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Family China & the Yangtze (2017)

Luxury Small Group Journeys: The finest small-group travel experience

Limited to 18 guests
Days: 12  |  From: $5,995


Family China & the Yangtze

Day 1: Arrive Beijing, China

Arrive in Beijing, China’s political and cultural hub. Transfer to your luxurious hotel.

Four Seasons Hotel Beijing

Day 2: Beijing | The Great Wall & Famed Olympic Venues

Walk or take a cable car to the top of the Great Wall of China. Hop on a toboggan for an exciting ride back down. Later, view the Beijing National Stadium, also known as the “Bird’s Nest,” and the National Aquatics Center, dubbed the “Water Cube.” Gather for a cocktail and a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Four Seasons Hotel Beijing   |   Meals: B L D

Day 3: Beijing | Tai Chi and Kung Fu

Enjoy a morning tai chi class at the Temple of Heaven. Ride Like a Local on a pedicab through a hutong filled with winding alleyways. After lunch, walk in the footsteps of emperors in the Forbidden City and wander Tiananmen Square. Tonight, take in a thrilling Kung Fu show.

Four Seasons Hotel Beijing   |   Meals: B L

Day 4: Beijing/Xian | Dumpling Demonstration

Fly to Xian and enjoy lunch. Then, enter the Ancient Gate of Xian’s City Wall and cycle or stroll along its ramparts. Tonight, delight in a dumpling-making demonstration at a local restaurant.

Shangri-La Hotel, Xian   |   Meals: B L D

Day 5: Xian/Chengdu | Terra Cotta Warriors

Marvel at the legendary Terra Cotta Warriors, thousands of life-size ceramic soldiers “guarding” the tomb of China’s first emperor. Visit a pottery factory and make your own terra cotta soldier. Fly to Chengdu.

Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu   |   Meals: B L D

Day 6: Chengdu | A Visit with Giant Pandas

Visit the Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center to encounter China’s living national emblem playing in its natural habitat. Attend the Sichuan Opera for a mystifying facechanging performance.

Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu   |   Meals: B

Day 7: Chongqing | High-Speed Train & River Cruiser

Enjoy your morning at leisure before hopping on a high-speed train to Chongqing. On arrival, board your river cruiser to begin a three-night voyage on the Yangtze River through the scenic Three Gorges.

Sanctuary 'Yangzi Explorer'   |   Meals: B L D

Days 8-9: Cruising the Yangtze | Mandarin & Calligraphy

Spend two adventurous days on the ship and exploring the shore. On board, young guests enjoy lessons in calligraphy and Mandarin, and have fun with crafts and games, in the company of an engaging A&K Young Explorers Guide.

Sanctuary 'Yangzi Explorer'   |   Meals: B L D

Day 10: Yichang/Shanghai | Stunning Three Gorges Dam

Arrive at the Three Gorges Project Dam Site. Following time for a photo opportunity, fly to Shanghai and transfer to your luxury hotel on the Bund. The balance of the afternoon and evening are at leisure.

The Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund   |   Meals: B L

Day 11: Shanghai | The Blend of Old & New

Explore the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel by electric cart and visit the glass Skywalk of the World Financial Center for vistas of Shanghai. Stroll in Old Town and visit the Yu Garden. Tonight, gather for a farewell dinner.

The Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund   |   Meals: B L D

Day 12: Depart Shanghai

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart for home.

Meals: B

2018 Dates | 2018 departure dates and pricing coming soon.

5 Things That Will Surprise You in China | From Beijing to Shanghai, ancient and modern still collide in five magical places. Read more on A&K's blog

Child Pricing | Children under 12 sharing with an adult save $800.

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