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Signature China & the Yangtze 2020


13 days from $8,495 per person

Private Journey

Offer

Save up to $1,000 per person when four or more guests are reserved.

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, practice 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’
Day 8
Cruising the Yangtze | Fuling
Day 9
Cruising the Yangtze | The Stunning Three Gorges
Day 10
Yichang & Shanghai | Disembark ‘Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer’
Day 11
Shanghai | Design Your Day
Day 12
Shanghai | Life on the Bund
Day 13
Depart Shanghai
Day 1
Arrive Beijing, China

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

Four Seasons Hotel Beijing
Day 2
Beijing | Homage to Heaven

Start the day with a tai chi class at the Temple of Heaven, a stunning example of classical Ming period architecture. Explore historic Tiananmen Square, one of the world’s largest public squares 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
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3
Beijing | The Great Wall

Ride a pedicab through a hutong, a vast yet intimate neighborhood of small winding alleyways dating to China’s dynastic period. Then, travel to the well-preserved Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China. Ride a cable car to the top of the wall to take in sweeping views of the surrounding mountains.

Four Seasons Hotel Beijing
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.

The Ritz-Carlton, Xian
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 stroll along its ramparts.

The Ritz-Carlton, Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6
Chengdu | People’s Park

Travel by high-speed train to Chengdu. Upon arrival, enjoy a special Sichuan hot pot lunch, and then 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.

Waldorf Astoria Chengdu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7
Chengdu & Chongqing | Board the ‘Yangzi Explorer’

Visit the Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center, where you experience the rare opportunity to observe these endangered creatures roaming freely in their specially designed habitat. Then, travel by high-speed train to Chongqing and board your comfortable river cruiser for a three-night journey through the Three Gorges region.

‘Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer’
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Cruising the Yangtze | Fuling

Begin the day with tai chi on deck and take a shore excursion to Fuling, for a visit to the 816 Underground Project or the White Crane Underwater Museum. Back on board, enjoy a Chinese medicine demonstration and a lesson on the art of Chinese foot reflexology. Tonight, attend the Captain’s Reception, followed by dinner.

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

Cruise the Qutang and Wu gorges, and then anchor at Badong, where you board a ferry and travel up Shennong Stream. Disembark to board local “pea pod” boats poled by skilled Tujia boatmen, members of a local minority culture famed for their boat-building skills and keen knowledge of the Yangtze. Later, sail the Xiling Gorge and enjoy a “Taste of China” dinner.

‘Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer’
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Yichang & Shanghai | Disembark ‘Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer’

This morning, disembark and stop over near the Three Gorges Dam. 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.

Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11
Shanghai | Design Your Day

Explore dynamic Shanghai, where stunning modern skylines meet classic street markets and gardens. Begin your day with a visit to the Shanghai Observation Tower for a birds-eye view of the city. This afternoon enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities:

Walk Shanghai’s Historic Jewish Quarter and learn how it became a haven for Jews fleeing Europe in World War II.

Join a Guided Shopping Tour of the city's famed French Concession.

Set Out on a Street Food Tour, exploring Shanghai’s rich culinary heritage and authentic markets on a foodie-centric street tour.

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

Today, walk along the Bund, Shanghai's most popular promenade. Later, visit the Shanghai Museum and its exceptional collection of historically significant art including bronzes, ceramics and paintings. Explore the museum in the company of the museum curator, a privately-led A&K exclusive experience. Following lunch, continue on to explore Old Town and Yu Garden before returning to your hotel for the remainder of the afternoon at leisure.

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

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your departing flight.

Meals: Breakfast


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

  • 2020
  • Oct 09 - Oct 21
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Main Deck
    Price
    $8,495
    Single Supplement
    $2,995
    Internal air from
    $950
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Xiling Deck
    Price
    $8,595
    Single Supplement
    $3,095
    Internal air from
    $950
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Wu Deck
    Price
    $8,695
    Single Supplement
    $3,195
    Internal air from
    $950
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Wu Deck (Suite)
    Price
    $9,495
    Single Supplement
    $3,895
    Internal air from
    $950
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Qutang Deck (Suite)
    Price
    $9,695
    Single Supplement
    $4,095
    Internal air from
    $950
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Jade (Suite)
    Price
    $12,495
    Single Supplement
    $6,995
    Internal air from
    $950
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Mandarin (Suite)
    Price
    $12,495
    Single Supplement
    $6,995
    Internal air from
    $950
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Celestial (Suite)
    Price
    $12,495
    Single Supplement
    $6,995
    Internal air from
    $950
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Imperial (Suite)
    Price
    $12,495
    Single Supplement
    $6,995
    Internal air from
    $950
    Availability
    Available

    Book four or more on this date and receive $1,000 savings per person.

    ‘Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer’ Deck Plan
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  • Oct 23 - Nov 04
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Main Deck
    Price
    $8,495
    Single Supplement
    $2,995
    Internal air from
    $950
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Xiling Deck
    Price
    $8,595
    Single Supplement
    $3,095
    Internal air from
    $950
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Wu Deck
    Price
    $8,695
    Single Supplement
    $3,195
    Internal air from
    $950
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Wu Deck (Suite)
    Price
    $9,495
    Single Supplement
    $3,895
    Internal air from
    $950
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Qutang Deck (Suite)
    Price
    $9,695
    Single Supplement
    $4,095
    Internal air from
    $950
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Jade (Suite)
    Price
    $12,495
    Single Supplement
    $6,995
    Internal air from
    $950
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Mandarin (Suite)
    Price
    $12,495
    Single Supplement
    $6,995
    Internal air from
    $950
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Celestial (Suite)
    Price
    $12,495
    Single Supplement
    $6,995
    Internal air from
    $950
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Imperial (Suite)
    Price
    $12,495
    Single Supplement
    $6,995
    Internal air from
    $950
    Availability
    Available

    Book four or more on this date and receive $1,000 savings per person.

    ‘Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer’ Deck Plan
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  • Oct 30 - Nov 11
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Main Deck
    Price
    $8,495
    Single Supplement
    $2,995
    Internal air from
    $950
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Xiling Deck
    Price
    $8,595
    Single Supplement
    $3,095
    Internal air from
    $950
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Wu Deck
    Price
    $8,695
    Single Supplement
    $3,195
    Internal air from
    $950
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Wu Deck (Suite)
    Price
    $9,495
    Single Supplement
    $3,895
    Internal air from
    $950
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Qutang Deck (Suite)
    Price
    $9,695
    Single Supplement
    $4,095
    Internal air from
    $950
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Jade (Suite)
    Price
    $12,495
    Single Supplement
    $6,995
    Internal air from
    $950
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Mandarin (Suite)
    Price
    $12,495
    Single Supplement
    $6,995
    Internal air from
    $950
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Celestial (Suite)
    Price
    $12,495
    Single Supplement
    $6,995
    Internal air from
    $950
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Imperial (Suite)
    Price
    $12,495
    Single Supplement
    $6,995
    Internal air from
    $950
    Availability
    Available

    Book four or more on this date and receive $1,000 savings per person.

    ‘Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer’ Deck Plan
    How many people are travelling in your group?
Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy class from $950
Beijing/Xian; Yichang/Shanghai

Minimum Age: None

Additional Notes: Please note that other passengers may be travelling on board ‘Yangzi Explorer’ simultaneously.

This journey contains some active elements.


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

Guests must travel on the same departure date. Offer subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer is valid on all dates.


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