Beijing Xian Shanghai Chongging Yichang Shanghai
Downstream Yangtze River and Gorge Cruise
14 Days/13 Nights

Wednesday Start day based on minimum of 2.
People are feeding into these departures from all around the world. This does not mean you have to be 2 persons to book.

Day 1. Arrive in Beijing. You will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Beijing International or similar.
Day 2. (B.L) Full day City tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace. Optional evening event - Kung Fu Show and Peking Duck dinner
Day 3. (B.L) Visit Badaling Great Wall (2 hour visit at site). Photo stop at the Birds Nest & Water Cube if time allows. Jade workshop visit on route. Optional Peking Opera
Day 4. (B.L.D) Morning tour Temple of Heaven (favoured Tai Chi spot) . Summer Palace. Lunch included. Hutong tour by rickshaw, visit a local home. Pearl workshop visit on route. Balance of day free.
Day 5. (B.L) Fly to Xi’an. Lunch included. Visit to Provincial Museum and Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Stay at the Jian Guo Hotel Xian or similar.
Day 6 (B.L.SD) Full day visit to the Terracotta Warriors & Horses, and City Wall. Visit to the ceramics & pottery workshop en route. Lunch included. Tang Dumpling Dinner Show tonight.
Day 7. Fly to Chongqing. Visit the Panda Zoo and transfer to join your cruise boat MV President - ship and cabin type details. Lunch & dinner included.
Day 8. (B.L.D) Cruise and shore excursions.  The cruise covers a distance of 690Km (430 miles) passing great gorges and deep mountain valleys. Shore excursion in the afternoon to the ghost city of Fengdu, where the temples reveal an ancient Chinese religion.  Notes about sights and the Dam construction.
Day 9. (B.L.D) Cruise and shore excursions. 
Sailing into the Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge, the river changes to more wild water. The mossy cliffs under the Twelve Peaks are a fascinating sight. When the cruise boat arrives at the famed Shennong Steam, you change to a smaller boat and sail deep into the fabled Lesser Three Gorges for a 3 hours exploration. Return to the boat and continue sailing to Xiling Gorge.
Day 10. (B.L) After the three gorges dam site and then passing through the lock system you  arrive Yichang. Disembark the cruise. Cruise lunch included. Transfer to airport and fly to Shanghai Rest of day at leisure. Ocean Hotel or similar.
Day 11. (B.L.D) Full day visit to the Yu Garden, Shanghai Museum. The Bund, Xintiandi and the Pudong New Development Zone. Lunch included. Acrobatic show with dinner tonight.
Day 12. (B.L) Bus excursion to Suzhou. Visit Garden of Net Master. Cruis on the Grand Canal, and visit Pingjiang Road in the old town area. Silk spinning factory and the local market. Return to Shanghai.
Day 13. (B) Free day. Optional sightseeing available
Day 14. (B) Departure transfer to airport for homeward flight. End of tour. (B)
  B = Breakfast. L = Lunch. D = Dinner. SD = Special Dinner
  Departures April to early November. Prices upon request


Tour package includes:

  • Buffet breakfast at hotels

  • 4 nights at Ocean Hotel Shanghai or similar  ( 4 star)

  • 2 nights at Jian Guo Hotel Xian or similar ( 4 star)

  • 4 nights at Beijing International Hotel or similar ( 5 star)

  • 3 nights on 4 star Cruise with all meals on board. Standard cabin without balcony. Upgrades possible.

  • Sightseeing with meals listed in the above itinerary.

  • Professional English speaking tour guide service in each city

  • Round trip airport/hotel/pier transfers in each city

  • Airfare Beijing/Xian/Chongquin and Yichang/Shanghai.

  • The single supplement includes the rate of single cabin on cruise.

Cost excludes:

  • Airline fuel surcharge for domestic flights. Currently US$25 for the whole itinerary. This can vary throughout the year.

  • Arrival & Dept International flights

  • International Airport Tax out of Beijing

  • Personal expenses

  • Gratuities to guides, drivers, porters & cruise staff. 


  • There are no discounts for children under 12.


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