12 Days Splendors of the Yangtze

Home > China Tours > Shanghai Tours > 12 Days Splendors of the Yangtze

12 Days Splendors of the Yangtze

Destination:

Shanghai (2 Nights) ,Yichang (2 Nights) ,Chongqing (2 Nights) ,Xi'an (2 Nights) ,Beijing (3 Nights)

Duration: 12 Days & 11 Nights
Tour Type: Join in Group Tour
Tour Code: CTP103

Summary:

A Journey to the most worth-visiting cities of China, together with a unforgetable Yangtze River experiance with Victoria Cruises.

1Highlights & Map

Stroll on Huangpu River Bund and view modern constructions at Shanghai Cruise along beautiful landmarks of Three Gorges of Yangtze River View the ancient life size Terra-Cotta Warrior Corps from more than 2000 years ago Visit the legendary military defense work - Great Wall

2Itinerary

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: Lexington Plaza Mingde Shanghai

558 North Xizang Road, Zhabei, ShanghaiShow Map

Reviews

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: Lexington Plaza Mingde Shanghai

558 North Xizang Road, Zhabei, ShanghaiShow Map

Reviews

Day 03Shanghai, Yichang

Destinations: Shanghai to Yichang to Yangtze

Activities: Fly to Yichang, which is one of the main gateways to the Yangtze. If time permits, you can move around for sightseeing on your own expense. 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, Xi'an

Destinations: Yangtze to Chongqing to Xi'an

Activities:

Disembark at Chongqing at 9:00 am. If time permits there will be optional sightseeing programs on your own expense at Chongqing.Then transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Xi'an which is one of the oldest cities in China and the starting point of the Silk Road.

Hotel: Grand New World Hotel

172 Lianhu Rd.,Xi'anShow Map

Reviews

Day 08Xi'an

Destinations: Xi'an

Activities:

Spend today visiting some marvelous historical sites in and around this most ancient of cities, which was the national capital for over 1,000 years, and the starting point of the Silk Road. Despite a lot of modern development Xi'an remains a charming city, and you'll enjoy visiting the Bell Tower, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Then out to see the incredible Terracotta Warriors and Horses.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Grand New World Hotel

172 Lianhu Rd.,Xi'anShow Map

Reviews

Day 09Xi'an, Beijing

Destinations: Xi'an To Beijing

Activities:

We will take a half-hour's hike along the Ancient City Wall to familiarize ourselves with this fascinating cross cultural city. In the afternoon, we will take the flight to Beijing, which is a city of amazing contrasts - an ancient capital with some incredible historical sites and a bustling modern metropolis.

Hotel: Qianmen Jianguo Hotel Beijing

No. 175,Yong an Road Xuan Wu District Beijing ChinaShow Map

Reviews

Day 10Beijing

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.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Qianmen Jianguo Hotel Beijing

No. 175,Yong an Road Xuan Wu District Beijing ChinaShow Map

Reviews

Day 11Beijing

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, you will have chance to view exterior view of Olympic Venues. The 2008 Beijing Olympic Park and Olympic village have been opened to public from October, 2008. You may stop and take some photos and have a glimpse of the Olympic stadiums, such as Bird's Nest - National Stadium, and Water Cube - National Aquatics Center. Finally visit the Summer Palace, the most beautiful imperial garden in China. You can have a boat ride on the lake which is a best way to enjoy the beautiful view.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Qianmen Jianguo Hotel Beijing

No. 175,Yong an Road Xuan Wu District Beijing ChinaShow Map

Reviews

Day 12Beijing

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

  • Hotel accommodation in twin shared room with daily breakfast. 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.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner). The daily meals on the ship.
  • Domestic flights, trains or buses as specified in the itinerary
  • Airport tax and fuel fee.
  • Private car/coach for transfers service and sightseeing program as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Local English-speaking tour guide for transfers and sightseeing program as indicated in each city.
  • Entrance fees to scenic spots as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Service charge and 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

5Reviews

Reviews (100% / overall satisfaction:)
would
recommend

Ms. Ms Mary Lou Drake Bell

(United States/America)

Jun.28, 2013

Overall Satisfaction:
"We enjoyed the trip to China!"
Hi Gary,

Just wanted to let you know how much Jessica and I enjoyed the trip to
China. We enjoyed all of the guides/drivers and found them all well
informed, helpful and accommodating. I'm just sorry for the delay in
leaving Beijing and for not being able to spend a little more time in
Chongqing. It looked like a pretty city and different from the others
we'd visited because it was hilly. Ellie, the guide, also seemed very
nice, and took us to supper before taking us to the boat for the cruise.

All of the museums we visited were excellent, especially the National
Gallery of Art in Beijing. The Great Wall was a favorite site, and I
loved visiting the Jade Buddha Temple and seeing all the monks chanting
in the temple. I wish we had had more time in the French Concession,
for there we discovered unique shops that didn't sell the usual tourist
trinkets. The museums also had excellent gift shops. On our free day
in Beijing, we had fun taking the subway to the antique market and found
interesting things we had not seen elsewhere. Toby, our guide in
Beijing, was very helpful in directing us to a pearl shop where we got
great deals on pearl jewelry

In Beijing, one evening, not far from the hotel, and close to the
Olympic Park, we discovered a park filled with people roller skating,
line dancing, singing and generally enjoying the evening with their
families and friends. I even joined a group of ladies who were line
dancing, and had lots of fun. All the people we met, everyplace we
went, were all very nice, friendly and even though many didn't speak
English, all very helpful. Nearly always we were able to get a message
across about what we wanted, or what we were looking for.

Of course, the highlight of the trip was Ping's wedding, which was an
all-day event starting with firecrackers, two dancing dragons, and
ending with a fabulous display of fireworks. She looked beautiful in
her traditional, red dress.

Thanks again for all you did to make this a memorable trip. Truly an
experience Jessica and I'll be talking about for many years to come.

All the best,
Mary
would
recommend

Ms. Debra

Aug.04, 2011

Overall Satisfaction:
""
Hello Tom,

What a nice surprise to have this morning!

We have a lot of very good memories of our trip to China and have told many of our friends about how enjoyable it was and how well organized. Probably the highlight for both Paul and me was visiting the Great Wall, something we have both wanted to do for many years.

I have attached a couple of photos for you. We were watching a TV program called “Hidden China” the other night and saw things we would still like to see – for example the round houses in the tea-province south-west of Shanghai where 10+ families live – so we may also visit again very soon.

We have another holiday to look forward to in September when we will be sailing in the Caribbean with some other friends. It will be nice to be in the sunshine again: after the warmth and sunshine of Yichang and Chongqing, arriving back into England where it is quite cold and wet was a shock.

Trusting that you are happy and well,

Best regards,

Debra
UK
would
recommend

Ms. Marianne Pantin

Jul.19, 2011

Overall Satisfaction:
""
Dear Carol,

While recovering from jet lag we often found ourselves traveling again through China with the many images still floating in our brains.

I had never used China travel depot before and didn't know quite what to expect, but after our initial meeting in Shanghai, I felt we were in good hands. You guides and drivers were always punctual and knowledgeable. Our biggest surprise came when we visited a little known city to us, Chongqing, and found a charming metropolis of 30 million people. Our guide went over and above to show us her city and planned outings she thought we would enjoy. She had never been out of Chongqing but her English was excellent and spoke like a native.

I appreciate your handling of our travel affairs at each city throughout our journey. The hotels were excellent and comfortable. The breakfasts at the hotels were very good and offered a variety of choice. This was an excellent start since not all the offerings at the pre-planned restaurants were very appetizing. Although all the restaurants appeared clean and efficient, they lacked the local flavor and variety of local specialties that we sought. They were operated mainly for tourists and we had better experiences at local restaurants.

I regret we didn't have more time at the Forbidden City. Our guide was anxious to cover everything in the itinerary, but that deserved more time. I also regret not visiting the Ming Tombs which I felt should have been included but not for the lofty sum quoted us. I guess that will be left for our next adventure. The Peking Opera and a Peking Dinner would also have been a good addition to our itinerary.

Thank you for all your help and I hope these comments will help the next visitor. Wishing all the best and pleasant travels in the future.

Regards,

Marianne Pantin
UK

6Questions & Answers

Questions & Answers

Question

Jul. 27,2012 05:10

Asked by Mr.AMAZONCHUCK@YAHOO.COM ()

what is the single supplerment for this trip
also is all internal air included? also do you give commision to travel agent ,plus permmision to use this trip information on my travel site I have used your travel company before,when I traveled to china myself. Charles Haley 2012amazonpeacockbass.com crhadventuretravel.com
Answers 1

Jul. 27,2012 17:10

Answered by Ms.Sandy From ChinaTravelDepot (China)

Dear Charles:

We'd like to invite you to join in our Online Agent Program at http://agent.chinatraveldepot.com/
Once you sign up an account ,you will book our products with agent price and enjoy our agent benefits!

Thanks

China Travel Depot Team
Ask Question (Required)
Login or post as a guest!

Send me an Email if anyone replies

Question Summary (100 characters)

Details (2000 characters)

Security Code