Yangtze River Cruise and China Golden TriangleBeijing-Xi'an-Chongqing-YangtzeCruise-Shanghai Tour

Days 11
Destinations 5
Experiences 43

Trip Summary

Family Vacation, Chinese Culture, Gourmet, Romantic, Nature

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, 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.

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  • Airport Pickup & Transfer to Your Hotel – Your private guide and driver will escort you to your hotel, assist you with hotel check-in, and answer any questions you may have about your travel arrangements. Once you have checked into your hotel, you will have the rest of the day to relax and get situated.
  • Overnight – Beijing

What's Included

  • One-on-one trip consulting and planning service from one of our experienced travel specialists
  • Domestic transportation as detailed on your itinerary
  • Private English-speaking guide (selected/trained by our Western staff)
  • Experienced Chinese-speaking driver and quality, air-conditioned vehicle (unlimited bottled water supplied in your vehicle)
  • Entry to all attractions on your itinerary – no hidden costs or commission-based shopping stops
  • Meals as specified on your itinerary (at quality local restaurants)
  • 24/7 support from your guide and travel specialist while you are on tour

What's Not Included

  • International flights to and from China
  • International travel insurance (you should purchase your own policy in your home country)
  • Tips for your guide and driver


  • We offer our itineraries as suggestions only; all of our tours can be tailored to your schedule and interests. If there is anything you do or don't want to include, simply let your agent know
  • Prices vary according to your date of travel and any special requests you might have. Please ask for a free, bespoke quotation
  • Meals may change based on the time and location. You can also ask your guide to change your meals. We will try our best to help you enjoy a variety of Chinese food
  • For tour booking terms and conditions, please read our Terms of Service

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