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14 Day Yangtze River Super Value - Upstream

  

Visits: Shanghai . Yichang. Chongqing. Xi'an. Beijing
Upstream by MV President No 3 ¨C Splendid China Cruise ship
Tour code: YZSUP

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1/Tuesday USA to Shanghai

Fly your hometown to Shanghai via our selected airline flights.

Day 2/Wednesday Arrive Shanghai

Arrive Shanghai, the bustling cosmopolitan center of business and commerce of China. Upon arrival, our friendly will meet you and transfer you to Galaxy Hotel or similar (4 star deluxe).

Day 3/Thursday Shanghai (B, L, D)

Full day city tour includes The Bund (Waterfront), Yu Garden in the Old Town and the Jade Buddha Temple, also visit Shanghai Carpet Factory. Also visit the TV Tower ¨C the Pearl of the Orient for a bird's view of Shanghai. This evening, after dinner, attend an amazing Shanghai Acrobatic Show .

Day 4/Friday Shanghai to Zhujiajiao to Shanghai (B, L, D)

Morning excursion to Zhujiajiao, a beautifully preserved riverside village, known as the new Venice of China, lunch at a local restaurant, afternoon visit the Shanghai Museum, the architectural master piece.

Day 5/Saturday Shanghai to Yichang/Cruise (B, L, D)

Fly to Yichang, embark the 4 Star Boat MV President No 3-Splendid China of CITS Presidential Cruises, Overnight on board.

Day 6/Sunday Yangtze River Cruise/Three Gorges Dam Project (B, L, D)

Set sail at 8 a.m. Stop at San Dou Ping to see the amazing progress at the Three Gorges Dam Project. Sail through the dramatic Three Gorges Ship lock before continuing through Xiling Gorge, longest of the famed Three Gorges.

Day 7/Monday Yangtze River Cruise/Shennong Stream (B, L, D)

At Badong, transfer to small river craft on the narrow Shennong Stream to explore the Parrot and Dragon Boat Gorges. Continuing upstream, pass through the scenic Wu Gorges and the most magnificent Qutang Gorge.

Day 8/Tuesday Yangtze River Cruise/Shibaozhai (B, L, D)

A shore excursion at Shibaozhai shows its scenic 12-story wooden pagoda.

Day 9/Wednesday Arrival Chongqing to Xi'an (B, L)

Disembark in Chongqing at 9:00am. Visit the Stillwell Museum where you'll see an intriguing collection of World War II memorabilia of the famed Flying Tigers, the Painters' Village-the famous air gallery if time permits. Then Fly to Xi'an, a world-renowned ancient capital of 13 Dynasties, which is the starting point of the ancient Silk Road. Its long-standing history and colorful culture have left over numerous brilliant historical sites and precious cultural relics. Check into Aurum International Hotel Xi'an (4 Star deluxe).

Day 10/Thursday Xi'an (B, L, D)

Full day sightseeing includes the Excavations of Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, one of the greatest archaeological finds of the century, the extraordinary life ¨Csized terra-cotta warriors were buried with the first emperor for over 2200 years. Also visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Enjoy a Dumpling dinner and Tang Dynasty Music Show tonight.

Day 11/Friday Xi'an to Beijing (B, L, D)

Fly to Beijing, the capital of China, the capital of China, where the 2008 Olympic Games will be held, is the nation's political, scientific, cultural and foreign exchange center, one of the six ancient cities of China, as well as a world-renowned historical, cultural and educational city. It has not only countless ancient palaces, imperial gardens, altars, temples, tombs and other historical and cultural sites, but also many picturesque natural scenic spots. Beijing has been well known in the world for its numerous historical sites, elegant gardens and beautiful landscape. Upon arrival, visit the beautiful Summer Palace, check into Chang An Grand Hotel (5 Star deluxe).

Day 12/Saturday Beijing (B, L, D)

Today your tour starts with the visit to the Temple of Heaven where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshipped, watch the local people doing Taiji and morning exercises, then visit the world largest Tiananmen Square, and the ancient Forbidden City.

Day 13/Sunday Beijing (B, L, SD)

Full day escorted excursion to the Badaling Great Wall, walk through the Sacred Way to visit the Changling Exhibition Hall of the Ming Tombs, altogether 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty were buried here. Of them, Changling Mausoleum is well known for its grand architecture. Enjoy Peking Duck Farewell Dinner with Cultural Show tonight.

Day 14/Monday Beijing to USA (B)

Transfer to airport for our return flights. Arrive home the same day.

B= Breakfast L= Lunch D= Dinner SD= Special Dinner

Tour code: YZSUP

April to November 2007 Departure Dates & Tour Cost

Departure Date
Tuesday

Return Date
Monday

Land Only
Per Person

LAX / SFO
Per person

New York
Per person

Single Supplement

2007 .4. 03

4. 16

USD 1359

USD 2159

USD 2299

USD550

4.10

4.23

USD 1359

USD 2159

USD 2299

USD 550

4. 17

4. 30

USD 1359

USD 2159

USD 2299

USD 550

5. 01

5. 14

USD 1389

USD 2239

USD 2389

USD 580

5. 08

5. 21

USD 1389

USD 2239

USD 2389

USD 580

5. 15

5. 28

USD 1389

USD 2329

USD 2489

USD 580

5. 22

6.04

USD 1389

USD 2329

USD 2489

USD 580

5. 29

6. 11

USD 1359

USD 2259

USD 2409

USD 540

6.05

6.18

USD 1339

USD 2289

USD 2439

USD 540

6. 12

6. 25

USD 1339

USD 2289

USD 2439

USD 540

6.19

7.02

USD 1339

USD 2289

USD 2439

USD 540

6.26

7.09

USD 1339

USD 2289

USD 2439

USD 540

7.03

7.16

USD 1339

USD 2289

USD 2439

USD 540

7.10

7.23

USD 1339

USD 2289

USD 2439

USD 540

7.17

7.30

USD 1339

USD 2289

USD 2439

USD 540

7. 24

8.06

USD 1339

USD 2289

USD 2439

USD 540

7. 31

8.13

USD 1339

USD 2289

USD 2439

USD 540

8.07

8.20

USD 1339

USD 2289

USD 2439

USD 540

8.14

8.27

USD 1339

USD 2289

USD 2439

USD 480

8.21

9.03

USD 1359

USD 2279

USD 2429

USD 560

8.28

9.10

USD 1409

USD 2359

USD 2499

USD 590

9.04

9.17

USD 1409

USD 2359

USD 2499

USD 590

9.11

9.24

USD 1409

USD 2309

USD 2459

USD 590

9.18

10.01

USD 1409

USD 2309

USD 2459

USD 590

9.25

10.08

USD 1409

USD 2309

USD 2459

USD 590

10.02

10.15

USD 1409

USD 2309

USD 2459

USD 590

10.09

10.22

USD 1409

USD 2309

USD 2459

USD 590

10.16

10.29

USD 1409

USD 2309

USD 2459

USD 590

10.23

11.05

USD 1399

USD 2239

USD 2399

USD 580

Tour cost includes:

-- Round trip transpacific air transportation
-- All intra-China air/land transportation
-- Round trip transfers between airport/train station and hotel, baggage handling, hotel taxes and service charges in each city
-- 8 night hotel accommodation with buffet breakfast at the first class hotels below:
-- Shanghai Galaxy Hotel or similar (4 Star)
-- Xian Aurum International Hotel or similar (4 star)
-- Beijing Chang An Grand Hotel or similar (5 star)
-- 4 nights on MV President No 3 ¨C Splendid China (4 star Cruise) of CITS Presidential Cruises & all daily meals on board, superior standard cabins
-- Escorted sightseeing tours, and meals as specified.
-- Professional English speaking tour guide service in each city
-- Shanghai Acrobatic show
-- Xi'an Dumpling dinner and Tang Dynasty music show
-- Peking Duck Dinner and Cultural show in Beijing

Tour cost excludes:

-- Chinese visa fee-
-- USA Departure tax, China airport tax and fuel surcharge
-- Tips & gratitude to guides, drivers & porters
-- Travel insurance
-- Personal expenses

Remarks:

-- Please indicate the tour code ¡°YZSUP¡± at time of booking
-- Please provide your full names and passport numbers upon reservation
-- For additional air add-on from your departure city, please contact us.
-- We mainly use Northwest, United , Japan , AA, Air China, etc. for international carriers.
-- Extra cost may apply if our contracted air space is unavailable
-- Any reservation made within 14 days prior to departure is subject to a $50 per person late booking fee.
-- We highly recommend you purchase our travel insurance program

   


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