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  • 14 Days
  • Private Tour
  • Multi language
  • Shanghai, Suzhou, Yichang, Yangtze Cruise, Xian, Beijing

China tour package visiting must-see highlight sights such as the Great Wall in Beijing, Terracotta Warriors in Xian, modern Shanghai, beautiful Suzhou gardens with a relaxing 4-night all-inclusive cruise along the Yangtze River.


Departs daily from Feb – Nov. Pick up from Shanghai (PVG) Airport. Limited cruise departures in winter time from Dec – Jan.


Day 1Arrive Shanghai

Arrive Shanghai. Our tour guide will meet you at airport and transfer to hotel for check in.

Day 2Shanghai Highlights (B, L)

Morning tour the old part of Shanghai by visiting the famousYu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Museum, Xintiandi and Tianzifang area. Later afternoon, visit the the Bund to see the charming view of Huangpu river and distinctive architectures. Later stroll through the famous Nanjing Road, the main shopping streets of Shanghai.

Day 3Shanghai – Suzhou (B, L)

Day tour to Suzhou by car (1.5 hrs) and visiting Lingering Garden, Penman Gate, boat ride on the Grand Canal and Embroidery Institute. Return to Shanghai in later afternoon.

Day 4Shanghai - Yichang - Cruise Boarding (B)

Morning tour the Pudong New Development Zone and Shanghai Tower (as of 2019, it’s the 2nd tallest building with world’s tallest observation deck). Transfer to airport for flight to Yichang (2 hrs). Upon arrival, guide meet and transfer to pier to board Cruise.

Day 5Three Gorges Dam Tour and Xiling Gorges (B, L, D)

– Visit the Three Gorges Dam
– Sail through Xiling Gorge
– Captain’s Welcome Dinner and varies on board shows and activities

Day 6Passing Wu and Qutang Gorge (B, L, D)

– Morning Chinese Tai Chi lesson
– Sail through Wu Gorge and Qutang Gorge
– Excursion to Goddess Stream or Shennong Stream

Day 7On Cruise (B, L, D)

– Shore excursion to Shibaozhai or Jade Emperor Scenic Area
– Farewell dinner

Day 8Disembark in Chongqing - Dazu Rock Carving - Xian (B, L)

Disembark at Chongqing pier at around 9AM. Guide meet and transfer to Dazu (2.5 hrs) to visit the Dazu Rock Carvings, a UNESCO site containing series of cliff side rock carvings from over 1000 years ago. Standing as an example of the highest level of Chinese cave temple art, it provides outstanding evidence of the harmonious synthesis of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. It is just as famous as the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang.

Later afternoon, transfer Chongqing airport for flight to Xian. (1.5 hr) Upon arrival, guide meet and transfer to hotel.

Day 9Terracotta Warriors and City Tour (B, L D)

Morning visit Terracotta Warriors Museum, a collection of life size terracotta sculptures in battle formation guarding the mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China for over 2000 years. Afternoon, tour visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Grand Mosque and Muslim Quarter. For dinner, you will experience the famous dumpling feast where you can choose from over 100 varieties. After dinner, attend the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.

Day 10Xian - Beijing (B, L)

Morning tour to the ancient city wall and Provincial Historical Museum.

Afternoon, travel to Xian. You can choose travel by flight (2 hrs) or experience the modern high-speed train. The high-speed train is one of the best ways to travel in China and it runs at speed of 180 – 215 mph. Upon arrival, guide meet and transfer to hotel. Rest day free. Upon arrival, guide meet and transfer to hotel. Rest day free.

Day 11Temple of Heaven and the Forbidden City Tour (B, L, D)

Morning tour visit the Temple of Heaven, a complex visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for prayer to Heaven for good harvest. Now days, you will find locals practicing Taichi and other unique morning exercises. After lunch, visiting Tiananmen Square and explore the Forbidden City, the largest imperial palace in the world. Enjoy the famous Beijing Duck dinner in evening.

Day 12Great Wall (B)

Tour visit the Great Wall. You may hike or take the cable car to the top to enjoy the magnificent view. Afternoon, return back to Beijing and rest day free to rest or explore the Wangfujing area on own.

Day 13Summer Palace and Hutong Tour(B)

Morning tour to Summer Palace, an imperial garden in the Qing Dynasty and the largest and the most well-preserved imperial garden in China. Afternoon, visit the Hutong alley ways with rickshaw ride to learn traditional Beijing culture and history. Then take a leisure stroll through the NanluoguXiang, an alley way in old part of Beijing combining old architecture and modern gallery, cafe and souvenir shops.

Day 14Depart Beijing

Free till transfer to airport for departure.


Centrally located 3, 4 or 5 star hotels available with 5-star Yangtze cruise

Price Includes

  • China domestic train or flight
  • Hotel Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Meal as mentioned (L - lunch, D - dinner)
  • Yangtze River Cruise package
  • Experienced private tour guide (various language guides available)
  • Admission
  • All local transportation with private car and driver

Price Excludes

  • Tipping for guide and driver
  • International flight
  • Only cruise staff/guides while on cruise
  • China Visa
  • Cruise crew service fee
  • Optional tour, service not mentioned in itinerary

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