Here’s a reasonably priced tour from China Spree that includes many of the country’s top sites and a Yangtze River cruise on the Victoria Katarina, all in 15 days.
Highlights of the “Mighty Yangtze” tour include Beijing and its imperial treasures, the ancient capital of Xian, Chengdu, Chongqing, Suzhou, Tongli and Shanghai.
Dates: Departures Jan. 9 through Oct. 29, 2014.
Price: From $2,339 per person, double occupancy, for travel in January and February. Includes round-trip airfare from Los Angeles or San Francisco, all intra-China flights, accommodations in four- and five-star hotels, most meals, a dumpling banquet, private tours and admission fees, a visit to a local family home and a Tang Dynasty stage show. Prices are cash only and subject to availability through Nov. 30.
Info: China Spree, (866) 652-5656