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The Majestic Yangtze

12-Day Beijing–Xi'an–Chongqing–Yangtze–Yichang–Shanghai
Day 1–3 Beijing
  • the Great Wall at night
  • the Forbidden City
Day 4-5 Xi'an
  • the Terracotta Army
  • Cave dwelling
Day 6-9 Yangtze cruise
  • parties on board
  • the Three Gorges Dam
Day 10-12 Shanghai
  • the Bund
  • Zhujiajiao Water Town


  • Discover the hidden halls off the beaten path in the Forbidden City.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking night view at the most romantic section of the Great Wall.
  • Meet the Terracotta Army and make a mini terracotta warrior.
  • See more yet stress less on a relaxing cruise along China's longest river.
  • Escape to a water town and seek peace in relaxed medieval quaintness.
the intinerary of riches of the Majestic Yangtze Tour
Tailor Make Your Tour:
  • Your Schedule
  • Your Interests
  • Your Hotel Tastes
From US$2,789 p/p

Based on 2 persons & 4-star hotels for reference

Itinerary Details

This 12-day suggested itinerary is a private getaway tour with a comfortable Yangtze River cruise and an in-depth discovery of China's must-see Golden Triangle cities.

The itinerary below is only one possibility. Tips to tailor-make your trip are offered as inspiration. Send us details of your preferences and our travel experts will customize this trip to suit your interests, tastes, and budget.

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Day 1Beijing Arrival

Welcome to Beijing! To ensure your arrival is stress-free, your private tour guide will meet you in the arrivals hall and transfer you to your hotel in a private car. Your luggage and hotel check-in will be taken care of.

Tips to Tailor-Make Your Tour

Worried about jet lag? You may start the tour with a relaxing free day to adjust.

If you are an energetic person, we can fill your first day with activities you enjoy.

Just send us your preferences on the form to the right.

Hotel options:
Pentahotel Beijing
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town

Day 2The Temple of Heaven and the Forbidden City
Day 3The Summer Palace and Great Wall Night Tour
Day 4Great Wall Day Tour and Flight to Xi'an
Day 5The Terracotta Army and Traditional Cave Dwelling
Day 6Flight to Chongqing and Cruise on the Yangtze River
Day 7 Yangtze River Cruise: Shibaozhai and Welcome Party
Day 8Yangtze River Cruise: Gorges and Shennong Stream
Day 9The Three Gorges Dam and Flight to Shanghai
Day 10Shanghai Highlights with Bund Discovery
Day 11Zhujiajiao Water Town with Rowing Boat
Day 12Shanghai Departure

Our Service Includes

  • One-to-one consultancy with our travel expert
  • Versatile and knowledgeable local guides
  • Your own chauffeur and comfortable vehicle
  • Hand-picked hotels to suit your preferences
  • Hotel buffet breakfasts and local restaurant lunches
  • Entry to all attractions on the itinerary
  • The booking of internal transportation per your preferences
  • A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling

We'd Love to Tailor This Tour to Suit You

Every element of the tour above can be tailored. Feel free to tell us your ideas and we will be happy to make adjustments for you.

1. Extend the Tour

  • Guilin: add 3–4 days — the impressive Longji Terraced Fields and idyllic countryside of Yangshuo.
  • Suzhou and/or Hangzhou: add 2–3 days — classic gardens, the Grand Canal, and West Lake.
  • More destinations: Chengdu and Zhangjiajie are popular. Inform us of your interests and we will offer you some recommendations.
The Majestic Yangtze tour extensions

2. Accommodation

Various types of accommodation are available, including famous 5-star hotel chains, 4-star hotels in the best locations, good value 3-star hotels, or boutique hotels that reflect the style of the region.

Whatever your accommodation preferences are, our travel experts will seek out and find the perfect one for you.

3. Transportation

China is a huge country so, to make your travel experience more efficient, we usually arrange flights to connect your destinations.

China's high-speed rail network is a fast-paced way to travel. We recommend taking high-speed trains for journeys of less than 6 hours to interested customers — please tell us if you are one of them.

4. Meals

Lunches at popular local restaurants are included for you so you can taste authentic Chinese food. Your guide will assist you with ordering the dishes.

Western, vegetarian, halal, kosher, Indian, gluten-free… — all dietary requirements can be catered for by our experienced private guides. Let us know if you have any of these dietary requirements during your booking.