China Highlights with Yangtze Cruise
12 Days / 11 Nights
Beijing • Xian •Yangtze River Cruise •Shanghai
PRICE AND DATE
|May 30 – Aug 15/2023, Mar 19 / 2024||CAD 3,450||CAD 1,120|
|Apr 4 – May 16, Aug 29 – Nov 14 / 2023||CAD 3,590||CAD 1,270|
Prices include hotel accommodations, small group transfers & tours, admissions, some meals, Victoria Cruises, shore excursions and domestic flights within China. Prices exclude flights between Canada & China, gratuities & visa fees.
To customize this tour, please call 1-800-387-0387
DAY 1 Arrive Beijing
Met on arrival and transferred to your hotel.
Hotel: 4★ + Capital Hotel Beijing or similar (4 nights)
DAY 2 Beijing B, L
Morning is at leisure. This afternoon, visit the Gaobeidian Culture Village famous for its classical furniture street and museums. Enjoy facial mask painting demonstration at the village. Conclude the day at the 798 Art District, a sprawling neighborhood of Communist-era factories and warehouses converted into art galleries, boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants.
DAY 3 Beijing B, L
Today’s tour highlights include visits to the Forbidden City; Tiananmen Square, heart of People’s Republic of China; Head off to the Summer Palace, a former retreat for the Imperial family.
DAY 4 Beijing B, L, SD
Drive to the Great Wall at Badaling. Visit Badaling Great Wall followed by lunch at Friendship Restaurant. Continue your visit to Sacred Way and Ming Tombs-Changling Tomb. Tonight, celebrate the city’s culinary delights with an authentic Peking Duck Dinner.
DAY 5 Beijing – Xian B, L
This morning, enjoy a walk through the parklands at the Temple of Heaven followed by a visit to Lama Temple. Enjoy Beijing Noodle Lunch at local restaurant. Fly to Xian.
Hotel: 4★Holiday Inn Xian Big Goose Pagoda or similar (2 nights)
DAY 6 Xian B, L,SD
Morning sightseeing in Xian includes visits to Qin Shi Huang Di Tomb, with its Army of Terra-Cotta Soldiers & Bronze Chariots and Ceramic and Art Workshop. Watch a noodle-making demonstration followed by lunch and a visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Ancient City Wall. Tonight, savour a delicious dinner and enjoy a Tang Dynasty Cultural Show.
DAY 7 Xian – Chongqing B, D
Fly to Chongqing. Take a city tour in Chongqing (time permits), enjoy Sichuan flavor dinner at local restaurant before embarking on a 3-nights downstream cruise along the Yangtze River.
Hotel: 5★ Victoria Sabrina or similar (superior cabin, main deck, 3 night)
Cruise through the Qutang, Wu and Xiling Gorges, and enjoy daily shore excursions.
DAY 10 Yichang – Shanghai B
Cruise to Yichang and disembark. Fly to Shanghai. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel and balance of the day is at leisure.
Hotel: 4★ Metropark Jichen Hotel Shanghai or similar (2 nights)
DAY 11 Shanghai B, L
Full-day sightseeing includes visits to the People’s Park, Shanghai Urban Planning Museum, and Yu Garden, a beautiful garden dating back to 16th century Ming Dynasty, Old Town, Shanghai Museum with over 120,000 pieces of ancient artwork and The Bund. Your day concludes with a spectacular acrobatic show (optional).
DAY 12 Shanghai Departure B
Transfer to the airport.