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

Highlights: Temple of Heaven, The Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Yangtze River, Three Gorges Dam, Panda Research Institute, Terracotta Warriors, 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 15-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
Temple of Heaven, Great Wall
4
Beijing
Breakfast
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace
5
Beijing to Wuhan to Yichang
Breakfast, Dinner
Fly to Wuhan, Fast Train to Yichang, Board President Cruise
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 Chengdu
Breakfast
Three Gorges Museum of China, Fast Train to Chengdu
10
Chengdu to Xi'an
Breakfast
Panda Research Institute and Breeding Center, Fly to Xi'an
11
Xi'an
Breakfast
Terracotta Warriors
12
Xi'an to Shanghai
Breakfast
Fly to Shanghai, Free Afternoon
13
Shanghai
Breakfast
Shanghai Bund, Yu Garden
14
Shanghai
Breakfast
Free Day
15
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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Yangtze River
President Cruises
None
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Chengdu
Tibet Hotel
011-86-28-8318-3388
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Xi'an
Empark Grand Hotel
011-86-29-6860-8888
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Shanghai
The Bund Hotel Shanghai
011-86-21-6352-2000
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