14 day Classic China tour with Yangtze River Cruise and flights

Including return international flights, all accommodation with 4 nights aboard a ship cruising the Yangtze river, breakfast daily, bullet train experiences, 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

 

Delve into the charms of China with a 14 day Classic China tour that includes a remarkable cruise along the Yangtze river.

Beijing is brimming with world-famous landmarks and an incredibly rich history; both of which you will discover as you stand in the centre of Tiananmen Square and tour the Forbidden City. Strap on your sturdiest walking shoes to tackle a section of the Great Wall of China and journey to Jinan to see the city’s top sights before winding up in Tai’an.

Feel inspired by the beauty of the West Lake landscape in Hangzhou, meander through the Master of the Nets Garden in Suzhou, and stroll along the waterfront of Shanghai. Also explore the longest river in Asia, the Yangtze, from aboard a luxury cruise ship for four nights. Enjoy excursions to hill-perched temples and pagodas along the way, or simply relax on deck and soak in the passing landscape.

 
 

Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff– Beijing 

Your exciting tour of China starts the moment you board a flight from Australia to Beijing. Upon your arrival at Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Day 2: Beijing (B)

Choose to get out and begin your discovery of Beijing or opt to join one of the optional activities.

Optional: Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
Join your trip leader and head to Tiananmen Square. Admire this grand public plaza’s enormity as you stand in its centre, and then enter the grounds of the Forbidden City. Once the strict realm of emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties, the Forbidden City is a sprawling complex of imperial palaces, courtyards and opulent rooms. Additional cost applies. 

Optional: Hutong Tour
Clamber into a traditional rickshaw to discover Beijing’s maze of hutongs (alleyways and laneways). There is a meal with a local family before returning to the hotel. Additional cost applies. 

Day 3: Beijing (B,L,D)

Travel to the mountainous landscape north of Beijing to China’s most symbolic sight: the Great Wall of China. You will scramble up a section of this ancient defensive structure and learn about its history as you admire the sweeping views. Stop off at a jade factory on the return journey to Beijing and visit some of the stadiums used for the 2008 Summer Olympics, including the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. An end-of-day reward comes in the form of a restorative foot massage at a centre for traditional Chinese medicine.

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

Leave Beijing behind as you board a bullet train and venture to Jinan. A tour guide will greet you before an excursion to Daming Lake and Black Water Spring. Later this evening, the tour continues to Tai’an and checks in at the hotel.

Day 5: Tai’an (B)

A day of leisure to discover Tai’an at your own pace.

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

Travel by bullet train to Hangzhou and then head out on a city tour upon arrival. As well as being the political, economic and cultural centre of Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou is also the location of West Lake. This area has long entranced artists, poets and other creatives who have drawn inspiration from the surrounding temples, pagodas, pavilions and gardens. As well as admiring the natural beauty of the area for yourself, there is also a visit to a local tea plantation where you can learn about how green tea is hand-picked and pan-fried. 

Day 7: Hangzhou – Suzhou (B,L)

Seek out Suzhou and explore the Master of the Nets Garden, a quintessential example of classic Chinese garden design. 

Optional: Suzhou’s Grand Canal
Take to the water on a boat ride along Suzhou’s Grand Canal. Some sections of the canal date to the 5th century BC and admiring the old buildings and houses that line the canal makes for a truly beautiful outlook. Additional cost applies.

Day 8: Suzhou – Shanghai (B,L,D) 

There is a trip to a working silk factory following breakfast, where you can gain insight into how this luxurious textile is produced and the role it played in Chinese history. A bus transfer takes the group to Shanghai where, upon arrival, you will visit the Nanjing walking district and the Shanghai Museum. Continue to The Bund, the waterfront precinct in central Shanghai.

Optional: Huangpu River Cruise
Enjoy an evening on the Huangpu river as you take in Shanghai’s riverside sights from a watery vantage point. Expect to see the Monument to the People’s Heroes and the Oriental Pearl Tower on the journey. Additional cost applies.

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

A high-speed train takes you from Shanghai to Yichang, where you will board the ship for your cruise of the Yangtze river. Settle into your cabin before departure tomorrow. 

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

Begin your first morning cruising the Yangtze by taking up the opportunity for an exercise session. The day’s activities are up to you: remain on-board or join one of the optional excursions. Travellers return to the ship in the evening to attend the Captain’s welcome banquet, which includes entertainment.

Optional: Excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site
Additional cost applies.

Optional: Excursion to the Tribe of the Three Gorges
Visit the only scenic spot in the area that has not been touched by the work involved in the Three Gorges Dam project. This location also showcases the Ba and Shu Cultures. Additional cost applies.

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

The ship continues its journey along the river, heading towards the western section of Xiling Gorge in the afternoon.

Optional: Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong Stream
Step into a smaller vessel to explore either the Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong Stream sites. Additional cost applies.

Optional: White Emperor City
Choose to discover White Emperor City, an ancient temple that sits atop Baidi Hill. Additional cost applies.

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

Pass through the mountains of eastern Sichuan and make the most of your last day aboard the ship. There is a farewell dinner tonight. 

Optional: Fengdu Ghost City
Fengdu Ghost City is made up of temples, monasteries and shrines all dedicated to the afterlife. Additional cost applies. 

Optional: Shibaozhai
This 12-storey pagoda is built into a rocky hill near Chongqing. Take note of the steles and inscriptions made by past dynasties that are located on each floor. Additional cost applies.

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

Disembark the cruise ship and make for the airport for an Australia-bound flight. 

Day 14: Australia 

Arrive home today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Christmas Sale on NOW! Book before 11 December to enjoy $200* spending money cash back per couple.
  • 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

 

 Christmas Cash Back Sale: Up to $1,000 cash back on selected tours. Offer is valid from 09:00 Friday 7 December until 23:59 Tuesday 11 December 2018 (AEDT). Offer is valid per couple. A cash back will be refunded back to your method of payment within 30 days of completing your booking. The amount returned will be detailed in the individual deal’s Fine Print and will vary by package purchased. Tours between: $0 – $2,999 receive $200 cash back per couple, $3,000 – $4,999 receive $400 cash back per couple, $5,000 – $6,999 receive $600 cash back per couple and $7,000+ receive $1,000 cash back per couple. Cash back will be based on the booking amount at checkout. Land only bookings are valid for cash back. If the booking is cancelled, the booking will not be eligible for cash back. Can be used for multiple bookings. Cannot be applied to prior purchases or bookings. Cannot be used in conjunction with other offers. This offer is non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged in any other form. All deals are subject to availability at the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives standard terms and conditions apply.

 

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.

 Christmas Cash Back Sale: Up to $1,000 cash back on selected tours. Offer is valid from 09:00 Friday 7 December until 23:59 Tuesday 11 December 2018 (AEDT). Offer is valid per couple. A cash back will be refunded back to your method of payment within 30 days of completing your booking. The amount returned will be detailed in the individual deal’s Fine Print and will vary by package purchased. Tours between: $0 – $2,999 receive $200 cash back per couple, $3,000 – $4,999 receive $400 cash back per couple, $5,000 – $6,999 receive $600 cash back per couple and $7,000+ receive $1,000 cash back per couple. Cash back will be based on the booking amount at checkout. Land only bookings are valid for cash back. If the booking is cancelled, the booking will not be eligible for cash back. Can be used for multiple bookings. Cannot be applied to prior purchases or bookings. Cannot be used in conjunction with other offers. This offer is non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged in any other form. All deals are subject to availability at the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives standard terms and conditions apply.

 

Travel Dates

 

 2019:

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

*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
  • Christmas Sale on NOW! Book before 11 December to enjoy $200* spending money cash back per couple.
  • 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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