Fantastic Cruise to Yangtse Gorges
1st Day ShanghaiRegal
Arrival in Shanghai. Greeted by our attentive and experienced local guide and helped transfer to a 4-star hotel with meals on own care.
2nd Day Shanghai
Take a visit to the Jade Buddha Temple, the famous Bund adjacent to Nanjing Road as the busiest shopping street and the newly built Shanghai Museum which covers a large collection of bronze ware, pottery, porcelain and paintings in 6 sections. A fantastic acrobatic show is arranged in the evening.
3rd Day Shanghai / Suzhou / Shanghai
One day tour to Suzhou via train with visit to the exquisite Garden of the Humble Administrator, the Lingering Garden, the Silk Embroidery Institute as well as the visit of a silk worm factory.
4th Day Shanghai / Wuhan
Check out the hotel and visit the well designed Yu Garden built in late Ming dynasty. After lunch, take the flight to Wuhan and upon arrival, pay a visit to the famous historic site - Yellow Crane Tower ( B L D)
5th Day Wuhan/Yichang
Transfer to Yichang by bus (car), where you will embark the cruise. Along the road, you will have a stop-over at Shashi to to visit an ancient city - Jingzhou, which is known for its well preserved City Wall and a Museum displaying with many historical relics as old as 2000 years. Dinner, then embarking on board of MS. East King which is built in a standard of a 5 star hotel.
6th Day Cruise
Sails along Yangtse River With full board on the Cruiser
The East King departs Wuhan at 8:00 in the morning and the highlight of the trip starts with the sailing along the mysterious Yangtze River. You may enjoy all kinds of the facilities and services on board and the Welcome Banquet will be given by the Captain. You will have a visit to the site of the famous Three Gorges Dam in the morning and the vessel will pass through the famous Gezhouba Dam Lock.
7th Day Cruise
The most exciting day starts in the early morning that you will see the First Gorge - Xiling around 6:00 to 8:00 and a small boat sailing along Shennong Stream is also arranged afterwards. The Second Gorge-Wu will be passed through at 2:00 to 3:00pm and the Third one - Gorge Qutang will be followed at 4:45 to 5:15pm. A nice Fashion Show performed by the crew girls in the evening is an added fun for the guests.
8th Day Cruise
With the boat sailing continues, another shore excursion has been arranged either at Shibaozhai - a stone village with an unique temple built on top of the hill or Fengdu - noted as the City of Ghosts depending on the water level at the time of sailing. The Farewell Party is arranged in the evening.
9th Day Chongqing / Xian
The East King arrives in Chongqing at 8:30 in the morning. A full day sightseeing includes the visit of the Hall of the people which serves as the city's Congress Hall, a museum and the Painters Village where are 17 painters who live and work together with their families. We take the late afternoon flight to Xian. ( B L )
10th Day Xian
Visit the well preserved City Wall and the Provincial Museum with a nice buffet Chinese lunch at the Tang Dynasty Palace. Afternoon visit is to the world famous Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses and the traditional Chinese dumpling banquet is arranged in the evening. The Imperial Singing and Dance show after dinner is at your own disposal with ticket charge of US$15. ( B L D )
11th Day Xian / Beijing
Take the morning flight to Beijing. Meet and transfer to the centrally located hotel. Visit the Temple of Heaven in the afternoon with Peking Opera in the evening. ( B L )
12th Day Beijing
Full day tour to visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. A famous Peking Duck Dinner is arranged in the evening. ( B L D)
13th Day Beijing
A day excursion to the Great Wall and Ming Tombs and the evening is free. ( B L )
14th Day Beijing / Exit
Check out the hotel and transfer to the airport for home or to continue on your own trip.