes the striking features of Chinese pavilions, with painted beams and engraved ridgepoles. You will be amazed by the not so typical construction of this mosque.

Accommodation option:

  • Grand Noble Hotel Xi'an
  • (4 Ratings)
Terracotta Warriors

Terracotta Warriors

breakfast and lunch

You will be impressed by this close-up experience! The ancient City Wall, which stretches round the old city is the first landmark visitors will encounter in Xi'an. It is also one of the most famous attractions in Xi'an. Today, this wall represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.

The flight will take you to Beijing. Upon arrival, our tour guide will meet you and drive to hotel for a good rest.

Accommodation option:

  • Penta Hotel Beijing
  • (4 Ratings)
Xian City Wall

Xian City Wall

breakfast and lunch

The start of your trip will be the visit of the Summer Palace, which is China existing largest and best preserved imperial garden. It is a large natural landscape garden which used Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill as based address, modeled on the Hangzhou West Lake scenery, drew some design techniques and the mood of the gardens on the Yangtze delta.

Today's highlight of your trip is the symbol of China - the Great Wall. The Mutianyu Great Wall, which section is more popular among foreign visitors, with many observation towers that can be reached by cable car, from where you can sit back and enjoy the great scenery.

Accommodation option:

  • Penta Hotel Beijing
  • (4 Ratings)
Mutianyu Great Wall

Mutianyu Great Wall

breakfast and lunch

Today, we'll pay a visit for Tiananmen Square, which is the largest public square in the world. Then visit today's highlight: the Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. In its 500 years of history, there were 24 emperors living here. Experiencing several times renovation and expansion during the Ming and Qing dynasties, the Forbidden City is still remaining its original layout.

At last we will visit the Temple of Heaven, which was used to pray for harvest by the emperors. It's China's existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven. This Chinese monument is built entirely in wood, without using a single nail, which has become the symbol of Beijing. For the Chinese the ground is sacred, so the emperor used to celebrate the main rites here.

Accommodation option:

  • Penta Hotel Beijing
  • (4 Ratings)
Temple of Heaven

Temple of Heaven

breakfast

Say goodbye to China and transfer to Beijing airport. Connect with your departure flight.

Our service includes:
  • One-to-one consultancy with our travel expert
  • Knowledgeable and helpful local guides
  • Private and comfortable van
  • All accommodations
  • Meals listed in the itinerary
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • In-destination transfers
  • A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling
Trip Notes

This tour is intended to give you an idea for what's possible when you travel with us. Treat them simply as inspiration, because every element of the tour can be customized individually. Please feel free to tell us your ideas and we will create a tour to match your tastes and budget.

Recommended hotels

Go Find Orient choose your accommodation based on easy accessibility to everything yet in a quiet neighborhood with the consideration of typical traditional style and modern comfort.

 ShangHai  Shanghai Metropark Jichen Hotel

  • Located in the heart of Shanghai, 5 minutes drive from Longde Road subway station & Xintiandi.
  • It houses a fitness centre, 3 dining options and accommodation with free internet access.
  • The air-conditioned guest rooms feature warm lighting and modern interiors with full equipment.
  • Restaurants serve a fine selection of local, Japanese and international dishes.

 Xi'an  Grand Noble Hotel Xi'an

  • Located in the central of Xi'an, 7-minute walk from Bell & Drum Tower and Muslim Food Street.
  • It features 6 dining options, a spa and wellness center.
  • Guestrooms offer iPod, MP3 stations and free WiFi access in all areas.
  • Restaurant offers barbecue dishes, Asian and Western dishes is available at Yummy Café.

 Beijing  Penta Hotel Beijing

  • Occupying a central location in Beijing, 10-minute drive from Temple of Heaven & Wangfujing Street.
  • 307 air-conditioned rooms offer the comfort of over-sized windows, a sofa and carpeted floors.
  • Bicycle rentals are available for guests to explore around the city.
  • The Lobby Lounge provides a cozy environment for light snacks and cocktails.