Yangtze River Cruise - 10 nights Beijing to Shanghai

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Magical China and the Yangtze River
3 Nights Hotel in Beijing, 2 Nights Hotel in Xi'an, 3 Nights Cruise from Chongqing to Yichang, 2 Nights Hotel in Shanghai

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Beijing to Shanghai (WYC) - 11 days

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Ship - Victoria Anna
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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Beijing, China

Welcome to China’s capital city. Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Day 2: Beijing

Your full-day sightseeing starts with a visit to the FORBIDDEN CITY and its IMPERIAL PALACE, once the home of China’s great emperors. Nearby is 100-acre TIAN’ANMEN SQUARE, the largest public square in the world. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant and continue to the former SUMMER PALACE, a complex of pavilions, temples, and galleries set among beautifully landscaped grounds and situated on Kunming Lake. This evening, enjoy a special PEKING DUCK WELCOME DINNER in a local restaurant. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3: Beijing

The GREAT WALL OF CHINA once stretched 4,000 miles across China’s barren northern terrain from the Bohai Sea to the Gobi Desert. Head north to a village where the Great Wall is well preserved and walk along the wall to enjoy sweeping vistas of this mammoth fortress. Then, visit a CLOISONNÉ WORKSHOP and see local artisans use the techniques of this ancient art form to turn pieces of copper into colorful decorative items. After lunch in a local restaurant, take a leisurely walk down the SACRED WAY of the Ming Tombs and marvel at the impressive hand-carved stone statues. Tonight, experience local culture at the PEKING OPERA, including a behind-the-scenes look at the colorful makeup being applied to the performers. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4: Beijing – fly to Xi’an

This morning, enjoy a rickshaw ride through one of Beijing’s HUTONGS, the city’s ancient alleys. Experience life in this historic neighborhood as you are invited into the courtyard of a family’s home for tea. Later, fly to Xi’an. This evening, enjoy the “Tang Dynasty” DINNER SHOW featuring a colorful assemblage of classical performances. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5: Xi’an

One of the largest and wealthiest cities in the world when China dominated the silk trade, Xi’an today is an archaeological treasure trove. Sightseeing begins with the enormous tomb of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi, accidentally discovered by local farmers in 1974. Marvel at the legion of TERRACOTTA WARRIORS that has been guarding the burial site for 2,000 years. During lunch, enjoy a NOODLE-MAKING DEMONSTRATION by a master chef and learn how Chinese noodles are made by hand. Next, visit a LACQUER WORKSHOP followed by DAYAN PAGODA, built in 652 AD. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6: Xi’an – fly to Chongqing (Embarkation) – Yangtze River Cruise

This morning, visit the Xi’an City Wall South Gate and learn to write like a local during a traditional Chinese CALLIGRAPHY CLASS; you may even see some locals practicing their morning Tai Chi. Next, fly to Chongqing, China’s capital during World War II. Visit a local ZOO to see pandas before boarding the Victoria Anna for a 3-night cruise through the breathtaking Three Gorges of the Yangtze. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7: Cruising: Wanxian or Shibaozhai or Fengdu

Depending on river conditions, one of the following shore excursions will be offered: Wanxian, “Gateway to Eastern Szechuan Province,” where you will see an acrobatic show, market, and possibly a school; Shibaozhai with its 400-year-old, 12-story red wooden pagoda perched high on a cliff side; or Fengdu, where you’ll visit Ghost City Temple. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8: Cruising: Shennong Stream or Daning River

Head downstream through the first and second of the three gorges - Qutang Gorge, the shortest but most dramatic gorge, and Wu, known for its quiet beauty and forest-covered mountains. You can nearly touch the perpendicular walls rising from the riverbanks as your captain negotiates this narrow gap. After lunch, disembark for a BOAT EXCURSION down either the Daning River or Shennong Stream, depending on conditions. Continue sailing through Xiling Gorge and the Three Gorges ship locks. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9: Cruising: Three Gorges Dam Site – Yichang (Disembarkation ) – fly to Shanghai

View tiny villages clinging to hillsides as you proceed toward Yang Jia Wang. This morning, visit the THREE GORGES DAM SITE, where the Chinese progress toward building the largest dam of its kind in the world. After lunch, say farewell to your ship’s crew in Yichang and transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai, China’s most populous city and center of trade and industry. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 10: Shanghai

Your sightseeing starts at the YU YUAN GARDENS, dating back to the Ming Dynasty. Then, stroll along the Bund, the city’s riverfront boulevard lined with historic buildings, housing, banks, and trade houses. Visit a SILK FACTORY to learn about the silk-making process. After lunch in a local restaurant, visit the SHANGHAI MUSEUM and the CHILDREN’S PALACE, where talented children study music, dance, and theatre after school. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner followed by a spectacular ACROBATIC SHOW. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11: Shanghai

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)


  • A valid passport is required for travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

2013 Departures
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing twin cabin
Departure #
Program Start Date
Program End Date
Price per person
Call for single supplement // Triples not available
Dates above do not include international air travel. When planning your trip, allow one extra day before tour date for travel between USA and Asia.
Transfers at the Start/End of the program available for purchase. Inquire for details.
Intra air taxes are additional. Will be quoted at time of booking.

Prices Include:

• 3-night Cruise from Chongqing to Yichang in selected cabin category
• American breakfasts daily (B), 8 lunches (L), 8 dinners (D), including a Peking Duck welcome dinner in Beijing and a farewell dinner in Shanghai
• 3-nights hotel accommodations in Beijing at Westin Beijing (or similar; hotel subject to change)
• 2-nights hotel accommodation in Xi'an at Golden Flower (or similar; hotel subject to change)
• 2-night hotel accommodation in Shanghai at Westin Shanghai (or similar; hotel subject to change)
• All intra-tour flights
• Daily guided sightseeing program
• Taxes

Prices Do Not Include:

• Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers)
• Travel insurance
• Intra air taxes
• Gratuities
• Personal expenses

* For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.

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