Yangtze River Adventure (Upstream)

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Your Package Includes

  • 14 Days 12 Nights
  • Code: PCU
  • From: $1700

Experience the rich diversity of China on this 14-day trip through the country's most famous cities and the mystical Yangtze River. Begin your adventure by stepping into the future among gleaming skyscrapers in Shanghai, visit the waterfront Bund and the famous Nanjing Road, one of the world's busiest shopping streets. Head toward Mt. Huangshan, take a cable car ride up to the midway point of Mt. Huangshan, famed for its picturesque landscape, which ranks among the most beautiful in China. Visit the world heritage site Hongcun and Jingdezhen, a 1700-year-old capital of the porcelain making industry. Take a cruise down the majestic Yangtze River and marvel at the inspiring Three Gorges. 

Itinerary at a glance

DAY 1
USA-Shanghai
DAY 2
Arrive Shanghai
DAY 3
Shanghai
DAY 4
Shanghai - Huangshan - Hongcun
DAY 5
Hongcun - Huangshan
DAY 6
Huangshan
DAY 7
Huangshan - Wuyuan - Jingdezhen
DAY 8
Jingdezhen - Wuhan
DAY 9
Wuhan-Yichang-Yangtze River
DAY 10
Yangtze River
DAY 11
Yangtze River
DAY 12
Yangtze River
DAY 13
Yangtze River-Chongqing-Beijing
DAY 14
Beijing-USA
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Trip/Visit Pass
Overnight Stay
Shanghai (2 nts) - Hongcun (1nt) - Huangshan (2 nts) - Wuyuan - Jingdezhen (1nt) - Wuhan (1nt) - Yichang - Yangtze river (4 nts) - Chongqing - Beijing (1nt)

TRIP TIMELINE

DAY 1

USA-Shanghai

Depart the U.S. bound for Shanghai. 

DAY 2

Arrive Shanghai

Upon arrival in Shanghai, transfer to your luxury hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. 

Accommodation:

★★★★★ The Kunlun Jing An Hotel or Similar

DAY 3

Shanghai

Begin your day with a walking tour of the famous Nanjing Road, a must-see destination attracting thousands of fashion-seeking shoppers from all over the world. Continue to the City God Temple Bazaar, built during the Yongle Reign of Ming Dynasty. Explore the famous waterfront Bund, a mile long stretch along the Huangpu River. After lunch, visit the world famous Shanghai Museum (No audio service).

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★★ The Kunlun Jing An Hotel or Similar

DAY 4

Shanghai - Huangshan - Hongcun

Travel to Mt. Huangshan by high speed rail. Upon arrival board a coach to the ancient village of Hongcun*, explore narrow cobblestone paved lanes winding around charming whitewashed buildings with pointed black tiled roofs, much of the architecture dates back to the Ming and Qing dynasties. Overnight at Hongcun.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Qishu Fairland Zhongkun International Hotel or Similar

DAY 5

Hongcun - Huangshan

Depart Hongcun in the early morning for Huangshan. Upon arrival, a cable car ride* will take you up to the midway of Mt. Huangshan for a sightseeing tour. Mt. Huangshan* is celebrated for its “Four Ultimate Beauties” - unusual rock formations, pine trees, the sea of clouds and hot springs.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner at hotel

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Xi Hai Hotel or Similar

DAY 6

Huangshan

Known in China as “The Number One Mountain under Heaven”, Mt. Huangshan was recognized by UNESCO as an official World Cultural Heritage Site in 1990. This morning rises early to view a captivating sunrise amidst a sea of clouds in the summits. Then continue with a  sightseeing tour of Huangshan before descending the mountain and returning to Tunxi later in the afternoon. Later enjoy a tour of Tunxi Ancient Street. For dinner, enjoy a mouthwatering local dinner.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Special Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★★ International Hotel or Similar

DAY 7

Huangshan - Wuyuan - Jingdezhen

To top off your tour of Huangshan, visit the China Huizhou Culture Museum*. Afterward depart for Jingdezhen, the 1700-year-old capital of the porcelain making industry in China, via the picturesque Wuyuan village. This evening enjoys dinner at a Jiangxi local cuisine restaurant.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Special Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Jinghan Hotel or Similar

DAY 8

Jingdezhen - Wuhan

Today's city tour of Jingdezhen features visits to the Porcelain Museum* and Ceramic Factory*. Continue to Wuhan by high-speed rail. Upon arrival at Wuhan, explore the popular Yellow Crane Tower* and the famous Bells Museum*. Tonight, enjoy a mouthwatering seafood dinner.

Included: Breakfast, Special Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Shangri-La Hotel (Wuhan) or Similar

DAY 9

Wuhan-Yichang-Yangtze River

Depart Wuhan for Maoping, the site where your ship is docked and awaiting your arrival. Arrive at Yichang, the economic hub of China’s Hubei province, to begin your Yangtze River cruise. Embark on your 5-star Victoria Cruises ship, and settle into your comfortable cabin. Set sail in the evening for an exciting Yangtze River adventure. At nearly 4000 miles long, the mighty Yangtze River is the world’s third longest river and flows eastward into the East China Sea.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Victoria Cruises Lines or Similar

DAY 10

Yangtze River

Spend the morning viewing the construction of the Three Gorges Dam, the largest in the world. Later sail through Xiling Gorge, the longest (41 miles), and the deepest of the Three Gorges.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Victoria Cruises Lines or Similar

DAY 11

Yangtze River

Today's shore excursion will involve a tour along either the Shennong Stream or Goddess Stream to explore the Small Gorges. Board smaller vessels to access this tributary of the Yangtze. Return to the ship where you can relax and enjoy the spectacular sights, as the vessel passes through the narrow meandering passages of the Wu Gorge and Qutang Gorge.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Victoria Cruises Lines or Similar

DAY 12

Yangtze River

Today, our shore excursion will take you to the Xiaoguanshan Ancient Folk Culture Park and Mt. Shuanggui near Fengdu. The Xiaoguanshan Ancient Folk Culture Park is a noted site for the relocation and reconstruction of architectural relics after the water rose on the Yangtze as a result of the Three Gorges Dam Project. It reproduces historic ancient residential buildings, courtyards, temples, wood carvings and city gates in the Fengdu region, providing a deep sense of its history and ancient way of life. Performances here include Sichuan opera, acrobatics, folk music, and puppet shows. Mt. Shuanggui is a national forest park known for its picturesque scenery, which integrates history, culture and modern art.
Depending on the river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to Shibaozhai, a famous 12-story tall wooden pagoda. Descend the mountain and return back to our cruise ship as it continues on its journey along the Yangtze River.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Victoria Cruises Lines or Similar

DAY 13

Yangtze River-Chongqing-Beijing

Your Yangtze River Cruise comes to an end upon arrival at Chongqing. Disembark the cruise, a brief city tour takes you to the Chongqing Zoo* to see adorable panda bears. For lunch enjoy a local spicy hot pot cuisine. Later, depart for Beijing by air and upon arrival transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy as you choose.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation:

★★★★★ New Otani Hotel or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 14

Beijing-USA

Fly back to the U.S. with memories to last a lifetime.

Included: Breakfast

YOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES

Experienced and knowledgeable tour guide throughout China.

Deluxe 5-star Hotel accommodation for your comfort.

Fine meals as specified in itinerary including daily breakfast in the hotel and local specialty cuisines:

Huangshan - Local Specialty Cuisine

Jingdezhen - Jiangxi Local Cuisine

Wuhan - Fish Dinner Feast

Chongqing - Spicy Hot Pot Cuisine

Daily comprehensive sightseeing program as outlined in the itinerary.

Air-conditioned tour coach with professional driver service.

Special entertainments:

Victoria Cruises .........Cultural Lectures, Lessons & Shows

A bottle of mineral water is provided on the bus every day.

Easy recognized luggage tag, badge, and document holder are provided for your convenience.

Select city packages are available for you to extend your trip before or after the tour. See  City Packages for details.

AVAILABLE AIRLINES AND GATEWAYS

Airfares included in the advertised Land + Air Package prices are from Los Angeles(LAX)/Houston(IAH)/San Francisco(SFO)/Washington Dulles Interna(IAD) on Air China(CA), including fuel surcharge and taxes/fees, including any baggage fees or seat assignment fees.

Departures from other gateway cities, please add appropriate U.S. domestic add-on fares. For time zone of your gateway city, please call Peony Tours.

*Fares are subject to availability; for detailed gateway fares please view our dates & pricing

Shanghai The Kunlun Jing An Hotel or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Located in the heart of the former French Concession, the Kunlun Jing An hotel is within walking distance of many popular shanghai attractions and offers 714 well-appointed rooms and suites with magnificent sweeping views of the city. Choose from one of the 18 meeting rooms to host your Shanghai conference, meeting or wedding reception. Shanghai airports and train stations are easily accessible from the hotel. In Shanghai's business, entertainment districts.

Details

  • No.250 Huashan Road Jing' an District, Shanghai, China
  • +86 216 248 0000

Hongcun Qishu Fairland Zhongkun International Hotel or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Details

  • Hongcun Ave, Yixian, Huangshan Shi, Anhui Sheng, China
  • +86 559 554 8801

Huangshan Xi Hai Hotel or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Details

  • Xihai(West Sea) Scenic Spot, Tunxi, Huangshan, China
  • +86 559 558 8888

Huangshan International Hotel or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Details

  • 31 Huashan Street, Tunxi District, Huangshan, Anhui Province, China
  • +86 559 256 5678

Jingdezhen Jinghan Hotel or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Details

  • 28 South Guangchang Road, Zhushan District, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China
  • +86 798 827 9999

Wuhan Shangri-La Hotel (Wuhan) or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Details

  • 700 Jian She Avenue, Hankou, Wuhan, Hubei, China
  • +86 27 8580 6868

Yangtze River Victoria Cruises Lines or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Details

Beijing New Otani Hotel or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Hotel New Otani Chang Fu Gong, a five-star international hotel with a distinctive exterior, is located in the heart of Beijing, China. A long history of exceptional service assured by the New Otani Hotel Management of Japan, your Beijing experience begins at the moment you enter the oriental garden designed courtyard adjacent to the lobby.

Details

  • 26 Jianguomen Wai Ave. Beijing, China
  • +86 10 6512 5555

Customer Reviews

YANGTZE RIVER ADVENTURE (UPSTREAM)

Our tour guide, James Lu, did a fantastic services for us. He upgraded us to the VIP restaurant at the cruise for free. Very informative and great patience. Will do Peony tours again because him. Prefer can stay in Chongqing a night after disembarking from cruise instead of staying Beijing for a night.The cruise was late on schedule to Chongqing and had to catch the flight to Beijing around early afternoon. Not enough time to zoo and lunch in Chongqing.Food and hotel are good. Just the domestic flights were delayed.

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By Zingshiuan Kuo

YANGTZE RIVER ADVENTURE (UPSTREAM)

Our tour guide, James, was excellent! He was extremely helpful and very knowledgeable. During the trip, I sprained my ankle, and James was very helpful in making sure I was okay and was able to finish the tour. He was very considerate. Overall, we were very satisfied.

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By Simon Tam

YANGTZE RIVER ADVENTURE (UPSTREAM)

James and Bruce were excellent tour guides, they are very knowledgeable, professional and responsive to our need. Very happy and satisfactory experience trip, will definitely look forward to join Peony Tour again.

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By Vivienne Tam

YANGTZE RIVER ADVENTURE (UPSTREAM)

The your manager was very experienced, pleasant, well-mannered and eager to assist everyone. we are fortunate to have him as tour guide.

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By Liz Lee

YANGTZE RIVER ADVENTURE (UPSTREAM)

Enjoy victoria cruise in Yantze river. Love the VIP treatment James Yu and Bruce Yuan were excellent tour guide

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By Alan Ho

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Yangtze River Adventure (Upstream) (PCU)