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2013 Avalon Yangtze River Cruise and Tour of China and Beyond

Avalon Tours are more than just a river cruise. They combine river cruising with ground and air transportation to provide the best, most efficient travel experience.  As a result, your trip is a rich combination of experiences, in many regions, across one or more countries.


Where do you want to go?

Choose from: Hong Kong, Mainland China, Tibet, Mongolia, and the Gobi Desert

Two Sample Tours:
Magical China & the Yangtze River
11 days from Beijing to Shanghai
Starting at: $2,879.00 (not including airfare)*

Cultural China & Tibet With Yangtze River Cruise 
15 days from Shanghai to Beijing
Starting at: $3,709.00 (not including airfare)*

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How many days do you want to travel?

Choose from 11 to 23 days. Keep the following information about how you will be traveling while on your tour in mind:

  • Actual time spent in the boat on the Yangtze River ranges from 3-4 days.
  • Tours cover such a large area you will be flying from one attraction to the next.
  • Travel itineraries include free time so that you have time to adjust to new locations.
  • The pace is similar, no matter how many days you are traveling.


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Yangtze River Facts

The longest river in Asia and the third longest in the world, the Yangtze River stretches through China’s most enchanting historic, cultural, and culinary treasures. Sail through the impressive Three Gorges with its dreamlike vertical cliffs and view the immense dam, China’s largest construction project since the Great Wall. A journey down the Yangtze River—a lifeline in ancient and modern times—is full of intrigue, mystery, and astonishing beauty.

  • Country: China
  • Source: Dangla Mountain Range in the Tibetan Plateau
  • Mouth: East China Sea
  • Length: 3,915 miles


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What Can I do on the River Boat?

Enjoy your luxurious stay on the Century Legend or Century Paragon Cruise Ship.

  • Swim the ship’s pool
  • Do Tai Chi
  • Take pictures of the fascinating Chinese landscape
  • Drink (complementary) Regional Beers and Wines with Dinner or at the two bars
  • Enjoy the Sun Deck
  • Access the Internet
  • Work out at the Fitness Center
  • Enjoy the spa & massage facilities
  • Spend money at a variety of shops
  • Watch a movie in the cinema room
  • Play a game in the game room
  • Read a book from the well-stocked library

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How High is Lhasa, Tibet?

If you choose a trip that includes Tibet, you will be visiting the holy city of Lhasa which is at a 14,000-foot altitude. The visit is for 3 nights; you will have some time to adjust to the thin air.

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