Tour A: China Yangtze “2 for 1” Special (By China Eastern Airlines)
Shanghai, Suzhou, Zhujiajiao (Water Village),
Yichang, Yangtze Cruise (5 Star – MV President No. 7/8), Chongqing, Xi’an, Beijing 17-Day (15-Night) Tour
(Tour No: TFOA)
Day 1 – Hometown / Shanghai
Fly with West Jet to Vancouver or Toronto, and then connect with China Eastern Airlines for your flight to Shanghai.
Start your worry-free vacation with our guidance of Canadian Tour Leader.
Day 2 – Arriving Shanghai
Cross the International Date Line and arrive in Shanghai, China’s most populous city and seaport. Here you will be greeted by your local guide and transferred to your hotel. Relax and get some rest.
Hotel: Huating Hotel & Towers (5-Star)
Day 3 – Shanghai
After breakfast, explore Shanghai Museum and the People’s Square and along the “Bund”, then tour the Yuyuan Bazaar, Pudong Development Zone, and take a closer look of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Visit the famous Nanjing Road shopping street. After dinner a Huangpu River Night Cruise could be arranged as an optional activity for the night. ( B / L / D )
Day 4 – Shanghai ~ Zhujiajiao (Water Village) ~ Suzhou
Today, visit the XinTianDi – replica of old Shanghai. Take an excursion to Zhujiajiao (Water Village on the outskirts of Shanghai that was established about 1,000 years ago). Take a ride to Suzhou, a city famous for its canals, stone bridges, and pagodas. Enjoy a China Welcome Dinner.
( B / L / SD )
Hotel: Jinke Grand Hotel (5-Star)
Day 5 – Suzhou
Explore the Suzhou Museum, and Lingering Garden ( an UNESCO World Heritage Site ). Take a Suzhou Canal Cruise. Visit the historical Xumen Gate, and a silk factory. Experience the city’s nightlife with a Night Tour of the Venice of the Orient. (B / L / D )
Day 6 – Suzhou ~ Shanghai / Wuhan ~ Yichang ~ Yangtze River Cruise
Today, return to Shanghai for your flight to Wuhan. Hop on a ride to Yichang. In the evening, board the deluxe cruise ship MV President No.7/8. Be ready for a splendid and unforgettable cruise along the Yangtze River. (B / L / D)
Yangtze Cruise Ship: 5 Star MV President No. 7/8 (Outside Cabin with Balcony)
＊FREE UP Grade to Executive Service Package on President Cruise ＊
Day 7 – Yangtze River Cruise
Take a shore excursion at Sandouping takes you to “Three Gorges Dam”, the biggest hydroelectric dam in the world. Return to the ship and sail through the Three Gorges Dam Ship locks and the first gorge – Xiling Gorge, the longest and the most hazardous one in the famous “Three Gorges”. Tonight, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Dinner. ( B / L / SD )
Day 8 – Yangtze River Cruise
Begin your day with an excursion to Shennong Stream, which takes you almost 20 miles of cascading waterfalls, steep cliffs, karst caves, three-colored springs. Return to the cruise ship again and set sail through the second gorge – Wu Gorge, known for its odd, misty rock formations and its backdrop of soaring mountains. Later in the afternoon, you will pass the third gorge – Qutang Gorge, the shortest but the most dramatic Gorges with ancient relics scattered along its steep cliffs. Enjoy a Crew Cabaret Show at night. ( B / L / D )
Day 9 – Yangtze River Cruise
After breakfast, take a shore excursion to visit the Shibaozhai Temple, a gem of Chinese Architecture located in Zhong County, at the south bank of the Yangtze River. Enjoy Captain’s Farewell Banquet followed by a Gathering Party at night. ( B / L / SD )
Day 10 – Arriving Chongqing
After breakfast, disembark the cruise at Chongqing. You will have a city tour in Chongqing including Chongqing Zoo for lovely Pandas and Huguang Guild Hall, a 200-year old architectural complex. Special Sichuan Style Lunch will be served. Free afternoon or an optional tour to enjoy the fantastic Chongqing by Night with Hot Pot Dinner. ( B / SL )
Hotel: Chongqing Hilton Hotel (5-Star)
Day 11 – Chongqing / Xi’an
After breakfast fly to Xian (One of the largest cities in central China and the home of the Terra cotta Army). Have lunch after your arrival and then visit a very unique Muslim Quarter Market. At night you will treated to a brilliant Tang Dynasty Show while enjoying a Xi’an Special Dumpling Banquet. (B / L / SD)
Hotel: Tianyu Fields International Hotel (5-Star)
Day 12 – Xi’an
Another unforgettable full day tour begins with the excavation of more than 6,000 Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses and Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Reproduction Factory on the way. For lunch, enjoy the Handmade Noodle as you watching a noodle-making show. Transfer to hotel, and have a free afternoon. Dinner by your own arrange. ( B / L )
Day 13 – Xi’an / Beijing
On this day you will visit the historic Little Goose Pagoda, the Big Goose Pagoda Square and a jade workshop. In the late afternoon catch your flight to Beijing, the capital city of China. Dinner onboard. (B / L / D)
Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Beijing Northeast (5-Star Design)
Day 14 – Beijing
Spend an inspiring day at the Great Wall (Juyong Pass). Enjoy your walk along its ramparts, and absorb the breath-taking views. Then tour around the Summer Palace for an enchanting panorama of lake, landscape, pagodas, and pavilions. On the way back, have a closer look at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Stadium (the Bird’s Nest & the Water Cube), and visit a tea house en route. Enjoy a dazzling Beijing Acrobatic Show in the evening. ( B / L / D )
Day 15 – Beijing
Explore the heart of Beijing from Tian’anmen Square – the largest public square in the world. Standing as the largest existing ancient architectural complex in China, the Forbidden City will be sure to amaze you. Take a Rickshaw Tour around the ancient alleyways of Hutong – one of Beijing’s 700-year-old traditional cottage neighborhoods. You can visit a family in one of the “Quadrangles”. Then, visit a pearl workshop. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Peking Duck Dinner.
( B / L / SD )
Day 16 – Beijing (Free Day)
Enjoy a free day in this beautiful city. Free one way transfer to local shopping area will be arranged. Lunch and dinner will be by your own arrangement. ( B )
Day 17 – Beijing / Hometown (via Shanghai)
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport in Beijing for your departure to Canada. You are to arrive home on the same day. ( B )
*B-Buffet Breakfast L-Lunch D-Dinner SD-Special Dinner
“…Ron and I want to tell you how fantastic our holiday to China was. We had fantastic tour guides in each place.
Our main Tour guide for our whole trip was amazing as he took great care of all of us. We called him our Dad and we were his family…”
- Ron and Darlene Coulter (TOFS-1019-YYZ, 2016)
“The hotels were a delight to stay in: checking in and out was a breeze. Each one had a breakfast buffet that provided very nicely to our tastes as well as great coffee: a good sendoff for our day.
The lunch and dinner restaurants were excellent and provided vegetarian dishes for me.
The coaches were all nice and comfortable with skilled drivers.”
- Maureen Endicott (TFOS-0411, 2016)