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China, Tibet & the Yangtze (2016)

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

Limited to 18 guests
Days: 17  |  From: $8,545 (was $9,795)


Explore remarkable cultures with an intriguing tour of Asia, travelling from China's Beijing and Chengdu to Lhasa, the heart of Tibet and highest city on earth, before embarking on a Yangtze cruise.

A&K Advantages

  • Embark on a three-night cruise upon the Yangtze River in a deluxe cabin aboard boutique, all-balcony Sanctuary 'Yangzi Explorer,' the finest five-star vessel sailing the river
  • Discover Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet's spiritual capital
  • Stay at some of the region's most luxurious hotels, including Four Seasons Hotel Beijing and The Peninsula Shanghai
  • Enjoy a private tour with an on-site archaeologist at the Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit
  • Visit the less-crowded and well-preserved Mutianyu section of the Great Wall
  • Visit the Panda Research Center, where you learn about China's unofficial national symbol in its natural habitat
  • Take a private boat in Leshan to see the largest stonecarved Buddha in the world
  • Visit an artist's studio in Shanghai's up-and-coming M-50 Contemporary Art District


Itinerary at a Glance

China, Tibet & the Yangtze

Day 1: Arrive Beijing, China

Day 2: Beijing | Walking the Wonder that Is the Great Wall

Day 3: Beijing | The Lives of Emperors and Everyday People

Day 4: Xian | In the Heart of China’s Eternal City

Day 5: Xian | Terra Cotta Warriors, Army for the Afterlife

Day 6: Chengdu | Up Close with Pandas

Day 7: Chengdu | Leshan’s Giant Buddha

Day 8: Lhasa | Gateway to Tibet

Day 9: Lhasa | Buddhist Treasures and Monk Debates

Day 10: Lhasa | Footsteps of the Dalai Lama

Day 11: Chongqing | Board ‘Yangzi Explorer’

Day 12: Cruising the Yangtze | Asia’s Great River

Day 13: The Three Gorges | China’s Ultimate Scenery

Day 14: Yichang to Shanghai | Disembark ‘Yangzi Explorer’

Day 15: Shanghai | Exhilarating Metropolis

Day 16: Shanghai | Thriving Waterfront

Day 17: Depart Shanghai

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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

Suite Upgrade Package | Upgrade to suites at all hotels throughout your journey from $2,950.

Extend Your Journey | Enhance your journey with a pre-tour extension to Mongolia (5 days, priced from $2,195) and a post-tour extension to Guilin & Hong Kong (4 days, from $1,995).

Take This Journey Private | This itinerary is also available as an independent journey, Signature China, Tibet & the Yangtze, with A&K local guides.

Customize This Journey | If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to your travel professional.



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