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2020 Across China: Tibet & the Yangtze

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Tour Itinerary

Explore remarkable cultures with an intriguingjourney through China, travelling from Beijing andChengdu to Lhasa, where you visit Potala Palace,before cruising through the stunning Three Gorgesregion on the Yangtze River, and finish in Shanghai.

  1. Day 1
    Arrive Beijing, China
    Arrive in Beijing, China'''s capital, where you are transferredto your luxurious hotel. Hotel: Four Seasons Hotel Beijing  
  2. Day 2
    Beijing
    After a morning welcome briefing, participate in a tai chilesson at the Temple of Heaven, a classic example of Mingarchitecture. After lunch, explore Tiananmen Square, andthen walk in the footsteps of emperors in the Forbidden City,seat of imperial power for centuries. This evening, enjoy awelcome dinner.Hotel: Four Seasons Hotel Beijing  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Beijing
    Ride Like a Local on a pedicab through a hutong — aneighborhood of small winding alleyways. This afternoon,travel to the well-preserved Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China. Ride a cable car to the top and view thestunning mountains.Hotel: Four Seasons Hotel Beijing  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  4. Day 4
    Xian
    Fly to Xian, made famous by Marco Polo. Once a vital stopon the Great Silk Road, Xian has become a melting pot ofAsian and Middle Eastern influences. Enjoy a private Chef ’sTable experience in noodle throwing and dumpling making.This afternoon, view the Great Mosque, a fascinating site thatblends classic Chinese temple architecture and central Asianembellishments. Visit the city’s lively Muslim Quarter withits teeming markets.Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton, Xian  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  5. Day 5
    Xian
    View the incomparable Terra Cotta Warriors, lost to theworld for two millennia until accidentally rediscovered by afarmer. Explore them with an on-site specialist at your side.Later, stroll along the impressive ramparts of Xian’s CityWall.Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton, Xian  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Chengdu
    Travel to Chengdu by bullet train. For lunch, savor localSichuan specialties at a traditional hot pot meal. VisitPeople’s Park, the city’s largest public park, where youimmerse yourself in local life and culture, watching peopleplay traditional Chinese instruments, practice calligraphyand engage in tai chi. Later, enjoy a tea demonstration atyour hotel.Hotel: Waldorf Astoria Chengdu  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  7. Day 7
    Chengdu
    Visit the Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center andobserve giant pandas roaming in their specially designedhabitat. Then, enjoy an afternoon at leisure to relax or explore Chengdu. This evening, gather with fellow guests for dinner.Hotel: Waldorf Astoria Chengdu  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Lhasa
    Fly to Lhasa, the heart and soul of Tibet, one of the highest citieson earth at 12,000 feet and your home for the next three nights.Relax and acclimatize.Hotel: The St. Regis Lhasa Resort  
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Lhasa
    Experience the spiritual heart of Tibet at the sacred Jokhang,a 1,300-year-old temple. Wander Lhasa’s Barkhor Bazaar, and visit the Dropenling Tibet Handicraft Development Center.Continue to renowned Sera Monastery, and visit with a localfamily for firsthand insights into Tibetan culture.Hotel: The St. Regis Lhasa Resort  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Lhasa
    Discover the Dalai Lama’s former summer residence atNorbulingka, surrounded by trees, ponds, gardens andpavilions. Next, venture beyond the towering walls of theawe-inspiring Potala Palace, former winter residence of theDalai Lama.Hotel: The St. Regis Lhasa Resort  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  11. Day 11
    Chongqing
    Fly to Chongqing. Upon arrival, stop for lunch at a localrestaurant and enjoy a brief city tour before you board yourriver cruiser for a three-night journey through the scenicThree Gorges region.Hotel: ���Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer���  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Day 12
    Cruising the Yangtze
    Disembark in the small city of Fuling and enjoy a shoreexcursion, beginning with a visit to the White Crane RidgeUnderwater Museum. Descend 150 feet underwater to seecenturies-old rock carvings. Afterward, continue to a localmarket to gain insight into the region’s rich culinary culture.This afternoon, learn about Chinese traditional medicineand reflexology. Tonight, attend the Captain’s Reception.Hotel: ���Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer���  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  13. Day 13
    Cruising the Yangtze
    Early this morning, ‘Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer’ navigates theQutang and Wu gorges before anchoring at Badong, whereyou board a ferry and travel up Shennong Stream. Transferto “pea pod” boats poled by Tujia boatmen — members of aminority culture famed for their river skills — and explorea scenic gorge and village. Tonight, enjoy a “Taste of China”dinner experience.Hotel: ���Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer���  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  14. Day 14
    Yichang & Shanghai
    This morning, disembark your river cruiser in Yichang and flyto Shanghai, stopping briefly to photograph the Three GorgesDam. On arrival in Shanghai, transfer to your elegant hotellocated on the famous Bund.Hotel: The Peninsula Shanghai  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  15. Day 15
    Shanghai
    Explore dynamic Shanghai, where stunning modern skylines meet classic street markets and gardens. Proceed to the observation deck of the Shanghai Tower, where you have the opportunity to enjoy a stunning birds eye view of the city.This afternoon, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities:Walk Shanghai’s Historic Jewish Quarter and learn howit became a haven for Jews fleeing Europe in World War II.Join a Guided Shopping Tour of the city’s famed French Concession.Savor a Street Food Tour, sampling local specialties, suchas soup dumplings and steamed crab.This evening, experience a Scenic Sundowner at your hotel’s terrace bar, taking in the city’s lights and architecture.Hotel: The Peninsula Shanghai  
    Meals: Breakfast
  16. Day 16
    Shanghai
    Wander the streets of Old Town and visit the 16th-century Yu Garden. Afterward, explore the Shanghai Museum accompanied by its curator, viewing exceptional collections of historically significant art and housewares. Stroll the Bund, Shanghai’s popular promenade. Later, savor afestive farewell dinner.Hotel: The Peninsula Shanghai  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  17. Day 17
    Depart Shanghai
    After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home orto depart for a post-tour extension.
    Meals: Breakfast
Countries Visited

China

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