Sep 03 | San Francisco Chengdu
Board your transpacific non-stop flight to Chengdu via United Airlines.
Sep 04 | Chengdu
Upon arrival in Chengdu, you will be greeted and escorted to the hotel.
Sep 05 | Chengdu (B, L, SD) Enjoy your day tour in Chengdu starting with a visit to the Panda Breeding Center established in 1987 and opened to the public in 1995. Later visit the Temple of Marquis Wu. Take a walk along the ancient Jinli Street then enjoy a special local flavor Sichuan Snack Dinner.
Sep 06 | Chengdu (B, L)
This morning visit the museum at Sanxingdui, site of a mysterious ancient civilization dating back 3,000 years. Continue to visit the Dufu Cottage, the residence of a famous ancient poet.
Sep 07 | Chengdu Leshan Chengdu (B, L) Full day excursion to Leshan and take a boat ride to see the spectacular Leshan Giant Buddha which is known as the largest Buddha statue in the world, a UNESCO Heritage site with the height of 233 feet.
Sep 08 | Chengdu Chongqing Yangtze River Cruise (B, L,D)
This morning, take high speed train to Chongqing.
Upon arrival in Chongqing, visit the Stillwell Museum where you will see a collection of World War II Memorabilia, including exhibits on the Flying Tigers.
After dinner, board the 5 star Victoria Selina and begin your memorable journey on the Yangtze River.
Sep 09 | Cruise Journey (B, L, D)
Shibaozhai – Take a shore excursion to Shibaozhai, with its impressive wooden pagoda, appropriately named “The Pearl of the Yangtze”.
Note: Additional Shore Excursion on your own expenses to Fengdu’s “Ghost City”.
Sep 10 | Cruise Journey (B, L, D)
This morning enter the Three Gorges, one of nature’s most extraordinary sculptures. Today you will pass through the first two—Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Later transfer to another vessel for a relaxing excursion through the attractive gorges of Goddess Stream. Enter Xiling Gorge, the longest and the deepest of the Three Gorges. In the evening, sail through the Three Gorges Dam ship locks.
Note: Additional shore excursion to the White Emperor City on your own expenses.
Sep 11 | Yichang Xi’an (B, L, D)
This morning, your cruise arrives in Yang Jia Wang where you will take a shore excursion to the massive Three Gorges Dam Site, the largest hydroelectric project in the world. Continue sailing to Yichang where you will disembark. Take afternoon flight to Xi’an.
Upon arrival in Xi’an, visit the Ancient City Wall and Muslim Street.
Sep 12 | Xi’an (B, L, DS)
Today's highlight is a visit to the Archaeological Museum, home to an army of more than 6,000 life-size Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses excavated from the tomb of the 1st emperor of the Qin Dynasty.
In the evening, enjoy a special dumpling dinner show recreating the music, costumes and dance of the Tang Dynasty.
Sep 13 | Xi'an San Francisco (B)
Farewell to Xi’an. Transfer to airport for your departure flight back to San Francisco via United Airlines.