8 Days Beijing Essence and Luxury Yangtze Cruise Tour

8 Days Beijing Essence and Luxury Yangtze Cruise Tour

Price per person from $1376

  1. This price is based on a group (2 to 5 travelers) accommodated in 3-star hotel in shoulder seasons.
  2. This price is subject to change according your group members and traveling time. Usually lower price with more travelers, higher price in high seasons, and lower in low seasons.

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Tour Length:
8 Days
Departure Date:
Available Everyday
Private tour guide & driver + Private car/van
This private tour is a collection of Beijing highlights and Yangtze Cruise. Beijing, as the capital city, has so much to offer visitors, home to some of the most stunning imperial architectural wonders in the world. The three Gorges Dam, the "cross-the-century" project and the Yangtze cruise tour, just as classical as it sounds. We combine both to bring you an unforgettable experience.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Welcome to Beijing! Our tour guide will be waiting for you in the airport, and they will escort you to your hotel. Free for the rest of the day.

Day 2 Beijing ( B, L )

Today's tour starts from visiting the world's largest city plaza – the 'Tiananmen Square'. Then walk to the marvelous 'Egg', the National Center for the Performing Arts. You can take some pictures from its outsides. Later, we head towards to the most famous Imperial Palace, the Forbidden City.

After lunch and a little bit rest, you'll head to the Temple of Heaven, one of China's most photographed attractions, where the Chinese Emperors were known, worshipped the gods and prayed for good harvests.

After visiting the Temple of Heaven, you will be driven  to Beijing Liyuan Theatre to watch the Peking Opera Show.

Forbidden City in Autumn

Day 3 Beijing ( B, L, D )

Chairman Mao said: 'He who has never been to the Great Wall is not a true man'. So after breakfast, head to the Badaling Great Wall, the most visited one among all the Great Wall sections, famous for its magnificence.

Then having lunch at local restaurant. After lunch and a little bit rest, we return from the Badaling Great Wall and move on to the Changling Tomb of the Ming Tombs and its Sacred Way. On the way back to your hotel, you might make a stop at the Beijing Olympic Village to take some photos of the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube from the outside.

Tonight, you'll enjoy the most delicious Peking Roast Duck dinner, one of the most famous dishes in Beijing. After dinner, be transferred to your hotel.

sacred way of ming tombs

Day 4 Flight to Chongqing from Beijing ( B, L )

Today will be free for you to explore Beijing on your own. Later in the day, you'll be escorted to the airport and take flight to Chongqing.

After arriving in Chongqing city, be met and transferred to the Chongqing downtown. Your tour guide and driver will take you to visit the Ciqikou Old Town.

Then, you'll be transferred to the Cruise pier, and board the ship from 17:00 to 20:00. Your lifetime Yangtze River Cruise starts in Chongqing at around 22:00. (note: the departing time changes based on the cruise ships, season, water level, weather, etc.)

Luxury Dining Hall in the Cruise Ship

Day 5 Yangtze River Cruise ( B, L, D )

Shore excursion to the Fengdu Ghost City to check why it has been regarded as the "City of Ghosts".

Fengdu County

Day 6 Yangtze River Cruise ( B, L, D )

Shore excursion to Lesser Three Gorges by smaller vessels.

The Lesser Three Gorges, like a shinning pearl hiddden in remote mountains, are much smaller, narrower and have some dramatic scenery to offer. That is the most splendid river adventure throughout China for you.

Note: Some cruise ships make the shore excursion to the Shennong Stream. You have the final say on which excursion to make, as we can book any of the cruise ships at great rates!

Wu Gorge

Day 7 Yangtze River Cruise and Flight to Beijing from Yichang ( B, L )

Today's highlight is your morning excursion to the under constructed Three Gorges Dam.  After lunch at a local famous restaurant, drive to the Yichang airport and take a flight back to Beijing.

Arrival in Beijing, transferred to the hotel, and the rest of the day is free.

Three Gorges Dam

Day 8 Beijing Departure ( B )

After breakfast, your tour guide and driver will escort you to the airport, and you'll go home or to your next destination.

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The Bund1

Price Inclusions:

  1. Domestic flights economic class from Beijing-Chongqing, Yichang to Beijing with taxes and fees;
  2. Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary;
  3. 4 Night hotel accommodations in Beijing: twin-based room with breakfasts as indicated;
  4. 3 Nights accommodation during Yangtze Cruise based on one standard cabin;
  5. Meals indicated in the itinerary;
  6. Private English-speaking tour guide in Beijing;
  7. English-speaking tour guide during Yangtze Cruise;
  8. Private transfer service with experienced driver;
  9. Arrangements: charges of planning, handling, operation and communication.

Price Exclusions:

  1. International flights in/out China;
  2. China Visa Service;
  3. Optional day tours or activities you’ve chosen;
  4. Serivce that is not mentioned above;
  5. Tips & Personal expenses;
  6. Travel insurance.

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