Shanghai, situated on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta in East China, is the largest city of the People's Republic of China and the ninth largest in the world. Widely regarded as the citadel of China's modern economy, the city also serves as one of the most important cultural, commercial, financial, industrial and communications centers of China. Shanghai is also one of the world's busiest ports, and became the largest cargo port in the world in 2005.

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  • PROMO - POST SHANGHAI AND THE TERRA COTTA WARRIORS CODE: SHAL03

    Note: this program starts and ends in Shanghai

    Day 1 - March 28, 2019

    Following disembarkation from the ship, travel by motor coach to Shanghai’s intriguing Old Town, where you will meander the narrow streets, pass traditional shops and take in the cacophony of sounds and sights. Then, for a completely different experience, you will visit the nearby Yu Yuan Gardens, an oasis of tranquility that dates to the 16th-century Ming Dynasty. Highlights include intricate rockeries, dragon walls and beautiful pavilions.

    Your next stop will be the Jade Buddha Temple. While the original temple was destroyed during a revolution, the temple’s two precious statues of Buddha were saved. A new temple was built in 1928 to house the statues, one of a reclining Buddha on a redwood bed, the other of a sitting Buddha decorated with semi-precious stones. Both statues were carved in Burma out of white jade, a rare form of nephrite mineral known for its characteristic creamy texture. Besides displaying these spectacular works of art, the Jade Buddha Temple is an active monastery with dozens of resident monks.

    Then, after enjoying a traditional Chinese lunch, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is yours to settle in at your leisure. Dinner is on your own.

    Day 2 - March 29, 2019

    After breakfast, you will transfer to the Shanghai Pudong Airport for your flight to Xian with lunch served in-flight. Upon arrival, you will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. One of China’s most revered pagodas, it was built in 652 A.D. to house the sutras and figurines of Buddha that a Chinese monk brought to Xi’an. The building was eventually expanded to ten stories, although only seven stories remain, as the others were damaged in various wars. Nevertheless, the pagoda is recognized as a symbol of Xi’an.

    Afterwards, you will tour Xi’an’s landmark city wall, the most complete city wall surviving in China. The first emperor of the Ming Dynasty created it by enlarging an existing one constructed during the Tang Dynasty. Stretching around the entire old city, the 8.5-mile-long wall boasts 98 ramparts, stands 40 feet tall, and is 60 feet thick at its base.

    Late in the afternoon, you will check into your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Dinner will be on your own.

    Day 3 - March 30, 2019

    Following breakfast at the hotel, you will enjoy a picturesque drive to the Terracotta Warriors Museum, a repository for thousands of clay soldiers that were buried with China’s first emperor to accompany him in his eternal rest. Considered one of the world’s greatest archaeological treasures, the 7,000 life-size terracotta warriors and horses were buried for centuries until excavated in 1974.

    The warriors are grouped in battle order, rank by rank, some mounted on horse-drawn chariots and others in infantry groups armed with spears, swords and crossbows. Each figure was individually created with unique characteristics.

    After lunch at the museum's Friendship Restaurant, you will transfer to the Xian Airport for the flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival in Shanghai, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

    Day 4 - March 31, 2019

    Following your breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for your fight home based on your flight details.

    Check out time is at 12:00nn.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    DAY 1 March 28, 2019

    8:00am Disembark from the ship

    8:30am Depart from the pier

    9:00am Tour the Old Town and Yu Yuan Gardens

    10:45am Tour the Jade Buddha Temple

    12:00pm Traditional Chinese-style lunch

    1:15pm Transfer to your hotel

    2:00pm Check in at the hotel

    Rest of day is at leisure, dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 2 March 29, 2019

    Breakfast at the hotel

    8:45am Depart from the hotel

    10:00am Arrive at Shanghai Pudong Airport

    11:10am Fly from Shanghai to Xi’an with lunch in flight (flight details TBA and subject to change)

    1:40pm Arrive in Xi’an and transfer for the tour

    3:00pm Tour the the City Wall

    4:00pm Transfer to your hotel

    4:30pm Check in at the hotel

    Dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 3 March 30, 2019

    Breakfast at the hotel

    8:00am Depart from the hotel

    9:00am Tour the Terracotta Warriors Museum

    11:45am Lunch

    2:00pm Arrival at Xi’an Airport

    3:00pm Fly from Xi’an to Shanghai (flight details TBA and subject to change)

    5:00pm Arrive and transfer to your hotel

    6:30pm Check in at the hotel and dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 4 March 31, 2019

    AM Breakfast at the hotel

    12:00pm Check out of the hotel. Luggage storage will be available at the hotel for guests with later flights. Airport transfers will be arranged according to departure flight details.

    EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per your departure flight details. Please note that check out time is 12:00pm. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own after the program officially ends on the morning of Day 4.

    Expected weather:

    Shanghai weather in March – Sunny spring days are common in March, with occasionally some small rains. Average High Temperature: 15 C / 59 F, Average Low Temperature: 4 C / 39 F.

    Xian weather in March - March is the month when Xian steps into the spring season. Generally speaking, the weather is changeable! On Sunny days, which occupy most days of this month, the temperature climbs up to 14 C / 57 F, and people may just wear thin clothes. However, sometimes a small snow in early March or a cold rain appears to bring Xian back to winter. Rains may happen, very small and lasting for just a few hours every time. Average High Temperature: 14 C / 57 F, Average Low Temperature: 4 C / 39 F

    What to bring: Light, loose clothing, a jacket, an umbrella and comfortable walking shoes. The attire is casual for the entire program.

    Note about restrooms: Restrooms in China vary from having toilets to holes in the floor and their cleanliness standards are not always up to par with those of the western world. You will encounter both types of restroom facilities on your travels in China. It is advisable to have hand sanitizer and extra tissues /toilet paper at all times just in case they are needed.

    Local Currency: The Chinese Yuan, denoted by CNY, is the official currency in China. You can use U.S dollars, Euros and English pounds in hotels and friendship stores, to pay for optional tours and for tips. U.S. dollars or other foreign currencies are not accepted in department stores, convenience stores, local restaurants, or from street vendors.

    Electricity: The electricity in China is generally 220V, 50HZ, AC. A transformer is necessary. Most hotels have 110V and 220V electrical outlets in the bathrooms, although usually only 220V sockets in the guest rooms.

    Luggage allowance for flights:

    Each passenger flying coach class can enjoy free baggage allowance of one carry-on luggage, plus one check-in luggage. Carry-on Luggage not exceeding 56x36x23cm (22x14x9 in) in size and 7 kg (15 lbs) in weight; Check-in luggage not exceeding 100x60x40cm (39x24x16 in) in size and 20kg (44lbs) in weight.

    These dimensions include wheels, handles and side pockets. Guests may choose to store their excess luggage at their hotel concierge in Shanghai free of charge.

    Any excess/overweight luggage brought on the trip is subject to airline fees and will be at the expense of the guest and payable upon check in at the airport.

    Excess luggage that guests do not wish to bring to Xian can be stored at the hotel in Shanghai.

    Documents and visa requirements: A valid passport is required. Consult your local Chinese embassy regarding visa requirements.

    Aircraft type (subject to change): usually either Boeing or Airbus

    Hotel Information:

    Shanghai:

    Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel Shanghai or similar hotel

    1376 Nanjing Xi Road, Shanghai, 200040 China

    Phone: +86 21 6279 8888

    Xian:

    Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel or similar

    208 Ci’en East Road, Qujiang New District, Xi'an, Shannxi, China

    TEL: 86-29-6821 9999

    *We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required they will be of equal ratings and standards and you will be notified of the change. If you are not notified of any changes before your departure then you will be staying at the hotels listed in this program.

    Program includes:

    All transfers and tours as indicated in the itinerary

    Coach class air tickets Shanghai/Xi’an/Shanghai

    2 nights hotel accommodation, deluxe room, in Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel with daily breakfast

    1 night hotel accommodation, deluxe room, at Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel in Xian or similar hotel with daily breakfast

    2 lunches at local restaurant & 1 lunch on flight as indicated in the itinerary (lunch includes a choice of one glass of soft drinks, local beer or local mineral water)

    Compulsory passenger insurance

    Luggage storage for excess bags in Shanghai

    Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated departure information, so your transfer can be arranged; however, should you book additional hotel nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided. If we do not receive your flight details in time a transfer will not be provided.

    Program excludes:

    Any meals or beverages not listed above

    Gratuities to drivers and guides

    Hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces, which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel and natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather-appropriate clothing, hats, sunglasses, and flat comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

    All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

  • PROMO - PRE SHANGHAI AND THE TERRA COTTA WARRIORS CODE: SHAL23

    Enjoy an inspiring trip to Xi’an to see its famed Terra Cotta Warriors and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Stroll through China’s well known ancient water town Zhujiajiao, also exploring its canals and visiting its highlights which date back to the Quing Dynasty.

    Day 1 - March 10th, 2020

    Upon arrival in Shanghai by various flights, you will be met and transferred from the airport to your hotel. Dinner will be on your own and you can spend the day at leisure as you wish.

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    Day 2 - March 11th, 2020

    After breakfast, you will transfer to the Shanghai Pudong Airport for your flight to Xian with lunch served in-flight. Upon arrival, you will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. One of China’s most revered pagodas, it was built in 652 A.D. to house the sutras and figurines of Buddha that a Chinese monk brought to Xi’an. The building was eventually expanded to ten stories, although only seven stories remain, as the others were damaged in various wars. Nevertheless, the pagoda is recognized as a symbol of Xi’an.

    Afterwards, you will tour Xi’an’s landmark city wall, the most complete city wall surviving in China. The first emperor of the Ming Dynasty created it by enlarging an existing one constructed during the Tang Dynasty. Stretching around the entire old city, the 8.5-mile-long wall boasts 98 ramparts, stands 40 feet tall, and is 60 feet thick at its base.

    Later in the afternoon, you will check into your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Dinner will be on your own.

    Overnight at the Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel or similar

    Day 3 March 12th, 2020

    Following breakfast at the hotel, you will enjoy a picturesque drive to the Terracotta Warriors Museum, a repository for thousands of clay soldiers that were buried with China’s first emperor to accompany him in his eternal rest. Considered one of the world’s greatest archaeological treasures, the 7,000 life-size terracotta warriors and horses were buried for centuries until excavated in 1974.

    The warriors are grouped in battle order, rank by rank, some mounted on horse-drawn chariots and others in infantry groups armed with spears, swords and crossbows. Each figure was individually created with unique characteristics.

    After lunch at the museum's Friendship Restaurant, you will transfer to the Xian Airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival in Shanghai, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure and dinner on your own.

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    Day 4 - March 13th, 2020

    Following breakfast, you will travel by motor coach to the well-known ancient water town Zhujiajiao, located in the suburbs of Shanghai. With a history of more than 1,700 years, Zhujiajiao, known as Shanghai’s Venice, covers an area of 47 square kilometers, linked by 36 ancient bridges in different shapes and styles. During your walking tour at Zhujiajiao, you will visit some of the must-see highlights include the Fangsheng (“setting free” in Chinese) Bridge, Post Office of Qing Dynasty and Tongtianhe Traditional Chinese Pharmacy, etc. Apart from strolling along its numerous lanes and alleys, you will also have the opportunity to take a boat ride to explore the old town’s canal system.

    NOTE: There is approximately 2 km of walking in Zhujiajiao. Guests not wishing to walk may wait for the group at the starting point.

    Finally, transfer to the pier for embarkation.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Itineraries with the most up to date details (at the time) will be issued when you receive your final cruise documents at approximately 21 days prior to sailing. You will then receive one last final itinerary from our ground operator with your Welcome Letter upon arrival. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be met per the flight details provided and transferred to the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Note that check in time is 2:00pm. Kindly ensure that the cruise line has your most up to date flight details so transfers can be arranged accordingly. Any activities and meals other than breakfast are on your own during extra nights.

    DAY 1

    Arrive in Shanghai by various flights, you are met outside customs and be transferred to your hotel.

    Rest of the day is at your leisure with meals on your own.

    Check in time at your hotel is from 2pm. Although every effort will be made to have rooms available sooner, this cannot be guaranteed. Should you have an early arriving flight you may wish to book an extra night so your room is available when you arrive.

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 2

    AM Breakfast at the hotel

    8:45am Depart from hotel

    10:00am Arrival at Shanghai Pubdong Airport

    11:10am Flight from Shanghai to Xi’an and lunch will be served onboard flight. (flight details

    TBA and subject to change)

    1:40pm Upon arrival in Xi’an, you are met and begin your tour

    3:00pm See the Big Wild Goose Pagoda

    4:30pm See the City Wall

    5:15pm Transfer to your hotel

    5:45pm Arrival at your hotel and check in

    Dinner on own

    Overnight at the Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 3

    AM Breakfast at the hotel

    8:00am Depart from the hotel

    9:00am Visit the Terra-cotta Warriors’ Museum

    11:45am Lunch at a local restaurant

    2:00pm Arrival at Xi’an Airport

    3:00pm Fly from Xi’an to Shanghai (flight details TBA and subject to change)

    5:00pm Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel

    6:30pm Check in at your hotel

    The remainder of the day is at your leisure with dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 4

    AM Breakfast at your hotel

    8:00am Depart from hotel

    9:15am Visit Zhujiajiao Water Town – walking tour – 2km

    11:15am Transfer to the pier

    12:30pm Arrival at pier and embark the ship

    Expected weather:

    Shanghai weather in March – Sunny spring days are common in March, with occasionally some small rains. Average High Temperature: 15 C / 59 F, Average Low Temperature: 4 C / 39 F.

    Xian weather in March - March is the month when Xian steps into the spring season. Generally speaking, the weather is changeable! On Sunny days, which occupy most days of this month, the temperature climbs up to 14 C / 57 F, and people may just wear thin clothes. However, sometimes a small snow in early March or a cold rain appears to bring Xian back to winter. Rains may happen, very small and lasting for just a few hours every time. Average High Temperature: 14 C / 57 F, Average Low Temperature: 4 C / 39 F

    What to bring:

    Light, loose clothing, a jacket, an umbrella and comfortable walking shoes. The attire is casual for the entire program.

    Note about restrooms:

    Restrooms in China vary from having toilets to holes in the floor and their cleanliness standards are not always up to par with those of the western world. You will encounter both types of restroom facilities on your travels in China. It is advisable to have hand sanitizer and extra tissues /toilet paper at all times just in case they are needed.

    Local Currency:

    The Chinese Yuan, denoted by CNY, is the official currency in China. You can use U.S dollars, Euros and English pounds in hotels and friendship stores, to pay for optional tours and for tips. U.S. dollars or other foreign currencies are not accepted in department stores, convenience stores, local restaurants, or from street vendors.

    Electricity:

    The electricity in China is generally 220V, 50HZ, AC. A transformer is necessary. Most hotels have 110V and 220V electrical outlets in the bathrooms, although usually only 220V sockets in the guest rooms. We recommend you bring your own travel adaptor if necessary.

    Luggage allowance for flights:

    Each passenger flying coach class can enjoy free baggage allowance of one carry-on luggage, plus one check-in luggage. Carry-on Luggage not exceeding 56x36x23cm (22x14x9 in) in size and 7 kg (15 lbs) in weight; Check-in luggage not exceeding 100x60x40cm (39x24x16 in) in size and 20kg (44lbs) in weight.

    These dimensions include wheels, handles and side pockets. Any excess/overweight luggage brought on the trip is subject to airline fees and will be at the expense of the guest.

    NOTE: Guests who have excess luggage may choose to leave it at the hotel in Shanghai while in Xi’an. It will be at the hotel upon your return on Day 3.

    Documents and visa requirements:

    A valid passport is required. Consult your local Chinese embassy regarding visa requirements.

    Aircraft type (subject to change):

    Usually either Boeing or Airbus

    Hotel Information:

    Shanghai:

    Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel Shanghai or similar hotel

    1376 Nanjing Xi Road, Shanghai, 200040 China

    Phone: +86 21 6279 8888

    Xian:

    Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel or similar hotel

    208 Ci’en East Road, Qujiang New District, Xi'an, Shannxi, China

    TEL: 86-29-6821 9999

    *We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required they will be of equal ratings and standards and you will be notified of the change. If you are not notified of any changes before your departure then you will be staying at the hotels listed in this program.

    Program includes:

    •All transfers and tours as indicated in the itinerary

    •Economy class air tickets Shanghai/Xi’an/Shanghai

    •2 nights hotel accommodation, deluxe room, in Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    •1 night hotel accommodation, deluxe room, at Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel in Xian or similar hotel

    •3 breakfasts

    •1 lunch at local restaurant & 1 lunch on flight as indicated in the itinerary (lunch includes a choice of one glass of soft drinks, local beer or local mineral water)

    •Luggage storage in Shanghai for excess luggage

    Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated arrival information, so your transfer can be arranged; however, should you book additional hotel nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided.

    Program excludes:

    •Any meals or beverages not listed above

    •Gratuities to drivers and guides

    •Hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces, which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel and natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather-appropriate clothing, hats, sunglasses, and flat comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

    All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

  • PRE - SHANGHAI AND THE TERRA COTTA WARRIORS CODE: SHAL24

    Enjoy an inspiring trip to Xi’an to see its famed Terra Cotta Warriors and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Stroll through China’s well known ancient water town Zhujiajiao, also exploring its canals and visiting its highlights which date back to the Quing Dynasty.

    Day 1 - March 10th, 2020

    Upon arrival in Shanghai by various flights, you will be met and transferred from the airport to your hotel. Dinner will be on your own and you can spend the day at leisure as you wish.

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    Day 2 - March 11th, 2020

    After breakfast, you will transfer to the Shanghai Pudong Airport for your flight to Xian with lunch served in-flight. Upon arrival, you will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. One of China’s most revered pagodas, it was built in 652 A.D. to house the sutras and figurines of Buddha that a Chinese monk brought to Xi’an. The building was eventually expanded to ten stories, although only seven stories remain, as the others were damaged in various wars. Nevertheless, the pagoda is recognized as a symbol of Xi’an.

    Afterwards, you will tour Xi’an’s landmark city wall, the most complete city wall surviving in China. The first emperor of the Ming Dynasty created it by enlarging an existing one constructed during the Tang Dynasty. Stretching around the entire old city, the 8.5-mile-long wall boasts 98 ramparts, stands 40 feet tall, and is 60 feet thick at its base.

    Later in the afternoon, you will check into your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Dinner will be on your own.

    Overnight at the Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel or similar

    Day 3 March 12th, 2020

    Following breakfast at the hotel, you will enjoy a picturesque drive to the Terracotta Warriors Museum, a repository for thousands of clay soldiers that were buried with China’s first emperor to accompany him in his eternal rest. Considered one of the world’s greatest archaeological treasures, the 7,000 life-size terracotta warriors and horses were buried for centuries until excavated in 1974.

    The warriors are grouped in battle order, rank by rank, some mounted on horse-drawn chariots and others in infantry groups armed with spears, swords and crossbows. Each figure was individually created with unique characteristics.

    After lunch at the museum's Friendship Restaurant, you will transfer to the Xian Airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival in Shanghai, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure and dinner on your own.

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    Day 4 - March 13th, 2020

    Following breakfast, you will travel by motor coach to the well-known ancient water town Zhujiajiao, located in the suburbs of Shanghai. With a history of more than 1,700 years, Zhujiajiao, known as Shanghai’s Venice, covers an area of 47 square kilometers, linked by 36 ancient bridges in different shapes and styles. During your walking tour at Zhujiajiao, you will visit some of the must-see highlights include the Fangsheng (“setting free” in Chinese) Bridge, Post Office of Qing Dynasty and Tongtianhe Traditional Chinese Pharmacy, etc. Apart from strolling along its numerous lanes and alleys, you will also have the opportunity to take a boat ride to explore the old town’s canal system.

    NOTE: There is approximately 2 km of walking in Zhujiajiao. Guests not wishing to walk may wait for the group at the starting point.

    Finally, transfer to the pier for embarkation.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Itineraries with the most up to date details (at the time) will be issued when you receive your final cruise documents at approximately 21 days prior to sailing. You will then receive one last final itinerary from our ground operator with your Welcome Letter upon arrival. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be met per the flight details provided and transferred to the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Note that check in time is 2:00pm. Kindly ensure that the cruise line has your most up to date flight details so transfers can be arranged accordingly. Any activities and meals other than breakfast are on your own during extra nights.

    DAY 1

    Arrive in Shanghai by various flights, you are met outside customs and be transferred to your hotel.

    Rest of the day is at your leisure with meals on your own.

    Check in time at your hotel is from 2pm. Although every effort will be made to have rooms available sooner, this cannot be guaranteed. Should you have an early arriving flight you may wish to book an extra night so your room is available when you arrive.

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 2

    AM Breakfast at the hotel

    8:45am Depart from hotel

    10:00am Arrival at Shanghai Pubdong Airport

    11:10am Flight from Shanghai to Xi’an and lunch will be served onboard flight. (flight details

    TBA and subject to change)

    1:40pm Upon arrival in Xi’an, you are met and begin your tour

    3:00pm See the Big Wild Goose Pagoda

    4:30pm See the City Wall

    5:15pm Transfer to your hotel

    5:45pm Arrival at your hotel and check in

    Dinner on own

    Overnight at the Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 3

    AM Breakfast at the hotel

    8:00am Depart from the hotel

    9:00am Visit the Terra-cotta Warriors’ Museum

    11:45am Lunch at a local restaurant

    2:00pm Arrival at Xi’an Airport

    3:00pm Fly from Xi’an to Shanghai (flight details TBA and subject to change)

    5:00pm Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel

    6:30pm Check in at your hotel

    The remainder of the day is at your leisure with dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 4

    AM Breakfast at your hotel

    8:00am Depart from hotel

    9:15am Visit Zhujiajiao Water Town – walking tour – 2km

    11:15am Transfer to the pier

    12:30pm Arrival at pier and embark the ship

    Expected weather:

    Shanghai weather in March – Sunny spring days are common in March, with occasionally some small rains. Average High Temperature: 15 C / 59 F, Average Low Temperature: 4 C / 39 F.

    Xian weather in March - March is the month when Xian steps into the spring season. Generally speaking, the weather is changeable! On Sunny days, which occupy most days of this month, the temperature climbs up to 14 C / 57 F, and people may just wear thin clothes. However, sometimes a small snow in early March or a cold rain appears to bring Xian back to winter. Rains may happen, very small and lasting for just a few hours every time. Average High Temperature: 14 C / 57 F, Average Low Temperature: 4 C / 39 F

    What to bring:

    Light, loose clothing, a jacket, an umbrella and comfortable walking shoes. The attire is casual for the entire program.

    Note about restrooms:

    Restrooms in China vary from having toilets to holes in the floor and their cleanliness standards are not always up to par with those of the western world. You will encounter both types of restroom facilities on your travels in China. It is advisable to have hand sanitizer and extra tissues /toilet paper at all times just in case they are needed.

    Local Currency:

    The Chinese Yuan, denoted by CNY, is the official currency in China. You can use U.S dollars, Euros and English pounds in hotels and friendship stores, to pay for optional tours and for tips. U.S. dollars or other foreign currencies are not accepted in department stores, convenience stores, local restaurants, or from street vendors.

    Electricity:

    The electricity in China is generally 220V, 50HZ, AC. A transformer is necessary. Most hotels have 110V and 220V electrical outlets in the bathrooms, although usually only 220V sockets in the guest rooms. We recommend you bring your own travel adaptor if necessary.

    Luggage allowance for flights:

    Each passenger flying coach class can enjoy free baggage allowance of one carry-on luggage, plus one check-in luggage. Carry-on Luggage not exceeding 56x36x23cm (22x14x9 in) in size and 7 kg (15 lbs) in weight; Check-in luggage not exceeding 100x60x40cm (39x24x16 in) in size and 20kg (44lbs) in weight.

    These dimensions include wheels, handles and side pockets. Any excess/overweight luggage brought on the trip is subject to airline fees and will be at the expense of the guest.

    NOTE: Guests who have excess luggage may choose to leave it at the hotel in Shanghai while in Xi’an. It will be at the hotel upon your return on Day 3.

    Documents and visa requirements:

    A valid passport is required. Consult your local Chinese embassy regarding visa requirements.

    Aircraft type (subject to change):

    Usually either Boeing or Airbus

    Hotel Information:

    Shanghai:

    Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel Shanghai or similar hotel

    1376 Nanjing Xi Road, Shanghai, 200040 China

    Phone: +86 21 6279 8888

    Xian:

    Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel or similar hotel

    208 Ci’en East Road, Qujiang New District, Xi'an, Shannxi, China

    TEL: 86-29-6821 9999

    *We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required they will be of equal ratings and standards and you will be notified of the change. If you are not notified of any changes before your departure then you will be staying at the hotels listed in this program.

    Program includes:

    •All transfers and tours as indicated in the itinerary

    •Economy class air tickets Shanghai/Xi’an/Shanghai

    •2 nights hotel accommodation, deluxe room, in Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    •1 night hotel accommodation, deluxe room, at Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel in Xian or similar hotel

    •3 breakfasts

    •1 lunch at local restaurant & 1 lunch on flight as indicated in the itinerary (lunch includes a choice of one glass of soft drinks, local beer or local mineral water)

    •Luggage storage in Shanghai for excess luggage

    Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated arrival information, so your transfer can be arranged; however, should you book additional hotel nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided.

    Program excludes:

    •Any meals or beverages not listed above

    •Gratuities to drivers and guides

    •Hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces, which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel and natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather-appropriate clothing, hats, sunglasses, and flat comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

    All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

  • PROMO - PRE SHANGHAI AND THE TERRA COTTA WARRIORS CODE: SHAL01

    NOTE: this program begins and ends in Shanghai

    Day 1 - March 25th, 2019

    Upon arrival in Shanghai by various flights, you will be transferred from the airport to your hotel. Dinner will be on your own and you can spend the day at leisure as you wish.

    Day 2 - March 26th, 2019

    After breakfast, you will transfer to the Shanghai Pudong Airport for your flight to Xian with lunch served in-flight. Upon arrival, you will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. One of China’s most revered pagodas, it was built in 652 A.D. to house the sutras and figurines of Buddha that a Chinese monk brought to Xi’an. The building was eventually expanded to ten stories, although only seven stories remain, as the others were damaged in various wars. Nevertheless, the pagoda is recognized as a symbol of Xi’an.

    Afterwards, you will tour Xi’an’s landmark city wall, the most complete city wall surviving in China. The first emperor of the Ming Dynasty created it by enlarging an existing one constructed during the Tang Dynasty. Stretching around the entire old city, the 8.5-mile-long wall boasts 98 ramparts, stands 40 feet tall, and is 60 feet thick at its base.

    Late in the afternoon, you will check into your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Dinner will be on your own.

    Day 3 - March 27th, 2019

    Following breakfast at the hotel, you will enjoy a picturesque drive to the Terracotta Warriors Museum, a repository for thousands of clay soldiers that were buried with China’s first emperor to accompany him in his eternal rest. Considered one of the world’s greatest archaeological treasures, the 7,000 life-size terracotta warriors and horses were buried for centuries until excavated in 1974.

    The warriors are grouped in battle order, rank by rank, some mounted on horse-drawn chariots and others in infantry groups armed with spears, swords and crossbows. Each figure was individually created with unique characteristics.

    After lunch at the museum's Friendship Restaurant, you will transfer to the Xian Airport for the flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival in Shanghai, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    Day 4 - March 28th, 2019

    Following breakfast, you will travel by motor coach to Shanghai’s intriguing Old Town, where you will meander the narrow streets, pass traditional shops and take in the cacophony of sounds and sights. Then, for a completely different experience, you will visit the nearby Yu Yuan Gardens, an oasis of tranquility that dates to the 16th-century Ming Dynasty. Highlights include intricate rockeries, dragon walls and beautiful pavilions.

    Your next stop will be the Jade Buddha Temple. While the original temple was destroyed during a revolution, the temple’s two precious statues of Buddha were saved. A new temple was built in 1928 to house the statues, one of a reclining Buddha on a redwood bed, the other of a sitting Buddha decorated with semi-precious stones. Both statues were carved in Burma out of white jade, a rare form of nephrite mineral known for its characteristic creamy texture. Besides displaying these spectacular works of art, the Jade Buddha Temple is an active monastery with dozens of resident monks.

    After enjoy a Chinese style lunch at local restaurant, transfer to the pier for embarkation.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Itineraries with the most up to date details (at the time) will be issued when you receive your final cruise documents at approximately 21 days prior to sailing. You will then receive one last final itinerary from our ground operator with your Welcome Letter upon arrival. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be met per the flight details provided and transferred to your hotel in Shanghai. Note that check in time is 2:00pm. Kindly ensure that the cruise line has your most up to date flight details so transfers can be arranged accordingly. Any activities and meals other than breakfast are on your own during extra nights.

    DAY 1 March 25, 2019

    Arrive in Shanghai by various flights, you are met outside customs and be transferred to your hotel.

    Rest of the day is at your leisure with meals on your own.

    Check in time at your hotel is from 2pm. Although every effort will be made to have rooms available sooner, this cannot be guaranteed. If you have an early flight arrival you may wish to book an extra night so that your room is available when you arrive.

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 2 March 26, 2019

    AM Breakfast at the hotel

    8:45am Depart from hotel

    10:00am Arrival at Shanghai Pubdong Airport

    11:10am Fly from Shanghai to Xi’an. Lunch will be served onboard flight. (flight details TBA and subject to change)

    1:40pm Upon arrival in Xi’an, meet and transfer for tour

    3:00pm Big Wild Goose Pagoda

    4:30pm City Wall

    5:15pm Transfer to the hotel

    5:45pm Arrival at hotel and check in

    Dinner on own

    Overnight at the Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 3 March 27, 2019

    AM Breakfast at the hotel

    8:00am Depart from hotel

    9:00am Terra-cotta Warriors’ Museum

    11:45am Lunch at local restaurant

    2:00pm Arrival at Xi’an Airport

    3:00pm Fly from Xi’an to Shanghai (flight details TBA and subject to change)

    5:00pm Upon arrival, meet and transfer to the hotel

    6:30pm Check in at hotel and dinner on own

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 4 March 28, 2017

    AM Breakfast at the hotel

    8:30am Depart from hotel

    9:00am Old Town and Yuyuan Garden

    10:45am Jade Buddha Temple

    12:00pm Traditional Chinese style lunch

    1:15pm Transfer to the pier

    2:00pm Arrival at pier and embark the ship

    Expected weather:

    Shanghai weather in March – Sunny spring days are common in March, with occasionally some small rains. Average High Temperature: 15 C / 59 F, Average Low Temperature: 4 C / 39 F.

    Xian weather in March - March is the month when Xian steps into the spring season. Generally speaking, the weather is changeable! On Sunny days, which occupy most days of this month, the temperature climbs up to 14 C / 57 F, and people may just wear thin clothes. However, sometimes a small snow in early March or a cold rain appears to bring Xian back to winter. Rains may happen, very small and lasting for just a few hours every time. Average High Temperature: 14 C / 57 F, Average Low Temperature: 4 C / 39 F

    What to bring: Light, loose clothing, a jacket, an umbrella and comfortable walking shoes. The attire is casual for the entire program.

    Note about restrooms: Restrooms in China vary from having toilets to holes in the floor and their cleanliness standards are not always up to par with those of the western world. You will encounter both types of restroom facilities on your travels in China. It is advisable to have hand sanitizer and extra tissues /toilet paper at all times just in case they are needed.

    Local Currency: The Chinese Yuan, denoted by CNY, is the official currency in China. You can use U.S dollars, Euros and English pounds in hotels and friendship stores, to pay for optional tours and for tips. U.S. dollars or other foreign currencies are not accepted in department stores, convenience stores, local restaurants, or from street vendors.

    Electricity: The electricity in China is generally 220V, 50HZ, AC. A transformer is necessary. Most hotels have 110V and 220V electrical outlets in the bathrooms, although usually only 220V sockets in the guest rooms.

    Luggage allowance for flights:

    Each passenger flying coach class can enjoy free baggage allowance of one carry-on luggage, plus one check-in luggage. Carry-on Luggage not exceeding 56x36x23cm (22x14x9 in) in size and 7 kg (15 lbs) in weight; Check-in luggage not exceeding 100x60x40cm (39x24x16 in) in size and 20kg (44lbs) in weight.

    These dimensions include wheels, handles and side pockets. Guests may choose to store their excess luggage at their hotel concierge in Shanghai free of charge.

    Any excess/overweight luggage brought on the trip is subject to airline fees and will be at the expense of the guest and payable upon check in at the airport.

    Excess luggage that guests do not wish to take to Xian can be stored at the hotel in Shanghai.

    Documents and visa requirements: A valid passport is required. Consult your local Chinese embassy regarding visa requirements.

    Aircraft type (subject to change): usually either Boeing or Airbus

    Hotel Information:

    Shanghai:

    Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel Shanghai or similar hotel

    1376 Nanjing Xi Road, Shanghai, 200040 China

    Phone: +86 21 6279 8888

    Xian:

    Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel or similar

    208 Ci’en East Road, Qujiang New District, Xi'an, Shannxi, China

    TEL: 86-29-6821 9999

    *We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required they will be of equal ratings and standards and you will be notified of the change. If you are not notified of any changes before your departure then you will be staying at the hotels listed in this program.

    Program includes:

    All transfers and tours as indicated in the itinerary

    Coach class air tickets Shanghai/Xi’an/Shanghai

    2 nights hotel accommodation, deluxe room, in Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel with daily breakfast

    1 night hotel accommodation, deluxe room, at Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel in Xian or similar hotel with daily breakfast

    2 lunches at local restaurant & 1 lunch on flight as indicated in the itinerary (lunch includes a choice of one glass of soft drinks, local beer or local mineral water)

    Compulsory passenger insurance

    Luggage storage in Shanghai

    Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated arrival information, so your transfer can be arranged; however, should you book additional hotel nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided. If we do not receive your flight details in time a transfer will not be provided.

    Program excludes:

    Any meals or beverages not listed above

    Gratuities to drivers and guides

    Hotel incidentals

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces, which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel and natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather-appropriate clothing, hats, sunglasses, and flat comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

    All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

  • PRE - SHANGHAI AND THE TERRA COTTA WARRIORS CODE: SHAL02

    NOTE: this program begins and ends in Shanghai

    Day 1 - March 25th, 2019

    Upon arrival in Shanghai by various flights, you will be transferred from the airport to your hotel. Dinner will be on your own and you can spend the day at leisure as you wish.

    Day 2 - March 26th, 2019

    After breakfast, you will transfer to the Shanghai Pudong Airport for your flight to Xian with lunch served in-flight. Upon arrival, you will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. One of China’s most revered pagodas, it was built in 652 A.D. to house the sutras and figurines of Buddha that a Chinese monk brought to Xi’an. The building was eventually expanded to ten stories, although only seven stories remain, as the others were damaged in various wars. Nevertheless, the pagoda is recognized as a symbol of Xi’an.

    Afterwards, you will tour Xi’an’s landmark city wall, the most complete city wall surviving in China. The first emperor of the Ming Dynasty created it by enlarging an existing one constructed during the Tang Dynasty. Stretching around the entire old city, the 8.5-mile-long wall boasts 98 ramparts, stands 40 feet tall, and is 60 feet thick at its base.

    Late in the afternoon, you will check into your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Dinner will be on your own.

    Day 3 - March 27th, 2019

    Following breakfast at the hotel, you will enjoy a picturesque drive to the Terracotta Warriors Museum, a repository for thousands of clay soldiers that were buried with China’s first emperor to accompany him in his eternal rest. Considered one of the world’s greatest archaeological treasures, the 7,000 life-size terracotta warriors and horses were buried for centuries until excavated in 1974.

    The warriors are grouped in battle order, rank by rank, some mounted on horse-drawn chariots and others in infantry groups armed with spears, swords and crossbows. Each figure was individually created with unique characteristics.

    After lunch at the museum's Friendship Restaurant, you will transfer to the Xian Airport for the flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival in Shanghai, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    Day 4 - March 28th, 2019

    Following breakfast, you will travel by motor coach to Shanghai’s intriguing Old Town, where you will meander the narrow streets, pass traditional shops and take in the cacophony of sounds and sights. Then, for a completely different experience, you will visit the nearby Yu Yuan Gardens, an oasis of tranquility that dates to the 16th-century Ming Dynasty. Highlights include intricate rockeries, dragon walls and beautiful pavilions.

    Your next stop will be the Jade Buddha Temple. While the original temple was destroyed during a revolution, the temple’s two precious statues of Buddha were saved. A new temple was built in 1928 to house the statues, one of a reclining Buddha on a redwood bed, the other of a sitting Buddha decorated with semi-precious stones. Both statues were carved in Burma out of white jade, a rare form of nephrite mineral known for its characteristic creamy texture. Besides displaying these spectacular works of art, the Jade Buddha Temple is an active monastery with dozens of resident monks.

    After enjoy a Chinese style lunch at local restaurant, transfer to the pier for embarkation.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Itineraries with the most up to date details (at the time) will be issued when you receive your final cruise documents at approximately 21 days prior to sailing. You will then receive one last final itinerary from our ground operator with your Welcome Letter upon arrival. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be met per the flight details provided and transferred to your hotel in Shanghai. Note that check in time is 2:00pm. Kindly ensure that the cruise line has your most up to date flight details so transfers can be arranged accordingly. Any activities and meals other than breakfast are on your own during extra nights.

    DAY 1 March 25, 2019

    Arrive in Shanghai by various flights, you are met outside customs and be transferred to your hotel.

    Rest of the day is at your leisure with meals on your own.

    Check in time at your hotel is from 2pm. Although every effort will be made to have rooms available sooner, this cannot be guaranteed. If you have an early flight arrival you may wish to book an extra night so that your room is available when you arrive.

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 2 March 26, 2019

    AM Breakfast at the hotel

    8:45am Depart from hotel

    10:00am Arrival at Shanghai Pubdong Airport

    11:10am Fly from Shanghai to Xi’an. Lunch will be served onboard flight. (flight details TBA and subject to change)

    1:40pm Upon arrival in Xi’an, meet and transfer for tour

    3:00pm Big Wild Goose Pagoda

    4:30pm City Wall

    5:15pm Transfer to the hotel

    5:45pm Arrival at hotel and check in

    Dinner on own

    Overnight at the Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 3 March 27, 2019

    AM Breakfast at the hotel

    8:00am Depart from hotel

    9:00am Terra-cotta Warriors’ Museum

    11:45am Lunch at local restaurant

    2:00pm Arrival at Xi’an Airport

    3:00pm Fly from Xi’an to Shanghai (flight details TBA and subject to change)

    5:00pm Upon arrival, meet and transfer to the hotel

    6:30pm Check in at hotel and dinner on own

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 4 March 28, 2017

    AM Breakfast at the hotel

    8:30am Depart from hotel

    9:00am Old Town and Yuyuan Garden

    10:45am Jade Buddha Temple

    12:00pm Traditional Chinese style lunch

    1:15pm Transfer to the pier

    2:00pm Arrival at pier and embark the ship

    Expected weather:

    Shanghai weather in March – Sunny spring days are common in March, with occasionally some small rains. Average High Temperature: 15 C / 59 F, Average Low Temperature: 4 C / 39 F.

    Xian weather in March - March is the month when Xian steps into the spring season. Generally speaking, the weather is changeable! On Sunny days, which occupy most days of this month, the temperature climbs up to 14 C / 57 F, and people may just wear thin clothes. However, sometimes a small snow in early March or a cold rain appears to bring Xian back to winter. Rains may happen, very small and lasting for just a few hours every time. Average High Temperature: 14 C / 57 F, Average Low Temperature: 4 C / 39 F

    What to bring: Light, loose clothing, a jacket, an umbrella and comfortable walking shoes. The attire is casual for the entire program.

    Note about restrooms: Restrooms in China vary from having toilets to holes in the floor and their cleanliness standards are not always up to par with those of the western world. You will encounter both types of restroom facilities on your travels in China. It is advisable to have hand sanitizer and extra tissues /toilet paper at all times just in case they are needed.

    Local Currency: The Chinese Yuan, denoted by CNY, is the official currency in China. You can use U.S dollars, Euros and English pounds in hotels and friendship stores, to pay for optional tours and for tips. U.S. dollars or other foreign currencies are not accepted in department stores, convenience stores, local restaurants, or from street vendors.

    Electricity: The electricity in China is generally 220V, 50HZ, AC. A transformer is necessary. Most hotels have 110V and 220V electrical outlets in the bathrooms, although usually only 220V sockets in the guest rooms.

    Luggage allowance for flights:

    Each passenger flying coach class can enjoy free baggage allowance of one carry-on luggage, plus one check-in luggage. Carry-on Luggage not exceeding 56x36x23cm (22x14x9 in) in size and 7 kg (15 lbs) in weight; Check-in luggage not exceeding 100x60x40cm (39x24x16 in) in size and 20kg (44lbs) in weight.

    These dimensions include wheels, handles and side pockets. Guests may choose to store their excess luggage at their hotel concierge in Shanghai free of charge.

    Any excess/overweight luggage brought on the trip is subject to airline fees and will be at the expense of the guest and payable upon check in at the airport.

    Excess luggage that guests do not wish to take to Xian can be stored at the hotel in Shanghai.

    Documents and visa requirements: A valid passport is required. Consult your local Chinese embassy regarding visa requirements.

    Aircraft type (subject to change): usually either Boeing or Airbus

    Hotel Information:

    Shanghai:

    Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel Shanghai or similar hotel

    1376 Nanjing Xi Road, Shanghai, 200040 China

    Phone: +86 21 6279 8888

    Xian:

    Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel or similar

    208 Ci’en East Road, Qujiang New District, Xi'an, Shannxi, China

    TEL: 86-29-6821 9999

    *We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required they will be of equal ratings and standards and you will be notified of the change. If you are not notified of any changes before your departure then you will be staying at the hotels listed in this program.

    Program includes:

    All transfers and tours as indicated in the itinerary

    Coach class air tickets Shanghai/Xi’an/Shanghai

    2 nights hotel accommodation, deluxe room, in Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel with daily breakfast

    1 night hotel accommodation, deluxe room, at Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel in Xian or similar hotel with daily breakfast

    2 lunches at local restaurant & 1 lunch on flight as indicated in the itinerary (lunch includes a choice of one glass of soft drinks, local beer or local mineral water)

    Compulsory passenger insurance

    Luggage storage in Shanghai

    Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated arrival information, so your transfer can be arranged; however, should you book additional hotel nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided. If we do not receive your flight details in time a transfer will not be provided.

    Program excludes:

    Any meals or beverages not listed above

    Gratuities to drivers and guides

    Hotel incidentals

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces, which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel and natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather-appropriate clothing, hats, sunglasses, and flat comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

    All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

  • POST - SHANGHAI AND THE TERRA COTTA WARRIORS CODE: SHAL04

    Note: this program starts and ends in Shanghai

    Day 1 - March 28, 2019

    Following disembarkation from the ship, travel by motor coach to Shanghai’s intriguing Old Town, where you will meander the narrow streets, pass traditional shops and take in the cacophony of sounds and sights. Then, for a completely different experience, you will visit the nearby Yu Yuan Gardens, an oasis of tranquility that dates to the 16th-century Ming Dynasty. Highlights include intricate rockeries, dragon walls and beautiful pavilions.

    Your next stop will be the Jade Buddha Temple. While the original temple was destroyed during a revolution, the temple’s two precious statues of Buddha were saved. A new temple was built in 1928 to house the statues, one of a reclining Buddha on a redwood bed, the other of a sitting Buddha decorated with semi-precious stones. Both statues were carved in Burma out of white jade, a rare form of nephrite mineral known for its characteristic creamy texture. Besides displaying these spectacular works of art, the Jade Buddha Temple is an active monastery with dozens of resident monks.

    Then, after enjoying a traditional Chinese lunch, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is yours to settle in at your leisure. Dinner is on your own.

    Day 2 - March 29, 2019

    After breakfast, you will transfer to the Shanghai Pudong Airport for your flight to Xian with lunch served in-flight. Upon arrival, you will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. One of China’s most revered pagodas, it was built in 652 A.D. to house the sutras and figurines of Buddha that a Chinese monk brought to Xi’an. The building was eventually expanded to ten stories, although only seven stories remain, as the others were damaged in various wars. Nevertheless, the pagoda is recognized as a symbol of Xi’an.

    Afterwards, you will tour Xi’an’s landmark city wall, the most complete city wall surviving in China. The first emperor of the Ming Dynasty created it by enlarging an existing one constructed during the Tang Dynasty. Stretching around the entire old city, the 8.5-mile-long wall boasts 98 ramparts, stands 40 feet tall, and is 60 feet thick at its base.

    Late in the afternoon, you will check into your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Dinner will be on your own.

    Day 3 - March 30, 2019

    Following breakfast at the hotel, you will enjoy a picturesque drive to the Terracotta Warriors Museum, a repository for thousands of clay soldiers that were buried with China’s first emperor to accompany him in his eternal rest. Considered one of the world’s greatest archaeological treasures, the 7,000 life-size terracotta warriors and horses were buried for centuries until excavated in 1974.

    The warriors are grouped in battle order, rank by rank, some mounted on horse-drawn chariots and others in infantry groups armed with spears, swords and crossbows. Each figure was individually created with unique characteristics.

    After lunch at the museum's Friendship Restaurant, you will transfer to the Xian Airport for the flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival in Shanghai, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

    Day 4 - March 31, 2019

    Following your breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for your fight home based on your flight details.

    Check out time is at 12:00nn.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    DAY 1 March 28, 2019

    8:00am Disembark from the ship

    8:30am Depart from the pier

    9:00am Tour the Old Town and Yu Yuan Gardens

    10:45am Tour the Jade Buddha Temple

    12:00pm Traditional Chinese-style lunch

    1:15pm Transfer to your hotel

    2:00pm Check in at the hotel

    Rest of day is at leisure, dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 2 March 29, 2019

    Breakfast at the hotel

    8:45am Depart from the hotel

    10:00am Arrive at Shanghai Pudong Airport

    11:10am Fly from Shanghai to Xi’an with lunch in flight (flight details TBA and subject to change)

    1:40pm Arrive in Xi’an and transfer for the tour

    3:00pm Tour the the City Wall

    4:00pm Transfer to your hotel

    4:30pm Check in at the hotel

    Dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 3 March 30, 2019

    Breakfast at the hotel

    8:00am Depart from the hotel

    9:00am Tour the Terracotta Warriors Museum

    11:45am Lunch

    2:00pm Arrival at Xi’an Airport

    3:00pm Fly from Xi’an to Shanghai (flight details TBA and subject to change)

    5:00pm Arrive and transfer to your hotel

    6:30pm Check in at the hotel and dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 4 March 31, 2019

    AM Breakfast at the hotel

    12:00pm Check out of the hotel. Luggage storage will be available at the hotel for guests with later flights. Airport transfers will be arranged according to departure flight details.

    EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per your departure flight details. Please note that check out time is 12:00pm. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own after the program officially ends on the morning of Day 4.

    Expected weather:

    Shanghai weather in March – Sunny spring days are common in March, with occasionally some small rains. Average High Temperature: 15 C / 59 F, Average Low Temperature: 4 C / 39 F.

    Xian weather in March - March is the month when Xian steps into the spring season. Generally speaking, the weather is changeable! On Sunny days, which occupy most days of this month, the temperature climbs up to 14 C / 57 F, and people may just wear thin clothes. However, sometimes a small snow in early March or a cold rain appears to bring Xian back to winter. Rains may happen, very small and lasting for just a few hours every time. Average High Temperature: 14 C / 57 F, Average Low Temperature: 4 C / 39 F

    What to bring: Light, loose clothing, a jacket, an umbrella and comfortable walking shoes. The attire is casual for the entire program.

    Note about restrooms: Restrooms in China vary from having toilets to holes in the floor and their cleanliness standards are not always up to par with those of the western world. You will encounter both types of restroom facilities on your travels in China. It is advisable to have hand sanitizer and extra tissues /toilet paper at all times just in case they are needed.

    Local Currency: The Chinese Yuan, denoted by CNY, is the official currency in China. You can use U.S dollars, Euros and English pounds in hotels and friendship stores, to pay for optional tours and for tips. U.S. dollars or other foreign currencies are not accepted in department stores, convenience stores, local restaurants, or from street vendors.

    Electricity: The electricity in China is generally 220V, 50HZ, AC. A transformer is necessary. Most hotels have 110V and 220V electrical outlets in the bathrooms, although usually only 220V sockets in the guest rooms.

    Luggage allowance for flights:

    Each passenger flying coach class can enjoy free baggage allowance of one carry-on luggage, plus one check-in luggage. Carry-on Luggage not exceeding 56x36x23cm (22x14x9 in) in size and 7 kg (15 lbs) in weight; Check-in luggage not exceeding 100x60x40cm (39x24x16 in) in size and 20kg (44lbs) in weight.

    These dimensions include wheels, handles and side pockets. Guests may choose to store their excess luggage at their hotel concierge in Shanghai free of charge.

    Any excess/overweight luggage brought on the trip is subject to airline fees and will be at the expense of the guest and payable upon check in at the airport.

    Excess luggage that guests do not wish to bring to Xian can be stored at the hotel in Shanghai.

    Documents and visa requirements: A valid passport is required. Consult your local Chinese embassy regarding visa requirements.

    Aircraft type (subject to change): usually either Boeing or Airbus

    Hotel Information:

    Shanghai:

    Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel Shanghai or similar hotel

    1376 Nanjing Xi Road, Shanghai, 200040 China

    Phone: +86 21 6279 8888

    Xian:

    Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel or similar

    208 Ci’en East Road, Qujiang New District, Xi'an, Shannxi, China

    TEL: 86-29-6821 9999

    *We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required they will be of equal ratings and standards and you will be notified of the change. If you are not notified of any changes before your departure then you will be staying at the hotels listed in this program.

    Program includes:

    All transfers and tours as indicated in the itinerary

    Coach class air tickets Shanghai/Xi’an/Shanghai

    2 nights hotel accommodation, deluxe room, in Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel with daily breakfast

    1 night hotel accommodation, deluxe room, at Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel in Xian or similar hotel with daily breakfast

    2 lunches at local restaurant & 1 lunch on flight as indicated in the itinerary (lunch includes a choice of one glass of soft drinks, local beer or local mineral water)

    Compulsory passenger insurance

    Luggage storage for excess bags in Shanghai

    Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated departure information, so your transfer can be arranged; however, should you book additional hotel nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided. If we do not receive your flight details in time a transfer will not be provided.

    Program excludes:

    Any meals or beverages not listed above

    Gratuities to drivers and guides

    Hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces, which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel and natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather-appropriate clothing, hats, sunglasses, and flat comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

    All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

  • POST- SHANGHAI AND THE TERRA COTTA WARRIORS CODE: SHAL26

    Enjoy an inspiring trip to Xi’an to see its famed Terra Cotta Warriors and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Stroll through China’s well known ancient water town Zhujiajiao, also exploring its canals and visiting its highlights which date back to the Quing Dynasty.

    Day 1

    Following breakfast, you will disembark from the ship and travel by motor coach to the well-known ancient water town Zhujiajiao, located in the suburbs of Shanghai. With a history of more than 1,700 years, Zhujiajiao, known as Shanghai’s Venice, covers an area of 47 square kilometers, linked by 36 ancient bridges in different shapes and styles. During your walking tour at Zhujiajiao, you will visit some of the must-see highlights include the Fangsheng (“setting free” in Chinese) Bridge, Post Office of Qing Dynasty and Tongtianhe Traditional Chinese Pharmacy, etc. Apart from strolling along its numerous lanes and alleys, you will also have the opportunity to take a boat ride to explore the old town’s canal system.

    NOTE: There is approximately 2 km of walking in Zhujiajiao. Guests not wishing to walk may wait for the group at the starting point.

    Next, after enjoying a traditional Chinese lunch, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is yours to settle in at your leisure.

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    Day 2

    After breakfast, you will transfer to the Shanghai Pudong Airport for your flight to Xian with lunch served in-flight. Upon arrival, you will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. One of China’s most revered pagodas, it was built in 652 A.D. to house the sutras and figurines of Buddha that a Chinese monk brought to Xi’an. The building was eventually expanded to ten stories, although only seven stories remain, as the others were damaged in various wars. Nevertheless, the pagoda is recognized as a symbol of Xi’an.

    Afterwards, you will tour Xi’an’s landmark city wall, the most complete city wall surviving in China. The first emperor of the Ming Dynasty created it by enlarging an existing one constructed during the Tang Dynasty. Stretching around the entire old city, the 8.5-mile-long wall boasts 98 ramparts, stands 40 feet tall, and is 60 feet thick at its base.

    Later in the afternoon, you will check into your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Dinner will be on your own.

    Overnight at the Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel or similar

    Day 3

    Following breakfast at the hotel, you will enjoy a picturesque drive to the Terracotta Warriors Museum, a repository for thousands of clay soldiers that were buried with China’s first emperor to accompany him in his eternal rest. Considered one of the world’s greatest archaeological treasures, the 7,000 life-size terracotta warriors and horses were buried for centuries until excavated in 1974.

    The warriors are grouped in battle order, rank by rank, some mounted on horse-drawn chariots and others in infantry groups armed with spears, swords and crossbows. Each figure was individually created with unique characteristics.

    After lunch at the museum's Friendship Restaurant, you will transfer to the Xian Airport for the flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival in Shanghai, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    Day 4

    Following your breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for your fight home. Transfers will be based on your flight time.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments

    DAY 1

    8:00am Disembark from the ship

    8:30am Depart from the pier

    9:45am Tour the Water Town of Zhujiajiao – 2km of walking

    12:30pm Traditional Chinese-style lunch

    1:30pm Transfer to your hotel

    2:15pm Check in at the hotel

    Rest of day is at leisure, dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 2

    AM Breakfast at the hotel

    8:45am Depart from the hotel

    10:00am Arrive at Shanghai Pudong Airport

    11:10am Fly from Shanghai to Xi’an with lunch in flight (flight details TBA and subject to change)

    1:40pm Arrive in Xi’an and begin your tour

    3:00pm Tour the the City Wall and Big Wild Goose Pagoda

    4:00pm Transfer to your hotel

    4:30pm Check in at the hotel

    Dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel or similar

    DAY 3

    AM Breakfast at the hotel

    8:00am Depart from the hotel

    9:00am Tour the Terracotta Warriors Museum

    11:45am Lunch

    2:00pm Arrival at Xi’an Airport

    3:00pm Fly from Xi’an to Shanghai (flight details TBA and subject to change)

    5:00pm Arrive and transfer to your hotel

    6:30pm Check in at the hotel and dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 4

    AM Breakfast at the hotel

    12:00pm Check out of the hotel. Luggage storage will be available at the hotel for guests with later flights. Airport transfers will be arranged according to departure flight details.

    EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per your departure flight details. Please note that check out time is 12:00pm. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own after the program officially ends on the morning of Day 4.

    Expected weather:

    Shanghai weather in March – Sunny spring days are common in March, with occasionally some small rains. Average High Temperature: 15 C / 59 F, Average Low Temperature: 4 C / 39 F.

    Xian weather in March - March is the month when Xian steps into the spring season. Generally speaking, the weather is changeable! On Sunny days, which occupy most days of this month, the temperature climbs up to 14 C / 57 F, and people may just wear thin clothes. However, sometimes a small snow in early March or a cold rain appears to bring Xian back to winter. Rains may happen, very small and lasting for just a few hours every time. Average High Temperature: 14 C / 57 F, Average Low Temperature: 4 C / 39 F

    What to bring:

    Light, loose clothing, a jacket, an umbrella and comfortable walking shoes. The attire is casual for the entire program.

    Note about restrooms:

    Restrooms in China vary from having toilets to holes in the floor and their cleanliness standards are not always up to par with those of the western world. You will encounter both types of restroom facilities on your travels in China. It is advisable to have hand sanitizer and extra tissues /toilet paper at all times just in case they are needed.

    Local Currency:

    The Chinese Yuan, denoted by CNY, is the official currency in China. You can use U.S dollars, Euros and English pounds in hotels and friendship stores, to pay for optional tours and for tips. U.S. dollars or other foreign currencies are not accepted in department stores, convenience stores, local restaurants, or from street vendors.

    Electricity:

    The electricity in China is generally 220V, 50HZ, AC. A transformer is necessary. Most hotels have 110V and 220V electrical outlets in the bathrooms, although usually only 220V sockets in the guest rooms.

    Luggage allowance for flights:

    Each passenger flying coach class can enjoy free baggage allowance of one carry-on luggage, plus one check-in luggage. Carry-on Luggage not exceeding 56x36x23cm (22x14x9 in) in size and 7 kg (15 lbs) in weight; Check-in luggage not exceeding 100x60x40cm (39x24x16 in) in size and 20kg (44lbs) in weight.

    These dimensions include wheels, handles and side pockets. Any excess/overweight luggage brought on the trip is subject to airline fees and will be at the expense of the guest.

    NOTE: Guests who have excess luggage may choose to leave it at the hotel in Shanghai while in Xi’an. It will be at the hotel upon your return on Day 3.

    Documents and visa requirements:

    A valid passport is required. Consult your local Chinese embassy regarding visa requirements.

    Aircraft type (subject to change):

    Usually either Boeing or Airbus

    Hotel Information:

    Shanghai:

    Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel Shanghai or similar hotel

    1376 Nanjing Xi Road, Shanghai, 200040 China

    Phone: +86 21 6279 8888

    Xian:

    Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel or similar

    208 Ci’en East Road, Qujiang New District, Xi'an, Shannxi, China

    TEL: 86-29-6821 9999

    *We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required they will be of equal ratings and standards and you will be notified of the change. If you are not notified of any changes before your departure then you will be staying at the hotels listed in this program.

    Program includes:

    Enjoy an inspiring trip to Xi’an to see its famed Terra Cotta Warriors and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Stroll through China’s well known ancient water town Zhujiajiao, also exploring its canals and visiting its highlights which date back to the Quing Dynasty.

    Day 1

    Following breakfast, you will disembark from the ship and travel by motor coach to the well-known ancient water town Zhujiajiao, located in the suburbs of Shanghai. With a history of more than 1,700 years, Zhujiajiao, known as Shanghai’s Venice, covers an area of 47 square kilometers, linked by 36 ancient bridges in different shapes and styles. During your walking tour at Zhujiajiao, you will visit some of the must-see highlights include the Fangsheng (“setting free” in Chinese) Bridge, Post Office of Qing Dynasty and Tongtianhe Traditional Chinese Pharmacy, etc. Apart from strolling along its numerous lanes and alleys, you will also have the opportunity to take a boat ride to explore the old town’s canal system.

    NOTE: There is approximately 2 km of walking in Zhujiajiao. Guests not wishing to walk may wait for the group at the starting point.

    Next, after enjoying a traditional Chinese lunch, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is yours to settle in at your leisure.

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    Day 2

    After breakfast, you will transfer to the Shanghai Pudong Airport for your flight to Xian with lunch served in-flight. Upon arrival, you will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. One of China’s most revered pagodas, it was built in 652 A.D. to house the sutras and figurines of Buddha that a Chinese monk brought to Xi’an. The building was eventually expanded to ten stories, although only seven stories remain, as the others were damaged in various wars. Nevertheless, the pagoda is recognized as a symbol of Xi’an.

    Afterwards, you will tour Xi’an’s landmark city wall, the most complete city wall surviving in China. The first emperor of the Ming Dynasty created it by enlarging an existing one constructed during the Tang Dynasty. Stretching around the entire old city, the 8.5-mile-long wall boasts 98 ramparts, stands 40 feet tall, and is 60 feet thick at its base.

    Later in the afternoon, you will check into your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Dinner will be on your own.

    Overnight at the Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel or similar

    Day 3

    Following breakfast at the hotel, you will enjoy a picturesque drive to the Terracotta Warriors Museum, a repository for thousands of clay soldiers that were buried with China’s first emperor to accompany him in his eternal rest. Considered one of the world’s greatest archaeological treasures, the 7,000 life-size terracotta warriors and horses were buried for centuries until excavated in 1974.

    The warriors are grouped in battle order, rank by rank, some mounted on horse-drawn chariots and others in infantry groups armed with spears, swords and crossbows. Each figure was individually created with unique characteristics.

    After lunch at the museum's Friendship Restaurant, you will transfer to the Xian Airport for the flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival in Shanghai, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    Day 4

    Following your breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for your fight home. Transfers will be based on your flight time.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments

    DAY 1

    8:00am Disembark from the ship

    8:30am Depart from the pier

    9:45am Tour the Water Town of Zhujiajiao – 2km of walking

    12:30pm Traditional Chinese-style lunch

    1:30pm Transfer to your hotel

    2:15pm Check in at the hotel

    Rest of day is at leisure, dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 2

    AM Breakfast at the hotel

    8:45am Depart from the hotel

    10:00am Arrive at Shanghai Pudong Airport

    11:10am Fly from Shanghai to Xi’an with lunch in flight (flight details TBA and subject to change)

    1:40pm Arrive in Xi’an and begin your tour

    3:00pm Tour the the City Wall and Big Wild Goose Pagoda

    4:00pm Transfer to your hotel

    4:30pm Check in at the hotel

    Dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel or similar

    DAY 3

    AM Breakfast at the hotel

    8:00am Depart from the hotel

    9:00am Tour the Terracotta Warriors Museum

    11:45am Lunch

    2:00pm Arrival at Xi’an Airport

    3:00pm Fly from Xi’an to Shanghai (flight details TBA and subject to change)

    5:00pm Arrive and transfer to your hotel

    6:30pm Check in at the hotel and dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 4

    AM Breakfast at the hotel

    12:00pm Check out of the hotel. Luggage storage will be available at the hotel for guests with later flights. Airport transfers will be arranged according to departure flight details.

    EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per your departure flight details. Please note that check out time is 12:00pm. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own after the program officially ends on the morning of Day 4.

    Expected weather:

    Shanghai weather in March – Sunny spring days are common in March, with occasionally some small rains. Average High Temperature: 15 C / 59 F, Average Low Temperature: 4 C / 39 F.

    Xian weather in March - March is the month when Xian steps into the spring season. Generally speaking, the weather is changeable! On Sunny days, which occupy most days of this month, the temperature climbs up to 14 C / 57 F, and people may just wear thin clothes. However, sometimes a small snow in early March or a cold rain appears to bring Xian back to winter. Rains may happen, very small and lasting for just a few hours every time. Average High Temperature: 14 C / 57 F, Average Low Temperature: 4 C / 39 F

    What to bring:

    Light, loose clothing, a jacket, an umbrella and comfortable walking shoes. The attire is casual for the entire program.

    Note about restrooms:

    Restrooms in China vary from having toilets to holes in the floor and their cleanliness standards are not always up to par with those of the western world. You will encounter both types of restroom facilities on your travels in China. It is advisable to have hand sanitizer and extra tissues /toilet paper at all times just in case they are needed.

    Local Currency:

    The Chinese Yuan, denoted by CNY, is the official currency in China. You can use U.S dollars, Euros and English pounds in hotels and friendship stores, to pay for optional tours and for tips. U.S. dollars or other foreign currencies are not accepted in department stores, convenience stores, local restaurants, or from street vendors.

    Electricity:

    The electricity in China is generally 220V, 50HZ, AC. A transformer is necessary. Most hotels have 110V and 220V electrical outlets in the bathrooms, although usually only 220V sockets in the guest rooms.

    Luggage allowance for flights:

    Each passenger flying coach class can enjoy free baggage allowance of one carry-on luggage, plus one check-in luggage. Carry-on Luggage not exceeding 56x36x23cm (22x14x9 in) in size and 7 kg (15 lbs) in weight; Check-in luggage not exceeding 100x60x40cm (39x24x16 in) in size and 20kg (44lbs) in weight.

    These dimensions include wheels, handles and side pockets. Any excess/overweight luggage brought on the trip is subject to airline fees and will be at the expense of the guest.

    NOTE: Guests who have excess luggage may choose to leave it at the hotel in Shanghai while in Xi’an. It will be at the hotel upon your return on Day 3.

    Documents and visa requirements:

    A valid passport is required. Consult your local Chinese embassy regarding visa requirements.

    Aircraft type (subject to change):

    Usually either Boeing or Airbus

    Hotel Information:

    Shanghai:

    Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel Shanghai or similar hotel

    1376 Nanjing Xi Road, Shanghai, 200040 China

    Phone: +86 21 6279 8888

    Xian:

    Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel or similar

    208 Ci’en East Road, Qujiang New District, Xi'an, Shannxi, China

    TEL: 86-29-6821 9999

    *We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required they will be of equal ratings and standards and you will be notified of the change. If you are not notified of any changes before your departure then you will be staying at the hotels listed in this program.

    Program includes:

    •All transfers and tours as indicated in the itinerary

    •Coach class air tickets Shanghai/Xi’an/Shanghai

    •2 nights hotel accommodation, deluxe room, in Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    •1 night hotel accommodation, deluxe room, at Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel in Xian or similar hotel

    •2 lunches at local restaurant & 1 lunch on flight as indicated in the itinerary (lunch includes a choice of one glass of soft drinks, local beer or local mineral water)

    •3 breakfasts

    •Luggage storage of excess luggage in Shanghai

    Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated departure information, so your transfer can be arranged; however, should you book additional hotel nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided.

    Program excludes:

    Any meals or beverages not listed above

    Gratuities to drivers and guides

    Hotel incidentals

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces, which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel and natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather-appropriate clothing, hats, sunglasses, and flat comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

    All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

    Any meals or beverages not listed above

    Gratuities to drivers and guides

    Hotel incidentals

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces, which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel and natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather-appropriate clothing, hats, sunglasses, and flat comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

    All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

  • PROMO-POST SHANGHAI AND THE TERRA COTTA WARRIORS CODE: SHAL25

    Enjoy an inspiring trip to Xi’an to see its famed Terra Cotta Warriors and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Stroll through China’s well known ancient water town Zhujiajiao, also exploring its canals and visiting its highlights which date back to the Quing Dynasty.

    Day 1

    Following breakfast, you will disembark from the ship and travel by motor coach to the well-known ancient water town Zhujiajiao, located in the suburbs of Shanghai. With a history of more than 1,700 years, Zhujiajiao, known as Shanghai’s Venice, covers an area of 47 square kilometers, linked by 36 ancient bridges in different shapes and styles. During your walking tour at Zhujiajiao, you will visit some of the must-see highlights include the Fangsheng (“setting free” in Chinese) Bridge, Post Office of Qing Dynasty and Tongtianhe Traditional Chinese Pharmacy, etc. Apart from strolling along its numerous lanes and alleys, you will also have the opportunity to take a boat ride to explore the old town’s canal system.

    NOTE: There is approximately 2 km of walking in Zhujiajiao. Guests not wishing to walk may wait for the group at the starting point.

    Next, after enjoying a traditional Chinese lunch, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is yours to settle in at your leisure.

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    Day 2

    After breakfast, you will transfer to the Shanghai Pudong Airport for your flight to Xian with lunch served in-flight. Upon arrival, you will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. One of China’s most revered pagodas, it was built in 652 A.D. to house the sutras and figurines of Buddha that a Chinese monk brought to Xi’an. The building was eventually expanded to ten stories, although only seven stories remain, as the others were damaged in various wars. Nevertheless, the pagoda is recognized as a symbol of Xi’an.

    Afterwards, you will tour Xi’an’s landmark city wall, the most complete city wall surviving in China. The first emperor of the Ming Dynasty created it by enlarging an existing one constructed during the Tang Dynasty. Stretching around the entire old city, the 8.5-mile-long wall boasts 98 ramparts, stands 40 feet tall, and is 60 feet thick at its base.

    Later in the afternoon, you will check into your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Dinner will be on your own.

    Overnight at the Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel or similar

    Day 3

    Following breakfast at the hotel, you will enjoy a picturesque drive to the Terracotta Warriors Museum, a repository for thousands of clay soldiers that were buried with China’s first emperor to accompany him in his eternal rest. Considered one of the world’s greatest archaeological treasures, the 7,000 life-size terracotta warriors and horses were buried for centuries until excavated in 1974.

    The warriors are grouped in battle order, rank by rank, some mounted on horse-drawn chariots and others in infantry groups armed with spears, swords and crossbows. Each figure was individually created with unique characteristics.

    After lunch at the museum's Friendship Restaurant, you will transfer to the Xian Airport for the flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival in Shanghai, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    Day 4

    Following your breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for your fight home. Transfers will be based on your flight time.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments

    DAY 1

    8:00am Disembark from the ship

    8:30am Depart from the pier

    9:45am Tour the Water Town of Zhujiajiao – 2km of walking

    12:30pm Traditional Chinese-style lunch

    1:30pm Transfer to your hotel

    2:15pm Check in at the hotel

    Rest of day is at leisure, dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 2

    AM Breakfast at the hotel

    8:45am Depart from the hotel

    10:00am Arrive at Shanghai Pudong Airport

    11:10am Fly from Shanghai to Xi’an with lunch in flight (flight details TBA and subject to change)

    1:40pm Arrive in Xi’an and begin your tour

    3:00pm Tour the the City Wall and Big Wild Goose Pagoda

    4:00pm Transfer to your hotel

    4:30pm Check in at the hotel

    Dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel or similar

    DAY 3

    AM Breakfast at the hotel

    8:00am Depart from the hotel

    9:00am Tour the Terracotta Warriors Museum

    11:45am Lunch

    2:00pm Arrival at Xi’an Airport

    3:00pm Fly from Xi’an to Shanghai (flight details TBA and subject to change)

    5:00pm Arrive and transfer to your hotel

    6:30pm Check in at the hotel and dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 4

    AM Breakfast at the hotel

    12:00pm Check out of the hotel. Luggage storage will be available at the hotel for guests with later flights. Airport transfers will be arranged according to departure flight details.

    EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per your departure flight details. Please note that check out time is 12:00pm. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own after the program officially ends on the morning of Day 4.

    Expected weather:

    Shanghai weather in March – Sunny spring days are common in March, with occasionally some small rains. Average High Temperature: 15 C / 59 F, Average Low Temperature: 4 C / 39 F.

    Xian weather in March - March is the month when Xian steps into the spring season. Generally speaking, the weather is changeable! On Sunny days, which occupy most days of this month, the temperature climbs up to 14 C / 57 F, and people may just wear thin clothes. However, sometimes a small snow in early March or a cold rain appears to bring Xian back to winter. Rains may happen, very small and lasting for just a few hours every time. Average High Temperature: 14 C / 57 F, Average Low Temperature: 4 C / 39 F

    What to bring:

    Light, loose clothing, a jacket, an umbrella and comfortable walking shoes. The attire is casual for the entire program.

    Note about restrooms:

    Restrooms in China vary from having toilets to holes in the floor and their cleanliness standards are not always up to par with those of the western world. You will encounter both types of restroom facilities on your travels in China. It is advisable to have hand sanitizer and extra tissues /toilet paper at all times just in case they are needed.

    Local Currency:

    The Chinese Yuan, denoted by CNY, is the official currency in China. You can use U.S dollars, Euros and English pounds in hotels and friendship stores, to pay for optional tours and for tips. U.S. dollars or other foreign currencies are not accepted in department stores, convenience stores, local restaurants, or from street vendors.

    Electricity:

    The electricity in China is generally 220V, 50HZ, AC. A transformer is necessary. Most hotels have 110V and 220V electrical outlets in the bathrooms, although usually only 220V sockets in the guest rooms.

    Luggage allowance for flights:

    Each passenger flying coach class can enjoy free baggage allowance of one carry-on luggage, plus one check-in luggage. Carry-on Luggage not exceeding 56x36x23cm (22x14x9 in) in size and 7 kg (15 lbs) in weight; Check-in luggage not exceeding 100x60x40cm (39x24x16 in) in size and 20kg (44lbs) in weight.

    These dimensions include wheels, handles and side pockets. Any excess/overweight luggage brought on the trip is subject to airline fees and will be at the expense of the guest.

    NOTE: Guests who have excess luggage may choose to leave it at the hotel in Shanghai while in Xi’an. It will be at the hotel upon your return on Day 3.

    Documents and visa requirements:

    A valid passport is required. Consult your local Chinese embassy regarding visa requirements.

    Aircraft type (subject to change):

    Usually either Boeing or Airbus

    Hotel Information:

    Shanghai:

    Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel Shanghai or similar hotel

    1376 Nanjing Xi Road, Shanghai, 200040 China

    Phone: +86 21 6279 8888

    Xian:

    Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel or similar

    208 Ci’en East Road, Qujiang New District, Xi'an, Shannxi, China

    TEL: 86-29-6821 9999

    *We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required they will be of equal ratings and standards and you will be notified of the change. If you are not notified of any changes before your departure then you will be staying at the hotels listed in this program.

    Program includes:

    Enjoy an inspiring trip to Xi’an to see its famed Terra Cotta Warriors and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Stroll through China’s well known ancient water town Zhujiajiao, also exploring its canals and visiting its highlights which date back to the Quing Dynasty.

    Day 1

    Following breakfast, you will disembark from the ship and travel by motor coach to the well-known ancient water town Zhujiajiao, located in the suburbs of Shanghai. With a history of more than 1,700 years, Zhujiajiao, known as Shanghai’s Venice, covers an area of 47 square kilometers, linked by 36 ancient bridges in different shapes and styles. During your walking tour at Zhujiajiao, you will visit some of the must-see highlights include the Fangsheng (“setting free” in Chinese) Bridge, Post Office of Qing Dynasty and Tongtianhe Traditional Chinese Pharmacy, etc. Apart from strolling along its numerous lanes and alleys, you will also have the opportunity to take a boat ride to explore the old town’s canal system.

    NOTE: There is approximately 2 km of walking in Zhujiajiao. Guests not wishing to walk may wait for the group at the starting point.

    Next, after enjoying a traditional Chinese lunch, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is yours to settle in at your leisure.

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    Day 2

    After breakfast, you will transfer to the Shanghai Pudong Airport for your flight to Xian with lunch served in-flight. Upon arrival, you will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. One of China’s most revered pagodas, it was built in 652 A.D. to house the sutras and figurines of Buddha that a Chinese monk brought to Xi’an. The building was eventually expanded to ten stories, although only seven stories remain, as the others were damaged in various wars. Nevertheless, the pagoda is recognized as a symbol of Xi’an.

    Afterwards, you will tour Xi’an’s landmark city wall, the most complete city wall surviving in China. The first emperor of the Ming Dynasty created it by enlarging an existing one constructed during the Tang Dynasty. Stretching around the entire old city, the 8.5-mile-long wall boasts 98 ramparts, stands 40 feet tall, and is 60 feet thick at its base.

    Later in the afternoon, you will check into your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Dinner will be on your own.

    Overnight at the Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel or similar

    Day 3

    Following breakfast at the hotel, you will enjoy a picturesque drive to the Terracotta Warriors Museum, a repository for thousands of clay soldiers that were buried with China’s first emperor to accompany him in his eternal rest. Considered one of the world’s greatest archaeological treasures, the 7,000 life-size terracotta warriors and horses were buried for centuries until excavated in 1974.

    The warriors are grouped in battle order, rank by rank, some mounted on horse-drawn chariots and others in infantry groups armed with spears, swords and crossbows. Each figure was individually created with unique characteristics.

    After lunch at the museum's Friendship Restaurant, you will transfer to the Xian Airport for the flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival in Shanghai, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    Day 4

    Following your breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for your fight home. Transfers will be based on your flight time.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments

    DAY 1

    8:00am Disembark from the ship

    8:30am Depart from the pier

    9:45am Tour the Water Town of Zhujiajiao – 2km of walking

    12:30pm Traditional Chinese-style lunch

    1:30pm Transfer to your hotel

    2:15pm Check in at the hotel

    Rest of day is at leisure, dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 2

    AM Breakfast at the hotel

    8:45am Depart from the hotel

    10:00am Arrive at Shanghai Pudong Airport

    11:10am Fly from Shanghai to Xi’an with lunch in flight (flight details TBA and subject to change)

    1:40pm Arrive in Xi’an and begin your tour

    3:00pm Tour the the City Wall and Big Wild Goose Pagoda

    4:00pm Transfer to your hotel

    4:30pm Check in at the hotel

    Dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel or similar

    DAY 3

    AM Breakfast at the hotel

    8:00am Depart from the hotel

    9:00am Tour the Terracotta Warriors Museum

    11:45am Lunch

    2:00pm Arrival at Xi’an Airport

    3:00pm Fly from Xi’an to Shanghai (flight details TBA and subject to change)

    5:00pm Arrive and transfer to your hotel

    6:30pm Check in at the hotel and dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 4

    AM Breakfast at the hotel

    12:00pm Check out of the hotel. Luggage storage will be available at the hotel for guests with later flights. Airport transfers will be arranged according to departure flight details.

    EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per your departure flight details. Please note that check out time is 12:00pm. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own after the program officially ends on the morning of Day 4.

    Expected weather:

    Shanghai weather in March – Sunny spring days are common in March, with occasionally some small rains. Average High Temperature: 15 C / 59 F, Average Low Temperature: 4 C / 39 F.

    Xian weather in March - March is the month when Xian steps into the spring season. Generally speaking, the weather is changeable! On Sunny days, which occupy most days of this month, the temperature climbs up to 14 C / 57 F, and people may just wear thin clothes. However, sometimes a small snow in early March or a cold rain appears to bring Xian back to winter. Rains may happen, very small and lasting for just a few hours every time. Average High Temperature: 14 C / 57 F, Average Low Temperature: 4 C / 39 F

    What to bring:

    Light, loose clothing, a jacket, an umbrella and comfortable walking shoes. The attire is casual for the entire program.

    Note about restrooms:

    Restrooms in China vary from having toilets to holes in the floor and their cleanliness standards are not always up to par with those of the western world. You will encounter both types of restroom facilities on your travels in China. It is advisable to have hand sanitizer and extra tissues /toilet paper at all times just in case they are needed.

    Local Currency:

    The Chinese Yuan, denoted by CNY, is the official currency in China. You can use U.S dollars, Euros and English pounds in hotels and friendship stores, to pay for optional tours and for tips. U.S. dollars or other foreign currencies are not accepted in department stores, convenience stores, local restaurants, or from street vendors.

    Electricity:

    The electricity in China is generally 220V, 50HZ, AC. A transformer is necessary. Most hotels have 110V and 220V electrical outlets in the bathrooms, although usually only 220V sockets in the guest rooms.

    Luggage allowance for flights:

    Each passenger flying coach class can enjoy free baggage allowance of one carry-on luggage, plus one check-in luggage. Carry-on Luggage not exceeding 56x36x23cm (22x14x9 in) in size and 7 kg (15 lbs) in weight; Check-in luggage not exceeding 100x60x40cm (39x24x16 in) in size and 20kg (44lbs) in weight.

    These dimensions include wheels, handles and side pockets. Any excess/overweight luggage brought on the trip is subject to airline fees and will be at the expense of the guest.

    NOTE: Guests who have excess luggage may choose to leave it at the hotel in Shanghai while in Xi’an. It will be at the hotel upon your return on Day 3.

    Documents and visa requirements:

    A valid passport is required. Consult your local Chinese embassy regarding visa requirements.

    Aircraft type (subject to change):

    Usually either Boeing or Airbus

    Hotel Information:

    Shanghai:

    Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel Shanghai or similar hotel

    1376 Nanjing Xi Road, Shanghai, 200040 China

    Phone: +86 21 6279 8888

    Xian:

    Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel or similar

    208 Ci’en East Road, Qujiang New District, Xi'an, Shannxi, China

    TEL: 86-29-6821 9999

    *We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required they will be of equal ratings and standards and you will be notified of the change. If you are not notified of any changes before your departure then you will be staying at the hotels listed in this program.

    Program includes:

    •All transfers and tours as indicated in the itinerary

    •Coach class air tickets Shanghai/Xi’an/Shanghai

    •2 nights hotel accommodation, deluxe room, in Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel or similar hotel

    •1 night hotel accommodation, deluxe room, at Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel in Xian or similar hotel

    •2 lunches at local restaurant & 1 lunch on flight as indicated in the itinerary (lunch includes a choice of one glass of soft drinks, local beer or local mineral water)

    •3 breakfasts

    •Luggage storage of excess luggage in Shanghai

    Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated departure information, so your transfer can be arranged; however, should you book additional hotel nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided.

    Program excludes:

    Any meals or beverages not listed above

    Gratuities to drivers and guides

    Hotel incidentals

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces, which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel and natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather-appropriate clothing, hats, sunglasses, and flat comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

    All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

    Any meals or beverages not listed above

    Gratuities to drivers and guides

    Hotel incidentals

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces, which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel and natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather-appropriate clothing, hats, sunglasses, and flat comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

    All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

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