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Grand Tour of China

Beijing to Shanghai

Trip Code: RJTCYG14
14 Days
30 Meals
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Trip Inclusions

  • 10 nights in premium accommodation
  • Three-night Yangtze River cruise on the Century Victory
  • Services of a Great Rail Journeys Tour Escort
  • 31 meals - 13 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 8 dinners
  • Indulge in a sumptuous Peking Duck banquet in Beijing
  • Travel extensively by high-speed rail and enjoy a dumpling banquet in Xi’an
  • See giant pandas at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
  • See the bright lights of Shanghai during your floating Farewell Dinner

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary operated by Great Rail Journeys
  • Prices include transfers, tipping, port charges and most porterage
  • Low or high water levels may cause disruption to cruising
  • Cabin pre-selection is not available on cruises in China
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Beijing to Shanghai

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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

This morning, visit Tiananmen Square, one of the world’s largest city squares. Continue to the Forbidden City. Steeped in history, it is the former home to an ancient line of Chinese emperors. After lunch, explore the World Heritage-listed Summer Palace.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
View of top of red and green roof, China

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

This evening, sample Beijing’s most iconic dish with a delicious banquet of Peking Duck at a local restaurant.


Discover China’s greatest icon, the Great Wall of China. Take in breathtaking views during a cable car ride to the Mutianyu section, one of the best-preserved parts of the wall. Continue to a cloisonne factory and enjoy a guided tour, learning about Chinese cloisonne. Return to the city later, where tonight you will enjoy an Insider Experience.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Board a high-speed train headed for Xi’an.


This morning after breakfast, visit the Temple of Heaven, an imperial complex of religious buildings founded in the first half of the 15th century.

Stay: Two Nights, Xi’an, Grand Mercure

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  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

This evening, indulge in a traditional Chinese dumpling banquet.


Known for its remarkable collection of Terracotta Warriors, a discovery of Xi’an awaits today. Admire the excavation pits that have housed the thousands of sculptures since around 210 BC. Every sculpture is unique, with distinct facial features, hairstyles, postures and clothing. Spend the afternoon on a guided tour of Xi’an, taking in some of its most famous sights, including the Great Mosque and the lively Muslim bazaar.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Ancient tower on city wall in xian at dusk,China

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Embark on a high-speed train journey to Chengdu.


This morning, visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, then stop for a spot of lunch at a local restaurant before an Insider Experience. On arrival, transfer to your hotel, the charming Tibet Hotel which tastefully combines traditional Tibetan decor with modern furnishings.

Stay: Two Nights, Chengdu, Tibet Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Spend the morning at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Here you’ll learn all about how the pandas are being protected.


After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Buddhist Wenshu Monastery and learn about the ancient structure. Finish your day with a visit to the charming Jinli Street where bright lanterns light up the path.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Travel by high-speed train to Chongqing.


Following breakfast at your hotel, travel to Chengdu’s Renmin Park. Also known as the People’s Park, this lush garden is a hub for locals. Sample a range of teas at a teahouse before travelling by train to Chongqing where you will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before boarding your river ship. Kick back and begin your relaxing three-night cruise along the Yangtze River.

Stay: Three Nights, Yangtze River, Century Victory or similar

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Why not experience Tai Chi this morning? Today enjoy an excursion to Fengdu Ghost City, a large complex of shrines, temples and monasteries dedicated to the afterlife. Tonight, enjoy your first dinner on board.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning, you will sail through Qutang and Wu Gorges, before enjoying a shore excursion to Shennv Stream, a small tributary of the Yangtze River with its narrow gorges and picturesque mountain sides. Much of the landscape remains in a pristine state due to the light boat traffic which travels through here. This evening, enjoy a traditional Chinese buffet dinner back on board the ship.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Mountainous region with a red bridge along the Yangtze River, China

Bid farewell to your river ship and disembark at Maoping Pier, Yichang. Spend the morning at the Three Gorges Dam Site and take in the colossal scale of the world's largest hydropower project. After lunch, transfer to Yichang airport for your flight to Shanghai.

Stay: Three Nights, Shanghai, Pullman Jing’an

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

This morning transfer to Suzhou, a city famous for its labyrinth of canals and bridges, as well as its gardens. Visit the Master of the Nets Garden, one of the finest classical gardens in China. The garden has a long and rich history and shares UNESCO World Heritage status with others in the area due to its beautiful design. After lunch, visit the city's 100-year-old Silk Mill and Garden of Cultivation, a wonderfully preserved example of a Ming Dynasty classical garden. End the day’s explorations with a transfer to Pingjiang Road for a scenic canal cruise before returning to Shanghai.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

This evening, you'll enjoy a Farewell Dinner while cruising the Huangpu River.


This morning, explore the beautiful scenery and artistic architecture of Yu Garden, believed to have been built in the Ming Dynasty more than 400 years ago. Experience Shanghai’s bustling bazaar before visiting the historic Jade Buddha Temple.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Shanghai airport for your onward flight.

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