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15 Day The Mighty Yangtze (2013)

Trip Highlights

 
Uncover China's timeless wonders

Uncover China's timeless wonders
  • Imperial Beijing: where your exciting tour starts, to discover China's proud capital and its countless imperial treasures such as the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and the legendary Great Wall.
  • Xian - dynastic capital: Your history lesson continues when you visit the historic heartland of China, the home of the buried Army of Terra Cotta Warriors.
  • Chengdu (Panda Reserve): a city of spicy food and Panda, a place rich in cultural legacy and historical sites, is commonly considered as China's most laid back city. Visit Giant Panda Breeding Center for an opportunity to hug a baby panda; unwinding in a neighborhood teahouse; savor the authentic Sichuan spicy food in China's culinary capital. No other places in China can give a more genuine taste of "Real China"
  • Chongqing: China's wartime capital also home to the "Flying Tigers" during WWII, where you board the downstream Yangtze cruise.
  • Yangtze River Cruise: 3-night cruise through Yangtze River's fabled Three Gorges, aboard one of the finest Yangtze cruise ships—Victoria Katrina with guaranteed balcony cabin. Daily shore excursions and onboard entertainment included. Visit the massive Three Gorges Dam; cruise through the 5-stage ship lock; explore the scenic Shennong Stream on motorized sampans, and tour Shibaozhai, an old Yangtze riverside town.
  • Classic Suzhou: China's artistic center over centuries, a city of gardens, canals, and silk art
  • Water town Tongli: a typical water village in the region.
  • Metropolitan Shanghai: once the "Pearl of the Orient" in 1930s, now the trendiest city in China, a perfect place to wrap up your memorable China journey.
 
Savor China's world-renowned delicacies with special culinary events

Savor China's world-renowned delicacies with special culinary events
  • Peking Duck Dinner: delight in the succulent, crispy and aromatic Peking Duck dinner right after you climbed the Great Wall
  • Xian Dumpling Banquet: Enjoy a 17-course dumpling dinner, each with distinctive shapes and aroma.
 
Experience the real China, up-close and personal, with our Culture Insite Program

Experience the real China, up-close and personal, with our Culture Insite Program
  • Hutong tour in Beijing: explore the alleyways and courtyard homes of old Beijing riding rickshaws, and conclude the tour with a home-hosted lunch at local family home.
 
Marvel at UNESCO World Heritage Sites in your trip

Marvel at UNESCO World Heritage Sites in your trip
  • The Great Wall
  • Forbidden City
  • Summer Palace
  • Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing
  • Terra-cotta Warriors and Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, Xian
  • Classic Gardens of Suzhou