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Tracking through the Gorges of the Yangtze is now done just for show

 

China in 13 days 13 days/11 nights
Duration 13 days (full package)
12 days (land only)
Places Visited: Shanghai, Yichang, Chongqing, Xian, Beijing
UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Terracotta Warriors, Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven
Max Group Size: 16
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Route map, China in 13 days

HIGHLIGHTS
• Tour Shanghai and marvel at its modernizations
• Revel in a upsteam cruise on the Yangtze aboard a five-star luxury ship with your own private balcony.
• Visit the panda exhibit at Chongqing Zoo
• Gaze upon the army of terracotta figures guarding the tomb of China's first emperor
• Climb the Great Wall, enter the Forbidden City, stroll through the Summer Palace and visit the Temple of Heaven
• Savor special meals including Peking Duck
• Attend a Peking Opera (Beijing) and famed acrobatic show in Shanghai

INFORMATION

 

ITINERARY

Days 1-2
Your journey takes you over Canada, Alaska, parts of eastern Russia and Japan. You'll lose a day crossing the International Date Line. You arrive in Shanghai in the afternoon. You'll be met and taken to your hotel.

Grand Mercure Hongqiao

Day 3 SHANGHAI
Enjoy a tour of China’s most populous city and commercial hub. You’ll go to the modern Shanghai Museum, one of the best in China, stroll on the waterfront Bund, where Western traders set up shop in the 19th and 20th centuries, and visit beautiful Yu Garden, a fine example of private garden dating back 400 years. A camellia found there was said to have been planted by the original owner. Tonight attend an acrobatic performance

Grand Mercure Hongqiao Hotel B L D

Day 4 SHANGHAI/YICHANG
After a leisurely morning, fly to Yichang where you'll board your deluxe cruiser for a four-day, four-night voyage up the Yangtze River through the Three Gorges.

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Days 5-7 YANGTZE RIVER
Your cruise includes shore excursions to the Three Gorges Dam Site, Shennong Stream or Daming River, and Fengdu or Shibaozhai. The captain hosts welcome and farewell banquets. Many shipboard activities await. Evening entertainment invites passengers to join in the fun.

Victoria Cruise Ship B L D

Day 8 CHONGQING/XIAN
After disembarking the cruise ship you will have a tour of Chongqing, the wartime capital of China. The tour includes a stop at the panda house at Chongqing Zoo. In the afternoon fly to Xian. Stop at the City Wall, one of the most complete and best preserved in China.

Howard Johnson Ginwa Plaza B L D

Day 9 XIAN
Today you'll visit the amazing display of terracotta figures guarding the vast tomb of China's first emperor. This extraordinary treasure was discovered 34 years ago by some farmers digging a well, although its existence had been rumored for centuries in legends. You will also go to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda built in the 8th century to house Buddhist scriptures brought from India. In the evening dine on dumplings, a local specialty, and attend a glittering performance of song and dance from the Tang Dynasty, 1300 years ago, when Xian, then called Chang’an, was capital of China and one of the grandest cities in the world.

Howard Johnson Ginwa Plaza B L D

Day 10 XIAN/BEIJING
Morning fly to Beijing. In the afternoon visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, the city’s two most important sites. Tiananmen means the Gate of Heavenly Peace and the square in front is the largest in the world. Chairman Mao still dominates the square 34 years after his death, with his giant portrait at the north end and his mausoleum at the south. Behind imposing red walls is the Forbidden City, a vast collection of buildings reputed to comprise 9,999 rooms. It was home to emperors of both the Ming and Qing dynasties — a span of more than 500 years. Remainder of day at leisure.

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Day 11 BEIJING
Today you’ll go to the Great Wall, China’s best-known heritage site. The wall extends thousands of kilometers across northern China and is actually a collection of walls built over two millennia. The section of wall you’ll be visiting rises and falls along the ridges of the Yin and Yan Mountains at Mutianyu, a two-hour coach ride north of the city.  After lunch, you’ll go to the Summer Palace, once a favorite haunt of the Empress Dowager Cixi, de facto ruler of China until her death in 1908. Tonight enjoy a performance of traditional Chinese opera. The tales are drawn from China’s rich history and include myths and age-old traditions.

Presidential Plaza B L D

Day 12 BEIJING
In the morning visit the beautifully symmetrical Temple of Heaven. It was here emperors would troop in splendid procession each year to render homage to Heaven and pray for a good harvest, communing with Heaven from a stone altar. The temple’s exquisite blue glazed dome is a defining symbol of the capital. Later enjoy a ride through one of Beijing’s old residential sections called hutongs, which are fast disappearing as the city modernizes. Afternoon free for shopping or exploring the city on your own.

Presidential Plaza B L D

Day 13 BEIJING/HOME
Enjoy a leisurely morning; around noon transfer to the airport for your flight home OR extend your stay in Beijing OR exit through Hong Kong. Ask us for details.

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Accommodations
5-star Grand Mercure Hongqiao, Shanghai
5-star Victoria Cruises
5-star Howard Johnson Ginmwa Plaza, Xian
5-star Presidential Plaza Hotel, Beijing

 

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”

Mark Twain

 

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Prices are in Canadian dollars per person based on double occupancy
Full package departs from Vancouver, BC Add-on airfares other cities click here
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If you are taking the Land Only package, you might want to consider coming to Shanghai a day or two early. We'd be happy to arrange additional nights at your hotel for you.
Add-On Airfares
Victoria $150
Edmonton, Calgary $250
Regina, Winnipeg $380
Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal $425
Halifax $550
Seattle,Portland $150
For other cities please contact us

 

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