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Yangtze Downstream Discovery - 13 Days / 12 Nights

TOUR CODE TYD 2014

Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze Cruise, Suzhou, Shanghai


Day 1 Beijing

Upon landing, we will escort you to your hotel.

Day 2 Beijing (AB, L, D)

Today you will visit the sites of the 2008 Olympic Games such as the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube for outside viewing. After a short rest, visit the Summer Palace and Pearl Factory.

Day 3 Beijing (AB, L, SD)

Today, 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 4 Beijing (AB, L, D)

This is the day where we will visit the Great Wall and a jade factory. After exploring the Great Wall, you will stop at a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch, you will return to the city for shopping. Then following dinner, enjoy a spectacular Kung Fu show for your evening entertainment.

Day 5 Beijing (AB, L, D)

Take a Hutong (a neighborhood) Tour in the morning before catching an afternoon flight to Xian. Later on, we attend a spectacular Tang Dynasty Show and later indulge ourselves with a Chinese Dumpling Banquet.

Day 6 Xian (AB, L, D)

Spend an exciting day visiting 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 on to see the Big Goose Pagoda and the Ancient City Wall.

Day 7 Xian-Chongqing (AB, L, D)

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

Pandas in Chengdu
Pandas in Chengdu

Day 8 Yangtze Cruise (AB, L, D)

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

Yangtze River
Yangtze River

 

Day 9 Yangtze Cruise (AB, L, D)

Today's shore excursion consists of the Lesser Three Gorges: Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge. You will also be cruising through the Shennong Stream, where we will hop on a small peapod boat to take us out to some tributaries.

Yangtze River
Yangtze River

Day 10 Yichang-Shanghai (AB, L, D)

You have a shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam and arrive in Yichang afterwards. Later, we board a flight to the great city of Shanghai.

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

Today you'll visit Tiger Hill, Lingering Garden and Silk Factory No.1 in Suzhou before returning to Shanghai in the late afternoon or early evening. An optional Shanghai harbor cruise or Shanghai Acrobat Show is available to complete this eventful evening at an additional cost.

Day 12 Shanghai (AB, L)

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

Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai
Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai

Day 13 Shanghai (AB)

Enjoy this last morning in Shanghai to the fullest before we escort you to the airport to catch your flight home.


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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