Grand China and the Yangtze

An 18-Day Uniworld River Cruises tour starting from $7,699

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Tour Length: 18 Days
Countries Visited: China
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Tour Type:
 River Cruises
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Tour Operator: Uniworld River Cruises
Tour Code: UNI-35-2018
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An in-depth exploration of China’s rich history and extraordinary cultural wonders. 

Your journey starts in Beijing, with tours of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Walk along the Great Wall—the world’s largest man-made structure—and marvel at the Temple of Heaven, a Ming Dynasty masterpiece. Tour the city’s atmospheric and ancient hutongs via rickshaw, enjoy lunch in the home of a friendly local family, and take a cruise on Shichahai Lake, once part of the imperial pleasure gardens.

Fly to Xi’an to see the Terra-cotta Warriors—a UNESCO-designated army of more than eight thousand life-sized soldiers and horses carved from stone that has drawn visitors from around the world. Visit the “water villages” of Tongli and Suzhou, stroll through the Humble Administrator’s Garden, and learn about the intricate art of Suzhou-style embroidery. Then it’s onward to Shanghai, China’s largest city, renowned for its architecture, dim sum, and acrobats. Enjoy tours of the Shanghai Museum and the Old Town quarter, and stroll along the waterfront Bund.

Your Yangtze River cruise will wind through the narrow and dramatic Three Gorges, a spectacular region with mist-shrouded mountain peaks and strange limestone karsts. Visit the Shibao Pagoda and take a smaller boat along the Shennong Stream for an up-close view of the area. In Guilin, you will visit the city’s zoo, home to giant pandas that are delightful to watch. Cruise the Li River through Guilin’s ethereal landscapes—recently designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site—a Chinese scroll painting come to life. Visit a tea plantation and explore Reed Flute Cave, where colored lights transform stalactites and stalagmites into a surreal visual spectacle. Conclude your journey in Hong Kong, which presents a fascinating blend of East and West, ancient and modern.

Who will enjoy this cruise/tour
This 18-day cruise/tour is designed for travelers looking for an in-depth experience of both ancient and modern-day China. In addition to must-see sights—Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, the Great Wall, and giant pandas—your adventure includes 5 days on the Yangtze River and the scenic Three Gorges, the Li River and ethereal landscapes of Guilin, classical Chinese gardens in Suzhou, and 3 days in cosmopolitan Hong Kong.

 
YOUR CRUISE/TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES: 

4-night Yangtze River cruise in a riverview Uniworld Signature Suite with a private balcony onboard the Century Legend*
13 nights in centrally located luxury hotels, including buffet breakfast and all service charges, taxes, and porterage*
All transportation throughout your trip, including flights within China
All transfers on arrival and departure days

TASTE
17 buffet breakfasts, 13 lunches, 12 dinners
Peking duck Welcome Dinner with complimentary wine in Beijing
Captain’s Welcome Reception and Farewell Dinner with complimentary wine onboard the ship
Special-themed meals: hutong family- hosted lunch in Beijing, traditional dumpling banquet and Tang Dynasty dinner in Xi’an, and dim sum lunch in Shanghai

EXPLORE
16 days of captivating, fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local experts
Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise/Tour Manager throughout your trip (except in Hong Kong)
State-of-the-art portable audio headset system on select excursions throughout your trip

EXPERIENCE
Exclusive VIP benefits onboard
Group photo and commemorative gift
Exciting evening entertainment, including a Kung Fu show in Beijing, a Tang Dynasty show in Xi’an, and the Shanghai Acrobats

Information including ship and hotels are subject to change.
 

Day 1 - Beijing

Day 2 - Beijing

Day 3 - Beijing

Day 4 - Beijing

Day 5 - Beijing, fly to Xi'an

Day 6 - Xi'an

Day 7 - Xi'an, fly to Shanghai, Tongli, Suzhou

Day 8 - Suzhou, Shanghai

Day 9 - Shanghai

Day 10 - Shanghai, fly to Yichang

Day 11 - Yichang, cruising the Yangtze River

Day 12 - Cruising the Yangtze River

Day 13 - Cruising the Yangtze River, Shibaozhai

Day 14 - Chongqing, fly to Guilin

Day 15 - Guilin, cruising the Li River, Yangshuo

Day 16 - Guilin, fly to Hong Kong

Day 17 - Hong Kong

Day 18 - Hong Kong, transfer to the airport

 
         
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A NOTE ABOUT AIRFARE: We encourage you to buy your airfare from the tour operator, because if your tour cancels then your airlines tickets will be covered. Purchasing flights separately at a lesser rate and incorporating it with a Non-Guaranteed Departure Date can result in loss of total cost of your flight investment. Depending on the fare rules, flights may be Non-Refundable and/or Non-Transferable. Neither the tour operator and/or Atlas Cruises & Tours will be held responsible for loss if a tour is cancelled for Lack of Participation.

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TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Necessary Travel Documents such as Passports and Visas is the responsibility of the traveler. Passports must be valid six months from your return travel date.

YOUR CRUISE/TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES: 

4-night Yangtze River cruise in a riverview Uniworld Signature Suite with a private balcony onboard the Century Legend*
13 nights in centrally located luxury hotels, including buffet breakfast and all service charges, taxes, and porterage*
All transportation throughout your trip, including flights within China
All transfers on arrival and departure days

TASTE
17 buffet breakfasts, 13 lunches, 12 dinners
Peking duck Welcome Dinner with complimentary wine in Beijing
Captain’s Welcome Reception and Farewell Dinner with complimentary wine onboard the ship
Special-themed meals: hutong family- hosted lunch in Beijing, traditional dumpling banquet and Tang Dynasty dinner in Xi’an, and dim sum lunch in Shanghai

EXPLORE
16 days of captivating, fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local experts
Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise/Tour Manager throughout your trip (except in Hong Kong)
State-of-the-art portable audio headset system on select excursions throughout your trip

EXPERIENCE
Exclusive VIP benefits onboard
Group photo and commemorative gift
Exciting evening entertainment, including a Kung Fu show in Beijing, a Tang Dynasty show in Xi’an, and the Shanghai Acrobats

Information including ship and hotels are subject to change.
 

Port Charges: $0.00

Base category: Signature Suite

 
 

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