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China and Asia Package Tours
Yangtze Cruise Connect Tour A
14-day tour of Shanghai / Upstream Yangtze Cruise / Xian / Beijing
TOUR CODE: YCA

Fully Escorted

Day 1 - USA/Shanghai
Your journey begins as you board an international flight bound for China.

Day 2 - Shanghai
Landing in Shanghai, once known as the "Paris of the East", you are met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 3 - Shanghai (B/L/D)
Immerse in the culture and sophistication of Shanghai on a full day tour of the city's premier sights. Wander the lovely paths and pavilions of the 500-year-old Yu Garden; stroll the riverfront Bund; and view all manners of Chinese arts displayed in the astounding galleries of the new Shanghai Museum. Return to the hotel at day's end to prepare for a thrilling show of the Shanghai Acrobats.

Day 4 - Shanghai/ Wuhan/Yangtze Cruise (B/L/D)
Fly to Wuhan and begin your Yangtze adventure. Arrive and aboard ship and settle into your comfortable, air-conditioned cabin. Depart upriver while the city lights fade from view.
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Day 5 - Yangtze Cruise/Yueyang (B/L/D)
Dock today amid the lush, enchanted landscapes of Yueyang and tour the Yueyang Tower and Jungshan Island with its exotic birds and foliage. Back on ship, enjoy engaging lectures and activities, and state-of-the-art facilities.

Day 6 - Yangtze Cruise/Three Gorges Dam/Two Gorges (B/L/D)
Continue cruising toward the Upper Yangtze, stopping to tour the Three Gorges Dam construction site. Then gather on deck for our entry to the Three Gorges. Sail the rushing Xiling Gorge, then a weave through the bewitching Twelve Peaks of Wu Gorge. All are brought to life by informal narratives on deck. Dock for the night in the market town of Wushan.

Day 7 - Yangtze Cruise/Three Small Gorges or Shennong Stream/Qutang Gorge (B/L/D)
Board small vessels for a breathtaking voyage on the Daning River to its Three Small Gorges, each covered with greenery and alive with the calls of birds and monkeys or sail through the beautiful Shennong Stream known for lush pine gorges and translucent water. Returning aboard ship and cut through the narrow Qutang Gorge, flanked by soaring vertical cliffs, before docking in the town of Wanxian.

Day 8 - Yangtze Cruise/Fengdu or Wanxian(B/L/D)
The Yangtze broadens our final day of sailing, past orchards, ancient temples and footpaths dotting the bank. Today's tour will present either Fengdu, a folkloric "ghost city", or Wanxian, a Sichuan market town steeped in atmosphere and color.

Day 9 - Chongqing/Xian (B/L)
Disembark in Chongqing and bid farewell to the cruise staff. Fly to Xian, China's most historic cities.

Day 10 - Xian (B/L/SD)
Xian was the cradle of ancient Chinese civilization dating back to 4,000 BC, and the capital city for eleven dynasties up to the 9th century. Tour the highlights of the city and outskirts today, none more spectacular than the army of Terra Cotta Soldiers buried around the tomb of Emperor Qin for 22 centuries, but hidden beneath the earth until their discovery in 1974. Also explore the Provincial Museum, the landmark Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and Ming-era City Gate. Conclude an awesome day with a special dinner banquet and stage show at the Tang Dynasty Theater.

Day 11 - Xian/Beijing (B/L)
Fly to Beijing, the capital of China with an incredible mix of historic and modern landmarks.

Day 12 - Beijing (B/L)
Explore the landmarks of imperial Beijing: the famous Tiananmen Square; the imposing Forbidden City, a treasure trove of art and heirlooms; the Temple of Heaven's exuberant interior and delightful park setting; and the breezy landscapes of the Summer Palace, still much as they were during the court of Empress Dowager.

Day 13 - Beijing (B/L/SD)
With its various segments stretching nearly 4,000 miles across the rugged terrain of northern China, the Great Wall is truly a world wonder. Today's visit will allow ample time to linger at the site, photograph it from dramatic perspectives, and contemplate the resilience of the ancient people who toiled under the harshest conditions to erect the wall entirely by hand. Continue to the Ming Tombs, burial site of the Ming Dynasty's royalty before returning to the city for a delicious Peking duck dinner.

Day 14 - Beijing/USA (B)
Bid farewell to China as you fly aboard your selected airline home.

 

Guaranteed Departure:
Thursday

Air & Land

Land Only

Single Supplement

LAX / SFO

NYC / IAD

      2003
Mar 20, 27, $2,640 $2,760 $1,950 $795
Apr 03, 10, 17 $2,740 $2,860 $2,050 $795
May 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 $2,740 $2,860 $2,050 $795
Jun 12, 19, 26 $2,710 $2,840 $1,950 $795
Jul 03, 10, 17 $2,710 $2,840 $1,950 $795
Aug 07, 21 $2,710 $2,840 $1,950 $795
Aug 28 $2,890 $2,990 $2,200 $900
Sep 04, 18, 25, $2,890 $2,990 $2,200 $900
Oct 09, 16, 23, 30 $2,890 $2,990 $2,200 $900
Nov 06, 13 $2,740 $2,880 $2,050 $795
Nov 20 $2,640 $2,760 $1,950 $795
Hotel Accomodations
Shanghai: Central Hotel
Cruise Line: Victoria Cruises
Xian Hyatt Hotel
Beijing New Otani Hotel  
Above AIRFARES are based economy class for your reference only. Please call us for detail informations
Asia Connect Tours reserves the right to change hotels within the same category.

 

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