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Travel Best Bets Package Includes

  • Round trip economy class transpacific airfares via China Eastern Airlines (Shanghai to Beijing) or Air China (Beijing to Shanghai)
  • China domestic economy class airfare
  • 15 night accommodations based on 2-sharing
    Shanghai: 2 nights Crowne Plaza Shanghai (5-Star) or similar
    Suzhou: 2 nights Jinke Grand Hotel (5-Star-Design) or similar
    Yangtze Cruise (Balcony): 4 nights MV President No. 7/8 (5-Star)
    Chongqing: Chongqing Hilton Hotel (5-Star) or similar
    Xian: 2 nights Branley Hotel Xi’an (5-Star) or similar
    Beijing: 4 nights Courtyard by Marriott (5-Star Design) or similar
  • All transfer services as per itinerary
  • Guided sightseeing and admissions as specified in the itinerary
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary. Special meals:
    Suzhou – China Welcome Dinner
    Yangtze Cruise – Captain’s Farewell Banquet
    Xian – Special Dumpling Banquet
    Beijing – Farewell Peking Duck Dinner
  • Local English speaking guides for touring

2 for 1 Special – *2nd adult pays only taxes
Seniors over 60 years – Save an additional $50 off total for 2
Repeat China Star Holiday Passengers – Save an additional $100 total off for 2

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November 15, 2017 (more dates/rates listed below) 1st adult *2nd adult Taxes & Fees
Vancouver $5390 FREE $540 per person
Victoria $5690 FREE $590 per person
Kelowna, Kamloops $5650 FREE $615 per person
Prince George, Calgary,
Edmonton
$5690 FREE $640 per person
Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg $5750 FREE $670 per person
Toronto $5490 FREE $540 per person
Charlottetown, Halifax, Montreal,
Ottawa, Quebec City, Thunder Bay
$5750 FREE $640 per person
Single Supplement $1250
China Visa & Service Fee: $180 per person

Additional Travel Dates Rates:

Add $700 total for 2 for travel:
2018: Nov 3

Add $800 total for 2 for travel:
2017: November 1

Add $900 total for 2 for travel:
2018: Oct 29

Add $1000 total for 2 for travel:
2017: October 2, 18,21,25
2018: March 28, 31,April 2, 11, 21, May 2, 5,9, June 11

Add $1100 total for 2 for travel:
2018: September 8, October 20

The above prices do not include:

  • China Visa application fee for Canadian Passport: C$180.00 per person.
  • Personal Insurance: purchase of personal travel and trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended.
  • Fees to be paid locally in China: Gratuities to China escort, guides and drivers: US$170 per person for the whole trip, Gratuities to Yangtze Cruise ship crew: US$25 per person paid on the ship.

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Itinerary Shanghai to Beijing with China Eastern Airlines

Day 1 Canada to Shanghai
Your adventure will begin with a flight from to Shanghai. Your Canadian tour escort will join your group at the Vancouver airport

Day 2 Arriving Shanghai
Cross the International Date Line and arrive in Shanghai, China’s most populous city and seaport. You will be greeted by your local guide and transferred to hotel to rest for the adventures set for the next day.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Shanghai (5-Star)

Day 3  Shanghai
After breakfast, explore Shanghai Museum and the People’s Square and along the “Bund”, then tour the Yuyuan Bazaar, Pudong Development Zone, and take a closer look of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Visit the famous shopping street, Nanjing Road. Huangpu River Night Cruise could be arranged as an optional tour at night. ( B/L/D )

Day 4  Shanghai ~ Zhujiajiao (Water Village) ~ Suzhou
Today, visit the XinTianDi – replica of Old Shanghai. Take an excursion to Zhujiajiao (Water Village). Take a ride to Suzhou, a city famous for its canals, stone bridges, and pagodas. Enjoy a China Welcome Dinner.  ( B/L/SD )
Hotel: Jinke Grand Hotel (5-Star)

Day 5  Suzhou
Explore the Suzhou Museum, and Lingering Garden, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a Suzhou Canal Cruise. Visit the Xumen Gate, and a silk factory. Experience the city nightlife with a Suzhou Night Tour. ( B/L/D )

Day 6 Suzhou ~ Shanghai ~ Yichang ~ Yangtze River Cruise
Today, return to Shanghai for your flight to Yichang. In the evening, board the deluxe cruise ship MV President No.7/8 to catch every splendid and amazing moment along the Yangtze River. ( B/L/D )
Yangtze Cruise Ship: 5 Star MV President No. 7/8 (Outside Cabin with Balcony)

Day 7 Yangtze River Cruise
Take a shore excursion at Sandouping takes you to “Three Gorges Dam”, the biggest hydroelectric dam in the world. Return to the ship and sail through the Three Gorges Dam Shiplocks and the first gorge – Xiling Gorge, the longest and the most hazardous one in the famous “Three Gorges”. Tonight, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Dinner.  ( B/L/SD )

Day 8 Yangtze River Cruise
Begin your day with an excursion to Shennong Stream, which takes you almost 20 miles of cascading waterfalls, steep cliffs, karst caves, three-colored springs. Return to the cruise ship again and set sail through the second gorge – Wu Gorge, known for its odd, misty rock formations and its backdrop of soaring mountains. Later in the afternoon, you will pass the third gorge – Qutang Gorge, the shortest but the most dramatic Gorges with ancient relics scattered along its steep cliffs. Enjoy a Crew Cabaret Show at night. ( B/L/D )

Day 9 Yangtze River Cruise
After breakfast, take a shore excursion to visit the Shibaozhai Temple, a gem of Chinese Architecture located in Zhong County, at the south bank of the Yangtze River. Enjoy Captain’s Farewell Banquet followed by a Gathering Party at night. ( B/L/D )

Day 10 Arriving Chongqing ( Overnight )
After breakfast, disembark the cruise at Chongqing. You will have a city tour in Chongqing including Chongqing Zoo for lovely Pandas and People’s Square. After Lunch, transfer to hotel, free afternoon, dinner by your own arrange.  ( B/L )
Hotel: Chongqing Hilton Hotel (5-Star)

Day 11 Chongqing / Xi’an
After breakfast, fly to Xian. After lunch, visit Muslim Quarter Market. Tonight, enjoy the well-known Xi’an Special Dumpling Banquet as you experience the brilliant Tang Dynasty Show.  ( B/L/SD )
Hotel: Xi’an Branley Hotel (5-Star)

Day 12 Xi’an
Another unforgettable full day tour begins with the excavation of more than 6,000 Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses and Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Reproduction Factory on the way. For lunch, enjoy the Handmade Noodle as you watching a noodle-making show. Transfer to hotel, and have a free afternoon. Dinner by your own arrange. ( B/L )

Day 13 Xi’an / Beijing
Visit the historic Little Goose Pagoda and Big Goose Pagoda Square and a jade workshop. Take afternoon flight to Beijing, the Capital of China.  ( B/L/D )
Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Beijing Northeast (5-Star Design)

Day 14 Beijing
Spend an inspiring day at the Great Wall (Juyong Pass). Enjoy your walk along its ramparts, and absorb the breathtaking views. Then tour around the Summer Palace for an enchanting panorama of lake, landscape, pagodas, and pavilions. On the way back, have a closer look at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Stadium (the Bird’s Nest & the Water Cube), and visit a tea house en route. Enjoy a dazzling Beijing Acrobatic Show in the evening.  ( B/L/D )

Day 15 Beijing
Explore the heart of Beijing from Tian’anmen Square – the largest public square in the world. Standing as the largest existing ancient architectural complex in China, the Forbidden City will be sure to amaze you. Take a Rickshaw Tour around the ancient alleyways of Hutong – one of Beijing’s 700-year-old traditional cottage neighborhoods. You can visit a family in one of the “Quadrangles”. Then, visit a pearl workshop. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Peking Duck Dinner.   ( B/L/SD )

Day 16 Beijing (Free Day)
Enjoy a free day in this beautiful city. Free one way transfer to local shopping area will be arranged. Lunch and dinner will be by your own arrangement.  ( B )

Day 17 Beijing / Howntown (via Shanghai)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to depart for Canada, and arrive home on the same day.  ( B )

 

Itinerary Beijing to Shanghai with Air China

Day 1 Hometown / Vancouver / Beijing 
You will start with a flight from your hometown by Air Canada or West Jet to Vancouver, and connect by Air China direct flight to Beijing. Start your worry-free vacation with the guidance of your Canadian tour escort from Vancouver.

Day 2 Arriving Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China. You will be greeted by your local guide and transferred to your hotel. Relax or explore Beijing at your leisure.
Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott (5-Star Design)

Day 3 Beijing
You will be exploring the heart of Beijing after breakfast. The trip starts from Tian’anmen Square, the largest public square in the world – the square and its surrounding areas are home to some of China’s most historic monuments and government edifices. Then take a tour to the Forbidden City, the largest existing ancient architectural complex in China. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Peking Duck Dinner. ( B / L / SD )

Day 4 Beijing
Spend an inspiring day at the Great Wall (Juyong Pass). Enjoy your walk along its ramparts, and absorb the breathtaking views. Then tour around the Summer Palace for an enchanting panorama of lake, landscape, pagodas, and pavilions. On the way back, have a closer look at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Stadium (the Bird’s Nest & the Water Cube), and visit a tea house en route. Enjoy a dazzling Beijing Acrobatic Show in the evening.  ( B / L / D )

Day 5 Beijing
Begin the day with a visit to the lovely Pandas at the Beijing Zoo. Then take a Rickshaw Tour around the ancient alleyways of Beijing’s Hutong – one of Beijing’s 700-year-old traditional cottage neighborhoods. Visiting a family in one of the “Quadrangles”.  ( B / L / D )

Day 6 Beijing / Xi’an
You will take a flight to Xi’an. Visit the historic Little Goose Pagoda and Big Goose Pagoda Square and a jade workshop. Tonight, enjoy the well-known Xi’an Special Dumpling Banquet as you experience the brilliant Tang Dynasty Show.  ( B / L / SD )
Hotel: Xi’an Branley Hotel (5-Star)

Day 7  Xi’an
Another unforgettable full day tour begins with the excavation of more than 6,000 Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses and Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Reproduction Factory on the way. For lunch, enjoy the Handmade Noodle as you watching a noodle-making show. After lunch, visit Muslim Quarter Market. Dinner on your own arrangement. ( B / L )

Day 8 Xi’an / Wuhan ~ Yichang ~ Yangtze River Cruise
Today, you will fly to Wuhan, hop on a ride to Yichang. In the evening, board the deluxe cruise ship MV President No.7/8 to catch every splendid and amazing moment along the Yangtze River. ( B / L / D )
Yangtze Cruise Ship: 5-Star MV President No. 7/8 (Outside Cabin with Balcony)

Day 9 Yangtze River Cruise
Take a shore excursion at Sandouping takes you to “Three Gorges Dam”, the biggest hydroelectric dam in the world. Return to the ship and sail through the Three Gorges Dam Shiplocks and the first gorge – Xiling Gorge, the longest and the most hazardous one in the famous “Three Gorges”. Tonight, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Dinner.  ( B / L / SD )

Day 10 Yangtze River Cruise
Begin your day with an excursion to Shennong Stream, which takes you almost 20 miles of cascading waterfalls, steep cliffs, karst caves, three-colored springs. Return to the cruise ship again and set sail through the second gorge – Wu Gorge, known for its odd, misty rock formations and its backdrop of soaring mountains. Later in the afternoon, you will pass the third gorge – Qutang Gorge, the shortest but the most dramatic Gorges with ancient relics scattered along its steep cliffs. Enjoy a Crew Cabaret Show at night. ( B / L / D )

Day 11 Yangtze River Cruise
After breakfast, take a shore excursion to visit the Shibaozhai Temple, a gem of Chinese Architecture located in Zhong County, at the south bank of the Yangtze River. Enjoy Captain’s Farewell Banquet followed by a Gathering Party at night. ( B / L / SD

Day 12 Arriving Chongqing (Overnight)
After breakfast, disembark the cruise at Chongqing. You will have a city tour in Chongqing. Visit People Square, Ciqikou Ancient Town. After lunch, transfer to hotel, free afternoon. Dinner by your own arrange. ( B / L )
Hotel: Chongqing Hilton Hotel (5-Star)

Day 13  Chongqing / Shanghai ~ Suzhou
After breakfast, take the flight fly to Shanghai, China’s most populous city and seaport. Take a bus ride to Suzhou.  ( B / L / D )
Hotel: Jinke Grand Hotel (5-Star)

Day 14 Suzhou ~ Zhujiajiao (Water Village) ~ Suzhou
A full day tour includes Suzhou Museum, Lingering Garden, Suzhou Canal Cruise, Xumen Gate, and a silk factory. Afternoon, tour the Water Village of Zhujiajiao, which has a history spanning over 1,000 years. Tonight enjoy the China Farewell Dinner. Enjoy a Suzhou Night Tour.   ( B / L / SD )

Day 15 Suzhou ~ Shanghai
Return to Shanghai, China’s most populous city and seaport. You will visit the Xin Tian Di – replica of Old Shanghai, Shanghai Museum and People’s Square. You will be amazed at the beauty of historical architecture while walking along the “Bund”. Then tour Yuyuan Bazaar. You will visit Pudong Development Zone, a close look at the famous Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Visit the famous shopping street, Nanjing Road. Huangpu River Night Cruise could be arranged as an optional tour at night. ( B / L / D )
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Shanghai (5-Star)

Day 16  Shanghai (Free Day)
Today is free for you to explore Shanghai or go shopping. Free one way transfer to local shopping area will be arranged. Lunch and dinner on your own.  ( B )

Day 17  Shanghai / Vancouver (via Beijing)
After breakfast, transfer to the Shanghai Airport to depart for Canada, and arrive home on the same day.  ( B )

 

B – Buffet Breakfast L – Lunch SL – Special Lunch D – Dinner SD – Special Dinner

 


ADD ON: 3-Night Hong Kong Extension from $1299 + $60 tax per person.
(Available for the China Eastern Airlines dates only. Hong Kong Extension available upon request for Air China dates)

Day 1 – Shanghai / Hong Kong
Fly to Hong Kong, transfer to Hotel upon arrival. Free in the afternoon. (B)
Hotel: Eaton Hotel (4-Star)

Day 2 – Hong Kong
A half-day tour to Victoria Peak by cable car, visit Stanley Market Repulse Bay and Aberdeen Fishing Village, take a Sampan ride. Discover this dynamic city on your own in the afternoon. ( B )

Day 3 – Hong Kong (Free Day)
Enjoy this free day by exploring Hong Kong or go shopping. Or an Optional Tour to Macau by ferry, touring the Statue of Kun Lam, and the territory of Macau; visiting the Ruins of St. Paul’s, Na Tcha Temple, a section of Old City Walls, Museum of Macau, Mount Fortress,Temple of A-Ma, Macau Tower, and Casino sights. ( B )

Day 4 – Hong Kong / Vancouver (Via Shanghai) / Hometown
After breakfast, transfer to airport and depart for Canada. You will arrive home on the same day. ( B )

Remarks:
1) Tour is English-speaking “Join-In” tour service
2) Round trip air between Shanghai and Hong Kong included
3) 3-night Eaton Hotel based on double occupancy
4) Gratuities in Hong Kong / Macau: US$10 per person per day not included

 

 


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