Trying your hand at Chinese calligraphy with the help of a local expert, Pondering Tibetan spirituality on visits to Buddhist temples and monasteries, Observing pandas at a breeding centre in the mountains of Sichuan, Cruising along the mighty Yangtze River.
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While retracing the footsteps of ancient warriors along the Great Wall you realize you’re onto something. You want to get into the heart of the Middle Kingdom and our guides will take you ‘over the wall’. Handpicked for their expertise, they’ll bring you deep into China and walk backward in time with you to Tibet where you’ll reconnect with ancient ways long forgotten by the modern world. From Sichuan Opera to calligraphy classes in Xi’an, you won’t just experience China’s arts and culture, you’ll become a part of it.
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included. Enjoy our first taste of Chinese cuisine with a Beijing Duck welcome dinner.
Visit and walk the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China. We also have an introductory language lesson.
Tour of the famed Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven with free time in the afternoon for shopping. Board our overnight sleeper train to Xi'an.
Guided walk of Xi'an's city walls and tour of the Big Goose Pagoda. Have a demonstration of the basics of Chinese calligraphy and painting with a local expert. Evening visit to the Muslim Quarter and local street markets.
Visit and learn about the Terracotta Warriors and enjoy a Tang Dynasty dinner show.
Fly over the Himalayas to Tibet. Orientation walk through Barkhor Square.
With our expert local guide we learn more about Tibetan spirituality with a visit to the Potala Palace, the sacred Jokhang Temple and the Sera Monastery. Optional hike, monastery visits and shopping.
Fly to Chengdu. Attend a Sichuan opera and cultural show and sample Sichuan cuisine for dinner this evening.
Visit the Panda Breeding Center to learn about and observe these gentle animals then board our riverboat for our first night onboard.
Cruise the Yangtze River with daily shore excursions which can include: Fengdu, Shibaozhai or Wanzhou, sail through Qutang Gorge/Wu Gorge, Daning River Small Gorges or Shennong Stream, sail through Three Gorges dam shiplocks and optional excursion to White Emperor City (all depending on the season and river conditions).
Tour of Three Gorges Dam before flying to Shanghai. Take an orientation walk along the Shanghai Bund and enjoy an acrobats show. Option to visit museums or shopping.
Depart at any time.
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