China travel map - China Impression Tour with Yangtze Cruise

Experience the natural wonders and cultural marvels of China by taking this China Impression Tour in 16 days. 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).

Duration: 16 days & 15 nights

Destinations: Beijing - Xian - Chongqing - Yangtze Cruise - Shanghai - Guilin/Yangshuo - Hong Kong

Travel Type: Private tour

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Arrive in Beijing. Our guide will meet you at the airport & transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

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 desig  where the ancient emperors used to pray for the God's bless of the whole nation.


  • Beijing Kung Fu Show: A rare chance to watch the real Shaolin Kung Fu. The performers are the best and have mastered the difficult moves. 
  • Beijing Opera Show: It is one of the most famous traditional Chinese opera. The artists wear heavy make-up and act out the legends and romance with their unique style of singing and dance.  

Meal: B, L

imression China tour with Forbidden City

Private escorted tour to the Great Wall at Mutianyu section, 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. Tonight’s dinner, we recommend you the famous Peking Duck Banquet (optional).

Meal: B, L

China impression tour to the Great Wall

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 high speed train from Beijing to Xi'an. The train from Beijing to Xian takes 4.5hrs - 5.5hrs with highest speed at 300kmh (186mph). Upon arrival at Xian, be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for your own enjoyment.

Meal: B, L

Start you day by visiting Xian’s No. 1 attraction: 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.


  • Tang Dynasty Singing and Dancing Show - A wonderful performance of the ancient music and dance. This is also a good way know more about the ancient Tang dynasty and some more history and art of that period. 

Meal: B, L

China impression tour with Terracotta Army

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.

Meal: B, L

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.

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 Goddess Stream or Lesser Three Gorges depending on the arrangement of the cruise company.

Meal: B, L, D

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 vibrant Shanghai.

Meal: B, L

Oriental Pearl TV Tower is the first spot, which is 468 meters’ height and regarded as the best viewing spot of Shanghai by the Huangpu River.Yu Garden comes next, it is 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 is the third spot, it exudes a powerful potion of thick incense, flashy decorations, and a dark, seedy atmosphere that makes it seem centuries older. At last, you will visit the Former French Concession, the area of Shanghai once designated for the French, consisting of today's Luwan and Xuhui Districts.


  • The Acrobatics Show at night- It is not to be missed in Shanghai. Acrobatics is one of the oldest performing arts in China. Here you will see the amazing feats of balance and skill.

Meal: B, L

China impression tour to Shanghai

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.

Meal: 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. Overnight at Yangshuo.


  • Impression Liusanjie Show – An open-air live show beside Li River of Yangshuo, it introduces the beautiful scenery of Li River, the colorful culture of the ethnic groups in Guangxi and the brave imagination of the excellent artists in China. 

Meal: B, L

China tour with Li River cruise

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.

Meal: 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 rail station for high speed train to HK. Be met and transfer to hotel.

Meal: B, L

China impression tour to Guilin Reed Flute Cave

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.

Meal: B

Transfer to airport and fly to your next destination.

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Meal: B

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 Suite 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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