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Classic China with Yangtze River Cruise

12 days: Beijing, Xian, Yangtze River, Shanghai
From £XXX

DAY 1: London/Beijing
Depart London Heathrow to China. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey.

DAY 2: Beijing
Arrive in Beijing and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.

DAY 3: Beijing
Enjoy a full day tour to the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven. Begin at Tian An Men Square, the largest public square in the world. Continue to visit the Imperial Palace. Lunch in a local Chinese restaurant. Then visit the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace. This evening, choose an optional Peking Duck Dinner (?????) (B, L).

DAY 4: Beijing
Full day excursion to visit the Great Wall of China. Walk along the promenades to the towers to view the magnificent scenery. Visit the Ming Tombs before returning to Beijing (B, L).

DAY 5: Beijing/Xian
Day at leisure. Late afternoon transfer to a local restaurant where you will enjoy an early dinner, before boarding the train for your overnight journey to Xian (B, D).

DAY 6: Xian
This morning, transfer to your hotel for breakfast. Later, enjoy a full day tour of Xian's antiquities. Tour includes the archaeological site at the tomb of China's first emperor where 8,000 finely sculptured terracotta soldiers and horses have been discovered. Visit the City Wall, one of the largest, ancient, military defense systems built during the old Tang Dynasty to fortify the city. Later, trace the beginnings of Chinese civilization at the Provincial Museum (B, L).

DAY 7: Xian/Chongqing
This morning, enjoy a half day sightseeing of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the City Gate. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your flight to Chongqing. Upon arrival, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant, then transfer to board your ship on the Yangtze River (B, D).

DAY 8: Yangtze Rizer Cruise
Cruise to Fengdu, the "Ghost City," and view the temples at Mingshan Hill (alternatively, the cruise may visit Wanxian or Shibaozhai) (B, L, D).

DAY 9: Yangtze River Cruise
Sail through Qutang Gorge. Dock at Wushan for an excursion through the Small Three Gorges along the Daning River. Continue this afternoon through Wu Gorge and see the fabled Twelve Peaks. This evening, a folklore show at Zigui (B, L, D).

DAY 10: Yichang/Shanghai
Sail through Xiling Gorge. Visit the Three Gorges Dam near Sandouping Village. This afternoon, disembark your ship at Yichang to board your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel (B, L).

DAY 11: Shanghai
This morning, tour the major attractions of Shanghai. Wander through the Yuyuan Gardens and experience the old world charm of the waterfront Bund. Afternoon at leisure (B).

DAY 12: Shanghai/Beijing/London
Transfer to the airport for flight to Beijing then change to your departure flight back to London (B).

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