7 Days Shanghai and Yangtze Cruise Tour

Tour Route: Shanghai, Chongqing, Yangtze River, Yichang, Shanghai

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Daily
Private Tour
Day 1 Arrival in Shanghai

Be met at the arrival hall of the airport by our tour guide and transferred back to your hotel in a comfortable private vehicle.

Meals: No meals
Day 2 Arrival in Shanghai

After breakfast, we will first visit Shanghai Museum which houses a collection of 123,000 cultural arts in 21 categories including bronzes, ceramics, calligraphy, Ming and Qing-dynasty furniture and ancient art works.

Continue our visit to Yuyuan Garden and Yuyuan Market. Yuyuan Garden which is a tranquil classical garden and well blends of pavilions, halls, rockeries, ponds and cloisters with unique characteristics. Lunch is at a great local restaurant. A visit to Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop is also included.

In the afternoon, we head to the Bund for a waterfront stroll and have a look at the grandest historic buildings. Lastly, go to the top of Shanghai’s new landmark – World Financial Center for a bird's-eye view of the city.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Shanghai Fly to Chongqing

Take morning flight from Shanghai to Chongqing. Before boarding the ship, you will have a half day Chongqing tour to see the cute pandas in Chongqing zoo and go to Ciqikou Old Town to experience authentic community and local’s life. Lunch is arranged at a great local restaurant.

Board the ship from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Dinner is not included and we suggest that you buy some snacks in local supermarket. Start your Yangtze River cruise from Chongqing to Yichang at 9:00pm.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Yangtze Cruise

A shore excursion to Shibaozhai. It is built by catch upon a rectangular rock with sheer cliffs with a height of 56 meters and 12 stories. Each of the 12 floors of Shibaozhai is dedicated to a famous general of the Three Kingdoms period (220-265AD), a local scholar or a renowned Chinese poet.

At night, a welcoming banquet and dancing party will be held on the ship.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
Day 5 Yangtze Cruise

Today you will experience perhaps the most memorable part of your Yangtze Cruise tour. The ship will sail through Qutang Gorge which is the grandest and most dangerous section of the river with steep precipices on both sides.

Go ashore to visit the Shennong Stream when the ship sails between Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge. This is an interesting junk adventure drifting along the winding stream for three to four hours. Aboard the ship again and Crew's Performance will be held tonight.

At night, a welcoming banquet and dancing party will be held on the ship.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
Day 6 Arrival in Yichang

Today we will sail through the Three Gorges Dam and get access to the top of the dam see the magnificent project.

The ship arrives in Yichang at 1:00pm. Our guide will meet your at the pier and transfer you to the Yichang airport to catch your flight to Shanghai. Upon your arrival in Shanghai, you will see our guide wait for you at the arrival hall.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 7 Shanghai to Departure City

Transfer you to the airport to board on your flight home

Meals: No meals
Travel Period 2-5 travelers 6-9 travelers
Dec.1- Feb.28 US$1490 US$1350
Mar.1- Nov.30 US$1550 US$1420

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. Shanghai-Chongqing, Yichang-Shanghai airfare
2. Hotels with daily western & Chinese Buffet breakfasts
3. Daily lunches and/or dinners at local finest restaurants for the land tour
4. Excellent private guide & driver for the land tour
5. Standard cruise cabin with full board (eg: victoria cruises)
6. Cruise shore excursions
7. Entrance Fees to the Scenic Spots as Listed in the Itinerary

1. the service charge of CNY150.00 per person
2. International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
3. China Entry Visa Fees.
4. Single Room Supplement.
5. Personal Expenses: such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.

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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.

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