Mysterious China and enchanting Tibet—two lands whose stunning beauty forms the backdrop of centuries-old civilizations steeped in legend and tradition. Here, the people’s reverence for ancestral customs has been passed on through dynasties and kingdoms and preserved from one generation to the next, influencing life today as well as providing an impetus for change and a springboard for the future.
Join us on this exceptional, custom-designed and comprehensive journey encompassing the breadth of China from the Himalayan “Rooftop of the World,” with three nights in Tibet’s spectacular and seldom-visited city of Lhasa, through the dramatic gorges of the Yangtze River and to the historic neighborhoods of Old Shanghai for an in-depth appreciation of the juxtaposition of ancient culture with modern advancements. Experience the imperial dignity of Mandarin Beijing, the dynastic treasures of historic Xi’an and the Tibetan Buddhist “Sun City” of Lhasa with its architectural masterpiece, the Potala Palace, a symbol of peace and the historic home of the Dalai Lama.
Ideally located Five-Star hotels have been carefully selected for our land accommodations, including Shanghai’s legendary Fairmont Peace Hotel and the renowned Peninsula Beijing. Our three-night cruise travels the fabled Yangtze River from Chongqing to Yichang through captivating landscapes, historic port cities and resplendent gorges aboard the deluxe Victoria Jenna, relaunched in 2016 after an extensive refurbishment. Cruise the magnificent Three Gorges, enjoy a private boat tour on the spectacular Goddess Stream in the Wu Gorge and visit the extraordinary engineering marvel of the Three Gorges Dam.
Visit eight UNESCO World Heritage sites during specially arranged, included excursions accompanied by experienced, English-speaking guides. This small group program is an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunity, and an excellent value for such a comprehensive itinerary.
The Travel Program outlined here is subject to the features, final pricing and terms and conditions set forth in the published Travel Program brochure.
Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet