China & the Yangtze - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2024)

Discover China’s past and present — from historic Beijing, to the bustling metropolis of Shanghai. Visit the iconic Terracotta Warriors and giant pandas, and explore the storied Yangtze River.

Journey Overview

Delight in a multitude of ancient wonders and iconic sites on this in-depth journey through China. Starting off in Beijing you’ll cover off on all the most important attractions from the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square to the Great Wall and the Temple of Heaven. Pedal through the hutongs by pedicab and savour some of China’s tastiest cuisine. Get up-close to the Terracotta Warriors in the Silk Road city of Xian and see prized pandas in their natural habitat. A luxury cruise through the Three Gorges reveals the Yangtze at its most impressive and dynamic Shanghai provides the perfect finish.

Journey Highlights

  • Embark on a three-night cruise on the Yangtze River aboard all-balcony Yangzi Explorer to marvel at the stunning vistas of the famed Three Gorges region
  • Go off the beaten path to the less-visited and well-preserved Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China
  • View the astonishing Terra Cotta Warriors with an on-site specialist in Xian, admiring these highly detailed figures, each with a unique face and many holding actual weapons
  • Experience an up-close encounter with giant pandas where they roam through a recreated habitat, and learn about their daily routine and diet
  • Visit the Shanghai Museum on a special, privately led tour with its curator