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Grand Yangtze River 18 Days


VISITING: 
Shaghai, Suzhou, Wuxi, Yangtze River Cruise Upstream (Nanjing - Chongqing), Xian, Beijing, Shanghai

Tour Code: OAYU
Depart Date Return Date

Adult 
(US $)

Single 
Supplement 
(US $)

3/16,23 4/2, 9 2299 900
3/30 4/16 2399 950
4/6, 13, 20, 27 4/23, 30,  5/7, 14  2399 950
5/4, 11, 18, 25 5/21, 28, 6/4, 11 2499 1000
6/1, 8, 22, 29 6/18, 25, 7/9, 16 2499 1000
7/06, 13, 20, 27 7/23, 30, 8/6, 13 2499 1000
8/3, 10, 17, 24, 31 8/20, 27, 9/3, 10, 17 2499 1000
9/7, 14, 21, 28 9/24, 10/1, 8, 15 2599 1100
10/5, 12, 19, 26 10/22, 29, 11/5, 12 2599 1100
11/2, 9, 16, 23 11/19, 26, 12/3, 10 2499 1000

Tour Package Features:

  • Luxury Hotel Accommodations
    Shanghai...................Hilton Hotel (
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    Yangtze River............Victoria Cruise Lines
    Xian..........................Sheraton Hotel (
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    Beijing.......................New Otani 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 - Shanghai
Our flight departs from the USA bound for Shanghai. Spend the Night aboard as we cross the Pacific Ocean.

Day 2,    Arrive Shanghai
Evening arrival at Shanghai.  Entering the city, we are amazed by the sheer number of people as Shanghai is indeed China's most populous city.  Check into our five star luxury accommodations.

Day 3,    Shanghai 
Our first day of sightseeing inn China takes us all around Shinghai, by far China's most advanced, cosmopolitan city.  We visit Yu Garden, a Ming dynasty-era garden, Nanjing Road, and the famed waterfront Bund, once known as the Wall Street of Asia.  Evening entertainment is provided by a wonderful Chinese Acrobatics Show.

Day 4,    Shanghai - Suzhou - Wuxi
Depart by motorcoach to the Garden City of Suzhou.  Suzhou has aptly been dubbed the "Venice of the East" and is a city interlaced by canals.  We visit the Humble Administrator's Garden and Grand Canal, then proceed onwards to Wuxi where we overnight.

Day 5,    Wuxi - Nanjing - Yangtze River Cruise 
This morning we enjoy a cruise of Tai Lake, 2200 sq.  km fresh water lake with an average depth of just two meters.  Continue on by bus to Nanjing, the wartime capital of China during WWII.  At Nanjing, we visit the Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen.  We board our Victoria Cruise ship later in the afternoon.

Day 6,    Yangtze River Cruise (Mt. Jiuhuashan)
Our ship arrives at Guichi for our first shore excursion to Mount Jiuhuashan.  Reboard later in the afternoon and continue up river on the Yangtze.

Day 7,    Yangtze River Cruise (Jiujiang)
Disembark at Jiujiang.  A city tour of this picturesque quaint riverside town is provided.

Day 8,    Yangtze River Cruise (Wuhan)
Arrival at Wuhan.  A city tour is included of this major industrial and commercial center of central China.

Day 9 Yangtze River Cruise Yueyang
Arrival at Yueyang.  Go ashore for an excursion to this ancient city, reboarding later in the afternoon.

Day 10    Yangtze River Cruise (Three Gorges Dam)
We spend the morning viewing the construction of the Three Gorges Dam being built for folld control and power generation.  Reboard and sail through the most treasured scenery on the Yangtze, the Three Gorges.  We pass through the idyllic Xiling Gorge and craggy steep cliffs of Wu Gorge.  Arrival at Wushan and stay aboard the ship for the night.

Day 11    Yangtze River Cruise 
Depending on river conditions, our shore excursions either at the Daning River or at Shengnong Stream.  Board small motorized sampans to access the tributary of the Yantze.  Return to the ship in the afternoon as our vessel passes through the narrow meandering passages of the Qutang Gorge.

Day 12    Yangtze River Cruise 
Depending on river conditions, we arrive at Fengdu or Wanxian.  Fengdu is known as the "Ghost City."  Wanxian is a mountainous city situated on a lush and picturesque site, famous for its silk weaving factories.

Day 13    Yangtze River Cruise - Chongqing - Xian
The Grand Yangtze River cruise comes to an end with our arrival at Chongqing in the Sichuan province.  Here we visit Chongqing Zoo and enjoy a lunch of local spicy Sichuan cuisine.   In the afternoon we depart for Xian by air.  Upon landing we are transferred tot he hotel and check-in.

Day 14   Xian 
Xian, the historic starting point often famed Silk Road, is the cradle of ancient Chinese civilization and served as the capital of 11 dynasties.  The 1974 discovery of the life-sized Terra Cotta Army guarding the tomb of China's first emperor Qin Shi Huang made Xian a tourist magnet.  Travel back into town ot visit the impregnable looking City Wall.  Tonight, after an imperial Drumpling Banquet, evening entertainment is provided by a stage opera of the Tang Dynasty.

Day 15, Xian -  Beijing
After checking out, our final scenic point of interest in Xian is the Big Wild Goose Pagoda; continue on to the airport as we board our short flight to Beijing, China's capital city.  Upon arrival, we take a tour of the solemn and glorious Temple of Heaven, where past emperors prayed tot he heavens for a bountiful harvest.

Day 16    Beijing
China's political center is home of over 10 million people.  Our full day tour takes us to Tiananmen Square (Gate of Heavenly Peace), Forbidden city and the Summer Palace, a place of rest and recreation for hte emperor and his royal family.

Day 17    Beijing
Built to protect from northern marauders, the Great Wall snakes its way thousands of miles across Northern China and is visible even from the moon.  We spend this morning walking atop this man made wonder of the world, descending to visit the Ming Tomb Museum.  Tonight we savor a taste of traditionally prepared Peking Duck Feast.

Day 18    Beijing - USA
The morning is free at leisure until we board our international homebound flight and bid a fond farewell to China.  (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 $640 $210 $550 $120
6/10 $740 $210 $650 $120
8/16 $640 $210 $550 $120
9/29 $740 $330 $650 $240
11/16 $640 $330 $550 $240
12/17 $740 $210 $650 $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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