7 Days Shanghai & Yangtze Upstream Tour

Tour Route: Shanghai, Yangtze River

Must See Attraction & Perfect China Classical Garden-Yuyuan Garden,The No.1 River in Asia and the Third Longest River in the World-Yangtze River,The Largest Water-Power Engineering in the World-Three Gorges Dam,Reasonable Tour Arrangement & Meals Quality Guarantee

YCT-20
Daily
Private Tour
Day 1 Shanghai Arrival

Welcome to Shanghai! Clear the customs and retrieve your baggage by yourself upon arrival, be greeted by our tour guide in the Arrival Hall who is holding a sign on which says your name; transferred by your private car/van to your hotel downtown. The rest of the day is your own time.

Meals: No Meals
Day 2 Shanghai

Today you will first visit the magnificent Yu Garden. Right out of the Yu Garden, you can observe local people's life at the Yuyuan Market (Yu Garden Market). Proceed to the Temple of Jade Buddha. Take a stroll or shop in the famed Nanjing Road and then down to the Bund alongside the Huangpu River to explore the modern aspect of Shanghai. Drive to the Pudong New Area to enjoy a bird's eye view of Shanghai from the Jinmao Tower.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Shanghai to Yichang

Today will visit the People's Square and the Shanghai Museum. Then after the lunch, you will be escorted to the airport and take the flight to Yichang. After Yichang arrival, you'll be picked up and transferred to the cruise pier, and board your ship. Your lifetime Yangtze cruise starts!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Yangtze River Cruise

Shore excursion to the world-famous Three Gorges Dam.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 Yangtze River Cruise

Shore excursion to Lesser Three Gorges by smaller vessels.

The Lesser Three Gorges, like a shinning pearl hiddden in remote mountains, are much smaller, narrower and have some dramatic scenery to offer. That is the most splendid river adventure throughout China for you.

Note: Some cruise ships make the shore excursion to the Shennong Stream. You have the final say on which excursion to make, as we can book any of the cruise ships at great rates!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 Yangtze River Cruise

Shore excursion to the Fengdu Ghost City to check why it has been regarded as the "City of Ghosts".

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 Chongqing Departure

You will disembark in Chongqing at around 9:00, and your local tour guide will meet and escort you to the Chongqing airport from the cruise pier. Take the flight to your next destination or back to your home.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Travel Period 2-5 travelers 6-9 travelers
Dec.1- Feb.28 US$1076 US$929
Mar.1- Nov.30 US$1184 US$1022

1. The price is based on stay in China four star hotels. If you want to deduct, upgrade or downgrade the hotel, please indicate this while sending the inquiry.
2. You will enjoy more discounts if there is more people join the tour.
3. Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Labor's Day (Apr 30-May 2, 2016) , China National Day Holiday (Sep 30-Oct 7, 2016), and Chinese Spring Festival (Jan 27-Feb 3, 2017).

1. Service for Picking up and dropping off at the hotel.
2. Deluxe air-conditioned tour vehicle
3. Professional English-speaking tour guide service.
4. Cost of main entrance tickets of mentioned attractions in the itinerary list above.

Tips to the guide and driver

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It is flexible to change the duration, attractions, starting and ending cities according to your interests. Also the tour can be extended or shorten as your preference, just let your trip consultant know.
All of the tour packages exclude the international airfares. We suggest you can book it one your own. You can compare the price between OTAs (Expedia, Priceline, Sky scanner...) and the airlines. When you have a confirmed date, set alarm and compare it always.
As the China Visa, we cannot apply for you as we are an China inbound travel company. However, we can send you our invitation letter with our company's official seal to you after you booked the tour from us, which could assist you to get China Visa from China embassy easily. Usually, we suggest you to apply the visa about one month or one month and a half before your travel date.
For the breakfast, it is offered by the hotel you stay, usually Chinese and Western buffet breakfast. As for the lunch, we offer 80RMB per person for a standard Chinese meal at a nice tourist restaurant. If you want to order other kind of meals, such as vegetarian, Muslim meals, Indian Meals, please let your trip consultant know. Dinner usually will be left for you to choose the food you prefer. Our guide will help you to balance each meal such as your taboo, your preference and avoid repeated food. You have to pay for the extra cost if you want to take better or more. The meals on Yangtze Cruise are fixed Chinese and Western Buffet.
All the hotels can be replaced by your favorite ones or you can book your own hotels. And the hotel room we offered here usually is standard with twin beds. If you want to have king-size bed room or suite, please let your trip advisor know. Besides, all the accommodation are quoted on two persons sharing one room. The room supplement must be paid if you want to have a single room.
* Most hotels we offered in our tour package have WIFI in the lobby, and some of which have WIFI in hotel rooms. If you need the WIFI in your room, please make sure with your trip advisor.
We have non-shopping private tour and tour with carefully selected shops. For tour with shops, the price will be lower, and you will enter one or two shops in every tourist city. The shops could be jade, silk, pearl, Chinese tea etc., all of which have strong China's character and is worthy to buy. Each shop will take you around 45 minutes. We promise there is no compulsory consumption at all. You get the situation in your hands.
* Department stores, supermarkets, boutiques, hotel and restaurants in most cities of China do accept the credit card with the sigh of MasterCard, VISA and JCB. However, it does generate commission charge. Please check the regulations with your bank manager.
All domestic flight we offered is the economic class, which you can carry one hand-on luggage no more than 5 kg for free. The total of free registered luggage is no more than 20kg. Excess luggage will charge you some extra fees, be aware of that. The free registered luggage allowance in China domestic train is 20kg.
The insurance provided by us is called Travel Agencies' Liability Insurance, which covers accidents occurring during the activities arranged by travel agency. It does not cover mishaps or physical problems occurring outside the guided tour period or caused by clients themsevles, so we highly suggest you purchase the full coverage travel insurance from your country of origin.
For group of 1-4 passengers, recommend US$ 4-8 per tourist per day for guide, and US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide; for group of 5 and above, recommend US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide, and US$2-4 per tourist per day for driver. Besides, we highly recommend you to tip every day to encourage better service from them in the next coming days. However, if you have genuine reason not to tip, don't.
Usually, the deposit of tour package accounts for 30% of the total quotation, and the balance should be paid 30 days before your tour date. Payment methods we accept include Bank Transfer and PayPal, Credit Card and so on. More details you can check the Payment Guide page. Moreover, Children who are less than 12 y/o have their own discounts, please contact with your trip advisor.

I want to travel on this 7 day cruise to Chpngqing as a single person from 2013 May 11, What is the price. If I want to travel to Kafeng from Chongqing how do I do that?
Asked by Samson Raman (Apr.17, 2013)

Lead to China Trip Advisor (Apr.17, 2013) replied:
Dear Samson Raman, thanks for your question. The quotation has been sent to your Email box. Please check it. From Chongqing to Kaifeng, there are two practical ways. One is taking train from Chongqing to Kaifeng directly, K16 (12:29 - 07:35),19 hours, CNY 325 for hard sleeper;K1064/K1061 (21:55 - 19:48),22 hours, CNY 325 for hard sleeper. The other quick and comfort way is taking flight from Chongqing to Zhengzhou(CNY450-660),then you can rent a car or take coach from Zhengzhou(76.7 kilometers away from Kaifeng) to Kaifeng, which takes about 1.5-3 hours. More questions, please contact with our CSD

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