16 Days China Tour – 7 Cities and Yangtze Cruise

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Tour includes

  • Airport Pickup & Hotel transfer
  • 4 Star Hotel fee in Beijing (3 nights)
  • 4 Star Hotel fee in Xian (3 Nights)
  • 5 Star Hotel fee in Guilin (2 Nights)
  • 4 Star Hotel fee in Chengdu (2 Nights)
  • 5 Star Yangtze Gold Cruise Ship (3 Nights)
  • All Meals on Board
  • 4 Star Hotel fee in Shanghai (2 Nights)
  • Daily City Tours with Transportation
  • All Entry Fees to Tourist Attractions
  • English speaking tour guide
  • 15 Buffet Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 4 Dinners

Price Excludes (Optional)

  • Chinese Visa
  • International air fares
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Beijing - Airport Pickup & Transfer

Welcome to Beijing! Please make sure you have filled all the requested information on Arrival / Departure form that flight crew give to you as it is necessary for all the passengers travelling internationally. After clearing from immigration and customs at Beijing International Airport, find your way to arrival hall, and you will meet our English-speaking tour guide holding the “China Wayz” placard. After a warm greeting, we will transfer you to your hotel in Beijing and you can rest and prepare yourself for your amazing 16 days tour in China!

Our tour guides will help you to buy a SIM card in case you need one. You can also exchange your money and get some RMB in cash at the airport in case you need. Your experiences tour guide will gladly answer to all your questions about Beijing and your Hotel’s nearby places and you can explore around on yourself!

Meals: No meals included
Hotel: Mercure Wangshang Beijing

Day 2Beijing City Tour (B+L)

After having breakfast in your hotel, you will meet your tour guide and other group members and we will take you directly to your first destination, Tiananmen Square by private car or van. Not only one of the largest squares in the world, this place is also famous for all the events that have taken place in Chinese history.
Cross the street is your next destination, The Forbidden City which is an imperial palace in Beijing that dates back to the Ming dynasty.
You will enjoy the lunch at a nice local restaurant to taste Chinese food of your choice.

In the afternoon, the group will visit the Temple of Heaven, the largest ancient sacred place of worship in China with unique architecture located in the south east of Beijing. In the evening, you will go to a theater to watch exciting Chinese Kong Fu Show.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Day 3Beijing - Mutianyu Great Wall & Summer Palace (B+L)

After a full buffet breakfast at hotel, it is time to visit one of the 7 wonders of the world, The Great Wall of China. As you might know the Great wall is very long and there are several sections that are very famous to visitors and we will go to the Mutianyu section of Great Wall as it is less crowded than Badaling Great Wall and you can enjoy your time and take better pictures. After lunch and a short stop at Jade Factory we will head to Summer Palace, a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces in Beijing.
Tea ceremony is one of the most interesting experiences in China. We will end our day visiting to a local tea house to drink Chinese tea live like locals and relax after an active day, then we will take you back to your hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Day 4Beijing Hutongs Tour - Xian (B)

You start your 4th day by going to Hutong of Beijing and you can actually see the old neighborhoods of Beijing by walking around or sitting on a tricycle.

In the afternoon we will take you back to hotel to checkout and transfer you to train station to get on board in high speed bullet train and continue your journey to Xian. Upon your arrival, Chinawayz tour guide will find you outside the baggage claim area and drive you to the hotel in Xian.

Day 5Xian City Tour (B+L+D)

The first day in Xian is dedicated to visit Terracotta Warriors and Houses Museum and you will admire the ancient craft of the Qin dynasty. There is a pottery-making factory that we will visit on our way to our lunch. We will go to a good local restaurant to try authentic taste of Chinese food based on your choice.
After lunch, you will visit Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xian Museum. At night, we arrange dinner and you will have one of the most famous Chinese food called Dumplings at a local restaurant, while you are watching the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show

* Note: Since the dance show is closed on December, January, February and March, passengers in this months will have the free evening instead and the price will excluded in their packages.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, lunch, Dumpling dinner

Day 6Xian City Tour (B+L)

Today you will go to ancient City Wall to have a panoramic view of Xian. The wall is one of the oldest and best preserved ramparts in China. If you like being more active, today you have time to rent a bicycle and enjoy biking around. (Fee is not included)

After lunch, we will continue the tour by visiting The Great Mosque of Xian. This is the largest and the best preserved mosque in China. Then you have some free time to enjoy walking around Muslim street and try some delicious food or buy souvenirs.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, lunch

Day 7 Xian to Guilin - Gulin City Tour (B)

Catch a morning flight to Guilin. Upon your arrival, our guide will meet you outside the baggage claim area. Your Guilin sightseeing starts with the famous Reed Flute Cave, which is a 240 meter karst cave that has various shapes of stalactites and stalagmites. After that, we will transfer you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Hotel: Grand Link Hotel

Day 8Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin (B+L)

You are half way done on your wonderful travel tour to China, and the best is yet to come! After your breakfast, we will take you to Pier to cruise on Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo and enjoy the beauty of nature along the river. There is some Chinese boxed lunch on the ship and you also might bring some snacks for yourself.
You will be on board for almost 4 hours before arriving at Yangshuo. In Yangshuo you can walk around and enjoy the rural areas and get to know local lifestyle of people.

Then we will drive you back to Guilin to visit the Elephant Trunk Hill before you go to Hotel room to rest after a long day.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch on board

Day 9Guilin to Chengdu (B)

After breakfast in the hotel, you will checkout and fly to Chengdu, the capital of southwestern China’s Sichuan province. We will pick you up at airport and transfer you to your hotel and you are free today to have lunch and spend your evening on your own. Your hotel is very close to Chunxi Road and Tianfu Square so you can walk around the city and have some free time after an active week or and get ready for the rest of your journey.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Hotel: Mercure Chengdu Chunxi

Day 10Chengdu City Tour (B)

Today is schedule to visit China’s national treasure, giant pandas at the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. The morning is the best time to watch the active pandas. You will surely enjoy seeing panda bears eating bamboo or playing with each other.
Then, you will visit Jinsha Site Museum where you can watch a 4D film “Dream Back to Jinsha”. This gives you a chance to understand how life was 2,000 years ago.
Being in the list of Chengdu Historical and Cultural Protection Project, Broad and Narrow Alleys is your next scheduled visit. Old houses and alleys of the Qing Dynasty have been transformed to the tea houses, restaurants, shops and bars and you can walk around and have a good time there.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Day 11Chengdu to Chongqing (B+D)

You will have the whole morning to yourself to explore the city and have lunch and also get ready to checkout your room. Then our tour guide will transfer you to railway station and help you board a bullet train to Chongqing. The train is high-speed and very comfy and it just takes 2 hours to arrive in Chongqing. Our tour guide will pick you up at train station and you will check-in to your luxury five-star Yangtze cruise ship to start your floating adventure along this very famous river that travels from east to the west of China.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Cruise Ship: Yangtze Golden Cruise (Double room with balcony) –

Day 12Shibaozhai (B+L+D)

You will disembark at Zhongxian at about 14:00. Here, you visit Shibaozhai a huge twelve-story pagoda sheltering at the top a temple. It is located on an island, on the northern banks of the Yangtze River. You will re-embark for joining to the Captain’s Welcome Party in the evening.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13Shennv Stream - Xiling Gorge (B+L+D)

The cruise ship arrives to Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge in the morning. The Gorges are spectacular and this is the best time to take some photos. The cruise guide will make a formal presentation to you.
After lunch, you will disembark in the Shennv Stream by boat. The locals call it “Beauty Stream”. It makes your day marvelous. The visit lasts around 3 to 4 hours. You will embark to sail to western section of Xiling Gorge.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14Yichang to Shanghai (B+L)

The last excursion stop on Yangtze is the Three Gorges Dam which is the largest hydroelectric plant in the world. Then the cruise ship takes you to the Three Gorges Tourist Center and our guide will find you there. After lunch, we will take a flight to the last scheduled destination in this tour, Shanghai. At the airport, our English speaking guide will meet you outside the customs area and transfer you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Regal Shanghai East Asia Hotel

Day 15Shanghai City Tour (B+L)

An entire day trip will show you a versatile Shanghai. In the morning, you will get a general knowledge about the history, culture and development of this city in Shanghai History Museum. You will also go to one of the most famous and iconic towers in the world, The Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower (TV Tower) to see the beauty of Shanghai from the elevation.
After lunch, we head to the beautiful Yu Garden where you will see traditional Chinese buildings with beautiful carvings and decorations, and artistic artificial hills and clear ponds with stone bridges. A silk shop is also scheduled for today.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch

Day 16Departure from Shanghai (B)

In the last day of trip, you will check out of the hotel after breakfast. According to your flight schedule, you go to the airport by yourself. It is easy to find your way to Pudong International Airport. We hope that you have enjoyed your 16 days trip to China and come back again!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Tour Price & Room Types

Departure Double Room
(Price Per Person)
Single Room
(Extra Price Per Room)
Jun. 2019 2349$ 2799$
Jul. 2019 2449$ 2899$
Aug. 2019 2449$ 2899$
Sep. 2019 2449$ 2899$
Oct. 2019 2449$ 2899$
Nov. 2019 2349$ 2799$

* Prices are different due to high-season and low-season.
** Due to cold weather, we are not offering this tour on Dec. Jan. Feb. and Mar.

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Details of 16 Days China Yangtze Cruise Tour

  • Duration: 16 Days - 15 Nights
  • Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Chengdu, Chongqing, Yichang, Shanghai
  • Tour Type: Small Group of 1-20 PAX (100% Guaranteed Departures)
  • Guide & Driver: English Speaking Tour Guide / Comfortable Van or Car
  • Transportation: Airplane, High-Speed Train, Cruise Ship
  • Tour Pickup: Beijing International Airport (PEK)
  • Tour Drop Off: Shanghai
  • Tour Highlights: