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Discover China’s staggering architectural monuments—the Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Great Wall—to the natural beauty of the Yangtze River’s

Inclusions:
  • 15 night luxury guided vacation
  • 15 night accommodations based on 2-sharing:
    Shanghai: 2 nights Jinjiang Tower (5-Star) or similar
    Suzhou: 1 night Wyndham Garden Hotel (5-Star) or similar
    Yichang: 1 night Grand Mercure Yichang Waitan (5-star) or similar
    Yangtze Cruise (Balcony): 4 nights MV Century Oasis (5-Star First Sailing in 2023)
    Chongqing: 1 night Chongqing Hilton Hotel (5-Star) or similar
    Xian: 3 nights Swisstouches Hotel (5-Star) or similar
    Beijing: 3 nights Beijing Dongfang Mao Hotel (5-Star) or similar
  • All transfer in location including China’s High Speed Train from Suzhou to Shanghai
  • Guided sightseeing and admissions as specified in the itinerary
  • 42 Meals as specified in the itinerary. Special meals:
    Suzhou – China Welcome Dinner
    Xian – Special Dumpling Banquet
    Beijing – Farewell Peking Duck Dinner
  • English speaking guides for touring

Exclusive: Book by July 31!

Seniors over 60 years – Save an additional $50 off per person
Repeat China Star Holiday Passengers – Save an additional $100 off per person

Sep 12, Oct 31, 2024 from $3990 + $90 tax
Mar 20, Apr 10, May 8, 2025 from $3990 + $90 tax
Sep 11, Oct 2,16,30, Nov 6, 2025 from $3990 + $90 tax
Single Supplement Add $1490
China Visa & Service Fee: $150 per person

The above prices do not include:

  • China Visa application fee for Canadian Passport: $150 per person (group visa will be submitted)
  • Personal Insurance: purchase of personal travel and trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended.
  • Fees to be paid locally in China: Gratuities to China escort, guides and drivers: US$200 per person for the whole trip, Gratuities to Yangtze Cruise ship crew: US$30 per person paid on the ship.

Tour Highlights:

  • High-Speed Train Experience (Xian to Beijing)
  • Shanghai: Huangpu River Night Cruise (Optional)
  • Suzhou: Welcome to China Dinner
  • Suzhou: Night Tour of Venice of the Orient
  • Yangtze Cruise: Cabaret Show at Night
  • Chongqing: See lovely Panda in Chongqing Zoo
  • Chongqing: Special Sichuan Style Lunch
  • Chongqing: Western Dinner
  • Chongqing: Chongqing by Night with Hot Pot Dinner (Optional)
  • Xi’an: Free Terra-cotta Warrior Replica Gift
  • Xi’an: Tang Dynasty Show at Night
  • Xi’an: Special Dumpling Banquet
  • Xi’an: Night Tour
  • Beijing: Free memorable group photo in
    Great Wall
  • Beijing: Acrobatic Show at Night
  • Beijing: Pecking Duck Farewell Dinner

Yangtze River Cruise Highlights:

Newest 5 Star MV Century Oasis Ship (First Sailing in 2023)

  • Complimentary unlimited local Wine, Beer, and soft drinks for lunch and dinner.
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the cruise.
  • Includes Cruise port luggage handling.
  • Award winner eco-friendly hybrid engine vessels with subtle vibration and noise to create a low-emission and sustainable cruise experience for all guests.
  • Express check-in and check-out.

 

 

AUTH - ChinaStarHoliday - Yangtze tour map

Itinerary: (subject to change or have minor adjustments depending on the date of travel)

Day 1: Arrive Shanghai

Arrive in Shanghai, China’s most populous city and seaport. You will be transferred to hotel to rest for the adventures set for the next day.
Hotel: Jinjiang Tower Shanghai (5-Star) or similar

Day 2: Shanghai (B/L/D)
Discover Shanghai’s highlights including the Shanghai Museum, People’s Square, the “Bund”, Yuyuan Bazaar, and Nanjing Road shopping street. The Huangpu River Night Cruise could be arranged as an optional tour at
night (US$50.00 pp pay locally).

Day 3: Shanghai ~ Zhujiajiao (Water Village) ~ Suzhou (B/ L/SD)
Visit the Pudong Development Zone, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, and XinTianDi before exploring Zhujiaojiao (Water Village). Journey to Suzhou, known for its canals and gardens, enjoy a China Welcome Dinner and then Suzhou Night Tour. 
Hotel: Wyndham Garden Suzhou (5-Star) or similar

Day 4: Suzhou ~ Shanghai / Yichang (By Air) (B/L/D)
Explore Suzhou Museum, Lingering Garden (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and historic Pingjiang Road. Return to Shanghai for your flight to Yichang and transfer to the hotel.
Hotel: Grand Mercure Yichang Waitan (5-Star Design) or similar

Day 5: Yichang ~ Yangtze River Cruise (B/L/D)
Visit Yichang Museum and Riverside Park before boarding the 5-star MV Century Oasis cruise ship for a journey along the Yangtze River. This ship had its first sailing in 2023.
Yangtze Cruise 5-star Ship: MV Century Oasis (Outside Cabin with Balcony) 

Day 6: Yangtze River Cruise (B/L/D)
Explore the Three Gorges Dam with a shore excursion at Sandouping. Sail through Xiling Gorge and enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception in the lounge.

Day 7: Yangtze River Cruise (B/L/D)
Embark on an excursion to Shennv Stream before sailing through the misty rock formations of Wu Gorge and the dramatic cliffs of Qutang Gorge. Enjoy a Crew Cabaret Talent Show in the evening.

Day 8: Yangtze River Cruise (B/L/D)
Practice Tai Chi on the sun deck in the morning before exploring Fengdu Ghost City, renowned for its cultural heritage. Enjoy an Evening Show with the Crew at night

Day 9: Arriving Chongqing (B/L)
Disembark in Chongqing for a city tour, including a visit to the Chongqing Zoo to see Pandas and the Huguang Guild Hall. Indulge in a special Sichuan-style lunch. Enjoy a free afternoon or an optional tour to enjoy the fantastic Chongqing by Night with Hot Pot Dinner. (US$50.00 pp, pay locally).
Hotel: Chongqing Hilton Hotel (5-Star) or similar

Day 10: Chongqing / Xi’an (by Air) (B/L/WD)
Explore Ciqikou Ancient Town and Eling Park before taking in a bird’s-eye view of Chongqing from the Chongqing Eye. Transfer to the airport after a Western Dinner.
Hotel: Swisstouches Hotel Xi’an (5-star) or similar

Day 11: Xi’an (B/L/SD)
Visit the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses excavation site and enjoy a noodlemaking show and Handmade Noodle lunch. In the evening, enjoy the Xi’an Special Dumpling Banquet alongside the Tang Dynasty Show.

Day 12: Xi’an (B/L/D)
Visit the historic Little Goose Pagoda and Big Goose Pagoda Square, followed by a tour of the ancient Xian City Wall. Enjoy lunch at Muslin Quarter Street, renowned for its local delicacies. Xi’an Night Tour after dinner.

Day 13: Xi’an – Beijing (By High-Speed Train) (B/D)
Embark on a special journey aboard the China High-Speed Train to Beijing, with lunch onboard (lunch on your own). Explore Beijing’s traditional Hutong neighborhoods by Rickshaw and enjoy a captivating Beijing Acrobatic Show in the evening.
Hotel: Beijing Dongfang Mao Hotel (5-Star Design)

Day 14: Beijing (B/L/D)
Discover the awe-inspiring Great Wall at Juyong Pass and marvel at the Summer Palace’s scenic beauty. Admire the architectural wonders of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Stadium, the Bird’s Nest & the Water Cube.

Day 16: Beijing (B/L/SD)
Start the day at Tian’anmen Square, then delve into the majestic Forbidden City. Explore the Wangfujing shopping area and the historic Chinese medicine center, “Tong Ren Tang.”. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Peking Duck Dinner.

Day 17: Beijing (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport

B – Buffet Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner, SD – Special Dinner, WD – Western Dinner

 

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