Yangtze River Cruise China

   
 
 

China Three Gorges Deluxe River Cruise

Yangtze River Cruise

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The Three Gorges Deluxe River Cruise is a twelve (12) day cruise including a stay on the President 8 Cruise Ship, hotel accommodations for stays along your journey, 27 meals throughout, airfare within China as stated within the itinerary, shore excursion and much more along the great Yangtze River. You will have the opportunity to visit many of the bustling popular cities as well as some small quaint towns you may have never heard of. A journey like this will sure to educate as well as gratify your interests in the Chinese culture.

Tour Highlights:

BEIJING: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden Palace, the Great Wall and Peking Duck Dinner

CHONGQING: Panda Zoo and Great Hall

XIAN: Terra Cotta Museum with Warriors, Tang Dynasty Dinner and Show

SHANGHAI: City tour with the Bund, Yu Yan Gardens, Jade Buddha, Mongolian BBQ and famous Chinese Acrobats performance

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Beijing

Arrive in the evening and transfer on your own to your 5* hotel. Due to various arrival times, meals are on your own. Overnight at Grand Mercure Hotel or similar.

 
Day 2     Beijing
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

Morning city tour of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Then tour the Hutong, the old part of Beijing via rickshaw bicycle. End the tour with a visit to a local family for lunch. The balance of the day, including dinner is on your own.

Overnight at Grand Mercure Hotel or similar.

 
Day 3     Beijing
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

This morning you will depart for an excursion to the Great Wall, where lunch will be served after the tour. On your way back, visit a Jade factory and stop for a photo opportunity at the fabulous “Birds Nest” Olympic Stadium.. In the evening enjoy a welcome dinner featuring the famous Peking Duck!

Overnight at Grand Mercure Hotel or similar.

 
Day 4     Beijing - Xian
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

After breakfast, your visit of historic Beijing includes the Lama Temple and the Temple of Heaven. A Beijing noodle lunch is followed by a flight to Xian. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel with free time to relax at your new destination. Dinner is on your own.

Overnight at Days Suites or similar

 
Day 5     Xian
On Board the MS Yangtze President 8
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Full day of sightseeing, begins with a visit to the excavation site and the Terra Cotta Museum. This is followed by a short stop at the Xian Ceramic and Art Workshop. Your Chinese lunch includes a noodle making demonstration. In the afternoon learn more about Shaanxi Province, with a visit to the historical museum. In the evening a dumpling dinner is followed by an entertaining Tang Dynasty

performance. Overnight at the Days Suites or similar

 
Day 6     Xian - Guilin
On Board the MS Yangtze President 8
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

Morning visits to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the historic City Walls, before transfering to the airport for your flight to Guilin. The balance of the day is free. Overnight at Bravo Hotel or similar.

 
Day 7     Guilin - Yangshuo
On Board the MS Yangtze President 8
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

Morning cruise along the mystical Li River. Lunch at a local restaurant followed by free time to explore West Street and Yangshuo at your own pace. Dinner is on your own.

Overnight at Green Lotus Hotel or similar.

 
Day 8     Yangshuo
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

The morning is highlight will be bamboo rafting along the Yulong River, visiting local villages and farms. Lunch at a local restaurant with the balance of the day free. In the evening enjoy an optional cultural performance. Overnight at Green Lotus or similar.

 
Day 9     Yangshuo - Guilin - Chongqing
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

Return back to Guilin with a visit to the Reed Flute Cave before transfering to the airport for your afternoon flight to Chongqing. On arrival, transfer to your hotel with the balance of the day free.

Overnight at Hilton Hotel or similar.

 
Day 10     Yangtze River
On Board the MS Yangtze President 8
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

CHONGQING- Embarkation (B,L)

In the morning you will stop by the Chongqing Zoo to see view the famous Panda exhibit. In the afternoon, for World War II buffs, visit the Stillwell Museum, followed by a stop at a local market.Sichuan is famous for their piquant food, so dinner this evening will be at a hot pot restaurant (non-spicy options available). Then, transfer to the pier for embarkation aboard your deluxe Yangtze River cruise ship featuring all balcony cabins!

 
Day 11     Yangtze River
On Board the MS Yangtze President 8
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Morning optional tour to Fengdu. After lunch enjoy the included excursion to Shibaozhai. Evening Captain’s Welcome Banquet.

 
Day 12     Yangtze River
On Board the MS Yangtze President 8
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Morning optional tour to the White Emperor City. Following passage thru the Qutang and Wu Gorges, board small sampans for your included boat excursion along the Shennong Stream.

 
Day 13     Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

Morning tour of the Three Gorges dam site. Disembark in Yichang and transfer on to your flight to Shanghai. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is on free and diner is on your own.

Overnight at Sunrise on the Bund Hotel or similar.

 
Day 14     Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Morning sightseeing of old Shanghai, with a tour of the Yu Yuan Gardens. Free time on your own for lunch in the old town area. In the afternoon enjoy a tour of the Bund and the modern but historic Shanghai Museum. Dinner at a local restaurant is followed by a performance of the famous Chinese Acrobats!

Overnight at Sunrise on the Bund Hotel or similar.

 
Day 15     Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

Today enjoy a full day excursion by train to Suzhou, China’s “Venice”, the city on canals! Your sightseeing program in Suzhou will include visits to the Garden of Master Fishing Nets, Suzhou # 1 Silk Spinning Factory, a Grand Canal Cruise and a tour of the old town, before returning you back to your Shanghai hotel. (train/bus)

Overnight at Sunrise on the Bund Hotel or similar.

 
Day 16     Hong Kong
Meals: Breakfast

Transfer to the airport, and bid adieu to mainland China as you cross the South China Sea to Hong Kong. Your shuttle transfer will deliver you to your first class Kowloon hotel. Dinner on your own.

Overnight Harbor Plaza Metropolis Hotel or similar.

 
Day 17     Hong Kong
Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a thrilling half day island tour which will include visits to Victoria Peak, Stanley’s Market and the Aberdeen Fishing Village. The balance of the day is free for last minute shopping.

Overnight Harbor Plaza Metropolis Hotel or similar.

 
Day 18     Hong Kong
Meals: Breakfast

After a final breakfast, shuttle transfer to the airport for your flights back home.

 

Notes

Port & Fuel Surcharges $ 66 Per Person
Price Includes
Meals Per Itinerary
Shore Excursions Along Route
3 Night Cruise in Category of Your Choice
5 Star Hotel Accommodation
5 Intra-China Economy Class Domestic Air Segments
Sightseeing With Entrance Fees As Outlined in the Program
Air-Conditioned Tour Coaches in Each City
English Speaking Local Guides in Each City
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