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Majestic Yangtze Private Tour

  • Duration
    14 days
  • Tour Type
    Private Tour
  • Tour Style
    Classic
  • Price From
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On this private tour, savour the natural grandeur of the Three Gorges on a relaxing Yangtze River Cruise – just one part of a wonderful tour that also includes China's enthralling cities of Shanghai, Xian, Beijing, and of course the unforgettable Giant Pandas of Chengdu.

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    X A reasonable level of fitness is required but it's more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Walking, some steps and time on your feet
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Tour Itinerary

This adventure is ideal for travellers with less time to spend and who want to see the very best bits of this incredibly diverse destination. We have designed the tour to make the most of the time available to showcase the key highlights and cities of China. This tour is also idea for those looking for a Yangtze River cruise.

  • Days 1-2

    Fly to Shanghai

    Days 1-2 Fly to Shanghai

    Fly overnight to the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai, also known as the Paris of the East.

  • Day 3

    Discover Shanghai

    Day 3 Discover Shanghai

    Today's explorations include the peaceful Yu Garden and the atmospheric alleys of the old town. Admire the magnificent colonial architecture with a stroll along the Bund and explore the Xintiandi area. Visit the Silk Factory, and in the evening, enjoy a cruise along the Huangpu River. (B,L)

  • Day 4

    Modern Pudong

    DAY 4 Modern Pudong

    This morning, visit the modern financial district of Pudong before flying to Wuhan. Continue on the speedy bullet train to Yichang and transfer to Maoping where you will board the Yangtze River Cruise vessel, home for the next for four nights. (B,L).

  • Days 5-7

    Yangtze River Cruise

    Day 5-7 Yangtze River Cruise

    A man-made marvel, the Three Gorges Dam showcases a massive feat of engineering. But as you cruise upstream nature takes over, revealing some of the world’s most dramatic scenery including the Three Gorges themselves. Enjoy various sidetrips and shore excursions along the way. (B,L,D)

  • Day 8

    Train to Chengdu

    Day 8 Train to Chengdu

    Disembark your cruise ship in Chongqing and visit the porcealin district of Ciqikou. Ciqikou’s narrow streets are perfect for a morning stroll to admire the historical, traditional architecture. Travel by train to Chengdu and enjoy a Sichuanese meal in the evening. (B,D)

  • Day 9

    Panda Reserve

    Day 9 Panda Reserve

    A visit to Chengdu’s famous Panda Conservation Centre allows you to see and learn about China’s celebrated bears up close in surroundings that mirror their natural habitat. Later, take the bullet train to Xian, the former ancient capital. (B,L)

  • Day 10

    Terracotta Warriors

    Day 10 Terracotta Warriors

    After their fortuitous discovery in the 1970s, the Terracotta Army of China’s first Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, has intrigued visitors ever since. Spend the morning viewing the enigmatic ranks of life-sized warriors. Visit the workshop of the craftsmen who recreate Terracotta Warriors in the style of their ancient counterparts. Later, stroll on the beautifully preserved 14th century city walls that enclose Xian’s old town. This evening, enjoy a traditional Shui Jiao dumpling meal and a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing. (B,L,D)

  • Day 11

    Little Wild Goose Pagoda

    Day 11 Little Wild Goose Pagoda

    Visit the lovely Little Wild Goose Pagoda and the Xian Museum. Stroll through the lively Muslim Quarter which are lined with Islamic food stalls. Later, fly to Beijing. (B,L)

  • Day 12

    Imperial Beijing

    Days 12 Imperial Beijing

    In the morning, visit the Temple of Heaven. Soak up the harmonious ambience and watch, or take part in, an outdoor dance class. Later, walk through Tiananmen Square and into the magnificent Forbidden City. This evening, watch a Chinese Acrobatic show. (B,L)

  • Day 13

    The Great Wall

    Day 13 The Great Wall

    This morning is dedicated to China’s most iconic sight – the Great Wall. Taking a walk on this incredible structure is the best way to appreciate both the sheer magnificence of the wall itself and the dramatic scenery that it crosses. In the afternoon, visit the Jade Factory then enjoy the idyllic landscapes of the Summer Palace as you wander through traditional Chinese gardens and view the exquisite architecture. This evening, savour Beijing’s best known delicacy – Peking duck. (B,L,D)

  • Day 14

    Fly Beijing to UK

    Day 14 Fly Beijing to UK

    Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day. (B)

City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Shanghai
  • 5°c
  • 74mm
  • Chengdu
  • 6°c
  • 8mm
  • Beijing
  • -3°c
  • 3mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Shanghai
  • 7°c
  • 59mm
  • Chengdu
  • 8°c
  • 12mm
  • Beijing
  • 0°c
  • 5mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Shanghai
  • 10°c
  • 94mm
  • Chengdu
  • 12°c
  • 20mm
  • Beijing
  • 6°c
  • 8mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Shanghai
  • 16°c
  • 74mm
  • Chengdu
  • 17°c
  • 44mm
  • Beijing
  • 14°c
  • 21mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Shanghai
  • 21°c
  • 84mm
  • Chengdu
  • 22°c
  • 78mm
  • Beijing
  • 20°c
  • 34mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Shanghai
  • 25°c
  • 182mm
  • Chengdu
  • 24°c
  • 107mm
  • Beijing
  • 24°c
  • 78mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Shanghai
  • 29°c
  • 146mm
  • Chengdu
  • 26°c
  • 224mm
  • Beijing
  • 26°c
  • 185mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Shanghai
  • 29°c
  • 214mm
  • Chengdu
  • 26°c
  • 201mm
  • Beijing
  • 25°c
  • 160mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Shanghai
  • 25°c
  • 87mm
  • Chengdu
  • 22°c
  • 119mm
  • Beijing
  • 20°c
  • 46mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Shanghai
  • 20°c
  • 56mm
  • Chengdu
  • 18°c
  • 35mm
  • Beijing
  • 14°c
  • 22mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Shanghai
  • 14°c
  • 52mm
  • Chengdu
  • 13°c
  • 16mm
  • Beijing
  • 5°c
  • 7mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Shanghai
  • 8°c
  • 44mm
  • Chengdu
  • 8°c
  • 5mm
  • Beijing
  • -1°c
  • 3mm
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Majestic Yangtze Private Tour map

Places Visited: UK - Shanghai (2N) - Yangtze River Cruise (4N) - Chengdu (1N) - Xian (2N) - Beijing (3N) - UK

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