China Discovery 11 Days 9 Nights
Grand China
Tour Code: GR2014
Beijing Shanghai Suzhou Hangzhou Yangze River Cruise
13 Nights
Value $3,196
Day 1 Depart Home Beijing
Begin your journey with the international flight to Beijing
Meet and transfer to the hotel with your tour manager
Park Plaza Science Park or Traders Upper East
In-Flight Meal
Day 2 Beijing
Visit Tiananmen Square
Walk through the Forbidden City, home of the Chinese emperors and their household for five centuries
Optional Hutong tour and have a special lunch hosted by local family (US$50 pp)
Experience traditional Chinese Tea Culture
Optional Evening Entertainment - The Legend of ! Kung Fu (US$35 pp)
Park Plaza Science Park or Traders Upper East
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Beijing
Visit 2008 Olympic Games Sites , Bird’s Nest & Water Cube
Learn about Jade, China’s most precious and celebrated stone, and its manufacturing process at the largest Jade factory in Beijing
Walk in the clouds while hiking the 2,000-year-old Great Wall of China
Take a relax to enjoy Chinese traditional foot massage after hiking on Great Wall (at your own expense)
Take the option to enjoy Beijing Opera in the evening (US$35 pp)
Park Plaza Science Park or Traders Upper East
Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Beijing-Yichang
To experience Morning exercise -Tai Chi lesson , Temple of Heaven
Silk Factory Outlet - Learn about silk, the very trade item which started the famous Silk Road and its delicate manufacturing process
Optional to visit Beijing Zoo to see Pandas in the afternoon (US$50 pp)
Take overnight train to YiChang
Park Plaza Science Park or Traders Upper East
Day 5 YiChang Arrival On board
You will be pick up from Yi Chang train station
On board Yangtze River Cruise (M.S. Yangtze I) in the evening
Day 6 Yangtze River Cruise
Depart from Yichang, pass through Xiling Gorge
Shore excursion to The Three Gorges Dam
Pass through the Three Gorges Dam ship locks
In-cruise meal
Day 7 Yangze River Cruise
Shore excursion to Shennong Stream by boat
Set sail, passing through Wu Gorge and Qutang Gorge
In-cruise meal
Day 8 Yangtze River Cruise
Shore excursion to the Ghost City of Fengdu
In-cruise meal
Day 9 Chongqing - Shanghai-Suzhou
Disembark in the morning in Chongqing
Transferred to airport to take scheduled flight to Shanghai
Transferred to Suzhou
Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10 Suzhou
Visit Lingering Garden is an elaborate succession of small gardens. Lingering in a garden you will marvel at its unique architecture and art
An Optional Grand Canal
Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11 Suzhou – Hangzhou
Hangzhou city tour - Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang province and its political, economic and cultural center
Visit The West Lake, Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou
Optional Evening Show - Impression West Lake ($60 pp)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12 Hangzhou-Shanghai
In the early morning, visit tea plantation and visit tea farm - a tea culture experience by seeing tea picking and processing
Drive to Shanghai and take the free time to explore Shanghai by your own, like, visit Nanjing Road walking district, the most popular shopping and commercial area
Day 13 Shanghai
Visit Pearl of Orient TV tower (outside) (extra cost for riding on the tower)
Shanghai museum to learn more Shanghai local culture and history in past
Visit the Bund by the Huangpu River, experience the old and modern side of the city
Enjoy an Optional evening Huangpu River Cruise ($40 pp)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14 Return Home
Take scheduled flight back home. We wish you a memorable China trip

Forbidden City- The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.
Great Wall - The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China in part to protect the Chinese Empire or its prototypical states against intrusions by various nomadic groups or military incursions by various warlike peoples or forces. Several walls were being built as early as the 7th century BC; these, later joined together and made bigger, stronger, and unified are now collectively referred to as the Great Wall. Especially famous is the wall built between 220–206 BC by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang.
Hutong - Hutongs represent an important cultural element of the city of Beijing. Thanks to Beijing’s long history and status as capital for six dynasties, almost every hutong has its anecdotes, and some are even associated with historic events. In contrast to the court life and elite culture represented by the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and the Temple of Heaven, the hutongs reflect the culture of grassroots Beijingers. The hutongs are residential neighborhoods which still form the heart of Old Beijing.
The Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower is a TV tower in Shanghai, China. Its location at the tip of Lujiazui in the Pudong district, by the side of Huangpu River, opposite of The Bund makes it a distinct landmark in the area. At 468 m (1,535 feet) high, it was the tallest structure in China from 1994–2007, when it was surpassed by the Shanghai World Financial Center. It is classified as a AAAAA scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration.
Suzhou Ancient Water Town - Ancient water town is surrounded by water. The village has as many canals as it does roads. No cars are allowed into the village making it very peaceful and quiet. Little gondolas glide through the canals and people can rent one and travel through the village. The village is filled with elderly people and they are quick to smile at visitors. Sitting next to a canal with your feet in the water, or sitting in a teahouse watching the gondolas pass by is an unforgettable experience.
M. S. Yangtze 1 Cruise – Profound Charmand Leading Luxury
It is always an utmost honor to host state guests from around the world. But not all deluxe vessels can share this honor. Only those with leading luxury and profound charm can be chosen.

As the most luxurious cruiser plying China’s inland river, M. S. Yangtze 1 stands by its many records. Sharing the innovative design concept from luxury ocean liners, she opens her welcoming arms with a magnificent five story atrium, complete with a marvelous glass elevator, the first on the Yangtze. The wave pool on the promenade deck is also second to none. Each luxuriously appointed, spacious cabin features a private balcony ranging from 30 to 100 square feet, among the largest in size on the River.

The utmost of luxury, the Presidential Suite has over 5000 square feet of unmatched grandeur, designed and decorated based on five star hotels. The Presidential suite includes the Sunshine Suite and the Angel Suite, State Guest Lounge, and a massive private Yangtze Viewing Deck.

The beautiful Pearl Hall is the largest multi function space on the vessel, adorned with elegantly designed French windows. It boasts an indoor viewing platform so that passengers can enjoy the scenic beauty of the Yangtze River. It also includes a ballroom, coffee shop, and a tea house. The Sun Deck on the fifth floor features a cigar bar, a fully-equipped gym and a swimming pool. The deluxe vessel presents her elegance and profound charm in every detail, and it caters to the comfort and needs of all its honored guests.

M. S. Yangtze 1 has been exclusively appointed by the Chinese Government as the “State Guest Cruiser” to host state leaders, visiting dignitaries and officials from around the world. In addition to her unmatched, superior facilities, guests will also be impressed by her outstanding management and service standards. The delicious food prepared by our onboard chefs, long list of superb cocktails, and memorable entertainment, will all become part of your memory of an unforgettable journey down the Yangtze.
Fine Print for Grand China - Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Yangtze River
Mar 13, 16, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 8, 22, Jun 19, Jul 10, Aug 7, 21, Sep 11, 18, Oct 16, 30, Nov 6, 20, 27
High season surcharge (for Australia market) US$200 pp for April, Jun, and Aug, US$400 pp for Jul
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