Silversea Luxury Cruises A SHANGHAI

SHANGHAI
SHANGHAI
SHANGHAI

Shanghai is a city of two faces. It is home to some of the world’s tallest skyscrapers, miles of luxury goods shops, and scores of trendy bars and restaurants. But look just beyond the main streets and you’ll find narrow alleyways packed with traditional lane houses, where laundry billows from bamboo poles, and local communities are alive and well.Shanghai has always been China’s most Westernized city. In its heyday, Shanghai had the best nightlife, the greatest architecture, and the strongest business in Asia. View more

Nearly a century later, after extreme tumult and political upheaval, it’s back on top.Shanghai’s charm lies not in a list of must-see sites, but in quiet, tree-lined streets, the Bund’s majestic colonial buildings, sweet boutiques, and a dizzying array of places to eat and drink, from literal hole-in-the-walls to celebrity chef restaurants.Today, Shanghai has nearly 24 million people, the skyscrapers keep getting taller, the metro keeps getting longer, and the historical buildings continue to evade the wrecking ball. For how much longer is anyone’s guess.

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Excursions depuis SHANGHAI

Dumpling revolution

Discover the secrets to preparing delicious Chinese dumplings during this interactive, half-day cooking excursion with lunch.


Shanghai, Wet Market Visit with Chef, French Concession Area

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to a local wet market. Upon arrival, take a guided, narrated tour with a chef. Learn about various different ingredients, how to price them and what to buy. Following your wet market visit, take a guided stroll through the French Concession area (weather-permitting) en route to the Chinese Cooking Workshop.


Chinese Cooking Workshop, Jiaozi Dumplings

Upon arrival at the Chinese Cooking Workshop, begin your interactive dumpling cooking class. Your dumpling expert teaches you to make 'jiaozi', a type of Chinese dumpling commonly eaten in China and other parts of East Asia. They are one of the major foods eaten during the Chinese New Year, and year-round in the northern provinces. Though considered part of Chinese cuisine, jiaozi are popular in other parts of Asia and in western countries. Jiaozi typically consist of a ground meat and/or vegetable filling wrapped in a thinly-rolled piece of dough, which is then sealed by pressing the edges together. Finished jiaozi can be boiled, steamed or pan-fried.


Dumpling Preparation and Lunch

Learn how to knead and roll the dough, and create fillings and sauces. In addition to the traditional way of preparing authentic Chinese dumplings, discover some revolutionary new cooking methods and fillings to put into the dumplings, and how to concoct natural dyes made from the juice from fresh vegetables and fruits to create colourful dough wraps. Following your cooking workshop, proceed for a lunch consisting of the dishes you have helped to prepare, along with other cold appetizers. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.6 miles (about one kilometre), with two-six high steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and at the sites visited. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least six years old to participate on this tour. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Glimpse of Shanghai

Discover some of the many prominent highlights of Shanghai during a picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion through this bustling metropolis.


Shanghai City and the Bund

Depart the pier for a sightseeing drive through Shanghai City. En route, a stop is made for a guided stroll through the Bund, Shanghai's most famous street. To the Europeans, the Bund was Shanghai's Wall Street, a place where fortunes were made and lost. Along this waterfront embankment stand some of the city's most prominent landmarks.


French Concession Area, Art Deco Buildings and Huaihai Road

Next, re-board your coach and proceed through the former French Concession Area. In the 1920s and 1930s, the French Concession was known for its lawlessness and decadence. As the foreign diplomatic quarter, it features top hotels, great shopping, bars and restaurants in Art Deco buildings. Huaihai Road, the former Avenue Joffre, is one of Shanghai's favourite shopping streets. After a photo stop here at Xintiandi, re-board your coach and continue on to the Jade Buddha Temple.


Jade Buddha Temple

Founded in 1881, the famous Jade Buddha Temple is highlighted by rare statues of Buddha, each carved from a single piece of white Burmese jade. Depending on the schedule of resident monks, you may be able to peek inside one of the temples to witness a prayer session. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 45-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.6 miles (about one kilometre), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 30 steps at the Bund. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, non-slip walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Photography is not permitted inside the Jade Buddha Temple.

Hidden Treasures of Shanghai on a Sidecar Motorbike

Explore Shanghai in a vintage 1930s style side-car motorcycle, the most original way to see Asia's largest city during this half-day tour.


Take a short transfer to the starting point where you meet your driver/guide, a long-term resident of Shanghai. Climb aboard the side-car or sit behind your driver and explore the back streets of Shanghai, not normally mentioned in guide books or visited by tourists.


Discover the old foreign concessions and learn of Shanghai's history and culture as you 'feel the pulse' of this bustling city from its futuristic look to the heart of the 1920s French Concession. See old frescoes from the Cultural Revolution, Asia's largest slaughterhouse built in 1933, the wedding market hidden near the People's Square and the famous Bund on the banks of the Huanpgu River.


After this exciting exploration of Shanghai, your tour concludes with a short van transfer back to the ship.


Please note: This tour requires advance reservation and must be pre-booked 14 days prior to the start of the voyage; cancellation after this date will result in full penalties. This tour is recommended for active guests who are in good physical condition. It involves approximately 4 hours of riding with stops made at points of interest. Tour price is per motorcycle based on a maximum of 2 guests. Please request only one ticket for one motorcycle. Helmets, Chinese Army coats (for cool weather) and raincoats (if necessary) are provided. Bring gloves and a scarf if weather is cool. Limited space for personal belongings is available in the trunk of the motorbike. Participation is very limited; we suggest you reserve this tour well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Highlights of Shanghai

The fabled city of Shanghai is China's major port and the largest city in all of Asia. This comprehensive, full-day excursion takes you to Shanghai's most popular and intriguing sites.


The Bund

Depart the pier and travel by coach to the Bund, one of the symbols of Shanghai. The Bund shows off Shanghai's outstanding foreign buildings, most of which were erected before 1937. To the Europeans, the Bund was Shanghai's answer to Wall Street. In the 1930s, the string of buildings hosted the city's financial and commercial centres, and the world's greatest banks and trading empires established a base here.


New Economic Zone

Continue the drive to the New Economic Zone in the Pudong New Area. Prior to 1990, the Pudong New Area was farmland and rice paddies. Today, it is an urban experiment that is expected to become Asia's financial, economic and commercial centre. Stop for photos near the oddly futuristic Oriental Pearl TV and Radio Tower. The sixth-tallest structure in the world, this peculiar tower has become a symbol of the city and fully captures the boldness and glitz that are today's Shanghai. Next, proceed to the tallest building of China, the Shanghai World Financial Centre (SWFC), which was completed in 2008. Marvel at this 1,600-foot (492-meter)-high new landmark of Shanghai and take a picture.


Jin Mao Building

Visit to nearby Jin Mao Building, one of the landmarks of Shanghai and a soaring monument to the city's economic boom. A silvery pagoda, a rising bamboo shoot, and an upright pen are images evoked by the 88-storey-high Jin Mao Building in Pudong. Enjoy the panoramic view from the Observation Lounge on the 88th floor.


Jin Jiang Hotel

Midway through your busy sightseeing program, a Chinese-cuisine lunch is served at the Jin Jiang Hotel. A witness to history, the Jin Jiang Hotel has received more than 400 heads of state and government from countries all over the world since its opening. The hotel was once the place where Chairman Mao Zedong and his colleagues held meetings and it was also the site of the signing of the 1972 Sino-America joint communiqué by Chairman Mao and U.S. President Nixon.


Shanghai Old Town & Yu Yuan Gardens

Continuing on, discover Shanghai's Old Town and wander among its maze of narrow alleys and cobblestone lanes. As locals bustle about their daily activities, experience one of China's most famous dumpling cookeries and admire the area's remarkable architecture. From here, proceed to the 16th-century Yu Yuan Garden. This cultivated oasis captures the essence of the landscape art and architectural style of the Ming and Qing dynasties. It has also served as the inspiration for the famous willow-pattern chinaware. High walls adorned with huge, stone dragons shelter teahouses, pavilions, rockeries and carp ponds. Make your way back to the coach by way of a small lake, which is spanned by a picturesque zigzag bridge.


Jade Buddha Temple

Next head northwest to Jade Buddha Temple, founded in 1881. Its rare statues of Buddha, each carved from a single piece of white Burmese jade, are of special interest. Depending on the schedule of resident monks, you may be able to peek inside one of the temples to witness a prayer session.


All too soon, bid farewell to Shanghai and return to the ship.


Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of walking for a distance of about 1.25 miles (two kilometres) and climbing of approximately 150 narrow steps. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Casual clothing and comfortable walking shoes are suggested; there are no clothing restrictions to enter the temple. Photography is allowed in most areas of the temple but is not permitted inside the area where the Jade Buddha is located.

Shanghai Architecture Tour with an exclusive Expert

Explore the contemporary architecture and landmarks of Shanghai with an expert architect during this scenic and informative, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Shanghai City, Old Shanghai, Bund

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to Shanghai, a dynamic, ever-changing city comprised of two major districts, the Bund and Pudong. Today, explore an eclectic blend of historic and contemporary landmarks with your expert guide, Patrick Cranley, who imparts his knowledge and insights about the architecture of Shanghai. Upon arrival in the city, proceed to Old Shanghai for a leisurely, guided stroll along the renovated promenade known as the Bund, the city's most famous street. To the Europeans, the Bund was colonial Shanghai's 'Wall Street', a place where fortunes were made and lost. Along this waterfront embankment stands some of the city's most prominent, important and popular landmarks constructed before 1950.


Pudong, Oriental Pearl TV and Radio Tower, Shanghai Centre, Observation Deck

Leaving the Bund, venture across the river to Pudong, the modern, somewhat futuristic side of Shanghai. Prior to 1990, the Pudong New Area was farmland and rice paddies. Today, this urban experiment is fast becoming Asia's financial, economic and commercial centre. Reflecting that sweeping vision is the city's most identifiable structure, the Oriental Pearl TV and Radio Tower. Rising approximately 1,535 feet (about 468 metres) above the Huangpu River, it was commissioned to be defiantly and emblematically 21st century. The third-tallest structure in the world, the tower has become a symbol of the city, and, as Patrick explains, fully captures the boldness and glitz of modern Shanghai. Next, experience the tallest building in China during a visit to the renowned Shanghai Centre. Upon arrival, the express elevator whisks you to the top observation deck, where, at the dizzying height, you can see the city of Shanghai unfold.


French Concession Area, Art Deco Buildings, Refreshment Stop

Next, re-board your coach and proceed through the French Quarter. Also known as the 'French Concession', this neighbourhood was formed in the mid-19th century and blossomed in the early-20th century. In the 1920s and 1930s, the French Concession was known for its lawlessness and decadence. Since then, the district has survived zealous city redevelopment efforts and continues to retain its unique character. As the foreign diplomatic quarter, the French Concession features top hotels, great shopping, bars and restaurants in Art Deco buildings. Leaving the French Concession, a refreshment stop is made to further engage Patrick about the city and landmarks seen during your tour. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.24 miles-1.86 miles (about two kilometres-three kilometres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 50 steps at the sites visited. This tour is not suitable for guests with a fear of heights, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least 14 years old to participate on this tour. The tour sequence may vary.

Shanghai Dinner & Acrobatic Show

Experience a spectacular acrobatic show and a night view of the Shanghai's famous Bund during this evening, dinner outing. Departing the pier, a 30-minute drive brings you into the town centre and dinner at a local restaurant Following dinner, proceed to the nearby theatre for an exciting and first-rate show.


Chinese Acrobatics

For more than 2,000 years, the Chinese have practiced the art of acrobatics. Although elements of acrobatics appeared prior, the time of the Han Dynasty (221 BC-220 AD) saw on-stage displays with music. The artists combined aspects of their daily life with their individual and group talents, resulting in feats such as balancing on chairs and tables, jar tricks, rope-walking and pole-climbing. Between the 7th and 10th centuries, performances of acrobatics were often held at the imperial court. Tonight, sit back and watch in amazement as the troupe performs some of the best acrobatic art in China.


Acrobatic Show

The troupe, founded half a century ago, is renowned in international circus acrobatic circles, having toured many countries during the last decades. In an exuberant 90-minute performance that combines breath-taking acrobatics, martial arts, enchanting music, and spectacular lighting and set design, the award-winning troupe captures the essence of life's energy in a celebration of ancient and modern Chinese culture. The 40-member company includes phenomenal gymnasts, dancers, and jugglers who focus their bodies and minds to work in perfect harmony.


Please note: This tour requires advance booking at Silversea.com 7 days prior to the commencement of your cruise. Full cancellation penalties apply after the booking deadline. Requests for tickets received after this date may not be accommodated. We recommend you book early to avoid disappointment. A minimal amount of walking is required on this evening tour, suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests must be able to embark/disembark the coach via steps. Smart casual evening attire is suggested. Although space on this tour is limited, a minimum number of guests is required for its operation.

Shanghai Old & New

Experience a sample of Shanghai's old and new attractions on this introductory half-day overview excursion. On your sightseeing drive through this bustling metropolis, see the major points of interest that include the following:


The Bund

Drive through the most famous of Shanghai's streets - the symbolic Bund. To the Europeans, the Bund was Shanghai's Wall Street, a place where fortunes were made and lost. Along this waterfront embankment stand some of the city's most prominent landmarks.


The Former French Concession Area

In the 1920s and 1930s, the French Concession was known for its lawlessness and decadence. As the foreign diplomatic quarter, it features top hotels, great shopping, bars and restaurants in art deco buildings. Huauhai Road, the former Avenue Joffre, is one of Shanghai's favourite shopping streets.


People's Square

Located at the very centre of the city, People's Square is a garden-type open space surrounded by buildings and facilities for administration, cultural activities, transportation and commerce. The total green areas in the square cover 80,000 square meters. Seemingly the only broad expanse in the city, spreading before the newly built Museum, People's Square is now the most popular place for city residents to unwind.


Pudong New Area

Your sightseeing drive takes you through this area established in 1990 and through the tunnel under the Huangpu River. Pudong is the city's hot spot for investment in China. It consists of four key areas: the Finance and Trade Zone, the Jinqiao Export Processing Zone, Bonded Zone and Hi-Tech Zone.


Oriental Pearl Tower

At a height of 1,535 feet (468 metres), this is the tallest TV tower in Asia and the third highest in the world after Toronto and Moscow. Stop for photos at this Pudong landmark.


Shanghai World Financial Centre

The 1,600-foot-high (492 meters) Shanghai World Financial Centre (SWFC) is currently the world's second2 tallest completed building by roof, and the tallest building in China. It is a mixed use skyscraper which consists of offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and shopping malls on the ground floors.


Jin Mao Building

A silvery pagoda, a rising bamboo shoot, an upright pen - these are images evoked by the 88-storey-high Jin Mao Building in Pudong. It is one of the landmarks of Shanghai and a soaring monument to the city's economic boom. Enjoy the panoramic view from the Observation Lounge on the 88th floor. From here, the coach returns you to the ship.


Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of gentle walking only and is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair. A minimum number of guests per guide is required for operation of this tour.

Shanghai’s Jewish Heritage

Learn about the modern Jewish history in Shanghai on this half-day outing that includes visits to the Ohel Moishe Synagogue, the old Jewish ghetto area, Huo Shan Park, the Jewish settlement region, and the Arts & Crafts Research Institute.


From the mid-19th century when the Sephardic Jewish merchant group began to appear in Shanghai, to the early 1940s, the Jews in Shanghai rose to become the largest Jewish community in the Far East. While the Nazis persecuted and massacred the Jews in Europe in the 1930s and during World War II, Shanghai was the only city in the world that freely allowed Jews to enter, requiring of them no visa, guarantee, or other documents. The city became a major destination of the Jewish people seeking asylum. From 1937 to 1939 approximately 30,000 European Jews swarmed into Shanghai - more than the total number of the Jewish refugees taken in by Canada, Australia, India, South Africa and New Zealand during the same period.


After settling down in Shanghai, the Jews lived together peacefully among the inhabitants of Shanghai and played a large role in promoting the economic and cultural development of the city with their outstanding creative power and wisdom. The Chinese and Jewish people each shared wealth and woe together in the hardships of the war years, forging a profound friendship. Since China's opening and reform policy, many 'Shanghai Jews' have come in succession to Shanghai to visit relatives, invest, make efforts or offer advice for the economy and construction of Shanghai, thus composing a new chapter in the history of Chinese and Jewish friendship. 'Shanghai Jew get-togethers' have become commonplace in various countries and districts where Jews have settled throughout the world.


The coach takes you from the pier to the Huo Shan Park, for a brief look at the Memorial Tablet for the Jews living in Shanghai during World War II. Next, follow your guide on foot through the Old Jewish ghetto area. Visit the Ohel Moishe Synagogue; while no longer an actively-functioning synagogue, today it serves as a museum.


Stop for photos outside of the Ohel Rachel Synagogue before re-boarding the coach for the drive through the French concession area. Here you can see the old Jewish theatre, the Jewish Club and Settlement. Disembark the coach and spend some time exploring the Arts & Crafts Research Institute in the area.


At the conclusion of your insightful look at Shanghai's Jewish history, return to the ship.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking, with about 100 steps to climb. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Photography is permitted inside the Ohel Moishe Synagogue. Order of sites see may vary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Full Day)

Explore Shanghai at your leisure during your full-day (8-hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver and English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.Selling price of private cars and vans are based for touring within Shanghai downtown radius beyond that there will be additional fee. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to know the exact cost.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half Day)

Explore Shanghai at your leisure during your half-day (4-hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver and English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.Selling price of private cars and vans are based for touring within Shanghai downtown radius beyond that there will be additional fee. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to know the exact cost.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Full Day)

Explore Shanghai at your leisure during your full-day (8-hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver and English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to 3-4 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.Selling price of private cars and vans are based for touring within Shanghai downtown radius beyond that there will be additional fee. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to know the exact cost.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half Day)

Explore Shanghai at your leisure during your half-day (4-hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with yourd driver and English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to 3-4 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary. Selling price of private cars and vans are based for touring within Shanghai downtown radius beyond that there will be additional fee. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to know the exact cost.

Silver Shore Privato: The Water Town of Zhujiajiao Private Van

Venture beyond the modern metropolis of Shanghai to discover one of East China's traditional waterside towns on this intriguing this full-day outing with your exclusive guide in your air-conditioned van.Your private tour is for up to 4 of your friends and family. Situated beside the Dianshanhu Lake, Zhujiajiao illustrates the customs and culture of old-world China.


Commencing your journey at the pier, travel approximately an hour and a half past rustic farms and rippling fields of rice to Zhujiajiao, an ancient water town well-known throughout the country with a history of more than 1,700 years. Covering an area of 18 square miles (47 square kilometres), the little fan-shaped town glimmers like a bright pearl in the landscape of lakes and mountains. Endowed with another elegant name - Pearl Stream - the little town is the best-preserved among the four ancient towns in Shanghai. Unique old bridges across bubbling streams, small rivers shaded by willow trees, and houses with attached courtyards all transport people, who are living amidst the hustle and bustle of the modern big city, to a world full of antiquity, leisure and tranquillity.


Upon arrival in this small town, leisurely make your way along meandering streets and narrow alleyways on foot. Admire Zhujiajiao's numerous stone bridges and centuries-old buildings of white wall or black brick. Reminiscent of Venice's canals, local women display their wares from wooden boats bobbing in the water. Although this community boasts 36 moss-covered bridges, the most famous is the five-arched Fangsheng Bridge, a remnant of the Ming dynasty.


Continue your exploration at Daqing Youju, a post office that dates back to the Qing dynasty, the only remnant of its kind in East China. Visit the Tongtianhe Traditional Chinese Pharmacy, the largest in Zhujiajiao that accounted for almost half of the business scale of all pharmacies in the area in late Qing dynasty. For centuries, this Pharmacy has established its fame among the locals as it has adhered to the principle of 'Healing the Pain & Saving the Life' based on traditional Chinese ethics and medical culture. Today, the essence of traditional business and prescription practices as well as the original 'Shikumen'-style front gate and some of the old furniture have been well retained.


We suggest you stop for a traditional lunch of Chine-style cuisine served at a local restaurant. Following lunch, visit a silk factory where you have the opportunity of observing some of the ancient techniques in producing this elegant fabric. See the workers removing the fibres from cocoons before winding them onto spools. Later see how the fibres are woven into silk threads.


Relax in your private vehicle for the return driver to Shanghai.


Please note: This programme is sold per van and will accommodate up to 4 of your friends and family. Only one person in your party need request this programme by selecting one ticket, which represents the vehicle and not the number of guests. This tour requires an extensive amount of walking for about 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometres) with approximately 80 steps to climb. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Dress in casual layers and wear comfortable walking shoes. The order of sites seen or visited may vary. This is a suggested itinerary and you reserve the right to make changes after speaking with your exclusive guide. Traffic may cause delays.

The Garden City of Suzhou

The ancient, moated city of Suzhou is famous for its gardens and silk industry. On this full-day outing, come away with a sense of appreciation of the arts and natural fascinations of the area, the Silk Embroidery Research Institute, the Humble Administrator's Garden and the Grand Canal.


Following a two-hour journey through the countryside of rich farmlands and villages, arrive at the garden city of Suzhou. An ancient proverb says 'to be happy on earth, one must be born in Suzhou'. Marco Polo was equally enthusiastic following his visit to this historic town.


Rich bureaucrats of the Qing and Ming dynasties built elaborate palaces and exquisite classical gardens. Since ancient times, the Grand Canal has joined Suzhou with another garden city,Wuxi, and it is still a vital link in transportation today. A short cruise introduces you to the sights, sounds, and activities along this picturesque waterway. Other highlights of your visit include the following:


Silk Embroidery Research Institute

On your guided tour, see some of the exhibitions that provide a thorough history of Suzhou's silk industry over the past 4000 years. After the tour, there will be an opportunity to purchase some of th items made at the institute.


Humble Administrator's Garden

Dating from the early 1500s, this garden is considered to be one of Suzhou's best. It features streams, ponds, bridges and islands of bamboo. Leaving the garden, proceed to the Bamboo Grove Restaurant (or similar) for a Chinese-style, set-menu lunch, followed by a cruise on the Grand Canal.


Grand Canal

A cruise on this fascinating waterway is a must on any visit to Suzhou. The ancient canal joins Suzhou with another garden city, Wuxi, and is still a vital link in transportation today. Observe local life passing by as you glide down Suzhou's own Grand Canal.


At the conclusion of your outing, re-board the coach for the journey back to the ship.


Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of walking, with about 50 steps to climb. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. The duration of the drive between the pier and the town of Suzhou is approximately two hours in each direction.

The Maglev Train & New Shanghai

Experience the modern face of Shanghai on this half-day excursion that features an eight-minute ride on the fastest ever Maglev Train and the spectacular panoramic view from the top floor of Jin Mao Building.


Magnetic Levitation (Maglev) Train

Departing the pier, the coach takes you to the Long Yang Lu Station in the Pudong New District, where you board the Maglev Train for an eight-minute ride to the Pudong Airport. Made with ground-breaking German technology, the Magnetic Levitation (Maglev) Train is the new state-of-the-art mode of transportation in Shanghai. The Maglev has no wheels; it floats on an electromagnetic cushion propelled along a guideway at incredible speeds. Built at a cost of over one billion U.S. dollars, it runs for over 20 miles (33 kilometres) from Long Yang Lu Station to the Pudong International Airport. It can reach speeds up to 200 miles per hours (430 kilometres per hour), the highest speed of any operational ground transport.


During your ride, experience the sensation of flying as the train instantly accelerates to maximum speed. Afterwards, pause for a short while before the train returns you to the Long Yang Lu Station.


Pudong New District

Re-board the coach and drive to the Lujiazui Area of the Pudong New District. Developed from farmland only a decade ago and now home to numerous high-rise office buildings, this area has become the financial centre of China. Stop for photos at the futuristic Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the highest TV Tower in China and third-highest in the world. Then, continue to the famous Jin Mao Building, take an express elevator to the observation deck, and enjoy a panoramic view of Shanghai and Huangpu River.


The coach returns you to the ship after this dynamic tour.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of activity. There is a minimal amount of walking; however, there are about 30 steps to climb. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair. The Maglev train is public transportation; crowds can be anticipated.

The Water Town of Zhujiajiao

Venture beyond the modern metropolis of Shanghai to discover one of East China's traditional waterside towns on this intriguing, full-day excursion. Situated beside the Dianshanhu Lake, Zhujiajiao illustrates the customs and culture of old-world China.


Commencing your journey at the pier, travel by coach for approximately an hour and a half past rustic farms and rippling fields of rice to Zhujiajiao, an ancient water town well-known throughout the country with a history of more than 1,700 years. Covering an area of 18 square miles (47 square kilometres), the little fan-shaped town glimmers like a bright pearl in the landscape of lakes and mountains. Endowed with another elegant name - Pearl Stream - the little town is the best-preserved among the four ancient towns in Shanghai. Unique old bridges across bubbling streams, small rivers shaded by willow trees, and houses with attached courtyards all transport people, who are living amidst the hustle and bustle of the modern big city, to a world full of antiquity, leisure and tranquillity.


Upon arrival in this small town, leisurely make your way along meandering streets and narrow alleyways on foot. Admire Zhujiajiao's numerous stone bridges and centuries-old buildings of white wall or black brick. Reminiscent of Venice's canals, local women display their wares from wooden boats bobbing in the water. Although this community boasts 36 moss-covered bridges, the most famous is the five-arched Fangsheng Bridge, a remnant of the Ming dynasty.


Continue your exploration at Daqing Youju, a post office that dates back to the Qing dynasty, the only remnant of its kind in East China. Visit the Tongtianhe Traditional Chinese Pharmacy, the largest in Zhujiajiao that accounted for almost half of the business scale of all pharmacies in the area in late Qing dynasty. For centuries, this Pharmacy has established its fame among the locals as it has adhered to the principle of 'Healing the Pain & Saving the Life' based on traditional Chinese ethics and medical culture. Today, the essence of traditional business and prescription practices as well as the original 'Shikumen'-style front gate and some of the old furniture have been well retained.


A traditional lunch of Chinese-style cuisine is served at a local restaurant.


Following lunch, visit a silk factory where you have the opportunity of observing some of the ancient techniques in producing this elegant fabric. See the workers removing the fibres from cocoons before winding them onto spools. Later see how the fibres are woven into silk threads.


Re-board the coach for the return drive to the ship.


Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of walking for about 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometres) with approximately 80 steps to climb. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Dress in casual layers and wear comfortable walking shoes. The order of sights visited may vary. Bring local currency for any purchases.

Yu Yuan Gardens & Shanghai Museum

See two true highlights of the city of Shanghai, Yu Yuan Gardens and the Shanghai Museum, on this half-day exploration.


Yu Yuan Gardens

Board the coach and depart from the pier for the brief drive to the gardens. In the crowded maze of cobbled alleyways that comprise the old Chinese city of Shanghai, catch a glimpse of part of this city's rich history. Here, visit the Yu Yuan, or Mandarin Gardens, which inspired the famous willow pattern chinaware. Built for the Pan family, wealthy Ming dynasty officials of the mid-16th century, the garden is surrounded by high walls adorned with huge stone dragons. Inside, numerous halls and pavilions of characteristic architectural style are connected by moon gates and zigzag bridges designed to discourage the entrance of demons who can only move in a straight line.


Next, proceed to the new Shanghai Museum, located at Renmin, or People's Square.


Shanghai Museum

Opened in 1995 and regarded as the world's finest showcase of Chinese art and antiquities, the museum contains an excellent and well-displayed collection of old bronzes and ceramics as well as paintings and scrolls. Documenting 5,000 years of Chinese history, this museum's collections include galleries with ancient sculptures, jade, coins, Ming and Qing furniture, and Chinese seals.


Listen as your guide provides an introduction of the museum. Then, explore independently or if you prefer, follow the guide through the bronze and porcelain exhibits, to the Ming and Qing furniture, calligraphy, and Painting and Chinese seals. Re-group at the appointed time.


As your tour of the museum concludes, re-board the coach and return to the ship.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking, some of which is over uneven terrain at the gardens. There are approximately 30 steps to climb. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Tour may operate in reverse order.

Programmes d’excursions à terre depuis SHANGHAI

Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Xian & the Famous Terracotta Warriors

After flying from Shanghai to Xian, transfer to De Fa Chang Dumpling Restaurant for lunch, explore Xian and its surrounds and visit the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda before checking in at the Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel (or similar) for the overnight stay. The next day, visit Xian's most famous attraction, the Museum of the Terra Cotta Warriors. This world-renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site houses one of China's supreme treasures, the 2,200-year-old Terra Cotta Army, which consists of more than 6,000 men and horses arranged in an imposing formation. Every soldier differs in facial features and expressions, and most carry actual weapons of the day. The find is regarded by many as the most sensational archaeological discovery of the 20th century, and nothing prepares you for this stunningly well-preserved, amazing sight. After lunch in the museum's Friendship restaurant, your Mid-Voyage Land Adventure concludes on Day Two with a flight back to Shanghai and the ship.


01MIDSHA-C: Xian & the Famous Terracotta Warriors

Duration: 2 Days/1 Nights

Departs from: Shanghai

Re-join ship: Shanghai

Reserve: At least 90 days prior to sailing


IMPORTANT NOTE:

This Silver Shore Mid-Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, 90 - 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the programme fare per person is due.


Payment-in-full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. Booking made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change, and not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable, and non-refundable, within 90 days of sailing. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors, and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Land Adventures may be modified by the operators at their sole discretion.

VISA INFORMATION:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for China. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain all appropriate visas before cruising.


LOCAL CURRENCY:

The local currency is the Chinese Renminbi; however, Euros and US Dollars are well-accepted by most vendors; local ATMs are available in some locations visited, and credit cards are accepted in most larger shops and hotels (there is no shopping stop planned during the program).



Xian, capital of Shaanxi Province, is known the world over as the home to one of China's supreme cultural treasures, the 2,200-year-old Terra Cotta Army. This overnight excursion offers a great opportunity to visit Xian and experience its famed attraction. Xian was once the homeland of thirteen dynasties and the easternmost site on the fabled Silk Road, which has left a unique cultural heritage.


DAY ONE - Sunday, Apr 7, 2019 - Shanghai/Xian

Departing the ship, transfer to the airport for the approximate two-and-a-half-hour mid-day flight to Xian. Upon arrival, transfer to the famous De Fa Chang Dumpling Restaurant for lunch. Facing to the Bell and Drum Towers, De Fa Chang Dumpling Restaurant is famed for its own version of the Dumpling Banquet. Ingredients for the dumpling fillings include various meats, vegetables, and seasonings. Cooking methods include steaming, boiling, pan-frying, deep frying, and roasting. The flavor includes salty, sweet, hot and sour etc. A set dumpling lunch is provided.


After lunch, explore Xian and its surrounds starting with a visit to the Ancient City Wall. The City Wall's sheer mass, 39 feet (12 meters) high and nearly 9 miles (14 kilometres) long, may explain why the wall is considered the most complete fortified structure still standing.


Then, you will proceed to visit the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. It was built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty and originally had five stories, although the structure was rebuilt in 704 during the reign of Empress Wu Zetian and its exterior brick facade renovated during the Ming Dynasty.Xuanzang, the eminent monk of Tang Dynasty, used to study in India from 629 to 645. He saw this kind of pagoda in India. When he was back home, for storing Buddhist text and figures of Buddha, he built a pagoda in Cien Temple imitating the structure of pagoda in India, and named it Goose Pagoda. One of the pagodas many functions were to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that were brought to China from India by the Buddhist translator and traveler Monk Xuanzang.

Following your visit, drive through the city and proceed to the Wyndham Grand Xian South (or similar) for check-in. There is time to freshen up before departing for the cultural Tang Dynasty Dinner Show. This fabulous performance of classical entertainment depicts a variety of historical relics, providing insight and keeping alive the splendid culture of the ancient Tang Dynasty. Enjoy dinner served during this spectacular show. Thereafter, return to the hotel.


Overnight accommodation at Wyndham Grand Xian South or similar - Xian.


DAY TWO - Monday, Apr 8, 2019 - Xian/Shanghai

After breakfast and check out, a 60-minute drive takes you to the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum located about 20 miles (32 km) north of Xian. Commence your visit to China's premier archaeological site and Xian's most famous attraction.


Nothing prepares the visitor for the amazing sight of a stunningly well-preserved, life-size honour guard standing in ranks near the tomb of Emperor Ch'in Shih Huang-ti, who died in 210 BC. The soldiers were first discovered in 1974 by a local farmer who was digging a well. So far, three vaults have been excavated, the first alone containing more than 6,000 men and horses arranged in an imposing formation. Every soldier differs in facial features and expressions and most carry actual weapons of the day. The find is regarded by many as the most sensational archaeological discovery of the 20th century. A protective hangar constructed over them comprises now the Museum of the Terra Cotta Warriors.


Time permitting, a stunning audio-visual show can be viewed in a separate building and shops offer a wide variety of souvenir items.


After lunch in the museum restaurant, drive to the Xian airport to check in for the afternoon flight back to Shanghai.



Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.86 miles (about three kilometres), at times over uneven, natural and cobblestone surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and board/de-board the airplane, and 80 steps at the sites visited. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a sweater or light jacket from the ship. The tour sequence and itinerary are subject to change.



Programme Includes:

One-night stay in Wyndham Grand Xi'an South or same class

Scheduled flights: Shanghai/Xian/Shanghai (Economy-Class). Business-Class upon request at an additional charge and subject to availability

One breakfast, one lunch and two dinners (lunch includes choice of two local beers, soft drinks and bottled water; beverage at dinner also includes house wine)

All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary


Not Included:

Chinese visa, any meals and drinks not specified above, charges incurred by the airlines for excess or overweight luggage, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items.

Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Panda & Other Wonders of China

Chengdu, the capital of China's southwest Sichuan Province, is famed for being the home of cute, giant pandas. However, this unique, expansive city and its surrounds also offer guests an unforgettable opportunity to experience all things Sichuan, including the culture, cuisine, wine, opera, tea, architecture, gardens, historical artefacts, and giant pandas during this panoramic, three-night overland excursion. Following a scheduled flight from Shanghai and an overnight stay at the Shangri-La Hotel, a visit is made to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. During your guided tour, observe and learn about the pandas and their care, feeding and breeding, then proceed for lunch at the Bamboo restaurant at the Giant Panda Base. Next, head back towards the city for a visit to the Wenshu Monastery, arguably the most beautiful and well-preserved temple in Chengdu. Following your guided tour, proceed for tea at one of the town's biggest and best teahouses, located right on the temple grounds. After dinner on your own, take in a Sichuan Opera performance and Sichuan Puppet Drama. The next day, a visit is made to the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, which dates back over 2,200 years ago and is central to the design of the Dujiangyan Dam. Take a guided stroll through Lidui Park, and visit the dyke in the middle of the Minjiang River via electric car. Following your visit, proceed for lunch at a local restaurant before visiting the Wuhou Temple. During a guided tour of this ancient, revered temple, see a number of artefacts, including 47 clay sculptures of Shu civil and military officials, and a large, ancient stele. Afterward, take a guided stroll along the Jinli Ancient Street, which bustles with Old World stores selling locally-made art, handicrafts and figurines, then transfer back to the hotel for a buffet dinner and overnight stay. After breakfast the next morning, visit the Sichuan Cuisine Museum to explore the Sichuan local culture, including Sichuan cuisine, wine, opera, tea, architecture, gardens, and more. Following your guided tour, take an interactive Sichuan cooking class under the guidance of the professional chef, then proceed for lunch consisting of the meal you helped to prepare. After lunch, your Mid-Voyage Land Adventure concludes on Day Four with a scheduled flight to Hong Kong. Upon arrival, transfer to the pier and embark the ship.



03MIDSHA-D: Pandas and Other Wonders of China

Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights

Departs from: Shanghai

Re-join ship: Hong Kong

Reserve: At least 90 days prior to sailing


IMPORTANT NOTE:

This Silver Shore Mid-Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, 90 - 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the programme fare per person is due.


Payment-in-full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. Booking made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change, and not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable, and non-refundable, within 90 days of sailing. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors, and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Land Adventures may be modified by the operators at their sole discretion.


VISA INFORMATION:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for China. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain all appropriate visas before cruising.


LOCAL CURRENCY:

The local currency is the Chinese Renminbi; however, Euros and US Dollars are well-accepted by most vendors; local ATMs are available in some locations visited, and credit cards are accepted in most larger shops and hotels (there is no shopping stop planned during the program).

Experience all things Sichuan, including its culture, cuisine, wine, opera, tea, architecture, gardens, historical artefacts, and giant pandas, during this panoramic, three-night overland excursion.


DAY ONE - Friday, March 8, 2019-Shanghai/Chengdu

Airport transfer and scheduled flight to Chengdu

Depart the pier for the transfer to the Shanghai Hongqiao Airport and your scheduled, approximately three-hour, 20-minute flight to Chengdu.


Hotel transfer, check-in and time at your leisure

Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel in downtown Chengdu for check-in.


Overnight accommodations in a Deluxe River-View Room at the Shangri-La Hotel - Chengdu.


DAY TWO - Saturday, March 9, 2019 - Chengdu

Breakfast, and a visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, which is located in the northern suburb of Chengdu on Futou Hill, approximately six miles (about ten kilometres) from the downtown area. Eighty-five percent of the world's wild panda population resides in Sichuan. As the guardians of this cherished gift from nature, Chengdu has devoted great resources towards learning about pandas and helping to preserve them in the wild. The Chengdu Panda Base was founded in 1987. It started with six giant pandas that were rescued from the wild. Through 2007, it has had 110 panda births, and its panda population has grown to 62.


Guided tour of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Upon arrival at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, take a guided walking tour through this huge, beautifully landscaped park. Although bamboo grows everywhere around the base, none of it is fed to the pandas. The pandas' bamboo all comes from the mountains. Special misting sheds help to keep the bamboo fresh, even in Chengdu's heat. The human-made structures have been designed to blend well with the natural scenery. The giant panda program is not the only successful one here. Red pandas and black-necked cranes also are being studied, and have had successful reproduction programs at the base.


Lunch at the Bamboo restaurant in the Giant Panda Base

Following your tour, proceed for lunch at the Bamboo restaurant in the Giant Panda Base.


Wenshu Monastery Visit

After lunch, re-board your coach and head back to the city for a visit to the Wenshu Monastery, arguably the most beautiful and well-preserved temple in Chengdu. Worshippers light candles and incense, constantly filling the temple with a thick, perfumed smoke. The monastery, formerly known as the Xinxiang Temple, originated during the Sui Dynasty (605 A.D.-617 A.D.), but was destroyed in 1644. In 1681, during the reign of Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty, it was rebuilt and rechristened as the Wenshu Temple. The monastery's Sutra-Preservation Pavilion also holds an abundance of history and art.


Guided tour of the Wenshu Monastery

During your guided walking tour, you can explore everything from famous handwriting exhibits, to paintings and artwork. The more attractive features of the temple include the White Jade Buddha and Thousand Buddha Pagoda. Outside the temple, you can take a break and relax during a visit to one of the town's biggest and best teahouses, located right on the temple grounds.


Dinner on your own

Following your visit, transfer back to the hotel in the late-afternoon before proceeding for dinner on your own.


Sichuan Opera performance and Sichuan Puppet Drama

Afterward, depart for the theatre to enjoy a performance of the Sichuan Opera. As one of the oldest and most interesting opera forms in southwestern China, Sichuan Opera is an ideal blend of local dialect paired with the customs, folk music, and dances from other regions. Sichuan Puppet Drama is a kind of stick-supported puppet controlled by strings, which often show at the beginning of the Sichuan Opera. Although the puppets are big and tall, they can also express all facial moods, as well as acting like smoking, changing clothes, drinking, etc., to provide you with a new concept for a typical puppet show.


Sichuan Opera is known for three distinct features, 'Changing Faces', 'Spitting Fire' and 'Rolling Light'. Changing Faces is a unique skill of Sichuan Opera, appearing almost magical to enthralled audiences. During the performance, the performers switch masks lightning-fast to portray different characteristics and personalities of the characters. At the conclusion of the performance, transfer back to your hotel.


Overnight accommodations in a Deluxe River-View Room at the Shangri-La Hotel - Chengdu.


DAY THREE - Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 - Chengdu


Breakfast and a scenic drive to the Dujiangyan Irrigation System

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for the scenic, approximately 1.5-hour drive to the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, located on the Minjiang River in northwest Dujiangyan City. The origins of the Dujiangyan Irrigation System date back over 2,200 years ago. Experts unanimously believe that the original theory used to design the Dujiangyan Dam came from experiences of the masses, and that this theory was later enhanced by Li Bing, the local governor of Shu in Qin State. At that time, the Minjiang River running across the vast Chengdu Plain was quite dangerous, and would harm people downriver. Li Bing ordered a channel to be cut through Mount Yulei to the west of the city, thus a man-made river came into existence.


Minjiang River and dyke

In the middle of the Minjiang River, a dyke was built to divide the river into two parts; the inner-river and the outer-river. In order to control the flood and silt, two spillways were built at the end of the water-dividing dyke. Since that time, this gravity irrigation system has helped make the Chengdu Plain a 'Land of Abundance', producing a bumper harvest every year, even when droughts or floods wiped out the crops of nearby areas. Li Bing has endured as one the most revered symbolic figures among the heroes harnessing floods in ancient Shu. Even now, centuries after the dam was constructed, Chinese people are still benefiting from the work and forethought of Li Bing, and enjoying a harmonious and happy life on this plain.


Guided stroll through Lidui Park, and visit to the dyke via electric car

Today, Dujiangyan is a major tourist attraction. The dam has received the admiration of scientists around the globe, due to its ingenuous feature of letting a river's water go through naturally instead of blocking it with huge walls. Upon arrival, take a guided stroll through scenic Lidui Park. From here, board an electric car for a ride to the dyke. Upon arrival, you can see firsthand the magnificent work done 2,200 years ago, and experience the surging moment when the Min River swims into two spillways under your feet.


Lunch at a local restaurant and Wuhou Temple

After lunch at local hotel restaurant, head back to Chengdu for a visit of Wuhou Temple. Located at the southern suburb of Chengdu, the Wuhou (Martial Marquis) Memorial Temple was built as a tribute to Zhu Geliang, the Martial Marquis of Shu during the Three Kingdoms Period (220 A.D.-280 A.D.) in ancient China. Zhu Geliang was a wise hero of ancient China. The Chinese respected him to such an extent that after his death, many memorials were erected in his honour across the country. Of all the Wuhou Memorial Temples throughout China, the branch in Chengdu is the most influential, as it is the sole temple in memory of both King Liu Bei and his Prime Minister, Zhu Geliang.


Guided tour of the Wuhou Temple with its clay sculptures and stele

The current temple was rebuilt in 1672. Surrounded by old cypresses and classical red walls, the temple evokes a feeling of nostalgia. During your guided tour of the temple's interior, see a number of artefacts, including 47 clay sculptures of Shu civil and military officials. However, the most valuable relic of all is a stele approximately 12 feet (about 3.6 meters) high and approximately 0.95 meters (about three feet) wide. This is known as the 'Triple-Success Stele'. The temple is a window into the great personality of Zhu Geliang. It highlights his charm, dedicated service to the people under him and remarkable intelligence.


Jinli Ancient Street with its Old World stores selling locally-made art, handicrafts and figurines

Located to the east of Wuhou Memorial Temple, Jinli Ancient Street is modern commercial pedestrian streets that embeds into Chengdu ancient buildings originally built during Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Upon arrival at Jinli Ancient Street, see a concentration of Chengdu nightlife, food venues and folk culture. There are many cafes and bars here, including Starbucks. Modern elements are blended with the old buildings harmoniously. During a guided stroll down the narrow street, you are surrounded by Old World stores selling lacquer products, folk handicrafts, Shu embroidery and calligraphies. Most of the special, local products can be found here. Some traditional arts, including paper-cut and clay figurines made by skilled craftsmen, are sold here, too. From these works of art, get a true taste of the life of the local people and find some reminders of China's past in the modern city.


Buffet dinner at the Shangri-La Hotel

Following your tour, transfer back to the Shangri-La Hotel to freshen-up before proceeding for a buffet dinner served inside the hotel.


Overnight accommodations in a Deluxe River-View Room at the Shangri-La Hotel - Chengdu.


DAY FOUR - Monday, Mar 11, 2019 - Chengdu/Hong Kong


Breakfast, check-out and a transfer to the Sichuan Cuisine Museum

After breakfast at the hotel, check-out and depart for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to the Sichuan Cuisine Museum (Chuancais Museum), an AAA national museum. Chengdu is not only the hometown of giant panda, but also an UNESCO-designated 'City of Gastronomy'. designated by UNESCO. To experience comprehensive Sichuan cuisine culture, you should definitely visit Sichuan Cuisine Museum, the first museum to display a regional cooking culture in the world.


Guided walking tour of the Sichuan Cuisine Museum

The Sichuan Cuisine Museum (Chuancais Museum) showcases the Sichuan local culture, including Sichuan cuisine, wine, opera, tea, architecture, gardens, and more. It is also the first museum in the world to display a regional cooking culture. During your guided walking tour, marvel at some of the more than 6,000 pieces of antique and cultural relics related to Sichuan cuisine culture. In addition, view lovely gardens and traditional, Sichuan-style folk houses.


Interactive Sichuan cooking class

The Sichuan Cuisine Museum is also the only 'edible museum', as it offers guests a unique new way to experience Sichuan cuisine culture utilising all of their senses. Interesting, meaningful and featured activities are specially-designed for your visit, with the highlight being an interactive Sichuan cooking class under the guidance of a professional chef. By cooking on your own, garner an in-depth understanding about slicing techniques, fire control, the procedure of preparing the dish, and, of course, learn about the essences of Sichuan cuisine.


Lunch consisting of the meal you have helped to prepare

Following your cooking class, proceed for a lunch consisting of the meal you have helped to prepare.



Airport transfer, scheduled flight to Hong Kong and a transfer to the pier

After lunch, re-board your coach and transfer to the airport for your scheduled, approximately two-hour, 40-minute flight to Hong Kong. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to the pier.


Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure involves an extensive amount of driving and walking for approximately 5.6 miles (about nine kilometres), at times over uneven, bumpy, slippery and natural surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and board/de-board the airplane, and 500 steps at the sites visited. This tour is suitable for active guests in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with neck and/or back problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection, insect repellent, a light jacket, camera, and any necessary medication from the ship. Avoid bringing valuables (such as jewellery or large amounts of cash) on this tour. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.


Programme Includes:

- Three-night stay in a Deluxe River-View Room at the Shangri-La Hotel - Chengdu

- Scheduled flights: Shanghai/Chengdu/Hong Kong (Economy-Class). First-Class and Business-Class are available upon request at an additional charge and subject to availability. Business-Class is not available on domestic flights Shanghai/Chengdu.

- Three breakfasts, three lunches and one dinner (lunch and dinner include choice of two local beers, soft drinks, bottled water; beverage at dinner also includes house wine)

- Guide services

- Giant pandas

- Lunch at the Bamboo restaurant in the Giant Panda Base

- Lunch at a local restaurant in Chengdu

- Tea in the Wenshu Monastery's teahouse

- Sichuan opera performance

- Sichuan puppet drama

- Cooking lesson with lunch at the Sichuan Cuisine Museum

- Buffet dinner at Chengdu Shangri-La (or similar)


Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance and other personal items.

Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Beijin & Xian Treasures

A visit to China offers the unforgettable experience of exploring the most famous treasures and wonders of China, including the Forbidden City in Beijing, Great Wall and terra cotta army in Xian, which consists of over 8,000 individual soldiers and horses, each a unique work of art. These and other renowned landmarks are yours to discover during this scenic, three-night overland excursion to Beijing and Xian. Following a flight from Shanghai to Xian, a visit is made to the Ancient City Wall before transferring to the Wyndham Grand Xian (or similar) for check-in, with some time to freshen-up before departing for a cultural Tang Dynasty Dinner Show, an homage to the Tang Dynasty. After breakfast the next morning, a visit is made to the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, China's premier archaeological site and Xian's most famous attraction. During your visit, take in an audio-visual show and browse for souvenirs (time-permitting), then proceed for lunch at the museum's Friendship restaurant. After lunch, transfer to the Xian Airport for your flight to Beijing. Upon arrival, transfer to the Four Seasons Hotel for check-in and dinner. After breakfast the next morning, a visit is made to Tiananmen Square. Beijing's national symbol, Tiananmen Square has been an impressive stage for declarations and key events in local history since Imperial times. Following your visit, continue on for a visit to the legendary Forbidden City, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the walls of this vast complex lies a maze of 15th-century palaces comprising 800 buildings and 9,000 rooms. After lunch at a local restaurant and a shopping stop near the Wall, proceed for a visit to the Great Wall of China, a spectacular structure and one of the 'New Seven Wonders of the World'. After dinner on your own and an overnight stay at the Four Seasons Hotel, visit the 15th-century Temple of Heaven, the largest group of temple buildings in China and largest heaven-worshipping architecture in the world. Following lunch at a local restaurant, your Mid-Voyage Land Adventure concludes on Day Four with a scheduled flight to Hong Kong. Upon arrival, transfer to the pier and embark the ship.


03MIDSHA-B: Beijing & Xian Treasures

Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights

Departs from: Shanghai

Re-join ship: Hong Kong

Reserve: At least 90 days prior to sailing


IMPORTANT NOTE:

This Silver Shore Mid-Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, 90 - 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the programme fare per person is due.


Payment-in-full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. Booking made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change, and not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable, and non-refundable, within 90 days of sailing. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors, and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Land Adventures may be modified by the operators at their sole discretion.

VISA INFORMATION:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for China. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain all appropriate visas before cruising.


LOCAL CURRENCY:

The local currency is the Chinese Renminbi; however, Euros and US Dollars are well-accepted by most vendors; local ATMs are available in some locations visited, and credit cards are accepted in most larger shops and hotels.

Explore the most famous treasures and wonders of China, including the Forbidden City in Beijing, Great Wall and terra cotta army in Xian, during this unforgettable, three-night overland excursion.


DAY ONE - Friday, Mar 8, 2019 - Shanghai/Xian


Airport transfer and scheduled flight to Xian, with a boxed lunch served in-flight

Depart the ship for the approximately 45 minutes transfer to the airport for your scheduled, approximate two-hour mid-day flight to Xian, with a boxed lunch provided during the drive to the airport and a meal served in-flight.


Xian and a visit to the Ancient City Wall

Upon arrival in Xian, meet your guide and explore Xian and its surrounds, starting with the Ancient City Wall. At approximately 39 feet (about 12 metres) in height and nearly nine miles (about 14 kilometres) in length, the City Wall's sheer mass may explain why the wall is considered the most complete fortified structure still standing today.


Check-in and spectacular Tang Dynasty Dinner Show

Following your visit, drive through the city and proceed to the Wyndham Grand Xian (or similar) for check-in, with some time to freshen-up before departing for a cultural Tang Dynasty Dinner Show. This fabulous performance of classical entertainment depicts a variety of historical relics, providing insight to and keeping alive the splendid culture of the ancient Tang Dynasty. Enjoy dinner served during this spectacular show. At the conclusion of your visit, transfer back to the hotel.


Overnight accommodations in a Deluxe Room at the Wyndham Grand Xian South (or similar) - Xian.


DAY TWO - Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 - Xian/Beijing


Breakfast and a scenic drive to the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

After breakfast and check-out, depart for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, located approximately 20 miles (32 kilometres) north of Xian. Upon arrival, begin your visit to the museum, China's premier archaeological site and Xian's most famous attraction.


Guided tour of the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

Nothing prepares visitors for the amazing sight of a stunningly well-preserved, life-size honour guard standing in ranks near the tomb of Emperor Ch'in Shih Huang-ti, who died in 210 B.C. The soldiers were first discovered in 1974 by a local farmer who was digging a well. So far, three vaults have been excavated, the first alone containing more than 8,000 men and horses arranged in an imposing formation. Every soldier differs in facial features and expressions, and most carry actual weapons of the day. The find is regarded by many as the most sensational archaeological discovery of the 20th century. A protective hangar constructed over them now comprises the Museum of the Terra Cotta Warriors.


Audio-visual show and shopping (time-permitting)

Time permitting, a stunning audio-visual show can be viewed in a separate building, and shops offer a wide variety of souvenir items.


Lunch at the museum's Friendship restaurant, an airport transfer and a scheduled flight to Beijing

Following your tour, proceed for lunch at the Friendship restaurant, which is located inside the museum.


Airport transfer and a flight to Beijing

After lunch, transfer to the Xian Airport for your scheduled, approximately two-hour flight to Beijing.


Check-in at the Four Seasons Hotel

Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to the Four Seasons Hotel for check-in. The hotel features luxury accommodations, as well as fine-dining venues. There is time to relax and freshen up before a dine-around dinner, choosing a set-menu dinner at one of the hotel's three restaurants; Cai Yi Xuan (Chinese), Opus (Western) or Mio (Western).


Overnight accommodations in a Deluxe Room at the Four Seasons Hotel - Beijing.


DAY THREE - Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 - Beijing


Breakfast and a visit to Tiananmen Square, Beijing's national symbol

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to Beijing's national symbol, Tiananmen Square. Known as the 'Gate of Heavenly Peace', the square is dominated by a gigantic portrait of Chairman Mao. Since Imperial times, Tiananmen Square has always provided an impressive stage for declarations and key events in local history. In modern times, the solemn, flag-raising ceremony has become a revered daily celebration. It was from the giant gate that Chairman Mao proclaimed the People's Republic on October 1, 1949.


Guided tour of the legendary Forbidden City

Following your visit to Tiananmen Square, continue on to the legendary Forbidden City. Off-limits to the public for 500 years, the vast complex of this UNESCO World Heritage Site was opened in 1949 as the Palace Museum. Within its walls lies a maze of palaces built between 1417 and 1420 as the residence of China's emperors. With some 800 buildings and 9,000 rooms, maintenance and restoration are an on-going process.


Lunch at a local restaurant, shopping and visit to the Great Wall of China

From here, re-board the coach and enjoy a scenic drive out of the city. After lunch at a local restaurant and a shopping stop near the Wall, proceed to the Great Wall of China. With portions dating back nearly 2,000 years and an overall length of approximately 3,000 miles (about 4,828 kilometres), this spectacular structure remains a testament to the strength and perseverance of the Chinese people, justly deserving to be named as one the 'New Seven Wonders of the World'.


Hotel transfer, time at leisure and dinner on your own

Leaving the wall, drive back to city and return to the hotel, with the remainder of the afternoon spent at your leisure. Dinner is on your own this evening.


Overnight accommodations in a Deluxe Room at the Four Seasons Hotel - Beijing.


DAY FOUR - Monday, Mar 11, 2019 - Beijing/Hong Kong


Temple of Heaven

After breakfast at the hotel and check-out, depart for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to the Temple of Heaven. The largest group of temple buildings in China, the Temple of Heaven is also the largest heaven-worshipping architecture in the world. The Temple of Heaven was first built in 1420 in the Ming Dynasty. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, it was the place where the emperors worshipped the God of Heaven and prayed for a good harvest.


Guided tour of the Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven is not only listed as one of the important historical monuments, but also highly-regarded in the architectural world. Upon arrival, take a guided tour of the Temple of Heaven. The main architecture inside is the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests. Its unique, Chinese-style wooden architecture was completely made of wood without any use of steel, cement or even a single nail. It's a dovetail structure joined together by a number of wooden bars, laths, brackets, mortise and tenon joints, and rafters.



Lunch at a local restaurant, a scheduled flight to Hong Kong and a transfer to the ship

Following your tour, proceed for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, transfer to Beijing Airport for your scheduled, approximately 2.5-hour afternoon flight to Hong Kong. Upon arrival in Hong Kong in the evening, transfer to the pier and embark the ship.


Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure involves an extensive amount of driving and walking for approximately 3.7 miles (about six kilometres), at times over uneven, bumpy, slippery and natural surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and board/de-board the airplane, and 500 steps at the sites visited. This tour is suitable for guests in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with neck and/or back problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection, insect repellent, a light jacket, camera, and any necessary medication from the ship. Avoid bringing valuables (such as jewellery or large amounts of cash) on this tour. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.


Programme Includes:

- Two-night stay in a Deluxe Room at the Four Seasons Hotel - Beijing

- One-night stay in a Deluxe Room at the Wyndham Grand Xian South (or similar) - Xian

- Scheduled flights: Shanghai/Xian/Beijing/Hong Kong (Economy-Class). First-Class and Business-Class are available upon request at an additional charge and subject to availability. Business-Class is not available on domestic flights Shanghai/Xian - Xian/Beijing.

- Three breakfasts, four lunches (Day One packed lunch) and two dinners (lunch and dinner include choice of two local beers, soft drinks, bottled water; beverage at dinner also includes house wine)

- Guide services

- Tang Dynasty Dinner Show

- Terra Cotta Warriors Museum - audio-visual show and shopping (time-permitting)

- Lunch at the Terra Cotta Museum's Friendship restaurant

- Lunch at a local restaurant near the Great Wall

- Lunch at a local restaurant near the Temple of Heaven

- Dinners in restaurants of Four Season's Hotel Beijing (or similar)

Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance and other personal items.

Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Peking Duch & Peking Wall

Beijing, also known as Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China and one of the most populous cities in the world, with a population of more than 27 million as of 2016. The city is the country's political, cultural, and educational center, and home to the headquarters for most of China's largest state-owned companies. The metropolis, located in northern China, borders Hebei Province to the north, west, south, and a small section to the east, and Tianjin Municipality to the southeast. Governed as a municipality under the direct administration of the national government, Beijing is divided into 14 urban and suburban districts and two rural counties. It is a major transportation hub, with dozens of railways, roads and motorways passing through the city, and the destination of many international flights to China. Few cities in the world have served as the political and cultural center of an area as immense. Beijing is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. It has been the heart of China's history for centuries, and there is scarcely a major building of any age in Beijing that does not have at least some national historical significance. The city is renowned for its opulent palaces, temples, and huge stone walls and gates. Its art treasures and universities have long made it a center of culture and art in China.


01MIDSHA-E: Peking Duch & Peking Wall

Duration: 2 Days/1 Nights

Departs from: Shanghai

Re-join ship: Shanghai

Reserve: At least 90 days prior to sailing


IMPORTANT NOTE:

This Silver Shore Mid-Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, 90 - 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the programme fare per person is due.


Payment-in-full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. Booking made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change, and not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable, and non-refundable, within 90 days of sailing. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors, and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Land Adventures may be modified by the operators at their sole discretion.

VISA INFORMATION:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for China. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain all appropriate visas before cruising.


LOCAL CURRENCY:

The local currency is the Chinese Renminbi; however, Euros and US Dollars are well-accepted by most vendors; local ATMs are available in some locations visited, and credit cards are accepted in most larger shops and hotels (there is no shopping stop planned during the program).



This city of over 27 million people offers not only spectacular attractions, but also exciting shopping, first-rate hotels and dining opportunities that range from traditional to fine international cuisine.



DAY ONE - Sunday, Apr 7, 2019 - Shanghai/Beijing

Departing the ship, transfer to the airport for the approximate two-and-a-half-hour mid-day flight to Beijing. Upon arrival, transfer to a leading hotel for a buffet lunch.


After lunch, proceed to legendary Forbidden City. Off-limits to the public for 500 years, the vast complex of this World Heritage Site was opened in 1949 as the Palace Museum. Within its walls lies a maze of palaces built between 1417 and 1420 as the residence of China's emperors. With some 800 buildings and 9,000 rooms, maintenance and restoration are an on-going process.


Your next visit will be Beijing's national symbol, Tiananmen Square. Known as 'Gate of Heavenly Peace', the square is dominated by a gigantic portrait of Chairman Mao. Since imperial times, Tiananmen Square has always provided an impressive stage for declarations and key events in local history. In modern times, the solemn flag-raising ceremony has become a revered daily celebration. It was from the giant gate that Chairman Mao proclaimed the People's Republic on October 1, 1949.


Leaving the Tiananmen Square, drive to the Four Seasons Hotel for check-in.


According to a Chinese saying, no visit to this city is complete if you miss seeing the Great Wall or dining on Beijing Roast Duck (Beijing Kaoya). As a famous and delicious food with very long history, Beijing Roast Duck is an excellent choice if you want to understand more about Chinese cuisine, culture and customs. This evening you will have the opportunity to taste this unique food in Beijing Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant, one of the best restaurants serving Beijing Roast Duck. It has a history of nearly 150 years, and today there are many chain restaurants of it around the city.


DAY TWO - Monday, Apr 8, 2019 - Beijing/Shanghai

After breakfast and check-out, begin today's sightseeing program traveling out of the city and toward the Great Wall. En route, pass the Olympic Park for a view of the 'Bird's Nest' and 'Water Cube', the new ingenious landmark structures built for the 2008 Olympics.


Then, after a drive of about two hours, arrive at the Great Wall. With portions dating back nearly 2,000 years and an overall length of some 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometres), this spectacular structure remains a testament to the strength and perseverance of the Chinese people, justly deserving to be named as one the New Seven Wonders of the World.


JuYongGuan, where you are heading to, rises steeply on each side of a fortified gate. There is a temple and other attractions close by. Juyongguan Great Wall also features some life-size Terracotta Warriors. Juyongguan Great Wall is a pass ('guan' means 'mountain pass') through the mountains located in an 18 km long valley named Guan Gou which is in Changping County, more than 50 km from Beijing City. Ju Yong Guan is one of the three greatest passes of the Great Wall of China. The other two are Jia Yu Guan Pass and Shan Hai Guan Pass. Ju Yong Guan had many different names in the past; however, the name Ju Yong Guan Pass was used by more than 3 dynasties. It was first used in the Qin Dynasty when Emperor Qin Shi Huang gave the orders to build the Great Wall of China. Ju Yong Guan Great Wall has 2 passes, one at the south and one at the north end. The south one is called "Nan Pass" (what we now call Ju Yong Guan) and the north one is called Badaling.

After lunch in the local restaurant, drive to Beijing airport to check in for the afternoon flight back to Shanghai and rejoin the ship.



Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires an extensive amount of walking for approximately 3.10 miles (about five kilometres), at times over uneven, natural and cobblestone surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and board/de-board the airplane, and 500 steps at the sites visited. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a sweater or light jacket from the ship. The tour sequence and itinerary are subject to change.



Programme Includes:

One-night stay in Four Seasons Hotel

Scheduled flights: Shanghai/Xian/Shanghai (Economy-Class). Business-Class upon request at an additional charge and subject to availability

One breakfast, one lunch and two dinners (lunch includes choice of two local beers, soft drinks and bottled water; beverage at dinner also includes house wine)

All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary


Not Included:

Chinese visa, any meals and drinks not specified above, charges incurred by the airlines for excess or overweight luggage, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items.

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