Yichang / Embark Ship / Cruise the Yangtze River
Explore Shanghai on your own the morning of Day 11, or join an optional "Fengjing Ancient Water Town Tour." You'll then fly to Yichang to board your Century Cruises ship. Learning Discoveries: As you cruise, you’ll be able to join in such cultural activities as tai chi, Chinese calligraphy, and kite making.
Tour the Three Gorges Dam project on Day 12. You'll cruise through the dam's impressive ship lock. Then, you'll cruise into Xiling Gorge.
On Day 13, our small group boards a motorboat, exclusive to Vantage travelers, for a scenic trip up one of the "little gorges" of the Yangtze.
Afterward, you'll cruise between the twelve peaks of the Wu and Qutang gorges.
Stop at a small Yangtze
River village, where you can visit with the locals on Day 14. Learning Discovery: Stop by one of the many homes that had to be relocated from the river's edge as a result of the dam project. Then, visit a local kindergarten.
Included meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners