Cultural China & Tibet with Yangtze River Cruise and Mongolia
2013 / 2014
20 days from Shanghai to Beijing
This exciting vacation introduces you to the rich history, natural beauty, and cultural treasures of China, Tibet, and Mongolia. Marvel at the Three Gorges Dam site on a delightful 4-night Yangtze River cruise, and experience world-famous sights in Shanghai, Xi’an, and Beijing. Visit the Bund, Yu Yuan Gardens, Dayan Pagoda, Terracotta Warriors, Great Wall, Forbidden City, Imperial Palace, and Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs. High in the Himalayas, explore Lhasa, Tibet’s mystical capital, with visits to the Summer Palace, a local home and monastery, Potala Palace, and Jokhang Temple.Fly to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, where a city tour shows off the sights. Enjoy a Mongolian folklore performance, and inside visits introduce you to the Bogd Khan Winter Palace and Gandan Monastery. Fly to the Gobi Desert, where you’ll visit Eagle Valley National Park and marvel at the stunning scenery. You’ll also visit the largest sand dunes in the region, the Cemetery of Dinosaurs, and a camel breeders camp to learn about the nomadic lifestyle. This is a remarkable vacation filled with new experiences, famous historic sights, unique scenery, opportunities to learn about new cultures, and more. So pack your camera and get ready for the trip of a lifetime!