16 Days HongKong, Guilin, Chongqing, Shanghai, Beijing Budget Tour with Yangtze Cruise

  • Tour Code:CBT12
  • Tour Duration: 16 Days
  • Destination:Beijing, Chongqing, Guilin, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Yangshuo, Yichang
  • Tour overview:This budget tour is a combination of British feeling in Hong Kong, Li River Cruise and picturesque rural scenery in Guilin and Yangshuo, visiting pandas in Chongqing, amazing Yangtze Cruise, highlights in Shangahi and Beijing...
  • Tour Price:2-5 pax (Tourist Class) : USD2380 per person

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 Hong Kong Arrival

Transfer via: Flight –on your own arrangement

Upon arrival at the airport in Hong Kong, take a taxi to the reserved 3-star hotel and handle the check-in procedure on your own.

Day 2 Hong Kong (B)

Full day is free while only the hotel with breakfast is reserved for you. You are suggested to visit Victoria Peak, which is features the city’s oldest mode transport, the 112-year old Peak Tram and HongKong’s most unusual building and icon. The Repulse Bay: Primarily an exclusive residential area, Repulse Bay has a relaxed, resort-like atmosphere. You will find statues of Kwun Yum and Tin Hau, both protectors of fishermen. The Aberdeen fishing village where you will enjoy a Sampan Ride on the harbor to get a close-up look at this unusual way of life.

Day 3 Hong Kong / Guilin (B)

Transfer via: Flight –on our arrangement

Free at leisure until this afternoon, you will make your way to get to Hong Kong airport to board the flight and fly to Guilin. We book the flight ticket for you and will inform you the flight information ahead of schedule. You only need to show your passports at the designed counter of the airport and to change the boarding card. When you arrive in Guilin, you will be met by your local guide and then be transferred to the hotel.

Today you are suggested to feast yourself with endless shopping fun and yummy worldwide food in this Shopping Paradise. The largest and the most notable shopping mall in Kowloon area is the Harbor City. You can take a Metro bus to Tsim Sha Tsui Station; go out from the exit A1 and walk for less than 5 minutes. Harbor City offers a wide variety of fashion and trendy brands. What's more, flagship stores of different international famous brands are concentrated at Canton Road, providing customers with a one-stop shopping experience.

Day 4 Guilin / Yangshuo (B, L)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle-on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Li River Cruise

Guilin is famous for its picturesque scenery, and the best way to see it is from the deck of Li River Cruise ships. We suggest a big breakfast at your hotel since the lunch on the Li River Cruise is not up to the normal standard. Be transferred to the Zhujiang Pier (about 1 hour drive) for a 4.5 hours wonderful cruise.

The following Li River cruise tour and a half-day Yangshuo trip will be handled on your own. You will enjoy the unique mountains, peaceful green fields, farms and villages with water buffalos, cows wondering around on both sides of the river bank. Disembark at the old town Yangshuo in the afternoon around 14:00pm. Then you will find the way to get to your hotel in Yangshuo and handle the check-in procedure on your own.

Afternoon, you can stroll along the famous West Street, which is the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years. You can have a short exploration to the old town’s lovely attractions. Also, you could rent a bicycle or an electric car to tour around the countryside, which is not far away from the town and usually it will take one and a half hour. you will enjoy the wonderful rural scenery.

Day 5 Yangshuo – Guilin (B)

Transfer via: Shuttle Bus- on your own arrangement

Full day is free. You might take an electric car to visit the Ancient Banyan tree Park and feel the local folkway by having lunch at the village restaurant. The shuttle bus ticket from Yangshuo to Guilin can be purchased easily at the front desk of your hotel.

Take the shuttle bus back to your hotel in Guilin and handle the check in procedure on your own. You are advised to visit the Reed Flute Cave which is located in the Guangming Hill, northwestern of Guilin city. 40 minutes' lingering in the amazing nature-formed sights under the spotlights is worthwhile. No.3 or No. 58 bus could take you there. The rest of the day can be spent on the Seven Star Park and the Elephant Trunk Hill. (Please click for more Guilin day trip suggestions)

Day 6 Guilin / Chongqing (B)

Transfer via: Flight –on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Chongqing Zoo, Residence of General Joseph W.Stilwell, Ci Qi Kou

Today you will finish the Guilin tour and fly to Chongqing. On your own arrangement to get to Guilin airport and board the flight to Chongqing. Upon arrival at the Chongqing airport, you will be met by the local guide and Visit the Panda House in Chongqing Zoo, the Residence of General Joseph W.Stilwell and Ci Qi Kou. Then be transferred to dock to board the cruise ship. Your memorable Yangtze River tour begins at 22:00.

Day 7 Yangtze Cruise (B, L, D)

(8:00-10:00) Shore excursion to either Fengdu Ghost City or Wanxian, or Shibaozhai (depending on river conditions). Then return to the ship and sail towards the magnificent Three Gorges.

Fengdu, with fantastic temples of underworld demons and gods, is constructed on the Mingshan Hill by the river band. It is known as the "Ghost City" and is a place for punishing the devil and awarding the good.

Wanxian is one of the most important and largest ports on the Yangtze. It is widely known for its variety and hustling markets. Fifty percent of the city will be resettled after the Three Gorges Dam Project is completed.

Day 8 Yangtze Cruise (B, L, D)


(08:00-13:00) Passing through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge.
(13:00-16:30) Boat excursion to Shennong Stream.
(17:30) Passing through Xiling Gorge.

Shennong Stream is another tributary of the Yangtze River, and its fast-flowing, clear water runs southwards through deep gorges. The stream races past large and small karst caves, flocks of swallows, sheer cliffs, deep gorges, waterfalls, three-colored springs, rapids, the ancient plank path, a suspended coffin in the cliff, groups of ancient tombs and marvelous karst formations.

Day 9 Yangtze Cruise/ Yichang / Shanghai (B, L)

Transfer via: Flight-on our arrangement

(08:00-10:00) Shore excursion to The Three Gorges Dam Site
(13:00) Disembark at Yichang.

Three Gorges Dam is the largest water conservancy project undertaken by man. The construction of the dam formally began in 1994. The body of the dam was completed in 2003, and the whole construction will be competed in 2009. It will be 2,335 meters long, 185 meters high, 18 meters wide on the top and 130 meters wide at the bottom. Tourists can get access to the top of the dam.

Your tour guide in Yichang will meet you on board and transfer you to Yichang City and visit the Yichang Museum if time permits. Then see you off at the airport for a flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival at the Shanghai Hongqiao airport, take a taxi (it is about CNY80 to CNY100 per car from the airport to your hotel) to the reserved hotel in Shanghai and handle the check-in procedure on your own.

Day 10 Shanghai (B)

Today is a free day is for you to explore this international metropolis by yourself. It is advised to walk around the famous Shanghai Bund and see the towering buildings scattered near and far, a perfect mixture of the eastern and western cultures. Visit the symbolistic scenic spots as Shanghai museum, Yuyuan Garden Take a boat tour on the Huangpu River and have a great view of the Pudong district on your own. The boat usually runs from the Zhongshan Dong Lu (East Zhongshan Road) to the Wusongkou dock every one hour in the day time.

Day 11 Shanghai (B)

One more free day for you in Shanghai so that you could savor the international metropolis flavor further. You could refer to Shanghai Day Trip to choose your favourite tour schedule.

Day 12 Shanghai / Beijing (B)

Transfer via: Flight –on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Summer Palace,

Today you will check out the hotel and arrange the way to airport to board the flight to Beijing by yourself. You will be greeted by our local guide upon your arrival and then be transferred to your hotel by a private air-conditioned car.

After a short rest, we continue to visit the Summer Palace. Equally famous as the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace is called 'Yiheyuan' (Garden of Nurtured Harmony) in Chinese. It is up to now the best preserved and the largest imperial gardens in China. You may regret it if you come to Beijing without visiting this grand imperial garden.

Day 13 Beijing (B)

Sightseeing: Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Sacred Way

After experience of the royal lifestyle, today we will spend about 1.5 hours to be transferred outside the city to the surrounding countryside for a visit to the Badaling Great Wall, the pride of China and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Whereas Genghis Khan contemplated it as a military obstacle, Richard Nixon saw it as one of humankind's greatest achievements. You will be able to climb and walk the 2,000 years old ancient wall, admiring the splendid mountain views.

This afternoon we will visit the legendary Ming Tombs, The Ming Tombs are situated at the foot of Heavenly Longevity Mountain, northwest of Beijing. Since there are 13Ming emperors buried there, there are also called the 13 Ming Tombs. Passing though the Sacred Way, a road guarded on both sides with stone statues by which the ancient emperors went to hold a memorial ceremony for the ancestors, you will encounter the marble tombs of the Ming Dynasty emperors.

Day 14 Beijing (B)

Sightseeing: Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong tour in Rickshaw

We start today's highlights with a visit of the Temple of Heaven, The temple of Heaven was where the Emperor came every winter solstice to worship heaven and to solemnly pray for a good harvest. With the three blue-tiled cone-shaped roofs, a unique wooden and blue-tiled structure built without a nail, it has become a worldwide symbol of Beijing.

After lunch, we go on our city tours to visit Tiananmen Square, the symbolical heart of China and gathering place for the masses. It is the biggest public square in the world, which can hold one million people.

From here we walk across the Golden River Bridge to visit the Forbidden City and experience ancient Emperor's daily life. Forbidden City was the largest palace in the world, and it was indeed a forbidden place limited to commoners for 500 year in the past. Your tour here will include private access to the Emperor's palace.

We will also experience a unique Hutong tour by taking rickshaw this morning. Hutongs are a kind of ancient city alley or lane that is typical in Beijing. Most of them are found around the Forbidden City, and many were built during the three dynasties of Yuan, Ming and Qing. Today, the Hutong is a living museum of Beijing history showing the traditional lifestyle of Beijing people.

Day 15 Beijing (B)

After two days visit, you might get familiar with Beijing City. Today a totally free day for your to explore the city by yourself. You can see Beijing Day Trip on our website for reference.

Day 16 Beijing Departrue(B)

Transfer via: Flight –on your own arrangement

Free at leisure until your guide pick up you from your hotel lobby and transfer you to airport for your flight leave Beijing. Your pleasant China tour ends here

Tour Price

Season Tour Class Group Size
Low Season 3*(Tourist Class) $2380
Peak Season 3*(Tourist Class) $2380
Shoulder Season 3*(Tourist Class) $2380

1. Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge. Some hotels will allow three adults and a small child.
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