15 Day The Mighty Yangtze (2014-2015)
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Recognized as the leader of the Yangtze River cruise, Victoria Cruises, the only American cruise company on the River, distinguishes itself from all other Chinese cruise lines with its superlative services, dining experience, and enrichment lectures, shipboard activities and shore excursions.
When all other cruise lines on the Yangtze are competing by building bigger ships, Victoria Cruises reinvented the river cruise with its philosophy of small ship cruising.
The five-star Victoria Katarina was built in 2004 and underwent major structural renovations in 2010 in order to bring the ship up to speed with Victoria Cruises' newest state-of-the-art vessels. With a five-star rating from the China National Tourist Administration, the Victoria Katarina encompasses four decks of elegance highlighted by a rich tapestry of colors, gleaming woods, sparkling chandeliers, and American and European influences with Asian accents. The five-star ship offers a boutique atmosphere with 132 cabins which include 98 private balcony Superior Staterooms, 32 Executive Suites and two Shangri-La Suites for a total passenger capacity of 264 persons.
All passenger staterooms feature a private balcony so guests can appreciate the magnificent views of the Yangtze River. Marble-Top bathroom counters, in-room refrigerators and safety boxes, 26" Phillips LCD flat screen televisions in each stateroom (suites feature 42" Phillips LCD flat screen TVs with DVD player), international cable TV broadcasts of HBO and CNN and advanced-cooling air conditioning systems further add to the luxury look and feel of the Victoria Katarina.
The Victoria Katarina also features a lecture room, library/reading room, cocktail lounge, beauty parlor and mini-spa, gift shop, spacious observation deck, business center, health clinic, lavish atrium lobby and elevator for guests' convenience. In addition to onboard activities such as Tai Chi lessons, the Yangtze Club offers a host of invigorating nightly entertainment options as well as computer terminals for Internet access. Passengers traveling with their own laptops can also rent Wireless 3G USB modems through which they can access the internet from most areas of the ship. Read more >>
Traders Hotel Beijing by Shangri-La
Ideally located in Beijing's leading business and embassy district, the hotel enjoys direct access to the China World Trade Center; the metro station (lines 1 and 10) is located within the same complex, and is just 30 minutes from Beijing International Airport. The hotel offers a comfortable and convenient base for both business and leisure travellers.
The 570 tastefully decorated guest rooms and suites at this hotel in Beijing, China feature quality amenities and modern facilities, ensuring travellers enjoy their stay in comfort and style. All rooms enjoy complimentary broadband Internet access and satellite TV. Based on availability, guests may choose between rooms that overlook a peaceful garden terrace or city view rooms that look onto the towering China World Phase 3 and CCTV building and Beijing's wider cityscape.
For travellers requiring the highest levels of service and attention, the hotel's Traders Club offers a private Club Lounge and a range of special privileges.
Traders Hotel, Beijing is the smart choice for business and leisure travellers who seek high quality accommodation with value for money. The hotel provides an extensive range of services and facilities. In addition to the hotel's two restaurants, bar, fitness centre, meeting and conference facilities and other hotel services, guests can enjoy the top class dining, health and leisure facilities at Platinum Five-Star China World Hotel, Beijing, which is conveniently located next door and linked by the luxury China World Mall.
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The hotel features free high speed internet access in hotel room.
*Please note that we will use China's 4-star hotel for this tour. Due to the limited room availability at Traders Beijing, we may use alternative 4-star hotels for some departures.
Shanghai JC Mandarin
Ideally located in the heart of downtown Shanghai, JC Mandarin is right on the bustling West Nanjing Road near major shopping malls, upscale restaurants, and tourist attractions.
Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, the 5-star Shanghai JC Mandarin is the mark of modern comfort and convenience, which blends the best of the East and West. It is located in the middle of the business and shopping district on the famous Nanjing Road, adjacent to the Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai Centre, Plaza 66 and famous Wujiang Gourmet Street. Shanghai Airport Terminal, Metro Line 2, Metro 7 and entry to Shanghai's integrated system of highways are just a short distance away. With so many attractions close by, you will never run out of things to do at Shanghai JC Mandarin.
The Shanghai JC Mandarin has 514 spacious and tastefully appointed rooms. Each room features a full array of amenities which consist of broadband and WiFi Internet connectivity, IDD, satellite TV, and 24 hour room service. For discerning business executives, the Club floors offer exclusive services and privileges. This 28-storey hotel provides guests with a stunning view of the city from every one of its large and luxurious guest rooms and suites.
The lobby features a magnificent 5-storey, hand-painted lacquer mural of Admiral Zheng-Ho, surrounded by golden-foiled pictures of the morning sun and peaceful waves. This famous artwork provides the lobby with a unique look at Chinese art history.
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Xian Grand Noble Hotel
Remodeled in 2009, Xian Grand Noble Hotel features prime location in the heart of the historical Xian. The hotel is ideally situated on one of Xian's most prosperous commercial street, close to many of the city's historical sites including the Bell Tower, Drum Tower, Great Mosque, Shaanxi History Museum & the Forest of Steles stone library. It makes a major difference compared to all other hotels in terms of unbeatable location, and is very convenient for China Spree travelers to explore this historical city in the evening.
The hotel's 428 elegantly designed air-conditioned rooms are equipped with High-speed Internet, private bath, cable and satellite TV, in-time safe, refrigerator and mini bar etc.
This hotel has a western style bakery offering burgers and yogurt.
The hotel features Free high speed internet access in hotel room, and Free Wi-Fi in lobby.
Chengdu Minshan Hotel
Remodeled in 2010, Chengdu Minshan Hotel is a new deluxe hotel located in the center of Chengdu, the largest city in Southwest China.
Unlike deluxe hotels in Beijing and Shanghai, which mainly cater to westerners, hotels in Chengdu rely more on the more lucrative Chinese conferences and business meetings. The hotel star-ratings in Chengdu are skewed by the focus on local Chinese market. While the prices are high, hotels in Chengdu generally fall short of the international standard expected by tourists.
Finding the right hotel in Chengdu for China Spree clients was not an easy choice. The advantage of Chengdu Minshan Hotel is its premium location, with new rooms and facilities. This hotel features a fine breakfast with variety and local flavors. The hotel is centrally located in the heart of Chengdu, near major tourist attractions, fine restaurants and shopping centers. The convenience of this location gives you a luxury of free exploration during your off time.
Mingshan Hotel features 305 rooms, elegantly decorated and provide a haven of comfort and relaxation amidst the bustling city life of Chengdu. All rooms are equipped with individually-controlled air-conditioning, broadband internet access, cable TV with in-house movie, mini-bar, complimentary tea and coffee, electronic lock and international long-distance direct dial (IDD) telephone. The en suite bathroom is well-stocked with toiletries and has a hairdryer.
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