15 day Treasures of China tour with Yangtze River cruise and flights

15 day Treasures of China & Yangtze cruise with return flights, transfers, accommodation, meals, in-depth sightseeing, tour guides and more.

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  • 15 Day Treasures of China Tour with Yangtze Cruise and flights
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  • 15 Day Treasures of China Tour with Yangtze Cruise and flights
  • 15 Day Treasures of China Tour with Yangtze Cruise and flights
  • 15 Day Treasures of China Tour with Yangtze Cruise and flights
  • 15 Day Treasures of China Tour with Yangtze Cruise and flights
  • 15 Day Treasures of China Tour with Yangtze Cruise and flights
  • 15 Day Treasures of China Tour with Yangtze Cruise and flights
  • 15 Day Treasures of China Tour with Yangtze Cruise and flights
  • 15 Day Treasures of China Tour with Yangtze Cruise and flights
  • 15 Day Treasures of China Tour with Yangtze Cruise and flights
 
  • I was very excited with our trip to China...Overall our trip will be remembered for the rest of our lives I have recommended the trip to everyone who we talk… Graeme
  • This was a fabulous trip, fantastic value for money. We have never had any desire to travel to China, but the Webjet deal made us change our minds and we… Robert H
  • We had a wonderful holiday and really wish to state how good our guide William was. He made the whole experience most enjoyable, he was helpful and very accommodating to… Lorrie C
  • The trip exceeded our expectations and we certainly will consider future tours with webjet. An area of improvement on the Yangtze cruise would be to provide a daily commentary on… Wayne W
  • Loved every part of our tour.nHotel check ins were very efficient. We did not expect so many delicious lunches and dinners to be included.nBuses for tours were very clean and… Inga Allen
  • It would not have been possible for me to organise such a well planned co-ordinated trip. The tour guides, accommodation, sites and meals far outweighed my expectations against the cost… Michael Trevor D
  • Wilson (Beijing) and Simon (Shanghai) were exceptional tour guides. The pace of the trip was very relaxing - loved the 2 and 3 night stays. Thanks for organising perfect weather… Bruce F

Highlights

 

It’s not just the seamless co-existence of modernity and antiquity that makes China so intriguing. It’s the people, the pace, the landscapes and the sheer size of this ancient civilisation that attracts even the most timid of travellers. Here, there is something for everyone.

There are buzzing cities full of endless development, peaceful water towns that have stood seemingly untouched over time and world-renowned sites like the famous Great Wall

Don’t just take my word for it, experience China for yourself with a 15 day Treasures of China & Yangtze cruise. Discover Beijing’s most famous landmarks, ride a bullet train, learn the history of the Terracotta Warriors, cruise the majestic Yangtze River and so much more. 

Your package includes return international flights, transfers, accommodation, meals, sightseeing, tour guides and more

See Inclusions for more. 

 

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff– Chengdu

Your China holiday will begin with an international flight to Chengdu. Upon arrival at Chengdu Airport, you will be met by your tour guide and escorted to your hotel. The city of Chengdu is famed for its cuisine, particularly for its spicy Sichuan peppercorns. Take some time to relax and prepare for your full day tour tomorrow.

Day 2: Chengdu (B,L)

Today you will begin with a visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. The Panda Breeding Centre first opened in 1987 and is a semi-wild area where the pandas are able to roam freely. You will then visit the Jinli Old Street, which was originally built as a commercial street during the Shu Kingdom (221 A.D.263 A.D.) and then adopted the traditional architectural style of Sichuan Province during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Jinli Old Street combines the essence of stepping back in time. 

Optional Tour (additional cost applies):  Sichuan Opera – Enjoy an evening of Sichuan Opera, which is an important part of Chengdu culture. In addition to singing and martial arts, Sichuan Opera has many unique features that set it apart such as fire breathing, changing faces and juggling pottery.

Day 3: Chengdu –train-icon– Yichang (B,D)  

Today you will be transferred from Chengdu to Yichang by high-speed train. Upon arrival, you will board the Yangtze River Cruise ship and begin your memorable 4-night cruise down the Yangtze River.

Day 4: Yangtze River Cruise (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Today’s activities include; a morning Tai Chi lesson and a shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam Site. The Three Gorges Dam Site is one of the largest construction projects undertaken by mankind and is the biggest hydropower project in the world. You may also want to visit the Tribe of the Three Gorges, the only large scenic spot that has not been influenced by the Three Gorged Dam project, which showcase the abundant Ba Culture and Shu Culture. This evening you will return to the ship and attend the Captain’s Welcome Banquet and enjoy the evening entertainment with a Chinese dancing ball.

Optional Tour (at own expense): the Tribe of the Three Gorges.

Day 5: Yangtze River Cruise (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Today will join a shore excursion to Lesser Three Gorges ( Gold Cruises) or Shennong Stream ( President Cruises) – a shining pearl hidden in remote mountains. You will leave your cruise ship and board smaller vessels to sail through the narrower and breathtaking region, lined by sheer cliffs and mountains. Along the Yangtze River you will appreciate the beauty of the Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge and visit the ancient plank road, Mengliang Stairway and the Hanging Coffins. You may also want to visit the White Emperor City, an ancient temple that is located atop Baidi Mountain on the northern bank of the Yangtze River in Fengjie County. You will then return to the ship and continue sailing into the western section of Xiling Gorge.

Optional Tour (at own expense): White Emperor City 

Day 6: Yangtze River Cruise (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Today will visit the Fengdu Ghost City   ( Gold Cruises) or Shibaozhai pogoda ( President Cruises) . Return to the ship and continue to pass through the mountains of Eastern Sichuan. Tonight, enjoy the farewell dinner and pack your bags in preparation for disembarking tomorrow.

Optional Tour (at own expense): Shibaozhai pogoda (Gold Cruises)  or  Fengdu Ghost City (President Cruises)  

 Day 7: Chongqing –train-icon– Xian (B)

Today you will be transferred from Chongqing to Xian by high-speed train. Upon arrival at the you will be met by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel. Take some time to relax and prepare for your tour tomorrow. 

 Day 8: Xian – Terracotta Warriors (B,L) 

Today you will explore the ancient wonders of Xi’an. For a period of more than 1,000 years, Xi’an served as China’s capital city and remains home to a great number of precious relics and historical sites. Your tour today will include a visit to the Terracotta Warriors and the lively Moslem Street. The Terracotta Warriors Site is considered the eighth wonder of the world and was discovered by accident in 1974. You will see the army of over 7,000 soldiers, archers, horses and chariots that has guarded Emperor Qin’s tomb since 210BC. Each figure is unique, and the painstaking repair and evacuation continues to this day. After lunch, you will walk through the famous Moslem Street, where many souvenirs and delicious local snacks can be sampled. In the evening, you may choose to join the optional evening entertainment at the Tang Dynasty Dance Performance.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Tang Dynasty Dance Performance – The Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show, a wonderful performance of the ancient music and dance, is a must when you visit Xian. The show is an outstanding exponent of this ancient stable and prosperous society, keeping alive its splendid culture and providing an insight into the peaceful life style of the period.

Day 9: Xian –train-icon– Beijing (B) 

Today you will board a high-speed train to the capital city of Beijing. Upon arrival you will be met by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel. Take some time to relax and prepare for your full day tour tomorrow.

Day 10: Beijing – Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City (B) 

Begin your day with your daily hotel buffet breakfast, featuring a large selection of Asian and Western cuisine. You will then set out with your trip leader to discover Beijing’s imperial treasures. Stand in Tiananmen Square, one of the largest and grandest public plazas in the world. Enter the imposing walls of the Forbidden City, once the exclusive domain of the Ming Dynasty, for an extensive tour through this vast complex. Afterwards, visit the Silk Factory Outlet to learn about silk, the very trade item which started the famous Silk Road, and its delicate manufacturing process. 

Day 11: Beijing – Great Wall of China (B,L)

Today, you will travel into the rugged mountain landscapes north of the city to the magnificent Great Wall of China. Once on top of this ancient defensive structure, you’ll find that some sections are quite steep, but the views are magnificent, and the experience is truly unforgettable. You will then learn about Jade, China’s most precious and celebrated stone, and its manufacturing process at the largest Jade factory in Beijing. Furthermore, you will visit the 2008 Olympic Games Sites including the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. Afterwards you will head back to the city to enjoy an oriental foot massage before returning to the hotel

 Day 12: Beijing –train-icon– Shanghai (B)

In the morning, you could join an optional tour practice Tai Chi in the Temple of Heaven. Tai Chi is an internal martial art system which places emphasis on the development and control of Chi (consciousness) energy within the body. The Temple of Heaven a sprawling complex of religious buildings located in the south-eastern section of central Beijing. The site was constructed by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties who would host annual ceremonies of prayer for good harvest here.

In this afternoon you will be transferred to Shanghai by High Speed Train. Upon arrival at Shanghai you will be met by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel. Take some time to relax and prepare for your tour tomorrow.

Day 13: Shanghai (B,L)

Today you will discover China’s largest financial and commercial centre, visit the Shanghai Nanjing walking district and explore the Shanghai Museum to learn more of the local culture and history. Visit the Bund by the Huangpu River and experience the city where the old meets the new.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Huangpu River Cruise – Cruise along the Huangpu River, past many of Shanghai’s famous sites such as the People’s Hero Monuments, the Bund, the Oriental Pearl Tower, the bustling International Passenger Station of Shanghai Harbour, the docks, the Wu Song ancient gun fort relics and the impressive skyline of the Pu Dong business district.

 Day 14: Shanghai – airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

 Today at the appropriate time will be transferred to the airport to board your homeward flight. We hope you have enjoyed and unforgettable journey!

 Day 15: Australia

 Arrive home today.

 

Inclusions

 

15 day Treasures of China & Yangtze cruise with return flights, transfers, accommodation, meals, in-depth sightseeing, tour guides and more.

  • Return international airfares with a full service airline including 20kgs checked baggage
  • All transfers
  • 9 nights’ twin share accommodation in deluxe 4-5 star hotels
  • 4 nights on-board a luxury 5 star Yangtze River cruise in a balcony cabin
  • Breakfast daily 
  • Ride the incredible bullet train from Chongqing – Xi’an / Xi;an – Beijing / Beijing –  Shanghai
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation
  • Professional Webjet tour guides throughout
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • All tipping

 

 

Fine Print

 

 How to book:

To book your Tour:

  • Within 72 hours of completing your booking request online you will receive an email from our Travel Partner which will include a link to complete their mandatory booking form.
  • Our Travel partners booking form must be completed to secure your requested travel date.
  • If your requested date of departure is not available, the tour supplier will contact you directly.
  • Completion of this booking form will allow the tour supplier to secure air tickets and tour components.
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $959 or $1,039 per person are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • Final Payment is due 120 days prior to travel and will be collected by our Travel Partner. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment. 
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable. 
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Tour Excludes: 

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal Expenses
  • Anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary

Single Supplement:

$750 per person in addition to the twin share price.

You will be contacted by our Travel Partner after submitting your booking form to pay the single supplement

Group Size: 10 – 30 people

Triple Share: Please purchase 3 x twin share vouchers. Please note third bed will be a rollaway bed 

Optional Tours:

Beijing
Hutong Rickshaw Tour & Market – $66 per person (approx)
Kung Fu Legend Show – $60 per person (approx)

Chengdu
Sichuan Opera Show – $55 per person (approx)

Xi’an
Wild Goose Pagoda & Ancient City Wall – $80 per person (approx)
Tang Dynasty Dance Show – $60 per person (approx)

Shanghai 
Huangpu River Cruise – $55 per person (approx)
Ancient Water Town – $60 per person (approx)

Yangtze River Cruise
the Tribe of the Three Gorges – $85 per person (approx)
White Emperor City – $85 per person (approx)
Shibaozhai pogoda (Gold Cruises) or Fengdu Ghost City (President Cruises) – $85 per person (approx)

All optional tours are payable on your tour in local currency. 

Accommodation: 

Chengdu: Chengdu Holiday Inn Qinhuang or Similar
Cruise: Yangtze River Cruise Gold 6# or Similar 
Xi’an: Xi’an Grand Noble Hotel or Similar  
Beijing: Grand Metro Park Hotel or Similar 
Shanghai: Shanghai Crowne Plaza Fudan or Similar

Child Price: Same price as adults – Minimum age 2 years

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

 

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

Travel Dates

 

2019:

14 March
21 March
28 March
04 April
11 April
18 April
25 April
02 May*
09 May*
16 May*
23 May*
30 May*
06 June
13 June
20 June
27 June
11 July*
25 July*
08 August
15 August
22 August
05 September*
12 September*
19 September*
03 October*
10 October*
17 October*
24 October*
31 October*
07 November
14 November

* A $200 per person surcharge applies 

Surcharges payable direct upon completing your booking form 

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfare with China Eastern (China Southern, Air China or similar)
  • Cathay Pacific option – Return economy airfae with Cathay Pacific
  • We are unable to guarantee which airline you will travel with as flights will be booked subject to promotional fare availability for your travel dates. Including minimum 20kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • Customers wishing to choose their preferred airline – please purchase your voucher first and request your preferred airline in the ‘special requests’ field when submitting your booking form. Please note, this is a request basis only.
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. Once we receive your form and your dates are available, your booking will be completed – no further changes will be possible.
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times.

 Flights:

  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 2 transits, stopover or a substitute airline. These changes are beyond our control and will be confirmed upon booking.
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable. Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing.
  • Please Note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure. If your travel dates are within 30 days of purchase you will be provided with your itinerary within 7 days.

Flight Variations: 

 If you wish to modify the promotional airfare included in your Webjet Exclusives package, the following Flight Variations can be requested:

  • Early arrival
  • Late departure
  • Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class where available
  • Airline of your choice where available

A $200 per person “breakaway” charge will apply per person plus any applicable fare and tax difference.

In order to obtain a quote for your requested variations, you must purchase your vouchers first and submit your request via the online booking form. On this form will be a section highlighted “Flight Quote Request”. You must complete the mandatory information in this section to be provided with an accurate quote.

PLEASE NOTE: No flight requests/quotes/upgrades will be actioned until your final payment has been made. At this time you will be contact by our operator in relation to your request. Payment of the breakaway fee and any applicable fare and tax difference is to be paid directly to our operator at the time of quotation.

Once flights have been confirmed and ticketed, any voluntary changes made thereafter will incur a change fee plus any fare and tax difference.

Stay behind surcharge:

  • If you wish to extend your trip, a $200 per person breakaway charge will apply (subject to availability and applicable fare difference). Your stay behind request must be submitted when completing your booking form. Only the return date can be altered. PLEASE NOTE: No staybehind will be actioned until your final payment is made.

Extending your trip: 

  • If you wish to alter or extend your trip, please purchase your voucher first and submit a request on your booking form. Webjet Exclusives will then provide quotations for any alterations or extensions. Should you wish to proceed any additional charges will be collected. However if you are unhappy with the options a full refund of the voucher will be provided. PLEASE NOTE: No extension request will be actioned until your final payment is made.

 

Travel Information

 

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares including checked baggage
  • All transfers
  • 9 nights’ twin share accommodation including breakfast daily 
  • 4 nights on-board a luxury 5 star Yangtze River cruise including all meals
  • Ride the incredible bullet train from Beijing – Xi’an / Chengdu – Chongqing
  • Professional Webjet tour guides throughout
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary
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