Signature China & Purple Yangtze Cruise

The top list of the China cities and sights have been arranged in this inspiring journey, like the magnificent Great Wall, the imperial Forbidden City, the ancient Terracotta Warriors, the luxurious Yangtze River Cruise, the colorful Bund of Shanghai. The relaxing pace in this journey could maximize your travel excitement.

  • Exercise in China as the Chinese Exercise. In the Temple of Heaven, find out what kind of different exercises that the locals do to keep healthy and join in them
  • Have a private mask drawing lesson and try your hand at drawing the Beijing Opera mask with an experienced master
  • Make a private drive to the Great Wall at Mutianyu--the less-commercial section and enjoy an overlooking view of this winding man-made structure on the cable car (Round trip)
  • Share experience with the locals in a rural village to know more about the life state of Chinese farmers
  • Explore the Beijing Olympic Stadium--Water Cube and Bird's Nest
  • Take the Light Rail to get a bird's eye view of Chongqing--a city without a bicycle in sight
  • Board the 5-star Victoria series for a three-day river cruise on the mighty Yangtze River. On the cruise way, visit remote riverside villages and the Three Gorges Dam Project
  • Stop at Shanghainese home nestled at a alley, explore an ingredient bazaar and cook lunch with them to soak in the commoner's lifestyle

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Beijing
Airport and hotel transfer

Day 2: Beijing
Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Paint Beijing Opera mask, Beijing Opera

Day 3: Beijing
Great Wall at Mutianyu, Mutianyu Cable Car, A visit to nearby rural village, Bird's Nest, Water Cube, Peking Duck

Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an
Guanyuan Market (or Panjiayuan Market at weekend), Hutong Tour by Rickshaw, Private Museum of the Old Beijingners' Stuffs, Fly to Xi'an

Day 5: Xi'an
Banpo Museum, Terracotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Dumpling Banquet

Day 6: Xi'an - Chongqing
Fly to Chongqing, Check in the Victoria series cruise ship, Three Gorges Museum, Light Rail, Chongqing Hotpot

Day 7: Yangzte River Cruise
Fantastic view along the river, Fengdu Town, Shibaozhai or Wanxian

Day 8: Yangzte River Cruise
Qutang Gorge/ Daning River or Shennong Stream, Lesser Three Gorges, Wu Gorge

Day 9: Yichang - Shanghai
Three Gorges Dam, Fly to Shanghai, the Bund

Day 10: Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, World Financial Center, A vegetarian lunch in Longhua Temple, A Market and the Temple of the Town Gods, Yuyuan Garden, Acrobatic show

Day 11: Shanghai
A Shanghai family visit

Day 12: Depart

Prices (per person in US Dollor)

Price for Group Size of
2-5 Persons 6-9 Persons
Deluxe 2289 2099
Standard 1935 1744
Budget 1853 1662


Destination Hotel Class
Bugdet Standard Deluxe
Beijing Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven Jade Garden Hotel Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel
Xi'an Citadines Central Xi'an Grand Noble Hotel Wyndham Grand Xian South
Yangtze Cruise Ship American Victoria Cruises
Shanghai Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Shanghai The Bund Hotel Grand Central Hotel Shanghai