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Visiting: Beijing(4 nts), Xian(2 nts), Guilin(2 nts), Yangshuo, Yangtze River Cruise(3 nts), Shanghai(3 nts), Hong Kong (2 nts), Yichang, Chongqing
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Victoria Cruises: The Victoria Cruise Company's ships are excellently furnished and have undergone renovation and restoration yearly since 2002. All Victoria Cruise premier ships have private balconies which allow passengers to enjoy the natural beauty of the Three Gorges comfortably from their own cabin. Specials features of the Victoria Cruise Company:An American-managed company,International multi-lingual cruise directors,All ships are fully air-conditioned Narrative by knowledgeable river guides while sailing through the Three Gorges.

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.

Guilin: In 314 BC, a small settlement was established along the banks of the Li River.In 111 BC, during the reign of Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty, Shi An County was established, which could be regarded as the beginning of the city.In 507 AD, the town was renamed Guizhou.Guilin is a prefecture-level city in China, situated in the northeast of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on the west bank of the Li River. Its name means "forest of Sweet Osmanthus", owing to the large number of fragrant Sweet Osmanthus trees located in the city. The city has long been renowned for its unique scenery."Guilin's scenery is best among all under heaven." - popular Chinese saying.

Hongkong: Hong Kong is one of two special administrative regions (SARs) of the People's Republic of China (PRC), the other being Macau. Situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea,it is renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour. With a land mass of 1,104 km2 (426 sq mi) and a population of seven million people, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world.Under the principle of "one country, two systems", Hong Kong has a different political system from mainland China.As one of the world's leading international financial centres, Hong Kong has a major capitalist service economy characterised by low taxation and free trade, and the currency, Hong Kong dollar, is the ninth most traded currency in the world.

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Visiting: Beijing(4 nts), Xian(2 nts), Guilin(2 nts), Yangshuo, Yangtze River Cruise(3 nts), Shanghai(3 nts), Hong Kong (2 nts), Yichang, Chongqing

Our most comprehensive tour of China includes the most famous sights as well as the dazzling natural landscapes of the Yangtze River and Guilin. Climb the Great Wall, witness the famed Terra Cotta Warriors, and uncover the modern delights of Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Date: 3 /12/2011 ~ 11/12/2011
Main Features: Victoria Cruises - Jenna, Customized Chinese name chop, Individual photos taken with Terra Cotta Warriors. Air tickets, Fine Dining, Special Entertainment, Sightseeing, Travel Protections, 5 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          
Arrive in Beijing and check in to our luxury hotel accommodations and spend the remainder of the day free at leisure. Our sightseeing begins in earnest tomorrow morning.
Hotel: Beijing - Grand Hyatt Hotel ★★★★★
**Premiere Upgrade Included: Club Room

Day 2 | Beijing       (AB,L,DP)   
China's capital for over five dynasties, Beijing is home to over 17 million residents and a wealth of cultural and historical treasures. We dive into Beijing's storied past with a city tour beginning at Tiananmen Square or the "Gate of Heavenly Peace." Walk across this massive square to the Forbidden City, built in the 15th century as a replica of the Purple Palace in Heave. Admire countless ancient artifacts in the on-site Palace Museum and continue on to breathtaking Summer Palace. Stop for photos at the 2008 Olympic sites Bird's Nest and Water Cube, and in the evening enjoy a Peking Duck dinner at one of the oldest restaurants in Beijing.
Hotel: Beijing - Grand Hyatt Hotel ★★★★★
**Premiere Upgrade Included: Club Room

Day 3 | Beijing       (AB,L,DH)     
A long-standing symbol of the country's strength, the Great Wall – the Long Wall of Ten Thousand Li – snakes its way 4000 miles across China's northern borders. Take the opportunity to trek across the ancient pathways and admire the sweeping views of serene mountains and valleys. Continue on to visit the Sacred Way, an ancient pathway lined with intricately carved stone statues which leads to the 13 imperial Ming Tombs.
Hotel: Beijing - Grand Hyatt Hotel ★★★★★
**Premiere Upgrade Included: Club Room

Day 4 | Beijing        (AB, L, DH)  
Discover the other side of this bustling capital on a pedicab tour of Old Beijing as we wind our way through the labyrinth of hutongs (alleyways), a world far removed from the hustle and bustle of city life. Pass through neighborhoods where remnants of traditional everyday life still linger, then enjoy lunch in a traditional courtyard home of a local family. Enjoy time on your own to explore Beijing this afternoon.
Hotel: Beijing - Grand Hyatt Hotel ★★★★★
**Premiere Upgrade Included: Club Room
Day 5 | Beijing -Xian        (AB, L, DH)  
Before we fly to Xian, we visit the Temple of Heaven, an enormous park and altar to Heaven where emperors performed religious ceremonies. Previously known as the Temple of Heaven and Earth, the park is rounded (symbolizing Heaven) in the north and square (symbolizing Earth) in the south. Later we take a short flight to the "Eternal City" of Xian, one of the four ancient capitals of the world.
Hotel: Xian -Sofitel Hotel ★★★★★
**Premiere Upgrade Included: Sofitel Suite
Day 6 | Xian       (AB,L,DS)   
Today we visit one of China's ultimate treasures, the Terra-Cotta Warriors. Regarded as one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, the 2200-year-old soldiers stand in fighting formation near the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Walk through the underground pits and witness the life-size funereal honor guard, then enjoy an authentic noodle-making demonstration at lunch. Continue on to survey Xian's massive City Wall and the Wild Goose Pagoda. This evening we attend an exciting Tang Dynasty dinner show.
Hotel: Xian -Sofitel Hotel ★★★★★
**Premiere Upgrade Included: Sofitel Suite
Day 7 | Xian -Guilin       (AB,L,D)  
Taste some of Xian's local specialties while feasting on an Imperial Dumpling Banquet for lunch. Board a short flight to the picturesque city of Guilin and embark on a sightseeing tour, beginning with Reed Flute Cave. Inside the grotto, unique natural rock formations illuminated in colored lighting create an unearthly, magical atmosphere. Afterward, we visit Elephant Trunk Hill, a long-standing symbol of Guilin that once appeared on Chinese currency bills.
Hotel: Guilin- Shangri-La Hotel★★★★★
**Premiere Upgrade Included: HorizonClub Room
Day 8 | Guilin -Yangshuo -Guilin       (AB,L,D)  
Cruise down the poetic Li River and admire the timeless landscapes of mist-shrouded mountains, rice paddies and the occasional fisherman. Disembark at Yangshuo and stroll along the famed Xi Street, lined with traditional handicraft stores and cafes. Later in the afternoon, we transit back to Guilin by motorcoach.
Hotel: Guilin- Shangri-La Hotel★★★★★
**Premiere Upgrade Included: HorizonClub Room
Day 9 | Guilin -Chongqing -Yangtze River Cruise       (AB, L, D)   
Fly to Chongqing, a cliff-side city that overlooks the confluence of the Chang and Jiliang Rivers. After a brief city tour, we head to the docks and board the luxurious Victoria Jenna. Set sail in the evening for our majestic Yangtze River adventure.
Hotel: Victoria Cruises ★★★★★
**Premiere Upgrade Included: Upgrade to Executive Suite
Day 10 | Yangtze River Cruise      (AB, L, D) 
Cruise along the Yangtze and witness the ways the Three Gorges Dam has changed its landscapes. Dock in the town of Fengdu for our first shore excursion. Located on the northern bank of the Yangtze, this "Ghost City" is filled with demon and ghoul-decorated statues, which depict the ancient Chinese people's vision of hell.
Hotel: Victoria Cruises ★★★★★
**Premiere Upgrade Included: Upgrade to Executive Suite
Day 11 | Yangtze River Cruise       (AB, L, D) 
Arrive at the spectacular Three Gorges, one of China's most globally recognized icons. Admire the sheer scenic splendor as we sail through the Qutang Gorge, the shortest, narrowest, and most dramatic of the three. Continue on through the 25-mile long Wu Gorge, renowned for its tranquil beauty, vertical cliffs and mountains. We disembark at Wushan and board a smaller vessel to traverse the dramatic Lesser Gorges. Reboard our ship and sail through Xiling Gorge, the longest and deepest, and in the evening pass by the intricate dam locks.
Hotel: Victoria Cruises ★★★★★
**Premiere Upgrade Included: Upgrade to Executive Suite
Day 12 | Yangtze River Cruise -Yichang -Shanghai       (AB, L, D) 
Disembark at Sandouping Village and meet an engineer to learn about the construction of the Three Gorges Dam. The largest hydroelectric project ever undertaken by man, the dam has forever changed the landscape of the Yangtze River valley. Reboard and sail on to Yichang, where we disembark and board a flight to cosmopolitan Shanghai.
Hotel: Shanghai - Hyatt on the bund Hotel ★★★★★
**Premiere Upgrade Included: Upgrade to River View Club Room
Day 13 | Shanghai       (AB, L, DS) 
Formerly known as the "Paris of the Orient," Shanghai is China's largest economic center and the world's most populous city. Among Pudong's glittering skyscrapers and flashy malls, we can find remnants of the past throughout Old Shanghai and the French Concession's colonial boulevards. Sightseeing today takes us to the famous Bund, a mile-long waterfront boulevard which affords dazzling panoramas of the city's skyline. Continue on to drive past Nanjing Road and this evening, enjoy a thrilling Chinese Acrobatics Show.
Hotel: Shanghai - Hyatt on the bund Hotel ★★★★★
**Premiere Upgrade Included: Upgrade to River View Club Room
Day 14 | Shanghai      (AB, DP)  
Today we visit the magnificent, award-winning Shanghai museum, which boasts a staggering 120,000 cultural relics of ancient Chinese art and antiquities. Take some time to examine these priceless treasures, then enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure. Later in the evening, rejoin the rest of our group as we attend our farewell banquet.
Hotel: Shanghai - Hyatt on the bund Hotel ★★★★★
**Premiere Upgrade Included: Upgrade to River View Club Room
Day 15 | Shanghai -Hong Kong     (AB)    
Enjoy the day on our own until we board a flight to Hong Kong, a booming port city where ancient traditions are woven throughout this ultramodern city.
Hotel: Hongkong - Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hotel ★★★★★
**Premiere Upgrade Included: Upgrade to Harbour View Room
Day 16 | Hong Kong      (AB)   
Our half-day sightseeing tour begins with a ride on the world's steepest funicular railway to the top of Victoria Peak. Enjoy the dramatic views of the skyline and harbor and drive by Repulse Bay. Continue on to visit the bustling Stanley Market and Aberdeen Floating community and witness the fishermen living on traditional junks. After lunch, the rest of the day is free to explore the city or relax at the hotel.
Hotel: Hongkong - Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hotel ★★★★★
**Premiere Upgrade Included: Upgrade to Harbour View Room
Day 17 | Hong Kong~ USA / Tailand       (AB)   
Fly back home as we end our trip through majestic China, or complement our experience with an exciting side trip to Bangkok.

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Departure Date

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Air tickts

Single Supplement

03/12, 03/19, 03/26

$4899 $700 $2100

04/02, 04/09, 04/16, 04/30
05/07, 05/14, 05/21, 05/28
07/02, 07/16, 07/30
11/05, 11/12

$4999 $800
09/03, 09/10, 09/17, 09/24
10/01, 10/08, 10/15, 10/22

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.

Fare excluding: $150 government imposed taxes and fees, including the September 11th security fee.  Additional baggage charges may apply.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
Grand Hyatt Hotel

Address:1 East Chang An Avenue, Beijing, 100738 China
Tel: +(86) 10 8518 1234
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Hotel City: Xi'an
Sofitel Hotel

Address:319 Dongxin Street, Shaanxi Province, Xian 710004, China
Tel: +86-29-8792-8888
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Hotel City: Guilin
Shangri-La Hotel

Address:111 Huan Cheng Bei Er Lu, Guilin, Guangxi 541004
Tel: +(86 773) 269 8888
web: (click here)


Hotel City: Yangtze River Cruise
Victoria Cruises

Address: 57-08 39th Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377, USA
Tel: 1-800-348-8084
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Hotel City: Shanghai
Hyatt on the Bund Hotel

Address:199 Huang Pu Road, Shanghai, 200080
Tel: +(86) 21 6393 1234
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Hotel City: HongKong
Intercontinental Grand Standford Hotel

Address:70 Mody Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Tel: +852-2721-5161
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