Day 1 (Wed) Arrive Beijing
Day 2 (Thu) Beijing
The Forbidden City (UNESCO) is the imperial place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties ruled for nearly 500 years (1420-1911). Experience the architectural splendor of the palaces, ceremonial courtyards, and private quarters.
The Summer Palace (UNESCO) is the largest imperial garden in the world. Emperors of successive dynasties created a summer retreat of Chinese gardens and pavilions, around the tranquil waters of Kunming Lake.
Optional program: Kung Fu Show with Peking Duck dinner (USD 60 per person)
Day 3 (Fri) Beijing
Take an outside tour to the Olympic Stadium, nicknamed Bird's Nest, and the National Swimming Centre, also known as the Water Cube.
Day 4 (Sat) Beijing
Take a Hutong Tour to explore the oldest part of the city and gain insight into the traditional lifestyle and customs.
Day 5 (Sun) Beijing - Xi’an (by air)
The Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a Tang Dynasty landmark, is a seven-story pagoda initially constructed in 652 AD. One of the pagoda's many functions is to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that were brought to China from India by the Buddhist translator and traveler - Xuanzang.
Day 6 (Mon) Xi’an
Enjoy a tasteful Dumpling Banquet followed by an exquisite traditional Tang Dynasty Show.
Day 7 (Tue) Xi’an - Chongqing (by air) - Yangtze River Cruise
Upon arrival in Yichang, transfer and embark on your Yangtze River Cruise Ship. The Yangtze River originates on the Tibetan Plateau and traverses a distance of 3900 miles before flowing into the East China Sea, near Shanghai. It has been the lifeline in China for millennia.
Day 8 (Wed) Yangtze River Cruise
Day 9 (Thu) Yangtze River Cruise
Day 10 (Fri) Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang - Shanghai (by air)
Day 11 (Sat) Shanghai
The Shanghai Museum has a collection of 120,000 pieces of Chinese ancient treasures.
The Bund,featured outstanding European colonial architectures, is full of new skyscrapers and historical buildings in the center of Shanghai.
Take a stroll along the Xintiandi Street, a boutique area highlights a harmonious merger of classic and modern Shanghai.
After your dinner, enjoy a spectacular Acrobatic Show, known as one of the most fabulous performance arts in China.
Day 12 (Sun) Shanghai - Suzhou - Shanghai (by automobile)
Take a small boat trip along the Grand Canal and get close to the world's oldest and longest canal.
Pingjiang Road, a ancient street along the Grand Canal, is filled with snack shops, tea houses, ping-tan museums, and boutique shops.
Fixed departures based on minimum of 2 travelers
Beijing International Hotel
Xi’an Jianguo Hotel
MV President Cruise
Shanghai Ocean Hotel
-- English-speaking guide
-- Air-conditioned coach or van
-- Land transfers between airport and hotel.
-- Entrance tickets as listed
-- Chinese lunch and dinner as listed
-- Yangtze Cruise Ticket (include accommodation, meals on board, the shore excursion in groups and daily activities)
-- Hotels with daily breakfast
-- Domestic flight ticket with taxes
-- Service charge & government taxes
-- International flight tickets
-- Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, phone bills, optional activities
-- Tips for guides and drivers (Suggested tipping amount per person per day: USD 5-7 for the guide and USD 3-5 for the driver)
-- Chinese Visa
-- Travel insurance