China's Imperial Wonders & Yangtze (2010)

16 Days from only $4013

Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Chongqing, Yangtze Cruise, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Optional Macau

Overview

Incredible beauty and fascinating culture await you on this 16-day, China and Hong Kong vacation with Yangtze River Cruise. Your trip begins in Beijing, China's proud capital, with visits to the Great Wall of China, the Last Emperor's Forbidden City, and other imperial treasures. Then on to Xian in central China to reinvent a dream back to China's greatest Tang Dynasty, and marvel at its 6,000 life-sized Terracotta Warriors guarded China's first Emperor's tomb for the past 2,000 years.

In China's southwest subtropical Guilin, you cruise on the Li River and soak in the landscape that seems lifted straight out of a Chinese scroll painting.

Fly to Chongqing, China's most populous mountain city, to embark on your 3-night river cruise down the Mighty Yangtze aboard China's best M.V. Century Diamond, through the timeless beauty of Three Gorges and visit the ambitious Three Gorges Dam Site, the largest of its kind in the world. Disembark in Yichang and fly to Shanghai, China's futurist city, where you learn about ancient Chinese art at the Shanghai Museum and stroll along the Bund. There's ample leisure time for shopping, a spectacular acrobatic show, and for a panoramic view of Shanghai's skyline from the top of the Jinmao Tower.

Finally, travel to the beautiful harbor city of Hong Kong. Enjoy a tram ride up Victoria Peak and a Sampan ride at Aberdeen. In your free time, consider a day trip to Macau, China's City of Gambling. This Imperial Wonders of China and Hong Kong vacation with a relaxing Yangtze Cruise gives you the opportunity to experience China's past and bustling present.
 
What's Included

All Intra-China flights, ground transportations and transfers
 
Luxury hotel accommodation with international buffet breakfast
 
3-night Yangtze Cruise aboard China's most luxurious M.V. Century Diamond. Outside cabins with private balcony. A La Carte dining.
 
Comprehensive private sightseeing tours and evening shows including entrance fees
 
33 bountiful meals including 13 international buffet breakfast, 10 lunches and 10 dinners. A La Carte dining on cruise portion.
 
Culinary events at the finest restaurants with menus featuring local specialties which otherwise unavailable to other tour groups
 
Exclusive Culture InSites Programs featuring people to people experience and insider's perspective of local culture
 
Professional service of an expert Tour Director throughout mainland China (group 10 or more)
 
Professional local guide in each destination city
 
Trip Summary
 
Day 1
Depart USA
Day 2
Beijing
Day 3
Beijing
Day 4
Beijing
Day 5
Xian
Day 6
Xian
Day 7
Guilin
Day 8
Yangtze Cruise
Day 9
Yangtze Cruise
Day 10
Yangtze Cruise
Day 11
Shanghai
Day 12
Shanghai
Day 13
Shanghai
Day 14
Hong Kong
Day 15
Hong Kong
Day 16
Fly home