China's Imperial Wonders & Yangtze (2014-2015)

18 Days from only $5999

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

 
Executive Suite on Yangtze Cruise aboard Victoria Anna with included Executive Deck Program
 
Overview

Incredible beauty and fascinating culture await you on this 17-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 one of the finest Yangtze cruise ship—Victoria Anna with Executive Suite and separate VIP dining, 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. Later, you take a side trip to the water town Suzhou.

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

Roundtrip non-stop flights from San Francisco (SFO) and New York (JFK) to Beijing with Air China
 
All Intra-China flights, ground transportations and transfers
 
Luxury hotel accommodations with international buffet breakfast
 
3-night Yangtze Cruise aboard one of the finest Yangtze cruise ships--Victoria Anna, Executive Suite with seperate VIP Dining
 
Comprehensive private sightseeing tours and evening shows including entrance fees
 
38 bountiful meals including 16 international buffet breakfast, 13 lunches and 9 dinners (subject to change depending on China internal flight schedule)
 
Culinary events at the finest local restaurants
 
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 (for group 10 or more)
 
Professional local guide in each destination city
 
Baggage handling service throughout China