Legend of China & Yangtze River Cruise 14 days

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ITINERARY

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  • Days 1

    USA Home city – Beijing

    Depart from various cities in USA to Beijing, overnight on international flight.

    1. Flight
  • Days 2

    Beijing

    Arrive in Beijing, China’s imperial capital whose rich history dates back to more than 3 000 years. Then, we will transfer to your hotel. Our tour guide will help you check in, so you may enjoy some free time to relax. 

    1. Beijing Marriott Hotel or similar (5 stars)
    2. Bus
  • Days 3

    Beijing

    Beijing embodies the beating heart of China, brimming with massive monuments to a storied past and robust economic centers. After breakfast, we will visit Tiananmen Square, enter the imperial-red walls of the ornate Forbidden City - the emperor’s palace. This structure has been off limits to commoners for centuries as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and only accessible to emperors, their families, and court for 500 years.After lunch in a local restaurant, we will visit another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Temple of Heaven, where the emperors went to humble themselves and pray for a good harvest. Welcome dinner at the Peking duck.

    1. Beijing Marriott Hotel or similar (5 stars)
    2. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    3. Bus
  • Days 4

    Beijing

    Enjoy your excursion to the ancient Great Wall, one of the world’s most iconic sites. Built and maintained between the 5th century BC and the 16th century AD to keep barbarian nomads out of the empire, this UNESCO World Heritage Site of sandstone and earthwork stretches some 4 000 miles. Explore its winding pathways and marvel at the panoramic views from its ramparts. Return to the city to view outside of Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest Stadium).

    1. Beijing Marriott hotel or similar (5 stars)
    2. Breakfast/Lunch
    3. Bus
  • Days 5

    Beijing – Xi'an

    After breakfast, take a city tour in the old town of Beijing: visit Hutong with a rickshaw ride, admire the well-kept courtyards of families who still live in this richly historic community, and enjoy a lunch at local resident. Departure by flight to Xi'an, one of the oldest cities in China. Celebrated as the starting point of the ancient Silk Road. More than 3,000 years of history, this city presided over one of China’s most glorious cultural periods.  Transfer to the hotel.

    1. Xi'an Double Tree hotel or similar (5 stars)
    2. Breakfast/Lunch
    3. Flight
  • Days 6

    Xi'an

    Visit the Eighth Wonder of the World : the magnificent Terra Cotta Warriors. At the enormous mausoleum where Emperor Qin Shi Huang was laid to rest over 2 000 years ago, see the 8 000 life-sized sculpted warriors, archers and infantrymen who were buried with him. Remarkably, each man and horse was molded with its own distinctive features. The incredible archaeological site was discovered by local farmers in 1974.In the afternoon, we will visit the Grand Place of the Wild Goose Pagoda.
    Optional Dinner and Tang Dynasty Dance Show : (70USD / person) 

    1. Xi'an Double Tree Hotel or similar (5 stars)
    2. Breakfast/Lunch
    3. Bus
  • Days 7

    Xian – Chongqing

    After breakfast, city tour in Xi’an, we will take a flight to Chongqing, known as the 'Mountain City'. Transfer to hotel

    1. Chongqing Hyatt Hotel or similar(5 stars)
    2. Breakfast/Lunch
    3. Flight
  • Days 8

    Chongqing/Century Glory Cruise

    After Breakfast, we will visit Chongqing Zoo (Panda), and take a city tour. After dinner, we will board the Century Glory for Yangtze River Cruise.

    1. Century Glory (5-star cabin with private balcony)
    2. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    3. Cruise
  • Days 9

    Yangtze River Cruise

    Excursion to Fengdu Ghost city. 
    
    Enjoying Capital's welcome cocktail party  at night.

    1. Cruise: Century Glory(5-star cabin with private balcony)
    2. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    3. Cruise
  • Days 10

    Yangtze River Cruise (Three Gorges)

    Travel the most scenic stretch of the Yangtze as it forces its way through a spectacular series of limestone ridges known as the Three Gorges. Cruise through Qutang Gorge, the shortest, narrowest and most spectacular of the three large gorges. Then, we will board a smaller boat for an excursion through the Goddess Stream. We will sail through these remarkable canyons flanked by towering cliffs.Along the way, you can see fascinating sites including the hanging coffins of the Ba people and the ancient plank road carved into the cliffside. Sailing through Wu  Gorge, renowned for its magnificent scenery.

    1. Cruise: Century Glory (5-star cabin with private balcony)
    2. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    3. Cruise
  • Days 11

    Yangtze River Cruise /Yichang/ Jingzhou

    After breakfast, we will disembark for a tour of the Three Gorges Dam. The world’s largest hydroelectric power project took almost 20 years to build. You will see the inner workings of this massive structure up close. Learn how the dam controls flooding and how it led to the relocation of 1.25 million people.Transfer by bus to Jingzhou city, a very old merchandise transportation and distribution center, located in the center of a loop of the Yangtze River. Visit the Jingzhou Museum and the ancient city walls. 

    1. Jingzhou Wyndham or similar(5 stars)
    2. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    3. Bus
  • Days 12

    Jingzhou-Shanghai

    After breakfast, we will transfer by high-speed train to Shanghai. Optional: Enjoy your Huangpu River Cruise and a wonderful acrobatics show in the evening( $70US/person)

    1. Shanghai Sheraton Hotel or similar(5 stars)
    2. Breakfast
    3. High Speed Train
  • Days 13

    Shanghai

    After breakfast, we will walk along the Bund, and visit the old Shanghai district "Cheng Huang Miao" and Nanjing Road, the main shopping street of Shanghai and also one of the world's busiest shopping streets.Visit the Shanghai Museum in the afternoon. The museum has about one million items covering 21 areas. The collections of bronzes, calligraphy ceramics and paintings are particularly impressive.

    1. Shanghai Sheraton Hotel or similar(5 stars)
    2. Breakfast /Lunch
    3. Bus
  • Days 14

    Shanghai -Home city

    After breakfast, we will transfer to Shanghai Pudong international airport to end your trip.

    1. Breakfast
    2. Flight

Legend of China & Yangtze River Cruise 14 days

WHAT’S INCLUDE

See below for travel inclusions and exclusions, and other benefits
Price Includes
  • International flights & Domestic flight tickets
    
    															
  • 12 nights accommodation in superior category hotels & cruise
    
    															
    See hotels included
  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge
    
    															
  • Round trip bus transportation
    
    															
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary
    
    															
  • Professional English speaking guide
    
    															
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
    
    															
Price Excludes
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals other than mentioned (B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Visits not mentioned in the program
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Visa to enter China
  • Tips for tour manager & driver & local guide & cruise crew & Hotel porterage ( Total for the entire trip $210/p.p)
Reservation Info
 1. Ticket prices for some scenic spots will be adjusted due to the season, final prices may vary based on the price that day.
2. If you need to temporarily change the pick-up location before departure, please be sure to inform us 3 days before the departure date so that we can coordinate arrangements; Surcharges will be made to the itinerary.
3. Due to different departure dates, traffic conditions, hotels, natural disasters, and other force majeure factors, Grand Century Cruises reserves the final right to adjust the itinerary and hotels.
4. The hotel’s check-in time starts at 3:00 PM, and the rooms are all "non-smoking" rooms. Smoking in the room will result in a fine of more than $300 paid by the smoker.
Cancellation Policy
 Cancellations can only be made by informing Century Cruises after travel booking. In the event of cancellation, the following conditions will apply: All cancellations shall be made upon receipt of written notice of cancellation from the consumer. Additional charges may apply if consumers intend to resume travel after they or their designated representatives cancel the trip. Such fees include, but are not limited to, air ticket reservations, hotel reservations, domestic transportation, meals, cruises, attraction tickets, administrative fees, and other fees and costs. If one of the double occupants cancels the trip, the other passenger will be charged a single occupancy surcharge. Please note that any type of room type change will incur a change fee. Cancellation fees, calculated per person, based on cancellation date, are as follows: 
90 days or more: Non-refundable minimum 50% travel prepaid;
70% of travel cost for 89-60 days;
80% of travel cost for 59-45 days;
90% of travel cost for 44-30 days;
Less than 30 days 100% of travel cost Not present on the trip: 100% of travel cost
Most optional tours will receive a full refund if you pre-book some of the optional tours on the tour, give cancellation notice at least 48 hours before the tour begins, or if there are not enough people on the optional tour. Century Cruises will not be responsible for any loss of related travel insurance purchased by consumers or personal expenses for preparing the trip caused by the cancellation of the trip.

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