Beijing, the capital of China, is certainly well worth a visit. Starting your Yangtze River cruise from Beijing is an excellent way to enjoy everything China has to offer, especially the magnificent Yangtze River and its Gorges.
Top 3 Beijing Yangtze Cruise Tours
>> 8 Days Yangtze River Cruise Tour with Beijing (Beijing / Chongqing / Yangtze / Yichang)
>>11 Days Golden Triangle Tour with Yangtze Cruise (Beijing / Xian / Chongqing / Yangtze / Yichang / Shanghai)
>> 13 Days Best of China & Yangtze Cruise Tour (Beijing / Xian / Guilin / Chongqing / Yangtze / Yichang / Shanghai)
Why Beijing & Yangtze Cruise?
While Beijing is not situated directly on the sea and as such does not qualify as a port of call for Yangtze cruise ships, it is still possible to enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable river cruise while building lifelong memories.
The Beijing Yangtze River cruise provides you with the opportunity to see the best that Beijing and Yangtze River have to offer.
Beijing Attractions to Enjoy
Beijing is ancient city that history is lurks around every corner. Home to three significant dynasties that have endured for some 1,000 years, Beijing offers a host of exciting attractions to enjoy. The following tourist attractions and sites tell the stories of Beijing’s past and present.
You won’t miss the top attraction – the Summer Palace. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site, this imperial retreat is a sight that should not be missed. Perhaps one of the most exciting attractions in China is the Great Wall of China. Situated just a short distance outside Beijing, the Great Wall was constructed over a period spanning two millennia by several Chinese dynasties and was intended to serve as a barricade to keep marauders at bay. As part of your cruise, you will also have the opportunity to see the Imperial Palace, which dates back to 1420. Once restricted to outsiders for more than 500 years, the palace is often referred to as the Forbidden City. Today, you will have a chance to finally see it on your own while also touring Tiananmen Square.
Highlights of Beijing Cruise Tour
As part of your river cruise, you will also have the opportunity to enjoy a wide array of highlights, including a variety of shore excursion along your route. Among your excursions is a Hutong rickshaw tour and lunch with a local Chinese host family. While in Beijing, you will also be treated to a Peking Duck dinner and the opportunity to enjoy a theater show or visit a Kung Fu school. Your cruise will also include a number of exciting events to enjoy at various ports of call, including a tranquil drive through the Chinese countryside.
Enjoy the chance to visit the Panda Zoo in Chongqing, where you will most certainly want to break out the camera to capture memorable photos of these adorable creatures. While in Chongqing, you will also have the chance to tour a local silk factory and learn more about how this luxurious fabric is crafted. Rounding out your trip will be a trip to the Jade Buddha Temple and an exciting Chinese acrobat show. During your four-night upstream cruise between Yichang and Chongqing, you will be treated to on-board lectures, entertainment, games and briefings.