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15 days/13 nights
Take a 13-night trip and retrace the steps of ancient merchants by traveling the famous Silk Road. Start by spending a night in Beijing before you fly to Lanzhou, the ancient border town of Imperial China. Next travel to Dunhuang, where you see stunning Buddhist frescoes at the Mogao Grottoes. Afterward, travel across the Gobi desert to the small town of Liuyuan and board a night train to the oasis city of Turpan. In Turpan, shop at the local bazaar, where you can find grapes, apricots, and walnuts of different varieties grown in this fertile land amid the barren desert. Next. travel to Urumqi, where Chinese culture mixes with the local Uighur population. Finally, head to Kashgar, the most remote city in all of China, and see how this thriving community comes together amid adversity. Spend another night in Urumqi and then two nights in Shanghai as you travel back to the US. Starting from $7,545, including air, with weekly guaranteed departures from April to October.
13 days/11 nights
Take an 11-night trip and discover the beauty of the Chinese landscapes. Start your trip in Beijing, where you spend a night before you travel to Wuhan, along the Yangtze River. The next morning visit East Lake and take a train downstream to Jiujiang, spending a night before starting off for Mt. Lu. On your way down the mountain, visit Jingdezhen, a world-renowned ceramic town. Afterward, drive east to visit the famous Yellow Mountains and view the scenic peaks. Journey to another famous mountain, Mt. Jiuhua, in southern Anhui province. Finally, travel to Nanjing and visit the Confucius temple and the Ming Tomb. On your way back to the US, spend a night in Shanghai and see the city’s sights. Starting from $5555, including air, with weekly guaranteed departures.
12 days/10 nights
Take a 10-night trip and discover the mystical paradise known as Shangri-La on China’s western plateau. Start your trip off in Kunming in Yunnan province, an area known as South of the Clouds. Then travel to Dali and visit Lake Erhai and the Three White Pagodas. Afterward, travel overland to Lijiang with a stop at Xizhou, one of the Bai minority’s villages. Next, drive farther northwest and deep into the Tibetan region and rediscover Shangri-La with a tour of a Tibetan monastery and a chance to view the wildlife of Napa Lake and Bita Lake Nature Reserves. Finally, fly back to Kunming, where you connect with your flight to Hong Kong, spending two nights there before returning to the US. Starting from $4375, including air, with weekly guaranteed departures.
11 Days/9 Nights
Take a 9-night trip, paying homage to the philosophical precepts of Confucius and visiting the places where he grew up and taught. Start in Qingdao, a beachside resort city on the Yellow Sea, where you visit Mt. Laoshan and Taoist temples. Later, travel to Jinan to spend a night on your way to Qufu, a 3,000-year-old town and the birthplace of Confucius. Visit the residence, temple, and tomb of Confucius, all preserved by his descendants. Afterward, travel to Mt. Tai, enjoy a scenic cable-car ride and spend the night atop the peak. The next day, descend via cable car and travel to Jinan, where your full-day tour includes Daming Lake and Paotu Spring. Finally, fly to Shanghai and enjoy a city tour before you depart for the US. Starting from $5,285, including air, with weekly guaranteed departures.
13 days/11 nights
Take an 11-night trip, visiting some of China’s best attractions and enjoying a cruise along the Yangtze River. Start off with tours of the Great Wall, the Ming Tombs, Tian An Men Square, and the Forbidden City in Beijing. Then fly to Xi’an, where you see 6,000 terracotta soldiers frozen in time. Afterward, fly to Chongqing and board your cruise along the Yangtze River, passing through the Three Gorges along the way. Finally, fly to Shanghai and explore the vibrant city that mixes modern and ancient. Starting from $4270, including air, with weekly guaranteed departures.