China, the Yangtze River & Hong Kong 2024

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Small Group Tour
This adventure through wondrous China includes visits to ancient cities and tranquil country villages, a culturally enriching Yangtze River cruise aboard the recently renovated Yangzi Explorer, special talks and presentations by local experts, and cultural connections from Beijing to Shanghai to Hong Kong.
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Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
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    • Ancient relics
    • modern marvels
    • incredible moments...Every exquisite temple
    • every precious icon
    • every delicate pagoda in China rewards with the richness of a cultural legacy stretching across thousands of years and a vast
    • emerging land whose splendor staggers the imagination... and every new encounter with this ancient civilization – today the economic engine of the world – evokes a sense of wonder.Mist-blanketed limestone peaks stand like sentinels along the Li River
    • greeting all who cruise its placid waters. Meandering across mountains and valleys
    • the Great Wall invites you to stroll atop stonework that transcends the centuries; climbing to the top of this wonder of the world is an unforgettable experience. Tranquility and a deep spirituality still have their place in this teeming land... find them among the pavilions of Shanghai's Yu Gardens
    • before the altar of Beijing's sublime Temple of Heaven
    • and in the otherworldly landscapes of the Three Gorges – also home to the greatest modern engineering project on Earth. Secrets of life at both ends of the spectrum are revealed within the inner sanctum of the Forbidden City

What's this trip about?

    This adventure through wondrous China includes visits to ancient cities and tranquil country villages, a culturally enriching Yangtze River cruise aboard the recently renovated Yangzi Explorer, special talks and presentations by local experts, and cultural connections from Beijing to Shanghai to Hong Kong.

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Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start City Beijing, China
End CityHong Kong

Travel Themes

  • Cultural


  • Asia
  • China
  • Hong Kong


  • Beijing
  • Guilin
  • Hong Kong
  • Shanghai


  • Culture

Trip includes

    • 3-night Yangtze River cruise on the refurbishedYangzi Explorerthrough the Three Gorges Private cruise along the Li River in Guilin, known for mist-shrouded limestone peaks Insider experience in Beijing's disappearing traditional neighborhoods,hutongs, featuring a visit with a local family; arrive byrickshaw Private talk with a conservation expert at the Terra Cotta Warriors museum in Xi'an On-Tour Air included (4 flights) Special visit to the Han Yang Ling Underground Museum

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Travel Map

Day 1 Arrive in Beijing

Tour begins: 5:00 PM at the The Peninsula Beijing.
 A transfer is included upon your arrival from Beijing Capital International Airport or Beijing Daxing International Airport to The Peninsula Beijing in the heart of the city. Meet your traveling companions at our welcome reception and dinner in your hotel.


LODGING : The Peninsula Beijing

PORTOFCALL : Beijing, China

Day 2 The Great Wall & Beijing's Hutongs

Besides being the only man-made structure visible from space, the Great Wall of China tops most travelers' lists of the Earth's must-visit places. Take a walk atop the highest point of its Badaling section, then walk down to the bot...

Day 3 Temple of Heaven to Tiananmen Square

This morning, visit Tiananmen Square, a witness to much of modern Chinese history and home to Mao Zedong's mausoleum; view his portrait hanging above the "Gate of Heavenly Peace." Following this, you'll explore the legendary Forbidd...

Day 4 Fly to Xi'an and Visit an Underground Museum

Begin today with a morning flight from Beijing to the ancient city of Xi'an; set at the eastern end of the Silk Road, it's one of the country's oldest cities and served as the capital during the Han, Qin, Tang and other early dynast...

Day 5 Terra Cotta Warriors & Muslim culture in Xi'an

Get the inside story of Xi'an's amazing Terra Cotta Warriors – 8,000 individualized, life-size terra cotta statues of soldiers who stood guard at the underground tomb of Qin Shi Huangdi, China's first emperor, for more than 2,000 ye...

Day 6 On to Guilin & a Li River cruise

Fly to Guilin, among China's most picturesque places, whose landscapes have inspired poets and artists for centuries. Shortly after your arrival, spend the afternoon on a private Tauck cruise along the storied Li River; feast your e...

Day 7 Yangshou, Fuli village & a cooking lesson

Morning activities in Yangshuo County include a stop in the ancient, artistic village of Fuli on the Li River, to explore its market and attend a Chinese fan making demonstration; a look at a "new socialism" village; and a visit to ...

Day 8 Chongqing / Embark Your Yangtze Cruise

Following a morning's travel from Guilin to Chongqing (by either air or high-speed rail, depending on schedules and availability), visit the Chongqing Zoo to see their celebrated giant pandas. Then board the newly renovated Yangzi E...

Day 9 Yangzi Explorer & shore excursion choices

Visions of knobby, mist-shrouded mountains steeped in the mystique of old China travel with you as you experience the Yangtze from dawn to dusk aboard the recently renovated Yangzi Explorer, one of the finest and roomiest ships on t...

Day 10 Cruising the Three Gorges

While cruising the Yangtze, view centuries-old pagodas and temples built against steep-sided cliffs, ancient roads and terraced fields along the river's edge. Today you'll navigate through Qutang and Wu Gorges, explore Shennong Stre...

Day 11 Three Gorges Dam & On to Shanghai

Sail into Yichang through a series of locks adjacent to the site of the Three Gorges Dam, one of the world's largest construction projects. Disembark and fly to Shanghai this morning, one of the country's most cosmopolitan cities, w...

Day 12 In Shanghai, the Bund and Acrobats

Today you'll further explore Shanghai's famous waterfront Bund. First up, visit the historic and harmonious Yu Gardens, whose original grounds and temple date back to the 1550s; the word yu translates to "peace and health." Pathways...

Day 13 The Past Meets the Future in Shanghai

You'll get a fine introduction to Shanghai at the Shanghai Urban Planning Center, a dramatic five-story glass building showcasing the city's future urban development through detailed models and multimedia displays. Explore the cente...

Day 14 Welcome to Hong Kong

A morning flight takes you to legendary Hong Kong. Spend the rest of the day and evening exploring the city as you please from your brand-new luxury hotel – Rosewood Hong Kong, situated in the former New World Centre complex on Hong...

Day 15 Hong Kong from Many Viewpoints

You'll experience this fascinating city from different perspectives today – by ferry, by double-decker bus, and on a funicular tram ride up Victoria Peak, then have lunch at a local restaurant. The rest of the day is yours to explor...

Day 16 Journey Home

Tour ends: Hong Kong.
Catch your return flight home. A transfer is included from Rosewood Hong Kong to Hong Kong International Airport; you should allow a minimum of 3 hours for flight check-in.


PORTOFCALL : Hong Kong, China

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Last Updated: 5/15/2023

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