The Dragon Heart of China & Yangtze (2010)

14 Days from only $3459

Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Chongqing, Yangtze Cruise, Shanghai


Cruise into the heartland of the "Dragon" on the Mighty Yangtze River, this phenomenal itinerary offers you a panorama view of China's past, present and future with eye-opening visits to the Imperial Beijing, Historical Xian, Scenic Guilin and Cosmopolitan Shanghai in a memorable two weeks.

Begin with Beijing, where you will tour the imperial capital's many charms, including the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, and the Great Wall of China. Continue to the ancient capital city of Xian, tour the city's many pagodas and temples, go for a bicycle ride along the city wall, and see the famous Terracotta Warrior Army. Then you fly to the subtropical Guilin and spend a day sailing down the Li River, as a rich tapestry of limestone hills rise majestically out of the earth in front of you.

After visiting Giant Panda in Chongqing, you embark on a 3-night cruise aboard China's most luxurious M.V. Century Diamond. Sail through the legendary Three Gorges region, including tour the picturesque Daning River on a peapod boat and a fascinating transit through the Three Gorges Dam's five-stage lock system. Your inspiring journey concludes at Shanghai, where you tour the colonial Bund and the lovely Yu Garden as well as the renowned Shanghai Museum, and the Jinmao Tower.
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 12 international buffet breakfast, 10 lunches and 11 dinners. A La Carte dining on the 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
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Yangtze Cruise
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Fly home