Yangtze River Cruises with Uniworld
Marvel at the geographic diversity of China, from the mountains of Tibet to the grand gorges of the Yangtze. Witness the great contrast between ancient Chinese culture and its more modern entrepreneurial spirit. Be inspired by ethereal landscapes and historical sites, all while enjoying the modern-day comforts of five-star hotels and luxurious cruise ships.
From the moment you arrive, you’ll be in the hands of Uniworld’s professional, English-speaking Cruise/Tour Managers, who will happily share their vast knowledge of China’s history, art, culture, and natural landscapes with you. Experience the Eastern wonders you’ve always dreamed of—and uncover hidden treasures you couldn’t possibly have imagined on a Uniworld Boutique River Cruise along the Yangtze River in China.
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Experience a soul-enriching journey on this program abounding with UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Prepare to embark on a truly mystical journey, one that takes you to China’s most amazing destinations, and to stunning Tibet, the “Rooftop of the World.” UNESCO sites like China’s Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, and the Great Wall beckon you with their age-old energy. And Tibet’s ancient capital of Lhasa is breathtaking—its temples and monasteries framed by grand and mountainous terrain. This is an awe-inspiring journey of the highest order.
Lhasa means “holy land,” and Lhasa—the ancient capital city of Tibet—is indeed the heart and soul of the region. In existence since the seventh century and ruled by the Dalai Lamas from the early 1600s until 1959, Tibet has long been associated with tranquility and spirituality. Marvel at Lhasa’s unique architecture—from gilt-roofed temples and colorfully decorated monasteries to the practical, energy-efficient design of its traditional houses—and discover inner calm as you wander through its peaceful gardens. You’ll visit both the UNESCO World Heritage Jokhang Temple and the Potala Palace, as well as the Sera Monastery. While in Beijing, explore the UNESCO-designated Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, and the Great Wall. Marvel at the life-sized Terra-cotta Warriors in Xi’an. Cruise the most scenic section of the Yangtze River with its famous Three Gorges, and then conclude your astonishing trip in breathtaking Shanghai. The majestic scenery, soul-enriching spirituality, rich cultural performances, and wonderful people of China will reward you with unforgettable memories.
Experience the best of China—from its bustling cities to its natural wonders—all in one grand journey. This epic sojourn shows you all of China’s highlights, and some lesser-known gems, creating lasting impressions of the real China. Imagine the thrill of walking on the Great Wall. Or seeing the riverside shrines and larger-than-life rock gorges as you sail the Yangtze. It’s all on this voyage, plus cultural delights and events all along the way, from folk and Kung Fu performances to amazing acrobats and, of course, delicious Peking duck!
From thriving contemporary cities (Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong) to monumental manmade marvels (the Great Wall and the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses) to glorious landscapes (Suzhou, the Yangtze, and Guilin), this extraordinary expedition is the perfect introduction to the grand sweep of ancient and modern China.
Watch the highlights of China unfold before your eyes during this incredible adventure. From rustic villages to great modern cities, and a culture more than 5,000 years old, this itinerary shows you why China is like nowhere else on Earth. The iconic Great Wall, cruising the mighty Yangtze, and bustling Beijing and Shanghai are just the beginning. You’ll experience wonders like Beijing’s Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square and Xi’an’s breathtaking Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, as well as traditional cultural and culinary highlights throughout this extraordinary passage.
A journey to China is an enchanting odyssey through more than 5,000 years of history that have been recorded against a vast landscape. Discover the great diversity of this fascinating country, from the rustic hamlets lining the Yangtze to the sophisticated cities of Beijing and Shanghai.
Discover the glories of China’s history and culture, from the ancient Forbidden City to booming Shanghai. For travelers wishing to see China’s best, most memorable highlights and authentic places, Uniworld’s Treasures of China and the Yangtze is the perfect itinerary. You’ll explore China’s millennia-old history and culture, while celebrating its colorful living present. Walk the Great Wall, see the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and more. And, as always on a Uniworld cruise, you’ll experience rich cultural highlights and amazing cuisine from the moment you step onboard.
This odyssey through China will carry you from the ultramodern high-rises of Shanghai to the ancient wonder of the Great Wall, revealing the great diversity of this amazing country along the way. Follow the mighty Yangtze into the heart of China, reveling in the mist-shrouded shrines and fanciful, weather-shaped rock formations of the ravishing Three Gorges.