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Along The Yangtse + Xian & Beijing Extension YRB

Visiting: China
Tour Duration 18 Days
  • Rice terraces of Longji
  • Yangtse river traders
  • Longji villages
  • Panda at Chengdu
  • Yangtse River
  • Tour Style: Classic
  • Tour Type: Small Groups
  • Tour Pace: Moderate
  • Tour Comfort: Standard

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Yangtze River Cruise With Chinese Cities Tour

On this trip we cruise through the dramatic gorges of the Yangtse River. We explore the cosmopolitan cities of Hong Kong and Shanghai and the rice paddies and villages of rural China. We admire the spectacular karst landscapes at Guilin, the Buddhist sculptures at Baodingshan and the Terracotta Warriors in Xian. We enjoy a boat ride along the River Li, visit a Panda Research Centre and explore the rice terraces of Longji. We also explore Beijing: visiting the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Great Wall.

Tour Highlights

  • Hong Kong - Bustling colourful city.
  • Guilin - Poetic landscape.
  • Yangshuo - Boat trip on the Li River.
  • Longji - Stunning Rice terraces and Minority Villages.
  • Chengdu - Visit Panda Research Centre.
  • Dazu - Stone cliffs with Buddha statues.
  • Two and a Half Day Cruise through Three Gorges - Mystical and beautiful trip down Yangtse River.
  • Shanghai - Visit Yu Yuan gardens and Jade Buddha temple.
  • Xian - The 'Terracotta Army' of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi; visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
  • Beijing - Ancient Chinese Capital; visit Tiananmen Square; the Forbidden City and Great Wall.


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join tour Hong Kong

  • 2
    In Hong Kong

  • 3
    AM in Hong Kong; overnight train to Guilin

  • 4
    Arrive in Guilin; boat on Li River to Yangshuo

  • 5
    In Yangshuo

  • 6
    Drive Longji; walks on rice terraces

  • 7
    In Ping ‘An, fly to Chengdu

  • 8
    Visit Panda Research Centre; drive to Dazu

  • 9
    Board Riverboat for 2 and a half day cruise via ‘Three Gorges’ on Yangtse River

  • 10
    Continuing our cruise

  • 11
    Continuing our cruise aboard the Riverboat

  • 12
    Visit dam project; fly Shanghai

  • 13
    In Shanghai

  • 14
    Fly to Xian, afternoon city tour

  • 15
    In Xian; Overnight train to Beijing

  • 16
    In Beijing, Morning visit Forbidden City and Tianonmen Square; Afternoon free

  • 17
    Visit Great Wall at Mutianyu

  • 18
    Tour ends Beijing

Tour notes

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Customer rating

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Included meals 17 4 3
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Train, Boat, Flight
11 nights Standard Hotel
2 nights Basic Overnight Train
1 night Simple Guesthouse
3 nights Basic Boat
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Boat Crew
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18