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6 Days Xi'an and Yangtze River Cruise Tour

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Heard of the legend of Terracotta Warriors? Topping in the list of sights of Xi'an City, this attraction is surely not to be missed. Also included are the Great Mosque, Muslim Quarter and the Ancient City Wall.

Biding farewell to Xi'an, set sail along the spectacular Yangtze River while enjoy a luxury cruise trip. Attractions along the voyage, like Three Gorges and Three Gorges Dam, will leave you an everlasting memory.

Probing into the mystery of Xi'an Terracotta Warriors

Impressed by the magnificent landscapes of Yangtze River by crusing

Day 1 Arrival in Xi'an: Pick-up & Hotel Transfer, Free Day
Today's Activities Xi'an, formerly ancient capital Chang'an, is the home of the world-renowned Terracotta Warriors, who tasked with guarding the first emperor of China in the after life.

Arrive in the city and meet with our local guide. Free time for you to have a good rest at the hotel or hang around to take a peek of the city.
Day 2 Xi'an (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities As the top must-sees of Xi'an City, Terracotta Warriors, with the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, awaits you to learn its legend and its mystery. Marvelous? Then take a visit to the Xi'an Art Ceramics & Lacquer Factory to unveil the producing process of Terracotta Warriors replicas. If you wish, you can buy souvenirs for your friends or even take an extra chance to DIY your own Terracotta Warriors! (Fees are not included.)

After the visit, set foot in the Muslim culture at the Great Mosque, savoring the special blend of Chinese & Muslim cultures and feel the soul of the broad-minded ancient Xi'an. Hanging around the Muslim Quarter nearby the Drum Tower is another way to experience the local Muslim life. Various featured snacks & crafts shops are surely a great feast!
Highlights
Terracotta Warriors Terracotta Warriors Replicas Xi'an Great Mosque          
Terracotta Warriors Pit 1 Replicas at the factory Tower at Great Mosque          
Day 3 Xi'an - Chongqing, Transfer by Flight, Cruise Ship Boarding (Breakfast)
Today's Activities Walk up to the top of Xi'an Ancient City Wall, which was built in 1370 during the Ming Dynasty and 12 meters in height. Take a leisure stroll along the wall and feel the wind coming from History. Cycling on the city wall is an available add-on activity for you.

Then drive to the airport and fly to Chongqing, where you will board the cruise ship and start your Yangtze River journey!
Highlights
Xi'an Ancient City Wall Ancient City Wall Cycling Chongqing          
City Wall with Red Lanterns Cycling on City Wall Chongqing City Night View          
Day 4 Yangtze River (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today's Activities Set sail! In front of you are the glorious landscapes of Yangtze River, the 3rd longest river in the world and the 1st in China. Verdant mountains, tumbling waters and all beautiful sceneries will surely hold your breath. Take an off-ship trip by small boats to Fengdu Ghost City for an exploration of the special and mythical ghost culture.

Abundant free activities are held for your entertainment on the cruise, including welcoming banquet and dancing shows. (Note: Different cruise will have different activities, e.g. Tai Chi Learning, Fashion Show, Music Salon, etc.)
Highlights
Yangtze River Yangtze River Fengdu Ghost City          
Cruise on Yangtze River Yangtze River Cruise Fengdu Ghost City          
Day 5 Yangtze River (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today's Activities Explore the charm of Yangtze River through the breathtaking Three Gorges, namely, Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge. Try to spot their different features endowed by the great Nature. You will also cruise past Shennong Stream or the Lesser Three Gorges depending on which cruise itinerary you take.

(Note: Different cruise will have different free activities on board, e.g. Tai Chi Learning, Face Changing Show of Sichuan Opera, Crew Performance, etc.)
Highlights
Shennong Stream Lesser Three Gorges Yangtze River Boating for Shore Excursion          
Shennong Stream Lesser Three Gorges Boating for Shore Excursion          
Day 6 Yangtze River - Yichang / Departure (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Maybe the great project Three Gorges Dam is the most known spot of Yangtze River. This voyage takes you to a closer look at this world's largest hydroelectric power project! With a visit to the Three Gorges Dam site, you can also get some knowledge of its blueprint and achievement.

Keep sailing down the Yangtze River until arriving at Yichang Port. And you'll be transferred to the airport for your departure for the next destination.
Highlights
Three Gorges Dam Three Gorges Dam Yichang City          
Three Gorges Dam Three Gorges Dam Yichang City          
PackageDetails
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners Admissions: Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in itinerary
Flight/Ship Tickets: Xi'an - Chongqing, Chhongqing - Yichang (Ship) Hotels: Accommodation in Xi'an and on Yangtze River cruise ship
Tour Guide: Local experienced English-speaking guides Car Driver: Experienced licensed drivers
Vehicle: Private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers Luggage Transfers: A hand for your heavy luggage
Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance Government taxes & Service charges
Tour Package Excludes:
- Other optional attractions/ tours/ meals and international flights - Tips for tour guides and drivers.
Hotels in Xi'an
Sheraton Hotel Xi'an
Located near the 600-year-old City Wall and close to the city centre, Sheraton Hotel is just 35 minutes from Xi'an Xianyang International Airport.
With first-class amenities, facilities and family-friendly services, Sheraton Xi'an Hotel will make you feel at home.
Grand New World Hotel Xi'an
Located within the Ancient City Wall and styled in an extraordinary mix of tradition and modernity, the hotel is just 4km from the railway station and 45km from Xianyang International Airport. The large Parkson shopping centre is close by, while the Terracotta Warriors Museum is about 35km from the hotel.
The hotel provides a satisfying range of contemporary accommodation together with business services and recreational facilities.
City Hotel Xi'an
The hotel is located in the centre of Xi'an city and just near the well-known Bell Tower, Drum Tower and Ancient City Wall.
The hotel offers a total of 137 well-appointed guestrooms for guests' comfortable living space. The elegant and magnificent restaurants serve delicious flavor of many varieties.
Yangtze River Cruises
Victoria Series Cruises
As the only American cruise line currently sailing on Yangtze River, Victoria Cruises is a leading fleet line for over 12 years along the River and through its magnificent Three Gorges. Designed for maximum comfort, flexibility and maneuverability, and with their special double-bottom hulls, the Victoria Cruises epitomize safe and smooth navigation on Yangtze River's spectacular twists and turns.
President Series Cruises
President Yangtze Series ships are some of the most luxury sailing on Yangtze River. The company's dedication to high quality service and their state of the art equipment make President Series one of the best fleets on the Yangtze River.
New Century Series Cruises
New Century Cruises on the Yangtze River is a deluxe fleet including 4 super 5-star ships. Sailing on modern, comfortable vessels with state-of-the-art amenities and spacious public areas is surely an enjoyable ride along the Yangtze River.
CSC Changjiang Series Cruises
Divided into two series: Yangtze Premier Cruise Series and Yangtze Classic Cruise Series, the CSC fleet with its professional service team aims at providing guests with an unmatched and high-quality voyage along the Yangtze River.

Meals in the Package

-- Breakfasts are offered by the hotels
-- Lunches and Dinners on cruise are arranged according to different classes of tour
-- Dinners (except on cruise) are for your own arrangement

We promise worry-free dining quality, plus flexible choices regarding your preference. Any special requestment please tell our trip advisors directly. Other recommendations are as follow:

Xi’an

Xi'an features distinctive cuisines of China Northwest, such as various-shaped Chinese dumplings and other wheaten food. Muslim Quarter gathers lots of delicious local food like Rou Jia Mo and shish kebabs, etc.
(1) Here we highly recommend Chinese Dumpling Dinner, which also named Jiaozi, typically consist of a ground meat and/or vegetable filling wrapped into a thinly rolled piece of dough, which is then sealed by pressing the edges together or by crimping. As a must-try for visitors, it serves with Tang dynasty show. And it belongs to an [add on] item in the tour.
(2) Rou Jia Mo, also called Chinese Hamburger, is very similar to the Western hamburger essentially, but with different cooking method.

Chinese Dumpling Dinner Rou Jia Mo ( Chinese Hamburger )

Chongqing

Chongqing food is largely a hybrid of Sichuan cuisine and local specialty dishes. Compared with Chengdu's Sichuan Cuisine, Chongqing's has a stronger taste, spicier and more innovative. Famous Chongqing Cuisine include Chongqing Hotpot, Qianzhang (Beam Cream Skim), Jiangtuan Fish, Sliced Meat with Cripsy Rice, etc.
-- Chongqing Hotpot: Most famous Sichuan traditional dish. Characterized by heavy flavors, diverse ingredients, and steaming aromas, hotpot is to the local culture what tea is to Chinese culture. If spicy food doesn't agree with you, you can also take a Yuanyang Hotpot, which offer both hot and light tastes in different containers at a time.
-- Sliced Meat with Crispy Rice: Slice meat with crispy rise is another local favorite. The meat is soft and tender while the rice is crispy, forming a sharp but great contrast.
-- More Information about Chongqing Dining

For travelers who spend their time and dinner before boarding the cruise ship, Qinghuayuan Restaurant is a good choice. Only a few steps away from the Chaotianmen Dock, the restaurant is of local styled architecture, especially featuring in seafood and Sichuan food.

Local Architectural Style of Qinghuayuan Restaurant Elegant Arrangement of Qinghuayuan Restaurant

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Comments

Hi Cherry,

Your time and service is very much appreciated. We had a great time in China with no difficulties in the far away land. All the booking turned out exactly as per your scheduled with no complications.

Your country and your people were most welcoming everywhere we went and every one we met in China.

Customer: Mr. Squissato

Destinations: Chongqing - Yangtze River - Yichang

Related Tour: 4 Days Chongqing and Yangtze River Cruise Tour

Dear Sara,

We went to China for 10 days! What a treat to make the Chinese New Year Spring Festival our debut! We saw all the sights on our personal itinerary, and were delighted. There wasn't one hitch or snag the whole time! The people, music, food, and scenery were marvelous! We flew from Shanghai - Yi Chang to catch the Century Cruises 4 day Yangtze River cruise to Chongqing..,then flew to Guilin and back to Shanghai. It was much cleaner than we expected. We envied their roadways for the perfect condition and surprising expense in the landscaping, even the streetlights and overpasses had form and function.

The people are much more free, they come and go, there wasn't even a customs inspection, in or out. They say they are a socialist country led by the Communist Party. They consider North Korea a Communist country.

Customer: Mr. Danan

Destinations: Shanghai - Suzhou - Yichang - Yangtze River - Chongqing - Shanghai

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