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Yangtze Sojourn - 17 Day Fully Escorted Program Details Deluxe Tour & Downsteam Yangtze Cruise

Visiting Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yichang, Suzhou, Shanghai, Guilin and Hong Kong, China

Nanjing Road Shanghai
Nanjing Road, Shanghai

Yangtze Sojourn Route Map


Day 1 - Arrive Beijing

Check-in to the luxury Peninsula Hotel, just a short stroll from the Forbidden City.

Day 2 - Full day sightseeing in the capital

Stand in Tiananmen Square and tour the imposing Forbidden City. Explore by rickshaw through a hutong, an ancient settlement in the heart of the city. Tonight, sit down to a traditional Peking Duck Banquet. Meals B,L,D

Day 3 - The Great Wall & Ming Tombs

Ascend by cable car to explore atop the Great Wall and visit the Ming Tombs. Marvel at the 2008 Olympic venues en route back to your hotel. Meals B,L

Day 4 - Onward to Xian

Tour the resplendent Summer Palace and fly to Xian. Settle-in to the luxurious Shangri-La Hotel before this evening’s Tang Dynasty Dinner Show. Meals B,D

Day 5 - Touch Antiquity in the ancient capital

Tour the excavataion site of China’s greatest archaeological discovery and learn more at the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum. Join curators to Touch Antiquity at the Shaanxi History Museum, examining and handling ancient artifacts. Meals B,L

Day 6 - Welcome aboard the luxurious MS Yangzi Explorer

Fly to Chongqing and visit the Panda Hall and Ciqikou, a well-preserved Ming Dynasty town. Embark your ship with time to relax before dinner. Meals B,L,D

Day 7 - Cruising & Exploring the Three Gorges of the Yangzte

Your cruise through the magnificent scenery of the Three Gorges is complemented by enriching onbard lectures, activities and entertainment. Meals Meals B,L,D

Day 8 - Further exploration of the Three Gorges

Expertly-guided, small-group shore excursions include the ‘Ghost City’ of Fengdu, the immense Three Gorges Dam and a journey into the Lesser Gorges by sampan. Meals B,L,D

Day 9 - Disembark and travel to Shanghai

Fly to Shanghai and check-in to the new 5-star Peninsula Hotel. Meals B,L

Day 10 - Sightseeing in Shanghai!

Full-day tour includes the Bund, Yu Yuan Garden and Shanghai Museum. Meals B,L

Day 11 - An excursion to Suzhou

Tour the Garden of the Master of Nets, one of the loveliest in this city of gardens. See the ancient Panmen Gate and cruise along the Grand Canal. Meals B,L

Day 12 - Step into a landscape painting

Fly to Guilin, surrounded by landscapes that have inspired artists and poets for centuries. Check-in to the deluxe Sheraton Hotel. Meals B,D

Day 13 - Rafting down the Yulong

Immerse in the mountain landscapes of Guilin on a specially arranged river raft excursion along the peaceful Yulong. Explore the lively Yanshou Bazaar and enjoy a delightful lunch of regional fare. Meals B,L

Day 14 - Onward to Hong Kong

Visit the Tea Research Institute and fly to Hong Kong where you’ll be met and escorted to the landmark Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel. Meals B,L

Day 15 - Be a Hong Kong Insider

Our custom-designed, full-day tour takes you beyond the skyscrapers to experience a Hong Kong that few visitors even see. With our expert guide, you immerse in the rhythms of the city like a native, exploring by subway, taxi, double-decker tram and on the Star Ferry. Stroll in a nunnery garden, browse colorful city markets, visit the apartment of a typical ex-pat, see the sites of Central, sit down to lunch at City Hall... and more! Meals B,L

Day 16 - Hong Kong at your leisure

Enjoy this day to explore, shop, dine and relax at your own pace. Meals B

Day 17 - Farewell to China!

Your tour with us ends this morning after breakfast. Meals B


Departures & Pricing

Call (800) 990-3454 for reservation

B Breakfast
L Lunch
D Dinner


City Selected Hotel
Beijing The Peninsular Beijing
Xian Shangri-La Golden Flower Hotel
Yangtze River MS Yangtze Explorer
Shanghai Peninsular Shanghai
Guilin Sheraton Hotel
Hong Kong Shangri La Kowloon
The Peninsular Hotel Beijing
The Peninsular Hotel Beijing
Shangri-La Xian
Shangri-La Golden Flower Xian
Sheraton Guilin
Sheraton Guilin
Shangri-La Kowloon
Shangri-La, Kowloon