One of the most comprehensive introductory itineraries of China, with a cruise on an all-balcony-cabin ship.
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The world’s longest river within a single country, the Yangtze has played an essential and inspirational role in Chinese life since the dawn of that glorious civilisation. It unites regions diverse in landscape, language and culture, links cities ancient and modern - thus presenting an engaging timeline of Chinese history - and offers the most scenic means of traversing this vast country.
This superlative tour of China’s myriad highlights reveals the imperial treasures of Beijing and Xi’an along with the vibrancy of Shanghai, and includes a 6-night Yangtze river cruise aboard the state-of-the-art Victoria Sophia, taking in the awe-inspiring Three Gorges en route.
On arrival, we transfer to the well-located 4★ Landmark Hotel, our comfortable base for three nights. Our fi rst excursion this afternoon is to the serene Summer Palace, an imperial pleasureground set on the slopes of a hill overlooking Kunming Lake, northwest of central Beijing. This splendid collection of pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges is the fi rst of many UNESCO World Heritage Sites that we visit on our journey.