Tibet Highland & Yangtze Cruise (2010)

16 Days from only $4189

Beijing, Xian, Lhasa, Chongqing, Yangtze Cruise, Shanghai

Overview

Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of China and Tibet during this unforgettable land and river cruise vacation! Your trip begins in Beijing, where you visit the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City and other imperial palaces and gardens. On to Xi'an to marvel at the famous legion of Terracotta Warriors guarding Emperor Qin's tomb.

Then journey into the Himalayas to get inspiration from the Tibetan Buddhism at Lhasa. Tour the Potala Palace, once the center of the Tibetan government and the former winter residence of the Dalai Lama, and visit Tibetan local family home. Soak the timeless beauty of Tibet highland and visit its holy lake of Yamdrok Yumtso.

Fly to Chongqing, China's most populous mountain city, to embark on your 3-night river cruise down the magical Yangtze aboard China's newest and the best M.V. Century Diamond, where you witness beautiful landscapes and visit the Three Gorges Dam Site, the largest of its kind in the world. Disembark in Yichang and fly to Shanghai, China's futurist city. In Shanghai, tour the Shanghai Museum and experience the spectacular beauty of the Yu Garden. This vacation to China and Tibet, with the wonderful Yangtze River Cruise, is an once-in-a-lifetime trip.
 
What's Included

All Intra-China flights, ground transportations and transfers
 
Luxury hotel accommodation with international buffet breakfast or local best
 
3-night Yangtze Cruise aboard China's most luxurious M.V. Century Diamond. Outside cabins with private balcony. A La Carte dining.
 
Comprehensive private sightseeing tours and evening shows including entrance fees
 
39 bountiful meals including 14 international buffet breakfast, 12 lunches and 13 dinners. A La Carte dining on cruise portion
 
Culinary events at the finest restaurants with menus featuring local specialties which otherwise unavailable to other tour groups
 
Exclusive Culture InSites Programs featuring people to people experience and insider's perspective of local culture
 
Professional service of an expert Tour Director throughout mainland China (for group of 10 or more)
 
Professional local guide in each destination city
 
Trip Summary
 
Day 1
Depart USA
Day 2
Beijing
Day 3
Beijing
Day 4
Beijing
Day 5
Xian
Day 6
Xian
Day 7
Lhasa
Day 8
Lhasa
Day 9
Holy Lake
Day 10
Yangtze Cruise
Day 11
Yangtze Cruise
Day 12
Yangtze Cruise
Day 13
Shanghai
Day 14
Shanghai
Day 15
Shanghai
Day 16
Shanghai