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Three Gorges with Classic World China Tour

14-Day Hong Kong, Guilin, Shanghai and Beijing with Yangtze River Cruise
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A fortnight-long China tour will open a window to this old country who has embraced changes. Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Guilin and Hong Kong are included with a Yangtze River Cruise. It could be your trip of a lifetime!

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1Hong Kong Arrival

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.

Day 2Half-Day Hong Kong Island Tour

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.

Day 3Hong Kong Flight to Guilin

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.

Day 4Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo

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.

Day 5Guilin Flight to Chongqing

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.

Day 6Chongqing: Dazu Grottoes and Board Yangtze River Cruise

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!

Day 7Yangtze River Cruise and Shore Excursion to Fengdu Ghost City

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.

Day 8Yangtze River Cruise: Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Shennong Stream

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.

Day 9Yichang Flight to Shanghai

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.

Day 10Shanghai: Yuyuan Garden, The Bund,Shanghai World Financial Center and Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

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.

Day 11Shanghai Flight to Beijing

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.

Day 12Beijing: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City and Hutong Tour

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.

Day 13Beijing: Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall and Temple of Heaven

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.

Day 14Beijing Departure

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!