China Golden Triangle Tour with Yangtze River Cruise -

 12 Days / 11 NightsStarts from US $ 1999

This tour will take you to magnificent Beijing, Yangtze River Cruise and Yu Garden.

Tour Itinerary

Day 01

Beijing Arrival
Welcome to Beijing! Clear the customs and retrieve your baggage by yourself. Upon arrival, be greeted by our tour guide in the Arrival Hall. Transfer to Hotel. The rest of the day is your own time. Dinner and Overnight.

Acco. at Hotel Beijing Four points by sheraton 5* or Beijing International hotel 5*
OR Similar

Day 02

Beijing (B, L,D)
Breakfast at Hotel. Today you will first visit the world's biggest city plaza, the Tiananmen Square; then walk to the marvelous "Egg" (National Centre for the Performing Arts) to take some pictures from its outside; subsequently, go to the Forbidden City, the most complete imperial palace in China. Lunch at Restaurant. Later proceed to the impressive Temple of Heaven. After the sightseeing tour, be driven back to your hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Acco. at Hotel Beijing Four points by sheraton 5*
or Beijing International hotel 5*
OR Similar

Day 03

Beijing (B, L, D)

After breakfast proceed by surface to the city of Taj Agra, stopping enroute at a good restaurant for refreshment. Evening arrive at Agra and check- in to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04

Beijing (B, L , D )
After breakfast, drive to the Badaling Great Wall (about 80 km, 1.5hours) where you will experience at first hand the wonder of the Great Wall. Lunch at local restaurant. Afterwards, visit the Sacred Way and Changling, one of the Ming Tombs; on the way back to your hotel, you might make a stop at the Beijing Olympic Village to take some photos of the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube from the outside.

Feel a little bit tired? Not to worry! We will arrange a foot massage (free of charge) for you, just relax and enjoy it! With a Peking Roast Duck dinner you will complete today's tour!

Acco. at Hotel Beijing Four points by sheraton 5*
or Beijing International hotel 5*
OR Similar

Day 05

Beijing (B, L , D )

After breakfast, you will marvel at the exquisite Summer Palace, the imperial garden.Then head to visit the Drum Tower dating from 1420. Ascending the big Drum Tower, you will have a bird's eye view of the surrounding communities of Hutongs and Siheyuan from here. And then move on to an ordinary family courtyard home for a tea break. Afterwards, take a rickshaw to visit the most famous Hutongs keeping the original layout in the Shichahai area. Then move on to the Prince Gong's Mansion.

After the tour, transfer to the airport and take the flight to Xian. Arrive Xian and transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Acco. at Hotel Xian Golden Flower by shangri-la 5*
OR Grand Metropark Hotel 5*
OR Similar

Day 06

Flight to Chongqing from Xian (B, L, D)

Breakfast at Hotel. Transfer to airport and flight to Chongqing. After arriving in Chongqing city be met and transferred to the Chongqing downtown. Your tour guide and driver will take you to the Chongqing zoo to see the Giant Panda, and then visit the Ciqikou Old Town, if time permits. Then, you'll be transferred to the Cruise pier, and board the ship in the late afternoon. Your lifetime Yangtze River Cruise starts! (Note: the boarding time changes based on the cruise ships, season, water level, weather, etc.). Dinner and Overnight on board.

Acco. at Yangtze No. Cruise.

Day 07

Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

Breakfast. Shore excursion to the Fengdu Ghost City to check why it has been regarded as the "City of Ghosts". It is where the devil lives according to Chinese legend. The temples built on Ming Mountain show punish instruments and demon paintings, depicting the Chinese people’s imagination of hell.

Note: Some cruise ships make the shore excursion to the Shibaozhai Pagoda. Shibaozhai, like a pearl on Yangtze River, is 278 kilometers away from Chongqing. As the gem of Chinese Architecture, the 12-story, 18th Century red wooden temple is an architectural delight full of Legends and beautiful stories. Lunch and Dinner at Restaurant on board .

Acco. at Yangtze No. Cruise.

Day 08

Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

Breakfast . Shore excursion to Shennv Stream by smaller vessels. Shennv Stream, called Goddess Stream, is reputed as the Original Virgin Valley of Yangtze where you could see extraordinary view.

Note: Some cruise ships make the shore excursion to the Shennong Stream. Shennong Stream is a collection of local culture. The nature scenery, boat tracker, local sampan, ancient hanging coffins, unique ethnic minority Tujia culture… all is worth your exploration . Lunch and Dinner at Restaurant on board .

Acco. at Yangtze No. Cruise.

Day 09

Yichang & Flight to Shanghai from Yichang (B, L, D)

Breakfast. Today's highlight is your morning excursion to the world-famous Three Gorges Dam. Be prepared for your check-out procedure and the ship will arrive in Yichang at about 11:30-12:00. Our guide will expect you on board and visit the Yichang Museum if time permits. After lunch at a local famous restaurant, drive to the Yichang airport and take the flight to Shanghai. After arrival in Shanghai, our local tour guide and driver will escort you to your hotel in Shanghai. Rest of the day is free to explore the metropolis on your own. Dinner and Overnight.

Acco. at Shanghai Radission Hongquan hotel or similar

Day 10

Shanghai (B, L, D)

Breakfast at Hotel . Today you will first visit the magnificent Yu Garden. Right out of the Yu Garden, you can observe local people's life at the Yuyuan Market (Yu Garden Market). Proceed to the Temple of Jade Buddha . Lunch at Restaurant . Take a stroll or shop in the famed Nanjing Road and then down to the Bund alongside the Huangpu River to explore the modern aspect of Shanghai. Drive to the Pudong New Area to enjoy a bird's eye view of Shanghai from the Jinmao Tower.

Acco. at Shanghai Radission Hongquan hotel or similar

Day 11

Shanghai—Suzhou—Shanghai (B, L, D)

Breakfast. Depart from hotel in the morning to have a whole-day trip of Suzhou Master of Nets Garden. Drive to the ancient water town Tongli. Visit Tongli town, featured by its picturesque stone arched bridges, lovely rivers and traditional riverside residences. Then visit the Retreat and Refection Garden, well known for its late Qing dynasty garden style. Lunch at the hundred-year old riverside South Garden Tea House. Continue to beautiful garden city, Suzhou, famous for the top private gardens and silk industry. Visit the Masters of Nets Garden, featured by its tight layout, exquisite design and harmony of scale, which make it the typical garden among the small and middle size gardens in Suzhou. Then drive to Panmen Gate and Grand Canal, enjoy the fascinating canal view on the gate. Visit the No.1 Silk Factory, get to know how the silk has been produced since the 14 th century as well as enjoy the shopping for the qualified silk at a reasonable price here. Drive back to Shanghai. Dinner and overnight.

Acco. at Shanghai Radission Hongquan hotel or similar

Day 12

Shanghai Departure (B)

After breakfast, transfer to airport.

    Cost Includes :-
  • 3Nts Acco. at Beijing with Breakfast
  • 2Nts Acco. at Xian with Breakfast
  • 3Nts Yangtze No. Cruise
  • 3Nts Acco. at Shanghai
  • Return Airport Transfers
  • Sightseeing fee as per itinerary.
  • Airfare with airport tax from Beijing to Xian
  • Airfare with airport tax from Xian to Chongqing
  • Airfare with airport tax from Yichang to Shanghai
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Excellent English speaking tour guide.
  • 2 bottles of water per person per day

    Cost Excludes :-
  • Tips for guide and driver (4 USD/client/day)
  • Tips for the Cruise (150RMB/Pax )
  • Any other service not mentioned in the itinerary.

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