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Best of China with Yangtze Cruise

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Best Of China With Yangtze Cruise
Discover the cityscapes of Beijing and Shanghai, Xi'an's Terracotta Warriors and the rare giant pandas of Chengdu on this mesmerizing encounter with China, which includes a leisurely cruise along the Yangtze River.


Dining Summary
  • 14 Breakfast (B)
  • 1 Regional Dinner (RD)
  • 7 Lunch (L)
  • 1 Be My Guest (BMG)
  • 3 Dinner (D)
  • 1 Farewell Dinner (FD)
Be My Guest
  • Beijing: Visit and have lunch with a local family in their home in one of Beijing's hutongs and gain a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse into their lifestyle.
Dive Into Culture
  • Beijing: Indulge in a foot massage at the Foot Reflexology Center.
  • Xi'an: Discover the traditions and techniques of dumpling making, indulging in an opportunity to sample them.
  • Chengdu: Learn about Sichuan cuisine at a cooking class in Chengdu and taste some of your creations.
Iconic Experience
  • Great Wall of China: Visit the Great Wall of China to marvel at the historical and physical prominence of this renowned landmark.
  • Beijing: Gain insights into this fascinating city during a sightseeing tour of Beijing. See the Great Hall of the People and Tiananmen Square before stepping through the south gate of the Forbidden City.
  • Beijing: Hop on a traditional rickshaw and weave through Beijing's ancient alleyways.
  • Fortifications of Xian: Visit the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang and see the terracotta warriors.
  • Xi'an: Visit a jade factory to admire the "imperial gem" and marvel at the mineral's historic value.
  • Chengdu: During your orientation of Chengdu, visit People’s Park and experience the energy of Jinli Old Street.
  • : Enjoy an introductory orientation of Chongqing prior to boarding your river cruise.
  • : Visit the cliff-top temple Shibaozhai.
  • Fengdu Ghost City: See the mystical Ghost City of Fengdu and visit its shrines, temples and monasteries dedicated to the afterlife.
  • Yangtze: Cruise on a small motorboat through the magical landscape of the Goddess Stream.
  • Shanghai: Join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Shanghai. See the famous Bund waterfront and Yu Garden.
  • Shanghai: Enjoy a performance by the world-famous Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe.
  • Shanghai: Visit Jin Mao Tower and take in panoramic views of Shanghai from 88 floors up.
  • Shanghai: Join a Local Specialist for a walking tour through the Shanghai French Concession and Xin Tian Di district.
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
  • Chengdu: At the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, learn how your visit contributes to their conservation efforts to rescue and protect the endangered giant panda of which fewer than 2,000 remain.
Must-see Highlights
  • : Explore Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu and Shanghai
  • : Visit the Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City in Beijing, the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an, the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, and the 'Bund' waterfront, Jade Buddha Temple and Jinmao Tower in Shanghai
  • : See local people practicing T'ai Chi in the morning, the Three Gorges Dam and the Shanghai Acrobats
  • : Cruise the Yangtze River and the Three Gorges
Whats Included
  • : An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • : Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • : All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • : All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • : Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • : Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • : Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • : Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • : Optional Experiences and free time
  • : On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.
  • : Flight from Beijing to Xi'an and Yichang to Shanghai.

Whats Included
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.
  • Flight from Beijing to Xi'an and Yichang to Shanghai.
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