China Tours | Yangtze River Cruise

Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Yangshuo, Chongqing, Three Gorges Cruise, Yichang, Shanghai 14 Days

Tour code: CL01



Year 2017 : Depart on Tuesday Land Tour Fare Air Fare Total Fare Single Supplement
MAR 07, 21 $2199 $1100 $3299 $850
APR 04, 18 $2199 $1200 $3399 $850
MAY 02, 16 $2699 $1200 $3399 $850
JUN 06, 20 $2199 $1500 $3699 $850
JUL 04, 18 $2199 $1200 $3399 $850
AUG 01, 15 $2199 $1200 $3399 $850
SEP 05, 19 $2199 $1200 $3399 $850
OCT 10, 24 $2199 $1200 $3399 $850
NOV 14 $2199 $1100 $3299 $850
REMARKS:
1. Land Tour Fare listed above are per person in U.S. dollars based on two adults sharing one twin bedded room, double occupancy and does not include any air ticket. A customer who travels alone is required to pay a single room supplement.
2. Airfare listed above includes round trip international air ticket and applicable China domestic air tickets, fuel surcharge and tax. Round trip international air ticket is based on Air China (CA), San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX), Houston (IAH) or Vancouver (YVR) departure. For New York (JFK) or Washington, D.C. (IAD) departure, please add $100. For other cities, please call us for the US domestic add-on.
3. Charge for children under 12 (2-11 years of age): For airfare, the rate is 90% of the regular adult price. For land tour tare, the rate is 90% of the regular adult price if share a room with two adults and not asking for extra bed. If need an extra bed in the same room with two adults, the price is the same as adult. Children 12 and older will be charged at the regular adult fare.
4. Early departure and late return: There will a US$50 per person charge for air ticket deviation, in addition to airlines surcharge for different class and weekend if necessary.

Day 1   USA - Beijing

Board an international flight bound for China. Cross the International Date Line.

Day 2   Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. Our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the luxury hotel for rest and relaxation.

Day 3   Beijing

Beijing, the capital of China, it served as the capital for 5 dynasties over a period of 800 years with each emperor identified as a dragon sent from heaven. Tour Tiananmen Square (the Gate of Heavenly Peace) , the largest square in the world, and also known as a witness for many historical and contemporary events. Visit the Palace Museum, more commonly known as the Forbidden City, until recently opened only to the emperor's family. This complex, the largest imperial palace ever built in the world, features more than 800 buildings with over 9,000 rooms, resplendent golden- glazed roofs, red lacquered pillars and vermilion walls. See the high-walled "Inner City" with its government buildings. After lunch, we tour the Summer Palace, built in classical Chinese style in 1750 as a royal recreational resort. Among its famous features are the 700-meter-long corridor with its wonderful Painted Gallery, the Marble Barge, and several magnificently painted pavilions and pagodas. On our way back to the city, we’ll make a photo stop at the National Grand Theatre- “Dome” and Qianmen Street. Enjoy roast Beijing duck in dinner. After dinner, you will enjoy an acrobatics performance.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4   Beijing

Have an excursion to the Great Wall. This wonder of the world was built 2600 years ago. Built to protect its people from northern marauders, the Great Wall snakes its way thousands of miles across Northern China and is one of the few objects on the earth visible from the space. This morning we spend time walking atop this man-made wonder of the world and appreciate its imposing wonder. After that, our next destination is the Temple of Heaven where the Ming and Qing emperors prayed to heaven for a good harvest. At last, we go to Olympic Park, we will make a stop at the new landmarks of Beijing - the Olympics sites including "Bird's Nest"-National Stadium and the amazing "Water Cube"-Olympic Swimming Pool.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5   Beijing - Xian

Fly to Xian, the cradle of Chinese civilization, was the state capital of 73 emperors spanning 11 dynasties during 1100 years dating from 4,000 B.C. In the afternoon we will enjoy a tour of the Bell Tower, the ancient City Wall and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda Square.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6   Xian

Visit another wonder of the ancient world the Terra-Cotta Warriors, concealed under earth, those thousands of life-sized clay warriors, horses and chariots, as one part of the tomb of Emperor Qinshihuang, were accidentally discovered by a farmer while he was digging out a well. You would also see some archaeologists still working on site to uncover the rest part of the vast tomb complex of Emperor Qinshihuang, the first emperor in Chinese history, and also the initiator of the Great Wall. After viewing the fine troops, we head to the nearby Mausoleum of Emperor Qinshihuang. This evening after an Imperial Dumpling Banquet Dinner, you will see a wonderful stage opera show of the Tang Dynasty, the one as being a “must see” in Xian.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7   Xian - Guilin

After breakfast, fly to Guilin, a southwest city famous for its splendid natural scenery. The city tour of Guilin first takes us to the Reed Flute Cave, with another beautiful name as the Art Palace of Nature, features fantastic natural stalactite and stalagmite formations, artfully illuminated by multicolored lights. Another magnificent view you will not miss is Elephant Trunk Hill. Tonight, we are treated to a local specialty rice noodle cuisine dinner. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8   Guilin - Li River - Yangzhuo

Cruising down the Li River, you will be entering a real life gallery. You will pass along the picturesque riverbank and see limestone hill vistas. You may even catch the fascinating sight of fishermen fishing with cormorant birds! Lunch is served aboard. The cruise ends at Yangshuo. We disembark and wander around the town with visits to the Moon Hill, Big Banyan, and the ancient West Street. Tonight you enjoy the fantastic Minority Musical Stage Performance on Li River-Impression on Third Sister Liu (Yingxiang Liusanjie). The show is directed by Chinese famous director Zhang Yimou.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9   Guilin - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise

After breakfast, we head back to Guilin by motor coach. Board a flight to Chongqing, the China's largest municipality with a population of well over 30 million. Upon arrival, we have a city tour. View the city at night after enjoy local spicy Sichuan cuisine. After dinner, be transferred to the pier and board our five-star President Cruises No. 7 vessel and begin our exciting Yangtze River adventure.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day10   Three Gorges

After breakfast, fly to Chongqing. Upon arrival, you will have a city tour. You will have a hot pot dinner and view the city at night. Then you will be transferred to the pier and board our five-star President Cruise No. 7 vessel and begin our exciting Yangtze River adventure.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day11   Three Gorges

After breakfast, we embark on our Three Gorges adventure. Depending on the river conditions, our first shore excursion takes us to either Fengdu or Shibaozhai (shore excursions are at your own expense). The “Ghost City” Fengdu is known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill. Shibaozhai’s attraction lays with its 12-story tall wooden pagoda, amazingly built 400 years ago without use of a single nail. After returning safely to our ship we again set sail. Onboard, we are free to enjoy shipboard entertainment such as feature films, live performances,well as demonstrations of traditional Chinese arts.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day12   Three Gorges - Yichang - Shanghai

After breakfast, we disembark to board motor coaches which take us to Sandouping Village, site of this mammoth dam project. Return to the boat, we pass through Xiling Gorge (Eastern section). Our Three Gorges adventure ends upon our noontime arrival at Yichang. Upon arrival, we are transferred to the airport and board a short flight to Shanghai, the largest city in China. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day13   Shanghai

Shanghai, the largest commercial and financial center of China. Tour Yu Garden, a finely designed maze of elegant pavilions and ponds in the old part of this city. Then stroll along the Bund, China's most famous waterfront stretching about one mile along the Huangpu River. From there you may take a photo of the Tower of the East Pearl (Asia's tallest TV tower) in the newly developed Pudong District. Tonight, you will enjoy a local flavor dinner. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day14   Shanghai - USA

After breakfast, you are transferred to airport for your return flight back to your home. You will be in the United States the same day. End of tour.

  • Includes Breakfast

Tour Fare Includes

1. International air ticket between U.S. to China (economy class);
2. Five star hotel accommodations or local best hotel accommodations;
3. Three meals a day in China as specified in itinerary including daily breakfast in hotels and local specialty cuisines;
4. Transportation inside China as specified in itinerary;
5. All entrance fees to the sightseeing sites as outlined in itinerary;
6. Experienced and knowledgeable English speaking tour guide throughout China;
7. Travel accident insurance. 

Tour Fare not Includes

1. Chinese Visa fee; 
2. All personal expenses: Telephone bills, Laundry, beverages, postage and excess baggage charges, extended stay and etc.;
3. Tips for tour guides and drivers; 
4. Cost of any programs and activities unlisted and all activities after leaving the group. 5. All the off-shore activities on cruise

 

Meals

Three meals a day for the entire trip as specified in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner).
Buffet breakfast or Chinese breakfast each morning at hotel.
Chinese lunches and dinners at local restaurants.

Local Specialty Dinners

Beijing: Peking Duck Banquet
Xian: Imperial Dumpling Banquet
Chongqing: Local Deluxe Courses
Guilin: Local Specialty Rice Noodle Dinner
Shanghai: Local Deluxe Courses

Entertainment

Beijing..............Chinese Acrobatics Show
Xian.................Stage Show of Tang Dynasty
Yangshuo..........Stage Performance on Li River-Impression on Third Sister Liu

HOTELS

Beijing.............Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing (5 stars)
Xian................Grand Noble Hotel (5 stars)
Guilin..............Lijiang Waterfall Hotel (5 stars) 
Yangshuo.........Green Lotus Hotel (5 stars) 
Yangtze River...President Cruises No.7 (5 stars) 
Shanghai.........Jin Jiang Tower (5 stars)

COMPLIMENTARY

A bottle of mineral water provided on the bus every day;
Luggage tag and badge provided for your convenience.


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