China Highlights Three Gorges Tour

A 15 day trip to China 

In this tour, you will visit five classical cities of China, Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai, Guilin and Guangzhou. Meanwhile, you will get on board of the cruise, and fully enjoy the fantastic view along Yangze River including the world famous Three Gorges.

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General Information

Detailed Itinerary

Places Visited 

Beijing, Xi'an, Chongqing, Yichang, Shanghai, Guilin, Guangzhou

Departure Dates 

Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1


On arrival, our guide will hold a welcome sign to meet you outside the luggage lobby at the airport. You will be transferred to the well-located hotel for a three-night stay on room and breakfast basis. The rest of the day is free for relax.

Day 2


You will visit the Tian'anmen Square-the biggest of its kind in the world, and the Forbidden City (Imperial Palace), which locates in the heart of Beijing, the largest and most complete imperial palace and ancient building complex in China. And you will also visit the Temple of Heaven, which itself has become a symbol of the city. In the afternoon, you will visit Summer Palace.

Day 3


Full day visit Lama Temple, and Panda Garden, Capital Museum. (B, L)

Day 4


You will go to the Great Wall-Badaling Section- which is the world's longest man-made structure, stretching over approximately 6,400 km (3,977 mi). It is also the largest man-made structure ever built in terms of surface area and mass.
In the afternoon, you will also go to the Ming Tombs area and visit the most famous emperor's mausoleum of Ming Dynasty with 500 years history—Chang Tomb. (B, L)

Day 5


Morning transfer to airport to take a two-hour flight to Xi'an, the great ancient capital and the eastern end of the Silk Road. A city tour of the ancient city wall, one of few well-preserved ones in China. (B, L)

Day 6


This exciting day of sightseeing will include the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses at the Tomb of Qin Shi Huang, the first Qin Emperor, and the Bronze Chariots. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda which was built in 652 AD. It contains a large volume of Buddhist scriptures which were obtained from India by the eminent monk Xuanzang, Remainder of day is at leisure. (B, L)

Day 7

Xi'an – Chongqing – On board:

This morning, visit the Shanxi Provincial Museum where you will discover how Xi'an became the cradle of Chinese culture. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will be transferred to the airport for a brief time flight to Chongqing , the mountain city. You will check in the cruiser and depart the mountain city this evening. (B, L)

Day 8

On Board:

Navigate Qutang Gorge (8km), the third gorge of the Yangtze. Shore excursion to the Ghost City - Fengdu or Shibaozhai Pogoda (B, L, D)

Day 9

On Board:

Sail through Wu Gorge and the West section of Xiling Gorge. Shore excursion to the Shennong Lesser Gorges. (B, L, D)

Day 10

On board – Yichang - Shanghai:

Shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam, known as the Big Dam. Navigate the east section of Xiling Gorge (76km), the first gorge of the Yangtze. Arrive at Yichang after lunch. You would take the flight to Shanghai, a cosmopolitan, bustling and heavily populated city in China. You are free for the remainder of the day. (B, L)

Day 11


Your sightseeing this morning features a tour of the Yuyuan Garden, the old area of the city, and a stroll along the lively waterfront, known as the "Bund". After lunch, a visit to the Jade Buddha Temple. An acrobatic show for your evening entertainment after dinner. (B, L)

Day 12

Shanghai- Guilin:

This morning, visit Shanghai Museum, one of the largest in China, which houses a collection of 120,000 pieces of cultural relics. After lunch, you fly to Guilin, a city known for its beautiful landscape, the spectacular pointed mountains, the winding rivers and the limestone rock formation. You are at leisure for the rest of the day. (B, L)

Day 13


A day to enjoy a downstream cruise on the Lijiang River and be exposed to the indescribable beauty and scenery surrounding it. Lunch is served on board. Disembark at Yangshuo, a small town with any stalls selling traditional Chinese arts and crafts. Visit local markets before returning by coach to Guilin. (B, L)

Day 14

Guilin - Guangzhou:

A city tour this morning includes descending into the most extraordinary scenery underground in the Reed Flute Cave, and climbing up the Fubo Hill for a panoramic view of the city. After lunch at a local restaurant, take a one-hour flight to Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province and the southern China's most dynamic and developed commercial center. City sightseeing features Six Banyan Tree Temple and then see the city's free market. (B, L)

Day 15


This morning take a tour of Memorial Hall of Dr. Sun Yat-sen and Ancestral Temple of Chen Family. after lunch, you will be transferred to the wharf for your onward journey to Hong Kong by jetfoil. (B, L)


Starting Price 

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.