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China, Tibet & the Yangtze River

The East meets the West

Date: Thu, May 10, 2018 - Mon, May 28, 2018

Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Price: from $6,587

Activity Level: Moderate

Region: Asia

Arrangements: Odysseys Unlimited

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Start your 19-day journey in Beijing, savoring the capital’s legendary sites: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, and the Great Wall. Ride rickshaws through the city’s hutongs (alleyways) and enjoy a home visit, giving a glimpse of the traditional communal lifestyle. Travel to Xian to see the army of 7,000 life-sized Terra Cotta Warriors. Fly to Tibet and spend three nights in Lhasa, high in the Himalayas, exploring sacred temples, the vast Potala Palace, and understanding the Tibetan lifestyle.  See the Dazu Rock Carvings then board a Victoria Cruises ship at Chongqing for a three-night cruise on the Yangtze with its famous gorges and dam.  The tour concludes in Shanghai, a dazzling city that epitomizes 21st-century China.  Discover the European-influenced Bund as well as the renowned Shanghai Museum with its priceless collections. Spend additional time exploring dynamic Shanghai on an optional 3-day/2-night “on your own” post-tour extension.

Activity Level: Moderate: Full days of sightseeing and significant amounts of walking; Lhasa’s altitude could pose problems for travelers with certain health conditions

Highlights:  Beijing touring, including Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, Great Wall; Beijing hutong tour and home visit; Dazu Rock Carvings; three-night visit to fascinating Tibet; Lhasa’s 1,000-room Potala Palace; Visit with a Tibetan family; Three-night Yangtze River cruise, including Three Gorges; Terra Cotta Warriors of Xian; Shanghai touring

Reservations and Information

To reserve, complete a registration form in the brochure and fax it to (919) 660-0148 or call (919) 684-2988 to reserve conveniently over the phone.

To learn more about our travel program or any of our upcoming trips, please contact us at travel@daa.duke.edu or 919-684-2988

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Mode of Travel

Air, Land & River Cruise