15 Day Majestic Yangtze River Cruise
China Custom Tour
The party of 10 private escorted tour
Day 1 SFO TO SHANGHAI
Fly SFO to Tokyo via NW27 departing at 12:15pm.
Day 2 ARRIVE SHANGHAI
Arrive Tokyo at 4:45pm, connect NW11 to Shanghai (5:50pm/8:20pm), which is becoming a symbolic of the rapid growth of Chinas economy, upon arrival, a friendly guide will meet you and transfer you to deluxe Huating Hotel and Tower Shanghai.
Day 3 SHANGHAI AB, L, SD
After breakfast in the hotel, your day sightseeing begins with the visit of architectural masterpiece Shanghai Museum, the Bund (waterfront) and the Orient Pearl- TV Tower.
Enjoy a regional dinner tonight.
Day 4 SHANGHAI/WUHAN/CRUISE AB, D
Visit the silk rug factory in the morning. Fly to Wuhan via CZ3576 (4:05pm/5:35pm), airport reception/dinner at a local restaurant, then board a deluxe Victoria Cruise ship for your upstream sailing. (The Yangtze River cruises schedule is subject to change due to the close of the Three Gorges ship lock)
Day 5 YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE: AB, L, D
Chenlingji to Yueyang
Morning arrival at Chenlingji. Shore excursion shows ancient Yueyang Tower overlooking scenic Dongting Lake.
Day 6 YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE: AB, L, D
San Dou Ping to Xiling Gorge/Wu Gorge /Wushan
Stop at San Dou Ping to see the Three Gorges Dam Project, the largest hydroelectric project in the world. Sail through Xiling Gorge, longest of the famed Three Gorges. Then marvel at Wu Gorge's deep zigzagging valley.
Day 7 YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE: AB, L, D
Three Small Gorges or Shennong Stream/ Qutang Gorge
Transfer to a motorboat for an excursion on either Daning River or Shennong Stream to
view their breathtaking small gorges. Reboard the ship and pass through the dramatic
grandeur of Qutang Gorge, framed by steep mossy cliffs.
Day 8 YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE: AB, L, D
Fengdu (or Wanxian)
A shore excursion today at legend-rich Fengdu or Wanxian.
Day 9 YANGTZE CRUISE/CHONGQING: AB,L,SD
Morning cruise through now - gentle countryside to Chongqing . On arrival, you will be
met and transfer to your hotel, today's Chongqing city tour includes a visit to the Zoo
where you can see the Giant Pandas. Enjoy the regional Hotpot Dinner tonight. Check
into deluxe Harbor Plaza Hotel.
Day 10 CHONGQING AB, L
you will take the optional hiking/nature tour in Northern Hot Springs Park (Bei Wenquan Gongyuan) area, 55 km north-east of the city, overlooking the Jialing River, the Bei Wenquan (Northern Hot Springs) are in a large park that is the site of a 5 th century Buddhist temple. The springs have an Olympic-size swimming pool where you can bathe to an audience. There are also private rooms with big hot baths. Water temperature averages around 32C (89.6F). Swimsuits in red that symbolizes happiness can be rent here.
The rest of people will free at leisure.
Day 11 CHONGQING TO BEIJING AB
Fly Chongqing to Beijing via HU 715 (11:25am /1:40pm), transfer to New World Courtyard Hotel.
Day 12 BEIJING AB, L
Full day escorted excursion to Lhasa Temple (Tibetan Monastery) and the Great Wall, rarely-visited Mutianyu section.
Day 13 BEIJING AB, SD
Jill, Dave, Ed, Chris, Suzanne & Todd will take the optional hiking tour to Huanghuaguan section, one hour and half drive from Beijing.The rest of people will be free at leisure.Enjoy Peking Duck dinner tonight.
Day 14 BEIJING AB
All day free to explore on your own.
Day 15 BEIJING TO SFO AB
After breakfast in the hotel, transfer to airport for your return flight.
Fly Beijing to Tokyo via NW86 (8:55am/1:10pm), connect NW28 (3:25pm/7:20am). Arrive home the same day.
AB= American breakfast L= Lunch D= Dinner SD= Special dinner
Tour features include:
-- Round- trip transpacific air transportation via Northwest Airlines
-- All intra-China air/land transportation
-- 4 or 5 star deluxe hotel accommodations (centrally located)
-- Deluxe Victoria cruise ship including shore excursions
-- Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel and baggage handling
-- Sightseeing tours, bilingual tour guides, admissions
-- Cultural entertainment and meals as specified
-- China airport taxes: $6 each domestic departure and $11 for intl departure, you pay
-- local currency at the airports
-- Tips to tour guides and drivers:
-- Some meals that are not listed in the itinerary
-- Drinks, laundry, and any personal expenses
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