11 Days Best China wtih Yangtze River

Beijing, Xi'an, Chongqing, Yangtze River, Yichang, Shanghai

Tour Code: TAT-China-03

Tour Type: Private Tour

Price from: US$1516 Free Inquiry

Tour Feature

  • A wonderful tour worked out for those tourists who travel to China for the 1st time.
  • It covers the most famous 3 cities as Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai
  • It includes the well-known wonders of China, such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Qin Terracotta Warriors, etc.
  • Yangtze River Cruise is the best river cruise in China

Tour Itinerary Expand All

Day 1 Arrival Beijing

Transfer to hotel

Meals: No Meals
Recommended Hotel: Citadines Ritan Service Apartment  or similar ★★★★

Upon your arrival in Beijing, the capital city of China, you will be met by our professional tour guide. The guide will wait for you at the exit of the airport by holding your name board. You will be transferred to check in your hotel and then free at leisure to overcome jet lag.

Beijing City View
Beijing City View

Day 2 Beijing

Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:  Citadines Ritan Service Apartment or similar ★★★★

You will enjoy a classic but exciting Beijing city tour today. With the hotel pick-up, our 1st stop is Tian'anmen Square. It is regarded as the largest public square in the world and it witnesses the development of China. Then we will step into the Forbidden City by walking through the gate of Tian'anmen. Forbidden City is today's highlight. We will spend around 2 hours to explore this magnificent royal palace. Then enjoy the authentic Chinese food at a local restaurant as your lunch. In the afternoon, we will move to visit Temple of Heaven. It is China's existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven. Shopping time will be arranged at a tea store.

After the tour, our local guide will transfer you back to the hotel. Beijing Kungfu Show is recommended as an optional activity to you.

Forbidden City
Forbidden City

Day 3 Beijing

Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park, the exterior of Bird Nest and Water Cube

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Citadines Ritan Service Apartment or similar ★★★★

Great Wall is really a must-visit spot when you visit Beijing. Today we will go to visit Mutianyu Great Wall. It is now more popular in foreign visitors than Badaling Great Wall. Mutianyu Great Wall is one of the best-preserved great walls in China. Our guide will leave you enough to visit it. Lunch will be arranged at a Chinese restaurant at the foot of the mountain. In the afternoon, We will drive another 1.5 hours back to downtown Beijing and have a stop at a jade store. Then we will have a stop at the Beijing Olympic Games, taking some photos of Bird Nest and Water Cube from the outside. Tour will end by dropping you off at the hotel. If you would like to enjoy more, you could discuss with the local guide to get more suggestions, such as information about night bar streets or some night shows, etc.

Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall

Day 4 Beijing - Xi'an

Hutong Tour by rickshaw, Summer Palace, Take high speed train to Xi'an

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Somerset Xindicheng Xian similar ★★★★

After a leisure hotel breakfast, our local guide will pick you up and help you with the hotel check-out. Then move to explore Beijing's local lifestyle by taking a rickshaw to visit the Beijing Hutong area, which can not be missed also. Then we will visit the Summer Palace, the best-preserved imperial garden in China. Lunch will be arranged on the way to Beijing Xi Railway Station (West Railway Station). Take a 5-hour high-speed train to Xi'an, the 2nd stop of this trip, another must-go destination in China as a historic and cultural city. The local guide is waiting for you at the Xian Beijing Railway Station (North Railway Station) and transfer you to the hotel.

Beijing Hutong
Beijing Hutong

Day 5 Xi'an

Terracotta Warriors, Tangbo Art Museum, Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Somerset Xindicheng Xian or similar ★★★★

It is an exciting day today to explore this ancient city. Firstly we will drive from downtown for 1.5 hours to Terracotta Warriors this morning. It is the highlight of today as an important archaeological wonder in the world. We will arrange you to take a shuttle bus in the scenic area to make you a worry-free trip. Then we will visit a potter figurine factory. You have a chance to learn how a pottery figurine is worked out. A Chinese lunch is arranged at a nearby restaurant. In the afternoon, we will drive back. To experience more Chinese culture, Tang Bo Art Museum is definitely a good place, where you not only have a brief history and examples of Chinese art but also practice writing a couple of Chinese characters or Chinese painting. Then we will move to the Bell Tower area and have a walk around Muslim Quarter before transfer back to the hotel. Tang Dynasty Show is highly recommended as an optional night activity.

Terracotta Warriors
Terracotta Warriors

Day 6 Xi'an - Chongqing

Ancient City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda and north square, Take high-speed train to Chongqing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
On Board: Victoria Cruise or similar ★★★★★

After leisure breakfast in the hotel, the local tour guide will pick you up from the hotel lobby and also help you with hotel check-out. Then you will have a half-day leisure tour before leaving for Chongqing. At first, we will explore the landmark of Xi'an. That is the Ancient City Wall, which represents one of the oldest but best-preserved city walls in China. You could choose to visit this city wall on foot, or by riding a bicycle, or even a sightseeing car. Then we will move to Yanta North Plaza, where we will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.  Then take a high-speed train (duration: 5 hours) to Chongqing. Your Chongqing tour guide will wait for you at the railway station and help you to transfer to Chaotianmen wharf and check-in at the Victoria cruise, which Set sail from Chongqing at 9:00 p.m.

Xi'an Ancient City Wall
Xi'an Ancient City Wall

Day 7 Yangtze River Cruise

Fengdu "Jade Emperor", Fengdu Ghost City(optional), FengYan SanGuo "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" Show (optional)

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch& Dinner
On Board: Victoria cruise or similar ★★★★★

The cruise will offer an early bird coffee and tea in the morning (06:30-08:30). You can also practice Tai Chin on the sunshine deck. After breakfast, the cruise will arrange you to take a shore excursion --- Fengdu ' Jade Emperor". Or you can also take an optional shore excursion to visit Fengdu Ghost City with an extra fee. Buffet lunch is served on board. Captain's Welcome Reception with buffet dinner is arranged in the late afternoon. In the evening, you can choose to take the additional Shore excursion---FengYan SanGuo "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" Show.

Yangtze River Cruise
Yangtze River Cruise

Day 8 Yangtze River Cruise

White Emperor City (optional), Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Godness Stream

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch& Dinner
On Board: Victoria cruise or similar ★★★★★

The cruise will offer an early bird coffee and tea in the morning (06:30-08:30). You can also practice Tai Chin on the sunshine deck. After breakfast, the cruise arranges an optional shore excursion to visit White Emperor City with an extra fee. Then the cruise ship sails through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. We could enjoy our free time on board, enjoying the great scenery along the river. In the afternoon, there is a shore excursion to Goddess Stream. Enjoy the Captain's Farewell Banquet and the crew cabaret tonight.

Qutang Gorge
Qutang Gorge

Day 9 Yichange - Shanghai

Three Gorges Dam,Take high speed train to Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel: SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund or similar ★★★★

Have a breakfast on board in the early morning, then disembark at Maoping cruise terminal and take the shuttle bust to visit Three Gorge Dam. After that, tourists will be transferred to the passenger center at the downtown of Yichang. Meet our local guide and take a high-speed train to Shanghai. The local guide will will greet you at the exit and help you with the hotel check-in. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Three Gorge Dam
Three Gorge Dam

Day 10 Shanghai

Jade Buddha Temple, the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street, The Bund

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund or similar ★★★★

We will lead you to explore a cultural but also modern Shanghai. In the morning, our local tour guide pick you up from the hotel lobby. The 1st stop is Jade Buddha Temple, which is famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels, which is said to weigh 1,000 kg. Then we will drive through Lujiazui CBD and have a leisure walk on River side Promenade Bingjiang Da Dao. Before we go to have lunch, we will have a shopping stop at silk museum.

In the afternoon, we will visit Yuyuan Garden, a Chinese style garden in the downtown of Shanghai. Then enjoy a shopping time at nearby Shanghai Old Street and Nanjing Road, the earliest commercial street in Shanghai. It is a good time for you to look for some souvenirs before departure from China. Then we will have a walk along the Bund, which is famous for groups of buildings known as a gallery of world architecture. Standing on the Bund, you will have a good view of the skyscrapers on the opposite of Huangpu River. The tour will finish by dropping you off at your hotel. Acrobatic Show is recommended as an optional night activity in Shanghai.


the Bund
the Bund

Day 11 Departure Shanghai

Transfer to airport

Meals: Breakfast

Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for return flight. We can arrange the Maglev train ride to Pudong airport if you are interested in, or we will drive you directly to the airport.

Service Ends

Price Includes

  • Internal flight or train as specified
  • Private transfer between the airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
  • Private licensed English speaking guide and driver service
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
  • All attraction entrance fees as specified
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary


Price Excludes

  • International air tickets or train tickets for arrival and departure
  • Gratuities to your tour guide and driver at your own discretion
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours, meals, activities, and services
  • Comprehensive travel insurance



-The reference prices are based on a group of 6 persons, with local 4- start superior accommodation

-The prices are not valid during the national holidays. Please feel free to contact us to ask the detailed prices based on your traveling dates and group size.

What our clients say

5/5.0 | Excellent




Sep 15 ,2019

Great way to see the major sights & experience traditional food & culture.
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Sabina Sapkota


Jun 18 ,2019

Every aspect of planning our trip to China was seamless. Joyce has been amazing. She responds to any and every request immediately and has been incredibly informative about every aspect of our trip. I would definitely recommend the Top Asia Tour team


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