Jewel 88.5 and Nexus Holidays presents a 2 for 1 unbelievable all-inclusive getaway to China Epic and Yang-Tze River. Enjoy the delights of China at half the price!
A 15-day, all-inclusive package for 2 people at just 4,299 dollars!
Includes flights, 5-star hotels, most meals and a 5 day cruise for two!
Departing on October 26th, Nexus Holidays will guide you to the Forbidden City and Great Wall in China.
Book now, space is limited!
NexusHolidays.ca or 1-855-604-6488 to RSVP to the free China Tour presentation on April 22nd .
- Return international airfares from Toronto/Vancouver, airport taxes and transfers
- All transportation (internal flights, cruise, coach)
- All deluxe hotel accommodations (based on double occupancy)
- Meals, featuring regional delicacies mentioned in the itinerary
- All visits and admission fees including entertainment shows mentioned in the itinerary
- English speaking guide
Price Does Not Include:
- Chinese Visa Application fees multiple entries: CAD$180/person
- Prepaid Tipping: CAD$190/person for the entire trip
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenditures
About Nexus Holiday
- Founded in 1996 in Chicago
- One of the largest Asia Tour operators
- In 2015, 70,000 travellers booked with Nexus Holidays to visit Asia
- 20 years of leading experiences
- 15 Offices in North America, Australia, South Africa, UK, and Asia
- 3 operation centers in China
- TICO tour operator
What’s included in Your Holiday
- All airfare and taxes
- Airport transfers
- Local 5-star hotels
- Local transportation
- Most meals with special local delicacy as indicated
- All sight-seeing admissions as indicated
- Professional English-speaking tour guides
- Great shopping opportunities
Yangtze River Cruise
- 6300 km long, longest river in Asia, 3rd longest in the world
- Geological wonders: Three Gorges
- Breathtaking scenery, rich in history & culture
China Tourist Visa
- China 10-year multiple-entry visa
- We can apply for you.
- $180 pp
- Original passport, filled form and one picture
“Renminbi” – “the people’s money”
1 CAD=5 YUAN
American style, hundreds of choices
Lunch & Dinner
8-10 dishes shared by 10 people
Beijing Roast Duck Dinner is included
What Vaccines are needed?
It’s not required
Day 1: Oct 26 – Canada to Shanghai
Fly overnight to Shanghai
Day 2: Oct 27 – Shanghai
Upon arrival in Shanghai, you will be warmly greeted at the airport by the tour guide and transferred to your hotel.
Day 3: Oct 28 – Shanghai (AB,L)
Shanghai is the vibrant metropolis and commercial center of China. Today we will visit the Shanghai Museum and indulge in ancient Chinese art, furniture, and jade. Then we will visit Shanghai Old City God Temple area, a busy shopping centre where you may find souvenirs and delicious local food. Enjoy some free time here. In the afternoon you will walk along the famous Bund, a mile-long stretch along the Huangpu River. Lined by the colonial architectures of European design, this area is the best place to capture the western influences of the old days. At night, you may enjoy an optional “Huangpu River Night Cruise” and get a glimpse of the dazzling and charming night view of Shanghai at your own expense ($50/RMB250).
Day 4: Oct 29 – Shanghai – Suzhou (AB, L)
After breakfast, travel by coach to Suzhou. Suzhou is also known as the “Garden City” due to its many classical gardens, renowned for their charming natural beauty and harmonious construction. Upon arrival, visit the Lingering Garden which is among the finest gardens in China, as a large area of the city is covered by water, including a vast number of ponds and streams, Suzhou is known as “Venice of the East”. You may take a cruise along the Grand Canal to view life along China”s golden waterway in its heyday ($30/RMB160). Then, visit a Silk Spinning Mill, and learn how silk is created from mulberry-munching silkworms to produce the finest thread and cloth.
Day 5: Oct 30 – Suzhou – Wuxi (AB, L)
This morning, travel by coach to Wuxi, one of the oldest cities in China with more than 3,000 years history. Upon arrival, visit one of the largest Fresh Water Pearl Farms in the country, followed by the Lingshan Grand Buddha. Later, stroll along Nanchang Street, a charming and fashionable pedestrian street composed of both ancient and modern architectural styles.
Day 6: Oct 31 – Wuxi – Hangzhou (AB, L)
This morning, travel by coach to Hangzhou, described by Marco Polo as “the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world”. Experience an oriental tea-tasting at the Dragon Well Tea Plantation. Then, take a boat ride on the serene West Lake, the most renowned feature of Hangzhou, noted for its scenic beauty which blends naturally with many famous historical and cultural sites. This evening, you can enjoy an optional performance, “Impression West Lake”, which brings the culture and the soul of West Lake lively in front of you. ($90/RMB450).
Day 7: Nov 01 – Hangzhou – Shanghai -Yichang (AB, L)
After breakfast, travel by coach bus to Shanghai, and then fly to Yichang, the starting point of your Yangtze River Cruise. After dinner, we board the luxury Yangtze Cruise and receive an introduction on cruise events and on board activities.
Day 8: Nov 02 – Yangtze River Cruise (AB, L, D)
Your highly anticipated grand Yangtze River adventure starts this morning. The cruise ship’s first stop is at Taipingxi (or Sandouping). Disembark to visit the massive Three Gorges Dam Project, the world’s largest dam, measuring 606 feet high and 6,500 feet long. Re-embark the ship and sail through Xiling Gorge, the longest of the Three Gorges at 41 miles long and also its highest (4000 feet).
Day 9: Nov 03 – Yangtze River Cruise (AB, L, D)
Disembark at Wushan where you”ll board small riverboat for a leisurely ride through Shennong Stream, picturesque rock formations, and even see the playful monkeys and goat along the river banks. Re-embark the cruise ship as it sails through Wu Gorge, which is famous for its quiet beauty and the Qutang Gorge, the shortest and most dramatic of the Three Gorges.
Day 10: Nov 04 – Yangtze River Cruise (AB, L, D)
Today’s shore excursion will occur either at Shibaozhai. The Shibaozhai Pagoda is 12-story, 18th century temple built in Zhongxian county on the northern bank of Yangtze River. It represents one of the gems of Chinese Architecture, an architectural delight.
Day 11: Nov 05 – Chongqing – Beijing (AB, L)
Disembark from the cruise in the port of Chongqing this morning and visit Ciqikou Old Town.The history of Ciqikou can be traced back more than 1700 years. After that, you can choose to attend an optional tour to visit Panda House($40/RMB220) at Chongqing Zoo before flying to Beijing, the historical city of China.
Day 12: Nov 06 – Beijing (AB, L)
Beijing has served as the capital of five dynasties over a period of 800 years. Today, visit Tiananmen Square, the second largest public square in the world, and the Forbidden City, the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming to Qing dynasty. Tour the exquisite Summer Palace, the largest preserved ancient imperial garden in China, and a former summer resort for Emperors. Then, visit a Chinese Herbal Institute to learn about traditional Chinese medicine, which has existed for thousands of years.Tonight, you can choose to attend an optional tour, a large scale dramatic musical-“The Golden Mask Dynasty” ($65/RMB250).
Day 13: Nov 07 – Beijing (AB, L,D)
Today’s highlight is an excursion to the majestic Great Wall, the most famous image of China, and a chance to climb a portion of this 3,700-mile marvel. Visit one of the largest Jade Exhibitions in Asia enroute. After lunch, see skilled artisans at work at a Cloisonné” Factory. Then we will pass by modern exteriors of the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. Your welcome banquet includes the local delicacy, Peking Roast Duck.
Day 14: Nov 08 – Beijing (B)
Enjoy the day at leisure or join an optional Temple of Heaven & Hutong Life tour with lunch ($79/RMB420). Temple of Heaven, inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. Then take a famous rickshaw Hutong Tour & Local Family Visit, this package also includes a traditional Beijing Zhajiangmian (“Fried Sauce noodles”) as lunch. Hutongs are traditional alley ways that made up Beijing’s old city planning, take a special rickshaw ride for an immersive tour to get a wonderful glimpse into yesterday’s world, the old way of life and traditional Beijing culture, and see the dramatic changes the city has undergone, continue to visit a local family and local market afterwards. Enjoy the free time this afternoon.
Day 15: Nov 09 – Beijing – Canada (AB)
Board your homeward flight or extend your trip in China.
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