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Cox & Kings’ new China itineraries are designed to offer travelers an authentic vacation in Asia. Travelers on the 13-day Classic China Odyssey tour will discover the Great Wall and the Forbidden City in Beijing before coming face to face with Xian’s life-sized Terra-Cotta Warriors. In Lijiang, guests will ascend Jade Dragon Snow Mountain by cable car and revel in the spectacular natural sights offered — including thousand-year-old glaciers and lush evergreen spruce forests.
In Hangzhou, the pace slows down as travelers leisurely cruise West Lake and research the history of Chinese medicine. The trip concludes with an acrobatics show in Shanghai. Prices begin at $7,180 per person, based on double occupancy.
With the 15-day Glimpses of China & Tibet itinerary, locals will teach guests how to cook traditional Chinese cuisine in Beijing. In Tibet, guests meet with local pottery-makers; visit Potala Palace, the former winter residence of the Dalai Lama; and explore Lake Yamdrok’s islands, one of which is home to the Samding Monastery, the only Tibetan monastery headed by a woman. Prices begin at $8,945 per person. www.coxandkingsusa.com