ChinaPlus Tours, an experienced tour operator known for its personalized service and expertise in the region, is teaming with Victoria Cruises, the pre-eminent cruise line on China’s Yangtze River, to offer a series of escorted vacation programs featuring the best sightseeing in notable Chinese cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Chongqing and Suzhou along with a Yangtze River cruise on a five-star Victoria Cruises vessel. As a special bonus on select 18- and 19-day tours, guests will be treated to a special three-night excursion to the traveler’s choice of Tibet, known as the center of Buddhism in East Asia, or Hong Kong, where the West meets the East, and Guilin, famous for its scenic beauty.
“Having worked closely with ChinaPlus over the years, we can attest to the China specialist’s reliability and good taste when it comes to their intimate escorted programs,” said Larry Greenman, manager of public relations and customer service for Victoria Cruises.
“Most of their programs combine the must-see staples of Chinese tourism along with less common, but equally impressive gems which give their tours a unique flavor,” added Greenman.
“Our in-depth knowledge of China enables us to choose only the best sightseeing and accommodations for our guests which is why we continue to work exclusively with Victoria Cruises for every itinerary that includes the Yangtze River,” said Chris Lee, president of ChinaPlus Tours.
Both programs feature roundtrip international airfare from Los Angeles or San Francisco (most U.S. gateways are available for a reasonable additional cost), air and ground transfers within China, service of a bilingual professional tour director and well-selected English-speaking guides, 36 meals (41 meals on itinerary which includes Tibet) including three special dinners, luggage handling, and comprehensive sightseeing tours.
Tours include Beijing for three nights; Xi’an, three nights; Chongqing, for one night; Yangtze River Cruise, for three nights; Suzhou, one night;Shanghai, two nights; Guilin, for one night; Hong Kong, for two nights and Lhasa for three nights