Yangzi & Beyond

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Run by: Peregrine

Reference number: PCYB

From: £2380.00

This trip weaves together China’s most famous icons. Shanghai’s bright lights, fevered trade and frenetic pace provide a glimpse into modern China and the dazzling global future. Zhouzhuang, the Venice of the East, is all canals, alleys and bridge arcs, where Marco Polo once wandered and wondered at the empire’s dynastic might. In Chengdu we observe the unique giant pandas in their struggle for survival. We relax on a Yangzi River cruise through the beautiful mountains above the Three Gorges dam, passing by picturesque rural villages still reliant on China’s most vibrant waterway. In Xian, the famous Terracotta Warriors fascinate for their evocative detail, while a walk of the wider city finds us deep in the rarely seen exotica of the Muslim Quarter. The narrow streets, colourful markets and quiet mosques are surviving remnants of Silk Road caravan days. A short high speed train ride away, we walk an original section of the great wall and revel in the big show of Beijing. A city within a city of incredible scale and detail awaits, as well as serenely set palaces of sublime beauty and construction, and the full panoply of China’s people. TRIP UPDATES FOR 2019: From 1st January 2019 this trip will be 17 days in length and begin in Beijing, finishing in Shanghai. It will also include Yangshuo. Highlights/r/n
  • Discover Shanghai's bright lights, fevered trade and frenetic pace, which provides a glimpse into modern China
  • Stoll the canals, alleys, and bridges of Zhouzhuang, the Venice of the East, much like Marco Polo did almost 800 years ago
  • Learn about the endangered (and adorable) giant pandas’ struggle for survival, and get up close to these unique creatures in Chengdu
  • Step back in time with a boat trip through the painterly scenery of the Yangzi River, which meanders through the dramatic Three Gorges
  • Like everything it does, China’s ancient history is on an epic scale – get a sense of it when you come face-to-face with arrays of Terracotta Warriors
  • The quintessential image of China is the imposing Great Wall – walk through history on an original section

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
09/10/2018 23/10/2018 Sold out £2500.00
23/10/2018 06/11/2018 4 £2380.00
14/04/2019 30/04/2019 10 £2865.00
28/04/2019 14/05/2019 10 £2865.00
05/05/2019 21/05/2019 10 £2865.00
12/05/2019 28/05/2019 12 £2865.00
19/05/2019 04/06/2019 12 £2865.00
23/06/2019 09/07/2019 10 £2865.00
14/07/2019 30/07/2019 10 £2865.00
01/09/2019 17/09/2019 12 £2865.00
08/09/2019 24/09/2019 6 £2865.00
15/09/2019 01/10/2019 12 £2865.00
13/10/2019 29/10/2019 12 £2865.00
12/04/2020 28/04/2020 12 £2865.00
26/04/2020 12/05/2020 12 £2865.00
03/05/2020 19/05/2020 12 £2865.00
05/05/2020 21/05/2020 12 £2865.00
10/05/2020 26/05/2020 12 £2865.00
17/05/2020 02/06/2020 12 £2865.00
21/06/2020 07/07/2020 12 £2865.00
12/07/2020 28/07/2020 12 £2865.00
30/08/2020 15/09/2020 12 £2865.00
06/09/2020 22/09/2020 12 £2865.00
08/09/2020 24/09/2020 12 £2865.00
13/09/2020 29/09/2020 12 £2865.00
11/10/2020 27/10/2020 12 £2865.00

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