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Discover China's past and present - from the bustling capital, Beijing, to the myriad faces of the Terra Cotta Warriors in Xian. Visit the iconic giant panda bears and explore the storied Yangtze River on an all-balcony river cruiser.

A&K Advantages

  • Embark on a three-night cruise on the Yangtze River aboard all-balcony Sanctuary 'Yangzi Explorer'
  • Go off the beaten path to the less-visited and best-preserved Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China
  • View the incredible Terra Cotta Warriors with an on-site archaeologist
  • Enjoy an up-close-and-personal encounter with giant pandas, where they roam free in their natural habitat
  • Experience the narrow winding lanes and courtyard residences of a traditional hutong

Itinerary at a Glance

China & the Yangtze

Day 1: Arrive Beijing, China

Day 2: Beijing | China’s Dynastic Capital

Day 3: Beijing | View the World from the Great Wall

Day 4: Xian | Key to the Great Silk Road

Day 5: Xian | Terra Cotta Warriors, Army for the Afterlife

Day 6: Chengdu | Exploring the People’s Park

Day 7: Chengdu to Chongqing | Pandas and a Bullet Train

Day 8: Cruising the Yangtze | Asia’s Great River

Day 9: The Three Gorges | China’s Ultimate Scenery

Day 10: Yichang to Shanghai | Disembark ‘Yangzi Explorer’

Day 11: Shanghai | Pearl of the Orient

Day 12: Shanghai | Life on the Bund

Day 13: Depart Shanghai

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5 Things That Will Surprise You in China | From Beijing to Shanghai, ancient and modern still collide in five magical places. Read more on A&K's blog

Suite Upgrade Package | Upgrade to suites at all hotels throughout your journey from $985.

Extend Your Journey | Enhance your journey with a pre-tour extension to Beijing & the Summer Palace (3 days, from $1,695) and a post-tour extension to Hong Kong (3 days, from $1,495).

Family Departure | This itinerary is also available as a family adventure, with child pricing and child-friendly programming and activities.

Take This Journey Private | This itinerary is also available as an independent journey, Signature China & the Yangtze, with A&K local guides.

Customize This Journey | If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to your travel professional.

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