For those who really want to get to know China in less than two weeks, the Yangtze River Cruise and China's Golden Triangle Tour package, one of our most popular itineraries, offers the perfect introduction. In addition to enjoying all the historical and cultural highlights of Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai, this guided tour will take you on a once-in-a-lifetime cruise down the majestic Yangtze River, the third longest in the world.
You'll first get to see all of the famous attractions of the capital, Beijing, including Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. You'll also become better acquainted with the city's rich and interesting culture via a rickshaw tour of the city streets and a thrilling acrobatic performance.
Of course, no Beijing-based itinerary is complete without a trip to the iconic Great Wall of China. We'll take you the Mutianyu section of the Wall, which features beautiful views and an exciting toboggan ride down the mountainside!
You'll next head to the ancient capital of Xi’an, where you'll encounter the world-renowned Terracotta Warriors, one of the 20th century's most important archaeological discoveries, and enjoy some delicious street food along the Muslim street.
In Chongqing, you will climb aboard a cruise ship for a half-week voyage down the Yangtze River. During your cruise, you will get to enjoy stunning views of the Chinese countryside and one of Asia's most iconic waterways, all from the comfort of a five-star ship.
Your escorted tour will close in the bustling metropolis of Shanghai, where you'll stroll along the scenic canals of Zhujiajiao Ancient Water Town, explore the European-influenced lanes of the Former French Concession, and enjoy fantastic views of Shanghai's skyline from the Bund's gorgeous waterfront.
As always, every aspect of your tour is customizable, so please let us know if you wish to make any changes to this itinerary.