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13 Day Historic Cities &Yangtze River Super Value

  Tour Code: 7YS13VU
LOCALLY GUIDED

Visits: Shanghai, Upstream Yangtze River Cruise, Chongqing, Xian, Beijing

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY:

Day 1 SAN FRANCISCO to SHANGHAI

Fly transpacific on United Airlines. Cross the International Date Line.

CHINA

Day 2 ARRIVE SHANGHAI

Upon arrival, you are met and escorted to your hotel.
Hua Ting Hotel & Towers.

Day 3 SHANGHAI

Enjoy Shanghai's famous shopping experience on Nanjing or Huai Hai Road; visit the Shanghai Museum exhibiting remarkable dynastic cultural artifacts; Yu Garden, a carpet factory, the fabled European-styled Bund and a performance at the Children's Palace.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 SHANGHAI to YICHANG*

Morning at leisure in Shanghai. Later fly to Yichang where you board your cruise ship to begin a memorable cruise upstream.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Dinner
*If direct flight is not available, fly to Wuhan and travel by motorcoach on to Yichang.

Day 5 YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE: SAN DOU PING to XILING GORGE

Stop at San Dou Ping to see the amazing progress at the Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydroelectric project in the world. Sail through the dramatic Three Gorges ship lock before continuing through Xiling Gorge, longest of the famed Three Gorges.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE: WU GORGE/DANING RIVER SMALL GORGES or SHENNONG STREAM/ QUTANGGORGE

This morning, marvel at Wu Gorge's deep zigzagging valley. At Wushan, a cruiser takes you for an excursion up the Daning River's renowned Small Gorges¨CDragon Gate, Misty or Emerald.
Continue by sampan to the picturesque mini-gorges of the Ma Du River with its clear, swift running water, unusual rock formations, and monkeys and goats along the banks. Depending on the water
level of the Yangtze River, your excursion may be on Shennong Stream with its equally spectacular small gorges. Depart Wushan, passing through dramatic Qutang Gorge, walled with steep mossy cliffs that crowd the sky.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE: SHIBAOZHAI*

A shore excursion at Shibaozhai shows its scenic 12-story wooden pagoda.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
*Alternate shore excursion may visit Fengdu or Wanzhou.

Day 8 YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE: CHONGQING to XI'AN

Disembark in Chongqing.Visit the Stilwell Museum where you will see an intriguing collection of World War II memorabilia of the famed Flying Tigers. Fly to historic Xi'an, check into your hotel.
Sheraton Xi'an Hotel .
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 XI'AN

A memorable day of sightseeing begins as you view remnants of China's ancient past: the life-sized terra-cotta army, the Bronze Chariot, Circle Vision Movie and Shaanxi Provincial Historical Museum.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 XI'AN to BEIJING

Fly to China's capital, Beijing. Check into your hotel.
Presidential Plaza
Beijing.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 BEIJING

Today's sightseeing includes vast Tiananmen Square, impressive Ming extravagance at the Forbidden City's Imperial Palace including a tour of the living quarters, museum and jewelry sections. Continue on to visit the exquisite Summer Palace, with a boat ride on its Lake Kunming
(weather permitting).
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 BEIJING

Today tour the Great Wall, one of the most amazing feats of mankind.Walk along the ancient ramparts, admiring the view of the Wall winding across the mountains. Visit a cloisonn¨¦ factory to watch the skilled artisans create their intricate designs. Stroll along the Sacred Way, lined with statues of warriors and mythical beasts, to the Ming Tombs and Chang Ling Exhibition Hall. Tonight, celebrate your memorable vacation at a Peking Duck dinner party.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Party

Day 13 BEIJING to SAN FRANCISCO

Cross the International Date Line and arrive home the same day.
MEALS: American Breakfast


CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS:
SHANGHAI: 2 Nights Hua Ting Hotel & Towers

Nanjing or Huai Hai Road's Emporiums, Shanghai Museum , Yu Garden , Carpet Factory , The Bund , Children's Palace Performance
YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE: 4 Nights Victoria Cruises' ship (outside cabin with balcony)
Victoria Cruise Upstream: Yichang , San Dou Ping (Three Gorges Dam) , Daning River's Small Gorges or Shennong Stream , Shibaozhai
CHONGQING: Sightseeing Tour
Stilwell Museum
XI'AN: 2 Nights Sheraton Xi'an Hotel
Terra-Cotta Warriors , Circle Vision Movie , Bronze Chariot , Shaanxi Provincial Historical Museum
BEIJING: 3 Nights Presidential Plaza Beijing Hotel
Tiananmen Square , Forbidden City's Imperial Palace , Summer Palace , Cruise on Lake Kunming (weather permitting) , Great Wall Cloisonn¨¦ Factory , Sacred Way to Ming Tombs , Chang Ling Exhibition Hall , Peking Duck Dinner Party


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
7 nights in deluxe hotels; 4 nights aboard Victoria Cruises' ship in outside cabin with balcony
11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 10 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 PDTours
USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program


THURSDAY DEPARTURES; TUESDAY 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 5

Apr 17

$1,778

$2,318

$2,478

$760

Apr 12

Apr 24

$1,778

$2,318

$2,478

$760

Apr 19

May 1

$1,778

$2,318

$2,478

$760

Apr 26

May 8

$1,778

$2,318

$2,478

$760

May 3

May 15

$1,878

$2,418

$2,578

$870

May 10

May 22

$1,878

$2,418

$2,578

$870

May 17

May 29

$1,878

$2,418

$2,578

$870

May 24

Jun 5

$1,878

$2,578

$2,738

$870

May 31

Jun 12

$1,878

$2,578

$2,738

$870

Jun 7

Jun 19

$1,768

$2,468

$2,628

$770

Jun 14

Jun 26

$1,768

$2,468

$2,628

$770

Jun 21

Jul 3

$1,768

$2,568

$2,728

$770

Jun 28

Jul 10

$1,768

$2,568

$2,728

$770

Sep 6

Sep 18

$1,968

$2,668

$2,828

$960

Sep 13

Sep 25

$1,968

$2,668

$2,828

$960

Sep 20

Oct 2

$1,968

$2,668

$2,828

$960

Sep 27

Oct 9

$1,968

$2,668

$2,828

$960

Oct 4

Oct 16

$1,968

$2,668

$2,828

$960

Oct 11

Oct 23

$1,968

$2,668

$2,828

$960

Oct 18

Oct 30

$1,968

$2,668

$2,828

$960

Oct 25

Nov 6

$1,968

$2,668

$2,828

$960

Nov 1

Nov 13

$1,768

$2,308

$2,468

$840

Nov 8

Nov 20

$1,688

$2,228

$2,388

$700

Nov 15

Nov 27

$1,688

$2,228

$2,388

$700

Dec 6

Dec 18

$1,488

$2,108

$2,268

$600

Dec 13

Dec 25

$1,488

$2,288

$2,448

$600

2008:

Jan 10

Jan 22

$1,488

$2,108

$2,268

$600

Jan 17

Jan 29

$1,488

$2,108

$2,268

$600

Feb 14

Feb 26

$1,488

$2,028

$2,188

$600

Feb 28

Mar 11

$1,488

$2,028

$2,188

$600

Mar 6

Mar 18

$1,598

$2,138

$2,298

$680

Mar 13

Mar 25

$1,598

$2,138

$2,298

$680

Mar 20

Apr 1

$1,698

$2,238

$2,398

$720

Mar 27

Apr 8

$1,698

$2,238

$2,398

$720


FRIDAY DEPARTURES; WEDNESDAY ARRIVALS ON UNITED AIRLINES:

Dates indicated in Bold BLACK are Guaranteed Departures.

Tour Code: 7YS13VU1

Tour Cost (Per Person)

Departure
Date

Return
Date

LAND ONLY

AIR & LAND
from
San Francisco

AIR & LAND
from
New York and Miami

Single
Supp.

2007:

Jul 6

Jul 18

$1,593

$2,438

$2,598

$720

Jul 13

Jul 25

$1,593

$2,438

$2,598

$720

Aug 3

Aug 15

$1,593

$2,438

$2,598

$720

Aug 10

Aug 22

$1,593

$2,438

$2,598

$720

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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