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14 Day Yangtze River Super Value - Downstream

  Visits: Beijing. Xian. Chongqing. Yichang. Shanghai
MV Paradise cruise ship
Tour code: YZSDN

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1/Friday USA to Beijing

Fly your hometown to Beijing via our selected airline flights

Day 2/Saturday Arrive Beijing

Arrive Beijing, 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, our friendly guide will meet and transfer you to Chang An Grand Hotel (5 Star deluxe).

Day 3/Sunday Beijing (B, L, D)

Full day escorted city tour includes Tiananmen Square, the largest square in the world, where the five-star red flag is raised at dawn, and lowered at sunset everyday; the Ancient. Forbidden City, the larges and best preserved palace in the world; the beautiful Summer Palace, one of the most classical gardens in the world.

Day 4/Monday Beijing (B, L, D)

Full day escorted excursion to the Badaling Great Wall, drive through the Sacred Way to visit the Changling Exhibition of the Ming Tombs with lunch and dinner

Day 5/Tuesday Beijing (B, L, SD)

Morning visit the Temple of Heaven where the Emperors worshipped to see local people doing Taiji and morning exercises. Afternoon visit Beijing's Hutongs 每 traditional Chinese courtyards dating from 700 years ago, enjoy Peking Duck dinner and cultural show tonight.

Day 6/Wednesday Beijing to Xi'an (B, L, D)

Take a morning flight 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. An afternoon city tour includes the Big Wild Goose Pagoda dating from the Tang Dynasty, 1352 years ago, and also visit the Sha'anxi Provincial Historical Museum, the greatest finds of the century. Check into Xian Aurum International Hotel (4 star deluxe).

Day 7/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 每sized terra-cotta warriors were buried with the first emperor for over 2200 years. Enjoy a dumpling dinner and Tang Dynasty Music Show tonight.

Day 8/Friday Xi'an to Chongqing/Cruise (B, L, D)

Take a morning flight to Chongqing , the mostly hilly city in China, upon arrival, 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.

After dinner, board MV. Paradise cruise ship for pre-sailing overnight.

Day 9/Saturday Yangtze River Cruise 每 Fengdu (B, L, D)

Today you begin your downstream cruise. Arrive at Fengdu, the legendary Ghost Town. You will visit the Mingshan Hill's temples. Continue to sail to Badong.

Day 10/Sunday Yangtze River Cruise 每 Shennong Stream (B, L, D)

The cruise will sail through the most magnificent Qutang Gorge, the first of the Three Gorges. Then you will be transferred to a small sampan for an excursion along the Shengnong Stream to view the Parrot Gorge and Dragon Boat Gorge. Return to the cruise and you will pass the Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge.

Day 11/Monday Yangtze River Cruise/Yichang to Shanghai (B, L)

You will be taken on a bus to cross the Three Gorges Bridges to see this controversial project up in the close. The project includes the five-step ship lock, the diversion canal, power station and dam construction. Arrive at Yichang at 1:30pm, transfer to airport and fly to Shanghai, check into Galaxy Hotel (4 star deluxe).

Day 12/Tuesday 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. This evening, after dinner, attend an amazing Shanghai acrobatic show.

Day 13/Wednesday 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 14 /Thursday Shanghai to USA (B)

Departure transfer to the airport for homeward flight. Your flight will bring you back home the very same day.

B= Breakfast L= Lunch D= Dinner

Tour code: YZSDN

April 每 November 2007 Departure Dates & Cost

Departure Date
Friday

Return Date
Thursday

Package Rate
Per Person

LAX / SFO
Per person

New York
Per person

Single Supplement

2007. 3. 30

4. 12

USD 1389

USD 2239

USD 2389

USD 540

4. 06

4. 19

USD 1399

USD 2249

USD 2399

USD 540

4. 13

4.26

USD 1399

USD 2249

USD 2399

USD 540

4.20

5. 03

USD 1399

USD 2249

USD 2399

USD 540

5.04

5. 17

USD 1409

USD 2259

USD 2409

USD 550

5.11

5.24

USD 1409

USD 2299

USD 2449

USD 550

5.18

5.31

USD 1409

USD 2359

USD 2509

USD 550

5.25

6.07

USD 1399

USD 2349

USD 2499

USD 520

6.01

6.14

USD 1399

USD 2349

USD 2499

USD 520

6.08

6.21

USD 1399

USD 2349

USD 2499

USD 520

6.15

6.28

USD 1399

USD 2349

USD 2499

USD 520

6.22

7.05

USD 1399

USD 2349

USD 2499

USD 520

6.29

7.12

USD 1399

USD 2349

USD 2499

USD 520

7.06

7.19

USD 1399

USD 2349

USD 2499

USD 520

7.13

7.26

USD 1399

USD 2349

USD 2499

USD 520

7.20

8.02

USD 1399

USD 2249

USD 2499

USD 520

7.27

8.09

USD 1399

USD 2349

USD 2499

USD 520

8.03

8.16

USD 1399

USD 2349

USD 2499

USD 520

8.10

8.23

USD 1399

USD 2349

USD 2499

USD 520

8.17

8.30

USD 1399

USD 2349

USD 2499

USD 520

8.24

9.06

USD 1429

USD 2379

USD 2529

USD 600

8.31

9.13

USD 1429

USD 2379

USD 2529

USD 600

9.07

9.20

USD 1429

USD 2329

USD 2479

USD 600

9.14

9.27

USD 1429

USD 2329

USD 2479

USD 600

9.21

10.04

USD 1429

USD 2329

USD 2479

USD 600

9.28

10.11

USD 1429

USD 2329

USD 2479

USD 600

10.05

10.18

USD 1429

USD 2329

USD 2479

USD 600

10.12

10.25

USD 1429

USD 2329

USD 2479

USD 600

10.19

11.01

USD 1429

USD 2329

USD 2479

USD 600

10.26

11.08

USD 1389

USD 2289

USD 2439

USD 560

11.02

11.15

USD 1389

USD 2289

USD 2439

USD 560

Please add $40 per person for cabins with balcony on the cruise ship

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
-- 9 night hotel accommodation with buffet breakfast at the first class hotels below:
-- 4 nights at Beijing Chang An Grand Hotel or similar (5 star)
-- 2 nights at Xian Aurum International Hotel or similar (4 star)
-- 3 nights at Shanghai Galaxy Hotel or similar (4 Star)
-- 3 nights on MV Paradise of Presidential Cruises with balcony cabins & all meals on board.
-- Escorted sightseeing tours, and meals as specified.
-- Professional English speaking tour guide service in each city
-- Peking Duck Dinner and cultural show
-- Xi'an Dumpling dinner & Tang Dynasty Music show
-- Shanghai Acrobatic show

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 ※YZSDN§ at time of booking
-- Please provide your passport copy upon reservation
-- For additional air add-on from your departure city, please contact us.
-- We mainly use Northwest, United , Japan , AA, Air China, China Eastern, 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.
-- The single supplement is for both hotel and cruise.
-- We highly recommend you purchase our travel insurance program
-- Extra night hotel in Beijing $ Shanghai is available upon request

   


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