12 Days Luxury Cruise Tour

A 12 day trip to China 
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Our most luxurious China Tours are designed for people who like to experience China in complete luxury and enjoy VIP treatment.The trip to China is not merely featured with luxurious hotels but something really special and extraordinary you could ever imagine.

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Places Visited 

Tiananmen Square, Fobidden City,Hall of Clocks and Treasure Gallery,Hutong, Beijing Duck,Mutianyu Great Wall,Summer Palace,Temple of Heaven,Tang Dynasty Show,Terracotta Warriors,Great Mosque,Chongqing Museum ,General Stilwell Museum , Three Gorges,Yuyuan Garden,the Bund,Zhujiajiao water village

Departure Dates 

Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1

Arrive Beijing Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the guide and be transferred to your hotel in the city center.

Day 2

Beijing (B, L, D) Visits: Tiananmen Square, Fobidden City,Hall of Clocks and Treasure Gallery,Hutong, Beijing Duck After enjoying your breakfast your tour begins with a walk through Tiananmen Square, which is the world's largest with a capacity to hold over one million people. Continue through the beautiful Gate of Heavenly Peace to enter the splendid Fobidden City. It was the sacred heart of the empire for about 500 years (1420 - 1911), totally 24 Ming and Qing Dynasty emperors lived and ruled here. Your tour here will include access to two special exhibition halls, Hall of Clocks and Treasure Gallery, which are not included in normal tours. Have lunch at Family Li Imperial Cuisine Restaurant, the first Michelin star restaurant in Beijing famous for Chinese imperial cuisine. In the afternoon embark on a pedi-cab tour of the hutongs(alleyways) in Beijing's historic Houhai(Back Lakes)district. These alleyways containing traditional courtyard homes used to be neighborhoods in Beijing. Though many have been torn down to make room for modern buildings, some are saved and well preserved. On this tour, you will get to visit several homes and chat with the families who reside in them, a rare insight into everyday life of Beijingers. Tonight enjoy a traditional Peking duck dinner at Dadong Restaurant which is considered by many as the best duck restaurant in Beijing and repeatedly voted "Best Chinese Restaurant of the Year" in Beijinger's Annual Restaurant Awards. The skin of the duck at Dadong is crispy and you dont find any oil at all in the duck meat, more tasty and healthier.

Day 3

Beijing (B, L) Visits:Mutianyu Great Wall,Summer Palace After breakfast head for the superb Mutianyu section of the 2,000-year-old Great Wall, which is the country's most famous attraction and one of the few sights in the world that is still able to exceed the expectations of visitors. Walking along the walls and enjoy the breathtaking landscapes. Cable car ride is available to save your energy. For lunch, you will taste the authentic American food at Mutianyu Schoolhouse Restaurant. After having lunch visit the Summer Palace, a royal residence set among traditional Chinese gardens on the beautiful Kunming Lake. Stroll along the famous Long Corridor and enjoy the traditional imperial architecture. Dinner is on your own choice.

Day 4

Beijing | Xian (B, L, D) Visits: Temple of Heaven,Tang Dynasty Show After enjoying your breakfast you will visit the spectacular Temple of Heaven, one of the most important landmarks of Beijing and a magnificent example of ceremony architecture, where emperors offered ritual sacrifices and prayed for good harvests. you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Xian. Upon your arrival, your local guide will meet you and transfer you to the city center. Lunch today will be served at Real Love Chang An, Xian s best-known restaurant. You will be deeply impressed by both its tasty dishes and excellent decoration. Tonight you will enjoy dinner at Tang Palace while watching a fantastic dancing show Tang Dynasty Show. It is quite impressive and reflects the social conditions and culture of Tang Dynasty (618-907) vividly.

Day 5

Xian (B, L) Visits: Terracotta Warriors,Great Mosque After breakfast depart with your guide and driver for Xian's most famous attraction,the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum,one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. Your tour here will include a privilege to get a closer look at the soldiers and horses.You may see the archaeologists working in the pit as the warriors are still being excavated. Lunch will be served at Xian Restaurant. This time-honored restaurant serves authentic Shaanxi food including various traditional Xian snacks. After having lunch drive to the Great Mosque which stands on the Muslim Street, a famous food street in Xian. Dinner will be your own choice tonight.

Day 6

Xian | Chongqing | Three Gorges Area (B, L) Visits:Chongqing Museum ,General Stilwell Museum This morning you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Chongqing. enjoy a half day tour of the city, including the Chongqing Museum and General Stilwell Museum which was found in memory of five-star general Joseph Warren Stilwell (1883-1946). He contributed a lot to Chinese people during the Second World War. For dinner, you will make it at Yunyuan Garden. At night you will be transferred to the port and get on the cruise ship.

Day 7

Three Gorges Area (B, L, D) Visits:Fengdu Ghost City This morning make shore excursion to Fengdu, a legendary old town made famous by old stories of sinister spirits and terrible ghosts. You will see many statues of ghosts and devils in the mountain town. Return to the ship and continue cruising down the Yangtze.

Day 8

Three Gorges Area (B, L, D) Visits:Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge,Shengnong Stream or Lesser Three Gorges This morning sailing through the Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Have a shore excursion to Shennong Stream or Lesser Three Gorges, then sail through the Three Gorges dam shiplocks.

Day 9

Three Gorges Area | Yichang | Shanghai (B, L, D) Viists:Huangling Temple ,Three Gorges Dam Today you will arrive at Huangling Temple at 8am; visit the Three Gorges Dam in the morning, which is the world's largest water project. Disembark the cruiser after lunch at about 1:30pm. you will be transferred to Yichang. Then you will be transferred to the airport and board the flight to Shanghai. Your guide in Shanghai will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Check in for a 3-night stay. Dinner is your own choice tonight.

Day 10

Shanghai (B, L, D) Visits:Yuyuan Garden,French Concession,the Bund Today will visit Yuyuan Garden. After lunch continue your explore in Shanghai. Visit the former French Concession and the Bund with the guide to experience the past and moderen Shanghai.

Day 11

Shanghai (B, L, D) Visits:Zhujiajiao Water Village After breakfast take an excursion tour to Zhujiajiao water village and enjoy a boat ride. After having lunch enjoy a half day free at leisure.

Day 12

Depart Shanghai (B) Free till being transferred to the airport. End of the fabulous tour in China.

Price

Starting Price 

$2,695
This trip is customizable for your private travel.

What's Included 

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all guided tours and activities (dependent on season)
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.