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Yangtze Sampler by Small Ship - 13 day(s), Asia, China

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Overview

5-star Hotels in the heart of China's most important cities, expertly-guided sightseeing and the finest all-balcony ship on the Yangtze make this trip truly unforgettable.  And in congenial company, you'll explore all the highlights and enjoy authentic cultural encounters.

What’s Included

  • Professional Tour Director
  • Escorted sightseeing and shore excursions with all entry fees
  • 28 meals featuring fine Asian and Western cuisine: 12 buffet breakfasts, 8 lunches and 8 dinners
  • 8 nights accommodation in deluxe and luxury hotels
  • 4 nights in a balcony stateroom on the MS Yangzi Explorer
  • All on-tour transportation and all 3 internal flights
  • Luggage handling, port charges, hotel taxes and service fees, and all airline taxes and fees for your 3 included flights

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Start date:
10/12/16
End date:
10/24/16
Duration: 13 Days
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10/19/16
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10/31/16
Duration: 13 Days
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Start date:
3/15/17
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3/27/17
Duration: 13 Days
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Start date:
4/12/17
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4/24/17
Duration: 13 Days
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Start date:
5/10/17
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5/22/17
Duration: 13 Days
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Start date:
6/7/17
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6/19/17
Duration: 13 Days
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Start date:
7/5/17
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7/17/17
Duration: 13 Days
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Start date:
8/30/17
End date:
9/11/17
Duration: 13 Days
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9/6/17
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9/18/17
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Start date:
10/11/17
End date:
10/23/17
Duration: 13 Days
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Start date:
10/18/17
End date:
10/30/17
Duration: 13 Days
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Start date:
3/14/18
End date:
3/26/18
Duration: 13 Days
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Start date:
4/11/18
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4/23/18
Duration: 13 Days
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Itinerary

Day 1 - Complimentary extra night in Beijing - From AAA Vacations
AAA Vacations Complimentary Inclusion: Enjoy a complimentary extra night in Beijing before your tour at the Fairmont Beijing.
Day 2 - Beijing - Tour begins
Free day to relax or explore Beijing on your own. Meals: (B)
Day 3 - Beijing
With your Trip Leader, marvel at Tiananmen Square and tour the Forbidden City, once the exclusive enclave of emperors. At a local market, help your guide select produce for your hosts, a family you’ll join for lunch during your rickshaw tour through a hutong. This evening, enjoy a Peking Duck Banquet with wine. Meals: B, L, D
Day 4 - Great Wall - Summer Palace
Travel to Juyong Pass to explore atop one of the most scenic and historic sections of the Great Wall, the site of many ancient battles! Then tour the Summer Palace, erstwhile seasonal retreat of China’s royalty. Meals: B, L
Day 5 - Yichang -Cruise begins
Tour the Temple of Heaven whe re you’ll also enjoy a private class with a Tai Chi Master. Fly to Yichang and transfer to the pier to board the MS Yangzi Explorer, China’s finest ship. Settle in to your balcony stateroom before an elegant dinner with wine. Meals: B, L, D
Day 6 - Three Gorges Dam
Early risers can start the day with Tai Chi on deck. Visit the massive Three Gorges Dam and cruise through Xiling Gorge Meals: B, L, D
Day 7 - Shennong Stream - Yangtze Gorges
Journey by sampan up Shennong Stream and then return to ship to navigate through the dramatic Wu and Qutang Gorges. Meals: B, L, D
Day 8 - Fengdu
Learn how life in a river town has changed since the completion of the Three Gorges Dam as you explore Fengdu’s New City. Meals: B, L, D
Day 9 - Congqing - Xian
Visit the Pandas in Chongqing Zoo and fly to Xian, where you’ll explore a local market with a native resident. Savor traditional dumplings and retreat to the 5-star Hilton Hotel. Meals: B, D
Day 10 - The Terra Cotta Army
A meeting with an archaeologist is a great introduction to your tour of the Terra Cotta Army . Today’s lunch is enlivened by a noodle-making demonstration. Meals: B, L, D
Day 11 - Shanghai
Fly to Shanghai where you’ll be escorted to the landmark Fairmont Peace Hotel overlooking the historic Bund. Tonight you’ll thrill to a performance of the Shanghai Acrobats. Meals: B
Day 12 - Shanghai
Walk along the elegant waterfront Bund, delight in the lovely Yu Yuan Garden and tour the highly regarded Shanghai Museum. Sit down to lunch at Xiangyue Villa and meet with the chef to learn about his fascinating life which included time working at the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco. Meals: B, L, D
Day 13 - Shanghai - Tour ends
Transfer to the airport for your flight. Meals B

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Tour Code:
ALEXYS
Main Activity:
Cruising
Other Activities:
Museums / Culture
Sightseeing
Walking
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Suitable for most fitness levels. You’ll have to walk and climb stairs on your own.

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