Day 1, BEIJING: Arrival day.
Day 2, BEIJING, GREAT WALL: A day at the Great Wall, with the chance to hike along one of the less visited sections.
Day 3, BEIJING: Visit Tiananmen Square and the magnificent Forbidden City. Overnight train to Xi'an.
Day 4, XI'AN: Morning arrival in Xi'an and guided tour of the Terracotta Warriors. In the afternoon you can explore Xi'an's fascinating Muslim quarter.
Day 5, XI'AN: A free day to explore the many fascinating sites of Xi'an before the overnight train to Chongqing.
Day 6, CHONGQING: Arrive in Chongqing where there's free time to explore before we board our cruise boat.
Days 7-8, YANGTSE RIVER CRUISE: We cruise down the Yangtse River, passing through the spectacular Three Gorges section. Along the way we stop for various excursions to places of interest. (BLD)
Day 9, YICHANG - GUILIN: We disembark in Yichang and transfer to Wuhan for the overnight train to Guilin. (B)
Day 10, YANGSHUO: Early arrival in Guilin and transfer to the scenic town of Yangshuo. The day is free to relax, explore the surroundings or perhaps take a lesson in Tai Chi, calligraphy or Chinese cooking.
Day 11, YANGSHUO: A free day to explore. Perhaps hire a bike and cycle along small tracks through the countryside amidst the amazing karst scenery.
Day 12, YANGSHUO - KUNMING: Time to further explore the beautiful countryside or shop for souvenirs. Later in the day we fly to Kunming.
Day 13, KUNMING: A full free day to explore Kunming. Perhaps head up into the hills to the Bamboo Temple. Overnight train to Dali.
Day 14, DALI: Morning arrival and transfer to the old town, home of the Bai people. The rest of the day is free to explore.
Day 15, DALI: A free day to sample the delights of Dali - it is an ideal place to explore by bike or you can take a short horse trek into the mountains behind the town. Option to visit the colourful Shaping markets.
Day 16, DALI - TIGER LEAPING GORGE TREK: A bus journey takes us to Qiaotou, the start of our trek through Tiger Leaping Gorge. We spend the first night at a minority guesthouse inside the gorge.
Day 17, TIGER LEAPING GORGE TREK: Trek through this impressive gorge with superb views of Jade Dragon Mountain and the Yangtse.
Day 18, TIGER LEAPING GORGE - LIJIANG: A morning to relax or further explore the gorge, before travelling to the lovely old town of Lijiang.
Day 19, LIJIANG: Full free day to explore Lijiang, home of the Naxi minority group.
Day 20, LIJIANG - CHENGDU: Time to explore the small lanes and canals of Lijiang before we fly to Chengdu.
Day 21, CHENGDU: A morning visit to the Giant Panda Research Base. In the evening there is the chance to watch the fascinating Sichuan variety performance.
Day 22, CHENGDU - LHASA: A spectacular morning flight to Lhasa. The afternoon is free to relax and acclimatise in Lhasa.
Days 23-24, LHASA: Guided excursions to the Potala Palace, Sera and Drepung Monasteries and Jokhang Temple. We have also allowed free time for your own exploration of this incomparable city.
Day 25, LHASA - GYANTSE: Today we drive out of Lhasa through the mountains to Gyantse. In the afternoon there's time to explore the town, which still retains its traditional Tibetan character.
Day 26, GYANTSE - LHASA: We return to Lhasa stopping for a picnic lunch overlooking the turquoise waters of Yamdrok Tso, Tibet's most sacred lake.
Day 27, KATHMANDU: A magnificent flight across the Himalayas to Kathmandu.
Day 28, KATHMANDU: Tour ends.