Tour B: China Yangtze “2 For 1” Special (By Air China)

Day by Day Itinerary


 

Day 1 – Hometown / Beijing   

Fly from hometown by Air Canada or West Jet to Vancouver, than connect by Air China flight to Beijing. Start your worry-free vacation with our guidance of Canadian escort from Canada.

Day 2 – Arriving Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China. You will be greeted by your local guide and transferred to your hotel. Relax or explore Beijing at your leisure.
Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott (5-Star Design)

Day 3 – Beijing

You will be exploring the heart of Beijing after breakfast. The trip starts from Tian’anmen Square, the largest public square in the world – the square and its surrounding areas are home to some of China’s most historic monuments and government edifices. Then take a tour to the Forbidden City, the largest existing ancient architectural complex in China. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Peking Duck Dinner. ( B / L / SD )

Day 4 – Beijing

Spend an inspiring day at the Great Wall (Juyong Pass). Enjoy your walk along its ramparts, and absorb the breathtaking views. Then tour around the Summer Palace for an enchanting panorama of lake, landscape, pagodas, and pavilions. On the way back, have a closer look at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Stadium (the Bird’s Nest & the Water Cube), and visit a tea house en route. Enjoy a dazzling Beijing Acrobatic Show in the evening.  ( B / L / D )

Day 5 – Beijing

This morning, Hutong tour, take a Rickshaw Tour around the ancient alleyways of Beijing’s Hutong– one of Beijing’s 700-year-old traditional cottage neighborhoods. Visiting a family in one of the “Quadrangles”.  Afternoon, visit the Wangfujing Shopping Area.  ( B / L / D )

Day 6 – Beijing / Xi’an

You will take a flight to Xi’an. Visit the historic Little Goose Pagoda and Big Goose Pagoda Squareand a jade workshop. Tonight, enjoy the well-known Xi’an Special Dumpling Banquet as you experience the brilliant Tang Dynasty Show.  ( B / L / SD )
Hotel: Xi’an Branley Hotel (5-Star)

Day 7 – Xi’an

Another unforgettable full day tour begins with the excavation of more than 6,000 Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses and Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Reproduction Factory on the way. For lunch, enjoy the Handmade Noodle as you watching a noodle-making show. After lunch, visit Muslim Quarter Market. Dinner on your own arrangement. ( B / L )

Day 8 – Xi’an / Wuhan ~ Yichang ~ Yangtze River Cruise

Today, you will fly to Wuhan, hop on a ride to Yichang. In the evening, board the deluxe cruise ship MV President No.7/8 to catch every splendid and amazing moment along the Yangtze River. ( B / L / D )
Yangtze Cruise Ship: 5-Star MV President No. 7/8 (Outside Cabin with Balcony)
*FREE Up Grade to Executive Service Package on President Cruise

Day 9 – Yangtze River Cruise

Take a shore excursion at Sandouping takes you to “Three Gorges Dam”, the biggest hydroelectric dam in the world. Return to the ship and sail through the Three Gorges Dam Ship locks and the first gorge – Xiling Gorge, the longest and the most hazardous one in the famous “Three Gorges”. Tonight, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Dinner.  ( B / L / SD )

Day 10 – Yangtze River Cruise

Begin your day with an excursion to Shennong Stream, which takes you almost 20 miles of cascading waterfalls, steep cliffs, karst caves, three-colored springs. Return to the cruise ship again and set sail through the second gorge – Wu Gorge, known for its odd, misty rock formations and its backdrop of soaring mountains. Later in the afternoon, you will pass the third gorge – Qutang Gorge, the shortest but the most dramatic Gorges with ancient relics scattered along its steep cliffs. Enjoy a Crew Cabaret Show at night. ( B / L / D )

Day 11 – Yangtze River Cruise

After breakfast, take a shore excursion to visit the Shibaozhai Temple, a gem of Chinese Architecture located in Zhong County, at the south bank of the Yangtze River. Enjoy Captain’s Farewell Banquet followed by a Gathering Party at night. ( B / L / SD )

Day 12 – Arriving Chongqing (Overnight)

After breakfast, disembark the cruise at Chongqing. You will have a city tour in Chongqing including Chongqing Zoo for lovely Pandas and Huguang Guild Hall, a 200-year old architectural complex. Special Sichuan Style Lunch will be served. Free afternoon or an optional tour to enjoy the fantastic Chongqing by Night with Hot Pot dinner.  ( B / L )
Hotel: Chongqing Hilton Hotel (5-Star)

Day 13 – Chongqing / Shanghai ~ Suzhou

After breakfast, take the flight fly to Shanghai, China’s most populous city and seaport. Take a bus ride to Suzhou.  Enjoy a Suzhou Night Tour.   ( B / L / D )
Hotel: Jinke Grand Hotel (5-Star)

Day 14 – Suzhou ~ Zhujiajiao (Water Village) ~ Suzhou

A full day tour includes Suzhou Museum, Lingering Garden, Suzhou Canal Cruise, Xumen Gate, and a silk factory. Afternoon, tour the Water Village of Zhujiajiao, which has a history spanning over 1,000 years. Tonight enjoy the China Farewell Dinner.  ( B / L / SD )

Day 15 – Suzhou ~ Shanghai

Return to Shanghai, China’s most populous city and seaport. You will visit the Xin Tian Di – replica of Old Shanghai, Shanghai Museum and People’s Square. You will be amazed at the beauty of historical architecture while walking along the “Bund”. Then tour Yuyuan Bazaar. You will visit Pudong Development Zone, a close look at the famous Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Visit the famous Nanjing Road shopping street. Huangpu River Night Cruise could be arranged as an optional tour at night. ( B / L / D )
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Shanghai (5-Star)

Day 16 – Shanghai (Free Day)

Today is free for you to explore Shanghai or go shopping. Free one way transfer to local shopping area will be arranged. Lunch and dinner on your own.  ( B )

Day 17 – Shanghai / Hometown (via Beijing)

After breakfast, transfer to the Shanghai Airport to depart for Canada, and arrive home on the same day.  ( B ) 

Bon Voyage!

*B-Buffet Breakfast   L-Lunch   D-Dinner    SD-Special Dinner “ My husband and I were on the above tour to China.  It was a very good, very busy, very informative, and a very enjoyable experience.  China far exceeded our expectations.  We learned so much, and saw and did so many things.  With each experience, our appreciation for your country grew.  Thank you for making that possible. “

  • Don & Irene (TFOS-1017 (CA), 2016)

“ ….. Want you to know it was a fantastic trip! China Star is an excellent tour company, very organized. We did and saw everything there is to see in a. Rey short time. The Yangtze cruise was also great. Thanks for helping us get there! …”

  • Wendy and Steve (TFOS-0504, 2016 )

 

Remarks:

  1. Child (11 Yrs & under) rate: 90% of the adult fare, sharing room, no extra bed.
  2. Add to Vancouver by West Jet or Air Canada, seats are subject to availability.
  3. Business Class Upgrade is from $3,300 per person for Vancouver / Beijing / Vancouver, seats are subject to availability.
  4. Personal Insurance: purchase of personal travel and trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended, please contact your travel agent.
  5. Air Fuel Surcharge of all Airlines are subject to change without prior notice.
  6. FREE Up Grade to Executive Service Package on Yangtze President Cruise.

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Fees to be paid locally in China:

  1. Gratuities to China escort, guides and drivers: US$170 per person for the whole trip.
  2. Gratuities to Yangtze Cruise ship crew: US$25 per person paid on the ship.