Shanghai to Beijing with Yangtze River (16 days 14 nights)


Tour Code: SBY
This was the most popular and cheapest China tour in 2015. This is a 16 day and 14 night tour which includes Shanghai, Hangzhou, Wuxi, Suzhou, Beijing Chongqing, and Yangtze river.

The tour includes international air, airport hotel transfers, 5 star hotels, 5 star cruise, 3 meals per day, air-conditioned transportation, English speaking tour guides, and professional drivers.

Day 1: Los Angeles to Shanghai
Today you will take your international flight from Los Angeles to Shanghai, China.

Day 2: Arrive in Shanghai
You will land at Shanghai Pudong Airport in the evening. Our tour guide will be at the airport to meet you and transfer you to our 5 star hotel.

Day 3: Shanghai/Hangzhou (B, L,D) 

After breakfast, we will visit Shanghai Museum, the Bund and Nanjing Road. Afterwards, we will drive to Hangzhou. Enjoy a Hefang Old Street tour.

Day 4: Hangzhou/Wuxi (B, L, D)
After breakfast, take a refreshing cruise on the West Lake, then visit Huagang Park, Su Causeway, Dragon Well Tea Plantation, and Southern Song Dynasty Quan Kiln Museum.

Day 5: Wuxi/Suzhou (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we will visit Tortoise Head Garden, Fresh Water Pearls Exhibition Center. Enjoy the famous local dish ” Sweet and Sour Ribs”. Afterwards, drive to Suzhou, visit Panmen Gate.

Day 6: Suzhou/Shanghai (B, L, D)
After breakfast, visit the Mater of Nets Garden and visit Silk factory. Drive back to Shanghai in the evening. At night, enjoy permanent show at Circus World ERA intersection of Time.

Day 7: Shanghai (B, L, D)
After breakfast, visit Yuyuan Garden, Cheng Huang Miao shopping area, and Silk Carpet Factory. Free at leisure after lunch.

Day 8: Shanghai / Beijing by air (B, D)
Relax in the morning. Transfer to the airport and fly to Beijing. Meet our guide at Beijing airport and transfer to our hotel. Free at leisure for rest of the day.

Day 9: Beijing (B, L, SD)
After breakfast, we visit the Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City. Next visit the Summer Palace. Special arrangement to a local tailors shop for very good quality but inexpensive Suit, Chinese dress, Glasses which can be received in 2 days. In the evening, we are invited to enjoy the famous Peking Duck Welcome Banquet.

Day 10: Beijing (B, L, D)
Along the way to the Great Wall at Juyongguan, we stop by a Jade Factory. After exploring the Great Wall, lunch is served. We then return to the city for Hutong tour followed by dinner and a Kung Fu Show (pay yourself).

Day 11: Beijing (B, L, D)
Today we will visit the Temple of Heaven.Then Visit Beijing Museum of Chinese Medicine. Go to the tailors shop to pick up your suites and Glasses.

Day 12: Beijing/Yichang by air (B,D)
You will be transferred to Beijing airport for a flight to Yichang. After arrival in Yichang, transfer to join your Yangtze cruise ship, the Victoria Sellina

Day 13: Yangtze River Cruise (B,L,D)
This morning, we will visit the Three Gorges Dam, the word’s largest hydroelectric dam, then passing through the 5-stage Three Gorges Dam locks and cruising into the breathtaking Xiling Gorge.

Day 14: Yangtze River Cruise (B,L,D)
Swap your ship for a small boat to sail into the Small Gorges of Daning River or Shennong Stream. Then, re-board your ship and cruise by the sheer cliffs and mountains of Wu Gorge, and Qutang Gorge, which is framed by steep terraced hillsides.

Day 15: Yangtze River Cruise (B,L,D)
Continue cruising. We will visit the stunning Shibaozhai temple, a 12-story wooden pagoda built during the Qing dynasty of the 18th century. Climb up through its floors to view the sculptures and murals on each level and enjoy the panoramic views over the river and countryside far below. An alternative excursion to the ancient “Ghost city” of Fengdu may be substituted for Shibaozhai.

Day 16: Yangtze River Cruise – Chongqing – Beijing-Los angle (B,L )
Your cruise reaches the city of Chongqing this morning. Disembark the ship and visit Chongqing Zoo to view giant pandas before stopping for photos at the grandiose People’s Grand Hall. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for a flight to Los Angles via Beijing.
B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner

Shopping sites for first portion in Shanghai area:
Shanghai: Silk Carpet Factory
Hangzhou: Dragon Well Tea Plantation
Wuxi: Fresh Water Pearls Exhibition Center
Suzhou: Silk Mills

Start End Land only All inclusive Status
9/26/2016 10/11/2016 $1790 $2860 Open
The Year 2017
4/29/2017 5/14/2017 $1690 $2660 Sold out

Single Supplement: $790

Optional Programs:
Suzhou & Shanghai: Old Town Tongli+Shanghai Hutong (Tianzhifang) $ 60 per person

Services include:
-All inclusive tour includes International flights
-Chin domestic flights
-All accommodations
-Yangtze cruise
-Sightseeing and meals and meals as specified.
-Round trip transfer
-English speaking guide

Services exclude:
-Land only tour does not include International flight from LAX to Shanghai, and Chongqing to LAX
-China visa
-Travel insurance
-Optional Programs,
-Tips to tour guides and drivers (Tips for tour guide and driver $ 60/person, Shanghai portion).
-Personal expenses

Final reservation date: 2/28/2015

  • After the final reservation date, the tour price subject to change due to the airfare increasing
  • Once you book the tour, we will book the international and China domestic air the same time to secure the seats

Passport and visa:

  • You need China visa to take this tour
  • You may apply your China visa on your own, or we can help you to get your China visa
  • China visa fee $170, special offer for this tour


  • All international and China domestic flights are included in the tour price
  • Land only price also was provided if you want to purchase your own international air
  • When you buy your own international air, please make sure that you will arrive in Shanghai(PVG) on 4/30/2015, and leave Chongqing (CKG) on 5/14/2015
  • China domestic flights are included in both land only and all inclusive prices

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Location Hotel Name
Shanghai Guo man Hotel
Hangzhou Crowne Plaza Hangzhou Xanada Resort
Wu Xi Double Tree by Hilton
Suzhou Grand Metro Park Hotel
Shanghai (Last 2 nights) Renaissance Shanghai Caohejing Hotel
Beijing Courtyard Beijing Northeast Hotel

Yangtze River Cruise
Location Cruise Name
Yangtze River MV Victoria Selina

Depart Date Depart Airpot Arrival Airport Flight # Depart Time Arrival Time
4/29/15 Los Angeles Beijing CA988 2:20PM 6:00PM(4/30)
4/30/15 Beijing Shanghai CA1857 7:20PM 9:20PM
5/6/15 Shanghai Beijing CA1502 11:50AM 2:10PM
5/10/15 Beijing Yichang CA1823 5:05PM 7:30PM
5/14/15 Chongqing Beijing CA4143 3:00PM 5:40PM
5/14/15 Beijing Los Angeles CA983 9:50PM 11:30AM

Remark: Sep. 26 tour’s flight numbers are the same