Classic China and Tibet
Take in the highlights of Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai, including the Forbidden City, the Terra-Cotta Warriors, and Yu Yuan Gardens, and venture to Lhasa, set high on a Himalayan plateau for an insider's look at Tibet's Buddhist culture.
WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY
Best quality and attention to detail at a great price!”
I met so many interesting people on this tour. We bonded exceptionally well with each other and with the study leader and tour director. I will certainly use Smithsonian in the future.”
Mary Jeanne C.
This trip was so much better than our expectations (and they were high). My husband hesitates traveling abroad, but we both were totally captivated. Every night on tour, we celebrated the day!”
If you want to learn about the history, culture, and art of China and Tibet, I highly recommend this tour!”
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Yangtze River Ship
With the largest fleet to ply the Yangtze, Victoria Cruises is the leader in Yangtze River cruising. The premier ships used for Smithsonian Journeys are air-conditioned and carry between 218 and 378 passengers. All accommodations feature spacious (155 square feet) outside cabins that are nonsmoking, with private bathroom with tub and shower, balcony, and satellite television. The dining room presents excellent Chinese and Western cuisine, with breakfast and lunch buffets and classic Chinese dinner banquets. Each ship also features a reading room, fitness area, gift shop, and beauty salon. On-board activities include lectures, tai chi lessons, calligraphy demonstrations, and traditional evening entertainment. Please note there are no elevators aboard ship.