Project Description

Yangtze Odyssey

13 Days / 12 Nights
Beijing • Xian • Chongqing • Yangtze River • Yichang • Shanghai • Suzhou

Yu Garden, Shanghai, Yangtze-odyssey


Departure dates and prices are available upon request. Please call 1-800-387-0387




DAY 1 Arrive Beijing

Meet and greet on arrival and transfer to your hotel.

Hotel: 5★ Regent Beijing or similar (4 nights)

DAY 2 Beijing       B, SL, D

Your morning tour highlights include Tiananmen Square, the largest public square in the world and Forbidden City, an ancient residence of emperors containing more than 9000 rooms. A special Imperial lunch will be arranged at the Baijiadayuan Restaurant. After lunch, you will visit the Summer Palace.This evening enjoy the Legend of Kung Fu Show.

DAY 3 Beijing  B, L, SD

Journey to the magnificent Great Wall at Mutianyu and ascend by a cable car up the wall. Lunch at Home of the Great Wall on midway of the hill. Tonight, celebrate the city’s culinary delights with an authentic Peking Duck Dinner at Dadong Restaurant.

DAY 4 Beijing     B, L

Visit the Temple of Heaven where the emperors pray to their Gods for good harvest. Proceed to Hutong Restaurant and learn how to cook from the professionals. After lunch, explore the Hutong district on a rickshaw ride through the ancient alleyways and visit a local family’s home.

DAY 5 Beijing Fly to Xian     B

Fly to Xian and visit Wild Goose Pagoda and the Muslim Quarter.

Hotel: 4★+ Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square or similar (2 nights)

DAY 6 Xi’an      B, L, SD

Today’s tour highlights a private visit to the lower platform of Xian’s archaeological site of the Army of Terra Cotta Soldiers and the Shaanxi Provincial Museum .This evening; enjoy a dinner with a cultural show at the Tang Palace Theatre.

DAY 7 Xian Fly to Chongqing        B, L, D

Fly to Chongqing and enjoy a short city tour with visits to the General Stillwell Museum and the Ciqikou Ancient Town. Transfer to your ship and enjoy a sumptuous dinner on board. Enjoy the many amenities available (access to executive lounge, complimentary WiFi services, choice of dining & etc.) with your 3-night cruise.

On Board 4★+ Victoria Cruises or similar (3 nights)

DAY 8 – 9 Yangtze River Cruise   B, L, D

Cruise through the Qutang, Wu and Xiling Gorges, and enjoy daily shore excursions to Fengdu or Shibaozhai, Goddess Stream or Daning River Small Gorges or Shennong Stream.

DAY 10 Yichang Fly to Shanghai    B

Visit Sandouping‘s Three Gorges Dam project, the largest hydroelectric project in the world. Cruise to Yichang and disembark. Fly to Shanghai.

Hotel: 5★ Fairmont Peace Shanghai or similar (3 nights)

DAY 11 Shanghai    B, SL, D

This morning, explore Shanghai’s famous Bund waterfront district. Visit the Yu Garden, the Jade Buddha Temple and Shanghai Museum. Enjoy a cup of tea at the 150-years old Tea House in the Old Town. Dim Sum lunch is at the famous Green Ripples Dim Sum Restaurant. Visit the observation deck of one of the world’s tallest buildings, Jinmao Tower. Tonight, enjoy Shanghai’s acclaimed ERA acrobatic show.

DAY 12 Shanghai – Suzhou – Shanghai    B, L

A full day excursion by high-speed train to Suzhou takes you to the elegant Humble Administrator’s Garden, Panmen City Gate, National Embroidery Research Institute and a silk-spinning mill. Return to Shanghai for overnight.

DAY 13 Shanghai Departure    B

Transfer to Pudong Airport on a glorious 7 minute glide in a Maglev Train with a speed topping 430 kms per hour. Met on arrival at the station and be assisted with your flight check in.


Day 2 Forbidden city


Day 3-4: temple of heaven


Day 6 Terra-Cotta Soldiers


Day 8 yangtze cruise