Day 01 Shanghai
Arrive in Shanghai, the financial and commercial center of China, greeted by the local guide at the airport and transferred to the hotel.
Day 02 Shanghai
Full day sightseeing to the major attractions of the city including the Yu Garden at the old quarter, the Jade Buddha Temple, the famous waterfront Bund and Nanjing road at the shopping center.
Day 03 Shanghai/ Wuhan/Yichang
Morning flight to Wuhan at the junction of the Yangtze and Han rivers. After a visit to the Yellow Crane Pavallion, bus to Yichang where you will board on the Yangtze river cruiser for your departure from shore in the evening.
Day 04 Yangtze river cruise
Visit the 3 Gorges Grand Dam in the morning and pass the dam and attend a welcome banquet on board.
Day 05 Yangtze river cruise
Weave through Wu Gorge, with bewitching twelve peaks soaring above. Continue to Wushan and boats for a trip up the Daning river to the Three Small Gorges, a stunning area of dramatic hillsides, caves and lush bamboo groves.
Day 06 Yangtze river cruise
Arise early for a spectacular journey through the last of the Three Gorges, Qutang Gorge. this breathtaking narrow passage through misty peaks and sheer cliffs is the grandest of them all. Continue upstream, arrive at wanxian; have a brief city tour to explore the small county along Yangtze river before returning aboard to attend the farewell banquet.
Day 07 Chongqing/Beijing
Arrives in Chongqing, the mountain city. After a short visit to the Museum of General Stilwell and the Panda Center, fly to Beijing, capital of China, meet and transfer to the hotel.
Day 08 Beijing
The highlight today is a visit to the Great Wall, a symbol of the Chinese ancient civilization and to the Ming Tombs, the burial grounds for the 13 Ming dynasty emperors. Attend a Beijing roast duck banquet in the evening.
Day 09 Beijing
Morning program takes you to Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City, the residence of emperors for more than 500 years. Afternoon sightseeing features the Temple of Heaven, where emperors once prayed for good harvests and the Summer Palace, a summer resort for Empress Dowager Ci Xi. Enjoy the China Acrobatic show in the evening.
Day 10 Beijing Free
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your departure flight.