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4 Days/ 3 Nights
Meals not included
Important: It is each guest’s sole responsibility to obtain (before traveling) any visas, vaccinations and/or tourist cards that are required for participating in overland adventures or overnight tours, unless noted otherwise in the description. Please be aware that you may need a visa for any and/or all countries that you will depart from and travel through as part of your overland adventure or overnight tour, and for the country in which you will re-join the ship.
Day 1 (L/D)
Enjoy a morning tour to Yu Yuan Garden and the Old Town Shanghai area. You’ll have lunch at a local Chinese restaurant before flying across China on an afternoon flight to Xi’an. A buffet dinner will be served at your hotel after check-in, and the rest of the evening is free.
Day 2 (B/L/D)
Depart your hotel after breakfast this morning for a motor coach ride to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda—a temple built to house Buddhist scriptures brought back from India by traveling monk Xuan Zang. Enjoy a pleasant shopping stop at the Jade Factory with thousands of products made from one of the most beautiful stones in the world. Lunch will be served at a local Chinese restaurant; then you will visit the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum. Archaeologists unearthed this unbelievable collection of thousands of life-size terra cotta warriors and their horses in 1974. One of the most important finds to date in the world, this legion was created under the command of unified China’s first emperor, Qin Shihuang. He was terrified that his enemies would pursue him even after death, and so he ordered this "army" to protect his burial site—and for centuries indeed it did. Each warrior is different, as you will discover as you are led through the vaults where these and other treasures have been found. Marvel at the sheer numbers, and the incredible detail in each and every figure. Later, visit the ancient City Wall. Dinner will be at the Tang Dynasty Palace Restaurant Theater, where you will enjoy a cultural program, including a concert played on Tang Dynasty musical instruments and colorful dances over a thousand years old.
Day 3 (B/L/D)
Begin your day with a flight from Xi’an to Beijing, the youngest of China’s Imperial Cities, and the capital of modern China. After enjoying lunch at a local Chinese restaurant, you will visit the famous Tian’anmen Square, the largest gathering spot in the world. Continue to the Forbidden City—a collection of temples and imperial buildings. Tonight, you will be treated to a feast of the famous Peking Duck dinner.
Day 4 (B/L)
After breakfast at the hotel, begin your day with a visit to the 15th-century Temple of Heaven, set in one the largest parks in Beijing. Then drive to the Great Wall of China, which was built progressively from 476 BC to guard against invasion and harassment by the northern nomadic tribes. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before you bid farewell to Beijing and transfer to the ship, waiting for you at Tianjin pier.
Due to this tour’s popularity, exclusivity, and strict booking conditions, tour bookings must be confirmed 60 days prior to the actual call to Shanghai with no cancellations allowed thereafter. Important: It is each guest’s sole responsibility to obtain (before traveling) any visas, vaccinations and/or tourist cards that are required for participating in overland adventures or overnight tours, unless noted otherwise in the description. Please be aware that you may need a visa for any and/or all countries that you will depart from and travel through as part of your overland adventure or overnight tour, and for the country in which you will re-join the ship.