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Highlights of China and the Yangtze

5 Nights Hotel in Beijing, 3 Nights Cruise Chongqing to Yichang, 2 Nights Hotel Shanghai

Uniworld Highlights of China and Yangtze

UNI Highlights of Chine and Yangtze
2013 Departure Dates & Pricing

Beijing to Shanghai - 11 days

For further assistance call 1-800-526-8539
Ship - Century Paragon *new for 2013*
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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Beijing (China)

Arrive in Beijing and be greeted by a cruise representative who will escort you to the hotel.

Day 2: Beijing (China)

Featured Excursions: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Peking Duck dinner

Start your day in Tiananmen Square - the heart of Beijing - before visiting the Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Then continue on to the Summer Palace. Top off your fabulous day with an authentic Peking Duck feast. (BB, L, D)

Day 3: Beijing (China)

Featured Excursions: The Great Wall, the Ming Tombs, and Kung Fu show

Visit the sites of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and then walk along China’s Great Wall - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and truly one of the manmade wonders of the world. On your way back to Beijing, travel the Sacred Way, home to the remnants of the Ming Tombs. End your day with an exhilarating Kung Fu show featuring some of China’s best martial artists. (BB, L, D)

Day 4: Beijing (China), fly to Xi'an

Featured Excursions: Hutongs tour with home-hosted lunch and dumpling dinner

Ride in a rickshaw for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Hutongs - the ancient lanes and alleyways of the old residential area of Beijing - and enjoy lunch with a local family. Then fly to Xi’an, where you’ll check into the hotel before indulging in a delicious dumpling dinner. (BB, L, D)

Day 5: Xi'an (China)

Featured Excursions: Terra Cotta Warriors, City Wall, and Tang Dynasty dinner and performance

Xi’an is the site of one of the most significant archaeological finds of the 20th century - the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses - which you’ll visit today along with Xi’an’s ancient City Wall. In the evening, partake in a Tang Dynasty dinner and cultural performance. (BB, L, D)

Day 6: Xi'an (China), fly to Chongqing (Embarkation), cruising the Yangtze River

Featured Excursions: Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Chongqing Zoo giant panda visit

Visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, an ancient holy place for Buddhists. Then fly to Chongqing, where you’ll stop for a glimpse of the giant pandas at the city zoo before boarding an elegant ship to begin your journey down the awe-inspiring Yangtze. (BB, L, D)

Day 7: Cruising the Yangtze River

Featured Excursion: Fengdu, or Wanzhou, or Shibaozhai

Sail the Yangtze’s breathtaking Three Gorges. Then visit either the “Ghost City” of Fengdu or the new relocation village for families who have moved as a result of the Three Gorges Dam. An excursion to the port cities of Wanzhou or Shibaozhai may be substituted due to river conditions. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Reception, D)

Day 8: Cruising the Yangtze River

Featured Excursion: Lesser Gorges

Cruise the enchanting Lesser Gorges of either the beautiful and peaceful Daning River or Shennong Stream. Then sail through the amazing Three Gorges Dam ship locks. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

Day 9: Yichang (Disembarkation), fly to Shanghai

Featured Excursion: Three Gorges Dam

Visit the site of the Three Gorges Dam before disembarking in Yichang. Fly to Shanghai and enjoy a delicious buffet dinner at your hotel. (BB, L, D)

Day 10: Shanghai (China)

Featured Excursions: Shanghai city tour and Shanghai Acrobats performance

Visit Old Town, the Bund, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, and Old Shanghai Museum on your panoramic tour. Enjoy a dim sum lunch and an evening performance by the incredible Shanghai Acrobats. (BB, L, D)

Day 11: Depart Shanghai

Transfer to the airport for your return flight home, or continue your tour with one of our popular optional extensions. (CB or BB)


  • A valid passport is required for travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

2013 Departures
Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing twin cabin
From Beijing
Program Start Date
Signature Suite w/ private balcony
Presidential Suite
Limited number of singles are available for an additional supplement. Please Inquire.
Triple is available with a rollaway bed.
Transfers from airport/hotel and hotel/airport are complimentary subject to transfer guidelines and conditions. Please call to inquire.

Prices Include:

▪ 3 Night Yangtze River Cruise in selected riverview stateroom 
▪ 7 Nights in centrally located deluxe hotels including buffet breakfast and all service charges, taxes and porterage
▪ Exclusive VIP Package on shore (complimentary wine served at Peking Duck Welcome Dinner, an exquisite gift of a traditional Chinese folk art piece presented during Welcome Dinner, a framed photo of you and your traveling companions at Tiananmen Square)
▪ 10 buffet breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
▪ Peking Duck Welcome Dinner with wine in Beijing
▪ Captain's Welcome Reception and Farewell Dinner onboard the ship
▪ Special themed dinners: Dim sum lunch in Shanghai; traditional dumpling and Tang Dynasty dinners in Xi'an; Hutong family lunch in Beijing
▪ 9 days of captivating, fully escorted excursions with English speaking local guides
▪ Lectures, traditional performances and Tai Chi classes onboard the ship
▪ Exciting evening entertainment, including a Kung Fu show, the world-famous Shanghai Acrobats and Tang Dynasty show in Xian
▪ Services of an experienced Tour Manager throughout your trip
▪ State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions (except on the Yangtze River)
▪ All transportation on tours, including flights within China
Prices Do Not Include:
▪ Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers)
▪ Travel Insurance
▪ Travel document shipping/handling fee
▪ Gratuities
▪ Personal expenses

*For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.

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