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15 Day Treasures of China Tour with Yangtze Cruise - 2018

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 days | per person twin share | Typically $5,207!
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  • 15 Day Treasures of China Tour with Yangtze Cruise – 2018
  • 15 Day Treasures of China Tour with Yangtze Cruise – 2018
  • 15 Day Treasures of China Tour with Yangtze Cruise – 2018
  • 15 Day Treasures of China Tour with Yangtze Cruise – 2018
  • 15 Day Treasures of China Tour with Yangtze Cruise – 2018
  • 15 Day Treasures of China Tour with Yangtze Cruise – 2018
  • 15 Day Treasures of China Tour with Yangtze Cruise – 2018
  • 15 Day Treasures of China Tour with Yangtze Cruise – 2018
  • 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

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, luxury accommodation, meals, sightseeing, tour guides and more

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Essential Package:

Our Essential packages are for those travellers wanting to experience the destination affordably and in their own way. These packages give you the flexibility of more free time or to tailor make your holiday with your preferred sightseeing. We have included the Essentials like return international airfares, key sightseeing, standard accommodation, a professional Webjet tour guide and more.

Classic Package:

The Classic package is for the traveller wanting the best of both worlds! We have included all the essentials like return international airfares, key sightseeing, a professional Webjet tour guide plus relax knowing you have more sightseeing, more meals, superior upgraded accommodation and other benefits included in your Classic Package. 

Signature Package:

The works! For those travellers wanting to leave nothing to chance. All the perks like return international airfares, key sightseeing, a professional Webjet tour guide while enjoying the most meals, the most sightseeing and deluxe upgraded accommodation.

 
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Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff– Beijing

Depart Australia today on your international flight to Beijing!
(Please note: some flights depart 1 day earlier)

Upon arrival at the airport in Beijing you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. Take some time to relax and prepare for your full day tomorrow in China’s capital.

Beijing, China’s massive capital, has history stretching back 3 millennia. Yet it’s known as much for its modern architecture as its ancient sites such as the grand Forbidden City complex, the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties.

Day 2: Beijing (B,L)

After a delicious breakfast at your hotel set out with your tour 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. Constructed from 1406 to 1420, the complex consists of 980 buildings and covers 180 acres. The palace complex exemplifies traditional Chinese palatial architecture, and has influenced cultural and architectural developments in East Asia and elsewhere. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world. 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.

Optional Tour: Jump in a rickshaw and enjoy a tour through the ancient and traditional Hutong neighbourhoods of Beijing. These rapidly disappearing neighbourhoods offer a glimpse into Beijing’s past and as part of this tour, you will visit a local family for lunch before shopping in the Beijing Wangfujing Walking District and Beijing Flea Market

Day 3: Beijing – The Great Wall – Beijing (B,L)

Today, you will travel into the rugged mountain landscapes north of the city to the magnificent Great Wall of China. China’s greatest engineering triumph and must-see sight, the Great Wall wriggles haphazardly from its scattered Manchurian remains in Liáoníng province to wind-scoured rubble in the Gobi desert and faint traces in the unforgiving sands of Xīnjiāng. 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. Later, you will then learn about Jade, China’s most precious and celebrated stone, and its manufacturing process at the largest Jade factory in Beijing before relaxing with an oriental foot massage after a long day on the wall. In the afternoon we visit the 2008 Olympic Games sites including the iconic Bird’s Nest and high tech Water Cube aquatics centre.

Optional Tour: The Legend of Kung Fu Show—If you want to explore the real Chinese Martial Arts & culture, You can’t miss a great Kung Fu show – The legend of Kung Fu at Red Theatre Beijing. A high level performance with the wonderful story layout, perfect stage design, professional martial arts actors, and the real Kung fu actions and scenes. It’s truly unforgettable experience in China.

 Day 4: Beijing – train-icon– Xi’an (B)

Today you will board a high speed train to Xi’an. Travelling at up to 300km/h, they are a testament to China’s desire to be a technological power house. Watch as the Chinese countryside zips by before we roll into the walled city of Xi’an. On arrival you will be met by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel. You will have the evening to relax and prepare for your full day tomorrow.  Once known as Chang’an (Eternal Peace), it marks the Silk Road’s eastern end and was home to the Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang dynasties’ ruling houses. You will appreciate the authentic lifestyles of the people of Xi’an and exploring one of the birthplaces of the ancient Chinese civilization.

 Day 5: Xi’an – Terracotta Warriors – Xi’an (B,L)

Today we explore the ancient wonders of Xi’an, and one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th Century. 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. Here 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. Here you must try Roujiamo – one of the most famous dishes of Xi’an.

Optional Tour: – 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 6: Xi’an – airplane-takeoff– Chengdu (B,D)

This morning is free to enjoy the ancient city of Xi’an! You may choose to explore this Ancient Capital at your own pace.

Optional Tour: Wild Goose Pagoda & Ancient City Wall – The temple was originally used by a large team of scholars to translate the Buddhism Scriptures into Chinese and subsequently became a holy place for pilgrims. And continue on to the Provincial Museum, which documents China’s archaeological finds which date as far back as the Neolithic Age (20,000 years ago). Your next visit will be to the Ancient City Wall, which was built in 194 BC and is the oldest and best preserved ancient city wall in all of China. 

Later, we proceed to the airport for our flight to the Sichuan capital, Chengdu. On arrival you are met and transferred to your hotel where the evening is at leisure.

 Day 7: 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: 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 8: Chengdu –train-icon – Chongqing (B,D)

This morning we re-board the ultra-modern bullet train and make the trip to Chongqing (taking approximately 2 hours). Today we explore the city of Chongqing and visit the Ciqikou Old street where is located on a hill above the Jialing River in the western part of Chongqing city. Chongqing itself has undergone many changes over the centuries, changes that have not been reflected in Ci Qi Kou with the consequence that the village conveys an impression of what Chongqing would have been like in the distant past. It is a small ancient town and was a busy commercial dock in Min and Qing Dynasties. On arrival you will be transferred to the port to board your Yangtze River Cruise ship and begin your memorable 3-night cruise down the Yangtze River.

Day 9: Yangtze Cruise (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Enjoy a magical day cruising the scenic Yangtze River on board your luxury ship.

Optional Tour: Fengdu Ghost City – Undertake a shore excursion to the Fengdu Ghost City to see why it’s regarded as the “City of Ghosts”. The temples built on Ming Mountain depict the punish instruments and demon paintings, demonstrating the Chinese people’s imagination of hell. You may also want to visit the legendary Shibaozhai. The site has a history of over 400 years when it was built into the side of a 200 metre tall hill. The striking 9 story red pagoda was built in 1819 to make it easier for people to reach the Buddhist temple at the very top of the hill. After, return to the ship and continue to pass through the mountains of Eastern Sichuan as your luxury vessel meanders along the Yangtze.

Day 10: Yangtze Cruise (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Enjoy a magical day cruising the scenic Yangtze River on board your luxury ship. 

Optional Tour:  Lesser Three Gorges – A shinning pearl hidden in remote mountains. They are much smaller and narrower than most other gorges along the river but they are renowned for the dramatic scenery that surrounds their shores. 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. After, return to the ship and continue sailing into the eastern section of the river.

Day 11: Yangtze Cruise – Yichang – airplane-takeoff– Shanghai (B,D)

Enjoy a magical day cruising the scenic Yangtze River on board your luxury ship.

Optional Tour: Three Gorges Dam Site – The dam is one of the largest construction projects undertaken by mankind and the biggest hydropower project in the world.

In the afternoon you will disembark the cruise and transferred from Yichang to Shanghai by flight and welcomed to Shanghai, China! On arrival, be transferred to your hotel before dinner this evening.

 Day 12: 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: 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 13: Shanghai (B)

This morning is free to enjoy the bustling city of Shanghai! You may choose to explore this metropolitan at your own pace.

Optional Tour: Ancient Water Town – The town, known as “the Venice of Shanghai”, is a well-preserved ancient water town in modern Shanghai. With a history of over 1700 years, it is typical of a country environment of southeast China. There are hundreds of gardens here that were established in the Ming and Qing dynasties. 15 rivers divide the town into 7 islands, with 49 historic bridges connecting the islands together.

 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

 

 
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Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff– Beijing

Depart Australia today on your international flight to Beijing! (Please note: some flights depart 1 day earlier)

Upon arrival at the airport in Beijing you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. Take some time to relax and prepare for your full day tomorrow in China’s capital.

Beijing, China’s massive capital, has history stretching back 3 millennia. Yet it’s known as much for its modern architecture as its ancient sites such as the grand Forbidden City complex, the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. 

Day 2: Beijing (B,L,D)

After a delicious breakfast at your hotel set out with your tour 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. Constructed from 1406 to 1420, the complex consists of 980 buildings and covers 180 acres. The palace complex exemplifies traditional Chinese palatial architecture, and has influenced cultural and architectural developments in East Asia and elsewhere. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world. 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.

Optional Tour: Jump in a rickshaw and enjoy a tour through the ancient and traditional Hutong neighbourhoods of Beijing. These rapidly disappearing neighbourhoods offer a glimpse into Beijing’s past and as part of this tour, you will visit a local family for lunch before shopping in the Beijing Wangfujing Walking District and Beijing Flea Market.

Day 3: Beijing – The Great Wall – Beijing (B,L,D)

Today, you will travel into the rugged mountain landscapes north of the city to the magnificent Great Wall of China. China’s greatest engineering triumph and must-see sight, the Great Wall wriggles haphazardly from its scattered Manchurian remains in Liáoníng province to wind-scoured rubble in the Gobi desert and faint traces in the unforgiving sands of Xīnjiāng. 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. Later, you will then learn about Jade, China’s most precious and celebrated stone, and its manufacturing process at the largest Jade factory in Beijing before relaxing with an oriental foot massage after a long day on the wall. In the afternoon we visit the 2008 Olympic Games sites including the iconic Bird’s Nest and high tech Water Cube aquatics centre.

Optional Tour: The Legend of Kung Fu Show—If you want to explore the real Chinese Martial Arts & culture, You can’t miss a great Kung Fu show – The legend of Kung Fu at Red Theatre Beijing. A high level performance with the wonderful story layout, perfect stage design, professional martial arts actors, and the real Kung fu actions and scenes. It’s truly unforgettable experience in China.

Day 4: Beijing –train-icon – Xi’an (B)

 Today you will board a high speed train to Xi’an. Travelling at up to 300km/h, they are a testament to China’s desire to be a technological power house. Watch as the Chinese countryside zips by before we roll into the walled city of Xi’an. On arrival you will be met by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel. You will have the evening to relax and prepare for your full day tomorrow.  Once known as Chang’an (Eternal Peace), it marks the Silk Road’s eastern end and was home to the Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang dynasties’ ruling houses. You will appreciate the authentic lifestyles of the people of Xi’an and exploring one of the birthplaces of the ancient Chinese civilization.

Day 5: Xi’an – Terracotta Warriors – Xi’an (B,L)

Today we explore the ancient wonders of Xi’an, and one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th Century. 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. Here 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. Here you must try Roujiamo – one of the most famous dishes of Xi’an.

Optional Tour: – 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 6: Xi’an – airplane-takeoff– Chengdu (B,L,D)

 Today we begin with a visit to the Wild Goose Pagoda. The temple was originally used by a large team of scholars to translate the Buddhism Scriptures into Chinese and subsequently became a holy place for pilgrims. We then continue on to the Provincial Museum, which documents China’s archaeological finds which date as far back as the Neolithic Age (20,000 years ago). It is then on to the Ancient City Wall. Built in 194 BC it is the oldest and best preserved ancient city wall in all of China. It was built under the rule of the Hongwu Emperor as a military defense system. It exhibits the complete features of the rampart architecture of feudal society. Later, we proceed to the airport for our flight to the Sichuan capital, Chengdu. On arrival you are met and transferred to your hotel where the evening is at leisure.

Day 7: 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: 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 8: Chengdu –train-icon – Chongqing (B,D) 

This morning we re-board the ultra-modern bullet train and make the trip to Chongqing (taking approximately 2 hours). Today we explore the city of Chongqing and visit the Ciqikou Old street where is located on a hill above the Jialing River in the western part of Chongqing city. Chongqing itself has undergone many changes over the centuries, changes that have not been reflected in Ci Qi Kou with the consequence that the village conveys an impression of what Chongqing would have been like in the distant past. It is a small ancient town and was a busy commercial dock in Min and Qing Dynasties. On arrival you will be transferred to the port to board your Yangtze River Cruise ship and begin your memorable 3-night cruise down the Yangtze River.

Day 9: Yangtze Cruise (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Today, undertake a shore excursion to the Fengdu Ghost City to see why it’s regarded as the “City of Ghosts”. The temples built on Ming Mountain depict the punish instruments and demon paintings, demonstrating the Chinese people’s imagination of hell. You may also want to visit the legendary Shibaozhai. The site has a history of over 400 years when it was built into the side of a 200 metre tall hill. The striking 9 story red pagoda was built in 1819 to make it easier for people to reach the Buddhist temple at the very top of the hill. After, return to the ship and continue to pass through the mountains of Eastern Sichuan as your luxury vessel meanders along the Yangtze.

Day 10: Yangtze Cruise (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Enjoy a shore excursion to the Lesser Three Gorges – A shinning pearl hidden in remote mountains. They are much smaller and narrower than most other gorges along the river but they are renowned for the dramatic scenery that surrounds their shores. 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. After, return to the ship and continue sailing into the eastern section of the river.

Day 11: Yangtze Cruise – Yichang – airplane-takeoff– Shanghai (B,D)

Enjoy a magical day cruising the scenic Yangtze River on board your luxury ship. Visit the Three Gorges Dam Site – The dam is one of the largest construction projects undertaken by mankind and the biggest hydropower project in the world.

In the afternoon you will disembark the cruise and transferred from Yichang to Shanghai by flight and welcomed to Shanghai, China! On arrival, be transferred to your hotel before dinner this evening.

Day 12: 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: 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 13: Shanghai (B)

Today we visit a Ancient Water Town. The town, known as “the Venice of Shanghai”, is a well-preserved ancient water town in modern Shanghai. With a history of over 1700 years, it is typical of a country environment of southeast China. There are hundreds of gardens here that were established in the Ming and Qing dynasties. 15 rivers divide the town into 7 islands, with 49 historic bridges connecting the islands together.

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

 
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Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff– Beijing

Depart Australia today on your international flight to Beijing!  (Please note: some flights depart 1 day earlier)

Upon arrival at the airport in Beijing you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. Take some time to relax and prepare for your full day tomorrow in China’s capital.

Beijing, China’s massive capital, has history stretching back 3 millennia. Yet it’s known as much for its modern architecture as its ancient sites such as the grand Forbidden City complex, the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties.

Day 2: Beijing (B,L,D)

After a delicious breakfast at your hotel set out with your tour 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. Constructed from 1406 to 1420, the complex consists of 980 buildings and covers 180 acres. The palace complex exemplifies traditional Chinese palatial architecture, and has influenced cultural and architectural developments in East Asia and elsewhere. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world. 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.

After, jump in a rickshaw and enjoy a tour through the ancient and traditional Hutong neighbourhoods of Beijing. These rapidly disappearing neighbourhoods offer a glimpse into Beijing’s past and as part of this tour, you will visit a local family for lunch before shopping in the Beijing Wangfujing Walking District and Beijing Flea Market.

Day 3: Beijing – The Great Wall – Beijing (B,L,D)

Today, you will travel into the rugged mountain landscapes north of the city to the magnificent Great Wall of China. China’s greatest engineering triumph and must-see sight, the Great Wall wriggles haphazardly from its scattered Manchurian remains in Liáoníng province to wind-scoured rubble in the Gobi desert and faint traces in the unforgiving sands of Xīnjiāng. 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. Later, you will then learn about Jade, China’s most precious and celebrated stone, and its manufacturing process at the largest Jade factory in Beijing before relaxing with an oriental foot massage after a long day on the wall. In the afternoon we visit the 2008 Olympic Games sites including the iconic Bird’s Nest and high tech Water Cube aquatics centre.

Tonight, enjoy ‘The Legend of Kung Fu’ show. If you want to explore the real Chinese Martial Arts & culture, You can’t miss a great Kung Fu show – The legend of Kung Fu at Red Theatre Beijing. A high level performance with the wonderful story layout, perfect stage design, professional martial arts actors, and the real Kung fu actions and scenes. It’s truly unforgettable experience in China.

Day 4: Beijing –train-icon – Xi’an (B)

Today you will board a high speed train to Xi’an. Travelling at up to 300km/h, they are a testament to China’s desire to be a technological power house. Watch as the Chinese countryside zips by before we roll into the walled city of Xi’an. On arrival you will be met by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel. You will have the evening to relax and prepare for your full day tomorrow.  Once known as Chang’an (Eternal Peace), it marks the Silk Road’s eastern end and was home to the Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang dynasties’ ruling houses. You will appreciate the authentic lifestyles of the people of Xi’an and exploring one of the birthplaces of the ancient Chinese civilization.

Day 5: Xi’an – Terracotta Warriors – Xi’an (B,L)

Today we explore the ancient wonders of Xi’an, and one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th Century. 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. Here 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. Here you must try Roujiamo – one of the most famous dishes of Xi’an.

Optional Tour: 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 6: Xi’an – airplane-takeoff – Chengdu (B,L,D)

Today we begin with a visit to the Wild Goose Pagoda. The temple was originally used by a large team of scholars to translate the Buddhism Scriptures into Chinese and subsequently became a holy place for pilgrims. We then continue on to the Provincial Museum, which documents China’s archaeological finds which date as far back as the Neolithic Age (20,000 years ago). It is then on to the Ancient City Wall. Built in 194 BC it is the oldest and best preserved ancient city wall in all of China. It was built under the rule of the Hongwu Emperor as a military defense system. It exhibits the complete features of the rampart architecture of feudal society. Later, we proceed to the airport for our flight to the Sichuan capital, Chengdu. On arrival you are met and transferred to your hotel where the evening is at leisure.

Day 7: 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: 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 8: Chengdu –train-icon – Chongqing (B,D) 

This morning we re-board the ultra-modern bullet train and make the trip to Chongqing (taking approximately 2 hours). Today we explore the city of Chongqing and visit the Ciqikou Old street where is located on a hill above the Jialing River in the western part of Chongqing city. Chongqing itself has undergone many changes over the centuries, changes that have not been reflected in Ci Qi Kou with the consequence that the village conveys an impression of what Chongqing would have been like in the distant past. It is a small ancient town and was a busy commercial dock in Min and Qing Dynasties. On arrival you will be transferred to the port to board your Yangtze River Cruise ship and begin your memorable 3-night cruise down the Yangtze River.

Day 9: Yangtze Cruise (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Today, undertake a shore excursion to the Fengdu Ghost City to see why it’s regarded as the “City of Ghosts”. The temples built on Ming Mountain depict the punish instruments and demon paintings, demonstrating the Chinese people’s imagination of hell. You may also want to visit the legendary Shibaozhai. The site has a history of over 400 years when it was built into the side of a 200 metre tall hill. The striking 9 story red pagoda was built in 1819 to make it easier for people to reach the Buddhist temple at the very top of the hill. After, return to the ship and continue to pass through the mountains of Eastern Sichuan as your luxury vessel meanders along the Yangtze.

Day 10: Yangtze Cruise (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Enjoy a shore excursion to the  Lesser Three Gorges – A shinning pearl hidden in remote mountains. They are much smaller and narrower than most other gorges along the river but they are renowned for the dramatic scenery that surrounds their shores. 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. After, return to the ship and continue sailing into the eastern section of the river.

Day 11: Yangtze Cruise – Yichang –airplane-takeoff – Shanghai (B,D)

Enjoy a magical day cruising the scenic Yangtze River on board your luxury ship. Visit the Three Gorges Dam Site – The dam is one of the largest construction projects undertaken by mankind and the biggest hydropower project in the world.

In the afternoon you will disembark the cruise and transferred from Yichang to Shanghai by flight and welcomed to Shanghai, China! On arrival, be transferred to your hotel before dinner this evening.

Day 12: 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.

Tonight, farewell Shanghai with a 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 13: Shanghai (B)

Today we visit an Ancient Water Town. The town, known as “the Venice of Shanghai”, is a well-preserved ancient water town in modern Shanghai. With a history of over 1700 years, it is typical of a country environment of southeast China. There are hundreds of gardens here that were established in the Ming and Qing dynasties. 15 rivers divide the town into 7 islands, with 49 historic bridges connecting the islands together.

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

 

 
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What You Get

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

Experience the same destination in three unique travel styles to suit your travel needs:

Essential Package

  • Return international airfares departing with a full service airline including 20kgs checked baggage
  • All transfers
  • 13 nights’ twin share accommodation in standard 4 star hotels. Including 3 nights on-board a luxury 5 star Yangtze River cruise in a balcony cabin
  • 25 meals – 13 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • Ride the incredible bullet train from Beijing – Xi’an / Chengdu – Chongqing
  • 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

Classic Package

Includes ALL of the above, plus;

  • Upgraded superior 4-5 star accommodation throughout
  • Extra meals (1 lunch, 2 dinners)
  • Extra sightseeing including:
    • Wild Goose Pagoda
    • Walk the Xi’an ancient city wall
    • Fengdu Ghost City
    • Lesser Three Gorges
    • Three Gorges Dam
    • Ancient Water City

Signature Package

Includes ALL of the above, plus;

  • A small intimate group experience (18 people max)
  • Airfares with a premium carrier like Cathay Pacific, Qantas or Singapore Airlines
  • Upgraded deluxe 5* star accommodation in world class hotels like Renaissance, Crowne Plaza & the luxe New World hotel
  • VIP Dining on board your Yangtze River cruise
  • Extra sightseeing & experiences, including:
    • Beijing Hutong Tour
    • Wangfujing walking tour
    • Legend of Kung Fu evening show
    • Cruise along the Huangpu River

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Fine Print

Departure Dates:

16 August 2017
30 August 2017
13 September 2017*
27 September 2017*
11 October 2017*
1 November 2017
22 November 2017
14 March 2018
21 March 2018
28 March 2018
04 April 2018
18 April 2018
02 May 2018*
16 May 2018*
06 June 2018
20 June 2018
04 July 2018
18 July 2018
01 August 2018
15 August 2018
05 September 2018*
19 September 2018*
03 October 2018*
17 October 2018*
07 November 2018
14 November 2018

* A $200 per person surcharge applies 

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

How to book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Once you have purchased your voucher, please complete the following request form: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/bookings
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure, whichever is earlier 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Free Date Changes:

  • After booking your travel and paying the deposit, you may change your travel date subject to the following terms.
  • Changes can only be made up until 240 days prior to travel or when the 2nd instalment has been paid, whichever is earlier. After this point, your booking becomes non-changeable and remains strictly non-refundable.
  • Any change is subject to availability
  • To request a date change, please email customerexperience@webjetexclusives.com.au with your existing booking details and your requested travel date.

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $199 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date. 
  • 2nd Instalment: $1350 per person is due 210 days prior to your travel date. If you book within 210 days of travel, you will be sent a final invoice within 7 days. Once this payment is made, no cancellations or amendments are permitted and all prior payments become strictly non-refundable. If you book within 210 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days.
  • 3rd Instalment: Final payment is due 90 days prior to your travel date. If you book within 90 days of travel, you will be sent a final invoice within 7 days.
  • PLEASE NOTE: No flight, staybehind or special requests will be actioned until your 2nd instalment payment is made
  • 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-refundablee

 Airline: 

  • Essential or Classic Itinerary – Return economy airfare with China Eastern (China Southern, Air China or similar)
  • Signature Itinerary – Return economy airfare with Cathay Pacific (Qantas, Singapore Airlines or similar)
  • 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 2nd payment instalment 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 2nd payment instalment 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 2nd payment instalment is made.

Tour Excludes: 

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

Single Supplement:

Essential: $899 per person in addition to the twin share price.
Classic: $999 per person in addition to the twin share price.
Signature: $1249 per person in addition to the twin share price.

You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here.

Group Size: 

Essential: 2-30 people
Classic: 2-30 people
Signature: 2-18 people

Triple Share: Not available

Optional Tours:

Beijing
Hutong Rickshaw Tour & Market – $66 per person (approx)
Kung Fu Legend Show – $50 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 – $40 per person (approx)
Ancient Water Town – $60 per person (approx)

 Yangtze River Cruise
Fengdu Ghost City  
Lesser Three Gorges  
Three Gorges Dam Site  

Three scenic Excursions $170 per person Embark on three spectacular excursion in one convenient package!

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

Accommodation: 

Essential
Beijing: Changan Grand Hotel or similar
Xi’an: Grand Noble Hotel or similar
Chengdu: Holiday Inn Qinhuang Hotel or similar
Cruise: Gold 6
Shanghai: Shanghai Koyal International Hotel or similar

Classic
Beijing: DoubleTree Hilton or similar
Xi’an: Grand Noble Hotel or similar
Chengdu: Crowne Plaza City Centre or similar
Cruise: Gold 6
Shanghai: Crown Plaza Fudan or similar

Signature
Beijing: The Renaissance Beijing Capital or similar
Xi’an: Grand Noble Hotel or similar
Chengdu: Crowne Plaza City Centre or similar
Cruise: Gold 6
Shanghai: Shanghai New World Hotel or similar

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

For more information on China, see our FAQ page here

For more information on how to book your Webjet Exclusives deal, please visit our Bookings FAQ Page

If you are needing assistance with your Visa, please request it upon submitting your booking form

Note: If you have not yet selected your dates of travel or submitted your booking form, our 21 Day Money Back Guarantee allows you to claim a full refund within 21 days of your purchase. However, if you have selected your dates and submitted your booking form, your purchase becomes strictly non-refundable even within 21 days of purchase. See our Terms & Conditions for further details.

 

 
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  • Return international airfares
  • All transfers
  • 13 nights’ twin share accommodation
  • 3 nights on-board a luxury 5 star Yangtze River cruise
  • 25 meals – 13 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • Ride the incredible bullet train from Beijing – Xi’an / Chengdu – Chongqing
  • Professional Webjet tour guides throughout
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