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China, Tibet and the Yangtze

3 Nights Hotel in Beijing, 2 Nights Hotel Xi'an, 3 Nights Hotel Tibet, 3-Night Cruise Chongqing to Yichang, 2 Nights Hotel in Shanghai

China Yangtze Cruise

China Tibet and the Yangtze cruise map
2016 & 2017 Departure Dates & Pricing

Beijing to Shanghai - 14 days

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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Beijing, China

Arrive in Beijing and be greeted and escorted to the hotel.

Day 2: Beijing (China)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, hutongs tour with home-hosted lunch, and Peking Duck Welcome Dinner with complimentary wine

Your first full day in Beijing takes you to Tiananmen Square, which is both a center of contemporary civic life in Beijing and the gateway to the Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, you’ll take a rickshaw ride through the hutongs, the historic neighborhoods of Old Beijing. A local family will invite you into their home for lunch. Later in the evening, you’ll enjoy a Welcome Dinner of succulent Peking duck, a signature dish of the city, served with wine.

Day 3: Beijing

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: The Great Wall and kung fu show at Beijing’s Red Theatre

Walk along the UNESCO-designated Great Wall. Later in the evening, be treated to a mesmerizing show that combines kung fu prowess with acrobatics and dance; it’s the best performance in town.

Day 4 : Beijing, fly to Xi'an

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Temple of Heaven and traditional dumpling banquet

The Temple of Heaven is a UNESCO-designated site that dates back to the 15th century. A masterpiece of architectural and landscape design, it influenced architecture throughout China for centuries. After lunch, you’ll fly to the ancient city of Xi’an, where you’ll settle into the elegant Shangri-La Xi’an hotel. Later, head to a local restaurant to feast on the delicious dumplings that are a specialty of the region.

Day 5 : Xi'an

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Museum of the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, City Wall, and Tang Dynasty dinner show

Visit the museum that is home to over 8,000 life-sized Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. You’ll then see the ancient city wall built to protect Xi’an from invaders. This evening, enjoy a traditional dinner with rice wine and a cultural performance that re-creates the music, folk dances, and traditional costumes of the Tang Dynasty.

Day 6 : Xi'an, fly to Lhasa

Fly to Lhasa, the ancient cultural and religious center of Tibet, and check into the supremely comfortable Shangri-La Lhasa hotel, where you’ll enjoy dinner in the evening.

Day 7: Lhasa

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Jokhang Temple and Tibet Museum

See the holiest site in Tibet: gold-domed Jokhang Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that contains a seventh-century statue of Buddha. Tour the rich collection of prehistoric artifacts at the Tibet Museum. Visit a Lhasa family’s home, then savor dinner accompanied by a traditional folk show.

Day 8: Lhasa

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Potala Palace and Sera Monastery

The vast, UNESCO-designated Potala Palace is exceptionally well preserved. Wander through its chapels as pilgrims make offerings at thousand-year-old altars, and admire the religious paintings called thangkas. From here, you’ll head off to see Sera Monastery’s colorful murals and mandalas.

Day 9: Lhasa, fly to Chongqing (Embarkation Day), cruising the Yangtze River

FEATURED EXCURSION: Chongqing Zoo

Fly to Chongqing, where you’ll visit the giant pandas at the city’s wonderful zoo before boarding your comfortable ship.

Day 10: Cruising the Yangtze River, Shibaozhai

FEATURED EXCURSION: Shibao Pagoda

Mist-shrouded peaks loom above the winding Yangtze for miles as you cruise through the Three Gorges region. Every view is a picture straight out of China’s iconic watercolor illustrations. Your ship will stop at the Shibao Pagoda, a colorful 12-story temple built into the side of a hill that is now an island as a result of the rising waters from the Three Gorges Dam. Enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception with complimentary wine in the evening.

Day 11: Cruising the Yangtze River, Shennong Stream

FEATURED EXCURSION: Explore Shennong Stream

You’ll get a close-up view of the breathtaking landscape as you board a small boat and cruise along the Shennong Stream, a tributary to the Yangtze. Later in the day, your ship will navigate the enormous Three Gorges Dam locks. In the evening, a Farewell Dinner with complimentary wine will be served. 

Note: Due to water conditions we may substitute a Lesser Gorges boat tour for the Shennong Stream boat tour. 

Day 12: Cruising the Yangtze River, Yichang (Disembarkation Day), fly to Shanghai

FEATURED EXCURSION: Three Gorges Dam

Before you disembark in Yichang, you’ll tour the world’s largest hydroelectric project, the Three Gorges Dam, which supplies power to millions of people. Following your visit, you’ll fly to Shanghai. Settle into your lovely room in the peaceful Pudong Shangri-La and relax over a buffet dinner at your hotel.

Day 13: Shanghai

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Shanghai city tour, dim sum lunch, and Shanghai Acrobats performance

Shanghai, located at the mouth of the Yangtze, has been a trading center for 400 years. Today, it’s an economic dynamo with one of the busiest ports in the world. Stroll along the Bund, Shanghai’s famed waterfront promenade, and take in its historic buildings and its spectacular view of the high-rises that typify China’s largest city. Savor a dim sum lunch at your hotel, then take some time to browse through the district’s unique shops. In the evening, prepare to be dazzled by the world-renowned Shanghai Acrobats.

Day 14: Shanghai, transfer to the airport

Transfer to the airport for your flight home, or continue your adventure with one of our memorable optional extensions.

Departures & Pricing

Advisements:

  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary.
  • Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels and uncontrollable factors.

2016 and 2017 Departures
Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing twin cabin
From Beijing
Program Start Date
Signature Suite w/ private balcony
Presidential Suite
May 20, 2016
$6,149
$8,048
Jun 17, 2016
$6,049
$7,948
Jul 22, 2016
$5,999
$7,898
Aug 12, 2016
$5,999
$7,898
Sep 2, 2016
$6,449
$7,898
Sep 9, 2016
$6,449
$8,348
Sep 16, 2016
$6,449
$8,348
Oct 7, 2016
$6,449
$8,348
Oct 4, 2016
$6,399
$8,298
Apr 7, 2017
$6,899
$8,499
Apr 21, 2017
$6,999
$8,599
May 5, 2017
$7,099
$8,699
May 19, 2017
$7,099
$8,699
Jun 16, 2017
$6,749
$8,349
Jun 30, 2017
$6,749
$8,349
Sep 1, 2017
$7,299
$8,899
Sep 8, 2017
$7,299
$8,899
Sep 15, 2017
$7,299
$8,899
Oct 6, 2017
$7,299
$8,899
Oct 13, 2017
$7,199
$8,799
Limited number of singles are available for an additional supplement. Please Inquire.
Triple accommodation is available with a rollaway bed.

Prices Include:

▪ 3 nights Yangtze River Cruise in selected riverview stateroom 
▪ 10 nights in deluxe hotels including buffet breakfast and all service charges, taxes and porterage. Hotels are subject to change.
▪ 13 buffet breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners
▪ Peking Duck Welcome Dinner with wine in Beijing
▪ Captain's Welcome Reception and Farewell Dinner onboard the ship
▪ Complimentary house wine, local beers, and soft drinnks druring onboard dinners
▪ Special theme meals: Hutong family lunch in Beijing, traditional dumpling and Tang Dynasty dinners in Xi'an, dinner with folkshow in Lhasa, dim sum lunch in Shanghai
▪ 11 days of captivating. fully escorted excursions with English speaking local guides
▪ Services of an experienced Tour Manager throughout your trip
▪ State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions (except on the Yangtze River)
▪ Exciting evening entertainment, including a kung fu show, a Tang Dynasty show, and the Shanghai Acrobats
▪ Tips for local experts and drivers
▪ All transportation on tours, including flights within China
 
Prices Do Not Include:
▪ Individual arrival and departure (airfare)
▪ Travel Insurance
▪ Gratuities to onboard crew
▪ Personal expenses

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