Be the envy of your friends with a private chef-prepared lunch on a quiet stretch of the Great Wall of China
Over the course of four nights, delve into the mystique of the Yangtze River on board a luxurious cruise
Absorb the stunning scenery of Ha Long Bay on a three day cruise
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 at 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 :
Be captivated by the magnitude of the 8th-century monument, the Great Wall of China, as you wander along an unrestored and rarely visited stretch of the Badaling section. Later, enjoy a buffet lunch and free-flowing beverages overlooking the wall, prepared just for APT guests.
Following dinner this evening, you may choose to attend a fascinating Peking Opera show at Qianmen Liyuan Theatre, watch an exhilarating Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre or explore the Silk Alley market.
Today, set out for the Great Wall of China and enjoy a Signature Experience. Travel back to Beijing and enjoy an afternoon at leisure.Daily :
Explore the gardens then board a traditionally styled boat for a private cruise along the shores of the Summer Palace. Admire the scenery of gardens, parklands and palaces then return to your hotel for afternoon tea.
Set your sights on the World Heritage-listed Summer Palace, rebuilt by Emperor Guangxu for Empress Dowager Cixi following the destruction of the Old Summer Palace by French and British troops in 1860. Here you’ll find a variety of palaces, gardens and pavilions, as well as Longevity Hill and manmade Kunming Lake. This evening, board your flight to Yichang. On arrival, transfer to your luxury river ship and settle in for your Yangtze River cruise.
Stay: Four Nights on the Yangtze River, aboard Sanctuary Yangzi ExplorerDaily :
Cruise along the Yangtze River through the spectacular Three Gorges region. Pass through the longest of the Three Gorges, Xiling Gorge, cruising through Yellow Ox Gorge and under Huangling Temple, built around 770BC-476BC and set amid groves of orange and pomelo trees. Arrive at the Three Gorges Dam and take a tour of the world’s largest engineering project. After the Captain’s Welcome Reception this evening, enjoy a special Welcome Dinner.Daily :
Arrive at Badong this morning and transfer by ferry to a traditional Chinese sampan (longboat). As you cruise on this longboat, poled by a local Tujia boatman, you’re able to absorb the serenity of the river and take in the rich surrounding forest and towering rock formations. After lunch back on board, continue to Wu Gorge. Noted for its sheer peaks and towering cliff faces, the gorge is surrounded by the Wu Mountains and is the second of the Three Gorges system. Later, your ship will graciously glide between the majestic Chijia Mountain and Baiyan Mountain to enter Qutang Gorge, the shortest, narrowest and most dramatic of the Three Gorges. As you cruise past the south bank, look out for the ancient inscriptions that are engraved into the white chalk cliff faces. This evening, you can indulge in a delicious dinner with your fellow guests and APT Tour Director.Daily :
Today, disembark for a tour of Fengdu, a graceful little ghost city that lies in the foothills of the mountains by the river. Alternatively, you may choose to take a Relocation Tour, which will give you an insight into the impact of the Three Gorges Dam project on local farming communities.
Perhaps rise early to participate in a Tai Chi class atop the ship’s Observation Deck for a relaxing start to the day. Back on board after your Freedom of Choice activity, choose from a range of activities. Perhaps attend a Chinese calligraphy demonstration, learn how to play Mahjong or a few words of Mandarin, or participate in a dumpling making session. In the evening, enjoy the Emperor’s Farewell Dinner, a Chinese 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 and has been kept in zoos for over two thousand years. 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 :
This evening, 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 and the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum, with plenty of time to visit the three excavation pits, discover over 8,000 terracotta soldiers arranged in vast columns.Daily :
In the evening, enjoy a delicious meal of Chinese cuisine at the Dragon Phoenix restaurant; head to the Langham Xintiandi Hotel’s signature restaurant, Ming Court; or enjoy an exotic fusion menu at Zen Restaurant.
Transfer to the airport and fly to Shanghai. On arrival, ride the high-speed Shanghai Maglev Train and watch the kilometres race towards an exhilarating 300.
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 Oriental Pearl Tower and take an elevator to the viewing deck, then visit a silk factory. This evening, after dinner at leisure, enjoy premium seating at a thrilling acrobatic show.Daily :
Perhaps learn how to make Shanghai dumplings, or take an excursion to Jinxi.
Cruise the Huangpu River and explore Yu Garden, followed by lunch. 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 :
Choose from a number of restaurants for dinner.
Perhaps tour Bat Trang or enjoys 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 range of sightseeing and dining activities.Daily :
Travel to Ha Long and board a luxurious ship for your three-day cruise on World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay.
Enjoy lunch on board, and later tour the World Heritage-listed Sung Sot Cave.
Stay: Two Nights: Ha Long Bay, aboard 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 (Saigon).
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.
Back in Ho Chi Minh City, enjoy a Luke Nguyen-created degustation dinner with matching wines at Vietnam House.
Enjoy an array of Signature Experiences throughout the day and evening.Daily :
This morning 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.
After your Freedom of Choice activity, embark your ship and enjoy a Luke Nguyen Welcome Dinner.
Stay: Seven Nights: Mekong River, aboard APT’s RV AmaLotus
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 tiny tributaries that snake around the riverside town of Tan Chau. Cruise right past a floating fish farm then step ashore for a rickshaw tour of Tan Chau. Later, step back in time during a visit to an evergreen island where you’ll experience authentic rural Mekong life. The remainder of today is then spent on board your river ship while border formalities are carried out and 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 :
Back in Siem Reap tonight, choose where to dine.
Disembark in Prek K’dam and transfer to your Siem Reap hotel. After settling in, head to Angkor Archaeological Park to visit Angkor Thom and the Bayon temple.
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.
After your early morning Signature Experience, 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.
Spend today enjoying a Freedom of Choice activity before a Farewell Dinner and Apsara dance performance in the 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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