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Through the Yangtze Gorges-The best of the middle kingdom - 14 Days

Through the Yangtze Gorges-The best of the middle kingdom

Discover the magnificent Yangtze River, the most stunning waterway in China through dizzying vertical walls and fortress-like peaks.

14 days

Hong Kong (2nts)

Night train(soft sleeper-1nt)

Zhangjiajie (3nts)


Yangtze Cruise (4nts)


Beijing (3nts)

Day 1
Home country

Depart from Frankturt am Main on the non-stop flight to Hong Kong.

Day 2
Hong Kong

Arrive Hong Kong, “Pearl of the Orient”. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by your local tour guide and transferred to your hotel. Rest of day free at leisure. In the evening, enjoy a fantastic buffet dinner and get to know all your group members at hotel. (D)

Day 3
Hong Kong- Shenzhen

Morning start half day Hong Kong Island Tour (5 hours) to visit Victoria Peak including one way Peak tram ticket, Repulse Bay, and Aberdeen including Sampan.(B/L)

Day 4
Hong Kong - Shenzhen

Morning exchange Border Coachto Shenzhen Tran station to board night train to Zhangjiajie (B)

Day 5

Arrive in Zhangjajie, meet the guide and transfer to the Hotel. Enjoy breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast,visit the “Tianzi Mountain” which is a virgin scenic attraction, “most beautiful but not yet known to the world for its height.” You will have bird’s view to all the mountains and valleys of the Wuling Mountains. Visit Western Sea, Viewing Terrace, etc. In the afternoon, you will tour to Yuanjiajie scenic area where Oscar wining movie was shot and you will find the so-called the First Bridge under Heaven ,then visit the Four Gates with Plenty Water, where four streams passed mountains and form four natural gates.Check into the Zhuanjiazun Hotel.(BL)

Day 6

After breakfast,visit the Tour Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon,we will experience the wonders of the world's bridge construction history, the world's longest, tallest, construction of the largest glass bridge.Then visit “Huanglong Cave”. Huanglong Cave enjoys "the world's cave wonders", "the world's most beautiful cave", "China's most beautiful tourism cave" and other top honors. (BL)

Day 7

After breakfast, transfer to Yichang by bus to board the deluxe 5 star Yangtze River cruise-Victoria Anna(http://www.victoriacruises.com/fleet/specs/victoria_anna) for your 4-night cruise to Chongqing.(BLD)

Day 8
Ship Lock Lift - Three Gorges Dam - Xiling Gorge

Disembark this morning and take a specially-designed sightseeing boat through the recently-completed unique ship lock with a ship lift, the world’s largest. The lock will be transited in about 40 minutes to an hour. Then visit the Three Gorges Dam, which spans the Yangtze River at Sandouping; it is the world’s largest power station. Sail through Xiling Gorge, the longest (41 miles), and the deepest of the Three Gorges.Additional optional Tribe of the Three Gorges Shore Excursion (river conditions permitting), offering an interesting glimpse into life in the Xiling Gorge region. (BLD)

Day 9
“Small Gorges” - Wu Gorge - Qutang Gorge

Transfer to another vessel for a relaxing excursion through the attractive gorges of Goddess Stream. Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to the gorges of Shennong Stream. Enter Wu Gorge, known for its quiet beauty, forest-covered mountains, and cliffs so sheer that the sun barely penetrates the precipices. Then sail through Qutang Gorge, the shortest (5 miles), narrowest (500 feet), and most dramatic gorge. Additional optional Shore Excursion to White Emperor City (river conditions permitting), an ancient city overlooking the western end of Qutang Gorge. (BLD)

Day 10


Machen Sie einen Landausflug nach Shibaozhai, die auch "Die Perle des Yangtze" genannt wird. Je nach Flussbedingungen kann ein alternativer Ausflug nach Fengdu erfolgen.

Zusätzliche Ausflug in die „Ghost City“ von Fengdu (je nach Flussbedingungen). Den Namen „Stadt der Geister“ erhielt Fengdu wegen der dort in der Han-Dynastie erstmals entstandenen daoistischen und buddhistischen Tempelanlagen. Es gibt insgesamt 75 Buddha- und daoistische Tempel in der Stadt. Die meisten liegen auf dem Hügel Ming Shan über dem hochgestauten Wasser. (FMA)

Day 11

Disembark at picturesque Chongqing, the “Mountain City”. Then transfer to airport for fight to Beijing. Arrive Beijing. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by your local tour guide and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure.(BL)

Day 12


Besuchen Sie den Tiananmen Platz, den größten Platz der Welt in der Innenstadt. Anschließend besichtigen Sie die Verbotene Stadt und das Nationale Palastmuseum, das als das größte Museum der Welt gilt. Am Nachmittag besuchen Sie das malerische Hutong-Viertel am Houhai-See. (FM)

Day 13


Fahren Sie in Richtung Norden zum berühmtesten Teil der Großen Mauer in Badaling.

Am Nachmittag besuchen Sie den schönen Sommerpalast, die für Kaiserin Cixi geschaffenen kaiserlichen Resorts. Je nach zeitlicher Verfügbarkeit, wird der Besuch des National Olympic Center arrangiert (Vogelnest). (FM)

Day 14


Fliegen Sie heute von Peking nach Europa zurück. (B)

prcie includes

  • Tweepersoonskamer met 2 aparte bedden in de gespecificeerde 4/5 sterhotels en kamertype.
  • 5-sterren Yangtze cruise-Victoria Anna met 4 nachten accommodatie.
  • Binnenlandse economy class vlucht: Chongqing-Beijing.
  • Treinkaartje: Shenzhen-Zhangjiajie (slaapwagon – 4 personen die een hut delen).
  • Service van Engelssprekende lokale gidsen die voor alle transfers en bezienswaardigheden zorgen.
  • Luxe toeristenbussen met air-conditioning.
  • Aansluitingen zoals de reisbeschrijving aangeeft.
  • De toegangsprijzen voor alle bovengenoemde bezienswaardigheden
  • Maaltijden zoals aangegeven B-ontbijt, L-lunch, D-diner
  • Reisaansprakelijkheidsverzekering van CTS
  • Officiële uitnodigingsbrief voor groepsvisa (op verzoek)
  • Het aantal is gebaseerd op de veronderstelling dat elke groep uit minstens 16 personen bestaat, dan reist één medereiziger kosteloos (FOC, Free of Charge).
  • Voor de groep van maximaal 32 personen reizen 2 personen FOC.

prcie not includes

  • International flights
  • Chinese Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Compulsory tipping: RMB150/pp for Yangtze cruise
  • Meals not specified & drinks
  • Sightseeing not specified
  • Personal expenses, ie. Laundry, communication, use of internet, souvenirs etc.

**All flight timings are subject to change without notice. In cases were we are aware of any major schedule changes made to your itinerary before your departure, we shall revise your arrangements and notify you accordingly. However, it is possible for changes to occur whilst you are in China. Our representatives will do all that is necessary to rectify the problems these changes may cause and will endeavour to seek your advice concerning new arrangements. However, at times there can be limited options and some decisions may have to taken without your consent to protect the well being of your tour in general**


Price From EUR2,759.00/person*2
Total: = 2,759.00 EUR
Total = 2p *