China Tours  | Yangtze River Cruise

Shanghai, Yichang, Yangtze River Three Gorges Cruise, Chongqing, Xian, Beijing 14 Days

Tour code: CL06



Year of 2019: Depart on Wednesday Land Tour Fare Airfare Total Single Supplement
MAR 06, 20 $1999 $900 $2899 $850
APR 03, 17 $1999 $900 $2899 $850
MAY 08, 22 $1999 $900 $2899 $850
JUN 05, 26 $1999 $1300 $3299 $850
JUL 10, 24 $1999 $900 $2899 $850
AUG 07, 21 $1999 $900 $2899 $850
SEP 04, 18 $1999 $900 $2899 $850
OCT 09, 16, 23 $1999 $900 $2899 $850
NOV 06, 13 $1999 $900 $2899 $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) departure. 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

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Shanghai is the largest commercial and financial center of China. Tour Shanghai Town God's Temple. 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.  Visit Nanjing Road and Shanghai Museum (Audio-guide device is not included). Tonight a local famous cuisine is served for dinner. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Shanghai - Yichang - Three Gorges Cruise

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In the morning, we fly to Yichang.  We will visit Yichang Museum in the afternoon. The Yichang Museum has a collection of more than 30,000 pieces of cultural relics, among which 17,035 pieces were found by archaeologists in Yichang region and 95 pieces listed as first-class relics in China. The exquisite collections have been displayed in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Paris and other places.  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 5 Three Gorges Cruise

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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 6 Three Gorges Cruise

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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

Day 7 Three Gorges Cruise

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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

Day 8 Three Gorges Cruise - Chongqing

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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.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Chongqing - Xian

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In the morning, 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.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day10 Xian

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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

Day11 Xian - Beijing

This morning, we tour the Big Wild Goose Pagoda Square. Then fly to Beijing, the capital of China.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day12 Beijing

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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

Day13 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

Day14 Beijing - 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

Shanghai: Local Flavor Dinner
Chongqing: Local Flavor Dinner
Xian: Imperial Dumpling Banquet
Beijing: Peking Duck Banquet

Entertainment

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

HOTELS

Shanghai............Jin Jiang Tower (5 stars)
Yangtze River......President Cruises No.7 (5 stars) 
Chongqing..........JW Marriott Hotel Chongqing (5 stars)
Xian................Sheraton Xian North City Hotel (5 stars)
Beijing............Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing (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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