Follow the Silk Road to the China of your imagination, where sandalwood and jasmine fill the air and every day welcomes timeless scenes of exquisite beauty. View landscapes lauded by ancient Chinese poets and painters, from the dramatic limestone karsts of Guilin to the eerie Stone Forest. Indulge your thirst for romance and adventure with a three-day cruise on the famous Yangtze River, haggling with shopkeepers at colorful local markets and passing mist-shrouded landmarks imbued with myth and legend. Explore narrow lanes by rickshaw and sampan. Pass timeless scenes of water buffalo working rice paddies and fishermen fishing with cormorants. And visit half a dozen of the world’s “must-see” places, experiencing up close China’s long and storied history, as well as its fascinating traditions and cultures.
Special note: journey itineraries may vary between 2012 and 2013 departure dates. Please select the desired departure date in the drop-down menu to view the corresponding itinerary.