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China and the Yangtze River (15 Days)


China’s sheer size and density are impossible to fathom, until you walk across the vast expanse of Tiananmen Square or gaze at the unending Great Wall. On this tour, you'll take a leisurely cruise down the Yangtze River and ride the world’s fastest train. You'll find it difficult to find the superlatives to describe this country with all of its contrasts, from pristine landscapes to towering cityscapes, from ancient sites to modern marvels. Experience a culture over 9,000 years in the making!

Your Edventure includes:
  • Round-trip airfare from SFO or LAX (price varies depending on additional gateway choices)
  • 9 nights in hand-picked hotels
  • 4 nights on the MS Grace (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily
  • 10 lunches
  • 9 three-course dinners, including wine or beer
  • Full-time tour coordinator
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • Private deluxe motor coach
  • Transportation (planes, trains, boats, etc.) while on tour
  • Selected admission with priority entry

The Great Wall of China

Terra Cotta Warriors

Canals of Suzhou

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Price: $4,224 (2018) based on double occupancy, plus optional $344 premium trip protection*

Next departure dates:

March 2020 (CHIN0320)
April 2021 (CHIN0421)

Contact us for exact departure dates

Edventure Highlights Include:


~  Welcome Dinner


~ Beijing, including Tiananmen Square and the Imperial Palace, a maze of palaces also known as the Forbidden City


~ The Temple of Heaven Park; a pearl factory; the Summer Palace with its famed Long Corridor and Marble Boat; and a cruise of Kumming Lake


~ The Great Wall and the Sacred Way, a pathway lined with sculptures of ancient leaders and animals

~ Beijing’s impressive Olympic park

~ An optional excursion for a theatrical performance, The Legend of Kung Fu ($55/pp)

~ Cruise of the Yangtze River; the Three Gorges Dam; and Xiling Gorge, with its jagged, stratified cliffs hang over the water

~ The Daning River and Shennong Stream, passing the mysterious and ancient hanging coffins; and wild monkeys on shore

~ Qutang Gorge in the Lesser Three Gorges for a view of the Meng Liang staircase

~ Fengdu, known as the Ghost City, or Wanzhou, famous for its natural sites

~ Chongqing Zoo, home to some of China’s famous pandas

~ Terra-Cotta Warriors, an underground battle formation of 8,099 life-sized pottery warriors buried with Emperor Quin Shi Huáng, in Xi'an 

~ Great Wild Goose Pagoda and Temple of Great Goodwill

~ An optional excursion for a colorful performance dramatizing the famous Tang Dynasty’s period of rule over Xi’an ($79/pp)

~ Shanghai and its waterfront promenade, the Bund; the Jade Buddha Temple, and Yuyuan Garden, a classical Chinese garden

~An optional excursion for dinner and a show of the gravity-defying acrobatics for which China is famous ($59/pp)

~ Suzhou, a gorgeous city on the shores of tranquil Lake Tai, including the Suzhou Museum, a stretch of the Grand Canal, Tiger Hill, the leaning Huqiu Tower, a Chinese lunch and a local silk factory 

Tour Activity Estimates
 Average Daily Walking: 2 Hours
Average Activity Level: Moderate (mostly uneven terrain, including paved and unpaved roads, hills and stairs)

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