• No visit to Xi'an should be considered complete tour to China without at least a stop here. Xian had long been the capital of ancient China. The emperor Qin Shihuang went on to establish the first imperial capital of China in Chang'an (present day Xi'an). Located at the eastern end of the Silk Road, Xi'an is home to some of the most spectacular sights in China, including the UNESCO-listed mausoleum of Emperor Shihuang with its thousands of life-sized terracotta warriors and their horses. Xi'an's excellent museum is one of the best in China, with Tang Dynasty pottery figurines and other relics. The Muslim Quarter, the Great Mosque, and the spectacular City Walls are all great historical sites.

    The Yangtze, China's longest river, originates on the Qinghai-Tibet-Plateau and flows eastwards. The rushing waters formed the dramatic scenery of the famous Three Gorges. Enjoy the spectacular mountainous landscape of the Yangtze River and its tributaries during your relaxing journey on board of the First Class Cruise Ship. The trip ends up with visiting the massive structure of the Three Gorges Dam.

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  • Suggested Itinerary

    Day 1 Depart for Xi'an
    Beijing departure by overnight train:  Beijing--Xi'an (overnight soft-sleeper train around 19:57- 07:50); or by air:  Beijing airport - Xi'an, departure time is around 07:30-08:00
    Shanghai departure: (departure time is around 7:25-9:55) 

    • Upon arrival, drive to the old city for a leisure stroll along glorious Ming-era city walls of the ancient city Xi'an.
    • Then drive to the Terracotta Warriors town for lunch.
    • Visit the world famous excavation site - the Terracotta Warriors, thousands of life-sized soldiers, officers, horses and wagons, form a component of the underground army buried to protect the first emperor of China during his afterlife - he is also builder of the Great Wall.
    • Enjoy a various dumpling feast as dinner and stay overnight in Xi'an.
      (L, D)

    Day 2    Xi'an City / Fly out

    • Visit the Shaanxi History Museum, meandering through its halls of ancient treasures that trace back more than 1,000 years of Chinese history, and evidence the important role Xi'an played as a center of development for Buddhism.
    • Explore the winding alleys of the Muslim Quarter with its unique Great Mosque, and have some free time to shop around in the bazaar.
    • Try local Muslim food for lunch.
    • Transfer to the airport for the flight to Chongqing. Xi'an-Chongqing  3U8879 (14:25-16:00)
    • Upon arrival at Chongqing, transfer to downtown and enjoy hotpot for dinner.
    • Board the cruise ship.
      (B, L, D)

    Day 3 Yangtze River (Shibaozhai)

    • Take the first stop for the shore excursion to the Shibaozhai Temple. 
    • Arrive in the ghost city Fengdu, where you participate in shore excursion to the temples on the Min Shan Mountain. It also gives you a spectacular view of the Yangtze River Valley. (Optional, the cruise may not stop if there are less than 30 participants.)
    • Cruise welcome reception party in the evening. 
    • (B, L, D)

    Day 4 Yangtze River (Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Shennong Xi)

    • In the morning the ship passes through the first of the gorges, the narrow Qutang Gorge. The mountains on the side of the river are up to 1.200 m high. Second of the gorges is the mysterious Wu Gorge with the Goddess Peak.
    • In the afternoon a boat excursion to the Shennong Xi, a tributary of the Yangtze River with clear water rushing through green mountains.
    • Cruise takes you through the Xiling Gorge, the longest of the Three Gorges.
      (B, L, D)

    Day 5 Three Gorges Dam / Beijing/ Shanghai

    • Take bus to visit Three Gorges Dam.
    • After lunch, transfer to Yichang airport to fly out.
      Yichang - Beijing
       CA1824(20:30-22:40) or JD5396(21:00-23:10)
      Yichang - Shanghai Hongqiao (arrival around 5-6pm)
      (B, L)
      (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)

      Ship conditions
      Victoria Express (standard Cabin) 5 star (highest level) cruise vessel (http://www.victoriacruises.com/new/index.html)
      President(Standard Cabin) 5 star(highest level) cruise vessel


      All ships have double rooms with shower and WC, a dining room, bars and lounges and sun decks from where you can enjoy the beautiful landscape. The ship has well-trained staff and a Cruise Director. He/She will be at your disposal for all your questions and give you precious information. The cruise schedule is especially suitable for Western travelers. 

      Please note that the flights or timing of flights mentioned in the above itinerary may change subject to ticket availability and airline scheduling. Alternative hotels of similar standards will be used if any of the hotels mentioned in the itinerary is unable to provide enough accommodation.

     

  • CCC does not offer regular set packages for this tour. However we are happy to help you plan a private custom-made one. Please scroll this web page down to check prices and propose a date and your own group.