10 Days Shanghai - Yangtze - Beijing

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10 Days Shanghai - Yangtze - Beijing


Shanghai (2 Nights) ,Yichang (2 Nights) ,Chongqing (2 Nights) ,Beijing (3 Nights)

Duration: 10 Days & 9 Nights
Tour Type: Multi-City Tour
Tour Code: CTP106


1Highlights & Map

Stroll on Huangpu River Bund and view modern constructions at Shanghai Enjoy the magnificent Yangtze River Cruise at Three Gorges Section Visit colorful historical sites - Royal Palace and royal garderns in Beijing


Day 01Shanghai

Destinations: Arrive in Shanghai

Activities: Shanghai is located at the spot where the Yangtze River enters the East China Sea which is the largest metropolis and one of the ancient cultural cities of China. It is a flourishing international metropolis, known worldwide for its highly developed industry, commerce, and finance and its convenient land, air and sea transportation, rich tourist resources, great variety of food, and recreational facilities.

Hotel: New Asia Hotel Shanghai

No.422 Tian Tong Road, ShanghaiShow Map


Day 02Shanghai

Destinations: Shanghai

Activities: Today you visit the lovely old Yuyuan Garden, the Shanghai Museum, which is one of the largest museums in China, the Jade Buddha Temple, and the famous Oriental Pearl TV Tower (also known as the Pearl Tower, for its distinctive shape). The second-highest platform provides wonderful views over Shanghai and the Huang Pu River, and those with a good head for heights can choose to buy a ticket to continue on to the very top.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: New Asia Hotel Shanghai

No.422 Tian Tong Road, ShanghaiShow Map


Day 03Shanghai, Yichang

Destinations: Shanghai to Yichang to Yangtze

Activities: Fly to Yichang, which is another gateway to the Yangtze. If time permits, you can move around for sightseeing. You are welcomed aboard the cruise in the evening.

Day 04Yichang

Destinations: Yangtze River

Activities: Today's highlights are Three Gorges Dam site and Xiling Gorge. Specifically, you will visit Three Gorges Dam site in the morning, and sail through the Three Gorges dam shiplocks and Xiling Gorge in the latter day.

Meals: lunch+dinner

Day 05Yichang, Chongqing

Destinations: Yangtze River

Activities: Today's highlights are Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Small Gorges or Shennong Stream. Excursion to Daning River Small Gorges or Shennong Stream at first, and then pass through Wu Gorge/Qutang Gorge.

Meals: lunch+dinner

Day 06Chongqing

Destinations: Yangtze River

Activities: Today's highlights are Ghost City or Shibaozhai. Shore excursion to Fengdu or Shibaozhai or Wanxian.

Meals: lunch+dinner

Day 07Chongqing, Beijing

Destinations: Yangtze to Chongqing to Beijing

Activities: Disembark at Chongqing at 9:00 am. If time permits there will be optional sightseeing programs at Chongqing. transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Beijing, a city of amazing contrasts – an ancient capital with incredible historical sites, and a bustling modern metropolis hosted the 2008 Olympics.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map


Day 08Beijing

Destinations: Beijing

Activities: After breakfast head out for Tian'anmen Square, the world's largest public square, which is closely linked to The Forbidden City, from which the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties governed for over 500 years. Later you'll visit the Temple of Heaven, where the Emperors prayed for good harvests and rain, or gave thanks for the harvest. Today's itinerary includes a visit to the old Beijing handicraft workshop. In the evening, enjoy watching a splendid show of Shaolin Kungfu or Acrobatics on own expense, or enjoy nightlife in pubs & bars around the Houhai Lake.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map


Day 09Beijing

Destinations: Beijing

Activities: After breakfast, we will leave for Great Wall at Badaling, which stretches for over 6000km, and was originally built to protect China from the barbarians. You can walk and climb at your own pace. In the afternoon visit the 2008 Beijing Olympic Park and Olympic village will be open to public from October, 2008. We will walk in the world's biggest Olympic Park and have a glimpse of the Olympic stadiums, such as Bird's Nest - National Stadium, and Water Cube - National Aquatics Center.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map


Day 10Beijing

Destinations: Departure From Beijing

Activities: Your time is your own, until you are ready to be transferred to the airport for your departure.

3Price Policy

Price Includes

  • Entrance fees: The land excursions listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals: The daily meals on the ship.
  • Room: A berth in the cabin as specified in the itinerary and overnight accommodation for morning departure (Unless specified).
  • Luggage Transfers: Between ship and passenger terminal.
  • Service Charge government taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Entry or exit China international airfare or train tickets.
  • Hotel room/cruise cabin single supplement.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
  • Gratuities to the tour guide, driver and hotel bellboy.
  • Fees for entry visa to China.
  • Traveler insurance.
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary.
Note: Tipping is now considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration. However, this is a matter of personal discretion. You may use following as a reference.Suggested Tipping: for local guide: $8 to $10 per person(guest) per day, for driver: $4 to $5 per person(guest) per day.
Cancellation and Refund Policy for Tours Reservation
Cancellation in advance Cancellation penalty
More than 30 days No Cancellation Fee
30-10 days 50% of the full payment
9-0 days or no show 100% of the full payment

4Things to Do

Shanghai Food & Restaurants

Shanghai Food & Restaruants

Shanghai Accommodation

Judging by the number of five-star and Western chain hotels now in Shanghai, the city has proven just how grandly it has opened to the outside world.....More

Shanghai Transportation

Shanghai Transportation


Reviews (100% / overall satisfaction:)

Ms. Lydia

Aug.05, 2011

Overall Satisfaction:
Dear Julia,

Our trip to Beijing, Shanghai and the cruise on the Yangtze were all very pleasant experiences. The pickups by the local guides worked absolutely fine, and they proved to be very friendly and competent (special thanks to Stella in Beijing, who guided us around for two days and was very responsive to our individual interests!)

We enjoyed the friendly and relaxed atmosphere throughout the Three Gorges cruise, the ship was very comfortable and clean. The included tours have been arranged in a very professional way, too.

Last, not least, your service in preparation of our trip, which in the end required a lot of your personal assistance as we virtually booked last minute, was outstanding.
Looking forward to booking another trip to a different location with you anytime.

Thank you very much again,


Ms. Ghazala

Jul.19, 2011

Overall Satisfaction:
Dear Julia,

I was planning to e-mail you since I returned from my vacation, but due to the jet-lag and unpacking I was not able to do so. Our trip to China was very interesting and we really enjoyed it. It was the caring guides who made our trip enjoyable and worthwhile. All of the guides were very helpful and friendly.

Our whole trip was well organized. We started our journey from Beijing, where our agent arranged us the Imperial Beijing Day Trip including Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Temple of Heaven, then on the next day, we travelled Badaling Great Wall and Ming Tomb, Beijing is really a city with great history and culture, and following our tour, Xi’an gave us the same impression.

But our journey along the Yangtze River was a completely different, we were all astonished by its splendid landscape, especially the Three Gorge area, its spectacular scenery even unique in the world.

Overall we enjoyed our trip and I would like to thank you for organizing our trip to China. After looking at your picture, I am regretting not visiting Guilin. Scenery in the background is absolutely beautiful. Maybe next time, it would be included.

Best regards,


Ms. Albert Jones

Jul.14, 2011

Overall Satisfaction:

Dear Carol,

I am so sorry that it has taken me so long to respond. This feedback will take a few days to complete, but to start:

The meals you arranged for us were one of the best we had in China. The produce was so fresh and delicious. We also ate several vegetables that we hadn’t tried before and were amazing. The atmosphere, views and service of the restaurant were fantastic. In Chongqin, we had an amazing lunch with a great range of delicious foods, far too much to eat.

All the guides engaged in a very good level of conversation. We were able to learn about life in China and Chinese culture and history through these conversations. Our favorite guide was in Beijing, next was the one in Xian, then the girl in Shanghai.

All of the cars were clean and supplied water. One of the cars smelled of smoke a little, but nothing that ruined the experience. All of the drivers knew where they were going and got us to our locations quickly and safely.

My wife and I appreciated your selection of all the hotels. All of them were in good location and breakfast was outstanding with so many selections.

I would write that people are the first contact that you need to do if you are going to visit China. Every detail regarding your time in China is attended and you only need to enjoy your vacation in such a wonderful country. I have recommended China Travel Depot services to all my fellows who plan to visit China and so far all of them have received an outstanding service.

Best Regards,
Albert Jones,

6Questions & Answers

Questions & Answers


Nov. 08,2012 16:36

Asked by Ms.Andrea O Reilly (Ireland)

dates etc for 10 day yangstee cruise etc
Hi, I just want to check availability of this 10 day yangstee tour is. Also, the single supplement. I would like to take the tour in mid February 2013 but the cruise MUST be included!! Cheers, Andrea
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