General

Tour B: China Yangtze “2 for 1” Special (By Air China)

Beijing, Xi’an, Wuhan, Yichang, Yangtze Cruise (5 Star – MV President No.7/8), Chongqing, Zhujiajiao (Water Village), Suzhou, Shanghai 17-Day (15 Nights) Tour

(Tour No: TFOB)

 

Day 1 – Hometown / Beijing  

Fly with Air Canada or West Jet to Vancouver, and then connect with Air China for your flight to Beijing. Meet your Canadian Tour Leader and start your worry-free vacation.

Day 2 – Arriving Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China. You will be greeted by your local guide and transferred to your hotel. Relax or explore Beijing at your leisure.

Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott (5-Star Design)

Day 3 – Beijing

After breakfast you will be exploring the heart of Beijing. The trip starts from Tian’anmen Square, the largest public square in the world – the square and its surrounding areas are home to some of China’s most historic monuments and government edifices. Then take a tour to the Forbidden City, the largest existing ancient architectural complex in China. At night enjoy a Welcome Peking Duck Dinner. ( B / L / SD )

Day 4 – Beijing

Spend an inspiring day at the Great Wall (Juyong Pass). Enjoy your walk along its ramparts, and absorb the breathtaking 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. In the evening enjoy a dazzling Beijing Acrobatic Show. ( B / L / D )

Day 5 – Beijing

Today you will start the day with a Rickshaw Tour around the ancient alleyways of Hutong – one of Beijing’s 700-year-old traditional cottage neighbourhoods. You can visit a family in one of the “Quadrangles”. Then, tour a pearl workshop. In the afternoon explore Wangfujing (One of Beijing’s most famous shopping streets).  (B / L / D)

Day 6 – Beijing / Xi’an

In the morning you will flight to Xi’an. Visit the historic Little Goose Pagoda and Big Goose Pagoda Square and a jade workshop. Tonight, enjoy the well-known Xi’an Special Dumpling Banquet  as you are entertained by a brilliant Tang Dynasty Show.  (B / L / SD)

Hotel: Tianyu Fields International Hotel (5-Star)

Day 7 – Xi’an

Today we begin our day with an unforgettable tour of the excavation site of more than 6,000 Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses as well as the visit to the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Reproduction Factory. For lunch, enjoy a Handmade Noodle meal accompanied by a noodle-making show. After lunch we will visit the historical Muslim Quarter Market which is the hub of a community of about 20,000 Muslims. Then you will be transferred to your hotel, so you can enjoy a free evening. Dinner on your own.  ( B / L )

Day 8 – Xi’an / Wuhan ~ Yichang ~ Yangtze River Cruise

Today, you will fly to Wuhan, hop on a ride to Yichang. In the evening, board the deluxe cruise ship MV President No.7/8 to catch every splendid and amazing moment 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 9 – 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 for 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 10 – 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 11 – 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 12 – Arriving Chongqing (Overnight)

After breakfast you will disembark the cruise in the city of Chongqing where you are going to have a wonderful city tour that will include the Chongqing Zoo (which is famous for its conservation of Pandas, tigers and other species) and  the Huguang Guild Hall, a 200-year old sprawling architectural complex of buildings, courtyards, and gardens. At noon you will treated to a Special Sichuan Style Lunch. Free afternoon or an optional tour in which you can enjoy the fantastic city of Chongqing at Night and a Hot Pot dinner where the dish isn’t just food, but a culinary experience.  ( B / L )

Hotel: Chongqing Hilton Hotel (5-Star)

Day 13 – Chongqing / Shanghai ~ Suzhou

After breakfast we will fly to Shanghai (China’s most populous city and seaport). Take a bus ride to Suzhou (famous for its canals, bridges and classical gardens). Enjoy a Night Tour of this lovely Venice of the Orient.  (B / L / D)

Hotel: Jinke Grand Hotel (5-Star)

Day 14 – Suzhou ~ Zhujiajiao (Water Village) ~ Suzhou

A full day tour includes a trip to the Suzhou Museum, the Lingering Garden, the Xumen Gate , a Suzhou Canal Cruise, and a visit to a silk factory. In the afternoon walk around the Water Village of Zhujiajiao, which has a history spanning over 1,000 years.  At night enjoy a China Farewell Dinner.  (B / L / SD)

Day 15 – Suzhou ~ Shanghai

Return to Shanghai and explore the Shanghai Museum, the People’s Square and walk around the “Bund”( a famous waterfront along the west bank  of the Huangpu river) . Then tour the Yuyuan Bazaar, the Pudong Development Zone, and later on take a closer look at the most attractive place in the city – The Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower. Also visit the famous Nanjing Road shopping area. After dinner a Huangpu River Night Cruise could be arranged as an optional activity for the night. (B / L / D)

Hotel: Huating Hotel & Towers (5-Star)

Day 16 – Shanghai (Free Day)

Enjoy a day at your leisure in China’s biggest city. A free one way transfer to a local shopping area will be arranged. Lunch and dinner will be on your own. ( B )

Day 17 – Shanghai / Hometown (via Beijing)

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport in Shanghai for your departure to Canada. You are to arrive home on the same day.  ( B )

 

Bon Voyage!

*B-Buffet Breakfast   L-Lunch   D-Dinner    SD-Special Dinner

 

“ My husband and I were on the above tour to China.  It was a very good, very busy, very informative, and a very enjoyable experience.  China far exceeded our expectations.  We learned so much, and saw and did so many things.  With each experience, our appreciation for your country grew.  Thank you for making that possible. “

  • Don & Irene (TFOS-1017 (CA), 2016)

 

“ ….. Want you to know it was a fantastic trip! China Star is an excellent tour company, very organized. We did and saw everything there is to see in a. Rey short time. The Yangtze cruise was also great. Thanks for helping us get there! …”

  • Wendy and Steve (TFOS-0504, 2016 )

Price

TFOB by Air China, with add-on by WestJet / Air Canada Tour Cost

 

Fuel surcharge and other cost

 

 

 

 

 

Fees to be paid locally in China:

  1. Gratuities to China escort, guides and drivers: US$170 per person for the whole trip.
  2. Gratuities to Yangtze Cruise ship crew: US$25 per person paid on the ship.

Remarks:

  1. Child (11 Yrs & under) rate: 90% of the adult fare, sharing room, no extra bed.
  2. Add on to Vancouver by West Jet or Air Canada, seats are subject to availability.
  3. Business Class Upgrade is from $3,300 per person for Vancouver / Beijing / Vancouver, seats are subject to availability.
  4. Personal Insurance: purchase of personal travel and trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended, please contact your travel agent.
  5. Air Fuel Surcharge of all Airlines are subject to change without prior notice.
  6. * 2019: Tour No: TFOB will join the tour with Tour No: YYAE in Beijing, Xian, Yangtze Cruise and Shanghai.
  7. FREE Up Grade to Executive Service Package on Yangtze President Cruise.

Shanghai

Enormous Shanghai, on China’s central coast, is the country’s biggest city and a global financial hub. Its heart is the Bund, a famed waterfront promenade lined with colonial-era buildings. Across the Huangpu River rises Pudong’s futuristic skyline, including 632m Shanghai Tower and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, with distinctive pink spheres. Sprawling Yuyuan Garden has Read more

Wuhan

Wuhan, the sprawling capital of Central China’s Hubei province, is a commercial center divided by the Yangtze and Han rivers. The city contains many lakes and parks, including expansive, picturesque East Lake. Nearby, the Hubei Provincial Museum displays relics from the Warring States period, including the Marquis Yi of Zeng’s coffin and bronze musical bells Read more

Zhujiajiao

Zhujiajiao is an ancient town located in the Qingpu District of Shanghai. The population of Zhujiajiao is 60,000. Zhujiajiao is a water town on the outskirts of Shanghai, and was established about 1,700 years ago.Read more

Suzhou

Suzhou, a city west of Shanghai, is known for its canals, bridges and classical gardens. The Humble Administrator’s Garden, dating to 1513, contains zigzag bridges over connected pools and islands. The Lingering Garden features ornate viewing pavilions and the Crown of Clouds Peak, a striking limestone formation. Tiger Hill offers attractions including the 7-story, leaning Read more

Xi’an

Xi’an is a large city and capital of Shaanxi Province in central China. Once known as Chang’an (Eternal Peace), it marks the Silk Road’s eastern end and was home to the Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang dynasties’ ruling houses. In Xi’an’s surrounding plains are the famed Bingmayong (Terracotta Warriors), thousands of life-size, hand-molded figures buried Read more

Beijing

Beijing, China’s massive capital, has history stretching back 3 millennia. Yet it’s known as much for its modern architecture as its ancient sites such as the grand Forbidden City complex, the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Nearby, the massive Tiananmen Square pedestrian plaza is site of Mao Zedong’s mausoleum and the National Read more

Chongqing

Chongqing is a sprawling municipality at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers in southwestern China. In the city center, the large, domed Great Hall of the People complex stands above pedestrianized People’s Square. On the other side of the square, the Three Gorges Museum features artifacts from the construction of the Three Gorges Read more

Yichang

Yichang is a prefecture-level city located in western Hubei province, China. It is the second largest city in the province after the capital, Wuhan. The Three Gorges Dam is located within its administrative area, in Yiling District.Read more