15122
China
Classic Icons of China and Yangtze River Cruise
Sail the Yangtze River alongside experts as you learn about and explore the icons of China, enjoying lectures, gaining insider knowledge and walking on the Great Wall.
Rating (4.97)
Program No. 15122RJ
Length
16 days
Starts at
3,899
Flights start at
850
Getting There
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At a Glance

Gain a vivid overview of ancient and present-day China as you encounter its most significant icons. On the Yangtze, discover how the world’s third-longest river influenced China’s development for thousands of years. Uncover the differences between the South and North as you explore imperial Beijing, ancient Xi’an, cosmopolitan Shanghai, and sail beneath the mystical mountains of the Li River.
Activity Level
Active
Walking up to three miles daily; uneven terrain, uneven stone stairs; steps without railings.
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Voyage down the Yangtze River, sailing through its legendary gorges, to the Three Gorges Dam to examine firsthand this extraordinary feat of engineering.
  • Walk the Great Wall and enter the Forbidden City.
  • Sail the Li River amidst mystical mountains that have shaped for centuries images in Chinese landscape painting and poetry.

General Notes

Optional tai ji and Chinese conversation classes.
Featured Expert
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Chinese Religions, Philosophy, and Character; Hongying Yang
Professor Yang Hongying is an expert in the study of foreign language and linguistics at Xi'an International Studies University, where she leads courses in Chinese culture and international studies. She has received numerous teaching awards, and also has received advanced degrees in cultural heritage studies from the Institute of European Studies in Macau, and in education from the University of New South Wales in Australia. Yang has published numerous papers on museum text translations and international culture studies, and has given lectures on Chinese culture and heritage in China, Macau, and Singapore. She has worked with and taught Road Scholar groups for more than 10 years.
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Wentao Shi
Chinese Religions, Philosophy, and Character; Hongying Yang
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