China Tours | Yangtze River Cruise

Shanghai, Mt. Huangshan, Wuhan, Jingzhou, Yichang, Three Gorges Cruise, Chongqing, Guilin, Yangshuo, Guangzhou 14 Days

Tour code: CL02



Year of 2018: Depart on Sunday Land Tour Fare Airfare Total Single Supplement
MAR 04, 18 $2099 $900 $2999 $850
APR 01, 22 $2099 $900 $2999 $850
MAY 06, 20 $2199 $1000 $3199 $850
JUN 03, 24 $2099 $1200 $3299 $850
JUL 08, 22 $2099 $1000 $3099 $850
AUG 05, 19 $2099 $1000 $3099 $850
SEP 02, 16, OCT 14 $2199 $1000 $3199 $850
OCT 14 $2199 $1200 $3399 $850
NOV 04, 18 $2099 $900 $2999 $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 - Shanghai

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

Day 2   Shanghai

Arrive in Shanghai, the largest commercial and financial center of China. Our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the luxury hotel for rest and relaxation.

Day 3   Shanghai - Mt. Huangshan

In the morning, we visit to Zhujiajiao, a well-known water town with a history of more than 1700 years.  Journey to Mt. Huangshan in the afternoon. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4   Mt. Huangshan

Mt. Huangshan, with a history of thousands of years, is the collective name of a famous range of granite mountains in southern Anhui Province, and known for its four wonders of oddly-shaped pine trees, spectacular rocks, "sea of clouds" and hot springs. The reward for all that arrive at the top is a truly unforgettable experience walking into a living Chinese ink-washed landscape painting. We ascend by cable car to the top of the mountain for a sightseeing tour of the area that includes Bright Peak, Flying Rock and Cloud-dispelling Pavilion. The Cloud-dispelling Pavilion is the best place for admiring the unique rocks, hence a nick name “Unique Rock Exhibition Hall”. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5   Mt. Huangshan

Get up early in the morning to watch sunrise. Here, it is one of the most beautiful sunrises on earth to emerge with nature. Then we will tour the Beihai scenic area that includes Writing Brush Peak, Lion Peak, Refreshing Terrace, and Begin-to-Believe Peak. Also, enjoy the poetic and illusive atmosphere of the Black Tiger pine, Interlocking pine, and Chessboard pine. Here, it feels like heaven on earth. Afterward, we will take the cable car down and drive to hotel.
You will tour the old town of the city. Have a local special dinner. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6   Huangshan - Wuhan

After breakfast, we take the high speed train to Wuhan. Tour Yellow Crane Tower, which has an interesting story behind its inception and a visit to provincial Museum, listen to the music played by chime.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7   Wuhan - Yichang - Three Gorges

After breakfast, we drive to Yichang. On the way to Yichang, we will visit Jingzhou old town. Afterwards, we are transferred to the docks to board our President Cruises Prime ship. Our hearts fill with excitement and anticipation as the ship departs in the night to sail up this mighty and mysterious river.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8   Three Gorges

The Long River has been shaping China's geography and culture for thousands of years. It evokes a sense of timelessness. Enjoy the river's primordial wonders in the civilized comforts and amenities on board. Today we visit the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric dam under construction. Dubbed the "Great Wall across the River", the dam's mandates are to control floods, improve navigation, and produce huge amounts of electricity. We resume sailing in the afternoon and the Xiling Gorge looms ahead. Xiling is the longest of the Three Gorges and its treacherous frothing currents demand skillful piloting.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9   Three Gorges

The next Gorge we pass through is the Wu Gorge. Here, the long River turns and twists at very sharp angles while towering peaks, called the "12 Holy Peaks", look down. Try to catch a glimpse of the Goddess Peak for good luck. We reach Wushan and drop anchor. We arrive at Wushan to board small motorized sampans which afford us access to the Shennong Stream via the Daning River. We return to our ship in the afternoon and sail to the last remaining Gorge.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day10   Three Gorges

Today sail through the last remaining Gorge, the Qutang Gorge. Though the shortest of the Three Gorges, Qutang's soaring cliffs are the highest and its waters the most powerful. In the past, its churning whirlpools and swells and flying debris were feared as representations of the "river dragon". Today's travelers in modern ships safely and routinely ply these perilous rapids. Depending on the river conditions, our 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.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day11   Chongqing - Guilin

This morning, our President Cruises ship's arrival in Chongqing marks the end of the memorable Three Gorges cruise. Chongqing, located in the Sichuan province, it is China’s largest municipality with a population of well over 30 million. Upon arrival, we have a city tour. Enjoy local spicy Sichuan cuisine. Fly to Guilin. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day12   Guilin - Li River - Yangshuo

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
 
Day13  Yangshuo - Guilin - Guangzhou

After breakfast, we head back to Guilin by bus and tour 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. Take a high speed express train to Guangzhou.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day14   Guangzhou - 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. Today you can take a train to Hong Kong and staying there at your own expense and fly back home from Hong Kong. Note: During Canton Fair (Trade Fair) Period, accommodation for Guangzhou will be changed to other hotel.

  • 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

Huangshan: Local Flavor Lunch
Chongqing: Local Flavor Dinner

Entertainment

Yangshuo..........Stage Performance on Li River-Impression on Third Sister Liu

HOTELS

Shanghai............Jin Jiang Tower (5 stars)
Mt. Huangshan....Huangshan Int'l Hotel (5 stars)
Mt. Huangshan....Xihai Hotel (5 stars)
Wuhan...............Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan (5 stars) 
Yangtze River......President Cruises No.7 (5 stars) 
Guilin.................Lijiang Waterfall Hotel (5 stars) 
Yangshuo...........Green Lotus Hotel (5 stars)
Guangzhou........Dong Fang Hotel (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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