15 Day Treasures of China

Highlights

  • Four nights aboard the luxurious Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer
  • Visit one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall of China and enjoy a cable car ride with great views
  • Enjoy a five day Yangtze River cruise through the Three Gorges region aboard the luxurious Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer
  • Explore Chongqing Zoo and see the famous Giant Pandas
  • See the Terracotta Army, depicting the warriors of the First Emperor of China, in Xi'an
  • Enjoy premium seating at an impressive acrobatic show in vibrant Shanghai
  • Maximum group size of 28 passengers

    Departure dates:

    2014: Apr 24; May 8, 29; Aug 21; Sep 4, 25; Oct 16, 30

    Tour Code: CHYC15

    Itinerary based on departures after 26 February 2014, please call for information on departures prior to this date

    Day 1. Arrive Beijing
    Arrive in Beijing and transfer to your hotel. The day is yours at leisure before enjoying a Welcome Reception.
    Stay: The Peninsula Beijing for 3 nights

    Day 2. Beijing
    Your day begins with a tour of historic Tian'anmen Square. Head to the Forbidden City, the largest surviving palace complex on earth before a visit to the impressive Summer Palace. Indulge in a Peking Duck banquet at the Quanjude Restaurant.
    Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

    Day 3. Beijing, Freedom of Choice
    Visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China and enjoy great views as you ride a cable car. Visit the Sacred Way of Ming Tombs and stop at a jade factory on the way back to Beijing. Tonight, attend either a Peking Opera or a Kung Fu Show.
    Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch

    Day 4. Beijing, Yichang, Embark Cruise
    Hop on a rickshaw for a guided tour through the narrow streets of Old Beijing. Explore the historic alleyways and visit a local family. Board your flight to Yichang and transfer to your ship.
    Stay: Cruise on the luxurious Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer for 4 nights
    Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

    Day 5. Three Gorges Dam, Xiling Gorge
    Set off on your cruise along the Yangtze River through the stunning Three Gorges region. Attend an optional lecture on the construction of the Three Gorges Dam. Arrive at the dam itself and take a tour before cruising through the longest of the Three Gorges, Xiling Gorge. Indulge at the Captain's Welcome Dinner, featuring a wide selection of items from our a la carte menu, specially designed by an award-winning chef. Afterwards, enjoy an entertaining crew show.
    Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

    Day 6. Shennong Stream, Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge
    At Badong, transfer to a traditional sampan (longboat) and cruise through stunning scenery. Continue to tranquil Wu Gorge, and pass between two majestic cliffs on entry to Qutang Gorge. Later, perhaps attend an arts and crafts demonstration.
    Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

    Day 7. Fengdu or Relocation Tour
    This morning, you can participate in a Tai Chi class atop the Observation Deck. After breakfast, enjoy a tour of Fengdu, a graceful little 'Ghost City'. Alternatively, take a 'Relocation Tour' and learn about the impact of the Three Gorges Dam project on local families and farms. In the afternoon, you may like to attend a Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy demonstration, learn how to play Mahjong, learn some Mandarin, or enjoy a dumpling-making session. Savour the Emperor Farewell Dinner, a Chinese banquet feast, and perhaps participate in some entertainment by dressing up with the crew.
    Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

    Day 8. Chongqing, Disembark Ship, Guilin, Freedom of Choice
    Disembark in Chongqing and visit the famous Chongqing Zoo, where more than 200 varieties of wild and rare animals are on display, including Giant Pandas. Afterwards, visit a local restaurant for an authentic hotpot lunch before transferring to Chongqing airport in the afternoon for your flight to Guilin. On arrival in Guilin, transfer from the airport to your hotel, located near the idyllic Li River. Tonight, enjoy an international buffet dinner at the Li Cafe or enjoy a set menu of Chinese specialities at Shang Place.
    Stay: Guilin, Shangri-La Hotel for 2 nights
    Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

    Day 9. Guilin
    Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo along the picturesque Li River. After lunch on board, disembark for a visit to tranquil Yangshuo, bordered by spectacular karst peaks and the majestic Li River. This evening, enjoy a dinner of the region's famous rice noodles.
    Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

    Day 10. Guilin, Xi'an, Freedom of Choice
    Travel to the Reed Flute Cave, named after the reeds growing outside the cave used in the making of flutes. Later, visit Fubo Hill before boarding a flight to Xi'an. For dinner this evening, choose from an authentic Brazilian barbecue at Churrasco, a Western buffet at Azur or Chinese cuisine at Le Chinois.
    Stay: Xi'an, Sofitel Renmin Square for 2 nights
    Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

    Day 11. Xi'an
    Tour the City Wall of Xi'an. Travel via a clay factory to the site of the Terracotta Army. Explore the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Exclusive to APT guests, receive a book on the Terracotta Army signed by one of the farmers that discovered it. In the evening, enjoy a Tang Dynasty show and a dumpling feast.
    Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

    Day 12. Xi'an, Shanghai, Freedom of Choice
    Visit the magnificent Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, a five-storey Buddhist pagoda built in 652. After lunch, fly to Shanghai and catch the high-speed Maglev train into the city on arrival. Enjoy Chinese cuisine at the Dragon Phoenix restaurant, try Din Tai Fung's world-renowned dumplings, or feast on Zen Restaurant's fusion menu.
    Stay: Shanghai, Fairmont Peace Hotel for 3 nights
    Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

    Day 13. Shanghai
    Enjoy a stroll along the Bund, a famous stretch of riverfront that showcases buildings of various styles including Gothic, Romanesque, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical, Beaux-Arts and Art Deco. Later, visit the Shanghai Art Museum before cruising the Huangpu River, running through the heart of the city. Afterwards, explore Yu Garden, one of the most lavish Chinese gardens, and look around Shanghai's Old City. Tonight, enjoy premium seating at an acrobatic show.
    Daily Meals Included: Breakfast & lunch

    Day 14. Jinxi, Shanghai
    This morning, visit the historic water town of Jinxi and stroll through its ancient streets on a walking tour. Take a boat cruise and appreciate the tranquillity of the lakes before returning to Shanghai after lunch. Enjoy your final afternoon at leisure. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at The Cathay Room.
    Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

    Day 15. Shanghai
    Transfer to the airport for your flight home this morning, or perhaps extend your holiday with APT.
    Daily Meals Included: Breakfast

    PRICING DETAILS - TOUR CODE: CHYC15

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