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Yangtze River Best Value Vacations Tour A (escorted)
Tour code: YBVA
15 days…Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruises, Yichang, Shanghai & Suzhou
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Beijing, the Capital & 2008 Olympic city (4 nights)
Xian, the great terra cotta army (2 nights)
Yangtze River, the Three Gorges (3 nights)
Shanghai, the amazing city (4 nights)
Suzhou, full-day excursion to the garden city

City modules to complement your vacation

All Inclusive Tour Features
  • 11 nights hotel/cruise accommodation
  • Meals: 13 breakfast (B), 11 lunches (L), 5 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing of each city’s highlights
  • Professional English speaking tour guide service in each city
  • Fully escorted by professional tour manager (16 or more)
  • Domestic airfare within China
  • Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers in each city
  • Hotel & airport taxes and service fees
  • Optional - Choice of airlines with lowest airfare
Detailed Itinerary
Day 1, Tue: Depart Hometown
Depart hometown via selected carrier.
Day 2, Wed: Arrive Beijing
Arrive Beijing. Meet and transfer to the hotel.
HOTEL: INTERNATIONAL or similar
Day 3, Thu: Beijing – Meals (B,L)
Full-day sightseeing: Temple of Heaven, Museum of China Ancient Architecture & History of Beijing (UNESCO), Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City (UNESCO), Hutong tour by pedicab.
Day 4, Fri: Beijing – Meals (B,L)
Full-day sightseeing: Badaling Great Wall (UNESCO) and the Olympic Sites (the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube) (photo stops).
Day 5, Sat: Beijing – Meals (B,L)
Morning sightseeing: Summer Palace (UNESCO) and the Pearl workshop.
Day 6, Sun: Beijing/Xian – Meals (B)
Fly to Xian. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing: the Provincial Museum & Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
HOTEL: JIAN GUO or similar
Day 7, Mon: Xian – Meals (B,L,SD)
Full-day sightseeing: the Terra-cotta Museum (UNESCO), the City Wall, and the Ceramics & Pottery Center, popular Dumpling Dinner & Tang Dynasty Show.
Day 8, Tue: Xian/Chongqing/Yangtze River Cruise – Meals (B,L,D)
Fly to Chongqing. Afternoon sightseeing: the Panda Zoo. Embark MV. Yangtze Gold before 8 p.m. and set sail at midnight.
MV. YANGTZE GOLD (Standard Balcony cabin)
Day 9, Wed: Yangtze River Cruise – Meals (B,L,D)
Shore excursion: Shibaozhai.
Day 10, Thu: Yangtze River Cruise – Meals (B,L,D)
Shore excursion: Offshore cruise to Shennong Stream or the Three Small Gorges.
Day 11, Fri: Yangtze River Cruise / Shanghai – Meals (B,L)
Shore excursion: the New Dam site. In the afternoon, fly to Shanghai.
HOTEL: OCEAN
Day 12, Sat: Shanghai – Meals (B,L,D)
Full-day sightseeing: The Old Town, classical Yu Garden (UNESCO), the Shanghai Museum, the Bund area & evening Acrobatic show.
Day 13, Sun: Shanghai/Suzhou/Shanghai – Meals (B,L)
Full-day excursion by coach to Suzhou. Visit the Garden of Net Master, the Lingering Garden, the Grand Canal, Silk spinning factory and the local market. Return to Shanghai.
Day 14, Mon: Shanghai – Meals (B)
A free day at leisure.
Day 15, Tue: Depart Shanghai – Meals (B)
Departure transfer to airport for homeward flight.
Suggested PRE or POST-TOUR: 4 days Hong Kong or Tokyo (refer to FLEXIBLE CITY MODULES)
Pricing
The above is the suggested itinerary for individual, family and group travel. The itinerary and features may be changed to suit your needs. For further details and competitive pricing please contact us at info@bestour.com.

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