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11-day Golden Triangle with Yangtze Cruise

Tour code: ETC-B03   

The Yangtze and Golden Triangle vacation is pleasant and comfortable. From the historically significant Beijing, to the marvelous Terracotta army in Xian, to the pleasurable ride on Yangtze and glowing skyscrapers and shops in Shanghai, you will experience the diversified landscape and liveliness in China. Combines a visit to the three gorges dam, this itinerary is very popular for travelers on their first visit to China.

Tour Date City Tour Brief
1 Beijing
Beijing Arrival
2 Beijing
Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven
3 Beijing
Badaling 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, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian Museum
6 Xi'an / Chongqing
Xian Old City Wal, Moslem Street in the morning. 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
Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Bund, Nanjing Road
11 Shanghai
Shanghai Departure

 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)
Full day Beijing city trip and lead you to 3 highlight spots: Tiananmen Square comes first. It is arguably claimed as the largest public square in the world. Then visit the Forbidden City, the largest imperial palace in China for 24 emperors' reign during the Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of around 600 years. Later, go to the Temple of Heaven, where the ancient emperors used to pray for the God’s bless of the whole nation and it is regarded as a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design.

Day 3 Beijing (B, L, D)
In the morning, drive to visit the Great Wall at Badaling section. Great Wall is the symbol of China and one of the great wonders in the world. Badaling Great Wall is the best-preserved and the most popular section of Great Wall. Chang Tomb is followed by the plan, which is an underground palace for Ming-dynasty emperor Yongle's afterlife. At the top of Chang Tomb, visitors can have a look of the other 12 Ming Tombs. Then walk on the Sacred Road. It is affiliated with the Ming Tomb and considered to be the road leading to heaven. The highlights are the 12 pairs of animal stone sculptures and 12 human stone sculptures on both sides of the road. Tasty Peking Duck Banquet (optional) is waiting for you at night.

Day 4 Beijing/Xian by flight (B, L)
Have a Hutong tour on rickshaw to discover Beijing’s traditional alleyways. Hulong is a window into Beijing folk life. Then Take afternoon High Speed Train to Xian. Arrive at Xian, be met & transferred to your hotel. Evening is the free time for your own enjoyment.

Day 5 Xian (B, L)
Xian tour in-depth: in the morning, drive to the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum-- an army of terra-cotta warriors and the bronze chariots entombed in vast underground vaults at Emperor Qin's tomb since 2200 year ago. Drive back to downtown Xian, and have a visit to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda area – an elegant park and a perfect mix of history, Buddhism and peace. Right close to Small Wild Goose Pagoda and the Jianfu Temple is the Xian Museum, showcasing the precious relics of ancient Xian, Buddhist statue arts, Chinese calligraphy, paintings and jade articles.

Day 6 Xian/Chongqing (B, L, D) 
In the morning, visit Xian Old City Wall, the best-kept and biggest city walls in China. You may have a bike trip on the city walls (optional and on your own expense) and experience the contrast between the ancient and modern Xian. Later, you’ll be introduced to the Moslem Street (Muslim Street), Xian’s most famous food street, full of local flavor snacks. The street also features many cultural sites and historical mosques of different architectural styles. After lunch, transfer to the airport and fly to Chongqing. Board Yangtze 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) 
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)
Classical Shanghai full day trip: first, visit Yu Garden to appreciate its brilliant historical garden art and have a leisure stroll in it. Jade Buddha Temple comes the sceond, which is the most popular Buddhist temple in Shanghai boasting 2 precious jade Buddha sculptures from Burma, visit Oriental Pearl TV Tower, 468-meter-high in total, its 267-meter-high ball has a revolving restaurant and a scenery-viewing platform that can accommodate 1,600 people. Then walk on The Bund, the perfect combination of modern and past, it is Shanghai's 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.

Day 11 Shanghai departure (B)
Transfer to Shanghai Pudong Airport for your flight 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$2180 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 jon morrison
    2018-02-08 23:44
    I am planning a 11/12 day trip in china.I will need to bring my mobility scooter to use,does your tour company work with the disabled. I will not need asstistance during tour
    Answered by Charlie
    2018-02-09 16:18
    Hi, Jon Morrison,
    Thank you for contacting. We're special in China tours for the disabled. Since China is still not so well developed in facilities for the disabled as that in USA, we thus select hotels, vehicles, sites and airlines carefully to make the trip easy. Please kindly advise more details of your physical condition and travel plan when you get our travel specialist's email. All of our service before booking is free.
    Have a good day!
  • Asked by mohammad H Khan
    2017-12-31 21:03
    i would like a tour of 12days and above in july 2018.. i my choice of flight are either from Austin tx or from Islamabad Pakistan... are are the team of four adults...
    Answered by Charlie
    2017-12-31 21:24
    Dear Mohammad,Happy New Year and thanks for contacting. The golden triangle tour with yangtze cruise trip is one of our top sellings. Our travel consultant will reach you soon via email to customize it as per your specific requirements on accommodations, meals and tour duration. All services before making reservations are free of charge. Please feel free to advise your ideas on the trip and your interests in China.Have a good day!Charlie
  • Asked by Russell Moraes
    2016-05-22 02:07
    Need quotes for 11day golden triangle for 03 adults, will be flying from Mumbai India, dept Mumbai 20th June 2016, also please advice if you can work out the complete tour with Flights + Visa assistance+ Hotels .
    Answered by Ricky
    2016-05-22 08:39
    Hi, Russell,

    Thanks for contacting Easy Tour China.

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  • Asked by Rose
    2015-12-22 22:34
    Hi there,

    I am looking at the 11-day Golden Triangle with Yangtze Cruise. Can you tell me how much it is for two adults sharing a Twin Room. Is it possible to fly from Ireland. We are flexible with the date. Late June or August is good. (Not July)

    Many Thanks
    Answered by Ricky
    2015-12-23 09:31
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  • Asked by Gillean Thomas
    2015-12-08 21:37
    We are interested in the 11 day - 16 day tour of China.Either Golden Triangle or longer Classic tour .We are 2 adults living in Spain but British so tour in English please
    Answered by Ricky
    2015-12-08 22:27
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  • Asked by P L Loke
    2015-04-11 09:01
    Would be keen to participate your 11 day Golden Triangle with Yangtze cruise. Basically we are looking to travel 4 adults. Tours could be in Mandarin or English. Travel time late May to June would be fine. Appreciate as much details as possible for our planning. Thank you.
    Answered by Ricky
    2015-04-11 19:36
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  • Asked by Adrianne Slot
    2015-03-27 23:28

    I would like to know if I can book from South Africa. How much is the tour and what are the dates?

    Adrianne Slot
    Answered by Ricky
    2015-03-27 23:46
    Dear Adrianne,

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    We are so glad to be of service to you. Please kindly note that the tour is a private one, which departure date is flexible at your convenience. For more tour details, our travel consultant will be in touch with you soon.

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  • Asked by kamlesh
    2015-02-14 01:26
    i am from kolkata india - wanted to travel -family of 2 adult and 1 child - 10 years - for 10-12 days in june 1st and 2nd week for thje following places. need a good itinerary
    guilin/yangshou/chengdu/jiuzhaighou/xian and beijing
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    2015-02-14 09:56
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  • Asked by Jibran Nadeem
    2014-12-03 04:06
    We are planning to choose the 11 days Golden Triangle tour. Can you please state the price for two adults and one child (2.5 years old)?

    Answered by Ricky
    2014-12-03 09:20
    Dear Jibran Nadeem,

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  • Asked by Sherif
    2014-08-19 12:18
    Good day,
    We might be interested in the 11-day Golden Triangle with Yangtze Cruise package. It can be our honeymoon in November. Please tell us how much it costs.
    Answered by Ricky
    2014-08-19 13:42
    Hi, Sherif,

    Thanks very much for contacting us.

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  • Asked by Vidhu
    2014-05-06 19:55
    2 Adults. Arrive Beijing 24 may 2014 and depart Beijing 3 June 2014. We are looking for a tour of China (group tour preferable, all inclusive, domestic travel, hotels etc) for 8 to 10 days. Please can you quote? Tx
    Answered by Ricky
    2014-05-06 22:54
    Dear Vidhu,

    Many thanks for your inquiry.

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