Imperial China, Mysterious Tibet & the Yangtze River - 2018

Beijing • Xi’an • Chengdu • Lhasa, Tibet • 3-Night Yangtze River Cruise • Shanghai
  • THE CENTURY LEGEND
  • WITNESS THE BREATHTAKING TERRA COTTA WARRIORS
  • SPEND 3 NIGHTS IN TIBET, THE “ROOF OF THE WORLD,” TAKING IN ITS FASCINATING BUDDHIST CULTURE IN THE HIMALAYAS
  • MEET THE BELOVED RESIDENTS OF A PROTECTED SANCTUARY IN CHENGDU
DATES & PRICES
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$4,799
  • $282
    PER DAY
  • 17
    DAYS
  • 17
    TOURS
Moderate Deluxe
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Base prices are factored using double-occupancy rooms; supplemental fees may apply for those traveling independently.
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18 DAYS FROM $5,348
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Tokyo, Japan

4 DAYS FROM $1,299

Suzhou & Shanghai, China

3 DAYS FROM $399

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Suzhou & Shanghai, China

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FROM $399 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $133 PER DAY

There’s so much to see in Shanghai, the dazzling commercial center of Asia, that you’ll want to stay longer — and now you can! On this two-night extension, we’ll stay in the same hotel as the base tour. Enjoy a scenic cruise to view the city at night. Then, travel into the past as you visit Suzhou, the famed "City of Gardens," a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Suzhou is also one of the centers of China’s thriving silk industry, as well as a port on the Grand Canal, the astonishing feat of 7th-century engineering that stretches 1,100 miles through China. Join us — don’t miss this opportunity to see even more of Shanghai and to visit Suzhou, another of China’s treasures!

Your Price Includes:

2 nights accommodations at the Moderate Deluxe Longemont Hotel Shanghai
4 meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner
2 sightseeing tours, including full-day tour to Suzhou, and 2 Cultural Discoveries
All transfers, including a boat ride along an ancient canal to see local homes 

Baggage handling (where permitted)
Services of a City Host and regional expert

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DAY 18 : Shanghai

We have today to explore the scintillating financial and cultural center of Shanghai on your own. If you wish, you may join an optional "Shanghai Past & Present" tour that takes in the old French concession and Xin Tian Di areas, with a delicious Dim Sum lunch. Later this evening, you’re in for a visual treat when, after our included dinner, we set out on a “Shanghai by Night” cruise on the Huang Pu River.

 Included meals: dinner
 

DAY 19 : Shanghai & Suzhou

Enjoy a buffet breakfast at our hotel. Then we embark on a full-day tour to Suzhou, graced with canals, stone bridges, pagodas and classically designed gardens. We first visit the Master’s Net Garden. After, enjoy a leisurely boat ride along the Grand Canal. Cultural Discoveries: After visiting a silk embroidery factory and savoring lunch, we return to Shanghai by coach. Your evening is at leisure.

 Included meals: breakfast, lunch

DAY 20 : Shanghai / Return home

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport for your flight home.

 Included meals: breakfast

Free Supplement (limited availability)
* Prices are per person, double occupancy, based on March, June & October dates. Add $100 per person for all other dates. FREE single supplement—a value of $149! Limited availability.

Tokyo, Japan

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FROM $1,299 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $324 PER DAY

Before setting out on your tour to China, stop over in another iconic Asian country — and enhance the value of your international airfare — with an optional three-night, pre-trip extension in Tokyo, Japan. The world’s most populous city, Japan’s capital is an exciting and colorful urban tour de force. It’s also a fascinating marriage of contrasts, where fiercely traditional culture and passionate modernity co-exist and, despite its bustling crowds, the streets would pass any white glove test. During our visit to this dynamic metropolis, we enjoy a panoramic city tour featuring both ancient and contemporary landmarks, including a visit to the Asakusa Kannon Temple.

Your Price Includes:
  • 3 nights' accommodations at the Moderate-Deluxe Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo (or similar)
  • 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 1 Welcome Dinner
  • 1 sightseeing tour - half-day tour of Tokyo
  • Airfare from Tokyo to Beijing
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
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DAYS 1-2: Depart home / Arrive Tokyo, Japan

Depart from the U.S. on your flight to Tokyo. Upon arrival on Day 2, take advantage of the afternoon and evening at leisure.


DAY 3: Tokyo

After breakfast, we enjoy a half-day tour of Tokyo featuring the Tokyo Tower,  Asakusa Kannon Temple, and the Nakamise Shopping Arcade. This evening, we gather for a Welcome Dinner.

 Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

DAY 4: Tokyo

After breakfast at the hotel, you have a full day at leisure to explore Japan's vibrant capital city on your own. Situated in Shinjuku — in the heart of Tokyo — our hotel offers convenient access to popular local shopping and entertainment districts, as well as the train station. And with so much to discover here, you're sure to stay busy right up until dinnertime, when you can choose from a spectrum of dining spots.

 Included meals: Breakfast

DAY 5: Tokyo, Japan / Transfer to Beijing, China

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport for your flight to Beijing.

 Included meals: Breakfast

Free Single Supplements, all dates (limited availability)
* Prices are per person, double occupancy, based on March, June, August and October dates. Add $200 per person for all other dates. FREE single supplement—a value of $399! Limited availability.

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Included Tours and Special Features 17 sightseeing tours, plus Cultural Connections! 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!
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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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