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.

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 The Potala Palace in Lhasa  Prayer flags in Tibet  The iconic Potala Palace in Tibet  Prayer wheels at Lhasa's Potala Palace  Tibet's 600-year-old Sera Monastery  Monks amid the mountain landscape of Tibet  Young Tibetan monks  The Terra-Cotta Warriors of Xi'an  The architecture of Shanghai's Pudong area  The Shanghai Museum  Traditional fan dance exercise at dawn on the Bund in Shanghai. Credit: Genevieve Bergendahl  Detail of the Dazu Rock Carvings, a World Heritage site  China's Yangtze River  Statue to the workers in Tiananmen Square  Beijing's Forbidden City   A panoramic view of the Forbidden City
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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

Best quality and attention to detail at a great price! 


Dick S.

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!


Christina T.

If you want to learn about the history, culture, and art of China and Tibet, I highly recommend this tour!


Richard T.

Amazing journey! The quality of our expert and guide were unparalleled in our experience!


Kathleen S.

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