15 Days Yangtze Essence Downstream Tour - PT-PCD

The Yangtze River inspired generations of poets and intellectuals in their...

15 Days Yangtze Essence Downstream Tour

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The Yangtze River inspired generations of poets and intellectuals in their literary works. While the Three Gorge Dam’s construction has changed the flow of the water and its sceneries, it has created new attractions and with those, waves of tourists cruising on the river, passing though the famous gorges and marvel at the impressive sights.

- 60 day advance booking required - $300 deposit per person required

Detailed Day Wise Itinerary

  • Day : 1 USA to Beijing

    Our vacation starts as we board an international flight for Beijing, the capital of China.

  • Day : 2 Arrive in Beijing

    Arrive at Beijing. Meet your guide and head to your deluxe accommodations.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 265|New Otani Hotel or similar|4

  • Day : 3 Beijing

    A full-day tour of Beijing keeps us busy today. Yur tour begins with Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest public square. Proceed to the Forbidden City, the imperial court of Ming and Qing emperors. Next visit the Summer Palace, a place of rest and recreation for the emperor and his royal family. Return to the city to visit the Qianmen Street and make a photo stop at the National Grand Theater. For dinner, indulge your plates with the local specialty cuisines.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 265|New Otani Hotel or similar|4

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Day : 4 Beijing

    The Great Wall is the destination for this morning’s excursion. After lunch, your sightseeing tour includes picture stops at the “Water Cube” Aquatics Centre and the “Bird’s Nest” National Stadium. In the evening, taste traditionally prepared Peking Duck Banquet at a popular local restaurant.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 265|New Otani Hotel or similar|4

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Day : 5 Beijing to Xi'an

    Visit the Temple of Heaven, the site where emperors prayed to the heaven for a bountiful harvest, then board a flight to Xian, the historic starting point of the famed Silk Road. Upon arrival, we are transferred to our hotel.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 265|Sheraton North City|5

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Dinner
  • Day : 6 Xi'an

    Full day tour of Xian shows you the Terracotta Warriors of Qinshihuang and the Mausoleum of Qinshihuang. In the evening, you are treated to the Imperial Dumpling Banquet and then entertained by the Stage Show of Tang Dynasty.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 265|Sheraton North City or similar|5

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Day : 7 Xi'an - Guilin

    Complete our Xian tour with a visit to Big Wild Goose Pagoda and pass by the massive Bell Tower and the ancient 40-feet Old City Wall. We then catch a southbound flight to Guilin, a strikingly beautiful city with scenery “unmatched under Heaven”.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 265|Lijiang Waterfall Hotel or similar|4

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Lunch
  • Day : 8 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin

    A meandering river cruise down the Li River is a delightful way to appreciate the serene, fairytale landscape of Southern China. The cruise ends as we arrive at Yangshou. Our city tour of Yangshuo includes a visit to the ancient West Street. Head back to Guilin by bus. Explore the Elephant Trunk Hill and the Reed Flute Cave, where fantastic stalactite and stalagmite formations impress us as magical and otherworldly. Tonight, we are treated to a local specialty rice noodle cuisine dinner.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 265|Lijiang Waterfall Hotel or similar|4

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Day : 9 Guilin - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise

    Take a morning flight to Chongqing, the famous “Mountain City”. After a tour of Chongqing zoo and a delicious local hot pot cuisine dinner, we board our five-star Victoria Cruises vessel and begin our exciting Yangtze River adventure.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 265|Victoria Cruises|4

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Day : 10 Yangtze River Cruise

    Depending on the river conditions, our shore excursion takes us to either Shibaozhai or Fengdu, the “Ghost City”. Shibaozhai is famous for its 12-story tall wooden pagoda. Built over 400 years ago, it is amazing that no nails were used in the construction of this pagoda.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 265|Victoria Cruises|4

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Day : 11 Yangtze River Cruise

    Enter the portion of the Yangtze that contains the Three Gorges. Navigate the narrow waterway of Qutang Gorge to arrive at Wushan, where we board smaller vessels to access the Small Gorges. As we ply through the shallow waters of Goddess Stream or Shennong Stream, we enjoy the spectacular scenery of the nature.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 265|Victoria Cruises|4

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Day : 12 Yangtze River - Yichang - Shanghai

    We sail through Xiling Gorge and visit Three Gorges Dam Site, the largest of its type in the world. Our cruise adventure ends as we arrivel at Yichang. Upon arrival, we go to the airport and board a short flight to Shanghai, the largest city in China.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 265|InterContinental Shanghai Puxi or similar|5

    Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Day : 13 Shanghai

    Start our city tour at the Nanjing Road, ground zero for shoppers and entertainment seekers. Move on to the splendid City God Temple Bazaar, then continue on to the famous waterfront Bund, a mile long stretch along the Huangpu River. Visit Shanghai Museum in the afternoon (No audio service). In the evening we are entertained by the exciting Chinese Acrobatics Show after a Shanghai cuisine dinner.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 265|InterContinental Shanghai Puxi or similar|5

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Day : 14 Shanghai

    Spend the full day at leisure to explore the city on our own.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 265|InterContinental Shanghai Puxi|5

    Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Day : 15 Shanghai to USA

    Board our international flight bound for USA.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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