Legendary China (21-Day)

Book Now
  • Group Tour
  • Starting Price: $9,850
  • Length: 21 days
  • Operator: Travcoa
  • 866-591-0260
    Destinations: Far East, China
  • Difficulty Rating:
  • Comfort Rating:
  • Exclusivity Rating:

Tour Description

Join us on this classic exploration of China. Discover the Forbidden City in Beijing with a private guide. Then explore the hutongs - narrow streets of “Old China” - on a special excursion by rickshaw. Ascend via gondola to less-visited sections of the Great Wall. In Xi’an, take a private tour of the tomb of Emperor Qinshihuang and his army of Terra Cotta Warriors. Glide through the Yangtze River’s Three Gorges from your balcony junior suite aboard the deluxe M/V Victoria Jenna. Explore the natural wonders of Guilin’s Li River and the Stone Forest of Kunming with expert guides. Indulge yourself in cosmopolitan Shanghai and Hong Kong with luxurious accommodations, world-class à la carte dining and spectacular sights.

  • Enjoy exclusive access deep into Chong Hua Palace within Beijing’s Forbidden City
  • Experience an exhilarating rickshaw ride through Beijing’s hutongs
  • Cruise the Yangtze River in a junior suite onboard the luxuryM/V Victoria Jenna
  • Embark on a private sampan ride to explore the gorges of the Yangtze River up close
  • Explore the extraordinary excavations of Xi’an’s Terra Cotta Warriors with a private guide
  • Visit the private home of a Beijing family for tea and fascinating insight into life in China
  • Enjoy VIP seating at the remarkable Shanghai Acrobatic Performance

Itinerary

DAYS 1 - 4

Beijing, China

Arrive in Beijing on Day 2. Explore the Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City with special access to the Chong Hua Palace. Walk the Great Wall and celebrate China’s culinary delights with a Peking Duck dinner. Explore the hutongs - narrow streets of “Old China” - by rickshaw. Enjoy a cup of tea and a visit to the home of a local family.

St. Regis Hotel, Beijing

DAYS 5 & 6

Xi’an

Stand face-to-face with the Terra Cotta Warriors, a subterranean army more than 7,000 strong, discovered at the burial site of Emperor Qinshihuang. Visit the Wild Goose Pagoda, and explore Xi’an’s buried past at the Shaanxi Historical Museum.

Shangri-La Hotel, Xi’an

DAYS 7 - 9

Chongqing Yangtze Cruise

Explore the streets and museums of Chongqing at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers to get a sense of China’s modern history. Then check into your junior suite on theM/V Victoria Jenna to relax, dine and begin your cruise on the Yangtze River. Glide through river towns, view the grandeur of the Three Gorges and survey the Gezhou Dam in Yichang, the largest public works project in China since the Great Wall. You will be treated to à la carte dining on all three nights of your cruise and a private sampan ride to sightsee and explore the breathtaking gorges up close.

M/V Victoria Jenna

DAYS 10 - 12

Shanghai

Ancient tradition and modern ambition meld in Shanghai. Survey the city’s architectural wonders and stroll the serene paths of Yu Garden in Shanghai’s Old Town. Witness the blending of age-old customs and contemporary architecture at the Shanghai Museum’s extraordinary collection of ancient Chinese art, which resides in a stunning building in the heart of the city. Experience a magical evening marveling at a performance by Chinese acrobats.

Pudong Shangri-La Hotel, Shanghai

DAYS 13 & 14

Guilin

Guilin’s stunning landscapes have long inspired Chinese poets and painters. Explore Fubo Hill, Elephant Trunk Hill and the Reed Flute Caves, where you will see amazing stalactites and stalagmites. A cruise on the Li River reveals more natural beauty and daily river traffic - from one-man bamboo rafts to large junks. Take a tour of Daxu’s Old Town with its narrow streets paved with old tablets and well-preserved houses dating from the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin

DAYS 15 & 16

Lijiang

Take a chairlift ride up to the scenery of the Yak Meadow, situated at an elevation of over 11,000 feet. In Baisha Village you’ll see the fascinating Buddhist frescoes on many of its buildings, and visit two fascinating temples. Explore Yuhu Village, known for the unique architecture of its “monkey head” houses. The following day, visit Black Dragon and Lijiang Old Town.

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Lijiang

DAYS 17 & 18

Kunming

Kunming is renowned for its Stone Forest - unusual, densely placed limestone pillars - often called “the most fantastic scenery under heaven.” See the striking landmark of the Three Pagodas. The main pagoda is one of the tallest in Chinese history.

Grand Park Hotel, Kunming

DAYS 19 - 21

Hong Kong Depart for Home

Treat yourself to Hong Kong’s culinary delicacies, museums, parks and bustling harbor. View the area from Victoria Peak, float across Aberdeen Harbor in a sampan and search for treasures at Stanley Market. Enjoy a farewell dinner to seal your experience.

On Day 21 you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home or on to your next destination.

Island Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong

Departures

Pricing Information

September 25, 2011

From $9,850.00 per person double occupancy.

From $3,500.00 single room supplement.

October 2, 2011

From $9,850.00 per person double occupancy.

From $3,500.00 single room supplement.

October 9, 2011

From $9,850.00 per person double occupancy.

From $3,500.00 single room supplement.

October 23, 2011

From $9,850.00 per person double occupancy.

From $3,500.00 single room supplement.

April 29, 2012

From $9,850.00 per person double occupancy.

From $3,500.00 single room supplement.

May 6, 2012

From $9,850.00 per person double occupancy.

From $3,500.00 single room supplement.

September 23, 2012

From $9,850.00 per person double occupancy.

From $3,500.00 single room supplement.

September 30, 2012

From $9,850.00 per person double occupancy.

From $3,500.00 single room supplement.

October 7, 2012

From $9,850.00 per person double occupancy.

From $3,500.00 single room supplement.

October 21, 2012

From $9,850.00 per person double occupancy.

From $3,500.00 single room supplement.

Journey Includes

  • Deluxe rooms in the best available hotels
  • Three meals per day, including our unique Dine-Around program that lets you enjoy any restaurant you choose with à la carte dining, or relax with room service when available*
  • A professional Travel Director as your personal concierge
  • Local sightseeing with professional English-speaking guides with unparalleled knowledge, including entrance fees for places visited
  • Active participation and up-close encounters to experience the cultures of your journey
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, coffee and tea included with meals; bottled water during sightseeing excursions
  • All gratuities to hotel and restaurant staff and local guides and drivers
  • Group or individual airport transfers on arrival and departure flights
  • TheTravcoAssist Travel Protection Plan, including emergency medical evacuation insurance coverage for injury or illness, and 24-hour Worldwide Live Travel Assistance through Travel Guard Assistance

*Due to remote or undeveloped locations on some journeys, accommodations may not always meet Western standards. Dine-Around opportunities will be limited in remote or unsecured locations.

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Prices displayed are based on the lowest season base price and assume double occupancy. Prices are shown in U.S. dollars and may or may not include administrative fees, taxes, meals, airfare (where applicable) and Single Supplements. Cancellation penalties, blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.

Options and Extras

Tour Notes