Day 1: Australia – – Chongqing
Depart Australia for Chongqing, China!
Day 2: Arrive Chongqing
Upon arrival at Chongqing Airport in the morning, you will be greeted by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day will be free for you to enjoy this amazing city.
Please note: Due to flight schedules, you may depart and arrive on the same day, late in the evening of Day 1. Should this occur, overnight accommodation will be provided.
Day 3: Chongqing – City Tour – The Giant Panda Viewing –– Tianjin (B,L,D)
Get under the skin of modern Chongqing and discover the city’s signature sights on A guided tour. See the rare giant pandas at Chongqing Zoo’s breeding centre, admire the ornamental gardens and bridges of Eling Park, and stroll around Ciqikou, an authentic old-time village on Chongqing’s fringes. After lunch, transfer to Chongqing Airport to the Ford of Heaven city, Tianjin. Upon arrival at Tianjin Airport you will be met by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel.
Please note: Due to flight availability, you might fly from Chongqing to Tianjin on the morning of Day 4.
Day 4: Tianjin – Beijing – Temple of Heaven – Hutong (B,L)
After breakfast, you will transfer to Beijing and 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. When then take a Hutong Tour on a rickshaw, visit a local family for lunch, and explore the Hutong neighbourhood, one of Beijing’s rapidly disappearing traditional districts.
Day 5: Beijing – The Great Wall (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.
Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Summer Palace – visit the massive garden and summer resort for royal members during the imperial times.
Day 6: Beijing – Tiananmen Square – Forbidden City – Tianjin (B,L)
Set out with your tour guide 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. Afterward, experience the oriental foot massage at a traditional Chinese medical centre where you will learn about alternative treatments for illness and have the chance to consult a Chinese Medical professional. In the evening, transfer to Tianjin, where you will get an overview of Tianjin with a personalized walk through the well-known Five Great Avenues, a visit to the Porcelain House, and a stroll around Ancient Culture Street and Italian Style Street.
Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Legend of Kung Fu Show
Day 7: Tianjin – – Australia
Today at the appropriate time, you will be transferred to Airport for your flight home. We hope that you enjoyed your journey to China.
Day 8: Australia
Arrive home today.
Please note – some flights may arrive home one day earlier on Day 7.