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13 Day Special China Tour with Spectacular Yangtze 2017-2018 (Tour Code: CYT)

Day 01: AUSTRALIA – SHANGHAI
Sydney passengers depart to Shanghai on MU562 at 11:00am and arrive at 7:20pm. Melbourne passengers depart to Shanghai on MU738 at 11:00am and arrive at 7:20pm. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to hotel.
Accommodation: Greenland Jiulong Hotel**** or similar

Day 02: SHANGHAI (B.L.D)
Stroll the Nanjing Road and the Bund (Wai Tan) waterfront area, a sweeping area along the Huangpu River, where used to be foreign concessions and now is the symbol of modern Shanghai. Here is the best place to capture the western influence of the old days. Visit the Yuyuan Garden and the Old City Temple. You will also visit Xintiandi, a renovated and popular area in Shanghai full of dynamic bars, fancy restaurants and fashion shops. You will find lots of unique Shikumen remained along the street in the area, which are the traditional houses for Shanghai people.
Accommodation: Greenland Jiulong Hotel**** or similar

Day 03: SHANGHAI – WUHAN – YICHANG – YANGTZE CRUISE (B.D)
After breakfast, you are transferred to airport for a flight to Wuhan, from where you will be transferred to Yichang by coach to board the five star cruise ship for your Yangtze River cruise. With a rich Chinese cultural heritage of thousands of years, the Three Gorges is not only a picturesque natural gallery, but also a spectacular treasure house.
Accommodation: America Victoria Cruise Ship***** or similar

Day 04: YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE (B.L.D)
In the morning, visit the Three Gorges Dam at Sandouping, the largest in the world. Later sail through the Three Gorges Dam ship locks. Sail through Xiling Gorge, the longest (41 miles), and the deepest of the Three Gorges. Additional Tribe of the Three Gorges Shore Excursion (river conditions permitting), offering an interesting glimpse into life in the Xiling Gorge region.
Accommodation: America Victoria Cruise Ship***** or similar

Day 05: YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE (B.L.D)
You will visit Goddess Stream “Small Gorges”, Wu Gorge and Qutang Gorge today. Take an excursion through the Goddess Stream Small Gorges, which are narrower than the Three Gorges, but very impressive. Enter Wu Gorge, known for its quiet beauty, forest-covered mountains, and cliffs so sheer that the sun barely penetrates the precipices. Then sail through Qutang Gorge, the shortest (5 miles), narrowest (500 feet), and most dramatic gorge. Additional Shore Excursion to White Emperor City (river conditions permitting), an ancient city overlooking the western end of Qutang Gorge.
Accommodation: America Victoria Cruise Ship***** or similar

Day 06: YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE (B.L.D)
Take a shore excursion to Shibaozhai, with its impressive wooden pagoda, appropriately named “The Pearl of the Yangtze”. Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to Fengdu, visiting either the new relocation village built for families who have moved as a result of the Yangtze’s rising waters brought about by the Three Gorges Dam.
Accommodation: America Victoria Cruise Ship***** or similar

Day 07: CHONGQING – XIAN (B.L.D)
The cruiser arrives at its destination: Chongqing. After disembarkation, you are transferred to airport to take flight to Xian. Upon arrival, you are met and visit the city wall and bell tower.
Accommodation: Xian Jianguo Hotel**** or similar

Day 08: XIAN (B.L.)
Today you will be taken to visit the incredible Terra-Cotta Warriors and the 6000-year-old Neolithic village remain in Banpo Museum. On the way to Terra-Cotta Warriors, you will have the chance to visit the Terra-Cotta Warriors Factory and maybe you have the chance to bring one back Home. You will enjoy a Tang Dynasty Singing and Dancing Show and dinner in the evening (optional at your own cost).
Accommodation: Xian Jianguo Hotel**** or similar

Day 09: XIAN – BEIJING (B.L.D)
After breakfast, you will transfer to the airport for your flight to Beijing, the capital city of China. Upon arrival, our tour guide will meet you in the airport and transfer you to the hotel. In the afternoon, you will visit Beijing Zoo to see the cute pandas.
Accommodation: Beijing Jingtailong Hotel**** or similar

Day 10: BEIJING (B.L.)
Beijing served as the capital of 5 dynasties over a period of 800 years with each emperor identified as a dragon sent from the heaven. Start your city tour to Tiananmen Square, followed by a visit to the Forbidden City. This complex, the largest and most intact conglomeration of ancient structures of the imperial palace ever built in the world, features more than 800 buildings with 9999 rooms, resplendent golden-glazed roofs, red lacquered pillars and vermilion walls. In the afternoon, you will visit the Olympic Stadium and the Water Cube. You will have a chance to enjoy the optional famous Kungfu (Martial Art) show in the evening (at your own cost).
Accommodation: Beijing Jingtailong Hotel**** or similar

Day 11: BEIJING (B.L.D.)
The highlight today is a trip to the astonishing Great Wall at Juyongguan Path. The Great Wall is the most famous image of China throughout the world. It is the only man made object visible from the moon, and as one of the Eight Wonders of the world. It is a symbol of Chinese traditional culture and the pride of the Chinese nation. Later visit the Sacred Path of Ming Tombs. This is an attractive destination as much for the natural scenery of the area as for the tombs themselves. Visit the Cloisonne Factory and enjoy the famous Peking Duck dinner in the evening.
Accommodation: Beijing Jingtailong Hotel**** or similar

Day 12: BEIJING – AUSTRALIA (B.L.)
After breakfast, start your visit to Summer Palace and a Pearl factory for some shopping. After lunch, you are transferred to airport for your flight homewards to Australia and fly overnight. Sydney passengers depart Beijing at 3:50pm on MU727 to Sydney via Nanjing and Melbourne passengers depart Beijing at 3:45pm on MU5200 to Shanghai and then connect MU737 to Melbourne.

Day 13: AUSTRALIA
Arrive in Australia in the morning. Your unforgettable China tour ends.

 

 13 Day Special China Tour with Spectacular Yangtze (Tour Code: CYT) 
Depature Date Return Date Tour Price EX Sydney Tour Price EX Melbourne
 25 Apr. 2017  07 May 2017  $2,890  $2,990
 25 May 2017 06 Jun. 2017   $2,890  $2,990
 18 Jul. 2017 30 Jul. 2017   $2,790  $2,890
 04 Sep. 2017 16 Sep. 2017   $2,890  $2,990
 16 Oct. 2017 28 Oct. 2017   $2,680  $2,680
 07 Nov. 2017 19 Nov. 2017   $2,680  $2,680
 27 Apr. 2018 06 May 2017   $2,490  $2,590
 22 May 2018  03 Jun. 2018  $2,490  $2,590
 17 Jul. 2018 29 Jul. 2018   $2,890  $2,990
 04 Sep. 2018 16 Sep. 2018   $2,990  $3,090
 09 Oct. 2018 21 Oct. 2018   $2,990  $3,090
 06 Nov. 2018 18 Nov. 2018   $2,890  $2,990

 

Single supplement: $850

Tour price includes:

1. International airfare Sydney/Melbourne – Shanghai – Wuhan//Chongqing – Xian – Beijing – Sydney/Melbourne on China Easter Airlines;
2. Airport tax and fuel surcharge ($200 currently, subject to change);
3. 4 star hotels as indicated in the itinerary;
4. 5 star Cruise Ship (balcony cabin on America Victoria) on Yangtze River;
5. Sightseeing tours with entrance fees for all the attractions as stated in the itinerary;
6. Meals as mentioned in the itinerary;
7. Transfers and transportation all through;
8. English speaking guide.

Tour price excludes:

1. Travel insurance;
2. China visa ($120);
3. Tip to guide and driver.
4. Any meals or services not mentioned in the itinerary;
5. Personal expense;
6. Optional tours.



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