Seabourn Journey — UNESCO Treasure of China: Beijing, Xi’an & Hong Kong

Visitors to China are simultaneously immersed in the world’s oldest civilization and its most assertively forward-looking culture. Our Journey explores this captivating contrast in the burgeoning capital of Beijing, the ancient Silk Road outpost of Xi’an and the unique harborside melting pot of Hong Kong.

Pre Cruise Itinerary Overview (6 days, 5 nights):

DAY ONE Arrive in Hong Kong and transfer to your hotel, the Mandarin Oriental. Meals on own.
Hotel: Mandarin Oriental

DAY TWO Tour a colorful market, the Man Mo Temple and Hollywood Road. Afterwards, lunch at the China Club, and enjoy scenic views from the Peak Tram, before arriving at the airport for your flight to Beijing, and check in to the Waldorf Astoria vefore enjoying a traditional Chinese feast featuring Peking Duck. Meals: B/L/D
Hotel: Waldorf Astoria Beijing

DAY THREE Optional early morning tai chi class, a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, and a rickshaw ride through the city’s timeless hutong districts. Meals: B/L/D
Hotel: Waldorf Astoria Beijing

DAY FOUR Ascend the dramatic Mutianyu section of the Great Wall by cable car and come back down on a toboggan! See the “Bird’s Nest” stadium and the “Water Cube” aquatics center at the Beijing Olympic Village. Meals: B/L/D
Hotel: Waldorf Astoria Beijing

DAY FIVE Fly to Xi’an, check in at the Shangri La hotel, and tour the Terracotta Warriors Museum, the Muslim Quarter, the Chinese-style Great Mosque, and see the ancient City Wall. Tonight enjoy a special Qin and Han Dynasty Chinese dinner. Meals: B/D
Hotel: Shangri La Hotel

DAY SIX Fly from Xi’an to Hong Kong and transfer to the pier for embarkation. Meals: B

Post Cruise Itinerary Overview (6 days, 5 nights):

DAY ONE Fly from Hong Kong to Beijing and check into the Waldorf Astoria. Meals on own.
Hotel: Waldorf Astoria Beijing

DAY TWO Optional early morning tai chi class, a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, and a rickshaw ride through the city’s timeless hutong districts. Enjoy a traditional Chinese feast featuring Peking Duck. Meals: B/L/D
Hotel: Waldorf Astoria Beijing

DAY THREE Ascend the dramatic Mutianyu section of the Great Wall by cable car and come back down on a toboggan! See the “Bird’s Nest” stadium and the “Water Cube” aquatics center at the Beijing Olympic Village. Meals: B/L/D
Hotel: Waldorf Astoria Beijing

DAY FOUR Fly to Xi’an, check in to the Shangri La Hotel, and tour the Terracotta Warriors Museum, the Muslim Quarter, the Chinese-style Great Mosque, and see the ancient City Wall. Tonight enjoy a special Qin and Han Dynasty Chinese dinner.
Hotel: Shangri-La Hotel

DAY FIVE Fly from Xi'an to Hong Kong and tour a colorful market, the Man Ho temple and Hollywood Road. After scenic views from the Peak Tram, enjoy an overnight in Hong Kong at the Mandarin Oriental. Meals: B/D
Hotel: Mandarin Oriental

DAY SIX Transfer to the airport. Meals: B