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Ancient Xi'an & Mighty Yangtze

6-Day Xian, Yangtze River Cruise

Code:XA09
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
fr US$897based on 2 adults & 4-star hotels in low season
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Ancient Xi'an & Mighty Yangtze

Indulge in the historical wonders and natural splendors in 6 days. Start off to Xi'an, the capital of 13 Chinese dynasties, to embrace the awe-inspiring Terracotta Army, best-preserved City Wall, and foodie's paradise, the Muslim Quarter. Then relax on a leisurely cruise to explore the incredible hidden beauties on the mighty Yangtze River.

Overview
Tour Highlights
  • Marvel at the world wonder Terracotta Army with over 8,000 full-sized soldiers.
  • Step on the best-preserved City Wall to take in the panoramic view of old Xi'an.
  • Delve into the lively Muslim Quarter for gourmet experience and Islamic Great Mosque.
  • Take in the stunning beauty of the Three Gorge during the relaxing Yangtze River Cruise.
  • Admire the world's largest hydro-power project, Three Gorges Dam.

Ancient Xi'an & Mighty Yangtze

6-Day Xian, Yangtze River Cruise

Code:XA09
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
from US$897
Tour Highlights
  • Marvel at the world wonder Terracotta Army with over 8,000 full-sized soldiers.
  • Step on the best-preserved City Wall to take in the panoramic view of old Xi'an.
  • Delve into the lively Muslim Quarter for gourmet experience and Islamic Great Mosque.
  • Take in the stunning beauty of the Three Gorge during the relaxing Yangtze River Cruise.
  • Admire the world's largest hydro-power project, Three Gorges Dam.
Day by Day Itinerary
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Day 1
Arrive in Xi'an
Airport pick-up and transfer to your hotel. Free exploration to the local neighborhood.
Luxury: Wyndham Grand Xi'an South Hotel Superior: Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower

Upon arrival, you will be met by your English-speaking tour guide and escorted to your hotel for a recovery from the jetlag. The rest of day is free for your own exploration. 

Day 2
Xi'an
Feel awe for life-sized Terracotta Army, admire the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, explore the lively Muslim Quarter and appreciate Great Mosque.
Breakfast

Today, you will first travel to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum after about 1-hour drive. Hold a breath to be overwhelmed by the imperial power and the superb craftsmanship of Qin dynasty, where more than 8,000 life-sized clay soldiers and horses (only 2,000 excavated) stood erect in battle formation who have successfully protected Shihuang Emperor (259-210BC), the first feudal emperor of ancient China, for nearly 2,000 years.

Afterwards, move to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda built to store the Buddhism sutras brought back from India by Monk Xuanzang 13,00 years ago.

Then stroll down the bustling Muslim Quarter located in the heart of Xi'an. Stop along the way to sample local delicacies and seek much tranquility as you step into the Islamic Great Mosque featuring in cornice roof, elegant decorations, exquisite courtyards, etc. 

Terracotta Army
Terracotta soldier in Pit 3, the headquarters of the army
Day 3
Xi'an-Chongqing by High Speed Train
Marvel at the City Wall and then take high speed train to Chongqing. Board Yangtze River Cruise and start the relaxing cruise journey.
Breakfast
Luxury: Century Sun Superior: Century Sun

Today, you will walk atop the best-preserved City Wall, with a moat peacefully running around. The ancient ground, bricks and exquisite watchtowers make you feel as if travelling back to 600 years ago. Or if you like, hop on a bike (optional) for the splendid views over the old Xi'an to conclude your cultural expeditions.

Then your Xi'an tour ends here and you will take a highspeed train to Chongqing. Upon arrival, your local guide will pick you up and transfer you to Chaotianmen Pier to embark on your luxury cruise ship. Enjoy your leisurely cruise trip!

Day 4
Yangtze River Cruise
Yangtze River Cruise trip. Shore excursion to Shibaozhai. Attend the Captain's Welcome Party. Optional excursion to Fengdu Ghost City.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend your day cruising down the Yangtze River with gorge's beauty alongside. On the way, discover the 12-story Shibaozhai Pagoda, 56 meters tall, carved along the cliff face with 500 years history. Walk closer and marvel at the intact wooden construction without any machinery, even the nails. Or step on the top for the marvelous views over the mighty river.

Then return to the cruise and enjoy more leisure time onboard, especially tonight's Captain's Welcome Party to conclude your relaxing day. 

White Emperor City of Yangtze River
Day 5
Yangtze River Cruise
Sail through the splendid Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge. Shore excursion to Shennv/Shennong Stream. Attend the Captain's Farewell Party. Optional shore excursion to White Emperor City.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continue the cruise trip to Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge that enchants you with the most grotesque mountains alongside.

Get expected for a small wooden boat leading to Shennv Stream or Shennong Stream, an unspoiled wonderland dotted with emerald green rivers as well as Karst peaks, which is greatly adorned by photographers worldwide.

Then sail back and conquer the most dangerous Xiling Gorge with the torrents thunderously dashing onto the rocks.

Tonight, the Captain's Farewell Party is awaiting you.

Day 6
Depart from Yichang
Discover the Three Gorges Dam. Visit Binjiang Park and Yichang Museum. See off at the airport for your departure.
Breakfast

Today, disembark for an excursion to the grandest Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydropower project built to control flood and generate power with total capacity of over 39.3 billion cubic meters (6.43 cubic miles). Snap up-close pictures of the gigantic wonder and if lucky enough, you might be able to see the spectacular scene of flood discharge during the rainy season.

Then roam around the Binjiang Park in nice breezes and savor the slow-paced lifestyle followed by Yichang Museum to gain deep insight of its glorious history dating back to the Spring and Autumn Period (770BC-476BC).

Then your wonderful 6-day tour concludes here and you will be transferred to the airport/railway station for your departure. Wish you a nice journey home!

Accommodations
XianYangtze River Cruise
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 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 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
Luxury
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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 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
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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 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
Price (Per Person, Tax Included)
Type: Private Tour
Departure: Flexible 2019 / 2020
Tour Class Superior Luxury
High Season( MAR - NOV ) US$972 US$1092
Low Season( DEC - FEB ) US$897 US$999
  • Prices above are based on 2 persons sharing one room of Superior/Luxury Class Hotels. Please enquire to get a better rate if there are more than 2 travelers in your group.
  • Any parts of the itinerary could be customized based on your interests and budgets, e.g. tour length, activities, hotels, etc.
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
This tour could be tailored to your own unique trip based on your travel needs, interests, preferred hotels and budget. We recommend you give us as detailed travel information as possible so we can reply with a more thorough tour proposal that better suits your travel needs.
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  • The ability to customize each journey to suit your needs and interests
  • Experienced and knowledgeable guides from the areas you are visiting.
  • Comfortable and air-conditioned private vehicles.
  • Exceptional and conveniently located hotels with non-smoking rooms available.
  • Our 24/7 customer service throughout your trip, from planning until the end of the tour.
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