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Treasures of China

Beijing to Shanghai
15 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: CHYC15
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
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Trip Highlights

Dine at the Great Wall

Be the envy of your friends with a private chef-prepared lunch on a quiet stretch of the Great Wall of China

Summer Palace Cruise

Glide across Kunming Lake aboard a traditional vessel to admire the gardens and ancient pavilions of the Summer Palace

See the Terracotta Warriors

View the life-sized clay soldiers of the ancient Terracotta Army in Xi'an

Inclusions

  • Unique cultural experiences in up to 8 towns, villages & cities
  • Signature Experiences plus Freedom of Choice Sightseeing and Dining
  • 14 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches and 11 Dinners
  • Complimentary beverages served at your discretion on board*
  • APT Cruise Director and expert local guides
  • Overseas transfers, luggage porterage, port charges & tipping

Map & Itinerary

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APT China CHYC15 Map 2017

Beijing to Shanghai

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest

Be transferred to your hotel before a Welcome Reception tonight.

Stay: Three Nights: Raffles Beijing Hotel

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

A private cruise of the Summer Palace.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Attend a Peking Opera show, a Kung Fu Show or explore Silk Alley market.


Take a tour of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a buffet lunch overlooking the wall.


Set out for the Great Wall of China today. This evening, indulge in an authentic Peking Duck banquet back in Beijing.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Transfer to the airport and fly to Yichang. On arrival, board your luxury river ship.

Stay: Four Nights: the luxurious Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Set off on your cruise along the Yangtze River through the stunning Three Gorges region. Take a tour of the remarkable Three Gorges Dam. Indulge in the Captain’s Welcome Dinner this evening.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

In Badong, transfer to a traditional sampan (longboat) and cruise through stunning scenery. Continue to tranquil Wu Gorge, and pass between two majestic cliffs on entry to Qutang Gorge.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning, participate in a tai chi class. After breakfast, enjoy a tour of Fengdu, or take a ‘Relocation Tour’ and learn about the impact of the Three Gorges Dam project on local families and farms. In the afternoon, you may like to attend a Chinese brush painting and calligraphy demonstration, learn how to play Mahjong, learn some Mandarin, or enjoy a dumpling making session. Tonight, savour the Emperor’s Farewell Dinner, a Chinese banquet feast.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose to dine at Li Café or Shang Palace.


Disembark and head to the famous Chongqing Zoo to view the Giant Pandas. Visit a local restaurant for an authentic hotpot lunch before transferring to the airport for your flight to Guilin.

Stay: Two Nights: Guilin, Shangri-La Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Soak up the tranquillity of the picturesque Li River as you cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo. After lunch on board, disembark for a visit to peaceful Yangshuo, bordered by spectacular karst peaks and the majestic Li River. Tonight, enjoy a dinner of the region’s authentic rice noodles.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from Thai at Siam Garden, a Western choice at Yi Cafe or an authentic Cantonese meal at Tian Xiang Ge.


Travel out to Reed Flute Cave. Later, visit Fubo Hill before boarding a flight to Xi’an.

Stay: Two Nights: Xi’an, Shangri-La Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Enjoy a Tang Dynasty cultural performance and a dumpling dinner. Or embark on a tour of the Muslim Quarter, including dinner at a local restaurant.


Explore Xi’an on a guided tour then visit a clay factory. Spend the afternoon at the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses and the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum. Observe the tomb of life-size models that represent the army that triumphed in the Warring States Period, and ushered in the united imperial China era.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

This evening, choose from a range of restaurants.


After a morning at leisure, transfer to the airport and fly to Shanghai.

Stay: Three Nights: Shanghai, Fairmont Peace Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After breakfast, take a bus tour through the downtown area of Shanghai. Stop at the Oriental Pearl Tower for panoramic views of the city then visit a local silk factory. This evening, after dinner at your leisure, enjoy premium seating at an acrobatic show.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps cruise the Huangpu River and explore the Yu Garden. Following your tour, sit down to a dim sum lunch. Or you may prefer to take part in a cooking class, where you will learn to make Shanghai Dumplings. Your final option is a full day excursion to Jinxi, an ancient water town.


This evening, attend a Farewell Dinner at The Cathay Room in The Fairmont Peace Hotel.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Transfer to the airport for your flight home this morning.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Luxury Hotels and Resorts

Stay in some of Asia's most iconic luxury hotels, including the Raffles Beijing and Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai

Deep mountain ravine to Yangtze river below
Four night Yangtze cruise

Admire stunning natural landscapes on a cruise through the Three Gorges region aboard the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

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Finest onboard dining

Enjoy a choice of local and international cuisine, plus complimentary beverages served throughout your cruise

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