2019 Classic China and the Yangtze

Oct. 30 – Nov. 12 
Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
Price: From $4,684 (airfare included)
Tour Length: 14 days
UNC Lecturer: Peter Coclanis, Director of the Global Research Institute at UNC
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Traveling in a small group limited to just 24 guests, begin your comprehensive, well-paced 14-day tour in the monumental capital of Beijing, experiencing its legendary sights:  Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the famed Great Wall, the Temple of Heaven, and the Summer Palace.  Ride a rickshaw along Beijing’s ancient alleyways, and visit a local family’s home.  Travel to Xian and visit the museum housing the astounding terra cotta army of some 7,000 life-sized warriors, one of China’s most memorable sights.  In Chongqing’s zoo, meet the beloved pandas face-to-face.  Then board a Victoria Cruises ship for a classic three-night cruise on the fabled Yangtze.  See the spectacular Three Gorges, the stunning Small Gorges, and the immense Three Gorges Dam.  Conclude your tour in dynamic Shanghai with visits to the renowned Shanghai Museum, the European-influenced Bund, and beloved 16th-century Yu Yuan Gardens.  Explore dazzling Hong Kong with an optional 4-day/3-night post-tour extension.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Beijing
  • Day 3 : Beijing
  • Day 4 : Beijing | Great Wall
  • Day 5 : Beijing
  • Day 6 : Beijing | Xian
  • Day 7 : Xian
  • Day 8 : Xian | Chongqing | Board Ship
  • Day 9 : Yangtze Cruising | Shibaozhai
  • Day 10 : Yangtze Cruising | Wu Gorge | Small gorges | Xiling Gorge
  • Day 11 : Yangtze Cruising | Shanghai
  • Day 12 : Shanghai
  • Day 13 : Shanghai
  • Day 14 : Depart for U.S.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

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All 2019 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.