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Day 1  Arrival in Shanghai

Welcome to Shanghai, the magic city of China. It is the largest city in China. After China opened its door to the world in 1978, Shanghai’s economy developed rapidly. The Lujiazui Financial and Trade Zone, known as the “Oriental Wall Street”, was established across the Bund. Thousands of skyscrapers rose from the ground.

Your tour guide will pick you up at the airport or train station and accompany you to your hotel.

Meals:None

Accommodation:Hotel in Shanghai

Day 2  Shanghai City Highlights Tour
Shanghai Museum
The Shanghai Museum is one of the four major museums in China. Founded in 1952, it has a collection of nearly 1.02 million pieces of cultural relics, including 140,000 pieces of essential relics. The recommended visiting time is two hours.
Yu Garden
The Yu Garden is a traditional classic garden in south China. It was built by a nobleman for his retired father. There is a Market outside the garden where you can buy many special crafts and souvenirs.
Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street
Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street is one of the top ten pedestrian streets in China. It is a gathering place for department stores and a paradise for shoppers. Nowadays, tourists who come to Shanghai will take Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street as a must-see stop.
The Bund
Featuring the historical buildings on it, the Bund on the Huangpu River is the most famous attraction in Shanghai. The other side of the Bund is known as "China Wall Street" Lujiazui Financial Center, where you can see the skyscrapers such as Oriental Pearl Tower and Global Financial Center.
Shanghai World Financial Center
Shanghai World Financial Center is located in Lujiazui. A total of 101 floors of the 492-meter high building are on the ground. There are a sightseeing hall, sightseeing bridge and sightseeing pavilion respectively on the 94th, 97th and 100th floors

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   

Accommodation:Hotel in Shanghai

Day 3  Former French Concession
Former French Concession
The overall architectural style of the Former French Concession is neat and unified. It was the most luxury residential area in Shanghai during 1930s. The sycamore trees on the road were transplanted from France in early 20th century, so the sycamore tree was called "French Sycamore" in Shanghai.

You will fly to Yichang to board on a Yangtze cruise ship after today’s Shanghai tour. Your embarkation time depends on the weather and season. Generally speaking, it falls between 18:00 and 24:00. Your tour guide will let you know the exact time.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   

Accommodation:On Board

Day 4  First Day of Yangtze Cruise

Today, you will visit the Three Gorges Dam or admire it during a Ship Lift.

Three Gorges Dam
The height of the Three Gorges Dam is 185 meters. Tourists can reach a viewing terrace with the same height of the dam. You will marvel at the largest water conservancy project in the world.
Ship Lift
The Ship Lift is a unique experience. Tourists can have a close view of the Three Gorges Dam during the lift. After your ship sails over the dam and enters a sluice gate, the water will be drained off gradually and your ship will become lower. Finally, it will reach the Yangtze River again.
Sanxia Renjia Family
Sanxia Renjia Family is a good shore excursion destination to learn about the history and culture of ancient people who lived in the Three Gorges area. You will be entertained with the fishing and wedding shows and folk songs in the Family.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:On Board

Day 5  Second Day of the Cruise
Three Gorges
Today, you will cruise past the lofty Three Gorges (Qutang, Wu and Xiling Gorges). You can ascend to the viewing deck on the top of your ship and your guide will introduce the highlights to you while cruising through these gorges.
Shore Excursion to Shennv Stream
The Shennv Stream is also called “Beauty Stream” because it is so tranquil and clean, and the surrounding sceneries are so beautiful that people can’t help considering it as a beautiful lady. A short cruise on the stream can make you totally relaxed.
Shore Excursion to White Emperor City
The White Emperor City was a famous place during the Three Kingdom Period (220 – 280 AD). There are several statues of the most renowned heroes during that period and over 1000 pieces of ancient relics, such as potteries, weapons and paintings in the museum of the City.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:On Board

Day 6  Third Day of the Cruise
Shore Excursion to Shibaozhai
Built on a cliff on a island of Yangtze River, the 56-meter high Shibaozhai Tower is a perfect viewing platform to admire the sceneries of Yangtze River. It is amazing to know the fact that wood is the major construction material of this tower.
Shore Excursion to Fengdu Ghost City
Fengdu has been the ghost city of China for over 2000 years. Ancient people believe their souls would go to Fengdu for justice after death. If they were bad people, they would be tortured in Fengdu. Gruesome statues of ghosts are the most impressed attractions in Fengdu.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:On Board

Day 7  Final Day of the Cruise

When you arrive in Chongqing, your tour guide will accompany your destinations. Thank you for booking with us. Best regards!

Meals:Breakfast   

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Price: What’s Included & What’s Excluded
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The above price is based on a private tour for 2 people. Price varies depending on travel date, group size, hotel class, program in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Price varies depending on travel date, group size, hotel class, program in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.

What’s Included?

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Experienced drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
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Professional licensed English-speaking local guide
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Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
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Domestic flights (economy class) or high-speed trains (second class) listed in the itinerary
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Admission tickets, activities, meals listed in the itinerary
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Accident insurance
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Our service from tour planning, handling, operational and finishing your trip

What’s Excluded?

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International airfares
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Single room supplement
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Arrival/departure flights or train on the first and last day
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Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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The above itinerary is the sample one that most travelers would go like that. The tour can be customized based on your likes, interests and budget. At the same time, if you want to extend this tour, just tell us your favored destinations and things to do. Our professional travel experts will redesign the trip totally for you and your group at the best price. Tell us your ideas now >>
Transportation
In a private tour, it means you will transfer to the tourist attractions in one city by private vehicle. The private car we selected is spacious, comfortable and air-conditioned. And the driver we use are very experienced. As for traveling between two destinations, we use domestic flights (economy seat) or high speed trains (second class seat, usually less than 6 hours). The local guides and drivers will pick you up at the airport/train stations, and escort you to the hotel.
Meals
“B” stands for breakfast. You will have it at your hotel in the morning.
“L” stands for lunch. The restaurants we will arrange for you are all designated tourist restaurants approved by local tourist administration bureau. All are in good sanitary conditions. Your guide will assist you with ordering the dishes.
“D” means dinner. All dinners are excluded in the itinerary. You have the chance to taste some authentic Chinese food and local snacks.
If you have special dietary requirements (vegetarian, halal, kosher, Indian, or gluten-free), please let us know before your booking. We will try our best to take care of you.
Accommodation & Hotel Condition for Your China Tour
Recommended 4 Star Hotel in China
Recommended 4 Star Hotel in China
Recommended 4 Star Hotel in China
Recommended 4 Star Hotel in China
Have a good sleep everyday is very important during your China tour. In a private tour, you can decide on your own which hotel class you want - luxury 5 star, comfortable 4-star or economic 3-star.
All the hotels in each destination we selected are at good location, close to commercial street or tourist attractions. And, all the hotels we use have a business relationship for many years and they have windows, air-conditioners, hot water, showers, wifi... (except for basic accommodation condition when travel to Mount Everest) to ensure you luxury and comfortable sleep experience. The staff can speak English and they will provide you the high quality service. If you have any requirements, you can ask them to help.
Photo Gallery for This Itinerary
  • Day1- Welcome to Shanghai, the magic city of China.
  • Day2-  Shanghai Museum boasts a collection of 140,000 precious relics, featuring bronzes, ceramics, paintings and calligraphy.
  • Day2-  Yu Yuan — a Garden Oasis in the Center of Shanghai
  • Day2-  Nanjing Road is the busiest commercial area in Shanghai, where visitors will find great snack street
  • Day2- Bund, the best place to show the mix of old and new culture in Shanghai
  • Day2-  The Shanghai World Financial Center is a supertall skyscraper located in the Pudong district of Shanghai.
  • Day3-  The overall architectural style of the Former French Concession is neat and unified.
  • Day4- Taking a Yangtze River Cruise is a great way to relax and learn about the history and culture of China.
  • Day4-  The Three Gorges Dam is the world
  • Day4-  In the Sanxia Family, you can deeply understand the ancient and mysterious Bachu culture.
  • Day5- Shennv spring is a tourist attraction newly developed with the construction of the Three Gorges Project
  • Day5-  White Emperor City is like an island on the Yangtze River
  • Day6- The Shibaozhai Pagoda is 12-story, 18th century temple.
  • Day6-  Fengdu Ghost City is a large complex of shrines, temples and monasteries
What Travelers are Saying about This Tour
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Reviewed on Dec. 2022
Wonderful Experience
Very professional and knowledgeable. Could not of asked for better planning. The explanations were detailed and interesting. The local restaurant choices were delicious. When asked to be flexible or help with plans outside the scheduled tour they were very happy to accommodate. Highly recommend and very very happy with this tour!
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Reviewed on Nov. 2022
Memorable trip!!!
One of the best trips I ever had, I give five stars for the professionalism and good itinerary. I had a great informatory trip. The guide was very knowledgeable with all part of and the city. His historic background is rich and coming from the heart. Our driver was very careful and patient with traffic and both were very prompt. Food was ok and service was good. I highly recommend this travel agency, if you go to China make sure to use them.
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Reviewed on Oct. 2022
Amazing trip in China
We had an amazing time in each place we visited. If we come back to China we will definitely use this travel agency again. We couldn’t fault any part of our trip!
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Reviewed on Oct. 2022
Excellent Service
We used Asia Odyssey Travel to plan our 2 week itinerary within China. They booked all hotels, flights, cars and guides. The organisation and execution of the plan was excellent and we were well looked after. Highly recommended.
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Excellent holidays
We had a great holiday. They listen to our needs and adapt the trip according to our desires. The guides are excellent and very effective. I recommend and I will certainly reuse them for the next vacation.
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Reviewed on July 2022
An Exceptional Tour with AOT - Highly Recommended!
Every aspect of the tour was well-organized and professional, and our tour guide Tony was a true gem. She was knowledgeable and friendly and took care of every small detail to ensure we had a great time at every destination. The hotels, transport, and activities were all top-notch, and we felt well taken care of throughout the trip. We have already recommended Asia Odyssey Travel to our friends and family, and we will definitely use their services again. Thank you for making our vacation so memorable and enjoyable!
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First adventure in China
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Professional and quality service. Excellent trip!
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