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Imperial China & Yangtze River Cruise - Exodus Travels
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19 days

Imperial China & Yangtze River Cruise

From Beijing to Shanghai
Tour Operator:
Exodus Travels
Max group size:
18
Age range:
16 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
33134
Private available:
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Highlights

  • Discover the Forbidden City
  • Observe closely the Giant Pandas
  • Walk the Great Wall
  • Cruise the Yangtze River

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Itinerary

Start in Beijing and end in Shanghai! With the Discovery tour Imperial China & Yangtze River Cruise, you have a 19 days tour package taking you through Beijing, China and 9 other destinations in China. Imperial China & Yangtze River Cruise includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Beijing
  2. Day 2: Sightseeing in Beijing
  3. Day 3: Visit the Great Wall
  4. Day 4: Beijing; overnight train to Xi'an
  5. Day 5: Morning walking tour of the Muslim quarter and mosque; free afternoon or optional cycle ride
  6. Day 6: Day trip to visit the Terracotta Warriors
  7. Day 7: Bullet train to Chengdu; afternoon sightseeing tour
  8. Day 8: Sightseeing trip to Leshan Giant Buddha; return to Chengdu
  9. Day 9: Visit the Giant Panda Breeding Research Centre; to Chongqing, board cruise boat
  10. Days 10-11: Two full days cruising the Yangtze River including the Three Gorges and the dam
  11. Day 12: Disembark cruise; overnight sleeper train to Liuzhou
  12. Day 13: Arrive Liuzhou; transfer to Yangshuo; afternoon cookery class
  13. Day 14: Explore the local countryside by bike; meal with a local family
  14. Day 15: * Free day in Yangshuo, surrounded by towering limestone scenery.*
  15. Day 16: To Guilin for flight to Shanghai; evening tour along the Bund
  16. Day 17: Visit Xitang water town
  17. Day 18: Full day in Shanghai
  18. Day 19: End Shanghai
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  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.2
  • Itinerary
    Good
    4.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Good
    4.0
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.3
  • 4.4
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  • EZ
    · November 17th, 2019
    The long (all day) bus ride from Chengdu to Leshan for a short 20-minute boat ride to see the Buddha cliff was a wasted day. We would have preferred visiting the scenic rice terraces nearby. Datong has much more interesting Buddha caves and is also a... Show more
    Trip date: October 2019
  • EI
    · October 31st, 2019
    We had a wonderful group and a great tour leader (Leon) which made the trip memorable. It was amazing all we got to see in this 19 day China trip. Each day was packed with new places to visit even when the weather was down. I had so many favorite spots... Show more
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    Trip date: October 2019
  • RL
    · August 26th, 2018
    Jane was an excellent guide, nothing was too much trouble for her. She was always helpfull. The itinerary was great and we covered a lot of china in short time and it was great to be able to spend 2-3 nights at each place so we got to know a bit more... Show more
    Trip date: July 2018
  • A
    · October 18th, 2013
    Not unequalled, but equal first with a wonderful holiday we spent in New Zealand.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?For us, there were many great moments on this trip:Walking on the Great Wall.    Interacting with ordinary Chinese... Show more
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  • A
    · October 14th, 2013
    Extensive trip around a fascinating country, with great food and activitiesWhat was the most inspirational moment of your trip?I was looking forward to China as a country, but for me it was the giant pandas, the food (no water chestnuts, bean sprouts or... Show more
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  • A
    · October 8th, 2013
    China is a developing country with much to offer the tourist. This tour is arranged aggressively to visit many of the highlights in 17 days. The weather can be hot and muggy, the crowds intense and the public transport teaming with passengers. Because... Show more
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  • A
    · October 7th, 2013
    Second trip with Exodus and once again you've come up trumpsWhat was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Walking the Great Wall of China, something I never thought I would achieve.What did you think of your group leader?Emma was absolutely... Show more
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  • A
    · August 16th, 2013
    This was an exceptional trip.  Travelling through China is both fascinating and magical, and for any budding photographers, is a dream.  The itinerary is very well constructed, with a perfect balance of city and rural, using planes, trains and... Show more
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  • A
    · July 14th, 2013
    A great trip taking in the highlights of China with time to relax on the Yangtze cruise and in Yangshuo. We didn't spend hours in airports waiting for flights (as many other trips do) although we spent long hours on overnight trains. There were only 8... Show more
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  • A
    · January 3rd, 2013
    A packed holiday with many highlights.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The scale of the warriors was immense. The details shared with us as to the lives of those building them and their fate was thought provoking.The scenery and... Show more
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Imperial China & Yangtze River Cruise
From Beijing to Shanghai
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    Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price and you need to arrange these separately by yourself once your tour is guaranteed. As we specialise in organising the best tours around the world for you, we are unable to advise on flight prices or book flights on your behalf. If you have not already booked your flights we recommend checking out the following link which is powered by Skyscanner - https://flights.tourradar.com


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  • Plugs & Adapters

    As a traveller from USA, Canada you will need an adaptor for types G, I. As a traveller from England you will need an adaptor for types A, B, I. As a traveller from Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types A, B, G. As a traveller from South Africa you will need an adaptor for types A, B, G, I.

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  • Vaccines
    • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Cholera - Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for China. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for China. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Rabies - Recommended for China. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for China. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    • Japanese B encephalitis - Recommended for China. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    • Tick-borne encephalitis - Recommended for China. Ideally 6 months before travel.
  • Visa
    • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
    • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
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    • For any tour departing before June 29th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 29th, 2021, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Exodus Travels. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 75 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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