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See the best of China on this journey that takes you from modern Beijing, the Great Wall and the many treasures of Xian to the Giant Buddha in Leshan and down the Yangtze on a three-night cruise.

A&K Advantages

  • Embark on a luxurious, three-night cruise upon the Yangtze River on board the intimate, all-balcony Sanctuary 'Yangzi Explorer,' experiencing off-the-beaten-track China
  • Take in the exotic sights and sounds of Xian's Muslim Quarter
  • Gain a deeper understanding of Chinese artifacts with a visit to the Yangling Museum and its conservation lab
  • Embark on a quest to the city of Leshan, where you discover the largest stone Buddha in the world at 233 feet high


Itinerary at a Glance

Signature China & the Yangtze

Day 1: Arrive Beijing, China

Day 2: Beijing | The Great Wall

Day 3: Beijing | Homage to Heaven

Day 4: Xian | The Great Silk Road

Day 5: Xian | Terra Cotta Warriors

Day 6: Chengdu | Faces of Sichuan

Day 7: Chengdu | Giant Buddha

Day 8: Chengdu to Chongqing | Board the ‘Yangzi Explorer’

Days 9-10: Cruising the Yangtze | Asia’s Great River

Day 11: Yichang to Shanghai | Disembark ‘Yangzi Explorer’

Day 12: Shanghai | Pearl of the Orient

Day 13: Shanghai | Life on the Bund

Day 14: 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

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