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19 Day Scenic China & Yangtze River Super Value
 
Tour Code: 8YS19VD
Visit: Beijing , Xian, Chongqing, Downstream Yangtze River cruise, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guilin, Guangzhou, Hong Kong
Visiting tranquil Hangzhou and scenic West Lake

TOUR ITINERARY


DAY 1 Friday Depart San Francisco for Beijing, China

Fly transpacific aboard United Airlines.

CHINA


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.

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


HONG KONG

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)
Departure
Date
Return
Date
LAND ONLY
AIR & LAND
from
San Francisco
Single
Supp.
2008:
Apr 4 Apr 22 $3,188 $4,308 $1,290
Apr 18 May 6 $3,188 $4,308 $1,290
May 2 May 20 $3,188 $4,308 $1,290
May 16 Jun 3 $3,188 $4,308 $1,290
May 23 Jun 10 $3,188 $4,308 $1,290
Jun 6 Jun 24 $3,078 $4,328 $1,160
Jun 20 Jul 8 $3,078 $4,328 $1,160
Jul 4 Jul 22 $2,948 $4,198 $1,120
Jul 18 Aug 5 $2,948 $4,198 $1,120
Sep 5 Sep 23 $3,358 $4,478 $1,380
Sep 12 Sep 30 $3,358 $4,478 $1,380
Sep 19 Oct 7 $3,358 $4,478 $1,380
Sep 26 Oct 14 $3,478 $4,598 $1,540
Oct 3 Oct 21 $3,478 $4,598 $1,540
Oct 10 Oct 28 $3,478 $4,598 $1,540
Oct 17 Nov 4 $3,478 $4,598 $1,540
Oct 24 Nov 11 $3,478 $4,598 $1,540
Nov 7 Nov 25 $3,158 $4,108 $1,220
Nov 21 Dec 9 $2,998 $3,948 $1,150
2009:
Mar 13 Mar 31 $3,038 $3,988 $1,180
Mar 27 Apr 14 $3,218 $4,168 $1,330
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 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.

CULTURAL DISCOVERIES
  • 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



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