Imperial China & Yangtze River Cruise

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A comprehensive China itinerary covering the country's length and breadth


Duration: 19 Days
Starts in: China
Group Size: 5-18

Operated by:

Exodus Travels

The original adventure and activity holiday company specializing in cultural, walking, cycling, winter and wildlife adventures.


Arrive Beijing

Sightseeing in Beijing

Visit the Great Wall

Beijing; overnight train to Xi'an

Morning walking tour of the Muslim quarter and mosque; free afternoon or optional cycle ride

Day trip to visit the Terracotta Warriors

Bullet train to Chengdu; afternoon sightseeing tour

Sightseeing trip to Leshan Giant Buddha; return to Chengdu

Visit the Giant Panda Breeding Research Centre; to Chongqing, board cruise boat

Two full days cruising the Yangtze River including the Three Gorges and the dam

Disembark the cruise; high speed train to Wuhan

Bullet train to Guilin; drive to Yangshuo

Explore the local countryside by bike; meal with a local family

Yangshuo cookery class; free time to enjoy this laid back town and beautiful limestone scenery

To Guilin for flight to Shanghai; evening tour along the Bund

Visit Xitang water town

Full day in Shanghai

End Shanghai

Additional Information

The Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors and Giant Pandas - China's iconic sights need little introduction and we visit them all on this comprehensive and varied journey. Equally inspiring are China's great scenic attractions including the breathtaking Three Gorges on the Yangtze River and the serene limestone mountains around Yangshuo. China remains one of the world's 'must-see' destinations; from ultra-modern Shanghai to the wizened faces of ancient Chinese villagers, this trip reveals a country as fascinating and beguiling as ever.


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