Tour Code: 8YS19VD Visit: Beijing , Xian, Chongqing, Downstream Yangtze River cruise, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guilin, Guangzhou, Hong Kong Visiting tranquil Hangzhou and scenic West Lake
DAY 1 Friday Depart San Francisco for Beijing, China
Fly transpacific aboard United Airlines.
DAY 2 Saturday Arrive Beijing
Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Renaissance Beijing Hotel
DAY 3 Sunday 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 Beijing Duck dinner party at the Renaissance. MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Party
DAY 4 Monday Beijing
Today, a highlight of your trip to China as you walk on the ancient ramparts of the astonishing Great Wall. Then visit a cloisonn factory and see skilled 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 Tuesday Beijing/Xi'an
Morning at leisure to explore on your own. Perhaps you can visit the Ladies Market a five-minute walk from the hotel, one of the largest flower market in Beijing. Fly to historic Xian, archeological treasure trove and former capital of China. Grand New World Hotel MEALS: American Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 6 Wednesday 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 the collections at the Shaanxi Provincial Historical Museum. MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet Dinner
DAY 7 Thursday Xi'an/Chongqing
After your free morning, fly to Chongqing. Visit the Stilwell Museum and view World War II memorabilia before boarding a Victoria Cruises' Victoria Star to begin your memorable cruise on the Yangtze River. Board Victoria Cruises' Victoria Star MEALS: American Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 8 Friday Yangtze Cruise: Fengdu*
At Fengdu, a shore excursion shows Mingshan Hill's unique temples, with statues of ghosts and devils. MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner *Alternate shore excursion may visit Shibaozhai or Wanzhou.
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 Sunday Yangtze Cruise: Xiling Gorge/San Dou Ping/Yichang to Shanghai*
At San Dou Ping, see the amazing Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydro-electric 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 motorcoach to Wuhan and fly to Shanghai.
DAY 11 Monday Shanghai
Start your memorable tour of Shanghai by seeing the treasured collections at the Shanghai Museum, the lovely Yu Garden, the famous Shanghai carpet factory, The Bund, the traditional shops of Nanjing Road or the modern shops of Huai Hai Road followed by a perform-ance at the Children's Palace. This evening, enjoy an astonishing acrobatic show. MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 12 Tuesday Shanghai/Hangzhou*
Morning at leisure in Shanghai. Then motorcoach to scenic Hangzhou. Zhejiang International Hotel MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner in the Hotel *Travel to Hangzhou by train if group is less than 6 tour members.
DAY 13 Wednesday Hangzhou
Take a boat ride on lovely Inner West Lake, visit Hua Gang Park and Huqingyu Pharmacy. Then tour remarkable 4th century Ling Yin Monastery, and on to visit the Tea Production Brigade. MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner in the Hotel
DAY 14 Thursday 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 the Hotel
DAY 15 Friday 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. Chinese dinner at the Bravo Hotel. MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner in the Hotel
DAY 16 Saturday Guilin/Guangzhou/Hong Kong
A change of pace today as you fly to Guangzhou. Enjoy a tour of Chen Clan Temple and Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall followed by a dim sum lunch. Transfer by train to Hong Kong. InterContinental Grand Stanford MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 17 Sunday Hong Kong
See Stanley Market, Repulse Bay and Aberdeen's floating community. Then up to Victoria Peak to view a spectacular panorama of the city and harbor. MEALS: American Breakfast
DAY 18 Monday Hong Kong
A whole day at leisure to shop or explore on your own. You may wish to join an optional tour. For information on optional tours in Hong Kong , click here. MEALS: American Breakfast
DAY 19 Tuesday ? Depart Hong Kong for San Francisco
Fly homeward today aboard United Airlines
ALL DEPARTURES ARE GUARANTEED!
FRIDAY DEPARTURE; TUESDAY RETURN ON UNITED AIRLINES:
TOUR CODE: 8YS19VD
Tour Cost (per person, double occupancy)
AIR & LAND
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
ZONE 2: No Additional Charges
Los Angeles, CA
ZONE 3: Add $140.00 to San Francisco tour fare
Palm Springs, CA
C ANADA :
San Diego, CA
Las Vegas, NV
ZONE 4: Add $180.00 to San Francisco tour fare
San Antonio, TX
C ANADA :
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
Salt Lake City, UT
ZONE 5: Add $180.00 to San Francisco tour fare
Kansas City, MO
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
ZONE 6: Add $220.00 to San Francisco tour fare
St. Louis, MO
Green Bay, WI
ZONE 7: Add $200.00 to San Francisco tour fare
New York, NY
ZONE 8: Add $260.00 to San Francisco tour fare
C ANADA :
ZONE 9: Add $340.00 to San Francisco tour fare
West Palm Beach, FL
Fort Lauderdale, 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 throughout China by our bilingual 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, 11 lunches, 12 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.
BEIJING: 3 nights Renaissance Beijing Hotel Tiananmen Square; Forbidden City's Imperial Palace including jewelry section; 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, Bronze Chariot, Circle Vision Movie; Shaanxi Provincial Historical Museum
CHONGQING: Board Victoria Cruises' Stilwell Museum's memorabilia of the WWII-era Flying Tigers
YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE: 3 nights on Victoria Cruises' ship the V ICTORIA S TAR (outside cabin with balcony) Victoria cruise downstream; Chongqing; Fengdu; Daning River's Small Gorges including picturesque sampan ride through the mini-gorges of the Ma Du River or Shennong Stream; San Dou Ping (Three Gorges Dam); Yichang
SHANGHAI: 2 nights Hua Ting Hotel & Towers Shanghai Museum; Yu Garden; carpet factory; The Bund; Nanjing Road or Huai Hai Road shopping streets; Children's Palace performance; China's world famous acrobatic show
HANGZHOU: 2 nights Zhejiang International Hotel Inner West Lake including boat ride; Hua Gang Park; Huqingyu Pharmacy; Ling Yin Monastery; Tea Production Brigade
GUILIN: 2 nights Guilin Bravo Hotel Reed Flute Cave; Fu Bo Hill; Li River cruise to Yangshuo with lunch
GUANGZHOU: SIGHTSEEING Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall; Chen Clan Temple
HONG KONG: 3 nights InterContinental Grand Stanford Stanley Market; Repulse Bay; Aberdeen's floating community; Victoria Peak