Cities: Beijing, Xian, Lhasa, Chengdu, Chongqing, Yangtze River, Shanghai

Highlights: The Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Terracotta Warriors, Wild Goose Pagoda, Yangtze River, Three Gorges Dam, Potala Palace, Yamdrok Yumtso, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Panda Research Institute, The Bund, Yu Garden

Amazing discovery awaits you on this 17-Day itinerary!  What a way to bring together Yangtze River cruise and Tibet on this journey!  Make this as your opportunity to witness why China is rich in history and well-known for Panda breeding.  Bring pictures back home posing with those adorable pandas and the unique landmarks for a lifetime memoirs.   Prepare to experience sailing on the Yangtze River, the longest river in Asia, wherein the Three Gorges Dam can be found.  The dam is the largest hydro-electric power station of the world.  Discover also the famous Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and the Drepung Monastery of the Tibetan Region which is the highlight of this tour!  Tibet is said to be the highest region on earth with an average elevation of 16,000 ft.


Itinerary Summary
Day
City
Meals
Activity
1
Depart US to Shanghai
In-flight Meal
Depart US to Shanghai
2
Arrive Beijing
In-flight Meal
Arrive Beijing
3
Beijing
Breakfast, Lunch
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace
4
Beijing
Breakfast, Lunch
Sacred Way of the Ming Tomb, Great Wall, Hutong
5
Beijing to Xi'an
Breakfast
Temple of Heaven, Fly to Xian
6
Xi'an
Breakfast, Lunch
Terracotta Warriors, Wild Goose Pagoda
7
Xi'an to Lhasa
Breakfast, Dinner
Ancient City Wall, Fly to Lhasa
8
Lhasa
Breakfast, Lunch
Potala Palace, Barkhor Street
9
Lhasa
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Yamdrok Yumtso, Jokhang Temple
10
Lhasa to Chengdu
Breakfast
Drepung Monastery, Fly to Chengdu
11
Chengdu to Chongqing
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Panda Research Institute and Breeding Center, Fast Train to Chongqing, Board President Cruise
12
Yangtze River
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Shibaozhai, Captain's Welcoming Dinner
13
Yangtze River
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Shennong Stream, Farewell Dinner
14
Yichang to Wuhan to Shanghai
Breakfast, Lunch
Three Gorges Dam Site, Xiling Gorge, Fast Train to Wuhan, Fly to Shanghai
15
Shanghai
Breakfast, Lunch
Shanghai Bund, Silk Museum, Old Town, Yu Garden
16
Shanghai
Breakfast
Free Day
17
Depart Shanghai to US
Breakfast
Depart Shanghai to US

Hotel Details
City
Hotel
Phone Number
Beijing
Novotel Beijing Peace Hotel
011-86-10-6512-8833
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Xi'an
Holiday Inn Xi'an Big Wild Goose Pagoda
011-86-29-8819-9977
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Lhasa
Jardin Secret Hotel
011-86-891-693-6666
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Chengdu
Tibet Hotel
011-86-28-8318-3388
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Yangtze River
President Cruises
None
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Shanghai
Ocean Hotel
011-86-21-6545-8888
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