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10 Day Three Gorges Yangtze River Super Value

  Tour Code: 7YS10VD
LOCALLY GUIDED
Beijing • Downstream Yangtze River Cruise • Shanghai

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY:

Day 1• Depart San Francisco for Beijing
Fly transpacific aboard United Airlines.

CHINA

Day 2 Arrive Beijing
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Beijing Capital Hotel

Day 3 Beijing

Today's full day tour visits vast Tiananmen Square, the Imperial Palace in the once Forbidden City, and the exquisite Summer Palace with a boat ride on Lake Kunming (weather permitting).
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 Beijing

Today, experience a highlight of your tour as you walk the ancient ramparts of the astonishing Great Wall. After lunch, visit a cloisonn¨¦ factory to watch the skilled artisans create their intricate designs. Then stroll along the Sacred Way to the Ming Tombs and Chang Ling Exhibition Hall.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 Beijing/Chongqing

Morning at leisure, then transfer to the airport for your afternoon flight to Chongqing. In the evening board your cruise ship to begin a memorable downstream cruise.
Board Victoria Cruises' ship
MEALS: American Breakfast

Day 6 Yangtze River Cruise: Shibaozhai

A shore excursion at Shibaozhai shows its scenic 12-story wooden pagoda. Over 400 years old, this magnificent pagoda is known as the ¡°Pearl of the Yangtze.¡±
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
*Alternate shore excursion may visit Fengdu or Wanxian.

Day 7 Yangtze River Cruise: Qutang Gorge/Daning River Small Gorges or Shennong Stream/Wu Gorge/Xiling Gorge

Cruise through the first of the fabled Three Gorges: Qutang Gorge hemmed by mossy cliffs. At Wushan, an excursion takes you up the Daning River to view the famed Small Gorges. Continue by sampan to the picturesque mini-gorges of the Ma Du River. Alternatively, your excursion may be on Shennong Stream with its impressive small gorges. Sail on through Wu Gorge, celebrated for its Twelve Peaks. Cruise through Xiling Gorge, most scenic of all the gorges. Finally, sail through the Three Gorges ship lock.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Yangtze River Cruise: Xiling Gorge/San Dou Ping/Yichang to Shanghai

Morning visit to the Three Gorges Dam site. Continue on to Yichang where you disembark from your ship and transfer for your flight to Shanghai.
Shanghai Hotel
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch
*If direct flight is not available, travel by motor coach to Wuhan and fly to Shanghai.

Day 9 Shanghai

Sightsee Shanghai: Jade Buddha Temple, Yu Garden, Nanjing or Huai Hai Road shops, a carpet factory, The Bund, and see a charming performance at the Children's Palace.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 Depart Shanghai to San Francisco

Fly home aboard United Airlines. Cross the International Date Line and arrive home the same day.
MEALS: Breakfast

 

CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS:
BEIJING: 3 Nights Beijing Capital Hotel
Tiananmen Square • Forbidden City's Imperial Palace • Cruise on Lake Kunming • Great Wall • Cloisonn¨¦ Factory • Sacred Way to Ming Tombs • Chang Ling Exhibition Hall

YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE: 3 Nights Victoria Cruises' ship
Victoria Cruise Downstream: Chongqing • Shibaozhai • Daning River's Small Gorges or Shennong Stream • San Dou Ping (Three Gorges Dam) • Yichang

SHANGHAI: 2 Nights Shanghai Hotel
Jade Buddha Temple • Yu Garden • Nanjing or Huai Hai Road Shops • The Bund • Children's Palace Performance


ALL INCLUSIVE FEATURES:
• Round-trip transpacific air transportation
• United Mileage Plus® members earn: frequent flyer credit with the purchase of each air/land tour package
• All intra-China air/land transportation
• Locally guided: local guides provide transfers, sightseeing, information and assistance in each city
• 5 nights in superior first class hotels; 3 nights aboard Victoria Cruises' ship in outside cabin
• 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 2 dinners
• Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel, baggage handling, hotel taxes and service charges
• Sightseeing, cultural activities and performances as noted
• $100,000 Automatic Flight Insurance for transpacific air ticketed by PDT
• USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program


SATURDAY DEPARTURES; MONDAY ARRIVALS ON UNITED AIRLINES:

Tour Cost (Per Person)

Departure
Date

Return
Date

LAND ONLY

AIR & LAND
from
San Francisco

AIR & LAND
from
New York

Single
Supp.

2007:

Apr 7

Apr 16

$1,273

$1,858

$2,018

$490

Apr 21

Apr 30

$1,273

$1,858

$2,018

$490

May 12

May 21

$1,333

$1,918

$2,078

$550

May 19

May 28

$1,333

$2,078

$2,238

$550

Jun 16

Jun 25

$1,273

$2,118

$2,278

$490

Jun 30

Jul 9

$1,243

$2,088

$2,248

$470

Jul 14

Jul 23

$1,203

$2,048

$2,208

$470

Jul 21

Jul 30

$1,203

$2,048

$2,208

$470

Aug 11

Aug 20

$1,203

$2,048

$2,208

$470

Aug 18

Aug 27

$1,203

$2,048

$2,208

$470

Sep 8

Sep 17

$1,493

$2,238

$2,398

$630

Sep 15

Sep 24

$1,493

$2,238

$2,398

$630

Sep 22

Oct 1

$1,493

$2,238

$2,398

$630

Sep 29

Oct 8

$1,493

$2,238

$2,398

$630

Oct 6

Oct 15

$1,493

$2,238

$2,398

$630

Oct 13

Oct 22

$1,493

$2,238

$2,398

$630

Oct 20

Oct 29

$1,493

$2,238

$2,398

$630

Oct 27

Nov 5

$1,493

$2,238

$2,398

$630

Nov 3

Nov 12

$1,223

$1,808

$1,968

$490

Nov 10

Nov 19

$1,223

$1,808

$1,968

$490

2008:

Mar 15

Mar 24

$1,153

$1,738

$1,898

$410

Mar 22

Mar 31

$1,153

$1,738

$1,898

$410


Special Notes:
• Other Gateways: For domestic Add-On airfares from interior U.S. cities to San Francisco, refer to Add-On Fare Chart below.
• Air taxes and fuel surcharges are additional and subject to change.
• Land Only rate does not include transpacific air, or initial arrival and final departure transfers in Asia.
• Tour fares are subject to change.


BUSINESS CLASS AIR UPGRADE AVAILABLE

UNITED AIRLINES ADD-ON AIRFARE CHART

ZONE 1: Not Applicable

Honolulu, HI

ZONE 2: No Additional Charges

Los Angeles, CA

Portland, OR

Seattle, WA

ZONE 3: Add $40.00 to San Francisco tour fare

Eugene, OR

Las Vegas, NV

Phoenix, AZ

Sacramento, CA

Fresno, CA

Palm Springs, CA

Reno, NV

Spokane, WA

ZONE 4: Add $100.00 to San Francisco tour fare

Albuquerque, NM

Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

Houston, TX

San Antonio, TX

Austin, TX

Denver, CO

Salt Lake City, UT

ZONE 5: Add $120.00 to San Francisco tour fare

Anchorage, AK

Kansas City, MO

Omaha, NE

Detroit, MI

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

ZONE 6: Add $140.00 to San Francisco tour fare

Chicago, IL

Columbus, OH

Memphis, TN

St. Louis, MO

Cincinnati, OH

Green Bay, WI

Milwaukee, WI

Cleveland, OH

Indianapolis, IN

Nashville, TN

ZONE 7: Add $160.00 to San Francisco tour fare

New York, NY

Newark, NJ

ZONE 8: Add $240.00 to San Francisco tour fare

Baltimore, MD

Hartford, CT

Pittsburgh, PA

Syracuse, NY

Boston, MA

Manchester, NH

Richmond, VA

Washington, DC

Buffalo, NY

Philadelphia, PA

Rochester, NY

ZONE 9: Add $320.00 to San Francisco tour fare

Atlanta, GA

Greensboro, NC

Orlando, FL

West Palm Beach, FL

Charlotte, NC

Jacksonville, FL

Raleigh-Durham, NC

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Miami, FL

Tampa, FL

If your city is not shown on the lists above, please call us for information.

IMPORTANT NOTE :
The above add-on fares are applicable only when using flights on United Airlines. Valid from April 1, 2007 ¨C March 31, 2008. Fares subject to change.

  


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