Imperial China, Mysterious Tibet & the Yangtze River - 2017

Beijing • Xi’an • Chengdu • Lhasa, Tibet • 3-Night Yangtze River Cruise • Shanghai
Moderate Deluxe
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Enrich your vacation with Vantage's collection of deluxe optional tours, designed exclusively for our guests. You’ll discover a world beyond the landmarks and gain immeasurable insight into the culture and people of your destination. So join us … and make the most of your journey!

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Chengdu Past & Today

  • Approximate Cost: $55 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 6 hours
  • Location: Chengdu, China
  • When: 8:30 – 2:30pm Morning tour with lunch

Found near Chengdu in 2001, the Jinsha archeological site is the most significant archeological discovery in China since the Terra Cotta Army. Dating back some 3000 years and covering five square kilometers, it’s believed to be the capital of the Shu Kingdom — an ancient civilization along the banks of Modi River. You’ll visit the Jinshu Site Museum, displaying 1,000s of early gold, bronze, jade, and stone artifacts unearthed there. You’ll also visit the city’s historical and cultural district to see the wide alley (leisurely life), narrow alley (slow life), and Jing (well) alley (modern life). This is a popular area for locals and visitors alike — with teahouses, restaurants, shops, and boutique hotels, as well as restored ancient buildings, mansions, and courtyards. Lunch is included.

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Tibetan Dinner & Dance Show

  • Approximate Cost: $55 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 3.5 hours
  • Location: Tibet
  • When: 6:00 – 9:30pm Evening tour

As a cultural group, Tibetans enjoy both singing and dancing. In fact, they will sing anytime, for any event — and often dance at festivals, weddings, social gatherings, and even during their leisure time. Folk religion and sorcerers in Tibet have been incorporating popular native dances into their culture for 1000s of years, passing down such folk dances as the Wild Bull Dance, Yak Dance, Deer Dance, Crane Dance, Peacock Dance, Sorcerers’ Dance, and Drum Dance from generation to generation. This tour includes a Tibetan dinner at local restaurant, followed by a lively dance show.

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Hutong Tour with Lunch

  • Approximate Cost: $49 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 3.5 hours
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • When: half-day tour, including home-hosted lunch

Established hundreds of years ago, hutongs — or narrow lanes — were common in ancient Beijing. Several thousand lanes, alleys and quadrangles formed residential areas for ordinary people living in the capital city, and many of them are still well-preserved today. This tour will take you by trishaw through Beijing's old hutong district to a Chinese home for tea and conversation with a local famiy. The highlight of the tour will be a home-hosted lunch in another local home. This is truly a rare opportunity to see Beijing through the eyes of the local people.

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Shanghai Past & Today

  • Approximate Cost: $89 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 5 hours
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • When: Morning tour

Your tour begins at the Shanghai Maglev train station, where you’ll embark on a 30-minute round-trip ride. Linking Shanghai airport to the city, this $1.2 billion project was the world's first commercially operated high-speed, magnetic levitation line. With top speeds of 268 mph — faster than a Formula One car — it became the world’s fastest train in regular commercial service upon opening in 2004. After your exciting ride, you’ll pass by the former French Concession — once the center of Catholicism in the city, and now the premier residential and retail district in Shanghai. Your tour ends at the affluent Xin Tian Di district, where you’ll enjoy a walking tour and a Dim Sum lunch at local restaurant.

***This optional tour is for the post-extension only.***

Please Note: All prices are per person and subject to change. All optional tours are offered by Vantage Deluxe World Travel. Descriptions and scheduling are subject to change. Minimum tour participation is required to operate optional tours. Optional tours cancelled by passengers within 48 hours of the excursion are non-refundable.

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Journey Imperial China, Mysterious Tibet & the Yangtze River China, Tibet & the Yangtze Roof of the World
Cruise-Only Prices* $0 $6,749 $4,339 Save up to $3,500 per couple over our competitors!
Trip Length 0 days 14 days 17 days Best Pacing - more time in destinations!
Per Diem $0 per day $482 $255 Save up to $376 per couple, per day!
Included Tours and Special Features 19 sightseeing tours & Cultural Connections - a $3,100 value per couple! Tour of the Great Wall and Forbidden City; visit Xi'an & Terra Cotta Warriers; Tea with local family; lunch at farmers home, full day cruising Guilins Li River, Chinese watercolor painting lesson and local school visit in Guilin, visit Chongquing Zoo and pandas, and more! Visit Great Wall, Terra Cotta Warriers, Hong Kong City Tour; Jokhang Temple, Tibet Museum, Potala Palace. Culture Curriculum: tea with a Tibetan family; lectures on the Yangtze River, tai chi every morning aboard; concert of the Hubei Bells; learn a few Chinese words Experience the BEST of China, Tibet & the Yangtze River with the MOST Cultural Connections and special features!
Single Travelers FREE Single Supplement available on every departure — a value of $2,199! Plus, low-cost or free single supplements on trip extensions No special offers No special offers Single friendly! We are the only company to offer FREE Single Supplements on every departure in Upper Deck cabins! Plus, FREE Single Supplements on extension options!
Meals 38 meals 35 meals 46 meals Balance of Chiness and Western mals; all meals onboard ship. Welcome and Farewell Dinners!
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Accommodations 16 nights, including 13 nights in First-Class, Superior First-Class, and Moderate Deluxe hotels, and 3 nights cruising aboard the new, 5-Star Century Legend. Ship features indoor swimming pool & more! Deluxe cabins are 301 square feet with private balcony. Brand-new, 5-Star Century Legend or Century Paragon, Signature suites are 301 square feet with private balcony. Ship has indoor lap pool. 5-Star Viking Emerald, built in 2011. Verandah staterooms are 250 square feet. Pay less and stay on the 5-Star Century Legend, the newest ship cruising the Yangtze.
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