When arriving in Beijing, you will be greeted by our professional tour guide at the Beijing Capital Airport and then transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day will be free for your own leisure, and you can choose other scenic spots to visit at your own expenses.
Hotel: Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao Hotel or similar
After hotel breakfast, begin tour by visiting Forbidden City, which is the largest and the best-preserved imperial palace complex in the world. Then tour Tiananmen Square. Lastly, Stop by Tongrentang Chinese Medicine Institute, which had been designated to provide medicines for the royal pharmacy of the imperial palace of the Qing Dynasty for 188 years.
Then, visit the Temple of Heaven. Afterwards, explore the hutong neighbourhoods, nearby the Forbidden City, for insight into an historic area of Beijing that is fading fast. Over the years many of these age-old hutongs have been replaced by modern development, but much remains and a pedicab ride and walking tour will show you the most notable spots. You will explore the hutongs on foot and by pedicab with your guide.
Looking like a gigantic dragon across deserts, grasslands and mountains, the Great Wall of China is one of the ‘Eight Wonders of the World’. We tour the Juyongguan portion of the Great Wall in the morning and stop by a Jade Workshop where we will learn some information about the precious jade. Afterwards, drive by Olympic Village and have a photo stop at the Bird Nest &Water Cube.
Optional Tour :
Amazing Kungfu Show: USD$45 per person
Beijing duck dinner: USD$35 per person.
This morning you will take high speed train to Xian, the ancient capital city for 11 dynasties in Chinese history. Upon arrival, proceed to visit Shaanxi History Museum, which has been regarded as “the pearl of ancient dynasties and house of Chinese treasures”. Then take an outside view of the Ancient City Wall.
Hotel: Wyndham Hotel Xian or similar
Visit the Terra-cotta Warriors & Horses, which are the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century & pay a visit to Terra-cotta Figure Workshop en route. Then tour the Qinshihuang Mausoleum. Afterward visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayan Pagoda) is a well-preserved ancient building & a holy place for Buddhists.
Optional Tour :
Tang Dynasty Dancing Show & Dumpling Banquet: USD55 per person
Take a flight to Chongqing. Upon arrive Chongqing, pick up and transfer to Pier to get onboard the ship after dinner.
18:00-20:30 Embarking , 21:00-21:30 Embarkation Safety Briefing
Cruise: M.V. Century Paragon (outside balcony cabin)
Note: Cruise itineraries are subject to change due to the conditions of climate, water level, navigation channel, seasons etc.
Join the optional tour to Fengdu Ghost City. Take the Shore excursion, Shi Baozhai after breakfast in the morning. Captain’s Welcome Reception in the early evening. A Crew Cabaret Show after welcome dinner at night.
Optional tour to the White Emperor City in the morning. Take the included Shore excursion. Wu gorge, excursion to Shennv or Shennong Stream or Lesser Three Gorges of Daning River, Qutang Gorge.
Disembark at Yichang in the morning. After lunch, city tour. At special time, take the flight to Shanghai. Upon arrive at Shanghai meet and transfer to hotel for rest.
Hotel: Grand Mercure Shanghai Hongqiao or similar
Have an early half-day city tour by visiting Jade Buddha Temple, stop by the Jewel Store, Xin Tian Di. Enjoy a Shanghai Dim sum lunch. In the afternoon, firstly we will experience the Maglev Train in Shanghai, whose highest speed could be up to 431Km/Hour. Afterwards, transfer to Pudong Developing Area and visit Jinmao Tower (inside visit to Observation Deck). Lastly, enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Huangpu River.
Optional Tour :
Chinese acrobatic show ERA “ The Intersection of Time”: USD$60 per person
After hotel breakfast, transfer to airport for the homebound flight. Tour ends.