Best of China with Yangtze Cruise

China’s exquisite natural splendour takes centre stage on this epic journey from the cityscapes of Beijing to Xi’an’s Terracotta Warriors, Shanghai to the meandering Yangtze River.

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.

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What's included

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14 nights


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28 Meals

14 buffet breakfasts, 9 lunches (including Connect with Locals), 5 dinners

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On-trip Transport

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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)


Indulge in a foot massage at the Foot Reflexology Centre (Day 2). 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).


in Xi'an (Day 4), Chengdu (Day 6 & 7) and Shanghai (Day 13 & 14)


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. Visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and learn how your visit contributes to their conservation efforts. (Day 5)

Sightseeing highlights

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CITY TOUR of Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Shanghai

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CRUISE the Yangtze River

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SEE local people practicing T'ai Chi in the morning, the Shanghai Acrobats.

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VISIT Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an, the Jinmao Tower in Shanghai, the Great Wall of China

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