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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-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Shanghai
Day 2 : Explore Shanghai
Day 3 : Visit Zhujiajiao
Day 4 : Fly Yichang/Embark Ship
Days 5-7 : Cruise the Yangzi
Day 8 : Disembark Ship/Fly to Xian
Day 9 : Explore Emperor Qin's Tomb and Shaanxi Museum
Day 10 : Xian Museum/Fly to Beijing
Days 11-12 : Explore Beijing
Day 13 : Return Home

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Yangzi Explorer

Places Visited

  • Asia
  • China
  • Beijing
  • Chongqing
  • Hubei Province
  • Shaanxi Museum
  • Shaanxi Province
  • Shanghai
  • Xi'an
  • Xian Museum
  • Yichang

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

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

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.

Day 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.

Day 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.

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16 deluxe cabins on the Main Deck, 333 square feet. Private balcony with seating area, personal electronic safety-deposit box, mini-bar, hair dryer, air-conditioning, large LCD television with satellite and videos on-demand
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14 deluxe cabins on the Xiling Deck, 333 square feet. Private balcony with seating area, personal electronic safety-deposit box, mini-bar, hair dryer, air-conditioning, large LCD television with satellite and videos on-demand
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Deluxe Cabin Wu Deck
7 deluxe cabins on the Main Deck, 333 square feet. Private balcony with seating area, personal electronic safety-deposit box, mini-bar, hair dryer, air-conditioning, large LCD television with satellite and videos on-demand.
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Suite Wu Deck
8 suites on the Wu Deck, 420 square feet. Private balcony with seating area, personal electronic safety-deposit box, mini-bar, hair dryer, air-conditioning, large LCD television with satellite and videos on-demand.
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13 suites on the Qutang Deck, 420 square feet. Private balcony with seating area, personal electronic safety-deposit box, mini-bar, hair dryer, air-conditioning, large LCD television with satellite and videos on-demand.
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Mandarin Suite/Jade Suite
1 Mandarin Suite and 1 Jade Suite, 871 square feet. Private balcony with seating area, personal electronic safety-deposit box, mini-bar, hair dryer, air-conditioning, large LCD television with satellite and videos on-demand
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Celestial/Imperial Suite
1 Imperial Suite and 1 Celestial Suite, both 1,183 square feet. Private balcony with seating area, personal electronic safety-deposit box, mini-bar, hair dryer, air-conditioning, large LCD television with satellite and videos on-demand

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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.
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