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Yangtze Downstream Discovery - 14 Days / 11 Nights

TOUR CODE TYD 2013

Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze Cruise, Suzhou Shanghai


Day 1 Check into LAX Airport, Los Angeles

Arrive in the evening and check-in at the LAX Airport.

Day 2 LAX Airport-Beijing

Board a Trans-Pacific flight to Beijing.

Day 3 Beijing (B, L, D)

After arriving in Beijing, we'll visit the sites of the 2008 Olympic Games such as the Bird's Nest (outside) and the Water Cube (outside) before checking into hotel. After a short rest, we'll visit the Summer Palace and Pearl Factory.

Day 4 Beijing (AB, L, SD)

Today we'll see Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. That evening we'll enjoy a Peking Duck Banquet. If you'd like, this can be replaced with alternative meals.

Day 5 Beijing (AB, L, D)

This is the day where we'll visit the Great Wall and a jade factory. After exploring the Great Wall, we will stop at a local restaurant for lunch. We return to the city for shopping. After dinner, we have a spectacular Kung Fu show for evening entertainment.

Day 6 Beijing-Xian (AB, L, D)

Take a Hutong (a neighborhood) Tour in the morning before catching an afternoon flight to Xian.

Day 7 Xian (AB, L, SD)

Spend an exciting day as we visit the Terracotta Warriors excavation site. Three pits contain over 7,300 warriors, horses and chariots crafted more than 2,000 years ago in honor of China's first Emperor Qin Shi Huang. After lunch, continue to the Big Goose Pagoda and the Ancient City Wall. We attend a spectacular Tang Dynasty Show and later indulge ourselves with a Chinese Dumpling Banquet.


Forbidden City, Beijing, China

 

Day 8 Xian-Chongqing (AB, L, D)

Fly to Chongqing where we visit the General Joseph Stillwell WWII Museum and a Panda Garden before boarding 5-star Century Legend Cruiser.

Day 9 Yangtze Cruise (AB, L, D)

Today's excursion is to the Shibao Zhai. Enjoy Captain's Welcome Party and Welcome Crew Show in the evening.

Day 10 Yangtze Cruise (AB, L, D)

Today's shore excursion consists of the Lesser Three Gorges: Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge. Also excursion through the Shennong Stream, where we take a small peapod boat out on some tributaries.

Day 11 Yichang-Shanghai (AB, L, D)

We have a shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam and arrive in Yichang afterwards. Later, we take a flight to Shanghai.


Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai, China

Day 12 Shanghai-Suzhou (AB, L, D)

Today we'll visit Tiger Hill, Lingering Garden and the Silk Factory No.1 in Suzhou before returning to Shanghai in the afternoon/evening. An optional Shanghai harbor cruise or Shanghai Acrobat Show completes the evening at additional costs.

Day 13 Shanghai (AB, L)

Today we'll visit the the Pearl TV Tower in the Pudong section, stroll through the Yu Yuan Gardens, and the surrounding Old Shanghai District. Then lunch is followed by a walk along Nanjing Road and the waterfront Bund to view the city skyline.

Day 14 Shanghai-USA (AB)

Free morning in Shanghai before catching a flight back to the U.S. via Beijing.


AB:American Breakfast
B:Breakfast
L:Lunch
D:Dinner
SD:Specialty Dinner


This itinerary is subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including: weather, airline schedules, cruise itinerary changes, boat changes, etc.


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