11 Days China Golden Triangle Tour with Yangtze River Cruise

INT-C-GY11 11 Days China Golden Triangle Tour with Yangtze River Cruise

This is an extending tour of the classic China Triangle Tour. Except for Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai, you will enjoy a pleasurable cruise on the Yangtze River from Chongqing to Yichang, Hubei.

In the cultural Beijing, historical Xian, and prosperous Shanghai, you will experience the diversified landscapes and liveliness in China by visiting the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, the Bund.


PLACES VISITED Beijing - Xi'an - Yangtze River Cruise - Shanghai

DEPARTURE DATESDates are flexible and customizable for private departures.


Trip Highlights

  • Admire the magnificent Great Wall and visit Beijing's landmarks of the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, and Summer Palace.
  • Take the bullet train to Xi'an and discover the living soldiers of Terracotta and Horses.
  • Enjoy a three-day leisure cruise on the Yangtze River, the mother river of China.
  • Explore the city highlights including Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Museum, Nanjing Road, and the Bund.
  • Take a Huangpu River Cruise to see the stunning night scene.

At a Glance

Beijing(3 nights)

Xian(2 nights)

Yangtze River Cruise(3 nights)

Shanghai(2 nights)

Itinerary Day by Day

11 Days China Golden Triangle Tour with Yangtze River Cruise

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement or on request

Welcome to Beijing, the Capital city of China. Your Beijing local tour guide is waiting for you at the airport, and then you'll be picked up and escorted to the hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is for leisure to get you recovered from the jet lag. If you are too tired, you can ask your tour guide for some suggestions about walking around nearby your hotel.

Overnight in Beijing.

Day 2 Beijing - the Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven

Meals: B

After breakfast, you will first visit the Tiananmen Square, the largest public square in the world, and then walk to the Forbidden City, the sitting home to 24 Chinese emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties.

In the afternoon, you will visit the Temple of Heaven, where the emperors used to pray for a good harvest.

Overnight in Beijing.

Day 3 Beijing - the Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Bird's Nest

Meals: B

Today, you will head to the Mutianyu Great Wall, the most beautiful section of the Great Wall in Beijing, where you can hike or take a cable car up to the Wall.

In the afternoon, tour the Ming Tombs, a collection of mausoleums of the majorority of Ming dynasty's emperors. Then stop by a Pearl factory. On the way back to the hotel, you can take some photos of the Olympic sites - the Bird' Nest and the Water Cube.

Overnight in Beijing.

Day 4 Beijing to Xian by High-Speed Rail

Meals: B

Today, you will first visit the Summer Palace, the resort for the Emperors. After lunch, drive to the train station for a high-speed rail to Xian, taking around 5 hours.

After your arrival in Xian, the ancient capital of China, you will be picked up by the local tour guide and escorted to your hotel. The rest of the day is for leisure on your own.

Overnight in Xi'an.

Day 5 Xian - Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, Bell Tower

Meals: B

Today, your first stop is the incredible Terracotta Warriors, about 35 kilometers east of Xian, one of the largest and stunning archaeological finds of the 20th century.

In the afternoon, tour the Ancient City Wall, the best-kept city wall in the world. You can cycle or stroll on the city wall and feel its magnificence. At night, when the lights are lit on, visit the beautiful Bell Tower and Drum Tower, also the famous landmarks of Xian.

If you want, we can arrange the famous Tang Dynasty Show and Dumpling Dinner for you. You can ask your tour guide to add as well.

Overnight in Xi'an.

Day 6 Xian to Chongqing - the Great Mosque, Muslim Street

Flight: Domestic flight is on Indochina Tour's arrangement

Meals: B

In the morning, visit the Great Mosque and then head to the local Muslim Street to seek for delicious street food.

After that, you will transfer to the airport and take a flight to Chongqing. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to a Yangtze River Ship that will depart Chongqing at 21:00. And your memorable cruise tour begins here.

Overnight on the cruise.

Day 7 Yangtze River Cruise - Fengdu Ghost City / Shibaozhai

Meals: B / L / D

In the morning, enjoy your leisure time on the cruise. You may start your day with a Tai Chi session on the Sun Deck, take a swim in the pool, or simply relax and enjoy the scenery along the river.

After lunch, disembark and visit the Fengdu Ghost City or Shibaozhai and it depends on which ship company you have chosen.

In the evening, the Captain will host a welcome party, followed by dinner and a special performance by the ship's crew. It's a great opportunity to make friends, so dress up and enjoy it.

Overnight on the cruise.

Day 8 Yangtze River Cruise - the Three Gorges, Fengdu Ghost City / Shibaozhai

Meals: B / L / D

After breakfast, relax and enjoy the scenery on the balcony of your room or the sun deck. At around 10:30 am, the ship sails downstream through the first and second of the three gorges - Qutang Gorge, the shortest but most dramatic gorge, and Wu, known for its quiet beauty and forest-covered mountains.

After lunch, disembark for a short trip to the Shennong Stream or Lesser Three Gorges (depends on which ship company you have chosen), where you will experience the real Sanxia local lifestyle and the mighty scenery.

This evening, join in a special Chinese-style farewell banquet.

Overnight on the cruise.

Day 9 Yichang to Shanghai - the Three Gorges Site

Flight: Domestic flight is on Indochina Tour's arrangement

Meals: B

After breakfast, disembark and say goodbye to the crew on the ship. You then will be escorted to the Three Gorges Site, the largest dam in the world.

After a lunch break in Yichang, drive to the airport and take a flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check-in. And the rest of the day is for leisure on your own.

Overnight in Shanghai.

Day 10 Shanghai - the Jade Buddha Temple, the Bund, Huangpu River Cruise

Meals: B

After breakfast, start the city trip after a short rest. Your first stop is the Jade Buddha Temple, a peaceful temple in the bustling modern city. Then head to the Shanghai Museum, one of China's best museums.

After a local flavor lunch, stroll the historic riverfront - the Bund, and walk around the famous and popular pedestrian shopping street - Nanjing Road. And your tour today ends by taking a Huangpu River Cruise to see the city from a different angle.

Overnight in Shanghai.

Day 11 Shanghai Departure

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement

Meals: B

Today you will visit the People's Square where you can get a lively picture of Shanghai's culture and history before your tour guide picks you up to the airport. Tour ends and looking forward to seeing you again!

End of service.

Service Inclusions:

  • Flight tickets with airport tax as listed in above itinerary.
  • Entrance fee and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private English speaking tour guide service.
  • Private van for land transportation with cold drinking water and soft drink provided in the car.
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary (B for breakfast, L for lunch and D for dinner.

Service Exclusions:

  • International air tickets.
  • Visa Handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Meals do not listed in itinerary.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel bell boys, etc.
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any).
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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