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7 Days Shanghai & Yangtze Cruise Tour (Upstream)

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7 Days Shanghai & Yangtze Cruise Tour (Upstream)

Shanghai / Yichang / Yangtze Cruise / Chongqing

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Tour Style:
Private Tour (personal guide, driver, private car/van and more service)
Group size:
You, your family, friends or group
Departure:
You Choose!
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Features:
If you have already visited Beijing and Xian, yet still want to explore more of this amazing country, this tour is for you. Our 7-day Shanghai Yangtze cruise tour will allow visitors to discover some of the most stunning natural and super-modern elements in China.

Price from$1025

1. This price is based on a group (2 to 5 travelers) accommodated in 3-star hotel in lower seasons.

2. This price is subject to change according your group members and traveling time. Usually more travelers, lower the price; higher price in high seasons, lower in low seasons.

3. This price is valid until February 28th, 2016.

 

Places Visited

Shanghai (2 nights), Yichang, Yangtze River Cruise (4 nights), Chongqing

Highlights of the Trip

  • Get under the modern skin of the largest city in China
  • Take an upstream Yangtze River cruise from Yichang to Chongqing
  • Marvel at the world famous Three Gorges Dam

Trip Summary

Day 1-2: Fly to Shanghai & Shanghai

Your lifetime Yangtze Cruise tour begins with welcome from your local guide at the Shanghai airport. In the metropolis Shanghai, you'll visit Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yu Garden and more sites.

Day 3: Shanghai & Fly to Yichang to board Yangtze River cruise

Have a leisure exploration in Shanghai to stroll along Nanjing Road and The Bund; fly to Yichang City and transfer to the cruise port to board your Yangtze River cruise.

Day 4-6: Yangtze River Cruise

Enjoy the relaxing leisure life on Yangtze cruise, take shore excursions to Three Gorges Dam, Shibaozhai Pagoda, Shennv Stream, appreciate breathtaking scenery along Three Gorges - Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge.

Day 7: Yangtze River Cruise & Chongqing Departure

In the morning, reach the mountain city - Chongqing and disembark at Chongqing Chaotianmen Port.

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Shanghai Arrival

Welcome to Shanghai, the Oriental Paris in China! Upon arrival, your guide will meet you at the airport/train station or cruise port. A comfortable vehicle (non-smoking) with an experienced driver will transfer you directly to your hotel. The guide will help you check in. The rest of today is on your own to explore the west-meet-east city.

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Day 2 Shanghai (B, L)

After breakfast, your guide will pick you up at your hotel. First, get to Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center which displays Shanghai’s urban planning and development. Here, you’ll have vivid ideas about how Shanghai became a cosmopolitan from a shabby fishing village.

Later, head to the 400-year-old Yu Garden, a famous classical garden in south China. Out from Yuyuan Garden, move to Yuyuan Bazaar to explore how elaborate and cute the traditional Chinese handicrafts and art works are, and savor some local flavor snacks. Drive to the highest tower in Aria – Oriental Pearl TV Tower and have a bird view of the Bund and Huangpu River.

Evening Ideas: In this evening, enjoy the stunning acrobatic show with a lot of exciting programs. It is one of the oldest performing arts in China which will make you astonished and amazed. (Optional)

Yu Garden in Shanghai

Day 3 Shanghai & Flight to Yichang from Shanghai (B, L)

After breakfast, have a walk along the Bund to witness Shanghai Pudong skyline and appreciate many beautiful old buildings from the colonial era. Stroll along China’s No.1 shopping street - Nanjing Road to see the middle-end and high-end brands and do some shopping here if you like. Then, you will be escorted to the airport and take the flight to Yichang.

After Yichang arrival, our guide will take you to visit Yichang Museum if time permits. And then be transferred to the cruise pier, and board your ship in the late afternoon. Your lifetime Yangtze cruise starts! (Note: the boarding time changes based on the cruise ships, seasons, water level, weather, etc.)

The Bund of Shanghai

Day 4 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

Today's onboard activities include: Taichi exercise in the morning; shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site, the world-famous project; Captain's Welcome Banquet at 18:00; Evening entertainment at 20:00 to enjoy the Chinese folk dancing and music performance.

Three Gorges Dam Site on the Yangtze has been a dream for generations and is one of the largest construction projects ever undertaken by mankind. This great dam, the biggest hydropower project in the world, provides China with tremendous power generation and flood control service.

World-famous Three Gorges Dam

Day 5 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

Shore excursion to Shennv Stream by smaller vessels. Shennv Stream, called Goddess Stream, is reputed as the Original Virgin Valley of Yangtze where you could see extraordinary view.

Note: Some cruise ships make the shore excursion to the Shennong Stream. Shennong Stream is a collection of local culture. The nature scenery, boat tracker, local sampan, ancient hanging coffins, unique ethnic minority Tujia culture… all is worth your exploration. You have the final say on which excursion to make, as we can book any of the cruise ships at great rates!

Qutang Gorge

Day 6 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

Take shore excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda. Shibaozhai, like a pearl on Yangtze River, is 278 kilometers away from Chongqing. As the gem of Chinese Architecture, the 12-story, 18th Century red wooden temple is an architectural delight full of Legends and beautiful stories.

Please Note: Some cruise ships make the shore excursion to the Fengdu Ghost City. Reach the top of Ming Mountain to check why it has been regarded as the "City of Ghosts". It is where the devil lives according to Chinese legend. The temples shows punish instruments and demon paintings, depicting the Chinese people’s imagination of hell. You have the final say on which excursion to make, as we can book any of the cruise ships at great rates!

Shibaozhai Pagoda

Day 7 Chongqing Departure (B)

You will disembark in Chongqing at around 9:00, and your local tour guide will meet and escort you to the Chongqing airport from the cruise pier. Take the flight to your next destination or back to your home.

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