Majestic Yangtze Experience 14 Days – Starting from $5,670

Beijing • Xi'an • Guilin • Downstream Yangtze River Cruise • Yichang • Shanghai • Suzhou
» Tour Code :MYD

  • 2015 – 16 Tour Itinerary
  • Tour Dates & Prices
  • Deluxe Accommodations
  • Inclusions
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Day 1 Arrive Beijing
Upon arrival in Beijing, China’s capital, you will be greeted and escorted to the hotel.

Day 2 Beijing (AB, L, SD)
Enjoy a full day tour of China’s fascinating capital begins with a visit to Temple of Heaven, where the emperors came to pray for good harvest and pay his appreciation. There, you will enjoy a tai chi lesson taught by a master practitioner. After that, walk across the Tiananmen Square to the Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City, home of Chinese emperors for more than 500 years. Tonight, enjoy a fabulous welcome banquet featuring Peking duck at Da Dong Restaurant.

Day 3 Beijing (AB, L)
The highlight today is an excursion to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. Enjoy the dramatic vistas and marvel at the Wall as it climbs and descends steep ridges and narrow valleys. A scenic cable car ride enhances your visit through the steep hills. After lunch, visit the Summer Palace, taking a leisure stroll while admiring the thousands of ancient murals along the Long Corridor and a boat ride on the Kunming Lake (weather permitting). This evening, attend a mystical amazing show, “Legend of Kung Fu” (VIP seating).

Day 4 Beijing » Xi'an (AB, SL)
Take a pedicab on a Hutong Tour through the ancient parts of the city and get acquainted with the local residents on a family visit. Enjoy a special imperial lunch at The Bai family Garden Restaurant or Champion Mansion to experience the delicious delicacy and the royal service of ancient China. Take a late afternoon flight to Xi’an, China’s ancient capital and check in to your hotel.

Day 5 Xi'an (AB, L, DS)
Today’s highlight is a visit to the Archaeological Museum, home to an army of more than 6, 000 life-size Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses excavated from the tomb of the First Emperor of the Qin Dynasty. Continue to visit the Ancient City Wall, built during the 14th century. This evening, enjoy the Imperial Dinner Show at The Tang Dynasty Xi’an (Tang Yue Gong) recreating the music, costumes and dances of that era.

Day 6 Xi'an » Guilin (AB, L, SD)
Take flight to tranquil Guilin. Upon arrival, enjoy a city tour including the Reed Flute Cave and the scenic Elephant Trunk Hill. This evening, you will enjoy a Tea Banquet (Cuisines cook with tea) at famous Tea Cuisine Restaurant.

Day 7 Guilin » Yangshuo » Guilin (AB, L)
Cruise along the beautiful Li River and experience the breathtaking of Guilin with its unique limestone rock formations. Disembark at the charming village of Yangshuo. Browse the antique and craft markets or relax at one of the local cafes. Return to Guilin in the afternoon.

Day 8 Guilin » Chongqing » Yangtze River Cruise (AB, L, D)
Fly to Chongqing. Upon arrival, enjoy a city tour which includes a visit to the Stillwell Museum where you will see a collection of World War II memorabilia, including exhibits on the Flying Tigers. After dinner, board the deluxe Yangzi Explorer and begin your memorable journey on the Yangtze River.

Day 9 Yangtze River Cruise Journey (AB, L, D)
Today’s excursion is to Fengdu with fantastic temples of underworld demons and gods. It is known as the “Ghost City” and is the place for punishing the devil and awarding good people.

Day 10 Yangtze River Cruise Journey (AB, L, D)
Early morning you will cruise through the first two of the famous Three Gorges. Qutang Gorge, the shortest but the most dramatic gorge. After breakfast, you will cruise through Wu Gorge, known for its twelve peaks and Goddess Peak. Your excursion will include boarding a smaller vessel to sail up Shennong Stream, which features spectacular views of the Small Gorges. Your cruise continues and passes through the last and longest gorge, Xiling Gorge. Then sail through the Three Gorges’ double-lane ship lock.

Day 11 Yichang » Shanghai (AB)
This morning, your cruise arrives in Yang Jia Wang where you will take a shore excursion to the massive Three Gorges Dam Site, the largest hydroelectric project in the world. After the viewing of the dam, you will be taking on visit, exclusive to Yangzi Explorer guests to the exhibition center where a large size scale model of the project is on show. Continue sailing to Yichang where you will disembark. Then fly to Shanghai – the “Paris of the Orient”. Upon arrival, your sightseeing features the bustling shopping street, Nanjing Road, and also the Bund, the famous promenade along the Huangpu River.
** If direct flight is not available, transfer by motor coach to Wuhan for flight to Shanghai.

Day 12 Shanghai (AB, L, SD)
Start your morning with a visit to the famous Shanghai Museum, China’s most up-to-date museum showcasing the country’s ancient glory. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the Yu Garden, famous for its rock gardens, pavilions, halls and ponds, and Old Shanghai Bazaar, with shops filled with all manner of interesting curios. Continue your visit stopping in the Old Town and the modern Xintiandi. Tonight enjoy the city’s best Shanghai cuisine at Ye Old Station Restaurant (once a monastery) serving 1920 style Shanghai cuisine or similar.

Day 13 Shanghai » Suzhou » Shanghai (AB, L)
Take a scenic ride to Suzhou, a charming city of canals filled with gardens from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Many of which are UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites. Take a boat along the charming Grand Canal and visit Garden of the Humble Administrator. Return to Shanghai in the late afternoon.

Day 14 Shanghai » Home (AB)
Farewell to Shanghai. Transfer to the airport for your flight back to USA.

Majestic Yangtze Experience 14 Days Tour Dates & Prices
Arrival Date (2015 Thursday) Land Only Single Supplement (Hotel & Cruise)
Apr 16 $6,465 $3,395
May 14 $6,750 $3,490
Jun 11 $5,670 $2,930
Jul 16 $5,670 $2,930
Aug 13 $5,670 $2,930
Sep 10 $6,750 $3,490
Oct 08 $6,750 $3,490
Nov 05 $6,465 $3,395
  • Beijing: The Peninsula Beijing star
  • Xi’an: Shangri–La Hotel star
  • Guilin: Shangri–La Hotel star
  • Yangtze River Cruise: Yangzi Explorer star
  • Shanghai: The Peninsula Shanghai star

China Luxury Experience Inclusion:

  • All intra-China air / land transportation
  • Deluxe Accommodations including daily breakfast (room upgrads are available at additional cost)
  • Deluxe five star Yangtze River Cruise – Yangzi Expolorer, shore excursion, full board
  • Lunches and dinners as listed. Special dinner at some of China's most famous restaurants
  • Fully escorted sightseeing including all admission charges to attractions
  • Regional culture entertainment
  • Experienced English speaking local tour guides
  • Baggage handling, port charges, hotel taxes; all local taxes

Culinary Specialties

  • Beijing: Peking Duck Dinner
  • Xi’an: Imperial Dinner Banquet
  • Guilin: Tea Banquet
  • Shanghai: Shanghai Cuisine

Regional Cultural Entertainment

  • Beijing: Legend of Kung Fu Show
  • Xi’an: Tang Dynasty Dinner Show
  • Shanghai: ERA Acrobatic Show

Special Notes

  • All departures are guaranteed with a minimum of 6 passengers. Supplemental charges will apply if group is less than 6 participants.
  • Transpacific airfare, US domestic add-on airfare are available, please call for details
  • Preferred accommodations subject to change to similar class
  • All prices are subject to change without notice
  • Private tours are available at additional cost – call for information
  • AB – American Breakfast
  • L – Lunch
  • SL – Special Lunch
  • D – Dinner
  • SD – Special Dinner
  • DS – Dinner & Show