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

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

Amazing discovery awaits you on this 18-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 Beijing
In-Flight Meal
Depart US to Beijing
2
Arrive Beijing
In-Flight Meal
Arrive Beijing
3
Beijing
Breakfast
Temple of Heaven, Great Wall
4
Beijing
Breakfast
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace
5
Beijing to Wuhan to Yichang
Breakfast, Dinner
Fly to Wuhan, Fast Train to Yichang, Board President Cruise
6
Yangtze River
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Xiling Gorge, Three Gorges Dam Site, Captain's Welcoming Dinner
7
Yangtze River
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Shennong Stream, Wu Gorge, Qutang Gorge
8
Yangtze River
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Shibaozhai, Farewell Dinner
9
Chongqing to Lhasa
Breakfast
Huguang Guild Hall, Fly to Lhasa
10
Lhasa
Breakfast
Potala Palace, Barkhor Street
11
Lhasa
Breakfast
Yamdrok Yumtso, Jokhang Temple
12
Lhasa to Chengdu
Breakfast
Drepung Monastery, Fly to Chengdu
13
Chengdu to Xi'an
Breakfast
Panda Research Institute and Breeding Center, Fly to Xi'an
14
Xi'an
Breakfast
Terracotta Warriors
15
Xi'an to Shanghai
Breakfast
Fly to Shanghai, Free Afternoon
16
Shanghai
Breakfast
Shanghai Bund, Yu Garden
17
Shanghai
Breakfast
Free Day
18
Depart Shanghai to US
Breakfast, In-flight Meals
Depart Shanghai to US

Hotel Details
City
Hotel
Phone Number
Beijing
Novotel Beijing Peace Hotel
011-86-10-6512-8833
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Yangtze River
President Cruises
None
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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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Xi'an
Holiday Inn Xi'an Big Wild Goose Pagoda
011-86-29-8819-9977
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Shanghai
Ocean Hotel
011-86-21-6545-8888
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