Classic China, Giant Pandas,
& Yangzi River Cruise
Depart U.S. to Beijing. Arrive in Beijing the next day and transfer to hotel.
Beijing: Explore the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven.
Beijing: Tour the picturesque Houhai district by pedicab. Visit with a local family in their home. Stroll along the Great Wall of China.
Fly to Xian and visit the extraordinary 2,300-year-old Terra-Cotta Warriors. Explore the Grand Mosque.
Visit the Han Emperor's Tomb and Yangling Museum. Fly to Chengdu and transfer to your hotel. Stroll along Jinli Street, a thriving artisan district.
Visit the Chengdu Panda Breeding Center. Explore the Kuanzhaixianzi shopping district. Enjoy a hot pot dinner and Sichuan opera performance in the evening.
Return to the Chengdu Panda Breeding Center and spend extra time with the panda cubs in the kindergarten. Drive through the countryside to Dujiangyan and tour the Taoist Qingchengshan Mountain.
Visit the Dujiangyan Panda Park, operated by Wolong Panda Preserve. There you will help the panda keepers with their daily routines and have your photo taken with a panda. Then drive to Chengdu and take a bullet train to Chongqing, where you board the Victoria Katarina ship.
Yangzi River Cruise: Travel through the Three Gorges. Tour Immigration Village and see the breathtaking Lesser Gorge Danninghe. Visit the Three Gorges Dam at Sandouping.
Disembark the cruise at Yichang and fly to Shanghai. The evening is at your leisure.
Shanghai: Visit Yuyuan Garden in old Shanghai and tour the Shanghai Museum. Enjoy your farewell banquet and then stroll along the Bund, viewing the colonial buildings along the Huangpu River.
Depart Shangai for the United States. Arrive home the same day
Pre-Tour Extension to Tibet
May 10 – 15, 2017
Post-Tour Extension to Hong Kong
May 27 – 29, 2017