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Shanghai-Suzhou-Xian-Beijing & Yangtze Cruise 14 Day Tour

  • Destination: Shanghai→Suzhou→Shanghai→Yichang→Yangtze River→Chongqing→Xian→Beijing
  • Highlights: You will be impressed by China diversity. This 14-day covers Shanghai-China's biggest city, Beijing-capital of China, Xi'an-ancient city with imposing Terracotta Warriors, and cruise on Yangtze River-cradle of Chinese culture.
  • Our Price: from US $1250  Customize This Tour
Itinerary :   D1~D5  D6~D10  D11~D14

Day 1

Place & Transport Arrive in Shanghai
Today's Activities Arrive in Shanghai. Airport transfer to check in the hotel, you are free for the rest time.
Meals: No Meals

Day 2

Place & Transport Shanghai
Today's Activities

Your first destination is Shanghai Museum, where you can take a good taste of the profound ancient Chinese art and cultural heritages. This museum is especially famous for its treasures of bronzes, ceramics, paintings and calligraphy. Head to Yuyuan Garden, seeing this famous largest Shanghai ancient gardens of Ming and Qing architectural styles with your own eyes. Besides, you can have some free time to leisurely stroll in the Yuyuan Market which is considered to be shopper's heaven and all the small shops is constructed in historic style. You'll find yourself in an ancient China's market and you can bargain with the host and get the featured Shanghai tourist souvenir with a good price. Later head to the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, 468 meters (1,536 feet) high, is the world's third tallest and Asian highest TV and radio tower, which can give you an amazing bird view of Shanghai and Huangpu River.

Attractions: Oriental Pearl Tower  Shanghai Museum  Yu Market
Yuyuan Garden
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

Day 3

Place & Transport Shanghai→Suzhou
Today's Activities Morning transfer from Shanghai Suzhou, and then your Suzhou tour starts. Cruise on the Grand Canal, which ranks alongside the Great Wall of China as the country's greatest engineering achievement and it is the longest man-made waterway in world. Then visit the No.1 Silk Factory. In the factory you can see how the silk is produced from the silk worm to the final woven cloth. Of course, you could not miss the Humble Administrator's Garden, the largest one of all classical gardens in Suzhou, with well-spaced buildings, the garden landscape and water space are simple, extensive and natural, possessing the traditional appearances of the Ming Dynasty. Then enjoy a Rickshaw Ride through the old streets & Hutongs in Suzhou, you will see local people's life.
Attractions: Grand Canal  Humble Administrators Garden
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

Day 4

Place & Transport Suzhou→Shanghai→Yichang
Today's Activities Transfer from Suzhou to Shanghai to take the flight to Yichang. Embark on cruise ship and depart Yichang at 00:00 at deep night.

Special Remarks:
We already include the cruise fare of 5-star ship on Yangtze River ( such as President No.1 Cruise);  the final cruise ship will vary according to your travel date; please contact us to check what's the most proper cruise for your travel date; there is the chance that there might be some better discount; and also it is possible that you need to pay extra as price difference;
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5

Place & Transport Yangtze River
Today's Activities

(08:30-10:30am) Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site, boasts of its unique natural beauty, occupying an area along the Yangtze River from Yichang to the ancient city of Baidi City. Now Chinese government is building the imposingThree Gorges Dam, following upon the dream of Dr. Sun Yat Sun to cultivate this impoverished area of China.

Attractions: Three Gorges
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 6

Place & Transport Yangtze River
Today's Activities

(08:00-12:30pm) Shore excursion to Shennong Stream, an indeed attractive scenic spot with its crystal unpolluted water and beautiful sights along it. The 60-kilometer flows north to south through deep gorges and finally merges with the Yangtze at the mouth of the Wu Gorge.

Attractions: Shennong Stream
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 7

Place & Transport Yangtze River
Today's Activities (08:30-10:30pm) Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City. According to Chinese legend , Fengdu is the place where the devils live. People say that spirits go to heaven, and evil goes to Fengdu. Walking in Fengdu, you may see deserted streets with empty shops and banks, which will make you feel eerie.
Attractions: Ghost City in Fengdu
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 8

Place & Transport Yangtze→Chongqing→Xian
Today's Activities

Disembark at Chongqing at 9:00am and then pay a visit to Goose Neck Park. As it lies in the highest place of the Yuzhong Peninsula, with the grand, steep, risky and elegant characteristic features, this is a pretty good place for you to admire a view of the city and the Yangtze River. The park is famous for its flower show, night view and relaxing tea drinking, especially chrysanthemum show in the golden autumn. Later tour the Chongqing Zoo, you may have a close sightseeing of the lovely pandas, as well as the south China tigers, golden hair monkeys and some other national protected animals.Then transfer to take the flight to Xian.

Attractions: Chongqing Zoo
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

Day 9

Place & Transport Xian
Today's Activities After breakfast begins your exploration to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century, the world eighth wonder and these altogether 7,000 life-size pottery soldiers, horses, chariots and weapon guard the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang in silence during the 2000 years history. Later transfer to the landmark of Xian-Big Goose Pagoda,a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists, rated as a National Key Cultural Relic Preserve as well as an AAAA Tourist Attraction. In the afternoon, visit the Forest of Stone Steles Museum, with 900 years of history, it holds a large collection of the earliest stone steles of different periods, from the Han Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty. In the evening, you are guided to enjoy the Evening Show at Tang Yuegong, a wonderful performance of the ancient music and dance, is a must when you visit Xian-which was the imperial capital during 13 dynastic periods.
Attractions: Big Goose Pagoda  Tang Paradise
Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses  Xian Stele Forest
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

Day 10

Place & Transport Xian→Beijing
Today's Activities Morning tour the City Wall, the most complete city wall to survive in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world, built first in the early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Then head to Great Mosque, one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China and the only mosque in the nation that is open to visitors. Later transfer to take the flight to Beijing.
Attractions: Grand Mosque  Xian City Wall
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

Day 11

Place & Transport Beijing
Today's Activities
After breakfast in the hotel, the driver and the tour guide will meet you at the hotel’s lobby and then your full day Beijing tour starts. Visit the Tian’anmen Square, the largest city square in the world, representing symbol of China's national pride. Head to the Forbidden City, popularly known as the Imperial Palace, was the permanent residence of the emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Then you’ll visit Temple of Heaven, the largest architectural group for worshiping heaven and prayed for good harvests in the world, also a masterpiece of the Ming and Qing architectural art and a precious example of China's ancient architecture.
Attractions: Forbidden City  Temple of Heaven  Tiananmen Square
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

Day 12

Place & Transport Beijing
Today's Activities

Morning tour the Great Wall at Mutianyu, surrounded by wonderful landscape and less crowded. You could take Mutianyu cable car (round trip) to a good section where you may walk along the wall. Please wear good walking shoes and protection from the weather. Next head to the Changling tomb, the largest one in scale and earliest one in construction time with best preserved ground buildings among all the Ming Tombs. Dinner served with Beijing Roasted Duck at the famous Quanjude Restaurant, the most delicious specialty in Beijing that you could not miss.

Attractions: Great Wall  Ming Tombs
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 13

Place & Transport Beijing
Today's Activities
Today, you will visit an important attraction to - Summer Palace, which is well known for its large and priceless collection of cultural artifacts and counted as the biggest Royal Garden in China. After that, we will have an interesting Hutong Tours. Hutong is an important part of Beijing Culture, for it's not only a place where old Beijing residents live, but it also witness the vicissitude of the city. Taste Chinese Dumplings (Jiaozi) for lunch.  Also Lama Temple (Yonghe Lamasery) is also on today's visiting list. This is the only lamasery of Tibetan Buddhism in Beijing.

Attractions: Beijing Hutongs  Summer Palace
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

Day 14

Place & Transport Depart from Beijing
Today's Activities
Free on your own arrangements until transfer to the airport ready for your departure (flight not included). We wish you have a pleasant journey home and thank you for using with SHANGHAIFOCUS.
Meals: Breakfast
- Top -Rate
B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner;
Featured Hotels
Standard Class Deluxe Class
Shanghai Best Western New Century Hotel Majesty Plaza Shanghai
Suzhou Yijia Kaiyuan Hotel Sofitel Hotel Suzhou
Xi'an Quest International Hotel Sheraton Hotel Xian
Beijing Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel Prime Hotel
* We will arrange hotels of the same class if there are no rooms available during your travel time;
Price ( per person, in US dollars)
1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4 persons 5 persons 6-9 persons Single Room Supplement
Standard $3055 $1820 $1600 $1460 $1425 $1350 $660
Deluxe $3620 $2120 $1870 $1740 $1675 $1610 $920
* The above rates are in U.S. dollars per person;
* Validity of the rates: 1st Jan. —31st Dec. 2014;
* If there are more than 10 people in the group, please contact your travel consultant for better discounts;
* The rate will be different in high season and special events/holidays in China, such as Chinese Spring Festival (Jan. 31 - Feb. 06), Labors' Day (May 01-May 03), China National Day (Oct 01 – Oct 07) and so on. Please contact us to get the best rates for your travel time;
Price Inclusions
  • *Entrance Fees listed in the itinerary;
    *Meals: 
    All meals as specified in the itinerary;
    If the restaurant indicated is not available on the day, your guide will arrange another similar restaurant. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet. We try to ensure that a choice of western and Chinese breakfasts are supplied, however there may be only Chinese breakfast is prepared in some remote places;
    *Private Transfers for the itinerary listed above;
    *Guide: 
    A private English-speaking guide and a private driver will be provided in each city, which will remain with you throughout your time in that city;
    *Hotels: (based on standard twin sharing) 
    All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified;
    *Airport Tax and Fuel Fee;
    *Service Charge & Government Taxes;
    *Luggage Transfers;
    Between airports and hotels;
    *Arrangements: 
    The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges;
    *Two bottles of mineral water per day;
    *Standard cabin;
    *Shore excursion;
Price Exclusions
  • * International air/train/cruise tickets arriving/departing from China;
    * Gratuities to the tour guides or the drivers;
    * China Entry Visa Fees;
    * Excess Baggage Charges: Free baggage allowance is 20kg/ticket for economy class and carryon baggage should be kept with 5kg in weight and 20x40x 55cm in size;
    * Personal Expenses: such as personal telecommunications, laundry, souvenir and so on;
    * Any meal, sightseeing or service not specified in the itinerary;
    * Single room supplement:
    For group of over 2 travelers, our rates are based on 2 people sharing one room. If someone requires a single room, he/she should pay single supplement as specified in the tariff table. If you require a single cabin on Yangtze Cruise, please contact your travel consultant to check for the right price and availability;
    * China domestic air tickets: Mostly airfares fluctuate a lot. Please contact us to check the best airfare of your travel time;
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