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19 Day Scenic China & Yangtze River Super Value

  Tour Code: 7YS19VD
ESCORTED/LOCALLY GUIDED

Visits: Beijing Xi'an Chongqing Downstream Yangtze River Cruise Shanghai Hangzhou Guilin Guangzhou Hong Kong

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY:

Day 1 Depart San Francisco for Beijing
Fly transpacific aboard United Airlines.

CHINA

Day 2 Arrive Beijing
Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.
Renaissance Beijing Hotel

Day 3 Beijing

You are off to tour Tiananmen Square and the Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City, including the jewelry section. Then tour the exquisite Summer Palace with its ornate architecture and enjoy a boat ride on Lake Kunming (weather permitting). Tonight, you are invited to a delicious Peking Duck dinner party.
Renaissance Beijing Hotel
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Party

Day 4 Beijing

Today, walk on the ancient ramparts of the astonishing Great Wall. Then visit a cloisonn factory and see artisans at work. Later, stroll along the Sacred Way, guarded by statues, to the Ming Tombs and Chang Ling Exhibition Hall.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 Beijing/Xi'an

Morning at leisure before flying to historic Xi'an.
Grand New World Hotel
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Xi'an

Today's sightseeing includes a visit to the life-sized terra-cotta legion of warriors, no two alike, the Circle Vision Movie, Bronze Chariot and Shaanxi Provincial Historical Museum.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Xi'an/Chongqing

After your free morning fly to Chongqing. Visit the Stilwell Museum and view World War II memorabilia before boarding your cruise ship to begin your memorable cruise on the Yangtze River.
Victoria Cruises' ship
MEALS: American Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 Yangtze River Cruise: Shibaozhai*

Known as the Pearl of the Yangtze, visit the magnificent 12-story wooden pagoda at scenic Shibaozhai today.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
*Alternate shore excursion may visit Fengdu or Wanzhou.

Day 9 Yangtze River Cruise: Qutang Gorge/Wu Gorge/Daning River Small Gorges or Shennong Stream/Xiling Gorge

Cruise through the first of the fabled Three Gorges: Qutang Gorge hemmed by towering cliffs and sail on through Wu Gorge, known for its lofty Twelve Peaks. At Wushan, cruise up the Daning River via cruiser to view the famous Small Gorges. Continue by sampan to the picturesque mini-gorges of the Ma Du River with its clear, swift running water, unusual rock formations, and monkeys and goats along the banks. Alternatively, your excursion may be on Shennong Stream with its dramatic gorges. Pass through the last and most scenic of the major gorges, Xiling Gorge and then through the Three Gorges ship lock.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 Yangtze River Cruise: Xiling Gorge/San Dou Ping/Yichang to Shanghai*

At San Dou Ping, see the amazing Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric project. Continue on to Yichang where you board your flight to Shanghai, China's center of commerce.
Hua Ting Hotel & Towers
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
*If direct flight is not available, travel by motor coach to Wuhan and fly to Shanghai.

Day 11 Shanghai

Enjoy Shanghai's famous shopping on Nanjing or Huai Hai Road. Then see the rich collections at the Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, a carpet factory, The Bund and a perform­ance at the Children's Palace. This evening, enjoy an astonishing acrobatic show.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 Shanghai/Hangzhou*

Morning at leisure in Shanghai. Then motor coach to scenic Hangzhou.
Zhejiang International Hotel
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner in Hotel
*Travel to Hangzhou by train if group is less than 6 tour members.

Day 13 Hangzhou

Take a boat ride on lovely Inner West Lake, visit Hua Gang Park and Huqingyu Pharmacy, a Tang museum of Chinese medicine. Then tour remarkable 4th century Ling Yin Monastery, and on to visit the Tea Production Brigade.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner in Hotel

Day 14 Hangzhou/Guilin

The morning is at leisure. Fly to Guilin. Sightseeing includes Reed Flute Cave and Fu Bo Hill's dramatic rock formations.
Guilin Bravo Hotel
MEALS: American Breakfast, Dinner in Hotel

Day 15 Guilin

Today's cruise along the Li River, with lunch served aboard ship, reveals the haunting beauty of Guilin's misty peaks surrounding the river en route to Yangshuo.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner in Hotel

HONG KONG

Day 16 Guilin/Guangzhou/Hong Kong

A change of pace today as you fly to Guangzhou. Enjoy a tour of Chen Clan Temple and and Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall followed by a dim sum lunch. Transfer by train to Hong Kong. Check into your hotel.
InterContinental Grand Stanford
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch

Day 17 Hong Kong

See Stanley Market, Repulse Bay and enjoy a sampan tour of the floating community at Aberdeen. Then drive up to Victoria Peak to view a spectacular panorama of the city and harbor.
MEALS: American Breakfast

Day 18 • Hong Kong

A whole day at leisure to shop or explore on your own. You may wish to join an optional tour.
MEALS: American Breakfast

Day 19 Depart Hong Kong for San Francisco.

Fly home aboard United Airlines.


CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS:
BEIJING: 3 Nights
Renaissance Beijing Hotel
Tiananmen Square • Forbidden City's Imperial Palace • Summer Palace with Lake Kunming Cruise • Peking Duck Dinner Party • Great Wall • Cloisonn Factory • Sacred Way to Ming Tombs • Chang Ling Exhibition Hall
XI'AN: 2 Nights Grand New World Hotel
Terra-Cotta Warriors • Bronze Chariot • Circle Vision Movie • Shaanxi Provincial Historical Museum
CHONGQING: Sightseeig
Stilwell Museum
YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE: 3 Nights Victoria Cruises' ship (outside cabin with balcony)
Victoria Cruise Downstream: Shibaozhai • Daning River's Small Gorges or Shennong Stream • San Dou Ping (Three Gorges Dam) • Yichang
SHANGHAI: 2 Nights Hua Ting Hotel & Towers
Nanjing or Huai Hai Road Shops • Shanghai Museum • Yu Garden • Carpet Factory • The Bund • Children's Palace Performance • Acrobatic show
HANGZHOU: 2 Nights Zhejiang International Hotel
West Lake and Inner West Lake Boat Ride • Hua Gang Park • Huqingyu Pharmacy • Ling Yin Monastery • Tea Production Brigade
GUILIN: 2 Nights Guilin Bravo Hotel
Li River Cruise • Reed Flute Cave • Fu Bo Hill
GUANGZHOU: Day Tour
Chen Clan Temple • Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
HONG KONG: 3 Nights Inter Continental Grand Stanford Hotel
Stanley Market • Repulse Bay • Sampan ride at Aberdeen • Victoria Peak


ALL INCLUSIVE FEATURES:
Round-trip transpacific air transportation
United Mileage Plus® members: earn frequent flyer credit with the purchase of each air/land tour package
All intra-China air/land transportation
Escorted throughout China by a professional Tour Manager; locally guided in Hong Kong
14 nights in deluxe and superior first class hotels; 3 nights aboard Victoria Cruises' ship in outside cabin with balcony
16 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 12 dinners
Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel, baggage handling, hotel taxes and service charges
Sightseeing, cultural activities and performances as noted
$100,000 Automatic Flight Insurance for transpacific air ticketed by PDT
USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program


FRIDAY DEPARTURES; TUESDAY ARRIVALS ON UNITED AIRLINES:

Tour Cost (Per Person)†

Departure
Date

Return
Date

LAND ONLY

AIR & LAND
from
San Francisco

AIR & LAND
from
New York

Single
Supp.

2007:

Apr 6

Apr 24

$3,003

$3,588

$3,748

$1,320

Apr 20

May 8

$2,923

$3,508

$3,668

$1,200

May 4

May 22

$2,923

$3,508

$3,668

$1,200

May 18

Jun 5

$2,923

$3,668

$3,828

$1,200

May 25

Jun 12

$2,923

$3,668

$3,828

$1,200

Jun 8

Jun 26

$2,803

$3,548

$3,708

$1,100

Jun 22

Jul 10

$2,803

$3,648

$3,808

$1,100

Jul 6

Jul 24

$2,733

$3,578

$3,738

$1,100

Jul 20

Aug 7

$2,733

$3,578

$3,738

$1,100

Aug 10

Aug 28

$2,733

$3,578

$3,738

$1,100

Sep 7

Sep 25

$3,033

$3,778

$3,938

$1,320

Sep 21

Oct 9

$3,033

$3,778

$3,938

$1,320

Oct 12

Oct 30

$3,183

$3,928

$4,088

$1,480

Oct 26

Nov 13

$3,183

$3,928

$4,088

$1,480

Nov 2

Nov 20

$2,793

$3,378

$3,538

$1,100

2008:

Mar 14

Apr 1

$2,813

$3,398

$3,558

$1,130

Mar 21

Apr 8

$2,813

$3,398

$3,558

$1,130

Special Notes:
Other Gateways: For domestic Add-On airfares from interior U.S. cities to San Francisco, refer to Add-On Fare Chart below.
Air taxes and fuel surcharges are additional and subject to change.
Land Only rate does not include transpacific air, or initial arrival and final departure transfers in Asia.
Tour fares are subject to change.

BUSINESS CLASS AIR UPGRADE AVAILABLE

UNITED AIRLINES ADD-ON AIRFARE CHART

ZONE 1: Not Applicable

Honolulu, HI

ZONE 2: No Additional Charges

Los Angeles, CA

Portland, OR

Seattle, WA

 

ZONE 3: Add $40.00 to San Francisco tour fare

Eugene, OR

Las Vegas, NV

Phoenix, AZ

Sacramento, CA

Fresno, CA

Palm Springs, CA

Reno, NV

Spokane, WA

ZONE 4: Add $100.00 to San Francisco tour fare

Albuquerque, NM

Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

Houston, TX

San Antonio, TX

Austin, TX

Denver, CO

Salt Lake City, UT

 

ZONE 5: Add $120.00 to San Francisco tour fare

Anchorage, AK

Kansas City, MO

Omaha, NE

 

Detroit, MI

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

  

ZONE 6: Add $140.00 to San Francisco tour fare

Chicago, IL

Columbus, OH

Memphis, TN

St. Louis, MO

Cincinnati, OH

Green Bay, WI

Milwaukee, WI

 

Cleveland, OH

Indianapolis, IN

Nashville, TN

 

ZONE 7: Add $160.00 to San Francisco tour fare

New York, NY

Newark, NJ

  

ZONE 8: Add $240.00 to San Francisco tour fare

Baltimore, MD

Hartford, CT

Pittsburgh, PA

Syracuse, NY

Boston, MA

Manchester, NH

Richmond, VA

Washington, DC

Buffalo, NY

Philadelphia, PA

Rochester, NY

 

ZONE 9: Add $320.00 to San Francisco tour fare

Atlanta, GA

Greensboro, NC

Orlando, FL

West Palm Beach, FL

Charlotte, NC

Jacksonville, FL

Raleigh-Durham, NC

 

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Miami, FL

Tampa, FL

 

If your city is not shown on the lists above, please call us for information.

IMPORTANT NOTE :
The above add-on fares are applicable only when using flights on United Airlines. Valid from April 1, 2007 C March 31, 2008. Fares subject to change.

              


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