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Yangtze River Classic

12 days from £3,440pp

Includes flights
What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • Spectacular scenery along the Yangtze.

  • Seeing the enormous Three Gorges Dam up close.

  • Xian's terracotta warriors.

  • The wonder of Beijing's Forbidden City.

  • The extraordinary Great Wall at Jinshanling.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
In destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
All accommodation
  • Beijing
  • Xian
  • Chongqing
  • Yichang
  • Shanghai

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Beijing.

Day 2 Beijing

Day 2 Beijing

Beijing

On arrival in Beijing today you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. After time to freshen up, explore some of Beijing's historical treasures starting with the impressive Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.

Day 3 Beijing

Day 3 Beijing

Beijing

This morning visit the Temple of Heaven, before exploring the lake, gardens and pavilions that constitute the picturesque Summer Palace.

Day 4 Beijing

Day 4 Beijing

Beijing

Take a full day excursion out to the magnificent Great Wall at its most dramatic, at the less touristy Jinshanling section.

Day 5 Xian

Day 5 Xian

Beijing , Xian

This morning you will be taken to the station to board your bullet train Xian. On arrival you will be greeted on the platform and transferred to your hotel. Later this afternoon visit the bustling Muslim Quarter and Grand Mosque. The evening is at leisure.

Day 6 Chongqing

Day 6 Chongqing

Xian , Chongqing

In the morning see the Terracotta Army, before transferring to the airport for a flight onto Chongqing. There join your Yangtze cruise boat, setting sail early evening.

Day 7 Chongqing

Day 7 Chongqing

Chongqing

Your first day of the cruise includes on-shore excursions to see the villages and small towns nestled on the banks of this formidable river.

Day 8 Chongqing

Day 8 Chongqing

Chongqing

Today sees you cruising through the famed and beautiful scenery of the Three Gorges and then the Lesser Gorges. The day ends at the tremendous feat of engineering that is the Dam.

Day 9 Shanghai

Day 9 Shanghai

Chongqing , Yichang , Shanghai

Victoria Cruise Day 4 - Morning arrival into Yichang, where you will be met and transferred to the airport for your flight to the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai. On arrival you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel.

Day 10 Shanghai

Day 10 Shanghai

Shanghai

Shanghai is a great city to explore on foot, using the sightseeing suggestions provided in your final itinerary pack.

Day 11 Shanghai

Day 11 Shanghai

Day 12 International return flight

Day 12 International return flight

Shanghai , International return flight

You are transferred to the airport. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

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