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17 Day Grand Yangtze River & Huangshan Mountain Super Value

Tour Code: 8YS17VL
Visit: Beijing , Xian , Chongqing , Downstream Yangtze Cruise, Huangshan, Nanjing, Shanghai
Cruise the longest navigable length of the Yangtze River; see the spectacular natural beauty of the Huangshan Mountain region

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1 Monday Depart San Francisco for Beijing, China

Fly transpacific aboard United Airlines.

CHINA

DAY 2 Tuesday Arrive Beijing

Upon arrival, you are met and escorted to the hotel.
Renaissance Beijing Hotel


DAY 3 Wednesday Beijing

See the highlights of Beijing: Tiananmen Square, the Imperial Palace in the Forbid-den City including the jewelry section, then the exquisite Summer Palace with a boat ride on Lake Kunming (weather permitting). This evening you are invited to a Beijing Duck dinner party at the Hotel.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Party


DAY 4 Thursday Beijing

Today visit the ancient Great Wall and walk along its ramparts. Then visit a cloisonn factory to see the artisans at work. Later, stroll along the Sacred Way to the Ming Tombs and Chang Ling Exhi-bition Hall.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 5 Friday Beijing/Xi'an

Morning at leisure. Perhaps shop for local bargains at the Ladies Market, a five-minute walk from the hotel, which also houses the city's largest flower market. Then fly to historic Xi'an, former capital of China.
Grand New World Hotel
MEALS: American Breakfast, Buffet Dinner


DAY 6 Saturday Xi'an

Visit the terra-cotta legion of warriors, no two alike, buried for over 2200 years; the Bronze Chariot, and view the Circle Vision Movie. After lunch, visit the Shaanxi Provincial Historical Museum.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 7 Sunday Xi'an/Chongqing

The morning is at leisure in Xi'an. This afternoon, fly to Chongqing where you will visit the Stilwell Museum with its memorabilia of the Flying Tigers, American pilots who volunteered to aid the Chinese prior to Pearl Harbor. If time permits, explore the local market area near City Hall.
Hilton Chongqing Hotel
MEALS: American Breakfast, Buffet Dinner


DAY 8 Monday Yangtze Cruise: Chongqing/Fengdu*

Board Victoria Cruises' Victoria Prince cruise ship this morning and set sail. Enjoy the ship's amenities before arriving in Fengdu this after-noon. A shore excursion includes Mingshan Hill's unique temples, with statues of ghosts and devils.
Board Victoria Cruises' Victoria Prince
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
*Alternate shore excursion may visit Shibaozhai or Wanzhou


DAY 9 Tuesday Yangtze Cruise: Qutang Gorge/Small Gorges Excursion/Wu Gorge/Xiling Gorge

Cruise through the first of the fabled Three Gorges: Qutang Gorge hemmed by mossy cliffs. At Wushan, sail up the Daning River via cruiser to view the dramatic Small Gorges. Continue by sampan to the picturesque mini-gorges of the Ma Du River with its clear, swift water, unusual rock formations, and monkeys and goats along the banks. Alternatively, your excursion may be on Shennong Stream with its impressive small gorges. Sail on downstream through scenic Wu Gorge, celebrated for its Twelve Peaks. Next, cruise into Xiling Gorge, the last and most scenic of all the gorges. This evening, pass through the amazing ship lock at the Three Gorges Dam.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 10 Wednesday Yangtze Cruise: Xiling Gorge/San Dou Ping/Yichang

After breakfast, visit San Dou Ping to see the massive Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric project. After your tour, board the ship at the eastern mouth of the Xiling Gorge, in Yichang.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 11 Thursday Yangtze Cruise: Wuhan

Arrive in Wuhan, a fusion of three cities spanning the Yangtze River. Disembark for a city sightseeing tour, including a visit to the Hubei Provincial Museum. Continue your downstream cruise later this afternoon.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 12 Friday Yangtze Cruise: Guichi/Huangshan

The area around Guichi is well-known for its stunning natural beauty. Today's memorable shore excursion takes you to spectacular Huangshan Mountain, revered throughout China. The area was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1990 for its exceptional natural beauty and valuable habitat for rare and endangered species. Experience the feeling of walking into a living Chinese ink brush painting, as the sheer peaks and their breathtaking vistas unfold before you. Alternatively, depending on weather and road conditions, your visit may be to dramatic Jiuhuashan, the Mountain of the Nine Lotuses. Return to the ship and sail on downstream from Guichi this evening.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 13 Saturday Yangtze Cruise: Nanjing

Arrive in Nanjing this morning, where your city tour visits Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum and a Qing Dynasty-style bazaar. Board your ship and continue toward Shanghai.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 14 Sunday Nanjing/Shanghai

Sail to Shanghai today. Disembark and take a City Tour of Shanghai and visit the colonial architecture at The Bund. After lunch, check in at hotel. Balance of day at leisure to explore the city.
Hua Ting Hotel & Towers
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 15 Monday Shanghai

Sightseeing tour shows you the rich dynastic collections of the Shanghai Museum, the famous shopping streets of Nanjing or Huai Hai Road, the Jade Buddha Temple, a carpet factory, and the Children's Palace.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 16 Tuesday Shanghai

Today is at leisure. You may choose to take an optional tour. For information on optional tours in Shanghai , click here.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Buffet Dinner


DAY 17 Wednesday Depart Shanghai for San Francisco

Fly homeward today aboard United Airlines.
MEALS: American Breakfast


GUARANTEED DEPARTURES SHOWN IN RED

MONDAY DEPARTURE; WEDNESDAY RETURN ON UNITED AIRLINES
TOUR CODE: 8YS17VL


Tour Cost (per person, double occupancy)
Departure
Date
Return
Date
LAND ONLY
AIR & LAND
from
San Francisco
Single
Supp.
2008:
Apr 7 Apr 23 $2,228 $3,358 $810
Apr 21 May 7 $2,228 $3,358 $810
May 5 May 21 $2,328 $3,458 $910
May 19 Jun 4 $2,328 $3,458 $910
Jun 2 Jun 18 $2,228 $3,478 $810
Jun 16 Jul 2 $2,228 $3,478 $810
Jun 30 Jul 16 $2,228 $3,478 $810
Jul 14 Jul 30 $2,128 $3,378 $810
Sep 8 Sep 24 $2,418 $3,548 $910
Sep 22 Oct 8 $2,418 $3,548 $910
Oct 6 Oct 22 $2,418 $3,548 $910
Oct 20 Nov 5 $2,418 $3,548 $910
Nov 3 Nov 19 $2,128 $3,078 $810
Special Notes:
East Coast Cities & Other Gateways: For domestic Add-On airfares from interior U.S. cities to San Francisco, please see below.
Government-imposed taxes and fees, including the 9/11 Security Fee, apply and are additional. Refer to Air and Land Information in our Terms & Conditions.
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 $140.00 to San Francisco tour fare
Eugene, OR Palm Springs, CA Sacramento, CA C ANADA :
Fresno, CA Phoenix, AZ San Diego, CA Vancouver, BC
Las Vegas, NV Reno, NV Spokane, WA
ZONE 4: Add $180.00 to San Francisco tour fare
Albuquerque, NM Denver, CO San Antonio, TX C ANADA :
Austin, TX Houston, TX Calgary, AB
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX Salt Lake City, UT
ZONE 5: Add $180.00 to San Francisco tour fare
Anchorage, AK Kansas City, MO Omaha, NE
Detroit, MI Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
ZONE 6: Add $220.00 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 $200.00 to San Francisco tour fare
New York, NY Newark, NJ
ZONE 8: Add $260.00 to San Francisco tour fare
Baltimore, MD Manchester, NH Rochester, NY C ANADA :
Boston, MA Philadelphia, PA Syracuse, NY Montreal, QC
Buffalo, NY Pittsburgh, PA Washington, DC Ottawa, ON
Hartford, CT Richmond, VA Toronto, ON
ZONE 9: Add $340.00 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, 2008 - March 31, 2009. Fares subject to change.


OUR WORLD OF DIFFERENCE
  • Round-trip transpacific air transportation
  • All intra-China air/land transportation
  • Escorted by a professional, bilingual Tour Manager
  • 9 nights in Deluxe and Superior First Class hotels; 6 nights aboard Victoria Cruises' ship in outside cabin with balcony
  • 15 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 14 dinners
  • Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel, baggage handling, hotel taxes and service charges
  • Sightseeing, cultural activities and performances as noted
  • United Mileage Plus ? members: earn frequent flyer credit with the purchase of each air/land package
  • $100,000 Automatic Flight Insurance for transpacific air ticketed by PDT.

CULTURAL DISCOVERIES
  • BEIJING: 3 nights Renaissance Beijing Hotel
    Tiananmen Square; Forbidden City's Imperial Palace with living quarters, museum and jewelry sections; Summer Palace with Lake Kunming cruise; Beijing 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, Circle Vision Movie, Bronze Chariot; Shaanxi Provincial Historical Museum

  • CHONGQING: 1 night Hilton Chongqing Hotel
    Stilwell Museum's memorabilia of the famed WWII Flying Tigers

  • YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE: 6 nights on Victoria Cruises' ship the V ICTORIA P RINCE (outside cabin with balcony)
    Victoria cruise downstream from Chongqing to Shanghai; with shore excursions at Fengdu (or Wanzhou); Daning River's Small Gorges including picturesque sampan ride of the mini-gorges of the Ma Du River or Shennong Stream; San Dou Ping (Three Gorges Dam); Wuhan; Guichi

  • SHANGHAI: 3 nights Hua Ting Hotel & Towers
    City Tour; Shanghai Museum; Nanjing or Huai Hai Road shopping streets; Jade Buddha Temple; carpet factory; The Bund; Children's Palace



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