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14-day Fly, Cruise & Stay Majestic Yangtze China Tour
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14-day Fly, Cruise & Stay Majestic Yangtze China Tour

Savour the natural grandeur of the Three Gorges on a relaxing Yangtze River cruise – just one part of a wonderful tour that also includes China’s enthralling cities of Shanghai, Xian and Beijing, plus the Giant Pandas of Chengdu.


13 nights
13 Nights
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Over 14 days you will journey from Shanghai to Beijing.  You start off with 2 nights in Shanghai before flying to Wuhan where you will board your Yangtze River Cruise vessel.  Over this three day cruise you will see the Three Gorges Dam,  take a side trip to the attractive Goddess or Shennong Stream and enjoy shore excursions to the Ghost City of Fengdu or Shibaozhai.

After your cruise you will journey to Ciqikou, a district known for its porcelain production. One of the major highlights is the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding where you see and learn about China’s celebrated bears up close in surroundings that mirror their natural habitat.   You’ll then take a bullet train to the former imperial capital of Xian where you will see the historic Terracotta Warriors. 

Your last destination is Shanghai where you will go to the great wall and have free time to marvel at this wonderful city. 

Tour includes

  • International flights and current taxes

  • Domestic transportation

  • All meals (12 breakfasts, 11 lunches & 12 dinners)

  • Accommodation

  • Touring with guides and entrance fees

  • Visa fees for Australian passport holders

Tours are available in April, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov 2018

From $4080pp (prices vary with departure dates)

 

 

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Highlights

  • Admire Shanghai’s bright lights
  • Four nights on the Yangtze
  • Watch Giant Pandas play
  • Face the Terracotta Army
  • Walk on the Great Wall
  • Feast on Peking Duck


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Itinerary

 

DAY 1: AUSTRALIA TO SHANGHAI

Fly to cosmopolitan Shanghai for a two-night stay.

DAY 2: EXPLORE SHANGHAI

Shanghai is China’s great metropolis, where east and west collide on streets lined with futuristic skyscrapers and 10th-century temples. Today’s explorations include the classical Yu Garden, a stop in the old town, and the fine arts and antiquities of the Shanghai Museum. Follow the age-old silk production process at the Silk Museum, from the cultivation of silkworms up to creating the final piece. Later admire the magnificent colonial architecture with a stroll along the Bund and view the city from the Huangpu River on a panoramic cruise. The skyscrapers and glimmering lights are a sight to behold, Shanghai is unlike any other city in the world. Tonight you will sample traditional cuisine.

DAY 3: FLY TO WUHAN

Take the morning to see the sights of the ultramodern Pudong area of the city with its sci-fi skyscrapers. Later fly to Wuhan and continue by coach to Yichang where you will board the Yangtze River Cruise vessel.

DAYS 4-6: YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE

A man-made marvel, the Three Gorges Dam showcases this massive feat of engineering. But as we cruise upstream nature takes over, revealing some of the world’s most dramatic scenery including the Three Gorges themselves. Over the next three days, prepare for one breathtaking panorama after another. Take a side trip to the attractive Goddess or Shennong Stream and enjoy shore excursions to the Ghost City of Fengdu or Shibaozhai.

DAY 7: DRIVE TO CHENGDU

Disembarking the cruise vessel in Chongqing, explore old Ciqikou, a district known for its porcelain production during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Ciqikou’s narrow streets are perfect for a morning stroll to admire the historical and traditional architecture. Transfer to Chengdu and enjoy a delicious Sichuan dinner with the option of a performance of Sichuan Opera (at your own expense).

DAY 8: GIANT PANDAS

A visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding allows you to see and learn about China’s celebrated bears up close in surroundings that mirror their natural habitat. A look around the informative museum gives an overview of the reserve’s breeding programme. You’ll then take a bullet train to the former imperial capital of Xian. This evening a delicious feast of traditional Shui Jiao dumplings and a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing await.

DAY 9: TERRACOTTA WARRIORS

After their fortuitous discovery in the 1970s, the Terracotta Army of China’s first Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, has intrigued visitors ever since. Spend the morning viewing the enigmatic ranks of life-sized Warriors. Visit the workshop of the craftspeople who recreate Terracotta Warriors in the style of their ancient counterparts. Watch the skilled production process and buy a souvenir warrior to take home. Later stroll on the beautifully preserved 14th-century city walls.

DAY 10: EXPLORE XIAN, FLY TO BEIJING

A fascinating morning includes a visit to the lovely Little Wild Goose Pagoda. Take time to walk through the atmospheric alleys of the Muslim Quarter which are lined with Islamic food stalls. Later, fly to Beijing, China’s capital city.

DAY 11: IMPERIAL BEIJING

Heading to Beijing’s symbolic heart, stroll across Tiananmen Square and into the sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City. Entering through the Gate of Supreme Harmony, you will find a complex full of imperial riches. Soak up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven, an orderly oasis in a bustling urban landscape, where you can watch, or participate in, a dance class. Later, enjoy a Chinese acrobatic show.

DAY 12: GREAT WALL OF CHINA

This morning is dedicated to China’s most iconic site – the Great Wall. Taking a walk on this incredible structure is the best way to appreciate both the sheer magnificence of the wall itself and the dramatic scenery that it crosses. In the afternoon, visit a jade factory then savour the idyllic landscapes of the Summer Palace as you wander through traditional Chinese gardens and view the exquisite architecture. This evening, savour Beijing’s best-known delicacy – Peking Duck.

DAYS 13-14: BEIJING TO AUSTRALIA

This morning is at your leisure before you are transferred to Beijing airport to board your flight to Australia, arriving home to same or following day.


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^Price is per person, twin share unless otherwise stated. Final pricing is subject to availability, departure location, travel time and provider terms and conditions.