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Day 1 - Welcome to Beijing!

Today you will fly to Beijing. On arrival, your private guide will be ready to welcome you at the arrival hall, and transfer to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in, and ensure your arrival is worry-free.

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel

Day 2 - The Forbidden City & Hutongs

Begin your adventure at the iconic Tian'anmen Square, where you'll stand in awe of its grandeur and significance in Chinese history. Then, step into the majestic Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, where our expert guides will regale you with captivating royal stories, bringing the ancient palace to life before your eyes.

Ascend to the scenic Jingshan Park for a panoramic view of the Forbidden City, offering a breathtaking perspective of its sprawling grandeur against the backdrop of Beijing's skyline.

Next, immerse yourselves in the charm of Beijing's traditional way of life as you wander through the labyrinthine alleys of the old Hutongs, where ancient traditions blend seamlessly with modern life.

Experience the captivating artistry of Beijing Opera Facial Makeup, as skilled performers demonstrate the intricate techniques behind this centuries-old art form.

Finally, indulge in a culinary delight with a sumptuous feast of Peking Roasted Duck at Quanjude, a culinary institution renowned for its exquisite flavors and culinary mastery.


Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square
Forbidden City
Forbidden City
Jingshan Park (Panorama view of Forbidden City)
Jingshan Park (Panorama view of Forbidden City)
Peking Roasted Duck at Quanjude
Peking Roasted Duck at Quanjude
Palace Museum royal story explanation
Palace Museum royal story explanation
Beijing Opera Facial Makeup
Beijing Opera Facial Makeup
Hutong
Hutong
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel

Day 3 - The Temple of Heaven & Mutianyu Great Wall

Venture to the magnificent Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, where you and your loved ones will ascend ancient stone steps and traverse winding pathways, marveling at the breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Explore watchtowers, guard stations, and historic landmarks, all while immersing yourselves in the rich history and legend of this iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Afterward, delve into the spiritual realm with a visit to the awe-inspiring Temple of Heaven, a masterpiece of Ming dynasty architecture and a symbol of ancient Chinese cosmology. Engage in a Tai Chi experience amidst the serene surroundings of the temple grounds, guided by experienced instructors who will teach you the graceful movements and philosophy behind this ancient martial art.


Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Take cable car up and down the Great Wall
Take cable car up and down the Great Wall
Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven
Glide down the Great Wall on a toboggan
Glide down the Great Wall on a toboggan
Temple of Heaven Tai Chi experience
Temple of Heaven Tai Chi experience
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel

Day 4 - Summer Palace & Fly to Xi'an

Embark on your journey at the Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the East Gate's Hall of Benevolence and Longevity, the Long corridor, the marble boat, and more. As you travel back through the middle, visit the serene Yonghe Temple with its unique blend of Tibetan and Han Chinese architecture. Continue to the Hall of Dispelling Clouds, admire the Tower of Buddhist Incense, and conclude your tour at the north gate of the Summer Palace. This adventure seamlessly weaves historical richness with spiritual beauty.

Enjoy your free time until your guide comes and escort you to the high-speed train station.

Take a 4.5-hour bullet train from Beijing to Xi'an with second class seat.

Then you will arrive in XIan by high-speed train station. On arrival, your private guide will be ready to welcome you at the arrival hall, and transfer to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in, and ensure your arrival is worry-free.

Summer Palace
Summer Palace
The Lhama Monastery
The Lhama Monastery
China Bullet Train
China Bullet Train
Accommodation: InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel

Day 5 - Terracotta Warriors & Xi'an Ancient City Wall

Embark on a journey through time as you explore the awe-inspiring Terracotta Army, where you and your little ones can marvel at the intricately crafted soldiers and horses. Delve deeper into history with a visit to the fascinating exhibit showcasing Peasants made terracotta warriors and horses, offering a unique perspective on the craftsmanship and dedication of ancient artisans.

But the adventure doesn't end there! Experience the thrill of cycling atop the majestic Ancient City Wall, an iconic symbol of Xi'an's rich heritage. As you pedal along the ancient ramparts, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the city skyline and surrounding landscapes, creating unforgettable memories for the whole family.


Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Peasants made terracotta warriors and horses
Peasants made terracotta warriors and horses
Ancient City Wall Cycling(120 minutes)/hiking
Ancient City Wall Cycling(120 minutes)/hiking
Accommodation: InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel

Day 6 - Chongqing City Tour & Fly to Chongqing and Embark Yangtze Cruise

Enjoy your free time until your guide comes and escort you to the high-speed train station.

Take a 5.5-hour bullet train from Xi'an to Chongqing with second class seat.

Then you will arrive in Chongqing by Ferry Terminal. On arrival, your private guide will be ready to welcome you at the arrival hall, and transfer to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in, and ensure your arrival is worry-free.

Discover the treasures of Chongqing on our captivating tour that takes you through the city's most iconic landmarks.  This enchanting journey starts with a visit to the Three Gorges Museum, where you'll delve into the rich history and culture of the region, providing valuable insights into the Yangtze River's significant role.

Next, we'll explore the mystical Hongya Cave, a stilted building complex that seemingly defies gravity, offering breathtaking views of the city and a chance to immerse yourself in Chongqing's unique architectural charm.

We'll then head to Jiefangbei Square, the bustling heart of Chongqing.  Here, you'll experience the vibrant energy of the city and enjoy its modern urban landscape, which perfectly complements its historical gems.

The journey continues with a visit to Ciqikou, also known as Porcelain Port.  This ancient street, standing for centuries, is a living testament to Chongqing's rich heritage.  Explore the traditional architecture, savor delicious local snacks, and soak in the lively atmosphere of tea houses and mini bars.

This tour promises an unforgettable experience, combining history, culture, and modernity as you discover Chongqing's most renowned and cherished sites.  Come and join us on this remarkable journey through the heart of this dynamic city.

Enjoy your free time until your guide comes and escort you to the Ferry Terminal.

Victoria Cruises Downstream Day 1: Embark on an unforgettable journey from Chongqing! Step aboard at the designated dock as we set sail, kicking off with a thrilling safety briefing. Get ready to delve into the heart of China's enchanting landscapes.

China Bullet Train
China Bullet Train
Three Gorges Museum
Three Gorges Museum
Ciqikou Ancient Town
Ciqikou Ancient Town
Hongya Cave
Hongya Cave
Jiefangbei Square
Jiefangbei Square
Victoria Cruises
Victoria Cruises
Accommodation: Victoria Yangtze River Cruise

Day 7 - Amazing Yangtze River Cruise

Victoria Cruises Downstream Day 2: Brace yourself for an adventure-packed day! Rise early for a delightful cup of coffee or tea as we approach the mystical Fengdu "ShuangGui Mt. Explore this legendary site, where ancient tales and stunning views await. Then, join us for the Captain's Welcome Reception, where camaraderie and cuisine unite for an unforgettable evening on the river.

Fengdu Shuangguishan
Fengdu Shuangguishan
Accommodation: Victoria Yangtze River Cruise

Day 8 - Appreciating the Beauty of the Three Gorges

Victoria Cruises Downstream Day 3: Get ready to be swept away by natural wonders! Start your day with a refreshing cup of coffee or tea as we navigate through the majestic Qutang Gorge. Then, behold the breathtaking beauty of Wu Gorge during our scenic cruise. Embark on a shore excursion to explore the enchanting Goddess Stream, immersing yourself in its serene surroundings. Cap off the day with a captivating cabaret featuring performances by the talented Minorities and Dynasty Crew. Get ready for an evening of entertainment like no other!

Qutang Gorge
Qutang Gorge
Wu Gorge
Wu Gorge
Goddess Stream
Goddess Stream
Accommodation: Victoria Yangtze River Cruise

Day 9 - Discovery of the ​Three Gorges Project & Bullet Train to Shanghai

Victoria Cruises Downstream Day 4: As our journey draws to a close, we embark on a final adventure to the iconic Three Gorges Dam. Explore this marvel of engineering before we shuttle you to Yichang. Arriving at the Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal, we bid you farewell, concluding an unforgettable voyage filled with memories to cherish. Disembark and carry with you the enchantment of the Yangtze River as you step onto the shore. Until we meet again, safe travels!

After visiting the Three Gorges Dam, the driver and guide will take you to the high-speed rail station in Yichang, where you can board the high-speed train to your next destination.

Take a 6.5-hour bullet train from Yichang to Shanghai with second class seat.

Then you will arrive in Shanghai by high-speed train station. On arrival, your private guide will be ready to welcome you at the arrival hall, and transfer to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in, and ensure your arrival is worry-free.

Three Gorges Dam
Three Gorges Dam
Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift (Additional Shore excursion )
Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift (Additional Shore excursion )
China Bullet Train
China Bullet Train
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel

Day 10 - Look for the old days of Shanghai

Your Shanghai city tour include a visit to the ritzy French Concession enclave, a former French colonial settlement. It returned to China in 1946. Despite redevelopment over recent decades, the area has retained its distinct character as a premier residential and retail district in Shanghai. You will also visit the traditional ancient oriental garden – Yuyuan Garden, a classical landscape garden and explore the Chenghuangmiao (Old City God Temple) next to the Yuyuan Garden.

If you want to discover the vanishing life of Shanghai, pay a visit to Shanghai old street and Nongtang is a must. Nongtang constitutes the most important architectural feature of contemporary Shanghai. It forms the most common living space for ordinary Shanghainese and an important part of local culture. It can be said that if there were no Nongtang, there would be no Shanghai and no Shanghai people.

End of the day, you can visit Xintiandi Style Shopping Center and busy Bund. You will pass through back to the golden age in 1920s. Enter some old buildings to have find the luxury of the past. 


Yuyuan Garden
Yuyuan Garden
Night walking along the Bund
Night walking along the Bund
Xintiandi
Xintiandi
French Concession
French Concession
Shanghai Chenghuangmiao (Old City God Temple)
Shanghai Chenghuangmiao (Old City God Temple)
Nongtang
Nongtang
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel

Day 11 - Departure

Enjoy your free time until your guide comes and escort you to the airport for your onward flight.

Accommodation

  • 3 Nights in Beijing
  • 2 Nights in Xi'an
  • 3 Nights in Chongqing
  • 2 Nights in Shanghai
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Room Type:Superior Room
Why this Hotel:

Crowne Plaza offers a fitness centre and a 24-hour lounge. Located next to Beijing U Town, which houses a lot of shops and restaurants, it is a 5-minute stroll from Chaoyangmen Subway Station (Line 2), and features spacious accommodation with 24-hour room service.

Located in Beijing’s Central Business District, Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U Town is a 2-minute walk from Foreign Ministry of China, a 15-minute drive from Worker's Stadium and Sanlitun Bar Street. Beijing Capital International Airport is 24 km away.

Modern rooms at Crowne Plaza Beijing feature air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and private bathroom with bath and shower facilities. A minibar and an ergonomic writing desk is included.

Guests can make travel arrangements at the tour desk or rent a car to explore the surrounding area. Those who drive can park on the premises for free.

Meals and drinks can be enjoyed at Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang’s signature Hopfenstube German Restaurant. C6 Coffee serves daily buffet spreads. Alternatively, the lobby lounge offers cocktails round-the-clock.

InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
Room Type:Executive Double or Twin Room
Why this Hotel:

InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel features a fitness center, terrace, a restaurant and bar in Xi'an. An indoor swimming pool and a car rental service are available for guests. The property provides room service, a 24-hour front desk and currency exchange for guests.

The daily breakfast offers continental, American or Asian options.

Daming Palace is 4.8 miles from the hotel, while Xi'an City Wall is 5.5 miles away. The nearest airport is Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, 18 miles from InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel.

Victoria Yangtze River Cruise
Victoria Yangtze River Cruise
Victoria Yangtze River Cruise
Victoria Yangtze River Cruise
Victoria Yangtze River Cruise
Room Type:Standard Room
Why this Hotel:

Cruise along the scenic and culture-rich shores of the world's third-longest river

Cultural immersion with a wealth of shore excursions

Awe-inspiring scenery from private cabin balconies

Hassle-free breath of fresh rural air, with diligent and knowledgeable guidance

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Room Type:1 King Standard High Floor
Why this Hotel:

Conveniently set in the centre of Shanghai, Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel is within 300 metres of Pedestrian Street of East Nanjing Rd. And 700 metres of People's Square. Located in the Huangpu district, the property provides guests with access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre and a restaurant. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, a concierge service and currency exchange for guests.

Yu Garden is 2.5 km from the hotel, while Superbrand Shopping Mall Shanghai is 3 km away. The nearest airport is Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, 16 km from Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel.

This is our guests' favourite part of Shanghai, according to independent reviews.

What's included

AccommodationInternational-standard
Day1-3 Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Day4-5 InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
Day6-8 Victoria Yangtze River Cruise
Day9-10 Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel

Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast

Accommodation based on two people sharing (for each person not sharing a room, the single supplement will be added)

  • Well screened Hotels

    Handpicked hotels with good service and spacious room.

  • Super nice location

    Downtown location with convenient transportation and many good restaurants nearby.

TransportPrivate & Air-conditioned

All mentioned internal flights, trains, and cruises

Private & air-conditioned vehicle with ample space

  • Best-time flight

    No early get up. No late arrival.

  • Better seats

    Select seats for you as spacious as possible, such as exit row or bulkhead with more legroom.

GuidePrivate & Professional

Expert English-speaking local guide

MealsSafe & Authentic

All meals specified in the itinerary

  • Satisfying food

    Your special request on food can always be satisfied, no matter it relates to religion or medical purpose!

  • Local specialities

    Traditional local food is delicious and its specialities are worth searching out with our local guide!

  • Little snack

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SupportUseful Package & 24/7 Local Service

Bottles of drinking water and cold towels per guest per day

24/7 helpline while you are travelling

ExcursionsAll listed in the above Itnerary

All excursions specified in the itinerary

All entrance fees specified in the itinerary

Not included
Flights

Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price. You can organize your flights separately at any point.

service

our driver
Professional Guides & Drivers

We offer professional private tour guides with over 10-year experience, well-performed vehicles less than 5-year service life and licensed drivers with 5-year practice. Each of our employees undergoes rigorous screening before they can join our network.

our hotel
Well-selected Scenic spots and Hotel

All the hotels we advised have been inspected by our team and we spend time each year to top up our knowledge on the spot. Continuing Positive feedbacks on them from former customers because of their outstanding and unique characters.

local
Local Available 7/24

You will have our local team's urgency contact number and we are available whenever and wherever. If you meet any problem or need any help, just make a phone call and everything will be settled down at a time.

welcome kit
Warm Welcome Kits

We provide the welcome kits for each customer, you will receive the SIM card, city map, a bottle of drinking water and a cool towel per guest per day for FREE. Get all first-step information and useful tips in one profile and make your first tour simple and easy.