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Explore remarkable cultures with an intriguing tour of Asia, travelling from China's Beijing and Chengdu to Lhasa, in the heart of Tibet, where you visit Potala Palace, before cruising through the Three Gorges on the Yangtze River.

A&K Advantages

  • Embark on a three-night cruise on the Yangtze River aboard all-balcony Sanctuary 'Yangzi Explorer'
  • Discover Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet's spiritual capital
  • Visit the less-crowded and well-preserved Mutianyu section of the Great Wall
  • Enjoy a private tour with an on-site archaeologist at the Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit
  • Visit the Panda Research Center, where you learn about China's unofficial national symbol in its natural habitat
  • Experience the narrow winding lanes and courtyard residences of a traditional hutong

Itinerary at a Glance

China, Tibet & the Yangtze

Day 1: Arrive Beijing, China

Day 2: Beijing | Imperial Beijing

Day 3: Beijing | Walking the Great Wall

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

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

Day 6: Chengdu | Spicy Sichuan

Day 7: Chengdu | Up Close with Pandas

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 $1,765.

Extend Your Journey | Enhance your journey with a pre-tour extension to Mongolia (5 days from $3,995) 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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