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China's Grand Tour

16 days/15 nights from $3629 per person share twin
International flights are additional

16 days/15 nights from
per person share twinInternational flights are additional

China's Grand Tour

Embark on the extensive ‘grand tour’ of China and experience some the country’s principal attractions and foremost cultural experiences. From the wonders of the imperial past or the beautiful tranquillity of legendary water towns and heavenly landscapes, right into the beating heart of urban modernity and the new face of contemporary China. This comprehensive program of travel and events will deliver unique and captivating insights into the soul of China. Take this wonderful opportunity to experience the hospitality and appeal of the many faces of an ancient and unique culture.

Deal includes

Stay & Eat
12 nights hotel accommodation
3 nights aboard a 4 star Yangtze River Cruise
Breakfast daily
7x lunches & 2x dinners

Sightseeing (based on seat-in-coach) and entrance fees
The services of a local English-speaking guide in each city

Transfers (based on seat-in-coach)
Domestic flights Xian-Chongqing and Hangzhou-Guilin
Train travel Beijing-Xian and Yichang-Shanghai
International flights are additional

16 days/15 nights
From $3809 per person share twin

Travel: 12 Mar-10 Apr, 20-28 Apr & 05-30 May 18 (Set departures)
From $3629 per person share twin
Travel: 01 Jun-12 Aug & 01-30 Nov 18 (Set departures)
From $3885 per person share twin 

Travel: 13 Aug-28 Sep & 10-31 Oct 18 (Set departures)

Day 1: Beijing
Arrive in Beijing where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2-3: Beijing 
During your Beijing stay, highlights will include the Great Wall and Ming Tombs, the Sacred Way, a Peking Duck dinner, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace.

Day 4-5: Beijing – Xian 
Take a bullet train to the ancient capital of Xian where you will visit the fascinating Terracotta Warrior Museum, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and enjoy a Tang Dynasty show.

Day 6: Xian – Chongqing 
Fly to Chongqing where you will visit Ciqikou, a historic Song dynasty town with traditional style buildings before boarding your Yangtze River Cruise.

Day 7-8: Yangtze River Cruise 
Continue your cruise on the mighty Yangtze River with scenic stops along the way.

Day 9: Yichang – Shanghai 
Disembark and catch a high-speed train to Shanghai.

Day 10: Shanghai 
Enjoy a full day of sightseeing including the sublime Yu Gardens, the Jade Buddha Temple, a walk along the famed Nanjing Road, the Bund with its iconic skyline and the Pudong area.

Day 11-12: Shanghai – Suzhou 
Head to the delightful water town of Suzhou, known throughout China as the Venice of the East where you will visit the celebrated 12th century Garden of the Master of Fishing Nets, considered to be one of the best preserved in the city.

Day 13: Suzhou – Hangzhou 
Transfer to Hangzhou where you will enjoy a cruise on the West Lake, surrounded by serene pagoda topped hills, and heavenly temples.

Day 14: Hangzhou – Guilin 
Today, fly to Guilin. The otherworldly mountains and stunning landscape around Guilin provide a magical backdrop to a truly beautiful city set alongside the Li River.

Day 15: Guilin
Enjoy the beautiful scenery with a leisurely cruise along the Li River to Yangshuo. In Yangshuo, enjoy time at leisure before a transfer back to Guilin late afternoon. 

Day 16: Guilin
Today, visit the Reed Flute Cave, an impressive grotto of stalactites and stalagmites, whose name derives from the profusion of reeds at the cave’s opening. Later, transfer to the airport where tour arrangements end.

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Terms and Conditions

Valid for new bookings only. Valid for travel between 12 Mar-30 Nov 2018 or as otherwise specified and for sales to 30 Jun 18. Prices are per person in New Zealand dollars. International airfares are additional. Tipping is compulsory on board the Yangtze River Cruise (allow approx RMB150 per person). 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 01 Mar 18 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. Domestic airfares and trains are non-transferable and non-refundable once booked. Cancellation and amendment fees apply. Airfares, China visa, travel insurance, departure taxes, gratuities and any other personal expenses are at passenger’s own expense. Please ask your House of Travel consultant for full details.

Supplier Code: AA

Sale Period

Until 30 Jun 18

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