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Ancient Houses & Cruising

13 day/12 night tour from $3889 per person share twin
Flights are additional

Sale Period

Until 31 Jul 19


13 day/12 night tour from
per person share twinFlights are additional

Ancient Houses & Cruising

On this 13 day tour experience what life in ancient China was like by wandering through villages where traditional Hakka buildings from times long gone still stand. Starting in Guangzhou and ending in Chongqing visit towns with vastly differing architectural styles and enjoy a Yangtze River Cruise through the famed three gorges.

Deal Includes
8 nights accommodation in 3 star hotels
4 nights aboard a Yangtze River Cruise
Daily breakfast, 7 lunches & 3 dinners
Transfers and sightseeing including entrance fees
The services of a local English-speaking guide in each city 
High speed domestic trains Guangzhou-Xiamen-Wuyishan-Wuhan-Yichang
Flights are additional

13 day/12 night tour
From $3889 per person share twin
Travel: 01-20 Dec 19
From $4165 per person share twin
Travel: 13 May-30 Sep, 16-30 Nov 19


Day 1: Guangzhou
Arrive in Guangzhou and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2: Guangzhou 
Today escape Guangzhou for the morning and explore the Kaiping Diaolou at the historic towns of Liyuan and Zilicun. Kaiping Diaolou and villages feature the Diaolou, multi-storeyed defensive village houses which display a complex and flamboyant fusion of Chinese and Western structural and decorative forms. 
Day 3: Guangzhou - Xiamen 
Spend the morning at leisure before catching a high speed train bound for Xiamen. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the evening is spent at leisure.
Day 4: Xiamen 
Located on the southeast coast of mainland China in the Fujian province, Xiamen also sits across the strait from Taiwan. Explore the city and surrounds today including car free Gulangyu Island.
Day 5: Xiamen 
Embark on a full day visit to the Yongding Hakka Building village, a unique site in China - explore these distinctive buildings constructed here from the 13th century. 
Day 6: Xiamen - Wuyishan 
This morning catch a high speed train to Wuyishan, home to Da Hong Pao, a Wuyi rock tea grown in the Wuyi Mountains. Heavily oxidized, this dark oolong tea is the world's most expensive tea. Enjoy a taste of this precious tea with an afternoon Da Hong Pao tea break.
Day 7: Wuyishan 
Enjoy a full day exploration to Mt.Wuyishan. Hike to the Tianyou Peak, situated north of the fifth and the sixth bends of the Nine-Bend River and covers an area of 4sqkm. Enjoy bamboo rafting here followed by lunch at a local restaurant. 
Day 8: Wuyishan - Wuhan 
This morning catch a high speed train to Wuhan where the rest of the day is spent at leisure. You may like to visit the East Lake and Yellow Crane Tower.
Day 9: Wuhan - Yichang 
Spend the morning at leisure before catching a high speed train to Yichang where you will be transferred to Yichang Maoping Pier to board your Yangtze River Cruise. Spend the next four nights onboard.
Day 10: Yangtze River Cruise 
Set sail in the morning followed by your first shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam, a hydroelectric gravity dam. Enjoy a captain’s welcome aboard party followed by a cabaret show after dinner.
Day 11: Yangtze River Cruise 
A shore excursion to Shennong stream by small boat awaits today.The stream is a 60km small tributary of the Yangtze River and is famous for its picturesque scenery. Back on board the ship, continue cruising and pass through Wu Gorge and Qutang Gorge.
Day 12: Yangtze River Cruise 
Today enjoy a shore excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda, a wooden pagoda built along the cliff face of Shibaozhai. 
Day 13: Chongqing 
This morning, disembark your cruise in Chongqing. You will be met at the pier and transferred to Chongqing Airport where tour arrangements end.

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Terms and Conditions

Valid for new bookings only. Valid for travel between 13 May-20 Dec 19 or as otherwise specified and for sales to 31 Jul 19. Prices are per person in New Zealand dollars. International airfares are additional. A non-refundable NZD250 per person deposit is required at the time of reservation with full payment required no later than 42 days prior to departure. Prices are correct as at 10 May 19 but may vary due to currency fluctuations and are subject to change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances until paid in full. Packages are subject to availability. Close-outs and surcharges may apply. Cancellation and amendment fees apply. Domestic airfares are non-refundable and non-transferable once booked. Airfares, China visa, travel insurance, departure taxes, gratuities and any other personal expenses are at passenger’s own expense.  For more information please contact your House of Travel consultant for more information. Supplier code: AA

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Until 31 Jul 19

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