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5★ China, Tibet & The Yangtze

From £7,199pp

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Exclusive Complimentary Private Uk Chauffeur Service*

Free One-Way Business Class Flight Upgrade*

Complimentary Drinks & Gratuities Included*

Shore Excursions & Land Tour Included*

Cruise Overview

  • Duration 15 nights
  • Departs 01 Sep 2020
  • Sails from Beijing, China
  • Ship Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1447875‍

Your Itinerary

FREE Private UK Chauffeur Service Tue 01 Sep 2020

Your EXCLUSIVE FREE Private UK Chauffeur Service will transfer you to the airport in style

Fly from London to Beijing, China Tue 01 Sep 2020

Regional and premium class flights may be available on request

Tianjin, China

Beijing, China Wed 02 Sep 2020

Tianjin, China

Upon arrival, a Uniworld representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the luxurious Ritz Carlton Beijing hotel for your three night stay

Tianjin, China

Beijing, China Thu 03 Sep 2020

Tianjin, China

Your adventure begins with two quintessential experiences in China’s capital of Beijing. Off limits to commoners for 500 years, the Forbidden City was once considered the cosmic centre of the universe. Peking Duck is another cultural gem you’ll get to experience today, a complex dish originally prepared for Chinese emperors (B,L)

★ FEATURED EXCURSION: The imperial heritage of China’s capital – Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and Peking Duck Lunch with afternoon Temple of Heaven visit and Tai Chi class ★

Tianjin, China

Beijing, China Fri 04 Sep 2020

Tianjin, China

Today stand atop China’s most iconic site – the Great Wall. This is an experience you will never forget. You’ll also have tea at a traditional teahouse and take a rickshaw ride through the city’s ancient hutongs where you will have lunch with a friendly local family at their home (B,L,D)

★ FEATURED EXCURSION: Culture, history and intrigue: Hutongs, Teahouse and the Great Wall ★

Xi'an, China

Beijing – Xi’an, China Sat 05 Sep 2020

Xi'an, China

Today, head north to the serenity of the Summer Palace, home to one of China’s most beautiful classical gardens. From Beijing, fly to X’ian and plunge into the past in China’s first capital, home to the Terra-cotta Army, and transfer to a luxurious hotel for your two night stay. Here, you’ll be treated to a traditional dumpling banquet (B,D)

★ FEATURED EXCURSION: Grace and art – Beijing’s Summer Palace and Xi’an’s traditional dumpling banquet ★

Xi'an, China Sun 06 Sep 2020

Xi’an’s famous Terra-cotta Army has been called the 8th Wonder of the World, and it’s certainly the most extraordinary archaeological find of the 20th century. You’ll also enjoy a traditional Tang Dynasty dinner show with fabulous food, music and flamboyant costumes (B,L,D)

★ FEATURED EXCURSION: China’s first capital – Terra-cotta Army and Tang Dynasty dinner show ★

Xi'an, China

Xi’an – Lhasa, China Mon 07 Sep 2020

Xi'an, China

Fly to Lhasa. High on the Tibetan Plateau, Lhasa, is both a thriving modern town and a mystical destination of pilgrimage. Upon arrival in Lhasa, transfer to the Shangri-La Lhasa hotel for your three night stay, where dinner comes with amazing views of the world’s highest city (B,D)

Lhasa, Tibet

Lhasa, Tibet Tue 08 Sep 2020

Lhasa, Tibet

See the holiest site in Tibet: gold-domed Jokhang Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that contains a seventh century statue of Buddha. Tour the rich collection of prehistoric artefact’s at the Tibet Museum (B,L,D)

★ FEATURED EXCURSION: Otherworldly Jokhang Temple and Tibet Museum ★

Lhasa, Tibet

Lhasa, Tibet Wed 09 Sep 2020

Lhasa, Tibet

Be captivated in Lhasa at the jewel-bedecked tombs and golden altars of Potala Palace, the UNESCO-honoured historic former home of the Dalai Lama, and at Sera Monastery, an active place of worship and study with an amazing collection of Buddhist art (B,L,D)

★ FEATURED EXCURSION: Places of the gods – Potala Palace and Sera Monastery ★

Chongqing, China

Lhasa – Chongqing, China - Embark the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer Thu 10 Sep 2020

Chongqing, China

Fly to Chongqing, where you’ll visit the giant pandas at the city’s wonderful zoo before boarding the luxurious Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer for your three night Yangtze River cruise (B,D)

★ FEATURED EXCURSION: Giant Panda visit at Chongqing Zoo ★

Shibaozhai, Japan

Cruising the Yangtze River – Shibaozhai, China Fri 11 Sep 2020

Shibaozhai, Japan

Step ashore to visit the bright red Shibao Pagoda, originally built into the side of a mountain peak which became an island after the completion of the Three Gorges Dam. Prepare to be dazzled on board by some of the most glorious scenery in the world as you cruise along the Yangtze River. Watch as the ship carries you past bucolic fishing villages, hillside rice paddies, ancient cliff carvings and historic temples (B,L,D)

★ FEATURED EXCURSION: Fuling – 816 Underground Project ★

Shennong Stream, China

Cruising the Yangtze River – Shennong Stream, China Sat 12 Sep 2020

Shennong Stream, China

Today will be a highlight of your journey – a full day cruising the Yangtze River’s mystical, beautiful and completely mesmerising Three Gorges, with scenery that has captivated artists and poets for thousands of years (B,L,D)

★ FEATURED EXCURSION: The magical Shennong Stream ★

Three Gorges Dam, China

Cruising the Yangtze River – Yichang – Shanghai, China Sun 13 Sep 2020

Three Gorges Dam, China

Get an up-close view of a contemporary man-made wonder as your ship navigates the five-stage locks of the massive Three Gorges Dam, located in Yichang. After, fly to Shanghai where you’ll settle into a luxurious hotel for a two night stay (B,D)

★ FEATURED EXCURSION: Powering China’s future – Three Gorges Dam ★

Shanghai Dancers

Shanghai, China Mon 14 Sep 2020

Shanghai Dancers

Enjoy a taste of both old and new today, including the city’s famous delicacy – dim sum – and a performance by the gravity-defying Shanghai acrobats (B,L)

★ FEATURED EXCURSION: Spectacular skyscrapers, famous dim sum and acrobats ★

Shanghai Dancers

Transfer to the airport for your flight to London Tue 15 Sep 2020

Shanghai Dancers

Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to London (regional and premium class flights may be available on request) (B)

Arrive in London Wed 16 Sep 2020

Your EXCLUSIVE FREE Private UK Chauffeur will be awaiting your arrival to transfer you home in style

What's included *

  • EXCLUSIVELY REDUCED FARES – SAVE £800 – only when booking with ROL Cruise
  • COMPLIMENTARY one-way Business Class Flight Upgrade for all bookings – please do not delay limited availability
  • EXCLUSIVE COMPLIMENTARY Private UK Chauffeur Service of up to 75 miles each way for all bookings
  • 10 night land tour including luxury hotel stays in Beijing, Xi’an, Lhasa & Shanghai
  • Elegantly appointed riverview staterooms and suites with luxurious amenities from Hermes and L’Occitane en Provence
  • In-suite butler service on all ships in Europe (not available in Russia & Portugal)
  • Stays at luxurious and centrally located five-star hotels where applicable
  • All gratuities on board and ashore including local guides and bus drivers (gratuities included vary in Russia and Asia)
  • All transportation throughout the trip
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Unlimited beverages on board including local wines, sparkling wines and champagne, craft beer and premium spirits (inclusions vary for Russia and Asia)
  • A variety of on board dining experiences with open seating and a casual-elegant dress code
  • Local entertainment & insightful lectures on board
  • Ship-wide Wi-Fi access (excludes Russia & Asia)
  • Fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local guides
  • Services of a dedicated Uniworld Cruise/Tour Manager
  • Plus, book an Ocean View cabin or above by 8.30pm 31st January 2020 and receive a John Lewis Gift Card worth up to £40
  • ROL Cruise will donate £10 per booking to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery for those experiencing unprecedented bushfire activity

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The Ship - Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

The newest ship on the Yangtze is a sanctuary of lavish features, with the largest cabins and suites on the river – all with private balconies, and a crew-to-guest ratio beyond compare. As you embark, you’ll be immersed in a contemporary Chinese chic design that perfectly reflects the cultures and places that you will visit during your trip. And, with a crew-to-guest ratio of 1:1, you are certain to experience a personalised and intuitive service that is second to none.

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