The Mighty Yangtze (2010)

15 Days from only $2419

Beijing, Yangtze Cruise, Chongqing, Chengdu (Panda Reserve), Xian, Suzhou, Shanghai

Overview

A cruise on the Yangtze has been the dream of many travelers, and this tour introduces you to China's greatest river aboard one of the world's best river cruiser-M.V. Century Sky with balcony cabin. You will discover the stunning natural beauty of the Yangtze and its cultural legacy through included daily shore excursions. Tour the world's largest construction project, the Three Gorges Dam; sail through the massive five-stage ship lock, the largest that the world has ever built; and admire the splendor of Three Gorges before the opportunity is gone forever. This tour also gives you an enhanced experience by visiting the Giant Panda Breeding Center at Chengdu, touring the Terra-Cotta Warriors in Xian, walking on the Great Wall in Beijing, dining at a home-hosted lunch, and enjoying the view of the flourishing city of Shanghai from the world's tallest hotel.
 
What's Included

Non-stop transpacific airfare from San Francisco (SFO) or New York (JFK) to Beijing via Air China
 
All Intra-China flights, transportations and transfers
 
First class hotel accommodation with private bath; International deluxe hotels in Beijing and Shanghai
 
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 including entrance fees
 
Yangtze Cruise shore excursions including port taxes
 
35 bountiful meals including 13 American buffet breakfast, 11 lunch and 11 dinner
 
Unique culinary events including an authentic Peking Duck dinner, a traditional Mongolian Barbecue buffet lunch, and a delicious Dumpling Banquet in Xian
 
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
Chengdu
Day 10
Xian
Day 11
Xian
Day 12
Shanghai
Day 13
Suzhou Excursion
Day 14
Shanghai
Day 15
Fly home