Be captivated by the magnitude of this 8th-century monument
At Luke Nguyen's very own contemporary Vietnamese restaurant, dine on an enticing degustation dinner with matching wines
Witness the beauty of Cambodia’s World Heritage-listed Angkor Wat with a drink in hand as the sun rises over the temple
These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest
Vietnamese cuisine related experiences with celebrity chef and APT Ambassador, Luke Nguyen
Transfer to your hotel before a Welcome Reception this evening.
Stay: Three Nights, Beijing, Regent Hotel
Your day begins with a tour of Tiananmen Square. Enlarged to four times its original size in the 1950s, Tiananmen is the world’s largest city square. After the tour, head to the World Heritage-listed Forbidden City, the largest surviving palace complex on Earth. Located within the Imperial City of Beijing, the Forbidden City was home to 24 Chinese emperors between 1420 and 1924. Entrance to the city was once at the sole discretion of the emperor, but today visitors are able to access this preserved site. Spend the afternoon at your leisure, then indulge in an authentic Peking Duck banquet served with all the traditional accompaniments.Daily :
Enjoy a buffet lunch and free-flowing beverages overlooking the Great Wall, prepared just for APT guests.
Choose to attend a fascinating Peking Opera show at Qianmen Liyuan Theatre. Alternatively, choose to take in a night of Kung Fu, dance and acrobatics at the Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre.
Today, set out for the Great Wall of China, which winds its way from the Yellow Sea up into the Gobi Desert for more than 6,000 kilometres. Be captivated by the magnitude of this 8th-century monument as you wander along an unrestored and rarely visited stretch of the Badaling section. Travel back to Beijing and enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Following dinner this evening, choose your included sightseeing option.Daily :
Perhaps you may opt to visit the World Heritage-listed Temple of Heaven. This immense, conical structure was founded in the 15th century and is said to represent the relationship between heaven and earth, the human world and God’s world. It is considered the most holy of Beijing’s imperial temples. Alternatively, art lovers may enjoy a tour of the modern 798 Art Zone, a contemporary Chinese art district. Wander through this old factory compound which has been skilfully converted to house galleries, bookshops and cafes, accompanied with sculptures, paintings and music to create a lively atmosphere.
Choose you activity today. This evening, be transferred to the airport for your flight to Yichang. Upon arrival, transfer to your luxury river ship and settle in as your ship sets sail along the majestic Yangtze River for an unforgettable cruise.
Stay: Four Nights, the luxurious Sanctuary Yangzi ExplorerDaily :
Cruise along the Yangtze River through the spectacular Three Gorges region. Arrive at the Three Gorges Dam and take a tour of the Three Gorges Project and exhibition. Pass through the longest of the Three Gorges, Xiling Gorge, cruising through Yellow Ox Gorge and under Huangling Temple, which was built around 770BC-476BC and set amid groves of orange and pomelo trees. Return to your ship to delight in the Captain’s Welcome Reception this evening, before enjoying a special Welcome Dinner.
Disembark your ship at Badong and transfer by ferry to a traditional Chinese sampan (longboat). Arrive at a local riverside village for a glimpse of traditional, rural Chinese life. See the local farms and tracker huts, and the ancient artefacts and customs still used today by the villagers. After lunch back on board, continue to the tranquil and spectacular Wu Gorge. Noted for its sheer peaks and towering cliff faces, the gorge is surrounded by the Wu Mountains. Later, your ship will graciously glide between the Chijia Mountain and Baiyan Mountain to enter Qutang Gorge, the shortest and most dramatic of the Three Gorges. This afternoon, there is the opportunity to attend a hands-on arts and crafts demonstration on board. This evening, indulge in a delicious dinner with your fellow guests.Daily :
Rise early to participate in a Tai Chi class atop the ship’s Observation Deck for a relaxing start to your day. Following breakfast, disembark in Fuling, a sleepy town along the Yangtze. Here, enjoy the extraordinary chance to visit the 816 Underground Project, an old nuclear site hidden in the mountains. Constructed in the 1960s when political tensions between the world’s superpowers were at their height, this immense nuclear installation spans almost 12 miles, with more than 130 man-made roads and tunnels. This unique opportunity to explore the project affords a deeper insight into China’s military and political history. In the afternoon, choose from a range of activities. In the evening, enjoy the Emperor’s Farewell Dinner, a banquet feast.Daily :
This evening, choose from Thai, Cantonese or Western cuisine.
Disembark your ship for the final time in Chongqing and head to the Chongqing Zoo, where more than 200 varieties of wild and rare animals are on display, including the endangered Giant Pandas. This beautiful creature is fast replacing the dragon as China’s emblem. Later, visit a local restaurant for a delicious lunch before transferring to the airport for your flight to Xi’an.
Stay: Two Nights, Xi’an, Shangri-La HotelDaily :
Enjoy a Tang Dynasty cultural performance and feast on dumplings for dinner. Or, tour the Muslim Quarter, followed by dinner at a local restaurant.
Discover the attractions of Xi’an, one of the oldest cities in China. Visit the ancient city walls and a clay factory where terracotta soldiers are still made today, then spend the afternoon at the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses. At the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum, you have plenty of time to visit the three excavation pits, and over 8,000 terracotta soldiers arranged in vast columns. Tailor your evening with your choice of an included sightseeing option to explore Xi’an your way.Daily :
Enjoy a delicious meal of Chinese cuisine at the Dragon Phoenix restaurant. Alternatively, head to Lost Heaven, which specialises in the tribal cuisine of Yunnan province. Or, for a western influenced seafood experience, delight in Amanda Restaurant.
Transfer to the airport and fly to Shanghai. On arrival, ride the high-speed Maglev Train and watch the kilometres race towards an exhilarating 300. In the evening, choose where to dine.
Stay: Three Nights, Shanghai, Fairmont Peace HotelDaily :
This morning, be joined by a local guide for an orientation tour through downtown Shanghai. Stop at the Jin Mao Tower and take an elevator to the viewing deck where you will delight in panoramic views of the city. Tonight, after dinner at leisure, enjoy premium seating at an acrobatic show.Daily :
Perhaps stroll through the French Concession district, or take an excursion to Jinxi.
Cruise the Huangpu River and explore Yu Garden, followed by lunch. Choose your included sightseeing option. This evening, attend a Farewell Dinner.Daily :
Enjoy free time in Shanghai to explore. This afternoon, board an evening flight to Hanoi. On arrival, be transferred to your hotel.
Stay: Two Nights, Sofitel Legend Metropole HanoiDaily :
Perhaps tour Bat Trang or enjoy a foot massage. Embark on a walking tour of Hanoi or enjoy a water puppet show. Other options include a visit to the home of a local artist, or a bicycle tour.
Choose from a delightful selection of restaurants for dinner.
Choose from a range of sightseeing activities to gain a deeper insight into Hanoi. Tonight, choose where to dine.Daily :
Board the Paradise Elegance for your three-day cruise on World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay.
Travel to Ha Long and board a luxurious ship. Enjoy lunch on board, and later tour the World Heritage-listed Sung Sot Cave.
Stay: Two Nights, Ha Long Bay, Paradise EleganceDaily :
This afternoon, sail towards Ti Top Island and Tung Sau Pearl Farm. Later, visit Cua Van Floating Village before dinner.Daily :
After included touring in Ha Long Bay, disembark and travel to Hanoi for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Stay: Two Nights, Ho Chi Minh City, Park Hyatt SaigonDaily :
Perhaps journey to Ba Ria to learn about the Battle of Long Tan and attend a memorial service at Long Tan Cross. Alternatively, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels.
In Ho Chi Minh City, enjoy a Luke Nguyen-created degustation dinner with matching wines at Vietnam House.
Choose your immersive and unique Signature Experience today.Daily :
You might like to tour the Ky Long Art Villa, take part in a cooking class, tour the city from the back of a motorbike, or join a shopping trip.
This morning, explore Ho Chi Minh City your way with a selection of included sightseeing options. Later, embark your ship and enjoy a Luke Nguyen Welcome Dinner.
Stay: Seven Nights, Mekong River, APT’s RV AmaLotusDaily :
In Cai Be, visit a rice paper manufacturer, then cruise towards Sa Dec. Tour Huynh Thuy Le’s old house and visit a Cao Dai temple.Daily :
Transfer to a small boat for a journey along the Mekong’s tiny tributaries. Step ashore for a rickshaw tour of Tan Chau. Later, visit an evergreen island where you’ll experience authentic rural Mekong life. Return to your river ship as you cross into Cambodia.Daily :
Tour the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda; join a moving excursion to the infamous Killing Fields; visit the National Museum of Cambodia; or embark on a city tour in a tuk tuk.
Disembark in Phnom Penh and embark on your chosen activity.Daily :
Today, cruise to the village of Koh Chen. On arrival, visit a selection of home workshops that manufacture handmade souvenirs.Daily :
Travel to Oudong and visit a monastery for a Buddhist blessing. Later, enjoy an ox cart ride through the countryside.Daily :
Enjoy a boat excursion into the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang. Indulge in a Farewell Dinner aboard your ship.Daily :
In Siem Reap, choose your dining option for a range of carefully handpicked restaurants.
Disembark in Prek K’dam and transfer to your hotel. Head to Angkor Archaeological Park to visit Angkor Thom and the Bayon temple. Back in Siem Reap tonight, choose where to dine.
Stay: Three Nights, Siem Reap, Hotel Sofitel AngkorDaily :
Travel to the Angkor Archaeological Park to enjoy a sunrise at Angkor Wat with drink in hand.
Embark on a guided tour and explore the temple of Ta Prohm. Later, visit the ‘Opportunities of Development thru Art’ (ODA) organisation.Daily :
Today you may like to visit the temple of Wat Preah Phrom Rath; explore the city on the back of a tuk tuk; participate in an Apsara dance class; take a quad bike adventure; embark on a bicycle tour; enjoy a cooking class; or indulge in a spa treatment.
Today explore more of Siem Reap with a selection of fascinating included sightseeing options. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner and Apsara dance performance this evening.Daily :
Transfer to the airport this morning.Daily :
For two nights board Paradise Elegance and explore the tiny islands and limestone karsts of Ha Long Bay
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