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Golden Triangle of China & Yangtze River

Mixed Board Basis 12 nights from £2,659 per person

  • Included:
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
  • No credit card fees for Visa and Mastercard
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Overview

A wonderful tour of China including Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yichang, Shanghai, Suzhou plus a few days on the famous Yangtze River. 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.This is a full itinerary, so you will need lots of energy but you will get to experience all the highlights of  this massive and fascinating country. Most excursions and the majority of meals are included in the price - please note that from April 2018 this tour will operate as a private tour only, please enquire for pricing. (CTS - YZDN)

Details

Day 1 (Wed)

Arrive in Beijing

Meet and transfer to the Beijing Presidential Hotel

Day 2 (Thu)

Beijing

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.

(Breakfast & Lunch included)

Day 3 (Fri)

Badaling Great Wall

Today visit the Badaling Great Wall for a minimum of 2 hours with a Jade stone workshop visit en route. There will be a chance to take photos at the Bird Nest & Water Cube.

(Breakfast & Lunch included)

Day 4 (Sat)

Beijing

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.

(Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 5 (Sun)

Beijing/Xian

Fly into Xi’an today and on arrival visit the Provincial Museum & Big Wild Goose Pagoda, check into your hotel for the night at the Jian Guo Hotel Xian.

(Breakfast & lunch included)

Day 6 (Mon)

Xian

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.

(Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 7 (Tue)

Xian/Chongqing

Fly to Chongqing, visit the Panda Zoo and enjoy a locally flavoured hot pot dinner before boarding the MV President Prime Cruise (Deluxe 5 Star Cruise, standard cabin with balcony).

(Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)


Day 8 (Wed)

Three Gorges

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.

(Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 9 (Thu)

Three Gorges

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.

(Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 10 (Fri)

Yichang/Shanghai

Today you will sail by the Three Gorges Dam site and pass through the five 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.

(Breakfast & lunch included)

Day 11 (Sat)

Shanghai

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.

(Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 12 (Sun)

Shanghai/Suzhou/Shanghai

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.

(Breakfast & lunch included)

Day 13 (Mon)

Shanghai

Departure transfer to airport for your flight home.

  • All accommodation including 3 nights on the MV President Prime Cruise
  • Meals as listed
  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Domestic air tickets
  • International Flights
  • Excursions as listed

What's not included:

  • Optional tours
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to guide & driver

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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WED 24ºC
THU 22ºC
FRI 21ºC
SAT 13ºC
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