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11 Day Affordable China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise (Los Angeles Special) Saturday Departure

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Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

*Please Note: This vacation includes an internal air component which will not be discounted from the listed price below.
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Mar 27, 2021
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Tour Itinerary

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for China
Depart for China

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, sprawling capital of modern China; meeting and transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate to your new surroundings
Overnight: Beijing

DAY 3, Monday - Great Wall of China & Ming Tombs
After breakfast, attend an orientation meeting at approximately 7:30 AM with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers. Afterward, take a full day excursion to the Great Wall of China, the longest man-made structure on Earth, spanning nearly 4,000 miles of China's northern frontier. Stop at a local jade shop before arriving to the Great Wall. Walk along the promenades and enjoy the unrivaled scenic views of beautiful mountain passes, plateaus and grasslands from this 7th century defensive fortification. Afterward, you have lunch at a local restaurant. Continue for a walk through the site of Ming Tombs. Later, drive by the striking ultra-modern architectural site built for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, before returning to Beijing. Tonight, gather for a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Tuesday - Full Day in Beijing
Spend your day at leisure to explore Beijing on your own. Or, join the fascinating optional tour that includes the Forbidden City, Summer Palace and a visit to the Beijing Zoo to see the world-famous Pandas. Visit a local pearl shop after lunch to learn about the popular Chinese pearls. Tonight, savor an optional Peking Duck dinner, the most culturally famous meal in China
Optional: Full Day Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Panda visit at Beijing Zoo with lunch
Optional: Peking Duck Dinner
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Wednesday - Fly to Yichang, Embark Cruise
Morning optional tour to Beijing's unique Hutong area to absorb the culture and traditions of Old China, including a visit with a local family. Afterwards, transfer to the airport for your flight to Yichang. Upon arrival, continue to the port to board your ship on the Yangtze River and enjoy a buffet dinner on board. Set sail later this evening. Your next three days are going to be full of activities. There will be demonstrations on fresh water pearls and you will have the opportunity to join lectures on various topics, such as Chinese medicine, the Three Gorges and the Three Gorges Dam site. There will be evening entertainment beginning tomorrow. You will receive a full itinerary upon embarkation
Optional: Half Day Hutong Tour (AM)
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Thursday - Xiling Gorge
This morning begin sailing upstream through Xiling Gorge. Today's optional excursion visits the Three Gorges Dam near Sandouping Village. This dam is the largest hydroelectric dam in the world, nearly six times the size of the Hoover Dam. Continue sailing through Xiling Gorge, the longest section of the Three Gorges system, which is comprised of the rapids of Xietan, Qingtan and Kongling, collectively known as the Three Rapids of Xiling
Optional: Yangtze River Shore Excursion Package - Three Gorges Dam
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Friday - Wu Gorge, Qutang Gorge
Enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding mountain passes as you sail through the 25-mile long Wu Gorge, famous for its fabled Twelve Peaks. According to legend, the peaks are believed to be the spirits of 12 fairies, the most famous of them being the Shennu Feng (Goddess) Peak, which is topped by a huge rock resembling a kneeling maiden. Today, your optional tour will take you either on a scenic journey up Shennong Stream, traveling in small boats between rolling hills and rocky cliffs or, on a scenic journey up Shennv Stream, the journey is accompanied by local folk songs and dances. Continue through the Qutang Gorge, the smallest of the three Yangtze gorges, and admire its bluffed banks and lush terraced hillsides
Optional: Yangtze River Shore Excursion Package - Shennong Stream
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Saturday - Cruise to Fengdu
The ship arrives this morning at Fengdu, with its 1,900 years of history. Today's optional shore excursion will visit the Xiaoguanshan Ancient Folk Culture Park and Shuanggui Mountain. Here, you’ll experience the ancient life of China and visit beautiful temples built during the Qing dynasty. You will also encounter exquisite pagodas, pavilions, and terraces. Time to relax on board after your return to the ship
Optional: Yangtze River Shore Excursion Package - Fengdu
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Sunday - Flight to Shanghai
Disembark the cruise in Chongqing and transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai, the fastest growing city in Asia, with its dramatic ever-changing skyline. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Monday - Jade Buddha Temple & Bund
Today, visit the Jade Buddha Temple, one of the most active Buddhist temples in Shanghai, dating back to the Qing Dynasty. Enjoy a stop at a local silk carpet and embroidery shop and then experience the old world charm of the Bund, the former "Wall Street" of the foreign powers. Walk along its park-like waterfront promenade between the Wusong River and Old Town. Tonight, gather for a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Tuesday - Depart China
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast


Optional tours are available for purchase on board. Please visit this link for tour information.

Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

Countries Visited

China

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Inclusions

Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights Los Angeles-Beijing, Shanghai-Los Angeles
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-flights: Beijing-Yichang & Chongqing-Shanghai
  • 9 nights First Class accommodations
  • 3 nights Beijing
  • 4 nights cruise upstream on Victoria Cruise, Yangtze River
  • 2 nights Shanghai
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel & cruise porterage
  • All transfers
  • 19 meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners with beer
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
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    Special Features

  • Visit the Great Wall, the World’s longest man-made structure
  • Explore the classical Yuyuan Garden and the Bund Riverside♦
    ♦Saturday departures do not include the Yuyuan Garden but instead will visit the Jade Buddha Temple.
  • Not Included:
    Yangtze River Cruise gratuity charge of RMB 150 (approx. US$25) per adult per cruise (charged directly to your account upon embarkation), optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    This package is based on pre-confirmed flights from LAX via Air China and may only be purchased with these flights.

    Cruise itineraries are subject to change. Alternative sights may be visited depending upon water levels and darkness.

    While sailing with Victoria Cruises, passengers are subject to the cruise line's Terms & Conditions which can be viewed at:


    Accommodation Details:
    Please note, all decks on your Victoria Cruise ship have similar standard rooms. Plan B Promenade Deck and Plan A Bridge Deck cabins feature an additional . Please visit the Victoria Cruise ship profiles for further details.

    Click for the cruise ship scheduled for each departure. Please note that the ships are subject to change due to local conditions.

    Yangtze River Cruise cabins cannot comfortably accommodate 3 people; therefore, our triple adult and twin with child pricing reflects the additional cost of an upgrade to Executive Suite.

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    Accommodations

    Mercure Beijing Downtown
    This first class hotel is located in the city center of Beijing.

    Baolong Hotel Shanghai
    This first class hotel is about a 15 minute drive away from the city center of Shanghai.

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    Questions & Answers

    Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

    Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

    Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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