Private tour: 11 or 16 nights tour of China and Yangtze River cruise - China - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Uncovering the secrets of the Forbidden City and walking along the iconic Great Wall.
  • Embarking on an unforgettable cruise from Chongqing to Yichang, navigating the majestic Yangtze River.
  • Discovering the futuristic skyline of Pudong and the historic charm of the Bund in Shanghai.

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China is now welcoming visitors again! Embark on a memorable journey that includes scaling one of the 7 Wonders of the World, encountering adorable pandas, and cruising along the Yangtze River to witness the grandeur of the world's largest dam. To explore the breathtaking beauty of rice terraces and distinctive sugar loaf formations, consider extending your trip to Guilin.


Your itinerary in brief

Embark on an enthralling 11-night tour through the heart of China. Your adventure kicks off in the ancient capital, Beijing, where you'll marvel at the Forbidden City and the Great Wall. Traverse through the historic city of Xi'an, discovering the Terracotta Army's secrets, and savouring local culinary delights. Immerse yourself in Chengdu's modern charm, home to the beloved giant pandas. Cruise along the Yangtze River from Chongqing to Yichang, witnessing the breathtaking Three Gorges. Explore the dynamic metropolis of Shanghai, with its iconic skyline and vibrant blend of tradition and modernity.


Opt for a 16-night tour with stops in the picturesque Guilin and the cosmopolitan Hong Kong.



Choose the length of your stay:


11-night tour:

Day 1: Arrive in Beijing
Day 2 & 3: Beijing
Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an
Day 5: Xi'an
Day 6: Xi'an - Chengdu
Day 7: Chengdu - Chonqging - Cruise
Day 8 & 9: Yangtze River Cruise
Day 10: Yichang - Shanghai
Day 11: Shanghai
Day 12: Depart Shanghai



16-night tour:

Days 1-11 of this itinerary are identical to those in the 11-night offer

Day 12: Shanghai - Guilin
Day 13 & 14: Guilin
Day 15: Guilin - Hong Kong
Day 16: Hong Kong
Day 17: Depart Hong Kong

Your itinerary in detail

11-night tour:


Nestled in the heart of northern China, Beijing captivates visitors with its fascinating tapestry of ancient charm and contemporary allure. The cityscape is punctuated by architectural wonders, from the imperial grandeur of the Forbidden City to the harmonious symmetry of the Temple of Heaven. As a pulsating hub of activity, Beijing's lively streets are adorned with traditional hutongs, modern skyscrapers, and an array of bustling markets where the aromas of sizzling street food intermingle with the vibrant hues of traditional crafts.

  • Private transfer to the hotel
  • Check-in at the hotel
  • Night at Sunworld Hotel 4* or similar




  • Breakfast included
  • Free day (day 2)
  • Morning excursion of the Great Wall & lunch on-site (day 3)
  • Visit the Summer Palace (day 3)
  • Night at Sunworld Hotel 4* or similar




Xi'an is a historically significant city located in northwestern China, renowned for being the starting point of the Silk Road. Steeped in over 3,000 years of history, Xi'an served as the capital for numerous Chinese dynasties, including the Qin and Tang. The city is most famous for the Terracotta Army, an extraordinary archaeological discovery featuring thousands of life-sized clay soldiers and horses that were crafted to accompany China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, in the afterlife. In addition to its rich cultural heritage, Xi'an boasts well-preserved city walls, ancient pagodas, and a vibrant Muslim Quarter, making it a captivating destination for travellers and history enthusiasts alike.

  • Breakfast included
  • Second-class express train journey Beijing-Xi'an
  • Transfer to the city
  • Visit Small Wild Goose Pagoda & Xi'an Museum
  • Night at Titan Times Hotel 4* or similar




  • Breakfast & lunch included
  • Visit Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum to see the Terracotta Army
  • Return to Xi'an
  • Visit the Muslim Quarter & the Great Mosque
  • Night at Titan Times Hotel 4* or similar


Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan province in southwestern China, known for its laid-back atmosphere, spicy cuisine, and vibrant cultural scene. Renowned as the home of the giant panda, Chengdu is a hub of biodiversity with the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding attracting visitors from around the world. The city is celebrated for its traditional teahouses, Sichuan opera performances, and the picturesque Jinli Ancient Street, where ancient architecture meets modern charm. Chengdu's culinary scene is marked by its fiery Sichuan cuisine, offering mouth-watering dishes like mapo tofu and hot pot, making it a haven for food enthusiasts.

  • Breakfast included
  • Second-class express train journey Xi'an-Chengdu
  • Visit Jinli district, People's Park & local market
  • Night at Dorsett Hotel 4* or similar




  • Breakfast & lunch included
  • Visit the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base in Chengdu
  • Second-class express train journey Chengdu-Chongqing
  • Transfer to the port
  • Night aboard Victoria Anna or similar



The Three Gorges refer to a stunning and renowned stretch along the Yangtze River in China, characterized by three spectacular gorges—Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, and Xiling Gorge. This picturesque region is famous for its dramatic landscapes, towering cliffs, and the impressive Three Gorges Dam, one of the world's largest hydroelectric power stations. Cruising through the Three Gorges provides a mesmerizing journey, offering breathtaking views of steep cliffs, serene waters, and traditional villages along the riverbanks.

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
  • Visit Shuangguishan Park or the Shibaozhai temple (day 8)
  • Visit Wu Gorge (day 9)
  • Excursion along the Shennong River in a wooden boat (day 9)
  • Night aboard Victoria Anna or similar



  • Breakfast & lunch included
  • Visit the Three Gorges Dam
  • Second-class express train journey Yichang-Shanghai
  • Night at SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Hongkou Hotel 4* or similar




As China's financial hub, Shanghai boasts iconic skyscrapers like the Oriental Pearl Tower and the Shanghai Tower that define its futuristic cityscape. The historic Bund, a waterfront promenade, showcases a blend of colonial-era architecture and modern structures, offering stunning views of the Huangpu River. Shanghai is a melting pot of diverse cuisines, and its traditional neighbourhoods, such as the French Concession, provide a glimpse into the city's past. With a vibrant arts scene, world-class shopping districts, and a blend of East-meets-West influences, Shanghai stands as a symbol of China's rapid development and global significance.

  • Breakfast included
  • Free day
  • Night at SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Hongkou Hotel 4* or similar




  • Breakfast included
  • Private transfer to the airport

16-night tour:

Days 1-11 of this itinerary are identical to those in the 11-night offer.


  • Breakfast & lunch included
  • Domestic flight Shanghai-Guilin (Economy Class, taxes and fuel surcharge included)​
  • Visit Elephant Trunk Hill
  • Night at Ramada Guilin 4* or similar



DAY 13 & 14: GUILIN

Guilin, located in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China, is celebrated for its breathtaking karst landscape characterized by limestone peaks, crystal-clear rivers, and lush greenery. The Li River, winding through the karst hills, is a highlight, offering some of the most picturesque scenery in the country. The region is famous for its traditional bamboo raft cruises, providing a tranquil journey through the stunning landscape. Guilin's Reed Flute Cave showcases remarkable stalactite formations, while Elephant Trunk Hill, resembling an elephant drinking from the river, is an iconic natural landmark.

  • Breakfast & lunch included
  • Visit the rice terraces of Longji (day 13)
  • Visit Yangshuo (day 14)
  • Night at Ramada Guilin 4* or similar




  • Breakfast included
  • Second-class express train journey Guilin - Hong Kong
  • Free day
  • Night at Dorsett Tsuen Wan Hong Kong 4* or similar




Hong Kong is known for its impressive skyline, bustling streets, and a unique blend of East-meets-West culture. The city is a major international financial hub and a global centre for trade and commerce. Hong Kong features iconic landmarks such as Victoria Peak, Victoria Harbour, and the Symphony of Lights, which illuminate the skyline at night. With its diverse culinary scene, lively street markets, and a mix of modern and traditional neighbourhoods, Hong Kong remains a dynamic destination that seamlessly integrates tradition and innovation.

  • Breakfast included
  • Free day
  • Night at Dorsett Tsuen Wan Hong Kong 4* or similar




  • Breakfast included
  • Private transfer to the airport

Important information about your tour and visits: 


The hotels, which comply with local standards, are indicative and may be changed locally for hotels of a similar category. The itinerary is subject to changes due to compelling reasons such as delayed flights, weather conditions or other cases of force majeure. The order of visits is also subject to change. 

Your hotels

Hand-picked just for you

Maximum room capacity

At each of your stops, you will be staying in comfortable rooms in thoughtfully selected hotels.


Your hotels:

Sunworld Hotel 4* or similar
Xi'an: Titan Times Hotel 4* or similar
Chengdu: Dorsett Hotel 4* or similar
Yangtze River Cruise: Victoria Anna or similar
Shanghai: SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Hongkou Hotel 4* or similar
Guilin: Ramada Guilin 4* or similar
Hong Kong: Dorsett Tsuen Wan Hong Kong 4* or similar

If the hotels listed above are unavailable, you will be provided with comfortable accommodation in
similar hotels. Local standards apply.

Your dining choices

You will stay on a bed and breakfast basis throughout the tour, and on a full board basis (breakfast and your evening meal served in the main buffet restaurant - excludes drinks) during the cruise. There are 6 lunches for the 11-night tour and 9 lunches for the 16-night tour.

Optional excursions

Day 1: Temple of Heaven visit

Optional excursions

If you arrive in the morning, consider taking an optional afternoon visit to the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, where you'll have the opportunity to explore the expansive grounds surrounded by vibrant gardens, immerse yourself in the rich cultural history, and witness the majesty of this UNESCO World Heritage site in the heart of Beijing.

Day 2: Full-day tour of Beijing

Optional excursions

Immerse yourself in the heart of China's capital with a full-day tour starting at Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, showcasing Ming Dynasty architecture. Enjoy panoramic views of the Royal Palace from Coal Park, explore historic Hutong neighbourhoods on a cycle rickshaw, and visit the silk market.

Day 5: Tang song and dance show with dumpling banquet dinner

Optional excursions

Opt for a captivating Tang Dynasty song and dance performance paired with a delightful Chinese dumpling feast, promising a fusion of artistic brilliance and exquisite flavours. 

Day 11: Full-day tour of Shanghai

Optional excursions

Explore the iconic landmarks of Shanghai, like People's Park, Mandarin Yu Garden, the Bund and Pudong Embankment, ascend Jinmao Tower for a panoramic view, and explore the former French concession's blend of modernity and history.

Your journey to China


You will be able to choose your airline and flight times when you make your booking. This flight may include one or more stopovers. The stopover may be technical (without a change of aircraft) or transit (with a change of aircraft).

Luggage information

Baggage, meals and other services on board certain flights may be subject to a charge. You will find out whether your airfare includes baggage when you choose your airline and timetable. If your fare does not include baggage, please go to the airline's website before your departure with your travel file reference to find out the exact fare and purchase your extra baggage.

If you choose a low-cost airline, you will be able to add your baggage during the booking process.

For domestic flights, airlines do not always offer the option of reserving baggage, so you will have to pay for it at the airport counter.

You will receive all the information you need to check in for your flights after you have made your reservation.

Your destinations


China beckons travellers with its enchanting blend of ancient wonders and modern marvels. Explore the iconic Great Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage site, winding majestically across diverse landscapes, offering breathtaking views and a glimpse into China's rich history. Immerse yourself in the imperial grandeur of the Forbidden City in Beijing, adorned with intricate architecture and imperial gardens. Discover the vibrant cityscape of Shanghai, where futuristic skyscrapers contrast with historic neighbourhoods, creating a dynamic urban tapestry. Delight your senses with the diverse flavours of Chinese cuisine, from Peking duck to regional specialities, and witness the traditional charm of ancient towns like Suzhou and Lijiang.

In more detail

Please find practical information about your trip:
This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Pets are not permitted.
Your stay may be subject to an additional city or tourist tax payable directly to the hotel, which is not included in our nightly rate. Please check with hotel directly for further information.

Rates and times are indicative and are subject to change. Some facilities/services are subject to a surcharge, payable locally. 

General terms and conditions of sale apply. 


Price includes:


11-night tour:

  • Accommodation in Standard Rooms in 4* hotels as per your itinerary​
  • Breakfast during the tour and full board (excluding drinks) during the cruise
  • 6 lunches included 
  • Activities and entrance fees to the sites as per the itinerary
  • English-speaking guide
  • English-speaking 24-hour hotline
  • Private roundtrip airport transfers
  • Second-class express train journey Beijing-Xi'an-Chengdu-Chongqing, Yichang-Shanghai


16-night tour:

  • Accommodation in Standard Rooms in 4* hotels as per your itinerary​
  • Breakfast during the tour and full board (excluding drinks) during the cruise
  • 9 lunches 
  • Activities and entrance fees to the sites as per the itinerary
  • English-speaking guide
  • English-speaking 24-hour hotline
  • Domestic flight Shanghai-Guilin (Economy Class, taxes and fuel surcharge included)​
  • Second-class express train journey Beijing - Xi'an - Chengdu - Chongqing, Yichang-Shanghai & Guilin - Hong Kong
  • Private roundtrip airport transfers


Price doesn't include:

  • Chinese visa
  • Tips for guide, driver and baggage handler
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional excursions/sightseeing not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Anything not mentioned in the "price includes" section

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy and configuration are not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up-to-date information, we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.


Travel with peace of mind


To ensure a peaceful holiday, our partners are committed to respecting the local health and sanitary measures in force to protect your safety and well-being.


Please note: health and sanitary measures may be subject to change in line with government recommendations. Consequently, they may affect access to certain amenities and leisure facilities.

Your contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday. 

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