Visit Hong Kong, Guilin, Xian, Chongquin, Yichang, Shanghai, Suzhou, Beijing

16 nights in luxury hotels with 3 nights on the Yangzi aboard the M.S. East Queen

Local cuisine with a gourmet emphasis, breakfast each day, 12 lunches, 9 dinners

Special, private events

Local English speaking guides/tour manager

China with Yangzi River Cruise


China is a study in contrasts – from its ancient roots to its coming of age in modern times.  It must be seen to be believed and then it all practically changes before your eyes.  See the rural villages and pagodas soon to be obliterated by the world’s largest dam.  Drift through those magnificent gorges, and walk though the timeless gardens of Suzhou.  Float along the Li River’s mystical landscape, and dive into the hustle and bustle of that most contemporary of cities, Shanghai.  Experience awesome, confusing Beijing, the Forbidden City and evocative Tianenmen Square.   Climb the Great Wall.

The food is a great surprise.   You haven’t "done Chinese" until you have eaten at the Green Tea House in Beijing, or experienced one of many "banquets" throughout the journey.  "Take-away" will never be the same.

You will feel in many ways at home and in others like a stranger in a strange land.  You will be surprised, confused, and charmed.  You will be glad you came.

The trip begins in Hong Kong at the incomparable Peninsula.  Please join us.


Tour Overview

We take it from the top with two nights in Hong Kong at the Peninsula Hotel.  Our full day here is taken up by the classic sightseeing and a welcome dinner at Felix.  Shopping opportunities abound.

Two nights in Guilin at the Sheraton Guilin Hotel allow us to cruise the Li River and visit a local village.  

Xian is home to the famous terra cotta warriors which we visit during our two night stay at the Shangri La Golden Flower.  We also see the mosque and Muslim Quarter, the new Shaanxi Museum, and enjoy a typical dumpling lunch.

We fly to Chongquin for a brief visit before boarding our river boat, the M. S. East Queen.  Three nights/two days of cruising takes us past traditional river villages (many soon to disappear), and, of course, through  the famed Three Gorges.  We tour the Dam Project, visiting the site itself. 

Disembark in Yichang and fly to Shanghai to spend three nights at the new Four Seasons Hotel on a luxurious Club floor.  We do extensive sightseeing and dining in Shanghai including a Peking Duck dinner, a gala dinner at M on the Bund, and a day visiting the garden city of Suzhou.

Fly to Beijing and spend four nights at the new St. Regis Hotel in Diplomat rooms.  Our sightseeing over several days includes the Forbidden City, the hutongs by Pedi cab, Tianenmen Square, the Great Wall, the Ming Tombs, the Summer Palace, and lots of shopping possibilities.  Dining highlights include a very special dinner at the Green Tea House and our gala farewell at the China Club.

This itinerary may be reserved as a private departure with a date of your choosing.

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This tour operates with a minimum of 10, and maximum of 16, participants.

For tour details, availability and pricing (starting from $8890.00 per person sharing), we invite you to contact us: