Yangtze River Cruise
13 days / 12 nights
Highlights of China including Beijing and Shanghai's top tourist attractions and the awe inspiring Terra Cotta Warriors in the ancient city of Xi'an. Enjoy the the dramatic gorges and river life on your cruise on the Yangtze River.
Departures: from Beijing to Shanghai
Select dates: Apr 2017 - Mar 2018
Beijing, Xi'an, Chongqing, Yichang, Shanghai, Suzhou
Tour Includes Expand or Collapse Section
  • Accommodations for 9 nights hotels and 3 nights aboard the deluxe 5 star MV President Prime Cruise ship in a standard outside cabin with private balcony, bath and shower.
  • Professional English speaking tour guide services.
  • 12 breakfasts (B), 11 lunches (L) and 5 dinners (D) as indicated in itinerary.
  • Beijing - Xi'an - Chongqing, Yichang - Shanghai domestic airfare and tax.
  • Round trip transfers at each city.
  • Comprehensive sightseeing of each city's highlights.
Tour Itinerary Expand or Collapse Section

The itinerary begins with your arrival at the airport in Beijing and ends with your transfer to the Shanghai airport for your departure home. When making your travel arrangements, please keep in mind that the majority of flights to China from the United States arrive the following day and flights back to the United States arrive the same day.

Day 1: Arrive in Beijing
Upon arrival, meet your local guide and transfer to Beijing International Hotel or similar for check-in.

Day 2: Beijing
Full day tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace. (B, L)

Day 3: Beijing
Full day tour: the Badaling Great Wall (2 hours visit at least) with jade stone workshop visit en route, photo stop at the Bird Nest & Water Cube. (B, L)

Day 4: Beijing
Full day tour: the Temple of Heaven (watch local people doing all kinds of morning exercise, including Chinese Tai Chi ), pearl factory, Hutong tour by rickshaw with a home visit. (B, L)

Day 5: Beijing - Xi'an
Fly to Xi'an. Visit the Provincial Museum & Big Wild Goose Pagoda. (B, L)

Day 6: Xi'n
Full day excursion to the Terra-cotta Warriors Museum, and visit to the ceramics & pottery workshop en route. Enjoy the Dumpling Dinner and Tang Dynasty Show tonight. (B, L, SD)

Day 7: Xi'an - Chongqing
Fly to Chongqing. Visit the Panda Zoo, and enjoy local flavored hot pot dinner before embarkation of the MV President Prime Cruise (Deluxe 5-star Cruise, standard cabin with private balcony). (B, L, D)

Day 8: Yangtze River Cruise
Start our sail for a distance of 430 miles in all the great gorges and deep mountain valleys. Optional shore excursion in the morning to the ghost city of Fengdu, and visit Shibaozhai in the afternoon (included tour). (B, L, D)

Day 9: Yangtze River Cruise
Sailing into the Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge, and the river changes to wildly stirring, riffle water along with swirling bubbles. The mossy cliffs are hemmed by the banging pathways under theTwelve Peaks. When the boat gets to the famed Shennong Stream, we change to small boat and sail deep into the Shennong Stream (included tour). Then we return to our boat and continue sailing into the Xiling Gorge. (B, L, D)

Day 10: Yichang - Shanghai
Excursion to the Three Gorges Dam site (included tour) and pass through the 5 ship locks with lowering our boat down 412 feet, before we end our cruise at Yichang. Transfer to airport and fly to Shanghai. (B, L)

Day 11: Shanghai
Full day visit to the Yu Garden, Shanghai Museum, the Bund and Xintiandi, Pudong New Development Zone and famous Shanghai Acrobatic Show tonight. (B, L, D)

Day 12: Shanghai - Suzhou - Shanghai
Excursion to Suzhou. Visit Garden of Net Master, cruise on the Grand Canal, Silk spinning factory and Pingjiang Road Old Town Area. Return to Shanghai. (B, L)

Day 13: Shanghai - U.S.A
Transfer to airport for your flight home. (B)

Key: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner, (SD) Special Dinner

Pricing Expand or Collapse Section
Arrival Date Land Price
(Sharing Twin))
Single Supplement
Wednesday Monday
5-Apr-17 17-Apr-17 $2,229 $839
19-Apr-17 1-May-17 $2,239 $849
3-May-17 15-May-17 $2,279 $889
17-May-17 29-May-17 $2,279 $889
31-May-17 12-Jun-17 $2,219 $829
14-Jun-17 26-Jun-17 $2,219 $699
28-Jun-17 10-Jul-17 $2,219 $699
12-Jul-17 24-Jul-17 $2,219 $699
26-Jul-17 7-Aug-17 $2,219 $699
9-Aug-17 21-Aug-17 $2,219 $699
23-Aug-17 4-Sep-17 $2,269 $879
6-Sep-17 18-Sep-17 $2,319 $929
20-Sep-17 2-Oct-17 $2,319 $929
11-Oct-17 23-Oct-17 $2,319 $929
18-Oct-17 30-Oct-17 $2,319 $929
1-Nov-17 13-Nov-17 $2,209 $819

Guaranteed departures are based on minimum of 2 passengers.

Trans-Pacific airfare from all major U.S. cities to China is available upon request.

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Good to Know
Tour available from Beijing to Shanghai. 13 days / 12 nights.
Guaranteed deparure based on minimum of 2 passagers.
Itinerary is subject to change without prior notice.

Hotel InformationExpand or Collapse Section

Beijing International Hotel or similar
9 Fuchengmen Wai Avenue, Xicheng District
Beijing, PRC 100005
Phone: (86) (10) 59505158


Jian Guo Hotel
No.2 Huzhu Road, Xincheng District
Xi'an, PRC 710048
Phone: (86) (29) 82598888


Shanghai Ocean Hotel
1171 Dong Da Ming Road
Shanghai PRC 200082
Phone: (86) (21) 65458888

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