Skip to main content
See More

China, Tibet & Yangtze River

May 1–19, 2019

Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited

Activity Level: Active

This distinctive small group journey combines a special visit to remote, spiritual Tibet with a memorable cruise on the Yangtze, China’s fabled “long river.” Adding grace notes to this highly popular itinerary: intriguing Beijing, the extraordinary Terra Cotta Warriors of Xian, and cosmopolitan Shanghai. East meets West in a joyful convergence.


  • Beijing touring, including Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, Great Wall
  • Beijing hutong tour and home visit
  • Dazu Rock Carvings
  • Three-night visit to fascinating Tibet
  • Lhasa’s 1,000-room Potala Palace
  • Visit with a Tibetan family
  • Three-night Yangtze River cruise, including Three Gorges
  • Terra Cotta Warriors of Xian
  • Shanghai touring


Day 1: Depart U.S. for Beijing, China

Day 2: Arrive Beijing

Day 3: Beijing

Day 4: Beijing/Great Wall

Day 5: Beijing

Day 6: Beijing/Xian

Day 7 & 8: Xian

Day 9: Xian/Lhasa

Day 10 & 11: Lhasa

Day 12: Lhasa/Chongqing

Day 13: Chongqing/Dazu/Board Ship

Day 14: Yangtze Cruising – Shibaozhai or Fengdu

Day 15: Yangtze Cruising – Qutang Gorge/Wu Gorge/Small Gorges/Xiling Gorge

Day 16: Yangtze Cruising – Three Gorges Dam/Shanghai

Day 17 & 18: Shanghai

Day 19: Depart for U.S.

Optional Post-Tour Extension

Spend three days and two nights in Shanghai.

Program Itinerary is subject to change. See final brochure for complete details.

Cost Details

Land Only: $5,695
With Group Air from Seattle: $6,787
Single Supplement: $1,395

Please consider purchasing travel insurance to protect your trip. Learn more.

See More
Map of tour region
This was my first trip with UW Alumni Tours, but it will not be my last. The planning was superb, and I never had to worry about a thing. All aspects of the trip were handled with expertise and care.
Sharon and Ted Bailey, Friends of UW

Friends & Family Welcome!

You don’t have to be a UW graduate to travel with UW Alumni Tours!

Join Our Mailing List

How would you like to get information about our upcoming trips?