Starting at $3,899

Comprehensive in scope yet briefer in duration than many China tours, this relaxed, well-paced 14-day journey combines monumental Beijing, a cruise on the fabled Yangtze, fascinating Xian, and cosmopolitan Shanghai.  In a small group limited to 24 travelers, begin with a four-night discovery of 2,000-year-old Beijing and its legendary sights:  vast Tiananmen Square; the Forbidden City; the splendid Temple of Heaven, a UNESCO site; and the Summer Palace.  Encounter the famed Great Wall and savor a traditional Peking Duck dinner.  For fascinating glimpses of fast-disappearing traditional life, ride a rickshaw along Beijing’s ancient alleyways and visit a local family’s home.  Traveling on to Xian, see the acclaimed Small Wild Goose Pagoda.  A tour highlight follows at the museum housing one of China’s most memorable sights:  the astounding Terra Cotta Warriors, some 7,000 life-sized warriors that guarded China’s first emperor’s tomb.  In Chongqing’s zoo, meet China’s beloved pandas face-to-face.  Then set sail aboard a Victoria Cruises premier ship on a three-night voyage along the storied Yangtze, prized for its natural beauty.  Pass through the spectacular Three Gorges, boarding a sampan for a cruise through the stunning Small Gorges.  After touring the immense Three Gorges Dam, disembark and set off for Shanghai, the “Paris of the East,” a dynamic city epitomizing 21st-century China.  During a three-night stay, discover the popular upscale Xin Tian Di district; beloved 16th-century Yu Yuan Gardens; the Shanghai Museum’s priceless collections; and the European-influenced Bund.  Explore the dazzling city of Hong Kong with an optional 4-day/3-night post-tour extension.

Event Itinerary 

Day 1: Depart U.S. for Beijing, China

Day 2: Arrive Beijing

Day 3: Beijing 

Day 4: Beijing/Great Wall 

Day 5: Beijing 

Day 6: Beijing/Xian 

Day 7: Xian

Day 8: Xian/Chongqing/Board Ship

Day 9: Yangtze Cruising – Shibaozhai or Fengdu

Day 10: Yangtze Cruising – Qutang Gorge/ Wu Gorge/Small Gorges/Xiling Gorge

Day 11: Yangtze Cruising – Three Gorges Dam/Shanghai 

Day 12: Shanghai 

Day 13: Shanghai 

Day 14: Depart for U.S.

**Pricing and itinerary subject to change until final brochure publication** 

Enrollment Max 
24
Region 
Season 
Type of activity 
Activity Level 

Moderately Active

Operator Name 
Odysseys Unlimited, Inc.