Day 1 Departure city - stops - Shanghai

Itinerary
Depart for Shanghai on overnight international flight.

Day 2 Shanghai

Itinerary
Arrive at the airport of Shanghai, welcomed by your tour guide and transfer to hotel.
Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Jiading (4 stars) or similar

Day 3 Shanghai

meals
Breakfast   Lunch
Itinerary
First, visit the Shanghai Museum (Closed on Mondays), 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, USD30p.p.
Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Jiading (4 stars) or similar

Day 4 Shanghai - Yangtze River Cruise

meals
Breakfast   Dinner
Itinerary
Free time after breakfast. Embark on the cruise.
Cruises
Sinorama Yangtze River Cruise Gold 8 (5 stars)

Day 5 Yangtze River Cruise - Taizhou

meals
Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
Itinerary
After breakfast, disembark at the city of Taizhou, situated on the north bank of the Yangtze River. Visit the beautiful Old Street and Fengchen River Area. Then continue to visit Meilanfang Memorial Hall, one of the most famous Peking opera artists in modern Chinese theater. Return back to cruise.
Cruises
Sinorama Yangtze River Cruise Gold 8 (5 stars)

Day 6 Yangtze River Cruise - Chizhou - Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)

meals
Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
Itinerary
After breakfast, disembark at the city of Chizhou. Transfer to Huangshan (Yellow Mountain). Excursion on Huangshan. The Mountain is well known for its beauty, peculiarly-shaped granite peaks, Huangshan pine trees, and the landscape which the clouds often surround the hills. This mythical mountain constantly changes its image due to the winds and drizzle, which is favored by traditional Chinese painting and literature. Return back to cruise.
Cruises
Sinorama Yangtze River Cruise Gold 8 (5 stars)

Day 7 Yangtze River Cruise - Jiujiang

meals
Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
Itinerary
After breakfast, disembark cruise and visit city of Jiujiang. Enjoy the beautiful countryside and visit the local village. Return back to cruise.
Cruises
Sinorama Yangtze River Cruise Gold 8 (5 stars)

Day 8 Yangtze River Cruise - Wuhan - Beijing (flight)

meals
Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
Itinerary
After breakfast, disembark at the city of Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province. It is a major transportation hub with dozens of expressways passing through the city and connecting to other major cities. Stroll on Han street, which encompasses tourist attractions, business, commercial and living accommodation. Transfer to airport for flight to Beijing. Upon arrival, rest up in the hotel.
Hotel
Beijing West International Trade Hotel (5 stars) or similar

Day 9 Beijing

meals
Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
Itinerary
After breakfast, 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 10 Beijing

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 4-5 hours): dinner + night tour, USD30p.p.
Hotel
Beijing West International Trade Hotel (5 stars) or similar

Day 11 Beijing

meals
Breakfast   Lunch
Itinerary
Visit the Summer Palace, the Imperial Garden in the Qing Dynasty, then take a rickshaw to visit the old Beijing Hutong. Free time.
Hotel
Beijing West International Trade Hotel (5 stars) or similar

Day 12 Beijing - stops - departure city

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

* 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 the final itinerary.

* Please click on the price to book.

Sinorama Gold 8

Departure Dates
2018
Price (2 occp.) USD p.p.
International flight included
Emperor Suite Golden Suite Imperial Suite Deluxe Suite Junior Suite A B C
Mar. 11 $ 5,399
$ 3,999
1 Cabin
$ 4,899
$ 3,499
sold out
$ 4,399
$ 2,999
2 Cabins
$ 4,199
$ 2,799
1 Cabin
$ 3,699
$ 2,299
sold out
$ 3,599
$ 2,199
sold out
$ 3,599
$ 2,199
1 Cabin
$ 3,499
$ 2,099
sold out
Mar. 31 $ 5,499
$ 4,099
sold out
$ 4,999
$ 3,599
1 Cabin
$ 4,499
$ 3,099
1 Cabin
$ 4,299
$ 2,899
4 Cabins
$ 3,799
$ 2,399
4 Cabins
$ 3,699
$ 2,299
sold out
$ 3,699
$ 2,299
2 Cabins
$ 3,599
$ 2,199
sold out
Apr. 20 $ 5,599
$ 4,199
1 Cabin
$ 5,099
$ 3,699
1 Cabin
$ 4,599
$ 3,199
2 Cabins
$ 4,399
$ 2,999
5 Cabins
$ 3,899
$ 2,499
$ 3,799
$ 2,399
8 Cabins
$ 3,799
$ 2,399
sold out
$ 3,699
$ 2,299
1 Cabin
May 10 $ 5,599
$ 4,199
1 Cabin
$ 5,099
$ 3,699
1 Cabin
$ 4,599
$ 3,199
2 Cabins
$ 4,399
$ 2,999
5 Cabins
$ 3,899
$ 2,499
$ 3,799
$ 2,399
$ 3,799
$ 2,399
sold out
$ 3,699
$ 2,299
May 30 $ 5,599
$ 4,199
1 Cabin
$ 5,099
$ 3,699
1 Cabin
$ 4,599
$ 3,199
2 Cabins
$ 4,399
$ 2,999
5 Cabins
$ 3,899
$ 2,499
$ 3,799
$ 2,399
$ 3,799
$ 2,399
7 Cabins
$ 3,699
$ 2,299
Jun. 19 $ 5,399
$ 3,999
1 Cabin
$ 4,899
$ 3,499
1 Cabin
$ 4,399
$ 2,999
2 Cabins
$ 4,199
$ 2,799
3 Cabins
$ 3,799
$ 2,399
$ 3,599
$ 2,199
$ 3,599
$ 2,199
5 Cabins
$ 3,499
$ 2,099
sold out
Sep. 07 $ 5,499
$ 4,099
1 Cabin
$ 4,999
$ 3,599
1 Cabin
$ 4,499
$ 3,099
2 Cabins
$ 4,299
$ 2,899
4 Cabins
$ 3,899
$ 2,499
$ 3,699
$ 2,299
$ 3,699
$ 2,299
$ 3,599
$ 2,199
Sep. 27 $ 5,499
$ 4,099
1 Cabin
$ 4,999
$ 3,599
1 Cabin
$ 4,499
$ 3,099
2 Cabins
$ 4,299
$ 2,899
5 Cabins
$ 3,899
$ 2,499
$ 3,699
$ 2,299
$ 3,699
$ 2,299
sold out
$ 3,599
$ 2,199
Oct. 17 $ 5,599
$ 4,199
1 Cabin
$ 5,099
$ 3,699
1 Cabin
$ 4,599
$ 3,199
sold out
$ 4,399
$ 2,999
5 Cabins
$ 3,999
$ 2,599
$ 3,799
$ 2,399
$ 3,799
$ 2,399
$ 3,699
$ 2,299
Nov. 06 $ 5,499
$ 4,099
1 Cabin
$ 4,999
$ 3,599
1 Cabin
$ 4,499
$ 3,099
2 Cabins
$ 4,299
$ 2,899
3 Cabins
$ 3,899
$ 2,499
$ 3,699
$ 2,299
$ 3,699
$ 2,299
6 Cabins
$ 3,699
$ 2,299
2 Cabins
Nov. 26 $ 5,499
$ 4,099
1 Cabin
$ 4,999
$ 3,599
1 Cabin
$ 4,499
$ 3,099
2 Cabins
$ 4,299
$ 2,899
5 Cabins
$ 3,899
$ 2,499
$ 3,699
$ 2,299
$ 3,699
$ 2,299
$ 3,599
$ 2,199
Single Supplement +$ 2,099 +$ 1,999 +$ 1,799 +$ 1,299 +$ 1,099 +$ 799 +$ 749 +$ 699

* The above prices are for Seattle (Washington)/ Los Angeles (California)/ San Francisco (California) departures only. The prices will be $100/ $200/ $300/ $400 more for departures from other major the U.S. cities.
* Please CONTACT US before booking your flight ticket if you choose the Land Package (International flight self-managed).
* 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 November 23 2017

Price includes
* International flights;
* Intra-China transportation (air, cruise, and coach);
* Yangtze River cruise in veranda stateroom on deluxe ship;
* All 4-5 stars 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;
* Taxes and fuel surcharges.

Price does not include
* International flight business class upgrade (USD), USD5000 p.p. ;
* Service charge for all guides & bus drivers, USD120 p.p. ;
* Hotel porter fees , USD9 p.p. ;
* Chinese Visa application fee
* Optional tour in Shanghai: dinner + an exciting Acrobatics Show, USD30 p.p. (any payment made after departure, the price will be RMB300 p.p.) ;
* Optional tour in Beijing (approximately 4-5 hours): dinner + night tour, USD30 p.p. (any payment made after departure, the price will be RMB300 p.p.) ;
* Travel insurance.
* Postal fees.

Arts and crafts
Shanghai: Silk & Cashmere & Embroidery
Beijing: Freshwater Pearl & Jade

Optional tour in Beijing (approximately 4-5 hours): dinner + night tour
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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.