China Panorama (2013)

21 Days from only $4299

Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Dragon Spine Terraces, Yangshuo, Hong Kong, Chongqing, Yangtze Cruise, Suzhou, Tongli (water town), Shanghai

Book by October 31, 2013 for FREE upgrade to Victoria Anna's Executive Deck VIP Program

Designed for travelers who would like to visit China only once in their life time, this phenomenal itinerary presents you all major highlights China has to offer.

With its larger-than-life monuments, rich cultural history, timeless nature landscapes and stunning modernity, China is a truly exciting destination. Experience China's marvels, ancient and modern, rural and cosmopolitan; in three weeks, this tour waves Imperial Beijing, Historical Xian, Scenic Guilin, ethnic and misty Longsheng, metropolis Hong Kong, timeless Three Gorges and Yangtze River, Futurist Shanghai and Classic Suzhou into a grander picture showcasing you how China progress in its unique fashion.

Walk on the Great Wall; tour the mystic Forbidden City; discover the old, narrow streets of Beijing by rickshaw, you find endless treasures to unfold in China's proud capital city. On to Xian in central China, you marvel at the 6,000 life-sized warriors in the Terra-cotta Legion, visit the Wild Goose Pagoda, and enjoy a stage show in memory of the great Tang Dynasty.

In China's southwest subtropical Guilin, you cruise on the fabled Li River and soak in the landscape that seems lifted straight out of a Chinese scroll painting. In an exciting hiking tour, you admire the Dragon Spine Terraces and visit ethnic groups.

Fly to Hong Kong and experience where East meets West. Then back to the heartland of China; in Chongqing you see the Giant Panda and board a 3-night cruise down the Yangtze River. Sail through the Three Gorges, cruise the Daning River on a peapod boat, tour the Dam site and its colossal 5-stage shiplocks...

Your journey concludes at Shanghai, the center of China's economic boom, where you tour the colonial Bund; admire the charming architecture in the French Concession; overlook Pudong new zone from one of China's tallest buildings; and attend a performance of the Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe. A side trip takes you to Suzhou to visit its classic gardens, canal and silk production... This trip is not for the faint of heart!
What's Included

Roundtrip non-stop flights from Vancouver (YVR) and New York (JFK) to Beijing with Air China
All Intra-China flights, ground transportation and transfers
First Class hotel accommodations with private bath, daily American buffet breakfast
3-night downstream Yangtze Cruise aboard one of the finest Yangtze cruise ships--Victoria Anna, Outside cabins with private balcony, picture window and private bath
Comprehensive private sightseeing tours and evening shows including entrance fees
48 bountiful meals including 19 American buffet breakfast, 15 lunches and 14 dinners (subject to change depending on China internal flight schedule)
Unique culinary events including an authentic Peking Duck dinner, and a delicious Dumpling Banquet in Xian, Dim Sum at Hong Kong's iconic Jumbo Seafood Floating Restuarant
Exclusive Culture InSites Program: Hutong tour in rickshaws, including visits to a local family home and a home-hosted lunch, etc.
Special evening shows including Tang Dynasty stage show and a breathtaking Shanghai Acrobatics
Professional service of an expert, resident Tour Director throughout China for a group of 10 travelers or more
Professional local guiding service in each destination city
Baggage handling service throughout mainland China
Trip Summary
Day 1
Depart Canada
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Hong Kong
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Hong Kong
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Hong Kong
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Yangtze Cruise
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Yangtze Cruise
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Yangtze Cruise
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Suzhou & Tongli
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