China, Asia
Location
12 Days
Duration

Majesty of The Yangtze

Welcome to China, Asia!

ROUTE: Beijing, Xi’an, Chongqing, Yichang, Shanghai

DURATION: 12 Days

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Visit to historical sites/monuments
  • Visit to Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall and the Ming Tomb
  • City tour including bell tower, the city wall and Terracotta Warriors in Xian
  • Evening Tang Dynasty Dinner Show
  • Chongqing city tour including Panda Zoo before boarding of the MV President Cruise
  • Overnight cruise ship with several shore excursions and activities
  • Shanghai sightseeing includes a drive along the bund, visit to the Children’s Palace, Temple of the Jade Buddha and the Shanghai Museum
AIRFARE: International Airfare Upon Request
ACCOMMODATIONS:  Hotels used (or similar)
FIRST:
  • Xi’an: Titan Times Hotel
  • Yangtze River Cruise: MV President
  • Shanghai: Ramada Plaza Gateway Hotel
DELUXE:
  • Xi’an: Sheraton/Sofitel Hotel
  • Yangtze River Cruise: MV President
  • Shanghai: Radisson Blu Shanghai/New World/Rennaissance Shanghai Yuyuan Hotel
LUXURY:
  • Please inquire

Included:

Accommodations Per Person Sharing, including hotel taxes

Arrival & departure transfers where applicable

Local guides where applicable

Meals per itinerary

Park entrance fees and sightseeing fees where applicable

Applicable transportation

Not Included:

Airfare and air taxes

Cancellation, baggage, travel and medical insurance

Items of a personal nature such as baggage porterage, gratuities/tips, laundry, telephone calls, bottled water, etc.

Visa and visa fees

Optional sightseeing and activities

Meals, beverages and services not mentioned in itinerary

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Terms & Conditions

1

Day 1 Arrival Beijing

Upon arrival at airport in China, you will be warmly met by a representative, who will provide assistance and transfer to your accommodation to check-in.

Overnight: Beijing

2

Day 2 Beijing

Activities:

  • Visit to Tiananmen Square, which symbolizes the Gate of Heavenly Peace. Built in 1651, it represents the landmark of Beijing, as well as a symbol of the new China.
  • Proceed to the Imperial Palace, the largest and most complete complex of ancient architectures.
  • After lunch, enjoy an afternoon tour of the Summer Palace.

Overnight: Beijing – (B, L)

3

Day 3 Beijing

Activities:

  • Highlights include a visit to the Great Wall, the most ancient and longest structure ever erected by man.
  • Visit the Ming Tomb, which houses the tombs of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty. The underground palace excavated was the Dingling Tomb where cultural relics such as the emperor’s robe and crown are displayed.
  • Peking duck dinner this evening.

Overnight: Beijing – (B, L, D)

4

Day 4 Beijing

Activities:

  • Morning tour to Hutong around the Drum Tower.
  • Riding in a pedi-cab, we explore the city’s traditional neighbourhoods, called hutongs (literally, alleyways). Here, we can get an idea of what the entire city once looked like, and experience the traditional way of life. Among the hutongs, we can observe elders whiling away the night with a game of Chinese chess or mahjong, shopkeepers selling traditional snacks like jian bing (pancakes) and baozi (steamed buns), and hear calls announcing the arrival of the knife sharpener or cardboard collector.
  • In the afternoon, visit Panjiayuan Antique Market & Xiushui Market.

Overnight: Beijing – (B, L)

5

Day 5 Beijing - Xian Flight

Activities:

  • Transfer for your flight to Xian, the great ancient capital of the glorious Tang Dynasty in the 7th century.
  • On arrival, meeting and transfer to your hotel.
  • Afternoon City tour including bell tower, the city wall.
  • Evening Chinese Dumpling dinner banquet.

Overnight: Xian – (B, D)

6

Day 6 Xian

Activities:

  • View the astonishing army of the life sized terracotta warriors that have been standing guard by the tomb of the emperor Qin Shi Huang Di for over 2,000 years.
  • Afternoon visit Wild Goose Pagoda & Shan’s xi Museum.
  • Evening Tang Dynasty Dinner Show.

Overnight: Xian – (B, L, D)

7

Day 7 Xian - Chongquing Flight

Activities:

  • Transfer for flight to Chongqing.
  • City tour including Panda Zoo before boarding of the MV President Cruise.
  • Late evening, set sail from Chongqing.

Overnight: Cruise Ship – (B, L, D)

8

Day 8 Chongqing - Fengdu

Activities:

  • Sail to Fengdu.
  • Morning, Fengdu sightseeing (optional).
  • Afternoon, shore excursion to Shibaozhai.

Overnight: Cruise Ship – (B, L, D)

9

Day 9 Badong

Activities:

  • Full shipboard activities and excursions are offered throughout the cruise.
  • Early morning, shore excursion to White Emperor City (optional)
  • Morning, Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge.
  • Afternoon, boat excursion to Shennong Stream
  • Late afternoon, Xiling Gorge

Overnight: Cruise Ship – (B, L, D)

10

Day 10 Yichang - Shanghai Flight

Activities:

  • Early morning, shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam site.
  • Morning, Xiling Gorge.
  • Later, disembark in Yichang (without lunch). (Arrival time in Yichang is subject to water conditions).
  • Time permitting, you will have a city tour before transfer for your flight.
  • On arrival Shanghai, meeting and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight: Shanghai – (B)

11

Day 11 Shanghai

Activities:

  • Today’s sightseeing includes a drive along the bund, visit to the Children’s Palace, Temple of the Jade Buddha and the Shanghai Museum.

Overnight: Shanghai – (B, L)

12

Day 12 Depart Shanghai

Departure: Transfer for your flights home – (B)

Cruise itinerary subject to change do to weather conditions and dam construction
Itinerary subject to cruise date operations, April to November.

Note: UPSTREAM CRUISING also available Yichang / Chongquing.


Meals as per itinerary: (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)


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Location Name: China, Asia
Area (SQ KM): 9,596,960
Population: 1,367,485,388
Capital: Beijing
Language(s): Standard Chinese (Mandarin/Putonghua), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghaiese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages
Religion: Officially atheist; Daoist (Taoist), Buddhist, Christian, Muslim
Currency: Chinese Yuan Renminbi - CNY
Time Zone: GMT +8
Electricity: 220 V
Phone Country Code to Call (China, Asia): 86


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