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Modernity meets tradition.

A tour of Imperial China.

15 days Shanghai-Yangtze cruise (5 days)-Xi'an-Beijing 2019

Shanghai's plate glass palaces and skyscrapers, with temples and cook shops between – an impressive contrast. A river full of dramatic high points then awaits you: the Yangtze. The breathtaking structure of the Three Gorges Dam, the splendid views of nature to be seen in this journey up the longest river in China, with the cities of an ancient culture along its banks. We continue to Xi'an, where you can see the famous Terracotta Army. This is followed by Beijing, bearing impressive witness to numerous imperial dynasties. Experience the many faces of China on this awe-inspiring trip through this Middle Kingdom.

Why go on this round trip?

  • Imperial dynasties and skyscrapers, traditional pagodas and high-tech: Stunning contrasts in the Middle Kingdom
  • Cruise on one of the most luxurious and modern Yangtze ships
  • The former centre of power of the Chinese Emperor: The Forbidden City in Beijing
  • The largest man-made structure in the world: The legendary Great Wall of China
  • Technical wonders on the Yangtze: The Three Gorges Dam, the world's biggest damming project

The first impressions of your trip.

Experience China with all its contrasts: tradition and modern lifestyle combined!

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The services provided during your trip

  • Inland flights in China: Chongqing-Xi'an and Xi'an-Beijing
  • Travel by high-speed train from Shanghai to Yichang
  • Transrapid journey in Shanghai
  • Hotel accommodation in Comfort class hotels:
    • 3 nights in Shanghai
    • 2 nights in Xi'an
    • 3 nights in Beijing
  • Sight-seeing programme (all-inclusive excursions)
  • English-speaking tour guides throughout the time in China
  • Catering services according to itinerary
  • 5 day cruise in a deluxe cabin with balcony in the category booked
  • 3 meals per day during the cruise (from breakfast on day of departure to breakfast on day of arrival)
  • Welcome party and farewell dinner on board
  • On-board entertainment programme
  • Use of SPA, gym equipment and swimming pool on board
  • Personal travel documents with travel guide in a practical pocket book format
  • All transfers in China

Added optional services

  • Excursion package with 5 excursions: 214 € p.p.
  • Travel insurance

Important travel information

Please note that information and excursions will only be provided in German language for individual travelelers (except dates marked with guranteed English language). Different languages are available for groups and charterers. Minimum number of travellers required for this cruise by 30 days before the cruise begins: 100 persons. Minimum number of travellers required for the 15-day tour: 10 persons (see Point 8.1. of out Travel Terms and Conditions).

Your itinerary

Day

1

Shanghai
Journey to Shanghai.

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Day

2

Shanghai
Welcome by the local travel guides and travel into the city by Transrapid. A walk along the Bund and through Nanjinglu shopping street. Dinner, with information provided by the travel guides.

Your local tour managers will receive you at the airport in Shanghai and you will then travel into the city by Transrapid. You will be taken to the hotel and and can settle into your rooms. Then take a stroll along the Bund, the famous shore promenade along Shanghai Harbour, lined with impressive buildings from colonial times and Nanjinglu shopping street. Here, you will find numerous shops, restaurants, cinemas and the no. 1 department store. Over dinner, the tour managers will provide information on the course of the following days.Catering: Dinner

Day

3

Shanghai
Shanghai excursion including Jade Buddha temple, old town with mandarin garden (Yu garden) and acrobatics show in the evening. Excursion Package

Shanghai excursion including Jade Buddha temple, old town with mandarin garden (Yu garden) and acrobatics show in the evening.

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4

Shanghai
Excursion to the water village of Zhujiiajiao.

Excursion to the water village of Zhujiiajiao.

Day

4

Shanghai
Afternoon visit to Tianzifang quarter in Shanghai.

Afternoon visit to Tianzifang quarter in Shanghai.

Day

5

Shanghai
Travel by high-speed train to Yichang.

You will be taken to Shanghai train station in the early morning. You will travel for about six hours on the high-speed train to the city of Yichang, about 1,100 km away. There you will then embark on the luxurious cruise ship MS PRESIDENT VIII.Catering: Take-away breakfast, dinner

Day

5

Yichang
Embark at 5.00 p.m.

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6

Yichang
Casting off 6:00 am Excursion to the impressive Three Gorges Dam.

Excursion to the impressive Three Gorges Dam.

Day

6

Sandouping
Mooring 12:30 pm Casting off 6:00 pm

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7

Badong
Mooring 2:30 am Casting off 11:30 am Inclusive excursion by boat through the impressive river landscape of the Lesser Three Gorges.

The inclusive excursion to the Lesser Three Gorges will take you by boat up a picturesque tributary of the Yangtze into the Lesser Three Gorges, which extend between high rocky walls into the majestic world of the mountains. Ancient trees and bamboo line the shores and the huge rock formations will amaze you.Catering: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day

8

Shibaozhai
Mooring 5:00 am Casting off 10:30 am Excursion to the Shibaozhai pagoda, an architectural masterpiece.

Excursion to the Shibaozhai pagoda, an architectural masterpiece.

Day

9

Chongqing
Mooring 7:00 am Disembark. Discovery tour. Flight to Xi'an and transfer to your hotel.

In the morning, we will arrive at the final destination of your river cruise: Chongqing. After disembarking in the morning, another short discovery tour through this metropolis of millions, also known as the "City of Mists", awaits you before we move on to the airport. You will then fly to Xi'an, where you can move into your hotel.Catering: Breakfast, dinner

Day

10

Xian
Day excursion to see the Terracotta Army and City Wall. Excursion Package

Day excursion to see the Terracotta Army and City Wall.

Day

11

Xian
Excursion to the old town and mosque.

Excursion to the old town and mosque.

Day

11

Peking
Flight to Beijing. Transfer to your hotel.

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Day

12

Peking
Day excursion to the Forbidden City with the Imperial Palace, Tiananmen Square and the Temple of Heaven.

Day excursion to the Forbidden City with the Imperial Palace, Tiananmen Square and the Temple of Heaven.

Day

13

Peking
Excursion to the Great Wall and visit to the Olympic Park site. Beijing opera presentation in the evening. Excursion Package

Excursion to the Great Wall and visit to the Olympic Park site. Beijing opera presentation in the evening. )

Day

14

Peking
Excursion to the Summer Palace, the old town and tour of the hutongs with lunch.

Excursion to the Summer Palace, the old town and tour of the hutongs with lunch.

Day

14

Peking
Departure from Beijing.

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Day

15

Return home

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The mooring and casting off times are approximate. We reserve the right to make changes to the itineraries and excursion programmes. If a route cannot be taken due to low / high water levels or a defect in the ship, the shipping company reserves the right to provide the guests with buses or hotel stays on this route, or to use another route. It may be necessary to transfer to another ship.

The itinerary of your river cruise on the map

Your ship on its journey: MS PRESIDENT VIII

 

Discover the Yangtze in style and comfort aboard one of China’s most modern vessels – the MS PRESIDENT VIII. Arriving guests are greeted in an impressive Lobby, which befits the size and high-quality furnishings. The Deluxe cabins offer a Western European standard of luxury, equal to that of leading hotels. The cabins measure 26 square metres and have a private balcony. The large indoor swimming pool and the stylish Wellness Area cover every demand for relaxation.

 

Further details about your ship
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    nicko modern 460 Passagiere 185 147 20 2,8 220 Volt

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05.09. - 19.09.2019
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10.10. - 24.10.2019
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07.11. - 21.11.2019

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14.11. - 28.11.2019

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