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Treasures of China and the Yangtze

Shanghai to Beijing | 12 Days
Date Range: Aug 2014 - Oct 2014Ship: Century Paragon

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.

This program provides insight into the marvels of old and new China, with a focus on the great Yangtze River itself, bookended by three exciting cities: Shanghai, Xi’an, and Beijing. Visit Beijing’s Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square and walk along the legendary Great Wall, one of the wonders of the ancient world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Come face-to-face with the Terra-cotta Warriors while in Xi’an, and let the legendary Shanghai Acrobats dazzle you.

With your English-speaking local experts and Cruise/Tour Managers sharing their knowledge of China’s extraordinary history, landmarks, people, and culture with you, you’ll experience a 360° view of the grand treasures of China.

Who will enjoy this cruise
Those who would like to sample the top sights of the region, from the excitement of Shanghai, Xi’an, and Beijing to the ancient splendors of the Great Wall—all accentuated by the breathtaking beauty of the Yangtze.