China Panorama (2010)

21 Days from only $3719

Beijing, Xian, Yangtze Cruise, Chongqing, Hong Kong, optional Macau, Guilin, Long Sheng, Suzhou, Tongli, Shanghai

Overview

Designed for those who tend to visit China only once in their life time, this 21-day tour covers all major highlights China has to offer: Beijing's imperial Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China; Xian's Terra-cotta Warriors; 4-night cruise on the fabled Yangtze River, sailing through the Three Gorges and touring the world's largest dam. See Giant Pandas at Chongqing. You then fly to the subtropical Guilin - China's scenic paradise, and indulge yourself in the stunning Li River cruise and enjoy an off-the-beaten-path exploration to Long Sheng's minority villages and its famed Dragon Spine rice terraces. The tour also includes a short visit to Canton and a 3-night Hong Kong visit with optional Macau excursion to "The Vegas of the Orient". Before your journey wraps up at Shanghai, China's most vibrant metropolis, you also visit Suzhou - the canal-laced water town, renowned for the Grand Canal, classic Chinese gardens, and silk production. A side trip to Tongli is included to admire its cobble stone alleys and Ming & Qing courtyard residences.
 
What's Included

Roundtrip non-stop flights between San Francisco (SFO) or New York (JFK) and Beijing via Air China wide-body jet service
 
All Intra-China flights, ground transportation and transfers
 
First class accommodation with private bath
 
4-night Yangtze Cruise aboard China's best 5-star M.V. Century Sky. Outside cabins with private balcony, picture window and private bath
 
Comprehensive private sightseeing tours and evening shows including entrance fees
 
Yangtze Cruise shore excursions including port taxes
 
48 bountiful meals including 19 American buffet breakfast, 15 lunches and 14 dinners
 
Unique culinary events including an authentic Peking Duck dinner, a traditional Mongolian Barbecue buffet lunch, a delicious Dumpling Banquet in Xian, Dim Sum at Hong Kong’s iconic Jumbo Seafood Floating Restuarant
 
Exclusive Culture InSites Program: Hutong tour in rickshaws, including a visit to kindergarten, Drum Tower, local family visit, home-hosted lunch, etc.
 
Exclusive experience of flashy new maglev ride in Shanghai
 
Professional service of an expert, resident Tour Director throughout China for a group of 10 travelers or more
 
Professional local guiding service in each destination city
 
Baggage handling service throughout China
 
Special evening shows including Tang Dynasty stage show and a breathtaking Shanghai Acrobatics
 
Trip Summary
 
Day 1
Depart USA
Day 2
Beijing
Day 3
Beijing
Day 4
Beijing
Day 5
Yangtze Cruise
Day 6
Yangtze Cruise
Day 7
Yangtze Cruise
Day 8
Yangtze Cruise
Day 9
Hong Kong
Day 10
Hong Kong
Day 11
Hong Kong
Day 12
Guilin
Day 13
Guilin
Day 14
Yangshuo
Day 15
Xian
Day 16
Xian
Day 17
Suzhou
Day 18
Shanghai
Day 19
Shanghai
Day 20
Shanghai
Day 21
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