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Yangtze Wonders Tour, China

Yangtze Wonders Tour, China

story by: Inspire Hong Kong & China

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 15 day China travel tour continues onto the Xian, home to amazing archaeological discoveries, before concluding your holiday in Beijing.

THU: AUSTRALIA & SHANGHAI
Depart Australia on your Qantas Airways flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the Shanghai Majesty Plaza Hotel for three nights.

FRI-SAT: 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 Enjoy the sound and light show in the unique “cable car” tunnel ride beneath the Huangpu River 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. Next day visit Zhouzhuang, and see traditional tile-roofed houses along the canals as you cruise beneath stone arched bridges. An evening acrobatic performance will be included during your stay
MEALS: Breakfast x2, Lunch x2 & Dinner x1

SUN: SHANGHAI, YICHANG & YANGTZE CRUISE
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Yichang where you will be transferred to the pier to embark on your Victoria Cruise ship ‘Katarina’ this evening.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

MON-WED: YANGTZE RIVER
Enjoy spectacular days sailing along the mighty Yangtze River. Cruise to Chongqing through breathtaking scenery of steep cliffs and the famous three gorges. Shore excursions include the Three Gorges Dam site, the Daning River or Shennong Stream, Wanzhou or Shibaozhai (subject to water levels and navigation authority advice).
MEALS: Breakfast x3, Lunch x3 & Dinner x3

THU: CHONGQING & XIAN
Disembark at Chongqing and transfer to the airport for your flight to Xian and stay for two nights at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel. Enjoy a cultural show with dinner at the Tang Dynasty Theatre.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

FRI: XIAN
In Xian marvel at amazing archaeological wonders – the Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the Chariot Exhibition, the Shaanxi History Museum and the 14th Century old City Wall.
MEALS: Breakfast & Lunch

SAT: XIAN & BEIJING
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Beijing where you stay four nights at the Beijing Marriott City Wall Hotel.
MEALS: Breakfast & Lunch

SUN-TUE: BEIJING
Three days visiting fascinating sights such as the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Tour the Sacred Way, the Exhibition Hall of the Ming Tombs and the Great Wall. See the giant pandas at Beijing Zoo and visit the Silk Market. Witness the ‘hutongs’ – the ‘back alley’ – by cycle rickshaw and dine with a local family where you can obtain a glimpse into their lifestyle. Enjoy a Peking Duck dinner and a performance of ‘The Legend of Kung Fu’ during your stay.
MEALS: Breakfast x3, Lunch x3 & Dinner x1

WED: BEIJING & AUSTRALIA
Farewell China as you transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home.
MEALS: Breakfast

THU: ARRIVE AUSTRALIA

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

-Economy class airfare to/from China
-China domestic economy class air travel
-9 nights 4-5 star hotel accommodation and 4 nights including tipping onboard the 5 star Victoria Cruises ship ‘Katarina’
-13 buffet breakfasts, 12 lunches & 7 dinners, 3 morning/afternoon tea/coffee
-3 evening cultural shows with transfers to/from your hotel
-All specified transfers, sightseeing and entrance fees and shore excursions on Yangtze Cruise
-Professional English-speaking guides
-China visa for Australian passport holders
-Travel kit including a 424 page Odyssey China book and cabin bag
-A$465 departure taxes, security and fuel surcharges (subject to change)
-Land content prices – excludes air travel to/from China


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