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This comprehensive two-week tour is perfectly suited for those travelling to China for the first time. Start your journey in Beijing and soak up the sights of the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, and Tiananmen Square. Then board a high-speed train to Xi’an to see the world-famous Terracotta Army, and a cultural show at the Grand Theatre. Cruise down the Yangtze River before ending your journey...

This comprehensive two-week tour is perfectly suited for those travelling to China for the first time. Start your journey in Beijing and soak up the sights of the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, and Tiananmen Square. Then board a high-speed train to Xi’an to see the world-famous Terracotta Army, and a cultural show at the Grand Theatre. Cruise down the Yangtze River before ending your journey in the bright lights of Shanghai. 

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Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival in Beijing

Touch down in Beijing, the beating heart of China...

 Your driver will transfer you to your hotel for check-in
• You'll be rooming in a hotel located in the heart of Beijing
• Free time to explore the city for the rest of the day.

Visited:
Beijing
Accommodation
Night in Sun World Hotel (Beijing)

Day 2: The Great Wall of China

Climb the Great Wall, China's greatest wonder... 

• Morning trip to Badaling, part of the Great Wall
• Walk along one of the Seven Wonders of the World
• Finish your trip with a tour of the Ming Tombs

Visited:
Beijing
Accommodation
Night in Sun World Hotel (Beijing)

Day 3: Enter The Forbidden City

Explore the capital's greatest landmarks...

• Your driver will transfer you to your hotel for check-in
• You'll be rooming in a hotel located in the heart of Beijing
• Free time to explore the city for the rest of the day

Visited:
Beijing
Accommodation
Night in Sun World Hotel (Beijing)

Day 4: Train to Xi'An

Depart for Xi'an, the ancient capital of China...

• Morning tour of the luxurious Summer Palace
• Board the bullet train to the ancient capital of Xi’an
• Upon arrival, your guide will take you to your hotel

Visited:
BeijingXi'an
Accommodation
Night at Grand Noble Hotel (Xi'an)

Day 5: The Terracotta Army

Discover the buried treasures of Xi'an...

• See the Terracotta Warriors at the Tomb of the First Emperor
• Visit the staggering Wild Goose Pagoda 
• Enjoy evening dinner and a show at the Grand Theatre

Visited:
Xi'an
Accommodation
Night at Grand Noble Hotel (Xi'an)

Day 6: Flight to ​Chongqing

Fly to Chongqing and board your luxury cruise

• Transfer to the airport for your flight to Chongqing
• Take a tour of Ciqikou, a historic Song dynasty town
• Head to Erling Park and board your Yangtze river cruise

Visited:
Xi'anChongqing

Day 7: Cruising Down the Yangtze River

Relax aboard the ship and explore the Ghost City...

• After breakfast, your guide will give you a brief introduction
• Disembark and visit the Ghost City in Fengdu County
• Learn about the culture of ghosts in China

Visited:
Chongqing

Day 8: The Famous Three Gorges of China

Take in the stunning scenery of the Three Gorges...

• Sail through the stunning Qutang Gorge
• Cruise through Wu Gorge, famous for its lofty peaks
• On to Xiling Gorge, the longest of the three gorges

Visited:
Chongqing

Day 9: High Speed Train to Shanghai

Visit the Three Gorges Dam, the largest in the world... 

• Pay a visit to the impressive Three Gorges Dam
• Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant
• Catch the high-speed train to Shanghai

Visited:
Shanghai
Accommodation
Night in Sunrise on the Bund (Shanghai)

Day 10: City Tour of Shanghai

Take in the glorious sights of Shanghai...

• Visit the sublime Yu Garden, located in the old city centre
• Take a trip to a silk factory and the Jade Buddha Temple
• Stroll through the Bund and Pudong district 

Visited:
Shanghai
Accommodation
Night in Sunrise on the Bund (Shanghai)

Day 11: The Sights and Sounds of Shanghai

Discover the secrets of China's greatest metropolis...

• Take the afternoon to explore at your own leisure
• Try dinner at one of Shanghai's world-class restaurants
• Relax and put your feet up in the evening 

Visited:
Shanghai
Accommodation
Night in Sunrise on the Bund (Shanghai)

Day 12: Departure from Shanghai

Enjoy a free day in Shanghai before flying home...

• Another free day to explore the city
• In the evening, drive to the airport for your flight home
• We hope you had an amazing trip!

Visited:
Shanghai

Beijing Xi'an Chongqing Shanghai

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $2,020 / 12 days
Excluding international flights
For 2For 4Single Supplement                    
Price per person between June and August$1,980$1,820$730
Price per person between April, May, August and October$2,020$1,850$760

Included in price:

  • 8 nights’ accommodation on twin sharing basis as per the hotels mentioned
  • 3 nights on 5* Yangtze river cruise in standard cabin
  • Flight tickets from Xian-Chongqing(economy class. Incl. 1 piece free check-in luggage of 20kg per person and current airport tax and fule surcharge.)
  • 2nd class high speed train from Beijing to Xi’an; Yichang -Shanghai excl. luggage check-in service
  • All meals as specified in itinerary (incl. 1 cup of soft drink per person)
  • Private transfers and sightseeing as per the given itinerary
  • 1 Local English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees – for single visit only
  • Assistance on arrival and departure group transfer
  • All currently applicable taxes

Not included in price:

  • International airfares and Airport Taxes.
  • Optional tour on cruise
  • Expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone/fax calls, alcoholic/non- alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, any insurance etc
  • Separate luggage van
  • Any insurance
  • Any alcoholic beverage (consumption on direct payment basis)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Visa Fee (if needed)
  • Surcharge of overweight luggage (in case of exceeding 20 Kilo per piece)
  • Any surcharge may be applied during public holiday or any local festival during group’s stay in China.
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