14-Day China Classic
Yangtze River Cruise-Yichang-Shanghai
This is a traditional classic China trip inclusive of China's history, national treasure - Giant Panda, and landscape - Yangtze Cruise.
China's long history - the Great Wall, Terracotta Armies, Former French Concession
China's national treasure - Giant Panda
Beautiful hills and rivers along the Yangtze by cruise
Step onto China's long history
Visit giant pandas' hometown - Chengdu
Board Yangtze River Cruise in Chaotianmen
Step onto China's long history
Our service includes:
√ China Panda Tour's experienced travel consultant 1 on 1 service 24hours/7days from inquiry to back home;
√ Entrance tickets to listed viewpoints in the itinerary as well as necessary shuttle bus/cable car/sightseeing bus tickets in attractions;
√ Escorted by experienced English-speaking tour guide;
√ Meals mentioned in the itinerary;
√ Private transfers with professional driver between hotel/attraction/airport/railway station/restaurant as listed in the itinerary;
√ Booking of flight/train/cruise tickets per your preferences;
√ Accommodation in each city, hotel level/feature is decided by your choice;
√ Traveler's accidental insurance.
In the morning, pay a visit to the Great Wall, its grey stones, lofty watchtowers and winding routes all tell a story of soul-stirring history. Later move steps to the Ming Tombs, the biggest imperial mausoleum complex in China. You will visit Dingling, the tomb of Wanli, which is the only excavated one of the Ming Dynasty Tombs. Enjoy a wonderful welcome dinner Peking Roast Duck that absolutely comfort your spirit and stomach after a whole-day sightseeing.
Today firstly visit the Temple of Heaven, where the emperors sacrificed the heaven. Continue sightseeing to Tian’anmen Square, the largest central square in the world. And then enter the Forbidden City. For almost 500 years, it serves as the ceremonial and political center of central court. Looking at the yellow roof, glazed tile and red wall, just imagine what emperors’ daily life would be. Have a whole view of this magnificent palace from Jingshan Park.
Beijing tour, Beijing to Xi'an
After breakfast, go sightseeing in Summer Palace, once "the Garden of Thousands Gardens" royally built in Qing Dynasty. Then experience the rickshaw in Hutongs. Hutong is perhaps the traditional Beijing alleys that show the real old Beijing. Be taken to the airport for flight to Xi’an, the ancient capital for 13 dynasties. On arrival in Xi'an, be picked up and transferred to hotel.
In the morning, transfer to visit the Terracotta Army, which is now the Terracotta Warriors Museum. It is a must-see place when you travelled to Xi'an. Even 2000 years has passed, the wood protects of the warriors are still clear to see. Return to downtown Xi'an, learning China's long history in Shaanxi History Museum followed by visiting the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the symbol of Xi’an City.
Xi'an tour, Xi'an to Chengdu
In the morning, have a leisure walk on the Ancient City Wall. Built in Ming Dynasty, this old architecture has an honored history of over 600 years and is the best preserved ancient city wall in China. There is a Muslim Quarter near the Great Mosque that you should never miss. Be sent to the railway station to take a bullet train to Chengdu. Your escorted tour guide and driver will be waiting for you at the railway station, transfer to hotel and check in.
As the hometown of Giant Panda, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding should not be missed when you come to Chengdu. Strolling through the bamboo groves, you will find lovely pandas eating bamboo, playing or sleeping. After a nice time in the park-like panda base, transfer to Leshan, ride on a boat to view the largest carved sitting Buddha in the world. Transfer back to downtown Chengdu, enjoy a nice evening free on own.
Chengdu tour, Chengdu to Chongqing, board Yangtze River Cruise
In morning, transfer to People's Park, visit the traditional old tea house. There are many old people doing morning exercises group by group. Some of them are practicing sword, some are playing Tai Chi. Kuanzhai Alley, the so-called Narrow and Wide Alley, shows what old Chengdu was like. After that be sent to Railway Station for bullet train to Chongqing. Be dropped off at Chongqing wharf and then board the Yangtze River Cruise. Sail out in the evening.
Yangtze River Cruise
Enjoy the wonderful landscape of Yangtze. Have a short visit to Shibaozhai, which is an exquisite pavilion with a walkway to the top of a solo hill in the river. You can have the chance to have a look at the spectacular views of Three Gorges. There is an optional tour to Fengdu Ghost City if you are interested.A welcome banquet and party will be held on the cruise for you to have fun.
Yangtze River Cruise
The cruise today passes through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge, which are two of the three gorges with magnificent views. The amazing nature show all of people its miraculous side. In the afternoon you will visit Shennong Stream, where there is an ancient plank path connecting to coffins on a cliff. The crew on cruise will give a performance for entertainment in the evening.
Three Gorges Dam, Yichang arrival, Yichang to Shanghai
Make a visit to the top of Three Gorges Dam. You will learn about the world's biggest hydroelectric project seeing the vast ship locks. Arrive in Yichang at noon time, be picked up at wharf and then you will be taken to the airport for flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival in Shanghai, be transferred to hotel. Evening free on your own to explore the most developed city of China.
Today firstly visit Yuyuan Garden, and then walk in the Former French Concession. Go through Nanjing Pedestrian, coming to Shanghai’s landmark, the Bund. It mainly includes Oriental Pearl TV Tower and 52 distinctive mansions in different styles. Enjoy a panoramic view of Shanghai from the 100th floor at “the Eye of Shanghai” - Shanghai World Financial Center.
After breakfast, transfer to Shanghai's suburb to visit Zhujiajiao Water Town. Its old bridges across bubbling streams, rivers shaded by willow trees, and courtyards attached all residents a brand-new world full of antiquity, leisure and tranquility. In the afternoon, drive back to downtown area, have a leisure time in Xintiandi. Shikumen is Shanghai style courtyard, and Xintiandi is such a block that integrated with Old Shanghai and the West.
China Panda Tour has selected below hotels in 3/4/5 star categories for your choice. These are depends on several & years' of our guests's feedback. Should you have other preferred hotels, please feel free to ask us to quote or you can book that yourselves.
This itinerary can be flexibly adjusted according to your requests. You can change the order, or extend the tour with more cities or days, or even shorten it with deleting any cities or days. Our professional travel consultant will help you revise the itinerary until suiting your schedule.
- China Panda Tour also provides private tours with Spanish/German/French/Mandarin-speaking tour guide service.
- If you only want to rent a car for your trip, please kindly inform us. China Panda Tour's professional drivers would provide you satisfying service.
- Tour code: CPT-CT-03
- Price: from $1,478 p/p
- Tour type: private tour
- Departure date: flexible
- Travel route: Beijing - Xi'an - Chengdu - Yangtze River Cruise - Shanghai
- Trip length: 14 Days / 13 nights
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