City-center hotels and the finest all-balcony ship on the Yangtze distinguish this sweeping in-depth journey. And with never more than 16 guests, a knowledgeable Chinese trip leader will take you deeper inside the history and culture of their native land.

Our prices start from

$ 5,999 LAND ONLY

14 Days • GUIDED • 31 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Including 4 nights in a balcony stateroom aboard the ms Yangzi Explorer
  • Services of a trip leader
  • All on-tour transportation and related fees, including on-tour flight
  • All gratuities are included, except for your trip leader
  • Airport transfers (Restrictions apply)
  • 13 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 8 dinners

Itinerary

Engaging Experiences These special places and experiences are considered tour highlights. Look for them in the daily itineraries.

Fairmont Beijing

Fairmont Beijing

Breakfast Included

From April to November, our tour of the Summer Palace includes a boat ride on Lake Kunming, a delightful and tranquil way to experience the architectural landmarks and sublime natural beauty of this World Heritage Site.

Fairmont Beijing

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

With its many defensive towers and splendid setting amidst rugged mountains, the Great Wall at Mutianyu offers a more authentic and rewarding experience.

Fairmont Beijing

Breakfast, Lunch Included

Designed in accordance with ancient Chinese principles of numerology and cosmology, the resplendent grounds of the Temple of Heaven are an evocative setting for our private Tai Chi lesson.

Cruise: ms Yangzi Explorer

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

This morning's optional "Tribes of the Three Gorges" excursion has been specially prepaid for our guests. Taking you into one of the most scenic areas of Xiling Gorge, you'll be introduced to some of the region's indigenous peoples. Through their food, dress and a lively folk performance, you'll learn about the history and culture of the Tujia, Ba and Chu ethnic groups.

Cruise: ms Yangzi Explorer

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

If you wish to join this afternoon's optional excursion to the White Emperor City, it has been specially pre-paid for our guests. Set on the top of Baidi Mountain overlooking Qutang Gorge, you'll discover a fine ensemble of Ming Dynasty halls including the lovely Observing Stars Pavilion.

Cruise: ms Yangzi Explorer

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Cruise: ms Yangzi Explorer

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

This evening's congenial dinner features savory dumplings - a regional specialty and favorite.

Hilton Hotel

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Join staff at the Xian Museum for an exclusive "Touch Antiquity" experience. Donning white cotton gloves, you'll be able to handle and examine priceless ancient objects as museum staff offer insight into their provenance and cultural significance.

Hilton Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Joining tea farmers to prepare the soil and pick the tea leaves is a fun and enriching way to learn how the region has earned its reputation as one of China's best sources for Dragon Well tea.

JW Marriott

Breakfast, Lunch Included

Tonight's show is a multimedia extravaganza that blends traditional Chinese acrobatics, martial arts, dance and music with spectacular costumes and cutting-edge technology.

Fairmont Peace Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch Included

Fairmont Peace Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Breakfast Included

2022 Tour Dates

October
12, 19
:
$6,499
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Based on a balcony stateroom on the Main Deck. Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land, cruise and on-tour flights only, based on June 15, 2022 travel date. Single supplement from $1,800. International airfare is additional. Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability. Save an extra $600 or more per couple ($300 or more solo) when you pay in full at booking..

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