HIGHLIGHTS OF CHINA & THE YANGTZE
11 DAYS FROM BEIJING TO SHANGHAI OFFERED BY UNIWORLD RIVER CRUISES.
A spellbinding odyssey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture and history. Journey through a land of contrasts—skyscrapers and ancient temples, serene gardens and bustling city streets—to discover the heart of this ever-changing country. From China’s staggering architectural monuments—the Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Great Wall—to the natural beauty of the Yangtze River’s Three Gorges, this itinerary introduces you to China’s highlights. The unique experience that is China fills your senses from the moment you arrive: the sound of Mandarin in Beijing’s streets, the scent of delicate Xi’an dumplings, the detailing on terra-cotta figures that have survived for millennia. Simultaneously ancient and contemporary, China must be heard, seen and felt to be understood.
DAY 1: Beijing
DAY 2: Beijing
DAY 3: Beijing
DAY 4: Beijing, Fly to Xi’an
DAY 5: Xi’an
DAY 6: Xi’an, Fly to Chongqing (Embark), Cruising the Yangtze River
DAY 7: Cruising the Yangtze River, Shibaozhai
DAY 8: Cruising the Yangtze River, Shennong Stream
DAY 9: Cruising the Yangtze River, Yichang (Disembark), Fly to Shanghai
DAY 10: Shanghai
DAY 11: Depart Shanghai
TO CHECK OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST
✓ The Forbidden City
✓ Peking duck - a dish originally prepared for Chinese emperors.
✓ Tiananmen Square
✓ Tai Chi class
✓ Panda bears
✓ Tea houses
✓ The Great Wall
✓ Rickshaw ride
✓ The Summer Palace, home to one of China’s most beautiful classical gardens
✓ Xi’an’s terra-cotta warriors and horses, called the 8th wonder of the world
✓ Buddhist temples
✓ A traditional Tang Dynasty dinner show with fabulous food, music and flamboyant costumes
✓ Jade Factory
✓ The completely mesmerizing Three Gorges on the Yangtze river and poets for thousands of years.
✓ Shanghai, China’s “city of the future”