Tibet Discovery

From Shanghai to Chengdu, discover the best of China and Tibet over 17 days in 5 star luxury. Cruise the Yangtze river & visit Lhasa, Lijiang & Chongqing.

17 Days
Shanghai to Chengdu
From (NZD)
$ 12,845
$ 12,145
Dates & Pricing

2019/2020 Shanghai > Chengdu

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17 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Shanghai

    Welcome to Shanghai, enjoy a  three night Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Shanghai

    Stroll along the famous Bund and compare its heritage buildings to those in Yu Gardens. Explore the Pudong area and admire the view from Shanghai Tower, the tallest building in Pudong. Tonight, witness the renowned agility and skill of the Shanghai Acrobats.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  3. Day 3 - Shanghai


    Wander through the Shanghai Museum and People’s Square. Alternatively, visit Zhujiajiao water town or cruise along Huangpu River.

    Later, enjoy time at leisure to shop on Nanjing Road.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Shanghai > Yichang > Yangtze River Cruise

    Take an early flight to Yichang and explore Chexi Town. Later board the boutique Yangzi Explorer. On board enjoy included wine and beer with your lunch and dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Yangtze River Cruise

    Inspect the Three Gorges Dam project site. Continue sailing through Xiling Gorge while sampling afternoon tea delights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Yangtze River Cruise

    Glide up Shennong Stream by longboat (sampan). Later, traverse Wu Gorge, known for its sheer rock walls, and Qutang Gorge, the most dramatic of the Three Gorges.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Yangtze River Cruise

    Join an insightful excursion to Fuling to see the 816 Underground Project.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Chongqing > Lijiang

    Disembark and visit Ciqikou and take a tour of Chongqing before flying to Lijiang. Over the next three nights you’ll enjoy a Special Stay, perfectly located in the old town.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  9. Day 9 - Lijiang

    Walk around Lijiang’s World Heritage-listed Old Town. This afternoon is at leisure to explore on your own.

    Freechoice Dining

    Try Sichuan and Yunnan specialties, or a restaurant serving Brazilian and South East Asian cuisine.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Lijiang

    Explore Black Dragon Pool, then witness the Impressions Lijiang outdoor cultural show. Drive to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain National Park for a gondola ride to Spruce Meadow.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  11. Day 11 - Lijiang > Lhasa

    Welcome to the rooftop of the world where you’ll spend four nights in Lhasa.

    Freechoice Dining

    Enjoy an international buffet, Cantonese or Sichuan cuisine.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Lhasa


    Explore Drepung Monastery or visit the Chakpori thousand-Buddha cliff stone carvings and Norbulingka. Alternatively, visit Anitsamkung Nunnery and a local tea house.

    Travel to Sera Monastery and witness the daily debate on the doctrines and teachings of Buddha.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  13. Day 13 - Lhasa

    Join pilgrims strolling along the holy Barkhor Circuit to Jokhang Temple and visit Tibet’s iconic Potala Palace. Enjoy a Tibetan dinner with traditional music and singing.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Lhasa

    Travel to Samye Monastery and Tsedang, the cradle of Tibetan Civilization, visiting local families en-route.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  15. Day 15 - Lhasa > Chengdu

    Fly to Chengdu and wander along Jinli Street. Enjoy a two night stay.

    Freechoice Dining

    A choice of Sichuan cuisine, ribs and burgers in an Irish pub, or an international buffet dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Chengdu


    A special day with an enchanting encounter with rare giant panda cubs.

    Tonight reminisce about your holiday at your farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Chengdu

    It’s time to bid farewell to China with many wonderful memories.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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