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Luxury Family Journeys

Family China & the Yangtze 2018


12 days from $6,295

Limited to 24 guests

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Children 17 and under save $500.

Experience an exciting family adventure through China that takes you atop the Great Wall, into an incredible habitat created just for pandas and down the mighty Yangtze River.

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Cruise for three nights on the Yangtze River, passing the incredible Three Gorges, aboard all-balcony Sanctuary ‘Yangzi Explorer'

Walk along the incredible Great Wall of China, and then coast back down in a toboggan

See giant pandas up close at a beautiful, sprawling sanctuary

Have fun making authentic dumplings as part of a unique Family Foodie Experience

View the massive Terra Cotta Warrior army, and then enjoy a visit to a local pottery factory to make your own clay soldier

Ride Like a Local in a pedicab through an exciting hutong in Beijing

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Beijing, China
Day 2
Beijing | Adventure at the Great Wall
Day 3
Beijing | Tai Chi & Kung Fu
Day 4
Xian | The Art of Dumpling Making
Day 5
Xian | The Emperor’s Ancient Army
Day 6
Chengdu | Face to Face with Giant Pandas
Days 7-9
CRUISING THE YANGTZE | THE THREE GORGES
Day 10
SHANGHAI | PEARL OF THE ORIENT
Day 11
Shanghai | Where Old Meets New
Day 12
Depart Shanghai
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 | Adventure at the Great Wall

Travel to the less-visited Mutianyu section of the magnificent Great Wall of China, which you walk along as great warriors once did, before hopping in 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Beijing | Tai Chi & Kung Fu

Start the day with a morning tai chi class for the family, which you experience at the Temple of Heaven. Ride Like a Local with an exciting pedicab ride through a maze of winding alleyways known as a hutong. 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: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4
Xian | The Art of Dumpling Making

Fly to Xian and enjoy lunch. Then, enter the Ancient Gate of Xian’s City Wall and stroll along its ramparts above the city. Tonight, a fun culinary adventure awaits with a Family Foodie Experience at a local restaurant, where you learn to make traditional dumplings.

The Westin, Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Xian | The Emperor’s Ancient Army

Play archaeologist today with a visit to the site of the legendary Terra Cotta Warriors, where thousands of life-size ceramic soldiers who “guard” the tomb of China’s first emperor continue to be unearthed. Later, visit with artisans at a local pottery factory and enjoy the chance to make your own clay soldier. Fly to Chengdu.

Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Chengdu | Face to Face with Giant Pandas

In the morning, visit the Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center, where you encounter the adorable giant panda — China’s living national emblem — in a beautiful, sprawling habitat. Later, attend the Sichuan Opera for a dazzling “face-changing” performance.

Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu
Meals: Breakfast
Days 7-9
CRUISING THE YANGTZE | THE THREE GORGES

Enjoy your morning at leisure before hopping on a high-speed train to buzzy Chongqing. On arrival, board your river cruiser to begin a three-night voyage on the Yangtze River. Spend the next two days cruising the Yangtze and travelling through its rocky, towering Three Gorges. Board a traditional sampan longboat for an excursion along the bright green Shennong Stream, where you learn about the legendary Tujia boatmen who once pulled boats up the Yangtze with their bare hands. You also have the opportunity to meet the locals who live along the river’s banks. On board, families enjoy everything from calligraphy and Mandarin language lessons to Chinese opera mask painting and tea ceremonies.

Sanctuary 'Yangzi Explorer'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
SHANGHAI | PEARL OF THE ORIENT

Arrive at the Three Gorges Dam for a photo stop. Fly to Shanghai and transfer to your luxury hotel on the Bund with views to a glittery sea of skyscrapers. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore as a family.

Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11
Shanghai | Where Old Meets New

This morning, take part in an interactive kung fu class. Then, pass through the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel by electric cart and visit Shanghai Tower for more remarkable vistas of action-packed Shanghai. Step back in time with a stroll in Old Town and a visit to the beautiful Yu Garden. Tonight, gather for a farewell dinner.

Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12
Depart Shanghai

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and fly home.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • Jul 27 - Aug 07
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    $7,495
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    $5,495
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    Sanctuary 'Yangzi Explorer' Deck Plan
  • Aug 03 - Aug 14
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    Main Deck
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    Single Supplement
    $1,495
    Internal Air From
    $900
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    Xiling Deck
    Price
    $6,395
    Single Supplement
    $1,495
    Internal Air From
    $900
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    Wu Deck
    Price
    $6,495
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    $1,495
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    Wu Deck (Suite)
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    $7,295
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    $1,495
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    Qutang Deck (Suite)
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    $7,495
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    $1,495
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    $900
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    Jade (Suite)
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    $10,295
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    $5,495
    Internal Air From
    $900
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    Mandarin (Suite)
    Price
    $10,295
    Single Supplement
    $5,495
    Internal Air From
    $900
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    Celestial (Suite)
    Price
    $10,295
    Single Supplement
    $5,495
    Internal Air From
    $900
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    Imperial (Suite)
    Price
    $10,295
    Single Supplement
    $5,495
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    $900
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    Sanctuary 'Yangzi Explorer' Deck Plan
Journey Details

Minimum age is 6 years.

Children 17 and under save $500

First group event: Welcome briefing at 10:30 a.m. on Day 2.

Last group event: Farewell dinner at 7:30 p.m. on Day 11.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two guests.


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

Pricing applies to children 17 and under sharing with an adult.


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