From the monumental city of Beijing to cosmopolitan Shanghai, enjoy a relaxed, well-paced journey that includes a picturesque cruise along the fabled Yangtze River.

Highlights:

  • Witness the incredible collection of defense installations that comprise the legendary Great Wall, which stretches more than 5,500 miles.
  • Tour the splendid Temple of Heaven in Beijing, where China’s emperors once worshipped, then wander through the gardens and temples of the Summer Palace.
  • See the renowned 7,000 life-sized Terra Cotta Warriors—each with an individually sculpted face—up close in Xian.
  • Voyage eastward on the storied Yangtze River, prized for its haunting natural beauty, and view scenes from ancient Chinese scroll paintings in the river’s gorges during an excursion on a traditional sampan boat.
  • Experience the Xintiandi shopping and entertainment area of Shanghai on foot, viewing the reconstituted traditional homes along the way.

Itinerary at a Glance

September 30 Depart for Beijing
October 1-4 Beijing
October 5 Xian
October 6 Xian | Chongqing | Embark Victoria Cruises ship
October 7-9 Yangtze River Cruise
October 10-12 Shanghai
October 13 Depart Shanghai

Optional Extensions:

Post-tour: Hong Kong – “On Your Own”