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The Great Wall of China


Uniworld’s 2011 China River Cruises & Tours

Table of Contents Introduction

China River Cruises & Tours

Experience the true essence of China and the Yangtze

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Classic China Beijing to Shanghai | 8 Days

16 – 19

A world of benefits designed and INCLUDED just for you

4–5

Highlights of China & the Yangtze Beijing to Shanghai | 11 Days

20 – 23

Navigate the ancient Yangtze in elegant style

6–7

Grand China & the Yangtze Beijing to Hong Kong | 18 Days

24 – 27

Luxurious hotels provide comfort and convenience

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Wonders of China & the Grand Yangtze Shanghai to Beijing | 17 Days

28 – 31

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Splendours of China & the Grand Yangtze Beijing to Shanghai | 15 Days

32 – 35

You’ll always receive award-winning hospitality

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China, Tibet & the Yangtze Beijing to Shanghai | 14 Days

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Discover the great sites of China and the Yangtze

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Indulge in a virtual “dim sum” of dining experiences

Ships Victoria Cruises collection of river cruise ships

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Information Uniworld Gold Seal Protection Booking Conditions and Important Information

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The Sun and Moon Pagodas, Guilin

Experience the true essence of China and the Yangtze A venerated 5,000-year-old historical and cultural legacy make China one of the most intriguing destinations in the world. Marvel at the geographic diversity of this great land, from Tibet to the mighty Yangtze. Bear witness to the beauty and great contrast between ancient Chinese culture and tradition, and its more modern entrepreneurial spirit. And be inspired by earthly and ethereal landscapes and impressive historical sites, all while enjoying the comfort of deluxe hotels and a luxurious cruise. Discover the true essence of this intriguing land on one of Uniworld’s six expertly planned, fascinating itineraries. Your professionally trained and experienced Uniworld Tour Manager, along with English-speaking local guides—the crème de la crème of the industry—will lead you on excursions designed to give you an insider’s view of the history, the culture, and the people of the places you visit. Explore legendary sites like China’s ancient capital, Xi’an, and its current capital, Beijing—both of which are bursting with archeological treasures. Soak up the energy of Shanghai and Hong Kong, vibrant cities that blend East and West, and old and new. Spend time in Suzhou, known for its heavenly gardens; Guilin, famous for its spectacular mountains; and Tongli, the China of picture books. Journey to Lhasa, the heart and soul of Tibet, and sail the legendary Yangtze with its spectacular Three Gorges. Always included are enriching special-themed dinners and inspirational cultural performances—such as a Peking Duck dinner and an exciting Kung Fu show while in Beijing—to complement your daily activities and to ensure you are provided with a well-rounded perspective of your exciting China journey. No matter which itinerary you choose, you will experience the Eastern wonders you’ve always dreamed of—and uncover hidden treasures you couldn’t possibly have imagined.

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Suzhou Gardens, Suzhou

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Shanghai

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The Yangtze River

A world of benefits designed and INCLUDED just for you • Exceptional value on all-inclusive programs • Expertly planned itineraries featuring China’s famed highlights, hidden treasures, and cultural wonders •O  ur own dedicated China operations in Beijing led by a dedicated team of professionals with years of hotel-operation and excursion-planning experience •T  he services of an educated and professionally trained Uniworld Tour Manager, Uniworld’s “Ambassador of China,” who escorts you every step of the way throughout your journey • Beautiful Victoria Cruises ships, with five-star ratings from China’s National Tourism Administration—an honour bestowed only upon cruise ships with the highest-quality accommodations, amenities, and services

•R  iver cruise ships with elegant staterooms and suites all with balconies to showcase the majestic sites of the Yangtze • Centrally located deluxe hotels offering luxurious accommodations, superb cuisine, and impeccable service • Most meals, featuring a blend of Eastern and Western delights, including elaborate buffet breakfasts and special-themed dinners reflective of this great land • Captivating excursions fully escorted by English-speaking local guides • Exciting evening of cultural entertainment, such as the amazing Shanghai Acrobats, an exhilarating Kung Fu show, and a Tang Dynasty dinner and performance • All transportation throughout your tour, including domestic air while in China • Airport transfers on arrival and departure days

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Victoria Anna, Yangtze River

Navigate the ancient Yangtze in elegant style Sail on the most luxurious ships on the Yangtze with Uniworld’s partner, Victoria Cruises—the Yangtze’s preeminent cruise line. These premier-class ships have been awarded a five-star rating from China’s National Tourism Administration, an honour bestowed only on cruise ships with the highest-quality accommodations, amenities, and services. Relax, unwind, and enjoy the magical scenery during your cruise along the mystifying Yangtze. All standard staterooms boast private balconies with wellappointed bathrooms. For even more space and added benefits, try an executive suite with a private sitting area, or stay in an ultra-luxurious Shangri-La suite, which features exclusive sitting and dining areas, and an even larger private balcony. And for those who book an executive level suite or higher on the Victoria Anna and Victoria Jenna, you will automatically receive an added bonus, the Executive Suite Program. This program includes dining privileges in two dining rooms with a Western and Chinese à la carte restaurant, concierge service, executive lounge and check-in, business centre, and private cultural lectures by senior American and European staff. Throughout your cruise, take pleasure in all the wonderful amenities you’ll find onboard your ship. Start your day off with Tai Chi before going off on an excursion. Pamper yourself in the beauty salon and mini spa. Work out in the fitness room. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Three Gorges from the Pinnacle Deck. Visit the Yangtze Lounge for intriguing cultural presentations, informative lectures, and a traditional fashion show with costumes dating all the way back to the Han Dynasty. Or shop for pearls and other treasures in the gift boutique. Come aboard and experience the spectacular Yangtze River with us!

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Victoria Jenna Shangri-La Suite

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Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers

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Brahmaputra Grand Hotel, Lhasa, Tibet

Luxurious hotels provide comfort and convenience Uniworld has arranged for you to stay at centrally located deluxe hotels throughout China, so you’ll always be close to the sites you have come so far to see. These elite hotels feature luxurious accommodations, superb cuisine, impeccable service, and such amenities as cable TV, high-speed Internet access, fitness clubs, and pools. Beijing

Lhasa, Tibet

Hilton Beijing

Brahmaputra Grand Hotel

Located in the cultural centre of Beijing, this hotel provides you with an ideal home base for exploring Beijing’s great sites and shopping areas.

This is the best hotel in Tibet combining traditional Tibetan architectural style with modern conveniences.

Sofitel Wanda Hotel

Regal International East Asia Hotel

Near Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, this five-star hotel is the Sofitel’s new Asian flagship.

This hotel is located in one of Shanghai’s most vibrant districts, bustling with wonderful dining, shopping, and nightlife.

Chongqing

Suzhou

JW Marriott Hotel

Shangri-La Hotel

This hotel offers unparalleled comfort in the heart of Chongqing.

This hotel exemplifies the renowned standards of Shangri-La Hotels.

Guilin

Xi’an

Sheraton Guilin Hotel

Sofitel Hotel on Renmin Square

This five-star hotel is perfectly situated along the beautiful Li River in the heart of enchanting Guilin.

Located inside the city’s historic walls, the Sofitel is close to entertainment, shopping, and nightlife.

Hong Kong

Sheraton Xi’an Hotel

Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers

This five-star hotel provides you with all the comfort and luxury needed after a busy day of sightseeing.

This award-winning hotel is ideally situated at the top of Kowloon’s legendary Golden Mile.

Shanghai

Note: For more information on hotels, please visit uniworldcruises.com.au.

Sofitel Hotel, Xi’an

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Indulge in a virtual “dim sum” of dining experiences Confucius emphasised that the art of cooking encompassed more than the food itself; it was also about sharing the dining experience with family and friends. While travelling through China with Uniworld, you’ll find that Confucius was right—wonderful food is even better when enjoyed with friends. The vastness of China and the variety of different regions and customs that date back thousands of years have created a virtual “dim sum” of dining experiences for you to enjoy. From a Peking Duck feast in Beijing to a dumpling dinner in Xi’an, you’ll sample the culinary specialities of the many memorable destinations on your itinerary. Onboard your beautiful cruise ship, you’ll indulge in sumptuous meals prepared by talented chefs who use the finest ingredients to create tantalising cuisine, featuring both Chinese specialities and Western favourites. Our partner, Victoria Cruises offers an award-winning dining experience reflective of China’s evolving culinary landscapes, with a fusion of Western dishes. Meals are served in a single seating in the Dynasty Dining Room, with marvellous picture windows inviting the dramatic Yangtze scenery indoors. Western and Chinese buffets are offered at breakfast and lunch. In the evening, you’ll enjoy open seating and an elegant, full-course dining experience. And should you have any special dietary requirements, every effort will be made to accommodate your requests. For those who rise early, you may take pleasure in early bird coffee and tea in the Yangtze Club, and then in the afternoon, enjoy traditional Chinese tea with your fellow travellers. Each cruise begins and ends with a gala evening, hosted by the Captain. The Welcome Reception sets the tone with an array of international hors d’oeuvre, and the Farewell Dinner invites you to bid a fond goodbye to your newfound travelling companions.

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You’ll always receive awardwinning hospitality Discover why Uniworld is an award-winning river cruise line—it’s the way you experience a destination with us. Uniworld is proud to have been awarded Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Award for Top River Cruises; Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List, their Readers’ Poll for Top 50 Small Ships, and their Readers’ Choice Awards for World’s Top 10 Small Ship Cruise Lines; and Cruise Critic Editors’ Pick for the Best River Cruise Line. We take these endorsements and awards very seriously, and as such we are committed to ensuring your holiday is everything you dreamed of and more. Gracious and accommodating, your all-English-speaking staff has been well-trained in the art of hospitality. From the moment you arrive in China, you’ll be greeted with a warm, friendly smile by Uniworld’s professionally trained and educated Tour Managers, our “Ambassadors of China,” who are dedicated to ensuring that you are well-taken care of throughout your trip and who will share their insights into the vast greatness of China, its history, its culture, and its people. Your Tour Manager will get to know you, understand your individual preferences, and offer you those extra special touches that make your experience more personalised and memorable. Whether it’s helping you find the perfect place to buy a special gift, arranging for a unique dining experience, or providing an informative lecture, there are certain things you can expect from award-winning hospitality. For a few precious days the world does, indeed, revolve around you, and Uniworld would have it no other way.

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Summer Palace, Beijing

Discover the great sites of China and the Yangtze Beijing: Experience the magical spirit the world discovered during the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.

Guilin: Located in the most picturesque region of China, Guilin offers fairytale landscapes that are certain to delight.

•T  he Forbidden City is a 101-hectare complex of palaces, pavilions, and gardens. This is the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world, with more than 800 buildings and 9,000 rooms.

Suzhou: This beautiful waterside city is a cultural mecca known for its magnificent gardens, silk, and embroidery.

• The Summer Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the bestpreserved imperial gardens in the world. •T  he Great Wall is a manmade wonder stretching over 6,437 km through China. Shanghai: Feel the excitement of pulsating Shanghai, China’s largest city. Shanghai weaves the seaport legacy of its past—silk, tea, and the opium trade—together with impressive modern buildings, shopping complexes, and cosmopolitan flair. Xi’an: Known as the cradle of Chinese culture, Xi’an was the capital for the first dynasty. The city catapulted to international fame when the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses were discovered here in one of the most significant archaeological excavations of the 20th century. 14 Uniworld

Tongli: One of the most authentic of Eastern China’s famous Water Villages. Chongqing: Known as the “Mountain City,” Chongqing’s Zoo is home to the giant pandas. Lhasa, Tibet: As the capital of Tibet, Lhasa embodies the culture of Tibetan Buddhism and is home to beautiful temples, monasteries, and palaces. Hong Kong: This dynamic city, Hong Kong, blends Eastern and Western cultures, and modern and ancient wonders into one unique and alluring city. The Yangtze River: The fertile valleys of the Yangtze feed the nation and its course unfolds a voyage of contrasts—old and new cities, earthly and ethereal landscapes, and the spectacular Three Gorges and the Lesser Gorges.


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The Great Wall of China

Classic China Beijing to Shanghai 8 Days Classic China Tour Package Includes: All domestic flights within China 7 nights in deluxe hotels including buffet breakfast and all service charges, taxes, and porterage* 7 buffet breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 6 dinners Special-themed dinners: Peking Duck dinner in Beijing, and traditional dumpling and Tang Dynasty dinners in Xi’an 6 days of captivating, fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local guides Exciting evening entertainment, including a Kung Fu show, a Tang Dynasty performance, and the world-famous Shanghai Acrobats Services of an experienced Uniworld Tour Manager throughout your trip All transportation during the tour All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 42) * Hotels are subject to change.

Discover the wonders of this magnificent land and immerse yourself in China’s diverse culture China is both a time capsule of ancient culture and a grand stage showcasing modern miracles. Your carefully crafted itinerary will take you to the many majestic sights of this enchanting country. Explore Beijing, the current capital; Xi’an, the ancient capital; and Shanghai, China’s largest city. Discover the unique mysteries and wonders these cities offer. Explore Beijing’s vast Forbidden City and walk along the magnificent Great Wall. Travel along the Sacred Way to visit the ancient Ming Tombs, and then visit the modern wonders—such as the “Bird’s Nest” Stadium—that were created for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Enjoy an intimate, family-hosted lunch among the ancient Hutongs in the old residential area of Beijing. In Xi’an, marvel at the intricately detailed Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, whose discovery was one of the most significant archaeological finds of the 20th century. And cap off your journey with a visit to dynamic Shanghai, where you’ll stroll along the city’s famous waterfront promenade and see an astounding Shanghai Acrobats performance. Let your English-speaking local guides share their knowledge of China’s extraordinary history, landmarks, people, and culture with you. Join us on this introduction to China that features China’s classic sites and discover the wonders of this magnificent land.

Who will enjoy this tour: History and archaeology buffs

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will be astounded by the thousands of years of history at their feet—from the ancient sites of the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, and Xi’an to places significant in more recent history, such as Tiananmen Square.


The Forbidden City, Beijing

Beijing to Shanghai Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day 1 Beijing

Day 5 Xi’an

Day 2 Beijing

Day 6

Day 3 Beijing

Day 7 Shanghai

Day 4

Day 8 Shanghai, transfer to the airport

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Tour Start Dates: March 20  April 17  May 8, 22  June 12, 26  July 24  August 21  September 4, 18  October 9, 23

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Ming Tombs, Beijing

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Yu Yuan Gardens, Shanghai

Classic China

Beijing to Shanghai | 8 Days

Day 1 | Beijing

Day 3 | Beijing

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In the morning, travel 64 kilometres north of Beijing for a memorable walk on a wonder from the ancient world— the Great Wall. Original construction began in the third century BC as a way to keep out warring invaders, and additional sections extended the wall over the centuries to its present length of nearly 6,437 kilometres.

Arrive in Beijing and be greeted by a Uniworld representative who will escort you to the hotel.

Day 2 | Beijing

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Featured Excursions: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Peking Duck dinner Begin your first full day in Beijing with an exciting visit to Tiananmen Square—the heart of Beijing and the largest open city square in the world. Tiananmen Square is the site of many important events in China’s history; here, you can visit Tiananmen Tower, the Monument to the People’s Heroes, Mao Zedong Memorial Hall, and the National Museum of China. Then, walk through Tiananmen Gate, the “Gate of Heavenly Peace” and the entrance way to the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City is a 101-hectare complex of palaces, pavilions, courtyards, and gardens. It’s the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Construction on the palace was begun in 1406, and 24 emperors have ruled China from within its walls. Continue on to another Beijing gem, the Summer Palace, which is one of China’s largest and best-preserved imperial gardens. You’ll have time to take in its beautiful natural elements as well as the graceful designs of its pavilions, halls, palaces, temples, and bridges. At the end of the day, indulge in a succulent Peking Duck feast—a must for any visitor to Beijing. (BB, L, D)

Featured Excursions: The Great Wall, the Ming Tombs, and Kung Fu show

Before your return to Beijing, travel the Sacred Way, home to remnants of the Ming Tombs, the once-lavish burial chambers of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty. Then see the sites of the 2008 Beijing Olympics—such as the striking “Bird’s Nest” Stadium—before ending your day with a stunning performance featuring a blend of kung fu, dance, and acrobatics at the Red Theatre. (BB, L, D)

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Featured Excursions: Hutongs tour with home-hosted lunch and dumpling dinner Ride in a rickshaw for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Hutongs, ancient lanes located in the old residential area of Beijing. While here, enjoy lunch with a local family. Fly to Xi’an in the afternoon and be transferred to your hotel. You will enjoy a sumptuous traditional dumpling dinner in the evening. (BB, L, D)

Day 5 | Xi’an

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Featured Excursions: Terra Cotta Warriors, City Wall, and Tang Dynasty dinner and performance Xi’an’s amazing Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses are lifesized sculptures created to stand guard outside the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. After exploring this incredible archeological find, visit the ancient City Wall. In the evening, indulge in a Tang Dynasty dinner and cultural performance featuring music, dance, and traditional costumes. (BB, L, D)

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Classic China

Beijing to Shanghai | 8 Days

Pay-in-Full Savings Pay in full at time of booking by November 30, 2010 to SAVE A$400 per couple (A$200 per person) off tour rate.

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Featured Excursions: Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Shanghai Acrobat performance Fly to Shanghai, where you’ll visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower—the highest tower in Asia—and Old Shanghai museum in Pudong Park. This evening, be dazzled by the amazing Shanghai Acrobats. (BB, L, D)

Day 7 | Shanghai

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Featured Excursion: Shanghai city tour You’ll visit the peaceful Yu Yuan Gardens and then stroll through Old Town and along the Bund, Shanghai’s famed waterfront promenade, which features an eclectic mix of architectural styles. Enjoy dinner at the hotel. (BB, L, D)

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Transfer to the airport for your flight home, or continue your tour with one of our popular optional extensions. (CB or BB) Note: Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to uncontrollable factors.

Early Booking Savings Book and deposit by December 31, 2010 to SAVE A$200 per couple (A$100 per person) off tour rate.

Pricing Details Per Person Tour Start Date

Tour Rate Single Supplement Per Person Twin Share Option†

Tour Start Date

Tour Rate Single Supplement Per Person Twin Share Option†

Mar 20

A$2,425

A$899

Jul 24

A$2,499

A$899

Apr 17

A$2,550

A$899

Aug 21

A$2,499

A$899

May 8, 22

A$2,550

A$899

Sep 4, 18

A$2,699

A$899

Jun 12, 26

A$2,499

A$899

Oct 9, 23

A$2,699

A$899

– International airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please enquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Prices shown above are per person, based on double occupancy in standard rooms. † Single supplement based on standard room and is subject to limited availability.  – Triple share available upon request

Summer Palace, Beijing

Extend your holiday with one of these post-tour optional extensions Hong Kong | Discover the vibrance of cosmopolitan Hong Kong. Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights at the Sheraton Hotel (or similar) with breakfast | Flight from Shanghai to Hong Kong | All transfers |  Half-day Hong Kong city tour

Prices from only A$1,150 per person† (single supplement from A$565)† † Depends on the season

Photo courtesy of China National Tourist Office

Hong Kong and Guilin | Combine Hong Kong with Guilin for one grand extension. Sail on the gorgeous Li River, one of the most beautiful scenic areas in China. Included in your 5-day stay: Flights between Shanghai and Guilin, and to Hong Kong | 1 night at the Sheraton Hotel (or similar) in Guilin | 3 nights at the Sheraton Hotel (or similar) in Hong Kong | Breakfast daily | Guided tour of Guilin | Full-day Li River cruise and Yangshuo tour with lunch |  Half-day Hong Kong city tour | English-speaking local guides | All transfers

Prices from only A$1,725 per person† (single supplement from A$690)† † Depends on the season

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Terra Cotta Warriors, Xi’an

Highlights of China & the Yangtze Beijing to Shanghai 11 Days Highlights of China & the Yangtze River Cruise/Tour Package Includes:

Watch the wonders of China unfold before you during this incredible adventure

All domestic flights within China

A journey to China is an enchanting odyssey through more than 5,000 years of history that have been recorded against a vast and stunning landscape. Discover the great diversity of this fascinating country, from the rustic hamlets lining the Yangtze to Beijing and Shanghai—two of the world’s most sophisticated cities. This program provides insight into all the major marvels of this grand country.

3-night Yangtze River cruise in a riverview stateroom with a private balcony onboard the Victoria Jenna or Victoria Anna* Lectures, traditional performances, and Tai Chi classes onboard the ship 7 nights in deluxe hotels including buffet breakfast and all service charges, taxes, and porterage* 10 buffet breakfasts, 9 lunches, and 9 dinners Special-themed dinners: Peking Duck dinner in Beijing, and traditional dumpling and Tang Dynasty dinners in Xi’an Captain’s Welcome Reception and Farewell Dinner onboard the ship 9 days of captivating, fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local guides Exciting evening entertainment, including a Kung Fu show and the world-famous Shanghai Acrobats Services of an experienced Uniworld Tour Manager throughout your trip All transportation on tours All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 42) *Ship and hotels are subject to change.

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Beijing, China’s second-largest city, offers a plethora of world-class sites—Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, and the Great Wall—all of which you’ll visit. In Xi’an, see Emperor Qin’s life-sized Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses—a truly unforgettable sight and indulge in a Tang Dynasty dinner. Marvel at your stunning surroundings as you cruise the breathtaking Yangtze River with its famous Three Gorges. And finally, explore Shanghai—China’s largest city and home to Shanghai’s legendary acrobats. You’ll experience the myriad highlights of China on this all-encompassing, exciting adventure.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Those who would like to sample the top sights of the region—from the excitement of Beijing and Shanghai to the ancient splendours of the Terra Cotta Warriors and the Great Wall—all accentuated by the breathtaking beauty of the Yangtze.


The Great Wall of China

Beijing to Shanghai Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day 1 Beijing

Day 7

Cruising the Yangtze River; Fengdu, or Wanzhou, or Shibaozhai

Day 8

Cruising the Yangtze River, Lesser Gorges

Day 9

 ruising the Yangtze River, Yichang C (disembark), fly to Shanghai

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Cruise/Tour Start Dates: March 22  April 5, 12, 19, 26  May 3, 10, 17, 24  June 7, 14, 21, 28  July 12, 19, 26  August 9, 23  September 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 27  October 11, 13, 18, 20, 25

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Summer Palace, Beijing

Highlights of China & the Yangtze Beijing to Shanghai | 11 Days

Day 1 | Beijing

Day 5 | Xi’an

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Xi’an is the site of one of the most significant archaeological finds of the 20th century—the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses—which you’ll visit today along with Xi’an’s ancient City Wall. In the evening, partake in a Tang Dynasty dinner and cultural performance. (BB, L, D)

Arrive in Beijing and be greeted by a Uniworld representative who will escort you to the hotel.

Day 2 | Beijing

Featured Excursions: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Peking Duck dinner Start your day in Tiananmen Square—the heart of Beijing— before visiting the Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Then continue on to the Summer Palace. Top off your fabulous day with an authentic Peking Duck feast. (BB, L, D)

Day 3 | Beijing

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Featured Excursions: The Great Wall, the Ming Tombs, and Kung Fu show Visit the sites of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and then walk along China’s Great Wall—a UNESCO World Heritage Site and truly one of the manmade wonders of the world. On your way back to Beijing, travel the Sacred Way, home to the remnants of the Ming Tombs. End your day with an exhilarating Kung Fu show featuring some of China’s best martial artists. (BB, L, D)

Day 4 | Beijing, fly to Xi’an

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Featured Excursions: Hutongs tour with home-hosted lunch and dumpling dinner Ride in a rickshaw for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Hutongs—the ancient lanes and alleyways of the old residential area of Beijing—and enjoy lunch with a local family. Then fly to Xi’an, where you’ll check into the hotel before indulging in a delicious dumpling dinner. (BB, L, D)

Featured Excursions: Terra Cotta Warriors, City Wall, and Tang Dynasty dinner and performance

Day 6 | Xi’an, fly to Chongqing, cruising the Yangtze River

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Featured Excursions: Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Chongqing Zoo giant panda visit Visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, an ancient holy place for Buddhists. Then fly to Chongqing, where you’ll stop for a glimpse of the giant pandas at the city zoo before boarding an elegant Victoria Cruises ship to begin your journey down the awe-inspiring Yangtze. (BB, L, D)

Day 7 | Cruising the Yangtze River

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Featured Excursion: Fengdu, or Wanzhou, or Shibaozhai Sail the Yangtze’s breathtaking Three Gorges. Then visit either the “Ghost City” of Fengdu or the new relocation village for families who have moved as a result of the Three Gorges Dam. An excursion to the port cities of Wanzhou or Shibaozhai may be substituted due to river conditions. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Reception, D)

Day 8 | Cruising the Yangtze River

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Featured Excursion: Lesser Gorges Cruise the enchanting Lesser Gorges of either the beautiful and peaceful Daning River or Shennong Stream. Then sail through the amazing Three Gorges Dam ship locks. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

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Highlights of China & the Yangtze Beijing to Shanghai | 11 Days

Pay-in-Full Savings Pay in full at time of booking by November 30, 2010 to SAVE A$500 per couple (A$250 per person) off cruise/tour rate.

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Featured Excursion: Three Gorges Dam

Visit the site of the Three Gorges Dam before disembarking in Yichang. Fly to Shanghai and enjoy a delicious buffet dinner at your hotel. (BB, L, D)

Day 10 | Shanghai

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Featured Excursions: Shanghai city tour and Shanghai Acrobats performance Visit Old Town, the Bund, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, and Old Shanghai Museum on your panoramic tour. Enjoy a dim sum lunch and an evening performance by the incredible Shanghai Acrobats. (BB, L, D)

Day 11 | Depart Shanghai

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Transfer to the airport for your return flight home, or continue your tour with one of our popular optional extensions. (CB or BB) Note: Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

Extend your holiday with one of these post-cruise/tour optional extensions Hong Kong | Discover the vibrance of cosmopolitan Hong Kong. Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights at the Sheraton Hotel (or similar) with breakfast | Flight from Shanghai to Hong Kong | Half-day Hong Kong city tour | All transfers

Prices from only A$1,150 per person† (single supplement from A$565)†

Early Booking Savings Book and deposit by December 31, 2010 to SAVE A$250 per couple (A$125 per person) off cruise/tour rate.

Pricing Details Per Person Cruise/Tour Start Date

Cruise/Tour Rates Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

Mar 22

A$3,699

A$1,525

Victoria Jenna

Apr 5

A$3,899

A$1,525

Victoria Jenna

Apr 12, 19, 26

A$3,975

A$1,525

Victoria Jenna

May 3, 10, 17, 24

A$3,975

A$1,525

Victoria Jenna

Jun 7, 14, 21

A$3,575

A$1,525

Victoria Jenna

Jun 28

A$3,450

A$1,525

Victoria Jenna

Jul 12, 19, 26

A$3,450

A$1,525

Victoria Jenna

Aug 9, 23

A$3,450

A$1,525

Victoria Jenna

Sep 6, 8,* 13, 15,* 20

A$4,099

A$1,525

Victoria Jenna/Anna

Sep 27

A$4,025

A$1,525

Victoria Jenna

Oct 11, 13*

A$4,025

A$1,525

Victoria Jenna/Anna

Oct 18, 20,* 25

A$3,975

A$1,525

Victoria Jenna/Anna

– International airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please enquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Prices shown above are per person, based on double occupancy in standard rooms and staterooms. † Single supplement based on standard room and is subject to limited availability.  – Triple share available upon request  * Cruise on Victoria Anna

To upgrade to a suite onboard the cruise ship, add the following per-person twin share price below: Executive A$899 Deluxe A$1,399

Shangri-La A$1,799 See Deck Plans on pages 40 and 41

– Please enquire for single supplement upgrade.  Note: Deluxe and Shangri-La suites are on a request basis only.

† Depends on the season

Hong Kong and Guilin | Combine bustling Hong Kong with beautiful Guilin for one grand extension.

Shanghai

Included in your 5-day stay: Flights between Shanghai and Guilin, and to Hong Kong | 1 night at the Sheraton Hotel (or similar) in Guilin |  3 nights at the Sheraton Hotel (or similar) in Hong Kong | Breakfast daily |  Guided tour of Guilin | Full-day Li River cruise and Yangshuo tour with lunch | Half-day Hong Kong city tour | English-speaking local guides |  All transfers

Prices from only A$1,725 per person† (single supplement from A$690)† † Depends on the season

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Guilin

Grand China & the Yangtze Beijing to Hong Kong 18 Days Grand China & the Yangtze River Cruise/Tour Package Includes: All domestic flights within China 4-night Yangtze River cruise in a riverview stateroom with a private balcony onboard the Victoria Jenna* Lectures, traditional performances, and Tai Chi classes onboard the ship 13 nights in deluxe hotels including buffet breakfast and all service charges, taxes, and porterage* 17 buffet breakfasts, 15 lunches, and 14 dinners Special-themed dinners: Peking Duck dinner in Beijing, traditional dumpling and Tang Dynasty dinners in Xi’an Captain’s Welcome Reception and Farewell Dinner onboard the ship 16 days of captivating, fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local guides Exciting evening entertainment, including a Kung Fu show, a Tang Dynasty performance, and the world-famous Shanghai Acrobats Services of an experienced Uniworld Tour Manager in China and local guide in Hong Kong All transportation on tours All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 42) *Ship and hotels are subject to change.

5,999

A$ From

24 Uniworld

per person twin share, cruise/tour only

Experience the best of China—from its bustling cities to its breathtaking natural splendours—all in one grand journey From world-class cities (Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong) to monumental wonders (the Great Wall and the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses) to natural splendours (Suzhou, the Yangtze, and Guilin)—you’ll experience the grand sweep of China on this extraordinary expedition. Walk along the Great Wall in Beijing. Come face to face with the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses in Xi’an. Visit Guilin’s Reed Flute Cave, a dripstone cave boasting stalactites and stalagmites in dazzling colours. Take a cruise down the bucolic Li River. Be awed by the breathtaking, UNESCO-designated Humble Administrator Gardens in Suzhou. And sail the magnificent Yangtze River with its spectacular gorges, mist-covered shrines, and fanciful rock formations. All along the way, enjoy a plethora of cultural pleasures, including a thrilling Kung Fu show in Beijing, a Tang Dynasty dinner and performance in Xi’an, and an acrobatic extravaganza in Shanghai. Great scenic beauty, imperial splendour, and ancient history come together in this never-to-be-forgotten journey through China and along the Yangtze.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Those thirsting for a real understanding of both the old and the new China will encounter the ancient legacies of China’s great dynasties while also witnessing the dynamic changes taking place in China today.


Reed Flute Caves, Guilin

Beijing to Hong Kong Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Days 1–4 Beijing

Day 12

Cruising the Yangtze River, Lesser Gorges

Day 13

Cruising the Yangtze River; Fengdu, or Wanzhou, or Shibaozhai

Day 5

Beijing, fly to Xi’an

Day 6 Xi’an Day 7 Xi’an, fly to Shanghai, Tongli, Suzhou Day 8 Suzhou, Shanghai Day 9 Shanghai Day 10 Shanghai, fly to Yichang (embark) Day 11

Cruising the Yangtze River, Three Gorges Dam

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Guilin

Day 16

Guilin, fly to Hong Kong

Day 17

Hong Kong

Day 18

Hong Kong, transfer to the airport

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Summer Palace, Beijing

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Suzhou

Grand China & the Yangtze Beijing to Hong Kong | 18 Days

Day 1 | Beijing

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Tour charming Tongli with its narrow streets, elegant homes, and enchanting teahouses. Then visit the delicate gardens of Suzhou. Later, be treated to an exciting performance of music and dance at a traditional Chinese garden. (BB, L, D)

Arrive in Beijing and be greeted by a Uniworld representative who will escort you to the hotel.

Day 2 | Beijing

Featured Excursions: Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, foot massage, and Peking Duck dinner Visit the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, and Tiananmen Square. After your tour, relax with a traditional foot massage, and later, indulge in a succulent Peking Duck feast. (BB, L, D)

Day 3 | Beijing

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Featured Excursions: The Great Wall, the Ming Tombs, and Kung Fu show at the Red Theatre Journey to the Great Wall and Ming Tombs, and then enjoy an exhilarating Kung Fu show. (BB, L, D)

Day 4 | Beijing

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Featured Excursions: Summer Palace, Hutongs tour with home-hosted dinner, and row boat ride on Shichahai Lake Visit the Summer Palace’s imperial gardens before taking a rickshaw tour of Beijing’s Hutongs. While here, you will experience a traditional Chinese dinner with a local family, and then enjoy a row boat ride on Shichahai Lake. (BB, L, D)

Day 5 | Beijing, fly to Xi’an

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Featured Excursions: Welcome ceremony and dumpling dinner Fly to the ancient city of Xi’an, where you’ll be greeted by a special Royal Welcome Ceremony at the city gate. Later, enjoy a spectacular dumpling dinner. (BB, L, D)

Day 6 | Xi’an

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Featured Excursions: Terra Cotta Warriors and Tang Dynasty dinner and performance

Featured Excursions: Tongli tour and evening performance

Day 8 | Suzhou, Shanghai

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Featured Excursions: Humble Administrator Gardens tour and Embroidery Institute visit Visit Suzhou’s famous Humble Administrator Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the Embroidery Institute before returning to bustling Shanghai. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy a delicious buffet dinner. (BB, L, D)

Day 9 | Shanghai

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Featured Excursions: Shanghai city tour and Shanghai Acrobats performance Take in the many splendours of Shanghai, including Old Town, the Bund, and an evening performance by the world-famous Shanghai Acrobats. (BB, L, D)

Day 10 | Shanghai, fly to Yichang

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Featured Excursion: Oriental Pearl TV Tower

Tour the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and the Old Shanghai Museum before your flight to Yichang, where you’ll board your luxurious Victoria Cruises ship. (BB, L, D)

Day 11 | Cruising the Yangtze River

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Featured Excursion: Three Gorges Dam Visit the Three Gorges Dam, and then sail the dramatic shoals and verdant cliffs of Xiling Gorge, the longest of the Three Gorges. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Reception, D)

Visit the life-sized Terra Cotta Warriors and in the evening, join us for a Tang Dynasty dinner and cultural performance. (BB, L, D)

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CB/BB = Continental/Buffet Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner


Grand China & the Yangtze Beijing to Hong Kong | 18 Days

Pay-in-Full Savings Pay in full at time of booking by November 30, 2010 to SAVE A$800 per couple (A$400 per person) off cruise/tour rate.

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Early Booking Savings

Day 12 | Cruising the Yangtze River Featured Excursion: Lesser Gorges Board a riverboat for a voyage down the enchanting Lesser Gorges. After returning to the cruise ship, sail through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. (BB, L, D)

Day 13 | Cruising the Yangtze River

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Featured Excursion: Fengdu, or Wanzhou, or Shibaozhai Visit the “Ghost City” of Fengdu or the port cities of Wanzhou or Shibaozhai, depending on water levels. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

Day 14 | Chongqing, fly to Guilin

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Featured Excursions: Chongqing city tour and Chongqing Zoo and giant panda viewing Disembark in Chongqing, where you’ll enjoy a city tour and then visit the Chongqing Zoo’s giant pandas before flying to breathtaking Guilin. (BB, L, D)

Day 15 | Guilin

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Featured Excursions: Yangshuo tour and Li River cruise Enjoy a half-day cruise down the Li River, and then visit Yangshuo, a leading economic and cultural centre since the Tang Dynasty. Enjoy dinner at the hotel. (BB, L, D)

Day 16 | Guilin, fly to Hong Kong

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Featured Excursions: Reed Flute Cave and Chinese tea farm Marvel at the distinctly coloured stalactites and stalagmites in the Reed Flute Cave, and then visit a Chinese tea farm before flying to Hong Kong. (BB, L)

Day 17 | Hong Kong

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Featured Excursion: Half-day city tour See the best of the island—Victoria Peak, the Aberdeen Fishing Village, and Stanley Market on your guided city tour while in Hong Kong. (BB)

Book and deposit by December 31, 2010 to SAVE A$400 per couple (A$200 per person) off cruise/tour rate.

Pricing Details Per Person Cruise/Tour Start Date

Cruise/Tour Rates Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

Mar 21

A$5,999 A$2,550 Victoria Jenna

Apr 11, 18

A$6,599 A$2,550 Victoria Jenna

Apr 25

A$6,475 A$2,550 Victoria Jenna

May 9

A$6,475 A$2,550 Victoria Jenna

May 16

A$6,399 A$2,550 Victoria Jenna

May 23

A$6,150 A$2,550 Victoria Jenna

Jun 13, 27

A$6,025 A$2,550 Victoria Jenna

Jul 4, 25

A$6,025 A$2,550 Victoria Jenna

Aug 15

A$6,025 A$2,550 Victoria Jenna

Sep 5, 12, 19

A$6,599 A$2,550 Victoria Jenna

Sep 26

A$6,650 A$2,550 Victoria Jenna

Oct 10, 17

A$6,650 A$2,550 Victoria Jenna

Oct 24

A$6,399 A$2,550

Victoria Jenna

– International airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please enquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Prices shown above are per person, based on double occupancy in standard rooms and staterooms. † Single supplement based on standard room and is subject to limited availability.  – Triple share available upon request

To upgrade to a suite onboard the cruise ship, add the following per-person twin share price below: Executive A$899 Deluxe A$1,399

Shangri-La A$1,799 See Deck Plans on page 41

– Please enquire for single supplement upgrade.  Note: Deluxe and Shangri-La suites are on a request basis only.

Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

Note: Tour Manager will not go to Hong Kong; there will be a local guide.

Day 18 | Depart Hong Kong

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Transfer to the airport for your return flight home. (CB or BB) Note: Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

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Huangshan Mountain

Wonders of China & the Grand Yangtze Shanghai to Beijing 17 Days Wonders of China & the Grand Yangtze River Cruise/Tour Package Includes:

Step back in time to explore the wonders of China and the legends of the mighty Yangtze

All domestic flights within China

Start your wondrous journey in fascinating Shanghai with its exciting urban streets, emerging fashion district, modern skyscrapers, and pulsating nightlife. From here, you’ll visit Tongli, one of the most authentic of Eastern China’s famous Water Villages, and Suzhou, a beautiful waterside city known for its magnificent gardens, silk, and embroidery.

8-night Yangtze River cruise in a riverview stateroom with a private balcony onboard the Victoria Prince* Lectures, traditional performances, and Tai Chi classes onboard the ship 8 nights in deluxe hotels, including buffet breakfast and all service charges, taxes, and porterage* 16 buffet breakfasts, 15 lunches, and 15 dinners Captain’s Welcome Reception and Farewell Dinner onboard the ship Special-themed dinners: Peking Duck dinner in Beijing, and traditional dumpling and Tang Dynasty dinners in Xi’an 14 days of captivating, fully escorted tours with English-speaking local guides Exciting evening entertainment, including a Kung Fu show, a Tang Dynasty performance, and the world-famous Shanghai Acrobats Services of an experienced Uniworld Tour Manager throughout your trip All transportation on the tour All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 42) *Ship and hotels are subject to change.

4,299

A$ From

28 Uniworld

Cruise along the mysterious waterway that is the heart of China—the mighty Yangtze River. Enjoy the extraordinary scenery at Huangshan, with its rocky, mist-enshrouded peaks and fancifully shaped pines. Be awed by the spectacular Three Gorges and the Lesser Gorges. Watch monkeys frolicking along the verdant Emerald Gorge and see dazzling landscapes along the way. On your adventure, you’ll see giant pandas at the Chongqing Zoo and the life-size Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses in Xi’an. You’ll finish this inspirational trip in Beijing, a thriving, bustling metropolis that offers world-class sites—all of which you’ll visit—the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and the Ming Tombs. Quiet and bustling, ancient and ultra-modern, China offers wondrous contrasts waiting to be uncovered.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Those who appreciate the natural beauty of an unspoiled land with its enchanting vistas, breathtaking mountains, and amasing river. Also, those who are fascinated by China’s grand cities: Shanghai, Xi’an, and Beijing.

per person twin share, cruise/tour only


The Three Gorges

Shanghai to Beijing Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day 1 Shanghai

Day 10

Cruising the Yangtze River, Lesser Gorges

Day 11

Cruising the Yangtze River; Fengdu, or Wanzhou, or Shibaozhai

Day 12

Cruising the Yangtze River, Chongqing (disembark), fly to Xi’an

Day 13

Xi’an

Day 14

Xi’an, fly to Beijing

Day 2 Shanghai Day 3

Shanghai, Tongli, Suzhou

Day 4

Suzhou, Shanghai (embark), cruising the Yangtze River

Day 5 Cruising the Yangtze River, Nanjing Day 6 Cruising the Yangtze River, Huangshan or Jiuhuashan Day 7

Cruising the Yangtze River, Wuhan

Day 15 Beijing Day 16 Beijing

Day 8 Cruising the Yangtze River Day 9

Day 17

Cruising the Yangtze River, Yichang, Three Gorges Dam

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Beijing, transfer to the airport

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Chongqing Zoo, Chongqing

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Tang Dynasty performance, Xi’an

Wonders of China & the Grand Yangtze Shanghai to Beijing | 17 Days

Day 1 | Shanghai

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Day 6 | Cruising the Yangtze River, Huangshan

Arrive in Shanghai and be greeted by a Uniworld representative who will escort you to the hotel.

Day 2 | Shanghai

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Featured Excursions: Shanghai city tour and Shanghai Acrobats performance Visit the famous Bund waterfront promenade, Old Town, TV Tower, and the Old Shanghai Museum. Enjoy a traditional dim sum lunch at a local restaurant, and later, see the famous Shanghai Acrobats perform. (BB, L, D)

Day 3 | Shanghai, Tongli, Suzhou b p

Featured Excursions: Tongli canal cruise and evening cultural performance Depart Shanghai for picturesque Tongli. Cruise through Tongli’s canals on a sampan before continuing your tour to Suzhou for an evening performance at the gardens of the Master of the Fishing Nets. (BB, L, D)

Day 4 | Suzhou, Shanghai, cruising the Yangtze River

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Featured Excursions: Garden of the Humble Administrator and Embroidery Institute Visit the exquisite Garden of the Humble Administrator and the Embroidery Institute. Return to Shanghai and board your beautiful cruise ship. (BB, L, D)

Day 5 | Cruising the Yangtze River, Nanjing

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Featured Excursions: Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum and Temple of Confucius Temple Tour Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum. Next, you’ll visit the Temple of Confucius overlooking the Qinhuai River. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Reception, D)

Featured Excursion: Huangshan Mountain tour

Enjoy a full-day trip to Huangshan Mountain. (BB, L, D) Note: Depending on river conditions, an alternate tour to Mt. Jiuhua may be substituted.

Day 7 | Cruising the Yangtze River, Wuhan Featured Excursion: Rare Stone Museum

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Explore the Rare Stone Museum in Wuhan, which features over 200,000 cultural relics. (BB, L, D)

Day 8 | Cruising the Yangtze River Enjoy a full day cruising the majestic Yangtze. (BB, L, D)

Day 9 | Cruising the Yangtze River, Yichang Featured Excursion: Three Gorges Dam

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Visit an engineering marvel, the Three Gorges Dam and then traverse the five-stage ship locks. (BB, L, D)

Day 10 | Cruising the Yangtze Featured Excursion: Lesser Gorges Board a riverboat for a voyage down the enchanting Lesser Gorges of the Daning River or Shennong Stream. (BB, L, D)

Day 11 | Cruising the Yangtze River

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Featured Excursion: Fengdu, or Wanzhou, or Shibaozhai Visit Fengdu or the port cities of Wanzhou or Shibaozhai, depending on water levels. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

Day 12 | Chongqing, fly to Xi’an

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Featured Excursions: Chongqing city tour, Chongqing Zoo’s giant pandas, and dumpling dinner Enjoy a city tour of Chongqing, along with a visit to the zoo to see the giant pandas. You’ll then fly to Xi’an, and in the evening, indulge in a traditional dumpling dinner. (BB, L, D)

e Embark or Disembark  d Flight  b Motorcoach  m Museum  p Performance  f Special-Themed Meals  W Captain’s Welcome Reception  F Captain’s Farewell Dinner  30 Uniworld

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Wonders of China & the Grand Yangtze Shanghai to Beijing | 17 Days Day 13 | Xi’an

Featured Excursions: Terra Cotta Warriors, City Wall, and Tang Dynasty dinner and performance Visit the famous Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, along with the City Wall before enjoying a Tang Dynasty dinner with cultural performance. (BB, L, D)

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Featured Excursion: Summer Palace

Fly to Beijing, and then tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site Grand Summer Palace and Imperial Garden. During the evening, enjoy dinner at the hotel. (BB, L, D)

Day 15 | Beijing

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Featured Excursions: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutongs tour with home-hosted lunch, and Kung Fu show Visit Tiananmen Square and tour the Forbidden City. Take a rickshaw ride through the Hutongs. Later in the evening, take in a thrilling Kung Fu show. (BB, L, D)

Day 16 | Beijing

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Featured Excursions: The Great Wall, the Ming Tombs, and Peking Duck dinner Visit the 2008 Beijing Olympics sites, the Great Wall, and the Ming Tombs. Indulge in a Peking Duck farewell feast on your last night in Beijing. (BB, L, D)

Day 17 | Depart Beijing

Pay in full at time of booking by November 30, 2010 to SAVE A$800 per couple (A$400 per person) off cruise/tour rate.

-OR-

Early Booking Savings

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Day 14 | Xi’an, fly to Beijing

Pay-in-Full Savings

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Transfer to the airport for your return flight home, or continue your tour with an extension to Hong Kong. (CB or BB)

Book and deposit by December 31, 2010 to SAVE A$400 per couple (A$200 per person) off cruise/tour rate.

Pricing Details Per Person Cruise/Tour Start Date Apr 14, 28

Cruise/Tour Rates Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

A$4,599 A$2,050 Victoria Prince

May 12

A$4,599 A$2,050 Victoria Prince

Jun 9

A$4,299 A$2,050 Victoria Prince

Jul 7

A$4,299 A$2,050 Victoria Prince

Aug 4

A$4,299 A$2,050 Victoria Prince

Sep 1, 15, 29

A$4,599 A$2,050 Victoria Prince

Oct 13

A$4,599 A$2,050 Victoria Prince

Oct 27

A$4,550 A$2,050 Victoria Prince

– International airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please enquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Prices shown above are per person, based on double occupancy in standard rooms and staterooms. † Single supplement based on standard room and is subject to limited availability.  – Triple share available upon request

To upgrade to a suite onboard the cruise ship, add the following per-person twin share price below: Junior A$1,275 Deluxe A$2,175

Shangri-La A$2,950 See Deck Plans on page 41

– Please enquire for single supplement upgrade.  Note: All suites are on a request basis only.

A garden in Suzhou

Note: Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

Extend your holiday with a post-cruise/tour optional extension Hong Kong | Experience the excitement and sophistication of this dynamic city, which offers a vibrant blend of Eastern and Western cultures. Shop at Stanley Market, a mecca for bargain hunters. Explore Hong Kong Island and drive up to Victoria Peak for a panoramic view. Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights at the Sheraton Hotel (or similar) with breakfast | Flight from Beijing to Hong Kong | All transfers |  Half-day Hong Kong city tour

Prices from only A$1,275 per person† (single supplement from A$550)† † Depends on the season

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Xiling Gorge, Yangtze River

Splendours of China & the Grand Yangtze Beijing to Shanghai 15 Days Splendours of China & the Grand Yangtze River Cruise/Tour Package Includes:

Celebrate China with an endless parade of splendid scenery and spectacular sights

All domestic flights within China

Watch China’s history and culture unfold during this incredible adventure, which ranges from the imperial splendour of Beijing to the dynamism of Shanghai, and from the archaeological wonders of Xi’an to the majesty of the Yangtze’s Three Gorges.

6-night Yangtze River cruise in a riverview stateroom with a private balcony onboard the Victoria Prince* Lectures, traditional performances, and Tai Chi classes onboard the ship 8 nights in deluxe hotels, including buffet breakfast and all service charges, taxes, and porterage* 14 buffet breakfasts, 13 lunches, and 13 dinners Special-themed dinners: Peking Duck dinner in Beijing, and traditional dumpling and Tang Dynasty dinners in Xi’an 13 days of captivating, fully escorted tours with English-speaking local guides Exciting evening entertainment, including a Kung Fu show, a Tang Dynasty performance, and the world-famous Shanghai Acrobats Captain’s Welcome Reception and Farewell Dinner onboard the ship Services of an experienced Uniworld Tour Manager throughout your trip All transportation on tours All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 42) *Ship and hotels are subject to change.

Feel the presence of over 2,000 years of history as you walk along the Great Wall. Marvel at the life-size Terra Cotta Warriors standing guard over the first emperor of China’s Tomb. Enjoy a full-day trip to Huangshan Mountain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which boasts Eastern China’s most striking natural landscapes, and the mountain itself is dotted with strange rock formations and shrouded in thick mist. Walk up the grand steps to Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum, the father of modern China. See one of the most authentic Water Villages of Eastern China, charming Tongli boasting a picturesque collection of ancient bridges crisscrossing meandering rivers. Spend time at the Chongqing Zoo watching the antics of the giant pandas. And cruise through the heart of China on the grand Yangtze River, where you’ll see the majestic 12 mountain peaks of Wu Gorge, the dramatic shoals and verdant cliffs of Xiling Gorge, and the grandest gorge of all—the Qutang Gorge. China’s memorable and splendid delights await you on this expertly crafted, all-encompassing program.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Animal lovers will delight in

3,975

A$ From

32 Uniworld

per person twin share, cruise/tour only

the Chongqing Zoo’s pandas and South China tigers. Naturalists will be awed by the stunning beauty of the Yangtze with its Three Gorges.


Kung Fu show, Beijing

Beijing to Shanghai Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day 1 Beijing

Day 9 Cruising the Yangtze River, Yichang, Three Gorges Dam

Day 2 Beijing Day 3 Beijing Day 4

Beijing, fly to Xi’an

Day 5 Xi’an Day 6

Xi’an, fly to Chongqing

Day 7

Chongqing (embark); cruising the Yangtze River; Fengdu, or Wanzhou, or Shibaozhai

Day 8

Cruising the Yangtze River, Lesser Gorges

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Day 10

Cruising the Yangtze River, Wuhan

Day 11

Cruising the Yangtze River, Huangshan or Jiuhushan

Day 12

Cruising the Yangtze River, Nanjing

Day 13

Cruising the Yangtze River, Shanghai (disembark)

Day 14

Shanghai, Tongli, Shanghai

Day 15

Shanghai, transfer to the airport

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Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, Nanjing

Splendours of China & the Grand Yangtze Beijing to Shanghai | 15 Days

Day 1 | Beijing

Day 6 | Xi’an, fly to Chongqing

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Tour the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a holy place for Buddhists. Then fly to Chongqing, where you’ll visit the city zoo’s giant pandas. Enjoy a buffet dinner and an evening at leisure before your cruise. (BB, L, D)

Arrive in Beijing and be greeted by a Uniworld representative who will escort you to the hotel.

Day 2 | Beijing

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Featured Excursions: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Peking Duck dinner Tour Tiananmen Square—the heart of Beijing—and the Forbidden City before visiting the beautiful Summer Palace. At the end of the day, indulge in a succulent Peking Duck dinner. (BB, L, D)

Day 3 | Beijing b p

Featured Excursions: The Great Wall, Ming Tombs, and Kung Fu show Walk along the Great Wall, visit the lavish Ming Tombs, and see the sites of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. End your day with a thrilling Kung Fu show. (BB, L, D)

Day 4 | Beijing, fly to Xi’an

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Featured Excursions: Big Wild Goose Pagoda and panda visit

Day 7 | Chongqing, cruising the Yangtze River b e W Featured Excursion: Fengdu, or Wanzhou, or Shibaozhai

Board your elegant Victoria Cruises ship and sail along the Yangtze. Down river, visit the “Ghost City” of Fengdu or the port cities of Wanzhou or Shibaozhai, depending on water levels. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Reception, D)

Day 8 | Cruising the Yangtze River Featured Excursion: Lesser Gorges Sail through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Board a riverboat to sail the Lesser Gorges or Shennong Stream; later, travel through the Three Gorges Dam ship locks. (BB, L, D)

Featured Excursions: Hutongs tour and dumpling dinner

Day 9 | Cruising the Yangtze River, Yichang

Ride in a rickshaw for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Hutongs, Beijing’s ancient residential lanes and alleyways, and enjoy lunch with a local family. Later in the day, fly to Xi’an and indulge in a delicious dumpling dinner. (BB, L, D)

Featured Excursion: Three Gorges Dam

Day 5 | Xi’an

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Featured Excursions: Terra Cotta Warriors and Tang Dynasty dinner and performance Marvel at the life-sized statues of warriors and horses guarding the tomb of China’s first emperor. Visit Xi’an’s ancient City Wall and, in the evening, enjoy a Tang Dynasty dinner and cultural performance. (BB, L, D)

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Cruise through Xiling Gorge on the way to the site of the Three Gorges Dam. (BB, L, D)

Day 10 | Cruising the Yangtze, Wuhan

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Featured Excursions: Wuhan city tour and museum Tour Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province, which spans both banks of the Yangtze. Here, you’ll explore the Hubei Provincial Museum. (BB, L, D)

Day 11 | Cruising the Yangtze River, Huangshan Featured Excursion: Huangshan full-day tour

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Enjoy a full-day trip to Huangshan Mountain. (BB, L, D) Note: Depending on river conditions, an alternate tour to Mt. Jiuhua may be substituted.

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Splendours of China & the Grand Yangtze Beijing to Shanghai | 15 Days Day 12 | Cruising the Yangtze River, Nanjing

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Featured Excursions: Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, Bazaar, and Temple of Confucius You’ll visit the Mausoleum of Sun Yat-sen, the Qing Dynasty-style Bazaar, and the Temple of Confucius. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

Day 13 | Cruising the Yangtze River, Shanghai

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Featured Excursions: Shanghai city tour and Shanghai Acrobats Disembark from your ship in Shanghai, and then tour Old Town, the Bund, and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower before attending an amazing Shanghai Acrobats performance. (BB, L, D)

Day 14 | Shanghai, Tongli, Shanghai Featured Excursion: Tongli tour

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Tongli is the China of picture books, complete with narrow streets and elegant homes. During your Tongli tour, cruise the canal and visit the gardens. Return to Shanghai and enjoy dinner at the hotel. (BB, L, D)

Day 15 | Depart Shanghai

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Transfer to the airport for your return flight home, or continue with one of our popular extensions. (CB or BB) Note: Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

Pay-in-Full Savings Pay in full at time of booking by November 30, 2010 to SAVE A$500 per couple (A$250 per person) off cruise/tour rate.

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Early Booking Savings Book and deposit by December 31, 2010 to SAVE A$250 per couple (A$125 per person) off cruise/tour rate.

Pricing Details Per Person Cruise/Tour Start Date

Cruise/Tour Rates Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

Apr 5, 19

A$4,299 A$1,925 Victoria Prince

May 3, 17

A$4,350 A$1,925 Victoria Prince

May 31

A$4,025 A$1,925 Victoria Prince

Jun 14, 28

A$4,025 A$1,925 Victoria Prince

Jul 12

A$3,975 A$1,925 Victoria Prince

Aug 9

A$3,975 A$1,925 Victoria Prince

Sep 6, 20

A$4,350 A$1,925 Victoria Prince

Oct 4

A$4,350 A$1,925 Victoria Prince

Oct 18

A$4,299 A$1,925 Victoria Prince

Nov 1

A$4,099 A$1,925 Victoria Prince

– International airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please enquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Prices shown above are per person, based on double occupancy in standard rooms and staterooms. † Single supplement based on standard room and is subject to limited availability.  – Triple share available upon request

To upgrade to a suite onboard the cruise ship, add the following per-person twin share price below: Junior A$1,150 Deluxe A$2,050

Shangri-La A$2,699 See Deck Plans on page 41

– Please enquire for single supplement upgrade.  Note: All suites are on a request basis only.

Extend your holiday with one of these post-cruise/tour optional extensions Hong Kong | Discover the vibrance of cosmopolitan Hong Kong. Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights at the Sheraton Hotel (or similar) with breakfast | Flight from Shanghai to Hong Kong | All transfers |  Half-day Hong Kong city tour

Prices from only A$1,150 per person† (single supplement from A$565)† † Depends on the season

Hong Kong and Guilin | Combine bustling Hong Kong with beautiful Guilin, located in the most picturesque region in China for one grand extension. Included in your 5-day stay: Flights between Shanghai and Guilin, and to Hong Kong | 1 night at the Sheraton Hotel (or similar) in Guilin | 3 nights at the Sheraton Hotel (or similar) in Hong Kong | Breakfast daily | Guided tour of Guilin | Full-day Li River cruise and Yangshuo tour with lunch | Half-day Hong Kong city tour | English-speaking local guides | All transfers

Prices from only A$1,725 per person† (single supplement from A$690)† † Depends on the season

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Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet

China, Tibet & the Yangtze Beijing to Shanghai 14 Days

China, Tibet & the Yangtze River Cruise/ Tour Package Includes:

Explore the majestic Yangtze and experience the best of China and Tibet

All domestic flights within China

Lhasa, the heart and soul of Tibet, means holy land. In existence since the seventh century and ruled by the Dalai Lamas from the early 1600s to 1959, Tibet is a country long associated with peace and spirituality. Marvel at Lhasa’s unique architecture—from giltroofed temples and intricately decorated monasteries to homes that face south and have flat roofs for energy efficiency—and enjoy an inner calm as you wander through its peaceful gardens.

3-night Yangtze River cruise in a riverview stateroom with a private balcony onboard the Victoria Anna* Lectures, traditional performances, and Tai Chi classes onboard the ship 10 nights in superior to deluxe hotels, including buffet breakfast and all service charges, taxes, and porterage* 13 buffet breakfasts, 12 lunches, and 12 dinners Special-themed dinners: Peking Duck dinner in Beijing, and traditional dumpling and Tang Dynasty dinners in Xi’an 11 days of captivating, fully escorted tours with English-speaking local guides Exciting evening entertainment, including Xi’an Welcome Ceremony, a Tang Dynasty performance, a Kung Fu show, and the world-famous Shanghai Acrobats Captain’s Welcome Reception and Farewell Dinner onboard the ship

The majestic scenery, soul-enriching spirituality, and wonderful people of China and Tibet will reward you with unforgettable memories.

Services of an experienced Uniworld Tour Manager throughout your trip

Who will enjoy this cruise: Travellers who appreciate

All transportation on the tour All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 42 ) *Ship and hotels are subject to change.

5,250

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Cruise the most scenic section of the Yangtze River and bear witness to the changing landscape caused by the magnificent Three Gorges Dam. Once on land, enjoy a virtual dim sum of China’s highlights: the Great Wall, a Kung Fu show, a Peking Duck dinner, the ancient Terra Cotta Warriors in Xi’an, and a night in lively Shanghai complete with a performance by the amazing Shanghai Acrobats.

per person twin share, cruise/tour only

the true yin and yang of life will find a wonderful balance on this tour between the burgeoning capital of Beijing and exotic bustle of Shanghai, and the spiritual Shangri-La of Tibet.


Terra Cotta Warriors, Xi’an

Beijing to Shanghai Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day 1 Beijing

Day 10

Cruising the Yangtze River; Fengdu, or Wanzhou, or Shibaozhai

Day 11

Cruising the Yangtze River, Lesser Gorges

Day 12

Cruising the Yangtze River, Yichang (disembark), Three Gorges Dam, fly to Shanghai

Day 2 Beijing Day 3 Beijing Day 4

Beijing, fly to Xi’an

Day 5 Xi’an Day 6

Xi’an, fly to Lhasa

Day 7 Lhasa

Day 13 Shanghai

Day 8 Lhasa Day 9

Lhasa, fly to Chongqing (embark), cruising the Yangtze River

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Day 14

Shanghai, transfer to the airport

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Cruise/Tour Start Dates: April 25  May 9, 23  June 13, 27  July 18  August 15  September 5, 12, 19  October 10, 17, 24

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Sera Monastery, Lhasa, Tibet

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The Great Wall of China

China, Tibet & the Yangtze Beijing to Shanghai | 14 Days

Day 1 | Beijing

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Day 6 | Xi’an, fly to Lhasa

Arrive in Beijing and be greeted by a Uniworld representative who will escort you to the hotel.

Day 2 | Beijing

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Featured Excursions: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Peking Duck feast Your first full day in Beijing takes in many of the major sites, such as Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City—a 101hectare complex of palaces, pavilions, courtyards, and gardens. Visit the imperial gardens of the Summer Palace. In the evening, indulge in a traditional Peking Duck dinner. (BB, L, D)

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Featured Excursions: The Great Wall, Ming Tombs, and Kung Fu show Walk along the Great Wall, which has been built, rebuilt, and maintained over thousands of years. After this memorable experience, visit the lavish and historic Ming Tombs and see the sites of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In the evening, enjoy a thrilling Kung Fu show. (BB, L, D)

Day 4 | Beijing, fly to Xi’an

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Featured Excursions: Hutongs tour and dumpling dinner Ride in a rickshaw for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Hutongs, the ancient alleyways located in the old residential area of Beijing, and enjoy lunch with a local family before you fly to Xi’an and transfer to the hotel. Tonight, you will enjoy a sumptuous traditional dumpling dinner. (BB, L, D)

Day 5 | Xi’an

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Day 7 | Lhasa

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Featured Excursions: Da Zhao Temple and Tibet Museum See the early Buddhist Da Zhao Temple, embellished with Nepalese and Indian touches and capped by a golden canopy. Visit the Tibet Museum, which houses a rich collection of prehistoric cultural relics. Catch a glimpse into the life of the local people with a visit to a Lhasa family’s home, and enjoy a dinner with a traditional folk show. (BB, L, D)

Day 8 | Lhasa

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Featured Excursions: Potala Palace and Sera Monastery Marvel at Lhasa’s Potala Palace, perched atop Red Mountain. Gaze at its jewel collections and wander the chapels as pilgrims make offerings at the altars. Visit the Sera Monastery with its perfectly preserved murals and Maitreya, Bodhisattva, and Arhat statuary. (BB, L, D)

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Fly to Chongqing for a tour of the city and a glimpse of the city zoo’s giant pandas. Then board your Victoria Cruises ship and enjoy an onboard dinner. (BB, L, D)

Featured Excursions: Terra Cotta Warriors, City Wall, and Tang Dynasty dinner and performance

Day 10 | Cruising the Yangtze River

Examine the life-sized, awe-inspiring Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, and then visit Xi’an’s ancient City Wall. In the evening, be treated to a Tang Dynasty dinner and cultural performance. (BB, L, D)

Visit the “Ghost City” of Fengdu or the port cities of Wanzhou or Shibaozhai, depending on water levels. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Reception, D)

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Featured Excursion: Fengdu, or Wanzhou, or Shibaozhai

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Fly to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, which has a fascinating history dating back more than 1,300 years. The former seat of the Dalai Lama, Lhasa embodies the culture of Tibetan Buddhism. Tonight, relax and enjoy dinner at the hotel. (BB, L, D)

CB/BB = Continental/Buffet Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner


China, Tibet & the Yangtze Beijing to Shanghai | 14 Days

Pay-in-Full Savings Pay in full at time of booking by November 30, 2010 to SAVE A$500 per couple (A$250 per person) off cruise/tour rate.

-ORDay 11 | Cruising the Yangtze River

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Featured Excursion: Lesser Gorges Cruise through Qutang Gorge and majestic Wu Gorge. Then sail down the Lesser Gorges of either the Daning River or Shennong Stream. Later, cruise through the Three Gorges Dam ship locks. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

Day 12 | Yichang, fly to Shanghai

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Featured Excursion: Three Gorges Dam Visit the construction site of the world’s largest hydroelectric plant, the Three Gorges Dam. Disembark in Yichang and fly to Shanghai. Enjoy dinner at the hotel. (BB, L, D)

Day 13 | Shanghai

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Early Booking Savings Book and deposit by December 31, 2010 to SAVE A$250 per couple (A$125 per person) off cruise/tour rate.

Pricing Details Per Person Cruise/Tour Start Date Apr 25

Cruise/Tour Rates Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

A$5,625 A$1,925 Victoria Anna

May 9, 23

A$5,625 A$1,925 Victoria Anna

Jun 13

A$5,250 A$1,925 Victoria Anna

Jun 27

A$5,299 A$1,925 Victoria Anna

Jul 18

A$5,299 A$1,925 Victoria Anna

Aug 15

A$5,299 A$1,925 Victoria Anna

Featured Excursions: Shanghai city tour, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, and Shanghai Acrobats performance

Sep 5, 12, 19

A$5,699 A$1,925 Victoria Anna

Oct 10, 17

A$5,699 A$1,925 Victoria Anna

Tour the many splendours of Shanghai including Old Town, the Bund, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, and the Old Shanghai Museum. Savour a traditional dim sum lunch, and enjoy an evening performance by the amazing Shanghai Acrobats. (BB, L, D)

Oct 24

A$5,499 A$1,925 Victoria Anna

Day 14 | Depart Shanghai

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– International airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please enquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Prices shown above are per person, based on double occupancy in standard rooms and staterooms. † Single supplement based on standard room and is subject to limited availability.  – Triple share available upon request

To upgrade to a suite onboard the cruise ship, add the following per-person twin share price below:

Transfer to the airport for your return flight home, or continue with an extension to Hong Kong. (CB or BB)

Executive A$899 Deluxe A$1,399

Note: Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

– Please enquire for single supplement upgrade.  Note: Deluxe and Shangri-La suites are on a request basis only.

Shangri-La A$1,799 See Deck Plans on page 40

The Yangtze River

Extend your holiday with a post-cruise/tour optional extension Hong Kong | Reunited with China in 1997 after years of British rule, Hong Kong has always remained true to its Chinese roots and culture. Spend time discovering the traditions of this dynamic city. Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights at the Sheraton Hotel (or similar) with breakfast | Flight from Shanghai to Hong Kong | All transfers |  Half-day Hong Kong city tour

Prices from only A$1,150 per person† (single supplement from A$565)† † Depends on the season

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Victoria Cruises collection of river cruise ships

Victoria Anna Inaugurated: 2006 Refurbished: 2010 Length: 106 m (348 ft) Width: 16.6 m (54.4 ft) Guests: 268 Shangri-La Suites: 2 (58.8 sq m) Deluxe Suites: 2 (34.8 sq m) Executive Suites: 40 (29.7 sq m) Standard Staterooms: 89 (21 sq m) Single Staterooms: 2 (18.6 sq m) Voltage: 220 volts

Uniworld in partnership with Victoria Cruises offers you the most beautiful cruise ships on the Yangtze River. A true pioneer and innovator, Victoria Cruises delivers an unrivalled and unsurpassed experience by offering well-appointed ships that make sailing along the Yangtze an absolute pleasure. All ships boast the same deluxe style and décor, from tastefully appointed staterooms to elegant atriums with sparkling chandeliers and gleaming wood influenced by a combination of American, European, and Asian styles. Ships feature staterooms in four categories—Standard, Executive or Junior suites, Deluxe suites, and Shangri-La suites. All staterooms feature private balconies for viewing the magnificent Yangtze River scenery. Onboard services include a beauty salon, massage therapist, fitness room, reading room, and gift shop. Internet access is also available. Additionally, there is a doctor’s office on each ship. Shipboard enjoyment includes a wide range of activities linked to the cultural fascination of China and its spellbinding Yangtze River, such as Tai Chi, traditional fashion shows, and the sounds of authentic Chinese music. Victoria Anna restaurant

All staterooms have a private balcony (included in above dimensions). Stateroom colour and décor may vary.

Shangri-La suite

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Standard stateroom


Victoria Prince

Victoria Jenna

Inaugurated: 1994 Refurbished: 2010 Length: 89.4 m (293 ft) Width: 16.4 m (54 ft) Guests: 208 Shangri-La Suites: 2 (57.8 sq m) Deluxe Suites: 2 (42.5 sq m) Junior Suites: 7 (27.3 sq m) Standard Staterooms: 93 (19.6 sq m) Voltage: 220 volts

Inaugurated: 2009 Length: 133.8 m (438.9 ft) Width: 18.8 m (61.7 ft) Guests: 378 Shangri-La Suites: 2 (54.6 sq m) Deluxe Suites: 3 (39.8 sq m) Executive Suites: 35 (31 sq m) Standard Staterooms: 149 (21 sq m) Voltage: 220 volts

All staterooms have a private balcony (included in above dimensions). Stateroom colour and dĂŠcor may vary.

All staterooms have a private balcony (included in above dimensions). Stateroom colour and dĂŠcor may vary.

Standard stateroom

Shangri-La suite

Executive suite

Deluxe suite

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Uniworld Gold Seal Protection Coverage for cancellation for only A$89 per person

With the Uniworld “Gold Seal Protection” Policy, Uniworld will provide you with 100% of the Uniworld cancellation penalties in the form of a future cruise credit certificate, should you cancel your cruise/tour prior to your original scheduled flight departure date from Australia for any reason that is not eligible for cash reimbursement. Cancellation penalties are reimbursed in the form of a Uniworld Cruise Certificate allowing you a two (2) year credit to travel with us at a later date. Please note that to be eligible for the “Gold Seal Protection,” you must enroll and pay for the policy at the time you make your initial deposit. The certificate is issued in the event of cancellation and is valid for travel within two years from the date of issue, is non-transferable, non-refundable and may not be redeemed for cash. Future cruise certificates do not include airfare, pre- and post-cruise extensions or hotel cancellation charges for air arrangements.

Booking Conditions and Important Information

What’s included in the Cruise Price Cruises: Per person prices are based on two persons sharing a stateroom with two berths, private shower and toilet. A limited number of single cabins are available at an extra cost. Touring: By air conditioned luxury motorcoach. Air Transportation: Within China and Tibet is included in the cruise price only when indicated on specific itineraries. Cruise Director: Cruise commentary is conducted in English (only) by a professional cruise director. Hotel Accommodation: Prices per person are based on two persons sharing a twin bedded room with private bath or shower. Meals: All meals are included onboard, see itinerary for details. Sightseeing: Excursions and entrance fees to places of interest visited as detailed on each itinerary, with an English-speaking guide where necessary. Transfers: Transfers to/from airports will be provided only for flights arriving/departing on the start/ finish day of the cruise (and for extensions/extra nights). There may be a waiting period of up to 2 hours or more unless private car transfers have been purchased. The following time limits apply:

Transfer Guidelines: Flights must arrive/depart within the following time limits: China Hong Kong

Arrival

Departure

24 hours 6am – 11pm

24 hours 7:30am – 11:55pm

Passengers flight details must be given to Uniworld forty-five (45) days prior to departure. If your flight arrangements arrive/depart outside of the above you may purchase a private car transfer from Uniworld or make your own transfer arrangements. Uniworld will not be responsible for late arrivals or missed transfers due to delayed or cancelled flights, for missed cruise/trip days or for extra costs resulting from the foregoing. PLEASE NOTE: Your flight details must be provided to Uniworld so that we can book your transfers. Porterage/Baggage: One suitcase per person is allowed. Airlines may have baggage restrictions, please check with your air carrier before your flight. Uniworld is not responsible for loss, theft or damage to baggage and/or personal belongings.

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What’s Not Included in the Cruise Price: Airfares to and from your destination except where specified, airport/ departure taxes, passport and visa fees, insurances of all kinds, port taxes, laundry, phone calls, wines and liquor (unless specified), beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary. Optional excursions will be offered on your cruise and should be included within your holiday budgeting. Gratuities: it is our goal to ensure the service you receive is as wonderful as the sights you see. Whilst they are customary, gratuities including the customary end-of-trip gratuity/tip for the tour manager, cruise manager and crew are not included in the price of your trip. The amount of the tip is entirely subject to your satisfaction with your travel experience.

Reservations and Payment

Deposit

Final Payment

A$250 per person per cruise or extension

At least 90 days prior to departure from Australia

1. Your Cruise reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a nonrefundable deposit of A$250 per person, per cruise or extension which must be within 7 DAYS of booking or the reservation will automatically be cancelled. 2. Payment in full is required at time of booking for reservations made less than ninety (90) days prior to departure from Australia. 3. Uniworld reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods. 4. Your Travel Agent shall, on the receipt of any monies, hold such monies for each and every person named in the booking until the booking is confirmed at which times those monies shall be remitted promptly by your Travel Agent to us. All such monies received by us will be deposited as required by law. We will be entitled to keep for each account any interest earned on such monies. It is a condition of our confirmation of your booking and acceptance of your deposit

in respect of your cruise, that all monies paid by you to us through your Travel Agent, whether by way of deposit or otherwise in respect of your cruise, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit or in respect of the services to be provided or fees payable under the cruise programme, and the payment of a deposit or otherwise for your cruise, shall be deemed to be a direction to disburse such monies as aforesaid. 5. Any special meal requirements will be made on a REQUEST basis only. Uniworld cannot GUARANTEE special meal requests nor will it assume any responsibility or liability if passengers’ special meal requests are not fulfilled.

Travel Documents Travel documents will be sent to you approximately twenty-one (21) days prior to departure from Australia (providing full payment and your completed passenger information form have been received by us). If you are leaving home earlier please ask your Travel Agent to request your travel documents in good time.

Booking Changes, Cancellations and Refunds Booking Changes: A fee of A$35 per person will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the value of the booking. A change of cruise date or cruise itinerary will be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply. Cancellation and Cancellation Fees: •Y  our A$250 deposit is nonrefundable and cannot be used as a credit towards a future cruise unless Gold Seal Protection is taken. •N  otice of your cancellation must be received in writing by Uniworld. Any change or substitution of a passenger will be deemed a cancellation of the reservation and the applicable cancellation charges will be applied. •T  he following scale of charges based upon the date of cancellation, will apply:

 Number of days prior to tour start date

Cancellation charges per person as a % of the fare*

90 days or more

A$250 nonrefundable deposit

89–60 days

38.5%

59–30 days

55%

Less than 30 days

100%

*The fare is defined as the cost of any cruise, land or air element purchased through Uniworld. International or intra-Asia air tickets may have additional cancellation or change fees/charges. Port charges are fully refundable if they have been paid prior to cancelling your trip.

• These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees or charges that may be levied by your Travel Agent. • If you cancel a pre- or post-extension eighty-ninety (89) days or less before departure, penalties as shown on the cancellation scale will apply to the price of the extension.

Refunds and Penalties • Illness or Absenteeism: In the event of your withdrawal from a cruise after commencement for reasons of illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. We regret that no refunds can be made for absences from a cruise, including but not limited to missed meals or sightseeing. Uniworld make no representation or guarantee concerning reimbursements of funds paid by you under any insurance claim. • A  irlines & Airfares: If a promotional air fare contained in this brochure is broken or extended for any reason, an additional cost may be incurred. Airfares are subject to change at any time. Changes to flight itineraries and name changes may result in penalties charged by the Airline concerned and passed on to the passenger.

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Booking Conditions and Important Information (continued)

General Information and Conditions •A  passport with minimum 6 months validity (from return date) is required to travel on all Uniworld programs. Visas may be required, please check with your travel agent. Any visas or other travel documentation required for any particular journey is the sole responsibility of the passenger. Responsible for advice or obtaining travel documentation for any passenger or for any delays, damages and or losses including missed portions of any trip related to improper travel documentation. Uniworld may require passport or other information prior to departure. •A  dvanced, Cancelled or Delayed Sailing/Land Tour: Uniworld reserves the right to cancel, advance or postpone any scheduled tour and/or sailing date and may, but is not obligated to, substitute hotels or vessels. Uniworld shall not be liable for any loss to you by reason of any such cancellation, advancement or postponement. In the event of cancellation by Uniworld, your sole right of recourse shall be to obtain a refund of monies paid to Uniworld in connection with such cruise/tour. •C  ruise Prices: Are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, prices, taxes, levies and exchange rates as at 1 June 2010. Should the total cruise price increase by more than 10%, passengers will have the right to cancel their cruise within 7 days notification of the surcharge without penalty. No surcharges in respect of cost or currency fluctuations will be made once payment for the deposit of your cruise is received. This does not apply to fuel surcharges and any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any Government or their agencies. A limited number of singles are available for an additional supplement. • Cruise Participation: Uniworld trips are exciting, relatively active holidays. While there will be plenty of time to relax, there will also be much to see and do. Your included excursions may require an extensive amount of walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement and sometimes steps, so please bring any issues regarding your health or mobility to the attention of Uniworld when making your booking as this could greatly impact your holiday experience. In addition, you should know that while river cruise ships are spacious and elegant they may not have elevators. If you are disabled, a companion who will be responsible for providing any required assistance must accompany you, as Uniworld is unable to provide any individual assistance. Uniworld has sole discretion to decline the booking of any passenger whose condition may affect their own health, safety

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and enjoyment of that of other passengers. Additionally, Uniworld reserves its right to require a current passenger to end their trip for the aforesaid reasons. Uniworld do not recommend their trips for children under 8 years of age. • I tinerary Variations: The very nature of a river, its sources, and networks of bridges and locks, means that there will be times when weather or other conditions in a region require Uniworld make adjustments and/or modifications to an itinerary. Although every effort will be made to keep itineraries and hotels as shown in the brochure Uniworld reserves the right to substitute itineraries, hotels or vessels. Any changes to itineraries will not result in eligibility for a refund. Itineraries are subject to change without notice and may need to be altered specifically because of water levels, wind, local national holidays or other conditions. • Medical Issues: Uniworld does not employ staff doctors or nurses. Should you need medical attention, it will be at local facilities, at your expense. Uniworld is not responsible for any costs incurred as a result of medical services, or for the quality of medical care or medical services you receive. •Y  oung Travellers: Guests who are less than 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult who is 21 years of age or older. While we will accept children 4 years of age and older as Guests, it is our longterm experience that most young children do not enjoy or appreciate the river cruise experience. There are no special arrangements, activities, medical facilities or accommodations (unless otherwise noted) for children on Uniworld cruise/tour programs. Adults accompanying children are responsible for their behaviour onboard and ashore. • Extensions/Land Tours: Uniworld reserves the right to reschedule and/or cancel land extensions or land tours if the minimum number of participants (10 people) is not reached or for safety reasons. If you cancel a pre- or post-extension eighty-nine (89) days or less before departure, penalties as shown on the cancellation scale will apply to the price of the extension. Limited availability applies, book early to avoid disappointment. • Pets are not permitted on Uniworld trips.

Your Cruise Ticket Contract Transportation aboard the ship is provided solely by the shipowners

and charterers pursuant to the terms and conditions of the cruise ticket contract that you will receive prior to embarkation. A copy of the form of the cruise ticket contract terms and conditions will be provided upon request. Please note that the cruise ticket contract includes a clause specifying the courts of Basel Switzerland as the exclusive forum for resolving disputes. The cruise ticket contract is governed by the law of Switzerland and is subject to limitations of liability and time limits for making claims under the Athens Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea, 1974 (“Athens Convention”) and the International Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, 1976 (“1976 Convention”).

Responsibility Uniworld Cruises are operated on ships owned or operated by Uniworld, referred to as ‘the operators’. Uniworld River Cruises SA, referred to as the Operators, are the agents for Trafalgar Tours International Ltd., who have empowered the Operators on its behalf to undertake the following duties: 1. The Operators shall be responsible to the passenger for supplying the services and accommodations described in this brochure, except where such services cannot be supplied or the itinerary used is changed due to delays or other causes of whatever kind or nature beyond the control of the Operators. In such circumstances, the Operators will do their best to supply comparable services, accommodations and itineraries and there shall be no refund in this connection. 2.  This brochure represents the entire agreement between the passenger and the above mentioned Operators. 3. In the absence of their own negligence, neither the Operators nor their agents or co-operating organizations shall be responsible for any cancellations or for acts of any other service providers concerned, diversions or substitution of equipment of any act, variations, postponements, omission or default whatsoever by air carriers, land carriers, hoteliers or hotels, transportation companies, or any other persons providing any of the services and accommodations to passengers including any results thereof, such as changes in services, accommodations or facilities necessitated by same. Nor shall they be liable for any loss or damage to baggage or property, or for injury, illness or death, or for any damages or claims whatsoever arising from loss, negligence or delay from the


act, error, omission default or negligence of any person not their direct employee or under their exclusive control, including any act, error, omission, default, or negligence of any country, government or governmental authority, officer or employee. All baggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the passenger. Baggage insurance is recommended. The carriers, hotels and other suppliers who provide services on tour are independent contractors; they are not agents, employees or servants of the Operators or their associated companies. The Operators are not responsible for any criminal conduct by third parties. 4. Where the passenger occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the Operators nor their agents or co-operating organisations or service providers concerned will be liable for any injury, illness or death or for any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of such accident or incident. 5. Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. The passenger contracts in use by the airlines or transportation companies when used shall constitute the sole contract between the airline, transportation company and passenger or purchaser of this tour and the Operators assume no responsibility in his connection. Enrolment in and payment for a tour shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the passenger of the terms and conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. 6. Trafalgar Tours is only responsible for the services of reservations and ticketing. It does not accept any responsibility or liability for any of the acts, omissions or defaults, whether negligent or otherwise, of the operators. All matters arising in relation to the services provided by Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd., but not in respect of other things, are subject to the law of the State of New South Wales (NSW). 7. Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to press; however Uniworld cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances.

8. The nominated and featured airline(s) does not by virtue of its endorsement of this brochure represent itself either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd. or as having any other legal relationship with any such purchaser. All bookings made with any provider of any transport, facilities, meals, other goods or of any services are subject to terms and conditions imposed by them. If you decide that you do not want to visit a country or part of a country you intended to visit because of any law, condition or requirement of any government or governmental authority, official, servant or agent, you are responsible for any costs, expenses, charges, fees, losses or damage incurred as a consequence and any cancellation or amendment fees. Neither Uniworld nor Trafalgar accept any responsibility or liability for your acts, omissions, defaults, conduct, state of health, condition or circumstances.

Other Conditions It is your responsibility to comply with the terms, conditions or requirements of any service provider, or any country or governmental authorities, or to bear any costs or losses incurred as a consequence of you not complying with them.

information to contractors who provide services to or for us (e.g., sending mail, processing payments, providing marketing assistance). This may involve sending personal information (including sensitive information) to other countries that may not afford the same level of protection of personal information. We may also use the personal information you provide us to review and improve the tours and services that we offer, and to contact you (by post, email and/or telephone) about other tours and services offered by us, that you may be interested in. If you don’t want to receive this information, or if you want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at Uniworld River Cruises, Travel House, Level 4, 35 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022. We may charge a fee for supplying you with this information as permitted by law. Please note: In this brochure and in these Booking Conditions, Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd (ACN 000 717 715) is included in the expressions “Trafalgar Tours,” “we,” “us” and “persons” taking advantage of the services offered by Trafalgar Tours or other persons (if any) included with that person in the booking and that person’s or those persons’ travel agent (if any) are included in the expression “you,” “your” or “passenger.”

Booking Arrangements Your booking arrangements are to be made by your Travel Agent and the person effecting the booking shall be deemed to have accepted the booking conditions.

Data Protection Statement In order to process your tour booking, Trafalgar Tours will need to use personal information for you and other passengers included in your booking. This personal information may include each passenger’s name, address, phone number, email address, passport number, credit/debit card number and sensitive information such as health, medical, dietary, mobility, religious or other special requirements. This personal information may be passed on to other suppliers of your travel arrangements in addition to public authorities (such as customs and immigration), security and credit checking organisations, and otherwise as required by law. Similarly, we may also need to provide personal

Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd. (ABN 73 000 717 715) Travel House, Level 6, 35 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022 Telephone Numbers SYD Metro area (02) 9028 5199 All other areas 1300 780 231 • Fax: (02) 9028 0899 Licence No: 2TA00 1889 All China River Cruises & Tours are operated by

Uniworld River Cruises SA 9b Boulevard Du Prince Henri, L-1724 Luxembourg This brochure supersedes any other current brochure on the market.

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More ways to discover the Uniworld difference Visit our new enhanced website, www.uniworldcruises.com.au. Take a fresh look and enjoy its greatly enhanced content and features including: Special offers and deals | In-depth destination and cruise information | Frequently asked questions | Things to know before you go on your cruise | Virtual tour and photo galleries | Guest reviews Europe and Russia Boutique River Cruise Collection There are many ways to travel through Europe and Russia, but none compare to the luxury, comfort, and convenience of a Uniworld Boutique River Cruise. Europe and Russia River Cruise Packages Include: elegantly appointed riverview stateroom; all meals onboard with complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during dinner in Europe; signature lectures; exclusive, fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local guides; and all transportation, domestic air, and transfers throughout your trip. Egypt Boutique River Cruise Collection The Nile River is the gateway to many of Egypt’s treasures, and now you can discover them while sailing onboard the all-suite River Tosca. Egypt River Cruise & Tour Packages Include: deluxe hotel accommodations in Cairo with buffet breakfast; elegant riverview suite with a French balcony onboard the River Tosca; all meals onboard; services of a professionally trained Egyptologist for the duration of your trip; exclusive, fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local guides; and all transportation, domestic air, and transfers throughout your trip.

For more information, please contact your preferred Travel Professional. Call Uniworld in the Sydney metro area at (02) 9028 5199 and for all other areas call 1300 780 231 or visit our website at www.uniworldcruises.com.au.

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