Majestic Yangtze

Shanghai | Yangtze | Chengdu | Xian | Beijing

The highlight of this two week tour is a four night cruise on the Yangtze River. Sail through the Three Gorges where the vertical cliffs rise dramatically from the water. Add to this a visit to the famous panda reserve in Chengdu and it's easy to see why this tour is a long term favourite.

Cruise Highlights

  • East meets west in Shanghai
  • The Three Gorges cruise
  • Terracotta Warriors
  • Xian sightseeing
  • Panda viewing
  • Forbidden City
  • The Great Wall
  • The Summer Palace

Day 1 -
On arrival in Shanghai transfer to your hotel for a welcome dinner and overnight stay.

Hotel: Greenland Jiulong  

Day 2 - Shanghai
Enjoy a full day sightseeing in this fascinating city including the beautiful Yu Gardens and the Old Town. Visit the Shanghai Museum and also see the wonderful old colonial buildings in the Bund. In the evening cruise the Huangpu River for fantastic views of the city.

Hotel: Greenland Jiulong  

Day 3 - Yangtze
Take the morning to see the sights of the ultramodern Pudong area of the city with its sci-fi skyscrapers, before flying to Yichang to board the Yangtze River Cruise vessel for the next four nights.

Hotel: Cruise Boat
Days 4 - Yangtze
A man-made marvel, the Three Gorges Dam showcases this massive feat of engineering. But as we cruise up stream nature takes over, revealing some of the world's most dramatic scenery including the Three Gorges themselves. Over the next three days prepare for one breath-taking panorama after another.Take a side trip to the attractive Goddess or Shennong Stream and enjoy shore excursions to the Ghost City of Fengdu or Shibaozhai.

Hotel: Cruise Boat

Day 7 - Chengdu
Disembarking the cruise vessel, explore old Ciqikou, a district known for its porcelain production during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Ciqikou's narrow streets are perfect for a morning stroll to admire the historical, traditional architecture. Transfer to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, where this evening there will be a delicious Sichuan meal to enjoy.

Hotel: Mercure Chengdu North

Day 8 - Xian
Visit the famous Panda Reserve to see these rare animals being reared in wooded surroundings, reminiscent of their natural habitat. Later, take the bullet train to the former ancient capital of Xian where this evening you will enjoy a traditional dinner and dance.

Hotel: Grand New World

Day 9 - Xian
Today's highlight is a visit to the fascinating Terracotta Warriors, notice the detail on the statues faces, it is claimed that no two are alike! Visit the workshop of the craftsmen who recreate warriors and watch the skilled production process with a chance to buy a souvenir. Later stroll on the beautifully preserved 14th century city walls that enclose Xian's old town.

Hotel: Grand New World

Day 10 -  Beijing
A fascinating morning includes a visit to the lovely Little Wild Goose Pagoda and the treasures of the Shaanxi Museum. Take time to walk through the atmospheric alleys of the Muslim Quarter which are lined with Islamic food stalls. Later, fly to Beijing, China's capital city.

Hotel: Park Plaza Beijing West

Day 11 -  Beijing
A full day taking in the highlights of Beijing including Tiananmen Square, Chairman Mao's Mausoleum and the Forbidden City. Later enjoy a Chinese acrobatic display.

Hotel: Park Plaza Beijing West

Day 12 - Beijing
Visit the Great Wall and see why it is one of the wonders of the world as you walk along a section marvelling at the engineering feat and admiring the scenery. Later visit the Jade Museum then admire the idyllic landscapes of the Summer Palace. This eveining savour Beijing's best known delicacy - Peking Duck.

Hotel: Park Plaza Beijing West

Day 13 - Farewell
Transfer to Beijing Airport for your flight to the UK or elsewhere in the region.

13 day tour with river cruise from £2049

with flights from £2549 All prices are per person and based on 2 sharing a double or twin room. Prices are subject to seasonal changes. Departs selected Sundays & Mondays throughout the year. Hotels may on occasion need to be substituted for a similar standard.
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Majestic Yangtze
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Escorted Tour

 First class touring with like minded travellers. Our experienced guides will make sure you don't miss a thing.

Your escorted tour includes:

  • 12 nights accommodation
  • All domestic flights
  • Airrival/departure transfers
  • Free visa service
  • English speaking guide
  • Sightseeing & entrance fees
  • All meals
  • Maximum 30 passengers

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  • Your entire holiday is designed around your requirements
  • Pick and choose the places you want to visit
  • Wide range of twin and multi- centre holiday options
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  • Tailor made service at package tour price
  • Breakfast included in most locations
  • Free nights and upgrades at many top resorts
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