China's history and culture come alive on this in-depth 11-night Yangtze River cruise vacation for $1999 per person, including all taxes. Save $1000 on the regular price and depart in the fall for mild temperature and dry climate.
On the cruise, travelers embark on daily shore excursions visiting not only the must-sees like Shibaozhai and the Three Gorges but also attractions not included on shorter itineraries. These include Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), famous for its breathtaking scenery; Porcelain Capital city of Jingdezhen; Fengdu Ghost City; and Lesser Three Gorges -- situated on a tributary of the Yangtze and accessed by smaller boats.
This package includes:
Depart Nov. 14 or Nov. 24 from San Francisco, Las Vegas, Seattle, Chicago or New York. For $200 more per person, depart from Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Miami, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh or Washington, D.C.
Also available: Stay longer in Shanghai after the cruise with a three-night extension including daily breakfast for an additional $299 per person.
Note: The Chinese visa application fee of $110 per person and mandatory $130-per-person service charge are additional.