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Tours & cruises: Virgin Vacations 14-day tour of China

April 30, 2011|By Avital Binshtock | Special to the Los Angeles Times
  • A tower entrance frames a picture-perfect stretch of the Mutianyu Wall. A decade of development, encouraged by the economic opening of China, has brought great changes to the Great Wall region north of Beijing, with condos and resorts popping up along the way.
A tower entrance frames a picture-perfect stretch of the Mutianyu Wall.… (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles…)

Virgin Vacations' all-inclusive 14-day tour of China takes travelers on a four-day Yangtze River cruise as well as stops at the Great Wall, terra-cotta army, Forbidden City (including Tiananmen Square), Three Gorges Dam and the Snow Jade Cave.

Itinerary: L.A. to Shanghai, Yichang, Xiling Gorge, Wuxia Gorge, Fengdu, Xian, Beijing and back to L.A.

Dates: Departures through November

Price: Starting at $2,199, including round-trip airfare to China from LAX (though other departure cities are available), flights within China, transfers, fuel surcharges, 12 nights of upscale accommodations, a river cruise aboard the Century Star, 25 meals, sightseeing (including entrance fees), tour guides and motorcoach transportation.

Info: Virgin Vacations, Ft. Washington, Pa.; (888) 937-8474, http://www.virgin-vacations.com

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