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Culinary Pilgrimage of China

11 night package from $5065 per person share twin
Flights are additional
 

11 night package from
$5065
per person share twin
Flights are additional

Culinary Pilgrimage of China

China is a country on everyone’s lips as it rushes head first into the future. This well-aged country retains a deep sense of traditional identity and as the old and modern worlds collide there has never been a better time to experience China’s diverse array of attractions. On this tour, appreciate the true taste of Chinese cuisine that can only be found in the streets and alleyways of China’s most celebrated food cities.

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Deal includes
• 11 nights accommodation in 4 star hotels
• Breakfast daily, 6x lunches and 3x dinners 
• Transportation throughout including domestic flights Beijing-Chengdu-Hangzhou and high-speed train Hangzhou-Shanghai (1st Class)
• Sightseeing and entrance fees including the services of a local English speaking guide
Flight are additional

12 days/11 nights
From $5075 per person share twin

Travel: 01-31 Aug 17 & 16-30 Nov 17
From $5169 per person share twin
Travel: 01 Oct-15 Nov 17
From $5065 per person share twin
Travel: 01-20 Dec 17


Itinerary
Day 1:
Arrive in Beijing.
Day 2-3: Beijing 
Over the next two days visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and Beijing’s Hutongs. Culinary delights include an imperial style lunch and walking food tour. 
Day 4: Beijing
Head to the Great Wall for a hike along this Chinese icon. In the evening, enjoy a delicious Peking Duck dinner.
Day 5: Beijing – Chengdu
Explore the local market and learn about the produce used in Sichuan cuisine.
Day 6: Chengdu
Visit the Museum of Sichuan Cuisine and explore the unique exhibits. After which, participate in a cooking class. Continue on to Qingchengshan, a Taoist mountain in an area of natural beauty. 
Day 7: Chengdu – Hangzhou
Visit the Giant Panda Breeding Centre before a flight to Hangzhou. The panda is an iconic symbol of China and is strictly protected by the Chinese government. In Hangzhou, enjoy a boat trip on the tranquil West Lake. 
Day 8: Hangzhou
Highlights for today include Linyin Temple and Huqingyutang Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine where you will investigate the popular Chinese notion ‘you are what you eat’. 
Day 9: Hangzhou
Tea culture is an important part of Hangzhou. Visit a Longjing green tea village and gain an insight into the art of tea. For lunch, enjoy a home-cooked meal at a local farmer’s house.
Day 10: Hangzhou – Shanghai
Take a high-speed train to Shanghai. Visit Yuyuan Gardens. Taste some local snacks in the area such as Xiaolongbao (steamed dumplings). 
Day 11: Shanghai
Spend the day at leisure in Shanghai to self-explore or hit the shops. Tonight, enjoy a Chinese farewell dinner.
Day 12: Depart Shanghai.


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Terms and Conditions

Valid for new bookings only. Valid for travel 01 Aug 17-20 Dec 17 or as otherwise specified and for sales to 28 Oct 17 unless sold out prior. Prices are per person in New Zealand dollars. International airfares are additional. A non-refundable deposit of NZD250 per person is required at the time of reservation. Full payment is due 42 days prior to departure. Prices are correct as at 04 Aug 17 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 may apply. Surcharges apply during festivals, events and public holidays – please enquire about dates. Domestic airfares and trains are non-refundable once booked. Cancellation and amendment fees apply. Airfares, visa, travel insurance, departure taxes, personal expenses and gratuities are at passenger’s own expense. Contact your local House of Travel Consultant for more details.

Supplier Code: AA

 

Sale Period

Until 28 Oct 17

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