11 Day Affordable China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise (Los Angeles Special)

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Yangtze River Cruise gratuity charge of RMB 150 (approx. US$25) per adult per cruise (charged directly to your account upon embarkation), optional tours and gratuities.


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This package is based on pre-confirmed flights from LAX via Air China and may only be purchased with these flights.

Cruise itineraries are subject to change. Alternative sights may be visited depending upon water levels and darkness.

While sailing with Victoria Cruises, passengers are subject to the cruise line’s Terms & Conditions which can be viewed at: Victoria Cruises Passage Contract


Accommodation Details:
Please note, all decks on your Victoria Cruise ship have similar standard rooms. Plan B Promenade Deck and Plan A Bridge Deck cabins feature an additional onboard amenity package. Please visit the Victoria Cruise ship profiles for further details.

Yangtze River Cruise cabins cannot comfortably accommodate 3 people; therefore, our triple adult and twin with child pricing reflects the additional cost of an upgrade to Executive Suite.


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This active program covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking on some touring days. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. The Great Wall requires a climb of approximately 300 steps, some of which have an incline. It is recommended to wear sturdy shoes, and people who have knee problems may want to carry a walking stick. Some tours require walking in the open air with no shade. This is an Off Season program. For more information, click here.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights Los Angeles-Beijing, Shanghai-Los Angeles
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-flights: Beijing-Yichang & Chongqing-Shanghai
  • 9 nights First Class accommodations
    • 3 nights Beijing
    • 4 nights cruise upstream on Victoria Cruise, Yangtze River
    • 2 nights Shanghai
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel & cruise porterage
  • All transfers
  • 19 meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners with beer
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
 

Special Features

  • Visit the Great Wall, the World’s longest man-made structure
  • Explore the classical Yuyuan Garden and the Bund Riverside

Is This Trip Right for You?

This active program covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking on some touring days. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. The Great Wall requires a climb of approximately 300 steps, some of which have an incline. It is recommended to wear sturdy shoes, and people who have knee problems may want to carry a walking stick. Some tours require walking in the open air with no shade. This is an Off Season program. For more information, click here.

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Note: your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart. Click a day above to see what is included.

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for China
Depart for China

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, sprawling capital of modern China; meeting and transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate to your new surroundings
Overnight: Beijing

DAY 3, Wednesday - Great Wall of China & Ming Tombs
Take a full day excursion to the Great Wall of China, the longest man-made structure on Earth, spanning nearly 4,000 miles of China's northern frontier. Stop at a local jade shop before arriving to the Great Wall. Walk along the promenades and enjoy the unrivaled scenic views of beautiful mountain passes, plateaus and grasslands from this 7th century defensive fortification. Afterward, you have lunch at a local restaurant. Continue for a walk through the site of Ming Tombs. Later, drive by the striking ultra-modern architectural site built for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, before returning to Beijing. Tonight, gather for a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Thursday - Full Day in Beijing
Spend your day at leisure to explore Beijing on your own. Or, join the fascinating optional tour that includes the Forbidden City, Summer Palace and a visit to the Beijing Zoo to see the world-famous Pandas. Tonight, savor an optional Peking Duck dinner, the most culturally famous meal in China
Optional: Peking Duck Dinner
Optional: Full Day Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Panda visit at Beijing Zoo with lunch
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Friday - Fly to Yichang, Embark Cruise
Morning optional tour to Beijing's unique Hutong area to absorb the culture and traditions of Old China, including a visit with a local family. Afterwards, transfer to the airport for your flight to Yichang. Upon arrival, continue to the port to board your ship on the Yangtze River and enjoy a buffet dinner on board. Set sail later this evening. Your next three days are going to be full of activities. There will be demonstrations on fresh water pearls and you will have the opportunity to join lectures on various topics, such as Chinese medicine, the Three Gorges and the Three Gorges Dam site. There will be evening entertainment beginning tomorrow. You will receive a full itinerary upon embarkation
Optional: Half Day Hutong Tour (AM)
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Saturday - Xiling Gorge
This morning begin sailing upstream through Xiling Gorge. Today's optional excursion visits the Three Gorges Dam near Sandouping Village. This dam is the largest hydroelectric dam in the world, nearly six times the size of the Hoover Dam. Continue sailing through Xiling Gorge, the longest section of the Three Gorges system, which is comprised of the rapids of Xietan, Qingtan and Kongling, collectively known as the Three Rapids of Xiling
Optional: Yangtze River Shore Excursion Package - Three Gorges Dam
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Sunday - Wu Gorge, Qutang Gorge
Enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding mountain passes as you sail through the 25-mile long Wu Gorge, famous for its fabled Twelve Peaks. According to legend, the peaks are believed to be the spirits of 12 fairies, the most famous of them being the Shennu Feng (Goddess) Peak, which is topped by a huge rock resembling a kneeling maiden. Today, your optional tour will take you either on a scenic journey up Shennong Stream, traveling in small boats between rolling hills and rocky cliffs or. on a scenic journey up Shennv Stream, the journey is accompanied by local folk songs and dances. Continue through the Qutang Gorge, the smallest of the three Yangtze gorges, and admire its bluffed banks and lush terraced hillsides
Optional: Yangtze River Shore Excursion Package - Shennong Stream
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Monday - Cruise to Shibaozhai
The ship arrives this morning at Shibaozhai, built during the Ming Dynasty. This pagoda is sometimes referred to as one of the eight construction wonders of the world, built into the side of a rocky cliff face and constructed without use of nails. This vermilion 12-story pagoda stands impressively over 100 feet high. The optional tour highlights the main attraction of the temple, with its traditional Chinese design. The structure is inspired by the mountains with patterns and figures that vary from odd to extraordinary. Climb the stairs and experience the most extraordinary sights of the valley below
Optional: Yangtze River Shore Excursion Package - Shibaozhai
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Tuesday - Flight to Shanghai
Disembark the cruise in Chongqing and transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai, the fastest growing city in Asia, with its dramatic ever-changing skyline. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Wednesday - Yuyuan Garden & Bund
Today, visit the classical Yuyuan Garden, built during the Ming Dynasty by the high-ranking government official Pan Yunduan. In existence for 400 years, the Gardens were specifically constructed for Pan's aging parents as a sanctuary in which to live out their lives. Enjoy a stop at a local silk carpet and embroidery shop and then experience the old world charm of the Bund, the former "Wall Street" of the foreign powers. Walk along its park-like waterfront promenade between the Wusong River and Old Town. Tonight, gather for a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Thursday - Depart China
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

Optional tours are available for purchase on board. Please visit this link for tour information.

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for China
Depart for China

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, sprawling capital of modern China; meeting and transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate to your new surroundings
Overnight: Beijing

DAY 3, Friday - Great Wall of China & Ming Tombs
Take a full day excursion to the Great Wall of China, the longest man-made structure on Earth, spanning nearly 4,000 miles of China's northern frontier. Stop at a local jade shop before arriving to the Great Wall. Walk along the promenades and enjoy the unrivaled scenic views of beautiful mountain passes, plateaus and grasslands from this 7th century defensive fortification. Afterward, you have lunch at a local restaurant. Continue for a walk through the site of Ming Tombs. Later, drive by the striking ultra-modern architectural site built for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, before returning to Beijing. Tonight, gather for a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Saturday - Full Day in Beijing
Spend your day at leisure to explore Beijing on your own. Or, join the fascinating optional tour that includes the Forbidden City, Summer Palace and a visit to the Beijing Zoo to see the world-famous Pandas. Tonight, savor an optional Peking Duck dinner, the most culturally famous meal in China
Optional: Peking Duck Dinner
Optional: Full Day Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Panda visit at Beijing Zoo with lunch
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Sunday - Fly to Yichang, Embark Cruise
Morning optional tour to Beijing's unique Hutong area to absorb the culture and traditions of Old China, including a visit with a local family. Afterwards, transfer to the airport for your flight to Yichang. Upon arrival, continue to the port to board your ship on the Yangtze River and enjoy a buffet dinner on board. Set sail later this evening. Your next three days are going to be full of activities. There will be demonstrations on fresh water pearls and you will have the opportunity to join lectures on various topics, such as Chinese medicine, the Three Gorges and the Three Gorges Dam site. There will be evening entertainment beginning tomorrow. You will receive a full itinerary upon embarkation
Optional: Half Day Hutong Tour (AM)
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Monday - Xiling Gorge
This morning begin sailing upstream through Xiling Gorge. Today's optional excursion visits the Three Gorges Dam near Sandouping Village. This dam is the largest hydroelectric dam in the world, nearly six times the size of the Hoover Dam. Continue sailing through Xiling Gorge, the longest section of the Three Gorges system, which is comprised of the rapids of Xietan, Qingtan and Kongling, collectively known as the Three Rapids of Xiling
Optional: Yangtze River Shore Excursion Package - Three Gorges Dam
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Tuesday - Wu Gorge, Qutang Gorge
Enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding mountain passes as you sail through the 25-mile long Wu Gorge, famous for its fabled Twelve Peaks. According to legend, the peaks are believed to be the spirits of 12 fairies, the most famous of them being the Shennu Feng (Goddess) Peak, which is topped by a huge rock resembling a kneeling maiden. Today, your optional tour will take you either on a scenic journey up Shennong Stream, traveling in small boats between rolling hills and rocky cliffs or. on a scenic journey up Shennv Stream, the journey is accompanied by local folk songs and dances. Continue through the Qutang Gorge, the smallest of the three Yangtze gorges, and admire its bluffed banks and lush terraced hillsides
Optional: Yangtze River Shore Excursion Package - Shennong Stream
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Wednesday - Cruise to Shibaozhai
The ship arrives this morning at Shibaozhai, built during the Ming Dynasty. This pagoda is sometimes referred to as one of the eight construction wonders of the world, built into the side of a rocky cliff face and constructed without use of nails. This vermilion 12-story pagoda stands impressively over 100 feet high. The optional tour highlights the main attraction of the temple, with its traditional Chinese design. The structure is inspired by the mountains with patterns and figures that vary from odd to extraordinary. Climb the stairs and experience the most extraordinary sights of the valley below
Optional: Yangtze River Shore Excursion Package - Shibaozhai
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Thursday - Flight to Shanghai
Disembark the cruise in Chongqing and transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai, the fastest growing city in Asia, with its dramatic ever-changing skyline. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Friday - Yuyuan Garden & Bund
Today, visit the classical Yuyuan Garden, built during the Ming Dynasty by the high-ranking government official Pan Yunduan. In existence for 400 years, the Gardens were specifically constructed for Pan's aging parents as a sanctuary in which to live out their lives. Enjoy a stop at a local silk carpet and embroidery shop and then experience the old world charm of the Bund, the former "Wall Street" of the foreign powers. Walk along its park-like waterfront promenade between the Wusong River and Old Town. Tonight, gather for a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Saturday - Depart China
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

Optional tours are available for purchase on board. Please visit this link for tour information.

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for China
Depart for China

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, sprawling capital of modern China; meeting and transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate to your new surroundings
Overnight: Beijing

DAY 3, Saturday - Great Wall of China & Ming Tombs
Take a full day excursion to the Great Wall of China, the longest man-made structure on Earth, spanning nearly 4,000 miles of China's northern frontier. Stop at a local jade shop before arriving to the Great Wall. Walk along the promenades and enjoy the unrivaled scenic views of beautiful mountain passes, plateaus and grasslands from this 7th century defensive fortification. Afterward, you have lunch at a local restaurant. Continue for a walk through the site of Ming Tombs. Later, drive by the striking ultra-modern architectural site built for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, before returning to Beijing. Tonight, gather for a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Sunday - Full Day in Beijing
Spend your day at leisure to explore Beijing on your own. Or, join the fascinating optional tour that includes the Forbidden City, Summer Palace and a visit to the Beijing Zoo to see the world-famous Pandas. Tonight, savor an optional Peking Duck dinner, the most culturally famous meal in China
Optional: Peking Duck Dinner
Optional: Full Day Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Panda visit at Beijing Zoo with lunch
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Monday - Fly to Yichang, Embark Cruise
Morning optional tour to Beijing's unique Hutong area to absorb the culture and traditions of Old China, including a visit with a local family. Afterwards, transfer to the airport for your flight to Yichang. Upon arrival, continue to the port to board your ship on the Yangtze River and enjoy a buffet dinner on board. Set sail later this evening. Your next three days are going to be full of activities. There will be demonstrations on fresh water pearls and you will have the opportunity to join lectures on various topics, such as Chinese medicine, the Three Gorges and the Three Gorges Dam site. There will be evening entertainment beginning tomorrow. You will receive a full itinerary upon embarkation
Optional: Half Day Hutong Tour (AM)
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Tuesday - Xiling Gorge
This morning begin sailing upstream through Xiling Gorge. Today's optional excursion visits the Three Gorges Dam near Sandouping Village. This dam is the largest hydroelectric dam in the world, nearly six times the size of the Hoover Dam. Continue sailing through Xiling Gorge, the longest section of the Three Gorges system, which is comprised of the rapids of Xietan, Qingtan and Kongling, collectively known as the Three Rapids of Xiling
Optional: Yangtze River Shore Excursion Package - Three Gorges Dam
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Wednesday - Wu Gorge, Qutang Gorge
Enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding mountain passes as you sail through the 25-mile long Wu Gorge, famous for its fabled Twelve Peaks. According to legend, the peaks are believed to be the spirits of 12 fairies, the most famous of them being the Shennu Feng (Goddess) Peak, which is topped by a huge rock resembling a kneeling maiden. Today, your optional tour will take you either on a scenic journey up Shennong Stream, traveling in small boats between rolling hills and rocky cliffs or. on a scenic journey up Shennv Stream, the journey is accompanied by local folk songs and dances. Continue through the Qutang Gorge, the smallest of the three Yangtze gorges, and admire its bluffed banks and lush terraced hillsides
Optional: Yangtze River Shore Excursion Package - Shennong Stream
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Cruise to Shibaozhai
The ship arrives this morning at Shibaozhai, built during the Ming Dynasty. This pagoda is sometimes referred to as one of the eight construction wonders of the world, built into the side of a rocky cliff face and constructed without use of nails. This vermilion 12-story pagoda stands impressively over 100 feet high. The optional tour highlights the main attraction of the temple, with its traditional Chinese design. The structure is inspired by the mountains with patterns and figures that vary from odd to extraordinary. Climb the stairs and experience the most extraordinary sights of the valley below
Optional: Yangtze River Shore Excursion Package - Shibaozhai
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday - Flight to Shanghai
Disembark the cruise in Chongqing and transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai, the fastest growing city in Asia, with its dramatic ever-changing skyline. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Saturday - Yuyuan Garden & Bund
Today, visit the classical Yuyuan Garden, built during the Ming Dynasty by the high-ranking government official Pan Yunduan. In existence for 400 years, the Gardens were specifically constructed for Pan's aging parents as a sanctuary in which to live out their lives. Enjoy a stop at a local silk carpet and embroidery shop and then experience the old world charm of the Bund, the former "Wall Street" of the foreign powers. Walk along its park-like waterfront promenade between the Wusong River and Old Town. Tonight, gather for a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Sunday - Depart China
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

Optional tours are available for purchase on board. Please visit this link for tour information.

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for China
Depart for China

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, sprawling capital of modern China; meeting and transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate to your new surroundings
Overnight: Beijing

DAY 3, Monday - Great Wall of China & Ming Tombs
Take a full day excursion to the Great Wall of China, the longest man-made structure on Earth, spanning nearly 4,000 miles of China's northern frontier. Stop at a local jade shop before arriving to the Great Wall. Walk along the promenades and enjoy the unrivaled scenic views of beautiful mountain passes, plateaus and grasslands from this 7th century defensive fortification. Afterward, you have lunch at a local restaurant. Continue for a walk through the site of Ming Tombs. Later, drive by the striking ultra-modern architectural site built for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, before returning to Beijing. Tonight, gather for a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Tuesday - Full Day in Beijing
Spend your day at leisure to explore Beijing on your own. Or, join the fascinating optional tour that includes the Forbidden City, Summer Palace and a visit to the Beijing Zoo to see the world-famous Pandas. Tonight, savor an optional Peking Duck dinner, the most culturally famous meal in China
Optional: Peking Duck Dinner
Optional: Full Day Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Panda visit at Beijing Zoo with lunch
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Wednesday - Fly to Yichang, Embark Cruise
Morning optional tour to Beijing's unique Hutong area to absorb the culture and traditions of Old China, including a visit with a local family. Afterwards, transfer to the airport for your flight to Yichang. Upon arrival, continue to the port to board your ship on the Yangtze River and enjoy a buffet dinner on board. Set sail later this evening. Your next three days are going to be full of activities. There will be demonstrations on fresh water pearls and you will have the opportunity to join lectures on various topics, such as Chinese medicine, the Three Gorges and the Three Gorges Dam site. There will be evening entertainment beginning tomorrow. You will receive a full itinerary upon embarkation
Optional: Half Day Hutong Tour (AM)
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Thursday - Xiling Gorge
This morning begin sailing upstream through Xiling Gorge. Today's optional excursion visits the Three Gorges Dam near Sandouping Village. This dam is the largest hydroelectric dam in the world, nearly six times the size of the Hoover Dam. Continue sailing through Xiling Gorge, the longest section of the Three Gorges system, which is comprised of the rapids of Xietan, Qingtan and Kongling, collectively known as the Three Rapids of Xiling
Optional: Yangtze River Shore Excursion Package - Three Gorges Dam
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Friday - Wu Gorge, Qutang Gorge
Enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding mountain passes as you sail through the 25-mile long Wu Gorge, famous for its fabled Twelve Peaks. According to legend, the peaks are believed to be the spirits of 12 fairies, the most famous of them being the Shennu Feng (Goddess) Peak, which is topped by a huge rock resembling a kneeling maiden. Today, your optional tour will take you either on a scenic journey up Shennong Stream, traveling in small boats between rolling hills and rocky cliffs or. on a scenic journey up Shennv Stream, the journey is accompanied by local folk songs and dances. Continue through the Qutang Gorge, the smallest of the three Yangtze gorges, and admire its bluffed banks and lush terraced hillsides
Optional: Yangtze River Shore Excursion Package - Shennong Stream
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Saturday - Cruise to Shibaozhai
The ship arrives this morning at Shibaozhai, built during the Ming Dynasty. This pagoda is sometimes referred to as one of the eight construction wonders of the world, built into the side of a rocky cliff face and constructed without use of nails. This vermilion 12-story pagoda stands impressively over 100 feet high. The optional tour highlights the main attraction of the temple, with its traditional Chinese design. The structure is inspired by the mountains with patterns and figures that vary from odd to extraordinary. Climb the stairs and experience the most extraordinary sights of the valley below
Optional: Yangtze River Shore Excursion Package - Shibaozhai
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Sunday - Flight to Shanghai
Disembark the cruise in Chongqing and transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai, the fastest growing city in Asia, with its dramatic ever-changing skyline. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Monday - Yuyuan Garden & Bund
Today, visit the classical Yuyuan Garden, built during the Ming Dynasty by the high-ranking government official Pan Yunduan. In existence for 400 years, the Gardens were specifically constructed for Pan's aging parents as a sanctuary in which to live out their lives. Enjoy a stop at a local silk carpet and embroidery shop and then experience the old world charm of the Bund, the former "Wall Street" of the foreign powers. Walk along its park-like waterfront promenade between the Wusong River and Old Town. Tonight, gather for a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Tuesday - Depart China
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

Optional tours are available for purchase on board. Please visit this link for tour information.

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Full Day Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Panda visit at Beijing Zoo with lunch

Begin at Tiananmen Square, the largest public plaza in the world. Erected in 1417 at the height of the Ming Dynasty, the square was renovated and renamed two centuries later at the outset of the Great Qing Dynasty. View several impressive monuments outlining the Square's perimeter, including the Great Hall of the People, the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong and the Square's famed ceremonial gateway. From here, venture north for a visit to the Forbidden City (Imperial Palace), a construction comparable in scope to the Pyramids in Egypt. Known today as the Palace Museum, the entire site is comprised of 800 buildings with more than 9,000 rooms. Enjoy lunch at an authentic Chinese Restaurant close to the Forbidden City before a visit to the Summer Palace and Panda Visit in the Beijing Zoo. On the way back to the hotel, enjoy a visit at a local pearl shop.

Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 11 hours.

Due to local restrictions on the number of visitors allowed to visit the Forbidden City daily, this tour is only available for pre-purchase 2 weeks prior your departure and will not be able to be purchased locally.

Day #4 01 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 $50.00
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Peking Duck Dinner

The Peking Duck Dinner has the reputation of being the most culturally famous meal in China. It is a must to experience during your visit to the country. Enjoy the culinary presentation as the chef roasts the duck directly over the fire and then slices the meat tableside. The duck is served with very thin pancakes, Chinese onions and special sauce. Transfers to and from your hotel included.

Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #4 01 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 $35.00
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Half Day Hutong Tour

In Old China, Hutongs (lanes no wider than 9 meters) are formed by lines of siheyuan (compounds comprising of rooms around a courtyard) that connect the ancient city surrounding the Forbidden City. As is tradition, the houses of Old Beijing were constructed in this form on the basis of Fengshui: the ancient Chinese practice of design and spatial arranging. On this tour, travel by rickshaw through Beijing's unique Hutong area to absorb the culture and traditions of Old China, including a visit with a local family. Here you will have the opportunity to interact and discover the similarities and differences of the Hutong people. Transfers to and from your hotel included.

Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #5 01 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 $35.00
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Yangtze River Optional Shore Excursion Package

Upstream Itineraries:
(1) Visit Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest electricity-generating plant; (2) Visit the natural scenic wonders of the Shennong Stream or Shennv Stream;* (3) Visit Shibaozhai, which is known for its impressive wooden pagoda and is appropriately named "The Pearl of the Yangtze"
Please refer to the actual itinerary of when each tour will take place

Downstream Itineraries:
(1) Visit Shibaozhai, which is known for its impressive wooden pagoda and is appropriately named "The Pearl of the Yangtze;" (2) Visit the natural scenic wonders of the Shennong or the Shennv Stream;* (3) Visit Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest electricity-generating plant
Please refer to the actual itinerary of when each tour will take place

For itineraries with Victoria Cruise Line

*The visit of Shennong or Shennv stream is dependent upon water levels.

Day #5 01 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 $80.00
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Full Day Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Panda visit at Beijing Zoo with lunch

Begin at Tiananmen Square, the largest public plaza in the world. Erected in 1417 at the height of the Ming Dynasty, the square was renovated and renamed two centuries later at the outset of the Great Qing Dynasty. View several impressive monuments outlining the Square's perimeter, including the Great Hall of the People, the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong and the Square's famed ceremonial gateway. From here, venture north for a visit to the Forbidden City (Imperial Palace), a construction comparable in scope to the Pyramids in Egypt. Known today as the Palace Museum, the entire site is comprised of 800 buildings with more than 9,000 rooms. Enjoy lunch at an authentic Chinese Restaurant close to the Forbidden City before a visit to the Summer Palace and Panda Visit in the Beijing Zoo. On the way back to the hotel, enjoy a visit at a local pearl shop.

Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 11 hours.

Due to local restrictions on the number of visitors allowed to visit the Forbidden City daily, this tour is only available for pre-purchase 2 weeks prior your departure and will not be able to be purchased locally.

Day #4 01 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 $50.00
Full Day Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Panda visit at Beijing Zoo with lunch Thumbnail
Peking Duck Dinner

The Peking Duck Dinner has the reputation of being the most culturally famous meal in China. It is a must to experience during your visit to the country. Enjoy the culinary presentation as the chef roasts the duck directly over the fire and then slices the meat tableside. The duck is served with very thin pancakes, Chinese onions and special sauce. Transfers to and from your hotel included.

Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #4 01 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 $35.00
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Half Day Hutong Tour

In Old China, Hutongs (lanes no wider than 9 meters) are formed by lines of siheyuan (compounds comprising of rooms around a courtyard) that connect the ancient city surrounding the Forbidden City. As is tradition, the houses of Old Beijing were constructed in this form on the basis of Fengshui: the ancient Chinese practice of design and spatial arranging. On this tour, travel by rickshaw through Beijing's unique Hutong area to absorb the culture and traditions of Old China, including a visit with a local family. Here you will have the opportunity to interact and discover the similarities and differences of the Hutong people. Transfers to and from your hotel included.

Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #5 01 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 $35.00
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Yangtze River Optional Shore Excursion Package

Upstream Itineraries:
(1) Visit Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest electricity-generating plant; (2) Visit the natural scenic wonders of the Shennong Stream or Shennv Stream;* (3) Visit Shibaozhai, which is known for its impressive wooden pagoda and is appropriately named "The Pearl of the Yangtze"
Please refer to the actual itinerary of when each tour will take place

Downstream Itineraries:
(1) Visit Shibaozhai, which is known for its impressive wooden pagoda and is appropriately named "The Pearl of the Yangtze;" (2) Visit the natural scenic wonders of the Shennong or the Shennv Stream;* (3) Visit Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest electricity-generating plant
Please refer to the actual itinerary of when each tour will take place

For itineraries with Victoria Cruise Line

*The visit of Shennong or Shennv stream is dependent upon water levels.

Day #5 01 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 $80.00
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Full Day Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Panda visit at Beijing Zoo with lunch

Begin at Tiananmen Square, the largest public plaza in the world. Erected in 1417 at the height of the Ming Dynasty, the square was renovated and renamed two centuries later at the outset of the Great Qing Dynasty. View several impressive monuments outlining the Square's perimeter, including the Great Hall of the People, the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong and the Square's famed ceremonial gateway. From here, venture north for a visit to the Forbidden City (Imperial Palace), a construction comparable in scope to the Pyramids in Egypt. Known today as the Palace Museum, the entire site is comprised of 800 buildings with more than 9,000 rooms. Enjoy lunch at an authentic Chinese Restaurant close to the Forbidden City before a visit to the Summer Palace and Panda Visit in the Beijing Zoo. On the way back to the hotel, enjoy a visit at a local pearl shop.

Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 11 hours.

Due to local restrictions on the number of visitors allowed to visit the Forbidden City daily, this tour is only available for pre-purchase 2 weeks prior your departure and will not be able to be purchased locally.

Day #4 01 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 $50.00
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Peking Duck Dinner

The Peking Duck Dinner has the reputation of being the most culturally famous meal in China. It is a must to experience during your visit to the country. Enjoy the culinary presentation as the chef roasts the duck directly over the fire and then slices the meat tableside. The duck is served with very thin pancakes, Chinese onions and special sauce. Transfers to and from your hotel included.

Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #4 01 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 $35.00
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Half Day Hutong Tour

In Old China, Hutongs (lanes no wider than 9 meters) are formed by lines of siheyuan (compounds comprising of rooms around a courtyard) that connect the ancient city surrounding the Forbidden City. As is tradition, the houses of Old Beijing were constructed in this form on the basis of Fengshui: the ancient Chinese practice of design and spatial arranging. On this tour, travel by rickshaw through Beijing's unique Hutong area to absorb the culture and traditions of Old China, including a visit with a local family. Here you will have the opportunity to interact and discover the similarities and differences of the Hutong people. Transfers to and from your hotel included.

Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #5 01 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 $35.00
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Yangtze River Optional Shore Excursion Package

Upstream Itineraries:
(1) Visit Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest electricity-generating plant; (2) Visit the natural scenic wonders of the Shennong Stream or Shennv Stream;* (3) Visit Shibaozhai, which is known for its impressive wooden pagoda and is appropriately named "The Pearl of the Yangtze"
Please refer to the actual itinerary of when each tour will take place

Downstream Itineraries:
(1) Visit Shibaozhai, which is known for its impressive wooden pagoda and is appropriately named "The Pearl of the Yangtze;" (2) Visit the natural scenic wonders of the Shennong or the Shennv Stream;* (3) Visit Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest electricity-generating plant
Please refer to the actual itinerary of when each tour will take place

For itineraries with Victoria Cruise Line

*The visit of Shennong or Shennv stream is dependent upon water levels.

Day #5 01 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 $80.00
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Full Day Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Panda visit at Beijing Zoo with lunch

Begin at Tiananmen Square, the largest public plaza in the world. Erected in 1417 at the height of the Ming Dynasty, the square was renovated and renamed two centuries later at the outset of the Great Qing Dynasty. View several impressive monuments outlining the Square's perimeter, including the Great Hall of the People, the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong and the Square's famed ceremonial gateway. From here, venture north for a visit to the Forbidden City (Imperial Palace), a construction comparable in scope to the Pyramids in Egypt. Known today as the Palace Museum, the entire site is comprised of 800 buildings with more than 9,000 rooms. Enjoy lunch at an authentic Chinese Restaurant close to the Forbidden City before a visit to the Summer Palace and Panda Visit in the Beijing Zoo. On the way back to the hotel, enjoy a visit at a local pearl shop.

Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 11 hours.

Due to local restrictions on the number of visitors allowed to visit the Forbidden City daily, this tour is only available for pre-purchase 2 weeks prior your departure and will not be able to be purchased locally.

Day #4 01 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 $50.00
Full Day Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Panda visit at Beijing Zoo with lunch Thumbnail
Peking Duck Dinner

The Peking Duck Dinner has the reputation of being the most culturally famous meal in China. It is a must to experience during your visit to the country. Enjoy the culinary presentation as the chef roasts the duck directly over the fire and then slices the meat tableside. The duck is served with very thin pancakes, Chinese onions and special sauce. Transfers to and from your hotel included.

Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #4 01 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 $35.00
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Half Day Hutong Tour

In Old China, Hutongs (lanes no wider than 9 meters) are formed by lines of siheyuan (compounds comprising of rooms around a courtyard) that connect the ancient city surrounding the Forbidden City. As is tradition, the houses of Old Beijing were constructed in this form on the basis of Fengshui: the ancient Chinese practice of design and spatial arranging. On this tour, travel by rickshaw through Beijing's unique Hutong area to absorb the culture and traditions of Old China, including a visit with a local family. Here you will have the opportunity to interact and discover the similarities and differences of the Hutong people. Transfers to and from your hotel included.

Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #5 01 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 $35.00
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Yangtze River Optional Shore Excursion Package

Upstream Itineraries:
(1) Visit Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest electricity-generating plant; (2) Visit the natural scenic wonders of the Shennong Stream or Shennv Stream;* (3) Visit Shibaozhai, which is known for its impressive wooden pagoda and is appropriately named "The Pearl of the Yangtze"
Please refer to the actual itinerary of when each tour will take place

Downstream Itineraries:
(1) Visit Shibaozhai, which is known for its impressive wooden pagoda and is appropriately named "The Pearl of the Yangtze;" (2) Visit the natural scenic wonders of the Shennong or the Shennv Stream;* (3) Visit Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest electricity-generating plant
Please refer to the actual itinerary of when each tour will take place

For itineraries with Victoria Cruise Line

*The visit of Shennong or Shennv stream is dependent upon water levels.

Day #5 01 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 $80.00
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Amazing China with Tibet, October 2018
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My trip to China and Tibet was great. Our tour manager Ivy was exceptionally good and made this trip even more special. Her attention to details was amazing. This was the smallest group I have ever traveled with and I loved it as it allowed us to experience many things that wouldn't have been possible for a large group. Loved all the local guides as well. Loved the country, food and all the accommodations .. Would love to go back and experience more of this amazing country.

Agamani S. Lawrence, KS
14 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, August 2018
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Really interesting and eye opening. I found some of the preconceived notions I had about China were baseless and there were other things I had no idea about. I feel like I have a deeper understanding about life there, what they pride themselves in, and how they’re collectively working towards the future. Our tour manager Jason Yin was fantastic and did an amazing job at accommodating to individual needs and being as inclusive as possible. I look forward to doing it again in a few years to see how much has changed city-wise and culturally.

Mark V. Concord, NC
10 Day Classic China, July 2018
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All I have to say it was a amazing trip. Our tour guide was very nice. and he was very patient with us his name is Tom Tang. We also had another young lady in Xian and her name is Jennie. She was also amazing ... While in China Tom T. took care of everything from passports to airline tickets he went all the way with us until the end ... Its was a very nice experience in China and the Great Wall was amazing to climb it. So if this email is going to be published and anyone thinking about going to China do it. Don't think about it it is amazing and the service with Gate 1 is great to. I would not think about it twice to booked another trip with Gate 1.

Guillermina P. Chula Vista, CA
China & Tibet Discovery, June 2018
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Without a doubt, the China/Tibet trip that I participated in was FANTASTIC! ... I am recommending them to family and friends. Having been on larger trips over the years, I must say that accommodating so few travelers afforded us greater mobility, and many chances to interact with each other ... Special, special thanks to Jenny and Frank for answering my neverending questions, offering so many local tidbits and gems, and enduring my versions of the languages. This trip was one that I wanted to experience for years, and it was everything that I expected and more ... Thanks again to everyone for my Chinese/Tibetan memories.

Julianna B. Westerville, OH
15 Day China with Chengdu & 3 Day Yangtze River Cruise, June 2018
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This was our first trip with Gate1 and to China ... Getting a taste of China was a real eye opener for us and your company's service made it a very enjoyable experiance. Our main tour guide Ivy was fantastic and we really enjoyed Tom in Shanghai at the end ... Gate1 appears to have a very good service oriented corporate culture and employees we've interacted with appear to like working for your company. We thought the trip was a great value and will definitely look to Gate1 for our next tour. Keep up the good work.

David V. White Lake, MI
14 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, May 2018
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We had a wonderful time. I just wanted to commend our guide, Jason Yin, for his excellent management of our tour. He is very knowledgeable and friendly and he took excellent care of all our needs. But more than that, he is very creative and went beyond what is required of a tour manager by creating additional activities and providing information that allowed our group to better understand and appreciate the people and culture of China. He is a natural at this business and you should never let him get away.

Stephen S. Midwest City, OK
Amazing China with Tibet, May 2018
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I would like to add that EVERYONE on our trip to China was over-the-top crazy about our tour manager, Louise. She could not have been more professional or more caring ... She never seemed to tire of our endless questions! ... Another guide was taking us to the airport for our trip home, but when Louise's flight was cancelled, she made a point to find us in a very busy airport. I can't say enough wonderful things about her. I consider her a friend and tears were shed when we had to say good-bye!

Elizabeth G. McDonough, GA.
14 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, May 2018
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My trip to China with Gate1 was spectacular in every respect, especially because of our tour manager, Maggie Zhu. I have spoken to my fellow travelers on the trip, most of whom are very experienced travelers, and some of whom I feel will be lifelong friends...they unanimously agree that thanks to Maggie Zhu this was truly the trip of a lifetime. China is of course an incredible country to explore, but Maggie Zhu's people skills are phenomenal - she was always thorough, clear, patient, detailed, understanding, resourceful, meticulous, reliable, dependable, proactive, helpful and funny, and she possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of China, its rich history, people, traditions, culture, economy, society, customs, norms and values that she readily shared with us in spectacular English with great aplomb, humor, and clarity. Based on this trip I will definitely be further exploring the world and traveling with Gate 1 in the future.

Michael L. Berkeley, CA
15 Day China with Chengdu & 3 Day Yangtze River Cruise, May 2018
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It was the best!! From tour guide Rose, local guides, drivers, hotels, meals and airline business class. We will be using gate1 again. Thank you

Gail K. Torrance, CA
Amazing China with Tibet, April 2018
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Trip was great - our guide Jason was fantastic - loved all of tour - only wish it would have included one more day in shanghai for individual time, shopping etc think everyone in our group felt like they would have liked to stay in shanghai one more day for some free time!! Love it - great accommodations, local guides, travel - very happy with trip - but especially loved our guide - he made trip fantastic!!

Ann B. Edmonds, WA
10 Day Classic China, April 2018
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It was wonderful. My daughter and I had the best tours of all the beautiful sites and on or about the cities. The hotel accommodations and the tour bus rides were very comfortable and the breakfast buffet were exceptional choices. Our tour guide Yuan is the best He made sure everyone is having a great time and exceptionally patient and kind. He was very entertaining and shared us all his knowledge about the country, its people and cultures. Yuan enriched our minds about China as a whole and we could not have been very happy and lucky to have him as our tour guide. I highly recommend him as a tour guide and this trip was well worth every dollar!

Vicky M. Cathedral City, CA
10 Day Classic China, April 2018
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It was wonderful. The trip was well organized and all have good time. China is a great Country, people are friendly and it is beautiful. It is a good experience for me and my wife.

Francis P. Philadelphia, PA
Amazing China with Tibet, April 2018
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The trip was excellent. We really got our money's worth. Tibet was a once in a lifetime experience.

Harvey R. San Diego, CA
14 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, April 2018
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Our trip was amazing! Melinda, our guide, was the best guide ever. She really needs to be promoted and recognized for her efforts and her professional, positive leadership. She really works hard to ensure the group has the best experiences, take care of her! She's very organized and knowledgeable about the history, culture, region, finds fun things to do, and keeps the group moving to get the most out of the time left in the day. Highly recommend her, very gracious person. George did a good job too, very interesting person and can tell he too loves his career. We loved Gate 1 and so does she. You all did a great job.

Pamela M. Seattle, WA
14 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, March 2018
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I am still telling everyone about how VAST China is: cleanliness, airports, underground, rail stations, countryside, Terracotta Warriors, the cities, the Bund, the Dam, the Gorges....and yet all so approachable with our excellent tour guide and the others who joined us along the way. It was a wonderful experience!

Julie S. Reno, NV
10 Day Classic China, March 2018
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Our trip was all we expected. We anticipated seeing the Great Wall, the Pandas, the Terracotta Warriors and experiencing the westernized look of Shanghai. All of those places did not disappoint us. We were completely amazed when we visited the park in Xian and joined in with local people as they celebrated their holiday. This stop was among the best memories of the trip. I have to say that the leadership and guidance we received from our guide, Jason, was the best we've had from our three trips with Gate 1. (The leadership of the men in the other two tours with Gate 1 we've taken were great, also.)

Alice R. Lewiston, ID
10 Day Classic China, March 2018
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The trip was excellent as all four of our Gate One trips. I can’t imagine getting better value from any other travel company. First our guide Jason was top notch. We give him our top rating. He was patient, knowledgeable, and an excellent leader. Second, the hotels we stayed at were beautiful and well located. We have never stayed in a hotel room as nice as the Golden Hotel. We are looking forward to our Gate One trip to Morocco, in June.

Jim G. Clarkston, WA
11 Day Affordable China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, March 2018
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I really enjoyed myself. Susan was great as a tour guide. She went above and beyond to help me out in a situation that came up.The trip to China was awesome! I already recommended several of my friends to check Gate 1 out. I’ll be taking another trip soon! Thanks for reaching out.

William B. Charlotte, NC
11 Day Affordable China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise , March 2018
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I just completed the online survey, but want to say more about our tour guide, Rosie. She was fantastic in every way. She made the value of this trip even greater by sharing her knowledge of local places to eat and shop.e m Shade sure each of our meals was more than delightful. Any question was answered in a friendly and competent way. It was like being in a family with our mother Rose to show us the way. She took a personal degree of attention to every aspect of the trip. Nothing we asked was beyond her. AMazing! I can not say enough good things about her. China is an amazing place, and the quality of Gateone showed through in every aspect. There we nice touches, like taking care of our luggage, and other little extras. Not only would we do another trip with Gateone, but would ONLY do trips with you in the future. Why go anywhere else when everything is taken care of so well.

George H. New Smyrna, FL
13 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, March 2018
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Thanks for your thoughts and followup. My trip was very enjoyable and an eye opener. Gate1's service and orginisation was the best. The trip was all the more enjoyable because of the thought and assistance put into the trip, from the excellent tour manager and very good local guides to the worry free transfers and flight connections. I feel I have a better understanding of China because of this. The trip has become the bench mark for assessing all my past and future trips. I have no hessitation in recommending Gate 1 to anyone that asks. Many thanks to Jack and all your staff for a terrific trip

Rick F. Orford, TAS, AU
13 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, March 2018
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The trip was terrific, we really enjoyed China and the itinerary that Gate1 provided, It was a bit hectic and we were on the go all the time but we really enjoyed it ,we have passed this on to all our inquiring friends, we told them a trip to China is a must. Jack our tour leader was also terrific, he was very informative and no problem was to trivial.

Ted C. Lake Macquarie, NSW, AU
14 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, March 2018
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The trip was very good. We enjoyed the program itinerary the whole time with Frank Wang the excellent tour manager. Will use and recommended Gate1 Travel again on next vacation.

Danny P. San Jose, CA
11 Day Affordable China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, February 2018
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My trip was lovely, my second trip with Gate 1. Wonderful introduction to the Chinese culture. Hotels, meals and activities all met expectations. A bit fast paced in certain areas and free time too limited. Our tour leader exceptional and very dedicated. Thank you and look forward to future trips with Gate 1.

Martha C. Forked River, NJ
14 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise , November 2017
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This is our second trip with Gate 1 and we’re not disappointed. Our tour guide Frank was beyond excellent. He was there for all our needs. He was very informative about China & it’s history. His choices in Food were awesome. He was helpful in the language barrier when we needed it. We can’t say enough positive things about the whole experience.

Kate F. Madison, WI
10 Day Classic China, November 2017
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Our trip to China was great! Our tour manager; Jason is excellent! He really showed us the history and culture of China! He really took care of us . We became a "family" in China!

Patricia S. Fremont, CA
10 Day Classic China , October 2017
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It was wonderful. We really enjoyed our vacation and I miss our tour group and tour guides. I want to take the time to express our gratitude and appreciation for the excellent service from our tour manager, Maggie, as well as our local tour guide in Xi'an (Jenny) and Shanghai (Alice). Our drivers were excellent as well.

Jennifer Jin K. Arlington
10 Day Classic China , September 2017
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We have safely returned from the China Tour. All the facilities were excellent and tour guides, Chen, Li and Andy were good at their works. Chen was excellent and she had all the organized works done very well. The walking and waking-up early was tiring but the tours were enjoyable.

Alexander S. Manchester, NH
10 Day Classic China , September 2017
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It was wonderful and I must compliment our guide Jessica. She was marvelous...she kept us safe, we'll feed and informed. I can't compliment her any higher. The other guides were great also. All in all I feel like I've really done China!

Charlene K. Atlanta, GA
7 Day Tokyo Vacation , August 2017
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Wonderful. Great value. Perfect for my goals- inexpensive and decent hotel/location. I do not need a full scale tour all the time. I am officially a fan!

Reid D. Calabasas, CA
14 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, August 2017
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The trip was amazing! It was my first trip with Gate1 Travel ! And after this journey to China, I would go with Gate 1 again and again... Everything was organized very well. We got to see so many interesting places... Our guide was with group every minute, taking care of everything!!

Olena K. Spring Valley, NY
10 Day Classic China , August 2017
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Our trip was excellent, all our expectation were met, our tour manager Frank gave us all his time to feel safe and comfortable.

Renee A. Port St Lucie, FL
9 Day Tokyo & Kyoto, July 2017
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Our trip was amazing!!! Everything was set up as expected. Japan was a wonderful country, people are so friendly and very clean. This was for my daughter's 16th birthday. Could not have asked for a better trip. Thank you!

Kathryn H. Venetia, PA
9 Day Tokyo & Kyoto, July 2017
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It was a wonderful trip, my son loved it. Japan was a great country to visit.

Sol T. Carteret, NJ
7 Day Tokyo Vacation , June 2017
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Thank you. My trip was amazing! I love Japan! I appreciated all of Gate 1's arrangements and hospitality. I didn't have to worry about getting to the hotel because everything had been arranged by your staff. The day tours and hotel accommodations were excellent. Thank you again for making my trip one to remember.

Alejandra L. Arleta, CA
10 Day Essential China, June 2017
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Excellent!!!! The tour and our tour guides were far beyond our expectation! We had a great time! We'll definitely travel with Gate 1 again!

Milena R. Alexandria, VA
12 Day China with Chengdu, June 2017
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We had very good time. All our tour guides had been excellent and tour manager Melinda exceeded all our expectations.

Mariya P. Fitchburg, WI
14 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, June 2017
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The trip was fantastic. My wife and I enjoined it very much specially with our outstanding tourist guide Jason. We are considering another trip with Gate 1 in the future.

Alfonso D. Walnut, CA
13 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise , May 2017
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We had a very good trip. Gate 1's organisation and service was excellent. No problems whatsoever. Mr Yuan, our tour guide in China was excellent and went beyond what we would have expected. I would gladly recommend Gate 1 to other prospective customers.

Trevor C. Westbury, Australia
13 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise , May 2017
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Our Gate 1 trip to china was absolutely amazing .... despite our group of four being the only Australians amongst many Americans. Everyone was really friendly and we all got on fabulously throughout the trip ... making many new friends across the globe. Maggie our tour guide was the ultimate host and tour guide!!! She was fantastic in every respect .... the perfect host with excellent communication and leadership skills. Without her knowledge, experience and dedication the holiday would not have been the same. She must be congratulated for her outstanding efforts above and beyond her role! The itinerary was fantastic and luckily for us the weather was perfect throughout. We visited some amazing places and seemingly Maggie had the ability to chose the right times to avoid the obvious crowds. The extra benefits provided for gate 1 passengers were much appreciated and added an extra touch to our great tour. Hotel accommodations could not be faulted with all modern, clean rooms provided. The cruise boat on the Yangtze also provided great rooms with lots of open decks to enjoy the scenery and a variety of things to do. The food was also outstanding throughout the trip... not only the great variety offered but always more than enough food for everyone. All in all ... A tremendous holiday and we will certainly be signing up for future holidays with Gate 1 Travel.

Helen B. NSW, Australia
10 Day Classic China , April 2017
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Our trip to China was amazing!!! Sam was an outstanding guide for a group of 38 people! He stayed calm and informative to our group throughout the entire trip!!! It was not an easy job but he handled everyone's Requests and questions with ease. He moved us through airports, hotels, temples, parks, short and long walks to excursions with no problems!!! Needless to say we have great memories of our trip to China due to our guides experience! We could not thank him enough throughout and it was sad to say good bye at the end! Thank you again Sam and Gate 1 for great memories!

Cinda B. Woodbury, CT
10 Day Classic China , April 2017
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Absolutely the best. China in and of itself is a beautiful country, but our Tour Coordinator, Yuan, made all the difference in creating the most memorable journey. He seemed to really care that his guests had the best time, and went extra miles to ensure that we did. He also provided rich context to our experience by sharing not only the history and cultural background but also his own candid perspectives. In all our travels, he is by far the best Tour Guide we have met and we truly feel privileged to have been among his guests.

Regina C. Irvine, CA
14 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, April 2017
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An experience of a lifetime that was both cultural & educational, another words awesome! Our guide Louise was the best in more ways than I can put words to. We will definitely be considering Gate 1 for trips in our future based on an outstanding & expectation exceeding first time.

John T. Weehawken, NJ
15 Day China with Chengdu & 3 Day Yangtze River Cruise , April 2017
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We had a great time. We saw everything we wanted to see and more. The hotels and food were excellent. The tour manager was outstanding. We look forward to taking another Gate 1 tour in the near future. Thanks for your help arranging the trip.

Roseann L. Shelton, CT
17 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise & Hong Kong , March 2017
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Had a great time. And Frank, our tour manager, was outstanding. Air quality was a challenge, but that was to be expected.

Butler B Jr. Detroit, MI
10 Day Shanghai, Xian & Beijing , March 2017
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My trip was excellent! It was more than expected and I was well pleased on how well everything was coordinated and handled. Each tour guide was great and Frank our main guide was perfect. He was well versed with American "lingo" and on China's history and culture. The restaurants we ate in were amazing. Please know that Frank was so supportive in everything we asked of him and made the trip 10 times better. Also the hotels were great!

Wanda F. Owens X Rds, AL
14 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise , March 2017
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The trip to China was great, we enjoyed it very much, and we recommend it. Jack, the tour guide, was fantastic as well as the bus drivers, the tour guide assistants, the park, the choice of tours was great, the food, the hotels, everything was great and first class. Thank you very much.

Alexander S Jr. San Diego, CA
14 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, March 2017
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Everything went well. The group had a great time and very impressed with Gate 1. Our tour guide Jason was excellent.

Ermelo C. Petaluma, CA
11 Day Affordable China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise , March 2017
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Our trip was amazing! We had a fabulous time, and our guide, Jason, was awesome. We couldn't have asked for a better guide, tour or group. We have traveled with another much more expensive tour company in the past so we weren't sure what to expect with Gate 1, but you far exceeded our expectations. We definitely will travel with Gate 1 again.

Dusty T. Elk Grove, CA
11 Day Affordable China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, February 2017
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Our trip to China was fantastic! Gate 1 surpassed our expectations. Stone, our tour manager in China made our trip very enjoyable as well as educational. I will definitely be checking future vacations with Gate 1.

Violeta P. Clifton, VA
11 Day Affordable China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise , February 2017
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Our trip was terrific. “Stone” was marvelous—articulate, knowledgeable, patient, well organized, upbeat/humorous at all times, attentive to everyone individually, and went above and beyond for us whenever possible. We saw so many amazing things. The river cruise was excellent, with great rooms, good food, and an outstanding staff. This trip was a super deal and we will certainly consider Gate 1 for future travel.

David R Jr. Centreville, VA

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