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Legend of China & Yangtze River Cruise 10 days 2017

Visits: Shanghai – Chongqing – Yangtze River (Three Gorges) – Jingzhou – Wuhan – Shanghai

Highlight features:

  Yangtze River Cruise World-famous Shanghai acrobatics show (optional)
  Shanghai the Bund Show on board
  Panda
* Highlight features are subject to change according to final itinerary.







The following meals are included: B = Breakfast   L = Lunch   D = Dinner

Day 1 Canada-stops-Shanghai
Depart for Shanghai on overnight international flight.

Day 2 Shanghai
Arrive at the airport of Shanghai, welcomed by your tour guide and transfer to hotel. Refresh and relax at leisure.
Hotel: Sheraton Shanghai Waigaoqiao Hotel (5 stars) or similar

Day 3 Shanghai - Chongqing (Flight) (B L D)
After breakfast, depart for flight to Chongqing. Visit the Chongqing Zoo (panda)
Embark on Cruise.
Cruise: Sinorama Gold 8 / Sinorama Gold 3 (5 stars)

Day 4 Yangtze River Cruise – Shibaozhai (B L D)
Excursion: Shibaozhai, literally "Precious Stone Fortress" is a hill along the bank of the Yangtze River. On the river side of the hill is a red pavilion of nine floors which leans against the side of the hill providing a walkway to the temple at the top of the hill. Captain's Welcome Party.

Day 5 Yangtze River Cruise – Three Gorges (B L D)
Excursion: Embark on smaller boats to enjoy a closer encounter of the beauty of the Three Gorges. Continue to Gorge Wu and Gorge Qutang.

Day 6 Yangtze River Cruise – Three Gorges Dam (B L D)
Excursion: Three Gorges Dam – the world's largest hydroelectricity project. Passage of the Three Gorges Dam and the 5–stage Ship Lock. Passing of the first Gorge, Gorge Xiling, the longest one among the three gorges. Captain's Farewell Dinner.

Day 7 Yangtze River Cruise – Jingzhou – Wuhan (Coach) (B L D)
Disembark at Jingzhou, a city located on the banks of the Yangtze River with 6000 years history where the culture of "Chu" was raised and developed. City tour in Jingzhou then transfer to Wuhan and rest up in hotel.
Hotel: Wuhan Howard Johnson Pearl Plaza Hotel (5 stars) or similar

Day 8 Wuhan – Shanghai (High-speed Train) (B)
After breakfast, depart for High-speed Train to Shanghai. Transfer to hotel.
Optional tour (approximately 4.5 hours): dinner + night tour in Shanghai, CAD40 p.p.
Hotel: Sheraton Shanghai Waigaoqiao Hotel (5 stars) or similar

Day 9 Shanghai (B L)
First visit the Shanghai Museum, then you will have free time to shop at Nanjing Road where there are plenty of large stores and boutiques. Then visit the bund, where you can experience the modernity of Shanghai.
Optional tour: dinner + an exciting Acrobatics Show CAD40 p.p.

Day 10 Shanghai – stops – Canada (B)
After breakfast, depart to airport for flight back to your sweet home. End of trip.









 

* Airport meet & greet transfers included when the whole tour package  is purchased from Sinorama.
* For cruise package, in the event of water level problems on stretches of river, repair or maintenance work carried out by the river and other local authorities on the river or canal banks, stretches of river or canal, bridges, locks or docks, SINORAMA reserves the right to change the published itinerary or to operate part of the itinerary by motorcoach without notice.
* Highlight features are subject to change according to final itinerary.


* Please click on the price to book.
Sinorama Gold 3

* Minimum 10 participants to operate each optional tour.
* Guaranteed departure from at least 10 people in a group.
* Please note that infant (under age 2 at the return date of trip) does not have his/her own seat on the plane.
* Full payment required at booking to benefit from this tour (Final Sale, non refundable).
* The above prices are for Toronto/Vancouver/Montreal only. The prices will be $100/$200/$300/$500 more for departures from other major North America cities.

Price valid until April 03 2017

 
Price includes:
* International flights; (AC/UA/AA/DL/MU/CA/HU) & 1 domestic flights (taxes includes);
* Intra–China transportation (cruise, coach, high-speed train);
* 4-night Yangtze River cruise in veranda stateroom on deluxe ship;
* All 5-star hotel accommodation (based on double occupancy);
* Meals mentioned in the itinerary;
* All visits and admission fees including entertainment shows listed unless otherwise stated;
* Service charge for guides, bus drivers, all other gratuities & hotel porter fees;
* English speaking guide;
* Taxes and fuel surcharges.
Price does not include:
* Chinese Visa Application fee (Canadian passport holder): CAD180 p.p. (fees are subject to change according to Chinese Embassy’s discretion);
* Optional tour in Shanghai: dinner + an exciting Acrobatics Show, CAD40 p.p. (any payment made after departure, the price will be RMB300 p.p.);
* Optional tour (approximately 4.5 hours): dinner + night tour in Shanghai, CAD40 p.p. (any payment made after departure, the price will be RMB300 p.p.);
* Postal fees;
* Travel insurance.
Arts and crafts in China:
Shanghai: embroidery, cashmere & silk

Wuhan Howard Johnson Pearl Plaza hotel

Howard Johnson Pearl Plaza Hotel is conveniently located in Wuhan for both business travelers and tourists alike. The airport is 45 minutes from the hotel while the railway station is less than half an hour away. A trip to the Guiyuan Temple is a must as this is where Buddhists from the world over come to pay their respects. For tourists, there are more attractions such as Donghu Lake, Huanghelou, and the Baotong Temple. At the hotel, guests will be sure to enjoy the European breakfast as they are well known for their delicious and large portions.

All rooms are equipped with luxury facilities including telephones, high speed broadband access, IDD telephones with voice mail in Chinese and English, in-room safe, satellite TV, individually controlled air-conditioning, double glazed windows with fresh air ventilator, electronic weight, hair dryer, mini-bar and coffee / tea facility. Most of the 393 elegantly appointed rooms and suites offer stunning panoramic views of the famous Yangtze River.

 

Sheraton Shanghai Waigaoqiao Hotel

Ideally located in the Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone Sheraton Shanghai Waigaoqiao Hotel is only 15 kilometers from Pudong's Central Business District. It's just a 20-minute drive from Shanghai Pudong International Airport and a 40-minute drive to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. The hotel is in close proximity to highways and metro lines, providing easy access to premier shopping, dining, and entertainment in the Lujiazui Financial District. Shoppers can take a leisurely browse around the Sunland Duty Free Shopping Mall which includes Auchan, Xingmei cinema, and restaurants. The hotel features beautifully appointed guestrooms equipped with modern amenities for your comfort. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Sheraton Shanghai Waigaoqiao Hotel is the perfect choice for a memorable stay.

 

Chinese Food Features
The development and diversity of the delights of Chinese cuisine are also representative of China's long history. With each dynasty new recipes were created until the art of food preparation reach its peak during the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911). The dinner called Man Han Quan Xi that incorporates all the very best of Man and Han Cuisine is held in high esteem involving as it does countless dishes, each with its own distinctive flavor and appeal. This veritable banquet in its preparation and presentation typifies all of the culture and culinary arts that have been perfected over centuries and is a comprehensive amalgam of taste, instruments, and manners.

The diversity of geography, climate, costumes and products have led to the evolution of what are called the 'Four Flavors' and 'Eight Cuisines' but as catering is a living art sub-classifications continue to increase.

 

Beijing Roast Duck:
It is thought that Beijing roast duck, like the tradition of roast turkey in America, owes its origin to the roast goose that is still popular in Europe on festive occasions. Westerners like Marco Polo brought certain European customs to China and may have introduced the concept of roasting poultry to their Chinese hosts during the Yuan Dynasty (1271 - 1368). Ducks had long been domesticated in China and the plump ducks proved to be an excellent substitute for goose in much the same way as the American colonizers found the native turkey to be. However, there is another school of thought based upon certain records that show roast duck has a much longer history dating back as far as the Northern and Southern Dynasties (420 - 589). Up until the Southern Song Dynasty (1127 - 1279), ducks were roasted in the area around Jinling, today's Nanjing. However, the later Yuan Dynasty rulers moved their capital city to Beijing from Jinling and took with them their cuisine thus making roast duck popular in the city that was eventually to make it its very own specialty.

 

Morning tea
Rinking morning tea is very popular in Guangdong. Since people would eat some snacks while drinking tea, having morning tea is often called eating morning tea.Guangdong morning tea can be traced back to the reign of Xianfeng and Tongzhi in the Qing Dynasty. There was a type of simple teashop named One Percent Shop with a wooden advertising plate of “TEA”, offering tea and snacks and becoming a place for passersby for refreshment. Later on, teahouses began to emerge and developed gradually bigger into tea restaurants.

 

Xi'an Dumpling Banquet
Whether you are traveling in the north or the south of China, one delicacy you are sure to find on the menu is dumplings. A universal favorite, the Chinese dumpling has a long history and is an essential part of celebratory meals such as those prepared for the Chinese lunar Spring Festival. The dumpling can be anything from a quick snack to a delicacy to entertain family and friends.
Xi'an, an ancient city that was the nation's capital for no less than eleven dynasties spanning more than a thousand years, is regarded as the home, if not the birthplace, of the great dumpling tradition. It was here that the art of creating the most tasty and delicate of dumplings was refined. No visit to the city is complete unless you have a Dumpling Dinner.
This is an experience for the dumpling connoisseur, the flavors, shapes and colors will tempt the palette, while the elegant names and stories attached to each variety are truly amazing. It is no less amazing that a simple way of preparing food has become so popular and sophisticated that it is now considered to be as much a work of art as a tasty morsel.
It is said that to visit Xi'an without seeing the fantastic Terracotta Army as well as having a Dumpling Dinner means that you have not really been here at all!









Shopping in China

Silks

These silks (textile fibers from animal origins) are produced by many insects such as spiders, caterpillars and some different butterflies like the Ermine moths and Bobyx. Those that are made to produce silk come from cocoons produced by larva (silk worm) of Mulberry (Bobyx Mori). The technique for producing silk date back from 2500 BC and comes from china by the Silk Road. It was a secret until 560 BC

History

The history of silk starts with a Chinese tradition in the 17e century BC followed by three millennia of exclusivity in which this precious tissue that’s secret has never been revealed, was exchanged within china. The art of making silk was then progressively transmitted to other civilization caused by different kinds of spy (Monks, princesses), to plunderers and merchants. In Europe, for a long time, silk has been a monopoly of the eastern Roman Empire. After its arrival in Western Europe in the late Middle ages, the production reached the stage of industrialization from the 19e century, however, later on, it experienced a severe decline linked to competition from modern fibers (including Nylon), evolution of dress customs in Europe, the rise of a few countries in Asia and an epidemic that affected France that that time. Therefore, it finally came back to being the essential production in Asia once again.


Beijing Sightseeing Tour

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China Impression

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China beautiful scenery

Beautiful Scenery in Guangxi

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Name: Yangtze Gold Cruise No.8
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ plus
Owned by: ChongQing Yangtze Gold Cruises
Maiden Voyage: 2013.3
Speed: 26 KM/H

Gross Tonnage: 11250 T
Beam: 16.8 M
Draft: 2.6 M
Air conditioning: Central Controled
Manufactured by:
Chongqing Dong Gang Ship Yard
Built: 2013
Crew: 175
Capacity: 446

Length: 136 M
Width:19.6 M
Horsepower:2160 KW
Decks: 6
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Name: Yangtze Gold Cruise No.3
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ plus
Owned by: Chongqing Changjiang Golden Cruises Inc.

Speed: 26 KM/H
Gross Tonnage: (T)17000
Area:(m2)18187
Air conditioning: Central Controled
Drain: (T)5212
Crew: 200
Capacity: 570
Voltage:220V

Length: (m)149.95
Width:(m)24
Decks: 6
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Acrobatics

Acrobatics is an interactive art form. Everyone, young or old, educated or not, can easily appreciate it while watching or seeing the acrobats perform. There is no language barrier and borders of culture do not limit it.

Chinese Acrobatics is one of the oldest performing arts. Its history can be traced back to Neolithic times. It is believed that acrobatics grew out of labor and self-defense skills, which people practiced and demonstrated during their leisure time. The early performance is "walking on three-meter-high stilts while juggling seven gaggers". Then it developed into an entire art form.

Together with the developing economy, acrobatics is also evolving into a kind of performing art. It became well known worldwide while performances are presented along the Silk Road. In Europe and North America, Chinese acrobatic performances always attract large audiences.

The acrobatic performers were trained strictly the basic skills starting from the early age of six or seven years old. Because the required techniques are extremely difficult and risky, the training is long, hard and intense. Examples of basic skills are handsprings, somersaults, waist and leg flexibility, and headstands. The performers must endure great deal of unexpected pains in order to become excellent.

 

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