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Golden Triangle & Yangtze

SG04: 11 Days Small Group Tour to Beijing Xian  Chongqing Yangtze River Cruise Yichang  Shanghai
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Day01 Arrival in Beijing
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.

Accommodation: Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao
Day02 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte lunch, Temple of Heaven, Kung Fu Show. (B+L)
Day03 Beijing
Badaling Great Wall, a jade factory, Sacred Way, Bird's Nest (drive by). (B)
Day04 Beijing - Xian
Summer Palace, a pearl store, A la carte lunch, Hutong visit. Fly to Xian. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day05 Xian
Terracotta Warriors, a pottery-making factory, A local family visit, Home-cooked lunch, Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty Show with dumpling dinner. (B+L+D)
Day06 Xian - Chongqing
City Wall. Fly to Chongqing. Ciqikou if time permits. Yangtze River tour begins at 22:00. (B)

Accommodation: President No.6 with balcony
Day07 Shibaozhai
An excursion to Shibaozhai, Captain's Welcome Party. (B+L+D)
Day08 Badong - Xiling Gorge - Sandouping
Yangtze Three Gorges with an excursion to Shennong Stream. (B+L+D)
Day09 Yichang - Shanghai
Three Gorges Dam, Disembark the cruise. Fly to Shanghai. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)

Accommodation: Pullman Shanghai Jing An
Day10 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, a silk shop, A la carte lunch, the Bund, Nanjing Road, an art and cultural street. (B+L)
Day11 Departure from Shanghai
Hotel-airport transfer is on your own arrangement. A pleasant trip home! (B)
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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Day01 Arrival in Beijing
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: Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao
Day02 Beijing
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
Day03 Beijing
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
Day04 Beijing - Xian
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
Day05 Xian
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
Day06 Xian - Chongqing
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
Day07 Shibaozhai
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
Day08 Badong - Xiling Gorge - Sandouping
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. Tonight, the ship will dock overnight at Sandouping, close to the Three Gorges Dam.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day09 Yichang - Shanghai
This morning you will disembark and have an excursion to the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydropower project. Then, it's time for you to have lunch. After that, pack up your luggage and check out. You will be escorted 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: Pullman Shanghai Jing An
Day10 Shanghai
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. Then we will go to Nanjing Road, the 'No. 1 Commercial Street in China'. Today's Shanghai tour will end with the visit to an ancient cultural street. 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
Day11 Departure from Shanghai
Today you will travel to the airport for your flight to 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 5 at the South Square of Shanghai Railway Station, which is just 500 meters away from your hotel. If it is Hongqiao Airport (SHA), a taxi would be the best way and the cost is about CNY70.00. Wish you a nice journey home!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
  • 2017 Prices
  • 2018 Prices
Prices are per person in US Dollars. Currency Converter
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Apr. 2017Apr 01(Sat) Apr 11(Tue) $1799$579Full
May. 2017May 04(Thu) May 14(Sun) $1859$619Full
Jun. 2017Jun 01(Thu) Jun 11(Sun) $1749$539Full
Jul. 2017Jul 06(Thu) Jul 16(Sun) $1779$539Full
Aug. 2017Aug 03(Thu) Aug 13(Sun) $1789$549Full
Sep. 2017Sep 07(Thu) Sep 17(Sun) $1859$619Full
Oct. 2017Oct 05(Thu) Oct 15(Sun) $1859$619
Oct 12(Thu) Oct 22(Sun) $1859$619
Oct 19(Thu) Oct 29(Sun) $1859$619
Oct 26(Thu) Nov 05(Sun) $1859$619
Nov. 2017Nov 02(Thu) Nov 12(Sun) $1689$569
Nov 09(Thu) Nov 19(Sun) $1689$569
Nov 16(Thu) Nov 26(Sun) $1669$539
Mar. 2018Mar 31(Sat) Apr 10(Tue) $1979 $1741$699

Remarks: The prices in red reflect 10% discount if you book a 2017 China tour 30 days in advance.

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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Book a 2018 China tour before Dec. 31, 2017, and you will enjoy a guaranteed discount of 12% off the tour price.