China Tours | Yangtze River Cruise

Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Three Gorges Cruise, Wuhan, Mt. Huangshan and Shanghai 14 Days

Tour code: CL04



Year 2018: Depart on Thursday Land Tour Fare Airfare Total Single Supplement
MAR 22 $2099 $1000 $3099 $850
APR 05, 19 $2099 $1100 $3199 $850
MAY 03, 17 $2199 $1100 $3299 $850
JUN 07, 21 $2099 $1400 $3499 $850
JUL 05, 19 $2099 $1100 $3199 $850
AUG 02, 16 $2099 $1100 $3199 $850
SEP 06, 20, OCT 18 $2199 $1100 $3299 $850
OCT 11 $2199 $1400 $3599 $850
NOV 08 $2099 $1000 $3099 $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 eachemperor 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
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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 - Chongqing - Yangtze River

After breakfast, we fly 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 enjoying a 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
Day 8   Three Gorges

After breakfast, we embark on our Three Gorges adventure. Our first shore excursion is at the mysterious town of Fengdu, or at the town of Wanxian (shore excursions are at your own expense). 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
Day 9   Three Gorges

This morning, our ship first passes the mighty Qutang Gorge, sailing through its towering cliffs. Then our ship passes through the rushing waters and jagged turns of Wu Gorge. We arrive at Wushan to board small motorized sampans which afford us access to the Shennong Stream via the Daning River. Reboard later in the afternoon as our ship passes through the Xiling Gorge (western section), the longest of the famed Three Gorges. Stretching over 60 miles, Xiling Gorge is famous for its odd rock formations and tricky, treacherous currents. Arrive later at the Three Gorges Dam Project, currently the world’s largest hydroelectric project.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day10   Three Gorges - Yichang - Wuhan

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. Drive to Wuhan. Take a brief tour of this important industrial city in central China including a visit to provincial Museum, listen to the music played by chime. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Day11   Wuhan - Mt. Huangshan

In the morning, we tour the Yellow Crane Tower, which has an interesting story behind its inception. After lunch, we take the high speed train to Mt. Huangshan, the only mountain listed among the China's Top Ten Scenic Spots. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day12   Mt. Huangshan
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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. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day13  Mt. Huangshan - Shanghai

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.  Enjoy a local flavor dinner. Fly to Shanghai.

  • 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
Mt. Huangshan: Local Flavor Dinner

Entertainment

Beijing..............Chinese Acrobatics Show
Xian.................Stage Show of Tang Dynasty

HOTELS

Beijing...............Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing (5 stars)
Xian..................Sheraton Xian North City Hotel (5 stars)
Yangtze River.....President Cruises No.7 (5 stars)
Wuhan..............Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan (5 stars)
Mt. Huangshan...Huangshan Int'l Hotel (5 stars)
Mt. Huangshan...Xihai Hotel (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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