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13 Days Best of China Tour with Yangtze River Cruise

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13 Days Best of China Tour with Yangtze River Cruise
  • 13 Days Best of China Tour with Yangtze River Cruise
  • 13 Days Best of China Tour with Yangtze River Cruise
  • 13 Days Best of China Tour with Yangtze River Cruise
  • 13 Days Best of China Tour with Yangtze River Cruise
  • 13 Days Best of China Tour with Yangtze River Cruise
  • 13 Days Best of China Tour with Yangtze River Cruise
  • 13 Days Best of China Tour with Yangtze River Cruise
  • 13 Days Best of China Tour with Yangtze River Cruise

Tour Style:
This 13 Days China Tour is an ideal trip will take you to the most important destinations in China, inculdes Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai, and Yangtze River. The tour covers the best highlights of China in a pleasant and smooth itinerary full of diversities, such as Forbidden City, Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, etc., but also embrace the fabulous nature beauty of China, including the tranquil Guilin and the great Yangtze River.

Duration: 13 Days, 12 Nights

Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Chongqing, Yangtze River, Yichang, Shanghai

Pick-up point:
Beijing International Airport (based on your requirement)

Finishing point:
Shanghai International Airport (based on your requirement)

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry)

Payment Types:
Cash, Wire, Paypal, WesternUnion, Alipay

Available: Daily



Day 1 Beijing Arrival
Day 2 Beijing: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven,Summer Palace
Day 3 Beijing: Mutiantu Great Wall, Ming's Tomb
Day 4 Beijing-Xian: Nanluoguxiang Hutong, Beijing to Xian by High-speed train
Day 5 Xian: Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Walls, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Dumpling Banquet, Tang Dynasty Show
Day 6 Xian-Guilin: Xian to Guilin by Flight, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill
Day 7 Guilin-Yangshuo: Li River Cruise, West Street, Impression of Liusanjie
Day 8 Guilin-Chongqi: Guilin to Chongqing by flight, Three Gorges Museum, Ciqikou Old Town
Day 9 Yangtze River Cruise: Yangtze Cruise, Fengdu, Mingshan Hill, Shibaozhai
Day 10 Yangtze River Cruise: Daning River Small Gorges, Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, White Emperor City
Day 11 Yangtze River Cruise-Yichang-Shanghai: Three Gorges Dam, Xiling Gorge, Yichang Museum, Fly to Shanghai
Day 12 Shanghai: The Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple
Day 13 Shanghai Depature

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

  • Place&Transport: Beijing
  • Today's Activities: Pick you up at the exit of Beijing International Airport
  • Accommodation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Beijing
  • Meal: N/A

Upon your arrival at Beijing Airport, you'll be warmly greeted by our friendly local guide, who will be easily recognizable with a "Your Way Holiday" sign. From there, a private, comfortable vehicle will escort you to your downtown hotel, ensuring a smooth and stress-free start to your Beijing adventure.

Your Way holiday in Beijing

Our guide will assist you with hotel check-in, making sure everything is set for a comfortable stay. Once you're settled in, the rest of the day is yours to relax and recuperate from your journey. If you're up for it, you can start to acquaint yourself with the vibrant city of Beijing. Whether it's a leisurely walk to soak up the local atmosphere or a quiet evening enjoying the hotel's amenities, the time is yours to refresh and recharge for the exciting days ahead.

Day 2 Beijing

  • Place&Transport: Beijing
  • Today's Activities: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Peking Roast Duck Lunch, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace
  • Accommodation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Beijing
  • Meal: B,L,D

In the morning, your day begins in the bustling heart of Beijing as our knowledgeable guide meets you in your hotel lobby. Your first destination is the iconic Tiananmen Square, the geographical center and the symbolic heart of Beijing. This sprawling space is recognized as the world's largest city square, capable of hosting up to 1,000,000 people at once. Here, you'll absorb the grandeur of this monumental site, surrounded by significant structures including the majestic Great Hall of the People and the poignant Monument to the People's Heroes.


From the square, you will stroll into the majestic Forbidden City, a palatial expanse that ranks among the globe's most prestigious historical complexes. Known as the Palace Museum, it shares the honor of being one of the top five world palaces alongside the Palace of Versailles and Buckingham Palace. This ancient imperial palace served as the home of emperors and their households for nearly 500 years and is a stunning showcase of traditional Chinese architecture.


For lunch, savor the flavors of authentic Beijing cuisine at a local renowned restaurant specializing in Peking Roast Duck, a dish with royal origins dating back to the Ming dynasty. This culinary experience offers not just a taste of China's famous duck but also a bite of history, served where it has been perfected over centuries.


In the afternoon, journey approximately 6km to the revered Temple of Heaven, an awe-inspiring complex of religious buildings where Ming and Qing emperors once performed solemn rites to ensure bountiful harvests. This site exemplifies the unique architectural styles and cultural significance of the imperial rituals practiced here. The park surrounding the temple bursts with local life, offering a glimpse into the daily leisure activities of Beijing's residents.


The day’s journey culminates with an enchanting visit to the Summer Palace, an expansive estate favored by generations of Chinese emperors for its tranquil beauty. Wander through meticulously crafted landscapes that blend human artistry with natural scenery, including the vast Kunming Lake, where peaceful waters reflect the sky, and Longevity Hill, adorned with ornate temples and pavilions. This site masterfully illustrates the opulence and vision of China's imperial past, capturing the essence of the royal leisure and aesthetic appreciation.As you explore the harmonious blend of natural landscapes and architectural finesse, your guide will share captivating tales of the palace's storied history and the emperors who once roamed these grounds. Their expert insights will enhance your understanding of each site, bringing to life the cultural significance and historical context of the lavish lifestyles once led here.


After a day rich with cultural discovery and historical immersion, unwind with a delightful dinner at a carefully selected local restaurant that reflects the region's culinary heritage. Post-dinner, enjoy the comfort and convenience of a private transfer back to your hotel. Throughout the day, your guide's attentive service ensures a seamless and enriching experience, from facilitating engaging tours to managing all logistical details, allowing you to relax and absorb the majestic beauty and deep history of Beijing's most treasured landmarks.

Day 3 Beijing

  • Place&Transport: Beijing
  • Today's Activities: Mutianyu Great Wall, Ming Tombs
  • Accommodation: Four or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Beijing
  • Meal: B,L,D

In the morning, your journey begins when our friendly and knowledgeable guide meets you at your hotel lobby. Today, you're off to explore the majestic Mutianyu Great Wall, located about 70 km from downtown Beijing. This area of the Wall is renowned for its stunning preservation and the breathtaking natural scenery that surrounds it. The lush woodlands and seasonal pastures that change colors through the year provide a picturesque backdrop to the historical fortification that once guarded the northern borders of the capital and the imperial tombs. Walking along the Wall, you’ll feel the grandeur and echo of history with every step, as our guide shares fascinating stories and facts about this architectural wonder.


For lunch, savor authentic Chinese cuisine at a local restaurant near the Mutianyu Great Wall, where you'll enjoy dishes that are typical of the region, offering you a taste of local flavors amidst the historical ambiance.

After lunch, the tour continues to the Ming Tombs, part of a complex located in Changping County. This site is a solemn and scenic avenue lined with statues and leads to the tombs of thirteen Ming Dynasty emperors. Our guide will detail the historical significance of this site, including stories of the emperors and their burial customs. The Ming Tombs and its surroundings are not just a path through history but a walk through a spiritual landscape, once reserved only for the passage of emperors and their convoys into the afterlife. 


Following this immersive historical exploration, you will be comfortably transported back to your hotel in Beijing. Throughout the day, our guide will ensure that every aspect of your tour is engaging, informative, and managed to the highest professional standards, making your visit both memorable and enjoyable. This experience not only showcases the iconic landmarks but also offers a deeper understanding of China’s rich heritage, all facilitated by impeccable service and thoughtful insights.

Day 4 Beijing-Xian

  • Place&Transport: Beijing
  • Today's Activities: Nanluoguxiang, Beijing to Xian by high-speed train
  • Accommodation: Four or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Xian
  • Meal: B,L,D

In the morning, check out from your hotel. Our guide will take you to start the Beijing hutong tour. Hutong is a window into Beijing folk life. Drive you to Nanluoguxiang Hutong, it's one of the best preserved historical areas in downtown Beijing, is famous for its hutong and siheyuan courtyards. Recently the popularity of Nanluoguxiang has increased noticeably with tourist numbers on the rise after 2008 Olympic Games. You will do a short walking along the authentic Beijing Hutong. Will give you a deep impression of the local residents’ live. You will have lunch at local family, to taste the home cooking style.


After lunch, transferred to Beijing West Train Station for the train to Xi'an. It takes around 5 hours. 

Once arrived at Xi'an train station, you will be greeted by our guide at the exit of the train station with a welcome signage “Your Way Holiday". Our guide and driver will take you have a dinner at local restaurant. After dinner, you will be taken back to your hotel in Xian.

Day 5 Xian

  • Place&Transport: Xian
  • Today's Activities: Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Ancient City Walls, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Dumpling Banquet With Tang Dynasty Show
  • Accommodation: Four or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Xian
  • Meal: B,L,D

In the morning, your guide will meet you promptly in the hotel lobby, ready to embark on a day filled with the historical wonders of Xi'an. Your first destination is the awe-inspiring Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, heralded as the eighth Wonder of the World. As you explore the vast museum, you'll encounter the life-size figures of warriors and horses that have stood guard over the tomb of China's First Emperor for millennia. The site, a significant archeological find, reveals the sophisticated burial customs of the Qin Dynastyand provides insights into the emperor's formidable power and influence. You will marvel at the intricate details of each statue, each crafted with unique facial expressions and poses.


Lunch will be a delightful experience at a local restaurant, where you'll indulge in traditional Shaanxi cuisine, renowned for its bold flavors and historical significance. This meal will give you a taste of the local culinary arts that have been refined over centuries. 

Post-lunch, you will return to downtown Xi'an to visit the Ancient City Wall, an iconic symbol of this historic city. Standing 12 meters high and stretching over 14 kilometers, the wall represents one of the largest and best-preserved ancient military defense systems in the world. Here, you have the option to stroll or cycle along the ramparts, enjoying panoramic views of the city and imagining the bustling activity of ancient times. The South Gate, notable for its robust structure and strategic importance, is particularly popular among visitors.


Later in the afternoon, the journey continues to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. This striking Buddhist pagoda, built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty, stands as a testament to the cultural and spiritual development of China's ancient capital. It is not only a historic site but also a cultural relic that offers insights into Buddhist architectural and artistic heritage. The pagoda, which originally housed sacred Buddhist scriptures and relics brought from India, is surrounded by tranquil gardens that invite peaceful reflection.


The evening promises an unforgettable cultural experience at the Shaanxi Grand Opera House, where you'll enjoy the famous Xi'an Dumpling Dinner. This culinary treat features a variety of dumplings, each filled with meticulously prepared stuffings, showcasing the diversity of regional flavors. Following dinner, the highlight of your evening will be the Tang Dynasty Dance Show. This spectacular performance brings to life the music, dance, and spirit of the Tang Dynasty, offering a colorful and vibrant portrayal of ancient China's golden age.


After a delightful dinner, your evening will be highlighted by the vibrant and spectacular Tang Dynasty Show. This renowned performance brings to life the opulence and grandeur of the Tang Dynasty, celebrated as a pinnacle of Chinese culture and artistry. The show is a magnificent re-enactment of the music, dance, and theatrical arts that flourished more than a thousand years ago in one of China's most glorious dynasties.Set in a luxurious theater that echoes the architectural style of the period, the performance features a dazzling array of costumes, stunning sets, and exquisite choreography. Dancers and musicians are adorned in traditional silk garments, moving gracefully in sync with classical music played on ancient Chinese instruments. This sensory journey not only entertains but also educates, providing you with a deeper understanding of the cultural significance of the Tang Dynasty and its influence on Chinese heritage. Witnessing this performance is considered a cultural highlight for any visitor to Xi'an, offering a memorable experience that beautifully encapsulates the artistic spirit of ancient China.


After enjoying the Tang Dynasty Dance Show, you'll be comfortably driven back to your hotel in a private vehicle. As you travel, take in the nighttime views of Xi'an, which beautifully blends ancient charm with modern life. Our guide will ensure you have everything you need for a relaxing evening, assisting with any final arrangements and answering questions about your itinerary. This seamless service guarantees a stress-free end to your day, leaving you to reflect on the rich experiences you've encountered.

Day 6 Xian-Guilin

  • Place&Transport: Xian
  • Today's Activities: Xian to Guilin by Flight, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill
  • Accommodation: Four or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Guilin
  • Meal: B,L,D

Start your morning with leisure time to explore the vibrant streets of Xi'an, discovering hidden gems and absorbing the rich history of this ancient city. Our guide will meet you at your hotel at the designated time to assist with your transfer to the Xi'an airport for your flight to Guilin. The journey between Xi'an and Guilin takes approximately 2 hours.

Upon arrival in Guilin, a picturesque city known for its stunning natural scenery, our local guide will greet you with a "Your Way Holiday" sign at the airport exit. You'll be taken to a local Chinese restaurant where you can enjoy authentic Guilin cuisine, famous for its freshness and unique flavors. Our guide will introduce you to the specialties of the region, helping you understand the culinary culture of this scenic area.

In the afternoon, visit the Reed Flute Cave, a magnificent natural limestone cave that has been a popular attraction for over 1200 years. Known as "the Palace of Natural Arts," the cave is illuminated by colorful lights that showcase its beautiful formations of stalactites, stalagmites, and ancient inscriptions. The cave's name derives from the abundant reeds growing outside, historically used by locals to craft flutes. As you wander through this enchanting cave, our guide will share stories and facts about its geological and historical significance, enhancing your experience with insightful commentary.


Continue your exploration at Elephant Trunk Hill, an emblematic natural sculpture that resembles a giant elephant drinking from the serene Li River. This iconic formation has become synonymous with Guilin's landscape and captures the imagination of all who visit. Delve into its captivating features, including the Water Moon Cave, located at the base, which forms a nearly perfect circular opening that beautifully reflects the moon on quiet nights.

Enhance your visit by exploring the Elephant's Eye Stone for panoramic views of the surroundings, and the ancient Pagoda for Puxian and Yunfeng Temple, which echo the area's rich Buddhist heritage. Our knowledgeable guide will share legends and historical insights, connecting you deeply with the cultural roots and natural beauty that make Elephant Trunk Hill a quintessential Guilin experience.


After a day filled with exploration and discovery, enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant before being comfortably transported back to your hotel in Guilin. Throughout the day, our guide will provide professional, thoughtful service, ensuring that every aspect of your tour is seamless and memorable. This personalized attention allows you to fully immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes and cultural richness of Guilin.

Day 7: Gulin-Yangshuo

  • Place&Transport: Guilin
  • Today's Activities: Gulin-Yangshuo by cruise (Li River), West Street, Impression of Liusanjie
  • Accommodation: Four or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Yangshuo
  • Meal: B,L,D

Begin your morning with a convenient pickup from your hotel, as our friendly guide and driver escort you to the Pier for a memorable Guilin Li River cruise. Scheduled to board at 9:30 AM, prepare yourself for a spectacular 4-hour journey through one of China’s most picturesque landscapes. As you glide along the Li River, your guide will provide insightful commentary on the stunning karst scenery that unfolds around you—towering limestone peaks, lush forests, and tranquil villages dot the riverscape. A traditional Chinese lunch served onboard offers a taste of local cuisine while you absorb the breathtaking views. The cruise concludes with your arrival in Yangshuo at approximately 2:00 PM.


Once in Yangshuo, you'll explore the vibrant West Street (Xijie), known as the oldest street in Yangshuo with a rich history extending over 1,400 years. Serving as a melting pot of Eastern and Western cultures since the 1980s, West Street is also renowned as China’s foremost 'foreign language center.' As you stroll down this bustling street, immerse yourself in its lively atmosphere where traditional architecture meets modern cafes and boutiques, offering a unique glimpse into the cultural fusion that defines Yangshuo.


In the evening, experience the magic of the "Impression Liu Sanjie" performance, a spectacular musical show staged directly on the Li River. Directed by the acclaimed Zhang Yimou, this performance features a cast of local Zhuang minority villagers. The show brilliantly utilizes the natural surroundings to create a stunning outdoor theatre which is enhanced by the innovative use of lighting and choreography to celebrate the local folklore and landscapes.


After the show, our service continues with a comfortable drive back to your hotel in Yangshuo. This day not only provides visual and cultural feasts but also the warmth and expertise of our guide, ensuring a seamless and enriching experience from dawn till dusk.

Day 8 Guilin-Chongqing

  • Place&Transport: Guilin
  • Today's Activities: Guilin-Chongqing by Flight, Three Gorges Museum, Ciqikou Old Town
  • Accommodation: On the cruise ship
  • Meal: B,L,D

Enjoy your morning at leisure before our driver picks you up from your hotel for a transfer to Guilin Airport, setting the stage for your next adventure to Chongqing. Upon arrival, you'll be warmly greeted by our local Chongqing tour guide and driver, who will be holding a "Your Way Holiday" welcome sign at the airport exit. They will escort you to a local restaurant where you can indulge in the flavors of Chongqing's renowned culinary scene.

After a satisfying lunch, visit the Three Gorges Museum, an architectural marvel dedicated to the history of the iconic Three Gorges Dam and the Yangtze River, with additional exhibits highlighting significant historical events including wartime periods. This museum not only provides an in-depth look at the monumental engineering feat of the dam but also explores the ecological and social impacts of this massive project. Here, you'll gain insights into the rich cultural tapestry and natural history that define this region, enhanced by our guide's expert commentary that brings the exhibits to life.


Immerse yourself in the captivating atmosphere of Ciqikou Old Town, a beautifully preserved area that showcases the rich history of ancient Chongqing. Wander through narrow cobblestone alleyways lined with traditional wooden houses, where you can shop for unique souvenirs and local artworks. The marketplace bustles with vendors offering a variety of authentic Chongqing delicacies, from spicy Sichuan noodles to succulent skewered meats, providing a culinary adventure that complements your cultural exploration.

As you explore, our knowledgeable guide will share fascinating stories about Ciqikou's evolution from a bustling port to a cultural hub, enhancing your experience with historical insights and anecdotes. This tour not only allows you to experience the lively atmosphere and tastes of old Chongqing but also provides a deep dive into the customs and traditions that have shaped this historic area, making your visit a rich, engaging journey into the heart of the city’s heritage.


Throughout your journey, our professional guide will ensure a seamless and enriching experience, providing detailed explanations at each site and managing all aspects of the tour to enhance your enjoyment and understanding of these remarkable destinations.

Day 9 Yangtze River Cruise

  • Place&Transport: Cruise along Yangtze River
  • Today's Activities: Yangtze River Cruise, Fengdu, Mingshan Hill, Shibaozhai
  • Accommodation: On the cruise ship
  • Meal: B,L,D

Embark on a journey along the Yangtze River, the lifeblood of China, which has shaped the country's history, culture, and economy. As you cruise, you'll witness stunning landscapes and learn about the diverse communities along its banks.

One of the highlights of your cruise will be an excursion to Fengdu, known as the "Ghost City." Here, you'll discover a collection of ancient temples perched atop Mingshan Hill, featuring intricate statues of ghosts and devils that depict beliefs about the afterlife and spirituality in Chinese culture. Alternatively, you may visit a new relocation village, offering a poignant look at the modern impacts of the Three Gorges Dam, which has reshaped the geography and lives of local communities. This visit provides a unique perspective on the social changes prompted by this monumental engineering project.


Additionally, an optional excursion to Shibaozhai may be available, depending on river conditions. This visit includes exploring the remarkable 12-story pagoda, known as "The Pearl of the Yangtze." Dating back to the 18th century, this red wooden temple is celebrated for its striking architecture and the rich legends that surround it. Climbing to the top, you're rewarded with panoramic views of the winding Yangtze River—a photographer's dream. Inside, each floor of the pagoda offers historical steles and inscriptions from past dynasties, providing a deep dive into China's extensive history. The windows on each level frame spectacular views of the Yangtze, making every floor a vantage point for both contemplation and admiration.


Day 10 Yangtze River Cruise

  • Place&Transport: Cruise along Yangtze River
  • Today's Activities: Daning River Small Gorges, Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, White Emperor City
  • Accommodation: On the cruise ship
  • Meal:

Set off on a captivating journey along the Yangtze River, where the lesser-known Daning River Small Gorges await to impress you with their stunning cliffs and lush scenery. This intimate river stretch lets you get up close with nature’s raw beauty, where tranquil waters meander beneath towering cliffs covered in vibrant greenery.

Continue your adventure into the enchanting Wu Gorge, famous for its deep valleys and the dramatic play of shadows from its soaring cliffs. This gorge is a visual feast of mist-shrouded peaks and serpentine waters, offering a magical landscape that feels straight out of a painting. Each turn in the river brings a new, breathtaking view, combining the thrill of exploration with the tranquil beauty of nature.

Sail through the breathtaking Qutang Gorge, the most dramatic and compact of the Three Gorges. As the Yangtze River carves its way through this tight channel, you're enveloped by towering cliffs that rise dramatically on either side, creating a majestic natural corridor that captivates with its rugged beauty. Qutang Gorge is not just a visual spectacle; it's a gateway into China's deep historical narrative, where every rock and river bend has a story tied to ancient battles and the strategic maneuvers of empires long past. The sheer cliffs and narrow passageways have inspired countless poets and artists, making it a quintessential representation of the powerful and sublime natural landscape that defines the Three Gorges.


Enhance your experience with an optional visit to the historic White Emperor City, strategically located at the mouth of Qutang Gorge. This revered ancient site is a treasure trove of cultural relics and offers commanding views of the gorge that are simply unparalleled. Explore the Baidi Temple, where you can delve into a remarkable collection of ancient steles, suspended wooden coffins, and exquisite art and calligraphy created by notable figures across various dynasties. This site beautifully encapsulates the rich cultural and spiritual heritage of the region, providing a profound understanding of the historical significance that White Emperor City holds as a sentinel over the mighty Yangtze River.


Throughout your journey, our friendly and knowledgeable guides will share fascinating stories and insights, making sure your trip is as informative as it is beautiful. They’ll handle all the details, letting you relax and enjoy a deep dive into the heart of China’s most famous river. This journey is not just a cruise; it’s an adventure into the very soul of the Yangtze River, filled with awe-inspiring sights and rich historical tales.

Day 11 Yangtze River Cruise-Yichang-Shanghai

  • Place&Transport: Cruise along Yangtze River, Fly to Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Three Gorges Dam, Xiling Gorge, Yichang Museum, Fly to Shanghai
  • Accommodation: Four or Five Stars Hotel (Can be customized) in Shanghai
  • Meal: B,L,D

Begin your day with an awe-inspiring visit to the Three Gorges Dam at Sandouping, recognized globally as the largest hydroelectric power project. This colossal structure doesn't just generate electricity; it plays a critical role in enhancing the Yangtze River's navigability and safeguarding downstream communities from floods by offering crucial flood storage space. Marvel at the sheer scale and engineering prowess of the dam, understanding its multifaceted impact on the environment, economy, and local communities. Our expert guide will delve into the intricate operations of the dam, the controversies surrounding its construction, and its significant contributions to China's energy resources.


Continue your journey by sailing through the Xiling Gorge, the longest and most profound of the Three Gorges, extending over 41 miles. Renowned for its treacherous waters, the gorge presents a thrilling navigation experience with its myriad reefs and rapid shoals. The natural beauty of Xiling Gorge is unparalleled, featuring a mesmerizing landscape of towering cliffs and lush vegetation. Explore the hidden gems along this stretch, including serene streams, ancient springs, uniquely shaped stones, and mysterious karst caves. The dramatic scenery and the tales of historical events that unfolded in this region will be vividly brought to life by your guide, enhancing your appreciation of this natural wonder.


In the afternoon, if time allows, immerse yourself in the cultural treasures of the Yichang Museum. This museum houses three main exhibition halls that collectively display an impressive collection of 617 relics, 230 photos, drawings, and 100 pieces of text that narrate the rich tapestry of Yichang's history. Each artifact tells a story of the region's past, from ancient civilizations to modern achievements. Your guide will provide insightful commentary on the significant pieces, helping you connect with the historical and cultural essence of Yichang.


Conclude your cruise with a transfer to Yichang airport, poised for your flight to Shanghai. Relax in the comfort of a cozy hotel in Shanghai, reflecting on the unforgettable experiences of your journey. Throughout the day, our dedicated guide ensures a seamless and enriching travel experience, managing every detail with professionalism and offering deep insights into each site's historical and cultural significance. This attention to detail and commitment to high-quality service ensures that your exploration of China's majestic landscapes and historical landmarks is not only enjoyable but also profoundly informative.

Day 12 Shanghai

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: The Bund area, Yuyuan Garden, Silk Factory, Jade Buddha Temple
  • Accommodation: Four or Five Stars Hotel (Can be customized) in Shanghai
  • Meal: B,L,D

Start your Shanghai adventure by crossing the iconic Huangpu River to explore The Bund, a spectacular waterfront known for its dramatic skyline. Here, marvel at futuristic architectural wonders like the Oriental Pearl Tower, the Jin Mao Building, and the Bank of China Tower. The Oriental Pearl Tower isn’t just a feat of modern engineering—it's a soaring symbol of Shanghai’s ambition, standing as the third tallest TV and radio tower globally. Ascend to its observation deck for a breathtaking bird's-eye view of the city, where the past meets the future in a stunning panorama.


Next, delve into the tranquility of Yuyuan Garden, a 400-year-old masterpiece of classical Chinese gardening. Wander through this enchanting space where each pavilion, pond, and meticulously placed rock tells a story of imperial leisure and aesthetic perfection. Just steps away, the Yuyuan Bazaar offers a lively contrast, where you can discover exquisite Chinese handicrafts and treat your taste buds to delightful local snacks. Our guide will ensure you uncover the hidden stories and artisanal treasures of this vibrant marketplace.


Complete your day with a visit to the serene Jade Buddha Temple, a sanctuary of tranquility and spirituality. Discover the world's largest jade Buddha, a masterpiece of artistry and devotion. Wander through the temple's hushed halls, where ancient statues and sacred relics whisper tales of faith and enlightenment. Marvel at the intricate craftsmanship and serene beauty that define this cultural treasure. Allow the peaceful ambiance to envelop you as you immerse yourself in the timeless serenity of this revered site.


Day 13 Shanghai Depature

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Shanghai Departure
  • Accommodation: no
  • Meal: B

You will have the morning free to explore at your leisure, followed by a seamless transfer to the airport for your journey back home. Rest assured, our professional team is dedicated to ensuring your trip concludes with utmost convenience and satisfaction. Have a safe and pleasant journey!

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1. Cozy Ride: Enjoy the comfort and spaciousness of our air-conditioned car, offering scenic views.
2. Bilingual Expert Guide: Benefit from a personalized experience with a guide fluent in your language, catering to your needs.
3. Entrance Fees: Access all attractions and activities mentioned in the itinerary without worrying about additional entrance fees.
4. Seamless Transfer: Enhance your experience with convenient hotel or train station pickup and drop-off service.
5. Connect Seamlessly: Stay connected with complimentary onboard WiFi, allowing you to share your experiences in real-time.
6. City-to-City Train Tickets: Include the cost of train or flight tickets between the cities listed in the itinerary, ensuring a smooth and efficient travel experience.
7. Selected Hotels and Daily Breakfast: Experience a comfortable stay in handpicked hotels, each chosen for its quality and amenities. Enjoy a daily breakfast at the hotel, starting your day on a delicious note.
8. Complimentary Water: Receive a complimentary bottle of water for each person, keeping you refreshed throughout your journey.
9. Travel Agency Liability Insurance: Benefit from coverage under our travel agency liability insurance, providing added protection and peace of mind during your trip.

Price Excludes

1. Personal Expenses: This includes phone bills, laundry, additional tours, postage, and any entertainment fees not covered in the itinerary.
2. Meals: While meals are not included, our guide will recommend the best local food spots, giving you the chance to explore and choose based on your preferences. (Average cost per person for a regular meal at local eateries: 40RMB/6USD-80RMB/12USD)
3. Tips: Tips are not mandatory but are recommended for excellent service. If you feel satisfied with the service, you may consider leaving a tip.
4. Insurance: Insurance coverage for personal loss, illness, or damages incurred during your trip is not included.
5. Optional Activities: Any optional activities listed in the itine

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Reviewed on 04 September 2023

I must say, it was an absolutely amazing experience! From start to finish, this trip exceeded all expectations, and I couldn't be happier with the service provided by this travel company.

First and foremost, I was thoroughly impressed with YouWayHoliday's prompt and efficient communication. From the moment we inquired about the tour, they responded swiftly, addressing all our questions and concerns. They worked closely with our family to customize a China itinerary that was perfect for us, ensuring that our children would have the opportunity to learn about China's rich history and culture while also enjoying the breathtaking scenery.

The tour itself was a fantastic blend of historical sites, natural beauty, and modern wonders. We explored iconic cities like Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, and Shanghai, each offering its unique charm and historical significance. However, what truly stood out was our visit to the Yangtze River. Cruising along the Yangtze was a highlight of the trip, and the landscapes we encountered were nothing short of spectacular.

But what truly elevated this experience was the exceptional tour guide we had, especially Anita in Xi'an. Anita was not only incredibly knowledgeable about the history and culture of China, but she was also extremely patient and attentive to our needs. Her expertise made every site come alive with stories and insights, and her passion for her work was truly inspiring. Her flawless English skills made it easy for us to communicate, and at times, it felt like we were talking to a native English speaker.

Overall, I can't recommend YouWayHoliday enough. Their attention to detail, personalized service, and dedication to providing a memorable travel experience make them a top-notch travel company. This 13-day China tour was a journey of a lifetime, thanks in large part to their efforts. If you're considering a trip to China, look no further – YouWayHoliday is the way to go!

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Tour Style:7 Days Shanghai Xian Beijing Golden Triangle Tour by Bullet Train is perfect for travelers who is the first time traveling to China. This China tour coviers the most popular destinations in China with Beijing, Xian as well as modern Shanghai. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, take an insight into the must-see sights of China and get deep understanding of its profound history and culture.

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From $690 p/p

Duration:9 Days 8 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Huangshan

Tour Style:Take in the highlights of this 9-day Shanghai Suzhou Hangzhou and Huangshan tour package covering the best cities around Shanghai, accompanied by a private guide and including accommodation, meals and transport. Cruise down the Grand Canal in Suzhou, visit Suzhou's ancient gardens and spend a leisure time in water town. Soak up the scenery of Hangzhou visiting the famous West Lake, the Longjing Tea Plantation and village. Then, explore the "No.1 Mountain under the Heaven"-Huangshan, hike through the surrounding mountains and explore the UNESCO-listed Village Hongcun Village.

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From $550 p/p

Duration:18 Days 17 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Beijing, Shanghai, Yangtze River, Jiuzhaigou, Chengdu, Leshan, Mt. Emei, Zhangjiajie

Tour Style:We specializa in adventures and tour China for visitors. This 18-day adventure includes many of the natural and cultural wonders of China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, beautiful Jiuzhaigou, cruise down on Yangtze River, tranquil Zhangjiajie, and of course, the incredible pandas of Chengdu. Your private tour guide will give you an unique China tour of a lifetime!

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From $1764 p/p

Duration:14 Days, 13 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Xian, Lanzhou, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Kashgar

Tour Style:Chinese Silk Road is a route of incomparable attraction to travelers who are interested in the human cultural relics, it was used to be quite prosperous in the Tang Dynasty and now become pretty silent regarding international business.This 14 Days Best China Silk Road Tour from Xian to Urumqi will take you to travel to the mysterious and attractive historical Silk Route in old China, it covers most of the famous spots in Silk Road.

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From $1299 p/p

Duration:14 Days, 13 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Beijing, Datong, Pingyao, Xian, Shanghai, Suzhou

Tour Style:14 Days China Ancient Architecture and Culture Tour Package includes a visit to Beijing, Datong, Pingyao, Xian, Tongli Water Town and Shanghai, you will have an eyes-opening experience by introducing traditional Chinese architecture including Imperial palaces, Qiao Family Countyard, Temples, Pagodas, and Suzhou Classic Gardens. It is suitable for those tourists who are interested in China culture and architectures and lesds you to get a deep touch with the Chinese architectural culture.

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From $1559 p/p

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