Explore China in style, staying in some of the
country’s best hotels with private excursions
of China’s most celebrated sites. The tour
includes a 3-night Yangtze river cruise aboard
the luxurious Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer.
Book 3 months in advance and receive a complimentary cabin upgrade on the Sanctuary MS Yangzi Explorer.
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Arrive and transfer to the Regent Beijing for
3 nights. (N)
Drive out to the Aman at Summer Palace for
lunch, followed by a visit to the Imperial Summer
Palace gardens. Afternoon tour of Tiananmen
Square and the Forbidden City. (B, L)
Full-day tour of the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu, including a short walk on the wall and
a champagne picnic in a nearby pine forest. (B, L)
In the morning, relax with a private tai chi
lesson at the Temple of Heaven, followed by a
tour of the temple. Board a high-speed train to
Xian, travelling in first class. Stay at the Sofitel
Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian for 2 nights.
The following day, visit the celebrated Terracotta
Fly to Chongqing in Business class. Enjoy a dinner
of the local spicy hotpot known as má là at a
local restaurant before boarding the Sanctuary
Yangzi Explorer for a 3-night cruise
to Yichang. (B, D)
Cruise in style for 2 days, stopping for a shore
excursion in Fengdu, a charming river village
noted for its elaborate Daoist temple. (B, L, D)
Disembark early this morning and visit the site
of the Three Gorges Dam project. Transfer to
Yichang and fly to Shanghai in Business class.
Stay at the Fairmont Shanghai for 2 nights. (B)
Visit Jade Buddha temple and Yu garden,
followed by a stroll along the Bund waterfront. (B)
Take the Maglev train to Shanghai airport, then
fly home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Featuring some of the most luxurious
accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are
based on the standard category, unless indicated
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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