"Explore some of China's most fascinating cities before departing on a leisurely cruise along the stunning Yangtze River with this popular tour."

The Yangtze is the longest river in Asia, and the stretch from Chongqing to Yichang unveils spectacular scenery. Travel through the majestic Qutang, Wuxia and Xiling gorges which make up the famous Three Gorges, before marvelling at the gargantuan Three Gorges Dam. The landscapes you will witness will stay with you for a lifetime. Prior to your river cruise, you will visit some of China's greatest cities, starting with the dynamic capital of Beijing, home to the notorious Tiananmen Square and the sprawling palatial complex of the Forbidden City. Explore the ancient city of Xian, home to the mysterious Terracotta Army, surely one of the most incredible archaeological finds of the 20th century. A visit to the charming city of Chengdu brings you up close and personal with China's most beloved inhabitant at the Panda Research Centre.


Day 2 Beijing

Day 2 Beijing

Visit Tiananmen Square and take a rickshaw ride through the Huttongs

Day 3 Beijing

Day 3 Beijing

Drive to The Great Wall at Ju Yung Guan and visit the Sacred Way

Day 7 Chengdu

Day 7 Chengdu

Today visit the Panda Conservation Centre and then drive to Leshan


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Fast Facts

13 Days China & Yangtze River Cruise
  • Time Difference GMT +8 approx
  • Currency Chinese Yuan Renminbi
  • Flight Time 12 hours 40 minutes from UK
  • Capital Beijing
  • Best time to go November - January

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