Cities of the Orient

20 Days from $4,790 per person

What's Included
  • 13 nights hotel accommodation
  • 4 nights river cruise accommodations
  • 5 internal flights within China
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Group airport transfers & ground transportation
  • National Escort & Local Insider Guides
  • Visa fees for US & Canada passport holders
  • Sightseeing & entrance fees

Liz HoganDestination Specialist

The cruise down the Li River through the magnificent limestone hills to the scenic town of Yangshuo is a great contrast to the developed city of Shanghai.
Places Visited
Shanghai (2 nights), Beijing (3 nights), Xian (2 nights), Yangtze River Cruise (4 nights), Guilin (1 night), Yangshuo (2 nights), Hong Kong (3 nights)
Highlights of the Itinerary
  • Wander along the incredible Great Wall of China
  • Come face to face with the Terracotta Warriors
  • Absorb the rural serenity of the Li River and Yangshuo
  • Marvel at the sparkling city of Shanghai on a Huangpu River cruise
  • Take a 3-night voyage on the mighty Yangtze for a glimpse of China past and present
  • Get up close and personal with the Pandas of Chongqing
  • Step back into China's dynastic past at the Imperial Forbidden City
  • Explore gleaming metropolis Hong Kong, where the futuristic meets with Chinese tradition
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Sightseeing starts in the Old Town and Yu Gardens. Next, the historical Bund before continuing to Xintiandi. Cross the great Nanpu Bridge to the Pudong District, then enjoy an evening cruise on the Huangpu River.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: LLocal Three to Four-star Standard Hotel
View the superb antiquities at the Shanghai Museum before flying to Beijing. This evening’s dinner includes a sample of the renowned local delicacy, Peking Duck.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Peking Duck Dinner
Accommodation: Local Three to Four-star Standard Hotel
Walk through Tiananmen Square to the Forbidden City, followed by the Temple of Heaven. The next day, walk along the iconic Great Wall before heading to the Summer Palace. Tonight, watch an exciting Chinese acrobatics performance.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Local Three to Four-star Standard Hotel
Fly to Xian and visit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum. Enjoy a Tang Dynasty performance and Shui Jiao dumpling dinner. The next day, witness the incredible Terracotta Warriors. Visit the Ancient City Wall followed by a stroll through the lively Muslim Quarter.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Shui Jiao Dumpling Dinner
Accommodation: Local Three to Four-star Standard Hotel
Fly to Wuhan and transfer to Yichang to board our Yangtze River cruise vessel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Five-star Yangtze Cruise Ship
Over the next three days, relax as we explore the legendary landscape along the Yangtze River. Visit the site of the Three Gorges Dam and pass through dramatic scenery with exciting shore excursions which may include Shennong Stream and Fengdu Ghost City.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Five-star Yangtze Cruise Ship
Disembark in Chongqing and visit the Panda House at Chongqing Zoo before flying to Guilin. Visit the Reed Flute Caves.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Local Three to Four-star Standard Hotel
Cruise along the Li River, disembarking in quaint Yangshuo. Wander through the bustling local market.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Local Three to Four-star Standard Hotel
Explore the beautiful rural countryside around Yangshuo with leisure time to walk around the cobblestone streets in town. This evening, watch a traditional method of cormorant fishing. The next day, travel to Guilin and fly to Hong Kong.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Local Three to Four-star Standard Hotel
Take a panoramic ride up to Victoria Peak, with sprawling views of the harbor and city. Continue to Stanley Market, the adored seaside bazaar. Next, visit the Aberdeen Fishing Village, home to hundreds of people living in junk boats.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Local Three to Four-star Standard Hotel
Discover Hong Kong’s largest island, Lantau Island. Take a ferry ride to Silvermine Bay, Lantau. On to Cheung Sha Beach and Tai O Fishing Village, with homes built on stilts. Drive up the mountain to witness the Giant Buddha sitting near Po Lin Monastery. Take a ride on the Skyrail Cable Car and enjoy dinner on the top of Victoria Peak.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Local Three to Four-star Standard Hotel
Discover the New Territories, starting at the Yuen Yuen Institute. Stop at Luk Keng bird sanctuary, continuing through the lush green Plover Cove Country Park to Sam Mun Tsai Fish Zone. Transfer to the airport to board your flight back to the USA.

Meals: Breakfast
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  • This was an excellent tour! This was an excellent tour. We came to experience the wonders of China and the everyday Chinese experience. The variety of restaurants from five star to working class was an important contributor to our enjoyment. All the mainland tour guides were outstanding, friendly, efficient and positive. We cannot say enough about how much we loved China and this tour.
    Mr M Jackson and Mrs L Polley Tasmania, Australia
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