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Luxury Family Journeys

Family China & the Yangtze 2019


12 days from $6,495

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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Embark on a three-night cruise on the Yangtze River 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 | Bullet Train Ride
Day 7
Chengdu & Chongqing | Face to Face with Giant Pandas
Day 8
Cruising the Yangtze | Along Asia’s Great River
Day 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, where you are met and transferred 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, stand atop the ramparts of Xian’s City Wall. Tonight, a fun culinary adventure awaits with a Family Foodie Experience at a local restaurant, where you learn to make traditional dumplings.

Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square
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.

Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Chengdu | Bullet Train Ride

Travel by high-speed train to Chengdu, the charming capital of Sichuan Province. Later, attend the Sichuan Opera for a dazzling “face-changing” performance.

Waldorf Astoria Chengdu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7
Chengdu & Chongqing | 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, hop on a high-speed train to buzzy Chongqing. On arrival, board your river cruiser to begin a three-night voyage on the Yangtze River.

Sanctuary 'Yangzi Explorer'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Cruising the Yangtze | Along Asia’s Great River

Start your morning with tai chi on the deck before breakfast. Disembark in the small city of Fuling and enjoy a shore excursion, beginning with a visit to the White Crane Ridge Underwater Museum. Descend 150 feet underwater to see centuries-old rock carvings. Afterward, continue to a local market to gain insight into the region’s rich culinary culture. This afternoon, learn about traditional Chinese medicine. Tonight, attend the Captain’s Reception.

Sanctuary 'Yangzi Explorer'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Cruising the Yangtze | The Three Gorges

Early this morning, ‘Yangzi Explorer’ navigates the Qutang and Wu gorges before anchoring at Badong, where you board a ferry and travel up Shennong Stream. Transfer to “pea pod” boats poled by Tujia boatman to view a scenic gorge. The Tujia are members of a local minority culture famed for their boat-building skills and keen knowledge of the Yangtze. Gain insights into their daily lives by visiting a village before returning by ferryboat to ‘Yangzi Explorer.’ Tonight, savor a “Taste of China” dinner, followed by onboard entertainment.

Sanctuary 'Yangzi Explorer'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Shanghai | Pearl of the Orient

Arrive at the Three Gorges Dam site for a photo stop. Then, fly to Shanghai and transfer to your luxury hotel on the Bund with views of a glittering 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.

  • Jun 21 - Jul 02
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  • Jun 28 - Jul 09
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  • Jul 05 - Jul 16
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  • Jul 12 - Jul 23
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  • Jul 19 - Jul 30
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    $7,695
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    $1,595
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    $10,495
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    $900
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    $10,495
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    $5,595
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    $900
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    $10,495
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    $5,595
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    $10,495
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    $5,595
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  • Jul 26 - Aug 06
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    $6,495
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    $1,595
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    $900
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    Xiling Deck
    Price
    $6,595
    Single Supplement
    $1,595
    Internal Air From
    $900
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    Wu Deck
    Price
    $6,695
    Single Supplement
    $1,595
    Internal Air From
    $900
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    Wu Deck (Suite)
    Price
    $7,495
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    $1,595
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    $900
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    Qutang Deck (Suite)
    Price
    $7,695
    Single Supplement
    $1,595
    Internal Air From
    $900
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    Jade (Suite)
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    $10,495
    Single Supplement
    $5,595
    Internal Air From
    $900
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    Mandarin (Suite)
    Price
    $10,495
    Single Supplement
    $5,595
    Internal Air From
    $900
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    Celestial (Suite)
    Price
    $10,495
    Single Supplement
    $5,595
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    $900
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    Imperial (Suite)
    Price
    $10,495
    Single Supplement
    $5,595
    Internal Air From
    $900
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  • Aug 02 - Aug 13
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    $6,495
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    $1,595
    Internal Air From
    $900
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    Limited Availability
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    Xiling Deck
    Price
    $6,595
    Single Supplement
    $1,595
    Internal Air From
    $900
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    Wu Deck
    Price
    $6,695
    Single Supplement
    $1,595
    Internal Air From
    $900
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    Limited Availability
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    Wu Deck (Suite)
    Price
    $7,495
    Single Supplement
    $1,595
    Internal Air From
    $900
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    Cabin Class
    Qutang Deck (Suite)
    Price
    $7,695
    Single Supplement
    $1,595
    Internal Air From
    $900
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    Available
    Cabin Class
    Jade (Suite)
    Price
    $10,495
    Single Supplement
    $5,595
    Internal Air From
    $900
    Availability
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    Mandarin (Suite)
    Price
    $10,495
    Single Supplement
    $5,595
    Internal Air From
    $900
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    Celestial (Suite)
    Price
    $10,495
    Single Supplement
    $5,595
    Internal Air From
    $900
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    Imperial (Suite)
    Price
    $10,495
    Single Supplement
    $5,595
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    $900
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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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