Depart USA for Shanghai, China’s largest City.
Meet our tour guide at the arrivals hall after baggage retrieval and then transfer to our luxury accommodations for a good night’s rest.
Start our city tour at the Nanjing Road, ground zero for shoppers and entertainment seekers. Move on to the splendid Yu Garden, then continue on to the famous waterfront Bund, a mile long stretch along the Huangpu River.
After breakfast, we are transferred to the airport for a flight bound to Mt. Huangshan. Upon arrival, we visit the famed Tunxi Ancient Street. For dinner, a local specialty cuisine will be served. Stay overnight at Tunxi, an ancient town located at the foot of Mt. Huangshan.
A cable car ride takes us up to the midway of Mt. Huangshan for a sightseeing tour of the area. Mt. Huangshan is extolled for its “Four Ultimate Beauties” - unusual rock formations, pine trees, sea of clouds and hot springs.
If you desire, you may get up early to enjoy the fantastic view of sunrise amidst a sea of clouds in the summits. Descend the mountain and head to Hongcun, an ancient traditional village with well preserved paved streets, architecture, decorations, and the integration of houses with comprehensive water systems. Later in the afternoon, proceed to Jingdezhen, a 1700-year-old capital of porcelain making industry. Our city orientation tour features a visit to the Porcelain Museum and the ceramic factory.
Arrive in Jiujiang, an ancient city of rice and tea established by the emperor Qin Shi Huang, where we have a brief tour of Xunyanglou. Continue on to Wuhan. Upon arrival, our city tour explores the popular Yellow Crane Tower and the famous Bells Museum. Tonight, enjoy the Fish Dinner Feast.
Depart Wuhan for Yichang, the site where our ship is docked and awaiting us. Upon our arrival at Yichang, the economic and cultural center of the western Hubei Province, we board our Victoria Cruise ship. We set sail in the evening for our exciting Yangtze River adventure. Nearly 4000 miles long, the mighty Yangtze River is the world’s third longest river and flows eastward into the East China Sea.
We sail through the Xiling Gorge. Spend the morning viewing the construction of the Three Gorges Dam. We edge into Wushan and stay on board the ship for the evening.
Depending on the river conditions, our shore excursion is either along the Daning River or Shennong Stream. Board smaller vessels to access this tributary of the Yangtze. Return to the ship and enjoy as the vessel passes through the narrow meandering passages of the Qutang Gorge.
Shore excursion to Fengdu, visiting either the “Ghost City”, known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill, or the new relocation village, built for families who have moved as a result of the Yangtze’s rising waters brought about by the Three Gorges Dam.
Our Yangtze River Cruise comes to an end with the arrival at Chongqing. Disembark the cruise, a brief city tour takes us to Eling Park and the Zoo for the adorable panda bears. Later, leave for Beijing by air. After we are transferred to the hotel, the rest of the day is free at leisure.
Spend the full day at leisure to explore the city on your own. You may do some last minute shopping or perhaps meet some old friends in the city.
Today, our China adventure has come to an end. Fly back to the US with memories to last a lifetime.
Sightseeing; Round trip transpacific air ticket; China domestic air ticket(s); All five stars or local best hotel accommodations; Fine meals as specified in itinerary including daily breakfast in hotels and local specialty cuisines; Knowledgeable tour guide throughout China; Air-conditioned tour coach with professional driver service.
Any personal charges such as phone bills, postage, laundry, drinks, Insurance premiums, porters, excess baggage charge, passport, visa fees, etc.; any optional activity or meals are not included in itinerary. Air ticket taxes, airport taxes, fuel surcharge, and any other charges levied by the local state or federal government agencies; Transportation between your hometown and gateway city; Tips to tour guides, drivers, bellmen, etc.
1. Unused tour features: Any unused tour features either on air transportation or for land arrangements are not refundable, exchangeable nor transferable.
2. When the total number of tour members should fall below 10 people, we reserve the right to cancel the tour or operate as a locally hosted tour. If we cancel the tour, the tour fare except visa fees will be refunded.
3. Deviation Charge: In addition to the airline, hotels, or transfer surcharge, there will be a US$50 per person service charge for any deviation from the tour and subject to availability.
4. Change Fee: After your reservation is confirmed, US$50 will be charged for each of the subsequent changes. Once documents / tickets have been issued, no change is permitted.
5. Charges for Child: Child 11 and under, if they share bed in a twin room with two adults, will be charged at the 85% of a regular adult price; if they request an extra bed in the same room with two adults, the cost will be same as the regular adult price. Child 12 and older will be charged at the regular adult price.
Cancellation: All cancellations must be received either by mail, fax, or email. Oral cancellation by phone will not be accepted. In addition to our cancellation charges, if tickets for airlines, cruise or trains have already been issued or final confirmed at the time of cancellation (regardless of number of days prior to departure), the traveler will be assessed an additional cancellation penalty and service charge pursuant to the related supplier’s rules and regulations.