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Rail with Yangtze

Travel days:  13 days
 /  12 nights

  • 8 nights in mentioned hotels or hotels similar in double/twin Rooms with bath/shower, mentioned breakfast.
  • 3 nights in selected Yangtze Cruise with mentioned meals onboard
  • Mentioned meal with one glass of soft drink
  • Mentioned transfers and excursions with English-speaking guide
  • High speed train from Beijing to Xi’an, Yichang to Shanghai with second class seat included; soft sleeper overnight train from Xi’an to Chongqing based on per person per bed (4-berth sharing cabin)
  • TUI China hotline service
  • China Visa
  • Cost not mentioned above
  • Personal cost and tipping

Travel content

China welcomes you with rich and in-depth visits to Beijing, Xi’an and Chongqing’s greatest attractions before you take off on your cruise along the Yangzte River. Your cruise will offer plenty of activities on and off deck before we say hello to Shanghai – our final destination of this culture-filled getaway.

Travel Itinerary

  • Day 1:
    AM arrival Beijing
    • Arrive in Beijing, our local guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to the hotel, visit en route the exterior of Bird’s Nest and Water Cube.
  • Day 2:
    Beijing (B,L)
    • Tian’an Men Square
    • China Railway Museum(closed on every Monday
    • Forbidden City
    • Lunch at local restaurant
    • Afternoon Hutong rickshaw tour (approx.1.5hrs)
  • Day 3:
    Beijing (B,L)
    • After breakfast, depart to Badaling Great Wall (excl. cable car) by coach
    • Lunch at local restaurant
    • Summer Palace
    • Dinner on own
    • Evening free at leisure. Optional Kong Fu Show
  • Day 4:
    Beijing – Xi’an (B, D)
    • Breakfast at hotel
    • Transfer to the railway station of Beijing, take high-speed train to Xi’an (approx. 6 hours on second class seat)
    • Lunch on own
    • Arrive in Xi’an, met and transferred to the hotel
    • Afternoon at leisure
    • Enjoy Dumpling Banquet
  • Day 5:
    Xi’an (B,L,D)
    • After breakfast, Terra-cotta Warrior Museum
    • lunch at local restaurant
    • Big Wild Goose Pagoda
    • Evening free at leisure optional Tang Dynasty Show accompanied with dinner at Tang Palace Theatre
  • Day 6:
    Xi’an- (B,L, D)
    • breakfast
    • Xi’an City Wall cycling tour (approx.1hr), Visiting Bell Tower
    • Strolling along Muslim Street
    • Lunch at local restaurant
    • Shaanxi History Museum (closed on every Monday)
    • dinner at local restaurant
    • Transfer to the railway station of Xi’an, take the overnight train to Chongqing in soft sleepers
  • Day 7:
    Chongqing (B,L,D)
    • Arrive in Chongqing, met and transferred to restaurant for breakfast
    • Visiting Eling Park
    • Ci Qi Kou Old Town
    • Lunch at local restaurant
    • Assembly hall
    • After dinner transfer to pier to embark your cruise ship
  • Day 8:
    Cruise (B, L,D)
    • Breakfast onboard
    • Optional Shore excursion to Fengdu
    • Shore excursion to Shibaozhai Temple
    • Lunch onboard
    • Captain’s welcome party
    • Dinner onboard
  • Day 9:
    Cruise (B, L,D)
    • Optional excursion to White Emperor city
    • Breakfast onboard
    • Passing Qutang and Wu Gorge
    • Shore excursion to Shennong Stream
    • Farewell party
    • Cruise passing through the shiplocks of Three Gorges dam
  • Day 10:
    Yichang- Shanghai (B,L)
    • Breakfast
    • Shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam Site. You’ll check out and be transferred directly to the train station after the tour to Three Gorge Dam to catch the high-speed train from Yichang to Shanghai. ( approx. 8 hours)
    • Boxed lunch
    • Dinner on own
    • Arrive in Shanghai in the evening, met and transferred to hotel
  • Day 11:
    Shanghai (B,L)
    • Breakfast at hotel
    • Yu Garden
    • Jade Buddha Temple
    • lunch in a local restaurant
    • the Bund
    • Strolling along Nanjing Road
    • Shanghai World Financial Center
  • Day 12:
    Shanghai (B, L, D)
    • Breakfast at hotel
    • French Concession
    • XinTianDi and ShiKuMen Museum
    • Lunch at local restaurant
    • Afternoon free at leisure
    • Farewell Dinner at local restaurant
    • Acrobatic Show
  • Day 13:
    Shanghai (B)
    • After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport for international departure