17 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise & Hong Kong

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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.


Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flights Shanghai-Yichang, Chongqing-Xian, Xian-Beijing, and Beijing-Hong Kong.

Passengers should select flights that depart Hong Kong between 8:00 am and 10:00 pm due to scheduled airport bus transfer times. Passengers arriving outside of these times will be required to either purchase a private transfer or take a taxi on their own.

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

Hong Kong is an independent extension and your tour manager will not accompany you. Local English-speaking guides will be there to provide limited assistance.

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

 


Accommodation Details:
Victoria Cruise cabins on Monday & Friday departures cannot comfortably accommodate 3 people; therefore, our triple adult and twin with child pricing reflects the additional cost of an upgrade to Executive Suite. Plan B Promenade Deck and Plan A Bridge Deck Victoria Cruise cabins feature an additional onboard amenities package; please visit the ship profiles for further details.

Century Cruise upgraded cabins on Thursday & Saturday departures do not offer an onboard amenities package.


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. Air pollution is a problem in many of China's major cities. Please see the CDC website and/or consult with your healthcare provider for specific recommendations. The usage of a bandanna or, light scarf might help screen out some of the pollutants in the air. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Part-Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights Los Angeles-Shanghai, Hong Kong-Los Angeles
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-flights: Shanghai-Yichang, Chongqing-Xian, Xian-Beijing & Beijing-Hong Kong
  • 15 nights First Class accommodations
    • 3 nights Shanghai
    • 4 nights cruise upstream on the Yangtze River
    • 2 nights Xian
    • 3 nights Beijing
    • 3 nights Hong Kong
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel & cruise porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 29 meals: 15 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 6 dinners with beer
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager Days 2-14
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • Visit the Forbidden City, once residence of Chinese emperors and Summer Palace
  • See the world famous archaeological site of the magnificent Terracotta Army
  • Visit the Great Wall, the World’s longest man-made structure
  • Explore the classical Yuyuan Garden and the Bund Riverside
  • Savor a famous Peking Duck dinner with wine
  • Admire panoramic views of Hong Kong Island from Victoria Peak
  • Visit Aberdeen Harbor, home of the floating fisherman's village

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

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. Air pollution is a problem in many of China's major cities. Please see the CDC website and/or consult with your healthcare provider for specific recommendations. The usage of a bandanna or, light scarf might help screen out some of the pollutants in the air. This is a Classic 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 Shanghai
Arrive in Shanghai, the thriving metropolis on China's eastern coast. This dynamic city is constantly changing and growing, with an unforgettable skyline. Remainder of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate to the time change
Overnight: Shanghai

DAY 3, Wednesday - Shanghai City Tour
This morning, see some of the city's major highlights. Begin at the lively Bund, Shanghai's popular promenade; stroll along the park-like waterfront and experience the old world charm. After, on to the Jade Buddha Temple, one of the most active Buddhist temples in Shanghai, dating back to the Qing Dynasty. Return to the hotel late afternoon and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Tonight, gather together at your hotel's restaurant for an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager about the exciting trip that awaits you, followed by a Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Thursday - Full Day in Shanghai
Today, is at leisure in Shanghai. Join the optional full day tour to Suzhou, including lunch and a cruise on the Grand Canal. Morning departure from Shanghai for the drive to Suzhou, known as the "Venice of the East". Upon arrival in this charming city, relax on a boat ride along the narrow waterways of the legendary Grand Canal. Later, walk along bustling Pingjiang Road, where the locals gather for entertainment and food and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Then, continue to the beautiful and fragrant Garden of the Master of the Nets, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to Shanghai later this evening
Optional: Full Day Suzhou with Lunch
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Friday - Fly to Yichang; Embark Cruise
Morning is at leisure for independent explorations in Shanghai. In the afternoon, visit the classical Yuyuan Garden in the Old Quarter, built during the Ming Dynasty, a quiet and serene sanctuary in this frenetic city, with its scenic pavilions, ponds, and streams. Afterward, continue to a silk carpet and embroidery shop in Shanghai to understand more about this ancient Chinese craft; see some of the beautiful creations, unusual styles and masterful techniques. Lunch is at a local restaurant. Later, transfer to the airport for the flight to Yichang, the second largest city in Hubei province after Wuhan, its capital. Upon arrival, continue to the port for embarkation on your cruise ship. This evening, you'll begin the scenic journey on the fabled Yangtze, the longest river in China and the third longest river in the world. You'll be warmly welcomed aboard by the friendly international staff. A memorable voyage awaits you
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Saturday - Xiling Gorge
This afternoon, an optional tour to the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest and most ambitious hydroelectric project ever undertaken by man, nearly six times the size of the Hoover Dam. In addition to producing electricity, the dam was constructed to increase the Yangtze River's shipping capacity and reduce the potential for floods. This project has forever changed the landscape surrounding the Yangtze River and has also forced the relocation of people who once lived along the river. Tour the massive site to see this impressive achievement of engineering. Following the visit, return to the ship as it cruises upstream and enters the dramatic Xiling Gorge, the longest and deepest section of the Three Gorges
Optional: Yangtze River Shore Excursion Package - Three Gorges Dam
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Sunday - Wu Gorge & Qutang Gorge
Awake this morning to beautiful vistas on the river. Sail through the Wu Gorge, famed for its magnificent Twelve Peaks. Today, your optional tour will take you either on a scenic journey up Shennong Stream, travelling 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 gorges, flanked by lush terraced hillsides
Optional: Yangtze River Shore Excursion Package - Shennv Stream or Shennong Stream
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Monday - Cruise to Fengdu
The ship arrives this morning at Fengdu, with its 1,900 years of history. Today's optional shore excursion will visit the Jade Emperor Scenic Area. The sacred site lies on the northern side of the Yangtze River and west of Mingshan Mountain. It features a 100-foot-tall statue depicting the Jade Emperor, an important deity in Chinese Taoism, as well as 208 additional holy statues of deities. You will also encounter exquisite pagodas, pavilions, and terraces. Time to relax on board after your return to the ship
Optional: Yangtze River Shore Excursion Package - Fengdu
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Tuesday - Disembark Cruise; Fly to Xian
Disembark the Yangtze River cruise this morning in Chongqing, a major metropolis and one of the top emerging cities in China. Visit the Stilwell Museum, at his renovated former residence, dedicated to the General who was the Commander-in-Chief of Allied Forces in the China-Burma-India Theater. With the aid of General Stilwell, the Chinese people won the War of Resistance against the Japanese invaders. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Xian, ancient capital of eleven dynasties and an archaeological treasure trove
Overnight: Xian
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Wednesday - The Terracotta Army
Morning visit to Xingqing Park, a hub of activity where you may have the chance to join the residents of Xian in their morning exercise, singing and dancing. Afterward, stop at a lacquer furniture shop to learn more about this technique. Lunch is a local restaurant. Then, an unforgettable experience! Visit the archaeological site of the magnificent Terracotta Warriors, a vast collection of life-size soldiers, horses and chariots that were entombed with China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. This world-famous site, discovered by local farmers in 1974, is still being discovered and excavated today, more than forty years since the time of its unearthing. This evening, an optional Tang Dynasty 6-course dinner followed by a historical dance performance by the Tang Dynasty Troupe
Optional: Tang Dynasty Dinner with Entertainment
Overnight: Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 11, Thursday - Flight to Beijing
Depart Xian on a flight to Beijing, sprawling capital of modern China. The afternoon is at leisure. Feel the pulse of this city of contrasts with its astonishing history and wondrous sights. Join the optional half-day Hutong Tour which begins with a rickshaw ride through the old narrow streets and alleyways. See the courtyard homes which once covered all of Beijing - only a few still survive today. Hear more about "old China" from a local family who will welcome you to their home
Optional: Half Day Hutong Tour (PM)
Overnight: Beijing
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 12, Friday - Great Wall of China
An amazing day! Travel to the extraordinary 2000-year-old Great Wall of China, one of the most spectacular structures ever built by man, spanning nearly 4,000 miles of China's northern frontier. En route, stop at a local jade shop to admire wares crafted with one of China's most famous materials. Then it's time to climb the ramparts of this ancient wonder to view breathtaking mountain passes, plateaus, and grasslands from this 7th-century defensive fortification. Afterward, a relaxing lunch in a local restaurant. Drive via the site of the 2008 Olympics to see the National Stadium and the sprawling Olympic Village followed by a stop at the Beijing Zoo to see the famous Pandas - a must for all travelers to China. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a Beijing restaurant
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13, Saturday - Summer Palace and The Forbidden City
Start your day with a visit to a huge Tiananmen Square, the largest public plaza in the world built at the height of the Ming Dynasty. The square's Gate of Heavenly Peace was once used as a staging ground for imperial edicts and by Mao Zedong himself to declare the founding of the People's Republic in 1949. Next, enter the Forbidden City, which served as the Imperial Palace until 1912. The extraordinary and immense walled complex is truly a masterpiece of Chinese architecture; its complex consists of 800 buildings with more than 9,000 rooms. Then, continue to a local pearl shop to learn about the famous Chinese pearls. Have lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to visit the fabled Summer Palace, a resort of the Empress Dowager with its palace grounds, filled with a variety of picturesque gardens and architectural structures. Take a relaxing boat ride across the lake and enjoy the stunning scenery before strolling along the sprawling palace. Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner featuring China's famous Peking Duck
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14, Sunday - Flight to Hong Kong
Bid farewell to your Tour Manager as you depart Beijing on a flight to Hong Kong situated on China's south coast, known for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbor. Meet a local guide and transfer to your hotel in this extraordinary city. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore on your own - there are endless things to see and to do and to buy. This is also a great city for adventurous eaters - street vendors abound on every corner with a huge assortment of regional specialties ranging from fish balls to tofu. Of course, there are many upscale restaurants as well, dedicated to the finest gourmet cuisine
Overnight: Hong Kong
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 15, Monday - Hong Kong City Tour
Begin the morning with a tour of Hong Kong Island. Ascend Victoria Peak for a panoramic view of the city and the harbor below. The Peak is the highest mountain on the island and home to a variety of birds and colorful butterflies. Continue to Stanley Market, a bargain hunter's paradise. Return along the coast of fashionable Repulse Bay and Deep Water Bay to Aberdeen Harbor, home to the floating fisherman's village. The remainder of the day is free to shop to your heart's content, or just "people-watch" from a local outdoor café. This evening, perhaps participate in the optional Hong Kong Harbour Cruise on a traditional Chinese sightseeing junk.* Marvel at the glittering panoramic views of the harbor. Afterward, enjoy a Cantonese dinner at a local Chinese restaurant
*If motorized sightseeing junk is not available, you will cruise on a modern double-decker sightseeing vessel.
Optional: Hong Kong Harbour Cruise & Dinner
Overnight: Hong Kong
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 16, Tuesday - Full Day in Hong Kong
On your last day in Hong Kong at leisure, don't miss the optional full day tour to Lantau Island and the Po Lin Monastery. You'll discover pristine beaches, lush valleys, soaring mountains and spiritual enlightenment. Stop at the Tai O fishing village with its traditional houses on stilts before ascending to the Po Lin Monastery. This Buddhist monastery features the Giant Buddha, the tallest outdoor seated Buddha in the world. After a vegetarian lunch at a local restaurant, end the day with a spectacular ride aboard the Skyrail cable car (weather permitting) offering stunning views of the South China Sea
Optional: Full Day Lantau & Po Lin Monastery Tour with Lunch
Overnight: Hong Kong
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 17, Wednesday - Depart China
Depart Hong Kong on your return 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 Shanghai
Arrive in Shanghai, the thriving metropolis on China's eastern coast. This dynamic city is constantly changing and growing, with an unforgettable skyline. Remainder of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate to the time change
Overnight: Shanghai

DAY 3, Saturday - Shanghai City Tour
This morning, see some of the city's major highlights. Begin at the lively Bund, Shanghai's popular promenade; stroll along the park-like waterfront and experience the old world charm. After, on to the Jade Buddha Temple, one of the most active Buddhist temples in Shanghai, dating back to the Qing Dynasty. Return to the hotel late afternoon and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Tonight, gather together at your hotel's restaurant for an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager about the exciting trip that awaits you, followed by a Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Sunday - Full Day in Shanghai
Today, is at leisure in Shanghai. Join the optional full day tour to Suzhou, including lunch and a cruise on the Grand Canal. Morning departure from Shanghai for the drive to Suzhou, known as the "Venice of the East". Upon arrival in this charming city, relax on a boat ride along the narrow waterways of the legendary Grand Canal. Later, walk along bustling Pingjiang Road, where the locals gather for entertainment and food and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Then, continue to the beautiful and fragrant Garden of the Master of the Nets, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to Shanghai later this evening
Optional: Full Day Suzhou with Lunch
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Monday - Fly to Yichang; Embark Cruise
Morning is at leisure for independent explorations in Shanghai. In the afternoon, visit the classical Yuyuan Garden in the Old Quarter, built during the Ming Dynasty, a quiet and serene sanctuary in this frenetic city, with its scenic pavilions, ponds, and streams. Afterward, continue to a silk carpet and embroidery shop in Shanghai to understand more about this ancient Chinese craft; see some of the beautiful creations, unusual styles and masterful techniques. Lunch is at a local restaurant. Later, transfer to the airport for the flight to Yichang, the second largest city in Hubei province after Wuhan, its capital. Upon arrival, continue to the port for embarkation on your cruise ship. This evening, you'll begin the scenic journey on the fabled Yangtze, the longest river in China and the third longest river in the world. You'll be warmly welcomed aboard by the friendly international staff. A memorable voyage awaits you
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Tuesday - Xiling Gorge
This afternoon, an optional tour to the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest and most ambitious hydroelectric project ever undertaken by man, nearly six times the size of the Hoover Dam. In addition to producing electricity, the dam was constructed to increase the Yangtze River's shipping capacity and reduce the potential for floods. This project has forever changed the landscape surrounding the Yangtze River and has also forced the relocation of people who once lived along the river. Tour the massive site to see this impressive achievement of engineering. Following the visit, return to the ship as it cruises upstream and enters the dramatic Xiling Gorge, the longest and deepest section of the Three Gorges
Optional: Yangtze River Shore Excursion Package - Three Gorges Dam
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Wednesday - Wu Gorge & Qutang Gorge
Awake this morning to beautiful vistas on the river. Sail through the Wu Gorge, famed for its magnificent Twelve Peaks. Today, your optional tour will take you either on a scenic journey up Shennong Stream, travelling 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 gorges, flanked by lush terraced hillsides
Optional: Yangtze River Shore Excursion Package - Shennv Stream or 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 the 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 spectacular sights of the valleys below
Optional: Yangtze River Shore Excursion Package - Shibaozhai
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday - Disembark Cruise; Fly to Xian
Disembark the Yangtze River cruise this morning in Chongqing, a major metropolis and one of the top emerging cities in China. Visit the Stilwell Museum, at his renovated former residence, dedicated to the General who was the Commander-in-Chief of Allied Forces in the China-Burma-India Theater. With the aid of General Stilwell, the Chinese people won the War of Resistance against the Japanese invaders. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Xian, ancient capital of eleven dynasties and an archaeological treasure trove
Overnight: Xian
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Saturday - The Terracotta Army
Morning visit to Xingqing Park, a hub of activity where you may have the chance to join the residents of Xian in their morning exercise, singing and dancing. Afterward, stop at a lacquer furniture shop to learn more about this technique. Lunch is a local restaurant. Then, an unforgettable experience! Visit the archaeological site of the magnificent Terracotta Warriors, a vast collection of life-size soldiers, horses and chariots that were entombed with China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. This world-famous site, discovered by local farmers in 1974, is still being discovered and excavated today, more than forty years since the time of its unearthing. This evening, an optional Tang Dynasty 6-course dinner followed by a historical dance performance by the Tang Dynasty Troupe
Optional: Tang Dynasty Dinner with Entertainment
Overnight: Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 11, Sunday - Flight to Beijing
Depart Xian on a flight to Beijing, sprawling capital of modern China. The afternoon is at leisure. Feel the pulse of this city of contrasts with its astonishing history and wondrous sights. Join the optional half-day Hutong Tour which begins with a rickshaw ride through the old narrow streets and alleyways. See the courtyard homes which once covered all of Beijing - only a few still survive today. Hear more about "old China" from a local family who will welcome you to their home
Optional: Half Day Hutong Tour (PM)
Overnight: Beijing
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 12, Monday - Great Wall of China
An amazing day! Travel to the extraordinary 2000-year-old Great Wall of China, one of the most spectacular structures ever built by man, spanning nearly 4,000 miles of China's northern frontier. En route, stop at a local jade shop to admire wares crafted with one of China's most famous materials. Then it's time to climb the ramparts of this ancient wonder to view breathtaking mountain passes, plateaus, and grasslands from this 7th-century defensive fortification. Afterward, a relaxing lunch in a local restaurant. Drive via the site of the 2008 Olympics to see the National Stadium and the sprawling Olympic Village followed by a stop at the Beijing Zoo to see the famous Pandas - a must for all travelers to China. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a Beijing restaurant
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13, Tuesday - Summer Palace and The Forbidden City
Start your day with a visit to a huge Tiananmen Square, the largest public plaza in the world built at the height of the Ming Dynasty. The square's Gate of Heavenly Peace was once used as a staging ground for imperial edicts and by Mao Zedong himself to declare the founding of the People's Republic in 1949. Next, enter the Forbidden City, which served as the Imperial Palace until 1912. The extraordinary and immense walled complex is truly a masterpiece of Chinese architecture; its complex consists of 800 buildings with more than 9,000 rooms. Then, continue to a local pearl shop to learn about the famous Chinese pearls. Have lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to visit the fabled Summer Palace, a resort of the Empress Dowager with its palace grounds, filled with a variety of picturesque gardens and architectural structures. Take a relaxing boat ride across the lake and enjoy the stunning scenery before strolling along the sprawling palace. Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner featuring China's famous Peking Duck
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14, Wednesday - Flight to Hong Kong
Bid farewell to your Tour Manager as you depart Beijing on a flight to Hong Kong situated on China's south coast, known for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbor. Meet a local guide and transfer to your hotel in this extraordinary city. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore on your own - there are endless things to see and to do and to buy. This is also a great city for adventurous eaters - street vendors abound on every corner with a huge assortment of regional specialties ranging from fish balls to tofu. Of course, there are many upscale restaurants as well, dedicated to the finest gourmet cuisine
Overnight: Hong Kong
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 15, Thursday - Hong Kong City Tour
Begin the morning with a tour of Hong Kong Island. Ascend Victoria Peak for a panoramic view of the city and the harbor below. The Peak is the highest mountain on the island and home to a variety of birds and colorful butterflies. Continue to Stanley Market, a bargain hunter's paradise. Return along the coast of fashionable Repulse Bay and Deep Water Bay to Aberdeen Harbor, home to the floating fisherman's village. The remainder of the day is free to shop to your heart's content, or just "people-watch" from a local outdoor café. This evening, perhaps participate in the optional Hong Kong Harbour Cruise on a traditional Chinese sightseeing junk.* Marvel at the glittering panoramic views of the harbor. Afterward, enjoy a Cantonese dinner at a local Chinese restaurant
*If motorized sightseeing junk is not available, you will cruise on a modern double-decker sightseeing vessel.
Optional: Hong Kong Harbour Cruise & Dinner
Overnight: Hong Kong
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 16, Friday - Full Day in Hong Kong
On your last day in Hong Kong at leisure, don't miss the optional full day tour to Lantau Island and the Po Lin Monastery. You'll discover pristine beaches, lush valleys, soaring mountains and spiritual enlightenment. Stop at the Tai O fishing village with its traditional houses on stilts before ascending to the Po Lin Monastery. This Buddhist monastery features the Giant Buddha, the tallest outdoor seated Buddha in the world. After a vegetarian lunch at a local restaurant, end the day with a spectacular ride aboard the Skyrail cable car (weather permitting) offering stunning views of the South China Sea
Optional: Full Day Lantau & Po Lin Monastery Tour with Lunch
Overnight: Hong Kong
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 17, Saturday - Depart China
Depart Hong Kong on your return flight
Meals: Breakfast

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

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for China
Depart for China

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Shanghai
Arrive in Shanghai, the thriving metropolis on China's eastern coast. This dynamic city is constantly changing and growing, with an unforgettable skyline. Remainder of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate to the time change
Overnight: Shanghai

DAY 3, Sunday - Shanghai City Tour
This morning, see some of the city's major highlights. Begin at the lively Bund, Shanghai's popular promenade; stroll along the park-like waterfront and experience the old world charm. After, on to the Jade Buddha Temple, one of the most active Buddhist temples in Shanghai, dating back to the Qing Dynasty. Return to the hotel late afternoon and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Tonight, gather together at your hotel's restaurant for an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager about the exciting trip that awaits you, followed by a Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Monday - Full Day in Shanghai
Today, is at leisure in Shanghai. Join the optional full day tour to Suzhou, including lunch and a cruise on the Grand Canal. Morning departure from Shanghai for the drive to Suzhou, known as the "Venice of the East". Upon arrival in this charming city, relax on a boat ride along the narrow waterways of the legendary Grand Canal. Later, walk along bustling Pingjiang Road, where the locals gather for entertainment and food and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Then, continue to the beautiful and fragrant Garden of the Master of the Nets, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to Shanghai later this evening
Optional: Full Day Suzhou with Lunch
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Tuesday - Fly to Yichang; Embark Cruise
Morning is at leisure for independent explorations in Shanghai. In the afternoon, visit the classical Yuyuan Garden in the Old Quarter, built during the Ming Dynasty, a quiet and serene sanctuary in this frenetic city, with its scenic pavilions, ponds, and streams. Afterward, continue to a silk carpet and embroidery shop in Shanghai to understand more about this ancient Chinese craft; see some of the beautiful creations, unusual styles and masterful techniques. Lunch is at a local restaurant. Later, transfer to the airport for the flight to Yichang, the second largest city in Hubei province after Wuhan, its capital. Upon arrival, continue to the port for embarkation on your cruise ship. This evening, you'll begin the scenic journey on the fabled Yangtze, the longest river in China and the third longest river in the world. You'll be warmly welcomed aboard by the friendly international staff. A memorable voyage awaits you
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Wednesday - Xiling Gorge
This afternoon, an optional tour to the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest and most ambitious hydroelectric project ever undertaken by man, nearly six times the size of the Hoover Dam. In addition to producing electricity, the dam was constructed to increase the Yangtze River's shipping capacity and reduce the potential for floods. This project has forever changed the landscape surrounding the Yangtze River and has also forced the relocation of people who once lived along the river. Tour the massive site to see this impressive achievement of engineering. Following the visit, return to the ship as it cruises upstream and enters the dramatic Xiling Gorge, the longest and deepest section of the Three Gorges
Optional: Yangtze River Shore Excursion Package - Three Gorges Dam
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Thursday - Wu Gorge & Qutang Gorge
Awake this morning to beautiful vistas on the river. Sail through the Wu Gorge, famed for its magnificent Twelve Peaks. Today, your optional tour will take you either on a scenic journey up Shennong Stream, travelling 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 gorges, flanked by lush terraced hillsides
Optional: Yangtze River Shore Excursion Package - Shennv Stream or Shennong Stream
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday - Cruise to Fengdu
The ship arrives this morning at Fengdu, with its 1,900 years of history. Today's optional shore excursion will visit the Jade Emperor Scenic Area. The sacred site lies on the northern side of the Yangtze River and west of Mingshan Mountain. It features a 100-foot-tall statue depicting the Jade Emperor, an important deity in Chinese Taoism, as well as 208 additional holy statues of deities. You will also encounter exquisite pagodas, pavilions, and terraces. Time to relax on board after your return to the ship
Optional: Yangtze River Shore Excursion Package - Fengdu
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Saturday - Disembark Cruise; Fly to Xian
Disembark the Yangtze River cruise this morning in Chongqing, a major metropolis and one of the top emerging cities in China. Visit the Stilwell Museum, at his renovated former residence, dedicated to the General who was the Commander-in-Chief of Allied Forces in the China-Burma-India Theater. With the aid of General Stilwell, the Chinese people won the War of Resistance against the Japanese invaders. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Xian, ancient capital of eleven dynasties and an archaeological treasure trove
Overnight: Xian
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Sunday - The Terracotta Army
Morning visit to Xingqing Park, a hub of activity where you may have the chance to join the residents of Xian in their morning exercise, singing and dancing. Afterward, stop at a lacquer furniture shop to learn more about this technique. Lunch is a local restaurant. Then, an unforgettable experience! Visit the archaeological site of the magnificent Terracotta Warriors, a vast collection of life-size soldiers, horses and chariots that were entombed with China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. This world-famous site, discovered by local farmers in 1974, is still being discovered and excavated today, more than forty years since the time of its unearthing. This evening, an optional Tang Dynasty 6-course dinner followed by a historical dance performance by the Tang Dynasty Troupe
Optional: Tang Dynasty Dinner with Entertainment
Overnight: Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 11, Monday - Flight to Beijing
Depart Xian on a flight to Beijing, sprawling capital of modern China. The afternoon is at leisure. Feel the pulse of this city of contrasts with its astonishing history and wondrous sights. Join the optional half-day Hutong Tour which begins with a rickshaw ride through the old narrow streets and alleyways. See the courtyard homes which once covered all of Beijing - only a few still survive today. Hear more about "old China" from a local family who will welcome you to their home
Optional: Half Day Hutong Tour (PM)
Overnight: Beijing
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 12, Tuesday - Great Wall of China
An amazing day! Travel to the extraordinary 2000-year-old Great Wall of China, one of the most spectacular structures ever built by man, spanning nearly 4,000 miles of China's northern frontier. En route, stop at a local jade shop to admire wares crafted with one of China's most famous materials. Then it's time to climb the ramparts of this ancient wonder to view breathtaking mountain passes, plateaus, and grasslands from this 7th-century defensive fortification. Afterward, a relaxing lunch in a local restaurant. Drive via the site of the 2008 Olympics to see the National Stadium and the sprawling Olympic Village followed by a stop at the Beijing Zoo to see the famous Pandas - a must for all travelers to China. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a Beijing restaurant
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13, Wednesday - Summer Palace and The Forbidden City
Start your day with a visit to a huge Tiananmen Square, the largest public plaza in the world built at the height of the Ming Dynasty. The square's Gate of Heavenly Peace was once used as a staging ground for imperial edicts and by Mao Zedong himself to declare the founding of the People's Republic in 1949. Next, enter the Forbidden City, which served as the Imperial Palace until 1912. The extraordinary and immense walled complex is truly a masterpiece of Chinese architecture; its complex consists of 800 buildings with more than 9,000 rooms. Then, continue to a local pearl shop to learn about the famous Chinese pearls. Have lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to visit the fabled Summer Palace, a resort of the Empress Dowager with its palace grounds, filled with a variety of picturesque gardens and architectural structures. Take a relaxing boat ride across the lake and enjoy the stunning scenery before strolling along the sprawling palace. Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner featuring China's famous Peking Duck
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14, Thursday - Flight to Hong Kong
Bid farewell to your Tour Manager as you depart Beijing on a flight to Hong Kong situated on China's south coast, known for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbor. Meet a local guide and transfer to your hotel in this extraordinary city. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore on your own - there are endless things to see and to do and to buy. This is also a great city for adventurous eaters - street vendors abound on every corner with a huge assortment of regional specialties ranging from fish balls to tofu. Of course, there are many upscale restaurants as well, dedicated to the finest gourmet cuisine
Overnight: Hong Kong
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 15, Friday - Hong Kong City Tour
Begin the morning with a tour of Hong Kong Island. Ascend Victoria Peak for a panoramic view of the city and the harbor below. The Peak is the highest mountain on the island and home to a variety of birds and colorful butterflies. Continue to Stanley Market, a bargain hunter's paradise. Return along the coast of fashionable Repulse Bay and Deep Water Bay to Aberdeen Harbor, home to the floating fisherman's village. The remainder of the day is free to shop to your heart's content, or just "people-watch" from a local outdoor café. This evening, perhaps participate in the optional Hong Kong Harbour Cruise on a traditional Chinese sightseeing junk.* Marvel at the glittering panoramic views of the harbor. Afterward, enjoy a Cantonese dinner at a local Chinese restaurant
*If motorized sightseeing junk is not available, you will cruise on a modern double-decker sightseeing vessel.
Optional: Hong Kong Harbour Cruise & Dinner
Overnight: Hong Kong
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 16, Saturday - Full Day in Hong Kong
On your last day in Hong Kong at leisure, don't miss the optional full day tour to Lantau Island and the Po Lin Monastery. You'll discover pristine beaches, lush valleys, soaring mountains and spiritual enlightenment. Stop at the Tai O fishing village with its traditional houses on stilts before ascending to the Po Lin Monastery. This Buddhist monastery features the Giant Buddha, the tallest outdoor seated Buddha in the world. After a vegetarian lunch at a local restaurant, end the day with a spectacular ride aboard the Skyrail cable car (weather permitting) offering stunning views of the South China Sea
Optional: Full Day Lantau & Po Lin Monastery Tour with Lunch
Overnight: Hong Kong
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 17, Sunday - Depart China
Depart Hong Kong on your return 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 Shanghai
Arrive in Shanghai, the thriving metropolis on China's eastern coast. This dynamic city is constantly changing and growing, with an unforgettable skyline. Remainder of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate to the time change
Overnight: Shanghai

DAY 3, Monday - Shanghai City Tour
This morning, see some of the city's major highlights. Begin at the lively Bund, Shanghai's popular promenade; stroll along the park-like waterfront and experience the old world charm. After, on to the Jade Buddha Temple, one of the most active Buddhist temples in Shanghai, dating back to the Qing Dynasty. Return to the hotel late afternoon and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Tonight, gather together at your hotel's restaurant for an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager about the exciting trip that awaits you, followed by a Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Tuesday - Full Day in Shanghai
Today, is at leisure in Shanghai. Join the optional full day tour to Suzhou, including lunch and a cruise on the Grand Canal. Morning departure from Shanghai for the drive to Suzhou, known as the "Venice of the East". Upon arrival in this charming city, relax on a boat ride along the narrow waterways of the legendary Grand Canal. Later, walk along bustling Pingjiang Road, where the locals gather for entertainment and food and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Then, continue to the beautiful and fragrant Garden of the Master of the Nets, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to Shanghai later this evening
Optional: Full Day Suzhou with Lunch
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Wednesday - Fly to Yichang; Embark Cruise
Morning is at leisure for independent explorations in Shanghai. In the afternoon, visit the classical Yuyuan Garden in the Old Quarter, built during the Ming Dynasty, a quiet and serene sanctuary in this frenetic city, with its scenic pavilions, ponds, and streams. Afterward, continue to a silk carpet and embroidery shop in Shanghai to understand more about this ancient Chinese craft; see some of the beautiful creations, unusual styles and masterful techniques. Lunch is at a local restaurant. Later, transfer to the airport for the flight to Yichang, the second largest city in Hubei province after Wuhan, its capital. Upon arrival, continue to the port for embarkation on your cruise ship. This evening, you'll begin the scenic journey on the fabled Yangtze, the longest river in China and the third longest river in the world. You'll be warmly welcomed aboard by the friendly international staff. A memorable voyage awaits you
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Thursday - Xiling Gorge
This afternoon, an optional tour to the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest and most ambitious hydroelectric project ever undertaken by man, nearly six times the size of the Hoover Dam. In addition to producing electricity, the dam was constructed to increase the Yangtze River's shipping capacity and reduce the potential for floods. This project has forever changed the landscape surrounding the Yangtze River and has also forced the relocation of people who once lived along the river. Tour the massive site to see this impressive achievement of engineering. Following the visit, return to the ship as it cruises upstream and enters the dramatic Xiling Gorge, the longest and deepest section of the Three Gorges
Optional: Yangtze River Shore Excursion Package - Three Gorges Dam
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Friday - Wu Gorge & Qutang Gorge
Awake this morning to beautiful vistas on the river. Sail through the Wu Gorge, famed for its magnificent Twelve Peaks. Today, your optional tour will take you either on a scenic journey up Shennong Stream, travelling 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 gorges, flanked by lush terraced hillsides
Optional: Yangtze River Shore Excursion Package - Shennv Stream or 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 the 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 spectacular sights of the valleys below
Optional: Yangtze River Shore Excursion Package - Shibaozhai
Overnight: Yangtze River
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Sunday - Disembark Cruise; Fly to Xian
Disembark the Yangtze River cruise this morning in Chongqing, a major metropolis and one of the top emerging cities in China. Visit the Stilwell Museum, at his renovated former residence, dedicated to the General who was the Commander-in-Chief of Allied Forces in the China-Burma-India Theater. With the aid of General Stilwell, the Chinese people won the War of Resistance against the Japanese invaders. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Xian, ancient capital of eleven dynasties and an archaeological treasure trove
Overnight: Xian
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Monday - The Terracotta Army
Morning visit to Xingqing Park, a hub of activity where you may have the chance to join the residents of Xian in their morning exercise, singing and dancing. Afterward, stop at a lacquer furniture shop to learn more about this technique. Lunch is a local restaurant. Then, an unforgettable experience! Visit the archaeological site of the magnificent Terracotta Warriors, a vast collection of life-size soldiers, horses and chariots that were entombed with China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. This world-famous site, discovered by local farmers in 1974, is still being discovered and excavated today, more than forty years since the time of its unearthing. This evening, an optional Tang Dynasty 6-course dinner followed by a historical dance performance by the Tang Dynasty Troupe
Optional: Tang Dynasty Dinner with Entertainment
Overnight: Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 11, Tuesday - Flight to Beijing
Depart Xian on a flight to Beijing, sprawling capital of modern China. The afternoon is at leisure. Feel the pulse of this city of contrasts with its astonishing history and wondrous sights. Join the optional half-day Hutong Tour which begins with a rickshaw ride through the old narrow streets and alleyways. See the courtyard homes which once covered all of Beijing - only a few still survive today. Hear more about "old China" from a local family who will welcome you to their home
Optional: Half Day Hutong Tour (PM)
Overnight: Beijing
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 12, Wednesday - Great Wall of China
An amazing day! Travel to the extraordinary 2000-year-old Great Wall of China, one of the most spectacular structures ever built by man, spanning nearly 4,000 miles of China's northern frontier. En route, stop at a local jade shop to admire wares crafted with one of China's most famous materials. Then it's time to climb the ramparts of this ancient wonder to view breathtaking mountain passes, plateaus, and grasslands from this 7th-century defensive fortification. Afterward, a relaxing lunch in a local restaurant. Drive via the site of the 2008 Olympics to see the National Stadium and the sprawling Olympic Village followed by a stop at the Beijing Zoo to see the famous Pandas - a must for all travelers to China. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a Beijing restaurant
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13, Thursday - Summer Palace and The Forbidden City
Start your day with a visit to a huge Tiananmen Square, the largest public plaza in the world built at the height of the Ming Dynasty. The square's Gate of Heavenly Peace was once used as a staging ground for imperial edicts and by Mao Zedong himself to declare the founding of the People's Republic in 1949. Next, enter the Forbidden City, which served as the Imperial Palace until 1912. The extraordinary and immense walled complex is truly a masterpiece of Chinese architecture; its complex consists of 800 buildings with more than 9,000 rooms. Then, continue to a local pearl shop to learn about the famous Chinese pearls. Have lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to visit the fabled Summer Palace, a resort of the Empress Dowager with its palace grounds, filled with a variety of picturesque gardens and architectural structures. Take a relaxing boat ride across the lake and enjoy the stunning scenery before strolling along the sprawling palace. Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner featuring China's famous Peking Duck
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14, Friday - Flight to Hong Kong
Bid farewell to your Tour Manager as you depart Beijing on a flight to Hong Kong situated on China's south coast, known for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbor. Meet a local guide and transfer to your hotel in this extraordinary city. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore on your own - there are endless things to see and to do and to buy. This is also a great city for adventurous eaters - street vendors abound on every corner with a huge assortment of regional specialties ranging from fish balls to tofu. Of course, there are many upscale restaurants as well, dedicated to the finest gourmet cuisine
Overnight: Hong Kong
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 15, Saturday - Hong Kong City Tour
Begin the morning with a tour of Hong Kong Island. Ascend Victoria Peak for a panoramic view of the city and the harbor below. The Peak is the highest mountain on the island and home to a variety of birds and colorful butterflies. Continue to Stanley Market, a bargain hunter's paradise. Return along the coast of fashionable Repulse Bay and Deep Water Bay to Aberdeen Harbor, home to the floating fisherman's village. The remainder of the day is free to shop to your heart's content, or just "people-watch" from a local outdoor café. This evening, perhaps participate in the optional Hong Kong Harbour Cruise on a traditional Chinese sightseeing junk.* Marvel at the glittering panoramic views of the harbor. Afterward, enjoy a Cantonese dinner at a local Chinese restaurant
*If motorized sightseeing junk is not available, you will cruise on a modern double-decker sightseeing vessel.
Optional: Hong Kong Harbour Cruise & Dinner
Overnight: Hong Kong
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 16, Sunday - Full Day in Hong Kong
On your last day in Hong Kong at leisure, don't miss the optional full day tour to Lantau Island and the Po Lin Monastery. You'll discover pristine beaches, lush valleys, soaring mountains and spiritual enlightenment. Stop at the Tai O fishing village with its traditional houses on stilts before ascending to the Po Lin Monastery. This Buddhist monastery features the Giant Buddha, the tallest outdoor seated Buddha in the world. After a vegetarian lunch at a local restaurant, end the day with a spectacular ride aboard the Skyrail cable car (weather permitting) offering stunning views of the South China Sea
Optional: Full Day Lantau & Po Lin Monastery Tour with Lunch
Overnight: Hong Kong
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 17, Monday - Depart China
Depart Hong Kong on your return flight
Meals: Breakfast

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

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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 #11 01 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 $35.00
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Full Day Lantau & Po Lin Monastery Tour with Lunch

Full day tour to Lantau Island, the largest island in Hong Kong. Drive along the expressway and the Tsing Ma Bridge, the world's longest road-and-rail suspension bridge to the island. This island is often referred to as "the lungs of Hong Kong", owing to its abundant indigenous forests and undeveloped land. Highlights of this full day excursion includes a visit to the tranquil Tai O Fishing Village, and a steep mountain climb to Po Lin Monastery on the Ngong Ping plateau in Hong Kong. Founded in 1927, the Buddhist monastery of Po Lin features the impressive Tian Tan Buddha, one of the tallest outdoor seated Buddha in the world. A vegetarian lunch will be served at the local restaurant. The tour ends with a spectacular ride aboard the Skyrail cable car offering stunning views as you descend to Tung Chung (Should the Skyrail be canceled due to inclement weather or other safety reasons, alternative transportation will be arranged).

Pick up and drop off is provided. Tour departs at 8:45 am. Approximate tour duration is 7 hours.

Please note this tour is not an exclusive tour and therefore you may be with passengers from other tour companies.

Day #16 01 Mar 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $145.00
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Hong Kong Harbour Cruise & Dinner

This evening begins with a Harbour cruise on a traditional Chinese sightseeing junk where you can enjoy the exciting night views of Hong Kong Harbour*. Unlimited drinks are included during the cruise. Places of interest like Causeway Bay, North Point, Lei Yue Mun Village are all brilliantly glittering to cheer up your evening. Sailing along the Kowloon Promenade shows you the typical Hong Kong at night and followed by Cantonese Dinner at a Chinese restaurant.

*If motorized sightseeing junk is not available, you will cruise on a modern double-decker sightseeing vessel.

Hotel pick up and drop off is provided. Tour duration is approximately 5 hours.

Day #15 12 Jul 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $92.00
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Full Day Suzhou with lunch

This morning, depart your hotel for a 2.5 hour drive from Shanghai to Suzhou. Located in Jiangsu Province, this ancient city enjoys the name of "Venice of the East". Your day begins on the famous Grand Canal, the longest man made Canal in the world. Travel leisurely down the narrow waterways and under the stone bridges. From your boat you will see the daily life of the people who inhabit the banks of the canal in this ancient city. Later, enjoy free time along Pingjiang Road, a famous street in Suzhou among locals for gathering, entertainment and food, and a favorite among visitors for its rich culture and sightseeing opportunities Stop for lunch at a local restaurant followed by a visit to the Garden of the Master of the Nets. This privately owned garden is one of the most perfectly proportioned in Suzhou.The garden demonstrates Chinese garden designers' adept skills for synthesizing art, nature, and architecture to create unique metaphysical masterpieces. Return to Shanghai late this evening.

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

Day #4 01 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2021 $65.00
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Tang Dynasty Dinner & Show

Dine on Imperial set menu of 6 courses. All while you enjoy the beat of Chang' an music. After dinner, enjoy the celebrated Tang Dynasty show, a one-thousand-year-old dance performed by the passionate Tang Dynasty Troupe. This historical performance is a national art, reflective of the glory and richness of China's Tang Dynasty. Transfers to and from your hotel included.

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

Day #10 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Mar 2021 $59.00
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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 the Jade Emperor Scenic Area, home of the largest statue of the Jade Emperor in the world*
Please refer to the actual itinerary of when each tour will take place

Downstream Itineraries:
(1) Visit the Jade Emperor Scenic Area, home of the largest statue of the Jade Emperor in the world;* (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 to Jade Emperor Scenic Area and/or Shennong or Shennv stream is dependent upon water levels. A visit to Shibaozhai, which is known for its impressive wooden pagoda, may serve as an alternate excursion to the Jade Emperor Scenic area.

Day #5 01 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2021 $80.00
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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 #11 01 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 $35.00
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Yangtze River Optional Shore Excursion Package

(1) Visit Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest electricity-generating plant; (2) Visit the natural scenic wonders of the Shennv Stream; (3) Visit Shibaozhai, an interesting pagoda built into the side of a hill.

For itineraries with Century Cruise Line

Day #5 01 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2021 $80.00
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Full Day Lantau & Po Lin Monastery Tour with Lunch

Full day tour to Lantau Island, the largest island in Hong Kong. Drive along the expressway and the Tsing Ma Bridge, the world's longest road-and-rail suspension bridge to the island. This island is often referred to as "the lungs of Hong Kong", owing to its abundant indigenous forests and undeveloped land. Highlights of this full day excursion includes a visit to the tranquil Tai O Fishing Village, and a steep mountain climb to Po Lin Monastery on the Ngong Ping plateau in Hong Kong. Founded in 1927, the Buddhist monastery of Po Lin features the impressive Tian Tan Buddha, one of the tallest outdoor seated Buddha in the world. A vegetarian lunch will be served at the local restaurant. The tour ends with a spectacular ride aboard the Skyrail cable car offering stunning views as you descend to Tung Chung (Should the Skyrail be canceled due to inclement weather or other safety reasons, alternative transportation will be arranged).

Pick up and drop off is provided. Tour departs at 8:45 am. Approximate tour duration is 7 hours.

Please note this tour is not an exclusive tour and therefore you may be with passengers from other tour companies.

Day #16 01 Mar 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $145.00
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Hong Kong Harbour Cruise & Dinner

This evening begins with a Harbour cruise on a traditional Chinese sightseeing junk where you can enjoy the exciting night views of Hong Kong Harbour*. Unlimited drinks are included during the cruise. Places of interest like Causeway Bay, North Point, Lei Yue Mun Village are all brilliantly glittering to cheer up your evening. Sailing along the Kowloon Promenade shows you the typical Hong Kong at night and followed by Cantonese Dinner at a Chinese restaurant.

*If motorized sightseeing junk is not available, you will cruise on a modern double-decker sightseeing vessel.

Hotel pick up and drop off is provided. Tour duration is approximately 5 hours.

Day #15 12 Jul 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $92.00
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Full Day Suzhou with lunch

This morning, depart your hotel for a 2.5 hour drive from Shanghai to Suzhou. Located in Jiangsu Province, this ancient city enjoys the name of "Venice of the East". Your day begins on the famous Grand Canal, the longest man made Canal in the world. Travel leisurely down the narrow waterways and under the stone bridges. From your boat you will see the daily life of the people who inhabit the banks of the canal in this ancient city. Later, enjoy free time along Pingjiang Road, a famous street in Suzhou among locals for gathering, entertainment and food, and a favorite among visitors for its rich culture and sightseeing opportunities Stop for lunch at a local restaurant followed by a visit to the Garden of the Master of the Nets. This privately owned garden is one of the most perfectly proportioned in Suzhou.The garden demonstrates Chinese garden designers' adept skills for synthesizing art, nature, and architecture to create unique metaphysical masterpieces. Return to Shanghai late this evening.

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

Day #4 01 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2021 $65.00
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Tang Dynasty Dinner & Show

Dine on Imperial set menu of 6 courses. All while you enjoy the beat of Chang' an music. After dinner, enjoy the celebrated Tang Dynasty show, a one-thousand-year-old dance performed by the passionate Tang Dynasty Troupe. This historical performance is a national art, reflective of the glory and richness of China's Tang Dynasty. Transfers to and from your hotel included.

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

Day #10 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Mar 2021 $59.00
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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 #11 01 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 $35.00
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Full Day Lantau & Po Lin Monastery Tour with Lunch

Full day tour to Lantau Island, the largest island in Hong Kong. Drive along the expressway and the Tsing Ma Bridge, the world's longest road-and-rail suspension bridge to the island. This island is often referred to as "the lungs of Hong Kong", owing to its abundant indigenous forests and undeveloped land. Highlights of this full day excursion includes a visit to the tranquil Tai O Fishing Village, and a steep mountain climb to Po Lin Monastery on the Ngong Ping plateau in Hong Kong. Founded in 1927, the Buddhist monastery of Po Lin features the impressive Tian Tan Buddha, one of the tallest outdoor seated Buddha in the world. A vegetarian lunch will be served at the local restaurant. The tour ends with a spectacular ride aboard the Skyrail cable car offering stunning views as you descend to Tung Chung (Should the Skyrail be canceled due to inclement weather or other safety reasons, alternative transportation will be arranged).

Pick up and drop off is provided. Tour departs at 8:45 am. Approximate tour duration is 7 hours.

Please note this tour is not an exclusive tour and therefore you may be with passengers from other tour companies.

Day #16 01 Mar 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $145.00
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Hong Kong Harbour Cruise & Dinner

This evening begins with a Harbour cruise on a traditional Chinese sightseeing junk where you can enjoy the exciting night views of Hong Kong Harbour*. Unlimited drinks are included during the cruise. Places of interest like Causeway Bay, North Point, Lei Yue Mun Village are all brilliantly glittering to cheer up your evening. Sailing along the Kowloon Promenade shows you the typical Hong Kong at night and followed by Cantonese Dinner at a Chinese restaurant.

*If motorized sightseeing junk is not available, you will cruise on a modern double-decker sightseeing vessel.

Hotel pick up and drop off is provided. Tour duration is approximately 5 hours.

Day #15 12 Jul 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $92.00
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Full Day Suzhou with lunch

This morning, depart your hotel for a 2.5 hour drive from Shanghai to Suzhou. Located in Jiangsu Province, this ancient city enjoys the name of "Venice of the East". Your day begins on the famous Grand Canal, the longest man made Canal in the world. Travel leisurely down the narrow waterways and under the stone bridges. From your boat you will see the daily life of the people who inhabit the banks of the canal in this ancient city. Later, enjoy free time along Pingjiang Road, a famous street in Suzhou among locals for gathering, entertainment and food, and a favorite among visitors for its rich culture and sightseeing opportunities Stop for lunch at a local restaurant followed by a visit to the Garden of the Master of the Nets. This privately owned garden is one of the most perfectly proportioned in Suzhou.The garden demonstrates Chinese garden designers' adept skills for synthesizing art, nature, and architecture to create unique metaphysical masterpieces. Return to Shanghai late this evening.

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

Day #4 01 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2021 $65.00
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Tang Dynasty Dinner & Show

Dine on Imperial set menu of 6 courses. All while you enjoy the beat of Chang' an music. After dinner, enjoy the celebrated Tang Dynasty show, a one-thousand-year-old dance performed by the passionate Tang Dynasty Troupe. This historical performance is a national art, reflective of the glory and richness of China's Tang Dynasty. Transfers to and from your hotel included.

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

Day #10 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Mar 2021 $59.00
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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 the Jade Emperor Scenic Area, home of the largest statue of the Jade Emperor in the world*
Please refer to the actual itinerary of when each tour will take place

Downstream Itineraries:
(1) Visit the Jade Emperor Scenic Area, home of the largest statue of the Jade Emperor in the world;* (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 to Jade Emperor Scenic Area and/or Shennong or Shennv stream is dependent upon water levels. A visit to Shibaozhai, which is known for its impressive wooden pagoda, may serve as an alternate excursion to the Jade Emperor Scenic area.

Day #5 01 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2021 $80.00
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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 #11 01 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 $35.00
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Yangtze River Optional Shore Excursion Package

(1) Visit Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest electricity-generating plant; (2) Visit the natural scenic wonders of the Shennv Stream; (3) Visit Shibaozhai, an interesting pagoda built into the side of a hill.

For itineraries with Century Cruise Line

Day #5 01 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2021 $80.00
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Full Day Lantau & Po Lin Monastery Tour with Lunch

Full day tour to Lantau Island, the largest island in Hong Kong. Drive along the expressway and the Tsing Ma Bridge, the world's longest road-and-rail suspension bridge to the island. This island is often referred to as "the lungs of Hong Kong", owing to its abundant indigenous forests and undeveloped land. Highlights of this full day excursion includes a visit to the tranquil Tai O Fishing Village, and a steep mountain climb to Po Lin Monastery on the Ngong Ping plateau in Hong Kong. Founded in 1927, the Buddhist monastery of Po Lin features the impressive Tian Tan Buddha, one of the tallest outdoor seated Buddha in the world. A vegetarian lunch will be served at the local restaurant. The tour ends with a spectacular ride aboard the Skyrail cable car offering stunning views as you descend to Tung Chung (Should the Skyrail be canceled due to inclement weather or other safety reasons, alternative transportation will be arranged).

Pick up and drop off is provided. Tour departs at 8:45 am. Approximate tour duration is 7 hours.

Please note this tour is not an exclusive tour and therefore you may be with passengers from other tour companies.

Day #16 01 Mar 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $145.00
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Hong Kong Harbour Cruise & Dinner

This evening begins with a Harbour cruise on a traditional Chinese sightseeing junk where you can enjoy the exciting night views of Hong Kong Harbour*. Unlimited drinks are included during the cruise. Places of interest like Causeway Bay, North Point, Lei Yue Mun Village are all brilliantly glittering to cheer up your evening. Sailing along the Kowloon Promenade shows you the typical Hong Kong at night and followed by Cantonese Dinner at a Chinese restaurant.

*If motorized sightseeing junk is not available, you will cruise on a modern double-decker sightseeing vessel.

Hotel pick up and drop off is provided. Tour duration is approximately 5 hours.

Day #15 12 Jul 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $92.00
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Full Day Suzhou with lunch

This morning, depart your hotel for a 2.5 hour drive from Shanghai to Suzhou. Located in Jiangsu Province, this ancient city enjoys the name of "Venice of the East". Your day begins on the famous Grand Canal, the longest man made Canal in the world. Travel leisurely down the narrow waterways and under the stone bridges. From your boat you will see the daily life of the people who inhabit the banks of the canal in this ancient city. Later, enjoy free time along Pingjiang Road, a famous street in Suzhou among locals for gathering, entertainment and food, and a favorite among visitors for its rich culture and sightseeing opportunities Stop for lunch at a local restaurant followed by a visit to the Garden of the Master of the Nets. This privately owned garden is one of the most perfectly proportioned in Suzhou.The garden demonstrates Chinese garden designers' adept skills for synthesizing art, nature, and architecture to create unique metaphysical masterpieces. Return to Shanghai late this evening.

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

Day #4 01 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2021 $65.00
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Tang Dynasty Dinner & Show

Dine on Imperial set menu of 6 courses. All while you enjoy the beat of Chang' an music. After dinner, enjoy the celebrated Tang Dynasty show, a one-thousand-year-old dance performed by the passionate Tang Dynasty Troupe. This historical performance is a national art, reflective of the glory and richness of China's Tang Dynasty. Transfers to and from your hotel included.

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

Day #10 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Mar 2021 $59.00
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15 Day China with Chengdu & 3 Day Yangtze River Cruise, August 2019
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AMAZING!!!! Beyond fabulous!! We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it!! Met some wonderful people, ate some good food and saw some incredible sights!! Jason, our Tour Director was the best!! And all of our Tour Guides - Jenny, Hailey, Christina we’re all fun and sooo knowledgeable!! We are looking for our next Gate 1 trip!! Thanks for another experience of a lifetime!!

Emanuel & Janice A. Coral Springs, FL
Mongolia & Gobi Desert, August 2019
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My trip to Mongolia was great!!! Our tour guide, NAMJAA, was wonderful. As a mater of fact the best guide I have had yet on any of my Gate 1 trips. He was fun, interesting, well informed, helped us all understand the pride he has in his country and its history. Because we were traveling into the early fall season, and there were unpredictable weather events, that caused changes in our itinerary, NAMJAA was able to navigate and reroute our course seamlessly an with great humor. To me, a great guide makes or breaks the experience and the journey. Please tell NAMJAA how much I appreciate his sharing his country, his insights, and personal family stories so much so that, I would like someday to return, so I can see the Rain-dear people.

Bryn B. Fernandina Beach, FL
10 Day Classic China, July 2019
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OMG, the cultural experience in China was awesome. All 4 of my Gate 1 trips have been spectacular, but this was a unique opportunity bonding with many of the people in China. Having people, especially young children & teens approach to have their picture with an American. A morning in the local park doing Tai Chi and singing and dancing with the locals was the type of moment I will never forget. Frank the guide was awesome and made the trip as great as it was. Thank you for all you and Gate 1 do to make our travel experiences so excellent.

Timothy W. Richboro, PA
Amazing China with Tibet, June 2019
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Our trip was great! The pace was active and we liked that. We covered a lot of territory in a relatively short time. We also loved that our group only had 15 people in it. Our guide, Jessica, was phenomenal. She was calm under pressure and took so much care to check in with all of us individually to make sure we were all happy and felt well.

Michelle F. Irvine, CA
Amazing China with Tibet, May 2019
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It was wonderful! I've seldom enjoyed a trip more. Our tour manager Sam was superlative, so organized and on top of everything as well as helpful and friendly. Our local guides Ivy, Nora, Jack, Michelle and Tom were great, all very knowledgeable. We had a lot of fun and a lot of laughter at their stories and anecdotes. We had no problems anywhere. Our tour mates were a great bunch of people, we bonded really well. China and Tibet are great places, so much history beauty and everything else too. The trip was well organized in its choices of the cities to visit and activities. Hotels were well chosen and the food was superlative. The home hosted lunches were definitely a highlight for me.It was a truly memorable experience to meet the local people in their home Well done Sam, well done Gate 1 ! Looking forward to the Egypt trip in October.

Bandana R. Warren, NJ
China & Tibet Discovery, May 2019
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The China-Tibet Trip was great and our tour manager Andy was outstanding in managing all aspects of our travel plans and details! Of course the local tour guides were excellent in services and site-seeing knowledge. We will continue to use Gate 1 as our favorite International tour agent.

Henry T. Irvine, CA
10 Day Classic China, April 2019
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Our trip was fabulous! Everything about it was far beyond our expectations. Melinda was an outstanding tour guide. Louise & Shirley were wonderful, as well. Hotels were first class, restaurant choices were excellent, itinerary & optional tours were interesting & fascinating and organization was exceptional. Well done, Gate 1! Can't wait for our next trip!

Candice S. Teaticket, MA
13 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, April 2019
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Tracey and I had a wonderful trip, we're so glad we went to China, such a fascinating country. From beginning to end logistics was made effortless by our wonderful tour guide Frank! Didn’t have to think about handling of any luggage throughout, everything was all taken care of as well as boarding passes for each internal flight. Fantastic. This was our 2nd trip with Gate 1 and would definitely consider another- price point- value for money- excellent.

Margot C. Aspendale, Australia
10 Day Classic China, April 2019
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The trip was great. What made it great was the tour guide. Our tour guide name was Frank. He was terrific and went out of way to make it comfortable for all of us. He spoke English well and helped us in translation to go to stores and restaurants. He made sure we had enough food to eat and drink and continuously check in with us as to whether we had enough and whether the quality was good. When we went out on our own, he walked with us to make sure we knew where to go so that we wont get lost. He was a terrific guide in every way.

Jack L. Everett, WA
Amazing China with Tibet, April 2019
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Our trip to China and Tibet was excellent. This was our first group tour and we were quite pleasantly surprised by the experience. Our tour manager, Sam, was exceptional! He was accommodating and personable from the very start and his professionalism showed every day with his communication skills and ability to manage every detail for all of us on the tour. We were impressed by the knowledge, communication, and friendliness of every one of our local guides as well. Good job all around Discovery Tours!

Bobby and Becca V. Green Cove Springs, FL
Amazing China with Tibet, April 2019
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My wife and I had an awesome time on the 17 day China Tour Trip. We saw and learned so much about China and it easily surpassed our high expectations. This was our 3rd Gate 1 Trip and we have come to expect the care for detail and their ability to provide quality lodgings, meals and transportation. However, what made the trip so special for us was our luck in getting Melinda as our guide. She made the the wonderful trip remarkable. Her knowledge, her sense of humor, her organizational skills, her sensitivity to each individual's needs, her efforts to teach us everything -from basic Chinese language to the history of various periods of Chinese history and customs were wonderful and memorable. As you can see, I can't say enough good things about her. She is a treasure.

Dan and Ora M. Los Angeles, CA
15 Day China with Chengdu & 3 Day Yangtze River Cruise, April 2019
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The most wonderful “WOW” experience of my life. The China trip exceeded beyond our expectations. Our tour manager, Jason, other tour guides especially Jenny. Our drivers, hotel, restaurant and cruise staff were all excellent. They made our stay very special that I felt sad saying goodbye to them. From the historical places, the pandas, the flowers, the lights, food, music, cultural presentation, people’s interaction in the park...doing Tae Chi, singing, dancing etc. all these indeed were the total China experience that satisfy the basic human senses: sight, smell, touch, taste and hearing. Jason indeed made this trip personalized, we were all touched when he and Cristina played the music in the bus on our last night at Shanghai “Leaving on a jet plane” and we all sung. I am so glad I was with this group!!! I have to commend all the people who coordinated this trip. Gate 1 Travel indeed is so fortunate to have Jason as their China’s tour manager, he does not only do his job he goes beyond what is expected of him in taking care of us and how he values his job with Gate 1!!! I have been sharing stories and experiences with my family, office mates and friends inspiring them to travel with Gate 1!!! Keep up the good work!! MORE OF THE WORLD FOR LESS!!!

Josephine T. San Francisco, CA
11 Day Affordable China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, March 2019
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I would describe our trip with one word PHENOMENAL. Our tour guide Johny went above and beyond in taking care of us with whatever was needed to keep us safe ... And all kinds of other little things. He also was very informative about the old empires of China and the new China. We couldn’t have wished for any better. From the beginning of the tour to the end where he took us to the airport to ensure our take off went well. The boat cruise up the Yangtze River was fantastic, I enjoyed myself so much. The sight of the mountain range up the shore line was breathtaking. And then the excursions were fantastic. Well I could go on and on, but to make it short I had one of the times of my life, and trying to figure out where I’m going to go for my next vacation. Don’t know yet. Only one thing is sure it will be with Gate 1.

Gerda S. Toms River, NJ
14 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, March 2019
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The trip was great! Frank, our main guide was above and beyond- can’t even describe how he was knowledgeable but also able to keep the group happy. The other guides: ivy, Scotty , Steven were also superb plus excellent drivers. Great hotels and perfect food. It was over the top. I would recommend this trip highly, but be ready for whirlwind time. But it really was Frank that made this trip fabulous. Can not say enough about him!!!

Beverly D. Sag Harbor, NY
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
7 Day Tokyo Vacation, October 2018
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My trip was the greatest I have ever been on. I had so much fun and I wish I didn’t have to come back. I LOVE your travel company. You guys make traveling so affordable and the accommodations we get for the prices we pay are phenomenal. Plus, you guys are so helpful with any questions and concerns we might have as a customer. I'm definitely booking another trip with you guys and I informed all my coworkers about your company. I have no complaints or regrets. I'm very happy that I booked with Gate 1.

Stacey C. Jamaica, NY
Amazing China with Tibet, October 2018
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It was a fantastic trip. I cannot say enough about our experiences in China and Tibet. The cruise down the Yangtze river was also terrific. Our tour guide, Frank, and the local guides were knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. Looking forward to traveling with Gate 1 again.

Jim T. Newland, NC
15 Day China with Chengdu & 3 Day Yangtze River Cruise, October 2018
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It was excellent! The whole experience far surpassed our expectations. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and took great care to make sure that everyone had a great time. He also had a lot of patience with the different personalities on the trip. We came away with a greater knowledge of China and its people. Six of us traveled together, we all will recommend this trip to friends and family, especially with our guide Jason.

Mary T. Collegeville, PA
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
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
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
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 gate 1 again.

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
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
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
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
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

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