Academics

JOURNEY WITH NTS: VISITING & STUDYING CHINA ON A LAND TOUR & RIVER CRUISE

Beijing to Shanghai: 13-day cruise tour with 11 guided tours
NOTE DATE CHANGE: June 4 - 16, 2016  
Prices starting at $3,578/person 


ARE YOU INTERESTED IN TRAVELING WITH US?

  1. Click HERE to download the UPDATED (7/30/15) trip brochure.
  2. Please contact the NTS Office of Advancement to let us know that you are interested in traveling with us by clicking HERE and filling out the general interest form.
  3. Click HERE to go to the Group Travel Services website to access more trip resources, including the following two documents (click on document names below to download the resources):
    1. Know Before You Go - Helpful information and travel tips
    2. Travel Protection Plan - Description of coverage offered by the travel insurance

TOUR FEATURES

First Class Accommodations (four and five star), All Meals, Local English Speaking Guides, Sightseeing Tours and all Entrance Fees listed

CRUISE FEATURES

Luxurious Staterooms with Veranda (balcony) on the 5 Star Viking Emerald, 6 day Upstream Cruise between Yueyang and Chongqing

TRIP ITINERARY

Day 1  Beijing
Hotel check-in, free time.

Day 2  Beijing
Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City; Summer Palace

Day 3  Beijing
Excursion to Great Wall, A UNESCO Site; Sacred Way, option Pekin duck dinner & performers from Peking Opera.

Day 4  Beijing | Xian
Tour Old Beijing’s hutongs, fly to Xian; Hotel check-in, free time.

Day 5  Xian
Visit the Terra Cotta Army, a UNESCO Site.

Day 6  Chongqing
Fly to Chongqing, embark your ship.

Day 7  Shibaozhai
Shibaozhai Temple tour & Yangtze River views.

Day 8  Three Gorges | Lesser Three Gorges
Wu & Qutang Gorges scenic cruising; Lesser Three Gorges excursion.

Day 9  Three Gorges | Three Gorges Dam
Xiling Gorges scenic cruising; Three Gorges Dam lock transit & facility tour.

Day 10  Jingzhou
Viking Rivers Cruises school visit & school children performance.

Day 11  Wuhan  |  Shanghai
Disembark your ship; Hubei Provincial Museum visit & bronze bell performance.  Fly to Shanghai, hotel check-in. 

Day 12  Shanghai
Old Shanghai/Bund tour, Shanghai Museum & free time; Chinese acrobatic performance.

Day 13  Shanghai
Hotel check-out.

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED: 

  • 6-day Yangtze River cruise in a veranda stateroom
  • 3 nights in Beijing: Regent Beijing, Westin Chaoyang or Kerry Hotel (or similar); 2 nights in Xian: Sheraton, Hilton or Crowne Plaza; 2 nights in Shanghai: Westin, Ritz-Carlton or Jin An Shangri-La.
  • Fully escorted: 11 guided tours with audio headset
  • All meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners
  • Complimentary soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service

 

WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO EXPERIENCE ON AN NTS STUDY TRIP?

Click HERE to view a short testimonial video of our 2011 study trip, “The Footsteps of Paul and John”, taken and edited by Allen Brown, fellow traveler and friend of NTS.