Cruising the Yangtze River
Starting at $244916 days • 34 meals
Tour HighlightsShanghai, Yuyuan Garden, Acrobatics Show, MagLev Train Ride, Yangtze River Cruise, Three Gorges Dam, Xian City Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Wild Goose Pagoda, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Great Wall, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Hutong Rickshaw Tour
TOUR DESCRIPTIONExperience China’s marvels, ancient and modern, rural and cosmopolitan, on this fantastic 16-day tour that features a relaxing 4-night cruise of the Yangtze River. Float by the dramatic scenery of the Three Gorges. Explore the booming city of Shanghai. Stand before the 8,000 warriors in the life-size terra-cotta army in Xian. Discover for yourself the mysterious Forbidden City and the immense Tiananmen Square. Walk a section of the Great Wall, tour the old, narrow streets of Beijing by rickshaw and share lunch with a local family in their Hutong home.
- Take a relaxing 4-night upstream cruise on the Yangtze River.
- Ride the 268 mph MagLev train in Shanghai!
- Savor a variety of traditional Chinese food and drink, including Peking Duck, noodles, hot pot, dumplings and dim sum.
- Meet a Chinese calligraphy master and learn how to write using this ancient art.
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Passport & visa information
Certain countries require a minimum of 6 months passport validity. You are strongly urged to contact the appropriate consulate for details. Visit www.travel.state.gov for the U.S. State Department for the latest details about passports and visa requirements.
IMPORTANT: We recommend that our clients traveling abroad take a photocopy of their passport and applicable visas. It should be packed separately from your actual passport and visa. We also recommend leaving a copy at home with your emergency contact.
Destination Facts & Stats
China is on China Standard Time (CST), 12 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST) (13 hours during Daylight Saving Time).
An adaptor (which changes the physical plug) and/or converter (which changes the electric current) are necessary if you plan to use an appliance with voltage different from the standard within the country you are visiting. Please note, if your appliance has dual voltage you may still need an adaptor for the plug. When packing your electronic items for travel, please review the converter electric current level to make sure it is the same or greater than the items you are planning on using. If you plan on utilizing or transporting a sleep apnea machine, please remember to pack an extension cord and adapter plug to ensure proper function.
China generally uses AC 220 volts, in contrast to the US standard of AC 110 volts.
No significant elevation is encountered.