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.
What our specialists say...
This itinerary combines China's classic sights of Beijing, Xian and Shanghai with a journey along the great Yangtze River. It is a distillation of China's key highlights providing an insight into China's past as well as its future. A cruise on the Yangtze is a great way to break up the journey and contemplate some of the world class sites that you will have seen at the start of your trip. The Three Gorges Dam is visited on the final day of the river cruise and is a spectacular finale to the scenic journey through karst limestone peaks and fertile farmlands; a journey that has inspired poets and painters for millennia.
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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
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Beijing.
Day 2 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 4 Beijing
Day 5 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 7 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
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 11 Shanghai
Day 12 International return flight
Shanghai , International return flight
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