Dynasties of China and Tibet:
The Himalayas and the Yangtze

October 2016

Aboard the deluxe Yangtze river ship
m.v. Victoria Jenna

Mysterious China and enchanting Tibet—two lands whose stunning beauty form 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.

We invite you to join fellow alumni on this exceptional, custom‑designed and comprehensive journey encompassing thebreadth of China from the Himalayan “Rooftop of the World,” with two nights in the 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 Lhasa's renowned Shangri‑La Hotel. 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 m.v. Victoria Jenna, newly 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 six UNESCO World Heritage sites during specially arranged included excursions accompanied by experienced, knowledgeable, English-speaking guides. Enjoy meeting the fascinating people of China and the friendly people of Tibet, who will welcome you to their modern-day earthly paradise—a true Shangri-La that is newly opening up to Western travelers.

This small group program is an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunity and an excellent value, so we encourage you to book now while Early Booking Savings and space are available.





Great Wall of China



Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet


Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China


Terra Cotta Warriors, Xi'an, China


Norbulingka Palace, Lhasa, Tibet


Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China


Yangtze River, China


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