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Visiting: Beijing(4 nts), Xian(2 nts), Lhasa(3 nts), Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise(3 nts), Yichang, Shanghai(2 nts)
Value: ★★★★★
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Yangtze River Cruise: The old Chinese saying, "If you haven't travelled up the mighty Yangtze, you haven't been anywhere," perfectly describes this river's range of spectacular landscapes. From its origin in the Tibetan Plateau, Asia's third longest river sweeps past some 4,000 miles of lush green valleys, mist-shrouded mountains and the majestic Three Gorges. For over two centuries, the Yangtze has served as a vital commercial highway and is considered to be the cradle of ancient Chinese civilization. Today, this divine river continues to captivate visitors with its awe-inspiring beauty and strength.
Lhasa: Capital of the Tibet autonomous region in China and known as the "Land of the Gods," Lhasa sits 12000 feet above sea level and its majestic scenery, mysterious and exotic religious culture, and wonderful people reward every visitor with an indelible life-long memory.

Potala Palace: The highest palace in the world, this is the Dalai Lamas' official winter residence and is the religious and political center of old Tibet. It is designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Terra Cotta Warriors: Buried in the mausoleum of China's First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, the Terracotta Warriors are one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. The standing army of life-size warriors was commissioned by Qin to enforce his rule over the afterlife. They remained buried underground until 1974 when farmers digging a well unearthed a terracotta head. Since then, the famed Terracotta Warriors have been attracting thousands of visitors worldwide who come to witness this spectacular piece of China's historic past.

Great Wall: Like a giant dragon snaking its way 4000 miles across China's northern borders, the Great Wall stands today as a bastion of culture in the hearts and minds of the Chinese people. Constructed in 220 BC, this sprawling defense system was originally built to protect against northern invaders, but stands today as one of the world's greatest wonders. As you climb its ancient steps, pause to admire sweeping views of China's ever-changing landscapes.

Forbidden City: Built in 1406 to 1420, the complex consists of 980 buildings with roughly 9,000 bays of rooms and covers 720,000 m2 (7,800,000 sq ft). The palace complex exemplifies traditional Chinese palatial architecture, and has influenced cultural and architectural developments in East Asia and elsewhere. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost five hundred years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.

Shanghai is the most populous city in China. A global city, Shanghai exerts influence over commerce, finance, culture, art, fashion, research and entertainment. The city is located at the middle portion of the Chinese coast, and sits at the mouth of the Yangtze River.
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Visiting: Beijing(4 nts), Xian(2 nts), Lhasa(3 nts), Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise(3 nts), Yichang, Shanghai(2 nts)

This program captures the unmistakable charm and beauty of Tibet, "The Roof of the World," and visits the spellbinding Potala Palace. Cruise through the lush green valleys of the Yangtze River and enjoy the contrast of ancient and modern in Beijing, Xian and Shanghai.
Date: 3/27/2011 ~ 10/16/2011
Main Features: Cruise Ship, Fine Dining, Special Entertainment, Sightseeing, Travel Protections, 5star hotels and more...
Itinerary: Cruise fligts bus (B- Breakfast L- Lunch D- Dinner)
AB=American Breakfast | CB=Chinese Breakfast | B=Breakfast | L=Lunch | D=Dinner
DP=Dinner Party| DH=Dinner at Hotel | DS=Dinner and Show

Day 1 | Arrive-Beijing        AB   
Arrive in China's capital and transfer to our deluxe hotel and spend the remainder of the evening free at leisure.
Hotel: Beijing- Crowne Plaza Wangfujing ★★★★★

Day 2 | Beijing       AB,L,DP   
Explore Beijing's incredible history as we take a tour of the iconic Tiananmen Square, the site of many important events in modern Chinese history. Continue on to the Forbidden City, so named because it was off-limits to commoners for over 500 years. Marvel at the opulent splendor of this massive palace complex and browse royal treasures in the Palace Museum. After visiting the scenic Summer Palace, we stop for photos at the 2008 Olympic sites, Bird's Nest and Water Cube. This evening we feast on a local specialty and Beijing's culinary gem – a Peking Duck banquet.
Hotel: Beijing - Crowne Plaza Wangfujing ★★★★★

Day 3 | Beijing       AB,L,DH   
The legendary Great Wall of China has captured the imagination of people worldwide and remains a symbol of the country's strength and pride. Trek across its ancient steps and marvel at the sweeping views of the wall as it snakes its way across rolling mountains and valleys. Descend the wall and visit the Sacred Way, a "divine road" lined with intricately carved stone statues, which leads to the Ming Tombs Museum.
Hotel: Beijing - Crowne Plaza Wangfujing ★★★★★

Day 4 | Beijing        AB   
Enjoy the full day free to explore the city on our own or take an optional rickshaw tour of Old Beijing's hutongs, or alleyways. Weave through the maze of alleys and traditional neighborhoods, lined with wood carvings, ornate brick designs and colorful street vendors. Arrive at a traditional courtyard residence of a local family and enjoy a lunch of local specialties.
Hotel: Beijing - Crowne Plaza Wangfujing ★★★★★
Day 5 | Beijing -Xian       AB,L,DH   
En route to the airport, we visit the Temple of Heaven, a massive complex built in 1420 and frequented by emperors for annual religious ceremonies. After a short flight we arrive in the "Eternal City" of Xian, one of the ancient birthplaces of Chinese civilization. Transfer to our luxury hotel where dinner is served this evening.
Hotel: Xian - Golden Flower by Shangri-La★★★★★
Day 6 | Xian        AB,L,DS   
The starting point of the Silk Road, Xian boasts a rich history spanning more than 3,100 years. Today, we visit its ultimate attraction, the Terra-Cotta Warriors. The funereal honor guard stands in ranks guarding the tomb of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. Walk through the underground pits and marvel at the rows of soldiers, horses and chariots, then enjoy an authentic noodle-making demonstration during lunch. Continue on to walk along Xian's massive Ming Dynasty City Wall and stop by the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. This evening we enjoy an Imperial Dumpling Banquet followed by a colorful Tang Dynasty Show.
Hotel: Xian - Golden Flower by Shangri-La★★★★★
Day 7 | Xian -Lhasa        AB,L,DH     
Fly to the mystical city of Lhasa ("Holy City" in Tibetan) and the capital of the Tibetan Autonomous Region. Soaring more than 13,000 feet above sea level, Lhasa is home to some of the most glorious mountain vistas in the world. Upon arrival we are transferred to our hotel to rest, so that our bodies can acclimate to the high elevation. No sightseeing has been planned for the day and it is highly recommended that the remainder of the day is spent relaxing in the hotel.
Hotel: Lhasa - Jardin Secret Hotel ★★★★★
Day 8 | Lhasa        AB,L,D   
Today begins with a visit to the architectural wonder and the city's landmark, Potala Palace. The vast hilltop palace was the former winter palace and seat of the Dalai Lama. After exploring this exquisite palace we venture to the Barkhor Street, the colorful old section of Lhasa lined with street stalls and local handicrafts. Continue on to visit Jokhnag Monastery, the spiritual heart of the city and the most important pilgrimage site in Tibet.
Hotel: Lhasa - Jardin Secret Hotel ★★★★★
Day 9 | Lhasa       AB,L,D   
Depart Lhasa and drive to the holy Yamdrok Lake, one of Tibet's three holy lakes. Enjoy a picnic lunch alongside the lake and admire the sweeping vistas of rolling mountains and sparkling turquoise waters. Later on, we drive back to Lhasa and enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure.
Hotel: Lhasa - Jardin Secret Hotel ★★★★★
Day 10 | Lhasa -Chongqing -Yangtze River Cruise       AB,L,D     
Board a flight to Chongqing, a scenic cliff-side city famous for its spicy Sichuan cuisine. Drive to the docks and board our ship, the regal Victoria Anna. Set sail this evening and glide past reconstructed villages and stunning scenery, witnessing life along the world's third-longest river (after the Nile and Amazon) and the way the Three Gorges Dam has changed it.
Hotel: Victoria Cruises ★★★★★
Day 11 | Yangtze River Cruise       AB,L,D   
Disembark at the "Ghost City" of Fengdu for our first shore excursion. Walk through this unique city, which dates back to the Eastern Han Dynasty, and admire the temples and shrines dedicated to gods of the underworld. Return aboard the ship for evening cruising.
Hotel: Victoria Cruises ★★★★★
Day 12 | Yangtze River Cruise       AB,L,D    
Today, we approach one of China’s most globally recognized icons, the Three Gorges, collectively known as "Sanxia" in Chinese. We first sail through Qutang Gorge, the shortest and most dramatic of the Three. Continue on to pass through the 25-mile long Wu Gorge, known for its serene beauty and 12 unique peaks. Board a smaller boat to traverse up a narrow tributary sailing through the dramatic Lesser Gorges, admiring the marvelous scenery of terraced hillsides and soaring cliffs. Return aboard the ship and sail through Xiling Gorge, the longest and deepest of the Three Gorges. This evening, we sail through the intricate Three Gorges Dam locks systems.
Hotel: Victoria Cruises ★★★★★

Day 13 | Yangtze River Cruise -Yichang -Shanghai       AB,L,DH      
Arrive at Sandouping and disembark to visit the Three Gorges Dam. Meet an engineer from the Three Gorges Dam project and learn about the construction of the world's largest hydroelectric dam. Built to curb flooding and provide a new source of power for China, this massive project will forever change the face of the Yangtze River Valley. Later, we return aboard the ship and sail on to Yichang, the final point of our Yangtze cruise. Transfer to the airport and board a flight to cosmopolitan Shanghai.
Hotel: Shanghai - Jin Jiang Hotel Cathay Garden ★★★★★

Day 14 | Shanghai       AB,L,DS   
Situated on an estuary of the Yangtze River, Shanghai is a vibrant metropolis once known as the "Pearl of the Orient." Today, we embark on a sightseeing tour starting at the 16th century classical Yu Garden, where we admire the traditional pavilions, ponds and rock gardens. Continue on to stroll along the Bund, a waterfront boulevard, which affords dazzling vistas of Shanghai's futuristic skyline. Drive by the premiere shopping district, Nanjing Road, and later this evening we enjoy dinner followed by a special Chinese Acrobatics Show.
Hotel: Shanghai - Jin Jiang Hotel Cathay Garden ★★★★★
Day 15 | Shanghai       AB   
Our adventure to Tibet and the Yangtze River draws to a close as we depart Shanghai. We may also choose to extend our vacation with an optional extension to the dynamic island of Hong Kong.

Price List :

Departure Date

Land only*

Air tickets

Single Supplement

03/27, 04/10

$2999 $700 $1250
04/24,05/08,05/22, 06/05 $3099 $800 $1250
06/19, 07/10, 07/24, 08/07, 08/21
09/04, 09/18, 10/02, 10/16

1) Air tickets price are based on SFO/LAX departure.

2) Departure from JFK, add $100.00 on air tickets.

3) Departure from other cities, please call 1-800-282-7108 or 1-909-895-8858 for rate.

Above prices do not include up to $130.00 in government imposed taxes and fees, including the September 11th security fee.  Additional baggage charges may apply.

Fare excluding: Air tax, airport tax, fuel surcharge, China visa fee and personal expenses.

The hotels are 4/5 stars. We reserve the rights of changing hotel at the same class.

Preferred rate is only valid if booked outside of 60 days prior to departure and has limited availability.  Rates are based on Air China and are guaranteed once full payment is received.

AB=American Breakfast | B=Breakfast | L=Lunch | D=Dinner
DP=Dinner Party| DH=Dinner at Hotel | DS=Dinner and Show

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Hotel City: Beijing BeijingCrowne Plaza Wangfujing
Address: 48, Wangfujing Ave, Dongcheng Dist, Beijing China. 100006
Tel: 86-10-5911-9999
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Hotel City: Xian
XianGolden Flower by Shangri-La

Address: 8 Chang Le Road West, Xian 710032
Tel: (86 29) 8323 2981
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Hotel City: Lhasa
Jardin Secret Hotel

Address: No.60 Jinzhu West Road, Lhasa 850015
Tel: 86-891-6936 666
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Hotel City: Yangtze River Cruise
Victoria Cruises

Address: 57-08 39th Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377, USA
Tel: 1-800-348-8084
Web:(Click here)

Hotel City: Shanghai
Jin Jiang Hotel Cathay Garden

Address: 59 Mao Ming Road, Shanghai 200002, China
Tel: 86-21-32189888
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