Begin in China’s modern-day capital, the 2,000-year-old city of Beijing, and visit its legendary sites, including Tiananmen Square; the Forbidden City; and, of course, the Great Wall. Enjoy a special rickshaw ride along Beijing’s ancient alleyways then continue on to Xian, site of the excavated terra cotta army of more than 7,000 life-sized warriors. From there, fly to Chongqing and board your Victoria Cruises ship for a three-night cruise on the storied Yangtze and a tour of the spectacular Three Gorges Dam. Conclude your tour in Shanghai, a dazzling city that epitomizes 21st-century China. A 4-day/3-night extension to Hong Kong is also available.