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China Discovery & Golden Yangtze River 15 Days


VISITING: 
Beijing, Wuhan, Yangtze River Cruise Upstream
(Wuhan - Chongqing), Xian, Shanghai 

Tour Code: OAWU

Depart on FRI Return on FRI

Adult 
(US $)

Child 2-11 (US $)

Single 
Supplement (US $)

3/15, 22 3/29, 4/5 1999 2099 750
3/29 4/12      
4/2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30 4/16, 19, 23, 30, 5/3, 7, 10, 14 2099 2199 800
5/3, 7, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31 5/17, 21, 24, 28, 31, 6/4, 7, 11, 14 2099 2199 800
6/7, 11, 14, 21, 25, 28 6/21, 25, 28, 7/5, 9, 12 2199 2299 850
7/5, 12, 19, 26 7/19, 26, 8/2, 9 2199 2299 800
8/2, 9, 16, 23, 30 8/16, 23, 30, 9/6, 13 2199 2299 800
9/3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 9/17, 20, 24, 10/1, 4, 8, 11 2299 2399 900
10/1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 10/15, 18, 22, 25, 29,  11/1, 5, 8, 12 2299 2399 900
11/1, 8 11/15, 22 2199 2299 850
11/15, 22 11/29, 12/6 2099 2199 800

Tour Package Features:

  • Luxury Hotel Accommodations
    Beijing.......................New Otani Hotel  (
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    Yangtze River...........Victoria Cruise Lines
    Xian..........................Sheraton Hotel (
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    Shanghai...................Hilton Hotel  (
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  • Round trip international airfare from Los Angeles or San Francisco (For other departure cities, please see Add-on Fare)
  • China domestic air fare
  • Sightseeing tours by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Fine meals as per itinerary
  • Professional English speaking guide throughout the trip in China, as well as experienced local guide at each city to show you the spectacular local sights
  • Name badge, travel document holder and luggage tag provided for your convenience
  • Travel Protection Plan Insurance provided at no additional cost, if you make your final payment at least 45 days prior to the departure date
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Full American Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner at Local Restaurant
International Buffet Dinner at Hotel
Special Dinner Party
Dinner and Show

Itinerary:

Day 1   USA - Beijing
Our China adventure starts by boarding a flight bound for Beijing, the capital of China.  Cross the International Date Line.

Day 2    Arrive Beijing
Our flight arrives Beijing in the evening.  We are met and transferred to the hotel for a good night's sleep.

Day 3    Beijing
After breakfast we visit Tiananmen Square, the largest public square in the world.  Proceed to the Summer Palace and the Forbidden City.  Tonight, we are treated to a world famous Peking Duck Dinner Banquet.  (AB, L, DP)

Day 4    Beijing
Today's tour takes us to one of the world's great man-made wonders, the Great Wall of China.  Spanning thousands of miles across Northern China, the Wall is even visible from the moon.  Descend to visit the Ming Tomb Museum and the solemn Temple of Heaven in the afternoon.  (AB, L, DH)

Day 5    Beijing
The full day is free at leisure.  (AB)

Day 6    
Beijing - Wuhan - Yangtze River Cruise

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board our flight to Wuhan.  Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, is also an important industrial and commercial center of central China.  A brief city tour takes us to the East Lake and Yellow Crane Tower.  In the evening we are transported to the docks to board our Victoria Cruise ship.  Our ship departs Wuhan later this evening.  
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Day 7    Yangtze River Cruise (Yueyang)
Our ship makes its first stop at Yueyang.  Shore excursion of Yueyang introduces us to its famous tortoise-snake wine, paper folding fans, artistic porcelain wares and silver needle tea.  (AB, L, D) 

Day 8    
Yangtze River Cruise (Three Gorges Dam)

Morning visit to the famous Three Gorges Dam.  Built to control the devastating floods that ravage the river basin each year, the Dam will be completed in 2009.  re-board in the afternoon and sail through Xiling Gorge and Wu gorge to arrive in the evening at Wushan. 
(AB, L, D)


Day 9    Yangtze River Cruise 
                     (Wushan - Three Lesser Gorges)

At Wushan, we disembark our ship and board small motorized sampans to sail up the Daning River.  Only the sampans allow us access to the Three Lesser Gorges.  In the afternoon, we re-board the ship and pass through Qutang Gorge.  (AB, L, D)

Day 10    Yangtze River Cruise (Fengdu)
Our shore excursion today takes us to visit Fengdu, "The City of Ghosts".  A short cable car ride up the mountain takes us to this city fabled by many locals to be the gateway to Hell.  (AB, L, D)

Day 11    Yangtze River Cruise (Chongqing) - Xian
Our Yangtze River Cruise ends upon our arrival at Chongqing this morning.  Head into town for a brief city tour.  After lunch, we head to the airport and board a short flight bound for Xian.  (AB, L, DH)

Day 12    Xian
The highlight of our sightseeing tour today is a visit to Qin Shi Huang's amazing Terra Cotta Warriors.  Descend to the ancient City Wall and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.  Tonight after an exciting Imperial Dumpling Banquet we enjoy a Stage Opera of the Tang Dynasty.  (AB, L, DS)

Day 13    Xian - Shanghai
After breakfast, we are transferred to the airport to board our flight to Shanghai.  Upon arrival, we take a tour of China's largest city.  Visit Yu Garden, Nanjing Road, and the famous Bund.  Tonight enjoy a Chinese Acrobatics Show.  (AB, L, DS)

Day 14    Shanghai
Full day is free for leisure activities.  Spend it resting, doing last minute shopping, or perhaps by taking an optional tour to the Garden City of Suzhou.  (AB)

Day 15    Shanghai - USA
The morning is free at leisure until we bid China a fond farewell as we are transferred to the airport for our homebound flight.  (AB)

Optional Extension in Hong Kong 4 Days 3 Nights


Price:
 
Arrival Date Hyatt Regency Kowloon
  per person single supplement per person single supplement
3/1 $590 $210 $500 $120
6/10 $690 $210 $600 $120
8/16 $590 $210 $500 $120
9/29 $690 $330 $600 $240
11/16 $590 $330 $500 $240
12/17 $690 $210 $600 $120

Price includes:

  • Air fare from Shanghai to Hong Kong
  • Int'l air transportation from Hong Kong back to USA instead of Shanghai to USA
  • 3 nights hotel accommodations at Hyatt Regency Hotel
  • Arrival and departure transfers by hotel shuttle bus or airport express train
  • Daily American breakfast at hotel
  • Half day sightseeing tour of Hong Kong Island on seat-in basis
  • Single supplement: Mar - Sep, Dec - $200 per room, Oct & Nov - $300 per room
  • Seasonality is based on your arrival date

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