The Mighty Yangtze (2011)

15 Days from only $2944

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


Cruise into the heartland of China 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, laid back Chengdu, classic Suzhou, water town Tongli, and Cosmopolitan Shanghai in a memorable 15-day vacation.

Begin with Beijing, where you 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 Chengdu, to visit the Giant Panda Reserve, sip an afternoon tea at a local bamboo tea houses, and taste the famed Sichuan spicy food. Later, you take an exciting train ride, through the fertile Sichuan Basin, to Chongqing to start your relaxing 3-night cruise down the mighty Yangtze. Sail through the picturesque Three Gorges and admire its timeless beauty.

Your inspiring journey concludes at Shanghai, where you walk on the colonial Bund, and visit many of its modern architectures. From Shanghai, you take a day excursion, touring Suzhou's classic gardens, and strolling on Tongli's Old Street.
What's Included

Non-stop transpacific airfare from San Francisco (SFO) or New York (JFK) to Beijing on Air China
All Intra-China flights, transportations and transfers
First class hotel accommodation with private bath; International deluxe hotels in Beijing and Shanghai
3-night downstream Yangtze Cruise aboard one of the finese Yangtze cruise ship--M.V. President Prime. Outside cabins with private balcony, picture window and private bath
Comprehensive private sightseeing tours including entrance fees
35 bountiful meals including 13 American buffet breakfast, 11 lunch and 11 dinner (subject to change depending on China internal flight schedule)
Unique culinary events including an authentic Peking Duck dinner and a delicious Dumpling Banquet in Xian
Exclusive Culture InSites Program: Hutong tour in rickshaws, including a visit to a local family home and a home-hosted lunch, etc.
Special evening shows including Tang Dynasty stage show and a breathtaking Shanghai Acrobatics
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
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