Yangtze & Three Gorges Holidays

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Great Wall

Day 1: Beijing

Ni Hoa - Welcome to China. On arrival into Beijing International Airport you will be met by an On The Go Representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure, so you can start exploring Beijing independently or relax and rest up for the evening at the hotel.

Forbidden City

Day 2: Beijing

Today you take a journey outside of the city to the most famous wall in the world - the Great Wall of China. Take a walk or maybe even a climb on some of the lesser visited parts of the wall - a much more fulfilling and intimate experience of the wall! Later on you can opt to see how they make traditional noodles and sample them afterwards. When you have walked enough of the wall - you return to Beijing

Ming statue

Day 3: Beijing - Xi'an

Today you will set out to sightsee the nation's capital, starting with Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Tiananmen Square - home to the Monument of the People's Heroes and many important events in Chinese history. The Forbidden CIty - so called as it was only visited by people on Imperial business up until 1911 - is a vision in grandeur with yellow roofs, vermilion walls and the innermost sanctum of Beijing. This afternoon you will walk through the city's many temples, grand halls and courtyards before visiting the Temple of Heaven. This evening we collect your bags and head off to the airport for your flight to Xian.

Summer Palace

Day 4: Xi'an

Today we enjoy an in depth exploration of the fascinating Terracotta Warriors Archaeological site which is followed with a stretch of legs in the form of a leisurely bike ride around the City Wall, which dates from the Ming Dynasty.

Day 5: Xi'an - Yangtze & Three Gorges

Spend the morning at leisure, maybe exploring the Muslim Quarter, before flying to Chongqing, the start point for your exciting Yangtze River cruise. Before boarding the cruise we can stroll along Chongqing’s People’s Square, in the city centre.

Days 6-7: Yangtze & Three Gorges

Good morning from the River Yangtze! At 6340km in length, the Yangtze is the 3rd longest river in the world, neatly dividing China into north and south. The Gorges are a breathtaking sight! Sit back and enjoy today and tomorrow whilst cruising. Along the way shore excursions are offered at no additional expense to Shibaozhai and Shennong stream, with its unique scenery and four natural gorges. Drift serenely along the stream in small, open ‘pea pod boats’, looking out upon lush greenery, jagged peaks and ancient villages of the Tujia people - one of the local ethnic minorities.

Day 8: Yangtze & Three Gorges - Shanghai

We disembark from our cruise in Yichang late this morning, and head to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Here, meet our driver who awaits to take you onto your hotel.

Day 9: Shanghai

Today we take a tour of the many city sights including Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple and The Bund, with a cruise on the Huangpu River.

Day 10: Shanghai

Sadly your journey has come to an end, we will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.

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