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19 Day Classic China & Yangtze River Super Value

  Code: 7YS19VU
ESCORTED/LOCALLY GUIDED

Visits: Beijing, Shanghai, Upstream Yangtze River Cruise, Chongqing , Xian,Guilin ,Guangzhou, Hong Kong

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY:

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

CHINA

Day 2 Arrive Beijing
Upon arrival, you are met and escorted to your hotel.
Presidential Plaza Beijing

Day 3 Beijing

Tour Tiananmen Square, then on to the Imperial Palace's For­bid­den City, including admission to living quarters and jewelry sections. Then tour the exquisite Summer Palace with a boat ride on Lake Kunming (weather permitting). Enjoy a Peking Duck dinner party this evening.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Party

Day 4 Beijing

Behold the astonishing Great Wall today. After lunch, visit a cloisonn¨¦ factory. Then walk along the Sacred Way to the Ming Tombs and Chang Ling Exhi­bition Hall. After dinner, attend an exciting show, ¡°The Legend of Kung Fu.¡±
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Show

Day 5 Beijing

The day is free to explore. Perhaps join our optional Hutong tour: a pedicab ride takes you through the Hutong district's ancient narrow streets. Visit Gu Lou (Drum Tower) and enjoy the views of the city below.
MEALS: American Breakfast

Day 6 Beijing/Shanghai

Today, fly to cosmopolitan Shanghai, China's center of commerce. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore at your leisure. After dinner this evening, attend an acrobatic show.
Hua Ting Hotel & Towers
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Shanghai

Full day tour shows Nanjing or Huai Hai Road and the rich dynastic collections at the Shanghai Museum. In the afternoon visit the Jade Buddha Temple, a carpet factory, The Bund and see a charming performance at the Children's Palace.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 Shanghai/Yichang*

Morning is free in Shanghai. Fly to Yichang. Then, board your cruise ship and begin your cruise upstream.
Victoria Cruises' ship
MEALS: American Breakfast, Dinner
*If direct flight is not available, fly to Wuhan and travel by motor coach on to Yichang.

Day 9 Yangtze River Cruise: San Dou Ping/Xiling Gorge

Stop at San Dou Ping to see the Three Gorges Dam Project. Board the ship and 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 10 Yangtze River Cruise: Wu Gorge/Daning River Small Gorges or Shennong Stream/Qutang Gorge

Early this morning, marvel at Wu Gorge's deep zigzagging valley. At Wushan, take an excursion via cruiser up to see the Daning River's splendid Small Gorges. 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 11 Yangtze River Cruise: Shibaozhai*

A shore excursion at scenic Shibaozhai shows its 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 Wazhou.

Day 12 Yangtze River Cruise: Chongqing/ 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 Xi'an. Check into your hotel.
Sheraton Xi'an Hotel
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 Xi'an

An extraordinary day begins as you tour the life-sized terra-cotta army, no two alike, buried with the emperor for over 2200 years; Circle Vision Movie; Bronze Chariot, and the collections at the renowned Shaanxi Provincial Historical Museum. Tonight, enjoy a fabulous Tang Dynasty dinner show.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Show

Day 14 Xi'an/Guilin

Fly on to Guilin, heart of a magnificent landscape. Highlights are the Reed Flute Cave and Fu Bo Hill's dramatic rock formations.
Sheraton Guilin Hotel
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 Guilin

A cruise along the Li River reveals the haunting beauty of Guilin's mist-wrapped peaks surrounding the river en route to Yangshuo.
Sheraton Guilin Hotel
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner in Hotel

HONG KONG

Day 16 Guilin/Guangzhou/Hong Kong

We fly to Guangzhou and enjoy a tour of Chen Clan Temple and Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. Transfer by train to Hong Kong.
InterContinental Grand Stanford
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch

Day 17 Hong Kong

Our Hong Kong Island tour passes through Stanley Market, Repulse Bay included is a sampan tour of the floating community at Aberdeen and a ride up to Victoria Peak to obtain spectacular panoramic views of the city and its splendid harbor.
MEALS: American Breakfast

Day 18 Hong Kong

Day at leisure to shop and explore on your own. Perhaps join one of our optional tours.
MEALS: American Breakfast

Day 19 • Depart Hong Kong for San Francisco.

Fly home aboard United Airlines.


CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS:
BEIJING: 4 Nights Presidential Plaza Beijing

Tiananmen Square , Forbidden City's Imperial Palace , Summer Palace with Lake Kunming Cruise , Peking Duck Dinner Party , Great Wall, Cloisonn¨¦ Factory, Sacred Way to Ming Tombs , Chang Ling Exhibition Hall , ¡°The Legend of Kung Fu¡± Show
SHANGHAI: 2 Nights Hua Ting Hotel & Towers
Nanjing or Huai Hai Road Shops, Shanghai Museum , Jade Buddha Temple,Carpet Factory,The Bund , Performance at the Children's Palace, Acrobatic Show
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: Day Tour
Stilwell Museum
XI'AN: 2 Nights Sheraton Xi'an Hotel
Terra-Cotta Warriors, Bronze Chariot , Circle Vision Movie, Shaanxi Provincial Historical Museum , Tang Dynasty Dinner Show
GUILIN: 2 Nights Sheraton Guilin Hotel
Li River Cruise, Reed Flute Cave, Fu Bo Hill
GUANGZHOU: Day Tour
Chen Clan Temple, Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
HONG KONG: 3 Nights Inter Continental Grand Stanford Hotel
Stanley Market, Repulse Bay, Sampan ride at Aberdeen ,Victoria Peak


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
Escorted throughout China by a professional Tour Manager; locally guided in Hong Kong
13 nights in deluxe hotels; 4 nights on Victoria Cruises' ship in outside cabin with balcony
16 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 11 dinners
Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel, baggage handling, hotel taxes and service charges
$100,000 Automatic Flight Insurance for transpacific air ticketed by PDT
USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program


SUNDAY DEPARTURES; THURSDAY 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 8

Apr 26

$2,933

$3,518

$3,678

$1,280

Apr 15

May 3

$2,933

$3,518

$3,678

$1,280

Apr 22

May 10

$2,933

$3,518

$3,678

$1,280

Apr 29

May 17

$2,933

$3,518

$3,678

$1,280

May 6

May 24

$2,933

$3,518

$3,678

$1,280

May 13

May 31

$2,933

$3,518

$3,678

$1,280

May 20

Jun 7

$2,933

$3,678

$3,838

$1,280

May 27

Jun 14

$2,933

$3,678

$3,838

$1,280

Jun 3

Jun 21

$2,803

$3,548

$3,708

$1,160

Jun 10

Jun 28

$2,803

$3,548

$3,708

$1,160

Jun 17

Jul 5

$2,803

$3,648

$3,808

$1,160

Jun 24

Jul 12

$2,803

$3,648

$3,808

$1,160

Jul 1

Jul 19

$2,713

$3,558

$3,718

$1,090

Jul 15

Aug 2

$2,713

$3,558

$3,718

$1,090

Aug 5

Aug 23

$2,713

$3,558

$3,718

$1,090

Aug 19

Sep 6

$2,933

$3,778

$3,938

$1,340

Sep 2

Sep 20

$3,023

$3,768

$3,928

$1,420

Sep 9

Sep 27

$3,113

$3,858

$4,018

$1,470

Sep 16

Oct 4

$3,113

$3,858

$4,018

$1,470

Sep 23

Oct 11

$3,243

$3,988

$4,148

$1,580

Sep 30

Oct 18

$3,243

$3,988

$4,148

$1,580

Oct 7

Oct 25

$3,243

$3,988

$4,148

$1,580

Oct 14

Nov 1

$3,243

$3,988

$4,148

$1,580

Oct 21

Nov 8

$3,243

$3,988

$4,148

$1,580

Oct 28

Nov 15

$3,243

$3,988

$4,148

$1,580

Nov 4

Nov 22

$2,873

$3,458

$3,618

$1,270

Nov 11

Nov 29

$2,803

$3,388

$3,548

$1,190

Nov 18

Dec 6

$2,803

$3,388

$3,548

$1,190

Dec 2

Dec 20

$2,533

$3,198

$3,358

$930

Dec 9

Dec 27

$2,533

$3,378

$3,538

$930

2008:

Jan 6

Jan 24

$2,573

$3,238

$3,398

$980

Jan 13

Jan 31

$2,573

$3,238

$3,398

$980

Feb 17

Mar 6

$2,573

$3,158

$3,318

$980

Mar 2

Mar 20

$2,803

$3,388

$3,548

$1,160

Mar 16

Apr 3

$2,803

$3,388

$3,548

$1,160

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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