“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.
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.
Check-in at airport. Fly to Beijing. Cross the international dateline.
Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. Meet your experienced local guide, and transfer to hotel for check in.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Xian to Chongqing (B,L,D). Fly to Chongqing. Afternoon, depart for Chongqing. Board the brand new deluxe Century Paragon Cruise or similar.
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.
Yangtze Cruise(B,L,D). Excursion to Shennong Stream. Sail through the Three Gorges Dam 5 stage shiplocks.
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.
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.
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.
Shanghai to home (B). Fly to home.
|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.