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Grand China & the Yangtze

Beijing to Hong Kong | 18 Days
Date Range: Mar 2015 - Oct 2015Ships: Century Paragon, Century Legend

Experience the best of China—from its bustling cities to its natural wonders—all in one grand journey. From thriving contemporary cities (Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong) and monumental manmade marvels (the Great Wall and the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses) to glorious landscapes (Suzhou, the Yangtze, and Guilin), this extraordinary expedition is the perfect introduction to the grand sweep of ancient and modern China.

Begin in Beijing, home to some of China’s most famous sites. Unlock the secrets of the Forbidden City and feel the aftershocks of history in Tiananmen Square. Walk along the Great Wall and marvel at the UNESCO-designated Temple of Heaven. Then fly to Xi’an and be awestruck by the sheer enormity of the Terra-cotta Army, the life-sized warriors and horses that still stand guard over the tomb of China’s first emperor. Visit Guilin’s Reed Flute Cave, where stalactites and stalagmites flaunt dazzling colors. Take a cruise down the bucolic Li River. Wander around the exquisite, tranquil Humble Administrator’s Garden in Suzhou. And sail the magnificent Yangtze River, with its spectacular Three Gorges, mist- shrouded shrines, and astonishing rock formations.

Along the way, enjoy a plethora of cultural pleasures, including a thrilling Kung Fu show in Beijing, a Tang Dynasty folklore performance and dinner in Xi’an, and an acrobatic extravaganza in Shanghai.

Who will enjoy this cruise/tour
Those thirsting for a real understanding of both old- and new- world China will encounter the legacies of the land’s ancient dynasties while discovering the dynamic changes taking place throughout China today.

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