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16-day China Impression with Yangtze Cruise

Tour code: ETC-B04   

Experience the natural wonders and culture of China by taking this China Impression Tours. It spans from the Olympic city Beijing and ends at the bustling metropolitan Hongkong, you will enjoy everything from the magnificent imperial complex in Beijing to the spectacular sights including the Terracotta Warriors, Three Gorges and of course the karst heaven - Guilin & Yangshuo (fun activities included).

Tour Date City Tour Brief
1 Beijing Beijing Arrival
2 Beijing Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven
3 Beijing Great Wall, Ming Tomb, Sacred Road, Pecking Duck Dinner
4 Beijing / Xi'an Hutongs by Rickshaw, Flight to Xi'an
5 Xi'an
Terra-cotta Warriors & Horses, Bell Tower, The Moslem Street
6 Xi'an /Chongqing Xian Old City Wall,Small Goose Pagoda, Flight to Chongqing, board Yangtze Cruise Ship
7 Yangtze Cruise Fengdu Ghost City
8 Yangtze Cruise Shennong Stream or Lesser Three Gorges
9 Yichang / Shanghai disembark at Yichang, Flight to Shanghai
10 Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV  Tower, Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple
11 Shanghai Zhujiajiao Watertown, the Bund, Fly to Guilin
12 Guilin / Yangshuo  Li River Cruise, Shopping at local market Yangshuo
13 Yangshuo
Bamboo Rafting on Yulong River - optional, Cooking Course
14 Yangshuo/Guilin/Hong Kong
Reed Flute Cave, City Central Lakes, Fly to Hong Kong
15 Hong Kong Victoria Peak, Aberdeen, Repulse Bay
16 Hong Kong Service ends. 
Day 1 Arrival in Beijing (no meal)
Arrive in Beijing. Our guide will meet you at the airport & transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Day 2 Beijing (B, L)
Private escorted tour to the largest city square in the world, Tiananmen Square first. Then go to the Forbidden City, which is the largest imperial palace in China for 24 emperors' reign during the Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of around 600 years. Later, move to Temple of Heaven, a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design where the ancient emperors used to pray for the God's bless of the whole nation.

Day 3 Beijing (B, L, D)
Private escorted tour to the Great Wall, one of the great wonders in the world and the symbol of China. Then go to Ming Tomb which is an underground palace for Ming-dynasty emperors' afterlife. Take a walk on the Sacred Road, namely "the way leading to Heaven"; which is guarded on both sides with 12 stone statues. Later, enjoy a famous Peking Duck Banquet for dinner.

Day 4 Beijing/Xian by flight (B, L)
Pay a visit to Hutongs by rickshaw where you will have a glimpse of the Beijingers' old way of life and traditional Beijing culture, Take afternoon flight to Xian. Arrive at Xian. Be met & transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for your own enjoyment.

Day 5 Xian (B, L)

Transfer to the Xian’s must-see sight--Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. It is known as the eighth wonder of the world and a museum to display terra-cotta warriors and horses in Tang Dynasty. Drive back to Xian and go to the symbolic Bell Tower which was built in 1384 during the early Ming Dynasty with a height of 36 meters and covers an area of 1,377 square meters. Then go to the Moslem Street,  located at the heart of ancient city of Xian, next to the Drum Tower. It is the hub of the Moslem community in Xian City, and offers a variety of local flavor snacks.

Day 6 Xian/Chongqing (B, L)

Transfer to vist Xian Old City Wall. Built 600 years ago (1374 - 1378) in the Ming Dynasty, it is the best-kept and biggest city walls in Xian. Then head for Small Goose Pagoda, which is a multi-eave and square brick structure built in the year 707 A.D during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Take a afternoon flight to Chongqing and board 4 star cruise ship.

Day 7 Yangtze Cruise (B, L, D)
On board, shore excursion to "the Ghost City" --Fengdu or Shibaozhai depending on the schedule of the cruise companies. Since 2010, some cruise companies offer optional shore excursions during your cruise, please kindly check with your travel consultant for more information.

Day 8 Yangtze Cruise (B, L, D)

Today you'll get a close look of the enchanting landscape as you board a small boat and cruise along a tributary to the Yangtze to explore the exceptionally beautiful Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong Stream depending on the arrangement of the cruise company.

Day 9 Yichang/Shanghai by flight (B, L)
Shore excursion to the amazing Three Gorge Dam: it is the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity (22,500 MW). Later, disembark at Yichang. After lunch, transfer to airport and fly to bustling Shanghai.

Day 10 Shanghai (B, L)
Yu Garden
is the first travel spot-- the only fully restored classical Chinese garden in Shanghai which inaugurated in the Ming dynasty. Numerous rock and tree garden areas, ponds, walls and bridges separating various garden areas and pavilions are its features. Jade Buddha Temple comes next, it exudes a powerful potion of thick incense, flashy decorations, and a dark, seedy atmosphere that makes it seem centuries older. Oriental Pearl TV Tower is the third spot, which is 468 meters’ height and regarded as the best viewing spot of Shanghai by the Huangpu River.

Day 11 Shanghai/Guilin (B, L)

Drive to a nearby water town--Zhujiajiao ancient town, a town with unique old bridges across bubbling streams, small rivers shaded by willow trees, and houses with courtyards. Then drive back to the Bund, the perfect combination of modern and past, it is the famous waterfront to see new-erect modern skyscrapers and aged buildings of the colonial period. By the side of the Bund, Nanjing Road is regarded as the busiest shopping street in Shanghai and brings you one-stop shopping fun. Later, transfer to airport and fly to Guilin. Be met and transferred to hotel.

Day 12 Guilin/Yangshuo (B, L)
Take a leisurely Li River cruise, disembark at the beautiful small town famous for its Karst landscape--Yangshuo. At Yangshuo, you can have a free afternoon for your own exploration. The ideal way is wander around and go to tourist spots like Moon Hill, Big Banyan and so on. At night, the West Street is a must-go where shows lively nightlife with both Chinese and western style. Besides, you can also go to watch the optional evening show "Impression Sanjie Liu" on the natural stage along Li River. Overnight at Yangshuo.

Day 13 Yangshuo (B, L)
In the morning, the happy day begins by Biking (escorted by your private guide) to the countryside to see the stunning scenery, rice paddies, water buffalo and local farmer's life. And then it's your option to have a 1-hour bamboo rafting down Yulong River. Have lunch at a local restaurant. In addition, a special cooking course is planned in the afternoon.

Day 14 Yangshuo/Guilin/Hong Kong by flight (B, L)
Drive back to Guilin and visit the amazing limestone Reed Flute Cave near the downtown: a fascinating gallery of natural sculpture. Then have a walk around the city central lakes to enjoy its beautiful natural and man-made scenery. Then head for airport to fly to HK. Be met and transfer to hotel.

Day 15 Hong Kong (B)
Half day sit-in-coach tour: the first stop at Victoria Peak. It combine shopping, restaurants, and entertainment and features the oldest mode transport, the 112-year old Peak Tram and Hong Kong 's most unusual building and icon, the Peak Tower. Secondly, pay a visit to Aberdeen. It was formerly a fishing village. People can have a glimpse of boat-dwellers at Aberdeen Bay. Repulse Bay is the third spot, a relaxing sandy beach with a strong characteristic of local culture. The rest of day is for your own exploration.

Day 16 Hong Kong departure (B)
Transfer to airport and fly to your next destination.
End of service.


As all of our holidays are tailor-made it isn’t possible to give an exact price on the web-site as the final cost is dependant on a number of factors. These include the number of people in your party, the season you travel, the standard of hotel (we offer a variety of standards from three-star to super-luxurious) and duration of your trip. However, as aguideline you should expect to pay from US$2650 for the opposite itinerary.

Included Services
Private transfers airport/hotel/airport;
Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide;
Accommodations with daily breakfast;
Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner;
Domestic flights and trains listed;
Admission fees.

Non-included Services
Visa arrangement;
Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg);
Personal expense;
Any meals not specified as "B, L or D";
Gratuities to guides and drivers.

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  • Asked by Joseph Chacko
    2016-08-14 18:01
    I am planning vacation during June 2017 to China with my family (we are 4 adults and room should be on twin sharing basis). Your 16 days itinerary seems to be OK. Please let me know the rate and whatever cost included in the package. Additional possible cost details may also be provided.
    Answered by Ricky
    2016-08-15 09:22
    Hi, Joseph,

    Thanks for contacting Easy Tour China.

    We are so glad to be of service to you. As to your inquiry, our travel specialist will be in touch with you soon via email.

    Have a nice day there!
  • Asked by Yogendra Shah
    2016-03-25 05:59
    We are looking for 12-13 days trip to China. It is for 2 couples and all 4 of us are Vegetarian. Tour should include Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xian. Tentative dates in Sept-Oct 2016. Please provide the details including price.
    Answered by Ricky
    2016-03-25 09:26
    Dear Yogendra,

    Thanks for contacting Easy Tour China.

    It is our great pleasure to be of service to you. Regarding the vegetarian trip in China, our travel specialist will be in touch with you soon via email.

    Have a nice day there!
  • Asked by Dilip kumar
    2015-12-17 15:12
    Tour to china but with at least one Indian vegetarian meal a day
    Answered by Ricky
    2015-12-17 20:19
    Hi, Dilip,

    Thanks for contacting Easy Tour China.

    We are so glad to be of service to you. As to your trip to China, our travel specialist will be in touch with you soon via email.

    Have a nice day there!
  • Asked by R. VOLPATTI
    2015-10-09 00:01
    For two people Age 75. not to much wakling
    Following place I like to see.
    • Beijing Great wall at Badaling, 700 years old Hutongs.
    • Ixian : Tang Dynasty Stage show,Terra Cotta Warriors house Terracotta soldiers,
    • Chengdu: to see Giant Panda Breeding Research Center,
    • Take a Yangtze Cruise with river view stateroom,
    • Shanghai: Old Town, Yu Garden, Silk carpet factory,
    • Guilin: cruise the Li River, west street, See Red Reed Flute Cave
    • Hong Kong : Go to Victoria Peak, Stanley Market.
    • Airline Taxes & fuel surcharges
    • All inter -China Flights
    • Any train transfers & Bus Tours
    • All Admonition & Entrance fee and show per Itinerary
    • Hotel with swim pool 4or 5 star\
    • Beijing 3 nights
    • Chengdu 1night
    • Yangtze cruise 3 nights
    • Shanghai 2 night
    • Guilin 2 night
    • Hong Kong 3 nights
    14 Nights tours
    Meals: 14 Breakfast, 14 lunches, 5 dinners
    Start in Beijing and end in Hong Kong
    Answered by Ricky
    2015-10-09 10:26
    Dear R. Volpatti,

    Thanks for contacting Easy Tour China.

    We are so glad to be of service to you. Regarding your trip to China, our travel specialist will be in touch with you soon via email.

    Have a nice day there!
  • Asked by Soumendra Nath Mukherjee
    2015-06-09 07:00
    Dear Sir

    I will be happy if you kindly let me know the minimum cost involved for 2 adults (Senior Citizen), for 16 Days China Impression tour, covering Beijing, Shanghai & Hong Kong as described , starting from September 24 /2015 and ending on or before October 12/1015.
    Best wishes,

    Answered by Ricky
    2015-06-09 09:12
    Dear Soumendra,

    Thanks for contacting Easy Tour China.

    We are so glad to be of service to you. Regarding the 16-day tour detail, our travel specialist will be in touch with you soon via email.

    Have a nice day there!
  • Asked by Jitendra Aggarwal
    2015-05-24 22:47
    11 day tour for 2 from blr in july or feb
    . Give us price please.
    Answered by Ricky
    2015-05-25 09:26
    Dear Jitendra,

    Thanks for contacting Easy Tour China.

    We are very glad to be of service to you. Regarding your trip plan, our travel specialist will be in touch with you soon via email.

    Have a nice day there!
  • Asked by John Schmidt
    2014-10-15 05:36
    Very interest in the tour, as is. However, a bike ride might be outside my wife's capabilities unless there are three-wheel bikes available. Can you fit in the pandas instead?
    Answered by Ricky
    2014-10-15 08:59
    Dear John,

    Thanks for contacting Easy Tour China.

    We are very pleased to be of service to you. All of our tours can be customized to suit your need. We can adjust the itinerary based on your request as it will be a private tour in China. For more tour details, our travel consultant will be in touch with you soon via email.

    Have a nice day there!
  • Asked by FRANCIS D I RAZU
    2014-10-14 10:37
    The 15 day tour which includes Yangtze River cruise is fine.But we also prefer a high speed train ride.What about the meals and its preferences? Kindly quote rates without flight pls.Thanks.
    Answered by Ricky
    2014-10-14 13:47
    Dear Franics,

    Thanks for contacting Easy Tour China.

    We are so glad to be of serivce to you. High speed train travel is definitely convenient and comfortable in China. If you intend to travel by train, it is suggested that you may carry smaller suitcases or bags, instead of big ones since there will be some up/down stairs at the big train stations.

    For more tour details, our professional travel consultant will be in touch with you soon via email.

    Have a good day there!
  • Asked by Neera Khanna
    2014-07-19 10:59
    interested in 15 day china tour (ETC-B04 ) in march 2015
    Answered by Ricky
    2014-07-19 15:50
    Dear Neera,

    Thanks very much for contacting us.

    Based in Guilin of China, Easy Tour China specializes in the tailor-made tours to all over the country. Please kindly note that the above tour is not a group join-on package, but a sample trip itinerary for your reference, which can be customized to suit your needs for a wonderful private trip in China.

    You will be reached by our professional travel consultant very soon via email.

    Have a nice weekend there!
  • Asked by Nadir Makhani
    2014-05-20 09:41
    I like to visit Chaina for 15 dys inEnd of Aug To Mid Sept 2014
    Answered by Ricky
    2014-05-20 12:06
    Hi, Nadir,

    Thank you very much for your inquiry.

    We are very pleased to be of service to you. You will be reached by our travel consultant very soon via email.

    All the best.

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