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Package Includes
  • Round trip airfare to Shanghai and return from Beijing aboard China Eastern Airlines
  • China domestic economy class airfare
  • 15 night luxury guided vacation
  • 15 night accommodations based on 2-sharing:
    Shanghai: 2 nights Hauting Hotel & Towers (5-Star) or similar
    Suzhou: 2 nights Harriway Garden Hotel (5-Star-Design) or similar
    Yangtze Cruise (Balcony): 4 nights MV President No. 7/8 (5-Star) with FREE upgrade to executive service package (details below)
    Chongqing: 1 night Chongqing Hilton Hotel (5-Star) or similar
    Xian: 3 nights Tianyu Fields International Hotel (5-Star) or similar
    Beijing: 3 nights Grand Metropark Hotel Beijing (5-Star) or similar
  • All transfer including China’s High Speed Train from Suzhou to Shanghai
  • Guided sightseeing and admissions as specified in the itinerary
  • 41 Meals as specified in the itinerary. Special meals:
    Suzhou – China Welcome Dinner
    Yangtze Cruise – Captain’s Farewell Banquet
    Xian – Special Dumpling Banquet
    Beijing – Farewell Peking Duck Dinner
  • Local English speaking guides for touring
  • Free travel wallet from Claire Newell’s luggage line

MV President No 7 & 8 upgrade to executive service package includes:
Complimentary unlimited local wine, beer and soft drinks for lunch and dinner, welcome fruit basket, VIP seats for evening show, room upgrade to higher deck, complimentary coffee,tea and snacks during happy hour, free drinks before dinner, Wifi, 25% laundry discount, express check in and out.

China Information: Things you should know before you go

Exclusive: Book by May 30!

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

Sep 9,Oct 14,28, Nov 11, 2020
Vancouver $3090-$3490 + $560 tax
Victoria $3250-$3650 + $600 tax
Kelowna, Prince George $3290-$3690 + $640 tax
Calgary, Edmonton $3290-$3690 + $640 tax
Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg $3390-$3790 + $640 tax
Toronto $3250-$3750 + $560 tax
Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, Moncton $3290$3790 + $640 tax
Single Rates Add $1150
China Visa & Service Fee: $180 per person

The above prices do not include:

  • China Visa application fee for Canadian Passport: C$180.00 per person.
  • 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$180 per person for the whole trip, Gratuities to Yangtze Cruise ship crew: US$25 per person paid on the ship.


AUTH - ChinaStarHoliday - Yangtze tour map

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

Day 1 Canada to Shanghai
Your adventure will begin with a flight to Shanghai. Start your worry-free vacation with the guidance of our Canadian Tour Leader

Day 2 Arriving Shanghai
Cross the International Date Line and arrive in Shanghai, China’s most populous city and seaport. You will be greeted by your local guide and transferred to hotel to rest for the adventures set for the next day.
Hotel: Hauting Hotel & Towers (5-Star) or similar

Day 3  Shanghai
After breakfast, explore Shanghai Museum and the People’s Square and along the “Bund”, then tour the Yuyuan Bazaar, Pudong Development Zone, and take a closer look of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Visit the famous shopping street, Nanjing Road. Huangpu River Night Cruise could be arranged as an optional tour at night. (B/L/D)

Day 4  Shanghai ~ Zhujiajiao (Water Village) ~ Suzhou
Today, visit the XinTianDi – replica of Old Shanghai. Take an excursion to Zhujiajiao (Water Village). Take a ride to Suzhou, a city famous for its canals, stone bridges, and pagodas. Enjoy a China Welcome Dinner.  (B/L/SD)
Hotel: Harriway Garden Hotel (5-Star) or similar

Day 5: Suzhou
Explore the Suzhou Museum, and Lingering Garden, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a Suzhou Canal Cruise. Visit the Xumen Gate, and a silk factory. Experience the city nightlife with a Suzhou Night Tour, the Venice of the Orient. (B/L/D)

Day 6: Suzhou ~ Shanghai/Wuhan ~ Yichang ~ Yangtze River Cruise
Today, you will have a very special experience of China High Speed Train from Suzhou to Shanghai to connect to your flight to Yichang. In the evening, board the deluxe cruise ship MV President No.7/8 to catch every splendid and amazing moment along the Yangtze River. (B/L/D)
Yangtze Cruise Ship: 5 Star MV President No. 7/8 (Outside Cabin with Balcony)
*FREE upgrade to executive service package on cruise

Day 7 Yangtze River Cruise
Take a shore excursion at Sandouping takes you to “Three Gorges Dam”, the biggest hydroelectric dam in the world. Return to the ship and set sail for the first gorge -Xiling Gorge, the longest and the most hazardous one in the famous “Three Gorges”. Tonight, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Dinner. (B/L/SD)

Day 8 Yangtze River Cruise
Begin your day with an excursion to Shennong Stream, which takes you almost 20 miles of cascading waterfalls, steep cliffs, karst caves, three-colored springs. Return to the cruise ship again and set sail through the second gorge – Wu Gorge, known for its odd, misty rock formations and its backdrop of soaring mountains. Later in the afternoon, you will pass the third gorge – Qutang Gorge, the shortest but the most dramatic Gorges with ancient relics scattered along its steep cliffs. Enjoy a Crew Cabaret Show at night. (B/L/D)

Day 9 Yangtze River Cruise
After breakfast, take a shore excursion to visit the Shibaozhai Temple, a gem of Chinese Architecture located in Zhong County, at the south bank of the Yangtze River. Enjoy Captain’s Farewell Banquet followed by a Gathering Party at night. (B/L/D)

Day 10 Arriving Chongqing
After breakfast, disembark the cruise at Chongqing. You will have a city tour in Chongqing including Chongqing Zoo for lovely Pandas and People’s Square. After Lunch, transfer to hotel for free afternoon or add an optional tour to enjoy the fantastic Chongqing by Night with Hot Pot dinner. ( The optional tour with dinner cost US$35 per person ).   (B/L)
Hotel: Chongqing Hilton Hotel (5-Star) or similar

Day 11 Chongqing / Xi’an
You will have a free morning. After lunch, fly to Xian. Tonight, enjoy the well-known Xi’an Special Dumpling Banquet as you experience the brilliant Tang Dynasty Show.  (B/L/SD)
Hotel: Tianyu Fields International Hotel (5-Star) or similar

Day 12 Xi’an
Another unforgettable full day tour begins with the excavation of more than 6,000 Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses and Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Reproduction Factory on the way. For lunch, enjoy the handmade noodle as you watching a noodle-making show. Transfer to hotel, and have a free afternoon and dinner on your own. (B/L)

Day 13 Xi’an
Visit the historic Little Goose Pagoda and Big Goose Pagoda Square and a jade workshop. After lunch, visit Xi’an’s Muslim Quarter Market. Tonight enjoy a Western Dinner with unlimited Beer.  After dinner, enjoy a Xian Night Tour.    (B/L/WD)

Day 14 Xi’an – Beijing
Take a morning flight to Beijing, the Capital of China. Take a Rickshaw Tour around the ancient alleyways of Hutong – one of Beijing’s 700-year-old traditional cottage neighbourhoods. You can visit a family in one of the “Quadrangles”. Then, visit a pearl workshop. Enjoy a dazzling Beijing Acrobatic Show in the evening. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Grand Metropark Hotel Beijing (5-Star) or similar

Day 15 Beijing
Spend an inspiring day at the Great Wall (Juyong Pass). Enjoy your walk along its ramparts, and absorb the breath-taking views. Then tour around the Summer Palace for an enchanting panorama of lake, landscape, pagodas, and pavilions. On the way back, have a closer look at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Stadium (the Bird’s Nest & the Water Cube), and visit a tea house en route. (B/L/D)

Day 16 Beijing
Explore the heart of Beijing from Tian’anmen Square – the largest public square in the world. Standing as the largest existing ancient architectural complex in China, the Forbidden City will be sure to amaze you. In the afternoon you will visit the Wangfujing shopping area and famous Chinese medicine centre – “Tong Ren Tang”, over 300 years history in Beijing. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Peking Duck Dinner.   (B/L/SD)

Day 17 Beijing / Hometown (via Shanghai)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to depart for Canada, and arrive home on the same day.  (B)

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

ADD ON: 3-Night Hong Kong Extension from $1150 + $45 tax per person

Day 1 – Shanghai / Hong Kong
Fly to Hong Kong, transfer to Hotel upon arrival. Free in the afternoon. (B)
Hotel: Harbour Plaza Metropolis Hotel (4-Star) or similar

Day 2 – Hong Kong
A half-day tour to Victoria Peak by cable car, visit Stanley Market Repulse Bay and Aberdeen Fishing Village, take a Sampan ride. Discover this dynamic city on your own in the afternoon. (B)

Day 3 – Hong Kong (Free Day)
Enjoy this free day by exploring Hong Kong or go shopping. Or an Optional Tour to Macau by ferry, touring the Statue of Kun Lam, and the territory of Macau; visiting the Ruins of St. Paul’s, Na Tcha Temple, a section of Old City Walls, Museum of Macau, Mount Fortress,Temple of A-Ma, Macau Tower, and Casino sights. (B)

Day 4 – Hong Kong / Vancouver (Via Shanghai) / Hometown
Morning transfer to airport and depart for Canada. You will arrive home on the same day

1) Tour is English-speaking “Join-In” tour service
2) Round trip air between Shanghai and Hong Kong included
3) 3-night Harbour Plaza Metropolis Hotel based on double occupancy
4) Gratuities in Hong Kong / Macau: US$10 per person per day not included


Free Luggage Give-Away
Receive a FREE Travel Wallet from the Claire Newell collection per booking

The ultimate travel wallet. This sleek leather wallet is big enough to hold all of your important travel documentation in one place, plus keeps it organized with convenient tabbed dividers.


  • Magnetic closure
  • Multiple compartments accommodate international travel
  • Zipper compartments for coins
  • Tabbed dividers for tickets, currency, documents, receipts, etc.
  • Pocket for passport
  • External slot for boarding pass

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 20 x 17 x 7 in


Only pay $15 in shipping fees, or pick up for free from one of our three locations (Burnaby, Langley, Kitsilano).

photoclaire's recommendation “ My family and I were lucky enough to take this wonderful tour in March of 2014. The 5-star service that we experienced with China Star Holiday truly made our bucket list trip better than we could have ever imagined. I definitely recommend this trip and would do it again in a heart beat! ”

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