Travel with the Field Museum - Dynasties of China and Tibet: The Himalayas and the Yangtze

You are invited on an extraordinary journey through China and Tibet–two lands of stunning beauty and centuries-old civilizations steeped in legend and tradition. Travel with the Museum’s preeminent experts–Gary M. Feinman, MacArthur Curator of Mesoamerican, Central American, and East Asian Anthropology, and Linda Nicholas, Adjunct Curator of Anthropology–who bring in-depth knowledge and understanding of these ancient cultures. 

This exceptional journey encompasses the breadth of China–from the Himalayan “Rooftop of the World,” with three nights in Tibet’s seldom-visited city of Lhasa, through the dramatic gorges of the Yangtze River to the historic neighborhoods of Old Shanghai. You will experience the imperial formality of Mandarin Beijing, the dynastic treasures of historic Xi’an and the Tibetan Buddhist “Sun City” of Lhasa with its architectural masterpiece, the Potala Palace–a symbol of peace and the historic home of the Dalai Lama. 

Our three-night cruise travels the fabled Yangtze River from Chongqing to Yichang through captivating landscapes, historic port cities and resplendent gorges aboard the deluxe Victoria Jenna, relaunched in 2016 after an extensive refurbishment. Cruise the magnificent Three Gorges, visit the extraordinary engineering marvel of the Three Gorges Dam, and enjoy a private boat tour on the spectacular Goddess Stream in the Wu Gorge. Your land accommodations include five-star hotels such as Shanghai’s legendary Fairmont Peace and the renowned Peninsula Beijing. Visit eight UNESCO World Heritage sites during specially arranged, included excursions accompanied by experienced, English-speaking guides.

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Please contact Usha Subramanian at with questions.