Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of China and Tibet on this unforgettable land and river cruise vacation! Your trip begins in Beijing, where you visit the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City and other imperial palaces and gardens. On to Xi'an to marvel at the famous legion of Terra Cotta Warriors guarding Emperor Qin's tomb. Travel to Chengdu, the gateway to Tibet, to visit the fascinating Giant Panda Breeding Research Base.
Then journey into the "Roof of the World" to get inspiration from the Tibetan Buddhism and experience a culture far different from our own. Soak the timeless beauty of the Tibet highlands, and tour the mystical Potala Palace, the former residence of the Dalai Lama. Witness the debate between monks at the Sera Monastery, sip yak-butter tea at a Tibetan family home, visit the sacred Jokhang Temple, and walk at the wonderful and colorful Bakhor Bazaar - It's an experience not to be missed.
Continue to Chongqing, China's most populous mountain city, to embark on your 3-night river cruise down the Yangtze. From the private balcony, you will witness the timeless landscapes along the Yangtze valley and sail through the picturesque Gorges and canyons. Tour the Three Gorges Dam site and fly to Shanghai, China's futurist city, where you tour the Shanghai Museum and visit many of its modern architectures. This vacation to China and Tibet intentionally planned in 18 days, with the wonderful Yangtze River Cruise, is an once-in-a-lifetime trip.
- Roundtrip international airfare including taxes and fuel surcharges
- 13 nights' accommodation at centrally located deluxe hotels
- 3-night downstream Yangtze Cruise aboard one of the finest Yangtze cruise ships--Victoria Jenna. Outside cabins with private balcony, picture window and private bath
- 35 included meals: 16 buffet breakfasts, 13 lunches and 6 dinners
- Flexible dining options with recommended local food/restaurant list
- All intra-China flights and ground transportation per itinerary
- Comprehensive sightseeing tours with entrance fees as specified
- Escorted tours with professional English-speaking tour manager/guides
- Baggage handling service
- Audio earphones to enhance touring experience (for group of 10 travelers or more)
- This tour offers the perfect balance between included tour features and flexibility
Setting a higher standard for travel on China’s Yangtze River, Victoria Cruises has enhanced its Luxury Amenities Program. The Luxury Amenities Program features a variety of services to eligible passengers, including enhanced ship placement, access to exclusive VIP areas, complimentary beverages including morning coffee and tea service, enhanced dining privileges, exclusive happy hour, and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access in the Executive Lounge and lobby areas.
The program also includes a welcome fruit basket, complimentary diet soda and wine and beer with dinner, and nightly turn down service. Initially designed for the discerning travelers on suite accommodations, the unique Luxury Amenities Program by Victoria Cruises is now available as an included feature to eligible World Spree travelers on the Yangtze Cruise & Tibet Odyssey.
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