Day 1: Arrive in Beijing
You will be met at the Beijing airport and taken to your hotel.
Hotel options in Beijing:
Boutique: Red Wall Garden
5-Star Hotel: The Regent Beijing
4-Star: Novotel Peace Hotel
Day 2: Beijing (B)
Visit Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace.
Day 3: Beijing (B)
The tour today starts with the Temple of Heaven. Afterwards, you will be taken to the Mutianyu Great Wall, including a comfortable round trip cable car. Conclude the tour with a stopover at the Bird's Nest and Water Cube.
Day 4: Beijing-Xian (B)
After breakfast, hop on a rickshaw for a Hutong Tour. Afterwards, take high-speed train ride to Xian.
Hotel options in Xi'an:
Boutique: Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian
5 Star: Sofitel on Renmin Square
4 Star: Grand Mercure on Renmin Square
Day 5: Xian (B)
Today’s highlight is the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, followed by the ancient Xian City Wall and Great Mosque. You will also take a stroll around the Muslim Street.
Day 6: Xian-Chongqing (B)
Start your tour today with the Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda. Afterwards, drive to the airport for your flight to Chongqing. Upon arrival, visit Ciqikou Old Town if time permits. Later, embark the Yangtze River Cruise ship.
Day 7: Yangtze River Cruise (B+L+D)
Go ashore for an excursion to Fengdu Ghost City or Shibaozhai. The Captain's welcome party will be held in the evening.
Day 8: Yangtze River Cruise (B+L+D)
Today the ship will sail pass the gorgeous Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge. Disembark to visit the Small Three Gorges, and experience a small boat trip on Shennong Stream. At night, pass through the ship lock, if weather permits.
Cruise options: Boutique/5 Star/4 Star - Century Sky/Sun with Balcony
Day 9: Yichang – Shanghai (B)
After breakfast, disembark to visit the grand Three Gorges Dam. When arriving in Yichang, drive to the airport to catch the flight heading Shanghai.
Hotel options in Shanghai
Boutique/5 Star: Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel
4 Star: Hongqiao State Guest Hotel, Shanghai
Day 10: Shanghai (B)
Commence your tour with a visit to the Shanghai Museum, a walk at The Bund and Nanjing Road. Then visit Yuyuan Garden, and stroll around the nearby Chenghuang Miao bazaars and Xintiandi.
Day 11: Depart from Shanghai (B)
You will be transferred to the airport for your homeward flight.