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YEAR 2017
18-Day Yangtze River & Silk Road Promotion
Full Tour Price From $4,599 / Land Portion Only Price From $3,699
  TOUR PRICE INCLUDES AIRLINE FUEL SURCHARGES,
U.S. & CHINA GOVERNMENT TAXES & FEES


  LAND PORTION ONLY PRICES INCLUDE CHINA DOMESTIC FLIGHTS &
AIRLINE FUEL SURCHARGE, TAXES & FEES AND YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE  
Visiting cities: Beijing, Wuhan, Yichang, Three Gorges, Three Lesser Gorges or Shennong Stream, Fengdu, Yangtze River Cruise (5 Star Cruiser with all private balcony), Chongqing, Xi'an, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi & Shanghai
Travel with Asia Holiday to China, you can make yourself absolutely different

Day 1 SFO or LAX / BEIJING
Board Air China or China Eastern Airline's wide body 747 jetliner to Beijing. Cross the int'l Date Line and lose one day.

Day 2 ARRIVE BEIJING
Arrive in Beijing, then transfer and check into Five-star Wanda Realm Beijing Hotel or similar.
http://www.wandarealmbeijing.com/

Day 3 BEIJING (AB, L, D)
Today we'll will visit Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City, the residence of emperors for more than 500 years. The Summer Palace, a summer resort for Empress Dowager Ci Xi.

Day 4 BEIJING (AB, L, D)
Excursion to the spectacular Great Wall a 4,000-mile-long rampart built over several centuries to keep out the invading Mongols. After lunch visit the Jade carving Factory, then Drive by Beijing Olympic National Stadium, "Bird's Nest" . Enjoy your Beijing Duck Banquet in the evening

Day 5 BEIJING / WUHAN / YICHANG (AB, L, D)
Fly to Wuhan at the junction of the Han and Yangtze Rivers. Then you will be transferred to Yichang and board the five-star President Cruiser approved by the National Tourism Administration of China, or similar class.
http://en.ztcruise.com/

Day 6 YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE (B, L, D)
Depart from Yichang at 7:00AM. Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site around 9:00AM, the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man and it has been a dream for several generations of Chinese people. Continue sailing through the Xiling Gorge, the longest section of the Three Gorges system. Enjoy a welcome cocktail party hosted by the captain.

Day 7 YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE (B, L, D)
This morning we will board smaller boats for a trip up to Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong Stream. Enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding mountains as you pass through the Wu Gorge. Continue to the last of the Three Gorges, Qutang Gorge.

Day 8 YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE (B,L,D)
Shore excursion to the mysterious Ghost City, Fengdu. Go and explore how ancient Chinese people view their death and rebirth in giant carvings and sculpture. Enjoy a farewell banquet in the evening.

Day 9 CHONGQING / XI'AN (B, L, D)
Our cruise concludes as we arrive in Chongqing, then have a city tour and visit Panda Zoo if the boat arrives on time. Take late afternoon flight to the ancient city of Xi'an. Check into the downtown located Luxury Grand Noble Hotel or similar.
http://www.gnhotel.com/xian_aboutUs_en-us.php

Day 10 XI'AN (AB, L, D)
A full day tour recalls the glories of ancient Xi'an, as we visit the burial site of an incredible army of 8000 lifelike Terra-Cotta Soldiers, and the ancient City Wall. Top off the day with Dumpling Dinner followed by Tang Dynasty Culture Show!

Day 11 XI'AN / DUNHUANG (AB, L, D)
Take a flight to Dunhuang. Dunhuang is a small town considered by many to have been the most important caravan stop along the Silk Road. Not far from town, visit the Singing Sands, giant sand dunes surrounding spring-fed lake. Check in at the first-class Dunhuang Int'l Hotel or similar.
http://www.dhih.cn/

Day 12 DUNHUANG/TURPAN (AB, L, D)
This morning you'll tour the magnificent Mogao Caves that feature spectacular Buddhist paintings depicting the life of the upper classes. Overnight train to Turpan.

Day 13 TURPAN (AB, L, D)
With your morning arrival in Turpan you are greeted with old world China, as many of this charming city's inhabitants retain traditional dress and customs. Turpan is one of the lowest points on earth, lying at 505 feet below sea level. Tour the ancient ruins of Gaochang city, the Suliman's Minaret, a beautiful Persian-style tower, Karez Underground Irrigation Channels and Grape Valley. Your accommodations are at the first-class Oasis Hotel or similar.

Day 14 TURPAN/URUMQI (AB, L, D)
Depart for Urumqi by motor coach. Visit the flaming mountains and the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves. After arriving in Urumqi, you will check in to Four-star New Times Hotel or similar.
http://el43101042.auyou.com/

Day 15 URUMQI (AB, L, D)
Urumqi is the capital of Xinjiang and boasts a population of approximately 1 million. In this exotic city, you'll find many people living in a traditional way. Take a cruise on Heavenly Lake in the morning for visiting the Heavenly hill grassland.

Day 16 URUMQI / SHANGHAI (AB, L, D)
After sightseeing the city's Museum and the Bazaar, fly to Shanghai, transfer to Five-star Four Point by Sheraton Shanghai Daning or similar.
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/fourpoints/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1986

Day 17 SHANGHAI (AB, L, D)
Today's sightseeing introduces the major attractions of the city, which includes Nanjing Road, Yuyuan Garden, the Museum of Art and History. Enjoy Acrobatic show at night.

Day 18 SHANGHAI / SFO or LAX (AB)
Fly home on board Air China or China Eastern Airlines' wide body 747 jetliner.


Price Includes:
  1. Int'l & China domestic air tickets.
  2. All airline fuel surcharges, U.S. & China government taxes & fees.
  3. Transfers & sightseeing.
  4. Hotels & meals as itinerary indicated.
  5. English speaking guide service
  6. Shanghai acrobatic show, Beijing Duck Dinner, and Xi'an Dumpling Dinner & Tang Dynasty Culture Show

Price does not include:

  1. China Visa Fee (if applicable)
  2. Tips to Guides & drivers, Porter fees, crew members on the Yangtze River Cruise.
  3. Personal Expenses.
  4. Extra baggage charges. (Click here for more information on Air China's baggage policies)

Remarks:

  1. AB---American breakfast  L---Lunch   D---Dinner
  2. Special air add-on is available, only good for Air China's Int'l air connection. (please contact us for more information)
  3. Tour fares for departures are subject to change without notice prior to booking deposit.


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