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12 days / 10 nights
Visiting Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise, Yichang & Shanghai

from C$4,499   
  • per person, twin share
  • Taxes and China visa fee are additional
  • 30 days advance booking required
  • Maximum stay 60 days
Day 1 Fly Vancouver to Beijing via Hong Kong on award-winning Cathay Pacific Airways.
Day 2 Arrive Hong Kong and connect onto Dragon Air flight to Beijing, the capital of China. Transfer to Presidential Hotel.
Day 3 Visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and a boat ride on Kunming Lake. Stop at a Pearl Market before return to hotel. This evening, you will be at leisure or take an optional evening show - "the Legend of Kung Fu". (B/L)
Day 4 Full day tour to the Great Wall with cable car ride included. After lunch, visit the old Beijing—Hutongs by trishaw and have tea at a local family. This evening you will enjoy a delicious Beijing roast duck dinner. (B/L/D)
Day 5 Visit the Temple of Heaven and Yuan Long Silk Store in the morning. Afternoon flight to Xian, the great ancient capital and the eastern end of the silk road. Transfer to Howard Johnson Ginwa Plaza Hotel. (B/L)
Day 6 Visit the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses at the Tomb of Qin Shi Huang, the first Qin Emperor. After lunch, visit the Big Goose Pagoda and a jade carving factory. Reminder of the day is at leisure. (B/L)
Day 7 Today you will visit the Shanxi Provincial Museum where you will discover how Xi’an became the cradle of Chinese culture and to visit the ancient City Wall. After lunch transfer to airport for a one-hour flight to Chongqing. A panoramic city tour if time permits before transfer to the port to board your 5-star Victoria Cruise Ship, your home for the next 3 days. (B/L)
Day 8 Cruising on the Yangtze. Today’s shore excursion is to Fengdu (Ghost City) or Shibaozhai, famous for its 12-story wooden pagoda built against a sheer cliff on the river bank over 400 years ago. Cruise through the spectacular Qutang Gorge. (B/L/D)
Day 9 Cruise on the Yangtze. Today you will witness some of the most fascinating sights in all of China. Enjoy a shore excursion at Shennong Stream or Lesser Three Gorges. Continue cruising through the Wu Gorge and the west part of Xiling Gorges. (B/L/D)
Day 10 Morning excursion to the Three Gorges Dam site, the largest hydroelectric project in the world. Embark Yichang and transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai - "Paris of the Orient". Transfer to Howard Johnson Business Club Hotel. (B/L)
Day 11 Today you will visit Yuyuan Garden, the old area of the city and a stroll along the lively waterfront, known as the “Bund”. After lunch, visit the Jade Buddha Temple and a jade carving factory. After dinner, you will enjoy a stunning Acrobatic Show. (B/L/D)
Day 12 Today you will bid farewell to Shanghai and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Vancouver via Hong Kong. (B)

Package price includes: (guaranteed departure with minimum 2 participants)
  • Round-trip economy class airfare from Vancouver via Cathay Pacific Airways
  • Domestric airfares Beijing/Xian/Chongqing and Yichang/Shanghai/Hong Kong
  • Meet & assist service; transfers between airports, hotels and pier
  • 5-star Victoria Cruise
  • 5 star hotel accommodation throughout and based on 2-person sharing a room
  • Meals, sightseeing tours, entrance fees, local English speaking guide as per itinerary
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Departure Dates 2016-2017 Every TUE/THU/SAT 4-star hotels
MAR, JUN, JUL, AUG, NOV 2016-2017 $4499
APR, MAY, SEP, OCT 2012-2013 $4699

High Season Airfare Surcharge (per person):

25 MAY - 21 JUN; 02 JUL - 14 AUG; 01-10 DEC $280
22 JUN - 01 JUL; 11-23 DEC $700

Add-on fares to Vancouver/Toronto:

Victoria $100 + 90
Kelowna/Kamloops $140 + 100
Calgary/Edmonton $190 + 110
Winnipeg/Saskatoon/Regina $300 + 140
Toronto (via Toronto gateway) $240
Ottawa/Montreal (via Toronto) $330 + 100
Thunder Bay/Quebec City (via Toronto) $470 + 100
Halifax/St. John's (via Toronto) $560 + 100

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