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11 Days | Highlights of China & the Yangtze River


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

Day 2 | Beijing. 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 a succulent Peking Duck Welcome Feast. (BB,L,Welcome Dinner)

Day 3 | Beijing. 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 theSacred 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. Fly to Xi'an. 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 alocal family. Then fly to Xi’an, where you’ll check into the Sofitel Xi’an on Renmin Square before indulging in a delicious dumpling dinner. (BB,L,D)

Day 5 | Xi'an. 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. Fly to Chongqing. Cruising the Yangtze River. Visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, an ancient holy place of Buddhists. Then fly to Chongqing, where you’ll stop for a glimpse of the giant pandas at the city zoo before boarding the elegant Victoria Cruises ship, Victoria Jenna, to begin your journey down the awe-inspiring Yangtze. (BB,L,D)

Day 7 | Cruising the Yangtze River. Fengdu. Sail the Yangtze’s breathtaking Three Gorges. Then visit the “Ghost City” of Fengdu. (BB,L,Captain’s Welcome Reception,D)

Day 8 | Cruising the Yangtze River. 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. Fly to Shanghai. Visit the site of the Three Gorges Dam before disembarking in Yichang. Fly to Shanghai and enjoy a delicious buffet dinner at the Pudong Shangri-La Hotel. (BB,L,D)

Day 10 | Shanghai. Visit Old Town, the Bund, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, and the Municipal History Museum on your panoramic tour. Enjoy a dim sum lunch and later, an evening performance by the incredible Shanghai Acrobats. (BB,L,D)

Day 11 | Shanghai. Transfer to the airport Transfer to the airport for your return flight home, or continue your tour with one of our popular optional extensions. (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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