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Uncover the cities, sights and scenery of China on this magical journey. Beijing offers insights into the history and culture and vibrant Shanghai is a confounding mix of ancient and modern. Witness the scale of the Great Wall, and the intricately carved Terracotta Warriors and experience the stunning views as you cruise the Yangtze River. Some unique highlights on this journey include lunch with a local family in their home and a visit to one of the less frequented sections of the Great Wall.
8 nights accommodation
3 nights Yangtze cruise ship
All transfers and road transport in modern, air-conditioned vehicles
3 domestic flights
All sightseeing as specified and entrance fees included
Expert Western tour leader (group size 7 minimum) and local guides throughout
2013: Mar 17, 31; Apr 7; May 5, 19; Jun 9, 16; Jul 21; Aug 18; Sep 15; Oct 13; Nov 3
2014: Mar 16, 30
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|12 Day China and The Yangtze
|12 Day Land Only
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|*Terms & Conditions: All prices are land only, ‘from’ per person, double occupancy, for travel on select departures between 26 August 2012 and 31 March 2013. International flights are not included. Seasonal surcharges and additional surcharges apply over weekends, special events and holiday periods. Not combinable with any other offer or discounted vacation package. Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received. All prices are in US dollars and correct at time of posting (11 July 2012). All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change. Please call for our current prices. CST#2001136-50.
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DAYS 1-3 - BEIJING
On arrival in Beijing, transfer to your hotel. Walk through the expanse of Tiananmen Square before continuing on foot to the impressive Forbidden City. Unearth one of Beijing’s few remaining backstreets, or hutongs, for lunch in a local home and a rickshaw ride. After viewing the famous Drum Tower, choose to explore the Wangfujing Night Markets. A trip to Mutianyu affords the opportunity to walk the incredible Great Wall of China, before the chance to dine on sumptuous Peking Duck.
Hotel: Yong An
DAYS 4-5 - XIAN
Wander the lovely Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace before a short flight to Xian. Witness the incredible number of intricate Terracotta Warriors, hidden for so long, and explore the fascinating Muslim Quarter and the Big Goose Pagoda. Don’t miss the chance to indulge in a lavish dumpling banquet.
Hotel: UAA Hotel
DAYS 6-8 - YANGTZE RIVER
Fly to Chongqing and board the handsome Victoria Empress for a cruise down the Yangtze. Relax on your private balcony as ever changing vistas of shiny new cities and remnants of old towns drift by, beholding the amazing Three Gorges. A number of compelling shore excursions enhance the trip including a fascinating visit to the dam site.
Hotel: Victoria Grace (Cruise ship)
DAYS 9-12 - SHANGHAI & ZHUJIAJIAO
A short flight to Shanghai brings you to one of the world’s most riveting cities. Admire the fashionable Art Deco streetscapes of the Bund, then visit the superb Shanghai Museum and peaceful Yu Garden. Explore the backstreets of the Old City in the lively Chinese Quarter, and visit the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao. The famed Shanghai acrobats will asround. On your last day, enjoy free time before your departure transfer.
Hotel: Rendezvous Merry