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✈ China: From $2,399 Per Person for 16-Day Best of China Tour with Flights, 4* or 5* Stay, Sightseeing and Meals

✈ China: 16-DayTour with Flights and Yangtze River Cruise

What You Get

Choose from Two Options:

  • $2,399 per person, twin share, for a tour with four-star accommodation (up to $3,899 value)
  • $2,899 per person, twin share, for a tour with five-star accommodation (up to $3,899 value)

    • Price is per person, based on twin share (two people travelling together)
    • Read more about purchase options and common Travel Terms here

Included in all options

• Return international airfare from Sydney and Melbourne
• Hotel accommodation
• Meals listed on the itinerary
• China domestic transport (flight/bullet train)
• Air-conditioned coach transportation
• English-speaking tour guide
• All sightseeing and entrance fees as indicated in itinerary
• Service fee

• Visas
• Travel Insurance (We are happy to send you a quote)
• Personal Expenses
• Anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary
• Sightseeing, meal or other travel service which is not specified in the itinerary
• Single room supplement
• Peak season surcharge

The Experience

Groupies are invited to embark on a 16-day tour through China, a country bursting with a feast of man made and natural wonders. Along the journey, travellers will visit a number of cities and enjoy a full three-day cruise along the magnificent Yangtze River, abounding in activities and attractions. Accommodation will be provided in shared twin rooms at a choice of comfortable four- and five-star hotels.

The Itinerary

Day 1: arrival in Beijing

  • On the arrival at Beijing airport, travellers will be greeted and transferred to the hotels.

Day 2: Beijing (breakfast, lunch)

  • The journey starts with a visit to the spectacular Tiannamen Square and the Forbidden City - the 15th-century palace complex of Ming and Qing dynasties.
  • In the afternoon, travellers will have an option to pick one of the following activities and trips (surcharge applies):
    ◦ Take a rickshaw ride along Beijing Hutongs and visit a local family: $30 per person
    ◦ Visit Temple of Heaven and learn how to practice Tai Chi boxing: $60 per person
    ◦ Enjoy a Peking Duck dinner: $30 per person
    ◦ Watch a Kung Fu Legend performance: $60 per person

Day 3: Beijing (breakfast, lunch)

  • After the breakfast, head north towards the Juyong Pass to admire the stunning Great Wall the magnificent Cloud Platform gate. Step into the largest jade carving factory and visit the sites of the 2008 Olympic Games
  • Unwind at a traditional Chinese medicine centre
  • Optional tours (surcharge applies):
    ◦ Visit Summer Palace and Houhai area: $60 per person
    ◦ Hot pot dinner: $30 per person

Day 4: Beijing-Yichang (breakfast)

  • Travellers will take a bullet train/flight (subject to the availability) from Shanghai to Yichang. On arrival, a transfer will be provided from the train station to the port to board the cruise for 4 nights. Leisure time for the rest of the day.

Day 5: Yangtze River Cruise (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

  • 6.30am-7.00am: early bird coffee and tea
  • 6.30am-7.00am: tai chi practice
  • 7.00am-8.30am: breakfast (buffet)
  • 7.30am-1.00pm: optional shore excursion: tribe of the Three Gorges or hometown of Qu Yuan (surcharge applies)
  • 12.30pm-1.30pm: lunch (buffet)
  • 1.45pm: optional shore excursion: board sightseeing: ferry sailing through a TGP ship elevator (surcharge applies)
  • 2.30pm-5.00pm: shore excursion: Three Gorges Dam site
  • 5.00pm-6.00pm: activities
  • 6.15pm-7.00pm: captain’s welcome reception
  • 7.00pm-8.30pm: dinner (buffet)
  • 9.00pm: minorities and dynasty costumes show

Day 6: Yangtze River Cruise (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

  • 6.30am-7.00am: early bird coffee and tea
  • 6.30am-7.00am: tai chi practice
  • 7.00am-8.15am: breakfast (buffet)
  • 8.30am-11.00am: shore excursion: Shennong Stream
  • 11.30am-12.30pm: lunch (buffet)
  • 12.45pm (est.): scenic cruising - Wu Gorge
  • 2.45pm (est.): scenic cruising: Qutang Gorge
  • 3.30pm-6.00pm: optional shore excursion - White Emperor City (surcharge applies)
  • 7.00pm-8.30pm: dinner (buffet)
  • 9.00pm: cabaret show

Day 7: Yangtze River Cruise (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

  • 6.30am-7.00am: early bird coffee and tea
  • 6.30am-7.00am: tai chi practice
  • 7.00am-8.15am: breakfast (buffet)
  • 8.30am-12.00pm: activities
  • 12.00pm-1.15pm: lunch (buffet)
  • 2.00pm-5.00pm: activities
  • 1.15pm-6.00pm: shore excursion: Fengdu “Jade Emperor”
  • 1.15pm-6.00pm: optional shore excursion: Fengdu “Ghost City” (surcharge applies)
  • 7.00pm-8.15pm: captain’s farewell banquet
  • 6.30pm-11.00pm: settle accounts

Day 8: Chongqing Disembarkation (breakfast)

  • 7.00am-8.15am: breakfast (buffet)
  • 7.30am: check out
  • 9.00am: disembarkation in Chongqing
  • The cruise would arrive at Chongqing at 9.00am (estimated). Disembark and get transferred to the hotel (check-in after 2pm).
  • Optional tour (surcharge applies): Chongqing Zoo (including Giant Panda Hall) with lunch: $55 per person

Day 9: Chongqing-Xi’an (breakfast)

  • Take bullet train/flight (subject to the availability) from Beijing to Xi’an. Meet the local guide upon arrival and check-in to the hotel. 
  • Use leisure time to explore the Muslim Street.

Day 10: Xi’an (breakfast and lunch)

  • In the morning, marvel at the Terracotta Warriors and Horses. 
  • Enjoy a local-style lunch with a presentation on how Biang Biang Noodles are made. 
  • After lunch, take a stroll along the Xi’an City Wall and drop by a terracotta sculpture shop.
  • Optional tour (surcharge applies): Tang Dynasty Music & Dance Show with a dumpling banquet (min. 4 people): $68 per person 

Day 11: Xi’an-Nanjing (breakfast and lunch)

  • Leave Xi’an for Nanjing (bullet train/flight, subject to the availability). Visit the Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen. Continue to a local jade shop.
  • Optional tour (surcharge applies): visit to the Confucius Temple & Qinhuai River boat ride: $65 per person 

Day 12: Nanjing-Suzhou (breakfast and lunch)

  • In the morning, take a tour of Grand Bao’en Temple. Visit a crystal artifacts shop and learn about Feng Shui.
  • Take a transfer from Nanjing to Suzhou. This afternoon, travellers will visit Lion Grove Garden, one of Suzhou’s Great Four Classic Gardens. 
  • Optional tour (surcharge applies): Grand Canal Cruise: $45 per person 

Day 13: Suzhou-Hangzhou (breakfast and lunch)

  • This morning, Groupies will visit the largest silk factory in Suzhou and see how fabulous silk products are made. 
  • Head to Hangzhou and take a boat ride on the picturesque West Lake, the most scenic region of Hangzhou.
  • Optional tour (surcharge applies): Impression of West Lake: $110 per person 

Day 14: Hangzhou-Shanghai (breakfast and lunch)

  • In the morning, travellers will visit a famed tea plantation in Hangzhou to try tea-picking and learn about how tea is processed. 
  • Drive to Shanghai and take stroll along the Bund area.
  • Optional Tour (surcharge applies): Huangpu River Cruise: $45 per person 

Day 15: Shanghai (breakfast) 

  • Use the leisure time to discover exciting Shanghai choose to join one of the optional tours.
  • Optional tours (surcharge applies):
       ◦ Half-day tour of Zhujiajiao Water Town with lunch: $110 per person (min. 4 people)  
       ◦ Jinmao Tower & Asia-Pacific Plaza: $110 per person  

Day 16: Shanghai-Australia (breakfast)

  • Conclude the tour with a transfer to the airport for an onward flight via connecting cities.

The Hotels

  • Beijing:

    4* Holiday Inn Express Beijing Airport Zone or similar
    5* Wyndham Beijing North or similar

  • Chongqing:

    4* Holiday Inn Express Chongqing Jiuxiucheng or similar
    5* Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale Huayu Chongqing or similar

  • Xi’an:

    4* Holiday Inn Express Xi’an North or similar
    5* Hilton Xi’an High-tech Zone or similar

  • Nanjing:

    4* Holiday Inn Express Nanjing Dongshan or similar
    5* Crowne Plaza Nanjing Jiangning or similar

  • Suzhou:

    4* Jiasheng Palace Hotel or similar
    5* Wyndham Garden Suzhou or similar

  • Hangzhou:

    4* Mingkeming Hotel or similar
    5* New Century Grand Hotel Hangzhou or similar

  • Shanghai:

    4* Borrman Hotel Shanghai Pudong International Airport or similar
    5* Pullman Shanghai Qingpu Excellence or similar

The Fine Print

Travel Dates 2020 (arrival at Beijing Capital Intl Airport on Wednesday)

April 15 (peak), 22

May 13, 20

June 3, 8 (peak), 10

August 5

September 9 (peak), 16 (peak)

October 14, 21

November 4, 11

Peak season surcharge of $400 applies for travel on following dates: April 15, June 8, September 9, 16

• Deal is valid for 1 person based on 2 people travelling together (twin share)

• Purchase multiple vouchers

• Vouchers cannot be combined to extend stay

• Read more about purchase options and common Travel Terms here

Standard fine print which applies to all travel promotions

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