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Beijing, Xian+Private Yangtze Cruise (Upstream) 15 days

Wuhan to Chongqing (Nov 2018)

Beijing, Xian, Wuhan, Yangtze 3 Gorges, Chongqing

Departs Nov 7th 2018

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Nov. 7 2018 $3899 $3350 + intl flights $3350 $1250 $1999 $799

 

  • Cruise Upgrades: Executive Room +$600/room; Presidential Suite + $1999/room
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Highlights

Sister companies, Super Value & Signet Tours, come together for a luxury charter on Century Paragon.

  • Board our private cruise on the Yangtze River.
  • Admire majestic views of the Three Gorges, enjoy fun onboard activities, & excursions. 
  • This date includes our amazing tour of Beijing and Xi'an pre-cruise.

Special Features

Beijing

  • Stay in our centrally-located hotel to avoid as much of Beijing's notorious traffic as possible - our tour is designed to ensure ample time to enjoy the biggest highlights: the Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, and Tiananmen Square
  • Escape the crowds, and overnight in Gubei Water Town, a resort outside Beijing. Our extra time under the Great Wall means you can see many diverse perspectives during day and night - near and far; a great way to enjoy a more original section of the Great Wall.

Xi'an

  • Terracotta Army: Our route is carefully designed to let you best enjoy this amazing piece of human history
  • Visit the wonderful Yang Mausoleum of Han and the Xi'an Museum for a deep understanding of China's ancient story.

Wuhan

  • Board in Wuhan and cruise all the way to Chongqing, save time from being on the road, fully enjoy the cruise and wonders of Yangtze River!
  • Visit the Yellow Crane Tower, visit the museum, and explore the cultural connotation of this historic city

Three Gorges of Yangtze River Enjoy different aspects which lie within the green hills, green water, canyons... Indulge in the flow of ancient ink paintings with expert explanations of the beauty of the Three Gorges:

  • Xiling Gorge: The longest of the Gorges - enjoy the beautiful scenery on both sides.
  • Wu Gorge: Known as the most beautiful of the Gorges, count the 12 peaks of Wushan and witness the true face of the goddess.
  • Qutang Gorge: The shortest but most dramatic of the Gorges.
  • Three Gorges Dam: Enjoy an unforgettable view of the world's largest dam during the day and experience the spectacular feeling of our ship passing the five-level ship lock at night.
  • Places of interest: Visit the Three Gorges, Stone Treasure Fortress and other scenic spots along the Yangtze River
  • Super Value activities: Since we reserve the entire ship, all arrangements are specially-designed for Super Value/Signet guests. Specially designated hosts will explain the story, give a Three Gorges Humanities History Lecture, host our Super Value evening party, and the Super Idol night... all with much excitement!

Chongqing

  • Experience the millennial Dazu Rock Carvings and enjoy the night view of the mountain city

LUXURY ACCOMMODATIONS

  • Beijing: Ritz Carlton Beijing, Financial Street – One of the best hotels in the city.
  • Great Wall: Gubei Water Town: elegant boutique hotel designed in classic Chinese style under the Great Wall.
  • Xi'an: Wyndham Grand Xian – Newly renovated, stay in the heart of Xi'an. 
  • Private Charter Cruise - Century Paragon: Built in 2013, the Paragon is the latest and most advanced luxury cruise ship on the Yangtze River.
  • Chongqing: Westin Chongqing Liberation Square – Located in the heart of Chongqing, with open river and city views overlooking the horizon.

CULINARY EXPERIENCES

  • We take great pride in arranging and sharing great culinary experiences with you. Our development team samples each meal before presenting them to our guests. On this trip, you will have a chance to taste authentic Chinese delicacies including a Beijing favorite - Peking Duck, mutton hot pot, and much more. Aboard our cruise, enjoy a carefully designed menu including specially-prepared Peet's coffee from the United States, snacks from all over the world, and imported wines from different European countries every night...Food, wine and drink in the Yangtze River!

SUPER VALUE STANDARD

  • Charismatic and knowledgeable guide with extensive Super Value training.
  • A comprehensive travel insurance plan. Details
  • High quality headsets to hear our tour guide's presentation clearly.
  • Unlimited bottled water is provided throughout the entire trip.
  • Porterage service included at every hotel.

Important note for Visas: Visas are required for US/Canada passport holders entering China. Please see our Visa Information Center for details.  Visa fees not included in tour fare.

Tour Map
Itinerary
Day1

11/7 767 Depart North America for Beijing, China

Day2

11/8 Arrive in Beijing 【Dinner】

  • "Ni Hao" or "Welcome" to China! A Super Value Tours Representative will meet you at the arrival gate and bring you to our hotel. Airport transfer is available for flights arriving between 10:30AM~8:30PM.
  • Our centrally-located hotel gives you access to explore the city.

DinnerBeijing Local Specialties HotelRitz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street

Day3

11/9 Beijing 【3 Meals】

  • Imperial Summer Palace: Stroll through the regal and picturesque palaces and gardens of the Qing Dynasty. 
  • Tiananmen Square: Walk through one of the largest public squares in the world, the site of many unforgettable historical events. 
  • Forbidden City: Visit the home of 24 Ming and Qing Dynasty Emperors and the center of the Chinese political power for more than 500 years. 
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BreakfastHotel Buffet LunchBeijing Noodles DinnerPeking Duck Banquet HotelRitz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street

Day4

11/10 Beijing smiley (95 miles, 2.5 hours) Gubei Water Town, Simatai Great Wall 【3 Meals】

  • Temple of Heaven: Morning visit to one of the most historically important temples in China built during the Ming Dynasty.  
  • Gubei Water Town: Travel out of the city to enjoy breathtaking views in our resort at the foot of the Great Wall.

We include special arrangements for upgraded waterfront rooms (1 large bed) on a first come, first served basis.  In case you need twin rooms (2 beds per room), please kindly let us know at time of booking. Twin rooms do not have a waterfront view.

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BreakfastHotel Buffet LunchLocal Specialties DinnerLocal Specialties HotelOvernight at the Great Wall: Wuzhenhui Boutique Hotel (Deluxe Double Rooms)

Day5

11/11 Simatai Great Wall smiley (75 miles, 1.5 hours) Beijing Airport 767 (2 hours) Xian 【3 Meals】

  • Great Wall - Simatai:
    • Named "One of the World's Top 25 Sites" by the Times, we have hand-picked this section of the Great Wall for its more natural views and to avoid the crowds.
    • Ride a Gondola to the top and enjoy a comfortable hiking tour atop the Great Wall.
  • Fly to Xian, the ancient capital of China.
  • Great Tang All Day Mall: After dinner, stroll through one of the largest shopping streets in Xian to see local shops and admire Tang Dynasty architecture. 
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BreakfastHotel Buffet LunchLight Lunch DinnerXian Specialties HotelWyndham Grand Xian (Near the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Great Tang All Day Mall)

Day6

11/12 Xi'an【3 Meals】

  • Han Dynasty Mausoleum (Han Yang Ling): Descend into the tomb of Emperor Jingdi (188-141BC) and his consort, Empress Wang to discover an incredible excavation of human history.
  • Shaanxi History Museum: Hear vivid stories of ancient Xi'an and the Silk Road for the best understanding of China's origins. 
  • Relax with our specially-arranged foot massage
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BreakfastHotel Buffet LunchLocal Specialties DinnerLocal Specialties HotelWyndham Grand Xian (Near the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Great Tang All Day Mall)

Day7

11/13 Xi'an【3 Meals】

  • Big Wild Goose Pagoda: Walk through the temple and feel the cultural charm of Xian's icon.
  • Xi'an Ancient City Wall: Take a walking or bike tour (about 40 minutes, difficulty factor ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆) choose from one of two ways to enjoy the ancient walls of Xian.
  • Terracotta Warriors and Horses: Witness a true wonder and one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of our world. Our carefully planned route helps avoid crowds and shows you the history and story of the magnificent Terracotta Army. Afterward, try a different experience by making your own little terracotta warriors.
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BreakfastHotel Buffet LunchSpecialties of Xian DinnerLocal Specialty Dishes HotelWyndham Grand Xian (Near the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Great Tang All Day Mall)

Day8

11/14 Xi'an Airport 767 Wuhan【Dinner】

  • Fly to Wuhan, the "center" of China, where we will start our cruise.
  • Board "Century Paragon" luxury cruise ship
  • Stroll Hankou River Beach and experience the style of the Yangtze River City in Wuhan
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BreakfastHotel Buffet LunchLocal Specialties DinnerLocal Specialties HotelCentury Paragon Luxury Cruise Ship

Day9

11/15  Wuhan ship Yangtze River Jingzhou Section【3 Meals】

  • Yellow Crane Tower: the first of the three famous buildings of Jiangnan, the building is nostalgic and overlooks the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge
  • Hubei Museum: Our tour is dedicated to the four major treasures of the museum. Enjoy wonderful chime performances and trace the profound Gu Chu culture
  • Return to the cruise after lunch and officially set sail
     
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BreakfastCruise Breakfast Buffet LunchFeatured Local Specialties DinnerFeatured Specialties (aboard cruise) HotelCentury Paragon Luxury Cruise Ship

Day10

11/16 ship Jingzhou section of Yangtze River【3 Meals】

  • Traditional Tai Chi morning exercise on sun deck; awaken with the vitality of the day between the morning and the morning light (free participation)
  • Cruise Leisure: You can choose to participate in onboard activities or enjoy free time
  • Welcome Night: Singing and dancing to invigorate the body and mind, all guests are welcome
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BreakfastCruise Breakfast Buffet LunchFeatured Specialties (aboard cruise) DinnerFeatured Specialties (aboard cruise) HotelCentury Paragon Luxury Cruise Ship

Day11

11/17 ship The Yangtze River Three Gorges【3 Meals】

  • Traditional Tai Chi morning exercise on sun deck; awaken with the vitality of the day between the morning and the morning light (free participation)
  • Xiling Gorge (special explanation): The cruise ship slowly sails through the first gorge of the Yangtze River, known for its “risk” in history, and enjoys the beautiful scenery on both sides of the strait.
  • Three Gorges family (onshore tour): Our tour explores local customs including stiltled buildings, ancient sailing boats, washing streams, and weeping marriage... capture life along the ancient Three Gorges
  • Three Gorges Dam (onshore tour): A project of great controversy, but an engineering feat which cannot be disputed. See and walk on the world’s largest dam.
  • Night of Dam crossing: With our professional explanation, learn and feel how the cruise ship passes the spectacle of the massive five-level ship lock

* Guests who choose not to participate in onshore tours may participate in onboard activities or enjoy free time.

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BreakfastCruise Breakfast Buffet LunchFeatured Specialties (aboard cruise) DinnerFeatured Specialties (aboard cruise) HotelCentury Paragon Luxury Cruise Ship

Day12

11/18 ship The Yangtze Three Gorges【3 Meals】

  • Traditional Tai Chi morning exercise on sun deck; awaken with the vitality of the day between the morning and the morning light (free participation)
  • Wu Gorge (special explanation): The cruise ship sails through the second gorge of the Yangtze River, known as the "show", counting the twelve peaks of Wushan and looking up at the graceful posture of the goddess
  • Goddess Creek (by boat): Explore the wonders and original customs of the Wushan Mountains
  • Qutang Gorge (special explanation): The cruise ship sails through the third gorge of the Yangtze River, which is famous for its “Xiong”, and the gateway to the west end of the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River – Kui mén
  • Super Value Idol Night: A fun night full of singing and dancing with our guests! 

* Guests who choose not to participate in onshore tours may participate in onboard activities or enjoy free time. 

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BreakfastCruise Breakfast Buffet LunchFeatured Specialties (aboard cruise) DinnerFeatured Specialties (aboard cruise) HotelCentury Paragon Luxury Cruise Ship

Day13

11/19 ship The Yangtze Three Gorges【3 Meals】

  • Traditional Tai Chi morning exercise on sun deck; awaken with the vitality of the day between the morning and the morning light (free participation)
  • Shibaozhai (onshore tour): known as one of eight architectural miracles in the world
  • Farewell party: special activities for a warm and unforgettable evening

* Guests who choose not to participate in onshore tours may participate in onboard activities or enjoy free time. 

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BreakfastCruise Breakfast Buffet LunchFeatured Specialties (aboard cruise) DinnerFeatured Specialties (aboard cruise) HotelCentury Paragon Luxury Cruise Ship

Day14

11/20 ship Chongqing 【3 Meals】

  • Dock at Chaotianmen Wharf in Chongqing, bid farewell to our cruise ship
  • Dazu Rock Carvings: Explore stone sculptures that have survived for thousands of years, and appreciate the genuine Thousand Hand Guanyin
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BreakfastCruise Breakfast Buffet LunchFeatured Local Specialties DinnerChongqing Hot Pot HotelWestin Chongqing (located on Jiefangbei Street, overlooking mountain and cityscapes)

Day15

11/21 Chongqing flight Next Destination【Breakfast】

  • We bid farewell as our trip comes to an end. A private airport transfer is arranged according to your flight, or you may continue to your next destination.

Guests may choose to return to the United States, Canada, or choose to stop in Taipei, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia or major cities in the mainland (additional airfare will apply)
 

BreakfastHotel Buffet

Health & Safety 

  • This tour involves standing and walking for up to 1 hour at a time over inclined or uneven streets.
  • Some areas of this tour are not wheelchair accessible.

 

Passports & Visas

  • Visas are required for US/Canada passport holders entering China. Please see our Visa Information Center for details.  Visa fees not included in tour fare.

Upgrades

 

  • In the spirit of "Travel Happy" we do not believe in hidden fees - no options are sold on tour.
 

 Dietary Restrictions

  • It's important everyone has a great dining experience while traveling with us! If you have a special meal restriction (i.e. no lamb, etc), please let us know. We will do our best to oblige, but we regret some dietary preferences may not be available due to cultural differences.

Luggage Handling

  • Domestic flights in China have a checked luggage limit of 44lbs (20kg) per person.

 

The Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street

Winner of the Forbes Travel Guide 5-star honor in 2017 and 2018, the Ritz Carlton flawlessly combines Chinese tradition and modern elegance. This distinctive hotel is in the heart of Beijing's legendary financial street, just minutes to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.

Gubei Water Town Wuzhenhui Boutique Hotel

Special features: Stay in a traditional water town near the Great Wall 

With an incredible location at the foot of the Great Wall at the Simatai Gubei scenic spot, this boutique hotel was carefully designed to showcase traditional Chinese cultural elements while providing modern comfort and convenience. Carved wooden furniture, stone walkways, and Chinese landscaping come together to give you a very charming feel. Walk through the town and look out at the illuminated Simatai Great Wall to enjoy a serene and wonderful evening. 

* We include special arrangements for upgraded waterfront rooms (1 large bed). As rooms are limited, priority will be based on order of booking. In case you need twin rooms (2 beds per room), please be sure to let us know in advance. Twin rooms do not have a waterfront view.

Wyndham Grand Xian

Special Features: Excellent location (Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Downtown) 

Located in the heart of the Tang Dynasty city of Xi'an, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, numerous scenic spots, and unique local shopping are within easy reach. The 3100-year history of Xi’an is a magnificent backdrop which inspired the design of the hotel itself. The exterior reflects the deep history of Xi'an while the interior has a smooth modern design. Guests staying here will feel exquisite Chinese hospitality and modern comfort.

The Westin Chongqing Liberation Square

Located in the Jiefangbei Business District, an important part of Chongqing City, our hotel is at the junction of the Yangtze River and the Jialing River. The lobby offers remarkable 360-degree views with floor-to-ceiling windows, overlooking the scenery of the two rivers and the panoramic view of Chongqing city. The overall design has a strong modern feel, but rooted in classical style: simple and atmospheric. Our rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art in-room amenities and world-famous Westin Heavenly Bedding for a comfortable and memorable stay.

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