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14 Day Yangtze River Super Value - Downstream

  

One of the highlights of the adventure through Central China is the Yangtze River Cruise, which carries you through the most economically important parts of China. The downstream cruise from Chongqing to Yichang shows its most astounding scenery, revealing geological wonders that would make a memorable excursion.

Tour code:YZDN 
Visits: Beijing . Xian . Chongqing . Yichang. Shanghai& Zhujiajiao

TOUR ITINERARY:


Day 1/Friday
USA to Beijing

Fly your hometown to Beijing via our selected flights.

Day 2/Saturday Arrive Beijing

Arrive Beijing, the capital of China, where the 2008 Olympic Games was successfully held. It is the nation's political, scientific, cultural and foreign exchange center, one of the six ancient cities of China, as well as a world-renowned historical, cultural and educational city. It has not only countless ancient palaces, imperial gardens, altars, temples, tombs and other historical and cultural sites, but also many picturesque natural scenic spots. Beijing has been well known in the world for its numerous historical sites, elegant gardens and beautiful landscape. Upon arrival, our friendly guide will meet you and transfer you to Regal Court Hotel Beijing or similar class hotel.

Day 3/Sunday Beijing

Full day escorted city tour includes Tiananmen Square , the largest square in the world, where the five-star red flag is raised at dawn, and lowered at sunset everyday; the Ancient Forbidden City, the largest and best preserved palace in the world; the beautiful Summer Palace, one of the most classical gardens in the world.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4/Monday Beijing

Full day escorted excursion to the Badaling Great Wall, drive through the Sacred Way to visit the Changling Exhibition of the Ming Tombs. Also visit a jade stone carving factory en route.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 5/Tuesday Beijing

Full day sightseeing includes the Temple of Heaven where the Emperors worshipped to see local people doing Taiji and morning exercises, the Museum of China Ancient Architecture and History of Beijing and Beijing's Hutongs - traditional Chinese courtyards dating from 700 years ago. Enjoy Peking Duck dinner and Peking Opera performance tonight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Special Dinner

Day 6/Wednesday Beijing to Xi'an

Take a morning flight to Xi'an , a world-renowned ancient capital of 13 Dynasties, which is the starting point of the ancient Silk Road . Its long-standing history and colorful culture have left over numerous brilliant historical sites and precious cultural relics. An afternoon city tour includes the Big Wild Goose Pagoda dating from the Tang Dynasty, 1352 years ago, and also visit the Sha'anxi Provincial Historical Museum, the greatest finds of the century. Check into Aurum International Hotel or similar class hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7/Thursday Xi'an

Full day sightseeing includes the Excavations of Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, one of the greatest archaeological finds of the century, the extraordinary life - sized terra-cotta warriors were buried with the first emperor for over 2200 years. Enjoy a dumpling dinner and Tang Dynasty Music Show tonight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8/Friday Xi'an to Chongqing/Cruise

Take a morning flight to Chongqing , the mostly hilly city in China , upon arrival, visit the Zoo & Giant Pandas. After dinner, board MV. Paradise Cruise ship and the cruise will start sailing at mid night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9/Saturday Yangtze River Cruise / Fengdu

Today you begin your downstream cruise. Arrive at Fengdu, the legendary Ghost Town. You will visit the Mingshan Hill's temples. Continue to sail to Badong.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10/Sunday Yangtze River Cruise / Shennong Stream

The cruise will sail through the most magnificent Qutang Gorge, the first of the Three Gorges. Then you will be transferred to a small sampan for an excursion along the Shennong Stream to view the Parrot Gorge and Dragon Boat Gorge. Return to the cruise and you will pass the Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11/Monday Yangtze River Cruise/Yichang to Shanghai

You will be taken on a bus to cross the Three Gorges Bridges to see this controversial project up in the close. The project includes the five-step ship lock, the diversion canal, power station and dam construction. Arrive at Yichang at 1:30pm , transfer to airport and fly to Shanghai , check into Galaxy Hotel or similar class hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12/Tuesday Shanghai

Full day city tour includes The Bund (Waterfront), Yu Garden in the OldTown, the JadeBuddhaTemple, the Children's Palace and also visit Shanghai Carpet Factory. This evening, after dinner, attend an amazing Shanghai Acrobatic Show.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13/Wednesday Shanghai to Zhujiajiao to Shanghai

Morning excursion to Zhujiajiao, a beautifully preserved riverside village, known as the new Venice of China, lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the ShanghaiMuseum - an architectural master piece.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 14 /Thursday Shanghai to USA

Departure transfer to the airport for homeward flight, your flight will bring you back home the very same day.
Meals: Breakfast

Superior Accommodations:

Beijing - Regal Court Hotel or similar 5 star superior hotel

Xi'an - Aurum International Hotel or similar 4 star superior hotel

Shanghai - Galaxy Hotel or similar 4-star superior hotel

MV Paradise Cruise Ship (newly renovated)

04/2009 C 11/2010 Dates & Costs (Per Person)

Departure
Friday

Return
Thursday

Land Only

Air/Land from LAX / SFO

Air/Land from NYC

Single
Supplement

4/03/2009

4/16/2009

$1689

$2599

$2799

$759

4/10/2009

4/23/2009

$1689

$2599

$2799

$759

4/17/2009

4/30/2009

$1689

$2599

$2799

$759

4/24/2009

5/07/2009

$1689

$2599

$2799

$759

5/01/2009

5/14/2009

$1749

$2649

$2849

$799

5/8/2009

5/21/2009

$1749

$2649

$2849

$790

5/15/2009

5/28/2009

$1749

$2699

$2899

$790

5/22/2009

6/04/2009

$1749

$2699

$2899

$729

5/29/2009

6/11/2009

$1679

$2699

$2899

$729

6/05/2009

6/1//2009

$1679

$2699

$2899

$729

6/12/2009

6/25/2009

$1679

$2699

$2899

$729

6/19/2009

7/02/2009

$1679

$2699

$2899

$729

6/26/2009

77/09/2009

$1679

$2699

$2899

$729

7/03/2009

7/16/2009

$1679

$2699

$2899

$729

7/10/2009

7/23/2009

$1679

$2699

$2899

$729

7/17/2009

7/30/2009

$1679

$2699

$2899

$729

7/24/2009

8/06/2009

$1679

$2699

$2899

$729

7/31/2009

8/13/2009

$1679

$2699

$2899

$729

8/07/2009

8/20/2009

$1679

$2699

$2899

$729

8/14/2009

8/27/2009

$1679

$2699

$2899

$729

8/21/2009

9/03/2009

$1699

$2699

$2899

$759

8/28/2009

9/10/2009

$1799

$2759

$2959

$839

9/04/2009

9/17/2009

$1799

$2759

$2959

$839

9/11/2009

9/24/2009

$1799

$2759

$2959

$839

9/18/2009

10/01/2009

$1799

$2759

$2959

$839

9/25/2009

10/08/2009

$1799

$2759

$2959

$839

10/02/2009

10/15/2009

$1799

$2759

$2959

$839

10/09/2009

10/22/2009

$1799

$2759

$2959

$839

10/16/2009

10/29/2009

$1799

$2759

$2959

$839

10/23/2009

11/05/2009

$1799

$2759

$2959

$839

* Fuel surcharge and taxes apply and are additional

* Add $50 per person for cabins with balcony on the cruise ship

Tour Cost Includes:
-- Round trip transpacific air transportation
-- All intra-China air/land transportation
-- Round trip transfers between airport/train station and hotel, baggage handling, hotel taxes and service charges in each city
-- 9 nights hotel accommodation with buffet breakfast at the first class hotels below:
4 nights at Beijing Regal Court Hotel or similar class hotel
2 nights at Xian Aurum International Hotel or similar class hotel
3 nights at Shanghai Galaxy Hotel or similar class hotel
-- 3 nights on the newly renovated MV Paradise of Presidential Cruises with all meals on board.
-- Escorted sightseeing tours, and meals as specified.
-- Peking Duck Dinner and cultural show
-- Xi'an Dumpling Dinner & Tang Dynasty Music Show
-- Shanghai Acrobatic Show

 

Tour Cost Excludes:
-- Chinese visa fee ($160.00 per person)
-- USA Departure tax, China airport taxes and fuel surcharges
-- Tips/gratuities to guides, drivers, and porters
-- Travel Insurance
-- Personal expenses

Remarks:
-- Please indicate the tour code YZDN at time of booking
-- Please provide your passport copy upon reservation
-- For additional air add-on from your departure city, please contact us.
-- We mainly use Northwest, United, Continental , Japan Airlines, AA, Air China , and ChinaEastern for international carriers.
-- Extra cost may apply if our contracted air space is unavailable
-- Any reservation made within 14 days prior to departure is subject to a $50.00 per person late booking fee.
-- The single supplement cost is for both hotel and cruise.
-- We highly recommend that you purchase our travel insurance program
-- Extra night hotel in Beijing & Shanghai is available upon request
-- Tour Fares are subject to change



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