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.
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Day 1 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 2 Beijing
This morning visit the Temple of Heaven, before exploring the lake, gardens and pavilions that constitute the picturesque Summer Palace.
Day 3 Beijing
Take a full day excursion out to the magnificent Great Wall at its most dramatic, at the less touristy Jinshanling section.
Day 4 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 5 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 6 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 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 8 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 9 Shanghai
Shanghai is a great city to explore on foot, using the sightseeing suggestions provided in your final itinerary pack.
Day 10 Shanghai
Day 11 Return home
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