Trip Itinerary & Travel Details
Day 1 Chongqing (/)
Arrive in Chongqing, the mountain city. You will be met by you local guide and transferred to the Yangtze River Cruiser. The 4 days Yangtze River Cruise Chongqing to Yichang tour is beginning.
Day 2 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)
Have an early get-up to enjoy a spectacular journey on the mighty Yangtze River. After lunch, you will disembark at the ancient Fengdu and enjoy a visit to the legendary city of ghost. Before return to the cruise for the welcome banquet, you will explore the city of ghost by visiting the local temples.
Day 3 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)
Today's highlight is the cruise through the first of the fabled Three Gorges: Qutang Gorge framed by steep mossy cliffs Wu Gorge, celebrated for its 12 peaks and Xiling Gorge, the last and most scenic of all the gorges. You will have a memorable experience of the shore excursion of Shennong Stream with a sampan tour through the treacherous gorges.
Day 4 Yangtze River Cruise / Yichang--Beijing (B)
Today you will have a stop at Sandouping to view the historic Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydroelectric project in the world. After the shore excursion of Three Gorges Dam, you will disembark at Yichang in the afternoon. And then transfer to the airport to take flight to Beijing. Stay in Beijing.
Day 5 Beijing (B, L)
Our guide and driver will pick you up after breakfast. Today's Beijing tour starts with the visit of the Tiananmen Square. It is a very important place for celebrations in traditional Chinese festivals and important days with cultural and political significance. It is the largest square in the world. It will take about half hour to go around it.
Tiananmen Square got its name from the Tiananmen Gate, which means Gate of Heavenly Peace. From Tiananmen Gate you will walk and directly enter into the Forbidden City. It was a vast complex of building groups which make up the former residence of the ancient emperors. It is the largest and the best preserved ancient imperial residence in China today, and it is now open to public as Palace Museum. Forbidden City is a Must-see attraction of Beijing tour. It is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.
After lunch, visit Temple of Heaven, the largest ancient imperial worship architecture group in the world. It is a worship altar where Emperors prayed for peace and harvest. It is also listed as the World Cultural Heritage Site. The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest is a magnificent triple-gabled circular building with 38 meters in height and 30 meters in diameter, stands on a round foundation built with three levels of marble stones.
Day 6 Beijing (B, L)
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and go to visit the most representative part of China Great Wall, Badaling Great Wall--- the most famous and the best-preserved wall in China. Have traditional Chinese lunch at Longdi restaurant. After lunch, have a short visit of Jade Carving Factory while having a rest. Move on to the Ming tombs--- Changling, the best-preserved Chinese imperial tombs with 500 years history. In the evening enjoy Peking Duck Dinner (Optional item, price exclude). Transfer back to your hotel.
Day 7 Depart Beijing (B)
Transfer to the airport and end the 7 Days Yangtze River Cruise and Beijing Tour.