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Signature China, Tibet & the Yangtze 2017


17 Days from $8,795 was $9,295

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Explore remarkable cultures with an intriguing independent journey through 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.

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Experience the best of China by land and river, from its bustling modern cities to its legendary ancient wonders, and explore timeless Tibet, high in the Himalaya

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

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, former residence of Dalai Lamas, during a three-night stay in Lhasa, Tibet's spiritual capital

Visit the Panda Breeding and Research Center in Chengdu, to view and learn about giant pandas in their natural habitat

Walk the less-frequented and well-preserved Mutianyu section of the Great Wall

Itinerary at a Glance

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 | Nature's Beauty
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

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 Beijing, China’s capital and cultural hub, where you are transferred to your luxurious hotel.

Four Seasons Hotel Beijing
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DAYS 2–3
Beijing | The Great Wall

This morning, start the day with a tai chi class at the iconic Temple of Heaven. Explore Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. The next morning, walk or ride a cable car to the top of the well-preserved Mutianyu section of the Great Wall for sweeping views of the surrounding countryside. Ride a pedicab through a hutong, a neighborhood of small winding alleyways.

Four Seasons Hotel Beijing
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAYS 4–5
Xian | The Eternal City

Fly to Xian. Once a vital stop on the Great Silk Road, Xian is a melting pot of Asian and Middle Eastern influences. After lunch, see the Great Mosque during a visit to the Muslim Quarter. The following day, view the Terra Cotta Warriors, storied funerary pieces. Among the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, there are more than 8,000 soldiers spread throughout three dig pits, each revealing a unique face, testifying to the remarkable craftsmanship that went into making them. Later, enter the Ancient Gate of Xian’s City Wall and cycle along its ramparts.

Shangri-La Hotel, Xian
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAYS 6–7
Chengdu | Up Close to Pandas

Fly to Chengdu and visit the People’s Park, the city’s largest public park, where you enjoy a tea demonstration at a local teahouse. The next morning, visit the Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center and observe giant pandas roaming freely in their natural habitat.

Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAYS 8–10
Lhasa, Tibet | Gateway to Tibet

Fly to Lhasa, a soaring city at 12,000 feet, where you relax and acclimatize. The next day, visit the Ani Tsangkung Nunnery and Jokhang, a 1,300-year-old temple housing Tibet’s most revered golden Buddha. Wander Lhasa’s Barkhor Bazaar; visit Sera Monastery; and see the Dalai Lama’s former summer residence at Norbulingka. On your last day, visit Sanggye Dhunghor and Potala Palace, the Dalai Lama’s former winter residence.

Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa
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Meals: Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 11
Chongqing | Board ‘Yangzi Explorer’

Fly to Chongqing, and visit Huguang Guild Hall and the Chinese Stilwell Museum. Then, board your boutique river cruiser for a three-night journey through the Three Gorges region. Tonight, enjoy an embarkation dinner in your vessel’s Dynasty Palace restaurant.

Sanctuary 'Yangzi Explorer'
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Deck Plan
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 12
Cruising the Yangtze | Nature's Beauty

Begin the day with a tai chi class, and take a shore excursion to a remote village. Back on board, receive a lesson in Mandarin or Chinese brush painting and calligraphy. Attend the Captain’s Reception, followed by dinner and entertainment.

Sanctuary 'Yangzi Explorer'
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Deck Plan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 13
The Three Gorges | China’s Ultimate Scenery

Early this morning, cruise the Qutang and Wu Gorges. Anchor at Badong, where you board a ferry and travel up the Shennong Stream. Disembark to board local “pea pod” boats poled by skilled Tujia boatmen. Later, sail the Xiling Gorge and enjoy a “Taste of China” dinner.

Sanctuary 'Yangzi Explorer'
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Deck Plan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 14
Yichang to Shanghai | Disembark ‘Yangzi Explorer’

Arrive at the Three Gorges Project Dam Site.Following time for a photo opportunity, fly to Shanghai. Upon arrival, transfer to your elegant hotel, located on the city’s historic Bund. The balance of the afternoon and evening are at leisure.

The Peninsula Shanghai
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAYS 15–16
Shanghai | Exhilarating Metropolis

Visit Zhujiajiao, a water village. Stroll its narrow lanes and board a sampan (wooden boat). Tonight, attend a Shanghai Acrobatic performance. The next day, stroll the Bund, Shanghai’s iconic promenade. Wander through the streets of Old Town; visit Yu Garden; and explore the M-50 Contemporary Art District.

The Peninsula Shanghai
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Meals: Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 17
Depart Shanghai

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.

Meals: Breakfast


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    This departure operates with slightly revised sightseeing. Please contact A&K for details.

Journey Details

Internal Airfare: Economy class from $1,585

(Beijing/Xian/Chengdu/Lhasa/Chongqing; 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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