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Highlights of China & the Yangtze

Beijing to Shanghai | 11 Days
Date Range: Aug 2014 - Oct 2014Ship: Century Paragon

Watch the highlights of China unfold before your eyes during this incredible adventure. From rustic villages to great modern cities, and a culture more than 5,000 years old, this itinerary shows you why China is like nowhere else on Earth. The iconic Great Wall, cruising the mighty Yangtze, and bustling Beijing and Shanghai are just the beginning. You’ll experience wonders like Beijing’s Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square and Xi’an’s breathtaking Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, as well as traditional cultural and culinary highlights throughout this extraordinary passage.

A journey to China is an enchanting odyssey through more than 5,000 years of history that have been recorded against a vast landscape. Discover the great diversity of this fascinating country, from the rustic hamlets lining the Yangtze to the sophisticated cities of Beijing and Shanghai.

This program provides insight into all of the major marvels China has to offer. You’ll visit Beijing’s Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, then journey a few miles north to see the legendary Great Wall. In Xi’an, the life-size Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses will shed light on a long-vanished world. Gasp at the stunning scenery as you cruise the Yangtze River, with its famous Three Gorges and its Lesser Three Gorges. Finally, explore Shanghai, China’s largest city, which is home to extraordinary skyscrapers and world-famous acrobats. Experience the myriad highlights of China on this all-encompassing adventure.

Who will enjoy this cruise
Those who would like to sample the top sights of the region, from the excitement of Beijing and Shanghai to the ancient splendors of the Terra-cotta Warriors and the Great Wall—all accentuated by the breathtaking natural beauty of the Yangtze.