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    Beijing, Jinan, Tai'an , Hangzhou, Suzhou, Shanghai, Yangtze River Cruise

    Please note: Itinerary scheduled activities are subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, traffic conditions and other unforeseen occurrences.
    All optional excursions and evening entertainment are excluded from the package.

    • DAY1 Beijing Arrival

      Your China holiday will begin with an international flight to Beijing. Upon arrival at Beijing Capital International Airport you will be met by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel to prepare for your tour tomorrow.

    • DAY2 Beijing - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Beijing

      Today you may choose to explore the city of Beijing at your own pace. Alternatively, you can join a selection of optional tours with our experienced local guide.

      Today’s optional tours:
      Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City- Set out with your trip leader to discover Beijing’s imperial treasures. Stand in Tiananmen Square, one of the largest and grandest public plazas in the world before progressing on to the Forbidden City. Enter the imposing walls of the Forbidden City, once the exclusive domain of the Ming Dynasty, for an exclusive tour through this vast complex of courtyards and lanes.

      Hutong Tour – Take a rickshaw tour of the traditional Hutong areas, famous for the old-style buildings, and time-honoured workshops. Enjoy a meal with a local family here before returning to your hotel.

    • DAY 3 Beijing - The Great Wall, Beijing

      Today, you will travel into the rugged mountain landscapes north of the city to the magnificent Great Wall of China. Once on top of this ancient defensive structure, you’ll find that some sections are quite steep, but the views are magnificent, and the experience is truly unforgettable. You will then learn about Jade, China’s most precious and celebrated stone, and its manufacturing process at the largest Jade factory in Beijing. Before returning to your hotel, experience the oriental foot massage at a traditional Chinese medical center where you will learn about alternative treatments for illness and have the chance to consult a Chinese Medical professional.

    • DAY4 Beijing - Jinan-Tai'an, Daming Lake, Black Tiger Spring

      Take the bullet train to Jinan in the morning, upon arrival at Jinan city, you will be greeted by your tour guide and visit Daming Lake located in the center of Jinan City. The lake covers 81 hectares and therefore the lake retains a constant water level throughout the year and becomes a natural and cultural symbol of Jinan city. Then you will proceed to the Black Tiger Spring. According to the old myth, in the old days, there was a black rock in front of the cave. The rock was black in colour and resembled a tiger. The sound of the water rushed out from the rock resembled like that of a roaring tiger. The resemblance of the shape and sound is the reason to name the spring as Black Tiger Spring. Later this evening you will be transferred to Tai’an and check in for your hotel.

    • DAY5 Tai'an, Leisure Day

      Today, you may enjoy a day of leisure, exploring the city at your own pace. Tai’an is host to a great number of historical and cultural sites. Alternatively, you can join a selection of optional tours with our experienced local guide.

      Optional tour: The Confucius Temple complex
      Confucian Temple is located in the center of Qufu City, in order to commemorate the great philosopher Confucius, this temple was originally built as early as in 478BC, one year after Confucius death. The temple was built according to the specification for imperial palaces; it is one of the three greatest ancient building complexes in the country and holds an important position, and there is also one large statue of Confucius in China.

      Optional tour: Confucius Feast
      The Confucius Feast is an important part of the Chinese food culture and is used for appointments, birthdays, weddings. It is a delicious family meal that has been gradually developed over the past several hundred years.
      The Feng Shan Sacrifice performance
      The Feng Shan Sacrifice also called the emperors’ sacrificial ceremonies, are a kind of religious ritual that was conducted by China’s ancient emperors on Mount Tai. The performance’s greatest feature is the use of 180-degree panoramas natural landscapes as the stage, using modern sound and light, electricity technology, choreography, and large-scale casts to interpret local culture, and the audience is immersed in the natural theatre.

    • DAY6 Tai'an - Hangzhou - West Lake, Tea Village

      Today, you will be transferred to Hangzhou by bullet train in the early morning. You will embark on a tour of Hangzhou city – renowned for its beauty and abundance of cultural heritage. It is also the political, economic and cultural center of the Zhejiang Province and one of the most popular tourist destinations in China. You will then visit the West Lake area in Hangzhou, comprising of the West Lake and the surrounding hills, which have inspired famous poets, scholars and artists since the 9th Century. It is considered one of the most beautiful landscapes in China, and is home to numerous temples, pagodas, pavilions, gardens, causeways and artificial islands. While you’re in the West Lake scenic area, visit toa tea plantation, here you will learn about tea picking and processing.

    • DAY 7 Suzhou - Master of Nets Garden

      Today, you will transferred to Suzhou and explore the Master of the Nets Garden it is one of the finest gardens in China, and for which Suzhou is renowned. You will explore the garden and admire the effortless cohesion of art, nature, and architecture that has attracted thousands of visitors since 1140CE.

      Today’s optional tours:

      After lunch, you will have the option to take a boat trip along the longest canal in the world – Suzhou’s Grand Canal. Some sections date as far back as the 5th century BC and it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site – there are many beautiful homes to admire along this impressive waterway.

    • DAY8 Suzhou to Shanghai - Nanjing walking district,The Bund

      After breakfast, spend the morning perusing the most famous silk factory in China to understand the manufacturing processes of silk and its rich history in China before being be transferred to Shanghai via bus. Upon arrival, you will visit the Nanjing walking district and discover the history and culture of Shanghai at the Shanghai Museum. You will then continue to the Bund by the Huangpu River, and witness the old meeting the modern side of the city.
      Today’s optional tours:
      Enjoy an optional evening on the Huangpu River Cruise, allowing you to take in the famous sites of Shanghai including; the People’s Hero Monument, the Bund, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the dramatic skyline of the Pu Dong business district, the bustling International Passenger Station of Shanghai Harbour, the docks and the Wu Song ancient gun fort relics.

    • DAY 9 Shanghai - Yichang

      Today, you will be transferred from Shanghai to Yichang by high-speed train. Upon arrival, you will board the Yangtze River Cruise ship and settle in before departure tomorrow. The expansive Yangtze River is the largest river in Asia and the third largest in the world. It is renowned not only for its impressive size, but also for the natural beauty of its surrounds. The river begins in the remote mountainous regions and winds its way through stunning gorges, lush and fertile regions and connects with numerous lakes and waterways.

    • DAY10 Yangtze River Cruise

      Start the morning with an exercise on board in the presence of the beautiful Gorges. Spend your day out on an optional excursion or relax on board the cruise ship. This evening you will return to the ship and attend the Captain’s Welcome Banquet and enjoy the evening entertainment of a Chinese dancing ball.
      Optional Activity: Excursion – Three Gorges Dam Site
      The Three Gorges Dam Site is one of the largest construction projects undertaken by mankind and is the biggest hydropower project in the world.
      Optional Activity: Excursion – Tribe of the Three Gorges
      You may also want to visit the Tribe of the Three gorges, the only large scenic spot that has not been influenced by the Three Gorges Dam project, which showcases the abundant Ba Culture and Shu Culture.

    • DAY11 Yangtze River Cruise

      Today, you may choose to embark on the exciting optional excursions or for a leisure day on board the ship. In the afternoon you will continue to cruise into the western section of Xiling gorge.

      Optional Activity: Excursion – Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong Stream
      Explore the Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong Stream, a shining pearl hidden in the remote mountains. You will leave your cruise ship and board smaller vessels to sail through the narrower and breathtaking Lesser Three gorges region or Shennong Stream, lined by sheer cliffs and mountains.

      Optional Activity: Excursion – White Emperor City
      You may also choose the optional excursion to visit the White Emperor City, an ancient temple that is located atop Baidi Mountain on the northern bank of the Yangtze River in Fengjie County.

    • DAY12 Yangtze River Cruise

      Today you will pass through the mountains of Eastern Sichuan. Participate in the optional excursions or pamper yourself with a massage and make the most of the last full day on your ship. Tonight, enjoy the farewell dinner and pack your bags in preparation for disembarking tomorrow.

      Optional Activity: Excursion – Fengdu Ghost City
      Today’s optional excursion is the Fengdu Ghost City to see why it’s regarded as the “City of Ghosts.” The temples built on Ming Mountain depict the instruments of punishment and demon paintings, demonstrating the Chinese people’s imagination of hell.
      Optional Activity: Excursion – Shibaozhai
      Shibaozhai is a 12-story wooden pagoda built against the rock in the 18th century. It is located in Zhong County on the south bank of the Yangtze River. There are steles and inscriptions of past dynasties on each floor. Visitors may also appreciate the spectacular Yangtze River from the windows of each floor during climbing.

  • Tour Inclusions

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    • Flights

      International return flights to China
      All domestic transfers in China

    • Tours

      Tours and excursions as specified in the itinerary
      Sightseeing admissions

    • Accommodation

      12 nights’ accommodation
      1 Night in Beijing – Chunhuiyuan Resort or Similar
      2 Nights in Beijing – Park Plaza Science Park Hotel or Similar
      2 Nights in Tai’an - Four Points by Sheraton Tai’an or Similar
      1 Night in Hangzhou - Hangzhou Holiday Inn Xiaoshan or Similar
      1 Night in Suzhou - Suzhou Ramada Hotel High-Tech Zone or Similar
      1 Nights in Shanghai – Shanghai Koyal International Hotel
      4 Nights on Cruise – Yangtze River Cruise Gold 6#
      Meals: 12 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 6 Dinners.

  • Beijing: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City
                     Hutong Tour
    Tai’an: The Confucius Temple complex
                   Confucius Feast
                   The Feng Shan Sacrifice performance
    Suzhou: Suzhou’s Grand Canal
    Shanghai: Huangpu River Cruise
                          Xintiandi old stone
    Yangtze River Cruise: VIP Dinning Room Upgrade
                                                   Three Gorges Dam 



    • • International roundtrip airfares
      • All domestic and international transfers
      • Round trip to and from the airport
      • Private coach transportation with air conditioning
      • Experienced, English – speaking guides
      • Meal list on itinerary
      • 12 nights’ accommodation
      1 Night in Beijing – Chunhuiyuan Resort or Similar
      2 Nights in Beijing – Park Plaza Science Park Hotel or Similar
      2 Nights in Tai’an – Four Points by Sheraton Tai’an or Similar
      1 Night in Hangzhou – Hangzhou Holiday Inn Xiaoshan or Similar
      1 Night in Suzhou – Suzhou Ramada Hotel High-Tech Zone or Similar
      1 Nights in Shanghai – Shanghai Koyal International Hotel
      4 Nights on Cruise – Yangtze River Cruise Gold 6#

    • • China Visa application fee
      • Single supplement charge, upgrades, add-on excursions, optional tours
      • Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
      • Departure city surcharge, High Season surcharge
      • Laundry and other items of a personal expense
      • Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change
      • Tour tipping
      •Travel insurance (Highly Recommended)
      • Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above

      • Price is for one person based on double occupancy for departures from Los Angeles/Vancouver. Departures from other cities will incur a surcharge.
      • Single supplement of $500 is payable upon booking for single travellers
      • The promotional tour is non-refundable outside the money back guarantee period after the reservation is confirmed.
      • If travel is more than 90 days from the date of reservation, all travellers must complete the reservation form with full names as shown on each traveller’s passport and provide passport copies within 30 days of the reservation being made. If travel is within 60-90 days from the date of reservation, the process is required to be completed within 15 days. If travel is within 60 days of r from the date of reservation, the process is required to be completed within 7 days. Otherwise, SNA Tours may not be able to guarantee the selected travel date.
      • If travel is more than 60 days of the date of reservation, the money back guarantee period is 7 days.  If travel is within 60 days, no money back guarantee is provided.
      • No child discount on this deal.
      • Itinerary scheduled activities are subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, traffic.
      • All currencies are US Dollarsunless stated otherwise.

  • Tiananmen Square
  • Forbidden City
  • Great Wall of China
  • Temple of Heaven

  • Daming Lake
  • Black Tiger Spring

  • Master of Nets Garden

  • Nanjing walking district
  • the bund

Yangtze River Cruise Fengdu Ghost City Three Gorges Dam Site Tribe of the Three Gorges Shibaozhai

China Orient Plus Yangtze River Cruise – 14 Days 12 Nights

14 days 12 nights

Departure Cities

Vancouver / Toronto / Los Angeles / San Francisco / Seattle


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