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Yangtze River Cruise – Beijing Tour

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Group Departure from Dubai (UAE): Visit China with Ottlah Travels exclusive vacation special holiday packages to Beijing & Shanghai for 10 nights and 11 days with highlights of China like Yangtze River Cruise, Great Wall , Shanghai Orient Pearl TV Tower, High Speed Bullet Train etc.

China (Yangtze River-Beijing-Shanghai) Tour

China has been one of the most popular travel destinations for Emiratis tourists in recent years. Despite the fact China seems to be a very bustling modern country, it reminds a destination steeped in history and culture. Planning a trip to China for the first time can be daunting, but also full of fun, as you will experience something completely new and old traditions that have been practiced for over thousands of years. To assist you in traveling to China from United Arab Emirates, we offer travel guide about where to start, best visit time, China visa application, and other practical travel tips. Furthermore, we list top Muslim-friendly destinations in China with sample tour packages.

China (Yangtze River-Beijing-Shanghai) Tour

Highlight Attractions (additional): Yangtze River Cruise, China Great Wall, Forbidden City, Niujie Mosque, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, hutong, Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall of Xian, Muslim Street, the Bund, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden, Elephant Trunk Hill, Li River Cruise to Yangshuo, Victoria Peak, Aberdeen.

Travel Tips and Advice

To plan your trip to China from UAE, you also need guidance for the preparation and tips when traveling in China.
► What to Pack: Bring with passport, China visa and other required documents, the contact list with your hotel info and contact number of local guides (your travel consultant of TCT will send to you in advance), suitable clothes for different seasons, etc.
► Accommodation in China: China hotels are classified according to the international standard. Check for different classes and what top China travel arrange for our clients.
► Travel in China by plane/train: When taking China domestic flights, you are supposed to know the luggage allowance and restrictions in advance. There are also tips if you are traveling with kid or baby. Try bullet train in China.
With our helpful China Tour experts, the perfect China Tour from UAE (Beijing & Shanghai) of your own is only several steps away by telling us your arrival datefavorite destinations or the simple things to dopreferred traveling pace and your group information. You needn’t spend a lot of time searching one tour from the hundreds of China tours collection because one of our travel experts will be your personal consultant who will create your preferred itinerary within 24 hours and send it to you with quotation, as well as keep in touch with you before and during the tour to take care of every detail of your days in China.
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  • The most favorable tour in our Yangtze River Tour list.
  • The best combination of travel destinations in China
  • A private tour is well designed in chronological order day by day
  • Comfortable Yangtze River cruise boat with colorful activities and shore excursions


Day 1: Arrival Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China. You will be greeted and met by TCT tour guide at the airport and transferred to your hotel, whenever your flight arrives in Beijing. After check-in, free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Day 2: Beijing (Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven)

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the historical city of Beijing.

[09:30-12:30] You will reach the Tian’anmen Square, the largest public square in the world. Walk through the square and visit today’s highlight: Forbidden City , the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world.

[12:30-14:00] Have lunch at a local Chinese restaurant enroute to experience the authentic Chinese food.

[14:00-16:30] Visit Temple of Heaven, which was used to pray for harvest by the emperors. It is China's existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven. Shopping time at a tea store.

[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night show or the Peking duck dinner with your guide and ask for suggestions.

Day 3: Beijing (Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park, the exterior of Bird Nest and Water Cube)

Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park, the exterior of Bird Nest and Water Cube

[08:00-08:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Great Wall.

[08:30-12:30] Drive to Mutianyu Great Wall, which section is more popular among foreign visitors. Upon arrival, you can choose to hike on the Great Wall, or take cable car up and walk around.

[12:30-13:30] Enjoy lunch at a local Chinese restaurant nearby The Great Wall.

[13:30-16:30] Drive back to Beijing city and have a stop at a jade store on the way. Visit the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube, the amazing architectures that built for Beijing Olympic Games.

[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night activities, such as foot massage, houhai night bars and Sanlitun bar street.

Day 4: Beijing (Hutong Tour by rickshaw, Summer Palace, Departure to Xian by train)

[09:30-10:00] You will have enough time to pack up and check out. Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and have half day leisure tour in Beijing.

[10:00-11:30] Drive to Drum Tower area for taking a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw , which is the way to know the Beijing local lifestyle.

[11:30-14:30] Drive to Summer Palace, which is the existing largest, best-preserved imperial garden in China. Boat ride on Kunming Lake is included. Lunch will be arranged at a nearby restaurant.

After lunch, be transferred to train station to take high speed train to Xian. Your Xian tour guide will wait for you at the Xian North Train Station and help you to transfer to the hotel.

Day 5: Xian (Terracotta Warriors, Tang Bo Art Museum, Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter)

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Ancient city.

[09:30-12:30] Drive to Terracotta Warriors and explore one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation. Shuttle bus will be arranged for your convenience. Then you will have a chance to visit pottery figurine factory, where you can learn how to make a pottery figurine.

[12:30-14:00] A chinese Lunch will be arranged nearby the scenic area of Terracotta Warriors.

[14:00-17:00] Afternoon visit Tang Bo Art Museum, where gives you brief history and examples of Chinese art. The calligraphy lesson will be arranged and you will be taught how to write a couple of Chinese characters. Then visit the Bell tower, which is the largest bell tower in structure and shape and the best-preserved one in China. Continue to visit Muslim Quarter and enjoy your shopping time there.

[17:00-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night activities, such as Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner.

Day 6: Xian (Ancient City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda and North square, Chongqing)

[09:30-10:00] You will have enough time to pack up and check out. Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and have one day leisure tour in Xian before leaving for Chongqing.

[10:00-12:30] Visit the Ancient City Wall, which represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Bicycle or sightseeing car will be arranged on the wall to go around. After that visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and you will have chance to watch the North plaza fountain show.

Take a high speed train (duration: 5 hours) to Chongqing. Your Chongqing tour guide will wait for you at the railway station and help you to transfer to Chaotianmen wharf and check-in at the Victoria cruise, which Set sail from Chongqing at 9:00 p.m.

Day 7: Yangtze River Cruise (Fengdu, Shibaozhai)

[06:30-08:30] Early Bird Coffee and Tea; Practice Tai Chi on board and Buffet breakfast.

[09:00-13:30] Shore excursion---Fengdu "Jade Emperor" is aranged in the morning. Or take additional shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City with extra cost. Buffet lunchis served on board.

[16:00-21:30] Late afternoon Captain's Welcome Reception with buffet dinner. In the evening, you can choose to take the additional Shore excursion---FengYan SanGuo "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" Show.

Day 8: Yangtze River Cruise (Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Godness Stream)

[06:30-08:30] Early Bird Coffee and Tea; Practice Tai Chi on board and Buffet breakfast.

[07:30-10:15] Activities on board as you like. Or take Additional Shore excursion to White Emperor City with extra cost.

[10:45-13:00] Sailing through Qutang Gorge & Scenic cruising of Wu Gorge, buffet lunch is served on board.

[15:15-21:45] Shore excursion to Goddess Stream. Evening enjoy Captain's Farewell Banquet and the Crew cabaret.

Day 9: Yichang - Shanghai (Three Gorges Dam)

[06:00-07:45] Buffet breakfast

[08:15-12:30] Disembark at Maoping cruise terminal, Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site; transfer to the passenger center in downtown of Yichang

Take high speed train to Shanghai. Your Shanghai tour guide will wait for you at the train station and help you to transfer to the hotel.

Day 10: Shanghai (Jade Buddha Temple, Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden, The Bund)

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Modern city of China.

[09:30-12:30] Visit Jade Buddha Temple, which is famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels, which is said to weigh 1,000 kg.Then visit the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, while walking on Riverside Promenade Bingjiang Da Dao. Enroute have a shopping stop at silk museum.

[12:30-13:30] A La Carte lunch at a local popular restaurant, atmosphere might be loud but tasty food.

[13:30-16:30] Visit Yuyuan Garden, which is a Chinese classic garden in city downtown, shopping time at Shanghai Old Street and Nanjing Road which is the earliest commercial street in Shanghai, you could look for some special souvenirs and silk product there. After that, enjoy a leisure walk along the Bund, famous for groups of buildings known as "a Gallery of world architecture".

[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night Acrobatic Show, especially the ERA show, which is one of the most popular evening entertainments in Shanghai.

Day 11: Departure Shanghai

Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for return flight. We can arrange the Maglev train ride to Pudong airport if you are interested in, or we will drive you directly to the airport.


  • International Air Ticket (Economy)
  • Domestic flight or high-speed train as specified
  • Private transfer between the airport, railway station, attractions & hotels
  • Private licensed English-speaking guide and driver service
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
  • All attraction entrance fees as specified
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary, Chinese local food
  • Tips to your tour guide and driver on your own discretion
  • China Entry Visa FeesPersonal expenses
  • Optional tours, meals, activities and services

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Payment & Flexible Cancellation Policy
Prices include return economy fare from Dubai. Prices are quoted per person on a twin-sharing basis in a standard room with inclusions listed above. Additional options are available upon request. Blackout dates are applicable. Visa assistance will be provided at an additional cost. Prices are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change without notice depending on travel dates and availability. Easy monthly payment plans are available from select participating banks through Ottlah Holidays retail outlets and are subject to approval. All photos and videos shown are illustrative. Actual services may differ. Terms apply.

*In the event of a cancellation, 10% of the holiday amount is non-refundable. Refunds will be based on how many days prior to your booked departure we receive your cancellation notice, with the charges increasing closer to your departure date.


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