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Tour Details

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Departure & Return Location

John F.K. International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Air fares
  • 3 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

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Itinerary

Day 1Departure from USA / Canada July 17, Fri

Depart from USA on one of our carriers to Beijing. Complimentary meals and drinks will be served onboard

Day 2Welcome to Beijing July 18, Sat

Welcome to Beijing, China’s cultural Center for the past 700 years. Your tour guide will meet you at Beijing Capital Airport and escort you to your hotel.

Accommodation: Shangri-La Hotel (5*)

Day 3Beijing July 19, Sun

China’s imperial heritage comes to life as you tour Beijing’s famous landmarks. Visit sprawling Tiananmen Square and the Imperial Palace at the Forbidden City. Your tour includes admission to the living quarters of the emperors, as well as the museum and jewelry sections. The pavilions of the storied Summer Palace round up your day in this great city. Tonight you are our guests at a Peking Duck dinner party.

Accommodation: Shangri-La Hotel (5*) Meals: B,L,D

Day 4Beijing July 20, Mon

Enjoy a full day tour of the Great Wall, one of the greatest engineering feats of the ancient world. Another high point of the excursion is the Sacred Way and its remarkable statues that stand vigil at the entrance of the tombs of the Ming emperors and Chang Ling Exhibition Hall. Next visit the ornate Temple of Heaven, where the emperors of the Ming and the Qing Dynasties prayed for good harvests. The temple is not only especially glamorous, it is also an architectural wonder because not a single nail was used for its construction.

Accommodation: Shangri-La Hotel (5*) Meals: B,L,D

Day 5Beijing / Yichang / Yangtze River Cruises July 21, Tue

Board a flight to Yichang, the economic and cultural center of the western Hubei Province. The group is picked up at the airport and transferred to the docks where the Cruise ship, MS Yangtze 1 awaits your arrival; MS Yangtze 1 is the fleet’s newest and best ship. Once settled into the cabin, onboard entertainment abounds: Karaoke, bar, lectures, library, are all available for your enjoyment.

Accommodation: MS Yangtze 1(5*) Meals: B,L,D

Day 6Yangtze River Cruise (Solar Eclipse day) July 22, Wed

And then our first shore excursion, a morning visit to the enormous Three Gorges Dam site at Sandouping, the largest of its’ kind in the world. Originally envisioned by Dr. Sun Yat Sen (the father of modern China), the completed Dam will control the annual floodwaters that devastate the Yangtze Valley. Reboarding the ship, sail on through the Three Gorges ship locks and continue on through Xiling Gorge, the longest and deepest of the Three Gorges.

Three Gorges Map Click on the picture to see the Three Gorges map

Accommodation: MS Yangtze 1(5*) Meals: B,L,D

Day 7Yangtze River Cruise July 23, Thu

Your ship arrives at Wushan where the group disembarks to board smaller vessels which affords access to the Lesser Gorges through either Daning River or Shennong Stream. The smaller vessels offer the opportunity to view picturesque rock formations, clear running water, and perhaps even monkeys and goats along the banks. Back aboard, the cruise ship gingerly navigates through Wu Gorge and Qutang Gorge.

Accommodation: MS Yangtze 1(5*) Meals: B,L,D

Day 8Yangtze River Cruise July 24, Fri

Depending largely on river conditions, the shore excursion today will be at one of three destinations: Shibaozhai, Fengdu, or Wanzhou. Shibaozhai’s attractions lays with its 12-story tall wooden pagoda, which was built 400 years ago without using of a single nail. Fengdu bears the nickname “Ghost City” as it contains numerous statues of devils and ghosts that roam the afterworld. Wanzhou is today a part of the greater Chongqing Municipality, although it lies 143 miles away. By the time the Three Gorges Dam is completed, 47% of Wanzhou’s old urban area will be submerged.

Accommodation: MS Yangtze 1(5*) Meals: B,L,D

Day 9Yangtze River Cruise / Chongqing / Xian July 25, Sat

The Yangtze River adventure ends as the ship pulls into the docks at Chongqing. Head into town for a lunch of local spicy Sichuan fare and head to Xian by airplane later in the afternoon.

Xian is 5000 years old and has witnessed the full history of the Chinese civilization. The motorcoach takes the group inside city limits for check in at the hotel. Dinner is served at the hotel this evening.

Accommodation: Shangri-La Hotel (5*) Meals: B,L,D

Day 10Xian July 26, Sun

Today you’ll visit what for many is the high point of their trip to China – the excavation site of the Terra-Cotta Warriors. More than 6000 soldiers, ministers and horses, each individually sculpted from a real life model, stand guarding Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s still unopened tomb. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the site, get a good look at the warriors from various vantage points and visit the excellent museum. Tonight you’ll celebrate Xian’s rich history with dinner and entertainment.

Accommodation: Shangri-La Hotel (5*) Meals: B,L,D

Day 11Xian / Nanjing July 27, Mon

This morning you’ll begin our visit with a tour of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, built in 652 AD to house Buddhist scriptures from India. You’ll stroll through Xian’s bustling markets and visit the Provincial History Museum where you’ll see artifacts from the Paleolithic period, priceless Tang Dynasty bronzes and treasures from the Silk Road caravans. Lunch will be at local restaurants. You will take an afternoon flight to Nanjing , the walled city which was built 2000 years ago. Eight dynasties and kingdoms established their capitals in the city.

Accommodation: Sofitel Hotel(5*) Meals: B,L,D

Day 12Nanjing July 28, Tue

This morning after breakfast you will visit Dr Sun Yatsen’s Mausoleum, Nanjing Museum and Confucian Temple Area, the “China Town” in Nanjing.

Accommodation: Sofitel Hotel(5*) Meals: B,L,D

Day 13Nanjing / Shanghai July 29, Wed

This morning you will take a fast train to Shanghai and within two hours train ride you will get to Shanghai. Our local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel (Grand Mercure). You will be free the rest of day.
Accommodation: Grand Mercure Hotel(5*) Meals: B,L,D

Day 14Shanghai July 30, Thu

Visit the Shanghai Museum, the Yuyuan Garden and the Bund and the silk factory. Later take a walk along the famous Nanjing Road. After lunch you will do shopping in the main shopping street in Shanghai. The farewell dinner is served at the hotel.

Accommodation: Grand Mercure Hotel(5*) Meals: B,L,D

Day 15Shanghai /USA July 31, Fri

Bid farewell to Shanghai. You’ll be driven to the airport for your flight home

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