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Welcome to Beijing

Tauck's China travel adventure begins at the Waldorf Astoria Beijing. A transfer is included upon your arrival from Beijing Capital International Airport to the Waldorf Astoria Beijing in the heart of the...


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The Great Wall and the Hutongs in Beijing

Besides being the only man-made structure visible from space, the Great Wall of China tops most travelers' lists of the Earth's must-visit places. Take a walk atop the highest point of its Badaling section, then walk down to the bottom along an ancient...


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Temple of Heaven to Tiananmen Square

As Tauck's China travel adventure continues, you'll visit a grand example of traditional Chinese architecture – Beijing's Temple of Heaven, a round, three-tiered wood structure intricately decorated with gold leaf and colorful designs; try to...


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On to Xi'an, one of China's oldest cities

Today's China travel begins with a morning flight to the ancient city of Xi'an; set at the eastern end of the Silk Road, it's one of the country's oldest cities and served as the capital during the Han, Qin, Tang and other early dynasties. Upon arrival...


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Terra Cotta Warriors & Shaanxi History

Get the inside story of Xi'an's amazing Terra Cotta Warriors – 8,000 individualized, life-size terra cotta statues of soldiers who stood guard at the underground tomb of Qin Shi Huangdi, China’s first emperor, for more than 2,000 years...


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On to Guilin and a cruise on the city's canals

Fly to Guilin, among China's most picturesque places, whose landscapes have inspired poets and artists for centuries. After checking in and relaxing a bit at Banyan Tree Yangshuo Resort, set out on an evening cruise through the center of the city along...


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A Li River cruise & a cooking lesson in Guilin

Spend the morning on a private Tauck cruise along the storied Li River today; feast your eyes and your soul on tranquil groves, fishermen on bamboo rafts, breathtaking limestone peaks and views of traditional village life that seem to be lifted...


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Chongqing Zoo & your Yangtze River cruise

Following a morning flight to Chongqing and a visit to the Chongqing Zoo, board the newly renovated Yangzi Explorer to continue your China travel adventure with a memorable three-night cruise through the Three Gorges of the mighty Yangtze...


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Onboard fun & a relocation village visit

Visions of knobby, mist-shrouded mountains steeped in the mystique of old China travel with you as you experience the Yangtze from dawn to dusk aboard the recently renovated Yangzi Explorer, one of the finest and roomiest ships on the river...


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Pavilions and pagodas along the Yangtze

While cruising the Yangtze, view centuries-old pagodas and temples built against steep-sided cliffs, ancient roads and terraced fields along the river’s edge. Today you'll navigate through Qutang and Wu Gorges, explore Shennong Stream on a private...


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The Three Gorges Dam & on to Shanghai

Sail into Yichang through a series of locks adjacent to the site of the Three Gorges Dam, one of the world’s largest construction projects. Following your private visit to the site and lunch aboard the ship, disembark and fly to Shanghai,...


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Shanghai sights & an acrobatic show

Today you'll explore Shanghai's famous waterfront Bund. First up, visit the historic and harmonious Yu Gardens, whose original grounds and temple date back to the 1550s; the word yu translates to "peace and health." Pathways wind through rock gardens...


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Shanghai past to future & a dining treat

You'll get a good introduction to Shanghai at the Shanghai Urban Planning Center, showcasing the city's future urban development through detailed models and multimedia displays. Explore the center's exhibits on this historic port city's past, present...


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On to remarkable Hong Kong

A morning flight takes you to continue your China travel in legendary Hong Kong. Spend the rest of the day and evening exploring the city as you please from your world-class hotel – The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, located on floors 102-118 in the...


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Hong Kong from many perspectives

You'll experience this fascinating city from different perspectives today – by ferry, by double-decker bus, and on a funicular tram ride up Victoria Peak, then have lunch at a local dim sum restaurant. The rest of the day is free...


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Bound for home

Your China travel adventure ends in Hong Kong, where you'll catch your return flight home. A transfer is included from The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong to Hong Kong International Airport; you should allow a minimum of 3 hours...


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