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18 Days | Grand China & the Yangtze River


Day 1 | Beijing, China. Arrive in Beijing and be greeted by a Uniworld representative who will escort you to the Sofitel Wanda Hotel.

Day 2 | Beijing. Visit the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and Temple of Heaven. After your tour, relax with a traditional foot massage. Later, indulge in a succulent Peking Duck Welcome feast. (BB,L,Welcome Dinner)

Day 3 | Beijing. Journey to the Great Wall and the Sacred Way and then enjoy an exhilarating Kung Fu show. (BB,L,D)

Day 4 | Beijing. Visit the Summer Palace’s imperial gardens before taking a rickshaw tour of Beijing’s Hutongs. While here, you will experience a traditional Chinese dinnerwith a local family, and then relax on Shichahai Lake as you are rowed in a flat-bottomed boat while a musician serenades you. (BB,L,D)

Day 5 | Beijing. Fly to the ancient city of Xi’an, and be greeted by a special Royal Welcome Ceremony at the city gate. Later, enjoy a traditional dumpling dinner. Tonight you will stay at the Sofitel Xi’an Hotel on Renmin Square. (BB,L,D)

Day 6 | Xi'an. Visit the life-sized Terra Cotta Warriors and in the evening, join us for a Tang Dynasty dinner and cultural performance. (BB,L,D)

Day 7 | Xi'an. Fly to Shanghai. Tour charming Tongli with its narrow streets, elegant homes, and enchanting teahouses. Then drive to Suzhou, where you’ll check into the Shangri-La Hotel. In the evening, enjoy an exciting performance of music and dance at a traditional Chinese garden. (BB,L,D)

Day 8 | Suzhou. Shanghai. Visit Suzhou’s famous Humble Administrator’s Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the Embroidery Institute before returning to bustling Shanghai. Transfer to Pudong Shangri-La Hotel and enjoy a delicious buffetdinner. (BB,L,D)

Day 9 | Shanghai. Take in the many splendors of Shanghai, including Old Town, and the Bund. Enjoy a Dim Sum Lunch at a local restaurant, and an evening performance by theworld-famous Shanghai Acrobats. (BB,L,D)

Day 10 | Shanghai. Fly to Yichang. Tour the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and the Shanghai Municipal History Museum before your flight to Yichang, where you’ll board your luxurious ship, Victoria Jenna. (BB,L,D)

Day 11 | Cruising the Yangtze River. Three Gorges Dam. Visit the Three Gorges Dam, and then sail the dramatic shoals and verdant cliffs of Xiling Gorge, the longest of the Three Gorges. (BB,L,Captain’s Welcome Reception,D)

Day 12 | Cruising the Yangtze River. Lesser Gorges. Board a riverboat for a voyage down the enchanting Lesser Gorges. After returning to the cruise ship, sail through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. (BB,L,D)

Day 13 | Cruising the Yangtze River. Fengdu. Visit the “Ghost City” of Fengdu. (BB,L,Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

Day 14 | Cruising the Yangtze River. Chongqing. Disembark. Fly to Guilin. Disembark in Chongqing, enjoy a city tour and visit the Chongqing Zoo’s giant pandas before flying to Guilin. Tonight you will stay at the Sheraton Hotel. (BB,L,D)

Day 15 | Guilin. Cruising the Li River. Enjoy a half-day cruise down the Li River, and then visit Yangshuo, a leading economic and cultural center since the Tang Dynasty. Enjoy dinner at the hotel. (BB,L,D)

Day 16 | Guilin. Fly to Hong Kong. Marvel at the distinctly colored stalactites and stalagmites in the Reed Flute Cave, and then visit a Chinese tea farm before flying to Hong Kong. Tonight you will stay at the Sheraton Hotel. (BB,L)

Day 17 | Hong Kong. See the best of the island—Victoria Peak, the Aberdeen Fishing Village, and Stanley Market on your guided city tour while in Hong Kong. (BB) Note: Tour Manager will not go to Hong Kong; there will be a local guide.

Day 18 | Hong Kong. Transfer to the airport Transfer to the airport for your return flight home. (CB,BB)

Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels and uncontrollable factors.

NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change without notice. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the itinerary schedule you receive with your final documents.

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