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Grand Yangtze Plus Zhangjiajie

13-Day Beijing, Xi'an, Yangtze Cruise, Zhangjiajie, Shanghai
Code:P09
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
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During this tour, you will not only discover the most well-known historical sites, the classical and stylish modern cityscape, experience local life and learn about folk art, but also unlock the indescribable natural wonders on a leisurely cruise along the mighty Yangtze River together with a visit to the Avatar wonderland Zhangjiajie.

  • This tour is one of the 3 Best Selling Trips ON SALE.
  • This promotion is only available to adults.
  • The discount is valid for bookings made before Dec 31, 2018.
  • Please check the discounted prices.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the quintessential Forbidden City including the hidden palaces.
  • Be amazed at the quieter Mutianyu Great Wall with intriguing sceneries.
  • Wonder at the stunning Terracotta army and appreciate disappearing craftsmanship in a cave dwelling.
  • Cruise the magnificent Yangtze River and explore the beauties of the three gorges.
  • Take in the wondrous Avatar mountains and Challenge the thrilling Skywalk.
  • Feel the energy of China in 1960s at the Propaganda Poster Art Center.
  • Savor Shanghai's modern and traditional cityscapes at the Bund.

Grand Yangtze Plus Zhangjiajie

13-Day Beijing, Xi'an, Yangtze Cruise, Zhangjiajie, Shanghai
Code:P09
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
fr US$25462346
  • This tour is one of the 3 Best Selling Trips ON SALE.
  • This promotion is only available to adults.
  • The discount is valid for bookings made before Dec 31, 2018.
  • Please check the discounted prices.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the quintessential Forbidden City including the hidden palaces.
  • Be amazed at the quieter Mutianyu Great Wall with intriguing sceneries.
  • Wonder at the stunning Terracotta army and appreciate disappearing craftsmanship in a cave dwelling.
  • Cruise the magnificent Yangtze River and explore the beauties of the three gorges.
  • Take in the wondrous Avatar mountains and Challenge the thrilling Skywalk.
  • Feel the energy of China in 1960s at the Propaganda Poster Art Center.
  • Savor Shanghai's modern and traditional cityscapes at the Bund.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day by Day Itinerary

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D1Arrive in Beijing
Airport pickup and hotel transfer. Free exploration of the neighborhood.
Luxury: Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel Superior: Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing

Welcome to China! Upon arrival, you are greeted by your guide at the exit, and then taken to a comfortable hotel for a good rest.

D2Beijing
Visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Enjoy Hutong rickshaw riding. Paint a facial mask in Peking Opera at a traditional courtyard.
Breakfast

Your sightseeing starts from the nation's most symbolic communist buildings as you walk through Tiananmen Square. Then you'll reach the Forbidden City, the imperial palace and home to 24 emperors tracing in Ming and Qing Dynasty, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Feast your eyes on those quintessential architectures and antiques and learn about the splendid past. Discover some palaces other groups do not go for a more in-depth discovery. Afterwards, you will get to traditional Hutongs where common people have been living for generations. Take a rickshaw ride into the small alleys to see the folk residences of Beijing and learn to paint a facial mask in the famous Peking Opera in a traditional courtyard, which is a wonderful souvenir to bring home.

Forbidden Citythe Meridian Gate of Forbidden City
HutongPaint a facial mask
D3Beijing
Marvel at the quieter Mutianyu Great Wall. Have a stopover at the Bird's Nest and Water Cube. Pay a visit to the Summer Palace.
Breakfast

Today, your journey begins with the Mutianyu Great Wall, a mammoth "dragon" crouching along mountains to protect the empires and territory for hundreds of years. Take a Round-trip Cable Car to get on the Great Wall for more time hiking on the wall and enjoying the fascinating sights. On your way back, have a stopover to take some great photos of the landmarks, the Bird's Nest and Water Cube. Then ride to the Summer Palace, known as the 'Museum of Imperial Gardens'. Ramble in this boundless and harmonious landscape garden to discover the exquisite gallery, pavilions and palaces.

D4Beijing-Xian by High Speed Train
Visit the Temple of Heaven. Enjoy a 4.5-hour highspeed train ride to Xi'an.
Breakfast
Luxury: Wyndham Grand Xi'an South Hotel Superior: Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower

Start your fresh morning visiting the Temple of Heaven, where emperors used to worship heaven and pray for great harvest. Pay tribute to the spectacular constructions and learn about the ancient Chinese philosophy of life. Another highlight here is encountering the friendly locals practising Tai Chi or other morning exercises, and you are more than welcome to join them. Then, you will be taken to the railway station for a 4.5-hour train ride to Xi'an. Upon arrival, you will be met by your local guide and transferred to your centrally located hotel.

D5Xian
Admire the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. Visit a traditional cave dwelling and appreciate the folk craftsmanship of making tiger head shoes. Learn to make the eyes of the tiger! Then walk the City Wall, visit the Great Mosque and enjoy some free time at the Muslim Quarter.
Breakfast

About 1-hour drive, you will get to the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum to admire the huge clay army standing upright solemnly for over 2,000 years. Follow your expert local guide to observe their distinctive faces, hairstyles, uniforms, and learn about the consummate craftsmanship, the mystery of the pigment. Next, follow your guide and admire a traditional cave dwelling where you will see how the folk tiger head shoes are made. You will learn how to make the most important part of the tiger, the eyes! Then drive back to marvel at the ancient City Wall, the largest and best-preserved ancient city fortifications in China. You could choose to walk or cycle on the wall to enjoy the panoramic view of the city and take some great photos from the best angles. Afterwards, continue to visit the Great Mosque and savor the traditional Chinese style Islamic mosque that survived over 1,000 years. Then enjoy your free time in the bustling bazaar of Muslim Quarter digging out your favorite snacks and artworks.

Tiger Head Shoes Making: Tiger Head Shoes making is gradually disappearing like many other folk craftsmanship in China as younger generations seldom learn it. This visit allows you to see the featured local craftsmanship preserved by the old lady who is still making them, hoping young people could one day pick up the old skill.

Terracotta ArmyBronze Chariots and Horses
making tiger-head shoesThe village woman is making tiger-head shoes.
D6Xian-Chongqing by Flight
Discover the Hanyang Tombs. Fly to Chongqing.
Breakfast
Luxury: Century Diamond / Century Sun Superior: Century Diamond / Century Sun

After breakfast, visit Hanyang Tombs (Hanyangling Mausoleum) to uncover the mysteries of Emperor Jingdi of Han Dynasty when you walk atop the glass walkways looking down at the vivid miniature ministers, maids, animals, living goods and many other exquisite clay figures. Then drive to the airport and fly to Chongqing. Your local guide and driver will transfer you to the dock and you will embark the luxury liner for your relaxing cruise journey.

D7Yangtze River Cruise
Discover Shibaozhai. Attend the Captain's Welcome Party. Enjoy optional excursion to Fengdu Ghost City.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start your morning in the traditional Chinese way by joining the Tai Chi Class. After breakfast, discover the "colossal bonsai" Shibaozhai on your voyage along the Yangtze River. Follow your river guide to explore its bizarre architecture leaning against the isolated mountain and get to know the interesting tales about it. Tonight, you will attend the Captain's Welcome Party and enjoy the crew's music and dance performances.

Optional Excursion: Visit Fengdu Ghost City to discover the infernal institutions, ferocious statues of ghosts and gods, cruel penalties in this mysterious oriental "netherworld" created on the basis of myths and legends.

Yangtze River Cruise
Yangtze River Cruise passing the picturesque Qutang Gorge
D8Yangtze River Cruise
Sail through the Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge. Discover hidden beauties along Shennv Stream. Enjoy an optional excursion to White Emperor City.
Breakfast

Sail through the narrow Qutang Gorge and the most spectacular Wu Gorge between huge mountains. Then embark on a wooden boat to go deeper into the gorge of the wondrous Shennv Stream in quest of the primeval hidden beauties, or savor the delicate Lesser Three Gorges by a smaller boat. Continue to explore the longest Xiling Gorge featuring rapid water, rare stones and twisted course. Tonight, the Captain's Farewell Party is held.

Optional Excursion: Visit White Emperor City to overlook the spectacular gorge and trace the legends of ancient renowned generals and poets.

D9Yichang-Zhangjiajie by Soft Sleeper Train
Visit the Three Gorges Dam. Enjoy a train ride to Zhangjiajie.
Breakfast
Luxury: Pullman Zhangjiajie Hotel Superior: Santa Daminga Internatianal Hotel

This morning, disembark at Maoping Pier and visit the Three Gorges Dam, one of the world's largest hydropower stations. Then you will be escorted to the Yichang train station to travel to Zhangjiajie.

D10Zhangjiajie
Challenge the Bailong Elevator, seek out Avatar Hallelujah Mountain and marvel at Tianzi Mountain in the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Ride through the Ten Mile Gallery.
Breakfast

This morning, you will be transferred to the breathtaking Global Geopark of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. A shuttle bus will first take you to the Avatar's shooting location of Yuanjiajie Scenic Area. With the Bailong Elevator soaring into the air, immerse yourself in the thrilling feeling and fleeting superb scenery. Ccontinue to explore the fairyland and seek out the unique Hallelujah Mountain. Afterwards head to Tianzi Mountain to appreciate the boundless grotesque stone peaks standing upright and take a cable car to descend the mountain. The last spot is the Ten Mile Gallery, where you'll take a round-trip small train to absorb the immensely long painting scroll drawn by nature.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Grotesque pillar like limestone mountains at Zhangjiajie wonderland
D11Zhangjiajie-Shanghai by Flight
Challenge the Skywalk in Tianmen Mountain and marvel at the stunning Tianmen Cave.
Breakfast
Luxury: Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel Superior: Central Hotel Shanghai

In the morning, set out to Tianmen Mountain (meaning Heaven's Gate) where you will challenge the ghrilling glass Skywalk built along the cliff with a height of 4691ft. Then take the transmountain elevator down to the Tianmen Cave and appreciate this natural celestial gate, big enough for a jet to fly through. Then get to the foot of the mountain by the elevator or walking down the 999 steps. While the shuttle bus takes you to descend the mountain, you'll have a chance to see the amazing 99 turns. Afterwards, you will say goodbye to the beautiful Zhangjiajie and fly to Shanghai.

D12Shanghai
Explore the Yu Garden, Nanjing Road and the Bund. Get a bird view of the city from the top of Shanghai World Financial Center. Stroll along Xintiandi and then visit the Propaganda Poster Art Center with collections of Posters from 1960s.
Breakfast

Start your day with a visit to the Yu Garden where you'll enjoy the delightful and elaborate landscape made up of exquisite pavilions, corridors, lakes and rockeries. Then stroll on the bustling Nanjing Road and the Bund along the riverside, praised as a World Architecture Museum. Get on top of the Shanghai World Financial Center to get a bird's-eye view of the metropolis. Continue your sightseeing to Xintiandi (New World of Shanghai) where multicultural constructions in old or fashion styles are intertwined. At last, visit the Propaganda Poster Art Center to feel the passion and energy of people in 1960s.

Yu GardenYu Garden
Propaganda Poster Art CentrePropaganda Poster of China in 1960s
D13Depart from Shanghai
Transfer to the airport and have a nice journey home!
Breakfast

Today, your wonderful 13-day tour ends and you will be escorted the airport for your departure flight.

Accommodations

BeijingXianYangtze River CruiseZhangjiajieShanghai
Beijing
Luxury

Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel

No.36, North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng enjoys perfect location in the new CBD area with various on-site restaurants catering to different tastes plus easy access to all places.
Superior

Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing

3 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Located in downtown Wangfujing area, Novotel Peace is only 5-minute walk to the nearby shopping malls and 15-minute walk to the Forbidden City. Easy to explore local life.
Xian
Luxury

Wyndham Grand Xi'an South Hotel

No.208, Cien East Road, Qujiang Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian, China
Wyndham Xi'an Grand South Hotel is located in the city's newly built CBD area, featuring the grand Tang Dynasty's architectural styles with amazing night views and easy access for shopping.
Superior

Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower

No.79 Bei Da Jie, Xincheng, Xi'an, China
Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower boasts great location in the city center with comfortable rooms and good western buffet breakfast, easy to take a walk around to explore local life.
Yangtze River Cruise
Luxury

Century Diamond

Century Cruises
5-Star rating cruise Drinkable water in every cabin Private outdoor balconies Excellent and professional service onboard

Century Sun

Century Cruises
5-Star rating cruise Launched in 2006, renovated in 2012 Spacious rooms with outdoor private balconies Great service from professional and warm-hearted staff
Superior

Century Diamond

Century Cruises
5-Star rating cruise Drinkable water in every cabin Private outdoor balconies Excellent and professional service onboard

Century Sun

Century Cruises
5-Star rating cruise Launched in 2006, renovated in 2012 Spacious rooms with outdoor private balconies Great service from professional and warm-hearted staff
Zhangjiajie
Luxury

Pullman Zhangjiajie Hotel

No.188, Gaoyun Road, Wulingyuan, Wu Lingyuan, Zhangjiajie, China
As Accor Group member, the hotel ensures great breakfasts and service. It takes 5 minutes to drive to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and to the Xibu Street filled with bars and small featured local stalls.
Superior

Santa Daminga Internatianal Hotel

Opposite the station of Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie, Hunan
Located in Wulingyuan Scenic Area, the hotel is close to the major sightseeing spots with local minority designs mixed with Southeast Asian styles.
Shanghai
Luxury

Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel

No. 159 South He Nan Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Next to the Yu Garden, Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel is centrally located with excellent service and facilities and easy for self-exploration.
Superior

Central Hotel Shanghai

No.555 Jiujiang Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Located in the heart of the city, Central Hotel Shanghai featuring traditional Shanghai style rooms, good facilities and nice breakfasts is next to the Nanjing Road and 5-minute walk to the Bund.

Accommodations

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Luxury

Beijing

Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel

No.36, North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng enjoys perfect location in the new CBD area with various on-site restaurants catering to different tastes plus easy access to all places.

Xian

Wyndham Grand Xi'an South Hotel

No.208, Cien East Road, Qujiang Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian, China
Wyndham Xi'an Grand South Hotel is located in the city's newly built CBD area, featuring the grand Tang Dynasty's architectural styles with amazing night views and easy access for shopping.

Yangtze River Cruise

Century Diamond

Century Cruises
5-Star rating cruise Drinkable water in every cabin Private outdoor balconies Excellent and professional service onboard

Century Sun

Century Cruises
5-Star rating cruise Launched in 2006, renovated in 2012 Spacious rooms with outdoor private balconies Great service from professional and warm-hearted staff

Zhangjiajie

Pullman Zhangjiajie Hotel

No.188, Gaoyun Road, Wulingyuan, Wu Lingyuan, Zhangjiajie, China
As Accor Group member, the hotel ensures great breakfasts and service. It takes 5 minutes to drive to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and to the Xibu Street filled with bars and small featured local stalls.

Shanghai

Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel

No. 159 South He Nan Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Next to the Yu Garden, Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel is centrally located with excellent service and facilities and easy for self-exploration.
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Superior

Beijing

Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing

3 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Located in downtown Wangfujing area, Novotel Peace is only 5-minute walk to the nearby shopping malls and 15-minute walk to the Forbidden City. Easy to explore local life.

Xian

Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower

No.79 Bei Da Jie, Xincheng, Xi'an, China
Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower boasts great location in the city center with comfortable rooms and good western buffet breakfast, easy to take a walk around to explore local life.

Yangtze River Cruise

Century Diamond

Century Cruises
5-Star rating cruise Drinkable water in every cabin Private outdoor balconies Excellent and professional service onboard

Century Sun

Century Cruises
5-Star rating cruise Launched in 2006, renovated in 2012 Spacious rooms with outdoor private balconies Great service from professional and warm-hearted staff

Zhangjiajie

Santa Daminga Internatianal Hotel

Opposite the station of Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie, Hunan
Located in Wulingyuan Scenic Area, the hotel is close to the major sightseeing spots with local minority designs mixed with Southeast Asian styles.

Shanghai

Central Hotel Shanghai

No.555 Jiujiang Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Located in the heart of the city, Central Hotel Shanghai featuring traditional Shanghai style rooms, good facilities and nice breakfasts is next to the Nanjing Road and 5-minute walk to the Bund.

Prices / US$ PP

Prices / US$ PP

Departure: Flexible 2018/2019

Tour Class Season Price
Luxury High Season US$30572857
Low Season US$28292629
Superior High Season US$27692569
Low Season US$25462346

High Season:Mar 01, 2018 - Nov 30, 2018Mar 01, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019

Low Season:Dec 01, 2018 - Feb 28, 2019Dec 01, 2019 - Feb 29, 2020

  • Prices above are based on 2 persons sharing one room of 5/4 Star hotels specified in the itinerary. Please enquire to get a better rate if there are more than 2 travelers in your group.
  • You are not limited to the itinerary above. Any parts of the itinerary could be customized based on your interests and budgets, e.g. tour length, activities, etc.
  • Luxury Class includes 5 Star hotels and 1st class highspeed train while Superior Class includes 4 Star hotels and 2nd class highspeed train.
  • Quotation without hotels will be provided if you have booked hotels on your own.

Departure: Flexible 2018/2019

Luxury US$2829+2629+
Superior US$2546+2346+
  • Prices above are based on 2 persons sharing one room of 5/4 Star hotels specified in the itinerary. Please enquire to get a better rate if there are more than 2 travelers in your group.
  • You are not limited to the itinerary above. Any parts of the itinerary could be customized based on your interests and budgets, e.g. tour length, activities, etc.
  • Luxury Class includes 5 Star hotels and 1st class highspeed train while Superior Class includes 4 Star hotels and 2nd class highspeed train.
  • Quotation without hotels will be provided if you have booked hotels on your own.
Inclusions
  • Entrance fees to sightseeings and attractions
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Private English-speaking tour guides
  • Private drivers and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Domestic flights, trains and cruises as specified in the itinerary
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