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Spirit of China & the Yangtze River

Launch Date : 08/14/18 8:00pm

Meals : 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners

  • STARTS

    SHANGHAI

  • DAYS

    13

  • ENDS

    BEIJING

Vacation Overview

Spend 13 spellbinding days on your affordable tour of China, including a picturesque Yangtze River cruise. Your vacation in China begins in the exciting city of Shanghai on the Yangtze River delta. You’ll marvel at the exquisite Yu Yuan Gardens and the Shanghai Museum—with works of art dating 6,000 years old. In Wuhan, explore beautiful East Lake—China’s second largest freshwater urban lake. Discover 200,000 cultural relics in the Hubei Provincial Museum, including ancient pottery, jades, artwork and coins. Next, board the bullet train to Yichang to embark on your 4-night cruise on the legendary Yangtze River.

Before passing through the dramatic vistas of the Xiling Gorge, you’ll visit the monumental Three Gorges Dam. Disembark briefly from your ship to glide on the mysterious emerald waters of Goddess Stream on a boat excursion, then continue on the Yangtze through its dramatic gorges lined with forested mountain views. You’ll tour Shibaozhai with its 400-year-old, 12-story, red wooden pagoda perched high on the cliff side. Disembark from your Yangtze River cruise for more adventures, beginning with a visit to see the pandas at Chongqing Zoo. You’ll fly to Xi’an, one of China’s great ancient capitals, to see the emperor’s vault surrounded by the stunning find of its thousands of Terracotta Warriors, chariots, and horses guarding the tomb. In Beijing, take a guided tour of Tian’anmen Square past Mao’s Mausoleum. Visit the Forbidden City—the largest collection of China’s ancient buildings and home to the historic Ming and Qing dynasties. Your budget-minded tour of China includes once-in-a-lifetime experiences, including a visit to the iconic Great Wall of China. You’ll witness sweeping vistas from the wall that once stretched 4,000 miles across China’s barren northern terrain.

Your value-minded tour of China and the Yangtze River is a journey into a spirit of history, beauty, culture, and natural wonders like no other.

Travel Style

  • NEW
  • VALUE VACATION

City Highlights

SHANGHAI
Sightseeing with a Local Guide including headsets; visit Yu Yuan Gardens and the Shanghai Museum

WUHAN
Visit East Lake and the Hubei Provincial Museum; travel by bullet train from Wuhan to Yichang

YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE
Four-night cruise through the Three Gorges, including a tour of the Three Gorges Dam Site, a boat excursion on Goddess Stream, and a walking tour in Shibaozhai

XI’AN
Sightseeing with Local Guide including headsets; visit the Terracotta Warriors, city wall, and a lacquerware factory; walking tour through Muslim quarter

BEIJING
Sightseeing with a Local Guide including headsets; visit Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall; Peking Duck dinner

Itinerary

SHANGHAI, CHINA. Welcome to Shanghai, China’s largest city and center of trade. Hotel rooms are available for a mid-afternoon check-in.
SHANGHAI. Sightseeing this morning includes a stroll through the Old Town and the beautiful YU YUAN GARDENS, a place of peace and tranquility in this bustling city. Walk along the famous Bund with its colonial architecture and explore Nanjing Road, the city’s main pedestrian and shopping area. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure before dinner at your hotel tonight. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
SHANGHAI–WUHAN. Visit the SHANGHAI MUSEUM, where superb antiquities and fine arts dating back 6,000 years are on display, before flying to the port city of Wuhan, one of China’s oldest metropolitan cities, located on the mighty Yangtze River. Breakfast and Dinner
WUHAN–YICHANG (EMBARKATION)–YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE. This morning visit picturesque EAST LAKE, before time at the HUBEI PROVINCIAL MUSEUM. The well-known museum contains over 200,000 cultural relics, including pottery, jades, lacquerwares, and ancient calligraphy, paintings, and coins. Hear musicians perform beautiful music using a replica of the ancient bronze chime bells. This afternoon, board a BULLET TRAIN for Yichang. Upon arrival, board your 4-night CRUISE through the breathtaking Three Gorges of the Yangtze. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
CRUISING: THREE GORGES DAM. Start your day with a visit to the THREE GORGES DAM site. Afterward, watch endless dramatic vistas unfold before you as your ship passes through the serenely beautiful Xiling Gorge, the Yangtze’s longest. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
CRUISING: WU GORGE–QUTANG GORGE. Today, disembark for a BOAT EXCURSION down Goddess Stream. Along the way, see picturesque scenery and the mysterious hanging wooden coffins. Before returning to your ship you will also board a wooden boat on a smaller section of the stream, where the crew will sing songs as you glide across the stunning deep emerald-green waters surrounded by densely forested hills. Later, sail through two of the three gorges—Wu Gorge, known for its forest-covered mountains, and Qutang, the shortest but most dramatic gorge. Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerNOTE:Depending on river conditions, the boat excursion may be on the Shennong Stream.
CRUISING: SHIBAOZHAI. Today, take a WALKING TOUR of Shibaozhai with its 400-year-old, 12-story, red wooden pagoda perched high on a cliff side. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
CRUISING: CHONGQING (DISEMBARKATION)–XI’AN. Disembark your cruise in Chongqing, where you will visit a local ZOO to see pandas. Enjoy time at leisure in the old town area of Cikikou before your flight to Xi’an. Upon arrival, the evening is free to enjoy one of the great ancient capitals of China. Breakfast and Dinner
XI’AN. Today, enjoy a visit to the first emperor’s funeral vault to see the amazing TERRACOTTA WARRIORS. Nothing will prepare you for this incredible display of 8,000 life-sized model warriors, chariots, and horses. Later, visit the ancient CITY WALL, built in 1378 and surrounding the city, then visit the XI’AN ART, CERAMICS & LACQUER EXHIBITION CENTRE. Breakfast & Lunch
XI’AN–BEIJING. Take a WALKING TOUR through the lively Muslim Quarter to explore the Islamic food markets. This afternoon, fly to Beijing, the capital of China and the country’s political, social, and historical hub. Breakfast and Dinner
BEIJING. Sightseeing today includes a stroll through TIAN’ANMEN SQUARE past Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum. You’ll also visit the treasure-filled FORBIDDEN CITY, the largest and best-preserved collection of ancient buildings in China. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, it was home to emperors as well as the center of politics. Breakfast & Lunch
BEIJING. The GREAT WALL OF CHINA once stretched 4,000 miles across China’s barren northern terrain from the Bohai Sea to the Gobi Desert. Head north to a village where the Great Wall is well preserved and walk along the wall to enjoy sweeping vistas of this mammoth fortress. This evening your dinner features the local delicacy, PEKING DUCK. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
BEIJING. Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. Breakfast and Dinner

Tour Departure Info & Price

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Spirit of China & the Yangtze River

26 May 2019 -07 Jun 2019

2119

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Spirit of China & the Yangtze River

09 Jun 2019 -21 Jun 2019

2099

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Spirit of China & the Yangtze River

07 Jul 2019 -19 Jul 2019

2099

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Spirit of China & the Yangtze River

11 Aug 2019 -23 Aug 2019

2099

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Spirit of China & the Yangtze River

01 Sep 2019 -13 Sep 2019

2119

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Spirit of China & the Yangtze River

08 Sep 2019 -20 Sep 2019

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Spirit of China & the Yangtze River

15 Sep 2019 -27 Sep 2019

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Spirit of China & the Yangtze River

22 Sep 2019 -04 Oct 2019

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Spirit of China & the Yangtze River

06 Oct 2019 -18 Oct 2019

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Spirit of China & the Yangtze River

13 Oct 2019 -25 Oct 2019

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Spirit of China & the Yangtze River

20 Oct 2019 -01 Nov 2019

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Price Details US

Dates & Prices do not include air travel.
Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Cosmos, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $688. Required intra-vacation air segments are: Shanghai/Wuhan; Chongqing/Xi’an; Xi’an/Beijing. Air prices in this brochure were effective on August 15, 2018, and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.

Gratuities for Tour Director, driver, and Local guides are available for pre-purchase on the base vacation. For vacations that include an extension to the base, pre-paid gratuities only include the base portion. Any additional gratuities would need to be paid on trip.

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement:
$690

Triple Rooms are not available.

Extra Nights per person in Shanghai:
April–May & September–October : in single room $132; in twin room $71
June–August: in single room $130; in twin room $71

Extra Nights per person in Beijing:
April–May & September–October : in single room $120; in twin room $65
June–August: in single room $115; in twin room $63

Transportation

  • Private
  • deluxe
  • air-conditioned motorcoach while touring

Tour Director

QIN, VICKY Escorting tours for more than 12 years

Hi, I'm Vicky! How can you not love it when showing people from all over the world the breathtaking scenery, the ancient history and the colorful diverse culture of your own country becomes your job! Come and join me for a worry-free vacation in China. You'll find there is so much more than you ever expected.

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