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

Special to the Los Angeles Times

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,

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