China is one of the largest countries in the world with a long,
rich history, a promising future and an air of mystery. While
seeing its many faces could prove to be an overwhelming task, Ritz
Tours may have an answer with its current tour offering, 18-day
Majestic Yangtze River Excursion (upstream version), which offers a
little bit of everything at a reasonable price.
Starting at $2,999 per person, the Majestic Yangtze tour sets
out from Los Angeles or San Francisco ($3,149 from New York’s JFK)
before arriving in Beijing. Guests will visit some of the most
popular tourist attractions in the region: Tiananmen Square, The
Forbidden City and the Emperor’s Summer Palace, the Ming Tomb
Museum, the Temple of Heaven and, of course, the Great Wall.
Upon arrival in Shanghai, visitors will discover a vibrant urban
scene, and great shopping with stops including Yu Gardens and
Nanjing Road plus entertainment by China’s famed acrobats prior to
boarding a Victoria Cruise ship and excursion along the Yangtze
Traveling between Chongqing and Yichang, this river cruise
passes through the Three Gorges as Victoria Cruises presents a wide
variety of lectures, demonstrations and entertainment.
After the Yangtze, a stay in Xian features Emperor Qin Shi
Huang’s Terra Cotta Warriors, discovered nearly 2,200 years after
original burial with the Emperor Huang. Other stops include the
excavation site, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and a visit to the Ancient
The historic portion of the tour finishes with a scenic voyage
down the Li River. The Li passes through Bamboo groves, Elephant
Trunk Hill and Reed Flute Cave.
This full adventure concludes in Hong Kong for a three-day
stint. An organized tour of the city hits Stanley Market, Repulse
Bay, Aberdeen’s Floating Community and some down time for personal
exploration of what has been described as the “Jewel of the
Departure dates for Ritz Tours 18-day Majestic Yangtze River
Excursion are good from March to November. Prices are based on
double occupancy and do not include applicable taxes. Single
supplements cost $1,100 to $1,400 per person depending upon
departure dates. Add-on prices are optional from selected major
cities, starting at $100 per person. All packages come with
roundtrip airfare, five-star accommodations, three meals a day,
entertainment per program schedule and tour guide. Ritz Tours also
provides free Travel Insurance Protection for travelers having
completed final payment 45 days before departure.
For travelers looking to extend stays Ritz offers optional
packages to Bangkok, Tokyo and Vietnam (newly added) in
incorporation with the Majestic Yangtze River Excursion.
In addition, Ritz Tours recently announced a new winter special,
“Shanghai in a Week,” offering pricing from $777 plus tax per
person, based on double occupancy, good through March 21.
Participants receive roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles or San
Francisco (starting at $899 from New York’s JFK, per person, double
occupancy with an extra night due to air transportation),
intra-China airfare, accommodations, air-conditioned transportation
to attractions, meals, entertainment per the itinerary and tour
guide accompaniment. Single supplements are $150 extra.