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10 Days Luxury Yangtze River Cruise w/ Shanghai Tour (Tour code: EC1001)
Themes:Nature, history
Destinations: Shanghai – Jiangsu Luzhi – Suzhou - Nanjing - Hubei Yichang - Yangtze River Cruise - Chongqing
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Day 01
Destination Shanghai
Activities We arrive in Shanghai, one of the largest cities in the world and situated in the massive Yangtze River Delta. After clearing customs we transfer by bus to our hotel, and then take a short walk to nearby The Bund, the former commercial harbour of Shanghai and home to the famous art deco buildings along the waterfront. Later we check in and rest after the flight.
Attractions The Bund
Meals Lunch and dinner
Accommodation 4* hotel
Day 02
Destination Shanghai
Activities Today we walk through Shanghai. We begin by passing The Bund on our way to Chinatown not far south of the hotel. In here, hidden away from the boulevards of modern Shanghai, we find the original city. Here we also visit both the Yuyuan Garden and the City God Temple, before going back to the hotel.
Attractions Chinatown, City God Temple, Yuyuan Garden
Meals Breakfast and lunch
Accommodation 4* hotel
Day 03
Destination Shanghai - Nanjing
Activities We leave Shanghai by bus and drive to Luzhi Water Town outside of the city. Luzhi is one of many such water towns in the delta, famous for its canals and cobbled streets. Later we continue to Suzhou where we visit both the beautiful 'Garden for lingering in' and the local silk factory, before we continue our drive to Nanjing, where we check in and rest.
Attractions Luzhi Water Town, Lingering Garden
Meals Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation 4* hotel
Day 04
Destination Nanjing - night train
Activities In the morning we visit a jade shop before continuing to the sombre Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall to see the exhibit portraying the terrible massacre of 1937. We also have time to visit the enormous Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, before we go to the train station in the afternoon to take a night train towards Yichang, where our cruise ship is waiting for us.
Attractions Nanjing Massacre Memorial, Yangtze River Bridge
Meals Breakfast and lunch
Accommodation Night train, soft sleeper berths
Day 05
Destination Yichang - cruise ship
Activities In the morning we arrive in Yichang. Yichang is in Hubei Province and is the boarding point for our cruise. We board tonight after dinner, and spend the day visiting Yichang Museum, Bonsai Garden and the Yiling Quarter. Once on board we can relax in our large and comfortable cabins, all with private bath and balcony.
Attractions Yichang Museum, Bonsai Garden, Yiling Quarter
Meals Lunch and dinner
Accommodation 5* M.S. Yangtze Gold
Day 06
Destination Yangtze River
Activities For the next three days we are on board the ship. Every day we have shore excursions, and we can make use of the ship's many activities and offers. Excursions are always in the mornings, and the afternoons can be enjoyed gazing at the view from the public decks our in the privacy of our own cabins (today usually Yangtze River Great Dam).
Attractions Yangtze River Great Dam, ship's activities
Meals Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation 5* M.S. Yangtze Gold
Day 07
Destination Yangtze River
Activities Excursions and activities according to ship’s schedule (today usually Shennongxi Stream or the Lesser Three Gorges).
Attractions Ship's activities
Meals Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation 5* M.S. Yangtze Gold
Day 08
Destination Yangtze River
Activities Excursions and activities according to ship’s schedule (today usually Fengdu Ghost Town).
Attractions Ship's activities
Meals Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation 5* M.S. Yangzte Gold
Day 09
Destination Yangtze River - Chongqing
Activities We disembark in Chongqing and transfer to Chongqing Zoo to visit the famous national animal of China, the Giant Panda. Later we go to Ciqikou Old Street to see this once busy port with many old houses still preserved, before we check in and rest. In the evening we enjoy our farewell dinner.
Attractions Pandas in Zoo, Ciqikou Old Street
Meals Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation 4* hotel
Day 10
Destination Chongqing - home
Activities A wonderful journey along the mighty Yangtze River is drawing to an end and we leave for the airport and our return flight home.
Attractions None
Meals Breakfast
Accommodation Not incl.
Price information

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Luxury upgrade: available

Price including
International tour leader for duration of the tour

Local English-speaking guides at all destinations

Train travel as in itinerary

All ground transportation in bus

All entrances, cruises and shows as listed in itinerary

Tips for guides and drivers

Travel agency responsibility insurance

All government taxes

Price not including

flights to/from China

Personal expenses

Anything not listed in itinerary

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