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Highlights of China & the Yangtze - 2017

Beijing • Xi’an • Guilin • 3-Night Yangtze River Cruise • Shanghai

  • THE CENTURY LEGEND
  • SEE CHINA’S CULTURAL CENTERS – BEIJING, XI’AN, SHANGHAI AND GUILIN
  • WITNESS THE BREATHTAKING TERRA COTTA WARRIORS
  • HIKE A SECTION OF THE GREAT WALL NOT USUALLY OPEN TO TRAVELERS

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Hangzhou & Shanghai, China

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FROM $499 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $125 PER DAY

Explore another amazing Chinese destination by adding this optional three-night, post-trip extension in Hangzhou and Shanghai. Known for its natural beauty, Hangzhou curves along the eastern edge of lovely West Lake, where graceful pagodas and ornamental trees dot the shore and lush surrounding hills are reflected in the water’s surface. An included lake cruise and park stroll immerses us in the picturesque surroundings that have inspired artists and poets for centuries — and you’ll quickly understand why the West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We also learn more about this region’s thriving tea industry during a visit to a local tea village. Back in Shanghai, we enjoy more free time to explore the city’s many sights, and partake of a scenic evening cruise and dinner.

Your Price Includes:

  • 3 nights' accommodations: 2 nights at the Superior First-Class Landison Plaza Hotel in Hangzhou and 1 night at the Moderate Deluxe Longemont Hotel in Shanghai
  • 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 2 dinners
  • 3 sightseeing tours and Adventure Connections
  • Train rides between Hangzhou and Shanghai
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • The services of a regional expert
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DAY 15: Shanghai / Transfer to Hangzhou

Transfer to Shanghai station for an afternoon train to Hangzhou. Upon arrival, we check into our centrally located hotel and enjoy some free time before joining your fellow travelers for dinner at the hotel restaurant.

 Included meals: Dinner

DAY 16: Hangzhou

We begin our day with a leisurely boat ride on beautiful West Lake — with a stop at Huagang Park to stroll among its lakeside pagodas and gardens. Adventure Discoveries: Later, we visit a tea village just outside the city, where we savor lunch. Then, we visit a renowned tea plantation and help harvest tea leaves with local farmers. Finally, see how the tea is dried and prepared for market during a demonstration, followed by a traditional tea ceremony. The evening is at leisure or you may join an optional "Impression of West Lake" show — featuring a spectacular light show, play, and music.

 Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch
 

DAY 17: Hangzhou / Transfer to Shanghai

This morning, we transfer to Hangzhou station for your return train to Shanghai. Once we've checked in to our hotel, we have the afternoon to explore or relax. Shanghai is a large and fascinating city, so there is plenty to see and do! You're in for a visual treat tonight when we set out on a "Shanghai by Night" cruise, followed by dinner at a local restaurant.

 Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 18: Shanghai / Return home

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport for your flight home.

 Included meals: Breakfast

Free Single Supplements, all dates (limited availability)
* Prices are per person, double occupancy, based on March, June, August, and November dates. Add $100 per person for all other dates. FREE single supplement—a value of $199! Limited availability. This extension may not be available on all dates.

Tokyo, Japan

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FROM $1299 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $324 PER DAY

Before setting out on your tour to China, stop over in another iconic Asian country — and enhance the value of your international airfare — with an optional three-night, pre-trip extension in Tokyo, Japan. The world’s most populous city, Japan’s capital is an exciting and colorful urban tour de force. It’s also a fascinating marriage of contrasts, where fiercely traditional culture and passionate modernity co-exist and, despite its bustling crowds, the streets would pass any white glove test. During our visit to this dynamic metropolis, we enjoy a panoramic city tour featuring both ancient and contemporary landmarks, including a visit to the Asakusa.

Your Price Includes:
  • 3 nights' accommodations at the Moderate-Deluxe Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo (or similar)
  • 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 1 Welcome Dinner
  • 1 sightseeing tour
  • Airfare from Tokyo to Beijing
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
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DAYS 1-2: Depart home / Arrive Tokyo, Japan

Depart from the U.S. on your flight to Tokyo. Upon arrival on Day 2, take advantage of the afternoon at leisure.


DAY 3: Tokyo

After breakfast, we enjoy a half-day tour of Tokyo featuring the Tokyo Tower. During our tour, we'll drive by National Diet Building, the Akasaka Guest Statehouse as well as the famed Ginza district. We'll also visit of Senso-ji Temple, the oldest in Tokyo, as well as the Nakamise Shopping Street. After an included lunch, this evening, we gather for a welcome dinner.

 Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

DAY 4: Tokyo

After breakfast at the hotel, you have a full day to explore Japan's vibrant capital city at your own pace. Situated in Shinjuku — in the heart of Tokyo — our hotel offers convenient access to popular local shopping and entertainment districts, as well as the train station. And with so much to discover here, you're sure to stay busy right up until dinnertime, when you can choose from a spectrum of dining spots.

 Included meals: Breakfast

DAY 5: Tokyo, Japan / Transfer to Beijing, China

After breakfast at your hotel and the morning at leisure, transfer to the airport for your flight to Beijing.

 Included meals: Breakfast

Free Single Supplements, all dates (limited availability)
* Prices are per person, double occupancy, based on March and November dates. Add $100 per person for June & August dates. Add $200 per person for all other dates. FREE single supplement—a value of $449! Limited availability. This extension may not be available on all dates.

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