Dynasties of China & Tibet-The Yangtze River & the Himalayas

Dynasties of China & Tibet-The Yangtze River & the Himalayas



Join us on this exceptional, custom-designed journey encompassing the breadth of China from the Himalayan “Rooftop of the World,” with three nights in Tibet’s seldom‑visited city of Lhasa, through the dramatic and serene gorges of the Yangtze River. Experience the harmony of ancient culture and modern vitality in the historic neighborhoods of Old Shanghai, the imperial dignity of Mandarin Beijing, the dynastic treasures of historic Xi’an and the majestic Tibetan Buddhist “Sun City” of Lhasa.

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Trip Type
Group Travel Tour, International Land & Rail Voyages, International River Voyages
Departure Dates
May 9, 2020 - May 24, 2020
Oct 10, 2020 - Oct 25, 2020


Five-Star Hotels
The Peninsula, Beijing, provides luxurious suites in an ideal location near the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.
Hilton, Xi’an, located within the ancient city walls, offers contemporary amenities and is in close proximity to the city’s cultural highlights.
Shangri-La, Lhasa, offers stunning views of the Himalayas and Potala Palace.
Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai, is a beautifully restored, landmark hotel on the Bund waterfront.


Dynamic Hong Kong Post-Program Option
Experience the exciting contrasts and epic drama of Hong Kong, a thriving combination of nearly 5000 years of Chinese history and vibrant modern influence. Visit the Kowloon Walled City Park, the Wong Tai Sin Taoist Temple, the Chi Lin Nunnery, Victoria Park, and Man Mo Temple. Experience the city’s colorful markets, lined with flower stalls, bird gardens, and
dai pai dong (food stalls). Enjoy a sampan ride through the Aberdeen floating village and a scenic ferry ride across Victoria Harbor.
Accommodations are for three nights in the Five-Star Kowloon Shangri‑La Hotel.





  • day 1

    Depart the U.S./Cross the International Date Line

  • day 2

    Beijing, China

  • days 3-4


  • day 5

    Beijing/Fly to Xi’an

  • day 6


  • day 7

    Xi’an/Fly to Lhasa, Tibet

  • days 8-9


  • day 10

    Lhasa/Fly to Chongqing, China/Embark m.v. Victoria Jenna

  • day 11

    Cruising the Yangtze River/Shibaozhai

  • day 12

    Three Gorges/Cruising the Goddess Stream and Three Lesser Gorges

  • day 13

    Maoping/ Disembark ship/Three Gorges Dam visit/Yichang/Fly to Shanghai

  • day 14


  • day 15

    Shanghai/Return to the U.S.

    SHANGHAI/Depart China/Cross the International Date Line/Arrive in the U.S.

    Cruise itinerary subject to change.

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