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2016 China & the Yangtze River

21 Days from only $3995 including international airfare

Beijing • Shanghai • Yichang • 4-night Yangtze River Cruise • Chongqing • Xian • Guilin • Hong Kong

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Going Local: Hong Kong

Find the best milk tea, make your own pottery, and uncover more of Hong Kong’s local-only experiences.

Trip Experience

Get an insider’s view of China alongside our travelers as they dine with a Chinese family and meet young schoolchildren.

Trip Itinerary

Get more information about your detailed itinerary, like optional tours, exclusive Discovery Series events, and more.

Program Director

Program Director Mark Zheng talks about life in China, and how the Cultural Revolution affected him and his family. 

Trip Extension: Tokyo

Discover Tokyo's modern wonders and timeless traditions—and add another stamp to your passport—with our pre-trip extension.

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Hong Kong Tea Master

A Chinese tea master compares the subtle art of tea to discovering the fascinating culture of Hong Kong.

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36 Hours in Beijing

In Beijing, everything has an art and a history—from roasting duck to walking through the Yonghegong Temple.

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Shanghai

Experience Shanghai’s bustling markets, modern skyline, historic canals, and ancient treasures with travel expert Rudy Maxa.

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Hong Kong Fung Shui

Share the insights of fung shui master Raymond Lo on the Chinese art of living in harmony with nature.

Courtesy Kathy Monk
Japan – The Contemporary and the Ancient

Follow along as two friends dive into the cultural blend of Japan—featured on our pre-trip extension.

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Hong Kong: 24-hour city

Tap into Hong Kong's vibrant, energetic energy—and learn about a peaceful oasis just a short drive away.

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Going off the grid in Shanghai

See how innovation and tradition come together in glittering Shanghai.

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CNNGo: Exploring Beijing

Explore neighborhoods and local haunts with Beijing residents, and tap into the pulse of daily life here.

New Year, New Stories

Take a look at the films that inspire filmmaker David Conover—and preview the stories that await this year.

Climate Change & Travel

Travel with David Conover to see how people—from street protesters to Heads of State—respond to a changing climate and ocean.

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Big Picture Earth Trailer

David Conover's newest television series takes us from Stonehenge to Petra, from Iceland to the Oracle at Delphi ... and beyond.

Sharing Travel Moments

Hear why visual storytelling helps to build a conversation about the world from filmmaker David Conover.

Solo Traveler Experience

Hear about one solo traveler’s experiences in Turkey and Greece.

The Grand Circle Cruise Line Experience

Travel aboard Grand Circle Cruise Line’s selection of river and small ships—from the Adriatic Sea to the Danube River.

Travel Protection Plan

Learn about the benefits of Grand Circle's plan—and how you can protect your entire trip investment.

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21 DAYS
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including international airfare
20 DAYS FROM $2895 Cruise Tour Only
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