Golden Triangle & Yangtze

SG07: 11 Days Small Group Tour to Beijing - Xian - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang - Shanghai
Tour Type: Small Group of 1-18 persons, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide & air-conditioned, licensed limousine
Tour Highlights:
  • Must-see sights in China - the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors
  • Unwind with a Yangtze River cruise tour & see the Three Gorges
  • Take in the impressive skylines of Shanghai as you walk along the Bund
  • Walk into a local Chinese family, interact & dine with the hosts in their home
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Welcome to Beijing, the capital of China. Upon your arrival at Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), our experienced guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you.

Meals: No meal, advice freely available
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 2 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte lunch, Temple of Heaven, Kung Fu Show. (B+L)
Our group at Badaling Great Wall
Today your small group Beijing tour will begin. Our guide will lead you to Tiananmen Square. After that, accompany you to the Forbidden City, also known as Palace Museum, where you can appreciate the numerous collections of Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911). After visiting the two attractions, we will arrange an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price), providing you with a chance to taste the authentic Chinese food.

In the afternoon, our guide will escort you to Temple of Heaven, the place where the emperors used to hold the Heaven Worshipping Ceremony. The evening will be highlighted by a lively Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 3 Beijing
Badaling Great Wall, Sacred Way, Bird's Nest (drive by). (B)
Temple of Heaven, Beijing
In the morning, you will be accompanied to Badaling Great Wall, a must for any Beijing tour. Moreover, we will provide red wine for a group-toasting there. Lunch will not be offered today, as the nearby restaurants cannot meet our service standard. You are suggested to prepare some food in advance or have a simple meal at your guide's advice. Then, we will visit a jade factory and you can buy some gifts.

After that, our guide will lead you to the Sacred Way of Ming Tombs, a road which was believed to lead to the heaven by ancient Chinese. On the way back to hotel, we will pass by the Bird's Nest, which is the main venue of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Beijing - Xian
Summer Palace, A la carte lunch, Hutong visit. Fly to Xian. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
A birthday celebration for our client at a local family
Today our guide will escort you to the Summer Palace, the best-preserved royal park in China, where man-made architecture and natural scenery exist harmoniously. Next, visit a local pearl store. After that, we will serve you an a la carte lunch at a fancy restaurant, and the cost of CNY150.00 per person for this meal has been included in our price.

In the afternoon, following our guide, you will have a rickshaw trip to exploring the Hutongs. It is a great chance to have a glimpse of the daily lives of local people.

After, you will fly to your next destination, Xian. Upon arrival, our Xian guide will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 5 Xian
Terracotta Warriors, A local family visit, Home-cooked lunch, Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty Show with dumpling dinner. (B+L+D)
Terracotta Army, Xian
After breakfast, your small group Xian tour begins. Our guide will accompany you to visit one of the Eight Wonders in the world, Terracotta Army. After that, we will visit a pottery-making factory. Next, we will arrange a local family visit for you. Home-cooked lunch will be served at the local family. If interested, you can learn to cook Chinese dishes from the hosts.

After lunch, you will be accompanied to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, a peaceful building built in Tang Dynasty (618-907). The pagoda is right inside Xian Museum, storing about 130,000 cultural relics and showing the rich history of Xian. In the evening, the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show will entertain you when you enjoy the famous Dumpling Dinner.

Tips: Since the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show will be closed in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec, we do not calculate the price of the show and dumpling dinner for tours starting during this period. You can enjoy the night by yourselves.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling dinner
Day 6 Xian - Chongqing
City Wall. Fly to Chongqing. Ciqikou if time permits. Yangtze River tour begins at 22:00. (B)
Yangtze River cruise
In the morning, we will escort you to the City Wall, the most complete city wall survived in China, as well as one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.

After that, you will fly to Chongqing. Our Chongqing guide will be waiting for you at the airport. If time permits, the guide will take you to visit Ciqikou, a place full of houses in traditional Chinese style. Later, the guide will send you to the dock and help you check in the luxurious cruise ship. At about 22:00, your memorable Yangtze River cruise tour begins. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: President No.6 with balcony
Day 7 Shibaozhai
An excursion to Shibaozhai, Captain's Welcome Party. (B+L+D)
As the ship cruises along the Yangtze River, you can take the chance to appreciate the amazing scenery. At around 14:00, you will have a shore excursion to Shibaozhai, known as one of the eight strangest structures of the world. The Captain's Welcome Party will be held in the evening.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 Badong - Xiling Gorge
Yangtze Three Gorges with an excursion to Shennong Stream. (B+L+D)
Shennong Stream Excursion
Today, the ship will enter Qutang Gorge, the shortest but grandest of the Yangtze River Three Gorges. Later, we will pass by Wu Gorge with famous lofty and misty peaks.

After that, you will disembark at Badong to have a boat ride drifting along the Shennong Stream. During the trip, you will have a chance to enjoy the local Tujia people's songs. After, return to the cruise ship and keep cruising along Xiling Gorge

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 Yichang - Shanghai
Disembark the cruise, Three Gorges Dam. Fly to Shanghai. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
This morning you will disembark and have an excursion to the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydropower project. Then, you will be transfered to the Three Gorges Tourist Center in Yichang city. Our local guide will meet you there and take you to have lunch. After that, transfer you to the airport for onward flight to Shanghai. Upon landing, our Shanghai guide will lead to the well-arranged hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Equatorial Shanghai
Day 10 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, A la carte lunch, the Bund, Huangpu River cruise. (B+L)
Shanghai Bund area
Your small group Shanghai tour begins today. In the morning, we will lead you to Shanghai Museum, a place for you to enjoy the ancient Chinese art. Then, proceed to the famous Yuyuan Garden, the largest of Shanghai's ancient gardens with Ming and Qing architectural styles. After that, we will visit a silk shop for you to choose some souvenirs. An a la carte farewell lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) will be arranged in a popular local restaurant.

After lunch, we will visit the Bund, the symbol and highlight of Shanghai. You will also have a cruise tour along the Huangpu River. At the end of the day, our guide will send you back to the hotel and it's time to say goodbye.
Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 11 Departure from Shanghai
Hotel-airport transfer is on your own arrangement. A pleasant trip home! (B)
Today you will travel to the airport for your flight to the next destination by yourself. Due to different flight schedules, the hotel-airport transfer service is not included in this small group tour. If your flight leaves from Pudong International Airport (PVG), you can take airport shuttle bus line 2 at the City Terminal Building (Jing'an Temple), which is about 650 meters away from your hotel. If it is Hongqiao Airport (SHA), a taxi would be the best way and the cost is around CNY50.00. Wish you a nice journey home!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Prices are per person in US Dollars.
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days in advance, 5% off - book 30 days in advance
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jul. 2018Jul 05(Thu) Jul 15(Sun) $1709$569
Jul 12(Thu) Jul 22(Sun) $1709$569
Jul 19(Thu) Jul 29(Sun) $1709$569
Jul 26(Thu) Aug 05(Sun) $1709$569
Aug. 2018Aug 02(Thu) Aug 12(Sun) $1719$579
Aug 09(Thu) Aug 19(Sun) $1719$579
Aug 16(Thu) Aug 26(Sun) $1719 $1633$579
Aug 30(Thu) Sep 09(Sun) $1769 $1680$629
Sep. 2018Sep 06(Thu) Sep 16(Sun) $1769 $1680$629
Sep 13(Thu) Sep 23(Sun) $1769 $1680$629
Sep 20(Thu) Sep 30(Sun) $1769 $1592$629
Oct. 2018Oct 04(Thu) Oct 14(Sun) $1769 $1592$629
Oct 11(Thu) Oct 21(Sun) $1769 $1592$629
Oct 18(Thu) Oct 28(Sun) $1769 $1592$629
Oct 25(Thu) Nov 04(Sun) $1769 $1592$629
Nov. 2018Nov 01(Thu) Nov 11(Sun) $1649 $1484$609
Nov 08(Thu) Nov 18(Sun) $1619 $1457$579
Nov 15(Thu) Nov 25(Sun) $1579 $1421$559

Remarks: The prices in red reflect the current discount.

Prices are per person in US Dollars.
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days in advance, 5% off - book 30 days in advance
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Apr. 2019Apr 04(Thu) Apr 14(Sun) $1769 $1592$579
Apr 11(Thu) Apr 21(Sun) $1769 $1592$579
Apr 18(Thu) Apr 28(Sun) $1769 $1592$579
Apr 25(Thu) May 05(Sun) $1769 $1592$579
May. 2019May 09(Thu) May 19(Sun) $1829 $1646$619
May 16(Thu) May 26(Sun) $1829 $1646$619
May 23(Thu) Jun 02(Sun) $1829 $1646$619
May 30(Thu) Jun 09(Sun) $1759 $1583$559
Jun. 2019Jun 06(Thu) Jun 16(Sun) $1759 $1583$559
Jun 13(Thu) Jun 23(Sun) $1759 $1583$559
Jun 20(Thu) Jun 30(Sun) $1759 $1583$559
Jun 27(Thu) Jul 07(Sun) $1759 $1583$559
Jul. 2019Jul 04(Thu) Jul 14(Sun) $1789 $1610$559
Jul 11(Thu) Jul 21(Sun) $1789 $1610$559
Jul 18(Thu) Jul 28(Sun) $1789 $1610$559
Jul 25(Thu) Aug 04(Sun) $1789 $1610$559
Aug. 2019Aug 01(Thu) Aug 11(Sun) $1789 $1610$559
Aug 08(Thu) Aug 18(Sun) $1789 $1610$559
Aug 15(Thu) Aug 25(Sun) $1789 $1610$559
Aug 22(Thu) Sep 01(Sun) $1789 $1610$559
Aug 29(Thu) Sep 08(Sun) $1829 $1646$619
Sep. 2019Sep 05(Thu) Sep 15(Sun) $1839 $1655$629
Sep 12(Thu) Sep 22(Sun) $1839 $1655$629
Sep 19(Thu) Sep 29(Sun) $1839 $1655$629
Oct. 2019Oct 03(Thu) Oct 13(Sun) $1839 $1655$629
Oct 10(Thu) Oct 20(Sun) $1839 $1655$629
Oct 17(Thu) Oct 27(Sun) $1839 $1655$629
Oct 24(Thu) Nov 03(Sun) $1839 $1655$629
Oct 31(Thu) Nov 10(Sun) $1689 $1520$589
Nov. 2019Nov 07(Thu) Nov 17(Sun) $1689 $1520$589
Price Includes
  • Domestic airfares
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Yangtze River cruise with full board
  • Tips or gratuities for hotel porters
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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