Grand China & The Yangtze

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Unlimited drinks & included gratuities*

Sail with Uniworld, as seen on Channel 5's Cruising with Jane McDonald

Included shore excursions & free wi-fi*

5★ all-inclusive boutique river cruising*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 17 nights
  • Departs 03 Sep 2021
  • Sails from Beijing, China
  • Ship Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1609689‍

Your Itinerary

Tianjin, China

Beijing, China Fri 03 Sep 2021

Tianjin, China

Tianjin may not be as well-known as Beijing or Shanghai, but ‘the place where the emperor crossed the river’ has a huge amount to offer visitors.

Xi'an, China

Xi'an, China Mon 06 Sep 2021

Xi'an, China
Hangzhou

Hangzhou Wed 08 Sep 2021

Hangzhou

Hangzhou, the capital of China’s Zhejiang province, is the southern terminus of the ancient Grand Canal waterway, which originates in Beijing. Its West Lake, celebrated by poets and artists since the 9th century, encompasses islands (reachable by boat), temples, pavilions, gardens and arched bridges.

Shanghai Dancers

Shanghai, China Fri 10 Sep 2021

Shanghai Dancers

China’s second most populous city embraces its history, future – and visitors – in an equally delightful fashion. Architectural treats from centuries past remain, with influences from all corners of the globe.

Yichang

Yichang Sun 12 Sep 2021

Yichang

Yichang, alternatively romanized as Ichang, is a prefecture-level city located in western Hubei province, China. It is the second largest city in the province after the capital, Wuhan. The Three Gorges Dam is located within its administrative area, in Yiling District.

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Cruising the Yangtze River Mon 13 Sep 2021

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Shennong Tue 14 Sep 2021

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Cruising the Yangtze River Wed 15 Sep 2021

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Chongqing, China

Chongqing Thu 16 Sep 2021

Chongqing, China

Chongqing is a sprawling municipality at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers in southwestern China. In the city center, the large, domed Great Hall of the People complex stands above pedestrianized People's Square. On the other side of the square, the Three Gorges Museum features artifacts from the construction of the Three Gorges Dam as well as ancient art.

Chengdu, China

Chengdu Thu 16 Sep 2021

Chengdu, China

Chengdu is the capital of southwestern China's Sichuan province. Chengdu's history dates back to at least the 4th century B.C., when it served as capital for the Shu Kingdom. Artifacts from that dynasty are the focus of the Jinsha Site Museum. The city is also home to the famous Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, a conservation center where visitors can view endangered giant pandas in a natural habitat.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Sat 18 Sep 2021

Hong Kong

From the exceptional views across its famous harbour to the sizzling dishes in its glamorous restaurants, you’re sure to fall in love with Hong Kong.

What's included *

  • 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
  • Health & Sanitation Protocols: - All guests must complete a health screening prior to embarkation. - Gloves, face masks and small bottles of hand sanitizer will be readily available for each guest. - All coffee table books, magazines and brochures have been removed from public use. Guests will be able to access these reading materials via a complimentary PressReader app on their mobile devices. For full details, please visit the Uniworld cruise line page. Health & Sanitation Protocol features may vary in Russia & Asia.
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection
  • Flexible Cancellation Terms

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The Ship - Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

  • Occupancy124
  • Length300 ft (91.44 m)
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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.

Experience the Difference

  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.8/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating our 25th year as a cruise-only specialist
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Frequently Asked Questions about Uniworld River Cruises

Does Uniworld have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, Uniworld does have a flexible cancellation policy. Uniworld are currently allowing guests to change or suspend their cruise up to 60 days prior to departure on their European and exotic sailings departing in 2021.

Guests can rebook to any future cruise through to 2022.

Alternatively, guests can choose to receive a Future Cruise Credit equal to the number of funds received by Uniworld at the time of cancellation. The Future Cruise Credit can be used towards any 2021 or 2022 Uniworld sailing.

Please note Airfares booked through Uniworld are subject to airline cancellation fees. Further Cruise Line Terms & conditions apply. Standard cancellation rules apply for 2022 departures. 


Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard a Uniworld ship?

If travelling with Uniworld, you will need to provide proof of one of the following:
1. Vaccination certificate showcasing you’re fully vaccinated with the final dose administered at least 14 days prior to travel
2. A verified and negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of embarkation
3. A verified and negative rapid antigen test taken within 72 hours of embarkation
 


Is there a dress code on board?

The dress code on board is smart casual. Uniworld River Cruises recommend wearing comfortable clothing and packing for a range of weather conditions.


Do Uniworld cater for special diets?

Uniworld River Cruises cater for most dietary needs (e.g. low fat, low calorie, gluten free, sugar free, vegetarian) as long they are alerted in advance. Please call us prior to sailing so we can inform Uniworld River Cruises.


Is there Wi-Fi on board?

Select ships offer complimentary Wi-Fi access.


Can I book shore excursions once on board?

Additional shore excursions can be booked with your Cruise Manager once on board.


Can I smoke on board?

Smoking is permitted on board each ship but restricted to the sun decks only. This policy applies to all forms of smoking materials including vapor e-cigarettes.


How do gratuities work?

Gratuities are included in the price of your cruise.


Last Updated: 05/05/2021

* Terms & Conditions

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Our ABTA membership and ATOL license protects your holidays booked through ROL Cruise, so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected. *Please note ATOL protection is only applicable to Fly Cruises*

Guests can change or suspend their Uniworld cruise up to 60 days prior to their departure date for Europe and Exotic programs departing in 2021 (without penalty) and can rebook on any future cruise through 2022 OR choose to receive a Future Travel Certificate equal to the number of funds received by Uniworld at the time of cancellation. Please note: All Flexible Cancellation Policies exclude all exclusive Reader Offers Limited Package Holidays. Standard cancellation rules apply for 2022 departures. 

We advise customers to keep up to date with the cruise lines COVID policies for insurance, life on board, shore excursions, vaccinations and testing prior to boarding.

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