Package Name: Captivating China
Day: 14 Day
Night: 13 Night
Starting Month: May
End Month: Oct
Travel to the ancient land of China and explore its mysteries and beauty. This trip will take you through Beijing, Xi’an, and the Yangtze River. Visit he Great Wall of China which stretches approximately 4,000 miles and dates back to the Ming period and is visible from the earth’s orbit! This startling edifice will stay etched in your memory forever. The Yangtze River cruise will enchant you. You will also visit a local tea plantation and learn about the tea production process.
Discovered accidentally in 1974, the Terracotta Warriors—consisting of roughly 8,000 soldiers, chariots, and horses—were constructed to help China’s first emperor in the afterlife. Other highlights include the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Summer Palace and its ornate pavilions. Immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Shanghai. Afterward, take the bullet train for a day’s trip to Hangzhou. Set amidst verdant greenery alongside West Lake, this 2,000-year-old city was the seat of China’s Song emperors and brims with historic relics and natural beauty.Visit China’s most impressive and unique natural sights, while allowing the engineering feats of this ancient civilization to leave you truly inspired and amazed.
Day 1 Arrive Beijing.
On arrival in Beijing you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for three nights. The rest of the day is yours to begin exploring this vibrant city, glorified by 13th-century Mongol leader Kublai Khan as the capital of his empire. (D)
Day 2 Beijing.
After breakfast, visit the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, the largest public square in the world. Later, explore the Summer Palace and its ornate pavilions. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. (B,L)
Day 3 Beijing.
An included full-day tour of the legendary GREAT WALL OF CHINA at the Mutianyu section. Stretching approximately 4,000 miles and dating back to the Ming period, this startling edifice will stay etched in your memory forever. In the evening, enjoy a Peking Duck dinner. (B,L,D)
Day 4 Beijing–Xian.
This morning, visit the TEMPLE OF HEAVEN before your flight to Xian. (B,L)
Day 5 Xian.
Today, enjoy one of the highlights of your trip on a visit to the first emperor’s funeral vault to see the amazing TERRACOTTA WARRIORS. Nothing will prepare you for this incredible display of 8,000 life-sized model warriors, chariots, and horses. Later, visit the ancient city wall, built in 1378 and surrounding the old city. In the evening, enjoy the Tang Dynasty show, which includes dinner at the Tang Dynasty Palace Theatre & Restaurant. (B,L,D)
Day 6 Xian–Chengdu.
This morning, fly to Chengdu and journey through the beautiful scenery to Leshan to see the largest stone Buddha in the world. Carved into a mountain, it is said to date to the Tang Emperor, Tang Xuanzong (713 AD). Return to Chengdu for dinner and a well-deserved rest. (B,L,D)
Day 7 Chengdu.
This morning will surely be one of the highlights of your tour: a visit to the PANDA BASE RESEARCH CENTRE. You will have a chance to learn about these wonderful animals, as well as view them up close. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B,L)
Day 8 Chengdu–Chongqing (Embarkation)–Yangtze River Cruise.
After breakfast, transfer to the station for your morning train to Chongqing. Upon arrival, visit the old town area before boarding the MV President No. 7 for an exciting 3-night Yangtze River cruise. (B,L,D)
Day 9 Yangtze River.
Today, visit the SHIBAOZHAI PAGODA. (B,L,D)
Day 10 Yangtze River.
Another unforgettable day, with a shore visit to Shennong Stream. Also pass through Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, and the west section of Xiling Gorge. Your cruise ship will then glide through the dramatic THREE GORGES DAM FIVE-STAGE SHIP LOCK. (B,L,D)
Day 11 Yangtze River–Yichang (Disembarkation)–Shanghai.
Today, visit the Three Gorges Dam project before sailing through the east section of Xiling Gorge. After lunch you will disembark your cruise at Yichang and transfer to the airport for an afternoon flight to Shanghai, where you will spend the next three nights. (B,L)
Day 12 Shanghai.
Immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Shanghai and tour the surreal YU YUAN GARDEN with its Ming Dynasty miniature landscapes, as well as the SHANGHAI MUSEUM, the Bund, and famous Nanjing Road. After dinner, enjoy an extraordinary acrobatics show. (B,L,D)
Day 13 Shanghai–Hangzhou–Shanghai.
Board the bullet train for a day trip to Hangzhou. Set amid verdant greenery alongside West Lake, this 2,000-year-old city was the seat of China’s Song emperors and brims with historic relics and natural beauty. Begin with a CRUISE on West Lake before visiting a TEA PLANTATION in the Meijiawu Valley, famed for its Dragon-Well green tea. Enjoy a taste of this renowned tea and learn about its production process. After lunch, stroll on the ancient street of Hefang, visit a traditional CHINESE PHARMACY, and visit the former residence of Hu Xueyan—a fine example of Qing Dynasty architecture. In the evening, return to Shanghai. (B,L)
Day 14 Shanghai.
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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14 days from Beijing to Shanghai (7490)
Pricing is based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement:
$665 to $974
Triple rooms are not available.
View the following dates and prices to find just the right date for your vacation. Below you’ll find the date the vacation starts and date you’ll return.
TourStart Date Return Date Land/Cruise Price
18-May-2016 31-May-2016 $1993 Please Call
01-Jun-2016 14-Jun-2016 $2013 Please Call
13-Jul-2016 26-Jul-2016 $2103 Please Call
03-Aug-2016 16-Aug-2016 $2083 Please Call
17-Aug-2016 30-Aug-2016 $2183 Please Call
07-Sep-2016 20-Sep-2016 $2183 Please Call
14-Sep-2016 27-Sep-2016 $2183 Please Call
05-Oct-2016 18-Oct-2016 $2183 Please Call
2017 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification. Details will be available in September 2016.
INCLUDED IN THE TRIP PRICE
BEIJING Grand Gongda Jianguo (F)
XIAN Grand New World Hotel (T)
CHENGDU Tianfu Sunshine Hotel (T)
SHANGHAI Riverview Hotel (T)
Train from Chengdu to Chongqing, cruising the Yangtze on the MV President No. 7, bullet train to/from Hangzhou, private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.
Meals: 13 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 8 dinners
NOT INCLUDED IN TRIP PRICE
The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be available. Whether it’s a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.
Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; to get an estimated price, use a currency converter for exchange rate information (pricing may vary at the time of booking).
Currently excursions are not available for this vacation. If you have questions about the types of excursions that are available please contact Omega getaways.
Not Included In Your Vacation Price (Land-Only or Cruise-Only)
Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees including the September 11th Security fee up to $10 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $3.50 per segment, and U.S. and International arrival and departure and other government-imposed fees between $200 – $375 per person; port taxes; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship’s crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Globus menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); optional excursions; airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; airport transfers with cruise only, porterage at airports and train stations; Trip Protection; baggage fees; and all other items of a personal nature.
Inside visits and special features:
Inside visits and special features:
Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Beijing Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Terracotta Warriors, Panda Base Research Centre, Shibaozhai Pagoda, Three Gorges Dam project, Yu Yuan Garden, Shanghai Museum, cruise on West Lake, tea plantation and tasting in the Meijiawu Valley, traditional Chinese pharmacy and former residence of Hu Xueyan
Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace, Great Wall of China, Chongqing Old Town area, Yangtze River, Shennong Stream, Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, the west section of Xiling Gorge, Three Gorges Dam Five Stage Ship Lock, east section of Xiling Gorge, Bund and the famous Nanjing Road, ancient street of Hefang.
English-speaking guide on tour