Duration: 13 Days - Beijing, Xian, Yangtze Cruise, Shanghai
Location: China
Price: Contact us

“I cannot thank you enough for organizing such a fabulous tour of China. It was outstanding in all aspects: luxury hotels and restaurants, interesting itinerary to see both the ancient monuments, and wonderful guides. I shall always remember this trip, and thank you for making it memorable.” ~ Past traveler, M. Parsons.

  • Overview

    Cruise on CENTURY PARAGON ~ one of the newest deluxe Yangtze cruise ships featured all deluxe cabins with private balcony and the largest cabin size on the Yangtze River: Glimpse into China’s ancient history and culture. Travel to the capital city of Beijing, the ancient capital of Xian, and to China’s modern and largest city, Shanghai. Visit four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including one of the grandest archeological excavations, the Terra Cotta Warriors, and an opportunity to explore the Forbidden City and climb the monumental Great Wall of China. Experience the ultimate luxurious cruising on the Yangtze.

    All-inclusive package:

    • Round trip air from Los Angeles.
    • All domestic air within China.
    • US departure taxes & fuel surcharges (value of $500).
    • English-speaking guided tours.
    • One of the newest Yangtze cruise ship – Century Paragon features only deluxe cabin with private balcony.

    Day 1 – Fly to Beijing

    Check-in at airport. Fly to Beijing. Cross the international dateline.

    Day 2 – Arr. Beijing

    Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. Meet your experienced local guide, and transfer to hotel for check in.

    Day 3 – Beijing

    Beijing (B,L,D). Morning, visit Temple of Heaven, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will see many interesting local activities at the park. Before lunch, attend a pearl workshop learning how to purchase good quality freshwater pearls from the largest producer. Continue visit the largest square in the world – Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, where the last emperor resided. Lunch at a local restaurant. Tonight enjoy a famous Peking Duck dinner.

    Day 4 – Beijing

    Beijing (B,L). Full day visit the Great Wall, the 4,000-mile long and 2,000 years old construction is said to be the only man-made structure visible from the moon. Learn about different category of Jade from the Jade Carving workshop. Jade is the Imperial Jewelry for the Chinese. Evening, enjoy dinner at your own leisure or join the optional dinner with a Kung Fu Show. Kung Fu is an ancient martial art with over thousand years of history.

    Day 5 – Fly to Xi’an

    Beijing to Xi’an (B,D). Late morning, tour the Summer Palace, where you will roam the ancient royal resort. Fly to Xi’an, ancient capital of China.

    Day 6 – Xi’an

    Xi’an (B,L). Enjoy a full day excursion to the Eighth Wonder of the World, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, and pass by the most complete ancient military system, City Wall. Continue to visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. You will enjoy a special dumpling lunch today. Tonight, we suggest you to join the Optional Tang Dynasty dinner show, one of the most colorful shows in China.

    Day 7 – Fly to Chongqing

    Xian to Chongqing (B,L,D). Fly to Chongqing. Afternoon, depart for Chongqing. Board the brand new deluxe Century Paragon Cruise or similar.

    Day 8 – Yangtze Cruise

    Yangtze Cruise(B,L,D). Visit the Immigrants Family, the former villagers who move away from their village and understand their new life. Special visit to the kindergarten. Evening, Welcome Captain reception.

    Day 9 – Yangtze Cruise

    Yangtze Cruise(B,L,D). Excursion to Shennong Stream. Sail through the Three Gorges Dam 5 stage shiplocks.

    Day 10 – Fly to Shanghai

    Yichang to Shanghai(B,L). Morning, visit the Three Gorges Dam Site. Disembark and fly to Shanghai, the largest city in China. Evening, enjoy the world-famous acrobatic show, a must to see in Shanghai.

    Day 11 – Shanghai

    Shanghai(B,L,D). Explore the past, present and future of Shanghai by walking along the Bund. Attend a silk weaving workshop to learn about production of silk. Visit the classic garden, Yuyuan Garden and the busy Old Town Bazzar. Enjoy a western lunch. Tonight, enjoy a special farewell dinner to recapture the unforgettable memories.

    Day 12 – Shanghai

    Shanghai(B).Full day free at leisure or join an optional full day excursion to Suzhou, ‘Venice of the East’; it is also known as the Garden City of China.

    Day 13 – Fly to home

    Shanghai to home (B). Fly to home.

  • Pricing and Dates

    Departure Date Return Date Price Single room supplement
    May 17, 2017 May 29, 2017 Contact us for a quote Contact us for a quote
    Sept 13, 2017 Sept 25, 2017 Contact us for a quote Contact us for a quote

    * Tour cost is based on sharing double occupancy and includes airport departure tax & fuel surcharge.
    *Chicago and New York departure is available. Please contact us for details.



    • Transpacific airfare from Los Angeles in economy class
    • Domestic airfare for Beijing-Xian-Chongqing and Yichang-Shanghai in economy class
    • All airport taxes and fuel surcharge
    • Land services

      • All transfers arranged by deluxe air-conditioned coach
      • English-speaking guided tours
      • Admission fees

      Deluxe accommodations

      • Beijing Marriott City Wall Hotel
      • Xian Sofitel
      • Century Paragon Cruise
      • Shanghai Renaissance Hotel

      26 Authentic Chinese meals

      • Daily International buffet breakfasts
      • 8 Lunches
      • 6 Dinners; includes a Peking Duck dinner


      • China visa
      • Travel insurance
      • Personal expense
      • Luggage
      • Gratuity. We suggest $8 per person per day gratuity for tour escort, local guide and driver which will be collected by a tour participant and $25-$30 per person for cruise staffs.

    • Tentative Hotels

      • Beijing Kerry Center by Shangri-la Hotel (3N)
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      • Xian Sofitel (2N)
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      • Century Paragon Cruise (3N)
      • Century Paragon Cruise


      • Shanghai Marriott Parkview Hotel (3N)
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