China Cruise Tour A
from 7 days
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7 Day Tour Itinerary
Tour Code: RiverTour-Cruise-01
- Day 1-3 in Beijing
- Day 1
Welcome to Beijing, the dynamic capital of China. Upon your arrival in Beijing, your local guide is ready to greet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure.Day 2
In the morning, you will visit the Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest plaza, and then the splendid Forbidden City. Reputed as China’s No.1 palace complex, it was the home to 26 emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties in the past 600 years.
In the afternoon, you’ll admire at the Temple of Heaven where emperors in ancient times worshiped Heaven for a nation-wide good harvest, and drop by a Pearl Store. Evening, enjoy the fabulous Kungfu Show.Day 3
Today you will visit the magnificent Badaling Great Wall. Winding its way 4,000 miles along moutain ridges in northern China, the Wall stands today as a bastion of pride & culture to Chinese people. Climbing the ancient steps privileges you a journey back to history and an acess to breathtaking views.
Descending the Great Wall, you will take a relaxing stroll the Sacred Road, a serene royal road lined with vivid statues of divine animals and officials. In the evening, taste the delicious Peking Duck Banquet.
- Day 4-7 Yangtze River Cruise
- Day 4
On this day you will be free to relax or to start a self-guarded exploration of Bejing until being escorted to the airport for your flight to Chongqing.
Upon your arrival at Chongqing, your local guide will pick you up and transfer you to the dock where you will embark your Yangtze Cruise ship.Day 5
Sailing along the Yangtze River, China’s longest river, you will see its amazing natural beauty and real China countryside views. Various onboard entertaining programs such as Taiji Lessons, Chinese Herbal Facial provide you an excellent access to appreciate Chinese culture.
There will be a shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City, an age-old temple complex perched on cliffs above the river with commanding views. After the excursion, return to the ship, have a rest, dress up and get ready to enjoy the Welcome Dinner Party hosted by the captain in the evening.Day 6
The second full day onboard your cruise ship with a shore excursion to the tranquil waters of Lesser Three Gorges, the most beautiful part of the Yangtze River. After the excursion, you will also sail through the impressive Wu Gorge and western section of Xiling Gorge, a nice chance to take some marvelous photos.
In the evening, you will witness how your ship passes the giant Five-Level Ship Locks.Day 7
Your final morning on the ship with a shore excursion to the world-famous Three Gorges Dam, which is the world’s largest hydro-electric dam with extraordinary sights whatever your views on the project.
You will disembark the ship at a pier in Yichang, where your local guide will pick you up and transfer you to the airport for your flight to your next destination.
Never miss this 7-19 days tour if you're a first-timer to China and wanna know about China in a nutshell. It explores the most renowned cities Beijing, Xian and Shanghai, providing an extraordinary glimpse into the essence of Chinese culture and history. And the riverine adventure dazzles you with the natural marvels along the mighty Yangtze River and picturesque Li River in Guilin. Of course China is much more than that! A big surprise awaits in Yunnan, the exotic land of colorful ethnic culture, time-locked old town and village, various creatures and earth's richest ecological sceneries.
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You have maximized flexibility to choose accommodations, meals, departure time and group size. The tour will best match your requirements and preferences.
The cost of the tour package that we offer excluds international airfare.
It can be optional if you'd like us to book for you.
Forbidden City is the world’s largest and best-preserved palace complex, containing 9,999 well-decorated royal rooms that represent divine perfection in ancient times.
As an emblem of absolute regality, it was the home of 26 emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties for 600 years. Grand architecture, exquisite ornaments and imperial treasures rate Forbidden City a highlight of China.
Located 45 miles to the northwest of Beijing, Badaling Great Wall is the best-restored and most imposing section of the Great Wall.
In Chinese, Bada means 'giving access to every direction', suggesting its strategic importance.
Made of large bricks, the Wall has an average height of 24 feet and a width of 19 feet at the bottom, and 16 feet at the top. It is wide enough to allow ten soldiers to march side by side along the wall.
Lesser Three Gorges: refers to Dragon-Gate Gorge, Misty Gorge and Dicui (Emerald) Gorge, the three valleys along the beautiful Daning River. Take a small boat to enjoy the spectacular views and experience a water-borne sensation you have never had before when the natural wonders unfold in front of you with clear water flowing fast through the gorges, sheer cliffs and steep mountains rising on either side to create one fine art gallery.
Yangtze River Cruise: a must-do in China, provides a unique access to the amazing natural beauty of the Yangtze River, the country's longest and most enchanting river.
Besides, excursions to the Three Gorges Dam, Fengdu Ghost City and other famous scenic spots, various onboard cultural programs add to the charm of Yangtze Cruise.
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Xian, once the capital of China and the terminus of the Silk Road, is often regarded as a live history book of China.
This extension enables you to uncover ancient mysteries of Terracotta Warriors, set foot on the exceptionally well-preserved City Walls, escape into the Muslim Community for some flavorful snacks, and be amused by the wonderful Dumpling Dinner & Tang Dynasty Show…
+ 3 Days
Elegantly nestled along the winding Li River, Guilin is reputed as China's most scenic city.
Different from teeming cities in the East, it offers you more about natural beauty and rural life. Cruise on Li River to see the fine karst landscape, cycle along field roads for delightful countryside views, explore the Reed Flute Cave and West Street for local hidden treasures.
A stop in Guilin enhances your enjoyment and will amplifies your China experiences.
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We like you to taste a variety of Chinese food, which could be your best experience in China.
Either you are traveling alone or with your family and friends, departure is guaranteed regardless of group size.
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