Independent China Discovery Tour & Yangtze River Cruise

Dates You Pick the Dates
Destination Beijing, China; Xi'an, China; Chongqing, China; Yangtze River Cruise; Yichang, China; Shanghai, China;
Duration 11 days 10 nights
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Choose your own departure dates on this 11-day independent China Discovery tour. Experience the wonders and beauties of Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai with you own private guide, plus enjoy all the relaxing aspects of an unforgettable 4-day cruise down the historic Yangtze River. Friday departures form the U.S.

The ancient treasures and modern wonders of China span 5,000 years of culture and history. The natural beauty, fascinating heritage, mouth-watering cuisine, and state-of-the-art cities will enthrall, excite and amaze you. And throughout this great destination, a warm and friendly people awaits you, eager to share a level of hospitality that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Now is the time to discover beautiful China, like never before!

To Book This Tour, Contact:

Sarah Wangsgard, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6473
Email Sarah

Day 1: You Pick the Dates

Arrive Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. You will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. Hotel: Oriental Bay Hotel 5* or similar

Day 2: You Pick the Dates


In the morning we tour the Forbidden City; a huge complex of palaces, pavilions, courtyards and gardens. Walk through Tian’anmen Square, the site of many history-making events. After lunch, visit the Summer Palace, located in a park full of charming pavilions and scenic views. This evening watch the famous Beijing acrobatic show. (B/L/D)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: You Pick the Dates


Today we visit the Great Wall, this man-made structure winds dragon-like across Northern China. After lunch, visit the Ming Tombs, drive by the Olympic Village. Tonight you will have the famous Beijing Duck dinner. (B/L/SD)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: You Pick the Dates


Fly to Xian in the morning. Visit the Ming Dynasty City Wall, and the Shaanxi History Museum, which boasts more than 370,000 rare cultural relics unearthed in Shaanxi. Tonight, you may wander around in the Moslem Street. (B/L/D)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: You Pick the Dates


Visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, one of the world’s great archaeological treasures. This afternoon you will visit the Tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Tonight, you will be served a dumpling banquet and watch the Dances & Music of the Tang Dynasty. (B/L/SD)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: You Pick the Dates


Fly to Chongqing in the morning, visit Erling Park, and the Three Gorge Museum. Board the deluxe cruise after dinner. (B/L/D)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: You Pick the Dates

Yangtze River Cruise

Your shore excursion today is to Fengdu, better known as the Ghost City. Return to the ship and set sail for Yichang. Tonight enjoy the captain'’s welcoming dinner. (B/L/D)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8: You Pick the Dates

Yangtze River Cruise

Today your excursion will take you on a drifting raft ride down the Lesser Three Gorges. You will enjoy the wonderful scenery of deep and quiet gorges, including waterfalls and magnificent peaks. Today’s cruise will pass through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. (B/L/D)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9: You Pick the Dates


Excursion to the Dam Project Site to visit the world’s largest dam. Disembark in Yichang and fly to Shanghai. (B/L/D) Hotel: Galaxy Hotel or similar.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10: You Pick the Dates


Today we tour the sights of Shanghai, China’s largest city and most important commercial center. visit Jade Buddha Temple, the Bund, Nanjing Road Pedestrian area, silk factory. City God plaza, Xintiandi, (B/L/D)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11: You Pick the Dates

Shanghai Departure for Home Cities

After breakfast, depart to the airport for your home-bound flight. (B)

Meals : Breakfast


  • 4 Star accommodations
  • Meals indicated in itinerary
  • English-speaking guide and driver
  • Meals indicated on itinerary
  • Domestic flights within China
  • 4-day Yangtze River Cruise

Not Included:

  • International Round-trip Airfare to China (ask for pricing)
  • Taxes & fuel surcharges
  • China Visa
  • Passport
  • Meals not indicated on itinerary

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Payment Terms:

  • $500.00 deposit due at time of booking
  • Full payment due 60 days prior to departure
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