15 Day China Epic & Yangtze River Cruise with Air from Saint John

Shanghai - Suzhou - Hangzhou - Wuxi - Chongqing - Yangtze Cruise - Beijing

Price per person double:
  • Mar 15-29,2018 - from CA $2,599
  • Mar 25-Apr 8,2018 - from CA $2,699
  • Apr 8-22,2018 - from CA $2,699
  • Apr 12-26,2018 - from CA $2,699
  • Apr 22-May 6,2018 - from CA $2,799
  • May 6-20,2018 - from CA $2,799
  • May 10-24,2018 - from CA $2,799
  • May 13-27,2018 - from CA $2,799
  • Sep 2-16,2018 - from CA $2,799
  • Sep 9-23,2018 - from CA $2,799
  • Sep 13-27,2018 - from CA $2,799
  • Sep 16-30,2018 - from CA $2,799
  • Oct 7-28,2018 - from CA $2,799
  • Oct 11-25,2018 - from CA $2,799
  • Oct 21-Nov 4,2018 - from CA $2,749
  • Oct 25-Nov 8,2018 - from CA $2,749
  • Nov 1-15,2018 - from CA $2,599
  • Nov 4-18,2018 - from CA $2,599
  • Nov 15-29,2018 - from CA $2,549

Price Includes:
  •     Airfare from Saint John, airport taxes and transfers;
  •     All transportation (internal flights, cruise, coach);
  •     All deluxe hotel accommodation (based on double occupancy)
  •     Meals and featuring regional delicacies mentioned in the itinerary
  •     All visits and admission fees including entertainment shows mentioned in the itinerary
  •     English speaking guide;
Not Included:
  •     Chinese Visa Application fees multiple entries: CA $180 per person
  •     Prepaid Tipping CA $190 person for the entire trip
  •     Travel insurance

Single Supplement CA $899

Itinerary:
  • Day 1 - Canada - Shanghai
Fly overnight from Saint John to Shanghai
  • Day 2 - Shanghai
Upon arrival in Shanghai, you will be warmly greeted at the airport by the tour guide and transferred to your hotel.
  • Day 3 - Shanghai (AB,L)
Shanghai is the vibrant metropolis and commercial center of China. Today we will visit the Shanghai Museum and indulge in ancient Chinese art, furniture, and jade. Then we will  visit Shanghai Old City God Temple area, a busy shopping centre where you may find souvenirs and delicious local food. Enjoy some free time here. In the afternoon you will walk along the famous Bund, a mile-long stretch along the Huangpu River. Lined by the colonial architectures of European design, this area is the best place to capture the western influences of the old days. At night, you may enjoy an optional "Huangpu River Night Cruise" and get a glimpse of the dazzling and charming night view of Shanghai at your own expense ($50/RMB250).
  • Day 4 - Shanghai - Suzhou (AB,L)
After breakfast, travel by coach to Suzhou. Suzhou is also known as the "Garden City" due to its many classical gardens, renowned for their charming natural beauty and harmonious construction. Upon arrival, visit the Lingering Garden which is among the finest gardens in China. As a large area of the city is covered by water, including a vast number of ponds and streams, Suzhou is known as "Venice of the East". You may take a cruise along the Grand Canal to view life along China"s golden waterway in its heyday ($30/RMB160). Then, visit a Silk Spinning Mill, and learn how silk is created from mulberry-munching silkworms to produce the finest thread and cloth.
  • Day 5 - Suzhou - Wuxi (AB,L)
This morning, travel by coach to Wuxi, one of the oldest cities in China with more than 3,000 years history. Upon arrival, visit one of the largest Fresh Water Pearl Farms in the country, followed by the Lingshan Grand Buddha. Later, stroll along Nanchang Street, a charming and fashionable pedestrian street composed of both ancient and modern architectural styles.
  • Day 6 - Wuxi - Hangzhou (AB,L)
This morning, travel by coach to Hangzhou, described by Marco Polo as "the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world". Experience an oriental tea-tasting at the Dragon Well Tea Plantation. Then, take a boat ride on the serene West Lake, the most renowned feature of Hangzhou, noted for its scenic beauty which blends naturally with many famous historical and cultural sites. This evening, you can enjoy an optional performance, "Impression West Lake", which brings the culture and the soul of West Lake lively in front of you. ($90/RMB450).
  • Day 7 - Hangzhou - Shanghai -Yichang (AB, L)
After breakfast, travel by coach bus to Shanghai, and then fly to Yichang, the starting point of your Yangtze River Cruise. After dinner, we board the luxury Yangtze Cruise and receive an introduction on cruise events and on board activities.
  • Day 8 - Yangtze River Cruise (AB,L,D)
Your highly anticipated grand Yangtze River adventure starts this morning. The cruise ship's first stop is at Taipingxi (or Sandouping). Disembark to visit the massive Three Gorges Dam Project, the world's largest dam, measuring 606 feet high and 6,500 feet long. Re-embark the ship and sail through Xiling Gorge, the longest of the Three Gorges at 41 miles long and also its highest (4000 feet).
  • Day 9 - Yangtze River Cruise (AB,L,D)
Disembark at Wushan where you"ll board small riverboat for a leisurely ride through Shennong Stream, picturesque rock formations, and even see the playful monkeys and goat along the river banks. Re-embark the cruise ship as it sails through Wu Gorge, which is famous for its quiet beauty and the Qutang Gorge, the shortest and most dramatic of the Three Gorges.
  • Day 10 - Yangtze River Cruise (AB,L,D)
Today’s shore excursion will occur either at Shibaozhai. The Shibaozhai Pagoda is 12-story, 18th century temple built in Zhongxian county on the northern bank of Yangtze River. It represents one of the gems of Chinese Architecture, an architectural delight.
  • Day 11 - Chongqing - Beijing (AB,L)
Disembark from the cruise in the port of Chongqing  this  morning  and  visit  Ciqikou  Old  Town.The  history  of  Ciqikou  can  be  traced  back  more  than 1700 years. After that, you can choose to attend  an  optional  tour  to  visit  Panda  House($40/RMB220)  at  Chongqing  Zoo  before  flying  to  Beijing, the historical city of China.
  • Day 12 - Beijing (AB,L)
Beijing has served as the capital of five dynasties over a period of 800 years. Today, visit Tiananmen Square, the second largest public square in the world, and the Forbidden City, the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming to Qing dynasty. Tour the exquisite Summer Palace, the largest preserved ancient imperial garden in China, and a former summer resort for Emperors. Then, visit a Chinese Herbal Institute to learn about traditional Chinese medicine, which has existed for thousands of years.Tonight, you can choose to attend an optional tour, a large scale dramatic musical-"The Golden Mask Dynasty" ($65/RMB250).
  • Day 13 - Beijing (AB,L,D)
Today's highlight is an excursion to the majestic Great Wall, the most famous image of China, and a chance to climb a portion of this 3,700-mile marvel. Visit one of the largest Jade Exhibitions in Asia enroute. After lunch, see skilled artisans at work at a Cloisonné" Factory. Then we will pass by modern exteriors of the Bird's Nest and Water Cube. Your welcome banquet includes the local delicacy, Peking Roast Duck.
  • Day 14 Beijing (B)
Enjoy  the  day  at  leisure  or  join  an  optional  Temple of Heaven & Hutong Life tour with lunch ($79/RMB420). Temple  of  Heaven, inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. Then take a famous rickshaw Hutong Tour & Local Family Visit, this package also includes a traditional Beijing Zhajiangmian (“Fried  Sauce  noodles”) as lunch. Hutongs are traditional alley ways that made up Beijing’s old city planning, take a special rickshaw ride for an immersive tour to get a wonderful glimpse into yesterday’s world, the old way of life and traditional Beijing culture, and see the dramatic changes the city has undergone, continue to visit a local family and local market afterwards. Enjoy the free time this afternoon.
  • Day 15 - Beijing - Canada (AB)
Board your homeward flight or extend your trip in China.

Cruise Ship Information
The luxurious President No.7 and President No.8 are two newly constructed sister ships with same design and technique. They will begin their first sail on the Yangtze River in April of 2013. With the maximum length of 146.8m and width of 20.2m, the ship possesses 215 deluxe cabins, 13 executive and 2 presidential cabins for up to 580 passengers. There are about 200 staff on board offering superior service to guests. Ships are also equipped with the facilities like Satellite Television, Satellite phone and air-conditioning system, large swimming pool, deluxe cinema, Golf driving range, Children's park and barrier-free facilities, which made them quite different from the traditional luxurious cruise ships. In considering the comfort of all passengers. Both Ships have strict partition for public and rest areas. And also with advanced soundproof facility, each client will have a quite and cozy room to rest. It is no doubt that you will get a memorable Yangtze River cruise tour on either of the two ships.

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday............9.00 AM - 5.00 PM
Saturday....................10.00 AM - 12.00 PM
Sunday.............................................Closed
Later appointments 5.00 PM - 8.00 PM available upon request
info@marvelloustravel.com
Tel: (506) 663-3333
Address: 473C Millidge Avenue Saint John, NB, E2K 2N3, Canada