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Luxury

Treasures of China

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

Trip Highlights

Dine at the Great Wall

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

See the Terracotta Warriors

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

See The Protected Giant Pandas

View the famous endangered species and learn about the plight of this national treasure

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to seven destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice inclusions in six locations
  • Everything as detailed including gratuities and onboard lectures
  • Four-night Yangtze River cruise aboard the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer
  • Finest dining - a total of 38 meals

Map & Itinerary

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China Map CHYC15 2018

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: Regent Hotel Beijing or similar

Take a tour of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure then indulge in an authentic Peking Duck banquet this evening.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Be captivated by the magnitude of the Great Wall as you wander along an unrestored and rarely visited stretch of the Badaling section, which is also the most complete section of the wall. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch and free-flowing beverages overlooking the wall, prepared exclusively for APT guests.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Choose to spend your evening attending a fascinating Peking Opera show at Qianmen Liyuan Theatre, or watching an exhilarating Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre.


Today, set out for the monumental Great Wall of China, which winds its way from the Yellow Sea up into the Gobi Desert for more than 6,000 kilometres. Enjoy dinner at leisure.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a private cruise of the Summer Palace.


This morning, we visit the World Heritage-listed Summer Palace, Later, transfer to the airport and fly to Yichang to board your luxury river ship.

Stay: Four Nights: the luxurious Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

Daily :
  • 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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark your ship at Badong 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 the tranquil and spectacular Wu Gorge. Later, your ship will enter Qutang Gorge, the shortest, narrowest and most dramatic of the Three Gorges. In the afternoon, there is the opportunity to attend a fun hands-on arts and crafts demonstration on board.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Rise early to participate in a Tai Chi class atop the ship’s Observation Deck for a relaxing start to your day. After lunch, visit The 816 Underground Project, an intriguing, secret military project, hidden in the mountains of Fuling. A visit to this Cold War relic offers an interesting insight into China’s military capabilities at the time. Tonight, savour the Emperor’s Farewell Dinner, a Chinese banquet feast.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to Guilin. Upon arrival visit the fascinating Reed Flute Cave. This evening, choose to dine at Li Café or Shang Palace.

Stay: Two Nights: Guilin, Shangri-La Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo. After lunch on board, disembark for a visit to Yangshuo, bordered by spectacular karst peaks and the majestic Li River. Tonight, enjoy a dinner of the region’s authentic rice noodles.

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

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


Travel out to visit Fubo Hill before boarding a flight to Xi’an.

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

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

This evening, 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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After a morning at leisure, transfer to the airport and fly to Shanghai. This evening, choose from a range of restaurants.

Stay: Three Nights: Shanghai, Fairmont Peace Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After breakfast, visit Shanghai Zoo to view the endangered Giant Panda. Later, take a bus tour through the downtown area of Shanghai. Stop at the 88-story Jin Mao Tower for panoramic views of the city. This evening, after dinner at your leisure, enjoy premium seating at an acrobatic show.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Choose your sightseeing activity this morning. Perhaps cruise the Huangpu River and explore the Yu Garden; take part in a cooking class; or visit Jinxi, an ancient water town.


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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Transfer to the airport for your flight home this morning.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

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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Taste the Flavours of China

There's more to Chinese cuisine than you may think. Try authentic dishes, gourmet delights and familiar fare

Luxury Hotel Stays

Stay in some of China's finest hotels such as Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel

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