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Legendary China & Yangtze River Cruise

From $1499

12 Days

Passport Required

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Experience the mystique and culture of the Far East with YMT’s new China Tour which includes a Yangtze River cruise!  You’ll spend 3 nights and see all the main sights in Beijing including Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and the Forbidden City. Visit the Great Wall of China where you’ll walk along an ancient path and discover one of the world’s most intriguing architectural marvels. Then it’s on to Xi’an to see the more than 8,000 figures that make up the Terracotta Warriors. Then, fly to Chongqing to see Giant Pandas before embarking on a remarkable 3-night Yangtze River Cruise with panoramic views of the world’s third longest river, complete with three included shore excursions. The final stop is Shanghai for 2 nights and more included sightseeing featuring the French Concession and Shanghai MuseumThree internal flights in China.

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Important notes:
Yangtze River cruise ships: Victoria Cruises' Victoria Anna. All on board accommodation is superior cabin(Victoria Anna) with private facilities. All of our tours feature cruises aboard Victoria Anna. Victoria Cruises have an excellent reputation and specialize in serving North American guests and, like YMT, are members of the United States Tour Operators Association. The Victoria Anna takes up to 266 guests and Ship facilities include 2 restaurants, 2 elevators, 2 lounges, 3 bars, a gym, library, beauty salon, massage room and gift shop. Ask your travel consultant for the ship fact sheet for more information. Please note that the river cruises have a recommended additional crew gratuity of $25 p/p USD which is additional and will be added to your on board account.

Arranging your air travel: We recommend that you book your air to China with YMT. Please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.
Activity level: Some of the sightseeing on this tour requires extended periods of walking and standing, walking over rough or uneven ground, climbing steps, several airplane flights, getting on and off boats and buses and generally navigating busy tourist sites. While this shouldn’t pose a challenge to most guests, please consider before booking that this is an active tour.
Included meals: Hotel breakfasts will generally be a mix of Chinese and international dishes. All lunches and dinners stated in the itinerary will be in local restaurants (eg. outside the hotel) and will be Chinese dishes. In Beijing and Shanghai, western style food is generally available (at your own cost); however in other areas, availability of western style food may be very limited. The Yangtze River cruise restaurants can be buffet or waiter service with Chinese and some international food.
Passports and Visas: A passport and a valid Chinese tourist visa (extra charge) is required to participate in this tour. Getting a Chinese visa is straightforward. Unless you live near a Chinese consular office, YMT recommends you use one of the many visa agencies that offer a convenient and hassle free service. Contact a local visa agency for full application requirements and fees or alternatively visit www.china-embassy.org. We suggest applying for visas 60 days before travel.

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Trip includes

  • 7-Night Hotel Accommodations: In moderate hotels 
  • 3-Night River Cruise on Yantze River: Aboard the Victoria Anna in a deluxe cabin
  • Three internal flights: Within China and one piece of checked baggage (44 lbs) per person
  • Sightseeing: Special events as listed on land portion

  • Meals: 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 5 dinners/4 dinners(2017)

  • Baggage Handling: To and from your hotel room and cruise ship cabin throughout your tour for one piece of checked baggage per person
  • Service: A professionally trained tour director who is knowledgeable on the local area and will provide you with a wealth of information

Activity Level

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Trip highlights

  • Visit the Forbidden City & Tiananmen Square in Beijing
  • Stroll along the Great Wall of China
  • See the Terra Cotta Warriors at Xi’an, dubbed the “8th Wonder of the World”
  • See Giant Pandas at Chongqing Zoo
  • 3-night Yangtze River Cruise & 3 included shore excursions