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Great Wall, Giant Pandas & the Yangtze

CAA Travel - China and the Yangtze

With thousands of years of history, culture and amazing food, it’s time to tick one off your bucket list and explore China! Travel from Beijing to Xi’an and Shanghai to take in the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Terracotta Warriors and a once-in-a-lifetime visit to the Panda Research Centre in Chengdu. Led by expert guides, enjoy special journeys by old-fashioned pedicab, post-modern bullet train and aboard the MV Victoria Jenna for a 4-day Yangtze River cruise. Sample Peking duck and take a Sichuan cooking class. See the Shanghai acrobats, stroll the mesmerizing Bund and perhaps even hold a baby panda on this Chinese adventure.



Dates:   October 14 to 28, 2018
Length:   15 Days
Pricing:   Call us at 1-855-747-2959 for pricing information
Tour Provider:   Extraordinary Explorations
Bonus Feature:   Plaza Premium Lounge – Toronto†, 50 CAA Dollars®‡, 25% savings on travel insurance^

Package Inclusions

  • Airfare from Toronto to Beijing with return from Shanghai to Toronto
  • All domestic flights within China
  • First class bullet train ticket from Beijing to Xi’an
  • First class bullet train ticket from Chengdu to Chongqing
  • 10-night stay in first class accommodation
  • Breakfast daily, 10 lunches and 13 dinners, including 3 specialty dinners
  • Professional English-speaking tour director throughout
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Sightseeing tours and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Destination transfers
  • 3-night downstream Yangtze River Cruise on board the MV Victoria Jenna. Includes all meals, shore excursions and Amenity Package:  
    • Welcome fruit baskets
    • Access to the Executive Lounge
    • Soft drinks available daily in Executive Lounge
    • Happy hour before dinner in the Executive Lounge (including house wine, beer and soda beverages)
    • Dining selection from 2 dining rooms
    • Complimentary house wine and beer at dinner
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi service in the Executive Lounge and lobby areas
    • Nightly turndown service with printed daily itinerary
    • Private shore excursions with 6 or more passengers in a particular group
    • Private lectures by senior American and European staff


To qualify for CAA Member pricing, and to receive CAA Member-exclusive benefits, there must be one valid CAA Member travelling per booking. Non-members booking Extraordinary Explorations are subject to a surcharge and will not receive Member-exclusive benefits. † Plaza Premium Lounge is based on one voucher per person and applies to departures from Toronto International Airport. ‡ CAA Dollars awarded per adult. To earn and redeem CAA Dollars, you must be a current CAA Member in good standing (CAA Membership dues paid in full by membership expiry date). CAA Dollars will be credited at time of departure. For more information on CAA Dollars, please visit www.caasco.com/caadollars. ^ CAA Travel Insurance is underwritten by Orion Travel Insurance Company. Applies to CAA South Central Ontario Members in good standing (CAA Membership dues paid in full by membership expiry date). Twenty-five percent (25%) savings is made up of a ten percent (10%) Member savings as well as a promotional fifteen percent (15%) savings when you purchase an Extraordinary Explorations tour through CAA Travel. This promotional offer is valid until December 31, 2017. Savings apply to the total premium excluding applicable taxes. Minimum premium applies. Visitors to Canada Insurance is limited to the promotional savings. Certain exclusions, limitations and restrictions apply. Subject to change without notice. A Medical Questionnaire may be required to purchase travel insurance. Extraordinary Explorations vacations are organized and booked by CAA Travel (South Central Ontario) Inc. (“CAA Travel”) on behalf of CAA South Central Ontario (“CAA SCO”). In the event of an increase in any of the cost factors, CAA Travel (South Central Ontario) Inc. reserves the right to increase the price whereby the provisions of the Travel Industry Act shall prevail. CAA Extraordinary Explorations packages are 100% non-refundable at final payment. CAA Travel service fee for cancellation prior to final payment varies by program. For full payment terms and conditions, please ask your CAA Travel Consultant. CAA Travel reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements (minimum number of participants) or circumstances beyond its control. Additional fees for checked luggage or other incidentals may be incurred and vary according to itinerary and airline. Air schedules with some tours are not available at press time and may include several connections or forced overnight at passenger’s expense. CAA Travel strongly recommends the purchase of cancellation and emergency travel and medical insurance at the time of booking.