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Best of China with Yangtze Cruise Best of China with Yangtze Cruise

Best of China with Yangtze Cruise

15 Days Beijing-Xian-Suzhou-Shanghai-Wuhan-Yichang-Yangtze River Cruise-Chongqing

Tour HighlightsStarting from $1890

Spend 5 days traveling up the Yangtze River. Exploring Three Gorges, Shenong Stream, and Ghost City. Sightseeing from Yichang to Chongqing.

You will visit two of the world's ancient wonders, the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors.

You will walk around the world's largest royal palace complex at the Forbidden City.On this trip, you will see the most popular tourist cities in China.

You will experience local culture and make your own Chinese dumplings with a traditional Chinese family.

Tour code:CRG07Group Travel
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Day01 USA-Beijing

Fly overnight to Beijing, China.

Day02 Arrive Beijing-Hotel

After a long flight, our tour guide will greet you at the airport and drive you to your comfortable hotel. After checking in, you may relax and enjoy your evening.

Accommodation: West International Trade Hotel or similar

Day03 Beijing Sightseeing

Following a good night's sleep, time to begin your China sightseeing adventure. The first destination is the popular Tiananmen Square. Then we will stop at the Forbidden City to enjoy its imperial history. Next, during lunch we will learn to make Chinese dumplings with a local Beijing family. After enjoyed a traditional meal, we will take a rickshaw tour to the Beijing Hutong, Pipe Street, and Pub Street. Then visit Pearl Shop and to the beautiful Summer Palace. In the evening, you will experience an authentic Peking Duck Banquet.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional: The legend of Kung Fu Show $50

Accommodation: West International Trade Hotel or similar

Day04 Beijing Sightseeing

Today we will visit the Ming Tomb. Next, we will drive to the legendary Great Wall of China, where you will have lunch at the Jade Museum. In the afternoon, we will explore the Great Wall, and then we will head back to downtown Beijing. We will stop for pictures at the Beijing Olympic Village.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: West International Trade Hotel or similar

Day05 Beijing-Xian

Today's excursion begins with a visit to Lama Temple. Then we will visit the Beijing Zoo, where you will have a chance to see the popular Panda House. Next, we will visit Temple of Heaven. Then we will proceed to the airport, and fly to Xian.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Empark Grand Hotel or similar

Day06 Xian Sightseeing

After breakfast, we will go to the Big Goose Pagoda Square. Next, we will visit to the famous archaeological site of the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses. Afterwards, we will head to the Terracotta Replication Factory, where replica terracotta soldiers are made.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Optional: Dumpling Banquet & Tang Dynasty Dinner Show $60

Accommodation: Empark Grand Hotel or similar

Day07 Xian-Suzhou

In the morning, we will take you to a public park, where you might experience locals doing their morning dancing, singing, or Taichi. Next, we will transport you to the famous Xi'an City Wall. Then it is time to go to the airport, and fly to Shanghai or Wuxi. Upon arrival, we will transfer to Suzhou by motorcoach.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation:Wyndham Garden Suzhou or similar

Day08 Suzhou-Shanghai

After breakfast, we will visit Garden of the Master of Nets, then go for a Cruise on Grand Canal. We will visit Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory & Tongli Water Town. Then time to drive to Shanghai.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Optional: Huangpu River Cruise with dinner plus dinner $33

Accommodation: Grand Mercure Baolong Hotel Shanghai or similar

Day09 Shanghai-Wuhan

This morning, you will visit Yuyuan Garden and explore the culture and architecture on Old Street, Nanjing Road, and the Beautiful Bund(Wai Tan). Then our driver will take you to the airport and fly to Wuhan, after arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Optional: Acrobatic Show with Dinner $30

Accommodation: Howard Johnson Pearl Plaza Wuhan or similer

Day10 Wuhan-Yichang- Cruise

After breakfast, you will visit Qinchuan Tower which is also known as Qingchuan Pavilion, is situated on the eastern side of Gui Hill, north of the Changjiang River. Then, take a bullet train to Yichang and transfer to Maoping Port for Embarkation.

Accommodation: US Victoria Cruise or similar

Day11 On the Cruise

Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam. The Three Gorges Dam is the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity. There will be local cultural activities. We will have Captain’s welcome party and Dynasty costume show.

Optional shore excursion to Tribe of Three Gorges.

Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: US Victoria Cruise or similar

Day12 On the Cruise

Shore excursion to Shennong Stream or Small Three Gorges. You will disembark from your ship, and switch to a smaller ferry boat, which will sail about 20 minutes and carry you to the Shennong Stream landing. It is often called the "highlight" of the cruise, even the whole China trip. It always refers to the three separate valleys of the Daning River, namely "Dragon-Gate Gorge", "Misty Gorge" and "Dicui (Emerald) Gorge". We will sail through Wu Gorge, and Qutang Gorge and Crew cabaret.

Optional excursion to White Emperor City

Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: US Victoria Cruise or similar

Day13 On the Cruise

Shore excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda. The Shibaozhai Pagoda is 12-story, 18th century temple built in Zhongxian County on the northern bank of Yangtze River, 278 kilometers away from Chongqing. It represents one of the gems of Chinese Architechure, an architectural delight. We will have local cultural activities and Captain’s farewell banquet.

Optional shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City

Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: US Victoria Cruise or similar

Day14 Cruise-Chongqing

After breakfast, disembark at Chongqing Chaotianmen Port, Your Chongqing guide will pick you up from port and take you to the Panda House at Chongqing Zoo. Chongqing Zoo is famous for the various animals including more than 230 kinds of rare wild ones. The highlight of this attraction is the Panda House. Then visit the historic Ciqikou Old Town. The history of Ciqikou can be traced back for more than 1,700 years. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911), it was famous for its production of porcelain .

Meals; Buffet Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Athestel Chongqing Hotel or similar

Day15 Chongqing - Departure

After breakfast, it is time to end your wonderful China journey. Our driver will take you to the airport, and you may enjoy your flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast

Please note that all arrival and departure times, shore excursions are subject to change due to weather, river conditions.

The arranged shore excursions are included in your quotation. However, if you do not visit these sites fees are not refunded. You may stay on the ship for your own safety.

The optional shore excursion is an extra charge. If you want to be on the optional excursion please register and pay with a cruise service member.

All prices listed below are per person in US dollars based on double occupancy.
A guaranteed departure: the tour will definitely operate on the day it is scheduled and will not be cancelled for lack of participation.

Departure Date Land Air& Land Single Supplement Availability
2019-03-28 $2100 $3300 $750 Sold Out
2019-04-04 $2100 $3300 $750 Sold Out
2019-05-02 $2350 $3550 $830 Sold Out
2019-05-23 $2350 $3550 $830 Travel Alert Close
2019-06-27 $2200 $3400 $750 Travel Alert Close
2019-07-18 $2200 $3550 $750 Travel Alert Close
2019-08-15 $2200 $3550 $750 Travel Alert Close
2019-09-12 $2350 $3550 $830 Travel Alert Close
2019-09-19 $2350 $3550 $830 Travel Alert Close
2019-10-10 $2350 $3550 $830 Travel Alert Close
2019-11-07 $2100 $3300 $750 Travel Alert Close

Notice
1/Early booking 10% discount will be shown during booking.
2/Tips of tour guide and driver will be collected upon reservation is made, USD180.

These flights depart from LAX or SEA on Air China, and the package can only be purchased with these particular pre-confirmed flights. For an additional cost, flights from other cities can be arranged. Early or late departure may also be arranged at an additional cost. Please contact staff for more information.

"Air & Land" includes international flights that are subject to the availability on the exact date of booking. "Land only" prices are for those who want to begin the trip in China. These travelers arrange their own transportation to China; international flights are not included.

If three adults share a room with an extra bed, the third person will pay the same price as the other two adults.Children 11 years of age and under who share a room with adults will be charged 80% of the regular adult price as long as there is no extra bed. A child with an extra bed will cost 90% of the regular adult price. Children 12 and older will be charged the full adult price.

Price Includes

Deluxe accommodations, Hotel taxes and service charges.

Beijing 3 nights, West International Trade Hotel or similar.

Xian 2 nights, Empark Grand Hotel or similar.

Suzhou 1 night, Wyndham Garden Hotel Suzhou or similar.

Shanghai 1 night, Grand Mercure Baolong Hotel Shanghai or similar.

Wuhan 1 night, Howard Johnson Pearl Plaza Wuhan or similar.

Yangtze River Cruise 4 nights: US Victoria Cruise or similar.

Chongqing 1 night, Athestel Chongqing Hotel or similar.

Due to the limited room availability, for in case that we may use other similar standard hotels.

Flights LAX-Beijing, Chongqing-LAX, Inter-China Flights, Beijing to Xian, Xian to Shanghai/Wuxi, Shanghai-Wuhan.Airline taxes & fuel surcharges.

Bullet train: Wuhan-Yichang(First class)

All transfers, Sightseeing per itinerary in air-conditioned motor coach.

English-speaking tour guide for the entire portion of your scheduled trip.

27 meals: 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 5 dinners.

Administration & Entrance fees as per itinerary.

Price Excludes

China Visa fee: USD200(California), USD250(Except California)

Optional tours and Extension Tours.

Tips or gratuities, USD10 per day.

Personal expenditure.

If you would like to purchase travel insurance, you may do so by contacting us or your agent.

Each listed group itinerary can also be used in a private tour or customized based on your requests.

Please contact your agent or staff for more information.

Reservations of Option and extension Tours are recommended to guarantee a seat ahead of time. If you book a trip 10 or more days before the scheduled departure date, you will receive a 5% discount. We encourage you to book as soon as possible and take advantage of this offer.

Day 03  Optional: The legend of Kung Fu Show $50

With a history spanning thousands of years, Kung Fu has always captivated those who were lucky enough to witness it in action. Beijing is home to some of China’s best known performances of the ancient art. The Legend of Kung Fu is a must-see production in Beijing for tourists and Kung Fu lovers. see more >

Day 06  Optional: Dumpling Banquet & Tang Dynasty Dinner Show $60

Dumpling Banquet: One of the most well-known foods in China is the dumpling or Jiaozi in Chinese and is a staple in many people's diets, especially those of northern China. The dumplings are small balls of dough that are filled with any number of fillings, including vegetables, meat, seafood, etc. see more >

Tang Dynasty Dinner Show: Filled with traditional Chinese instruments, the Tang Dynasty Dance and Music Show is bound to delight those who attend with a magnificent performance of an ancient dance. In the Tang Dynasty, the capital of Xi'an, formerly known as Chang’an, was a hotspot for culture with this dance being used to pray for a good harvest and a good life. see more >

Day 08  Optional: Huangpu River Cruise plus dinner $33

On the tail end of the Yangtze River flows the Huangpu River. Splitting the massive city of Shanghai into two sections, Pudong (east of the river) and Puxi (west of the river). It is a major asset to the area with functions including providing drinking water, shipping, tourism, and fishing. see more >

Day 09  Optional: Acrobatic Show plus Dinner $30

China boasts of many of the world's oldest traditions and Chinese acrobatics is no exception. With a history dating back to the labor and self-defense skills of Neolithic times turned into an entertaining performance, this is one show that is a must see when visiting China. With amazing handstands, flips, flexibility, and other crazy feats. see more >

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