14 day Classic China tour with Yangtze River Cruise and flights

14 day Classic China tour with Yangtze River Cruise and return international flights, accommodation, breakfast daily, professional tour guides, in-depth sightseeing and more!

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  • 14 day Classic China tour with Yangtze River Cruise and flights
  • 14 day Classic China tour with Yangtze River Cruise and flights
  • 14 day Classic China tour with Yangtze River Cruise and flights
  • 14 day Classic China tour with Yangtze River Cruise and flights
  • 14 day Classic China tour with Yangtze River Cruise and flights
  • 14 day Classic China tour with Yangtze River Cruise and flights
  • 14 day Classic China tour with Yangtze River Cruise and flights
  • 14 day Classic China tour with Yangtze River Cruise and flights
  • 14 day Classic China tour with Yangtze River Cruise and flights
  • 14 day Classic China tour with Yangtze River Cruise and flights
  • 14 day Classic China tour with Yangtze River Cruise and flights
  • 14 day Classic China tour with Yangtze River Cruise and flights
  • 14 day Classic China tour with Yangtze River Cruise and flights
  • 14 day Classic China tour with Yangtze River Cruise and flights
 

Highlights

 

Unearth the beauty of China with a 14 day Classic China tour.

Travel into the rugged mountain landscapes of Beijing and be in awe as you walk along the incredible Great Wall. Learn the martial art of Tai Chi at the Temple of Heaven, before taking an amazing bullet train ride from Beijing to Hangzhou. In Hangzhou, visit the beautiful West Lake and a local tea plantation where you will learn the art of the tea picking process.

Arrive in Suzhou and explore one of the most famous silk factories in China, an industry that has a rich history within this ancient country. Wander the city of Shanghai, before travelling to Yichang and boarding your cruise on the Yangtze River, the largest river in Asia and the third largest in the world. Stop off at the gorgeous Three Gorges Dam, cruise by the western section of Xiling gorge and pass through the mountains of Eastern Sichuan.

Enjoy an amazing farewell dinner aboard your ship, before disembarking and beginning your journey home.

This package includes return flights, accommodation, English speaking tour guides, in-depth sightseeing and more.

See Inclusions  for more.

 
 

Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff– Beijing 

Your China holiday will begin with an international flight to Beijing. Upon arrival at Beijing Capital International Airport you will be met by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel to prepare for your tour tomorrow.

Day 2: Beijing (B)

Today you may choose to explore the city of Beijing at your own pace. Alternatively, you can join a selection of optional tours with our experienced local guide.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies – refer fine print): Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City- 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 before progressing on to the Forbidden City. Enter the imposing walls of the Forbidden City, once the exclusive domain of the Ming Dynasty, for an exclusive tour through this vast complex of courtyards and lanes.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies – refer fine print): Hutong Tour – Take a rickshaw tour of the traditional Hutong areas, famous for the old-style buildings, and time-honoured workshops. Enjoy a meal with a local family here before returning to your hotel.

Day 3: Beijing (B,L,D)

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. Before returning to your hotel, experience the oriental foot massage at a traditional Chinese medical center where you will learn about alternative treatments for illness and have the chance to consult a Chinese Medical professional. 

Day 4: Beijing – train-icon – Jinan – Tai’an  (B,L)

After breakfast, take the bullet train to Jinan. Upon arrival you will be greeted by your tour guide and visit Daming Lake located in the center of Jinan City. The lake covers 81 hectares and therefore the lake retains a constant water level throughout the year and becomes a natural and cultural symbol of Jinan city. Then you will proceed to the Black Tiger Spring. According to the old myth, in the old days, there was a black rock in front of the cave. The rock was black in color and resembled a tiger. The sound of the water rushed out from the rock resembled like that of a roaring tiger. The resemblance of the shape and sound is the reason to name the spring as Black Tiger Spring. Later this evening you will be transferred to Tai’an and check in for your hotel.

Day 5: Tai’an (B)

Today, you may enjoy a day of leisure, exploring the city at your own pace. Tai’an is host to a great number of historical and cultural sites.

Day 6: Tai’an – train-icon –  Hangzhou – West Lake (B,L)

In the early morning you will be transferred to Hangzhou by bullet train. ON arrival, you will embark on a tour of Hangzhou city – renowned for its beauty and abundance of cultural heritage. It is also the political, economic and cultural centre of the Zheijang Province and one of the most popular tourist destinations in China. You will then visit the West Lake area in Hangzhou, comprising of the West Lake and the surrounding hills, which have inspired famous poets, scholars and artists since the 9th Century. It is considered one of the most beautiful landscapes in China, and is home to numerous temples, pagodas, pavilions, gardens, causeways and artificial islands. While you’re in the West Lake scenic area, visit to tea plantation, here you will learn about tea picking and processing. Then, you will be transferred from Hangzhou to Suzhou via bus.

Day 7: Hangzhou – Suzhou (B,L)

Today, you will be transferred to Suzhou and spend some time exploring the Master of the Nets Garden – one of the finest gardens in China, and for which Suzhou is renowned. You will explore the garden and admire the effortless cohesion of art, nature and architecture that has attracted thousands of visitors since 1140CE.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Suzhou’s Grand Canal – take a boat trip along the longest canal in the world – Suzhou’s Grand Canal. Some sections date as far back as the 5th century BC and it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site – there are many beautiful homes to admire along this impressive waterway.

Day 8: Suzhou – Shanghai (B,L,D) 

After breakfast, spend the morning perusing the most famous silk factory in China to understand the manufacturing processes of silk and its rich history in China before being be transferred to Shanghai via bus. Upon arrival, you will visit the Nanjing walking district and discover the history and culture of Shanghai at the Shanghai Museum. You will then continue to the Bund by the Huangpu River, and witness the old meeting the modern side of the city.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies – refer fine print): Huangpu River Cruise – enjoy an evening on the river allowing you to take in the famous sites of Shanghai including; the People’s Hero Monument, the Bund, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the dramatic skyline of the Pu Dong business district, the bustling International Passenger Station of Shanghai Harbour, the docks and the Wu Song ancient gun fort relics.

Day 9: Shanghai – train-icon – Yichang (B,D) 

Today, you will be transferred from Shanghai to Yichang by high speed train. Upon arrival, you will board the Yangtze River Cruise ship and settle in before departure tomorrow. The expansive Yangtze River is the largest river in Asia and the third largest in the world. It is renowned not only for its impressive size, but also for the natural beauty of its surrounds. The river begins in the remote mountainous regions and winds its way through stunning gorges, lush and fertile regions and connects with numerous lakes and waterways.

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

Start the morning with a morning exercise on board in the presence of the beautiful Three Gorges Dam. Spend your day out on an optional excursion or relax on board the cruise ship. 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 (additional cost applies – refer fine print): Excursion – 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.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies – refer fine print): Excursion – Tribe of the Three Gorges. 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 Gorges Dam project, which showcases the abundant Ba Culture and Shu Culture.

Day 11: Yangtze River Cruise (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Today, you may choose to embark on the exciting optional excursions or for a leisure day on board the ship. The afternoon will see you continuing to cruise into the western section of Xiling gorge.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies – refer fine print): Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong Stream Explore the Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong Stream, a shining pearl hidden in remote mountains. You will leave your cruise ship and board smaller vessels to sail through the narrower and breathtaking Lesser Three gorges region or Shennong Stream, lined by sheer cliffs and mountains.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies – refer fine print): White Emperor City. You may also choose the optional excursion 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.

Day 12: Yangtze River Cruise (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Today you will pass through the mountains of Eastern Sichuan. Participate in the optional excursion or relax, pamper yourself with a massage and make the most of the last full day on your ship. Tonight, enjoy the farewell dinner and pack your bags in preparation for disembarking tomorrow.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies – refer fine print): Fengdu ghost City. Today’s optional excursion is 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.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies – refer fine print): Shibaozhai is a 12-story wooden pagoda built against the rock in 18th century. It locates in Zhongxian County on the south bank of the Yangtze River. There are steles and inscriptions of past dynasties of each floor. Visitors may also appreciate the spectacular Yangtze River from the windows of each floor during climbing.

Day 13: Chongqing –airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

Today, you will disembark the cruise ship and head to airport for your scheduled flight home. We hope you enjoyed your journey to China with us and return to your home by next day.

Day 14: Australia 

Arrive home today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international flights, plus all transfers within China
  • 12 nights’ twin share accommodation
  • Delicious breakfast daily, including 8 lunches and 6 dinners
  • Private coach transportation with English speaking tour guides throughout
  • All site entry fees
  • All tipping and gratuities 

Highlights

  • Walking the majestic Great Wall of China 
  • Visit the West Lake are in Hangzhou – one of the most beautiful landscapes in China
  • Explore the Master of the Nets garden in Suzhou known as “Venice of the East”
  • Stroll along The Bund in Shanghai 
  • Enjoy free time to experience both Beijing and Shanghai at your own pace 
  • Spend 3 magical nights on a Yangtze River cruise visiting Three Gorges Dam, Xiling Gorge and Eastern Sichuan
 

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 $679/$779 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:

$650 per person in addition to your twin share vouchers. Payable direct to our Travel Partner upon confirming your booking. 

Group Size: 10-40 people

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

Optional Tours:

Hutong Rickshaw Tour & meal – $55 per person (approx)
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City – $80 per person 
Beijing Zoo – $45 per person 
Suzhou’s Grand Canal Boat Trip – $40 per person 
Huangpu River Cruise  – $50 per person 
Xintiandi Old Stone House area – $70 per person 

Yangtze River Cruise – all of three of the below scenic excursions for $170 per person or $85 each:  

Shennong Stream
Shibaozhai Pagoda
Three Gorges Dam Site

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

Accommodation: 

Beijing: Park Plaza Science Park Hotel or similar
Tai’an: Four Points by Sheraton Tai’an or similar 
Hangzhou: Hangzhou Holiday Inn Xiaoshan or similar
Suzhou: Suzhou Ramada Hotel or similar
Shanghai: Shanghai Koyal Hotel similar
Yangtze River Cruise: Gold 6# or similar

Health:

Different levels of travel involve varying degrees of activity and we recommend a good level of fitness and health in order to fully experience the package and optional tours purchased, including site-seeing by foot, climbing of stairs and extended day touring. It remains each passenger’s responsibility to inform Webjet Exclusives of any health or mobility issues that may impact the running of the tour, both for the safety of the passenger concerned and for other travellers in the group.

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

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

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

 

Travel Dates

 

 2019:

01 March 19
08 March 19
15 March 19
22 March 19
29 March 19
05 April 19
12 April 19
19 April 19
26 April 19
10 May 19
17 May 19
24 May 19
31 May 19
05 July 19*
19 July 19*
02 August 19*
16 August 19*
30 August 19*
06 September 19
13 September 19
04 October 19
11 October 19
18 October 19
25 October 19
01 November 19
08 November 19
15 November 19
22 November 19
29 November 19

*A $200 per person peak season 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

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Chinese Airlines include return economy airfare with China Eastern (China Southern, Air China or similar)
  • Premium Airlines include return economy airfare with Cathay Pacific or Qantas or Singapore Airlines if unavailable
  • Brisbane and Perth– A $350 per person interstate surcharge applies.
  • 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:

  • 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 stay-behind will be actioned until your final payment has been 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 has been made.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international flights, plus all transfers within China
  • 12 nights’ twin share accommodation
  • Delicious breakfast daily, including 8 lunches and 6 dinners
  • Private coach transportation with English speaking tour guides throughout
  • All site entry fees
  • All tipping and gratuities 
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