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Golden Triangle of China & Yangtze River

13 Night Escorted Tour from £2,409 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

A very comprehensive Tour including Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yichang, Shanghai, Suzhou but also a few days on the famous Yangtze River (CTS)

Details

Not only Peking for Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall; Shanghai for the Bund and a glimpse of this rapidly growing city ; Xian for the Terracotta Warriors but also the Yangtse river on a cruise through the gorges and a visit to the high Dam- all at affordable prices and most excursions included.

This is a full itinerary and you will be busy but will also see many of the famous sights of this huge country.

Day 1 (Wed) – Arrive Beijing (No meals)
Meet and transfer to the Beijing International Hotel.

Day 2 (Thu) – Beijing (B/L/-)
Today you will visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. An optional excursion to a Kung Fu Show with Peking Duck dinner in the evening is also available to you.

Day 3 (Fri) – Beijing (B/L/-)
Badaling Great Wall (2 hours visit ) with a Jade stone workshop visit en route. Photo stop at the Bird Nest & Water Cube.

Day 4 (Sat) – Beijing (B/L/SD)
In the morning visit the Temple of Heaven and watch the locals limbering up for their morning excercise including Chinese Tai Chi. Continue on to visit a pearl factory. Then on to a tour of Hutong by rickshaw followed by a home visit.

Day 5 (Sun) – Beijing/Xian (B/L/-)
Fly to Xi’an. Visit to the Provincial Museum & Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
Stay at the Jian Guo Hotel Xian.

Day 6 (Mon) – Xian (B/L/D)
Full day excursion to the Terracotta Warriors Museum, and visit to the ceramics & pottery workshop en route. Enjoy a Dumpling Dinner and Tang Dynasty Show tonight.

Day 7 (Tue) – Xian/Chongqing (B/L/D)
Fly to Chongqing. Visit the Panda Zoo and enjoy a locally flavoured hot pot dinner before boarding the MV President Prime Cruise.


Day 8 (Wed) – Three Gorges (B/L/D)
Set sail for your 430 mile cruise through the breathtaking gorges and deep mountain valleys. Take an optional shore excursion in the morning to the ghost city of Fengdu, where the temples reveal ancient Chinese religion and legends including the ghost statue where people pray for good luck. In the afternoon a visit to Sibaozhai is included.


Day 9 (Thu) –Three Gorges  (B/L/D)
Today will be spent sailing the Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge, experience the changes in the river from wildly stirring to swirling bubbles. The mossy cliffs are hemmed by the pathways under the twelve peaks. When the boat gets to the famous Shennog Steam, change to a smaller vessel and sail further into the gorge. In the afternoon, return to the MV President to continue sailing into the Xiling Gorge.

Day 10 (Fri) – Yichang/Shanghai (B/L/-).

Today you will sail by the Three Gorges Dam site and pass through the 5 ship locks where the boat will be lowered down 412 feet, before ending the cruise at Yichang where you will disembark and be transferred to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Stay at the Ocean Hotel Shanghai.

Day 11 (Sat) – Shanghai (B/L/D)
Full day visit to the Yu Garden, Shanghai Museum, the Bund and the Xintiandi and Pudong new development zone. In the evening enjoy the famous Shanghai Acrobatic Show.

Day 12 (Sun) – Shanghai/Suzhou/Shanghai (B/L/-)
Today, visit the water town of Suzhou including a trip to see the Garden of the Master of Nets, cruise on the Grand Canal and the Silk spinning factory finishing with a chance to explore the Pingjiang Road Old Town area.

Day 13 (Mon) Shanghai (B/-/-)
Free day in Shanghai.

Day 14 (Tue) Leave Shanghai (B/-/-)
Departure transfer to airport for you onward flight.

 

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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