Day 1. Sunday. ARRIVE SHANGHAI (D)
Arrive Shanghai and transfer to our central city hotel.
Day 2. Monday. SHANGHAI (BLD)
Sighsteeing includes the Bund, Nanjing Road, a 1 hour cruise on the Huangpu River, Upper Sphere of the Oriental Pearl Tower, Yu Gardens, and Jade Buddha Temple. Tonight enjoy the famed Shanghai acrobats.
Day 3. Tuesday. SHANGHAI – SUZHOU (BLD)
Enjoy the scenes of rural China during the train ride to Suzhou, city of Silks and Gardens. Visit one of the famous gardens and a silk weaving factory, and take a cruise through the suburbs on an ancient canal.
Day 4. Wednesday. SUZHOU - NANJING (BLD)
Continue to Nanjing this morning and this afternoon tour the city including the Yangtse river bridge, memorial to Dr Sun Yat Sen, and Mt Zijin Shan and other sights.
Day 5. Thursday NANJING - YICHANG - CRUISE (BLD)
We take the fast train to Yichang and join our 5 star Victoria cruise ship for the next 4 nights.
Day 6. Friday CRUISING – 3 GORGES DAM (BLD)
This morning we visit the 3 Gorges Dam information centre. Return to the ship and cruise through the Xiling Gorge.
Day 7. Saturday CRUISING – DANING (BLD)
Disembark into small boats for a cruise up the Daning River or Shennong Stream before reboarding our ship. Cruise throuigh the Wu and Qutung Gorges.
Day 8. Sunday CRUISING (BLD)
Continue up river and enjoy the passing parade of villages, boats, and amazing scenery. Enjoy a shore excursion at either Shibozhai or Fengdu.
Day 9. Monday CHONGQING – CHENGDU (BLD)
Arrive Chongqing. Say farewell to your crew and after a short tour of the city take the fast train to Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province.
Day 10. Tuesday. CHENGDU – XIAN (BLD)
Tour Chengdu city and a highlight will be a visit to the Panda breeding centre where usually baby Panda's are to be seen and you can cuddle a panda for additional cost. Train to ancient Xian, first capital of all China.
Day 11. Wednesday XIAN (BLD)
Another highlight of your tour will be a visit to the amazing Terracotta Warriors of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi.. Also visit Ban Po village and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
Day 12. Thursday XIAN – BEIJING (BLD)
Visit the City Wall, Bell Tower, Mosque and market. This afternoon take the fast train to Beijing.
Day 13. Friday BEIJING (BLD)
Drive to the great Wall at Mutianyu with a ride on the cable car included then on to visit a cloisonne factory and the Ming Tombs.
Day 14. Saturday BEIJING – GREAT WALL (BLD)
Visit the Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Imperial Palace, and Drum Tower.
Day 15. Sunday BEIJING (B)
Transfer to the airport for departure.