Cities: Beijing, Wuhan, Yangtze River, Chongqing, Xian, Shanghai

Highlights: The Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Terracotta Warriors, Wild Goose Pagoda, Yangtze River, Three Gorges Dam, The Bund, Yu Garden

The best way to enjoy the stunning scenery of the Three Gorges is to take the cruise!  Treat yourself on this relaxing yet fun experience to on-board an ultra luxurious 5 star cruise ship operated by Century Cruises.  Get ready for an unperturbed sailing on the Yangtze River, the longest river in Asia and the third longest in the world! This 13-Day itinerary is a unique combination of the historical sites of Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai, and the natural landscape of the Gorges. Bring back some memories with you as you experience climbing the Great Wall, mesmerized by the beauty of the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and the funerary arts of the Terracotta Warriors, and the breathtaking view of the Three Gorges.


Itinerary Summary
Day
City
Meals
Activity
1
Depart US to Beijing
In-Flight Meal
Depart US to Beijing
2
Arrive Beijing
In-Flight Meal
Arrive Beijing
3
Beijing
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Peking Duck Dinner
4
Beijing
Breakfast, Lunch
Sacred Way of the Ming Tomb, Great Wall, Hutong
5
Beijing to Wuhan to Yichang
Breakfast, Dinner
Temple of Heaven, Fly to Wuhan, Fast Train to Yichang
6
Yangtze River
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Xiling Gorge, Three Gorges Dam Site, Captain's Welcoming Dinner
7
Yangtze River
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Shennong Stream, Wu Gorge, Qutang Gorge
8
Yangtze River
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Shibaozhai, Farewell Dinner
9
Chongqing to Xi'an
Breakfast, Lunch
Chongqing Zoo, Fly to Xi'an
10
Xi'an
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Terracotta Warriors, Wild Goose Pagoda, Dumpling Feast and Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show
11
Xi'an to Shanghai
Breakfast
Ancient City Wall, Fly to Shanghai
12
Shanghai
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Shanghai Bund, Silk Museum, Old Town, Yu Garden
13
Depart Shanghai to US
Breakfast, In-flight Meals
Depart Shanghai to US

Hotel Details
City
Hotel
Phone Number
Beijing
Novotel Beijing Peace Hotel
011-86-10-6512-8833
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Xi'an
Holiday Inn Xi'an Big Wild Goose Pagoda
011-86-29-8819-9977
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Yangtze River
President Cruises
None
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Shanghai
Ocean Hotel
011-86-21-6545-8888
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