China travel map - China Golden Triangle with Yangtze Cruise

The Yangtze cruies and Golden Triangle vacation of China in 11 days 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.

Duration: 11 days & 10 nights

Destinations: Beijing - Xi'an - Chongqing - Yangtze Cruise - Yichang - Shanghai

Starting Point: Beijing

Ending Point: Shanghai

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Arrive in Beijing. Your private guide and driver of Easy Tour China will meet and welcome you at the airport & transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. Your China vacation get started. 

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. 

Meal: B, L

Classic China tour with Forbidden City

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. 

Meal: B, L, D

Great Wall at Badaling section

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.

Meal: 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.

Meal: B, L

Best China tour with Terracotta Army

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 Muslim Quarter (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.

Meal: B, L, D

China tour with Xian Old City Wall

Wake up in the intoxicating scenery and join the Taichi class on board. Enjoy shore excursion to "the Ghost City" -- Fengdu or Shibaozhai depending on the schedule of the cruise companies. Attend captain's welcome dinner party tonight. Since 2010, some cruise companies offer optional shore excursions during your cruise, please kindly check with your travel consultant for more information.

Meal: 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. Have fun and taste delicious foods at captain's farewell party. 

Meal: B, L

China tour with Yangtze Cruise

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.

Meal: B, L

Classical Shanghai full day trip for its highlights: 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. 

Meal: B, L

China tour to Shanghai the bund

Transfer to Shanghai Pudong Airport for your flight to your next destination.

Meal: B

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What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suit Your Preference

    In each place, we hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our China tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

  • Internal Transportation

    Based on your needs, we could make bookings of internal transportation, including domestic flights, inter-city trains, long-distance bus, etc.

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