Best of China with Yangtze Cruise

04/15/2021 through 10/06/2022
04/15/2021 through 10/09/2022
Trafalgar

Best Of China With Yangtze Cruise
Discover the cityscapes of Beijing and Shanghai, Xi’an’s Terracotta Warriors and the rare giant pandas of Chengdu on this mesmerising encounter with China, which includes a leisurely cruise along the Yangtze River.


Sightseeing Highlights

  • EXPLORE Beijing, Xi’an, Chengdu, Shanghai
  • VISIT the Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City in Beijing, the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, the ‘Bund’ waterfront, the Jade Buddha Temple and Jinmao Tower in Shanghai
  • SEE local people practicing T’ai Chi in the morning, the Three Gorges Dam, the Shanghai Acrobats.
  • CRUISE the Yangtze River and the Three Gorges
  • CONNECT WITH LOCALS Visit and have lunch with a local family in their home in one of Beijing’s hutongs and gain a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse into their lifestyle. (Day 4)
  • DIVE INTO CULTURE Indulge in a foot massage at the Foot Reflexology Centre. (Day 3) Discover the traditions and techniques of dumpling making, indulging in an opportunity to sample them. (Day 6) Learn about Sichuan cuisine at a cooking class in Chengdu and taste some of your creations. (Day 8)
  • LOCAL SPECIALIST in Xi’an. (Day 4) Chengdu. (Day 6 & 7) Shanghai. (Day 13 & 14)
  • MAKE A DIFFERENCE In Xi’an, you’ll get to know the students and teachers at a local primary school and find out how your visit helps support their education in the local community. (Day 5) At the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, learn how your visit contributes to their conservation efforts to rescue and protect the endangered giant panda of which fewer than 2,000 remain. (Day 7)


Dining Highlights

  • 14 breakfasts
  • 8 lunches (including Connect with Locals)
  • 6 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • A Trafalgar bonus – all Intra-Air flights: Beijing to Xi’an and Yichang to Shanghai.
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • Handcrafted Highlights

Itinerary

Day 1 Say Ni hao to China
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Day 2 Journey to the Great Wall
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Day 3 Discover the Icons of Beijing
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Day 4 Explore Beijing's hutong and onwards to Xi'an
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Day 5 Marvel at the legendary Terracotta Warriors
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Day 6 Take the Bullet Train to Chengdu
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Day 7 See the Giant Pandas of China
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Day 8 Discover the cuisine of Sichuan
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Day 9 Board your Yangtze River Cruise
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Day 10 Cruise the Great Yangtze River
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Day 11 Sail through the imposing Three Gorges
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Day 12 Onwards to Shanghai
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Day 13 Discover Vibrant Shanghai
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Day 14 More Treasures of Shanghai
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Day 15 Farewell to China
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