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Enjoy spectacular destinations in China and Tibet, and cruise the mighty Yangtze River, on this journey that takes you from the capital of Beijing to the Great Wall and Xian, into the mountains of Tibet, and ultimately to exhilarating Shanghai.

A&K Advantages

  • Embark on a three-night Yangtze River cruise on board Sanctuary 'Yangzi Explorer,' in deluxe cabins offering views of the Three Gorges from your private balcony
  • Discover Potala Palace during a three-night stay at Lhasa, Tibet's spiritual capital
  • Visit the Panda Research Center in Chengdu, where you learn about China's unofficial national symbol in its natural habitat
  • Visit the less-frequented and well-preserved Mutianyu section of the Great Wall


Itinerary at a Glance

Signature China, Tibet & the Yangtze

Day 1: Arrive Beijing, China

Days 2-3: Beijing | The Great Wall

Days 4-5: Xian | The Eternal City

Days 6-7: Chengdu | Up Close to Pandas

Days 8-10: Lhasa, Tibet | Gateway to Tibet

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’

Days 15-16: Shanghai | Exhilarating Metropolis

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

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