See the best of China and Tibet on a 15-day journey that encompasses the breadth of China, from the Himalayan “Rooftop of the World,” through the dramatic gorges of the Yangtze to the historic neighborhoods of Old Shanghai. Enjoy five-star accommodations in Beijing, Xi’an, Lhasa and Shanghai. Cruise for three nights aboard the deluxe Victoria Jenna. Tour the impressive Three Gorges Dam. Walk along the Great Wall and through Beijing’s Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Visit ancient Xi’an for the impressive Terra Cotta Warriors and explore magnificent Tibetan temples.
Architectural historian Grace Gary, a veteran leader of more than 30 Trust tours to countries as diverse as China and Peru, has traveled the Silk Road from Beijing to Kazakhstan. With degrees from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and the University of Virginia, she most recently served as the executive director of Nemours Mansion and Gardens in Wilmington, DE, where she oversaw an award-winning, multi-year, $70-million restoration of the building and gardens. She and fellow National Trust lecturer Dwight Young are the authors of Nemours: A Portrait of Alfred I. duPont’s House, which was published by Rizzoli in 2011. Grace also is the author of two volumes in the Trust’s “Information” series and has also served as director of the Trust’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Office, Preservation PA and Longue Vue House and Gardens. She was the first director of Colonial Williamsburg’s Tourism Leadership Center. 2017 dates
1 Depart the U.S./
Cross the International Date Line
2 Beijing, China
5 Beijing/Fly to Xi’an
7 Xi’an/Fly to Lhasa, Tibet
10 Lhasa/Fly to Chongqing, China/Embark m.v. Victoria Jenna
11 Cruising the Yangtze River/Shibaozhai
12 Three Gorges/Cruising the Goddess Stream and Three Lesser Gorges/Cruising Three Gorges Dam locks
13 Sandouping and the Three Gorges Dam visit/Yichang/Disembark ship/Fly to Shanghai
15 Shanghai/Return to the U.S.
Cruise itinerary subject to change.
No Pre and Post Tours are offered on this departure