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Tour F: China Yangtze Spectacular + Guilin Deluxe

Beijing, Yichang, Yangtze Cruise (5 Star-MV President No. 7/8), Chongqing, Xi’an, Guilin, Yangshuo, Zhujiajiao (Water Village) Suzhou, Shanghai

(Tour No: YYAF)

Day 1 – Hometown /  Beijing

Fly from hometown by Air Canada or West Jet to Vancouver, than connect by Air China flight to Beijing. Start your worry-free vacation with our guidance of Canadian escort from Canada.

Day 2 – Arriving Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, 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

You will be exploring the heart of Beijing after breakfast. 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. In the afternoon, you will visit Summer Palace – an enchanting panorama of lake, landscape, pagodas and pavilions. This evening, you will enjoy a special Peking Duck Dinner.  ( B /L / SD )

Day 4 – Beijing

Have an inspiring day tour to the world famous Great Wall (Juyong Pass), which winds dragon-like across northern China. Enjoy time to walk along its ramparts and absorb the breathtaking views. After lunch, you also have a close look at 2008 Beijing Olympic Stadium (The Bird’s Nest &The Water Cube).  Evening entertainment is a dazzling Beijing Acrobatic Show. ( B / L / D )

Day 5 – Beijing

Start the day with a visit to the beautiful Temple of Heaven. Then, take a Rickshaw Tour around the ancient alleyways of Beijing’s Hutong – one of Beijing’s 700-year-old traditional cottage neighborhoods. Visit a family in one of the “Quadrangles”. After lunch, visit the Wangfujing Shopping Area. ( B / L / D )

Day 6 – Beijing / Yichang ~ Yangtze Cruise

This morning will be free morning in Beijing, after lunch, take the Air China flight fly to Yichang. After dinner, you will board the deluxe cruise ship MV President No. 7 / 8 (First launch in APR 2013) starting to catch every splendid and amazing moment. ( B / L / D )
Yangtze Cruise Ship: 5 Star MV President No. 7 / 8 (Outside Balcony Cabin)
*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 Shiplocks 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 – Arrive 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. To-night enjoy the fantastic Chongqing by Night with Hot Pot dinner.  ( B / L / D )
Hotel: Chongqing Hilton Hotel (5-Star)

Day 11 – Chongqing / Xi’an

Today fly to Xi’an – one of China’s ancient capitals and visit the historic Little Goose Pagoda and Big Goose Pagoda Square and a jade workshop. Visit to Muslim Quarter Market will be arranged later in the afternoon. Dinner by your own arrange. ( B / L )
Hotel: Xi’an Branley Hotel (5-Star)

Day 12 – Xi’an

Another unforgettable full day tour is visiting the excavation of more than 6,000 Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses and Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Reproduction Factory on the way. Lunch enjoy the Handmade Noodle while watching a noodle-making show. Tonight you will enjoy the well-known Xi’an Special Dumpling Banquet while being entertained by the colourful Tang Dynasty Show.  ( B / L / SD )

Day 13 – Xi’an / Guilin

You will have a relax morning. Before your flight to Guilin, you will take a glace look at the city center. Upon arrival Guilin, you will be transferred to your centrally located Hotel. ( B / L / D )
Hotel: Guilin Waterfall Hotel (5-Star)

Day 14 – Guilin ~ Yangshuo – Guilin

This morning, enjoy a Cruise on the picturesque Li River. Then disembark at Yangshuo checking out the colourful and lively local market. Admire the beautiful Rice Paddies and Country Landscapes on the way back to Guilin. A Guilin Night Tour to Pedestrian Market will be arranged. ( B / L / D )

Day 15 – Guilin / Shanghai ~ Suzhou

Enjoy a trip to Fubo Hill and Reed Flute Cave. Take a late afternoon flight to Shanghai, upon arrival in Shanghai, and transferred to Suzhou. ( B / L / D )
Hotel: Jinke Grand Hotel (5-Star)

Day 16 – Suzhou ~ Zhujiajiao (Water Village) ~ Suzhou

A full day tour includes Suzhou Museum, Lingerine Garden, Suzhou Canal Cruise, Xumen Gate, and a silk factory. Afternoon, tour the Water Village of Zhujiajiao, which has a history spanning over 1,000 years. Enjoy a Suzhou Night Tour. Tonight enjoy the China Farewell Dinner. ( B / L / SD )

Day 17 – Suzhou ~ Shanghai

Return to Shanghai, China’s most populous city and seaport. You tour is to visit Shanghai Museum and People’s Square. You will be amazed at the beauty of historical architecture while walking along the “Bund”. Then tour Yuyuan Bazaar, Pudong Development Zone and take a close look at the famous Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Also visit the famous Nanjing Road and a tea house. Tonight Huangpu River Night Cruise as an optional tour.  ( B / L / D )
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Shanghai (5-Star)

Day 18 – Shanghai (Free Day)

Today is free to explore Shanghai. Free one way transfer to local shopping area will be arranged. Lunch and dinner on your own  arrangement. ( B )

Day 19 – Shanghai / Hometown (via Beijing)

After breakfast, transfer to airport and depart for Canada. You will arrive home on the same day. (B)


** Group Size Not More Than 24 Passengers **

 

Bon Voyage!

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

Price

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

Fuel surcharge and other cost

Remarks:

  1. Child (11 Yrs & under) rate: 90% of the adult fare, sharing room, no extra bed.
  2. Add on to Vancouver by Air Canada or West Jet, 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. Beijing join with Tour No. YTCG.
  6. Air Fuel Surcharge of all Airlines are subject to change without prior notice.
  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

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

Yangshuo

Yangshuo, a county and resort town in southern China’s Guangxi region, is known for its dramatic karst mountain landscape and for outdoor recreation. The town is set amid pinnacles like Bilian Feng (Green Lotus Peak), which has a hiking trail to the top. Tour boats offer cruises on the Li River past picturesque countryside from 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