- Total of 27 meals
- Hotel accommodation with daily buffet breakfast throughout
- 3 intra-China economy class domestic air segments
- Sightseeing with entrance fees as outlined in the program
- Air-conditioned tour coaches in each city
- English speaking local guides in each city
- 3 night downstream cruise between Yichang and Chongqing
- All shore excursions along the route
- All on board lectures, briefings, games & entertainment arranged by our crew and Cruise Managers
12 day cruise Explore major cities – Beijing to Xian, Shanghai & Hong Kong
Experience the highlights of Beijing, Xian, Shanghai & Hong King on a deluxe Yangtze River cruise aboard the MS President 8. See the Great Wall, the 3 Gorges Dam, the Terra Cotta Soldiers, and stay in five star accommodations throughout your trip! Your first few days will be touring Beijing where you get to see the Forbidden City with its artistic covered walls, meticulously sculptured religious symbols, and massive grounds. Other activities will include the Great Wall, a lovely lunch and dinner entertainment.
The Three Gorges River Cruise would not be complete without a trip to the Three Gorges Dam. Get your camera ready for some breath taking views. Your journey will then slow down to explore some of the small towns such as Fendu. Your trip ends with travel from Xian to Shanghai. This is where you will visit the Jade Buddha Temple. And see the bustling side of Shanghai. Your voyage doesn’t end with the sights and sounds of China, it allows for the calm and serenity you get from the nights you spend on the President 8 Cruise ship along the Yangtze River. A journey like this will sure to educate as well as gratify your interests in the Chinese culture.
Pricing & Departures
|Cruise Begins on||Apr 6, 2016||from $2,499|
|Cruise Begins on||Apr 20, 2016||from $2,599|
|Cruise Begins on||May 11, 25, 2016||from $2,699|
|Cruise Begins on||Jun 15: Jul 13; Aug 10, 2016||from $2,499|
|Cruise Begins on||Sep 7; 21; Oct 12, 19, 2016||from $2,699|
|Cruise Begins on||Nov 11, 2016||from $2,599|
Additional departure dates & cities available; ask a Travel Team Agent for details 1-800-788-0829
Day 1 TUE: USA-BEIJING Day 2 WED: ARRIVAL BEIJING Day 3 THU: BEIJING (Breakfast & Lunch included) Day 4 FRI: BEIJING (Breakfast, Lunch, Show Dinner included) Day 5 SAT: BEIJING-XIAN (Breakfast & Lunch included) Day 6 SUN: XIAN (Breakfast, Lunch, Show Dinner included) Day 7 MON: XIAN- CHONGQING (Breakfast & Lunch included) Day 8 TUE: CHONGQING- Embarkation (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included) Day 9 WED: YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included) Day 10 THU: YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included) Day 11 FRI: YICHANG-SHANGHAI- Disembarkation ( Breakfast & Lunch included) Day 12 SAT: SHANGHAI (Breakfast & Dinner included) Day 13 SUN: SHANGHAI (Breakfast included) Day 14 MON: SHANGHAI – HOME (Breakfast included)
Overnight flights to China. Meals and services as per airline policy.
Arrive in China’s capital and transfer to your deluxe hotel. Due to various (late) arrivals, meals are on your own.
Morning city tour of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Then tour the Hutong, the old part of Beijing via rickshaw bicycle. End the tour with a visit to a local family for lunch. The balance of the day, including dinner is on your own.
This morning you will depart for an excursion to the Great Wall, where lunch will be served after the tour. On your way back, visit a jade carving factory. In the afternoon tour the Summer Palace. In the evening enjoy a welcome dinner featuring the famous Peking Duck!
After breakfast, your visit of historic Beijing includes the Lama Temple and the Temple of Heaven. A Beijing noodle lunch, is followed by a flight to Xian. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel with free time to relax. Dinner on own.
Full day of sightseeing, begins with a visit to the excavation site and Terra Cotta Museum. This is followed by a short stop at the Xian Ceramic and Art Workshop. Your Chinese lunch includes a noodle making demonstration. In the afternoon learn more about Shaanxi Province, with a visit to the historical museum. In the evening a dumpling dinner is followed by an entertaining Tang Dynasty performance.
There is more to enjoy and experience in Xian. In the morning tour the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the ancient City Wall. Following lunch transfer to the airport for your flight to Chongqing. After settling in to your hotel, the balance of the day is free.
What is a visit to China, without seeing the pandas? This morning you will stop by the Chongqing Panda Zoo to see them first hand. In the afternoon, for World War II buffs, visit the Stillwell Museum, followed by a stop at a local market. Sichuan is famous for their piquant food, and dinner this evening is at a hot pot restaurant (non-spicy alternates available). In the evening transfer to the pier for embarkation on the deluxe Yangtze River cruise ship. All cabins are outside with private balconies.
Morning optional tour to Fengdu. After lunch enjoy the included excursion to Shibaozhai. Evening Captain’s Welcome Banquet.
Morning optional tour to the White Emperor City. Following passage thru the Qutang and Wu Gorges, board small sampans for your included boat excursion along the Shennong Stream.
Morning tour of the Three Gorges dam site. Disembark in Yichang and transfer to your flight to Shanghai. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is free and dinner is on your own.
Morning sightseeing in old Shanghai, with escorted tour of the Yu Yuan Gardens. Free time on your own for lunch in the old town area. In the afternoon enjoy a tour of the Bund and the modern but historic Shanghai Museum. Dinner at a local restaurant is followed by a performance of the famous Chinese Acrobats!
Full free day in one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. Enjoy the city on your own, shop ‘till you drop or take one of the offered optional tours such as a full day to Suzhou – China’s “Venice”, the city on canals.
Pack your memories away as you transfer to the airport, and bid adieu to China.
Day 1 TUE: USA-BEIJING
Day 2 WED: ARRIVAL BEIJING
Day 3 THU: BEIJING (Breakfast & Lunch included)
Day 4 FRI: BEIJING (Breakfast, Lunch, Show Dinner included)
Day 5 SAT: BEIJING-XIAN (Breakfast & Lunch included)
Day 6 SUN: XIAN (Breakfast, Lunch, Show Dinner included)
Day 7 MON: XIAN- CHONGQING (Breakfast & Lunch included)
Day 8 TUE: CHONGQING- Embarkation (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)
Day 9 WED: YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)
Day 10 THU: YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Day 11 FRI: YICHANG-SHANGHAI- Disembarkation ( Breakfast & Lunch included)
Day 12 SAT: SHANGHAI (Breakfast & Dinner included)
Day 13 SUN: SHANGHAI (Breakfast included)
Day 14 MON: SHANGHAI – HOME (Breakfast included)
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- International Airfare to China is NOT included
- All Intra-flights within China ARE included per itinerary
- Free night is included in listed price
- Prices in US dollars unless otherwise noted
- We have limited space on this package and it is subject to availability and prior sale
- All package prices are per person based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted
- Prices reflect cash discount
- Due to constantly changing policies to baggage restrictions, please check with your airline directly for latest updates and restrictions
- Information, including prices are subject to change without notice
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