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7-day Beijing, Chonqging and Yangtze River Boat Cruise Through Three Gorges
Temple of Heaven in Beijing   Tiananmen in Beijing
Yangtze River Cruise Boat (luxurious class)   

Tour Type: Private (suitable for family and friends)
 

Why this tour recommended here:
International travelers usually facilitate their Tibet trips by consigning us to arrange Yangtze River Cruise combined with other representative tours in mainland of China. It makes the whole Tibet tour packages more cost-efficient and less energy consuming.
 
     As a world-class metropolitan city and the capital of China, Beijing has many of the “must see” attractions once you decide to visit China. Yangtze River cruise is one of the world’s great cruises with its spectacular scenery and relaxed cruising experience, which can be traced back in numerous poems in ancient imperial China.
 

Attractions & Memorable Activities:
The Great Wall of China, away from the crowds. Imperial life at the Forbidden City, Walk through Beijing’s Hutongs, take a rickshaw ride, try your hand at ancient Chinese games.
See the giant and lesser pandas and their offspring at Chongqing Zoo. Take a cruise on Yangtze River enjoy a relax holiday.
 

Day-by-day Itinerary:
Day 1:
Arrival in Beijing
 
Be met at the arrival hall of the airport by our tour guide and transferred back to your hotel in a comfortable private vehicle.
 
You will receive a Free CH cell phone package including free rental for the cell phone and SIM card and at least 30 free minutes, delivery and collection in China.
 
Hotels: Days Inn Forbidden City / Sunworld Hotel / Crowne Plaza
 

Day 2:
Beijing
Attractions: Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Hutong Tour in Xicheng District

 
Hop on a rickshaw in Hutong area Hop on a rickshaw in Hutong area
This morning, you will visit Tiananmen Square which is the largest city square in the world. The Forbidden City is just across the street. The Forbidden City is the palace which was home to 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Lunch is at a great local restaurant.
 
In the afternoon, hop on a rickshaw and ride through the Hutong alleys. A local family visit is included in the Hutong tour.
 
Meals: Breakfast , Chinese Lunch at Courtyard 7 Restaurant
Hotels: Days Inn Forbidden City / Sunworld Hotel / Crowne Plaza
 

Day 3:
Beijing
Attractions: The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car), Temple of Heaven

 
Temple of Heaven Temple of Heaven
Today we will drive 2 hours to visit Mutianyu Great Wall. This section of the Great Wall is a less-crowded section with a cable car to take most of the hard work out of your visit. Mutianyu section has superb views over the forest. Lunch is at Xinshuangquan restaurant which serves local farmhouse style dishes. A visit to Shahe Cloisonne Factory is included.
 
After lunch, we drive back to the city and visit the Temple of Heaven. The Temple of Heaven is the place where emperors worshiped God and pray for a good harvest. The main attractions in the Temple of Heaven: The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest, the Imperial Vault of Heaven, The Circular Mound Altar and the Echo Wall.
 
Dinner will go to the famous Quanjude Restaurant to try Peiking Duck.
 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Xin Shuang Quan Restaurant, Dinner at Qianmen Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant
Cruises: Days Inn Forbidden City / Sunworld Hotel / Crowne Plaza
 

Day 4:
Beijing to Chongqing
Attractions: Goose Neck Park, Ciqikou Old Town, Light Rail Transit Experience, Chongqing Eling Park Three Gorges Museum

 
Ciqikou Ancient Town Ciqikou Ancient Town
Bid farewell to Beijing and fly to Chongqing. The tour guide in Chongqing will pick you up at the airport and commence a half day Chongqing tour. First stop is Goose Neck Park where locals spend their spare time playing Mahjongg, singing, dancing or just relaxing. Next to Ciqikou old town where you will see the life style of the local who still live in the old wooden houses on narrow streets . Lunch is at a great local restaurant.
 
After lunch, take the light rail to see the Jialing River and natural scenery of Chongqing.
 
Then transfer to the cruise pier to board the ship to start your cruise trip.
 
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Cruises:
Yangtze Paradise / President 1
 
President Prime
 

Day 5:
Yangtze River Cruise
Attractions: Shore excursion to Shibaozhai(14;00-16;00). Optimal tour to Fengdu Ghost City(RMB260 per person)

 
panda in chongqing zoo Panda in Chongqing Zoo
After breakfast, the guide on ship will give you a brief introduction of the cruise and the schedule. Then the ship will disembark at Fengdu Ghost City which is the first shore excursion of a downstream cruise. Fengdu Ghost City has a unique history and culture of ghosts and the afterlife besides natural beauty and historical relics. Captain’s welcome party will be held tonight.
 
Meals: Breakfast , Lunch at Yunyuan restaurant
Cruises: Yangtze Paradise / President 1 / President Prime
 

Day 6:
Yangtze Cruise
Attractions: Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Shennong Stream(1:30pm-5:30pm), Crew's Performance

 
Captain's welcome banquet at cruise Captain's welcome banquet at cruise
The highlight of a Yangtze River cruise is today. The ship will pass through the first gorge - Qutang Gorge and the second gorge - dramatic Wu Gorge. Qutang Gorge is the shortest, but the most spectacular of the Three Gorges while Wu Gorge is zigzags and is famous for its depth, serenity.
 
In the afternoon, disembark for the shore excursion to Shennong Stream. Get on a small boat and sail through the beautiful Shennong Stream which is known for lush pine cliffs and translucent water.
 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotels: Yangtze Paradise / President 1 / President Prime
 

Day 7:
Yangtze Cruise
Attractions: Three Gorges Dam Site

 
Taichi Learning On the Yangtze Cruise
The final shore excursion is to the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydropower project. The Three Gorges Dam includes three main parts: the dam body, the hydropower stations and the navigation facility.
 
Disembark in Yichang in the afternoon. Our guide will pick you up at the pier and transfer you to Yichang airport for the flight to Shanghai. Our local guide in Shanghai will meet your at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.
 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotels: Yangtze Paradise / President 1 / President Prime
 

Day 8:
Departure from Shanghai airport
Attractions: Shanghai to departure city; Flight not included.
 
Our guide will transfer you to the airport today.
 

Remark:
1. Please choose to take a flight back to your own country in Beijing or other viable cities if no suitable flight in Shanghai is available.
2. Entrance fees of resorts are not included in this package because some travelers would like to stay in boat while others prefer to visit the places of interest.
3. All meals and accommodations included are elaborated on each day in the itinerary above.

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