Legendary China and the Yangtze Cruise
China has captivated and inspired the world for years now with its culturally rich past which still remains evident today. Its mighty structures like the" Great Wall" in Beijing and the life-size Terracotta Warriors in Xian, reflect the footsteps of Ancient Emperors.
Your four day Yangtze River Cruise, the famous body of water that is revered among the Chinese, has inspired romantic poems and songs and is a journey through time compared to the great waterfront of the modern city of Shanghai and the enchanting gardens and beautiful waterways of Suzhou known as "The Venice of the East".
Day 1: Beijing. Arrive Beijing – Meet and assist-Transfer to your hotel for check-in and overnight for 3 nights.
Day 2: Beijing.
After breakfast, visit historic Tian An Men Square where Mao Tse Tung first raised the flag of the People's Republic. Following this, tour the Imperial Palace, also called the Forbidden City, and its gardens. In the afternoon, marvel at the splendid Temple of Heaven and the Hall of Prayer for Bountiful Harvest. Tonight, enjoy dinner at one of the fine restaurants. ( B, L, D )
Day 3: Beijing.
Today, experience the unforgettable! visit one of the world's most remarkable sights - the Great Wall of China
(Juyongguan section), built over 2000 years ago by Emperor Qin.
The Great Wall stretches over 6000 km across the top of China. Upon returning to the city, visit the Summer Palace, a former retreat for the Imperial family. Time permitting, we will visit one of the Hospitals of Traditional Chines Medicine.
This evening, enjoy a Peking duck dinner at a fine local restaurant. (B, L, D )
Day 4: Xian.
After Breakfast, fly to the ancient city of Xian. Upon arrival, check-in for 2 nights. In the afternoon, visit the Muslim Quarter. Evening, dinner at the local restaurant. ( B, D )
Day 5: Xian.
Enjoy a full day sightseeing to the Xian's ancient monuments - the incredible Grand Mausoleum of Qin Emperor Shi Huang Di, the first emperor of China. Protecting the emperor's mausoleum are 6000 life-size terra-cotta warriors and horses. In the evening, enjoy a delectable dumpling dinner with superb entertainment in the Tang Dynasty tradition. ( B, D )
Day 6: Xian/Wuhan/Yichang.
Today fly to Wuhan and drive to Yichang to board your Yangtze Cruise with balconies for 4 nights full board.( B,L,D )
Day 7/8/9: Onboard the Cruise visiting the 3 Gorges with all sightseeing and meals. ( B, L, D)
Day 10: Shanghai.
Disembark the ship at Chongquing pier, meet & transfer for sightseeing at the Panda House. Then fly to Shanghai for the next 3 nights. ( B, D)
Day 11: Shanghai.
A full day of sightseeing will introduce you to the sights and sounds of this unique and modern city of Shanghai. Visit the Bund, often referred as the "Wall Street" of former foreign powers followed by shopping at the famous Nanjing Road - Pedestrian Street. After lunch, visit the Chenghuangmiao Bazaar and Xintiandi.
This evening enjoys an amazing acrobatic show. ( B, L,).
Day 12: Shanghai.
Today, depart for a full-day excursion to Suzhou "Venice of the East".
Upon arrival, you will be visiting the Lingering Garden, Hanshan Temple, and enjoy a Boat ride on the ancient Grand Canal. En-route visit the Silk Factory. After lunch, in the late afternoon, return to Shanghai. via the High-Speed Train Tonight, enjoy the Huangpu River Cruise to experience Shanghai by night. ( B, L )
Day 13: After breakfast check-out and transfer to the airport for your flight home. ( B )
Well Appointed Hotels
Daily Breakfasts and Dinners
5 Star Cruise with Port Transfers
Inbound and Outbound Airport Transfers
All Sightseeing Including Entrance Fees
Domestic Flights Included
MS Yangtze Cruise