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DAY 1: FLY USA TO CHINA

DAY 2: BEIJING
On arrival, transfer to your deluxe hotel. Due to various arrivals, meals are on your own today.

DAY 3: BEIJING  
Your morning sightseeing tour will include Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden Palace. From there, continue to the old Hutong part of Beijing where you will enjoy a bicycle rickshaw-ride which will take you to visit a local Chinese family who will cook and share their lunch with you. Return to your hotel for some rest time. Your dinner will be at the Dai Minority restaurant where waiters will entertain you with songs and dances. (B, SL, SD)

DAY 4: BEIJING       
Your morning excursion takes you to the Great Wall. Lunch will be served at the wall. On your way back to the city, stop at a Jade Factory and the Temple of Heaven. Tonight, enjoy a classic Peking Duck dinner followed by a performance of the unique Chinese Opera. (B, L, SD)

DAY 5: BEIJING - WUHAN      
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your mid-day flight to Wuhan – the joining of 3 cities and 2 major rivers – the Yellow River and the Yangtze. Snack on the plane. On arrival, your tour of this vibrant port city will include stops at Mao’s Residence and the Museum of Ancient History. End the day with dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at your deluxe hotel. (B, D)

DAY 6: WUHAN - YICHANG-CRUISE
EMBARKATION
A wonderful day is ahead! After breakfast, board your bus for a fascinating drive through rural China! During the 3 hour ride you will get a glimpse of the rice paddies and ancient Chinese life as you drive along 2 lane roads past riverside villages. On arrival to Shashi, enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant prior to visiting the unique History Museum - home to Mr. Sui – the 1000 year old mummy still preserved with most of his body parts intact!  After some free time in the city, continue on to Yichang where after dinner at a local restaurant, you will board your deluxe floating hotel for the start of your magical Yangtze cruise. (B, L, D)

DAY 7: CRUISE: 3 GORGES DAM    
Begin the day with a tour of this massive wonder, one of the largest man-made projects ever constructed. Continue sailing through the wide Xiling Gorge. The day will end with a Captain’s cocktail and fashion show performed by your Crew! (B, L, D)

DAY 8: CRUISE: SAMPAN EXPLORATION    
In the morning, you will enjoy a unique experience as your board smaller sampan boats to float through either the Shennong Stream or the Daning River, both tributaries of the mighty Yangtze! Here you will see unique flora and founa including wild birds, monkeys and the 1000 year old “hanging coffins” of the ancient BA people. Your excursion will end at one of the small villages with some time for exploring and shopping on your own. Return to your ship for lunch. In the afternoon, pass through the mythical WU gorge and in the evening enjoy our special Crew Revue! (B, L, D)

DAY 9: CRUISE: SHIBAOZHAI - FENGDU     
(B, L, D)Depending on sailing conditions, stop at either Shibaozhai or Fengdu and tour one of these typical riverside towns. The evening is reserved for our Captain’s Farewell Dinner followed by a “wild” Kareoki / Talent show and party! (B, L, D)

DAY 10: END CRUISE - CHONGQING - XIAN
DISEMBARKATION
Bid your crew goodbye as you disembark and continue with your China adventure. First stop at the Panda Zoo and then it’s on to the unique Artist Village. After a break for lunch at a local restaurant, stop and tour a local Silk Factory on your way to the airport for your short flight to Xian. On arrival, transfer to your deluxe hotel. Dinner on your own and overnight. (B, L)

DAY 11: XIAN       
This exciting day will begin with a tour of the magnificent History Museum, where the 8000 Terra-Cotta Warriors of the emperor Qin have been buried for over 2000 years! Enjoy a cooked to order lunch at the museum and afterwards visit a Lacquer-ware Factory.  The evening is reserved for a fabulous Tang Dynasty dinner and show. (B, L ,SD) 

DAY 12: XIAN - SHANGHAI     
Transfer to the airport for your mid-morning flight to Shanghai. Snack served on the plane. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. Dinnar will be served at a local restaurant. (B, D)

DAY 13: SHANGHAI    
After breakfast, your first stop will be at the Children’s Palace where kids gifted in arts and music will perform for you. Then you will visit the beautiful Jade Buddha Temple followed by a Mongolian BBQ lunch. After lunch, visit the famous Art Institute where you will have the opportunity to see artists at work. End the day with dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight. (B, L, D)

DAY 14: SHANGHAI      
In the morning begin your sightseeing of this bustling high rise city with a stop at the Bund, the Yu Yuan Gardens and Nanjing Road. Return to your hotel for some rest and relaxation in the afternoon. Tonight an early dinner at a local restaurant will be followed by a performance of the fabulous Chinese Acrobats. (B, D)

DAY 15: SHANGHAI - HOME   
Time to pack away your memories as you transfer to the airport for your flights home. (B)

View of Pudong
Shibaozhai Tower
Entertainment
A pit in the Forbidden City
The Financial District in Shanghai
Taste Chinese Delicacies
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