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Signature Series

Signature China & the Yangtze 2017


13 Days from $6,495 was $6,995

Private Journey

Offer

Save $500 per person on Oct 20 and 27.

Discover China's past and present on an independent journey that takes you from the bustling capital, Beijing, to the Terra Cotta Warriors in Xian. Visit the iconic giant panda bears and explore the storied Yangtze River on an all-balcony river cruiser.

A&K Advantages

Experience the best of China by land and river, from its bustling modern cities to its legendary ancient wonders

Embark on a three-night cruise on the Yangtze River aboard all-balcony Sanctuary 'Yangzi Explorer,' experiencing off-the-beaten-track China

Stroll along the Bund, Shanghai's popular waterfront promenade, enjoying views of Pudong's spectacular skyline

Take in the exotic sights and sounds of Xian's Muslim Quarter

Immerse yourself in everyday Chinese life during a visit to the People's Park in Chengdu, where locals gather to relax, do tai chi, drink tea and chat

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Beijing, China
DAY 2
Beijing | Homage to Heaven
DAY 3
Beijing | The Great Wall
DAY 4
Xian | The Great Silk Road
DAY 5
Xian | Terra Cotta Warriors
DAY 6
Chengdu | People’s Park
DAY 7
Chengdu/Chongqing | Board the ‘Yangzi Explorer’
DAYS 8–9
Cruising the Yangtze | Nature’s Beauty
DAY 10
Yichang to Shanghai | Disembark ‘Yangzi Explorer’
DAY 11
Shanghai | Exploring by Sampan
DAY 12
Shanghai | Life on the Bund
DAY 13
Depart Shanghai

Custom Dates | Name the date, and subject to availability, we'll confirm it at the same price as the published departures that month.

DAY 1
Arrive Beijing, China

Arrive in the capital city and transfer to your luxurious hotel.

Four Seasons Hotel Beijing
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DAY 2
Beijing | Homage to Heaven

Start the day with a tai chi class at the Temple of Heaven. Later, explore Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest public square and a site of great political significance. Visit the Forbidden City, China’s former imperial palace, now a vast museum housing imperial treasures.

Four Seasons Hotel Beijing
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 3
Beijing | The Great Wall

Ride a cable car to the top of the well-preserved Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, enjoying sweeping views of the surrounding countryside. Afterward, take a pedicab ride through a hutong, a vast yet intimate neighborhood of small winding alleyways.

Four Seasons Hotel Beijing
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4
Xian | The Great Silk Road

Fly this morning to Xian at the eastern terminus of the Great Silk Road. After lunch, walk through the Muslim Quarter and see the Great Mosque.

Shangri-La Hotel, Xian
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 5
Xian | Terra Cotta Warriors

Visit the excavation site of the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, the life-size army created during the Qin Dynasty to protect China’s first emperor in his afterlife. Later, enter the Ancient Gate of Xian’s impressive City Wall, with the option to cycle or stroll along its ramparts.

Shangri-La Hotel, Xian
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 6
Chengdu | People’s Park

Fly to Chengdu and transfer to your hotel. Immerse yourself in local life and culture at the People’s Park, where area residents play traditional Chinese instruments, practice calligraphy and engage in tai chi.

Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu
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Meals: Breakfast
DAY 7
Chengdu/Chongqing | Board the ‘Yangzi Explorer’

Visit the Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center, where you witness the distinctive bear in its natural habitat. Then, travel by high-speed train to Chongqing and board your comfortable river cruiser for a three-night journey through the Three Gorges.

Sanctuary 'Yangzi Explorer'
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Deck Plan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAYS 8–9
Cruising the Yangtze | Nature’s Beauty

Cruise through the legendary Three Gorges: Xiling, Wu and Qutang. Disembark for shore excursions to rural villages and towns.

Sanctuary 'Yangzi Explorer'
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Deck Plan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 10
Yichang to Shanghai | Disembark ‘Yangzi Explorer’

Arrive at the Three Gorges Project Dam Site. Following time for a photo opportunity, fly to Shanghai and transfer to your luxury hotel on the Bund. The balance of the afternoon and evening are at leisure.

The Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 11
Shanghai | Exploring by Sampan

Visit the traditional water village of Zhujiajiao, where you glide through its main canal on a sampan (wooden boat). Later, attend a Shanghai Acrobatic performance.

The Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
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Meals: Breakfast
DAY 12
Shanghai | Life on the Bund

Stroll the streets of Old Town and visit the 16th-century Yu Garden. Then, view Shanghai’s distinctive skyline while walking along the lively Bund. Later this afternoon, explore studios and galleries in the M-50 Contemporary Art District.

The Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 13
Depart Shanghai

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to fly home.

Meals: Breakfast


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

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  • Sep 29 - Oct 11
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    $7,095
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    $2,895
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    Wu Deck
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    $7,195
    Single Supplement
    $2,995
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    $7,995
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    $3,695
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    Qutang Deck (Suite)
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    $8,195
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    $3,895
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    $825
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    Jade (Suite)
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    $10,995
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    $6,795
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    Mandarin (Suite)
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    $10,995
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    $6,795
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    Celestial (Suite)
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    $10,995
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    $6,795
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    Imperial (Suite)
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    $10,995
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    $6,795
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  • Oct 06 - Oct 18
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    $825
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    Xiling Deck
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    $7,095
    Single Supplement
    $2,895
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    $825
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    Wu Deck
    Price
    $7,195
    Single Supplement
    $2,995
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    Wu Deck (Suite)
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    $7,995
    Single Supplement
    $3,695
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    $825
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    Cabin Class
    Qutang Deck (Suite)
    Price
    $8,195
    Single Supplement
    $3,895
    Internal Air From
    $825
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    Cabin Class
    Jade (Suite)
    Price
    $10,995
    Single Supplement
    $6,795
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    $825
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    Cabin Class
    Mandarin (Suite)
    Price
    $10,995
    Single Supplement
    $6,795
    Internal Air From
    $825
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    Celestial (Suite)
    Price
    $10,995
    Single Supplement
    $6,795
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    $825
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    Imperial (Suite)
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    $10,995
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    $6,795
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  • Oct 13 - Oct 25
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    $6,995
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    $2,795
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    $825
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    Xiling Deck
    Price
    $7,095
    Single Supplement
    $2,895
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    Wu Deck
    Price
    $7,195
    Single Supplement
    $2,995
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    Wu Deck (Suite)
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    $7,995
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    $3,695
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    Qutang Deck (Suite)
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    $8,195
    Single Supplement
    $3,895
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    $825
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    Cabin Class
    Jade (Suite)
    Price
    $10,995
    Single Supplement
    $6,795
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    $825
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    Cabin Class
    Mandarin (Suite)
    Price
    $10,995
    Single Supplement
    $6,795
    Internal Air From
    $825
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    Cabin Class
    Celestial (Suite)
    Price
    $10,995
    Single Supplement
    $6,795
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    $825
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    Imperial (Suite)
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    $10,995
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    $6,795
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  • Oct 20 - Nov 01
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    $6,495 was $6,995
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    $2,795
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    $825
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    $6,595 was $7,095
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    $2,895
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    Wu Deck
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    $6,695 was $7,195
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    $2,995
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    $825
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    $7,495 was $7,995
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    $3,695
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    $825
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    $7,695 was $8,195
    Single Supplement
    $3,895
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    $825
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    $10,495 was $10,995
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    $6,795
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    $825
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    Mandarin (Suite)
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    $10,495 was $10,995
    Single Supplement
    $6,795
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    $825
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    Celestial (Suite)
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    $10,495 was $10,995
    Single Supplement
    $6,795
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    $825
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    Imperial (Suite)
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    $10,495 was $10,995
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    This departure operates with slightly revised sightseeing. Please contact A&K for details.

  • Oct 27 - Nov 08
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    $6,495 was $6,995
    Single Supplement
    $2,795
    Internal Air From
    $825
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Xiling Deck
    Price
    $6,595 was $7,095
    Single Supplement
    $2,895
    Internal Air From
    $825
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    Cabin Class
    Wu Deck
    Price
    $6,695 was $7,195
    Single Supplement
    $2,995
    Internal Air From
    $825
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    Cabin Class
    Wu Deck (Suite)
    Price
    $7,495 was $7,995
    Single Supplement
    $3,695
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    $825
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    Cabin Class
    Qutang Deck (Suite)
    Price
    $7,695 was $8,195
    Single Supplement
    $3,895
    Internal Air From
    $825
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    Cabin Class
    Jade (Suite)
    Price
    $10,495 was $10,995
    Single Supplement
    $6,795
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    $825
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    Cabin Class
    Mandarin (Suite)
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    $10,495 was $10,995
    Single Supplement
    $6,795
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    $825
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    Celestial (Suite)
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    $10,495 was $10,995
    Single Supplement
    $6,795
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    $825
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    Imperial (Suite)
    Price
    $10,495 was $10,995
    Single Supplement
    $6,795
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    $825
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    This departure operates with slightly revised sightseeing. Please contact A&K for details.

Journey Details

Internal Airfare: Economy class from $825

(Beijing/Xian/Chengdu; Yichang/Shanghai)

No minimum age.

Solo traveller prices are available upon request.


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

This offer can be combined with Signature Series promotion when 4 or more guests are booked on the same journey. Offer is subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time.


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