Ancient Kingdoms of China with Julie Nixon Eisenhower SOLD OUT
June 4 to 19, 2013
We invite you to join fellow members on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet Julie Nixon Eisenhower, who will share her perspectives and fi rsthand accounts on the pivotal role her late father, President Richard M. Nixon, played in bringing Communist China out of isolation and reopening U.S. relations for the fi rst time since 1949. Our own study leader, Barbara Horlbeck, will also provide insightful lectures.
Visit six UNESCO World Heritage Sites on this comprehensive journey, traveling half the width of China and allowing for in-depth appreciation of the juxtaposition of its ancient culture with 21st-century advancements, from the imperial dignity of Mandarin Beijing and Tiananmen Square to the dynastic treasures of the ancient capital of Xi’an and the Three Gorges Dam, to the historic neighborhoods of Old Shanghai and the contrasting 21st-century architecture of Pudong across the river. A highlight of the journey will be a six-night Grand Cruise along the fabled Yangtze River, sailing all the way from Chongqing downstream into stunning Shanghai through the magnifi cent Yangtze River Gorges aboard the exclusively chartered M.V. VICTORIA SOPHIA, the finest river ship cruising the entire course of the Yangtze. Cruise the magnifi cent Three Gorges and Three Lesser Gorges, and visit the engineering marvel of the Three Gorges Dam. See regions seldom visited by Westerners—Wuhan, settled more than 3,000 years ago by the Han Dynasty; Huangshan, famous for its majestic Yellow Mountain range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and Nánjing, former capital of Imperial China.
Study Leader Information
Julie Nixon Eisenhower and our own study leader, Barbara Horlbeck, will also provide insightful lectures
June 4 - Depart from the U.S./Cross the International Date Line
June 5 - BEIJING, CHINA
June 6 - BEIJING
June 7 - BEIJING
June 8 - BEIJING /XI’AN
June 9 - XI’AN
June 10 - XI’AN /CHONGQING/Embark M.V. VICTORIA SOPHIA
June 11 - WUSHAN FOR THREE SMALL GORGES
June 12 - THREE GORGES DAM
June 13 - WUHAN
June 14 - GUICHI FOR HUANGSHAN
June 15 - NÁNJING
June 16 - SHANGHAI/Disembark M.V. VICTORIA SOPHIA
June 17 - SHANGHAI
June 18 - SHANGHAI
June 19 - SHANGHAI/Return to the U.S.
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