Day 1 Depart your country.
2 Arrive Beijing – Met by the local guide and transferred to your hotel
in the central district.
3 Beijing – Guide will take you to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden
City. Walking tour of the Hutongs (old neighborhoods) Balance of
the day free. Dinner on your own this evening.
4 Beijing – Guide will take you through the countryside to the Great Wall
at MuTianYu with cable car included in both directions. BLD
5 Beijing – Guide will take you to the Summer Palace of the Qing Dynasty
with a stop at the Temple of Heaven & the Lama Temple. Special
Performance of the Peking Opera this evening. BLD
6 Beijing – Free Day today. Ask your guide about shopping at the Xui-Xui
Market better known as the Silk Market for bargains or just enjoy the
city on your own. B only.
7 Beijing/Xian by air. Guide will transfer you to the airport. In Xian
you will be met by the local guide and taken lunch before going to the
Shaanxi Provincial Museum in the afternoon. Transfer to your central
area hotel for a rest before dinner. Traditional Dumpling Dinner this
8 Xian – Guide will take you to the World Famous Terra Cotta Warriors
site and to the HuaQing Pools once the Winter Palace of the Tang
Dyansty. Stop at the Jade carving workshop to see craftsmen carving
Jade and Silk Embroideries. Special Tang Dynasty Dinner and Show
this evening. BLD
9 Xian/Chongqing by air. Guide will take you to the City Wall and
the old Muslim Quarters and Mosque
in the morning before lunch.
After lunch you will transfer to the airport for your flight to Chongqing.
In Chongqing you will be met by the local guide and taken on a tour of the
city to include the park exhibition of the Yangtze River Dam project.
After dinner you will be transferred to the Victoria Cruise dock for
10 Yangtze River Cruise – Details will be in the brochure. BLD
11 Yangtze River Crusie – Sail Through the Qutang and Wu Gorges. Off
boat excursion up the Daning River or Shennong Stream. Go through
the new 3 Gorges Dam Locks this evening and dock in YiChang. BLD
12 YiChang/Shanghai A bus will take you to the new Dam site for an up
view of this world wonder. After
lunch on the boat you will be
met by the local agent who will transfer you to the airport for your flight
to Shanghai. In Shanghai you will be met by the local guide and
transferred to your central area hotel. BLD
13 Shanghai – Guide will take you to the Yu Garden in the old district known
as the #1 garden in China. After lunch you will go to the Shanghai
National Museum. After an early dinner you will attend the famous
Shanghai Acrobatic performance. BLD
14 Shanghai/Suzhou/Shanghai – Your local guide will transfer you to the
train station for a short 30 minute train ride to Suzhou known as the
Venice of the East because of the many canals. Also known for its
formal gardens. Guide will meet you on the platform and take you to
the Humble Administrator?s Garden 2nd best in China. You will visit
Tiger Hill Park , a Silk Factory and take a short boat ride on the
Grand Canal winding through the city. After dinner in Suzhou you
will be transferred back to the train station for your ride back to
Shanghai. BLD Transfer to your hotel by taxi on your own!
15 Shanghai/Home – Your guide will transfer you to the airport for your
flight home. B only.
Included: First Class hotels, most meals, domestic transportation and transfers, English
speaking guides, sightseeing as listed with some evening entertainment,
and Yangtze River
Cruise with all shore excursions with Victoria Cruises.
Not included: Tips to Guides and Drivers, visa, and any expenses of a personal nature or
not specifically listed as included. International air not included. You may
use your own air, frequent flyer miles or we will give you a quote from
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6-8 Persons $2995 pp dlb. occ. plus international air.
10+ Persons $2595 pp dlb. occ. plus international air.
Single Suppliment $595 and up*
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