china

Magnificant Yangtze Experience 12 Days – Starting from $3,575

Beijing • Xi'an • Chongqing • Downstream Yangtze River Cruise • Yichang • Shanghai • Suzhou
» Tour Code :MFD

  • 2015 – 16 Tour Itinerary
  • Tour Dates & Prices
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Inclusions
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Day 1 Arrive Beijing
Upon arrival in Beijing, China’s capital, you will be greeted and escorted to the hotel.

Day 2 Beijing (AB, L, SD)
Enjoy a full day tour of China’s fascinating capital begins with the Tiananmen Square and the Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City, home of Chinese emperors for more than 500 years. Take a pedicab on a Hutong Tour through the ancient parts of the city and get acquainted with the local residents on a family visit. Later enjoy a fabulous welcome banquet featuring Peking duck at Da Dong Restaurant.

Day 3 Beijing (AB, L)
The highlight today is an excursion to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. Enjoy the dramatic vistas of the Great Wall as it descends and rises as far as the eye can see. Visit the Temple of Heaven, where the emperors came to pray for good harvest. Attend a mystical amazing show, “Legend of Kung Fu” (VIP seating).

Day 4 Beijing » Xi'an (AB, SL)
This morning, visit to the Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a scenic boat ride on Kunming Lake (weather permitting). Enjoy a special Imperial lunch at The Bai family Garden Restaurant or Champion Mansion to experience the delicious delicacy and the royal service of ancient China. Take a late afternoon flight to Xi’an, China’s ancient capital and check in to your hotel.

Day 5 Xi'an (AB, L, DS)
Today’s highlight is a visit to the Archaeological Museum, home to an army of more than 6, 000 life-size Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses excavated from the tomb of the 1st emperor of the Qin Dynasty. Visit the Ancient City Wall, built during the 14th century. Enjoy the Imperial Dinner Show at The Tang Dynasty Xi’an (Tang Yue Gong) recreating the music, costumes and dances of that era.

Day 6 Xi'an » Chongqing » Yangtze River Cruise (AB, L, D)
Fly to Chongqing and enjoy a city tour which includes a visit to the Stillwell Museum where you will see a collection of World War II memorabilia, including exhibits on the Flying Tigers. After dinner, board the 5-star Victoria Jenna Cruise and begin your memorable journey on the Yangtze River.

Day 7 Yangtze River Cruise Journey (AB, L, D)
Today’s excursion is to Fengdu visiting either the “Ghost City” known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill or the new relocation village built for families who have moved as a result of the Yangtze’s rising waters brought about the Thress Gorges Dam. Additional shore excursion is to Shibaozhai (river conditions permitting) with its impressive wooden pagoda, appropriately named “the Pearl of the Yangtze”.

Day 8 Yangtze River Cruise Journey (AB, L, D)
Enter the Three Gorges/Goddess Stream “Small Gorges”*/Shiplocks. Enter the Three Gorges, one of nature’s most extraordinary sculptures. Today you will pass through the first two – Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Qutang Gorge is the shortest (5 miles), narrowest (500 feet), and most dramatic. The 25-mile long Wu Gorge is known for its quiet beauty, forest-covered mountains, and cliffs so sheer that the sun barely penetrates the precipices. Transfer to another vessel for a relaxing excursion through the attractive gorges of Goddess Stream. Enter Xiling Gorge, the longest (41 miles), and the deepest of the Three Gorges. In the evening, sail through the Three Gorges Dam ship locks. Additional Shore Excursion is to White Emperor City (river conditions permitting), an ancient city overlooking the western end of Qutang Gorge.

Day 9 Yichang » Shanghai (AB)
This morning, your cruise arrives in Yang Jia Wang where you will take a shore excursion to the massive Three Gorges Dam Site, the largest hydroelectric project in the world. Continue sailing to Yichang where you will disembark. Take flight to Shanghai – “the Paris of the Orient”. Upon arrival, your sightseeing features the bustling shopping street, Nanjing Road, and also the Bund, the famous promenade along the Huangpu River.
** If direct flight is not available, transfer by motor coach to Wuhan for flight to Shanghai.

Day 10 Shanghai (AB, L, SD)
Start your morning with a visit to the famous Shanghai Museum, China’s most up-to-date museum showcasing the country’s ancient glory. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the Yu Garden, famous for its rock gardens, pavilions, halls and ponds, and Old Shanghai Bazaar, with shops filled with all manner of interesting curios. Continue your visit stopping in the Old Town and the modern Xintiandi. Tonight enjoy the city’s best Shanghai cuisine at Ye Old Station Restaurant (once a monastery) serving 1920 style Shanghai cuisine or similar.

Day 11 Shanghai » Suzhou » Shanghai (AB, L)
Take a scenic ride to Suzhou, a charming city of canals filled with gardens from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Many of which are UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites. Take a boat along the charming Grand Canal and visit Garden of the Humble Administrator. Return to Shanghai in the late afternoon.

Day 12 Shanghai » Home (AB)
Farewell to Shanghai. Transfer to the airport for your flight back to USA.

Magnificant Yangtze Experience 12 Days Tour Dates & Prices
Arrival Date (2015 Wednesday) Land Only Single Supplement (Hotel & Cruise)
Apr 08 $3,825 $1,470
May 13 $3,825 $1,470
Jun 24 $3,575 $1,355
Jul 15 $3,575 $1,355
Aug 05 $3,575 $1,355
Sep 02, 16 $3,825 $1,470
Oct 07, 14 $3,825 $1,470
Nov 04 $3,825 $1,470
Arrival Date (2016 Wednesday) Land Only Single Supplement (Hotel & Cruise)
Mar 16 $3,575 $1,355
  • Beijing: Regent Beijing star
  • Xi’an: Sofitel Xi’an on Renmin Square star
  • Yangtze River Cruise: Victoria Jennastar
  • Shanghai: The Westin Bund Center Shanghai star

China Deluxe Experience Inclusion:

  • All intra-China air fare and land transportation
  • Deluxe hotel accommodations including daily breakfast (room upgrades are available at additional cost)
  • Five star Yangtze River Cruise – Victoria Jenna, shore excursions, full board
  • Lunches and dinners as listed. Special dinners at some of China’s most famous restaurants
  • Fully escorted sightseeing including all admission charges to attractions
  • Regional culture entertainments: Legend of Kung Fu Show, Tang Dynasty dinner show and ERA Acrobatic show
  • Experienced English speaking tour manager ( for group size of 10 & more) escorts groups through-out China with local guides
  • Baggage handling, port charges, hotel taxes and all local taxes

Culinary Specialties

  • Beijing: Peking Duck Dinner
  • Xi’an: Imperial Dinner Banquet
  • Shanghai: Shanghai Cuisine

Special Notes

  • All departures are guaranteed with a minimum of 6 passengers. Supplemental charges will apply if group is less than 6 participants.
  • Transpacific airfare, US domestic add-on airfare are available, please call for details
  • Preferred accommodations subject to change to similar class
  • All prices are subject to change without notice
  • Private tours are available at additional cost – call for information
  • AB – American Breakfast
  • L – Lunch
  • SL – Special Lunch
  • D – Dinner
  • SD – Special Dinner
  • DS – Dinner & Show
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