Signature China Cruise

Beautiful fall foliage greets the Yangzi Explorer
A look at a Chinese Rice paddie
Cruising the blue-green waters of the Yangzi
Overlooking the Yangzi River
Tim Beddow
Yangzi Explorer's Deluxe Cabin.
Tim Beddow
Relax and enjoy the view aboard the Yangzi Explorer.
Tim Beddow
Enjoy a workout in the gym aboard the Yangzi Explorer.
Visit the most sought after sights, combining the modern, forward-looking Shanghai and the 8,000 terra cotta warriors from the first century BC in Xian. Cruise the Yangzi River, enjoying spectacular scenery through its narrow Three Gorges. In Beijing, tour the Forbidden City, where emperors once ruled.

Day 1

    Arrive Shanghai

    Depart on an overnight flight to Shanghai where you are met on arrival and transferred to your hotel.

    Day 2

      Explore Shanghai

      Start your day with a stroll through Yu Gardens, a magnificent private garden and residence from the 16th-century Ming dynasty. This afternoon, visit the Shanghai Museum to view some of the most beautiful works of Chinese art in the world. In the evening, attend a performance of the Shanghai Acrobatic Show.

      Day 3

        Visit Zhujiajiao

        This morning, travel to Zhujiajiao, a fan shaped "water village" with ancient stone bridges and buildings from the Ming and Qing Dynasty. After lunch, walk along the Bund, enjoying the view of Pudong, a district of Shanghai that has emerged as China's financial and commercial center, across the river. Travel through the Bund light show sightseeing tunnel for a display of Shanghai life.

        Day 4

          Fly Yichang/Embark Ship

          Fly to Yichang to board your luxury river cruiser to begin your voyage through the legendary Three Gorges.

          Days 5-7

            Cruise the Yangzi

            Cruise the mighty Yangzi, enjoying its scenic splendor with stops along the way at the Three Gorges.

            Day 8

              Disembark Ship/Fly to Xian

              Disembark and explore the Chongqing Zoo, where the pandas are the most popular attraction. Fly to Xian and visit the Yangling Museum, which houses recent discoveries from the Han Dynasty tombs.

              Day 9

                Explore Emperor Qin's Tomb and Shaanxi Museum

                Tour the tomb of Emperor Qin Shihuangdi and its Terra Cotta Warriors. Explore the Shaanxi Museum, the finest museum of ancient Chinese history and The Ancient Gate of the City Wall.

                Day 10

                  Xian Museum/Fly to Beijing

                  This morning, visit the eighth-century Small Wild Goose Pagoda and the Xian Museum, with over 120,000 relics and sculptures. Fly to Beijing late this afternoon.

                  Days 11-12

                    Explore Beijing

                    Spend two days at this vibrant city's sights: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the Great Wall.

                    Day 13

                      Return Home

                      Transfer to the airport to board your homebound flight.

                      Each cabin may accommodate up to 3 passengers maximum. Third person adult is defined as the third person over 12 years of age sharing with two full paying adults. An extra bed is available for the third adult.

                      Single Supplement is approximately 90% for most cabin types.