Yangtze River Cruise and China Golden Triangle
Beijing, Xi’an, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruises, Yichang, Shanghai

12 Days
6 Destinations
54 Experiences

This tour will take you to Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai, otherwise known as China’s Golden Triangle. You will also board a cruise ship that will take you all the way along the Yangtze River.

Your Beijing adventure will feature must-see sights like Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, as well as excursions around the city streets to see what day-to-day life is like for the people of the city.

No Beijing-based itinerary is complete without a trip to the Great Wall of China. The Mutianyu section is a lot of fun. When you’re finished taking in the beautiful views, you can head back down in a toboggan!

Despite the fact that your trip to Xi’an will be packed full of activities, you will probably find yourself more relaxed by the end of it. You’ll visit Qin Shihuang’s Tomb, the Terracotta Warriors, and practice tai chi on the city walls.

In Chongqing, you will climb aboard a five-star ship for a half-week voyage. We feel that the Century cruise line offers great value for money, but as always, every aspect of your itinerary is customizable, so let us know if you have a preference.

When you wake up in Shanghai, the first thing you will do is stroll along the gorgeous waterfront. With one-hundred-year-old buildings on one side, and super-modern skyscrapers on the other, Shanghai’s skyline is like nothing you have seen before.

What makes this tour special:
One of our most popular itineraries, the Yangtze River Cruise and China’s Golden Triangle Tour has been tried and tested again and again. For those who really want to get to know China in less than two weeks, this is the perfect introduction.


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  • Pick up from the Beijing airport
  • Check in to your hotel


  • Second class bullet train tickets
  • Economy class domestic flights as listed in the itinerary
  • Private English-speaking guide (selected/trained by our western staff)
  • Experienced Chinese-speaking driver and quality, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Admission tickets to all sights listed on the itinerary – no hidden costs
  • Free bottled water supplied in your vehicle
  • Meals as specified in quality local restaurants with unlimited standard drinks (Coke, Sprite, bottled water, Chinese tea)


  • Accommodation - if you want us to book hotels for you, please let your agent know;
  • 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
  • Other personal expenses


  • We offer our itineraries as suggestions only; all of our tours can be tailored to your individual interests. If there is anything you do or don’t want to see, simply let your agent know
  • Prices are calculated based on a small private group of eight and are subject to change. Please ask for a free, bespoke quotation
  • Meals may change based on the time and your 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 Company Policies
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Yangtze River Cruise and China Golden Triangle

12 Days: | Beijing, Xi’an, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruises, Yichang, Shanghai
Tour Code: TCG-219

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