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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: Sunworld Hotel Wangfujing

Day 2 - From Tian'anmen to Hutongs: Exploring Beijing's Imperial and Local Heritage

After breakfast, your guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Tian'anmen Square, the world's largest public square and a symbol of China. It's witnessed decades of historic events. Walk across the square and explore the awe-inspiring Forbidden City, the world's largest palace complex and former home to 24 emperors. With over 8,728 rooms, it's China's best-preserved ancient building collection. Enter through the Meridian Gate and explore the central axis to see highlighted palaces and learn about the emperors' stories. Later, take a 15-minute walk to Jingshan Park for a panoramic view of modern Beijing and the Forbidden City. After lunch, enjoy a rickshaw tour through the historic Hutongs, immersing yourself in local life. 

Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square
Forbidden City
Forbidden City
Jingshan Park (Panorama view of Forbidden City)
Jingshan Park (Panorama view of Forbidden City)
Rickshaw in Hutong
Rickshaw in Hutong
Accommodation: Sunworld Hotel Wangfujing

Day 3 - Beijing Adventure: Mutianyu Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, and Tai Chi Experience

Meet your private guide in your hotel's lobby at your preferred time in Beijing.  Then heading directly to Mutianyu Great Wall which will take about 1.5 hours, your tour guide will explain the related histories and stories on the way, sit back and enjoy the countryside sceneries along the way.  Once arrive at the The Mutianyu Great Wall, you’ll take the cable car or ski lift up to the Wall, spend some time to hike up and down for about 1.5 hours at the various sections of the Wall, exploring the watch and beacon towers.  Afterwards, stop at a local restaurant for lunch.  In the afternoon, continue to explore the courtyards in the Temple of Heaven park, learn the histories and stories about the temple with your tour guide, get to know what an emperor's worship looks like. You will visit major buildings inside the park, including Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest, Hall or Imperial Zenith, Echo Wall, Nine Dragon Cypress, Circular Mount Alter and more.Then watch the locals play the Tai chi,which is slow motion exercise.It is a becoming more and more popular sport throughout the whole world.


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
Temple of Heaven Tai Chi experience
Temple of Heaven Tai Chi experience
Accommodation: Sunworld Hotel Wangfujing

Day 4 - Summer Palace Serenity and Xi'an Bound: A UNESCO Heritage Adventure and Onward Journey

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: DS Hotel (Xi'an Giant Wild Goose Pagoda South Plaza)

Day 5 - Terracotta Army Wonders and Xi'an's Cultural Delights: Bell & Drum Towers, Muslim Quarter, and the Great Mosque

Depart from your hotel and venture to the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of the Terracotta Army. Listen as your guide sets the historical scene and describes how 7,000 life-sized terracotta figures and horses were buried beside Emperor Qin Shihuang in his majestic mausoleum. Disembark and explore the site, marvelling at the endless rows of figures. Browse the exhibitions of the museum to gain further insight into the intriguing history of the tomb. 

Later this afternoon, take a walk on the Bell & Drum Tower Square and from where you could pay an outer visit of the two towers. The two towers were also built in the Ming Dynasty and the Drum Tower is 4 years older than the Bell Tower.

Continue move to Muslim Quarter. In this food street, you will meet lots of local food and snacks, as well as some little souvenirs. If you are interested in local food, it is a good place to satisfy your stomach. 

At last you will visit the Great Mosquea, a major place for the religious activities of the Muslims in Xi’an. This mosque, different from the mosques we usually see, is more like a traditional Chinese garden. For example, you will see Chinese pavilions with painted beams and engraved ridgepoles. At last, transfer you back to hotel.

Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Xi'an Bell Tower and Drum Tower
Xi'an Bell Tower and Drum Tower
Muslim Street
Muslim Street
Accommodation: DS Hotel (Xi'an Giant Wild Goose Pagoda South Plaza)

Day 6 - Fly to Yichang & Embark Yangtze Cruise

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

Today you will fly to Yichang. On arrival, your private guide will welcome you at the arrival hall and transfer you to Three Gorges Center Cruise Teminal with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you boarding and ensure your arrival is worry-free.

Victoria Cruises Upstream Day 1: Begin your adventure from Yichang! Gather at the vibrant Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal for a thrilling shuttle ride to Maoping. Feel the excitement build as we embark on our journey upstream, ready to uncover the wonders that await along the majestic Yangtze River.

Victoria Cruises
Victoria Cruises
Accommodation: Victoria Cruise Lines-Victoria Sabrina

Day 7 - Discovery of the ​Three Gorges Project

Victoria Cruises Upstream Day 2: Dive into excitement as we explore the marvel of engineering at the Three Gorges Dam Site. Afterwards, indulge in our Captain's Welcome Reception, a delightful fusion of delectable cuisine and warm camaraderie. As the evening unfolds, be enchanted by the vibrant hues and captivating performances of the Minorities and Dynasty Costumes Show. It's a day packed with wonder and cultural immersion you won't want to miss!

Three Gorges Dam
Three Gorges Dam
Xiling Gorge
Xiling Gorge
Accommodation: Victoria Cruise Lines-Victoria Sabrina

Day 8 - Appreciating the Beauty of the Three Gorges

Victoria Cruises Upstream Day 3: Awaken your senses with an early morning cup of coffee or tea as we glide through the serene Goddess Stream. Marvel at the dramatic landscapes of Wu Gorge and Qutang Gorge, each turn revealing new wonders. As night falls, immerse yourself in the excitement of our Cabaret Show, where music, dance, and laughter come together for an unforgettable evening on the river. Get ready for a day filled with breathtaking scenery and lively entertainment!

Qutang Gorge
Qutang Gorge
Wu Gorge
Wu Gorge
Goddess Stream
Goddess Stream
Shennong Stream
Shennong Stream
Accommodation: Victoria Cruise Lines-Victoria Sabrina

Day 9 - Amazing Yangtze River Cruise

Victoria Cruises Upstream Day 4: Prepare for a day of discovery as we explore the mystical Snow Jade Cave in Fengdu. Before setting off, enjoy a tranquil morning with our Early Bird Coffee and Tea. Dive into a range of activities designed to immerse you in the local culture and scenery. Then, join us for the grand finale, the Captain's Farewell Dinner, where we celebrate the memories made and friendships forged during our journey upstream. It's a day brimming with adventure and culminating in a night of heartfelt farewells.

Snowy Jade Cave
Snowy Jade Cave
Accommodation: Victoria Cruise Lines-Victoria Sabrina

Day 10 - Disembark the cruise & Chongqing City Tour

Victoria Cruises Upstream Day 5: Your final day begins with leisurely free time to savor the last moments aboard our cruise. Reflect on the unforgettable experiences shared and the breathtaking sights beheld along the Yangtze River. As we reach journey's end, disembark with cherished memories and newfound friends. Breakfast is served onboard before bidding farewell to this remarkable adventure. Until we meet again, may your travels be filled with endless wonder and discovery.

Today 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.


Victoria Cruises
Victoria Cruises
Three Gorges Museum
Three Gorges Museum
Ciqikou Ancient Town
Ciqikou Ancient Town
Hongya Cave
Hongya Cave
Jiefangbei Square
Jiefangbei Square
Accommodation: Somerset Yangtze River Chongqing

Day 11 - Bullet Train to Guilin & Guilin City tour | Reed Flute Cave,Elephant Trunk Hill

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

Take a 4-hour bullet train from Chongqing to Guilin with second class seat.

Then you will arrive in Guilin 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.

Discover the Enchanting Beauty of Guilin: A Journey through a world of wonder as you wander through the famous limestone marvels of Reed Flute Cave, where nature has crafted an underground masterpiece.Behold Guilin's iconic symbol, the magnificent Elephant Trunk Hill, and capture unforgettable memories of this natural wonder.Immerse yourself in the heart of the city by exploring the serene lakes and vibrant central walking streets, where modernity meets tradition.Guilin's beauty is timeless, its history rich, and its nature astounding – experience it all on this unforgettable journey.



China Bullet Train
China Bullet Train
Elephant Trunk Hill
Elephant Trunk Hill
Reed Flute Cave
Reed Flute Cave
Guilin City Lakes Walking
Guilin City Lakes Walking
Accommodation: Jolie Vue Boutique Hotel

Day 12 - Tranquil Escape: Li River Cruise and Yangshuo Exploration

Join us on the Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo - the centerpiece of any trip to northeastern Guangxi Province. Gorgeous Karst peaks give you a surprise at each bend of the limpid river under the blue sky. Water buffalo patrol the fields, peasants reap rice paddies, and school kids and fisherman float by on bamboo rafts. With its breathtaking scenery, life on the river is a taste of a life far removed from the concrete metropolis.Your day will begin with a pick-up at 8:20 in the morning from the hotel in Guilin. From here you will travel to Zhujiang pier, where you will board the boat. The cruise lasts approximately 5-hours (from 9:00 - 14:00). During this time you will enjoy stunning scenery of the Li River. Finally, to finish the day, we will enjoy a wander through Yangshuo town and a roam down the famous West Street. Your day will end at approximately 4 pm, when you will be dropped-off back at your hotel.


Li River Cruise (Include lunch)
Li River Cruise (Include lunch)
Yangshuo West Street
Yangshuo West Street
Accommodation: Percent Hotel by Li River

Day 13 - Fly to Shanghai

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

Then you will fly to Shanghai. On arrival, your private guide will welcome you at the arrival hall and transfer you 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: Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai

Day 14 - Shanghai Unveiled: French Concession, Yuyuan Garden, Old City God Temple, and Nostalgic Strolls in the Old Streets

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: Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai

Day 15 - 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
  • 4 Nights in Yichang
  • 1 Night in Chongqing
  • 1 Night in Guilin
  • 1 Night in Yangshuo
  • 2 Nights in Shanghai
Sunworld Hotel Wangfujing
Sunworld Hotel Wangfujing
Sunworld Hotel Wangfujing
Sunworld Hotel Wangfujing
Sunworld Hotel Wangfujing
Sunworld Hotel Wangfujing
Sunworld Hotel Wangfujing
Sunworld Hotel Wangfujing
Sunworld Hotel Wangfujing
Sunworld Hotel Wangfujing
Sunworld Hotel Wangfujing
Room Type:Deluxe Room(22m²)
Why this Hotel:

Ideally located in the heart of the bustling Wangfujing Commercial Area, Sunworld Hotel is surrounded by plenty of well-known shopping malls and stylish restaurants. The shiny property offers a modern fitness center, a tour desk with day trip arrangement service and free Wi-Fi in the public area. Paid parking is provided as well.

Sunworld is a 5-minute walk from Dengshikou Subway Station (Line 5), a 10-minute drive from the world-famous Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City and Jingshan Park. Capital International Airport is a 40-minute car journey away.

Tastefully decorated, each guestroom comes with an air purifier, a satellite TV, a mini-bar and a safety deposit box. Bathrobes and slippers are stocked in the attached bathroom. The carpeted floor, soft lighting and high-quality furniture create a gentle and elegant atmosphere.

Unwind after a busy day or a long journey with a soothing massage treatment, or rent a car or bicycle to explore the charming hutongs and the exciting modern city. In addition, offering a spacious ballroom and a range of versatile meeting rooms, Sunworld Hotel is an ideal venue for meetings and parties.

International delicacies and daily buffet spreads for breakfast are available at Sunny Café.

DS Hotel (Xi'an Giant Wild Goose Pagoda South Plaza)
DS Hotel (Xi'an Giant Wild Goose Pagoda South Plaza)
DS Hotel (Xi'an Giant Wild Goose Pagoda South Plaza)
DS Hotel (Xi'an Giant Wild Goose Pagoda South Plaza)
DS Hotel (Xi'an Giant Wild Goose Pagoda South Plaza)
Room Type:Superior Room(20㎡)
Why this Hotel:

Transportation around the city is also convenient, with Datangfurongyuan Metro Station within walking distance. The nearby area boasts an abundance of attractions including Tang Dynasty Furong Garden, Grand Tang Dynasty Ever-bright City and Shaanxi History Museum.

Victoria Cruise Lines-Victoria Sabrina
Victoria Cruise Lines-Victoria Sabrina
Victoria Cruise Lines-Victoria Sabrina
Victoria Cruise Lines-Victoria Sabrina
Victoria Cruise Lines-Victoria Sabrina
Room Type:Superior Cabin(26㎡)
Why this Hotel:

Inaugural in 2020, the new Victoria Sabrina is the largest river cruise ship in the world. Designed in cooperation with nine research and design firms, the Sabrina has been built to the highest standards for energy conservation, environmental protection, and the smoothest ride possible, with cabins designed for maximum passenger comfort.

Sail upstream with an extra night to relax and enjoy the same great services and amenities aboard Victoria! See the spectacular scenery of the Three Gorges, with excursions and optional tours to spots of historic and cultural interest, a scenic Yangtze tributary, evening performance, and the monumental Three Gorges Dam project.

Somerset Yangtze River Chongqing
Somerset Yangtze River Chongqing
Somerset Yangtze River Chongqing
Somerset Yangtze River Chongqing
Somerset Yangtze River Chongqing
Somerset Yangtze River Chongqing
Somerset Yangtze River Chongqing
Somerset Yangtze River Chongqing
Somerset Yangtze River Chongqing
Somerset Yangtze River Chongqing
Somerset Yangtze River Chongqing
Somerset Yangtze River Chongqing
Somerset Yangtze River Chongqing
Somerset Yangtze River Chongqing
Somerset Yangtze River Chongqing
Somerset Yangtze River Chongqing
Somerset Yangtze River Chongqing
Somerset Yangtze River Chongqing
Somerset Yangtze River Chongqing
Room Type:Studio Premier
Why this Hotel:

Set in Chongqing, Somerset Yangtze River Chongqing is 500 metres from Huguang Assembly Hall. Luohan Temple is 700 metres from the property.

Some units are air conditioned and include a seating area with a flat-screen TV. Some units also have a kitchen, fitted with a microwave and fridge.

Somerset Yangtze River Chongqing also includes a barbecue. Guests can enjoy a terrace and a restaurant on site.

People's Liberation Monument is 900 metres from Somerset Yangtze River Chongqing, while Hongya Cave is 1.1 km away. The nearest airport is Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, 19 km from Somerset Yangtze River Chongqing.

Jolie Vue Boutique Hotel
Jolie Vue Boutique Hotel
Jolie Vue Boutique Hotel
Jolie Vue Boutique Hotel
Jolie Vue Boutique Hotel
Jolie Vue Boutique Hotel
Jolie Vue Boutique Hotel
Jolie Vue Boutique Hotel
Jolie Vue Boutique Hotel
Room Type:Superior Room (25 m²)
Why this Hotel:

The hotel is located on Binjiang Road in the center of Guilin, just across the road from the landmark "Elephant Trunk Hill" in Guilin. The 180-degree unobstructed terrace of the restaurant Ailifang on the seventh floor of the hotel can enjoy the day and night beauty of Xiangshan and Li River. In September 2020, it was awarded the first batch of employees in Guilin. (Model worker) Recuperation base, selected as a member unit of Guilin Research Travel Association in 2021.

Percent Hotel by Li River
Percent Hotel by Li River
Percent Hotel by Li River
Percent Hotel by Li River
Percent Hotel by Li River
Percent Hotel by Li River
Percent Hotel by Li River
Percent Hotel by Li River
Percent Hotel by Li River
Percent Hotel by Li River
Percent Hotel by Li River
Room Type:Guestroom - Courtyard-View (Queen bed) (Balcony)
Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai
Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai
Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai
Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai
Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai
Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai
Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai
Room Type:Superior Room(25㎡)
Why this Hotel:

Located in commercial, entertainment and shopping centers, close to Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, Huaihai Road and People's Square; The Shanghai Museum, Grand Theatre and Concert Hall are just a few steps away, and the People's Square subway station is only 5 minutes away. The hotel has a variety of exquisite and comfortable rooms, unique design, fully humanized. Rooms are equipped with wireless network, computer and TV integrated equipment, to provide perfect business support.

What's included

AccommodationInternational-standard
Day1-3 Sunworld Hotel Wangfujing
Day4-5 DS Hotel (Xi'an Giant Wild Goose Pagoda South Plaza)
Day6-9 Victoria Cruise Lines-Victoria Sabrina
Day10 Somerset Yangtze River Chongqing
Day11 Jolie Vue Boutique Hotel
Day12 Percent Hotel by Li River
Day13-14 Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai

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!

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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

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Flights

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

service

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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.

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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.

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Warm Welcome Kits

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