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12 Day Historic Cities & Yangtze River Super Value

  

Early Bird Savings:$100.00/couple

If deposit is received by 12/31/08

 

TOUR CODE: T9YX12VU

 

TOUR ITINERARY:

Day 1            Arrive Shanghai

Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your Five-Star Hotel.

 

Day 2            Shanghai

Visit the ShanghaiMuseum with its remarkable dynastic cultural artifact exhibits, the fabled European-styled Bund, the former French Concession area, traditional emporiums on Nanjing or modern shops on Huai Hai Road, and the famous Shanghai carpet factory

Meals: American Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 3            Shanghai/Yichang*   

Morning at leisure in Shanghai.Later, fly to Yichang, where you board a Five-Star Victoria Cruises vessel to begin your upstream cruise

Meals: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

*If direct flight is not available, fly to Wuhan and travel by motor coach on to Yichang.

 

Day 4            Yangtze Cruise:San Dou Ping/Xiling Gorge

Stop at San Dou Ping to see the amazing progress of construction at the Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydroelectric project in the world.Sail through the dramatic Three Gorges ship locks before continuing to Xiling Gorge, longest of the famed Three Gorges.

Meals: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 5            Yangtze Cruise:Wu Gorge/Small Gorges Excursion/Qutang Gorge

This morning, marvel at the Wu Gorge's deep zigzagging valley.At Wushan, a cruiser takes you for an excursion up the DaningRiver's renowned Small Gorges-Dragon Gate, Misty or Emerald. Continue by sampan to the picturesque mini-gorges of the Ma Du River with its clear, swift running waters, unusual rock formations, and monkeys and goats along the banks.Depending on the water level of the Yangtze River, your excursion may be on Shennong Stream, with its equally spectacular small gorges.Depart Wushan, passing through dramatic Qutang Gorge, with steep mossy cliffs that crowd the sky.

Meals: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 6            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

 

 

Day 7            Yangtze Cruise:Chongqing/Xi'an

Disembark in Chongqing.Visit the Stillwell museum, where you will see an intriguing collection of World War II memorabilia of the Famed Flying Tigers.Fly to historic Xi'an.

Meals: American Breakfast

 

Day 8            Xi'an

A memorable day of sightseeing begins as you view remnants of China's ancient past: the life-sized terra-cotta army, the Bronze Chariot, Circle Vision Movie, Small Wild Goose pagoda and the XianHistoryMuseum.

Meals: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 9            Xi'an/Beijing

Fly to Beijing. Check into your deluxe accommodations.Balance of day at leisure.

Meals: American Breakfast

 

Day 10          Beijing

Today's sightseeing includes vast Tiananmen Square, and impressive Ming extravagance at the Forbidden City's ImperialPalace, including the tour of the living quarters, museum, and jewelry sections.Continue on to visit the exquisite SummerPalace, with a boat ride on LakeKunming (weather permitting).

Meals: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 11           Beijing

Today, tour the Great Wall, one of the most amazing feats of mankind.Walk along the ancient ramparts, admiring views of the Wall winding across the mountains.Visit a cloisonn factory to watch the skilled artisans create their intricate designs.Stroll along the Sacred Way, lined with statues of warriors and mythical beasts, to the Ming Tombs and Chang ling Exhibition Hall.You will drive by theBeijing National Stadium, known as the Bird's Nest, which hosted the major events of the 2008 Summer Olympics.Tonight, celebrate your memorable vacation with a Peking Duck Banquet.

Meals: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Party

 

Day 12            Journey Home

After breakfast, check out of the hotel.A transfer is included to the airport.

Meals: American Breakfast

 

 

Tour Pricing Schedule:

 

Arrival (2009)                Land Only                Single Supplement

Mar 13                 $1,588                        $440

Mar 20, 27                    $1,848                        $630

Apr 4, 11                         $1,998                        $750

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30        $2,118                        $850   

Jun 6, 13, 20                   $2,028                        $760

Jul 4, 11                       $1,998                        $730

Aug 8, 15      $1,998                         $730

Sep 5, 12, 19, 26$2,228$920

Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31$2,288$950

Nov 7 $2,088$810

 

(2010)

Mar 13, 20, 27$1,988$700

 

Tour Package Features:

-- All intra-China air and land transportation

-- Inclusive of all intra-China transfers between airports and hotel, baggage handling, hotel taxes and service charges

-- Escorted by our professional, bilingual Tour Manager

-- 7 nights in the following Five-Star and Deluxe Hotels:

   Shanghai C Hua Ting Hotel and Towers

   Victoria Cruises

   Xi'an C New World Hotel

   Beijing C Capital Hotel

-- 4 nights on Victoria Cruises Five-Star Yangtze Cruise ship in outside cabins with private balcony, international cable TV, and full culinary meal services

-- Most meals including American breakfast daily

-- Comprehensive sightseeing, special cultural activities and performances as noted

-- Inclusive of port charges, shore excursions, and local land transfer fees

 

Special Notes:

-- Early bird savings are applicable to final payment and valid only when deposit and final payments are received on due dates

-- Preferred accommodations subject to change to similar class hotels

-- Land only includes initial arrival and final departure transfers in Asia, intra-China domestic flights

-- Government-imposed taxes and fees apply and are additional.

-- Land only prices are subject to change 



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