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*13 Days Yangtze Express Tour

  • Destination: Beijing-Xian-Chongqing-Yangtze Cruise-Shanghai-Suzhou-Shanghai
  • Tour code: YEG14
  • Days:13
  • Price:from US$2393
  • Summary: If you are limited on time but eager to see everything then the Yangtze Express whisks you around some of China's most fantastic places in just 13 days.

B:Breakfast  L:Lunch  D:Dinner

Day 01 - Saturday
Arrive Beijing
Upon arrival in Beijing, our English speaking tour guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel for four nights stay. This afternoon is free for you to overcome any jetlag. D
Accommodation: 4* Super House Internaional Hotel (Or the same class)

Day 02 - Sunday
This morning we will visit the Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City. This afternoon visit the Panda Hall and the Summer Palace. Enjoy an evening of Traditional Chinese Culture with the Legend of Kungfu Show. B/L/D

Day 03 - Monday

This morning we start our trip by visiting the Great Wall at Badaling, the Changling of the Ming Tombs, and the Sacred Road.  B/L/D

Day 04 - Tuesday
Visit the Temple of Heaven in the morning. Afternoon at leisure. Enjoy the Peking Duck Dinner tonight. B/L/D

Day 05 - Wednesday
Taking the Hutong tour by rickshaw you start to see a real life in China. Followed by learning how to make dumplings and lunch with a local family. Transfer to the airport in the afternoon for the flight to the Ancient city of Xi'an. Two nights in Xi'an. Tonight's dinner will be the local specialty of Mutton Paomo which is a tasty Xi'an specialty that consists of a mutton soup served with wheat flour flat bread. B/L/D
Accommodation: 4* Le Garden Hotel (Or the same class)

Day 06 - Thursday
Day tour to China's most important archeological discovery - the life-size and lifelike Terracotta Warriors and the Great Mosque. Dumpling Banquet dinner has been arranged. B/L/D

Day 07 - Friday
Morning tour visit the City Wall and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, take the afternoon flight to Chongqing for the evening cruise down the Yangtze. B/L/D
Accommodation: 5* Yangtze River Cruise ship

Day 08 - Saturday

Sailing down on Yangtze River. Shore excursion to Fengdu or Wanxian. Sailing through Xiling Gorge. B/L/D

Day 09 - Sunday
Sailing through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Excursion to the Lesser Gorges along the Daning River or Shennong Stream. B/L/D

Day 10 - Monday
Yichang/ Shanghai
Arrive in Yichang in the morning, with a visit to the Three Gorges Dam Project in the afternoon, where you will learn about the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Shanghai. Two nights stay in Shanghai. B/L/D
Accommodation: 4* Shanghai Hotel (Or the same class)

Day 11 - Tuesday
Morning tour to the Shanghai Museum, visit Yu Garden, Old Town and Jade Buddha Temple in the afternoon. Evening Acrobatic Show has been arranged. B/L/D

Day 12 - Wednesday
Shanghai/ Suzhou/ Shanghai 
Coach journey to the beautiful city of Suzhou in the morning, which is famous for its gardens. Visit the Humble Administrator's Garden and the Fish Net Garden and then go for a short cruise on the Grand Canal. Returning to Shanghai in the evening. B/L/D

Day 13 - Thursday
Transfer to the airport for your flight to your nexy destination. B

More Yangtze River Cruises:

1. 16 days Beijing-Xian-Shanghai-Yangtze Cruise-Guilin-Beijing
2. Shanghai-Yangtze River Cruise-Xian-Shanghai

Dates & Price

Tailor Made Departures

No. of Pax Price Single Supplement
1 traveler ¥22400 $3764 £2357 ¥0 $0 £0
2-5 travelers ¥15780 $2652 £1661 ¥5650 $949 £594
6-9 travelers ¥14240 $2393 £1498 ¥5650 $949 £594
¥=RMB or CNY (Chinese Yuan, Renminbi)
  $=USD, US Dollars
  £=GBP, Great Britain Pound

*Price is for one person, based on two persons sharing one room/cabin.
*When there are 10 or more paying pax in your group, a national guide will travel with you from city to city, upon your arrival in China up to your departure

Price Includes:
All internal transportations and transfers in China, including internal flights from Beijing to Xian, Xian to Chongqing and Yichang to Shanghai.
2. Domestic airport taxes.
3. 9 night accommodation in 4* hotels with private facilities
4. 3 nights twin accommodation on the luxurious 5* Victoria Cruise ship with private facilities
5. All meals specified in the itinerary, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.
5. Comprehensive sightseeing with an English speaking guide and all entrance fees
6. Special arrangement for Peking Duck Dinner, Kungfu Show, Mutton Paomo, Dumpling Dinner and Acrobatic Show

Price Excludes:
1. Flights arriving Beijing and departing Shanghai.
2. Chinese visa fee.
3. Your own international travel insurance.
4. Expenses in hotels such as laundry, tips, telephone and room service, etc.
5. Gratuities for service provided by tour guides and drivers.
6. Other personal expenses.


Hi, anybody knows about the ferry boat between Shanghai and Japan? Thanks lots :)

China Holidays
Hi there is ferry boat named Suzhou Hao sailing between Shanghai and Osaka. Japan to China : Every Friday : 12:00(noon) departing from Osaka Every Sunday : around 12:00(noon) arriving at Shanghai China to Japan : Every Tuesday : 11:00(noon) departing from Shanghai Every Thursday : 09:00(a.m.) arriving at Osaka The cost is from USD250 per person. For detailed info and ticket booking, please contact China Holidays in either London or Beijing.

Excellent English-speaking tour guide and Experienced driver!
Thai Massage in Shanghai hotel is very good!


The overall trip was a wonderful experience for us and we had a very happy, exciting holiday.


Our cabin is big with balcony. Nice....:-)


Naaa, I think it is now Yangtze Explorer the dearest one...


Also the most expensive....


US Victoria? Heard it's the best ship on Yangtze. Luxury and comfortable. True?

Note: Remember, you can change this itinerary to the way you want or to extend this tour to visit other Chinese cities or even neighboring countries, please do contact us, we will be happy to arrange it for you!
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