China

Yangtze Wonders

Tour Code: YW
Prices start from: $5,500 per person

15 Days  Valued Journey

An unforgettable China travel package that will take you to the bustling city of Shanghai before joining the Yangtze River cruise to journey through the magnificent Three Gorges. This China travel tour continues onto the Xian, home to amazing archeological discoveries before concluding your China holiday in Beijing.

Visited Places:

Day

1

WED: AUSTRALIA/SHANGHAI

Depart Australia on your Cathay Pacific Airways flight to Shanghai. On arrival, transfer to the Central Hotel for three nights.

2

THU: SHANGHAI

Spend a day exploring this gracious and cosmopolitan city. See the former Colonial Concessions along the Bund for a view of the ‘yesterday & today’ of Shanghai. Travel to Pudong and stop at the soaring Jin Mao Tower for a breathtaking panorama of the city. Stroll along the alleyways of Old Chinatown, visit the Yu Garden and enjoy a river cruise before returning to your hotel. This evening enjoy a spectacular acrobatic show.

Meals: Breakfast 1 | Lunch 1

3

FRI: SHANGHAI

Spend another exciting day exploring Zhujiajiao, an ancient water town with cobble stone lanes and well-preserved Ming and Qing buildings. Enjoy this charming and traditional town as you cruise along the canals beneath stone arched bridges. End the day at Tianzi Fang where many artists and local designers have set up art studios and galleries – a great chance to shop at the boutiques or just relax at one of the street cafés. A Shanghaiese dinner will be arranged at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast 1 | Dinner 1

4

SAT: SHANGHAI/YANGTZE CRUISE

Fly to Yichang where you will be transferred to the pier to embark on your Victoria Cruise Ship ‘Katarina’ in the evening. During your cruise, enjoy all day free tea or coffee and ‘happy hour’ free house wines and beers as part of the value added ‘Exclusive Amenity Package’ (B)

Meals: Breakfast 1

5

SUN: THREE GORGES DAM SITE

The landscape of the Yangtze River has been changed since the completion of the Three Gorges Dam where you will make an excursion to the site this morning. Then enjoy your spectacular day sailing along the mighty river through the ship locks and Xiling Gorge.

Meals: Breakfast 1 | Lunch 1 | Dinner 1

6

MON: EXCURSION

Today, expect one of the highlights of the Yangtze cruise when you detour by small boat along the ever-narrowing waters to the Goddess Stream or Shennong Stream (subject to water levels and navigation authority advice). Return to the ship and be impressed by the steep walls and tight channels when ‘Katarina’ passes through the Wu and Qutang Gorges.

Meals: Breakfast 1 | Lunch 1 | Dinner 1

7

TUE: EXCURSION

Visit Shibaozhai, a beautiful 12-storey high red pavilion which sits against the side of the hill. Return to the cruise ship and enjoy day activities on board. And enjoy your free beverages during ‘happy hour’.

Meals: Breakfast 1 | Lunch 1 | Dinner 1

8

WED: CHONGQING/XIAN

Disembark this morning at Chongqing and enjoy a city orientation tour before heading to Chongqing Zoo to see the pandas. Continue to Ciqikou ancient town and, after lunch, transfer to the airport for your flight to Xian and a two-night stay at the Grand Noble Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast 1 | Lunch 1

9

THU: XIAN

Marvel at the amazing army of the Terracotta Warriors that were created to guard the tomb of China’s first Emperor. See the unearthed bronze chariots on display in the Exhibition Hall. Continue to Xian’s premier attraction, the modern Shaanxi History Museum where you will find relics which date back to prehistoric times. Be entertained this evening by a vibrant evening cultural performance while enjoying dinner at the Tang Dynasty Theatre.

Meals: Breakfast 1 | Lunch 1 | Dinner 1

10

FRI: XIAN/BEIJING

This morning, take a walk on the 14km long rectangle 14th Century Old City Wall around the city centre. Fly to Beijing and transfer to the New Otani Hotel for four nights.

Meals: Breakfast 1

11

SAT: BEIJING

Today you visit Beijing’s most significant sights. Start in the heart of the city at Tiananmen Square, continue to the Forbidden City, the former imperial palace and China’s most impressive architectural complex. Make a stop at the Temple of Heaven for a chance to see the locals doing recreation activities at the Park. Enjoy a performance of ‘The Legend of Kung Fu’ this evening.

Meals: Breakfast 1 | Lunch 1

12

SUN: BEIJING

Enjoy an exciting morning visit to China’s most iconic symbol – the Great Wall. Once you set foot on the wall, you will be in awe of the longest, oldest and most labour-intensive projects in mankind’s history. En-route, stop at a jade carving workshop to learn about the Chinese jade culture. Head to the Summer Palace, the former imperial retreat which was beautifully landscaped and has palaces and pavilions dotted across a wooded hillside overlooking a series of tranquil lakes.

Meals: Breakfast 1 | Lunch 1

13

MON: BEIJING

This morning, explore by cycle rickshaw through the ‘hutongs’ – ‘the back alleys’ - which reveal the charms of old Beijing. Your lunch will be arranged at one of the local family homes where you can capture a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse into their lifestyle. The remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure – where you can either enjoy shopping in the nearby Wangfujing shopping district and the Silk market or simply explore more of Beijing at your own pace. This evening, enjoy the local speciality, a Peking duck dinner.

Meals: Breakfast 1 | Lunch 1 | Dinner 1

14

TUE: BEIJING/AUSTRALIA

Farewell China as you transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home.

Meals: Breakfast 1

15

WED: ARRIVE AUSTRALIA

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Economy class airfare to/from & within China
  • 9 nights 4-5 star hotel accommodation
  • 4 nights on board the Victoria ‘Katarina’
  • Exclusive ‘Amenity Package’ on Yangtze cruise
  • 13 buffet breakfasts, 9 lunches & 6 dinners
  • 3 evening cultural shows with transfers
  • Return transfers, sightseeing, shore excursion and entrance fees
  • China single entry visa for Australian passport holders
  • Taxes, security and fuel surcharges (subject to change)
  • Travel kit and backpack

September

Date SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL PERTH Land only Single Supp   Availability
Sep 06 $5,750 $5,750 $0 $1,520 Book Now
Sep 13 $5,750 $5,750 $0 $1,520 Book Now

October

Date SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL PERTH Land only Single Supp   Availability
Oct 11 $5,750 $5,750 $0 $1,520 Book Now
Oct 18 $5,750 $5,750 $0 $1,520 Book Now

November

Date SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL PERTH Land only Single Supp   Availability
Nov 08 $5,750 $5,750 $0 $1,520 Book Now

April

Date SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL PERTH Land only Single Supp   Availability
Apr 11 $6,120 $6,120 $0 $1,580 Book Now

Important Notes

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Fact File:

  • Flying Cathay Pacific Airways to/from China via Hong Kong
  • Prices ex SYD, MEL, BNE, ADL or PER
  • Guaranteed 4-5 star hotel accommodation. Maximum 3 persons in a room
  • Triple share consists of two single beds plus a rollaway/fold-up bed. Prices on application
  • Triple share is not available on the cruise
  • Child fare (2-11years) is 75% of adult twin share costs
  • Prices based on share twin per person
  • Deposit is $440.00 per person