Day 1 Canada – stops – Shanghai

Itinerary
Depart for Shanghai on overnight international flight.

Day 2 Shanghai

Itinerary
Arrive at the airport of Shanghai and transfer to hotel.
Hotel
Sheraton Shanghai Waigaoqiao Hotel (5 stars) or similar

Day 3 Shanghai (B L)

meals
Breakfast   Lunch
Itinerary
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 in Shanghai: dinner + an exciting Acrobatics Show, CAD40p.p.
Hotel
Sheraton Shanghai Waigaoqiao Hotel (5 stars) or similar

Day 4 Shanghai – Beijing (Flight) (B L D)

meals
Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
Itinerary
Breakfast in hotel. Transfer to airport for flight to Beijing. Visit the Summer Palace, the Imperial Garden in the Qing Dynasty, and then take a rickshaw to visit the old Beijing Hutong.
Hotel
Beijing West International Trade Hotel (5 stars) or similar

Day 5 Beijing (B L D)

meals
Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
Itinerary
Breakfast in hotel. visit the Tiananmen Square, then enter the imperial–red walls of the ornate Forbidden City, the emperor's palace – off limits to commoners for centuries. You will also visit the Temple of Heaven. Think of the processions of incense–bearing priest at the Temple of Heaven, where the emperor went to humble himself in prayer to guarantee realm's good harvest.
Hotel
Beijing West International Trade Hotel (5 stars) or similar

Day 6 Beijing (B L)

meals
Breakfast   Lunch
Itinerary
Enjoy your excursion to the ancient Great Wall, originally built as protection from the Huns and other Nomadic tribes and never completely fulfilled its purpose.
Optional tour in Beijing (approximately 5 hours): dinner + night tour in Beijing, CAD40p.p.
Hotel
Beijing West International Trade Hotel (5 stars) or similar

Day 7 Beijing-Xi'an (High-Speed Train) (B D)

meals
Breakfast   Dinner
Itinerary
After breakfast, depart for Xi'an by High-Speed Train. City tour and transfer to hotel.
Hotel
Grand Barony Xi’an (5 stars) or similar

Day 8 Xi'an (B L)

meals
Breakfast   Lunch
Itinerary
Spend a thrilling day to explore the excavation site of Xi'an Terra Cotta Army held more than 8,000 soldiers. Each soldier appears to have his own individual personality and many equipped with chariots and horses.
Optional tour in Xi'an: Tang Dynasty Dancing Show along with a Dumpling Banquet in the evening. , CAD70p.p.
Hotel
Grand Barony Xi’an (5 stars) or similar

Day 9 Xi'an – Chongqing (Flight) (B L D)

meals
Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
Itinerary
Transfer to airport for flight to Chongqing. Visit the Chongqing Zoo (panda), followed by a visit to the Ciqikou old town, situated on the bank of the Jia Ling River, not far from the west of Chongqing Municipality. It's an old town famous for its production of porcelain.
Hotel
Le Meridien Chongqing Nan'an (5 stars) or similar

Day 10 Chongqing – Cruise (B L D)

meals
Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
Itinerary
After breakfast, free time. Embark on the cruise after lunch.
Cruise
Sinorama Yangtze River Cruise Gold 8

Day 11 Yangtze River Cruise – Shibaozhai (B L D)

meals
Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
Itinerary
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 Dinner.
Cruise
Sinorama Yangtze River Cruise Gold 8

Day 12 Yangtze River Cruise – Three Gorges (B L D)

meals
Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
Itinerary
Excursion: Embark on smaller boats to enjoy a closer encounter of the beauty of the Three Gorges. Continue to Gorge Wu and Gorge Qutang.
Cruise
Sinorama Yangtze River Cruise Gold 8

Day 13 Yangtze River Cruise – Three Gorges Dam (B L D)

meals
Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
Itinerary
Excursion: Three Gorges Dam – the world's largest hydroelectricity project. Passing 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.
Cruise
Sinorama Yangtze River Cruise Gold 8

Day 14 Yangtze River Cruise – Jingzhou (B L D)

meals
Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
Itinerary
Disembark at Jingzhou, a city located on the banks of the Yangtze River with 6000 years history gave birth to the culture of "Chu". City tour in Jingzhou then transfer to hotel.
Hotel
Wyndham Jingzhou (5 stars) or similar

Day 15 Jingzhou– Wuhan(Coach) – Guilin (High-Speed Train) (B D)

meals
Breakfast   Dinner
Itinerary
After breakfast, transfer to Wuhan by coach, then depart for Guilin by High-speed train. City tour and rest up in hotel.
Hotel
Guilin Grand Link Hotel (5 stars) or similar

Day 16 Guilin – Longji (Coach) (Village Zhuang) (B L D)

meals
Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
Itinerary
After breakfast, visite the symbol of Guilin-the Elephant Trunk Hill and the tea garden. Then depart for Longji by coach. Rest up in hotel.
Hotel
Longsheng Huamei International Hotel (5 stars) or similar

Day 17 Longji – Yangshuo (Coach) (B L D)

meals
Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
Itinerary
After breakfast, we are going to visit the fabulous rice terraces whose history dates back to the Yuan Dynasty. Fields extend from the foot to the top of the Longsheng Mountain, "The Dragon's Backbone", a harmonious symphony that unites human labor and the capricious nature curve. (There are around 800 steps on the way and it roughly takes 1 hour by walk). Visit the typical village of Zhuang. Walk on the beaten paths of terraced fields. Transfer to Yangshuo by coach, rest up in the hotel
Hotel
Yangshuo Jasper International Hotel or similar

Day 18 Yangshuo (B L D)

meals
Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
Itinerary
After breakfast, we will take a cruise on Li River and visit the beautiful countryside of Yangshuo.
Enjoy the excellent show “Impression Liu San Jie”, CAD60p.p.
Hotel
Yangshuo Jasper International Hotel or similar

Day 19 Yangshuo – Guilin (Coach) – Shanghai (Flight) (B L)

meals
Breakfast   Lunch
Itinerary
After breakfast, transfer to Guilin by coach, and then depart for Shanghai by flight.
Hotel
Sheraton Shanghai Waigaoqiao Hotel (5 stars) or similar

Day 20 Shanghai – stops – Canada (B)

meals
Breakfast
Itinerary
After breakfast, transfer to airport for flights back to your sweet home. End of trip.

* Airport meet & greet transfers included when the whole tour package is purchased from Sinorama.
* Please note that if your flight for your tour is during the lunch or dinner time, your meal will be served on board by this flight.
* 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.

Sinorama Gold 8

Departure Dates
2018
Price (double occupancy) CAD p.p.
International flight included
Emperor Suite Golden Suite Imperial Suite Deluxe Suite Junior Suite A B C
Feb. 23 $ 6,599
$ 5,099
1 Cabin
$ 6,099
$ 4,599
1 Cabin
$ 5,599
$ 4,099
2 Cabins
$ 5,399
$ 3,899
2 Cabins
$ 4,999
$ 3,499
$ 4,899
$ 3,399
$ 4,799
$ 3,299
$ 4,699
$ 3,199
Mar. 15 $ 6,599
$ 5,099
1 Cabin
$ 6,099
$ 4,599
1 Cabin
$ 5,599
$ 4,099
2 Cabins
$ 5,399
$ 3,899
5 Cabins
$ 4,999
$ 3,499
$ 4,899
$ 3,399
$ 4,799
$ 3,299
$ 4,699
$ 3,199
Apr. 04 $ 6,699
$ 5,299
1 Cabin
$ 6,199
$ 4,799
1 Cabin
$ 5,699
$ 4,299
sold out
$ 5,499
$ 4,099
4 Cabins
$ 5,099
$ 3,699
$ 4,999
$ 3,599
$ 4,899
$ 3,499
$ 4,799
$ 3,399
Apr. 24 $ 6,699
$ 5,299
1 Cabin
$ 6,199
$ 4,799
1 Cabin
$ 5,699
$ 4,299
2 Cabins
$ 5,499
$ 4,099
4 Cabins
$ 5,099
$ 3,699
$ 4,999
$ 3,599
$ 4,899
$ 3,499
8 Cabins
$ 4,799
$ 3,399
May 14 $ 6,699
$ 5,299
1 Cabin
$ 6,199
$ 4,799
1 Cabin
$ 5,699
$ 4,299
2 Cabins
$ 5,499
$ 4,099
5 Cabins
$ 5,099
$ 3,699
$ 4,999
$ 3,599
$ 4,899
$ 3,499
7 Cabins
$ 4,799
$ 3,399
1 Cabin
Jun. 03 $ 6,899
$ 5,399
1 Cabin
$ 6,399
$ 4,899
1 Cabin
$ 5,899
$ 4,399
2 Cabins
$ 5,699
$ 4,199
5 Cabins
$ 5,299
$ 3,799
$ 5,199
$ 3,699
$ 5,099
$ 3,599
$ 4,999
$ 3,499
Aug. 22 $ 6,899
$ 5,399
1 Cabin
$ 6,399
$ 4,899
1 Cabin
$ 5,899
$ 4,399
2 Cabins
$ 5,699
$ 4,199
2 Cabins
$ 5,299
$ 3,799
$ 5,199
$ 3,699
$ 5,099
$ 3,599
$ 4,999
$ 3,499
Sep. 11 $ 6,899
$ 5,399
1 Cabin
$ 6,399
$ 4,899
1 Cabin
$ 5,899
$ 4,399
2 Cabins
$ 5,699
$ 4,199
5 Cabins
$ 5,299
$ 3,799
$ 5,199
$ 3,699
$ 5,099
$ 3,599
$ 4,999
$ 3,499
Oct. 02 $ 6,899
$ 5,399
1 Cabin
$ 6,399
$ 4,899
1 Cabin
$ 5,899
$ 4,399
2 Cabins
$ 5,699
$ 4,199
5 Cabins
$ 5,299
$ 3,799
$ 5,199
$ 3,699
$ 5,099
$ 3,599
$ 4,999
$ 3,499
Oct. 21 $ 6,599
$ 5,099
1 Cabin
$ 6,099
$ 4,599
1 Cabin
$ 5,599
$ 4,099
sold out
$ 5,399
$ 3,899
5 Cabins
$ 4,999
$ 3,499
$ 4,899
$ 3,399
$ 4,799
$ 3,299
$ 4,699
$ 3,199
Nov. 10 $ 6,599
$ 5,099
1 Cabin
$ 6,099
$ 4,599
1 Cabin
$ 5,599
$ 4,099
2 Cabins
$ 5,399
$ 3,899
5 Cabins
$ 4,999
$ 3,499
$ 4,899
$ 3,399
$ 4,799
$ 3,299
$ 4,699
$ 3,199
Single Supplement +$ 2,999 +$ 2,599 +$ 1,999 +$ 1,799 +$ 1,599 +$ 1,399 +$ 1,299 +$ 1,199
* The above prices are for Toronto/ Montreal/ Vancouver departures only. The prices will be $100/ $200/ $300/ $500 more for departures from other major Canada cities.
* International round-trip business class flights are available with an additional fee, see below.
* 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,non-changeable, non-transferable).

Price valid until May 29 2017

Price includes
* International flights;
* Intra-China transportation (air, cruise, high-speed tain,and coach);
* 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 and featuring regional specialties;
* All visits and admission fees including entertainment shows listed unless otherwise stated;
* English speaking guide;
* Service charge for all guides, bus drivers, and hotel porter fees;
* Taxes and fuel surcharges.

Price does not include
* Chinese Visa Application fee (Canadian passport holder & Permanent Resident): 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 in Beijing (approximately 5 hours): dinner + night tour in Beijing, CAD40 p.p. (any payment made after departure, the price will be RMB300 p.p.) ;
* Optional tour in Xi'an: Tang Dynasty Dancing Show along with a Dumpling Banquet in the evening. , CAD70 p.p. (any payment made after departure, the price will be RMB450 p.p.) ;
* Enjoy the excellent show “Impression Liu San Jie”, CAD60 p.p. (any payment made after departure, the price will be RMB400 p.p.) ;
* Travel insurance.
* Postal fees.

Arts and crafts in China
Shanghai: Silk & Embroidery & Cashmere
Xi'an: Handmade Terracotta Warriors Pottery & Jade
Beijing: Freshwater Pearl & Cloisonne & Green Tea

Optional tour in Beijing (approximately 5 hours): dinner + night tour in Beijing
• Dinner (about 1 hour);
• Drive along the "Ghost Street" with hundreds of red lanterns;
• Drive along Chang'an Avenue, Tiananmen Square and the Place;
• Walk along Shichahai;
• Walk along Wangfujing.


Name : Yangtze Gold Cruise No.8
Owned by : ChongQing Yangtze Gold Cruises
Rating : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ plus
Maiden Voyage : 2013.3
Speed : 26 KM/H
Gross Tonnage : 11250 T
Beam : 16.8 M
Draft : 2.6 M
Air conditioning : Central Controled
Factured by : Chongqing Dong Gang Ship Yard
Built : 2013
Crew : 175
Capacity : 446
Length : 136 M
Width : 19.6 M
Horsepower : 2160 KW
Decks : 6
Lobby
Pool
Sun Deck
SPA
Bar

Cabin Info

Emperor Suite
Golden Suite
Imperial Suite
Deluxe Suite
Junior Suite
Deluxe Cabin A
Deluxe Cabin B
Deluxe Cabin C

Restaurant

Entertainment

* The following activities are optional, surcharge applies.

Optional tour in Shanghai: dinner + an exciting Acrobatics Show

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.


Optional tour in Xi'an: Tang Dynasty Dancing Show along with a Dumpling Banquet in the evening.

The Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show, a wonderful performance of the ancient music and dance, is a must when you visit Xian. The city, which was formerly known as Chang'an has a very long history, and was the imperial capital during 13 dynastic periods. Of these, the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907) was the most prosperous and glorious of all. The Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show is an outstanding exponent of this ancient stable and prosperous society, keeping alive its splendid culture and providing an insight into the peaceful life style of the period.

As an art form, the show has its roots in folk fetes, when dances were first performed by people as part of rituals of prayer for a good harvest or a better life. Over thousands of years, the dances developed from a few simple postures or gestures to become delicate and artistic reaching a peak during the Tang Dynasty. Unlike some other regimes, the Tang was open to outside influences and was willing to take in the best of various art forms of not only the past dynasties but also the ethnic groups in the northwestern China as well as central and western Asia. Thus a wide range sqr-thu10mb-captionof unusual oriental musical instruments, many techniques such as painting, sculpting, pattern and costume design, cuisine and dining etiquette, singing and dancing was accepted by the Chinese, paving the way for the kind of entertainment that is now the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show. By combining poetry with the skilled playing of musical instruments, singing, dancing and also stunning costumes, the modern presentation is certain to give you an impressive view of ancient China including its splendid history, brilliant arts, distinct traditions and customs.


Enjoy the excellent show “Impression Liu San Jie”

This is a totally different performance from the conventional form.The theater is the nature itself.The sceneries of the four seasons are changing,the weather is changing,so does the performance is changing to match up with the changeable nature.In this stage,only the half of the performance is created by man,and the other half is belonged to the mysterious nature.

If it were raining during the performance,you can put on the raincoat that we prepare for you,if you came here in the hot summer, you have to take the anti-mosquito spray with you,if there were flood,half of the auditorium probably could be under the water, and if there were thunderstorm,the performance could be ceased.This is our performance—a performance interacting with the nature.


Silk

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. 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.


Handmade Terracotta Warriors Pottery


Jade

Chinese Jade refers to the jade mined or carved in China from the Neolithic onward. It is the primary hardstone of Chinese sculpture. Although deep and bright green jadeite is better known in Europe, for most of China's history, jade has come in a variety of colors and white "mutton-fat" nephrite was the most highly praised and prized. Native sources in Henan and along the Yangtze were exploited since prehistoric times and have largely been exhausted; most Chinese jade today is extracted from the northwestern province of Xinjiang. Jade was prized for its hardness, durability, musical qualities, and beauty.[1] In particular, its subtle, translucent colors and protective qualities[1] caused it to become associated with Chinese conceptions of the soul and immortality.[2] The most prominent early use was the crafting of the Six Ritual Jades, found since the 3rd-millennium bc Liangzhu culture:[3] the bi, the cong, the huang, the hu, the gui, and the zhang.[4] Although these items are so ancient that their original meaning is uncertain, by the time of the composition of the Rites of Zhou, they were thought to represent the sky, the earth, and the four directions.


Freshwater Pearl

Chinese pearls are the highest quality.This is because, in China—especially in the southern region where our pearls are from—breeding conditions for pearls are ideal. Our country is huge, with diverse waterways that provide many different environments for oysters. We have vast watersheds that provide huge breeding areas for oysters, and millions of tons of natural food. In the South, our waters are just the right temperature and salinity to encourage oysters to grow. In addition, we experience few earthquakes and violent storms, making ours a peaceful place for oysters to grow large pearls over a long period of time. In addition, the Chinese pearl industry is ancient. We combine cutting-edge technology with knowledge accumulated over thousands of years to grow the best pearls in the world. Chinese pearls cost less. This is mainly because of lower labor and production costs than in other countries. In addition, we grow our own pearls as well as supplying most of the world's jewelry companies—Chinese companies hardly ever buy pearls from other countries. This makes our pearls cheaper than those of companies who have to pay a middleman.


Cloisonne

Cloisonne is an ancient technique for decorating metal work objects, in recent centuries using vitreous enamel, and in older periods also in lays of cut gemstones, glass, and other materials. The resulting objects can also be called cloisonne. Technique The Techniques consists of encircling the contour of these cloisonne with a metal strip welded on a field of metal. The cells thus obtained are filled with enamel. It is then cooked and sanded. For ceramics, the walls defining the pattern are made by the deposits of a stream of a pear. This technique was a specialty of production Moorcroft in the UK. There are other techniques, cloisonne designated as plies today is one of them: The cells are stuck on a base fine copper which is then dissolved with acids in order to allow transparency effect.


Green Tea

The green Tea (in simplified sinograms 绿茶, in traditional sonograms绿茶 and in pinyin lǜchá) is a tea slightly oxidized during its manufacture. This type of tea is extremely popular in China and Japan, where it deemed to have therapeutic properties more effectively. This tea is spreading increasingly in the West, in which they traditionally drink instead of black tea. It is also the base ingredient of mint tea. Steeping green tea too hot or too long will result in a bitter, astringent brew, regardless of the initial quality, because it will result in the release of an excessive amount of tannins. High-quality green teas can be and usually are steeped multiple times; two or three steepings is typical. The steeping technique also plays a very important role in avoiding the tea developing an overcooked taste. The container in which the tea is steeped or teapot should also be warmed beforehand so that the tea does not immediately cool down. It is common practice for tea leaf to be left in the cup or pot and for hot water to be added as the tea is drunk until the flavor degrades.


Embroidery

Chinese embroidery has a long history since the Neolithic age. Because of the quality of silk fibre, most Chinese fine embroideries are made in silk. Some ancient vestiges of silk production have been found in various Neolithic sites dating back 5,000-6,000 years in China. Currently the earliest real sample of silk embroidery discovered in China is from a tomb in Mashan in Hubei province identified with the Zhanguo period (5th-3rd centuries BC). After the opening of Silk Route in the Han Dynasty, the silk production and trade flourished. In the 14th century, the Chinese silk embroidery production reached its high peak. Several major silk embroidery styles had been developed, like Song Jin (宋锦 Song embroidery) in Suzhou, Yun Jin (云锦 Cloud embroidery) in Nanjing and Shu Jin (蜀锦 Shu embroidery) in Sichuan. Today most handwork has been replaced by machinery, but some very sophisticated production is still hand-made. Modern Chinese silk embroidery still prevails in southern China.


Cashmere

Cashmere wool, usually simply known as cashmere, is a fiber obtained from cashmere goats and other types of goat. Common usage defines the fiber as wool but it is finer and softer than sheep's wool. Some say it is hair, but as seen below, cashmere requires the removal of hair from the wool. The word cashmere is an old spelling of the Kashmir region in northernmost geographical region of Pakistan. Cashmere is finer, stronger, lighter, softer, and approximately three times more insulating than sheep wool.