Shanghai cruises

Shanghai’s attractions are legendary, from exquisite temples and superb museums to a stroll along the Bund with its elegant 19th-century European architecture. The city is also your gateway to the Grand Canal and the famed cities of Wuxi and Suzhou.

Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • Warriors, Wall & Beijing Overland - Single

    An opportunity to see some of China’s greatest sights. The city of Shanghai, Terracotta Warriors, Great Wall of China and Beijing.

    Warriors, Wall & Beijing Overland - Single

    DAY 1 – SHANGHAI
    Take in the sights of the city of Shanghai – the Pearl of the Orient. Your guided walking tour explores the narrow alleys and cobblestone lanes of the Old Town, taking you over the famous zigzag bridge by the pavilion teahouse. During your Old Town tour, you’ll visit Yu Garden, a classic Ming Dynasty garden and home with traditional halls and pavilions. Enjoy luncheon at a local restaurant, followed by a drive through the under-river tunnel to the Pudong area, the Wall Street of China. Among the many skyscrapers in Pudong, you’ll see the World Financial Centre, the newest and highest building. Step aboard the magnetic Maglev Train, which will whisk you to Pudong Airport. Take a flight to Xian, where you’ll transfer to the Hilton Hotel to check in and have dinner.

    DAY 2 – TERRACOTTA WARRIORS
    After a buffet breakfast in the hotel, your tour will begin with a visit to the world-famous Terracotta Warriors Museum. First excavated in 1974, the 7,000 life-size Terracotta Warriors and horses are acclaimed as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’. The Warriors are grouped in battle order, rank by rank, some mounted on horse-drawn chariots and others in infantry groups armed with spears, swords and crossbows. The detail and scale of these incredible sculptures is a sight to behold. Luncheon will be served at a local restaurant and afterwards, you’ll have a chance to visit a local workshop which makes replicas of Terracotta Warriors. In the afternoon you’ll have an opportunity to take a leisurely walk on part of the Xian City Wall, the only completely preserved city wall in China, whose construction started in 1370. See the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, located in southern Xian. Built in the Tang Dynasty as a Buddhist Temple complex, the Pagoda is a well-preserved ancient building, where a treasured Buddhist manuscript has been preserved for over 1,300 years. In the evening you’ll dine at the Tang Palace Restaurant.

    DAY 3 – FORBIDDEN CITY
    After breakfast, you’ll take the morning flight to Beijing. On arrival, you’ll be met by your local guide and have luncheon at a local restaurant. In the afternoon visit to the Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum; It was once the Imperial Palace from the Ming Dynasty through to the Qing Dynasty. Although the palatial complex is the largest in the world, covering more than 210 acres, the intricate detail within the pavilions and courtyards is incredible. In the early evening you’ll transfer to the Beijing Kerry Hotel, where you will have dinner and spend two nights.

    DAY 4 – GREAT WALL OF CHINA & SUMMER PALACE
    Enjoy breakfast before visiting one of mankind’s mightiest creations, the Great Wall of China. Built in the third century BC to protect China’s northern border from marauding nomads and barbarians, the wall stretches over 4,500 miles east to west. Today, it remains a poignant reminder of the painstaking endeavours of nearly one million workers. Luncheon will be served at a local restaurant, followed by some shopping opportunities. In the afternoon, visit the Summer Palace, located on the outskirts of Beijing. Construction on the Palace began in the Jin Dynasty and by the time of the Qing Dynasty, it had become a luxurious royal garden for rest and entertainment. In 1998 the Summer Palace Gardens were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the evening you’ll have a traditional Peking Duck dinner at a local restaurant.

    DAY 5 – THE TEMPLE OF HEAVEN & HONG KONG Breakfast will be served at the hotel before you head into the heart of Beijing to visit the largest square in the world, Tiananmen Square which covers 34 acres. This historic site is surrounded by the Great Hall of the People, Mao Zedong Memorial Hall and the National Museum. Transfer to the airport with a light box luncheon, before taking the afternoon flight to Hong Kong. On arrival, you’ll be met by your local guide and return to the ship in time for dinner on board.



    This tour will operate by coach, plane and on foot. Bookings for this tour will close on 17th December 2017. There is a strict minimum and maximum participation. Please ensure you book the correct tour code for the accommodation you require (Double = SHA806, Single = SHA807). Prices shown on your record of shore excursions are per person, not per room. Once your booking is confirmed, any cancellation made after bookings close will incur a 100% cancellation fee. This tour departs Shanghai on 26th March and returns in Hong Kong on 30th March. Please check your embarkation/disembarkation dates carefully before booking this overland. Flight times and further details will be advised on board and hotels listed are subject to change.

    This excursion is physically demanding. Be prepared for very early morning starts, lengthy days, climatic changes and delays at airports. This is an inclusive excursion programme. No refunds will be given for any unused portion.

    The fare includes: transport by coach, economy class air travel, sightseeing, meals and accommodation as described. Two glasses of local beer and soft drinks are included with luncheon; rice or house wine is also included with evening meals. Those wishing to order alternative beverages will be charged separately.

    The fare does not include: items of a personal nature such as refreshments, telephone calls, laundry, gratuities, room service, fees for doctor’s visits and prescriptions/medication, visas and travel insurance.

    What to pack: please remember your passport and any medication you may require. Luggage limit is one case per person with a maximum weight of 20kg. Comfortable soft-soled, non-slip shoes are essential for walking the Wall, which can become slippery when wet.

    Visas: Please be advised guests will require a visa when participating on this overland tour. Please refer to the 'Those final preparations' section within this booklet for further guidance.

    Weather: the temperature is likely to be cool in March. The temperature can be as low as 2°C in the morning, rising to approximately 11°C during the day.

    Customs and traditions: please dress conservatively when visiting shrines and temples to respect local customs and cultures.

    Traffic: Shanghai and Beijing are major cities, traffic can be very heavy. Everything will be done to maintain the itinerary, but some delays may be experienced.

    Tour code

    SHA_807

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    4 nights

  • Shanghai Acrobatic Show & Dinner

    Combine spectacular Shanghai by night with a breath-taking acrobatic performance and a delicious Chinese dinner.

    Shanghai Acrobatic Show & Dinner

    Enjoy a Shanghai-style dinner at a local restaurant, before joining the Shanghai Acrobatic Troup for a breath-taking performance.

    The troupe was founded almost half a century ago and is renowned in international circus acrobatic circles. In an exuberant 1½ hour long performance that combines breathtaking acrobatics, martial arts, enchanting music, and spectacular lighting and set design, the award-winning troupe captures 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.

    As you return to the ship, you’ll be able to see the glittering night lights of the city.


    This tour will operate by coach and on foot. The dress code for the evening is smart casual.

    Tour code

    SHA_012

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    6¼ hours

  • Warriors, Wall and Beijing Overland -Double

    An opportunity to see some of China’s greatest sights. The city of Shanghai, Terracotta Warriors, Great Wall of China and Beijing.

    Warriors, Wall and Beijing Overland -Double

    DAY 1 – SHANGHAI
    Take in the sights of the city of Shanghai – Pearl of the Orient. Your guided walking tour explores the narrow alleys and cobblestone lanes of the Old Town, taking you over the famous zigzag bridge by the pavilion teahouse. During your Old Town tour, you’ll visit Yu Garden, a classic Ming Dynasty garden and home with traditional halls and pavilions. Enjoy luncheon at a local restaurant, followed by a drive through the under-river tunnel to the Pudong area, the Wall Street of China. Among the many skyscrapers in Pudong, you’ll see the World Financial Center, the newest and highest building. Step aboard the magnetic Maglev Train, which will whisk you to Pudong Airport. Take a flight to Xian, where you’ll transfer to the Hilton Hotel to check in and have dinner.

    DAY 2 – TERRACOTTA WARRIORS
    After a buffet breakfast in the hotel, your tour will begin with a leisurely walk on part of the Xian City Wall, the only completely preserved city wall in China whose construction started in 1370. The highlight of your day will be a visit to the world famous Terracotta Warriors Museum. First excavated in 1974, the 7,000 life-size Terracotta Warriors and horses are acclaimed as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’. The Warriors are grouped in battle order, rank by rank, some mounted on horse-drawn chariots and others in infantry groups armed with spears, swords and crossbows. The detail and scale of these incredible sculptures is a sight to behold. Luncheon will be served at a restaurant. In the afternoon, you’ll take a flight to Beijing where you’ll transfer to the Beijing Kerry Hotel and have dinner.

    DAY 3 – GREAT WALL, TEMPLE OF HEAVEN & TIANANMEN SQUARE
    Breakfast will be served at the hotel before you venture to one of mankind’s mightiest creations, the Great Wall of China. Built in third century BC to protect China’s northern border from marauding nomads and barbarians, the wall stretches over 4,500 miles from east to west. Today, it remains a poignant reminder of the painstaking endeavours of nearly one million workers. Your tour will visit the Badaling section of the Wall. Enjoy a Chinese style luncheon at a local restaurant followed by some shopping opportunities. In the afternoon, take a tour of the Temple of Heaven - the largest group of temple buildings in China, and the largest heaven-worshipping architecture in the world. The Temple of Heaven was built in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty. See the intricate joinery and dovetailing used to create the wonderful architectural details without the use of steel, cement or a single nail. You’ll also have chance to visit the largest square in the world, Tiananmen Square which covers 34 acres. This historic site is surrounded by the Great Hall of the People, Mao Zedong Memorial Hall and the National Museum. In the evening you’ll be served a traditional Peking Duck dinner.

    DAY 4 – FORBIDDEN CITY & HONG KONG
    After breakfast, you’ll visit the Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum; it was once the Imperial Palace from the Ming Dynasty through to the Qing Dynasty. Although the palatial complex is the largest in the world, covering more than 210 acres, the intricate detail within the pavilions and courtyards is incredible. Transfer to the airport with a light box luncheon before taking the afternoon flight to Hong Kong. On arrival, you’ll be met by your local guide and return to the ship in time for dinner on board.

    Bookings for this tour will close on 18th December 2016. There is a strict minimum and maximum participation. Please ensure you book the correct tour code for the accommodation you require (Double = SHA810, Single = SHA811). Prices shown on your record of shore excursions are per person, not per room. Once your booking is confirmed, any cancellation made after bookings close will incur a 100% cancellation fee. This tour departs Shanghai on 29th March and returns in Hong Kong on 1st April. Please check your embarkation/disembarkation dates carefully before booking this overland. Flight times and further details will be advised on board. Hotels, flights and order of itinerary are subject to change.

    This excursion is physically demanding. Be prepared for very early morning starts, lengthy days, climatic changes and delays at airports. This is an inclusive excursion programme. No refunds will be given for any unused portion.

    The fare includes: transport by coach, economy class air travel, sightseeing, meals and accommodation as described. Two glasses of local beer and soft drinks are included with luncheon; rice or house wine is also included with evening meals. Those wishing to order alternative beverages will be charged separately.

    The fare does not include: items of a personal nature such as refreshments, telephone calls, laundry, gratuities, room service, fees for doctor’s visits and prescriptions/medication, visas and travel insurance.

    What to pack: please remember your passport and any medication you may require. Luggage limit is one case per person with a maximum weight of 20kg. Comfortable soft-soled, non-slip shoes are essential for walking the Wall, which can become slippery when wet.

    Visas:Please be advised guests will require a visa when participating on this overland tour. Please refer to 'Those final preparations' within Your Ocean Awaits booklet or on Voyage Personaliser, Preparing to go, Passport and Visa page for further guidance.

    Weather: the temperature is likely to be cool in March. The temperature can be as low as 2°C in the morning, rising to approximately 11°C during the day.

    Customs and traditions: please dress conservatively when visiting shrines and temples to respect local customs and cultures.

    Traffic: Shanghai and Beijing are major cities, traffic can be very heavy. Everything will be done to maintain the itinerary, but some delays may be experienced.

    Tour code

    SHA_810

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    3 nights

  • Best of Shanghai by Private Minivan

    A private vehicle is the perfect solution for guests who wish to tour together around this wonderful city.

    Best of Shanghai by Private Minivan

    Vehicles with an English-speaking guide, local driver and selected itineraries are offered on the tours mentioned below. No deviations to duration, venues included, departure or return time can be made. Please select the tour itinerary of your choice from the list on your record of shore excursions.

    This is a private vehicle; those accompanying you are family or friends with whom you agree to share costs. We do not match groups of passengers to form a private group for the vehicle. Vehicles and guides are extremely limited and so early reservation is recommended to avoid disappointment.

    The tour fare is per vehicle and only 1 person in the party should book a ticket. The entire cost of the vehicle and tour will be charged to that person’s onboard account and cannot be divided between the party. Once on board, you will receive a request for the names of each individual in your party.

    Entrances and toilet facilities are included for the venues incorporated in your chosen tour itinerary. Gratuities are not included. Minivans will take up to 4 passengers SHA702, 9½ hours – Best of Shanghai

    This tour will operate by minivan and on foot.Private tours are non-refundable once confirmed. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability and the number of passengers in your party. Only 1 ticket per party should be booked and the full cost will be charged to that person’s credit card.Once on board, you’ll receive a request for the names of each individual in your party. This information is required to allow your party to disembark the ship for the tour.

    There is approximately 3½ hours of walking on this tour, including some steps and inclines. Should you wish to purchase any art and craft items at the Silk Museum, it is recommended you take Chinese Yuan. Comfortable, flat, walking shoes are recommended. The lighting in the Temple is low, and care should be taken. Photography is restricted in the Museum and Temple buildings.

    Tour code

    SHA_702

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    9½ hours

  • Shanghai Explorer

    Take in the highlights of Shanghai, followed by some free time to explore the city on your own.

    Shanghai Explorer

    The Jinmao Hyatt Building is one of the tallest skyscrapers in China. Completed in 2001, it is a soaring monument to Shanghai’s economic boom and it’s gently tapered design embodies China’s history and culture. Take the express elevator to the 88th floor observation deck to enjoy a panoramic view of the city.

    Drive to the Yu Garden and Old Town area and during a guided walking tour, explore the narrow alleys and cobblestoned lanes of the Old Town. Traverse the zigzag bridge and see the charming pavilion teahouse. The highlight of your visit is the Yu Garden, a classic Ming Dynasty garden home with traditional halls and pavilions.

    Enjoy a Chinese luncheon at local restaurant before transferring to the Shanghai Museum located in downtown Shanghai, where you will start your independent exploration. From here, The Shanghai Art Gallery, People’s Square and Nanjing Road Shopping Street are all within walking distance. You’ll have approximately 3 hours to explore the city on your own.

    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately 1½ hours of walking involved in the guided part of this tour. Please pay careful attention to the pick-up point and time as coaches cannot be held for latecomers. It is recommended that you take Chinese Yuan on this excursion. Comfortable, flat, walking shoes are recommended.

    Tour code

    SHA_010

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    9½ hours

  • Warriors, Wall & Beijing Overland - Double

    An opportunity to see some of China’s greatest sights. The city of Shanghai, Terracotta Warriors, Great Wall of China and Beijing.

    Warriors, Wall & Beijing Overland - Double

    DAY 1 – SHANGHAI
    Take in the sights of the city of Shanghai – the Pearl of the Orient. Your guided walking tour explores the narrow alleys and cobblestone lanes of the Old Town, taking you over the famous zigzag bridge by the pavilion teahouse. During your Old Town tour, you’ll visit Yu Garden, a classic Ming Dynasty garden and home with traditional halls and pavilions. Enjoy luncheon at a local restaurant, followed by a drive through the under-river tunnel to the Pudong area, the Wall Street of China. Among the many skyscrapers in Pudong, you’ll see the World Financial Centre, the newest and highest building. Step aboard the magnetic Maglev Train, which will whisk you to Pudong Airport. Take a flight to Xian, where you’ll transfer to the Hilton Hotel to check in and have dinner.

    DAY 2 – TERRACOTTA WARRIORS
    After a buffet breakfast in the hotel, your tour will begin with a visit to the world-famous Terracotta Warriors Museum. First excavated in 1974, the 7,000 life-size Terracotta Warriors and horses are acclaimed as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’. The Warriors are grouped in battle order, rank by rank, some mounted on horse-drawn chariots and others in infantry groups armed with spears, swords and crossbows. The detail and scale of these incredible sculptures is a sight to behold. Luncheon will be served at a local restaurant and afterwards, you’ll have a chance to visit a local workshop which makes replicas of Terracotta Warriors. In the afternoon you’ll have an opportunity to take a leisurely walk on part of the Xian City Wall, the only completely preserved city wall in China, whose construction started in 1370. See the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, located in southern Xian. Built in the Tang Dynasty as a Buddhist Temple complex, the Pagoda is a well-preserved ancient building, where a treasured Buddhist manuscript has been preserved for over 1,300 years. In the evening you’ll dine at the Tang Palace Restaurant.

    DAY 3 – FORBIDDEN CITY
    After breakfast, you’ll take the morning flight to Beijing. On arrival, you’ll be met by your local guide and have luncheon at a local restaurant. In the afternoon visit to the Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum; It was once the Imperial Palace from the Ming Dynasty through to the Qing Dynasty. Although the palatial complex is the largest in the world, covering more than 210 acres, the intricate detail within the pavilions and courtyards is incredible. In the early evening you’ll transfer to the Beijing Kerry Hotel, where you will have dinner and spend two nights.

    DAY 4 – GREAT WALL OF CHINA & SUMMER PALACE
    Enjoy breakfast before visiting one of mankind’s mightiest creations, the Great Wall of China. Built in the third century BC to protect China’s northern border from marauding nomads and barbarians, the wall stretches over 4,500 miles east to west. Today, it remains a poignant reminder of the painstaking endeavours of nearly one million workers. Luncheon will be served at a local restaurant, followed by some shopping opportunities. In the afternoon, visit the Summer Palace, located on the outskirts of Beijing. Construction on the Palace began in the Jin Dynasty and by the time of the Qing Dynasty, it had become a luxurious royal garden for rest and entertainment. In 1998 the Summer Palace Gardens were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the evening you’ll have a traditional Peking Duck dinner at a local restaurant.

    DAY 5 – THE TEMPLE OF HEAVEN & HONG KONG
    Breakfast will be served at the hotel before you head into the heart of Beijing to visit the largest square in the world, Tiananmen Square which covers 34 acres. This historic site is surrounded by the Great Hall of the People, Mao Zedong Memorial Hall and the National Museum. Transfer to the airport with a light box luncheon, before taking the afternoon flight to Hong Kong. On arrival, you’ll be met by your local guide and return to the ship in time for dinner on board.



    This tour will operate by coach, train and on foot. Bookings for this tour will close on 17th December 2017. There is a strict minimum and maximum participation. Please ensure you book the correct tour code for the accommodation you require (Double = SHA806, Single = SHA807). Prices shown on your record of shore excursions are per person, not per room. Once your booking is confirmed, any cancellation made after bookings close will incur a 100% cancellation fee. This tour departs Shanghai on 26th March and returns in Hong Kong on 30th March. Please check your embarkation/disembarkation dates carefully before booking this overland. Flight times and further details will be advised on board and hotels listed are subject to change.

    This excursion is physically demanding. Be prepared for very early morning starts, lengthy days, climatic changes and delays at airports. This is an inclusive excursion programme. No refunds will be given for any unused portion.

    The fare includes: transport by coach, economy class air travel, sightseeing, meals and accommodation as described. Two glasses of local beer and soft drinks are included with luncheon; rice or house wine is also included with evening meals. Those wishing to order alternative beverages will be charged separately.

    The fare does not include: items of a personal nature such as refreshments, telephone calls, laundry, gratuities, room service, fees for doctor’s visits and prescriptions/medication, visas and travel insurance.

    What to pack: please remember your passport and any medication you may require. Luggage limit is one case per person with a maximum weight of 20kg. Comfortable soft-soled, non-slip shoes are essential for walking the Wall, which can become slippery when wet.

    Visas: Please be advised guests will require a visa when participating on this overland tour. Please refer to the 'Those final preparations' section within this booklet for further guidance.

    Weather: the temperature is likely to be cool in March. The temperature can be as low as 2°C in the morning, rising to approximately 11°C during the day.

    Customs and traditions: please dress conservatively when visiting shrines and temples to respect local customs and cultures.

    Traffic: Shanghai and Beijing are major cities, traffic can be very heavy. Everything will be done to maintain the itinerary, but some delays may be experienced.

    Tour code

    SHA_806

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4 nights

  • Best of Shanghai

    This comprehensive tour delivers the highlights of this wonderful city.

    Best of Shanghai

    Take a guided walking tour exploring the narrow alleys and cobblestoned lanes of the Old Town. Traverse the zigzag bridge and see the charming pavilion teahouse. As well as some shopping time in the Old Town, the highlight of your stop here is the Yu Garden, a classic Ming Dynasty garden home with traditional halls and pavilions.

    Enjoy a family-style Chinese luncheon at a local restaurant in the city.

    No visit to Shanghai would be complete without seeing the wonderful Jade Buddha Temple, featuring a priceless Buddha statue carved from one piece of white jade.The temple was built in the Song Dynasty and is still an active venue for Buddhist events.

    Visit the Shanghai Museum, one of this city’s foremost treasures. Its collection of 110,000 historical objects and 430,000 reference pieces enjoy worldwide fame.

    Your last stop is a Silk Factory. Visit their workshops and learn the secret of how silk is made and have a chance to shop in their gift shop for silk garments, home accessories, carpet and souvenirs.

    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately 3½ hours of walking on this tour, including some steps and inclines. The Jade Buddha is displayed on the second floor of the Temple. Should you wish to purchase any art and craft items at the Silk Factory, it is recommended you take Chinese Yuan. Comfortable, flat, walking shoes are recommended. The lighting in the Temple is low, and care should be taken. Photography is restricted in the Museum and Temple buildings.The Shanghai Museum is closed on Mondays and will be replaced by a visit to the Shanghai Municipal History Museum when this tour operates on a Monday.

    Tour code

    SHA_001

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    9½ hours

  • Watertown of Zhujiajiao

    Head off the beaten track and discover one of Shanghai's hidden gems, the old water town of Zhujiajiao.

    Watertown of Zhujiajiao

    Take in the interesting sights during your 90-minute coach ride to Zhujiajiao.

    The ancient town of Zhujiajiao is well known throughout China as its history dates back over 1,700 years. Endowed with the elegant name ‘Pearl Stream’, the little town of Zhujiajiao is one of the best-preserved ancient towns in the area. Old bridges, bubbling streams and willow trees add to the allure of this small water town.

    Upon arrival at Zhujiajiao, take a walk through this old town, along its narrow and cobblestoned streets. You will stop at the Qing Dynasty Post Office, the Chinese pharmacy and the delicate stone bridges. A typical Chinese style luncheon will be served in a local restaurant.

    En route back to Shanghai you will visit a local Silk Factory. Walk with your guide through the workshops and listen as they explain the silk making process. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to shop for silk products and gifts in the factory’s gift shop.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Note: The surfaces in Zhujiajiao are very rough and uneven with cobbled streets and steps. There is approximately 2-2½ hours of walking involved on this tour. The gift store at local Silk Factory will accept major credit cards and foreign currency. Some shops accept US Dollars, however it is advisable to take Chinese Yuan.

    Tour code

    SHA_005

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    7½ hours

  • Shanghai, Warriors & Giant Pandas Overlands - Doub

    This fully packed overland tour will give you as much of China as possible, including giant pandas, ancient temples, the modern Maglev train and the incredible terracotta warriors.

    Shanghai, Warriors & Giant Pandas Overlands - Doub

    Day 1: Shanghai to Xian
    Your Eastern adventure begins in the Pearl of the Orient, Shanghai. A guided walking tour explores the narrow alleys and cobblestone lanes of the old town, through the zigzag bridge and ending at Yu Garden, a classic Ming Dynasty garden home with traditional halls and pavilions. Enjoy luncheon at a hotel restaurant, followed by a drive to the Pudong area, the Wall Street of China. Among the many skyscrapers in Pudong, the World Financial Centre is the newest and highest building in China. Step aboard the magnetic Maglev Train, which will whisk you to Pudong Airport. Take a flight to Xian, where you’ll transfer to the Hilton Xian Hotel to check in and have dinner.

    Day 2: Xian
    After a buffet breakfast in the hotel, it’s time to visit the world-famous Terracotta Warriors Museum. First excavated in 1974, the 7,000 life-size Terracotta Warriors and horses are acclaimed as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’. The Warriors are grouped in battle order, rank by rank, some mounted on horse-drawn chariots and others in infantry groups armed with spears, swords and crossbows. Afterwards, you’ll have a chance to visit a local workshop that makes replicas of Terracotta Warriors. The detail and scale of these incredible sculptures is a sight to behold. Luncheon will be served at a local restaurant. Following luncheon, you’ll have a chance to visit a local workshop which makes replicas of Terracotta Warriors. In the evening, enjoy an imperial dinner and a folkloric singing and dancing performance by professional artists.

    Day 3: Xian to Chengdu
    Following breakfast, you’ll visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, situated inside Ci’en Temple, and one of the most famous pagodas in China. Sponsored by Tang Emperor Gaozong, the temple was first built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty as a symbol of thanksgiving to his mother for her kindness. Take a leisurely walk on part of the magnificent Xian City Wall, the only completely preserved city wall in China whose construction started in 1370. Enjoy a traditional dumpling luncheon before proceeding to the Shaanxi Provincial Museum, the first state museum with modern facilities in China. In the afternoon, you’ll take a flight to Chengdu, where you’ll transfer to the Shangri-La Hotel. Dinner will be served on board the flight.

    Day 4: Chengdu City
    Breakfast will be served at the hotel, before you start your full day excursion in the northern suburb of Chengdu on Futou Hill, home to Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base. 85% of the world's wild panda population resides in Sichuan. 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 just 6sixgiant pandas that were rescued from the wild. It has since had 110 panda births, and its panda population has grown to 62. Enjoy luncheon at the Bamboo Restaurant in the Giant Panda Base, before heading to Wuhou Temple, built as a tribute to Zhu Geliang, the Martial Marquis of Shu. Strolling the narrow streets around the temple, you will find yourself surrounded by modern outlets mixed with old-world stores selling lacquer products, giving you a taste of the true life of the local people and a reminder of China's past in this modern city. Continue with a visit to Kuanzhai Xiangzi, an ancient, international and stylish highlight of Chengdu City. Dinner will be served at a local restaurant, before an evening visit to the Sichuan Opera, one of the oldest and most interesting opera forms in Southwestern China. During the performance, the performers switch masks with lightning speed to portray different characteristics and personalities of the characters.

    Day 5: Chengdu City to Hong Kong
    After breakfast, you’ll visit the Wenshu Monastery, arguably the most beautiful and well-preserved temple in Chengdu. The monastery, formerly known as the Xinxiang Temple, originated from the Sui Dynasty (605-617 A.D.), but was ruined in 1644. In 1681, during the Qing Dynasty, it was rebuilt and rechristened as Wenshu Monastery. Highlights of the temple include the White Jade Buddha and the Thousand Buddha Pagoda. Enjoy luncheon at a local restaurant, before your transfer to the airport for your flight to Hong Kong. On arrival, you’ll be met by your local guide and return to the ship in time for dinner on board.

    This tour will operate by coach, plane and on foot. Bookings for this tour will close on 17th December 2017. There is a strict minimum and maximum participation. Please ensure you book the correct tour code for the accommodation you require (Double = SHA826, Single = SHA827). Prices shown on your record of shore excursions are per person, not per room. Once your booking is confirmed, any cancellation made after bookings close will incur a 100% cancellation fee. This tour departs Shanghai on 26th March and returns in Hong Kong on 30th March. Please check your embarkation/disembarkation dates carefully before booking this overland. Flight times and further details will be advised on board. Hotels, flights and order of itinerary are subject to change.

    This excursion is physically demanding. Be prepared for very early morning starts, lengthy days, climatic changes and delays at airports. This is an inclusive excursion programme. No refunds will be given for any unused portion.

    The fare includes: transport by coach, economy class air travel, sightseeing, meals and accommodation as described. Two glasses of local beer and soft drinks are included with luncheon; rice or house wine is also included with evening meals, limited to two glasses. Those wishing to order alternative beverages will be charged separately.

    The fare does not include: items of a personal nature such as refreshments, telephone calls, laundry, gratuities, room service, fees for doctor’s visits and prescriptions/medication, visas and travel insurance.

    What to pack: please remember your passport and any medication you may require. Luggage limit is one case per person with a maximum weight of 20kg. Comfortable soft-soled, non-slip shoes are essential for walking the Wall, which can become slippery when wet.

    Visas: Please be advised guests will require a visa when participating on this overland tour. Please refer to the 'Things you need to know' section within this booklet for further guidance.

    Weather: the temperature is likely to be cool in March. The temperature can be as low as 2°C in the morning, rising to approximately 11°C during the day.

    Customs and traditions: please dress conservatively when visiting shrines and temples to respect local customs and cultures.

    Traffic: Shanghai is a major city and traffic can be very heavy. Everything will be done to maintain the itinerary, but some delays may be experienced.

    Tour code

    SHA_826

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    4 nights

  • Guilin,Wall & Beijing Overland -Double

    See the sights of Shanghai, visit the magical river region of Guilin and include a trip to the Great Wall and highlights of Beijing on your travels.

    Guilin,Wall & Beijing Overland -Double

    DAY 1 – SHANGHAI
    Take in the sights of Shanghai – Pearl of the Orient. Your guided walking tour explores the narrow alleys and cobblestoned lanes of the Old Town, taking you over the famous zigzag bridge by the pavilion teahouse. During your Old Town tour, visit Yu Garden, a classic Ming Dynasty garden and home with traditional halls and pavilions. Enjoy luncheon at a local restaurant, followed by a drive through the under-river tunnel to the Pudong area, the Wall Street of China. Among the many skyscrapers in Pudong, you’ll see the World Financial Center, the newest and highest building in China. Step aboard the magnetic Maglev Train, which will whisk you to Pudong. Take a flight to Guilin, where you’ll transfer to the Shangri-la Hotel to check in and have dinner.

    DAY 2 – GUILIN, LI RIVER
    Guilin translates as ‘Sweet Osmanthus’ owing to the many fragrant trees found within the city. After breakfast you’ll take a scenic 50km cruise along the serene Li River from Guilin to Xingping. It is said that to sail along the Li River is like sailing through a traditional Chinese painting. Enjoy incredible panoramas of picturesque mountains dotted with peaceful rice paddies with water buffalo meandering along the river banks. See the fishermen gliding along on their narrow bamboo rafts, many of them still using specially trained cormorant birds to capture fish on their behalf. During your Li River cruise, you’ll be offered a light box luncheon. Disembark in the little town of Xingping before making your way to Guilin Airport for your flight to Beijing. Check into the Kerry Hotel and enjoy a Chinese style dinner.
    ,br> DAY 3 – GREAT WALL, TEMPLE OF HEAVEN & TIANANMEN SQUARE
    Breakfast will be served at the hotel before you venture to one of mankind’s mightiest creations, the Great Wall of China. Built in third century BC to protect China’s northern border from marauding nomads and barbarians, the wall stretches over 4,500 miles from east to west. Today, it remains a poignant reminder of the painstaking endeavours of nearly one million workers. Your tour will visit the Badaling section of the Wall. Enjoy a Chinese style luncheon at a local restaurant, followed by some shopping opportunities. In the afternoon, take a tour of the Temple of Heaven - the largest group of temple buildings in China, and the largest heaven-worshipping architecture in the world. The Temple of Heaven was built in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty. See the intricate joinery and dovetailing used to create the wonderful architectural details without the use of steel, cement or a single nail. You’ll also have the chance to visit the largest city square in the world, Tiananmen Square, which covers 34 acres. This historic site is surrounded by the Great Hall of the People, Mao Zedong Memorial Hall and the National Museum. In the evening you’ll be served a traditional Peking Duck dinner.

    DAY 4 – FORBIDDEN CITY & HONG KONG
    After breakfast, you’ll visit the Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum; it was once the Imperial Palace from the Ming Dynasty through to the Qing Dynasty. Although the palatial complex is the largest in the world, covering more than 210 acres, the intricate detail within the pavilions and courtyards is incredible. Transfer to the airport with a light box luncheon before taking the afternoon flight to Hong Kong. On arrival, you’ll be met by your local guide and return to the ship in time for dinner on board.

    Bookings for this tour will close on 18th December 2016. There is a strict minimum and maximum participation. Please ensure you book the correct tour code for the accommodation you require (Double = SHA812, Single = SHA813). Prices shown on your record of shore excursions are per person, not per room. Once your booking is confirmed, any cancellation made after bookings close will incur a 100% cancellation fee. This tour departs Shanghai on 29th March and returns in Hong Kong on 1st April. Please check your embarkation/disembarkation dates carefully before booking this overland. Flight times and further details will be advised on board. Hotels, flights and order of itinerary are subject to change.

    This excursion is physically demanding. Be prepared for very early morning starts, lengthy days, climatic changes and delays at airports. This is an inclusive excursion programme. No refunds will be given for any unused portion.

    The fare includes: transport by coach, boat, economy class air travel, sightseeing, meals and accommodation as described. Two glasses of local beer and soft drinks are included with luncheon; rice or house wine is also included with evening meals. Those wishing to order alternative beverages will be charged separately.
    ,br> The fare does not include: items of a personal nature such as refreshments, telephone calls, laundry, gratuities, room service, fees for doctor’s visits and prescriptions/medication, visas and travel insurance.

    What to pack: please remember your passport and any medication you may require. Luggage limit is one case per person with a maximum weight of 20kg. Comfortable soft-soled, non-slip shoes are essential for walking the Wall, which can become slippery when wet.

    Visas: Please be advised guests will require a visa when participating on this overland tour. Please refer to 'Those final preparations' within Your Ocean Awaits booklet or on Voyage Personaliser, Preparing to go, Passport and Visa page for further guidance.
    Weather: the temperature is likely to be cool in March. The temperature can be as low as 2°C in the morning, rising to approximately 8°C during the day.

    Customs and traditions: please dress conservatively when visiting shrines and temples to respect local customs and cultures.

    Traffic: Shanghai and Beijing are major cities, traffic can be very heavy. Everything will be done to maintain the itinerary, but some delays may be experienced.

    Tour code

    SHA_812

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    3 nights

  • Shanghai Panorama

    Experience the highlights of Shanghai from the comfort of your coach.

    Shanghai Panorama

    Embark on a drive to the Pudong Economic Area, glimpsing the contrasts between old quarters and modern developments. Stop for photos at the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, considered by some to be one of the most vulgar structures in the East.

    Next pass by the Jinmao Hyatt Building, one of the tallest buildings in China, featuring 88 floors of shimmering glass and steel. Take the express elevator to the observation floor on the top of the building for amazing views of the sprawling city of Shanghai.

    Stop at People’s Square, located on the site of an English colonial racecourse. Long considered the city’s commercial, cultural and political hub, People’s Square is easily accessible and provides a unique opportunity to people-watch, take a short stroll or photograph the surrounding sights.

    Before returning to the ship, your journey will take you via the French Quarter, a former residential area for French colonists and through Shanghai’s old town waterfront of Bund. This area was formerly the financial hub of colonial Shanghai and showcases outstanding examples of foreign buildings from the pre-1950’s.

    This excursion will operate by coach. Guests not wishing to take the high speed lift to the top of the Hyatt tower may remain on board the coach. Delays can be expected prior to boarding the lift to the observation floor due to its popularity. Walking at People's Square is optional. The tour sequence may vary depending on traffic conditions in Shanghai.

    Tour code

    SHA_006

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    4½ hours

  • Guilin,Great Wall & Beijing Overland -Single

    See the sights of Shanghai, visit the magical river region of Guilin and include a trip to the Great Wall and highlights of Beijing on your travels.

    Guilin,Great Wall & Beijing Overland -Single

    DAY 1 – SHANGHAI
    Take in the sights of Shanghai – Pearl of the Orient. Your guided walking tour explores the narrow alleys and cobblestoned lanes of the Old Town, taking you over the famous zigzag bridge by the pavilion teahouse. During your Old Town tour, visit Yu Garden, a classic Ming Dynasty garden and home with traditional halls and pavilions. Enjoy luncheon at a local restaurant, followed by a drive through the under-river tunnel to the Pudong area, the Wall Street of China. Among the many skyscrapers in Pudong, you’ll see the World Financial Center, the newest and highest building in China. Step aboard the magnetic Maglev Train, which will whisk you to Pudong. Take a flight to Guilin, where you’ll transfer to the Shangri-la Hotel, where you’ll check in and have dinner.

    DAY 2 – GUILIN, LI RIVER
    Guilin translates as ‘Sweet Osmanthus’ owing to the many fragrant trees found within the city. After breakfast you’ll take a scenic 50km cruise along the serene Li River from Guilin to Xingping. It is said that to sail along the Li River is like sailing through a traditional Chinese painting. Enjoy incredible panoramas of picturesque mountains dotted with peaceful rice paddies with water buffalo meandering along the river banks. See the fishermen gliding along on their narrow bamboo rafts, many of them still using specially trained cormorant birds to capture fish on their behalf. During your Li River cruise, you’ll be offered a light box luncheon. Disembark in the little town of Xingping before making your way to Guilin Airport for your flight to Beijing. Check into the Kerry Hotel and enjoy a Chinese style dinner.

    DAY 3 – GREAT WALL, TEMPLE OF HEAVEN & TIANANMEN SQUARE
    Breakfast will be served at the hotel before you venture to one of mankind’s mightiest creations, the Great Wall of China. Built in third century BC to protect China’s northern border from marauding nomads and barbarians, the wall stretches over 4,500 miles from east to west. Today, it remains a poignant reminder of the painstaking endeavours of nearly one million workers. Your tour will visit the Badaling section of the Wall. Enjoy a Chinese style luncheon at a local restaurant, followed by some shopping opportunities. In the afternoon, take a tour of the Temple of Heaven - the largest group of temple buildings in China, and the largest heaven-worshipping architecture in the world. The Temple of Heaven was built in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty. See the intricate joinery and dovetailing used to create the wonderful architectural details without the use of steel, cement or a single nail. You’ll also have the chance to visit the largest city square in the world, Tiananmen Square, which covers 34 acres. This historic site is surrounded by the Great Hall of the People, Mao Zedong Memorial Hall and the National Museum. In the evening you’ll be served a traditional Peking Duck dinner.

    DAY 4 – FORBIDDEN CITY & HONG KONG
    After breakfast, you’ll visit the Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum; it was once the Imperial Palace from the Ming Dynasty through to the Qing Dynasty. Although the palatial complex is the largest in the world, covering more than 210 acres, the intricate detail within the pavilions and courtyards is incredible. Transfer to the airport with a light box luncheon before taking the afternoon flight to Hong Kong. On arrival, you’ll be met by your local guide and return to the ship in time for dinner on board.



    Bookings for this tour will close on 18th December 2016. There is a strict minimum and maximum participation. Please ensure you book the correct tour code for the accommodation you require (Double = SHA818, Single = SHA819). Prices shown on your record of shore excursions are per person, not per room. Once your booking is confirmed, any cancellation made after bookings close will incur a 100% cancellation fee. This tour departs Shanghai on 23rd March and returns in Hong Kong on 26th March. Please check your embarkation/disembarkation dates carefully before booking this overland. Flight times and further details will be advised on board. Hotels, flights and order of itinerary are subject to change.

    This excursion is physically demanding. Be prepared for very early morning starts, lengthy days, climatic changes and delays at airports. This is an inclusive excursion programme. No refunds will be given for any unused portion.

    The fare includes: transport by coach, boat, economy class air travel, sightseeing, meals and accommodation as described. Two glasses of local beer and soft drinks are included with luncheon; rice or house wine is also included with evening meals. Those wishing to order alternative beverages will be charged separately.

    The fare does not include: items of a personal nature such as refreshments, telephone calls, laundry, gratuities, room service, fees for doctor’s visits and prescriptions/medication, visas and travel insurance.

    What to pack: please remember your passport and any medication you may require. Luggage limit is one case per person with a maximum weight of 20kg. Comfortable soft-soled, non-slip shoes are essential for walking the Wall, which can become slippery when wet.

    Visas: Please be advised guests will require a visa when participating on this overland tour. Please refer to 'Those final preparations' within Your Ocean Awaits booklet or on Voyage Personaliser, Preparing to go, Passport and Visa page for further guidance.

    Weather: the temperature is likely to be cool in March. The temperature can be as low as 2°C in the morning, rising to approximately 8°C during the day.

    Customs and traditions: please dress conservatively when visiting shrines and temples to respect local customs and cultures.

    Traffic: Shanghai and Beijing are major cities, traffic can be very heavy. Everything will be done to maintain the itinerary, but some delays may be experienced.

    Tour code

    SHA_819

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    3 nights

  • Best of Shanghai - Private Tour - by car (up to tw

    A private vehicle is the perfect solution for guests who wish to tour together around this wonderful city.

    Best of Shanghai - Private Tour - by car (up to tw

    Vehicles with an English-speaking guide, local driver and selected itineraries are offered on the tours mentioned below. No deviations to duration, venues included, departure or return time can be made. Please select the tour itinerary of your choice from the list on your record of shore excursions.

    This is a private vehicle; those accompanying you are family or friends with whom you agree to share costs. We do not match groups of passengers to form a private group for the vehicle. Vehicles and guides are extremely limited and so early reservation is recommended to avoid disappointment.

    The tour fare is per vehicle and only 1 person in the party should book a ticket. The entire cost of the vehicle and tour will be charged to that person’s onboard account and cannot be divided between the party. Once on board, you will receive a request for the names of each individual in your party.

    Entrances and toilet facilities are included for the venues incorporated in your chosen tour itinerary. Gratuities are not included.

    Cars will take up to 2 passengers SHA701, 9½ hours – Best of Shanghai

    This tour will operate by car and on foot.Private tours are non-refundable once confirmed. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability and the number of passengers in your party. Only 1 ticket per party should be booked and the full cost will be charged to that person’s credit card.Once on board, you’ll receive a request for the names of each individual in your party. This information is required to allow your party to disembark the ship for the tour.

    There is approximately 3½ hours of walking on this tour, including some steps and inclines. Should you wish to purchase any art and craft items at the Silk Museum, it is recommended you take Chinese Yuan. Comfortable, flat, walking shoes are recommended. The lighting in the Temple is low, and care should be taken. Photography is restricted in the Museum and Temple buildings.

    Tour code

    SHA_701

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    9½ hours

  • Guilin, Great Wall & Beijing Overland - Double

    See the sights of Shanghai, visit the magical river region of Guilin and include a trip to the Great Wall and highlights of Beijing on your travels.

    Guilin, Great Wall & Beijing Overland - Double

    DAY 1 – SHANGHAI
    Take in the sights of Shanghai – Pearl of the Orient. Your guided walking tour explores the narrow alleys and cobblestoned lanes of the Old Town, taking you over the famous zigzag bridge by the pavilion teahouse. During your Old Town tour, visit Yu Garden, a classic Ming Dynasty garden and home with traditional halls and pavilions. Enjoy luncheon at a local restaurant, followed by a drive through the under-river tunnel to the Pudong area, the Wall Street of China. Among the many skyscrapers in Pudong, you’ll see the World Financial Center, the newest and highest building in China. Step aboard the magnetic Maglev Train, which will whisk you to Pudong. Take a flight to Guilin, where you’ll transfer to the Shangri-la Hotel, where you’ll check in and have dinner.

    DAY 2 – GUILIN, LI RIVER
    Guilin translates as ‘Sweet Osmanthus’ owing to the many fragrant trees found within the city. After breakfast you’ll take a scenic 50km cruise along the serene Li River from Guilin to Xingping. It is said that to sail along the Li River is like sailing through a traditional Chinese painting. Enjoy incredible panoramas of picturesque mountains dotted with peaceful rice paddies with water buffalo meandering along the river banks. See the fishermen gliding along on their narrow bamboo rafts, many of them still using specially trained cormorant birds to capture fish on their behalf. During your Li River cruise, you’ll be offered a light box luncheon. Disembark in the little town of Xingping before making your way to Guilin Airport for your flight to Beijing. Check into the Kerry Hotel and enjoy a Chinese style dinner.

    DAY 3 – GREAT WALL, TEMPLE OF HEAVEN & TIANANMEN SQUARE
    Breakfast will be served at the hotel before you venture to one of mankind’s mightiest creations, the Great Wall of China. Built in third century BC to protect China’s northern border from marauding nomads and barbarians, the wall stretches over 4,500 miles from east to west. Today, it remains a poignant reminder of the painstaking endeavours of nearly one million workers. Your tour will visit the Badaling section of the Wall. Enjoy a Chinese style luncheon at a local restaurant, followed by some shopping opportunities. In the afternoon, take a tour of the Temple of Heaven - the largest group of temple buildings in China, and the largest heaven-worshipping architecture in the world. The Temple of Heaven was built in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty. See the intricate joinery and dovetailing used to create the wonderful architectural details without the use of steel, cement or a single nail. You’ll also have the chance to visit the largest city square in the world, Tiananmen Square, which covers 34 acres. This historic site is surrounded by the Great Hall of the People, Mao Zedong Memorial Hall and the National Museum. In the evening you’ll be served a traditional Peking Duck dinner.

    DAY 4 – FORBIDDEN CITY & HONG KONG
    After breakfast, you’ll visit the Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum; it was once the Imperial Palace from the Ming Dynasty through to the Qing Dynasty. Although the palatial complex is the largest in the world, covering more than 210 acres, the intricate detail within the pavilions and courtyards is incredible. Transfer to the airport with a light box luncheon before taking the afternoon flight to Hong Kong. On arrival, you’ll be met by your local guide and return to the ship in time for dinner on board.



    Bookings for this tour will close on 18th December 2016. There is a strict minimum and maximum participation. Please ensure you book the correct tour code for the accommodation you require (Double = SHA818, Single = SHA819). Prices shown on your record of shore excursions are per person, not per room. Once your booking is confirmed, any cancellation made after bookings close will incur a 100% cancellation fee. This tour departs Shanghai on 23rd March and returns in Hong Kong on 26th March. Please check your embarkation/disembarkation dates carefully before booking this overland. Flight times and further details will be advised on board. Hotels, flights and order of itinerary are subject to change.

    This excursion is physically demanding. Be prepared for very early morning starts, lengthy days, climatic changes and delays at airports. This is an inclusive excursion programme. No refunds will be given for any unused portion.

    The fare includes: transport by coach, boat, economy class air travel, sightseeing, meals and accommodation as described. Two glasses of local beer and soft drinks are included with luncheon; rice or house wine is also included with evening meals. Those wishing to order alternative beverages will be charged separately.

    The fare does not include: items of a personal nature such as refreshments, telephone calls, laundry, gratuities, room service, fees for doctor’s visits and prescriptions/medication, visas and travel insurance.

    What to pack: please remember your passport and any medication you may require. Luggage limit is one case per person with a maximum weight of 20kg. Comfortable soft-soled, non-slip shoes are essential for walking the Wall, which can become slippery when wet.

    Visas: Please be advised guests will require a visa when participating on this overland tour. Please refer to 'Those final preparations' within Your Ocean Awaits booklet or on Voyage Personaliser, Preparing to go, Passport and Visa page for further guidance.

    Weather: the temperature is likely to be cool in March. The temperature can be as low as 2°C in the morning, rising to approximately 8°C during the day.

    Customs and traditions: please dress conservatively when visiting shrines and temples to respect local customs and cultures.

    Traffic: Shanghai and Beijing are major cities, traffic can be very heavy. Everything will be done to maintain the itinerary, but some delays may be experienced.

    Tour code

    SHA_818

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    3 nights

  • Warriors, Wall and Beijing Overland -Single

    An opportunity to see some of China’s greatest sights. The city of Shanghai, Terracotta Warriors, Great Wall of China and Beijing.

    Warriors, Wall and Beijing Overland -Single

    DAY 1 – SHANGHAI
    Take in the sights of the city of Shanghai – Pearl of the Orient. Your guided walking tour explores the narrow alleys and cobblestone lanes of the Old Town, taking you over the famous zigzag bridge by the pavilion teahouse. During your Old Town tour, you’ll visit Yu Garden, a classic Ming Dynasty garden and home with traditional halls and pavilions. Enjoy luncheon at a local restaurant, followed by a drive through the under-river tunnel to the Pudong area, the Wall Street of China. Among the many skyscrapers in Pudong, you’ll see the World Financial Center, the newest and highest building. Step aboard the magnetic Maglev Train, which will whisk you to Pudong Airport. Take a flight to Xian, where you’ll transfer to the Hilton Hotel to check in and have dinner.

    DAY 2 – TERRACOTTA WARRIORS
    After a buffet breakfast in the hotel, your tour will begin with a leisurely walk on part of the Xian City Wall, the only completely preserved city wall in China whose construction started in 1370. The highlight of your day will be a visit to the world famous Terracotta Warriors Museum. First excavated in 1974, the 7,000 life-size Terracotta Warriors and horses are acclaimed as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’. The Warriors are grouped in battle order, rank by rank, some mounted on horse-drawn chariots and others in infantry groups armed with spears, swords and crossbows. The detail and scale of these incredible sculptures is a sight to behold. Luncheon will be served at a restaurant. In the afternoon, you’ll take a flight to Beijing where you’ll transfer to the Beijing Kerry Hotel and have dinner.

    DAY 3 – GREAT WALL, TEMPLE OF HEAVEN & TIANANMEN SQUARE
    Breakfast will be served at the hotel before you venture to one of mankind’s mightiest creations, the Great Wall of China. Built in third century BC to protect China’s northern border from marauding nomads and barbarians, the wall stretches over 4,500 miles from east to west. Today, it remains a poignant reminder of the painstaking endeavours of nearly one million workers. Your tour will visit the Badaling section of the Wall. Enjoy a Chinese style luncheon at a local restaurant followed by some shopping opportunities. In the afternoon, take a tour of the Temple of Heaven - the largest group of temple buildings in China, and the largest heaven-worshipping architecture in the world. The Temple of Heaven was built in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty. See the intricate joinery and dovetailing used to create the wonderful architectural details without the use of steel, cement or a single nail. You’ll also have chance to visit the largest square in the world, Tiananmen Square which covers 34 acres. This historic site is surrounded by the Great Hall of the People, Mao Zedong Memorial Hall and the National Museum. In the evening you’ll be served a traditional Peking Duck dinner.

    DAY 4 – FORBIDDEN CITY & HONG KONG
    After breakfast, you’ll visit the Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum; it was once the Imperial Palace from the Ming Dynasty through to the Qing Dynasty. Although the palatial complex is the largest in the world, covering more than 210 acres, the intricate detail within the pavilions and courtyards is incredible. Transfer to the airport with a light box lunchon before taking the afternoon flight to Hong Kong. On arrival, you’ll be met by your local guide and return to the ship in time for dinner on board.

    Bookings for this tour will close on 18th December 2016. There is a strict minimum and maximum participation. Please ensure you book the correct tour code for the accommodation you require (Double = SHA810, Single = SHA811). Prices shown on your record of shore excursions are per person, not per room. Once your booking is confirmed, any cancellation made after bookings close will incur a 100% cancellation fee. This tour departs Shanghai on 29th March and returns in Hong Kong on 1st April. Please check your embarkation/disembarkation dates carefully before booking this overland. Flight times and further details will be advised on board. Hotels, flights and order of itinerary are subject to change.

    This excursion is physically demanding. Be prepared for very early morning starts, lengthy days, climatic changes and delays at airports. This is an inclusive excursion programme. No refunds will be given for any unused portion.

    The fare includes: transport by coach, economy class air travel, sightseeing, meals and accommodation as described. Two glasses of local beer and soft drinks are included with luncheon; rice or house wine is also included with evening meals. Those wishing to order alternative beverages will be charged separately.

    The fare does not include: items of a personal nature such as refreshments, telephone calls, laundry, gratuities, room service, fees for doctor’s visits and prescriptions/medication, visas and travel insurance.

    What to pack: please remember your passport and any medication you may require. Luggage limit is one case per person with a maximum weight of 20kg. Comfortable soft-soled, non-slip shoes are essential for walking the Wall, which can become slippery when wet.

    Visas:Please be advised guests will require a visa when participating on this overland tour. Please refer to 'Those final preparations' within Your Ocean Awaits booklet or on Voyage Personaliser, Preparing to go, Passport and Visa page for further guidance

    Weather: the temperature is likely to be cool in March. The temperature can be as low as 2°C in the morning, rising to approximately 11°C during the day.

    Customs and traditions: please dress conservatively when visiting shrines and temples to respect local customs and cultures.

    Traffic: Shanghai and Beijing are major cities, traffic can be very heavy. Everything will be done to maintain the itinerary, but some delays may be experienced.

    Tour code

    SHA_811

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    3 nights