Discover the Classic China and the Great Three Gorges
14-Day Classic China Tour with Yangtze River Cruise
After arrival at Hong Kong airport, you will be met by your guide to check-in at your hotel and have some time on your own to relax or explore near your hotel.
Take a half-day Hong Kong tour to Hong Kong Island, where you can visit the Victoria Peak, which is considered as a landmark of Hong Kong Island. Later, visit the Aberdeen.
After lunch, you will visit Repulse Bay. The bay is a popular beach it is relatively clean, cozy, has good public facilities like bathrooms and showers. We have then programmed some free time to explore or enjoy some shopping.
Enjoy a free day in Hong Kong to do some shopping. Hong Kong is a heaven for shoppers, high-end fashion, funky styles, and other choices are around every corner. Countless cafes and bars offer you a nice break.
In the afternoon, you will fly to Guilin. Check in upon arrival and relax or explore on your own.
You will cruise downstream from Guilin to Yangshuo, to see the picturesque landscape. Bamboo groves, jagged, sharp-edged hills like broken teeth, a wide placid river and peaceful farm and village terrain. During cloudy days, the hills are surrounded by mist and tourists may feel they are cruising in a mystical paradise. Return to Guilin after the cruise.
Today you will visit Reed Flute Cave. It is a fascinating gallery of natural sculpture (limestone cave formations), now enhanced by multicolored lighting. Later, you can climb up the Fubo Hill to view the whole city.
After lunch, visit the Seven Star Park and Elephant Trunk Hill. Afterward, fly to Chongqing. Check in upon arrival.
Chongqing has a lot of highlights. Today, you will visit the Dazu Grottoes. It skillfully combines the scientific principles of mechanics, optics, and clairvoyance with statues themselves and landforms.
After lunch, you will board on the Yangtze River Cruise at sunset. Enjoy the first night of your Yangtze River Cruise. Hope you enjoy the stay!
Enjoy the relaxing Yangtze River Cruise and visit Fengdu Ghost City.
Fengdu is where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend. They say that spirits go to heaven, and evil goes to Fengdu. The town is overlooked by Ming Shan Hill, home of Tianzi, the King of the Dead. Return to the cruise after the visit. This is the second night on cruise, may you enjoy the sound of the water during sleep at night.
Today you can do some Tai Chi on deck while cruising along the gorges in the early morning.
Later, you will take a shore excursion to visit the Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Shennong Stream. Qutang Gorge is the spectacular first of the Three Gorges on the Yangtze River.Wu Gorge is the second of the Three Gorges, through which the Yangtze River flows. Shennong Stream is another tributary of the Yangtze River, and its fast-flowing, crystal clear water runs southwards through deep gorges. Return to the cruise after the visit.
Upon arrival in Yichang, you will visit the impressive Three Gorges Dam.
The Three Gorges Dam Project was completed in 2009. Situated at Sandouping Town of Yichang City, Hubei Province, the Three Gorges Dam is the largest hydropower station in the world with an annual energy output of 84.7 billion kilowatt-hours. Check in upon arrival and have some free time.
Shanghai, the lively metropolis waits for your visit. Today you will visit the Yuyuan Garden, which covers a significant space and includes a few halls and other buildings of interest.Later, visit the Bund.
After lunch, you will visit the Shanghai World Financial Center and Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall.
After your Shanghai tour, you will fly to Beijing. Check in upon arrival.
After a short break, you will visit the Summer Palace and take a relaxing boat trip on the Kunming Lake. The Summer Palace, in the Haidian District, northwest of central Beijing, is said to be the best preserved imperial garden in the world, and the largest of its kind still in existence in modern China.
Carry on your trip with more Beijing tour highlights, beginning with the Tian'anmen Square, which is the largest city square in the world and can hold about one million people for public celebration or gatherings. Later, visit the Hutong.
After lunch, visit the Forbidden City. Savor every moment you get close to the ancient capital.
You will explore more of Beijing today: Temple of Heaven, which is seen as the most impressive imperial temples. After lunch, visit the Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall. The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall is a masterpiece of restoration. Return to Beijing after the visit.
Time to say Goodbye. Your Beijing tour guide will see you off at the aiprot. Thank you for exploring China with us. Hope to see you again!
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