A cruise to China presents an irresistible mix of flavours, sights and scents as you journey from ancient temples to modern sky scrapers. Discover incredible natural beauty and unspoilt landscapes alongside awe-inspiring man made marvels such as the Great Wall. The sheer diversity of China's terrain takes you from noisy cities buzzing with energy to isolated mountain top Ming-Dynasty villages where you can hear a pin drop. While taking a cruise from China, you will witness the landscape which is dominated by spectacular mountains and rushing rivers and vast temples, palaces and defences tell an incredible tale of Dynasties and traditions.
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On a cruise to China you will have a chance to visit Shanghai, a city which impeccably mixes traditional landmarks and culture with ultra-modern skylines and exceptional shopping opportunities, although tucked between the shopping malls and eye-popping modern architecture is the old Shanghai, where temples nestle down alleys, along with street markets and classical Chinese Gardens. A must see in Shanghai for worshippers and tourists alike is the Jade Buddha Temple, famous for housing two magnificent white jade Buddha statues and shopaholics will love the bustling Nanjing Road. Take an evening stroll along the Bund, the famed colonial street that forms the city's waterfront, to soak up the atmosphere and get the best view of Shanghai's world-renowned skyline. Shanghai is a city of stunning contrasts, where visitors can go from sipping cocktails in a designer bar overlooking the Bund, to eating dumplings at a street stall, or gazing at a 10th-century Buddhist monastery, in the space of a few hours.
In the magnificent city of Beijing you can really immerse yourself in ancient China, Walk along the awe-inspiring Great Wall, China's most famous landmark and one of the 7 wonders of the world, take a trip to the Forbidden City, and enjoy a rickshaw ride through the 'Hutongs' a maze of narrow cobbled streets. Explore the bustling streets which are comprised of a mixture of traditional alleyways and modern avenues, temples, cafes, palaces and shops. While in Beijing shore excursions could include visiting the Ming Tombs or guided tours of Tiananmen Square, the largest public square in the world!