Arrive in Beijing
Upon arrival at Beijing airport,you will be met and transferred to the hotel in Beijing. The rest of the day will be left for you to adapt to the time difference and relax yourself.
Begin to explore Beijing from paying a visit first to the largest and grandest square in the world – Tiananmen Square. As walking through the square, you will come to the magnificent Forbidden City, the biggest palace complex in the world.Then go on to appreciate the fantastic Summer Palace, the biggest and best-preserved imperial garden so far.
The sightseeing today starts from exploring the great Temple of Heaven where emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties had worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvest. Afterwards, you will be guided to the snaking Mutianyu Great Wall, an uncrowded section with comfortable round trip cable car to take and picturesque scenery to enjoy.Take a chance to have a close view of the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube on the way back to hotel.
Beijing – Xian- Hutong
After breakfast, you will hop on a rickshaw to ride through the narrow alleys for a Hutong Tour.Afterwards, you would be taken to the railway station for the high speed rail train to Xian, which takes approximately 5 hours, and along the way you would have the chance to admire a different scenery of the countryside. Upon arriving at the Xian North Station, the professional tour guide would pick you up and escort you to the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, go to visit the Terracotta Army of Qin Shihuang which is reputed as the largest underground military base in the world. After enjoying lunch, you’ll explore the ancient Xian City Wall. The City Wall of Xian is the most complete one that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world, which was founded about 600 years ago. Then you will visit the Great Mosque with Muslim Street. The Great Mosque is one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China.
This morning you’ll explore Xian Museum & the Small Wild Goose Pagoda Scenic Area. It is an important cultural relic and one of the remaining symbols of ancient Chang’an (the name of Xian in the Tang Dynasty). Then head for the airport and take the flight to Chengdu. Upon arrival in Chengdu, our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
Chengdu – Chongqing
Visit the Reserch Base of Panda Breeding Center, then go to the interesting Kuanzhai Lane where both sides flanked by the architectures with Qing dynasty style. Later, take an express train to Chongqing.Pick you up and transfer to embark luxury cruise ship which will weigh anchor at 22:30.
Yangtze River Cruise
Enjoy beautiful scenery along Yangtze River. Shore excursion to Shibaozhai or Fengdu Ghost City. Lose yourself in the wonderful Chinese folk dance and music performance by the cruise staff at the exciting Captain’s Welcome Party in the evening.
Scenic Spots: The Shibaozhai looks like a strangely-shaped pagoda hugging a hill. It is about 200 meters or 700 feet tall. People were hauled up to the temple until the stairway and the floors below were built. In there past, there were tourist stalls between the dock and the Shibaozhai. Now, It is one of the highlights along the Yangtze and the Three Gorges Lake.
Yangtze River Cruise
Enjoy the charming sights of the spectacular Qutang Gorge and pretty Wu Gorge. The explanation from the knowledgeable river guide will help you get more idea of Three Gorges including the ancient plank road, mengliang stairway and hanging coffins. Land at Badong and enjoy the natural beauty of the Shennong Stream by taking a small wooden boat trip. Back to the ship and continue sailing into the western section of Xiling Gorge. Tonight Farewell Party will invite you to join in the cruise staffs’ performance.
Yichang – Shanghai- Three Gorges Dam
See the great project of Three Gorges Dam after breakfast. Return to the ship and prepare well for check-out. The ship will arrive in Yichang at around 11:30 and our guide will pick you up on the board. After lunch, transfer you to the airport to take the flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival in Shanghai, you will be picked up and transfer to hotel.
Shanghai- Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall
In the morning, head for Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, and Nanjing Road as well as the Bund. After A La Carte Lunch, visit Yuyuan Garden with the local market nearby, and then proceed to New Spot(XinTianDi).Take the Huangpu River Cruise to appreciate the scenery of Shanghai.
Departure from Shanghai
Transfer you to the airport to board your homeward flight. Your memorable China trip ends.