Uniworld has released its 2015 Asia Boutique River Cruise program, featuring a range of new, exclusive shore excursions in China, Vietnam and Cambodia.

In Beijing, guests will watch a kung fu Show and visit the Temple of Heaven.

They will explore canals on a tour through Tong-li and while in Hanoi they will enjoy a water puppet show.

China itineraries spend a maximum of four nights cruising on the Yangtze, allowing time to soak up the river and the Three Gorges.

Guests travelling onboard the Century Paragon and Century Legend will enjoy access to the Executive VIP Restaurant, use of indoor pool and sauna. They can also choose to take classes in tai chi and Chinese calligraphy.

General manager of Australia, John Molinaro said: “Many of our guests have discovered the delights of travelling by luxury river cruise ship with us in Europe and are returning to see Asia by way of its majestic rivers.”

“We’ve selected the highest calibre of properties to compliment the cruise and be a luxurious retreat from the hustle and bustle of exploring Asian cities.

“Our guests will enjoy five-star hotels such as the Ritz-Carlton Beijing, the award-winning Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund and the opulent Shangri-La Guilin.”

Uniworld is offering a saving of up to $1,500 per couple on 2015 Asia itineraries booked and paid in full before 31 October 2014.

Among the itineraries is an 11-day Highlights of China & the Yangtze cruise from Beijing to Shanghai. Prices start from $4,999 per person twin share.